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láem nperh. orig.n,n.(vn.formation?). (a) flash,blaze,
conflagration . Of fire:dá curthaí fo muir hé (i.e.sciath
neimhe), ní báit[h]fedh énlaem dá lasair, CF² 1007 .lasar
n-a laomh (leg.l. ¤ with MS.) dhond (: caor), Magauran 3364 .
65 Labraid na laem (: chaem), Rawl. 83a53 .uair filet mo
peccaig ina lloem treum ┐ immum`are blazing', Ir. Lit. 12.10 .
laom na fflaitheach is na ffleadh (:aon) glitter, Top. Poems²
167. Of wind:le láemannaib na luathgáethe gust, Comp.
Con. C. 80.21 . Of good fortune:gradum an tsaoghail . . . /
70tagann 'na laomuibh, Párl. na mB. 1637 .Cf. laem dono
ainm don clēith bīs fon arbar oca tīrad, O'Mulc. 806 =
O'C. 1410 ( H.3.18,636 ).
(b) Transf. Of warrior:Lóegaire, l. ¤ ar brú bla (:cláen)`a
flame on the roaring battle's edge
', Met. Dinds. iv 180.7 sil
75Luigdech in loeim (:choeim), Fen. 226.14 . Of army in battle-
array:laom sleigech sestān-beg, ML² 1186 .gur suídhigheadh
um gach laom ceann-trom . . . sonn láidir`rank', ML 128.14 .
rocorgedar ina laem loinrech . . . iat, Ann. Conn. 1256.6 .
co tictís ina loem trómm fo na garib sin, LB 156a44 .cona
80dhegsluag . . . ina laomannaib cobaide cóirigte, Caithr.
Thoirdh. 46.20 .
(c) In phrasel. ¤ cotulta snatchofsleep :ar bith contulind
mo laem cotulta . . . tulis C. a laem cotulta, RC xiv 402
§ 7 , 8 .ina laemannaib codulta, Acall. 3219 v.l. Cf.
85 laem .i. aimsir, O'Mulc. 806 = O'C. 1410 ( H. 3.18,
636a11 ).
Compds. With nouns. ¤ ainm:eter lechta is láemanmann,
Met. Dinds. iv. 80.32 . ¤ ardrí,cf. triath-laomárdrigh, Caithr.
Thoirdh. 24.20 . ¤ chaire:a laemchuire sa lánluas`champion-
ship
', Cog. 112.22 . ¤ lúirech:cach laem-luirech, MR 316.2 .
5 ¤ scél:Clanda Luigdech na laemsgel, Fen. 340.16 . ¤ thír:in
laomthír do lomargain, Caithr. Thoirdh. 25.6 .
With adjj.: ¤ chobsaid:gu laomchobsaidh, Caithr. Thoirdh.
24.21 . ¤ dígainn:luath-urchar láemdíghainn don lethan-
chraísigh, Comp. Con. C. 107.6 . ¤ dúasach:Ó Maol laom-
10duasach Lughdhach, Top. Poems² 62 . ¤ thiug:ceann a loisi
laomthiugh, ML 128.19 .linnte . . . laoim-thiugha fola, 88.8 .
¤ thidlaictech:longphuirt laomtidlaictecha, Caithr. Thoirdh.
28.4 .

láemda adj io, iā(láem) (a) blazing,flaming :lasair laomdha
15lanlebur, RC xii 320 § 2 .laomhdha (laemda, MS.) an
lasradh (: caomhna), Magauran 3341 .an loise laomdha
éirgheas leó san saoghal so, TSh. 6971.
(b) Transf. valiant,splendid . Of warriors:geg l. ¤ do creach
Cualand, BB 61b12 .Lorcan fa laemda longuis, 42 .geinfidit
20uait in drong díona / in slóg lonn bud laemdha, BLism.
123b233 ( SG 353.13 ).fuineadaig laemda an Lagáin, Hy
Fiachr. 222.10 .bile lāomdha Lemhna, Ériu ix 177 § 6 .go
laomhdha(leg. laemdhawith MS.)im chenn cruidh
(: caomhna)`splendid', Magauran 2281 .Cf. `laemdha' nach
25lag, Met. Gl. 34 § 28. Of castle:port feirén laomdha gan
lén (: maordha), Top. Poems² 196 .longphort laomdha na
laochradh líomhtha, Keat. Poems 1482. Of hair:is . . .
leabharchas laomdha . . . a carnḟolt, Keat. Poems 67.

láemdacht n ā,f.(láemda) splendour :laomdacht do longbrugh
30(: t'aobdacht) thy mansion's prodigiousness, Caithr. Thoirdh.
55.32 .laomhdhacht (leg.laomdhacht) na Lorc (: aobhdh-
acht), DDána 91.30 .

láemrach adj o, ā=láemda:tonn fledartach láemrach SG 241.21 .

láemscairecht n ā,f.(láemscar):allmairecht .i. laemscairecht
35 O'C. 969 ( H.3.18,416 ).

láemscar adj o, ā(cf. láem)adj.used in vaguely laudatory sense:
deich fichit muc do marbad / fa feis laemscur lanadbal, Ir.
Texts ii 2 § 9 .láemscar fá innmas dḟilid`prodigal', SG 64.38 .
as mé inghean láomhsgra(leg. laomsgar,cf. Gad. 294.30 )
40 Ḟloinn, KMMisc. 350.17 .Méig laomsguir Fhlannchaidh,
Top. Poems² 656 .úadh í laomsgor Láoghaire, 23 E 26,p. 87 .
h-I Flatili laemscara`lofty-proud', Hy Fiachr. 228.4 .
Compar.:nír tairged . . . luach ba mó ná ba laomscaire`more
startling
', Caithr. Thoirdh. 14.17 .
45Compds. ¤ chraidech:do lecht laomscarcraidhech ingine í
Lochlainn`pathetic', Caithr. Thoirdh. 98.32 . ¤ glic:Ó
Coindealbhain . . . / rí laomsgairghlic Laoghaire, Top.
Poems² 34 .

láes nprob.ā,f.(Latlaus? But perh. abstract from*láeth,
50 cf. báeth,báes etc.) praise,poemofpraise :cea a ghai doghra
ni laes (:craos)(`it throws not'), FM i 234.4 (leg.(?)coí a gaí
dograi ní l. ¤ the wail of his bitter lance is no paean) =a caécaid
ogra nileas, RC xvii 170 n .laidh .i. ondi is laeess, in tan is
moladh(of the `aiste' of the `dos'), O'D. 1202 ( H.2.15,81b ).
55 lais .i. laidh, O'C. 110 ( H.3.18,71 ).asa llais .i. ondi is laus,
LB 241a25 ( ZCP iii 222.x .). In pejorative sense:cen labra
cen lāis (leg.laīs: baís)(of something not becoming a
maccléirech), Arch. iii 320 § 91 =cen lainde cen loáis,
LB 261b19 =gin lainne gin laís, O'C. 1476 ( H.3.18,653 ).
60 Cf. laes .i. fiach, O'C. 1411 ( H.3.18,636a ).laeb (leg.l. ¤ ) .i.
fiach, O'Mulc. 800. Compd. ¤ chor:co tuc tria láeschur cen
chleith / asa chráesluch in cáireig, SR 5723 (cf. Sam. xvii 35 ).

láesech: n asbert Forainn . . . / ni leicfem ar laesechu(Pharaoh
of Israelites), SR 3978. Perh.a pl. subjects, lit.praise-
65giving (láes).

láethamail xseelaithemail.

lafan n[o,m.] (We.llyffant, Greene Celtica ii 148-9 ; quantity of
second -a- uncertain) frog: gartha l. ¤ na nathrach na loisginn,
Celtica ii 122.33 .ó neimh a lasan (leg.l. ¤ ) 's a loisgeann,
70 PBocht 10.5 .aipium ranarum .i. imhus na l. ¤ , O'Gr. Cat.
225.8 .inaid ana mbid lafain ┐ natraca neime, Ériu x 144.31 .
iad a meid rana no lasán (leg.lafán), BCC 280.6 (274) .

1 lag n m.,g s. -a(see below) (see Breatnach, Lochlann ii 20 ff. )
fame,renown :airm i fil a lecht cen l. ¤ (`decay'), Met. Dinds.
75 iv. 218 .is mé in seabac liath co ladh (leg.lag), Anecd. i 27
§ 22 .seanfhocul so suairc a lagh / . . . níorbh fhearr a chlú
ón chéadló, Magauran 2352 .teid an riar a lagh Laighnech
`the dispensing of rewards enhances the L.men's fame'
(Breatnach,ib.), LBranach 6948 .Cf. fath ghan ladh(leg.
80 lagh), BNnÉ i 170.31 .cosmhail cuma cosmhail lagh / dhuit
is do Thuathal Teachtmar, DDána 84.41 . In follg. perh.
attrib.g s. famous: ben Chaim Oliva ind laga / ben Iafeth
Olivana, Rawl. 76a30 =in loga, LL 17452 .ba hí a sligi al
luing laga, LL 195a15 . Note also:Áodh ó Geimhnáin nár
85laga / ┐ Áodh ó hÚaineagda, Duan. Finn ii 144 § 9 , butleg.
perh.lige:Uainide.Cf. lagha .i. bladh no clú, O'Cl.