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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.

lennánach adj o, ā(lennán):D. . . . luchair líneach leandanach,
IT iii 70 § 24 (:gellāmach). ?o mhuigh . . . lomgipanach
15lendanach longanach, 98 § 159.

lennánda adj(lennán) addictedtoconcubinage :aiffrionn na sagart
leannānda, Mac Aingil² 4512 .

lennán(t)acht n[ā,f.](lennán) love-making;concubinage :cech
súirge ┐ cech lennánacht . . . is úadhi atá(of Venus), TTr.²
20 369 ( LL 401a30 ).nach gébad leannānacht uadha concubin-
age
, ML² 183 .cian óm leithéid leannánacht, DDána
67.15 .ceithre mic fichead . . . rugadh ar leannántacht dó
`in concubinage', Keat. ii 729 ,cf. iii 2792 .

lennat n(cf. lennán) sweetheart,mistress :céinmair . . . / oca
25mbiat a lennada, Fél.² xcvii gl. 10(2) (:mennata) (`com-
rades
'),gilla cen lenduit no ingen gin lendan, ZCP xiii
260.15 ; 268.14 . Ériu iv 124.13 .

1 lennmar n o,m.(2 linn)med.humoral: fluxus humoralis. . .
.i. flux leannmhur, 23 K 42,312.6 .

30 2 lennmar n(1 lenn):Maeldaluad lendmair(sic:sin), Met. Dinds.
iii 414.18 (` loverofale ').

lenntach adj o, ā(2 linn):créadh bheir Uisneach . . . leanntach
`woeful', Oss. v 134.7 .

lenta vbl. of necess.oflenaid. In phr.ní l. ¤ notto bepersisted
35(in),pursued,continued (absol. or folld. byDO,AR):ní leanta
ní as sia ná sin, Dán Dé xxv 15 .ní leanta ar chomhrádh do
shíor, Content. xxvii 16 .ní leanta dhúinn do bhreugnughadh
na Nua-Ghall so, Keat. i 74.1 .don charbhas linn ní leanta
we ought not to persist in heavy drinking, Párl. na mB. 3247 .

40 lentach xseeliúntach.

? léntacha n(cf. lénae?)n pl. a l. ¤ ┐ a claidhe ┐ a hinada diamra
(places where lost property is unlikely to be accidentally
found), O'C. 1793 ( 23 Q 6,41a ) =a léntach, O'D. 838 ( H.
3.17,col. 597 - 8 ) =a glentadha, Laws v 328.16 Comm .,
45contrasted with :a sligti ┐ a inada reide arda, 15 - 16 Comm .

lentóir n(lenad) follower . Only in compd.sírleantoir, Met. Gl.
24 § 16.

1 leo n(B. na f.) limb: mo l. ¤ .i. mo bhoill, IT i 163. 4 and
gl. 34 .l. ¤ ball ┐ arg loech(etymol. oflárac), Corm. 26 ,
50 Corm. Y 804 .cor tuidhrigh l. ¤ da memraib di, Arch. iii
311.2 .

2 leo xseela.

3 leo n(? Fr.lieu place):inadh darub ainm P. .i. l. ¤ [a nuimir
míltedh ata] idir Pairis ┐ sin-Denis, Fier. 257 ( league , from
55Fr.lieu=leuga, Stokes p. 387 ).

? 4 leo: ind l. ¤ .i. gai,ut est, Ni acra iar nguin Galeoin go .i. nocho
n-acraimsi coirpdire isin fer iar na guin don gha leothach
no don gha ledarthach, O'C. 979 ( H. 3.18,p. 422b ). ?ro
īr dam . . . deich l. ¤ leithnia, deich mbroit mbrecphuphall,
60 Ériu ii 28.27 (=l. ¤ leithcnia(c suprascript), YBL 124b34 ).
Compd. ?fri Lóegairi leoairrbi, LU 8907 ( FB 68 , rhet.).

5 leo: ind Miserion[leg. Mezereon] .i. laúiri (leg.l. ¤ úire, Ed.),
Arch. i 326 § 34 (Med. Gl.).

leó xseeléod.

65 léo n(Lat. loanword) lion.Form and declension vary. (i)léo,
léu.n s. inleü , Blathm. 404. banleu, Études Celt. xi 125 - 6 ,
194 .inléu , Trip.² 1756. leo, Rawl. 116c11 . SR 5715. TBC²
3280 . 3305 (YBL). TBC 5405. a s. léo, LU 4841 ( TBC² 351 ).
IT i 158.5 (:gléo).g p. innaleon (gl.leonum), Ml. 75b2 .
70(ii)léoman o,m.(? by metath. < lat.leonem).n s. inleoman ,
TBC 4184. PH 6383. Acall. 5931. g s. leomain, FA 18 (LB).
inleomain , PH 7531. TBC St. 2318. leómain, PH 3437. d s.
leomun, 8403 .g p. leoman, Fél. Ep. 500 (:deodam) (perh. to
(iii)). (iii)léom n,m.(? orig.f.) (back formation from (ii)).n s.
75 leoṁ, Rawl. 116a41 (? orleg. leo).léom, SR 8322. leom, TBC
500. g s. léoman, LU 5442 .(ind)leoman , SR 7368. leoa-
man, 6098 .a s.andd s. leomain, LU 6463. SR 5722.
leoamain, 5720 . 6102 . ( SR 7368 , 6098 , 5720 and 6102
are all trisyllabic,metri gratia).n p. innaleomain , Ml. 80a
8010 . Alsoléón, ZCP ii 362.26 (:Antéon). ?n p. naliūin
(: fortriūin), viii 217 § 9 ( Rawl. 158.17 ); and ?léoman ā,f.
a s. amalleomainlondchrechtaig, TFerbe 733 . Butcf. amal
léoman. . . letarthaigh, TTr.² 1477 and see O'Brien, Celtica
iv 102 .
85(a) Freq. in comparisons:gnása ingen macdacht . . . ┐
brotha léoman, LU 7261 ( BDD² 895 ).co n-aicniud leomain,
FA 18 (LB) =co n-aicniud lecdu, LU 2117 .as bruth biasta.
As fercc leomain . . . .i. Conall Cernach, TBC St. 4565.
leomhan sud ar cruas croidhe, Ir. Texts ii 102 § 48 .leó ar
nert, FM vi 2296.23 .amail leoman lond . . . cratir ima
5culenaib, Cog. 188.19 . Classified among the canines:a ndul
a ndealbaib ceithri con .i. B. a ndeilb leomain ┐ F. i richt
milchon . . ., RC xxiv 174.6 .
In proverbial expressions:codlad in leomain . . . a súli
oslacthi, PH 7531 .ceann i gcuithe leómhain, TD 18.33
10(:aimhdheónaigh).gabh múnadh an leomhuin uaim learn
from what has happened to me
, Gleanings 103 § 28 .múnadh
an léomhuin, Mac Aingil² 1318 .
(b)Of alionfigured inembroidery, etc.: gabhaidh seaca
ar snuadh donnchaor / lán leomhan lán corcarchraobh,
15 L. Cl. A. Buidhe 98.138 .ar na himlibh . . . do bhádar
léomhain [┐] daim, 1 Kings vii 29 .
(c)Very frequently applied to awarrior: Mōen Labraid
Loṅgsech / leo nīthach, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17 § 2 ( Rawl. 116c11 ).
gabsus leo, Lugaid, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17§ 10 .ōtbath leō Liphi lessaig, Bruchst.
20 i 50 § 111 ( FMan.884 ).in léu Éugan macc Néill, Trip.²
1756 .leomain lonna . . . na nGoedel, Cog. 160.19 .síol
Néill . . . na leomhain ó mhuigh Midhe, L. Cl. A. Buidhe
104.87 (:Eoghain).Cf. Lucifer léom as dúru, SR 8322.
(d)pn Theconstellation Leo: dia mbad i Leomhuin . . . no
25beith in grian, CCath. 1029.
(e) Asnpr. m. Leo :noí mblíadna don tres-Léomain
(: chair), ZCP x 270.15 .co tétríagail tres-Léoman, 16 .
Compd.: ¤ elta n prideoflions :donleomhainealta , DDána
89.5 .