líathán

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n [o, m.] (líath) in plant-names, see Hog. Luibhl. and líath compds.

Compd. ¤glas: abrat luimneach líathanghlas (of the sea), IT iii 88.2 .

? líathánach

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x see líath-enech (líath compds.).

líathróit

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Forms: líathrait, líathróite, líathrat, liatrait, liathróit, liathróit, liathróitae, liathritae, líatraiti, líathroti, liathroiti, liathroite, líathróite, liathróiti, liathrotib

n earlier líathrait. i with g s. líathróite, f. (We. llithred, Ped. i 24 ). n s. líathrat, ZCP xv 298 § 11. liatrait, LU 4869. liathróit, KZ xxix 374 (376) . a s. liathróit, LU 4877. g s. liathróitae (liathritae, MS.), BCr. 35d1 . líatraiti, LU 4913. líathroti, 4984 . liathroiti, Laws iii 254.12 Comm . n p. liathroite, Death-tales 4.6 . a p. líathróite, LU 4876. g p. liathróiti, TBC 915. d p. liathrotib, LL 7283.

Ball, sphere : bla liathroit urcur faichi prim cathrach the exemption as regards the ball is in being hurled, Laws iii 252.17 . camana, ┐ liatroiti, ┐ luboca, i 138.32 Comm . focherdat . . . a líathróite uli fairseom ┐ nosgaibseom cech óenliathróit ina ucht, LU 4876 ( TBC² 389 ). eter imarchor liathráite ┐ rith ┐ leim, RC ix 454.18 . gebid a chammán creduma ┐ a liathroit n-argdide, TBC 887 . oc aine liath- roidi, TBC² 428 (= líatraiti, LU). a chorr liathroití lubain, IT iii 69 § 12 . druth dala deredh liathroide forluth, 103 § 194. ar mbuain don líathróid fá lár, O'R. Poems 1157 . ag déanamh cluichi lúibe ┐ liathróide, TSh. 524 . iomáinfidhse thu . . . amhail léthróid, Is. xxii 18 . a mbeit comcruinn mar liathroid, Ir. Astr. Tr. 94.17 .

Freq. of custom of making a ball of the brain of a slain enemy: ba bēs d'Ultaib . . . cach curaid nomarbdais ar galaib ōenḟir nogatta a n-inchind assa cendaib ┐ commesct[h]a āel airthib co ndēnad līathrōite crūade díb, Death-tales 4.6 . gat a inchind ass . . . ┐ cummaisc aél air conderna liathroit de, RC viii 62.18 .

Of severed head as ball: is é so a chenn mar liathróid againne, Comp. Con C. 122.20 . cend and righ o dóid co dóid . . . / cend I Luighdech na liathroid, Ir. Texts ii 13 § 21.

? liball

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ind lan glaici glaslibhall, IT iii 95.6 = glas + + ball?

libar

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x see liber.

libarde

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x see lebarda.

libarn

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x see libern.

libedain

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ind ní fil 'na bethaid i fuss / . . . / béras úait ar l.¤ `to carry our chattels', Met. Dinds. iii 454.48 . ni fil acaind ni beras lind ar l.¤ `that will carry our goods', Dinds. 79 ( RC xv 482 ). Whence libedhain .i. cruidh no clanna, O'Cl. Cf. libern.

libedán

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x see lebedán.

liber

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n [o, m.] (Engl. or Rom. loanword) also perh. libar (lever), club, cudgel . Of weapon of Hercules: ro thogaib in libher lanchalma luirge, St. Ercuil 806 . in l.¤ lanchalma luirgi, 1560 . tuc E. builli don l.¤ iarnaidhi do D., 2339 . dibraigid . . . iat do armaib ┐ do clochaib ┐ libaraib, Aen. 2208.

liberálta

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adj (based on Engl. liberal) liberal, generous : atá Dia libearalta sochroidheach, Trompa na bhF. 2223 . annsna seacht n-ealadhna l.¤ (líobrálta v.l.), Párl. na mB. 640 . duine liobrálta, 1537 .