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55 lestar n o,n.laterm.(prob. W. loanword, Thurn. Gramm.
120 , 178 )n s. l. ¤ n-arggit, Thes. ii 294.29 ( SP iv ).a l. ¤ mbruithi,
Ir. Texts i 11.2 (Vita Brigitae).n pl. lestra, LU 1713 (ICM);
but alsolestair, Auraic. 5623. TTr.² 569. a pl. lestra, IT i
42.12 .lestru, SR 7602. lesdar m, IGT Decl. § 17.
60(a) vessel,container (for liquids):is léir dorigni indala l. ¤
gl.uas, Wb. 4c32 .air lani ind lestair, Ml. 94c9 .l. ¤ gl.uasis,
Sg. 65b6 . nomendo lestur chorthón bís oc edpartaib do deib
gl.futilis, 56b7 .l. ¤ fás, Thes. ii 294.28 ( SP iv ).ro bennaig . . .
Pátraic in érdig ┐ ros-impoi in l. ¤ , Trip. 458.16 .cach l. ¤
65fodlai .i. copana ┐ ballana ┐ milana uma a dispensing vessel,
Laws v 406.y and 408.17 Comm .lan eini in bochtain do
loim .i. bec, i 106.24 Comm .fidlestra .i. cach l. ¤ cumrigter
fri ol as, O'D. 1064 ( H. 2.15,34 ).línaid a ll. ¤ dō do lemlacht,
ZCP viii 310.13 (Laud Gen.).tothlaigestar dig a ll. ¤ humi,
70 LU 10597 .curt[h]ir ar æd īarnl. ¤ , Ériu vii 4.4 ( LL 13645 ).
fern na caill . . . ar is di doniter lestair imon lacht, Auraic.
5623 .hic techt ar cenn uisci uair / . . . / dā l. ¤ hi llāmaib
lē, Fing. R. 737 .fín nua isna lestraib núib, PH 5511 .ni
gabait . . . na lestair lána a tórmach(plena uasa non recipiunt
75augmenta), 5480 .coire ramór . . . / l. ¤ lommnán lán do
cheō, Aisl. MC 69.4 .ni rabhutar . . . leastair ac muinntir
Brigte, acht da lothar, Lism. L. 1358 .tucad iarum Grigoir
asin leastar a raba, RC xlvi 237.1 ( =telchoma, 236.x .).
leastar .i. soitheach, Lec. Gl. 312. Stowe Gl. 451. Also a
80vessel for washing in:a lestraib glaine rot necht, Cog. 124.19 .
l. ¤ lulaice(samaisce,colpaige, etc.)a vessel worth a milch-
cow
, etc.:l. ¤ lulaice gu glún, l. ¤ bo inloighi gu fordrunn, l. ¤
samaisce gu imlind, l. ¤ colbpaighe gu gualaind, l. ¤ dairti go hó,
l. ¤ dardadha gu mullach cind, O'D. 929 ( H. 3.17,658 ).lesdar
85lulaice tuargaib fear go glun; . . . leastar samaisce tuargaib
fear go imlinn; . . . l. ¤ colptaige . . . leastar dairte, Laws iv
166. 3ff. Comm .tri duirn i lethet beoil in lestair lulaice,
O'D. 903 ( H. 3.17,645 ).l. ¤ uan muilt mer(leg.métithir ?)
ferdorn lethet a beoil, lethlethat a beoil dia domna, O'Dav.
680. Cf. medferdorn ceachtar n-ai, YBL 118a41 .somaine
5bech .i. l. ¤ lulaice ian oil lan di mellit ┐ da thartine dec.
A lleth insin ar ll. ¤ colpaige, a trian ar l. ¤ ndairte ┐ saithe do
sil bech .i. ced saithi intrebad tri misa .i. mi fri criascath ┐ da
mi fri trebath. Issed l. ¤ n-iraith insin, O'C. 881 ( H. 3.18,
394b ).
10 l. ¤ Baduirndname of a magic vessel used in ordeals, one of
the`fīra ro suidistar Pādraic do glēod fer n-Ērend, Laws
v 470.33 ff .leasdar Baduirnd . . . is an tan doberta in lam
anuind, dia mbeth go lais, no meabad; dia mbeth fir lais,
conaigedh, 472.14 Comm .l. ¤ do eipled ar dornnaib na n-anfiran,
15no thaithbeoghadh ar dornnaib na firen, 17 Comm .co n-aca
fír n-amra isin tṡidh .i. lestur glain. Fear dobereadh téora
briathra góa fai conscaradh fora laim hi tri. Fear adbereadh
teóra briathra fira foa conategedh affrithisi, IT iii 191 § 19.
comba head sin leastur no delaighedh gai ┐ fir la Badurn,
20 ibid.
(b)Fig.of a person: Christus.i. ar ni bí-som i llestur
fercegl.sol non occidat super iracondiam(sic)uestram, Wb.
22b4 (cf. Rom. ix 22 ).l. ¤ óir airegda(of Colum Cille), Arch.
iii 218 § 6 .Dubthach . . . l. ¤ lan do rath in Spirita Naim,
25 Laws i 6.20 Comm .nīdam (sic leg.) l. ¤ dingmhāla I am not a
fitting vessel
(for the reception of the Eucharist), RC xxxvii
349 § 76 .is l. ¤ honorach don chomdid in corp, PH 5981.
a Shímoin, . . . a l. ¤ lán do (sic leg.) démnaib, 1811 .Maol-
brighde . . . l. ¤ n-eccna ┐ n-eolais, Mart. Don. Feb. 22. Of
30the body:mairg do-nī lān don l. ¤ , Arch. iii 240 § 37.
(c) beehive :saithe cacha lestair, Laws iv 192.9 .trian do
lestur o atelat(of a swarm of bees), 190.10 .forna leastraib
. . . .i. for na ceascaib, 178.23 Comm .occa cumscuchud
.i. as gach leastar do leastar, 176.x Comm .teit . . . do
35timtirech[t] in lestair, ii 120.y Comm .saithe bech ┐ lestra
gl.beich[ṡ]luaigh, Ériu ii 3 n. 35 .
(d) More generally of various receptacles:corp Crist do
thaiscid i mbréit no i ll. ¤ nglan, PH 5332 .dí lestar lana
do lebraib, 2235 .lan blaisci no lestair na cno nut-shell,
40 O'D. 2321 ( Rawl. B 506,33d ).contardsad i ll. ¤ ┐ co road-
nacht ic Ḟid Duin a coffin, Ériu v 38.15 ( YBL 135a15 ).
(e) ? In a name or sobriquet among the Ó hAinlighe
family:dú atorchair . . . Raduban Mac in Lestair Í Ainlighi,
RC xviii 58.33 (Tig.).Mac in Lestair Húi Ainlighe
45. . . do marbad, 156.9 (do.).Gilla in Coimdedh mac Inlestair
.H. hAinlighe, ALC i 162.28 (an. 1182 ).
(f) ship,boat,vessel :fo imrim noe no leasdair, Laws v
474.8 .luchtlach . . . / i llígḟlatha lestur`in the vessel of the
beautiful realm
', Fél. Ep. 22 .téit . . . isind l. ¤ , Hib. Min.
50 71.17 .do longaibh ┐ lestraib ┐ nóaibh, TTr.² 131 .ruccait tri .c. l. ¤
leis, for Sinaind co Loch Rai, Cog. 108.4 (eathar,v.l.).a[c]
cur a lestur ó tír, CCath. 1424 .luath-iomramh na leastar
tar an lear, ML 46.14 (na long, ML² 674 ).[cobhlach] . . .
i rabhattar dá chéd l. ¤ , FM ii 1056.21 .

55 ? lestrach adj o, ā(lestar) frequentedbyships :gus in tráigh
lescbain leastraigh, BB 8a50 (=lectaig, LL 17540 ).

lestrae n iā,f.(lestar) (a) vesselsforholding liquids :roth cruind
forsa ndenat na cerda in (sic MS.) lestrai, Ml. 18b4 .sechit
hǽ lestrai ailigl.quaeque (exauriri a bibentibus moris est),
60 101d4 .ni segda dúnn namma na fil l. ¤ linn, Ir. Texts i 7.19 .
oen ían bai do lestrai (sic leg.) isin tig,ibid. ná[d] té(i)t
tír ná humachaire ind acht lestra[i] lóge bó vessels worth a
cow
, Críth Gabl. 364 .tinchur coir iter erna ┐ lestrai, 141 .
escrai, coiri cona lánlestrai thige airech, 338 .intreb tige
65caich di lestrai, Laws v 390.x .somuine lesstra, O'C. 884
( H. 3.18,395b ).
(b) beehives,apiary :ailid cocrann forsin lestrai n-aile, Laws
iv 178.11 ,.i. . . . forna leastraib uile .i. forna ceascaib, 23 - 4
Comm .cip lestra dia thoth dib,ibid.
70(c) ships,boats :saer lerlong ┐ baircc ┐ curach ┐ lestra,
Laws v 104.1 (but glossed:.i. na craindlestra .i. iana ┐
dromlacha ┐ dabca, 5 Comm .)
?ar itā la cluicher ngaise insen dī lestri, ZCP viii 310.23
(Laud Gen.).

75 lesugud u,m. vn.oflesaigidir.lesachadh, IGT Verbs § 106
(p. 245.6) . (a) actingwith aviewtobenefitting anotheror
remedyingasituation,repairing; aremedialorbeneficial
action; act ofimproving,reforming :dligtech cach lesugad,
Laws ii 2.4 .ní len lugha lesughadh .i. nocha lenann lugha cinad
80asa ní do rinnis do lesughadh, O'D. 578 ( H. 3.17,444 ).lu
.i. olc,ut dicitur: ni len lu lessugud, O'Mulc. 792 .ni do-
gnithar for torba . . . ní heirenar nach lesughadh .i. nocha
n-éirnithear éiric ann sin, O'D. 578 ( H. 3. 17,444 ).do
lesughadh tuaithe .i. is ar daighne lesa oigh don tuaith do
85niad é,ibid. Cf. les túaithe,s.v. 1 les.co ceand mbliadna .i.
ar in re co roib fer bunaid i n-aititin a lesaigthi until the
owner acknowledges that it has been (properly) repaired(of a
fence). Laws iv 152.18 Comm .is tualaing a lesaigthi ar in
nech do beir no cren it can be recovered from him who brings
or buys it
(of stolen property), iii 240.23 .doronadh . . .
5lubhra iomdha ┐ lesaighte leis`works and repairs', Cog. 138.y .
fer millti ┐ lesaigti na hErenn uli in fer-sin, Ann. Conn.
1274 § 2 .fer leasaighthe tuath ┐ ecclas, FM ii 1058.12 .
in doman do dhul a ṅdíth air, ┐ a animm do l. ¤ , PH 7583.
th'éunmhac d'iodhbairt a ccroich dár leasughadh-ni, Parrth.
10Anma 4410 .eaglais sbioradālta na n-anmann do chomóradh
┐ do leasughadh to improve, reform, Beatha S.F. 307 .
(b) Of the sick or wounded,act ofcuring,tending;cure,
remedy: cuingi[dh] a lesaigthi remedium quaerere (sic leg.),
O'C. 2222 ( Eg. 88,16 ).docuaidh se la do leasugud duine
15galuir`to tend', Ériu ii 82.3 .ni fétar in chned . . . do l. ¤ ,
PH 7646 .comhairle do chum lesaighthe ┐ sláinte na
Sethrach n-esslán(`for the recovery and health'), RSClára
111a . Often coupled withleiges:oc cuinchid a llegis ┐ a
llesaigthe fair, PH 4629 .nior ḟéad liaig . . . éolus mo leighis
20na mo lesaighthe, Ériu v 80.20 .Cf. leigius ┐ leasugadh co
ceann secht mbliadhan, ┐ trommughadh orra, O'C. 295
( H. 3.18,162 ) (of small boys who have been guilty of some
offence). Also:leighius ┐ leasugad isin cnedh,ibid. (here
perh.compensation).
25(c)act ofmaking good,compensatingfor,amending,repair-
ing;amends,compensation,reparation :do lesughadh a mhoide,
Duan. Finn i xx 27 .a leasugud re M. in easanoir tuc se do,
Fier. 210 .dobēr-sa lesugudh ad litechus duit I shall make
amends to thee for the accusation
, ZCP vi 86.29 .romarbhu[i]s
30mac mo derbrathar . . . ┐ is olc in lesugudh ┐ in lāneruic tú féin
ann, 30.7 .bean leasuighthe ar loit an chéidbhean who made
good what the first woman destroyed
, PBocht 9.8 .do-dhén
leasughadh in gach ní dar mhill mé, Dhá Sgéal Art. 765.
uireasbhuidh bhur gcreidimh do leasughadh, 1 Thess. iii 10.
35 é féin do leasúghadh ┐ a pheacu[i]dhe do chur de, Mac Aingil²
1262 .go ttug Dia fád láimh féin leasúghadh do thabhairt
uait nó gan a thabhairt reparation, 3521 .an lóirghníomh
┐ an leasughadh dlighthear ar a son (sc.sins), 58 .aithrighe
. . . ina uile chiontuibh . . . re rún láidir lesaighthe, RSClára
40 155b .táinig don reacht soin fir Éireann do leasughadh a
ngníomh`improved in their behaviour', Keat. ii 4022 .dochum
mh'anma do shlānughadh ┐ mo bheathadh do leasughadh,
Rial. S.F. 1287 .rún leasaighthe`purpose of amendment',
Parrth. Anma 4779 .fear leasuighthe an bhriste`repairer',
45 Is. lviii 12.
(d)act oflookingafter,caringfor,maintaining,supporting,
preserving;maintenance,care :is lá comurba Petair lesúgud
na Eurupa, Trip.² 291 .do cach lesugad iar nDia ┐ duine,
Laws iii 22.8 (.i. do biud ┐ coimiteacht, 25 ).in lucht ro
50herbad dóib do lessugud, ┐ níros lesaigset(of theáes gráid
in hell), LU 2208 ( FA 28 ).na hindmasa . . . do-ratait dúin
diar fhulang ┐ diar lessugud fodéin eter chorp ┐ anmain,
PH 6121 .arfeith .i. airitiu nó l. ¤ ,ut dicitur: arfeith cend
a memra, O'Mulc. 103 .fuair . . . bás gan faoisittin, gan
55lesucchad na hecclaisi`ministrations', BNnÉ 231.23 .ní
bhiaidh imshníomh lóin nó leasuighthe ar bhar laochaibh,
Dhá Sgeal Art. 2109. Of children:urailid dliged air a
lesccugad`to educate them', Laws iii 542.2 Comm .in dalta
icá tai leasugud fria re cian, Lism. L. 1422 (quem nutrire
60solebas, Lat. Lives 75 ).is coir a lesugudh co maith, uair is
e bus righ i n-Edail a[d] diaid-siu, Aen. 644 .dia mbeiredh
lenamh . . . a mharbadh, ar ni raibhe aca acfaing a lesaighthe,
BNnÉ 40.6 .ba buidheach don l. ¤ tucadh fair(of a boy),
Lism. L. 3035 .gur tuirsighedh aithre ┐ oidigh . . . dhá
65leasughadh ┐ dhá ṡíormhúnadh, ZCP xii 396.26 . Of animals:
tri C each buada ro batar for l. ¤ aige which he maintained(?),
Aen. 1605 (`which had been training by him'). Of objects:im
chorus etha .i. med do cruaiche .i. im lesugad ind arba,
Laws i 134.13 Comm .ma ar fath lesuigthe berur for teched
70(of cattle), v 192.z Comm .ro gab for l. ¤ na hairge, IT i
40.10 .mad messu a bhláth nā (= no + a) lessugud lett
indiu é andá in lá tucus bar in lettir i Cruachnaib Ái(of
a sword), TBC 5954 .di lessugud loṅg ┐ luchtlaigi ┐ lónti
do thecht in tṡlúagid, LL 299bx ( TTr. 936 `to prepare',
75Stokes).cach airicc urcoiteach robai for lesugud le that she
had carefully preserved
(tr. `that seemed to her useful'), CCath.
4137 .grúag . . . gan nighe, gan leasachadh unkempt hair,
BNnÉ 169.12 .do aithin Flidais do'n bhanntracht an cend
do lesugadh, Celt. Rev. iv 24.15 . Specifically of feeding,
80 refection :ma ta leasug[ud] a serraigh isin sine, Laws iii
378.11 Comm .leór a llessaigthi enough to feed them, LL
12765 .ba doírbh lista a leasugud ar med satha a senblene
(of Lebarcham), BB 257b10 .in corp do shásad ┐ do lessugud
o aireraib na mbiad, PH 5997 .glēre lesaigt[h]i bíd ┐ cormae
85 choice entertainment of meat and drink, BColm. 84.6 .do
chaithem bíd ┐ lenda ┐ lessaigthi leō, Aisl. MC 45.26 .
Freq. in Laws in phr.l. ¤ ┐ comairléiciud maintaining and
permitting (to remain
). One who thus supported a criminal
was liable to afine,fíach lesaigthe:for nech biathus mac . . . a
leasugad ┐ a comairlegad ban ┐ mac na murcartha, Laws iii 388.9
5Comm .i[s] slan di (sc.in eclais) in lesugadh ┐ in comar-
leigenn (sic) dogres, iv 234.23 .leasugadh ┐ comairleghadh
neich marbas aitiri, O'C. 2440 ( Eg. 88,36 ).cid deorad
cid faenlegach cid furfogradach . . . fiach leasaigthe ┐ comar-
leicthe, O'C. 1893 ( 23 P 3,22 ).is fiach comarlécthi no lesaighthi
10masa urcraid, slán masa faendledach, O'D. 1668 ( H. 5.15,1 ).
Cf.?go mor muna lia leasugadh luigdeach luige lugaid
lathgaile .i. as mor in gae mana leanad cinta leasuighthi
do lughaidh laechdha, no do lughaidh do chorca luighde,
O'C. 1887 ( 23 P 3,22a ).
15(e) Of land,act ofcultivating,tending,manuring;manure :
an talamh oirfither accat . . . nach suirfe (iarrfadh,v.l.)
lesachadh tre bithe will not require manuring, BNnÉ 321.22 .
mór gcré nach tabhair toradh / go bhfaghair lé leasoghadh,
DDána 6.31 .um lesughadh a los, RSClára 41b (`to water
20his plants
').an machaire ar a ccurthar iomad leasaighthe,
Párl. na mB. 3207 .as lúghaide a toradh iomad leasaighthe
do chur urthe, 3212 .
Of literary works:d'ḟer na ngrēs / lūag a lessaigthi ba
bēss, Ériu xix 78 § 4.
25(f) Used of some technical process or processes, (i) in
brewing:re lesugad na bracha o do berthar uisce uirre,
Laws ii 242.6 Comm . (ii)in tanning hides: dlegair leathar l. ¤ ,
ZCP iv 468 § 2 .fear leasaighthe leathair a tanner, Acts ix 43 .
(g)fer lesaigthe, from Laws Comm. below seems to mean
30 a man engaged on certain duties for the benefit of his túath.
Cf. aire échta, Críth Gabl. p. 70 .each fir leasaigthi(one of
seven pledges on which it is difficult to estimate the com-
pensation and interest payable), Laws v 238.19 ; glossed.i.
each in fir is gnath ac denam leas oig .i. each in airi eachta,
35 242.7 Comm .cnead fir lesaigthe .i. dia mbe cū a coimitecht
in fir oc timcell an tire co taesat na muca don coin, O'C.
219 ( H. 3.18,115 ). More generally, guardian,teacher :ag
fior leasaighthe an leinibh, PBocht 11.2 (equated with `oide',
ibid).do thréig lucht a leasaighthe teachers(?), DDána
40 104.8 (`benefactors', Ir. Monthly 1929, 42 ).