New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: Zion · ion · lien · lios · loon · Orion · anion · liken · linen · liven
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lion

1 noun ZOOL animal, heraldic symbolleon masc1  c m u 2 noun famous personlaoch masc1  c m uhe's a literary lion is laoch litríochta é
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3 noun ASTRON, ASTROL constellation, zodiac sign, personAn LeonLeo foreign masc4
phrases

a lion of a man

leon firfear storrúilfear urrúnta

the lion lies down with the lamb

proverb tá an mac tíre ina chónaí leis an uantá an cat agus an luch ag spraoi le chéile

the lion's den

an bhearna bhaoilI was walking into the lion's den bhí mé ag dul sa bhearna bhaoil, bhí mo lámh i mbéal an leoin agam

the lion's share

cuid Mhic Craith den fhiaroinnt na caillían churadhmhírhe ate the lion's share himself é féin a d'ith an chuid is mó de, bhí cuid Mhic Craith den fhia aige féin

to throw sb to the lions

(also

to feed sb to the lions

) duine a chur sa bhearna bhaoil