lac

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lac or dil.ie/29255

adj o,ā. With -o- in d s. and g s. (as in cas = cos), IGT Decl. § 40. weak, feeble . Of persons: in tí as l.¤ is dó is méla, LL 307b21 . a chruachaidhi lenaim laic (: brait), IT iii 104 § 200 ( Bruchst. i 27 § 59 ). a leanaib laic (: cait), IT 93 § 140 . Freq. of hair soft, smooth : ó Concobair na cíabh lag, IGT Decl. ex. 70 . In metonymy: a chiabh lacch `thou lady of clinging tresses', O'Hara 659 . a chiabh lag, Aithd. D. 41.6 . a earrla lag, Aithd. D. 46.5 . ar teccuscc da thrilis loig, Ir. Texts ii 97 § 11 . Of other parts of the body: a basa taise laga leabhaire, Keat. Poems 91 . a suile lacca liatha, LB 155a30 . In a variety of other applications: na lochta cen lomrim l.¤ , BB 331b40 . Tech na Fían, nirbo long l.¤ `it was no mean hall', Met. Dinds. i 18.59 . nir l.¤ a ḟal, LL 4306 . nirbo l.¤ in lenamain, 375b4 . nír lag a dhal, BB 56b15 . ní l.¤ rogní iarcóir cath, / in rí dorat mór ndígal, SR 3943 . th'aire ar fhās na n-abhall lag, Ériu viii 195 § 4 . a thuir nach tor lag, ML² 934 . gér lag an long 'na raibhe Peadar, TSh. 2067. lag an foirgneadh aga mbi fulang . . . lag, Luc. Fid.² 5117 - 8 . With neg. of copula as laudatory epithet and in chevilles: ní láthar l.¤ , LU 3737 ( SC 12 ). ós Lifi Lagnech nách lacc (: tochmarc), Met. Dinds. iii 82.67 . Lugaid nar l.¤ , LL 19477. tri hingena in láich nad lac, Met. Dinds. iii 156.5 . líth nad lacc, Ériu iv 136.15 . ní lúad lac, Met. Dinds. iii 146.9 ( ZCP viii 106 § 4 ). miad nar l.¤ , CRR § 29 . ni tres lag, Cog. 64.5 . a chreach bhó ar Laighnibh ní lag, IGT Decl. ex. 1180. Cf. sluagh na serda . . . / . . . lúardaib l.¤ SR 6791.

As adv. roleigsed . . . a srein co lag asa lamaib, TTebe 4479 .

Compar. is laigide na lochta / mé ar m'intinn go harrochta, Dán Dé xxi 9 . loige a-chách ar geóir chuige, PBocht 12.7 . trí téad is laige táin, Rel. Celt. ii 293.14 . is lagaide an urraim ó fhile . . . dlíghthear dháibh, Ó Bruad. i 122.7 .

As subst.: cuirfid lamha ar laguibh ┐ slaineoghthar iad, Luc. Fid.² 5751 . an tréan 'san lag, Keat. Poems 711. Cf. forroilged la Gartán dabach i llac mara, SCano 15 ( Anecd. i 1 ) where l.m. is taken by Editor (following O'Brien, Ériu xi 87 ) to mean shallow of the sea (a part of the beach accessible only at certain low tides), but is perh. to be referred to loc (e).

Compds. With nouns. ¤báid: ná déantair lat lagbháidh `be not remiss in love', PBocht 4.43 . ¤bothán: lag-bhotháin tógbhaid fragiles domos, Keat. i 54.5 . ¤chreitem: lagchreidiomh an tí bhíos ar úrnaighthe, Párl. na mB. 2887 . ¤gabáil: gan rann dá oigealaoidh lais ón laggabháil `poor treatment', Aithd. D. 19.8 . ¤lúb: Óilléan Carrún laglúb líomhtha léir, Hackett xxxi l.¤-thomus: lagthomhas meidhe Míchíl (of sin), PBocht 15.15 . ¤urán: glor gan l. `without weakness', Hy Maine 132.28 .

With adjj. (a) dvandva compds.: ¤buide: a fholt lagbhuidhe líneach, Top. Poems² 1580 . ¤lebar: a fholt laig-leabhar chladh gcam soft and long, DDána 105.24 . ¤remor: lama lacremra litarrda aice flabby, CCath. 4029.

(b) Formed with adjj. formed from nouns: ¤brígach: ná bí laig-bhrígheach, Is. xli 10 . ¤chroidech: eaglach nó lag- chroidhech, Deut. xx 8 . ¤lámach: curtha ┐ laglámhach, 2 Sam. xvii 2 . ¤radarcach: atáid ar súile lagradharcach, Lament. v 17 . ¤rúnach: don aithrigheach lagrúnach weak of purpose, Mac Aingil² 2185 . ¤spiraitech: do na daoinibh laigspioraideacha, Desid. 772 . ¤ṡúilech: ina ḟanntassib bána ┐ ina n-ímágib laccṡuileacha dim-eyed (of starving men), LB 154b60 . ¤thuirsech: do chréachtghuin mé go lagthúirseach, Keat. Poems 81.