léimm

Cite this: eDIL s.v. léimm or dil.ie/29795

n, n. vn. of lingid. m. and f. IGT Decl. § 45.

(a) act of leaping, somet. act of moving (rapidly) (against), hence act of attacking: ba léim ro leblaingseom tarsin cathraig ammuich, LU 9077 ( FB 82 ). dammidethar fá dí día lémaim ┐ forémid, LU 9132 ( FB 88 ). focherdat a pupli i sudiu ┐ dotíagat día leimim inna carptib they come to jump it, LU 5216 ( TBC² 738 ). Cenel Eoghain do leim libh, / baire nach bia gan airimh that C. E. marches with you(?), Ir. Texts ii 101 § 38 . deacair dom luing léim na tuinne, PBocht 1.26 . léim Teamhra ná tabhair d'aoidh `think not of rushing to T.,' DDána 105.23 . ag tocht dá léim coming to attack it(?), Aithd. D. 50.20 . mīlidh Chlāir Leamhna do léim, O'R. Poems 668 . inntleacht Meadhbha . . . / meallais mac . . . Damháin / do léim a chomhalta Con, DDána 104.20 . gan neart slóigh láinmhir dá léim attacking it, 119.15 . nach lamhthar . . . / léim na foraoise fásaigh `that no foe attack his wild lair', Aithd. D. 16.21 . lá don chraoisigh . . . / ag léim brogha, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 239.74 . lucht léimthe léimeann gach tíre invaders(?), Keat. Poems 563 . gan léim eisde dhí dá diaigh without its smoke issuing from it(?), DDána 119.6 . ní asse linn ǽm léim dind béstatu et dind tinchosc inna ndóine for aisṅdíis di thuiste dúile `to leap from the morality and from the teaching of human beings to a declaration of the creation of the elements', Wb. 5c16 . bean ag léim le cóig gciallaibh / d'iarraidh Néill Óig `each lady, her five senses throbbing, seeks Niall Óg', Aithd. D. 15.24 . croidhe . . . / ag léim d'orghráin, Studies 1919, 257 § 10 . ag léim ó locht go locht, TSh. 1677 . léim thar uimhir éigcinnte to ignore(?), Content. vi 86.

(b) Folld. by words denoting strife, etc. rushing into: tú ag léim deabhtha is díchiollach, O'R. Poems 117 . ar léim gleóidh trē ghaillíat[haibh], 124 . ní lonn acht ag léim caithghliadh, DDána 117.39 . fear as leomhanda ag léim treas, 38 . ag léim gacha troda, 111.20 . Cf. léim fa ghaoibh géara `to charge against the sharp spears', Aithd. D. 30.33 .

(c) Freq. of passing from life to death: īar n-ar lēim ōr colainn crīn, ZCP vi 266 § 10 . go bfuair [sin] Tadg Luimnig léim till T. met his death(?), Caithr. Thoirdh. 122.6 . léim na huaidhe, PBocht 3.18 . léim fan lia, 2.6 . Cf. [dá cét b]liadan . . . / saegal F[inn ba fa]da in ré / co torchair gá léim aeisé, SG 150.31 .

(d) leap, bound : leim gl. saltus, Sg. 106b8 . saltus .i. l.¤ , Thr. Ir. Gl. 40.z . is inand saltus isin teangaidh laidianta ┐ léim isin Gaedailg, O'Gr. Cat. 301.26 . lēim .i. lū-ēim .i. lūud sēim hē, Corm. Y 835 . roretha, roléimenna, Tec. Corm. § 21.4 . la féimmed ind lemme dochúatár ind fir aile failing to make the jump, LU 9134 ( FB 88 ). ba dóig laisseom tra combad ó lémum dochúatár ind laith gaile tairse by leaping, LU 9131 ( FB 88 ). cleasaideacht is lēmenna, Ériu iv 174 § 8 . Cf. PH 892 . sitrech . . . na n-ech . . . ┐ a lemenda re gloraib na srian aca n-imnastad, TTebe 2332 . mo réim is rioth doill / fan bhioth do léim [loinn] `in eager haste', Aithd. D. 52.2 . l.¤ aithbe see aithbe. Fig. doiligh . . . / leanmhain [dá bhur] léimeannaibh vacillations, 79.11 . ? Cf. glor gan lacurán, gan léim, Hy Maine 132.28 . le n-a ngrádh ná tabhair léim do not contend for, Dánta Gr. 82.5 .

In chevilles: dia féil — ní léim ṅ-imḟann — / ascnam céim for caland no feeble progress, Fél. Dec. 31 . fa léim sodháin it was a fortunate step, DDána 113.5 . léim go luinne `bounding impetuously', Content. xxviii 29 . eistecht Mo Chutu léim ṅglan, LL 15562.

(e) beirid (do-beir) l.¤ leaps, bounds : da rugus léim suas iar sin, / a richt nathrach, Ériu iv 112 § 8. To Christ: rugais ocht léimeanna . . . léim a nimh, etc., Dán Dé xxix 18 - 19 . rugais léim . . . as an uaigh, 21 . léim do bhreith . . . a sádhaile na beatha so, TSh. 556.

(f) Of the gushing forth of water: an Múaid ag breith lémend lúidh, IGT Decl. ex. 1256 . léim buinne, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 224.126 . tomhaidhm locha léim inbhir, Content. xxx 29 . san oidhche chéadna ro chlos / léim Bóinne `the springing forth of the Boinn', iv 30 .

(g) In nn. loc.: oc Leim ind eich, AU an. 586 . co Léim- mic-Neill, ii 212.17 . Léim an Eich, Keat. iii 1405. See also Hog. Onom.

Compd. ¤thelcun: agá lot ┐ agá léimthelgon `vexing him with plunging discharge of missiles', Caithr. Thoirdh. 23.16 .

See also s.vv. bolg, líne, 1 lige, lúth, 1 néim.