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variants or lis
plural lisses
: an ancient Irish fortification or storage place enclosed by a circular mound or trench or both


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combining form

variants or lisso-
: smooth

Word History



Irish Gaelic lios, from Middle Irish liss, less; akin to Welsh llys court

Combining form

New Latin, from Greek lissos, lispos, lisphos; probably akin to Old English līm lime

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“Liss.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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