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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.

2 lés n[u,]m. g s.later alsoléis.a s. leis, Rosa Ang. 182.8
is appar. a mistake.
bag,bladder :lēs cach mbolg i mbī lind, Corm. Y 833
25(l. ¤ ,v.l.).leos [.i. lesa,v.l.] .i. bolga, O'Dav. 1154 .l. ¤ .i.
éttromán, O'Cl.`les' etrom, Met. Gl. 33 § 15 .go ros lín
att ┐ infithsi mar anáil i ll. ¤ , LL 10759 ( TBC 3803 ).att ┐
onfissi . . . amal anáil bís i ll. ¤ , LB 142b46 .Of the human
bladder: go muinél an lésa (ad collum vesicae ), O'Gr. Cat.
30 271.33 . periconia.i. muinél an lésa, 4 .foirid in cloich bis
isin les ┐ brisit, Celtica ii 73.105 .do ghlac galar an leis e
go bhfuair bas, i 246.213

3 lés xseeléas.

4 lés xsee1 lías.

35 1 lesach adj o, ā(1 les) I (a) successfulinobtaining legal remedy :
ni bi l. ¤ nach suanach, Laws i 102.23 (.i. nocha bi les og don
tí bis ina suan can fasc na hathgabala do breith, 104.3 Comm .)
(b) beneficent,profitable,advantageous :apair fris, ba
trōcar . . . ba lessach . . . ba innraic, ZCP xi 96 § 55 (Morann).
40 tuae ┐ fethamlae, / do chrábud co rop lessach`advantageous
to piety
', Ériu iii 100 § 21. Adv. co forcetul ōgdaine / co l. ¤ ,
co lēir, Arch. iii 320 § 102.
(c) hospitable(?): he do rigne failte lessaig / . . . / frisin
dis do munntir Coluim, Snedgus u. Mac R. 12 § 56.
45 IIAssubst. legal representative :ba lessach dīten in mug
di alaile`der Knecht sorgte fur den Schutz des andern', ZCP
xv 360 § 45 (but possibly adjectival here folld. bygen.).
Usually in the compd.ferlesach(sic leg.in all exx. below):
fon tuige bis i tig na mbantrebtach, ┐ fer lesach ro gabustar
50aithgabail uime, Laws i 140.8 Comm .anadh naíne ar an
athgabail geabait a fer lesaig na mban so . . . uili`the guardians
of all these women
', 142.4 Comm .o bus iad na mna fein
gabas in athgabail. Mas iat a ferlesaigh gabas . . ., O'C.
685 ( H. 3.18,333 ).slan dona mnaib a cath banda . . . a
55fiadnaise a fer l. ¤ , Laws iii 290.3 Comm .a fear-gnia ┐ a fear-
leasach, v 366.8 Comm .im tinde óir a feirlesaigh, O'D.
504 ( H. 3.17,410 ).

2 lesach adj o, ā(2 les):leō Liphi lessaig rich in forts, Bruchst. i
50 § 111 ( FMan.884 ). See alsos.vv. ardandtírim.

60 1 lésach adj o, ā(2 lés) inflamed(?);blistered(?): an trath is arrsaid
an brisid, ┐ bis bel na cneidi let istig lesach, cruaidh, Rosa
Ang. 240.z .

2 lésach n m.(2 lés) blisters,pimples :l. ¤ ar dhuine ┐ ar ainmhidhe
`blains', Exod. ix 10. pustulae sunt quaedam vesiculae
65parvae ad modum granorum ficuum, sicut sordices sudoris
.i. . . . gné l. ¤ mbeag, 23 K 42,282.12 .sicut essent quaedam
ampullae parvae. . ..i. mar l. ¤ mbeag, 284.y .

lésaigid v(1 lés) illumines: lassais tír tuaith .i. ro soillsig nó
ro lassaig nó ro léssaig tiri ┐ tuatha. . . Leiss tuath . . . .i.
70lessaigis no soillsigis . . . .i. cutrumma ro soillsig nó ro
lessaig . . ., RC xx 168 § 28 (ACC Comm.).

lesaigidir v(1 les) In Mod Ir. texts sometimes also with palatal
-s-. Used to express a wide range of beneficial or remedial
action. (a)is ofbenefitto,improves :ni bi cor nechtar da
75lina sech araile inge curu lesaigter a cumt[h]us`die ihre
Gemeinschaftlichkeit fördern (ihr nützlich sind
)', Stud. in
E. Ir. Law 19.2 .dechmo-lesaidter eclais ┐ anmanda, Laws
iii 38.10 . . . .lesaighes mh' ecclas immedhón ┐ anechtair,
BNnÉ 128.6 .ro lessaig in tir tuaith, RC xx 170 § 28 (ACC
80Comm.).conid sé dororainn in chill .i. Raithin, ┐ ro ceach-
laid a clod ┐ roleasaig cepaigh Cusantin`bettered,' Fél. 92.30 .
(b) remedies,repairs,makes good ;leiseóchar co dingbāla
na díghbāla`any damage shall be suitably made good', Fianaig.
72.17 .ni fétar in chned . . . do lesugud . . . no co lesáigther
85(sic) a tanic esti d'ulc, PH 7646 .da mhéd do-genta do
Dia nach leiseocha ris a fuair se do cumgach . . ., Smaointe
B. Chr. 527 .mana lesaighedh A. re G. a easonoir`unless
A. should atone for his insult to G.
', Fier. 184 .nir lesaigh
slicht Seain . . . na crecha ris an termann, L. Chl. Suibhne
28 .do leasaigh an lámh do luit / críoch L. ¤ `repaired', TD
5 32.78 .leasuigh clú do chumhthaigh`try to patch up the
damaged fame of your companion
', Content. xxiv 24. In
moral sense, amends,corrects :lessaiged anmain`let him
improve his soul
', Tec. Corm. § 1.42 .níros lesaigset ┐ níros
cairgetár imó pecdaib, LU 2208 ( FA 28 ).leasaigheadh tríun
10.i. na boicht do neartughadh in a gcúiseannaibh, O'Cl.
lesaigit a n-ulcu . . . tria sualchib, LU 2383 .uair nach
cumaing áine . . . do dénam . . . co ro lessaige tri almsanuib
na peccaid nách lessaig tria áine, PH 4991 .no llesaig . . .
a chain-duthracht in nech ic nach fil almsa, 4973 .muna
15leigister ( ?leg.leisigther) le sgiursi Dia abus tu daimeontur
tall, Smaointe B. Chr. 926 .cuirthear . . . as an órd . . . na
dáoine dosmachtaighthe . . . muna leasaighid íad féin,
Rial. S. F. 533 .leasuighid bhur slighthe`amend', Jer.
xxvi 13 .lé fírinne leasuighthear an éagcóir`iniquity is
20purged
', Prov. xvi 6.
(c) tends,looksafter,rears (children, the sick, etc.):cia
rot-lessaig Midir mín / sunn for messair macc [na] ríg,
Ériu vii 225 § 44 .cométam in mac, dús in lessaigfe in cerd
é, ZCP xii 273.25 ( LL 14630 ).lessaigfid mo chrí / in saer-
25denmaid domrigní will look after, SR 2059 .do lesuighedh
go maith le Meidhbh iad iar sin, no gurbo hionghníomha
iad, Comp. Con C. 72.17 .ticeth . . . in ingin cach dia d
ḟolccath dó ┐ do thinme a chota, ┐ ro (leg.ra) lessaig ind
ingean commór, IT i 125.23 ( TE 11 ).is iat ros lessaig co
30nerbailt, LL 1664 .is he Cormac roleasaich galar Aengusa,
Ir. Texts iii 7.27 .uch, uch, is mairg do lesaigh lé hiomad
sóigh an corpan sin doibh, RC xxiii 10.13 .no lesaiged na
caerchu, Thr. Hom. 58.14 .in maith lesaiges inn óg in
áirge? 60.z .
35(d) providesfor(?): nolesaigfed leth in domain tech dia
thaigib, Met. Dinds. iv 108.10 .conad de nolesaighdis na
manaig na háighidh(of a tree), Lism. L. 2679. Cf. is cingit
an liach dia lessaigther in laec[h]biad is served(?), O'Mulc.
768.
40(e)Ofobjects,literaryworks, etc.preserves,cherishes;
perh. alsoimproves,embellishes: fo glere ros lessaig Dia /
for slessaib slebi Armenia(of the Ark), SR 2603 .iss é ro
scrib ┐ ro lesaig na scela so, LU 2315 .toradh in mara .i.
lesaigther fri salann`which is cured with salt', BCrólige 25
45n. 4 .ro leasuighset a corp an ccein ro batar for muir, co ro
adhnaicsiot ieromh, Leb. Gab. 250.5 .cid maith in senchas
forstú / ní leasaigther la Laigniu / ní coimétar la Leath Cuinn
`is not cherished . . . is not preserved', BR² 280 .leasaiged
Sealbach in saí / . . . / sochar Muman . . . / amal forácaib
50Benén, 307 .lessaig mo laid im lige`preserve my lay when I
lie low
', Met. Dinds. iv 334.85 .in berla . . . ro leasoig
Gaoidel glanglic, Auraic. 2288 .ar a mhed do filidecht ┐ do
bhreathemnus ┐ do leighend do leasaig, 2634 .rath . . .
for cach n-ōen not légfa ┐ not lessaigfed`who would read it
55and preserve it
' (of the Aislinge), Aisl. MC 109.13 .Leacan
Meic Fhirbhisigh . . . baile ar leasaighiodh lebhair airision,
Hy Fiachr. 166.21 .is é an tógláchso do leasaigh ┐ d'fhais-
néis a n-imtheachta, Atlantis iv 142.30 .dia mbed tiruairsi
de lessaigter co leir let them be carefully preserved(of the
60Passover lamb), BB 240a31 .leasaighthear libh léine an
ríogh / a bhantracht, Aithd. D. 3.1 .imidh ┐ leasaigh mo
theach fēin, atá dā sgrios, Beatha S.F. 297 .sé blíadhna
leiseóchus tú th'fíneamhuin thou shalt prune, Lev. xxv 3.
do leasuigh . . . an seingheata repaired, Nehem. iii 6. Vn.
65 lesugud.Part. lesaigthe.