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The Daltaí Boards » Archive: 2005- » 2005 (January-February) » Archive through February 28, 2005 » Leith Does it have meanings other than grey « Previous Next »

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Bernard Brady
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Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 12:27 am:   Edit Post Print Post

"Tar i leith anseo chagam a gharsun"arsa bean an chaptein.
What is the meaning of leith in this sentence from a book I'm reading?

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Aonghus
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Post Number: 962
Registered: 08-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 07:14 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Liath is grey

"Tár i leith anseo" means "come over here"




Is foirm de leath atá i leith.
leath [ainmfhocal baininscneach den dara díochlaonadh]
(leith in abairtí áirithe) cuid den iomlán atá cothrom leis an gcuid eile (déan dhá leath de, leath slí); cuid, roinn (déan trí leath de); taobh, cliathán; treo (an leath tosaigh).

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Kay
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Post Number: 30
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 11:18 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Further to what Aonghus has said,
you have to look at the phrase as a whole. - i leith means towards, in the direction of.

There is another phrase - ag dul i leith na haoise, this means getting old.
In fact there is a whole series of phrases dealing with leith.

Its really worth getting a copy of Foclóir Gaeilge Béarla by Niall Ó Donaill to find these out.

As I have said before every home should have one.



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