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sleiveen

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Live as you would have wished to live when you come to die.
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Etymology

From Irish slíghbhín, slíbhín.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈsliːviːn/

Noun

Singular
sleiveen

Plural
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  1. (Ireland) A dishonest person; a trickster.
    • 1889, In trust he took John's lands; / Sleiveens were all his race — WB Yeats, ‘The Ballad of Father O'Hart’

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