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Etymology 1Edit

1920s, from Ukrainian глей(hlej, clayey soil), from Proto-Slavic *glĭjĭ, from *gli-jo-. Cognate of clay.

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NounEdit

gley ‎(plural gleys)

  1. (soil science) A type of hydric soil, sticky, greenish-blue-grey in colour and low in oxygen.
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VerbEdit

gley ‎(third-person singular simple present gleys, present participle gleying, simple past and past participle gleyed)

  1. (soil science) To be converted into this kind of soil.

ReferencesEdit

  • Melʹnyčuk O. S., editor (1982–2012), “глей”, in Etymolohičnyj slovnyk ukrajinsʹkoji movy [Etymological Dictionary of the Ukrainian Language] (in Ukrainian), Kiev: Naukova Dumka

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

gley ‎(third-person singular simple present gleys, present participle gleying, simple past and past participle gleyed)

  1. (Scotland) To squint; to look obliquely; to overlook things.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jamieson to this entry?)
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ScotsEdit

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VerbEdit

gley ‎(third-person singular present gleys, present participle gleyin, past gleyed, past participle gleyed)

  1. to squint