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IrishEdit

VerbEdit

laigh (present analytic laigheann, future analytic laighfidh, verbal noun laigh, past participle laighte)

  1. Alternative form of luigh

ScotsEdit

Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish laigid, from Proto-Celtic *lego-, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-. Cognate with Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 (ligan) and Old Church Slavonic лещи (lešti).[1]

VerbEdit

laigh (past laigh, future laighidh, verbal noun laighe, past participle laighte)

  1. lie (be in recumbent position)
    laigh lesleep with
  2. lay
  3. lean, light, land
  4. perch
  5. settle, recline, press upon

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matasović, Ranko (2009), “*leg-o-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Celtic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 9), Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 236