1 ler

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n o,later attested as m. Later also with g s. lera, TTebe 307 . BNnÉ 73 § 130 . sea, ocean : `lear', `aibhéis', `bochna' . . . anmanna gach árdmhara, Met. Gl. 12 § 15 . l.¤ .i. in t-oician .i. muir mor. Ceobath .i. muir beg, . . . ut est ar is lethe l.¤ ceobath corbaid, O'Dav. 1151 . lear .i. muir, O'Cl. fo thonnaib lir lethain, Fél. Nov. 23 . tar fairgi lir longaig, Aug. 14 . ganim lir fo longaib, Trip.² 2570 . tri fothucht fomórach / . . . / rodo-l.¤ lond-láthrustar, BDD² 907 ( LU 7274 , rhet.) (`the raging sea has placed(?) them', BDD2 note). im dingbail tascuir lir, Laws i 122.15 . nem gelmar . . . / l.¤ tondban, IT iii 43 § 54 . isin liur fri toeb Alban, Thr. Hom. 122.x . os lir lendbras, Anecd. i 61 § 99 (1CM). īar ndul immach for linn lir the sea-pool, ZCP xiii 4 § 9. isin tír moaniada l.¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 120.7 . is lān l.¤, is lomnān muir, Otia ii 82 § 7 . mo l.¤ cona lántorad `my sea with its full harvest', BR² 154.4 . ní ham sgiobtha loingse ar lear, Dán Dé xxxi 30 . fear gabhála ar lear a sea-farer, Judges xix 17 . co l.¤ as far as the sea(?) (cf. co muir, Éigse x 183 § 7 ): ba rí Loegaire co l.¤ , LL 7160 . síth co l.¤ (: fer), 7209 ( Hail Brigit 16 ). Fig. ar lear luath-thonnach na locht, TSh. 736. ? cethri srotha déc éicsi . . . .i. . . . teinm laeda ┐ l.¤ forcetail, LL 3899. (cryptic) loiscir (MS. loircis) no liber .i. ler Goid. 77 § 147 (Dúil Laithne) , ZCP xlix-l 612 .

In verse gen. very frequently precedes the noun on which it depends, esp. in chevilles: cota lir lerggae īath nĒremōin, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 10 § 3 (.i. co immel mara, 11.6 ). balc lés lir dar doe `over the sea's rampart', Fél. March 22 . lir úas trilis `over the sea's hair', 15 . osnad Lagen lir co tuaig, Rawl. 84b 23 (cf. LL 7440 ).

tar l.¤ beyond the sea, (from) across the sea: degdrong Nōe, nia dar l.¤ , Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 55 § 32 (nīthach l.¤ , 31 § 51 ). Torannan (.i. fil ind Albain) . . . / tar l.¤ lethan longach, Fél. June 12 . fer co n-ilur gním dar l.¤ , LU 3645 ( SC 31 ). can ethar . . . cingid tar cech l.¤ , Ériu iii 14 § 5 . risit each- raidhi ┐ carpuid / slighi foü fuaim dar lear / a barca 'sa churaig croma / dreisfidid tonna dar lear, Anecd. ii 8.7 - 8 ( Airne F. 249 ). rugadh go Lunnainn tar lear, TD 36.4 . eistigh riomsa a oiléana, ┐ cluinidh a dhaoine tar lear `ye people from far', Is. xlix 1. Cf. ind ingen sin do thonnaib dar leraib lánmóraib, LU 3909 ( SC 42 ). water(?): Birra .i. focraib dó l.¤ .i. for brú uisci ata a chell, Fél. 248. 29 gl. Brénainn Biroir (Birra, Birrae, v.ll.).

In phr. tar cach l.¤ in spite of every obstacle(?): ránic coa euol fén an fer / tar gach l.¤ , Im. Brain i 41 § 63 . cruaidh romlensat tar gach lear, Cog. 62.19 . léim tar gach lear, Ériu iv 180 § 34 . ar toidecht dib uar (leg. tar) cech l.¤ , MR 48.3 .

As the name of Manannán's father: Manandān mac Lir . . . is hē lūamaire is dech robūi a n-īarthur domuin . . . . Inde Scoti . . . eum deum uocauerunt maris . . . ┐ adeirdis corba mac don muir hē .i. mac lir, Corm. Y 896. Cf. Cóir Anm. 156 , and see Vendryes, ÉC vi 239 , 249 .

Compds.

(i) With nouns. ? ¤gus: Fergus . . . / dár[b]a lán cech lerghus lór `every great mighty sea', Fianaig. 44 § 10 (? compd. of 2 ler). ¤long: saer l. ┐ baircc, Laws v 104.1 . ¤mag: tor óir úas cech lermaig ` sea-plain ', Fél. Dec. 12. ¤muir: rosbaidh uile an l. ` sea-surge ', Leb. Gab. 90.15 ( LL 823 ). isin leirmhuir `on the open sea', Caithr. CC 34.21 .

(ii) With adj. derived from noun. ¤thonnach? tonach .i. nighi, ut est ferr co tora liagh ler tonnaigh `having sea-waves', O'Dav. 1583 (. . . co taire liaigh lerthonnaig, v.l.).

2 ler

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n o,n. n s. ler ṁbúadae, Fél. Oct. 30 . ler n-ernmas, SR 5634 (both chevilles). Later m. Prob. same word as 1 ler. great number, multitude, abundance : `lear' iomad, Met. Gl. 13 § 21 . mac Ligmuine co leraib `leaders of hosts', Met. Dinds. ii 46.15 . fichi macc, mor in l.¤ , MacCarthy 26.7 . i lLiathdruim na l.¤ (a poetic name for Tara), Ériu iv 136.21 . bec dā lir in līn-sa, Gorm. 250. Ep. 6 . do sáidhedh l.¤ d'fhaebruib inn, Ir. Texts ii 14 § 28 . l.¤ sluaigh, Grail 4017 . lear easpog, Keat. iii 291 . lear ainiomarcach daoine, Trompa na bhF. 8259 . ? sais lulgaig lanmesaib / ar ler. Laíde láne, IT iii 50 § 93 (LL). Common in chevilles: for óenlíth, l.¤ slúagdae, / Éndae airdirc Árne, Fél. March 21 .i. imad sluag imailli friu, Fél.² lix 21 . conrecat dib línib / for óenlíth l.¤ slúagach, Fél. June 14 . l.¤ suthain, May 14 (leir, v.l.) (Stokes translates `sea' in all these exx.). cretem in Trinóit . . . / fail baí bias fri cach l.¤ , LL 2306.

Attrib. g s. numerous, multitudinous, plenteous, well- attended (see Bergin, Ériu xiv 140 ). Loṅgbaird luind lir, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 55 § 30 . an láech lir, Met. Dinds. iv 256.5 . sonus lomma is lenna lir `plenteous ale', BColm. 50.28 . forbertais a chlann iar tain / comtis leir fíadgenemain till they were as numerous as the offspring of wild animals, SR 2808. Used esp. of the Laigin: la Meidb Leithdeirg Laigen lir, Fing. R. 669 . for maigh Laigin lir, IT iii 22.3 . Eochu . . . / de Lagnib lir, Met. Dinds. ii 36.14 . Cf. maidm re ríg Laigen na l.¤ , Acall. 4518.

Predic. gen. common in text of Laws and in Mittelirische Verslehren ( IT iii 5ff .) in interrog. phr. cis lir? how many? (in Laws regularly glossed: cia ler no cia lin): in t-imcomairs- nech ilair imorro, ataid tri fogla fair .i. cislir, ┐ cisne, ┐ caidead `the plural interrogative has three divisions', Laws v 4.31 Comm . cis lir rosuidiged crolige la fene? .i. cia l.¤ no cia lin dia rosuidiged lige cro? `what number . . . have been fixed?' BCrólige 1 . cair cis lir chuir dochuisin? how many kinds of contracts are there? Laws iii 4.5 . ces. Cis lir corannat cro ┐ dibad? iv 258.7 . cis lir baird docuissin? IT iii 5 § 1.

Perh. in phrase tar l.¤ in addition (?): torc Cinn Fheabhrat torc Fuire / . . . / torc a Sleibh Cuillinn tar lear, Duan. Finn i p. 40.x (`over sea'). deich ccéd muc is deich gcēd agh / isin seachtmain-sin tar lear, ii 192 § 28 .

Compds. (i) With nouns ¤blad: Ri nime / . . . / rim lear- bladh / a labhradh a reciting of manifold renown, IT iii 21 § 61 . ¤gal: de sin dorochair Fergal / dia cumaid, linib l. `with his numberless feats of valour', Met. Dinds. iv 328.42 . ¤ól (see 1 and 2 ól): treb Leui lerol cen greis, SR 4443 (: medōn). ? ¤thol: canait . . . / linib l. uas cech raind, 611 (prob.: dermór).

(ii) With adj. ¤mór populous: acht Noe a ochtur fo brón/ 'na hethur luchtmar l., SR 2722.

lér-

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x see léir.

leracal

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ind = aracal: dodechatar na scail remraiti isin leracal, RC xxxii 134.25 (B. na f.).

lerda

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adj io, iā (1 or 2 ler) numerous, multitudinous, manifold(?); of the sea(?) (most freq. used of the Laigin, cf. 2 ler): iii. meic ríg Lagen l.¤ , LU 2865 . ar criochaibh Laighen l.¤ , BNnÉ 137 vi 2 (`seagirt'). line luchorpan l.¤ , Rawl. 76a44 (= LL 17480 ). is glē l.¤ ruc ōn tur / bērla n-ēberda a ōenur, Rawl. 77a40 (= -lerrdha, BB 8b54 ). cethracha do Lug ba lomda (of the length of a reign), ZCP xiii 363.3 (learrda, v.l.). in longportach l.¤ (of Cú Roí), iii 38 § 4 . a righ Line is lerdha nimh, MR 214.3 . long l.¤ for fuair fáilte (fig. of Molling), TFrag. 84.5 . ? fichi glac losa learrda `from the sea-shore', BR² 1273 (or `plentiful handfuls', note).

lerdacht

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n [ā, f.](lerda) numerousness, multitude : re leardacht a laechraide, MR 184.1 . re leardacht a lebarsciath, 190.z . gach l.¤ ┐ cach línmhairecht do bhedís, 308.12 . la l.¤ ┐ la líonmaire na sochaidhe `so numerous and vast was . . .', FM vi 2130.z . dá leardhacht dá mbiaidh [siad], Dhá Sgéal Art. 1564.

lerdaid

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n (lerda): ind l.¤ gl. totiesque, Ml. 71b16 .

lére

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x see léire.

lerg

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Forms: lerga

n ā, f. IGT Decl. § 39 (91.11) . Also lerga f., § 4 (with dental infl.), and n,f. sloping expanse, stretch (of ground, etc.).

(a) hillside : l.¤ .i. cach n-eislind, O'Mulc. 793 . a almai . . . / im Charmill do cach oenleirg, SR 6298 . cen lubai lergg, . . . / cen selgc slebi, 7019 . is me dorigni in seilgc séig / forsin chétna leirg don tsléib, 2870 . i lleirc eter lectaibh cūan, Fianaig. 12 § 23 . lecht Luaine seo forsin leirg, RC xxiv 282 § 25 . uisce lerga līgmaise, Ériu ii 56 § 8 . for lergaib in tṡléibe, RC xiii 92 § 117 . ó rolín topor tuile / lergga lána Líathmuine `the brimming levels', Met. Dinds. iv 68.142 . ós leirg in maige, 124.16 . druim ndrech-ṡlemon na ndath- bord, / cuing leth-remor 'na leth-leirg, ii 46.10 . na ḟuaitged . . . / . . . in seisrig iar lō din leirg, Fing. R. 645 . ēta duit cēd ferb re h-as / ar in leirg, ML² 1998 . la forum n-ēn ic gach lercc, ZCP viii 120.18 . for lergaibh lebra lainreidhe in maigi, CCath. 4921 . lassar rígthigi di leirgg, CRR 28. Cf. 29 . roth fri learga (prov. of a difficult undertaking), CRR² 34. Of the slope of a hill lighted by last rays of the sun: fescur is faide tar leirg, Acall. 2867. Cf. sgur leirge dá luisne, DDána 88.18 . íar línad l.¤ ┐ ghlenn an tsaegail, RC xxviii 312 § 8 . eiter mhagh is mhóin is leirg, Buile S. 128.17 . lerga ciabdhorcha a coilltedh, O'Gr. Cat. 459.6. dá fheirg re a fhine / ar an leirg bhus lia duine (at the Judgment), DDána 24.8 . go rug léim ar leirg Ifrinn, PBocht 3.19 . cécht ag (a, v.l.) lenmuin do leirg thúair, IGT Decl. ex. 511 . ina lergaibh loma gan ioth gan fheór, FM v 1678.x . Fig. of the world: an leargso, a fhlaith na cruinne, / ler rann tú síol síorruidhe, Aithd.D. 50.31 . agá ttograim i nacchaidh na leargan airde, FM v 1672.5 .

(b) battle-field: Labraid lúam na lerge, IT iii 40 § 35 ( Bruchst. i 5 § 2 ). lamair lergga was intrepid in battle, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 18 § 1 . beti fáenscéith hi lergaib, LU 6613 . silis lergga, . . . / dercfid rói, Im. Brain 55 . do láim Indich, lúaded leirg `who traversed the battle-field', Met. Dinds. iii 84.2 . Cf. i 6.22 . tucus scíath ba Dáire deirg / assin leirg, iii 122.30 . maidhm san leirg ar Lochlannchaibh, DDána 85.25 . ar son ghairthe gráin leargan, 101.6 .

(c) Various applications. Shore of sea or lake, river-bank: cota lir lerggae īath nĒremōin, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 10 § 3 (.i. co himel mara, 11.13 ). ás (= ós) leirg Locha Lind Formait, TBC 4115 . learga Loich Éirne, Buile S. 92.14 . air leargaidh (?-aibh) Locha Séarchaidh, AU iii 598.8 . ar léirg chúain, Rel. Celt. ii 286.26 . croinn ḟinnleargan an Ḟorghais, TD 3.3 .

(d) In the sense of surface, level in various applications. Of the sea: do baide muir . . . fo lergaib lana, Laws iv 378.17 Comm . In a description of a building: gach learg dhlúthta, DDána 119.34 . gan leathtrom learg, 18 . Of parts of the body: ? scíath as (= ós) leirg láin, TBC 4049 (`über dem vollen Rücken') a théig libair fo leirg a droma, Aisl. MC 25.16 (cf. stúag-lerg s.v. stúag). a sgíath ar leirg a droma, Celt. Rev. iv 18.2 . learg thais a thaoibh míndeal- bhaigh `the soft slope of his smooth comely side', Studies 1921, 418 § 8 . cíche . . . / ós leirg áluinn, TD 40.6 . learga . . . a gruadh ngeal, 1.4 . clár finnleargan do ghruadh ngeal, Aithd. D. 41.18 . clár findlergadh a aighthi, IGT Decl. ex. 235 . sgoltadh learg mbán a dá bhonn (of the crucified Lord), Aithd. D. 78.24 . Of a shield: for leirg droma in sceith, CCath. 4730.

(e) In adv. phrases. (i) ar leirg under colour of, for the ostensible purpose of, by way of: do chuaidh ar eachtra ar leirg oilithre is aithrighe, Keat. iii 4594 . ar leirg síoth- chána (= quasi sub pacis intuitu), 2901 . an cheud drong . . . do bhíodh ar leirg (lorg, v.l.) uaisle ┐ ceannais féadhna, i 214.22 (`in the rank of nobility').

(ii) leirg do leirg: in loch so in Loch daim deirg / fris tangamar leirg do leirg from slope to slope(?), Acall. 2922. annamh le coill Droma Deirg / faoídh cluig innti leirg do leirg, Duan. Finn ii 178 § 5.

? Lochlainn as l.¤ a sechnad / da bfaghta fer finnchechnad `there is a way to have done with L.: that is, could there be found a man to outdo him', Caithr. Thoirdh. 60.13 .

(f) In nn. loc. see Hog. Onom. and pl. icon Ḟert i lLerggaib, LL 9566 (cf. LU 6277 ). on Lergain, ALC ii 434.3 .

Compds.

(i) With nouns. ¤brúach: griobh do learg- bhruach Luimnigh, 23 G 24, 338.6 . ¤eisce (see eisce): leirg- eisce .i. eisce do cur uime for leirg, O'C. 456 ( H. 3.18, 243a ). ¤gort: clúimh na learggort naoidhe, DDána 106.21 . ¤lúam pilot of the battle-field : Conchend . . . / lerg-luam Lugdach, Met. Dinds. ii 80.7 ( LL 21496 ).

(ii) With adjj. ¤glas: do Chlár leargglas Laoghaire, DDána 121.26 . ¤lór: en do dergor for cach crois / os chind lerglor nach anfois, SR 366 . ōs Laignechaib Liphi lerglōir, RC xxxvi 262 § 4 ( Rawl. 85b7 ; lergmóir, LL).

lergach

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ind (lerg): dond leo lerggach, SR 3279 (: fergach). go h-úir iathbháin leargach Laighean, GJ iv 17b16 (Stair É. Uí Ch.).

lergaige

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n [, f.] (lergach): teist Chathail . . . / rí Lagen cu lergaigi, LL 19181.