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clé adj io, iā.lámh chlé . . . (lámh chlí lochtach),
IGT Decl. § 139 .n s. f. lám chlíí, PH 5950 .a s f. clíí, 523 .g s m. in chatha
10 clé , LL 364 .g s f. a lamaclii , Laws v 80.3 Comm. do riged
clí , TBC 46 .na righedhclé , St. Ercuil 352 .láimeclí , IGT
Decl. ex. 1933 .d s m. for clārchlīu , Corp. Gen. 281.12 .d s f.
for laimchlí , Thes. ii 13.31 ( Bcr. 19c3 ).n pl. a llamhacléa ,
CCath. 6140 .d pl. ina lámaibcléi , TFerbe 237 . See Thurn.
15Gr. p. 61 .
I (a) left :clegl. sinister , Ir. Gl. 387 .clēa clypeo(,clepio
MS.), Corm. Y 225 .claea clepio , O'Mulc. 215 .maraid slicht
inna bachla in a leith clíu, Lat. Lives 52.8 .cepp ina láim
chlí . . . bíail ina láim deis, LU 9190 ( FB 91 ).dofil in carpat
20. . . ┐ dorala clār clē frind(an insult or challenge), TBC² 1192
( LU 5668 ).tossoísom iarom clár c. ¤ a carpait fri hEmain, LU
5194 (TBC).ardaslig tar fonnad c. ¤ / cotagoin in ríastarthe,
4574 (TBC).tuc-sam a glun c. ¤ rissin carpat, Acall. 6940 .
colg dét iarna chossliasait chlí, TBC 5288 .tuc a ulli ch. ¤ fáe
25i Taltin(implication not clear), 4641 .tonindnaig ind ammait
leithi in chon dó assa laim chlí(to bring misfortune upon
him), LL 13890 .dul ar an dtaoibh gc. ¤ `to be condemned on
the Day of Judgment
', Dánfhocail 48 .docomhlat as . . .
laimh clí frisan loch, Hugh Roe² 64.9 (láimh clé, 60.29 ).
30 beannacht na láimhe clí do M., TSh. 9909 (regarded as less
efficacious thanbeannacht na láimhe deise, 9908 ).ar an
láimh ndeis ná ar a' láimh cclí, Párl. na mB. 2041 .
(b)Fig. malign,inauspicious,ill-omened,sinister;bad,
perverse: c. ¤ .i. cláon, O'Cl. da ainm don chlaoine colaigh /
35`ciol' is `cle', Met. Gl. 28 § 41 .a ḟlaith Cermna can ni c. ¤
`without partiality', LL 23250 ( CRR 54 ).aided ind Ḟind chétna
ch. ¤ / la Sétna perverse(?), LL 14931 .luid uadib cen chísal
c. ¤ / co tísad afrithise`without wrongful offence(?)', Met.
Dinds. ii 28.39 .robo c. ¤ mana in marc-ṡluag`that array of
40steeds was an evil omen
', iv 128.68 . Hence:c. ¤ .i. olc. c. ¤
mhana .i. olc, urchóid no adgall, O'Cl. (who seems to regard
it as a compd butmana: braga).Cf. cle is mana fort a
Chithruadh, BLism. 1731b17 .beith 'ga cāi robad clē dam,
/ ō do bī toil Dē 'na dul I should do wrong to mourn him,
45 ZCP vii 303 § 6 .cathugud ceilgi as clē dūind / ┐ mē fa
meirgi in Rīg, Arch. iii 237 § 30 (`dangerous', Aithd. D. 62 ).
iarsin curp cle-su`after this wayward body', Ériu xix 12 § 6 .
do chath-cliu na Conallach, MR 188.8 .fa taom c. ¤ anadh
re hágh`a perilous act', Celtica ii 169 § 48 .acsin [saer]chlanna
50Dairi / ní comhairemh c. ¤ no wrong estimation(?), Misc. Celt.
Soc. 32.9 .sén Dé duit is dúin-ne / ní c. ¤ duit ar nduain-ne
not inauspicious(inaugural ode to chief), Caithr. Thoirdh.
31.22 .don phubal is c. ¤ do chosc / an té thugadh dá tegusc,
IGT Decl. ex. 737 .gidh c. ¤ an chúis laghaidh tho' the case
55for pardon is unfortunate
, 20 .an chuideachta ch. ¤ `evil com-
panions
', Aithd. D. 52.9 .gér thréan do ba taom c. ¤ an ill-
starred effort
, 17.33 .an chraobh nachar ch. ¤ mbreath`the
straight-judging hero
', 30 .go fail blodh dib co soirb
imcubaid da dainib maithi ┐ blodh co doirb cle . . . da droch-
60dainib inauspicious, Ir. Astr. Tr. 70.14 .modha claona an
chreidimh ch. ¤ , Keat. Poems 1266 .measuim gur c. ¤ an ceart
d'áoneach . . ., Párl. na mB. 3683 .
Freq. in chevilles:tuitset na cróeba, nár ch. ¤ , Met. Dinds.
iii 148.7 .Tea, nar ch. ¤ / ben Erimóin`never unjust', i 4.31 .
65 Cf. Fen. 54.1 .seólsat curchán, créd nad c. ¤ `of flawless metal',
Met. Dinds. ii 30.65 .nī clē, RC xxxvii 347 § 39 .clu nad ch. ¤ ,
xx 44.5 (ACC Comm.).nochar chaingen c. ¤ , Mart. Don. 162.11 .
ní hiúl c. ¤ `'tis no erroneous report', Sc. G. St. iv 144 § 29 .
IIAssubst. (a) left side,left hand :a c. ¤ ra Berna M. . . .
70a ndes ri Slíab nÉ., MU² 262 .ro impa in t-ech a ch. ¤ friss, LL
13814 .cf. 13818 .co tuc a c[h]. re Coill Ruaidh, ML² 2066 .
na findad do ch. ¤ a n-a díngne do deis, PH 6081 .
for (ar) clíu on theleft side :claideb . . . bar a chlíu, TBC
2737 .beir mo scíath . . . / . . . / co rraib ar cliu Chormaic
75Cais, LL 18383 .craeba cailce for a clīu(of a shield), ZCP
viii 227 § 1 .sciath mor . . . ar cli cach oen ḟir, Cog. 74.17 .
by the leftside, to theleft expressed by dat. without prec.
prep.:nī rubai neach diib clīu do Āth Firdiad, TBC² 3429 ;
but more frequently bydo chlíu:atconnairc M. . . . foscud
80salach dorcha dia chlíí, Lat. Lives 93.9 .Medb . . . do chlí
Ailella, LL 7871 (TBC).suidid airdrī Ailig / dia c[h]liu, ZCP
viii 108.5 .Brigit form deis . . . / Colum do chlíu, LL 4817 .
latrand dia deis .i. D. . . . ┐ latrand dia clíí .i. G., PH 3326 .
dorat sé bualadh . . . forra dia dheis ┐ dia clí, St. Ercuil 475 .
85 cláona as an slíghe dár ndeis nó dár cclí, Párl. na mB. 4061 .
Somet. also by forclíu:forud a rig for deis ri[g] Carmun:
forud ri[g] Hua Failge fora clíu, Dinds. 18 .leoghan fora
dheis ┐ alaile fora clí, St. Ercuil 400 .Cf.also:do Ṡean-ghoill
fein ar clé ag cruadh-ghol`on the lefti.e.neglected', Keat.
Poems 1383 .
5(b)Fig. ill-luck :ort do ch. ¤ ┐ do chol dúabhais(an impreca-
tion), RC xxix 116 § 11 . 146 § 70 .Cf. 132 § 45 .fuair sé a
dhódh ar c. ¤ his trouble went for nothing(?), Measgra D. 8.27 .
Compds. With noun.siol gCárthaich nach ndeárnaidh
clé-beart evil deed , Hard. ii 334.1 .ic tabairt a bossi deis[e]
10fria gin fodén, ┐ a chléboss fria gin Cathail left palm of the
hand
, Aisl. MC 103.15 .ar cle-corpaib na curadh on the left
sides
, CCath. 5450 .a deiscin tar clegualainn [oc toidecht
uaithi](one of the gesa of Tailtiu), Dinds. 99 .don ḟir cuil
dobo cléguin`an unjust wound', Ériu iv 112 § 2 .gabais a
15chúach na chleláim, LL 4573 .go bhfuil clélámh an chéle
nemhdha fá bhar ccenn, RSClára f. 51a .ar folāiremh aingil
na clēláimhe`the devil', Fl. Earls 50.15 .dīrgit a gcūrsa
clēlāimh re Tīr C. on the right of, 8.y .clēlāmh re fairrgi,
108.10 .na cáde cen cléréim`evil course', Gorm. May 24 .
20 Nov. 24 .
With adj. ?recoecha uile comtar tuath coecha (.i. láncacha
no clécacha blind in the left eye), Thurn. Zu Ir. Hdschr. ii
15.18 .

clécach xseeclécompds.

25 ? clecaire: n ima rith gadaidhe / im cleacaire a brataire, IT
iii 102 § 186 ( BB 295b19 ).

? -clechlat: v fer dia c. ¤ (docechlad,diacechladh,v.ll.)a da nind
ni roisur fris, ZCP viii 565.7 (rhet.).

1 clecht (?cf. clichid. See Ped. i 362 , ii 493 . Perh.subst.
30use of oldpart.) custom,wont :ri ro delb datha na ṅgaeth
/ . . . / iar clechtaib rith roratha, SR 55 (rithim ratha, facs. ?).
sibal is c. ¤ le cach mbard / a lecht a n-inad irard`it is the
wont of every bard to visit their graves
', Met. Dinds. iii 416.39 .
a n-ionad fleadh ┐ feusda / do fuaras féin mar chleachtaibh /
35trosgadh, Oss. iii 236.22 .nír chleacht dó uaingheas d'fha-
gháil, Magauran 500 .an oiread sin do cheirtchleachta
gnáthuasal na nĒirionnach . . . do chongmháil, Párl. na mB.
136 .do cruthaigh [Dia] . . . / in bith cē . . . / do dealph gan
chairde is cleacht doilghe / fairge um gach oirir ann, ZCP
40 xiii 14.10 (cheville?). ?g pl.as attrib. customary,wonted :
Ri dosrat iar ṅglessaib c. ¤ / iar mbessaib cen tarimthecht,
SR 93 . In cheville:monar c. ¤ , 3923 .
c. ¤ (cléas,v.l.) .i. clisiudh [ut est] conclechtaither é ina
brú" i.e.playing,ut est`he leaps in her womb'", O'Dav. 398
45`? =clecht wont,habit (the common idea being practice)',
Plummer MS. notes).
Compds. With nouns.fri hinnarba n-echtrann n-úag /
línib a clechtchlann comlúad, SR 7102 .flaith gan clecht-
gainne, gan crādh habitual parsimony, ZCP x 53.29 . With
50adj.brechtrad cech datha fo li / clechtmaith dosrigni in
t-ardri with customary goodness, SR 7286 .cuirm choir
clechtmasa choindmídh with customary excellence, BB 37b4 .

2 clecht n(Lat.plecto) braid,plait :ar drolaib ┐ ar clechtaib ┐ ar
claidínib in fuilt sin, RC xxii 199.1 ( BDD 97 ).tria cleactaibh
55camchasa a chinn, TBC St. 4556 .a bhfialas re céibh na
gcleacht / na seacht Néill fhiaras a fholt`wavy-haired hero',
Aithd. D. 17.35 .re cleachtaibh cama ciabh, Magauran 962 .
Compd. With adj.ar do chéibh chleachtsholais bright-
braided , Dánta Gr. 13.5 .

60 1 clechtach adj o, ā(1 clecht) practised(in),experienced;customary:
a meic Ciss clechtaig, SR 6017 .F. . . . / comsid cathch. ¤
comluind, LL 15899 .robsam cleachtach cluanuidhe, Oss.
iv 280.z .

2 clechtach adj o, ā(2 clecht) epithetusu. ofhair,wavy,braided,
65 plaited(?): L. . . . / barr-chass c. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 74.94 ( LL
20044 ).folt buide búanch. `ever curling', MU² 762 .ceann
an fhuilt chleachtaicc, Caithr. CC 21.18 .gach clann chleach-
tach / id bharr leabthach ag leabhroghadh, DDána 114.5 .
ós chionn na gciabh gcleachtach gclaon, Magauran 978 . Of
70a tunic perh. pleated :inar fandch. ¤ forórda, LL 24885 .Cf.
also:le taoibh gach bhile bhuinnchleachtaigh with grooved
trunk
(?), Aithd. D. 4.10 (`crooked-trunked').

1 clechtad o,m.Note also:g s. cleachtuighthe, TSh. 7447 .
vn.ofclechtaid. (a)act ofputtingintopractice :ar cruas a
75cath re clechtadh / ar tairthaighe a toirbertad, BB 62a35 .
noch theid uile a dtruáilleagh ré na gcleachdadh`the using',
Col. ii 22 .ní háil linn so do chlechtadh, RSClára 180.37 .
an tan bhlasaid í (sc.mil na mailíse) ┐ léigid óna cleachtadh
fá chúláiribh a gcoguais í by dint of practising it, TSh. 7442 .
80 guth na ndrúagh, ag cleachtadh a ndraoidheachta go glic,
Ps. lviii 5 .do chleachtadh, no do chur a ngníomh, Donl.
462.1 .
(b)state of beingaccustomedto;usual practice :na tuictis
daeini aili acht mad misi re sirch. ¤ , TTebe 2107 .le cleachtadh
85deacrachta dhe through being accustomed to hardship, Ir.
Syll. Poetry 44 § 16 .ní hurusa dh'éis a chleachtaidh / a
gcéin uaidh go n-anfadh fear, O'Hara 2859 .go bhfásann
cleachtadh o na droichmhianaibh an tan nach gcuirthear
srian leo, Donl. xix 28 .suan corrach is cleachtadh dhuid,
Aithd. D. 8.37 .ní tráth dá chur as a chleachdadh / cur ráth
5ní cleachdar do chosg, IGT Decl. ex. 795 .d'fhoghoil a
gcleachtadh do chuir`he practised warring', O'Hara 2587 .
mar leantar lorg an chleachtadh, Content. xviii 44 .dá chor
féin i n-oireamhain do chleachtadh na gcomharsan conforming
to the customs of
, TSh. 9373 .is olc an cleachtadh a bheith
10tugtha do mhionnaibh móra, Donl. 74.16 .