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See also: léis and -leis

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leis

  1. plural of lei

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

NounEdit

leis f pl

  1. plural of lei

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

leis (comparative leiser, superlative am leisesten)

  1. (colloquial, poetic) Alternative form of leise

Further readingEdit

  • leis in Duden online

IrishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Irish les (buttock, hip, haunch; buttocks, posterior).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leis f (genitive singular leise, nominative plural leasracha)

  1. (anatomy) thigh
  2. (cooking) leg, haunch
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit
  • leisíneach (person with game leg; person with limping gait; tardy person)
  • leisíneacht (limping gait; tardiness)

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

leis (plus dative, triggers no mutation)

  1. form of le (with) used before the definite article
    leis an mbuachaillwith the boy
    leis na cailíníwith the girls

PronounEdit

leis (emphatic leis-sean)

  1. third-person singular masculine of le
    D’oibrigh mé leis.
    I worked with him; I worked with it.

AdverbEdit

leis

  1. also
  2. (with negative) too, either
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Irish leis (uncovered, bare).

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

leis

  1. uncovered, exposed

ReferencesEdit

  • (prepositional pronoun): Finck, F. N. (1899), Die araner mundart, Marburg: Elwert’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, vol. I, p. 196.
  • (prepositional pronoun): Tomás de Bhaldraithe, 1977, Gaeilge Chois Fhairrge: An Deilbhíocht, 2nd edition, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, section 308.

Old ProvençalEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

leis

  1. emphatic oblique form of ela: her
    • c. 1110, Guilhèm de Peitieus, canso:
      Quar senes lieys non puesc viure [...].
      For without her I cannot live.
    • c. 1160, Raimbaut d'Aurenga, vers:
      Qu'ilh val tant e m'es tan coraus, / Que ja de lieis no·m venra maus.
      For she is worth so much and is such a part of my heart that no ill will ever come to me from her.

DeclensionEdit


PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

leis

  1. plural of lei

ScotsEdit

NounEdit

leis

  1. (South Scots) lies

VerbEdit

leis

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of lei

Scottish GaelicEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

leis

  1. Alternative form of le

Usage notesEdit

PronounEdit

leis

  1. with him, by him
  2. with it, by it

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit