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EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish clesach; synchronically analyzable as cleas (trick; feat; knack; act) +‎ -ach (adjectival suffix).

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

cleasach (genitive singular masculine cleasaigh, genitive singular feminine cleasaí, plural cleasacha, comparative cleasaí)

  1. playful
  2. tricky, crafty

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

  • cleasaí m (playful person or animal; trickster, crafty person; juggler; acrobat; joker)
  • cleasaíocht f ((act of) playing, tricking; playfulness, trickery; (act of) juggling; dexterous feats, acrobatics)

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cleasach chleasach gcleasach
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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