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labra n(-ae)iā,f.(2 labar)f., IGT Decl. § 3 .laibre, Abstr.
Nouns § 97. (a) Asnoun giftofspeech,talkativeness;utterance :
70 ba imm Chríst mo labrae, Fél. Feb. 8 .itge Tuae / . . . nad
labrae the prayer of the Dumb One . . . which is not speech,
Dec. 22 (`which is not arrogant', Meyer, Misc. Hib. p. 37 ).
bind l. ¤ , LU 3586 ( SC 29 ).atchota . . . flaith labrai, LL 345b52
=folabrad, Anecd. iii 12.16 `beer begets talkativeness', Smith,
75 RC xlv 12.2 .he focerd cen dolma / ném oir derg forml. ¤ ,
IT iii 8.13 ( BB 297a37 ).issed l. ¤ s[ū]t aingil . . . a mbelra-sa
nolabraimsi`the speech of the angels', Ériu ii 102 § 10 .is l. ¤
nach lomar cor, MacCarthy 312.15 .a c[h]īall cain di clothach
l. ¤ , Arch. iii 296.3 .irdairc a lūad re l. ¤ , ZCP viii 113.24 .is
80e in spirut-sin is augtar do'n labrasa, PH 6494 .nir' cumaing
sium fen l. ¤ do denam, RC xx 430.5 .go mbí a theanga . . .
gan lūth gan labhra, TSh. 4198. As attrib.gen.:deghfer
labhra a good speaker, FM ii 1136.14 .
Of non-human sound,utterance :eisdeacht re labhra h'iolar,
85 Duan. F. ii 372 § 9 .labhra a hén, Studies 1920, 568 § 23 .
Of Lia Fáil:ni hé as labhra don Lia Fáil / cia dana cáir
adhbha Ir, L.Cl.A. Buidhe 231.11 . Of the sea:labhra na
dTrí dTonn, DDána 93.10 .
(b) Asvn.oflabraithir speaking: l. ¤ fríu nocha techta, Fél.
190.18 .ni dam tualnge laubru rimm, IT i 123.24 ( TE Eg. 9 ).
5 cen duine d'acsin na dho labrai frium, PH 508 .a fhear
grádha ag labhra linn, Ir. Texts i 39 § 24 .ni hiongnadh don
Lia gan labhra, L.Cl.A. Buidhe 85.103 .na cúig cáis ag
labhra leam, DDána 16.7 .do chairt ag labhra ar áon ortha,
Sc.G.St. iv 144 § 29. Of singing of birds:lán d'énaib . . . oc
10nuall ┐ oc l. ¤ (erlapra v.l.), RC ix 492.z . With obj.gen.:boi
Ísu oc lábhra na mbriathar-sa, PH 3076 .fétait maith ┐ olc
do l. ¤ , 2656 .is oircheas a labhra libh, Dán Dé xxix 11 .
suairc an sgéalsa . . . / do ghéansa a labhra rem liaigh, 12 .
Note also:labrad ┐ labraea labro.i. ō bēlaib, O'Mulc. 773.
15Also asn. pr., see Corp. Gen.

1 labrad u,m. vn.oflabraithir. Plural forms usually not
distinguishable from pl. oflabairt. IGT Decl. § 106. (a) As
vn. act ofspeaking :l. ¤ ilbéelre=loqui linguis, Wb. 12d7 .ni
l. ¤ ho belaib namma, Ml. 64c16 .l. ¤ do dia inna medón, Ml.
20 105d8 .soirthiu de in l. ¤ , Sg. 15a4 .or bam túalaing lapharthai,
IT i 120.24 ( TE Eg. 5 ).cen l. ¤ fri nech, IT i 208.15 .tú ag
labhradh red mhac go milis, PBocht 4.44 .l. ¤ ré to take
precedence of in speaking
:geiss d'Ultaib l. ¤ rena ríg, TBC
4724 .tucsamar dó . . . i ndáil fer talman . . . l. ¤ lá is aidchi
25remonn, Ériu iv 108.6 .
(b) speech,utterance :combed a ndedesin im labradsa .i.
gáuetfír, Wb. 14c23 .a labarthogl.dictionis, Ml. 123b14 .
inna timthrechta ind labrada innid eula nech`the services of
the speech in which one is skilled
', 42c4 .sruth sulbaire ind
30labartha, 89d3 .l. ¤ firian hi cridiu do accomul, 35d26 .l. ¤
huallach, 31b10 .l. ¤ intansin, Ir. Texts i 14.28 .conid ina
l. ¤ atgenatar so that they recognised him only by his speech,
LU 8384 ( FB 25 ).an cetna labradh na hanma iar tuidheacht
asin chorp, Ériu v 122.37 .cach cenel labartha, Auraic. 1952.
35 lethan in l. ¤ `story', Met. Dinds. iii 270.5 .ar nírlam a l. ¤
`what he spoke of', ii 74.59 .ba dorcha din in l. ¤ rolabairset
na fileda isin fuigell sin, Laws i 18.15 Comm .labhradh
ciallaidh, v 178.23 Comm .fuath laburtha figure of speech,
PH 5655 .cumachta laburtha, 2654 . In phr.fer labartha
40láin official spokesman :rofrecartsidhe in fer lapartha lain
ina conaire, Anecd. ii 51.8 .ni leis t'acallaim acht lem-sa,
ar is me is fer laburtha lain ina conaire, 13 .is é fá fer
labartha láin dó lé Connachtoibh .i. Donn Ó Brisléin, F.4. 13
(T.C.D.) 6a . Note also:dar bhfer labhartha . . . Iosa Criosd,
45 Luc. Fid.² 3052 . See alsolabra,labairt.

2 labrad vordolabradin B. na f. (of dead man):dolabrad é
iarametrotóccbad a fola cum n-andóitietdoclaited alectus ,
Arch. iii 311.9 . Perh.pret. pass.formation from Lat.lavare
if not simply fordolabra,q.v.

50 labraid n i,m.(labra) speaker: sciath for a druim ┐ for a chind
in labrada, YBL 113a18 .Sencha . . . soirl. ¤ Ulad ┐ fer
sidaighthe slóig, TBC 5233. Asn. pr. Labraidh Loingsech,
Cóir Anm. 175 .labraid Moen, or na gillai. L. ¤ a ainm ónd
uair sin(with play onlabraid he speaks, speaker), Fing. R.
55 337 .L. ¤ Moen mac Ailella Āine, 344 .for láim Labrada, 394 .
See Corp. Gen. and O'Rahilly, E. Ir. Hist. and Myth.
103.

labraithir v(labar). Laterlabraid. IGT Verbs § 46 , 47 . speaks,
talks,utters : (a) Intrans. Of persons:mad amne labrar, Wb.
60 12c36 .ni labrafammar, 12c4 .ni labrátar uili ó ilbélrib`all
do not speak with many tongues
', 12b22 .nabad immalle
labritir`let them not speak at the same time', 13a5 .intan
labratar ind ḟilid, Sg. 162a3 .conicsom hi suidiu nad labrathar
`it is able here not to speak,' 199b5 .labraid in spiurt noib tri
65giun duaid, Ml. 115a2 .lase labraimmegl.loquendo, 31b15 .
ar da (leg.ara) lesaib labrait(h)er, Laws ii 306.4 ( ZCP xiv
379 - 380 ).C. i ngin cech óin rodomlabrathar speaks to me,
Hy. vii 59 .labraid Moen, Fing. R. 337 .atraig C. . . . ┐
labrais iar sin, LU 3330 ( SC 12 ).rolabair . . . ┐ atbert, PH
70 2883 .beas co loibera`haply he will speak', RC xx 430.16 .
Of a bell:día labhraid cluig a gceallaibh, Duan. Finn ii
140 § 58 . Of birds:da labhra an chaei im fhiadh Emhna,
Ir. Texts ii 84 § 22. Cf. go labhradh lon, A. Ó Dálaigh iv 4 ,
where, however, the form may bevn.
75(b) Trans. says,speaks,utters :is and atá gním tengad
isind huiliu labramarni`the action of the tongue is in all that
we say
', Ml. 31b23 .na nní labrathar, 35d22 .is dia rodla-
brastar`it was God that had spoken it', 126c10 .aní nola-
braifitis`what they would have said', 55a10 .arnóib(=arnaib)
80 briathraib rolabrastar C., Thes. ii 248.3 .conid ed toissech
rolabair .i. nin nin,unde estMoninni, Fél. 166.22 .intí
labrus in fírinde, PH 8089 .sul do labhradar focal, Cín Lae
Ó Meall. 23.30 .da labhra se brec, ITS xxix 130.13 .l. ¤ bélre
speaksalanguage :intíi labrathar ilbélre, Wb. 12c19 .ciarud-
85chualatar ilbélre ┐ cenuslabratar`though they speak them',
12d28 .issed a mbelra-sa labartait(leg. labērtaitwith suff.
n. pron.?)this is the language which all will speak, Ériu ii
102 § 10 .
Also speaksof,mentions :ni labraim a lind, Mac Carthy
432.y .Michél dia Luain labraimsea, Ériu ii 92.2 .in sacart
5dolabrumair tuasana mentioned, D iv 2,75b32 .mairg a-tá ag
teacht im eolas / a cheart an lá laibheoras, DDána 12.12 .
inghean shaor dhealbhdha Domhnaill / . . . labhraim, 99.1 `is
my theme
', Ir. Monthly 1919, 224 . In religious contexts:ro
labratar na fáidhe . . . gein Crist foretold(?), PH 2300 .co
10labratis na apstail mirbuli Meic Dé preached, 5423 .
(c) With various prepp.l. ¤ AR speaksof:sul laibheoram
ar thriall Niuil, Keat. ii 175 .l. ¤ AS:conid as cech berla
ro-labairset spoke in every tongue, PH 5486 .l. ¤ DI (DO) speaks
of:na clanna dar labhradh linn, DDána 27a.8 .ní laibhéar . . .
15/ don bhuidhin fhinn ildealbhaigh, 97.28 .is don eire-sin
labras Heremías, PH 7356 .laibheoratt don canaidh caoimh,
BNnÉ 252.11 . Note also:is don folmugad nach labrann
don anmuindi . . . labruimsi has nothing to say to, is not a
cause of weakness
, Rosa Ang. 150.5 . With prep. introducing
20person addressed:labraid sund Dia . . . na briathra sídamla
dona hapstalu, PH 6763 .ro loprustar a Paitir . . . do maisi,
Laws i 282.1Comm .l. ¤ FA speaksof:fan gcíogh libh ní
labhairthir, Aithd. D. 65.16 .l. ¤ FRI speaksto:ro-labair diabul
fri hÍsu, PH 4876 .laibheóraidh mé ris an dTighearna, TSh.
25 429 .l. ¤ LA:gibé dhíobh nar labhair liom`who have not
spoken for me
', Content. ix 29 .'s í aineoghas ar t'fheirg
mhé / gan cheilg laibheoras linne, Aithd. D. 34.22 .liom-sa
labhair, a Fhlaithrí, DDána 90.2 .l. ¤ TRE: in Spirut Naem
ro labrastar . . . tria ginu na fer fireon, Laws i 16.5 Comm .
30 do labhair an Tighearna ar tus . . . trid na faidhibh, ITS
xxix 166.11 .laibheorad co cumair trit in tegasc so ritt, 109.9 .
Vn. labra,labrad,labairt.