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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 ).

? let: ind ar lár Maige Loingthe, in (na, ni,om., v.ll.) let / dál
dia fúair doirthe Dechet, Met. Dinds. iii 412.27 (in lettr.
`knowest thou?').

lét xseelamaid.

45 letan xseeléiten(a).

letán xseelitán.

letartha [io, iā]part.ofletraid. (a) rent,lacerated,wounded :
bréne na mbeochorp letarti, LB 155a2 .crec[h]t[a] letarta fata
fiartarstna, CCath. 6058 .fa ledarthi a lama, TTebe 4845 .Fig.
50 Lugh ciarbo ledartha a lūth / la mac Cermada, ZCP xii 246
§ 25 .

1 letarthach adj o, ā(letrad) I (a) rending,tearing,lacerating,
wounding :leómain lonna letarthacha, LU 2421 .in leom
l. ¤ , TBC 500 .da laech lonna letarracha, Cog. 56.x .leadur-
55thach lúathghoinach ar bhiodhbhiodhuibh, RC xxix 112.17 .
a cuiged letharthach Laigen, Acall. 2599 .gorba . . . ledar-
thaigh lama bar laechraide i comneart bar colg, MR 126.6 .
ro dhúnadar na laechlámha leadurthacha tar corpaibh a
chéili, CF² 1390 .a dhá lámhainn leadarthacha uma lámh-
60aibh, ML 112.9 .fiadh gae-lethan .i. fiadha ga leothaigh
no letarthaigh, O'Dav. 1146 .i suainem in let[h]ga letar-
taigh, CCath. 5598 .dá loinn límtha leaturrthaigh, CF² 939.
a bheithir leadarthach lonn(to a sword), TD 33.3 .tene . . .
lemnech l. ¤ , IT i 191.13 ( FA 30 , LB).
65(b) torn,rent :lionbrat ledarach, lan-dercc`mangled', MR
266.x . ?Lachtín ledart[h]ach, ZCP i 66 § 109 (`L. the
champion
').Adv. gur thuit céd laoch leis go lániarmartach
ledartach, Comp. Con C. 128.7 .
IIAssubst. smiter,hewer :an leadarthach láithe, Hackett
70 xl 141 .leadarthach na ladrann, xviii 21 .

2 letarthach n(letrad) griping pains :cibé [nech] aga mbia
ledurtach, ┐ teindes fáo an imlican(torsiones), Rosa Ang.
268.10 .bi ledurtach ┐ gairfidech mor na medhon, 238.y .
ledurtach ┐ gontach, 330.10 .coisgidh an leadarthach ┐ an
75teinneas, 23 P 10 (iii),11b30 .

letarthaige n[iā,f.] (1 letarthach) rendingortearing nature :
roghabh . . . scemhdhacht ┐ leadarthaigi chon he ina gaiscedh
`the howling and rending of a hound', Lism. L. 3186 .re
borb-ledarthaighe a mbeimeann, Celt. Rev. iv 22.12 .
80 Fig. cutting quality(of satire): in ti is treisi ar leadar-
thaighi`who is most powerful at lacerating (with satire)', Laws
v 388.16 Comm .drisiuc .i. inti is dris ar letarthaighi,
O'Dav. 724.

leter xseelater.

85 letgaire n(quantity of first vowel uncertain. ?Cf. léiten(a))
clashofarms(?): do chūala I. . . . sestān na sochaide ┐
lētgairi na laechraide ac letrad a chéile, Fianaig. 72.29 .co
clos . . . ledgaire na cloideam 'gá comtócbail, Celt. Rev. ii
306.17 .ad-chlos . . . leadghaire na luirgfhearsad, Cath
MT² 796.