See also: lui, Lui, and luì

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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish lige ‎(act of lying down; bed), from Proto-Celtic *legyom, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- ‎(to lie (down)).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /l̪ˠiː/
  • (Cois Fharraige) IPA(key): /l̪ˠəi/ (reflecting the alternative form loighe)

VerbEdit

luí

  1. subjunctive analytic of luigh

NounEdit

luí m ‎(genitive singular as substantive luí, genitive as verbal noun luite)

  1. verbal noun of luigh
  2. (act or state of) lying down, prostration
    Tá mé i mo luí.
    I am lying down.
  3. setting (of heavenly bodies)
    luí na gréine‎ ― sunset
    luí na gealaí‎ ― moonset
  4. inclination, tendency
    luí chun léirscriosta aige.
    He has a propensity to destruction.

ReferencesEdit

  • 1 lige” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “luiġe” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1927, by Patrick S. Dinneen.
  • "luí" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
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