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|Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 12:27 am: ||
"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?
Post Number: 962
|Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 07:14 am: ||
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).
Post Number: 30
|Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2005 - 11:18 am: ||
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.