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líacán n[o,m.] (1 lía) stone pillar,obelisk :ro saidhit trí liagána
cloiche uimpe, ┐ ro suidhiged leabaidh in rígh . . . idir na trí
85huaithnibh cloiche sin, Acall. 1173 .togabar a coirthe ┐ a
liagan, TE Eg. § 8 ( IT i 122 ).do claochluigheadh bean Loit
i liagán saluinn, Eochairsg. 59.25 . In nn. loc., see Hog.
Onom.

líacánach xseeladg.

1 líach Iasadj.[o, ā, rare in attrib. use]: pitiful,wretched,
5 grievous :nibo l. ¤ dano a marbad, Wb. 4a12 .ba liach a
n-épeltu, 4d20 .is l. ¤ a orguin, BDD 66 .l. ¤ a écnach na
écmais, TBC 816 .bá líag ám dait-siu . . . na derṅtá . . .
`schmählich', 5757 .ní l. ¤ cíambad ed no harm that it should be
so
, MU² 140 .tul-mag bad l. ¤ do lot báig, Met. Dinds. i 6.4 .
10 cend gascid clainne h-adaim, l. ¤ a ḟascin i mbaegul, LL 244b25
( TTr. 2074 ).ní bo l. ¤ no betis fris / slúaig Érenn ní cotéltis,
Airne F. 24 .bídh l. ¤ bidh fir bidh follas, BB 233a35 ( Ir. Texts
iii 2.10 ).ni fil and bas liach don dail / i ndiaid Illaind meic
Scanlain, Anecd. i 13.9 .ba liach . . . in scél sin .i. folt
15Sámsoin do thescud dia namtib, LB 127b28 .liach a ghuin
do ghlasghallaibh, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 24.13 (cf. BB 50b29 ).
cuid dá docroibh as liach liom / 'ga lotghoin tar iath Éirionn,
L. Cl. A. Buidhe 139.15 .is liach gan annsa d'admháil, DDána 46.2 .ro badh
liach do sochaidhibh muicherchra an tí testa, FM vi 2296.20 .
20 liach .i. doilig, Stowe Gl. 446 .liach .i. doilich, Lec. Gl. 44
(liach .i. caín, M 84 ).
Attrib.:creach liach lointeach, IT iii 98 § 158.
Compar. ni bu liachu side limsa, for Ingcél, indás ind
orcuin, BDD 54.
25 IIAssubst.: woe,causeofsorrow,bad tidings :ba liach ua
coimḟind Cellaig alas for, Bruchst. i 48 § 106 ( FM i 512.13 .)
ba liach ua Cathail, Bruchst. i52 § 114 ( FM i 538.22 ).mor liach
Cinaed, Bruchst. i49 § 109 ( FM i 520.10 ).mor liach Muiredach, Bruchst. 51 §
113 ( FM i 532.5 ). ?spreagadh gér goirt / . . . fan gcreabhar
30gcaoch / dar leanadh l. ¤ (fan leoman líath,v.l.) which woe
pursued
, Ir. Texts i 29 § 33 .mor mairg mor liach iurad an
Athairne ollbladaich, RC xxiv 284.6 .fer da l. ¤ a man of two
woes (i.e.
an orphan), RC xiii 452.6 ( ZCP viii 303.30 ).liách
.i. scel no doilig, Cóir Anm. 43 .mor in liach C. do ecnach,
35 TBC p. 587 n .in gnim dorinne Judas ba l. ¤ ┐ ba galgat,
Ériu i 41 § 4 ,cf. galgat .i. liach . . . mor ngalgat .i. mór liach,
O'Mulc. 689 .liach ní as doilidh no as olc le duine, O'Cl.
ionann liach ┐ scéal doiligh, Keat. ii 4240 .lá na liach`day
of sighs
' ( =Doomsday), Ó Bruad. i 8.19 .badh dhealg na
40chliabh gach liach dá n-uichtghéimnigh, iii 122. 12 .liacha
(n p.)a leithéide, 14 .mo l. ¤ léigfiod . . . go mac D.`I shall
send my cry of woe . . . unto the Mac D.
', 202.1 .
In legal context:do beir aite liach`the foster-father makes
hard complaint
', Laws ii 164.15 Comm .
45Compds.: ¤ laoi elegy or lamentation, P. O'C. ¤ móit:cend
and righ o dóid co dóid / cia lín ris nach bud liachmóid, Ir.
Texts ii 13. 21 .

2 líach n ā,f. (a) trowel,ladle,skimmer,spoon :liag iern bis oc
denam macregl.trulla`an iron spoon which is (used) in
50building a wall
', Thes. i 2.15 .mad thecma leig mela, Rule
of Céili Dé § 19 ( Rule of Tall. 69 ).scian scothas . . . / liag
lothas, IT iii 38 § 23 .gabois iersin a leig, RC xii 86.6 .foro
laur (leg.for lár) na leghi, x. antan . . . noberid an leg laun
ina beolu, 10 .cingid [nó] liach iaraind . . . ┐ tri l. ¤ a lan na
55leigi sin ó cach teallach a nErinn . . .undeMag Leigi, Dinds.
147 ( RC xvi 160 ) ( Keat. i 180.30 has:trí lán-sluaisde as gach
aoin-teallach).bla liach linad .i. slan don ti linas in leig,
Laws iii 212. 10 - 11 Comm .do cet sceinm na leighe, 18 .
tucadh liach cuice ┐ bainne innti, Ir. Texts i 43.23 .tairrngidh
60sium in léigh, 25 .an liach dia lessaighther in laec[h]biad,
O'Mulc. 768 .cos na léige airgid do bí 'san choire, SG 243.21 .
cain . . . do leicc ┐ do losaid (cain leice ┐ loistiv.l.), Ir. Texts
iii 5.14 .lan tri liach, 23 K 42,440.7 .an lan leige spoonful,
23 P 10³,65b5 .éan liach . . . lán do thúis, Num. vii. 14. See
65alsobíach. Perh. alsoliag bruinne`the breast bone' (ensiform
cartilage
), Laws v 363 n.d .
(b)Hence as measure, spoonful,ladleful,measure (cf. lán
leigein (a) above):in cháin sin rocummad and / trí coícait
líag, Met. Dinds. iv 250.42 .trí coícait líag cach thened,
70 248.32 .liach gráin eorna gach lái lais(of Maedóc's daily
allowance in Lent), BNnÉ 282.21 .liach mine cruithneachta,
Keat. i 182. 21 - 24 .
In phr.l. ¤ Míchil Michael's ladleful, of the quantity of drink
set aside for the poor:conadh annsin roordaig Patraic mir
75Michel ┐ liach Michel o cech aen, Ir. Texts i 44.9 . Seemír.
(c) In plant-names:liach roide, 23 K 42,377.z . See Hog.
Luibhl.

1 líacht nLate abstract based onlía, compar. ofil. Usually
preceded by proleptic pron. in phrasea l. ¤ how many, so
80many
followed byn s.or rel. clause:'sa liacht rí Éireann dá
ḟuil, TD 7.179 .is uime ghairthear Eochaidh Apthach dhe,
ar a liacht do-gheibheadh bás i nÉirinn ré n-a linn, Keat. ii
2190 .a liacht duine bocht, Desid. 2542 .a l. ¤ secréid, 6792 .
a liacht náma ar thí a ngona, LBranach 3779 .a liacht masla,
85┐ aindligedh do bheir nech uaidh agá dhenam, O'Hussey
TC 169.20 .féch a liacht iongnadh . . . san diamhairun
mhórsá, 52.6 .feach a liachd adhbhar agad fá thuirsi do
bheith ort, MacAingil 157.10 .a liaghacht fear . . . do thuit
leis, Oss. iv 100.16 . Exceptionally withn pl. a liacht neithe
beaga, Desid. 4864.
5Used absolutely:liacht a ghaolta, is céim a gcoimhreamh
`so many are his kinsmen . . . it is hard to tell them', E.
O'Rahilly 54.65.