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1 lín n u,n.andm., Thurn. Gramm. § 309. Also perh.o,cf. g s.
l. ¤ , Ériu viii 156.z .
I (a) full number,complement(in numbers): da ḟer déc ba
75sed a lín-saide, TBC 4530 .dam ochtair a lin, Dinds. 134
( RC xvi 141 ).tricha buiden l. ¤ Maic Con, Fianaig. 38.1 .co
lion a muintire his full following, Leb. Gab. 200.26 .líon a
thionóil`in full muster', Aithd. D. 3.8 . Note also:ní tet
cuach lan tar a lion a full cup holds not more than its measure,
80 ZCP v 487 § 13.
(b) Followed bygen.of noun orvn. number sufficientto
perform particular deed,full complement :l. ¤ aigh enough to give
battle
, Ir. Texts ii 62.39 .ni ḟail do slogaib ocut l. ¤ t'anacail
enough to protect thee, RC xiv 426.25 .lin annlaicthe a filed
85féin, Ir. Texts ii 43 § 23 .líon baisdidh anma ort, Aithd. D.
26.17 .ni thalla impi do lin na sochraidi a tabuirt i tech fer
fingaili, Ériu ii 116 § 47 .l. ¤ catha enough to give battle(freq.):
cen l. ¤ catha imbi, LU 4826 .líon catha ón chonair do
chuaidh / re homhain sluaigh Lacha Laoigh, L. Cl. A. Buidhe
235.127 .ó nách rabhadar líon catha do Chonn, ML 26.20 .
5 mar do chonncadar na Cruithnigh gan iad féin líon cath-
uighthe ris, Keat. ii 1779. Cf. nirthá do l. ¤ na h-adbor
cathugud frisna barbárdu, LL 220a25 ( TTr. 221 ).ní fhuil
líon a gcoisgthe go ceannsa no power can subdue them, DDána
111.18 .líon a gcomhairmhe`their full number', Duan. Finn
10 ii 68.12 .lin a co[e]mthechta do gres`the full number of his
usual retinue
', BCrólige 26 .líon coinne`in full muster', Aithd.
D. 38.25 .líon creiche ar chách do choimhéad`enough to
hold the prey against all
', Ériu ix 163.10 .cath móna daire
Lothair / co líon cuirthe sufficient number to fight(?), L. Cl. A.
15Buidhe 17.6 .lion faire meic Muire`sentry-guard', PBocht
12.43 .líon feadhma sufficient number for a feat, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 222.61 .líon gliadh . . / fá Bhrian 'na mbeithribh
cróda battle-host, 88.29 .l. ¤ a hithi, Celtica iv 24.318 .cath . . .
for laechraid Lagen l. ¤ orggain(leg.orggan, Ed.), Arch. Hib.
20 ii 61 § 33 .lin a sharaighthe, Ériu ii 130. y .gan líon síol-
uidhe d'fior / d'fagbháil a nEirinn iodhain sufficient men to
propagate
, Duan. Finn ii 226.20 .l. ¤ a trascartha, LU 4990
( TBC² 501 ).líon a tógbhála, ML 2.18 .l. ¤ a urgabala, TBC 981.
Freq. with vbs. of motion, assembling,etc.:ce tára nech
25l. ¤ a blad / ro bad ferr lim tairisem, LU 3927 ( SC 44 ).berair
he l. ¤ a chuimrig ┐ a chométaid a dóchum na Sabrainne`bonds
and guards and all
', Aisl. MC 25.12 .imma-lluid l. ¤ catha,
Fél. Aug. 23 .dochuaid Aenias in la sin a cend seda lin a
choblaigh`with all his fleet', Aen. 2408 .an líon do-chúaidh
30sibh a sídh, IGT Decl. ex. 1103 .in l. ¤ long trá tanic cach
tuisech, LL 232b48 ( TTr. 1162 ).dul líon cabhlaigh d'ógbh-
aidh na Spáinne don Scitia`with a fleetful of the young men of
Spain
', Keat. ii 637 .luid Liath l. ¤ a maccaem, Dinds. 126
( RC xvi 78 ).luid . . . Cir l. ¤ a sluaig cosin Scithia in full force,
35 Rawl. 74b46 .techt . . . l. ¤ a ṡloig sa ṡochraide, Cog. 104.z .co
tísam l. ¤ bas lia, LL 220a29 ( TTr. 223 ).
Preceded by prep. I and poss.:dírim atchiu-so don dun . . .
inall. ¤ , ZCP iv 34.3 ( RC xxiv 144.13 ).
Used predicatively with substantive vb.:forond l. ¤ atám
40hi Cruachnaib Ai, LU 8621 ( FB 46 ).atám[ai]t-ni . . . d'feruib
feruinn agat-sa . . . lín do c[h]ongbala go cend bliadna,
Fianaig. 68.19 .ni fhuilim lin tachair daib I have not sufficient
numbers to contend with you
, TTebe 2145 .o nach raba lin trodai
no tecmala do tabairtt do Chondachtaib, Ann. Conn. 1409.7 .
45 o nach raibhe l. ¤ tegmhála friu, ALC i 378.20 .gé taoi lín
eachtra 'n-a n-éagmhais`though thou art strong enough without
them
', Aithd. D. 24.18 .teccaid clann R. . . . an líon báttur co cill
ch.`with all the troops they had', FM iii 222.14 .do bhídh oide an
airchinnigh / l. ¤ troidi do thromchoindimh, IGT Decl. ex. 1199.
50 II (a) numberin general sense.great number, of persons
multitude :Bran . . . co l. ¤ glond`with many deeds', Hail Brigit
24 .cía l. ¤ , Críth Gabl. 582 .fer . . . / co l. ¤ crechta fora chnis,
LU 4547 ( TBC² 58 ).ciá l. ¤ ro lá insé / inn úated nó in
sochaide, LU 4746 .forland líno, 5657 .l. ¤ m-band m-balcbúada,
55 8289 ( FB 22 ).di cech l. ¤ ronalt a húair, Hail Brigit 15 .is ed
in lin marb dlomus, Ériu viii 123.10 .fo l. ¤ laithe mblíadnae,
Fél. Prol. 296 .ní fes ca lin idrocair, Cog. 8.7 .cá l. ¤ do marbh
mo dalta d'feraibh Érenn, Comp. Con C. 116.7 .for galaib
aenḟir no ar linaib fer forndul in single combat or in battle
60against great numbers
, Ériu i 116.28 .ni guais deit no lat do
l. ¤ , Ir. Texts ii 32 § 11 .dob e ar líon ar tteacht or tticch, /
coicer ar ceithri fichtib, ZCP viii 219 § 13 .dobeir bennacht
for Patraic / forul a ll. ¤ , LU 9489 .is lí sula l. ¤ ar slúaig, 10850
( Ériu xii 180.17 ).cure airdmius . . . tarsin slóg . . . co
65fessammar l. ¤ in tslóig, 4785 .co l. ¤ ilach, Fél. Prol. 106.
trúag d'Ultaib co l. ¤ garta, LU 3544 ( SC 29 ).ceithri lina
isan indsi . . . / óca ogbuith . . . / rigraidh righna, Anecd. i
60 § 80 .agad leigheas go líon gceird`being cured by numerous
arts
', Duan. Finn ii 70 § 15. Cf. ciapa lin ciapa nuaite
70`whether it be manifold or single', BCrólige 57 .
In chevilles:l. ¤ cert, SR 3373 .iar l. ¤ chor, Met. Dinds. ii
54.13 .lin a tuir, SR 4471 .línib sess, 1513 .linaib gal,
1543 .linibh gal, Celt. Rev. x 347.22 .linib glec, ZCP viii
119 § 37 .línib dindgnai, Met. Dinds. i 132.47 .linibh cuire,
75 FM i 532.5 .linib la, Ériu xvii 46 § 39.
(b) As quasi-relativeasmanyas(Lat.quot):ind ldín file
isund`those who are here', Mon. Tall. 77 .atgníed din
died notheche din tich allin nombid con ngalur ann he knew
from the smoke which came from the house how many were ill
80in it
, RC iii 344.12 .all. ¤ ló fil for cassal do chochaill, all. ¤
peccthach do dul dochum nime as many . . . so many, Trip.
398. 23 , 24 .a ll. ¤ laa bís issin bliadain issé l. ¤ fer no bíd hi
tegluch Conchobair, Ériu iv 26.2 .
(c) Legal party: atait secht lina a tuaith toingthi for righ
85rechtaid, O'C. 2188 ( Eg. 88,7a ) = O'Don. 1706. See also
under III.
IIIIng du. dá lína ofboth parties,both :in cumscugud bís hi
cechtar da lino`in each of the two', Sg. 162b2 .dus ce da lina
no do gella, Laws i 192.14 .cipe dallina inidicoimge`which-
ever of the two parties commits injury
', iv 168.19 .dofuittet
5tri fichit díb di cechtar dá lína, LU 6667 .gell adcobra
cechtar dá lína, 10835 ( TE 9 ).ferthair iomairecc ettorra . . .
cechtar da líona, FM iv 750.18 . Common in phr.díb línaib
both, onboth sides, etc., see.
Compds. ¤ ḟíaclach havingmany teeth as personal epithet:
10 Lén l. mac Bolgaig, Met. Dinds. iii 260.18 .Leand Linḟiaclach
mac Bainblodha Banna, Anecd. ii 4.6 .

2 lín n o,n.(Lat.linum?). Note alsog s. lined, LB 129a5 .m.,
IGT Decl. § 96.
I(a) linen,cloth,thread :bar ar slegaib . . . go suanemnaib
15l. ¤ lanchatut indi, TBC 3572 .línanarta l. ¤ lángela, 5045 .lin
a linio(leg. lino), Corm. Y 822 , with which compare:in-étgud,
ephud lineo (:gleo), SR 6206 =efud lined, LB 129a5 .co
caslaib l. ¤ gil impu, LU 1971 ( FA 4 ).cassal l. ¤ gil, Ériu ii
204.6 .cuicel lin, Laws i 152.16 Comm .ro héted . . . ó etach
20l. ¤ gil he, PH 470 .ross is ael is lin lanchuir`flax thread of full
twist
' (materials of Nimrod's Tower), Auraic. 297 .cubat do
lénid l. ¤ / im chorpán cach duine díb, Ir. Review 1912, 250
§ 15 .do ghabhdar na fóirne . . . lámha um na leabhar-
liontaibh (-t[h]eduib, ML² 684 ) `long flaxen ropes', ML 46.24 .
25 ceand l. ¤ end of flaxen rope(?), IGT Decl. ex. 510 .cuirfidh
an sagart a chualaidh l. ¤ uime, Lev. vi 10.
IIOf the crop flax,plantofflax : cuscuta.i. in claman lin
dodder, Arch. i 328 § 81 .a scuapaib lin, Laws ii 372.17 .
flesc lin .i. da flescther in lin, i 152.15 Comm .an tan loisgthear
30an líon lais, TSh. 419 .do búaileadh an líon ┐ an eórna, Ex.
ix 31 .do fholuigh íad lé loirgnibh l. ¤ , Josh. ii 6. See also
barrach.
Of other plants, see Hog. Luibhl.
III (a) fishing-net: l. ¤ gl.rete, Sg. 46b2 .cenelae lingl.cassis,
35 24b2 .mocol l. ¤ gl.subtel, PCr. 28b , Sg. 63a12 .línagl.retia,
Ml. 39d17 .l. ¤ uiscígl.rete, Ir. Gl. 863 .im corus l. ¤ , Laws i
122.15 .aen-tarraing in lin, v 484.10 Comm .a llos a l. ¤ is a
craind, LU 3071 ( SG 236.9 ).poni na lína isin usci, ┐
fogebthai bratan indib, Ir. Texts i 17.7 .tar mocoll ind l. ¤ ,
40 RC x 60.13 .lína lána ó uscib, LL 215a28 .oc telach a llin
┐ a chocholl, BB 405.33 ( Dinds. 104 ).l. ¤ éisc, RC xiv 44.13 .
gan soc[h]ar o linn ag líon, Rel. Celt. ii 238.27 .is slán
entarraing nó entadall in lind cid l. ¤ gabala`a net of catching',
O'Dav. 975 .l. ¤ gabala eisc, Rosa Ang. 78.4 .fear l. ¤ fisherman,
45 O'Hara 2650.
(b) hunting-netorsnare: glenaid luch inna línsam(of cat),
Thes. ii 293.20 .lína fíadaigh, Acall. 4424 .do chóirig a
línta, 4428 .
Of spider's web:líon an damháin ealluidh, MacAingil 2146 .
50 coimtiugh re l. ¤ an damain allaid, Rosa Ang. 78.6 .
(c) In fig. uses:is hed isin a llínn ingaib diabul peccatores
gl.in laqueum diabuli, Wb. 29b19 .lin mbretheman .i. faill
┐ elgnais, O'C. 618 ( H.3.18,299 ).do-gabais al-l. ¤ diabuil . . .
he, PH 7708 .is l. ¤ do ḟastad(of Hell), ZCP iv 243.10 .am
55lion tarla an file féin, IGT Decl. ex. 1151 .an líon tarraing i
dtá sinn(of sin)drag-net, DDána 57.3 (= IGT Decl. ex. 367 ).
ata an conach ina ghaisti ┐ ina lin ac an Diabhal a timchill
luchta in chonaic fein, ITS xxix 147.15 .do chuir líon
ngráidh ar ghabhlaibh`love-net' (Notes), Butler Poems 1989 .
60 iomdha líon do hinnleadh uirre, DDána 32.20 .
Of relationship of Christ and saints:gabhtar leis i n-a líon
sealga / San Clára fa gloine gníomh, PBocht 1 .ll. ¤ ní fríoth
ar feadh an domain / id chorp ionnraic óghamhail / nó gur
hinnleadh a líon lais / a dhíol d'innbhear it éagmhais(of
65Mary), DDána 6.40 .leathan a líon, PBocht 2.11 .
In sense of protecting net :fillidh umam líon gach laoi, Dán
Dé ix 12 . Of gospel:conostuicce tre l. ¤ intṡoscelai dochum
púirt bethad, Trip. 28.6 .
Compds. With nouns: ¤ anart linen cloth :l. altóra, SG 38.21 .
70 hi linannart brond Maire(of Christ), Thes. ii 252.10 .imsciṅg
linanairt gil, TFerbe 407 .tabair dam in l. imu-m chend,
PH 1871 . ¤ barr linen headdress,veil :línbarr .i. caille gela,
O'Dav. 1149 . ¤ brat linen cloth :na línbroit, na hanartai, SR
5972 .gor bo lion-brat ledarach . . . ceinn-berti . . . gacha
75curad`a piece of linen', MR 266.25 .cach teg ar arabi
tuigi . . . atrochair na linbrattaib dermáraib de`in immense
flakes
', MU 26.10 ( MU² 498 ). ? ¤ chorseelinchuir. ¤ étach
linen,linen cloth :imarcraid línédaig 'ma cennuib ┐ 'ma
muinelaib(of turbans), Maund. 49 .lé línédach mín ó nÉgipt,
80 Prov. vii 16 .Linéudach Ueronica, Parrth. Anma 5582.
¤ ḟolt:lín-folt(lindfolt, LU)find forordae fair`flaxen hair', BDD
75 . ¤ ḟuathróc linen apron :gabais . . . línfhuathróicc tís imme,
Aisl. MC 63.3 . ¤ gort flax-field (as humorousn.pr.):Lene ingen
Linghuirt, Anecd. ii 56.2 . ¤ phaitt fig.of cow's udder:ccc. bo
85cranda co lin[n]paitib dubodraib, Dinds. 46 .linpaite 'na
ngablaib, Met. Dinds. iii 220.45 . ¤ scóit(seescót) linen cloth,
sheet: do cheangail do linscoid gil ┐ da adnaic he, YBL 145b51
= PH 2916 .da thaisbean damsa in linscoit do chuiris mo
cholaind(of shroud of Christ), YBL 148b7 .atnagur lín-
scóiti bá chend Cathail`linen sheets', Aisl. MC 103.15 .ba
5baine linscoit lenead arna langlanad`as white as the linen of a
smock
', TTebe 480 .línsgoit a léned, Acall. 3710 v.l. Cf. ba
baine ┐ linsccoidh láinnithe (líonsgoth lainfighthiv.l.), Ériu
iv 50.14 .
Withadjj.: ¤ glan whiteaslinen :leathanucht líonghlan,
10 Hackett xxxix 253 . ¤ gortach pertaining to a flax-field. As
sobriquet:Lene ingen Lingortaig, Anecd. ii 56. 2 n. .