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30 1 ler n o,later attested asm.Later also withg s. lera, TTebe
307 . BNnÉ 73 § 130 . sea,ocean :`lear', `aibhéis', `bochna'
. . . anmanna gach árdmhara, Met. Gl. 12 § 15 .l. ¤ .i. in t-oician
.i. muir mor. Ceobath .i. muir beg, . . .ut estar is lethe l. ¤
ceobath corbaid, O'Dav. 1151 .lear .i. muir, O'Cl.fo
35thonnaib lir lethain, Fél. Nov. 23 .tar fairgi lir longaig,
Aug. 14 .ganim lir fo longaib, Trip.² 2570 .tri fothucht
fomórach / . . . / rodo-l. ¤ lond-láthrustar, BDD² 907
( LU 7274 , rhet.) (`the raging sea has placed(?) them', BDD2
note).im dingbail tascuir lir, Laws i 122.15 .nem gelmar
40. . . / l. ¤ tondban, IT iii 43 § 54 .isin liur fri toeb Alban, Thr.
Hom. 122.x .os lir lendbras, Anecd. i 61 § 99 (1CM).
īar ndul immach for linn lir the sea-pool, ZCP xiii 4 § 9.
isin tír moaniada l. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 120.7 .is lān l. ¤ , is lomnān
muir, Otia ii 82 § 7 .mo l. ¤ cona lántorad`my sea with its
45full harvest
', BR² 154.4 .ní ham sgiobtha loingse ar lear,
Dán Dé xxxi 30 .fear gabhála ar lear a sea-farer, Judges
xix 17 .co l. ¤ as far as the sea(?) (cf. co muir, Éigse x 183
§ 7 ):ba rí Loegaire co l. ¤ , LL 7160 .síth co l. ¤ (: fer), 7209
( Hail Brigit 16 ).Fig. ar lear luath-thonnach na locht,
50 TSh. 736. ?cethri srotha déc éicsi . . . .i. . . . teinm laeda
┐ l. ¤ forcetail, LL 3899.
In versegen.very frequently precedes the noun on which
it depends, esp. in chevilles:cota lir lerggae īath nĒremōin,
Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 10 § 3 (.i. co immel mara, 11.6 ).balc lés
55lir dar doe`over the sea's rampart', Fél. March 22 .lir úas
trilis`over the sea's hair', 15 .osnad Lagen lir co tuaig, Rawl.
84b23 (cf. LL 7440 ).
tar l. ¤ beyondthesea, (from)acrossthesea: degdrong Nōe,
nia dar l. ¤ , Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 55 § 32 (nīthach l. ¤ , 31 § 51 ).
60 Torannan (.i. fil ind Albain) . . . / tar l. ¤ lethan longach,
Fél. June 12 .fer co n-ilur gním dar l. ¤ , LU 3645 ( SC 31 ).
can ethar . . . cingid tar cech l. ¤ , Ériu iii 14 § 5 .risit each-
raidhi ┐ carpuid / slighi foü fuaim dar lear / a barca 'sa
churaig croma / dreisfidid tonna dar lear, Anecd. ii 8.7 - 8
65( Airne F. 249 ).rugadh go Lunnainn tar lear, TD 36.4 .
eistigh riomsa a oiléana, ┐ cluinidh a dhaoine tar lear`ye
people from far
', Is. xlix 1. Cf. ind ingen sin do thonnaib
dar leraib lánmóraib, LU 3909 ( SC 42 ).water(?):Birra
.i. focraib dó l. ¤ .i. for brú uisci ata a chell, Fél. 248. 29 gl.
70Brénainn Biroir (Birra, Birrae,v.ll.).
In phr.tar cach l. ¤ in spite ofevery obstacle(?): ránic coa
euol fén an fer / tar gach l. ¤ , Im. Brain i 41 § 63 .cruaidh
romlensat tar gach lear, Cog. 62.19 .léim tar gach lear,
Ériu iv 180 § 34 .ar toidecht dib uar (leg.tar) cech l. ¤ ,
75 MR 48.3 .
As the name of Manannán's father:Manandān mac Lir
. . . is hē lūamaire is dech robūi a n-īarthur domuin . . . .
Inde Scoti . . . eum deum uocauerunt maris. . . ┐ adeirdis corba
mac don muir hē .i. mac lir, Corm. Y 896. Cf. Cóir Anm.
80 156 , and see Vendryes, Études Celt. vi 239 , 249 .
Compds. (i) With nouns. ? ¤ gus:Fergus . . . / dár[b]a lán
cech lerghus lór`every great mighty sea', Fianaig. 44 § 10 (?
compd. of2 ler). ¤ long:saer l. ┐ baircc, Laws v 104.1 .
¤ mag:tor óir úas cech lermaig` sea-plain ', Fél. Dec. 12.
85 ¤ muir:rosbaidh uile an l.` sea-surge ', Leb. Gab. 90.15 ( LL
823 ).isin leirmhuir`on the open sea', Caithr. CC 34.21 .
(ii) With adj. derived from noun. ¤ thonnach?tonach .i.
nighi,ut estferr co tora liagh ler tonnaigh`having sea-waves',
O'Dav. 1583 (. . .co taire liaigh lerthonnaig,v.l.).

2 ler n o,n. n s. ler ṁbúadae, Fél. Oct. 30 .ler n-ernmas,
5 SR 5634 (both chevilles). Laterm.Prob. same word as
1 ler. great number,multitude,abundance :`lear' iomad,
Met. Gl. 13 § 21 .mac Ligmuine co leraib`leaders of hosts',
Met. Dinds. ii 46.15 .fichi macc, mor in l. ¤ , MacCarthy
26.7 .i lLiathdruim na l. ¤ (a poetic name for Tara), Ériu
10 iv 136.21 .bec dā lir in līn-sa, Gorm. 250. Ep. 6 .do sáidhedh
l. ¤ d'fhaebruib inn, Ir. Texts ii 14 § 28 .l. ¤ sluaigh, Grail
4017 .lear easpog, Keat. iii 291 .lear ainiomarcach daoine,
Trompa na bhF. 8259 . ?sais lulgaig lanmesaib / ar ler.
Laíde láne, IT iii 50 § 93 (LL). Common in chevilles:for
15óenlíth, l. ¤ slúagdae, / Éndae airdirc Árne, Fél. March 21 .i.
imad sluag imailli friu, Fél.² lix 21 .conrecat dib línib / for
óenlíth l. ¤ slúagach, Fél. June 14 .l. ¤ suthain, May 14 (leir,
v.l.) (Stokes translates `sea' in all these exx.).cretem in
Trinóit . . . / fail baí bias fri cach l. ¤ , LL 2306.
20Attrib.g s. numerous,multitudinous,plenteous,well-
attended (see Bergin, Ériu xiv 140 ).Loṅgbaird luind lir,
Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 55 § 30 .an láech lir, Met. Dinds. iv 256.5 .
sonus lomma is lenna lir`plenteous ale', BColm. 50.28 .
forbertais a chlann iar tain / comtis leir fíadgenemain till
25they were as numerous as the offspring of wild animals
, SR
2808. Used esp. of the Laigin:la Meidb Leithdeirg Laigen
lir, Fing. R. 669 .for maigh Laigin lir, IT iii 22.3 .Eochu
. . . / de Lagnib lir, Met. Dinds. ii 36.14 .Cf. maidm re ríg
Laigen na l. ¤ , Acall. 4518.
30Predic.gen.common in text of Laws and in Mittelirische
Verslehren ( IT iii 5ff .) in interrog. phr.cis lir?how many?
(in Laws regularly glossed:cia ler no cia lin):in t-imcomairs-
nech ilair imorro, ataid tri fogla fair .i. cislir, ┐ cisne, ┐ caidead
`the plural interrogative has three divisions', Laws v 4.31
35Comm .cis lir rosuidiged crolige la fene? .i. cia l. ¤ no cia
lin dia rosuidiged lige cro?`what number . . . have been fixed?'
BCrólige 1 .cair cis lir chuir dochuisin? how many kinds of
contracts are there
? Laws iii 4.5 .ces. Cis lir corannat cro ┐
dibad? iv 258.7 .cis lir baird docuissin? IT iii 5 § 1.
40Perh. in phrasetar l. ¤ inaddition(?): torc Cinn Fheabhrat
torc Fuire / . . . / torc a Sleibh Cuillinn tar lear, Duan.
Finn i p. 40.x (`over sea').deich ccéd muc is deich gcēd
agh / isin seachtmain-sin tar lear, ii 192 § 28 .
Compds. (i) With nouns ¤ blad:Ri nime / . . . / rim lear-
45bladh / a labhradh a reciting of manifold renown, IT iii
21 § 61 . ¤ gal:de sin dorochair Fergal / dia cumaid, linib
l.`with his numberless feats of valour', Met. Dinds. iv 328.42 .
¤ ól(see1and2 ól):treb Leui lerol cen greis, SR 4443
(:medōn). ? ¤ thol:canait . . . / linib l. uas cech raind, 611
50(prob.:dermór).
(ii) With adj. ¤ mór populous: acht Noe a ochtur fo brón/
'na hethur luchtmar l., SR 2722.

lér- xseeléir.

leracal ind=aracal:dodechatar na scail remraiti isin leracal,
55 RC xxxii 134.25 (B. na f.).

lerda adj io, iā(1or2 ler) numerous,multitudinous,manifold(?);
of thesea(?)(most freq. used of the Laigin,cf. 2 ler):iii.
meic ríg Lagen l. ¤ , LU 2865 .ar criochaibh Laighen l. ¤ ,
BNnÉ 137 vi 2 (`seagirt').line luchorpan l. ¤ , Rawl. 76a44
60(= LL 17480 ).is glē l. ¤ ruc ōn tur / bērla n-ēberda a ōenur,
Rawl. 77a40 (=-lerrdha, BB 8b54 ).cethracha do Lug ba lomda
(of the length of a reign), ZCP xiii 363.3 (learrda,v.l.).
in longportach l. ¤ (of Cú Roí), iii 38 § 4 .a righ Line is lerdha
nimh, MR 214.3 .long l. ¤ for fuair fáilte(fig. of Molling),
65 TFrag. 84.5 . ?fichi glac losa learrda`from the sea-shore',
BR² 1273 (or `plentiful handfuls', note).

lerdacht n[ā,f.](lerda) numerousness,multitude :re leardacht a
laechraide, MR 184.1 .re leardacht a lebarsciath, 190.z .
gach l. ¤ ┐ cach línmhairecht do bhedís, 308.12 .la l. ¤ ┐ la líonmaire
70na sochaidhe`so numerous and vast was. . .', FM vi 2130.z .
dá leardhacht dá mbiaidh [siad], Dhá Sgéal Art. 1564.

lerdaid n(lerda):ind l. ¤ gl.totiesque, Ml. 71b16 .

lére xseeléire.

lerg n ā,f. IGT Decl. § 39 (91.11) . Alsolerga f., § 4 (with
75 dentalinfl.), andn,f. sloping expanse,stretch (of ground, etc.).
(a) hillside :l. ¤ .i. cach n-eislind, O'Mulc. 793 .a almai . . . /
im Charmill do cach oenleirg, SR 6298 .cen lubai lergg, . . . /
cen selgc slebi, 7019 .is me dorigni in seilgc séig / forsin
chétna leirg don tsléib, 2870 .i lleirc eter lectaibh cūan,
80 Fianaig. 12 § 23 .lecht Luaine seo forsin leirg, RC xxiv
282 § 25 .uisce lerga līgmaise, Ériu ii 56 § 8 .for lergaib
in tṡléibe, RC xiii 92 § 117 .ó rolín topor tuile / lergga lána
Líathmuine`the brimming levels', Met. Dinds. iv 68.142 .
ós leirg in maige, 124.16 .druim ndrech-ṡlemon na ndath-
85bord, / cuing leth-remor 'na leth-leirg, ii 46.10 .na ḟuaitged
. . . / . . . in seisrig iar lō din leirg, Fing. R. 645 .ēta duit
cēd ferb re h-as / ar in leirg, ML² 1998 .la forum n-ēn ic
gach lercc, ZCP viii 120.18 .for lergaibh lebra lainreidhe
in maigi, CCath. 4921 .lassar rígthigi di leirgg, CRR 28.
Cf. 29 .roth fri learga(prov. of a difficult undertaking),
5 CRR² 34. Of the slope of a hill lighted by last rays of the
sun:fescur is faide tar leirg, Acall. 2867. Cf. sgur leirge dá
luisne, DDána 88.18 .íar línad l. ¤ ┐ ghlenn an tsaegail,
RC xxviii 312 § 8 .eiter mhagh is mhóin is leirg, Buile S.
128.17 .lerga ciabdhorcha a coilltedh, O'Gr. Cat. 459.6.
10 dá fheirg re a fhine / ar an leirg bhus lia duine(at the
Judgment), DDána 24.8 .go rug léim ar leirg Ifrinn, PBocht
3.19 .cécht ag (a,v.l.) lenmuin do leirg thúair, IGT Decl.
ex. 511 .ina lergaibh loma gan ioth gan fheór, FM v 1678.x .
Fig.of the world:an leargso, a fhlaith na cruinne, / ler
15rann tú síol síorruidhe, Aithd.D. 50.31 .agá ttograim i
nacchaidh na leargan airde, FM v 1672.5 .
(b) battle-field: Labraid lúam na lerge, IT iii 40 § 35
( Bruchst. i 5 § 2 ).lamair lergga was intrepid in battle,
Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 18 § 1 .beti fáenscéith hi lergaib, LU
20 6613 .silis lergga, . . . / dercfid rói, Im. Brain 55 .do láim
Indich, lúaded leirg`who traversed the battle-field', Met.
Dinds. iii 84.2 .Cf. i 6.22 .tucus scíath ba Dáire deirg /
assin leirg, iii 122.30 .maidhm san leirg ar Lochlannchaibh,
DDána 85.25 .ar son ghairthe gráin leargan, 101.6 .
25(c) Various applications. Shoreofseaorlake,river-bank:
cota lir lerggae īath nĒremōin, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 10 § 3
(.i. co himel mara, 11.13 ).ás (= ós) leirg Locha Lind
Formait, TBC 4115 .learga Loich Éirne, Buile S. 92.14 .
air leargaidh (?-aibh) Locha Séarchaidh, AU iii 598.8 .ar
30léirg chúain, Rel. Celt. ii 286.26 .croinn ḟinnleargan an
Ḟorghais, TD 3.3 .
(d) In the sense of surface,level in various applications.
Of the sea:do baide muir . . . fo lergaib lana, Laws iv
378.17 Comm . In a description of a building:gach learg
35dhlúthta, DDána 119.34 .gan leathtrom learg, 18 . Of
parts of the body: ?scíath as (= ós) leirg láin, TBC 4049
(`über dem vollen Rücken')a théig libair fo leirg a droma,
Aisl. MC 25.16 (cf. stúag-lerg s.v. stúag).a sgíath ar leirg
a droma, Celt. Rev. iv 18.2 .learg thais a thaoibh míndeal-
40bhaigh`the soft slope of his smooth comely side', Studies 1921,
418 § 8 .cíche . . . / ós leirg áluinn, TD 40.6 .learga . . . a
gruadh ngeal, 1.4 .clár finnleargan do ghruadh ngeal,
Aithd. D. 41.18 .clár findlergadh a aighthi, IGT Decl. ex.
235 .sgoltadh learg mbán a dá bhonn(of the crucified
45Lord), Aithd. D. 78.24 . Of a shield:for leirg droma in sceith,
CCath. 4730.
(e) In adv. phrases. (i)ar leirg under colourof, for the
ostensible purposeof, bywayof: do chuaidh ar eachtra
ar leirg oilithre is aithrighe, Keat. iii 4594 .ar leirg síoth-
50chána(=quasi sub pacis intuitu), 2901 .an cheud drong . . .
do bhíodh ar leirg (lorg,v.l.) uaisle ┐ ceannais féadhna, i
214.22 (`in the rank of nobility').
(ii)leirg do leirg: in loch so in Loch daim deirg / fris
tangamar leirg do leirg from slope to slope(?), Acall. 2922.
55 annamh le coill Droma Deirg / faoídh cluig innti leirg do
leirg, Duan. Finn ii 178 § 5.
?Lochlainn as l. ¤ a sechnad / da bfaghta fer finnchechnad
`there is a way to have done with L.: that is, could there be found
a man to outdo him
', Caithr. Thoirdh. 60.13 .
60(f) In nn. loc. see Hog. Onom. andpl. icon Ḟert i lLerggaib,
LL 9566 (cf. LU 6277 ).on Lergain, ALC ii 434.3 .
Compds. (i) With nouns. ¤ brúach:griobh do learg-
bhruach Luimnigh, 23 G 24,338.6 . ¤ eisce(seeeisce):leirg-
eisce .i. eisce do cur uime for leirg, O'C. 456 ( H. 3.18,243a ).
65 ¤ gort:clúimh na learggort naoidhe, DDána 106.21 . ¤ lúam
pilotof thebattle-field :Conchend . . . / lerg-luam Lugdach,
Met. Dinds. ii 80.7 ( LL 21496 ).
(ii) With adjj. ¤ glas:do Chlár leargglas Laoghaire, DDána
121.26 . ¤ lór:en do dergor for cach crois / os chind lerglor
70nach anfois, SR 366 .ōs Laignechaib Liphi lerglōir, RC
xxxvi 262 § 4 ( Rawl. 85b7 ;lergmóir, LL).