leithscél

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n (leth + scél) excuse, plea, pretext: ag déanamh locht gan leithsgéal `inexcusably', Dán Dé xxi 4 . leithsgéul sonn re sesamh t'fhiach an excuse for not paying you what I owe you, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 163.45 . gach agra dá bhfuil againn ┐ gach leithscéal dá bhfuil agaibhsi defence, Maguires of F. 74 . lethsgéul . . . fa ghnóaighe nach édir do chor ar cáirde make pressing affairs an excuse, RSClára 77a . In various constructions with gaibid: dá ngabhthar leo mo leithsgéal if they accept my excuse, DDána 21 a. 23 . aighne géar nach géabha ar leithsgéal, 59.3 . gabhadh an lēaghthó[i]r leithsgéal an sgrīobhneóra, Párl. na mB. 3218 . in lethscel dogab S. do `the excuse that S. made for him', ZCP vi 280.31 . níor ghabhais acht leith-sgéal lag `you gave but a lame story about . . .', Content. iv 57 . geubhad . . . mo leithsgél, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 62.90 . na bi a' gabhail leith-sceil dot bhriathraibh fein, ITS xxix 130.33 . do ghabháil a lethsgél ar ainbhḟios to excuse herself on the ground of ignorance, RSClára 65a .

Perh. in more literal sense in: na beir luaithbreith ar leithscél one side of the story(?), Acall. 1414.

leithscélach

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ind (leithscél): nách cóir dhuit bheith leithsgēulach dhuit féin making excuses, Mac Aingil² 1935 .

leithtenont

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x see leptinont.

leitir

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x see liter.

leitius, letus

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n (Engl. loanword) lettuce : caithid saiste ┐ létus, Ir. Texts v 75.20 . sil letuis, Rosa Ang. 84.6 . enbruith circi maille letus, 40.z . an tasal do beathughadh le heorna ┐ le letus, 23 P 10³, 16a29 . mian leitiúis, Eochairsg. 40.6 . `léitis rágach crisped lettuce', `leitís lettuce', Hog. Luibhl.

léitmech

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adj o, ā (cf. léiten(a), léitenach) Laudatory adj. applied to warriors, strife, animals, etc., used invariably in alliterating groups. Orig. bold, daring: is é in dána dichondircil . . . is é in lumne léitmenach, TBC 5418 (létmeach, v.l.). ró hoiledh . . . iad . . . gursad luatha leidmecha ar muir ┐ ar tír, RC xiv 28 § 6 . na lama leitmichi luathechtaichi, Cog. 194.9 . comrac . . . léidmeach luathghonach, CF² 691 . ar chalpa luath léidmheach `active', Studies 1942, 207 § 51 . do-rinnedar imram . . . lēidmech lāim-t[h]ric luath, ML² 657 . gartha leidmecha luth[gh]aire `eager', St. Ercuil 1733 . ech leidmech, luathescaidh, ZCP vi 57.17 . leomain lonna léitmecha, Lism. L. 3650.

Adv. ro cuired in cath . . .co lond leidmech lánlaidir, Acall. 1803 v.l. fágbaid go síor . . . / a sliocht go leittmech ar chach (of relics sworn upon rashly), BNnÉ 146.40 . no-tas-loinget na laeich gu leitmech, BLism. 159 va10 .

léitmenach

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ind = léitmech, q.v.

léitmige

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n , f. (léitmech) daring, boldness , etc.: léitmigi na llaech, LL 230b x ( TTr. 1005 ). co n-érbairt . . . / cen laici tria léitmigi `in her vigour unabated', Met. Dinds. iv 184.14 . o tanic danatus ┐ ledmige comtrialla in catha ina menmain, CCath. 743 . a léidmhighe, a ngairm 's a[ngoil], A. Ó Dálaigh liii 9 . leidmhighe .i. mianghas, O'Cl.

léitmigid

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v (léitmech) acts daringly : álainn do léidmig . . . / ar a néignib i naonuair, Caithr. Thoirdh. 34.6 .

? léitmire

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ind (prob. for -mige): co léidmire leómain ┐ co lainne ladrainn, Fianaig. 60.13 .

leittir

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Forms: lettrach, Litrech

n (leth + tír?) pl. -tri, -trib. Also with secondary k- inflection: g s. (g p.?) na lettrach , LL 3892 (leitrech, Dinds. 1 § 42 ). Litrech, Ériu ii 176.18 . (lower ?) slope of a hill : leitir .i. leth-tirim ┐ let[h]-fliuc[h], Corm. Y 848 (tirim a leth ┐ fliuch a leth [n]aile, v.l.). fo leittreib lethglenn, SR 4720 . co riacht Leitir Cinn Abrad (? leg. leitir), Anecd. ii 79.19 . arsind lettir i Crúachain ┐ a chlaideb arsind lettir na ḟarrad, TBC 2869 (leitir, Stowe). marbais Luasce i llettri, diatat Lettre Luasce, 2012 - 3 (ina leitir o bfuil Leter Luaisge, Stowe). at ruibni rúadgascid . . . at-chíu dar leittrib na hAirlúachra` anair, MU² 368 (leicnib, v.l.). Lecht Con . . . isin leitir hi comardus Ratha na ríg síar, Dinds. 1 § 14 = issin l.¤ , LL 3824. isin leitir os Laeg anoir, Dinds. 1 § 16 = uasin l.¤ , LL 3833 . a hiathaib Lai i lleitrib Crai, RC xi 42.y .

Freq. in nn. loc.: i cath Litrech Ruaidi, Ériu ii 176.18 . i taobh Letrach dā mbrūach, Fianaig. 10 § 2. See also Hog. Onom. s.v. lettir .