IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
léigh, v.t. & i. (pres. léann, fut. -fidh, vn. léamh, pp. -ite).Read. 1. (a)Leabhar, scéal, a léamh, to read a book, a story. Léamh do dhuine, to read for s.o. ~ amach, os ard, é, read it out, aloud. (b)An clog a léamh, to read the clock. An dtig leat ceol, Laidin, a léamh? Can you read music, Latin? (c)An tAifreann a léamh, to read, say, Mass. (d)Cáil duine a léamh dó, to read, proclaim, s.o.’s character. Léifidh mé dó cén sórt duine é, I’ll let him know what sort of person he is. (e)Cártaí, cupáin, a léamh, to read cards, cups. (f)Intinn duine a léamh, to read s.o.’s mind. Tá sé léite go maith agat, you have sized him up pretty well. 2. Léamh ar, to make out, interpret, divine. Léamh ar smaointe, ar chroí, duine, to read s.o.’s thoughts heart. Is doiligh léamh ar intinn mná, it is hard to judge a woman’s mind. Níl sé le léamh air, you wouldn’t know it by him. Ag iarraidh léamh ar an am atá romhainn, trying to read the future. Tá sé le léamh ar na comharthaí, the signs reveal it. Ag léamh ar na comharsana, discussing the neighbours. 3. Léamh as, understand from, interpret. Tá rud eile le léamh as, it conveys something else.
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
~ léinn, scrúdaithe, educational, examination, subject.
Léim a thabhairt (in airde) san ~, to jump into the air.
Go dona ag an Laidin, ag an léann, poor at Latin, learning.
Ní raibh aon ~ agam ar an leabhar a léamh, I hadn’t time, leisure, to read the book.
~ a léamh, a rá (do dhuine), to say Mass (for s.o.’s intention).
Tá ~ an léinn air, he is reputed for learning.
Chuaigh sé d’aon léim ~ isteach san abhainn, he took one jump, jumped suddenly, into the river.
Duine ~ gan léann, a simple unlettered man.
Léim, damhsaigh, satail, ar, jump, dance, trample, on.
Léigh mé as leabhar é, I read it out of a book.
An A~; A~ an Léinn, the Renaissance.
Léim a ghearradh ar chos bhacóide, to hop on one leg.
Léim as ~, standing jump.
Tá an ~ ag léim ann, his muscles are twitching.
2. ~ léinn, branch of learning.
Léim an dá bhruach a chailleadh, to fall between two stools.
Sin ~ dá bhfuil ag an léann, that is one of the advantages of learning.
Léim sé as a chabhail, he gave a sudden, startled, jump.
Tá ~ an airgid, an léinn, air, he is reputed to be wealthy, learned.
Níl ~ air (mar oibrí, ag an léann), he is not bad (as a worker, at learning).
Léim a chaitheamh, to take a jump.
Chaith sé an abhainn (de léim), he cleared the river (at a jump).
~ a thabhairt, a léamh, a scríobh, a mhúineadh, a fhoghlaim, to give, read, write, teach, learn, a lesson.
Tá ~ a rith is a léim aige, he is free to disport himself as he pleases.
~ann sé gur fear léinn é, he conceives himself to be a learned man.
Thug sé léim cheathairchosach, it jumped with all four feet.
~ don léann, appreciation of learning.
~ léinn, thirst for learning.
~ (beag) léinn, a (little) smattering of learning.
Thug sé ~ agus léim, he turned and sprang.
Léim sé as a chorp, he jumped out of his skin.
Léim, chuaigh, sé as a chraiceann, he jumped out of his skin, went wild with rage.
~eadh scoil is léann rompu, they were given schooling and education.
Ceist a chuaigh i n~ ar mhic léinn, a question which proved crucial with students.
Léim sé (anuas) den charraig, he jumped (down) from the rock.
Éirí de léim, to jump up.
Léann, eolas, a dhéanamh, to practise learning, knowledge.
Dhírigh sé a intinn ar an léann, he turned his mind to learning.
Ba dhíth léinn a bhás, his death was a loss to learning.
Feidhmeannach, cléireach, mac léinn, ~, law-officer, -clerk, -student.
Fuair sé ~ leis an léim sin, he got a bad knock at that jump.
Deir ~ de lucht léinn (go), a body of, some, learned people say (that).
Léann a dhúiseacht, to inspire learning.
Thug sé mo dhúshlán léim a ghearradh leis, he challenged, dared, me to jump against him.
Bheith ~ sa léann, to have insufficient learning.
Rinne sé ~ leis an léann, he was a success at learning.
Éirí de léim (san aer), to jump up (into the air).
as) As an léann a ~eadh é, learning was in his bones.
Le ~ an léinn, an eolais, with the growth of learning, of knowledge.