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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish leiges (healing, medicine).

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NounEdit

leigheas m (genitive singular leighis, nominative plural leigheasanna)

  1. verbal noun of leigheas
  2. medicine
  3. healing
  4. remedy, cure
    Is é leigheas na póite ól arís.
    The cure of a hangover is to drink again.
  5. curing
  6. (in a negative sentence) help [+ ar (for)]
    • 1939, Peig Sayers, “Inghean an Cheannaidhe”, printed in Marie-Louise Sjoestedt, Description d’un parler irlandais de Kerry, Bibliothèque de l'École des Hautes Études 270. Paris: Librairie Honoré Champion, p. 194:
      Do bhí brón mór air a bheith ag scaramhaint le n-a chailín ach ni raibh leigheas air, chaithfeadh sé imtheacht.
      He was very sorry to be separating from his girl, but it couldn’t be helped, he had to go.

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VerbEdit

leigheas (present analytic leigheasann, future analytic leigheasfaidh, verbal noun leigheas, past participle leigheasta)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) heal; cure, remedy
    Neantóg a dhóigh mé, copóg a leigheas mé.
    A nettle burned me, a dock cured me.

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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish leiges (healing, medicine).

NounEdit

leigheas m (genitive singular leighis, plural leigheasan)

  1. cure, remedy, medicine
  2. healing, treatment, curing, act of caring

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