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líth u,m.(perh.vn.oflenaid(cf. O'C. 573 cited below), but
40see Thurn., Stokes Festschr. 20 - 2 ; Meyer, Im. Brain i xvii ).
I (a) festival,feast-day :nachib berar . . . inna llíthueta
ssapatigl.in parte diei festi, Wb. 27a24 .arna lithugl.
propter . . . festa, Ml. 47b2 .nípu séit samil ┐ ind líthe
Veteris, Ardm. 170b2 ( Thes. i 495 ).l. ¤ Germain, Fél. Oct. 1 .
45 l. ¤ fris cuirtir grethae, Jan. 25 .laithe litha, May 5 .i nóen
na líthsa, Ep. 20. etach fri lith . . . no lit sollamain, Laws i
126.15 Comm .Cf. bretnas arnaisc a brat ime, delg ┐ lita
sollaman, O'D. 975 ( H.3.17,679c ) (examples of valuable
mairb-dile).in martír . . . dia ta l. ¤ ┐ foraithmet i n-ecmoc
50na ree-si, PH 1104 .lith ┐ sollamhain naomh M., FM ii
1084.14 .l. ¤ .i. sollamain, O'Cl. Note also:ar líoth síorghola
`upon an occasion of continual weeping' (Gloss.), O'R. Poems
2602.
(b) festivity,entertainment,rejoicing :bil banbruth / forosnai
55l. ¤ luáchet`which illumines a feast', LU 7420 ( BDD 100 ).fri
sia úathib ibiu lithu in Christo Jesu(words of Patrick about
to drink), Trip. 54.15 .ba erdath ┐ ba lith mor . . . la C.C.
ann . . . dona bráithribh, Mon. Tall. 68 .díairithe lítha
`prodigal at a feast', Tec. Corm. § 16.44 .ba loisi lítha
60luamairecht an ti do boi ann sin, ML² 1576 .MacCis cen
líthaib fo lén, SR 6477 .ebair coirm cid iar lithaib, LL
19093 .a rú co crích nír cuired / clú l. ¤ arar' lámuiged
`wherein fame for feasts was sought', Met. Dinds. iii 56.40 .
bréc ilar l. ¤ fri labrad, / acht adrad ríg na n-uile, i 28.3 .ro
65frithailit do cech maith ┐ do cech l. ¤ iat, Acall. 6845 v.l. náir
gan líoth ag duine n-a ndiaidh`he who succeeds them may well
rejoice
', Aithd. D. 17.10 . Attrib.g s. buidnib lítha, Snedgus u.
Mac R. 10 § 27. ? Attrib.g pl. ar búaid tuath l. ¤ Luignech
`festive', Arch. Hib. ii 54 § 4.
70(c) activity(?): l. ¤ .i. leanmain,ut est, ni l. ¤ do Maisi ar
leapain Inthra, O'C. 573 ( H.3.18,285 ).lith ┐ tond lanamain
(.i. gene) na traiged`activity', Auraic. 1815. ?trí chet
abgitrech ro scrib / ba bil lith a lám, LL 352 marg. inf. ba
bil l. ¤ a lám, 373b24 = Mart. Don. 78.19 (`touch'), perh. for
75 lúth. l. ¤ .i. luth .i. on luth gáir, O'Cl.Oengus oirdnidi /
ardmaith . . . / or fo lan luissi / lith nimcomḟighe, IT iii 55 §
104 .
II (a) luck,prosperity :co roimchla l. ¤ i fectsa. Ériu iii
140.163 .ni ba l. ¤ do'n fleid will not be a success, MR 18.1 .
80 ba hé mo líthsa co mbad hé docorad and, LU 6933 ( BDD 54 ).
is tú doroacht do maith ┐ do l. ¤ dúib, Met. Dinds iv 304.19 .
ní lind atá maith ná l. ¤ in laithe so, Comp. Con C. 99.5 . See
also below under compds.lith gacha labartha leat may your
words prosper
, MR 160.5 .do maith ┐ l. ¤ dúib tibi prosit, LL
85 279b33 ( SG 414.25 ).nocon ḟétaim less na l. ¤ , LL 208b26 .
cómhairle ar les ┐ ar lith Uladh, ITS v 8.20 .l. ¤ .i. sén uaire
passing prosperity, O'Cl.lith sén nó uasal, O'C. 1282 ( H.3.18
p. 534 ).lith .i. sona, Lec. Gl. 471. ?do fomna Déissi do
lith áinfir, SG 80.1 .
(b) Hence omen: adrad lítha`worship of auguries', Hail
5Brigit 14.14 .cia lit[h] bét for sétaib suadh, Anecd. i 52 § 14.
III (a) In phrases.is l. ¤ la pleases: is l. ¤ lim-sa do chomlann . . .
d'fhaghail, MR 296.1 .nír lith leis, 250.22 .`dammad l. ¤
letsu'. `is l. ¤ immorro', LL 230a26 - 7 ( TTr. 958 ).ró doghruinne
nar líoth lais, DDána 73.30 .dá madh l. ¤ ┐ dá madh lánur-
10lamh ré Lugh, Cath MT 466 .gníomhradh nach líoth linn,
Keat. ii 4457 .nir ba l. ¤ (nir mhiadh leov.l.) leo / suide na
longad, FDG 209 .l. ¤ laithi:Laegaire Lorc ba lith laithi / ro
gab Lifi lucky was the day, Lec. 303c42 ( LL 4875 ).fó l. ¤ see
1 fó;cf. ragat, cenip fo lith lem, BNnÉ 304 § 14 .olc l. ¤ lit.
15 it isbad luck , hence as quasiadv. alas , opposite offó l. ¤ :
olcc l. ¤ on, abannscal. olinmanach intan robonárlet peccad do
denum, RC xxxi 303.25 .olc lith, ol in clerech, na rabha
cidh anmcara accut, xxvi 362.17 .olc l. ¤ dolluid ind nathir /
cosin n-athir dia chathir`an evil day', Im. Brain 45 .olc
20li[th] don bith cráifeach`an evil hap', Ériu xviii 62 § 20 .olc
l. ¤ i torchair mac Duind, LL 195b20 (díl, Met. Dinds. iii 150.9 ).
(b) Freq. in chevilles:lith gan acht, Fen. 348.21 .lith cen
ail, RC xxiii 420.5 .l. ¤ cen chaemna, Arch. Hib. ii 73 § 47.
lith cen geis, SR 275 .lith co n-aiph, ML² 756 .l. ¤ co mbuaid,
25 Fing. R. 450 .lith nach gann, Acall. 2518 .lith ngaile, Met.
Dinds. iii 66.1 .lith ṅgle, TBC 1677 .l. ¤ ro lá, LU 2837 ( ZCP
xviii 172.7 ).l. ¤ úas tuind`a festival over the waves', Ériu iv
136.y .
Compds. ¤ adba:hit lithadba festal dwelling, Corm. 4.z .
30 ¤ baile:gáet co l. láechbress`exulting in fury', Met. Dinds. iv
176.2 . ¤ laithe festival (in some of follg. perh. phr.l. ¤ laithe,
see above):líoth laithe .i. la sollamna no fésda, O'Cl.'sin
chethramad líthlathiu(of week of judgment), SR 8101 .fri
ceilebrad ind líthlaithi hisin, Lat. Lives 5.5 .ma teccmai
35lith laithe no dail no thocomracc tuaithe, Laws v 396.21 .il
lithlaithi na Samhna, BLism. 109ra24 . Also perh. omens: séna
┐ soloda ┐ líthlatheda lána, LL 219b8 .sén nā soladh nā líth
laithi-si an laoi aniú, Cath MT 215.

litha xsee1 líthech.

40 líthach xsee2 líthech.

líthad xseelíthiugad.

líthaigid v(1 lí (d)?):liothuighthear íadsan, acht ná liothuigh-
thear misi`be dismayed', Jer. xvii 18 .na himeagluighidh ┐
ná lithidh, 2 Chron. xx 17. Vn. líthiugad.

45 ? lithaiṅg: v and frith larac l. ¤ lir / Ruit meic Cithaing cétgunich,
LL 22400.

? lithe: adbath gan locht fur l. ¤ `upon his renown', MacCarthy
420.15 . Perh.n. loc.,cf. ni bu gnáth a Leith lithe for clé
frim fechuir fíach, LL 13818 (in rhetoric).

50 líthe part.oflíid. Assubst. boaire d'fine in lithe the guilty
party
, O'C. 2419 ( Eg. 88,33a ).

1 líthech n o,m.(cf. liïd,líud) accused person,guilty person :tri
craind do cur a n-uisci .i. crand na flatha ┐ crand in ollaman
┐ crand in lít[h]igh, IT iii 192.7 .a tabairt for bois in lít[h]ig,
55 13 .muna adma neach asreith ar na litheachaibh, O'C. 290
( H.3.18,159 ).ní fuil luighe ón l. ¤ don tí lídhus fair, O'D.
542 ( H.3.17,434 ).doní dlighuis nech fortach for nech o do
bera minna man tucadh in lithech a cosmhalacht, O'D. 555 ( H.3.17 438 ) =
mana tuca in lithach a cosmalacht, O'C. 1601 ( N.35.5,4a ).
60 madh feoil marbthar ar fearann ┐ a fagbail air is tir no seana
bias do na lithaibh (leg.lithechaib), O'C. 290 ( H.3.18,159 ).
lethanchar . . . ni la lithach letanchar [lam fo nemiath .i.
ni lasin lithech lam fora mindaib iarfir], O'Dav. 1175.
Alsoā,f. ní thuca in līthig mibésaig(`festive'), RC xlv 55.15
65 v.l.= ZCP viii 113.2 .

2 líthech adj o, ā(líth) festive: lith laithe .i. laithe is lithech, Laws
v 248.5 Comm .na laithe lithech .i. senamail no uasal, O'C.
282 ( H.3.18,151 ).laithi lithacha .i. laithi senamla, no
uaisle, O'C. 1282 ( H.3.18 534 ).

70 lithichthe ind .i. líntae óngl.exultatione occupata`engaged in
festivity
', Ml. 68a14 (lithechthe, Thes. See Ascoli 168 and
Milan Codex facs.).Cf. líth,2 líthech.

líthiugad alsolíthad vn.oflíthaigid:banughadh, tanughadh,
líthiughadh, Eg. Gl. 78 .aidhmhillte, ar lithiughadh, 260 .
75 atáid ar líothadh`dismayed', Jer. viii 9.

líthtai xseelíttae.

litír xseelirithir.

lítis n f.(1 lí?) white colour,whiteness :is amlaidh do bói an toilen
sin . . . 'arna fholach do líttis ghil`covered with pure white
80colour
', BNnÉ 74.28 . ?dá bhráthair Airsigh ruadh litís,
O'Gr. Cat. 596.30 ( Flower Cat. 374.21 ). See Dinn.

litor ind .i. lobur no cach nimleabair, O'C 111 ( H.3.18,71 ). ?do
ráidh ludar labhar linne ar dteangaidh dhucais, Gwynn Cat.
178.15 .Cf. litarda.

85 litred n(liter) spelling,formofword :hinunn l. ¤ do uathath femin
┐ do hilur neutairgl.eandem vocem, Sg. 72a4 .is hinunn
chiall indib i ll. ¤ gnímo ┐ chesto`in-the-series-of-letters', Sg.
144b1 .