IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish cles (feat).

NounEdit

cleas m (genitive singular clis or cleasa, nominative plural cleasa or cleasanna)

  1. trick
    • 27 June 2015, Alan Titley, "Caimléireacht scrúdaithe", The Irish Times
      Is é an cleas is fearr, gan amhras, ná go mbeadh an obair déanta, []
      The best trick, of course, is that the work is done, []
  2. feat
  3. knack
  4. act
DeclensionEdit

Alternative declension:

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From English class.

NounEdit

cleas m (genitive singular cleas, nominative plural cleasanna)

  1. (derogatory) class (of persons), gang
DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cleas chleas gcleas
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit


Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish cles (feat).

NounEdit

cleas m (genitive singular cleasa, plural cleasan)

  1. prank, joke
  2. (dated) act, feat, exploit
  3. trick, stunt, device

Derived termsEdit

  • cleasachd f (play, playing; recreation; juggling; conjuring)
  • cleasaich (play, verb)