spleáchas

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish spledachus (flattery), from spledach (flattering), from spled (sport, play; boasting, exaggeration; flattery). Synchronically analyzable as spleách (dependent, subservient; obsequious) +‎ -as.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsˠpʲlʲaːxəsˠ/

Noun[edit]

spleáchas m (genitive singular spleáchais)

  1. dependence, subservience
  2. flattery

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