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50 láech n o,m.(Lat.laicus, Ped. i 203 , but native word according
to Watkins, Celtica vi 241 n.l .). (a) layman , as oppd. to
manach, occas. oppd. toclérech:laich ┐ laicesa ┐ aes tuaithe
adragar fri flaith laymen and laywomen are ruled by their
chief
, SMFacs. 47a (`heroes and heroines', Laws iii 14.28 ).
55 airchindech laich lay `erenagh', Laws v 118.4 .laich .i. grad
flatha, Laws iii 16.1 Comm .luid dochum laich saidbir, LU
1210 .bendacht aine foruib uile laechaibh clerchib, BB 280a7 .i
comthinoltaibl. ¤ ┐ clerech, IT i 192.16 ( FA 31 ).laocha laico.i.
ōn tūata, Corm. Y 794 .laochalaico.i.popularis , O'Mulc. 777.
60 cetmunter no caillech aithirgi dogní gol for laiech no laithes,
Ériu vii 170.7 .i corpaibh laech ┐ laiches ┐ aosa cravaid,
Aisl. Tund. 102 § 3 .laech=laicus, Lat. Lives 105.12 .cid
clērech glan gāeth / cid lāech cid fer grāid, KMMisc. 264.2 .
teichidh d'feraib Teftha, laechaib, cleirchib, RC xviii 292.19 .
65 biaid buaid cleireach ┐ laech uaid dot eis, Ir. Texts iii 6.22 .
(b) warrior (eventually in this sense only):olc damna laích,
LU 4938 (lōich, TBC² 453 ).cinnas laeich what kind of
warrior
, TBC 1813 .is bresta ┐ is mor in laech, YBL 137b23 .
tricha set d'airig forgill ┐ cet laech lais, Laws v 46.24 .cet
70laech .i. fer ad cota buindi (leg.buidin) cet a cath, Laws v
48.7 Comm .ingen lāich as luchru a Laignib, Bruchst. i 18.35
at lāech, a Ḟlaind, 12.20 .laech caem cendlethan, TBC 5205.
a láich láin, 3487 .dorinit . . . duma for na degdainib ┐ leca
ar laechaib ┐ ferta ar na fenedaib ┐ cnuic ar na curadaib,
75 Ériu viii 56.8 .roḟeit in l. ¤ lamḟota, MacCarthy,206 § 6 .laoich
goirminnse finne Fáil, DDána 71.21 .ag leadradh laoch, TSh.
6670. With qual.gen. laich gaili, Sc.M² 6R . TTebe 3384 .
Attrib.g s. lamthapad laeich, Grail 3735 .
Compds. In meaning (b) only. Freq. as expletive and for
80metrical purposes. With vnn.:laech-airlech, MR 238.16 .
láechbrised, Fianaig. 90.17 .laochbhualadh, Comp. Con. C.
130.6 . Also withn. pr.in sense of heroic :Laochlugh, L.Cl.A.
Buidhe 97.100 .láech-Níall, Ériu iv 96 § 20. Cf. laechluirc,
Anecd. ii 35 § 12. Láechrísee Corp. Gen.
85With nouns: ¤ aicme:in tres láech-aicmi hErend .i. in
Gamanrad i hIrrus Domnand, ┐ cland Dedad hi Temair
Lochra, ┐ clanna Rudraige i n-Emain Macha, IT ii2215.23 .
do chlú laochaicme Laighneach, DDána 117.24 . ¤ aire:
cethrar laech-airech, MR 242.12 . ¤ arm:oro ghabh a laoch-
arma, Hugh Roe² 240.27 . ¤ bás:laochbhás mo Dhé, Aithd. D.
5 58.24 . ¤ biad:in liach dia lessaighther in laec[h]biad, O'Mulc.
768 .deogh níadh maraen ┐ a laechbhiadh, BB 370a33 .
¤ bidbu:in láechbidba, ScM² 24c .i lamaib a laechbidbad,
MR 154.21 . ¤ bile:ar laechbilib lebar-sciath, MR 230.25 .
¤ bríg:laechbrigagl.lochbríga, IT i 214.26n . ¤ briugu:laech-
10brugaid amra, IT,ii2225.1 . ¤ bruinne:i cridib curad ┐ i
laechbrunnib láech, LL 238b49 ( TTr. 1634 ). ¤ buille:laech-
bhuillibh, Acall. 4740 v.l. ¤ chenn:ag faicsin na laochchenn
arna leabarchuaillibh, Comp. Con. C. 133.3 .tri láichcind,
IT i 102.10 . ¤ dair:laochdhairghe, Top. Poems² 882 v.l.
15 ¤ dorus:ra línait na láechdorais, LL 227b33 ( TTr. 742 ).
brisit . . . laochdoirsi na Bruidne, RC xxi 324.15 . ¤ ḟer:ós na
laechferaib, ML 84.21 . ¤ ḟess feast fitfor awarrior :róthail
(leg.rothomail) in chummatsin Conid and asbert Eochaid a
meic is laechḟes insin.a quoLaechfes ┐ laechfessaich, Rawl.
20 126b42 -3. ¤ ḟoirenn:ar laechḟoirnib Laigen, MR 124.4 .
¤ imda:nir luíghis at' laechimdaid, MR 296.13 . ¤ irgal:isin
laechirghail sin, St. Ercuil 874 . ¤ ládus:laochládus iomdha
an chon chlamhualaigh`prowess', Ó Bruad. i 80 § 3 . ¤ lainne:
doficfa a laechluinde, RC xiv 404.20 . ¤ lám:Lugh na láech-
25lámha, Anecd. i 31 § 50 .día láochlaimh, Duan. Finn. ii
96 § 106 . ¤ lann:for Muir Libis na laechland, LL 313 . ¤ lár:
for laeclar tige Temrach, BB 46b16 .laechlár int sídha,
Acall. 395 . ¤ léim:ic tabairt a laechleime, Acall. 2873 . ¤ lenb:
co rucadh co tempull na ndee an laechlenub, St. Ercuil 106.
30 ¤ lerg:ar an laochleirg, Caithr. CC 19.22 . ¤ les:go crīch
Laighen na laochles, ML² 849 . ¤ lestar:lódmar isin lōech-
lestar, Aisl. MC 35.26 . ¤ lía:do saith le a laimh in láochlíag,
Duan. Finn ii 78 § 48 . ¤ loinges:luadail na laechloingsi, Leb.
Gab. 80.22 .bás tóesech na loechlongse, LL 1987 . ¤ lorg:
35 in laechlorg imreamar iarnaidhi, St. Ercuil 1074 . ¤ mac:
laochmhac Airt / fraochshlat mur Earcoil ordhairc, L.Cl.A.
Buidhe 136.51 . ¤ machaire:laechmachaire Laigen, Acall.
4109 , 5234 .laechMachaire Lí, 6045 . ¤ mag:os lāechmaig Lí,
Arch. ii 48 § 15 . ¤ marcach:i lLaignib na laechmarcach,
40 ZCP viii 106.5 . ¤ míl:saergheinealach . . . an laechmileadh,
MR 98.2 .in dá laighin . . . isin laoch-mhílid, ML² 1687.
mergeda for crandaib illamaib lóech-miled, PH 2628 .Licid
láechmilidh, CCath. 2085 . ¤ mír:teora laechmíreanna
d'feoil, CCath. 5201 . ¤ muinchenn:laechmuinchinn na
45fairge, SG 242.35 . ¤ muinntir:ag gach . . . dar laoch-
mhuinntir, DDána 384.21 . ¤ múr:tar uilinn laochmhúir na
hEmhna, Ériu viii 134.20 . ¤ nós:mac Loegaire co laech-nos,
BB 230b20 . ¤ recht:mac Lugdech in laechrechta, MacCarthy
198 § 4. ¤ smech(smeig):a leacan a laec-smeigead, MR
50 184.y . ¤ thech: barracks :doratad . . . isin laechtech mór bói
ar comair drechi in dúnaid, LL 253b46 .etir loech-thigib ┐
griananaib ┐ tigib talman, YBL 181b4 ( SG 255.30 ). ¤ thenga:
cossa, láma, láech-thengtha(in a list of guarantees), Met.
Dinds. iii 10.112 . ¤ úall:mac Lugdech na laechuaille, BB
55 230b25 .
With adjj. (a) ¤ banna:ingen Lugdach loechbanna, Met.
Dinds. ii 84.54 . ¤ beóda:do ghaibh go lúthmhar laoch-
bheódha . . . aige laochbhualadh, Comp. Con C. 130.8 . ¤ bres:
co líth-baile láechbress, Met. Dinds. iv 176 § 5 . ¤ buan:
60 inmain lecht l., Sc. M² 24a . ¤ dána:co láechdána leómanda,
Comp. Con. C. 109.31 . ¤ dond:fogur gotha . . . / meicc
láechduind Locha F., Ériu iv. 96.4 . ¤ imda:longphort . . .
laoch-iomdha, ML 74.13 . ¤ lán:ba lucht do cach luiṅg
laechláin, LL 357 (laechbain BB 21a31 ). ¤ mall:síl Labrada
65láech-maill, Met. Dinds. iii 12.144 . ¤ mas:ua Mogha lámha
laochmhais, Caithr. CC 75 .senchas Átha Luain laech-
maiss, Met. Dinds. iii 366.4 .
(b) With adjj. formed from nouns: ¤ buillech:ingin lesc-
báin láech-buillig, Met. Dinds. i 8.38 . ¤ ḟessach: see ¤ ḟessabove.
70 ¤ armach:longport lethan laocharmach, FM vi 2098.19 .

láechacht xseeláechdacht.

láechas n o,m.(láech) valour: ba mhór bhar mian laochais seal,
Oss. iii 230.14 . Attrib.gen.:laochra ba laochuis i ngleo-
bhruid, E. O'Rahilly 54.59.

75 láechda adj io, iā(láech) warrior-like,pertainingto awarrior . Of
persons:bid laechdha-sium intan ro bói(of a warrior), IT
iii 346.2 .at-chíu . . . buidin l. ¤ langlonnaig, MU² 582 .ar
Cheinel laochdha Luacháin, Top. Poems² 650 .an ghasradh
laochdha, Content. xxix 13. Aspnsobriquet:do Laeguire
80laechdha, Lism. L. 2145. In a variety of other applications:
is l. ¤ ┐ is curatta in tuarascbáil, MU² 594 .tucastar a thrí
coscemmenda laechda lánmóra, TBC 6064 .cath Luachra
laechdu Fellubair, LL 2860 .laechda a gluinn`heroic his
descent
', MacCarthy 178 § 2 .slabra laechda landaingin, St.
85Ercuil 833. Compar.:láechdu ócaib, LU 3412 , 3637 ( SC
18 , 31 ).