gleg
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse glǫggr clear-sighted Date: 14th century Scottish marked by quickness of perception or movement

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  • gleg — gleg; gleg·ly; gleg·ness; …   English syllables

  • Gleg — Gleg, a. [Icel. gl[ o]ggr.] Quick of perception; alert; sharp. [Scot.] Jamieson …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gleg — /gleg/, adj. Scot. quick; keen. [1250 1300; ME < ON gløggr; c. OE gleaw, OS, OHG glau wise; akin to GLOW] * * * …   Universalium

  • gleĝ- —     gleĝ     English meaning: soft, tender     Deutsche Übersetzung: “weich, zart”     Material: Nasalized in O.Ice. kløkkr “ soft, pliable, flexible, sentimental “ (from *klinku̯az), O.Ice. kløkkva “ become soft, show faintheartedness or grief …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • gleg — 1. verb To glance. 2. noun A look or glance. And besides, youd do the tomb so well. Everybody feels as if they want a gleg at the skeleton in your vault …   Wiktionary

  • gleg — I Cleveland Dialect List to cast side looks, to glance furtively II Hartlepool Slang have a look III North Country (Newcastle) Words to glance, or rather to look sharp; adjective = quick, clever, adroit, knowing, skilful …   English dialects glossary

  • gleg — …   Useful english dictionary

  • gleg´ness — gleg1 «glehg», adjective. Scottish and Northern English. 1. quick in perception; sharp sighted; quick witted. 2. quick in action. 3. lively; cheerful: »Dr. Dinwiddie was a gleg man, of a jocose nature (John Galt) …   Useful english dictionary

  • gleg´ly — gleg1 «glehg», adjective. Scottish and Northern English. 1. quick in perception; sharp sighted; quick witted. 2. quick in action. 3. lively; cheerful: »Dr. Dinwiddie was a gleg man, of a jocose nature (John Galt) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gleg-gabit — smooth tongued and glib …   Scottish slang

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