láitir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. láitir or dil.ie/29500

adj i strong, powerful . Variously applied: Díl ingen Lug Manrech latir, LL 16661 ( RC xlvii 295.10 ). da n-ag lúatha látiri, TBC-LL¹ 1324 . a lamha laidire lanchalma, p. 561 n.11 . tigerna laidir ┐ cumachtach, PH 3897 . eirge laitir lasur lainnerda, Ériu vii 199.27 . gradhaighteoir te laidir na bochtaine, Smaointe B. Chr. 751 . seitrich .i. latir, Lec. Gl. M 118. Of warriors: ócbath látir lúthbasach, TTr.² 199. cet laech laidir lánchalma, TBC-LL¹ p. 341 n. 3 . Of illness: do bhí an treabhlaid láidir `erat languor fortissimus', TSh. 1903. Adv.: geibid glanad na hadba / co látir co lán-chalma, Metr. Dinds. iii 246.62 . is laidir do chaidh se fein aniugh (of Christ weeping at His circumcision), Smaointe B. Chr. 660. co laidir laneolach, Stair Erc. 106 . cathuigh ré ┐ dibir co laidir hí, ITS xxix 153.5 . seal go meirbh ┐ seal go láidir, TSh. 1656.

Compar. damadh laidiri tú na Samson, ITS xxix 143.11 . as laige do bheithea féin ┐ as lāidire do bhiadh seision, Mac Aingil 1065 . Cf. do ba ro-laidire, ┐ dob ferr a cruth, BNnÉ 222.36 . With proleptic -de: is móidi a subailchi sin ┐ is laidirede congmus duine anagaid a namatt é, Maund. 139. As superl.: Seoan Alamara int oenriteri is beoda ┐ is laiteri . . . isin Mide uli, Ann. Conn. 1299.4 = laidire, ALC i 520.y .