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geas

Syllabification: geas
Pronunciation: /ɡeSH
 
/

Definition of geas in English:

noun (plural geasa /ˈɡeSHə/)

(In Irish folklore) an obligation or prohibition magically imposed on a person.
Example sentences
  • While I already believe you may be trusted, as a prudent man, responsible for lives other than my own, I would be foolish not to agree that I will indeed impose such a geas.
  • While I know that this is a thread about Karma, I thought it might be relevant to compare with the Celtic concept of a geas.
  • To be completely technical about it, he was under a geas.

Origin

Irish.

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