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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.

lesaigthe io, iā part.oflesaigidir. (a) well cared for,cherished :
féth láig lilicca lachtmair lessaigthi . . . Ni féth luric (an
leg.lúirig?, ed.) fola lessaigthi . . . acht is féth meic mīal-
tromma . . . mílessaigt[h]i, Aisl. MC 93.18 f .fear na léine
70leasaighthe cherished, Aithd. D. 3.23 . Same meaning perh.
in:leanta léirghlana leasaighthe, Cath MT² 116 (but:
`healing, improving(?), or perh. some technical meaning
applied to beer', ed.).cu lubghortaibh lesaighthe`cultivated',
Marco P. 12.73 .
75(b)Ofskins cured: croicne leasaighthe úan fána n-olainn,
Rial. S.F. 319 .

lesaightheóir n[i,m.] (lesaigidir):leasuightheóir na locht, TSh.
5147 (`corrector', Gloss.).bean gan bharánta, leanbh gan
leasuightheóir ┐ dílleacht gan díon-athair, 1170 .leasaig-
80theóir na ndanán, Párl. na mB. 184 (`improver, healer',
Vocab.; ?Leg. benefactor).

lesán: ind fer[r?] a damain fritt cnesán / dogné lesan cach duinea,
Ériu ii 227 § 2 (`diminutive ofless advantage', Strachan).

lésán n=2 lés:lesan .i. lēs cach mbolg i mbī lind, Corm. Y
85 833 (lés,v.l.) =lésan, H. 3.18,72a13 . In a fictitious name:
Lesan mac Dathsnatha, Anecd. ii 55.17 .
Name of somediseaseofpigs: is iat na galair buna .i. . . .
crupan ┐ lesan . . . do mucaibh, O'C. 1103 ( H. 3.18,447 ).
crapan ┐ leasan, doach ┐ ruadh otraighe do mucaibh, O'C. 297
( H. 3.18 163 ) (corrected toleasachin marg.).
5In phrasel. ¤ foichein a passage on cattle being scared by
noises, etc.a wasp sting(?):in torunn no in lésan foiche
no in cloch i ndaba no in beim tar sgiath, no in tine gealáin,
O'D. 140 ( H. 3.17,117 - 8 ).torunn no bem tar sciath, no
cloch i ndabaich ┐ in lesan foich— no an dubhadhaighi no in
10tine gelain, O'C. 2700 ( Eg. 88,59c ).