Possibly related to slag, seen in the North Germanic languages, in association with the third verb and second noun definition.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /slɒɡ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /slɑɡ/
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- Rhymes: -ɒɡ
- (countable, uncountable, chiefly Britain, Australia and Canada) A long, tedious walk or march.
- (countable, uncountable, chiefly Britain, Australia and Canada, by extension) A hard, persistent effort, session of work, or period.
- (countable, cricket) An aggressive shot played with little skill.
- (intransitive) To walk slowly or doggedly, encountering resistance.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:walk
- 1961 July, J. Geoffrey Todd, “Impressions of railroading in the United States: Part Two”, in Trains Illustrated, page 419:
- The leading engine was one of the Class Y6 2-8-8-2 compound articulateds, [...] The stack noise of one of these great brutes slogging up a grade was quite unforgettable.
- 2014, Paul Salopek, Blessed. Cursed. Claimed., National Geographic (December 2014)
- A miraculous desert rain. We slog, dripping, into As Safi, Jordan. We drive the sodden mules through wet streets. To the town’s only landmark. To the “Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth.”
- (intransitive, by extension) To work slowly and deliberately at a tedious task.
- To strike something with a heavy blow, especially a ball with a bat.
Derived terms Edit
Alternative forms Edit
- to swallow
* indirect relative
† archaic or dialect form
‡‡ dependent form used with particles that trigger eclipsis
Derived terms Edit
- → Yola: slug
after an, tslog
|Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.|
Further reading Edit
- “slog”, in Historical Irish Corpus, 1600–1926, Royal Irish Academy
- G. Toner, M. Ní Mhaonaigh, S. Arbuthnot, D. Wodtko, M.-L. Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “sluicid, slocaid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
- Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904), “slogaim”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 657
- Dinneen, Patrick S. (1904), “sloigim”, in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, 1st edition, Dublin: Irish Texts Society, page 657
- Ó Dónaill, Niall (1977), “slog”, in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, Dublin: An Gúm, →ISBN
- Sjoestedt, M. L. (1931) Phonétique d’un parler irlandais de Kerry (in French), Paris: Librairie Ernest Leroux, page 42
slȍg m (Cyrillic spelling сло̏г)