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EXACT MATCHES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
leannán, m. (gs. & npl. -áin, gpl. ~).1. (a) Lover. Ní fheiceann ~ locht, love is blind. (b) Darling, sweetheart; favourite. ~ (seirce) ban Éireann, the darling of the women of Ireland. ~ na bhfilí, the poets’ favourite (patron). (c) Spouse. (d)~ (leapa, luí), concubine; paramour. (e)~ sí, (i) fairy, phantom, lover, (ii) baleful influence, (iii) sickly complaining person. 2. Chronic sickness; failing, affliction. Rud a bheith ina ~ ort, to be chronically affected by sth. Is olc an ~ an plúchadh, asthma is a sore affliction. Fágadh an ~ sin orainn, that is one of the weaknesses of our nature. ~ peaca, besetting sin. Is ~ dom choíche an tart, I am forever plagued with thirst.
PHRASES IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Thréig a leannán é, his sweetheart jilted him.
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