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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish líath, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlētos (compare Welsh llwyd, Cornish loys, Breton loued), from Proto-Indo-European *pelH- (grey) (compare English fallow).

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AdjectiveEdit

liath (genitive singular masculine léith, genitive singular feminine léithe, plural liatha, comparative léithe)

  1. grey
  2. light blue
  3. grey-haired
    Proverb:
    Is minic duine liath lúfar.Grey hairs need not signify old age.

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NounEdit

liath m (genitive singular léith, nominative plural liatha)

  1. grey (colour)
  2. grey-haired person; grey horse

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NounEdit

liath f (genitive singular léithe)

  1. grey cow

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VerbEdit

liath (present analytic liathann, future analytic liathfaidh, verbal noun liathadh, past participle liata)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) grey
    1. (intransitive) turn grey; become faded
    2. (transitive) give someone grey hairs, wear someone out; colour water, tea (with milk)

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Scottish GaelicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish líath, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlētos, from Proto-Indo-European *pelH- (grey).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

liath (comparative lèithe)

  1. grey, grey-coloured
  2. grey-headed, grey-haired
  3. mouldy
  4. lilac
  5. pale
  6. (dyeing) pale or bright blue

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See alsoEdit

Colors in Scottish Gaelic · dathan (layout · text)
     bàn      glas      dubh
             dearg ; ruadh              orainds ; donn              buidhe ; donn
             uaine              uaine              gorm ; gorm
             liath ; glas              liath              gorm
             purpaidh ; guirmean              pinc ; purpaidh              pinc

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