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1 lenn n ā,f. g s. cechabreclenni , LU 3709 ( SC 33 ) (but note
d s. lend, Corm. Y 329. llenn, K. and H. 10. Leg. leinn?).
cloak,mantle (worn by both sexes); freq. in descriptions of
warriors:l. ¤ no brat formthagl.sagana, Sg. 51b9 .lend .i.
75lee-find . . . .i. ainm do brut find, Corm. Y 837 .cumtuch .i.
cum thoga bīs .i. co lend, 329 .tri bruit [┐] di le[i]nd(sic leg.?),
CS 280.23 .nocha lenadh a snaithedh donahib lennaib, o
bentar dib iad, Laws iv 384.30 Comm .fil leind ndeirg ndrol-
aig immi, LU 4553 ( TBC² 61 ).a lleind chorcra coicdiabail,
80 LU 3675 ( SC 33 ).téora lenna brecderga impu, LU 7305 ( BDD²
939 ).do chungid leinne glaisse i.e.a covering of clay(?), Met.
Dinds. iv 330.4 .lend na daim a diablad`a mantle that endures
not folding
' (fig. of the shield Dubgilla), 9 .in choīcat ingen
. . . ina lennaib corcraib, Fing. R. 550 .corcair im cech cumail
85/ mughaidh isna leandaibh(signs of evil times), 23 L 34,
206.23 .sagoque millenio .i. lend buide, PH 7027.
Poetically of thecoveringofbirds,animals,plants:
ben a ll. ¤ co lon-dath, K. and H. 10 .brat brain, l. ¤ luin, H.
3.18,17 marg. sup. ro líathadh do l. ¤ (to a deer), Buile S.
78.x .a raithnech . . . / ro rúadhadh do l. ¤ , 80.22 .
5In nn. pr. (alliterating):D. is L. ¤ na lend, Fél. 68.14 .Lug
na lend, Stokes Festschr. 8.10 ( LL 207b26 ).C. is L. ¤ na
leand, FM i 140.1 .
Compds. (a) With substt. ¤ brat=lenn(usu. in allitera-
ting context):re hanaicentacht leis na lendbrat ligda` shirts ',
10 MR 180.13 .tugadh lendbratt alaind tar an rígh coverlet ,
Ériu iii 158.2 .trí chaecait cét lennbhrat Life, SG 362.13 .
¤ ḟúan:lendān . . .quasilend-fūan .i. brat ┐ lēine uimpe,
Corm. Y 830 . ¤ marccach:gúalu lennmarccaig Liss Breg,
Ériu iv 96 § 17 (:gelmaccaib).
15(b) With adjj. ¤ bras:lighdach lendbras tonach dendmas ro
bai immi, Anecd. i 62 § 107 . ¤ chaín:Liamoin Lendcáin
` Fair-robe ', Dinds. 22. ? ¤ chorcra:brat-lomann lean-chorcra,
CRR² 16 . ¤ dub: ?don loingis leanndubh laighidh, BB 33a53
(=lengduib, LL 1207 ). ¤ glan:dār ob an luchair lendglain /
20ingin Milcon mōirmenmnaig, RC xxxvii 351 § 10 .na laeich a
Luachair lendglain, TBC 521 .a scor saor lennghlan`gay-
caparisoned
', O'Gr. Cat. 474.18 . ¤ gorm:an dá lámhuinn . . .
leannghorma, ITS xxiv 102.2 . ? ¤ már:Laighsech Lennmhar
mac C., ZCP xiii 169.35 .do shliocht Laoíghsigh Leandmhóir,
25 FM v 1838.x . ¤ mas:étaige lígda lendmassa, TBC 5684
(leannmaisecha,lánmaiseacha,v.ll.). ?do C. co med leann-
mais`of the beauteous tunic', MR 60.8 .

? 2 lenn: ind cethracha ar chet lathi l. ¤ , / dia mbai (sc.Noe) fo
thonnaib dílenn, SR 2543.

30 3 lenn xseelinn.

4 lenn xseela.

1 lennach adj o, ā(1 lenn):domna rīg Lifi lennaig possessing
many mantles
(?), Bruchst. i 48 § 106 ( FMan.868 ).caintestus
a lāechradh laind[e]ach lendach, Arch. iii 294 § 5.

35 2 lennach adj o, ā(cf. lennán,lennat) beloved: mēt grādha a meic
lennaig lē, ZCP vi 269 § 14.

3 lennach: ind na .v. seoit lana no lendeaca, gloss on:cuic lunnu
set, BCrólige 20 n. 6 and p. 61 f. Seelainnech.

lennaide adj io, iā(2 linn):cuis lennuidhi`humoral cause' (of a
40fever), Rosa Ang. 48.16 .adbur lennaidhi, 52.7 .

lennán n o,m.(cf. 2 lennach,lennat).lionnán(g pl.:diombádh),
TD 36.9 . Perh.fem.inflexion inn p. a thrí leannána . . . síthe,
ML 90.11 .leannán m., IGT Decl. § 35. lendān, Corm. Y 830.
(a) lover,sweetheart,beloved (usu. and perhaps originally
45only of men):a l. ¤ ban ┐ ingen, LU 8146 ( FB 11 ).at banlendan
┐ at menmarc fer ndomain uli, LU 8237 ( FB 18 ).Fer Loga mo
lennān-sa, Sc. M² 20 .mo l. ¤ . . . ┐ mo roga tochmairc, TBC 4560.
ic torrachtain lennain ┐ mnā serce, RC xiii 222.38 .menmarc
a n-ingen ┐ l. ¤ a n-ócban uli, Fing. R. 6 .ingen cen lendán,
50 Ériu iv 124.14 .nirbh aithnigh . . . Art gur ba lendan dí é
A. did not know she loved him, iii 152.16 .lennan dam thusa,
Acall. 6368 .leannán suirge na Fodhla(of Diarmaid ó
Duibhne), Duan. Finn ii 390 § 72.
Princes freq. referred to as l. ¤ of their territory or dwelling-
55place:l. ¤ Chonnacht, SG 65.1 .Níall l. ¤ Line, Ériu iv 108 §
68a .a leannáin leasa Luirc, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 281.57 .céile
Feoire . . . / leannán Sionna, Keat. Poems 912. In follg. the
place is the l. ¤ of the prince:leannán na ríogh, Ráth Uisnigh,
TD 1.4 .leannán dreachnár díleann / do Shíol Éibhir(addres-
60sed to the stronghold Cathair Dhúin Iasc), Keat. Poems
1525 .a leannáin Airt Éinfhir(to Ireland), DDána 97.8 .
l. ¤ (síde) fairy lover: lennán sídh[e] do bói ac Find, Acall.
2400 .do bī l. ¤ lān-c[h]umachtach ag Eōgan . . . .i. Ēdaīn
Innsi Greagraidhe, ML² 393 .na deamhain aerdha do bhíodh
65'na leannánaibh sídhe aca re linn a mbeith págánta, Keat.
i 146.20 .íarrfuid siad chum na druinge agá mbí leannáin
síghthe ┐ chum na bhfáistineach`familiar spirits', Is. xix 3 ;
cf. 1 Sam. xxviii 8.
(b) By extension darling,favourite :a l. ¤ uile etir ḟiru ┐
70mnaa the darling of all, TTr.² 1674 .leannáin mo chneis-se ár
gcompáin, Keat. Poems 1048 .l. ¤ Moingfinne dia cloinn /
Brian, SG 332.23 ;cf. RC xxiv 176.10 . Very freq. applied
to a patron of poets,etc.:lendan do cliaraib in chuain, BB
53a11 .lendan fhileadh fhóid Eiriond, ZCP ii 347.5 ;cf. DDána
75 102.1 .leannán grāidh chliar an chruine, O'R. Poems 233.
lendán deóradh`the favourite of the distressed', FM v 1724.z .
Other applications:mo lendán lúirighe`my favourite
mailshirt
', Caithr. Thoirdh. 98.19 .atá sé na leanán . . . cómh
mór sin it is so beloved(of the vice of thieving), Párl. na mB.
80 1890 .
(c) spouse: ar grádh an leannáin husband, Mac Aingil²
208 .ní fearr leis a leanán féin . . . / ionā bean éigin eile, Párl.
na mB. 3243 .Fig.of the relationship between Christ and the
soul or the Church:ón [n]aoimheagluis as leannán dhó fén,
85 Mac Aingil² 523 .don anmuin do ghlac Crīost mar leannán
san bhaisdeadh, 209 .Cf. trí leannáin ler luigh Muire(sc.
the Trinity), DDána 9.8 .a leannáin leaptha an spioraid
naoimh(of Virgin Mary), Ó Bruad. i 8.3 .
(d) In O. T. concubine: do rinne a leannán stríapachus na
aguidh, Judges xix 2 .do ghlac Dáibhi an deichneamhar ban,
5a leannáin, 2 Sam. xx 3.
(e) In bad sense,l. ¤ orl. ¤ leptha lover,paramour :in uair
thréices in duine he (sc.God) er l. ¤ utmall mbrégach, PH 7724.
i leith leaptha red l. ¤ , Buile S. 46.4 .do ni druis re leandanaibh
iomdha, ITS xxix 152.2 .leannán macaoimh a young lover,
10 DDána 67.14 .lámh na leannán bhfoluigh, IGT Decl. ex.
943 .inghean H. . . . do bheith 'na leannán leaptha ar sgáth
a beith pósta aige, TSh. 5506. Keat. ii 1708.