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EXACT MATCHES IN ENGLISH—IRISH DICTIONARY
pretext1, s. Leithscéal m, cúis f súl. Under, on, the pretext of consulting me, ar scáth dul i gcomhairle liom; mar dhea go raibh (sé, etc.) ag dul i gcomhairle liom.
pretext2, v.tr. Tugaim (rud) mar leithscéal, déanaim leithscéal de (rud).
PHRASES IN ENGLISH—IRISH DICTIONARY
To seize upon a pretext, leithscéal a tharraingt chugat féin.
To serve as a pretext, an example, (é) bheith ina leithscéal, ina shampla.
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