Gaelic-English Dictionary

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[l] and [latha] nm. pl. lithean, day
[l-arn-a-mhireach] nm. the morrow
[labhair] va.+t, speak
[labhairt] v.n.ind. speaking, speech
[labhrach] a. talkative, loquacious
[L-bhreitheanais] pnm. the Day of Judgment
[lach] nf. g.+a; d. laich; pl.+an, a wild duck
[lachdunn] a. dun, tawny, swarthy
[ladar] nm. g.v. -air; pl. -air, ladle
[ladarna] a. bold, impudent, shameless
[ladarnas] nm. g.v. -ais, audacity, impudence
[ladhar] nm. g.v. -air; pl. -ran, hoof
[lag] a. weak, feeble, faint
[lag] nm. g.v. luig; pl.+an, hollow, dell
[lagan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, little hollow or dell
[lagh] nm. g.+a; pl.+annan, law, order, method : air lagh, stretched as a bow string
[laghach] a. nice, tidy, neat, pretty
[laghail] a. legal, lawful
[laidh] See laigh
[Lag-an-rta] pnm. Logierait
[laidhe] See laighe
[lidir] a. +e and treasa (see treise), strong, powerful, secure, fortified
[laigh] va. and vn. laighe, lie, lie down, subside, recline
[laighe] v.n. lying, reclining, subsiding
[laigse] nf. weakness, debility, feebleness
[limh ri] by, near to, at hand. See lmh
[limhsich] va. handle, feel or touch with the fingers, finger, treat a subject, thing or person
[laimrig] nf. pl.+ean, a landing-place, a natural pier
[line] a. fuller
[lainnir] nf. polish, brightness
[lir] nf. g. lrach; pl. lraichean, mare
[lirig] nf. pl.+ean, sloping hill, moor
[laiste] a. blazing, alight, lighted up
[lithean] See l
[lmh] nf. g. limhe; d. limh; pl.+an, hand : lmh dheas, the right hand : lmh chl, left hand : limh ri, near to : roimh limh, beforehand
[lmhainn] nf. pl.+ean, glove
[lamh-lidir] nf. force, violence, the strong hand; inflected on the first element
[lamh-sgrobhaidh] nf. one's hand-writing, signature; inflected on the first element
[ln] a. full, complete, filled, satisfied, governs the g. of n.
[ln] nm. a full, fulness, repletion
[lnan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, married couple, couple of roof
[langan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, bellow of deer
[langanaich] nf. bellowing of deer
[lann] nf. g. lainne; d. lainn; pl.+an, blade, sword, scale as of fish, lancet
[lann] nf. g. lainne; d. lainn; pl.+an, inclosure, house, repository, apartment
[Lannraig] pnf. Lanark
[laoch] nm. g.v. laoich; pl. laoich, hero, champion, warrior
[laochan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, little hero, familiar term in applauding a boy
[laogh] nm. g.v. laoigh; pl. laoigh, calf
[laoidh] nm. g.+e; pl.+ean, lay, hymn, sacred poem
[laoigh] See laogh
[lapach] a. benumbed, feeble, impotent, faltering
[laparan] nm. g.v. -ain; moving with a halt (L.Sc. hirplin)
[lr] nm. g.v. lir; pl. lir, the ground, floor, ground floor
[lrach] nf. g.d. -aich; pl. -aichean, the site of a building, abode, habitation
[las] va. kindle, set fire to, light, get into a passion
[lasaich] va. slacken, loose, relax
[lasair] nf. g. -rach; pl. -raichean, flame, flash of fire
[lasgair] nm. pl.+ean, young spark
[lasrach] a. emitting flames
[latha] nm. day, one day, certain day. See l
[lthach] nf. g.d. -aich, clay, mire, puddle
[lathail] a. daily
[lthair] nf. presence : an lthair, present : 'na lthair, in his presence : lthair, truly! indeed!
[lthaireachd] nf.ind. presence
[le] prep. with, together with, by means of, in possession of, on the side of
[labag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, flounder (L.Sc. fluckie)
[leabaidh] nf. g. leapa; pl. leapachan, bed
[leabhar] nm. g.v. -air; pl. -raichean, book, volume
[leabhar aidmheil a' chreidimh] the book of the Confession of faith
[leabhar-reiceadair] nm. pl. -reiceadairean, bookseller; inflected on the second element
[leabhran] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, little book, booklet
[leac] nf. g. lice; d. lic; pl.+an, flagstone, plate, cheek
[leacann] nf. g.d. -ainn; pl.+an, steep shelvy ground
[leac-an-teintein] nf. g.d. lic-; pl. leacan-, hearth-stone
[leadair] va. +t, mangle, rend, abuse
[leadan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, a rosary, lock of hair, the herb teazle; a musical strain
[leag] va. +ail and +adh, throw down, knock down, lay down
[leagail] and [leagadh] nm. pl.+ean, fall, throwing down, knocking down, demolishing, settling down : An leagadh, Adam's fall
[leagh] va. and vn. melt, become liquid
[leam] prep.pron.; leamsa, emph.pron.; with me, by me, in my possession
[leamh] a. importunate, impertinent, foolish, insipid, silly
[Leamhanach] pnm. g.v. -aich : An Leamhanach, The Lennox
[lean] va. +ailt and +tainn, follow, adhere to, stick to, continue
[lan] nm. g.+a; v. lin; pl.+an, meadow, lawn
[leanabail] and [leanabaidh] a. childish
[leanaban] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, infant, little child
[leanabh] nm. g.v. leinibh; pl. -aibh, child
[leanachd (ri)] nf.ind. sticking to
[lanag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, little meadow, lawn or plain
[leann] nm. g.+a, ale, beer, liquor
[leann-dubh] nm. melancholy, dejection, sadness; inflected on both elements
[leantainn] v.n. following, pursuing, adhering to
[leannan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, sweetheart, lover
[learg] nf. g.d. leirg; pl.+an, sloping plain, a sea coast
[leas] nm.ind. advantage, benefit, profit, improvement
[leas] nf. g.d. leis, the thigh; collectively : leasraidh
[leasaich] va. amend, improve, rectify, correct, manure, cultivate
[leasg] a. lazy, slothful, unwilling, loath; usually : leisg
[leat] prep.pron. with you, by you, in your possession
[leatha] prep.pron. with her, by her, in her possession
[leathad] nm. g.v. -aid; pl. leidean, declivity, side of a hill, slope
[leathann] a. lithne, broad
[leathar] nm. g. -rach; v. -air, leather
[leatrom] nm. g. -truim, burden, weight
[leig] va. and vn. +eil and +eadh, let, let out, let go, permit, allow, milk, rain : leig leis, permit him : leigidh mi fhaicinn duit, I'll let you see : leig as, let away
[leigeil] v.n. letting, allowing, setting free, raining, milking
[ligh] nm. pl.+ean, physician, surgeon
[leigheas] nm. g.v. -eis; pl.+an, cure, remedy; healing, curing
[leighis] va. -eas, cure, heal, remedy
[line] nf. pl. -tean, shirt, shift, smock, winding-sheet
[leinn] prep.pron. with us, by us, in our possession
[lir] nm. sight, perception, power of seeing or being seen : is lir dhomh, I see
[lir] in the phr. : gu lir, altogether, entirely, wholly
[lir] va. torment, pain, distress
[lirsgrios] nm. pl.+an, utter destruction
[leis] prep.pron. with him, by him, in his possession
[leis] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, thigh. See leas
[leis] prep. before the art. an : leis an sin, on that account. See le
[leisg] a. better : leasg
[leisg] nf. g.+e, laziness, sloth, slothfulness, indolence
[leisgean] nm. g.v. -ein; pl. -einean, lazy person, sluggard
[leisgeul] nm. g.v. -eil; pl.+an, excuse, pretence; also lethsgeul
[leithid] nm. pl.+ean, the like, equal
[leitir] nf. g. -reach; pl. -richean, side of a hill or country
[le] prep.pron. with them, by them, in their possession
[leghann] nm. g.v. -ainn; pl.+an, lion
[leghanta] a. brave as a lion
[leinte] a. wounded, hurt, grieved, afflicted
[leir] See ler
[lem] nf. g. leime; d. leim, pride, conceit, vainglory
[lemach] a. conceited, vainglorious, affected
[len] nm. g.v. lein; pl.+tan, wound, hurt, grief, affliction
[len] va. wound, hurt, grieve, afflict
[ler] nf.ind. plenty, sufficiency, enough : a ler, his fill : gu leir, enough : is ler leam, I think it sufficient
[le 'r] with our, by our, for : le ar
[le 'r] with your, by your, for : le bhur
[leth] nm.ind. half, one of two : ceud gu leth, a hundred and a half, 150 : leth-uair, half an hour : leth-taobh, one side : leth-shuil, one eye : leth-cheann, one side of the head : leth-lamh, one hand : leth-chas, one leg : leth-bhreac, one of a pair, correlative, equal, match : as a leth, on his behalf : leth-thmh, half idleness : lethcheud, fifty
[leud] nm. g.v. leid; pl.+an, breadth
[leudaich] va. and vn. make broad, enlarge, dilate; enlarge upon
[leug] nf. g. lige; d. lig; pl.+an, precious stone, jewel
[leugh] va. read, peruse
[leughadair] nm. pl.+ean, reader
[leum] va. leum, leap, jump, bound, skip
[leum] nm. g.+a; pl.+annan, leap, jump, bound, skip
[leus] nm. g.v. leis; pl. leis, a light, torch, blister, a ray, beam or blink of light
[liath] a. lithe, grey, greyheaded, mouldy
[liathaich] va. and vn. make grey, become grey
[liathghorm] a. greyish blue
[lic] See leac
[lide] and [lideadh] nm. g.v. -idh; pl. -idhean, syllable, articulation, least part of a word
[lighiche] nm. pl.+an, physician, surgeon, leech
[linn] nm. pl.+tean, generation, age, century; race, offspring, family
[lnn] nm. g.+e; pl.+tean, brood
[linne] nf. pl.+achan, linn, pool, pond, gulf, arm of the sea
[linntean] pl. of linn
[liobasta] a. -aiste, slovenly, awkward, clumsy
[lomh] va. polish, smooth
[lon] nm. g.v. ln, lint, flax
[lon] nm. g.v. ln; pl.+tan, net, fishing net
[lon] va. and vn. fill, replenish, satiate, become full
[lon] in : cia lon, how many?
[lonadh] nm. g.v. -aidh, filling, replenishing, flowing of the tide
[lonmhor] a. numerous, plentiful, copious, populous
[lionn] See leann
[lios] nf. g. lise; d. lis; pl.+an, garden, orchard
[Lte] pnf. Leith
[lth] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, colour, hue, tinge
[litir] nf. g. -reach; pl. -richean, letter, epistle; letter of the alphabet
[litreachas] nm. g.v. -ais, literature
[litrich] va. spell, put in letters
[liubhair] va.+t and -radh, deliver, give to, surrender
[liuthad] so many, many, several
[l] for : l
[lobh] va. and vn. rot, putrify, make putrid, become putrid
[locar] nm. g.v. -air; pl.+an, carpenter's plane
[loch] nm. g.+a; pl.+an, loch, lake, arm of the sea
[Loch-abar] pnm. Lochaber
[lochan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, little loch, pond, dam
[Loch-ceatharn] pnm. Loch Katrine
[lochd] nm. g.+a; pl.+an, blemish, defect, harm, evil, mischief
[lochdach] a. faulty, defective; criminal, hurtful
[Loch Laomainn] pnm. Loch Lomond
[Loch-nan-eala] pnm. Loch Nell
[lchran] nm. g.v. -ain; pl. -ain, torch, light, lamp
[lodan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, little pool
[lin] See ln
[loinid] nf. pl.+ean, churn staff
[linidh] nm.ind. rheumatism
[loinn] nf. g.+e, good condition, comeliness, charm
[loinneil] a. comely, elegant, beautiful, bright
[loisg] va. and vn. losgadh, burn, cause to burn, consume, scorch, fire as a gun, set flame to
[lom] a. luime, bare, bald, shaven, cropped : air lom, into view
[lom] nm. g.v. luim, pl. luim, a plain, bare surface
[lomair] va.+t, fleece; shear, as sheep
[lomairt] v.n. fleecing, shearing
[lomnochd] a. naked, uncovered
[lomraich] va. fleece; shear, as sheep
[lon] nm. g.v. loin; pl. loin, elk
[ln] nm. g.v. lin, food, provision
[ln] nm. g.v. lin; pl. lintean, meadow, lawn, morass, pool
[lon-dubh] nm. g.v. loin-duibh; pl. loin-dubha, blackbird
[long] nf. g. luinge; d. luing; pl.+an, ship
[lorg] nf. g. luirge; d. luirg; pl.+an, staff, crutch, haft of a spear
[lorg] nf. g. luirge; d. luirg; pl.+an, foot-print, track, path, mark or sign
[lorgaich] va. trace, track, search, pursue
[lorgair] nm. pl.+ean, tracker, a dog that follows the scent
[los] nm.ind. purpose, intention, sake, account : a los, for the purpose of, for the sake of, on account of, with the intention of
[losgadh] v.n. burning, combustion
[losgunn] nf. g.d. -uinn; pl.+an, frog, toad
[lot] nm. g.v. loit; pl.+an; wound, hurt
[lot] va. wound, pierce, hurt
[loth] nf. g.+a; pl.+an, filly
[lothag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, little filly
[luach] nm.ind. value, worth
[luachair] nf. g. -rach, rushes, taken collectively
[luachmhor] a. valuable, precious
[luadh] nm. g.v. luaidh, fulling
[luadhadh] v.n. fulling
[luaidh] va. luadhadh, thicken cloth by fulling
[luaidh] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, lead, leaden shot, lead or plummet of sounding line
[luaineach] a. unsettled, restless, inconstant, fickle, uncertain
[luaisg] va. and vn. luasgadh, shake, wave, toss, swing, rock
[luaithe] a. quicker, swifter, faster, sooner, speedier
[luaithre] nf.ind. ashes
[luasgadh] v.n. waving, tossing, swinging, rocking
[luath] nf. g.+ainn; d. luaith, ashes
[Luath] pnm. dog's name, meaning `speedy'
[luath] a. quick, swift, fast, fleet, soon, speedy : cho luath 's a, as soon as
[luathaich] va. and vn. hasten, make haste, accelerate, speed
[luathas] nm. g.v. -ais, quickness, swiftness, speed
[lb] va. and vn. bend, incline, stoop, humble, yield, consent
[lb] nf. g.d. lib; pl.+an, bend, loop, noose, snare
[lub] nm. g.+a; v. luib; pl.+annan, pool, dub, puddle
[luch] nf. g.+a; d. luich; pl.+an, mouse
[luchag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, mousie
[lchairt] nf. pl.+ean, palace, castle
[luchd] nm. g.+a; pl.+an, burden, load, cargo
[luchd] nm. people, folk, a set; used mostly in compound words
[luchdaich] va. load
[luchd-dimh] nm. relations, kindred
[luchd-dthcha] nm. countrymen
[luchd-imrich] nm. flitters, those removing from one residence to another
[luchd-siubhail] nm. travellers
[ldag] nf. g.d. -aig; pl.+an, the little finger
[ldagan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, hinge
[ldan], [ldnan] nm. g.v. -ain; pl.+an, hinge
[lugha] a. less, smaller
[lughad] nf. g. -aid, littleness
[lughdaich] va. and vn. lessen, diminish, assuage, mitigate
[lib] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, fold, corner, angular turning as of a stream, creek
[luibh] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, herb, plant
[luid] nf. g.+e; pl.+ean, rag, drudge, ragged slovenly one, slut
[luideach] a. ragged, slovenly, shaggy
[luideag] nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, little rag
[luideagach] a. ragged, tattered
[luidhear] nm. g.v. -eir; pl.+an, chimney, vent
[luidseach] nm. g.v. -ich; pl. -ichean, lumbering person; also luidse
[luinge] See long
[luingeas] nm. g.v. -eis, shipping; also ship
[luinneag] nf. g.d. -eig; pl.+an, ditty, chorus
[lireach] nf. g.d. -ich; pl. -ichean, large cloak or covering, covering of mail, patched garment or covering
[luirg] nf. g. -inn; pl.+nean, shank, shin, leg, shaft or handle, haft, stalk of plant
[lunn] nm. g.v. luinn; pl.+an, handle of an oar, staff, lever, an unbroken wave
[Lunnainn] pnf. London
[Lunndaidh] surname, Lundie
[lunndair] nm. pl.+ean, sluggard, idler, lazy, indolent person
[lurach] a. lovely, pretty, nimble, lively, delightful
[luraiche] a. more lovely, pretty, nimble, lively and delightful
[lurgann] nf. g.d. -ainn; pl. luirgnean, shin. See luirg
[lus] nm. g.v. luis; pl.+an, herb, plant, weed
[Lus] pnm. Luss
[lusach] a. full of herbs, plants or weeds
[lth] nm. g.+a; v. lith, strength, power, vigour, activity, pith
[lth-chleas] nm. g.+a; pl.+an, agility, a manly feat, athletic exercises, sleight of hand, jugglery
[lthmhor] a. strong, able, powerful, agile, supple


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