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líath o, ā IAsadj. grey . (a) Of persons, grey-haired,aged :
Ronán l. ¤ Roiss Uanni, Fél. Apr. 30 .laech l. ¤ mór, Sc. M² 13.
itconnarcc senoir mor liath, PH 1490 .riglach liat[h] (.i.
seanoir), Arch. iii 30.2 (= Trip.² 2475 ).in láech l. ¤ , LL 2228.
60(b)Of thehair,beard grey: ulcha liatha leo . . . .i. oland
l. ¤ ro ceṅglad dia smechaib, LL 329e26 .i. ulliu léith leo issin
chath, 29 ( ZCP xiii 318.1 ).tomm liath hi cert-medón a
édain, PH 7270 .ulcha . . . ┐ uathad finda liath inne, 1968 .
an ceann liath, Prov. xvi 31 .fear na gruáige léithe, Deut.
65 xxxii 25 .déana coimhéirghe rés an gceann liath, TSh. 8546.
(c) Other applications:etuch dub ┐ fobuidhe ┐ liath, Laws
i 148.3 Comm .i n-aibíd mhánaig leith Cistercian, ALC i
366.25 .gur bho derg dá ḟuil ┐ gur bo liath dá n-inchind,
TBC 6046 .bid liath cechtar fathar do inchinn a cheile,
70 BNnÉ 303.16 .at liatha do shúile, Aisl. MC 93.12 .ech l. ¤ ,
LU 8659 ( FB 49 ).golgaire in luin lēith, ZCP vii 310 § 7
(=luin duibh, Reeves Ad. 274 ).datha na ngaeth . . . buidhe
┐ derg, dub ┐ liath, Laws i 26.x Comm .faoi drúcht liath,
Oss. iv 216.6 .sioc l. ¤ , Job xxxviii 29 .aráin a lóin uile tirim
75┐ l. ¤ , Jos. ix 5 .muc ogham inso . . . finn (b) liath (l), Auraic.
5669 .dathogam.aicme bethi .i. ban, liath, 5698 .a beith
ranocht is roliath(ofanocht error), 2070 .
Superl.:rói-dhearca lóghmhara is léithe lí, Keat. Poems 100.
IIAssubst. (a) inpl. old men,veterans :do rat a óclaecha
80i medón an chatha ┐ do rat a liatha fá deoid, SG 321.37 .oc
faicsin na liath do letradh, 321.z .mairg nach riaraig a
líathu, ZCP vii 298.18 .nī caistide (leg.coistide) fri liatu
(: fiachu), xiii 264.3 .is mairg lenus do liathu, LL 307b23
( SG 387.35 ).rolensat na léith Lothor`greybeards', Met.
85Dinds. iv 52.124 .beid ogmna cen dergadh, / bud fergach a
liatha, ZCP x 50 § 18.
(b) Various other applications:in liath ┐ in chiar itir in
uidir ┐ in cirdub bit(of winds), Laws i 28.2 Comm .da doighli
liath léna in magh, radfia su cadhan go leth crane(?), ZCP
viii 550.18 = x 280.10 =inn iall én, TBC 1832. Of disease
5in sheep fluke,rot(?): liath ┐ uthud do caoirib, O'C. 1103
( H.3.18 p. 447a ).liath ┐ ufadh do chaorchaib, O'C. 297
( H.3.18 163 ).
(c) Asn.pr. Léim an Leith, BNnÉ 255.1 .in L. ¤ Macha
(Cú Chulainn's horse), LU 8575 ( FB 43 ).da acallaim ind
10Leith, LL 13813 ( RC iii 175.12 ).Carcar ind Léith i mbái
in Liath, Met. Dinds. ii 22.68 .do tig Midir i mBrig Leith
i Teathbai, TE² 2 .Liath na trí mbenn`the grey one of the
three antlers
' (of stag), SG 115.2 ( Acall. 936 ).is e in Foelcú
sein dorigne in curach do C[h]olum Cille .i. in Liathmbaile
15(leg.Liath mBaile), ZCP viii 298.18 .
Compds. (a) With nouns. ¤ boccóit:l. fair .i. a sciath, TBC
5404 . ¤ gae:líáthga mór . . . na láim, TBC 5390 .liathgha .i.
ga léothach, O'Cl.liathgai fria ais, IT,ii2243.3 . ¤ lus, common as
plant name, see Hog. Luibhl.lus fillocealla .i. liathlus, Arch.
20 i 333 § 19 . crocus ecolicanusliathlus, 335 § 70 .liathlus
locha savin, Ir. Texts v 6.31 . adiantos politricus.i. liathlus
mor, Arch. i 330 § 10 . asarum ┐ abrotanum.i. liathlus na
tragha, Arch. i 334 § 56 .auricula muris .i. an liathlus beag,
23 K 42,367.3 . ¤ muine`grey brake or thicket, tormentil,' Hog.
25Luibhl. In place-names see Hog. Onom. ¤ nuimhir`large
(hoary) number' (Gloss.), Hackett xxxix 15 .
(b) With adjj.: ¤ chrúaid:lebenna liathcrúaidi cotata`grey
hard stiff benches
', Hib. Min. 66.17 . ¤ garmnachseegarm-
nach
. ¤ glas:trí monga liath-ghlasa . . . forra`grey-blue',
30 ML 118.z . ¤ lomda greyandbare :a lecní liathlomdai, IT iii
99.13 . ¤ luimnech grey-cloaked(?): cailleach . . . liath-
luimneach, ZCP v 22 § 8 . ¤ odar dark-grey: trí bruitt . . .
liathodra . . . impu, MU² 606.
(c) ¤ enech grey-faced , used assubst.andn.pr.or nickname:
35 cirp lep liath ennech / luath loschlaen (gripp lep líathainech,
v.l.), IT iii 14 § 30 .ní con facca beola eich, amail beola in
liathánuigh .i. in Liath Macha, O'D. 1208 ( H 2.15,83a ),cf.
am beolu inliathanaigh / nochonaca beolu eich, IT iii 68 § 7.
Murchadh Liathanach, FM ii 898.24 .Tadg mac an Liath-
40anaigh, 1098.19

líathad [u,m.]vn.oflíathaid. growing grey :`grant' ainm do
liathad, Met. Gl. D 24.13 .rád in drúad, nar liach do liathad
`no grief to him to grow grey', RC xlvii 295.14 .do cend ar l. ¤ ,
Fier. 121 .truagh a leabhair ag liatha getting mildewed,
45 Ó Bruad. iii 4.5 .

líathaid v(líath) makesorbecomes grey :a mathair na groidhi si
rolíathadh do lenn, Buile S. 78.26 .mó ná adhbhur leinnine /
roliathadh dot chenn, 80.2 .tipra Gabra Luin . . . liathaigh
na fultu tar a tabarthar a h-uisce, Todd Nenn. 196.n .mór
50do liath dod fholt, A. Ó Dálaigh xlv 2 .féach ar liath dom
fholt, Keat. Poems 953 .chum aifrinn nach racha sin go
liatha a chúl, Ó Bruad. iii 182.6 .sul liathas in duine, O'Gr.
Cat. 178.20.
Of wound turns livid :ma cuirthear an léighios air cairde,
55. . . dubhthaidh an lot, ┐ breanfaidh, liathfaidh, ZCP iv
452.15 .
Vn. líathad.

líathán n[o,m.] (líath) in plant-names, see Hog. Luibhl. and
líathcompds.
60Compd. ¤ glas:abrat luimneach líathanghlas(of the sea),
IT iii 88.2 .

? líathánach xseelíath-enech(líathcompds.).

líathróit nearlierlíathrait.iwithg s. líathróite,f.(We.llithred,
Ped. i 24 ).n s. líathrat, ZCP xv 298 § 11. liatrait, LU
65 4869. liathróit, KZ xxix 374 (376) .a s. liathróit, LU 4877.
g s. liathróitae(liathritae, MS.), BCr. 35d1 .líatraiti, LU
4913. líathroti, 4984 .liathroiti, Laws iii 254.12 Comm .
n p. liathroite, Death-tales 4.6 .a p. líathróite, LU 4876. g p.
liathróiti, TBC 915. d p. liathrotib, LL 7283.
70 Ball,sphere :bla liathroit urcur faichi prim cathrach the
exemption as regards the ball is in being hurled
, Laws iii
252.17 .camana, ┐ liatroiti, ┐ luboca, i 138.32 Comm .
focherdat . . . a líathróite uli fairseom ┐ nosgaibseom cech
óenliathróit ina ucht, LU 4876 ( TBC² 389 ).eter imarchor
75liathráite ┐ rith ┐ leim, RC ix 454.18 .gebid a chammán
creduma ┐ a liathroit n-argdide, TBC 887 .oc aine liath-
roidi, TBC² 428 (=líatraiti, LU).a chorr liathroití lubain,
IT iii 69 § 12 .druth dala deredh liathroide forluth, 103 § 194.
ar mbuain don líathróid fá lár, O'R. Poems 1157 .ag
80déanamh cluichi lúibe ┐ liathróide, TSh. 524 .iomáinfidhse
thu . . . amhail léthróid, Is. xxii 18 .a mbeit comcruinn mar
liathroid, Ir. Astr. Tr. 94.17 .
Freq. of custom of making a ball of the brain of a slain
enemy:ba bēs d'Ultaib . . . cach curaid nomarbdais ar galaib
85ōenḟir nogatta a n-inchind assa cendaib ┐ commesct[h]a āel
airthib co ndēnad līathrōite crūade díb, Death-tales 4.6 .gat
a inchind ass . . . ┐ cummaisc aél air conderna liathroit de,
RC viii 62.18 .
Of severed head as ball:is é so a chenn mar liathróid
againne, Comp. Con C. 122.20 .cend and righ o dóid co
5dóid . . . / cend I Luighdech na liathroid, Ir. Texts ii 13 § 21.