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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).

lergach ind(lerg):dond leo lerggach, SR 3279 (:fergach).go h-úir
iathbháin leargach Laighean, GJ iv 17b16 (Stair É. Uí Ch.).

lergaige n[iā,f.] (lergach):teist Chathail . . . / rí Lagen cu
75lergaigi, LL 19181.

lergaire n[io,m.] (lerg):leargaire an ghlóir líomhtha an lorgaire
(of a parasite), O'Gr. Cat. 29.37. Cf.`leargaire a highwayman,
a footpad
', Dinneen.

lergán ind(lerg):sgartar re cēli a cnāmha / . . . / lingther fa
80lergānaibh clīabh / íat ar delgānaib drochpīan, ZCP xii
389.25 (tortures of the damned in hell).ar leargán eoil an
áineis`studying on triumph's slope', Arch. Hib. i 90 § iv
(leanbán).

lerthóla ind(1 ler+tóla?):ith, blicht, síth, sáma sona, / lína
85lána, lerthola`ocean's plenty', Met. Dinds. iii 18.218 (:sona,
metri gratia?).