1 líacht

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n Late abstract based on lía, compar. of il. Usually preceded by proleptic pron. in phrase a l.¤ how many, so many followed by n s. or rel. clause: 'sa liacht rí Éireann dá ḟuil, TD 7.179 . is uime ghairthear Eochaidh Apthach dhe, ar a liacht do-gheibheadh bás i nÉirinn ré n-a linn, Keat. ii 2190 . a liacht duine bocht, Desid. 2542 . a l.¤ secréid, 6792 . a liacht náma ar thí a ngona, LBranach 3779 . a liacht masla, ┐ aindligedh do bheir nech uaidh agá dhenam, O'Hussey TC 169.20 . féch a liacht iongnadh . . . san diamhairun mhórsá, 52.6 . feach a liachd adhbhar agad fá thuirsi do bheith ort, MacAingil 157.10 . a liaghacht fear . . . do thuit leis, Oss. iv 100.16 . Exceptionally with n pl. a liacht neithe beaga, Desid. 4864.

Used absolutely: liacht a ghaolta, is céim a gcoimhreamh `so many are his kinsmen . . . it is hard to tell them', E. O'Rahilly 54.65.

2 líacht

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ind = líachtu: corrigi liacht napstal, Thes. ii 252. 15 (Stowe Missal). liacht apstal `the epistle', 16 . céne canas in liachtso, 253.8 .

1 líachtain

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x see líachtu.

2 líachtain

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n (cf. 2 lía) moisture . Only in glossaries: liachtuin ainm do fhliuchadh, Met. Gl. Ff. 56 . liachtuin .i. fliuchadh, P.O'C.

líachtaire

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n io, m. (2 líacht): Duibindsi, liachtaire Cluana mic Noís ` bell-ringer ', FM ii 824. 14 . See líachtreóir.

líachtóir

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n i, m. (Lat. lector) lector, one having order of lector : epscop. sacart sceo deochain, / subdeochain . . . liachtoir, ZCP v 499 § 2 . secht . . . .l. liachtóir, LL 373b30 . See líachtreóir.

líachtreóir

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n i, m. (Lat. lector with infl. of treoir) lector, cleric who arranges order of services : liachtreoir .i. leghthoir, iarsani legas co toirithnigit a liactaine im caisc ┐ im notlaic, Laws v 22.1 , 5 Comm . lan biathadh tucad do liachtreoir eclaisi, i 198. y Comm . faesam in liachtreora, i 198.z Comm . liac[h]- troir . . . suibdeochain, deochain, O'D. 2192 ( Nero A vii 134a ). liachtreoir uird lais .i. dichor demna, torruma aesa galair, denum cretra tursaite popail do linn, ┐ corugud caich, iar na urd ic techt do laim, O'Don. 920 ( H. 3. 17 col. 655 ). docuír a l.¤ ar a ceand, BB 234b 36 = Ir. Texts iii 6.20 . eirnidther comeneclann doibh risna grada bis isin eclais .i. risin liac- treoir, Ériu xii 8 § 7 n . a liachtroir fa lánmhor rath, 23 E 26, 240 . See also líachtóir.

líachtu

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Forms: líachtain

n n, f. (Lat. lectio). By-form 2 líacht, q.v. Later also líachtain (g s. -ana, -aine).

(a) passage, text, lesson, lection : tectaid in liachtu-sa cid etargnai moralla, PH 4599 . ro-scrib Matha in liachtain nóim-sea, 2984 . ro-scríb M. in liachtu noíb-sea, 4419 . coibnes na liachtan-sa, 4734 . etargna . . . na liachtana-so, 3448 . gebid side da liachtan dec dont soscela, Ériu v 32.4 . go cceilebhraidis náoi liachtana i bhFel S. Clára `they shall serue the feast of S. Clare with nine Lessons', RSClára 74 § 7 . is liachtain leasuighthe ar chiach do charadsa / an sian so leathas, Ó Bruad. iii 222.1 .

In phrases l.¤ apstal, l.¤ soscéli epistle, gospel of mass : liachtu apstal ┐ l.¤ sosceli, LB 251a37 . corice liachtain na n-apstal, 32 . Cf. coibnes na liach[t]aini noib, Rawl. B 512, 74b (Plummer MS. notes).

(b) act of reading; reading : liachtreoir . . . iarsani legas co toirithnigit a liactaine, Laws v 22.5 Comm . liachtain ┐ celebrad `lection' (reading?), Ériu iii 100.

Cf. lechtain.

líacóir

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ind (1 lia): macán Iacoib cosinrath, / bahé in liacoir (of Joseph, ref. obscure), SR 3370.

líad

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x see líid, líud.

1 líag

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x see 1 lía.