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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 ).

lésbaire n io,m.(1 lés) Later alsoléspaire. light;luminary :
fer brithe lésboirigl.acolitum`a man who carries a taper',
Wb. 25d3 .in l. ¤ cechtar dae se .i.sol ┐ luna gl.utrumque
luminare, Ml. 121c23 .dentar lespairedha solusthaitneamacha
15i ḟirmaimint, . . . ┐ deiligead la ┐ aidhchi, BB 15b11 .docēlat
lēsbaire nime .i. grian ┐ esca, RC xxvi 48.264 and n. co mba
léir l. ¤ aeóir triana chend, TBC 1273. Cf. 1268 .co nár ba
léir lesbaire lasamain . . . in aeoir uaistib, MR 240.1 .do
chuirsiot lesbaire gloinidhe ar gach loing a gleaming light,
20 ITS v 120.25 .do ghabh B. a earradh uisce uime, ┐ a leas-
baire gloine um a cheann, Atlantis iv 218.13 .
Fig. inmain lesbaire glan glé(of Colum Cille), LU 959
( ACC 83 ). Trip.² 1743 =lespaire, Anecd. iii 39.18 .a
lesmaire lormaisech (?leg.-igh)(of the Blessed Virgin),
25 Ériu i 122.13 (lésbaire,v.l., Murphy Lyrics 20 § 5 ).

1 lesc adj o, ā bean leasg, IGT Decl. § 116. (a) lazy,sluggish :
leiscc .i. fri fognam(gl.pigri), Wb. 31b23 .l. ¤ gl.piger, Ir.
Gl. 382 .l. ¤ , Corm. Y 836 .aithrige l. ¤ no mall, PH 6466.
duine leasc, ITS xxix 130.19 .trí ghort an duine leisg(pigri
30hominis), Párl. na mB. 1330 .bíonn an duine leasg faillí-
theach tímpchioll gnótha duine eile, 1339 .nephlescgl.
impigrum, Ml. 41d6 .nephleiscgl.inpigro, 118a3 . See also
1 nem-.Of the sea,slow-moving,still: lesca .i.in trancilitate
(sic)gl.segnia[.i.maria], Ml. 126a3 .
35Much more usual in predicative use. (b) Of persons,
sluggish,reluctant,unwilling,loth :nirbat l. ¤ , ar nirbat meirb,
LU 3504 ( SC 26 ).nadib leisc, SR 7843 .a beit[h] l. ¤ ┐ a
beith meta ┐ a beit[h] imecclac[h], CCath. 4447 .na bidh
luath cum labartha na leasc chum éisdichta, Ériu v 126 § 13.
40 ragat-sa fris sin . . . ┐ nidham leasc uime, Lism. L. 3032.
dreagan Droma Léith nár leasg, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 117.66 .
tig don bhás an corp do bheith leasg, TSh. 1313 .na [bígidh]
leasg fá [bhur] ndithcheall [do dhéunamh], Rom. xii 11.
tegaisgem na huile Ṡethra . . . ionnus nach rabhaid lesg
45ná tarcaisnech ar ghrádh Dé(`that they will not loath or
disdayne
'), RSClára fo. 112a(104 § 5) .an té . . . bhíos
leasg iona obair`slothful', Prov. xviii 9.
is l. ¤ la islothto, isreluctantto, isslowto:arco fessed cia lasbad
l. ¤ ┐ lasbad laind in sluagad do thecht, TBC 408 (=scíth,
50 LU 4617 ).cid l. ¤ ri lōech luath`unwilling', KMMisc. 270
§ 42 ( LL 18987 ).roba l. ¤ leo a marbad, Sc. M² 17R .ba l. ¤
le tocht i carcair cengalta, CCath. 4188 .in budh leasc
latsa eirghi, Lism. L. 2665 (`would you mind getting up',
Plummer MS. notes).gidh ar leas ni tainic dhe / leinne
55nir leasg an eirghe, Duan. Finn ii 62 § 9 .ní leasg liom / da
ttugam beim tar do ceann / na tisam fein as ifreann`it worries
me not
', 170 § 9 .leasc leam éirghe san íarmhérghe / d'éis
chogalta, IGT Decl. ex. 1190 .an tan is leasg leis slighe
na subháilceadh . . . do leanmhain, TSh. 9656 .tug Naoise
60aonta leis sin, gér leasc leis d'eagla Chonchubhair é, Keat. ii
2968 .ōir as leiscc le duine, an tan théid sé ar magh réidh
áluinn, a fhāgbhāil, Beatha S.F. 1667 .
Similarly but with the person concerned unspecified;
to be translated unwelcome,undesired,displeasing,regret-
65table :gerbo l. ¤ ainesccaid inmall an eirghe sin, CCath. 4430.
faífet-se léi, is l. ¤ in cor`unwelcome task', Met. Dinds. iv
140.107 .do chumann, a fhir ghrádha, / leasc a rádha nár
chongbhais, Stud. Hib. iii 26.344 .leasg ón dúthchas do
dhíobuirt`pity that you are in exile from (your) native terri-
70tory
', 74.7 .leasg breath do bhreith 'na hagaidh, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 206.95 .gidh leasc scaradh re a gcaidreamh
choidche, Keat. Poems 1600.
is l. ¤ do(i)isreluctantto, isslowto:foillsich duind co firin-
deach gach ni fhiarfocham did thimthechtaib gid lesg duit,
75 YBL 148a31 .na locadh ge l. ¤ do (leg.d'Ó) Domnall / druim
re haibnes Essa Ruaid, Ir. Texts ii 45 § 3 .Torna is Lughaidh
fa leasg dhóibh /bheith ag tagra neith ón gcóir / sibh-se . . . /
cuma libh ceart nó éigceart, Content. xviii 89. ?d'éis do
mheic . . . / gidh leasg dheit gan doimheanma, DDána 76.19 .
80 d'fhior th' oige gér leasg labhra / i measg n-oide n-ealadhna
should be slow to speak, Content. xxii 17.
(ii)is amatterofregretto, isremissof(?):is l. ¤ limsa inní
sin . . . teiched ria n-oenḟer . . . Ni l. ¤ ám duit-siu ón, TBC
2878 .leasg damh gan mh'aire ortha, Dán Dé xiii 10 .
85 Compar.missi . . . am fer sean / am leisciu ar cách re
tairdead, Ériu iv 150.20 .uair leiscce ┐ admailli . . . atract
in grian . . . isin maitin-sin in[n]as in cach maitin reime
riem, CCath. 4414 .nī tuccad rempi nā ina dīaid . . . nī as
lesciu línd`more grievous', Aisl. MC 59.2 .gidh lesc libh-se
mo léicin-sa i ndáil éga . . . is leisci dam-sa dul, Comp.
5 Con C. 96.20 .
Adv. ní indléscgl.non segniter, Ml. 128c1 .
Compds. With nouns. ¤ fer:ní feidhm leisgfhear, DDána
111.43 (`no idler's service', Ir. Monthly 1929, 371 § 43 ).
tainic ina lesglemeanta ┐ ina buinne dighair degesa gu
10hinadh na hurrlaide`with deliberate bounds', Ériu viii 46.19 .
¤ opair:leasgobair ríomh na ríogh-chlann distressing the task
to relate [the fate of] the royal children
, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 140.28 .
With adjj. ¤ bán:cosin traig lescbain lechtaig, Rawl.
76b24 (:Espāin).atchúala i nEspáin uillig / ingin lescbáin
15láechbuillig, Met. Dinds. i 8.38 . ¤ gel:d'árus séimh na sreabh
leisggeal, DDána 81.9 .
See alsos.vv. bonn,céimm,1 traig.