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85 litarda adj[io, iā] (litor):lama lacremra litarrda aice`hairy', CCath.
4029 .na libheadhán lánmhór liodardha`clumsy', Eachtra
Uill. 1736 .troighteach lethan lidarrdha lanchama fae
`dragging' (?), St. Ercuil 772 .lámh ludurtha, Gadelica
50.519 .sgiamh . . . ludartha, 130.674 .

litargium n(Lat. loanword) lithargeofsilver :gab comtrom don
5l. ¤ ┐ airgedluim ┐ ola, Ir. Texts v 10.24 .

lítatu n(líth) solemn observance :hond l. ¤ gnáthgl.solita sollem-
nitate, Ml. 47b15 .

lite xseelittiu.

líte xseelíud.

10 lítech xsee1 líthech.

lítechus n o,m.(lítech. see1 líthech) charge,accusation :mar
docuiredh in l. ¤ bréigi sin for Núada, ZCP xiii 220.6 .doci tú
anois curub litechus ecoir dorindis ar mo mac-sa, vi 89.24 .
dober sa lesugudh ad litechus duit`will make amends to thee
15for the accusation
' ( n. 1 p. 163 ), 86.29 .

litenach xseelittenach.

liter n(with voiceless -t-), alsolitir.f.(Lat.littera). Earlier
forms:n s. l. ¤ , Sg. 6b11 .litir, 20b3 .g s. litrae, 3b2 .litre,
6b25 .litri, Laws i 16.9 .d s. litir, Sg. 17b3 . Laws iv 208.29
20Comm .n p. litri, Sg. 10a3 .litrae, 3b2 .a p. litre, Sg. 17b1 .
g p. l. ¤ , Sg. 4a8 .d p. litrib, Sg. 17b1 .n du. dilitir. . . in di
litir , Ml. 2d2 .
In later lang. (also ask-stem)n s. l. ¤ , Ir. Gl. 230. litear(litir
proscribed form), IGT Decl. § 54. g s. litreach. St. Ercuil
25 2486. n p. litri, Auraic. 2747. litreocha, IGT Decl. ex. 1398.
litreacha, ZCP vi 280.33 .leitri, Keat. ii 181. g p. litrioch,
Auraic. 2721. litreach, IGT Introd. 5.24 .litreadh, Parrth.
Anma 6287. d p. litribh, PH 2877. litreachaib, BNnÉ 179.12 .
(a) letterof thealphabet :huas litir suidigthir leogl.supra
30literam, Sg. 17b3 .nephaccomoil inna teora liter i n-oen
sillaib, 7b9 .bad l. ¤ sain .g. ┐ bíth character naill di, 6b11 .
ata ind aipgitir ina . . . comcengal litrioch, Auraic. 2721.
caireachtaire .i. fuatha na l. ¤ , 336 =na litrech, 2687 (YBL).
gan díoth na litre as lugha`not one letter harmed', Dán Dé
35 4.23 .is í an leitir úd `tau' an leitir dhéidheanach d'aibghitir
na hEabhra, TSh. 712 .na leitreacha tosaidh`initials', O'Gr.
Cat. 294.30 .coro scrib do letreib orrdai, Grail 3231 . Fig.
an cló ór buaileadh boill do cholla / a chúig litre na luit úd
`those wounds are the five letters left by the nail marking Thy
40limbs
', PBocht 8.19 .
Hence in pluralart ofwriting :is accu sidhe ro hairicit
litri artus, CCath. 1569 .intí na rofoglaind litri riam, Lat.
Lives 44.26 . Note also:cairt do léagh gach éinfhile / a
laoidhibh ┐ litreibh prose writings, O'R. Poems 1050.
45 comórtus and so risin litir so tsuas, O'Gr. Cat. 330.12 (of
hand-writing competition).le leitir loim shoileir an bhiobla
with the clear unadorned text of the Bible, Luc. Fid. 326.10 .
do réir na litreach`literally' (Gloss.), Beatha S.F. 878 .
In phrases,recht litre written(i.e. Christian)law: toairn-
50gertatur do nicfad berla ban bias .i. recht litre, Laws i 16.4 =
in berla mban mbiaid, O'C. 758 ( H.3.18,358b ). More part.
of law of Moses:doratad do Moysi acallaim in Chóimded
gnuis do gnúis dia tarut recht littre dó, RC xii 432.z . Dis-
tinguished fromrecht aicnidof the Patriarchs andrecht in
55spiruta nóimgiven by Christ,theLawand theProphets :atat
teora aimsera ann .i. aimser rechta aicnid, i rabatar uasal-
athraig; ┐ aimser rechta litre i ra-batar fáide; ┐ aimser rechta
in spiruta nóim, i tainic fén .i. Crist mac Dé, PH 3526 .recht
litre i ra-batar fáithe, 5472 .Cf. ateoch frit huili thuicsinchu
60rechta litre im Moysi . . . rechta fatha im Eliam, Ir. Lit. 32.18 .
See also1 recht.aige rechta litre, perh. same as fer léiginn
and suí litre(see below) i.e. cleric learnedinScriptureand
writing :ro airled comdire do rig ┐ epscop, ┐ aige rechta litre,
┐ suad filed, Laws i 40.16 ( ZCP xvi 175 ).aige rechta litre .i.
65don ogae 'ca mbid diriatai na litre . . . fer leiginn eclaisi rig
tuath. Laws i 42.33 Comm .l. ¤ domnaig dominical letter :fis
na leitreach domnaigh, O'Gr. Cat. 290.27 .ag athrughadh
an litir Domhnaigh do bhí ann .i. G ┐ ag ordughadh C 'na
litir Domhnaigh go deireadh na bliadhna, Corp. Astron.
70 10.2 , 3 . Seedomnach.suí litreperh. learned ecclesiastic :
crochet do sai litri, IT iii 188.8 . Note alsobreth litre
judgment accordingto theLaw :dálais Moyse . . . bretha
lánmaithe litre, Ériu iv 136.10 .fear na litri ón ló nach mar /
na fichdi bó ní bronntar poet(?), IGT Decl. ex. 1913.
75(c) letter,epistle,dispatch , freq. plural (cf.Lat.litterae):
scriobhtar litre, ┐ scribhenna uadha go gaoidhelaibh, FM
vi 2000.27 .ro faided litri ┐ scribenna uad docom Antoin,
CCath. 3294 .leithoir litreach, ZCP vi 284.6 .deascán . . . do
leitreachaibh naoimhchléire Éireann is Sacsan go aroile, Keat.
80 iii 42 .scríobh dhamhsa litreacha d'ionnsuidhe mo dhear-
bhratharsi, Maguires of F. 21 .cur corustur legaiti ┐ letri
leu i nErinn, Ann. Conn. 1245.5 .do chuir a' Gen. Eoghan
litreacha na sithchana go C[aptin] Achadh in dá Charad,
Cín Lae Ó Meall. 26.28 . Insg.:bá hed baoí isin litir, FM vi
851930.22 .an trath cuirfidhthear petancia i. litir, chugad,
ITS xxix 202.10 .scríbhinn na litre, Ezra iv 7 .
Of papal briefs:acht nach tangadur a litrecha o Roim
chuige, AU iii 292.6 . Of letters patent:taisbéanuim mo
phaiteinsi féin / . . . tar éis léaghta mo litreach dhóibh, TD
22.7 .
5(d) In plural books,histories,literature :ni thalla i littrib
na llaidib`poetic letters', RC xlvii 289.8 . Leg. of document
proving ownership:litre la caid comarba im ard manach
marb-dilsi, Laws v 498.3 (litt-, SM Facs. 1a ).litre .i. in litir
uasal bis ac na comarbaib, ac a faillsiugad a brite uadh, Laws
10 v 498. 15 Comm .l. ¤ re cach comarbus, MR 90.1 .
Compd.: ¤ threoraid. seetreóraid.