liss

1 of 2

noun

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

liss-

2 of 2

combining form

variants or lisso-
: smooth
lissencephalous
Lissoflagellata

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liss. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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