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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 .

30 léoaid v āForms based on a stemléod-;pret. pass. pl. ros-
leóta, Met. Dinds. iv 216.14 .leotta(forsg.), Anecd. i
69 § 166 .Vn. léod. cuts(off).hacks(off),hews :do chos-
namhaidh bán an betha / ro leodh (v.ll.ro lead, doleonad,
roleonamh, see LL 1278 )a lam fhlatha, Leb. Gab. 174.4
35(glossed:ro tesccadh nó ro gerradh).Mag mBernsa . . . do
roleodh .i. ro gerradh asa dorcacht é, 102 n. 2 .léosu
foot de bend leithglais tíre m'athar, Anecd. i 63 § 111.
na trí Ferguis . . . / do láim Lugdach rosleóta, Met. Dinds.
iv 216.14 .co roleoad dia bun it was hewn from its stock
40(of a tree), Ériu iv 134.11 .ro leoait a lama, CCath. 2065
v.l.(text:ro letradh).ro leoait a llatha gaile, 2118 v.l.
(text:ro loitedh).leosait sluaigh Ui Muirithaigh, FM ii
698.17 .gor leoastar in leithchenn . . . gur leadair in leath-
ucht, MR 298.z .Fig. laed . . . leoaid intan is aīr, Auraic. 1582.

45 léoaman xseeléo.

leóbán n(unlenit. b) ` milt(of fish)'. See O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii
197 .

léochaill adj i niggardly,ungenerous,miserly :a gilla leochaille
leacaigh molaise, IT iii 88 § 106 (emended to l. ¤ , Murphy
50Metr. p. 49 § 38 ).imda lochaid leíre luatha, leochailli
lind the pools are niggardly (of fish), Hib. Min. 66.17 .cf.
tré esbaid onchon Adair/docht gach caill fá chnuastaraid /
tré flaith Eochaille aidble / leochaille na linnaibne`the rivers'
pools are miserly affected', Caithr. Thoirdh. 33.18 .Compar.
55 ní raibi . . . duine bud dimicnigi na budh léochaille oldás,
Acall. 5524 v.l.
Assubst. érais [Maelan] Pátraic fa dig . . . lonnaigther . . .
risin leochaill, Acall. 4834 (léochaille,v.l.).

léochaillecht n ā,f.(léochaill) niggardliness: ni raibe issin
60domun . . . duine bod mó cuid díbhi na leochaillechta anas,
Acall. 5524 .nír caigil cur arm dá uaisli ar an imláid sin,
óir do bí do thruma na tochlaighthi nár fhédadar leochaillecht
ar na laocharmaib they could not be sparing of, Caithr.
Thoirdh. 67.20 .

65 léochain n f.(?léo+caín) the name of Fergus's shield:ind
Ochoin Chonchobuir . . . .i. sciath Conchobuir . . . oind
Leochain Ḟergusa, LL 12511 ( Ériu iv 28 § 17 ).

léod n u, later alsoo,m. leódh m., IGT Decl. § 96. Vn.of
léoaid. (a)act ofcutting(off),hacking(off),hewing: reun
70folu tar gelcnius moethoclaech . . . iarna leudh do lāmaiuh
letmiuch, RC xii 98 § 131 .leod, loscud(in Hell), SR 880
(:breud).is dód, is leód, is loscud, LU 2452 ( RC iv 254 § 21 ).
óenbéim ┐ . . . óenleód a bun, LU 4812 =oenleud, TBC² 324
(corresponds tooentescad, TBC 781 ).ní-dom-geibend ecal /
75dim leod nó dim letrad, Met. Dinds. iii 152.19 (=leud,
Dinds. 36 ).tesccad no leod no lettradh, CCath. 3619.
claidmi . . . fri leod ┐ fri letrad, Cog. 162.16 .léodh ma
leath-lámha ar coll mo cloidhimh-sea, MR 302.15 .ua rig
Lemna leotha cend, Auraic. 5262 .ag leó ┐ aig leadradh
80a chéile, Dhá Sgéal Art. 741 .claideabh leota liach, FM ii
596.10 (?leg. leotha, but perh.g s.of a latevn. leódad.
Cf. leodh ┐ leothadh .i. leadradh . . . P. O'C. ).ag leodh
sleagh lucht na luirioch, Content. v 57 .leogh .i. leadhradh,
no gearradh, O'Cl.Fig. na seacht ndeamhain . . . / do bhean
85Críost eisde . . . / do radadh luagh a deor dhí / ar n-a leodh
d'Uan na hóighe, DDána 39.11 .
(b)act ofscutching(flax): folt mín os maluigh an rígh /
samhuil an lín arna leódh, IGT Decl. ex. 1750.