sreang

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Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish sreng, from Old Norse strengr.

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Noun[edit]

sreang f ‎(genitive singular sreinge, nominative plural sreanga or sreangacha)

  1. string, twine, cord
  2. wire
  3. chain

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Verb[edit]

sreang ‎(present analytic sreangann, future analytic sreangfaidh, verbal noun sreangadh, past participle sreangtha)

  1. (transitive) draw, drag; pull, wrench

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Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
sreang shreang
after "an", tsreang
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • "sreang" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • sreng” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Irish sreng, from Old Norse strengr.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

sreang f ‎(genitive singular sreinge, plural sreangan)

  1. string, line, cord
  2. rope
  3. charm to prevent harm from an evil eye
  4. ridge
  5. the part of a hand fishing line held in the hand
  6. (in plural) fishing lines

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Verb[edit]

sreang

  1. extend
  2. draw out into threads
  3. tear

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
  • sreng” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.