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 .

lel-

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x see lenaid.

lelacit

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ind g s.: isund doberar in salann i mbelu ind l.¤ `of the child(?)', Thes. ii 251.16 (Stowe Miss.).

lelap

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see lenab.

lelbán

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x see lenbán.

1 lem

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Forms: Lemchaill, Lemdruim, Lemmag

n o,m. elm-tree: l.¤ cuassach `a hollow elm', Trip. i 84.5 . isind cuass ind lim, 18 . sdiuir do ḟid lim, IT iii 89 § 115 (= Bruchst. i 34 § 80 ) ? = 2 lem, EIS 246 . crand leimh, Lism. L. 2678 (corresponds to tylia, Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae, ed. de Smedt and de Backer 203a3 ). lemh . . . isna cailltib, Auraic. 5514 . cara ceathra (.i. l.¤) . . . .i. dil lasna ceathra in l.¤ ar a blath ┐ ar [a] canach, 5619 . Reckoned among the `athaig feda', Laws iv 146.x , Auraic. 1154 , 4249 . leamh .i. leamhán, O'Cl. As first element in place-names, Lemchaill, Lemdruim, Lemmag, Hog. Onom.

2 lem

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adj o, ā

I

(a) soft, tender; weak, powerless : l.¤ .i. cach maeth, ut dicitur lemlacht .i. lacht maeth, O'C. 110 ( H. 3.18, 71 ). lemlacht .i. lacht tēith .i. lem cach tēith Corm. Y § 802 . ind óg findl.¤ . . . . / Maire ingen Ebraidé, SR 7503. ba leamh do ghreann, Oss. vi 188.x . Mac Mic Craith nár leamh i gcomhrac, E. O'Rahilly 82.166. ? stiúir d’ḟid lim 'a softwood rudder' EIS 160 § 67 (but may belong to 1 lem).

(b) In sexual sense, impotent: fear diairm .i. oc nach dir bean do beith .i. o na bi arm is comadhais do, in fer l.¤ , Laws v 134.2 Comm . fer dibreithe .i. gan cloind do bhreith do .i. ro fitir in fear a beth leamh, O'D. 462 ( H. 3.17, col. 357 ). ? a rand l.¤ sech lecnaib `weichlicher als (fleischige) Backen', Bruchst. i 36 § 84 = IT iii 90 § 119.

(c) foolish, worthless : glór an amláin gan aithne / drong lemh lucht a shaothraigthe, O'Gr. Cat. 556.3 . deighil . . . / gach fer fial is gach ben lemh, 593.3 . ní ghéillim . . . / . . . dod' bhriathra is leamh glór, Oss. iv 122.18 . duine leamh, neoch do thógaibh a theagh air ghaineamh, Matt. vii 26 . ná glac litir leimh iná seóda suirghe, Mac Aingil² 1722 . gurab leamh don tí chruinnigheas toicce . . . an tsaoghail, TSh. 7140 . na daoine leamha, ēccēillidhe, Parrth. Anma² 2918 .

Adv. tre bharr ghrádha go leamh leamh / ní bhíu tar chách dhá gcaoineadh, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 133.17 . biaidh an fear, Fionn, go leamh powerless, Oss. iv 90.z . dá saoileadh an saidhbhir go leamh gurab sealbh dhíleas dó é, TSh. 10061.

II As subst. an leamh 's an críonna, Hackett xxxix 79 .

Compds. With subst. ¤lacht, see lemnacht. ¤liaig worthless physician : an leimhliaigh, Mac Aingil² 4633 (`quack'). With adj. ¤glórach babbling, talking foolishly : ná bíod leamhghlór- ach ag rádh gach neith tig chum a mbéoil, 5483 .

1 lemach

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n o,m. (cf. lemnat) the plant marsh mallow: althea, malva, bismalva .i. tri hanmanna an leamaigh, 23 K 42, 344.13 . l.¤ muighe ┐ sal cuach, O'Gr. Cat. 184.30 . gab leamach ┐ berb é ┐ faisg a uisgi as, Ir. Texts v 10.14 . duillebar lemhaidh, 10 . aipsint ┐ leaman (leg. -ach) do bruith ar uisge, 11.7 . `leamh- ach buídhe marsh mallows, ladies' mantle, lion's foot', P. O'C. See Hog. Luibhl.

2 lemach

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Forms: Lemach

n [ā, f.](? 1 lem) only in n. loc.: Mec Gilli Ḟind . . . / ón Lemaig, Hy Fiachr. 268.y . Lemach f., Hog. Onom.

lemad

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n [u, m.] (2 lem) act of rendering impotent (by means of spells): a fubthad co fesaib .i. a leamad nó pisoga do [dénum dó] `rendering him impotent', O'Dav. 930 . collud mbrethi .i. a lemadh .i. nemdul cuice na imda, Laws i 180.26 Comm . (the gloss refers to the preceding phrase fuba nimda, as in O'Dav.). eolus do lemadh ḟir (folld. by words of spell), H. 3.17, 672 c.

?-lémai

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v pret. sg. 3: Da Chaech . . . / ro meirblémai línib ler / co ndergenai a haided, LL 22457 (leg. meirbélai(?); cf. atrullái, 22453 and muslúi, RC xv 432.2 = Dinds. 41 ).