fleogan

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fleuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *plewk-. Cognate with Old Frisian fliāga (West Frisian fleane), Old Saxon fliogan (Low German flegen), Old Dutch fliogan (Dutch vliegen), Old High German fliogan (German fliegen), Old Norse fljúga (Swedish flyga). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Lithuanian plaũkti (swim).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈfle͜oː.ɡɑn/, [ˈfle͜oː.ɣɑn]

VerbEdit

flēogan

  1. to fly
  2. (figurative, by extension) to move quickly

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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

fleog +‎ -an, related to fleoidhte (flabby, flaccid).[1]

NounEdit

fleogan m (genitive singular fleogain)

  1. untidy person
  2. flabby person
  3. any flatfish
  4. sole (fish)
  5. fluke
  6. flounder

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MacBain, Alexander; Mackay, Eneas (1911), “fleogan”, in An Etymological Dictionary of the Gaelic Language, Stirling, →ISBN