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See also: leim, Leim, and lèim

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish léimm, from Proto-Celtic *lang-smen- (compare Welsh llam), from Proto-Indo-European *legʷh- (light, not heavy). The verb is denominal from the noun; the Old Irish verb lingid gave Modern ling, which is now literary.

NounEdit

léim f (genitive singular léime, nominative plural léimeanna)

  1. verbal noun of léim
  2. jump
    1. leap
    2. sudden jump, start
    3. obstacle to be jumped
  3. (geography) chasm, promontory
DeclensionEdit
Alternative formsEdit
Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

léim (present analytic léimeann, future analytic léimfidh, verbal noun léim, past participle léimthe)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) jump
    1. leap, bound
    2. start
    3. fly up, out
    4. rush at, attack
    5. skip (over)
ConjugationEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • aisléim (recoil, intransitive verb)

Etymology 2Edit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

léim

  1. first-person singular present indicative of léigh
  2. first-person singular imperative of léigh

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