preas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English press.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

preas m (genitive singular preasa, nominative plural preasanna)

  1. press (device used to apply pressure; printed media)

Declension[edit]

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
preas phreas bpreas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from English press.

Noun[edit]

preas m (genitive singular preasa, plural preasan)

  1. wrinkle, fold, crease
    • gun phreas gun smal, without wrinkle or spot
    • Tha preasan 'na aodann. His face is wrinkled.

Noun[edit]

preas m (genitive singular pris, plural preasan or pris)

  1. cupboard, press

Verb[edit]

preas (past phreas, future preasaidh, verbal noun preasadh, past participle preaste)

  1. wrinkle, corrugate
  2. plait, braid
  3. squeeze, crush by weight or force

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowing from Welsh prys.

Noun[edit]

preas m (genitive singular pris, plural preasan or pris)

  1. a bush, a shrub
    • Thilg i an leanabh fo aon de na preasan. She threw the child under one of the shrubs.
    • Cha deach car do theadhair mu phreas. Your tether has not gone round the bush. (Said of a person who looks well.)
  2. a thicket
  3. brier
Usage notes[edit]

Preas is not used in Arran, where they say craobh for a garden bush and tom for a wild bush.

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References[edit]

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language (John Grant, Edinburgh, 1925, Complied by Malcolm MacLennan)