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lethaid v(cf. leth,lethan) IIntrans. (a) spreadsout,extends :
l. ¤ folt fota fraīch, Four Songs 8 § 3 .is de lethas mullach
in maic forsin cloich(of an unborn child), ZCP viii 309.17
75(Laud Gen.).ar no lethad a n-anae tar na tīrib, Corm. Y
1018 (p. 87.13) .dulend dergóir fora bruinnib ro leth dar
cechtar a dá gúaland, LU 9267 .ticfa nel . . . teinntide / . . . /
lethfaid dar talmain, SR 8028 .ro leith fid ┐ mothar dar
crich nGuaire, Dinds. 84 .loch geinfes uaidi ar gurt glass /
80┐ frit linnd-siu lethfas, LL 197a13 ( Met. Dinds. iii 180.176 ).
fuil na lámh do leath`the blood of His outstretched hands',
PBocht 5.10 . Of sound:delm roleth, Ériu iv 136.3 .doreir
Dé . . . / ro lethsat darsin domun(of the children of Israel),
SR 5244 .bá fairsing foirlethan ro lethsat na laochbhuidhne
85ó raile, FM vi 1962.9 . Of an epidemic, pain:ar dáig na ro
letha in teidm tria ballaib in chuirp, PH 4223 .treaghait
┐ cnuicc hi Laighnibh ┐ ro leth cidh fo Eirinn, FM ii 884.12 .
Fig. offame,influence, etc.: in gein irrdairc ro leth a clú ┐
a cumachtu dar in domun .i. Isu Crist, RC vi 175.z .ro
leth tra clu ┐ erdarcus Hectoir sechnón na huile Assia, TTr.²
5 1067 .sgéal do leath`a far known tale', Content. xviii 45.
Of grief: . . . is (leg.in?)luga ro leth cumha dar Saidb,
. . . / lā iar tuitim Eogain uill, ZCP vi 269 § 5 .ro leathsat
. . . a ó-doirrsi eistechta re gabad na gealtachta opened wide,
MR 232.8 .
10(b) Orig.ishalved; hence isdiminished,deteriorates,falls
away: do leath gach nī bhudh ní damh`everything I valued
has melted away
(lit.spread)', O'R. Poems 3860 .do-chluinim
d'éis a éga / gur leath lucht a choimēda, 3843 .neart do
lámh ar aird ní fhuil / do leath a lúth fad chosaibh, DDána
15 56.5 .nír leth a n-áiremh dá nesbadaib ó sin amach the
number of their losses did not diminish
(?), Caithr. Thoirdh.
42.20 . Similarly,l. ¤ ar: leathaidh ar phobal Phuirt Rois,
DDána 96.8 .
IITrans. (a) spreadsout,extends :lethech . . . ainm . . .
20do losait, arindí lethaidir bargin fuirri, Bodl. Corm 12.7 .
(lethaitir,lethaigther,v.ll., Corm. Y 825 ).rí roleth brat
nimi náir / im thoebu talman, SR 6161 .tri .l. c. lendbratt
Liffi / lígda lettáis dara lár, LL 296a23 .ticdis . . . eoin . . .
co leathdiss a n-eiteada . . . tairis, Ériu v 20.16 .gorro
25lethad an detach for talmain, Grail 3108 .ro lethsett a
ngraifne . . . go Mullach Taiten, FM ii 1168.18 .do leath
é féin aran dtalmhain i bhfioghair chroise, TSh. 9147. Fig.
an drong leathas iad féin ar shaidhbhreasaibh, 6982 .
(b) halves,cutsinhalf :claideb . . . co llethad finna fri
30barr ḟoth ra gére, LL 189b11 (cf. con tescfad finna i n-agid
srotha, TBC 2577 ). ?a chalggoin as léir do leath, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 275.95 .
Vn. lethad.
See alsolethaigid.

35 lethaigid v=lethaid.an grís do bhí 'n-a beathaidh / leathaidh
arís í a athair`spread again the fervour once lively', PBocht
12.53 .

lethan adj o, ā bean leathan, IGT Decl. § 137 .na mná leithni,
Abstr. Nouns 255.13 . I (a) broad,wide;wide-spread :fo
40thonnaib lir lethain, Fél. Nov. 23 .súid . . . / ata lethna
lindi, Ep. 82. ro milled in gentlecht / cíarbo lígdae l. ¤ wide-
spread
, Prol. 214. fuar inocht Mag lethon Luirc, RC xi
130.22 .fairend diarbo chumu[n]c ar thús ┐ díarbo l. ¤ fo
deóid . . . in sét, LU 2160 ( FA 23 ).lecca lethna tentide,
45 LU 2234 ( FA 30 ).muir l. ¤ , Otia ii 82 § 5 .berrtha lethna leo, TBC
181 .Ruide mac Luigdech lethain`broad-built', Met. Dinds.
iv 368.23 .do thraigthe luchra lethna, Sitzb. 1912, 439 § 5 .
co laighnibh lethna, Cóir Anm. 174 .tri fasaib leathna
lanmora na Lombuirde, ZCP vi 35.22 .sirtha lethna wide-
50ranging
, Comp. Con C. 80.7 .longp[h]ort lethan, ML² 1060.
linnti lethna, 1231 .is l. ¤ ┐ is fairsiung in sét, PH 4000 .for
méis lethain, 902 .is comartha ar laidirecht an eich mong l. ¤
┐ druim gerr, Celtica ii 44 § 34 .an dara ród, bhíos leathan
fairsing, TSh. 9646. In chevilles:l. ¤ scél, SR 6215 .l. ¤ smacht,
55 1295 .l. ¤ slicht, Airne F. 259. Fig. bad l. ¤ for menmeet
for cridegl.dilatamini, Wb. 16a15 .cid uathad in timna-sa
i ḟoclaib . . . is l. ¤ hi ceill of wide application, PH 5839.
(b) level: tuicter gorab cruinn ataid fein ┐ nach l. ¤ `spherical,
and not flat
', Ir. Astr. Tr. 88.10 .da madh na claraibh
60lethna do bedis`level planes', 4 .
Equat.(see Bergin, Ériu xiv 142 f .):duillind . . . / lether
seiche[d] rodoim, Snedgus u. MacR. § 30 (see Gwynn,
Hermathena xx 68 ).leithir damseithi ind oenṡúil, BDD²
516 .oenṡúil . . . leithigthir damṡechi, 406 .leithidir tri
65artemu, LL 252b40 .leithir leth ndamsheiche cechtar a nda
thraig, 23 .lethidir cró dernann, Ériu iv 96 § 14 (=lethi
na, LL 4492 ).lethithir fria gach cethrar don droing dhaenna
a bhfhir ┐ a mna, Marco P. 187 (lethightir, MS.).
Compar. as lethagl.latiore, Ml. 44c27 .nícon ba letha a
70scíath, Fianaig. 24.10 (leithe,lethe,lethei,v.ll.).scíath . . . /
ba lethiu indá damseche, SR 5772 .iadais indara súil
connárbo lethiu indás cró snáthaiti, LU 4881 .poll talman
bus lethne inás, TBC St. 4671 =leithe, H, TBC p. 821 n. 2 .
leithne . . . ná an fairge, Job xi 9 .Fig. morecomprehensive,
75ofwider application :is lethiu enech ríg aidbriud`a king's
honour is wider than any claim
', Triads 235 (of the difficulty
of going security for a king).leithiu firinde fasaigib, O'C.
1746 ( 23 Q 6,32 ).do trōcaire . . . as lethi cech muīn, Otia ii
97 § 31 .patronoimic is leithe a fuirmedquama innde
80 its application is wider (implies more) than its intrinsic
meaning
, Auraic. 3394.
IIAssubst. broad part :ar l. ¤ Locha Eirne, SG 26.26 .ó
filltibh a occsall co llet[h]an a les`to the broad of his thighs',
CCath. 5238 .buille . . . a l. ¤ an sceith, ZCP x 295.y .na tri
85lethain do horduiged isin ech .i. l. ¤ idir a da suil ┐ idir a da
sáil ┐ idir a da máoil, Celtica ii 56 § 28 .
Compds. (a) Withnouns. ¤ chlais wide trench :ro claided
lethanclais landomain, CCath. 3437 . ¤ lott widespread
destruction :teidhm leathanloit thiar is toir / bha Thrían
gcreachordhruic gConghoil, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 144.151 .
5 ¤ los broad end :cuarsciath . . . cona let[h]anloss inncael,
CCath. 5316 . ¤ muir:is lūath lūi re l., Otia ii 82 § 7 . ¤ rosg:
'na lethanrusg, ZCP viii 539.4 . ¤ scíath:dá lethanscíath
landaṅgni, TBC 3611 . ¤ slúasait:da let[h]ansluasait . . . ica
fulang`two broad feet', CCath. 4034 .leathan-ucht, Keat.
10Poems 885.
(b) With nouns. to formadjj. ¤ chenn:a llaigen lethan-
c[h]enn, CCath. 5820 . ¤ enech:Longsech leth[an]ainech,
Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 41 § 31.
(c) With adjj. forming dvandva compdd. ¤ cháem:each
15ríg Lifi lethanchae[i]m broad and fair, BColm. 90.10 . ¤ ḟota:
tíre lethanfoda Lochlann, CCath. 153 . ¤ gér:na hairm līmtha
lethan-gēra, ML² 1723 . ¤ glas:laigni . . . lethanglasa, Cog.
158.24 .dubṡlega lethanglasa, BDD² 750 .co Luimneach
l. / frismbarca ben, Ériu iv 154.2 .co hAlmain lethanglais
20Laigen, Acall. 5708 . ¤ lebar broadandlong :do laighnibh
lethanlebraibh, CCath. 1962 . ¤ mór:ind Almain lethanmoir
Laigen, Acall. 5862 .laighne lethanmhóra, Cóir Anm. 162.
(d) With part. ¤ scaílte widely-spread :trí monga liath-
ghlasa . . . leathansgaoilte forra, ML 120.1 .
25See alsos.vv. 2 meirlech,2 muirnech,scíathach,slúaistech.