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2 les n o,m. g s. lis, Laws v 320.15 . LU 8380 ( FB 25 ). DDána
29.30 ; 73.12 .d s. lius, Laws iv 198.18 (Bechbretha). AU 916.
30 LU 10753. a pl. lesu, Cáin Ad. 21. lisu, Ériu ii 56 § 13.
lissu, LU 6572 (lissiu, TBC² 2057 ). Later also asu,m.
leas(ó dhá chéill), IGT Decl. § 95 (127.14) andg s. leasa,
L. Cl. A. Buidhe 277.146 . Keat. Poems 496. TSh. 6604.
Lesaan Doill, FM iii 178.16 (an. 1213 ). Later alson s.and
35 a s. lis:liss(:ḟiss a s.), Ériu iii 104 § 33. lios, MR 288.7 .
TD 5.1 .
(a)thespace aboutadwelling-houseorhouses enclosedby
abankorrampart :dorus lisgl.porticus, Ir. Gl. 580 .lios .i.
teagh no baile, O'Cl.be[i]ch bite i llugbart no i lius, Laws
40 iv 198.18 (Bechbretha).oircc peata bis a lis no a faithche,
108.9 .bis a lis, .i. tall. No a faithche, .i. amuich, 110.17
Comm .i cuaird lis sluaig, v 320.15 .craebh cu toradh aicce
ina garrgha no ina llis, O'D. 2284 ( Rawl. B 506,26a ).
cethruime coibche fia lucht aen lis ┐ aen baile, ┐ og-coibche
45a sechtar lis in the presence of those dwelling in the same l. ¤ ,
Laws v 294. 9 - 10 Comm .Cf. ni théit mac neich do thig
araile acht mac óenlis, Ériu ii 206 § 26 (`of a single steading').
ic tiachtain ar ammus a liss ┐ a léis ┐ a machaid(of the Donn
Cúalnge), TBC 1539 .lis ┐ tighe ┐ airlisi, H. 3.18,10b17 .
50 i liss fo leith, IT i 71.9 ( Lg. 6 ).co closs fón less uile, IT 67.7 ( Lg. 1 ).
duntar in less, LU 5003 .ba hosluicthe l. ¤ ┐ tech foruib, IT iii
550.36 .totaet C. issind l. ¤ a tri cet co mbatar for lar in
dúini, 23 .nipsa chúsa gabála lis, LU 9325 .fri l. ¤ anechtair,
8852 ( FB 64 ).for fordorus ind liss immach, LU 8718 ( FB 54 ).
55 liss airslocthi, LU 8714 ( FB 53 ).isind otruch for lar ind lis eter
na conaib, LU 8380 ( FB 25 ).na coic thigi filet isind lis, Anecd. i
4.12 ( SCano 96 ).Almu Lagen, l. ¤ na Fían, Met. Dinds. ii
72.1 .tecmalla A. a ḟolad ┐ a inmass issin less ┐ gabtha fair
a l. ¤ , Ir. Texts i 34 § 7 .is caingen / bith frisin less n-imdangen,
60 Auraic. 5125 .less no cat[h]air no caislen, CCath. 5581.
do aclai a l. ¤ beos iarna adnacul do Pirr in ferainn sidein,
BB 4a40 .buinne lindghlan láimh re leas, IGT Decl. ex.
1671 .lucht an lis-sin(sc.Hell), DDána 29.30 .
Of the enclosure around monastic buildings:a dul-si
65isind l. ¤ caillech, Mon. Tall. 130.20 (§ 7) .itir lisu lann,
Ériu ii 56 § 13 (`amid monastic enclosures', Murphy
Lyrics 9 § 13 ).Ard Macha do loscadh . . . cosind lius abbaid
huile, AU 916 .airc[h]innech lis ōeiged Chrīst, Arch. iii
308 § 29 .lia mór . . . co roacht an t-uisce less n-abaidh
70Cluana, FM ii 598.11 (an. 918 ).l. ¤ martradh(cf.Martar-
tech), Laws iv 86.19 Comm (`probably a churchyard', n.
Cf. cell martra, O'D. 1674 ).
(b) Somet.thebankorrampart itself:.v. ṡéoit i ndul tara
l. ¤ díchmairc, Críth Gabl. 210 .comérgit Ulaid ara ammus.
75araill dib for less. araill for dorus liss over the rampart . . .
through the gate
, LU 5017 (tar less . . . for dorus lis, TBC²
528 - 9 ).focherd bedg dar na tri lisu, RC xi 452.148 .lingid
Cú Ch. i n-ardai co mboí for tulchinniu ind lis, MU² 911.
co ndringitís for foradhaib ┐ for lesaib do décain Hectoir,
80 TTr.² 1094 .ag leim na lios, Rel. Celt. ii 242.x .
Freq. in nn. loc.grían Liss móir, Fél. June 25 . Dec. 3.
Corbmac mac Cuilennáin, epscop Lis Móir, FM ii 598.7
(an. 918 ).rogab Lugaid i lLius Breg / gíallu Gall ┐ Gáedel,
Met. Dinds. iv 136.33 .do thigh an fhilidh Muiredhaigh
85Lesa an Doill ua [uí] Dálaigh, FM iii 178.16 (an. 1213 ). See
also Hog. Onom.
Compds. (a) With noun. ¤ chlár:dá chúis daghra leas-
Chláir Luirc, DDána 73.11 . (b) With adjj. ¤ aíbinn:muighi
loma lesaíbhne, IGT Decl. ex. 150 . ¤ lebar:ós do thír lis-
leabhair longchlannaigh, DDána 114.10 .

5 3 les n ā,f. leas(na coisi), IGT Decl. § 39 (91.21) . (a) buttock,
hip,haunch ; very freq. indual buttocks,posterior :coche
no lessgl.clunis, Sg. 67a14 .catas (crinas).i. na lessa`the
haunches
', Gild. Lor. 176 .for di lis ṅgabra`on the haunches
of the steed
', Fél. 152.23 .ina suidhiu isin sneachta corici
10a dī leis, TBC² 1117 ( LU 5600 ).cen chnáim lessi . . . do
brisiud, LU 6530 .congeib ó chond a leisi co holl a ochsaille,
LL 189a46 .Cf. dar cuimgib a ll. ¤ , Dinds. 1 § 8 .ubhall a
leisi do dhol asa ionad cavitate sua excidit coxa, 23 K 42,
102.y .co ndechaid a uball asa leis don leim sin, D iv 2,
15 63rb11 .gluaisidh si cenn uachtarach na leisi a folmuigecht
na leisi, ┐ in cnamha uachtaruigh`the upper end of the thigh-
bone moves in the hollow of the upper bone
', Rosa Ang. 318.13 .
loigid in t-otar faon ┐ a [leasa] co hard, 244.6 (cuirem ard fo
chorranaib a leas,v.l.).is edh is siética and .i. teindes bis
20isin leis, 318.8 .moṅg . . . fair co clár a dá leas the small
of the back
(?), Ériu iv 138.x .do ben legadh di, ┐ do briseadh
cnaimh a lesi, BCC 272.28 (§ 267) (coxaque ejus in duas con-
fracta est partes, Adamnan).
(b) thighs(?): ní tuidchid for lesa ban ┐ nícon gignethar
25[mac amne], Blathm. 19. Cf. clár da less .i. in loc as a teít
ind nóidiu, LL 187b56 (cf. RC xxvi 28 § 109n .).mac lessi,
Aisl. MC 33.23 (in comic pedigree).
(c) In verse loosely side,thigh :a fhir (a) legas an leac
go trom / air leis mínghil mheic Domhnoill, 23 E 26,274.35
30 mo leanabh óm leas do ládh(on the death of a son), 23 G 24,
324. 25 .
With ref. to animals:tuc a leis ria ais . . . / co Inis ṅGlais
(of the Dond Cúalṅge bearing away the body of the Find-
bennach), LL 20960 (`buttock', Met. Dinds. iii 372.93 ). Of
35the distribution of various joints of meat according to the
status of the recipient:laarg do righ . . . colp[th]a ogtigern,
cuind arad, l. ¤ rigna, IT iii 188 § 10 .larac do rig . . . colpta
octigerna, . . . l. ¤ rigna, croichet fresabrattrig, Laws i 48.13
Comm .Cf. les-chrúachaitbelow.
40Compds. With nouns. ¤ chrúachaitthe name of some
portion of the rump variously said to be reserved for the
queen,a rí ruirech, a deogbaire, etc.:righan ┐ ri ruireach:
—les-croichte, Petrie Tara 185 § 16 .tanaise suad leschrua-
chait doib, LL 3648 .scolaige leschruachait doib . . . deog-
45baire leschruachait doib, 3643 - 4 . ¤ druimm: name given to
group of Ogham letters m g ng st s denoted by lines drawn at
an acute angle across the `druimm' (basic line or solid angle of
stone, etc.) and extending on each side of it, Auraic. 948.
lesdruim .i. leas uait [┐ fris] cucut, no leatarsna darin druim
50bis aicmi muine, 988 .it e a n-airdi: deasdruim, tuath-
druim, leasdruim, tredruim, imdruim, 948 . ¤ lerg(?):dam
derg . . . do bói a les-lergaib na Luachra swelling slopes(?),
Acall. 2909 (`open lands', SG ii 176 ).ocht fichit findairge . . .
i les-lergaib na Luachra, 5986 (`pastures', 239 ).
55With adjj. ¤ baccach lame: a tri náimhde tuathchaecha
lesbaccach[a] leisbréna, Acall. 6248 . ¤ brénsee above.
¤ lethan wide in the haunch:ech líath lesslethan, LU 8659
( FB 49 ).

1 lés n(ONljós, Plummer MS. notes) (a) light,radiance;light
60of theday (usu.l. ¤ (in) lae),of thesky :leos .i. soilsi,idem et
lēs, O'Mulc 785 .`l. ¤ ' soillse, Met. Gl. 19 § 57. ?grínniud
lōess (lois, leos,v.ll.) .i. dībud soillsi, Corm. Y 827 .l. ¤ .i. solas, no
soillsi [les .i. cainnle,v.l.], OC'l.samaiges crích fri aidchi /
arnā caite l. ¤ occae`lest light should be consumed at it(?)',
65 Thes. ii 319.5 ( Hy. ii ). ?ria ndul issin fargge / gleam ar
lessu re n-aidche, LL 5030 (`let us make our lights clear', s.v.
gléid).teora bliadna boí cen l. ¤ / Colum ina dubreclés, LU
651 ( ACC 24 ).do chonnairc sí taithnemh . . . an chloidhiomh
idir í ┐ léas, RC xxix 134 § 48 .ni fhaicfitis less na soillsi
70`neither splendour nor light', Ériu ii 134 § 115 .léas beag
dá shuaraighe, Keat. Poems 345.
l. ¤ (in) láe daylight: tre nach bhfaic súil l. ¤ an laoi, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 98.127 .muna n-iadhoinn m'aphradha, / mar
dhlaoi díona ar l. ¤ an laoi`as a protecting veil against the
75daylight
', Studies 1920, 263 § 10 .air léas lae by day, Dhá
Sgéal Art. 1001 .ar léus lae(the day tyme), RSClára fo.
119b . ?leges lega cen l. ¤ (prov. of an impossible undertaking),
RC xx 436.x (`medicine-bag', Stokes). Hencei (fri, air) l. ¤
(n-)aidche night-time: astoidi da mhagh decc fo thoibaib
80talman i lles cach aidhche, Ériu ii 122 § 64 .fris' taitin
grian fri les cach n-aidchi, 124 § 65. isí [sc.an charbuncail]
do-níodh soillsi air feadh an dúnaidh . . . air léas aoidhche,
Dhá Sgéal Art. 1003.
Used figuratively (i) of saints:balc l. ¤ lir dar doe / Failbe
85ánle Íae, Fél. Mar. 22 .Lucius l. ¤ laindrech, Mar. 4. Cf.
June 9 .Maodhóc in l. ¤ lánlainnech, SG 25.11 . (ii) illumina-
tion(of the mind) (?): itgait fri l. ¤ , bēs cidh tindta / a cīall
friu, Arch. iii 294 § 10.
(b) windoworopeningtoadmit light (?):focoisle (.i. do-
chúaidh) for l. ¤ in tighe, ZCP v 526.25 (but perh. readforlés
5 q.v.).
(c) Of the pupil of the eye:doinfidet [in dracoin] luachtiu
di lessaibh sell, Ériu ii 110 § 29 .loarn (.i. snimach?recte
sinnach) laas tar leas (.i. suil) lond-adbul, KZ xxxiii 83.24
(rhet.).
10(d) flush,blushorburning spoton a person's face caused
by beingsatirized: leos .i. imdergad imadergt[h]ar duine īarna
aīr no īarna ēcnuch, Corm. Y 826 .grínniud lōess .i. dībud
soillsi .i. caindle . . . agaid fir ima leos luinit[h]er .i. imatim-
chella soilsi, 827 .Cf. O'Dav. 1156 .leos .i. imdergad no
15leos .i. bolga,ut estasrenar a leos payment is made for causing
him to blush
, 1154 .Cf. O'D. 2228 ( Nero A 7,153a ).leos .i.
imdeargad, Lec. Gl. 460 .leos .i. imdheargadh, O'Cl.at,
nó gearb, nó léus a ccroiceann a fhéola`bright spot', Lev.
xiii 2. ? By extension of the blow which causes such a
20mark:go mbuailtear trí leusa . . . do luirgfhearsaid . . air,
Oss iii 134.x . 140.3 .Cf.Dinneen,s.v. léas.