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85 1 luch nusuallytandnt,f.withloch-in obl. cases. Perh. orig.
vocalic stem as the alternation u/o is unexplained (see
Thurn. Gramm. 206. See also ZCP xxviii 70 - 1 ), and the
dental does not appear in the archaic compds. ¤ gabháil,
¤ donn(infra). In later lang.ā,f.So IGT Decl. § 133 , where
g p. lochadhis declared faulty, andlochthadhwith -th- is
5required for the `dúnadh'.
Mouse :glenaid l. ¤ inna línsam, Thes. ii 293.20 .hinglen l. ¤
inna gerchrub, 24 .lúaithidir lochaid (lochaitv.l.) iar
forgarmain, Corm. Y 1059 .l. ¤ i comraínd(term of oppro-
brium), IT iii 100 § 172 .fuath lochad landai lordai, SR
10 5431 (`o written over u', n. ).meracht a lochad of the
mouse it is chasing
(a cat), Laws iii 296.9 Comm .ona
lochtaib, O'Dav. 918 .cech mallacht . . . robé forsin lochaid
duaid ochair ind libiur-se, KZ xxxi 254.17 .l. ¤ fael ┐ sinnach,
Todd Nenn. 218.6 .amal charas in l. ¤ biad in fidchait, PH
15 7737 .mani estais na lochtha . . . la tabairt na lochad inna
béolu, RC xiii 446.7 .dona lochthuibh, IGT Introd. 22.28 .
cidh áilit na lochaidh, BNnÉ 53.28 .aga lionadh do lochaibh
fionnfadhachaibh, 26 .in duirb mét lochad, LL 329a43 .ag
ithe féola . . . na luiche, Is. lxvi 17 .cúig lucha óir, 1 Sam.
20 vi 4 .dál . . . don chat ris an luich, TSh. 2344 .plag lochad
ic Galloib ┐ ig Laignip, CS 256.4 .catt re lochaid(of a bad
stepmother), ZCP vi 268.6 .lochaidh ag ithe na ngort uile,
FM ii 988.16 .mar bhaighte do cuirfídhe i ttrap chum loch
do mharbhadh, Párl. na mB. 1273 .ní mó coin inaitt lochait
25an oilein sin`rats', Maund. 146.
l. ¤ francach rat,l. ¤ becc mouse:ithitt féoil cach uile ainmidhi
itir lochta frangcacha ┐ lochta becca, Maund. 114 .l. ¤ francach
gl.rula(Lat. wd. unexpld.), Ir. Gl. 248. Note also:dos-
nancatar . . . lochaid Indecda ┐ ethaite aerdha, Alex. 748.
30 luch dallgl.talpa=mole, Ir. Gl. 249.
Asn. pr. f. L. ¤ , V.SS. Hib. ii 10.y .
Inn. loc.:for RossLochad , LU 4607 ( TBC² 138 ). See
Hog. Onom.
Compds. ¤ gabáil:bla cat luchgabail catching mice, Laws
35 iii 296.7 . ¤ donn ( ¤ thonn). Inn. pr. Luchdond letrad
lecne líach, Met. Dinds. ii 80.21 . See note ib. p. 108 .Dumae
ind Luchduinn, Dinds. 1 ( LL 3890 ).isí fochaid tánaise iar
sin .i. in luch donn (leg.Luchdonn) .i. cuilén fúair mac na
baintrebthaigi a cúas omna, Death-tales 28.6 . See O'Rahilly,
40 E. Ir. Hist. and Myth. 79 n .Luchdond (-tonddv.l.) cainte
fil i nEmain Macha . . . grech in Luchduinn, BDD 54 =
Luchton Cáinti . . . gréch ind Luchduind, BDD² 484 - 86 .
Cf. in luchthond lámdérg Loegaire, LU 8615 ( FB 46 .luch
donn, Eg.). ¤ thigern:ro ṡaltair forin Luchthigern(of a woman),
45 LL 6285 ( ZCP xxiv 141 § 33 ).

2 luch xsee4 loch.

1 luchair n i bright,resplendent . Of places:Life l. ¤ , Met. Dinds.
ii 60.1 .in tír l. ¤ lantorthech, LL 17467 = Rawl. 76a37 .
Lusmhagh cosin lí l. ¤ `bright splendour', Met. Dinds. iv 182.18 .
50 muine lucair ar a lar, IT iii 89 § 113.
Of persons:ingen . . . co ndeilb l. ¤ `radiant of form', Met.
Dinds. iii 174.102 .ben l. ¤ (sic leg.) na lánchennsa, 290.54 .
duine l. ¤ laech colli, IT iii 105 § 209 .l. ¤ cuiciur dirmach dron,
LL 4560 =álaind cóiciur dírman dron, Ériu iv 100 § 31.
55 for ṡluag l. ¤ Liath-Dhroma, BR 144.x .Bodhmann luchoir
láingheal, Duan. Finn ii 144 § 13 .mna luchaire lán-
dealbhdha, ITS v 72.1 .gach liaigh l. ¤ laimderg, BCC 354.7 .
In other applications:l. ¤ líneach leandanach, IT iii 70 § 24.
dorigned lepaid l. ¤ leighis do Ch.(`rich', SG ii 252 ), Acall.
60 7147 .crundsciath l. ¤ lasamain fair`glittering', TTebe 1455 .
do thraigthe luchra lethna(of St. Brendan's feet), Sitzb.
1912 xxv 439 § 5 . In phr. with copula:co créidhi . . . /
bhudh l. ¤ lé mo thurus may she be pleased with my journey,
Acall. 819 .ba l. ¤ lem`splendid I deemed him' (cheville),
65 Geneal. Tracts 1611.
Compar.:fer bec brádub da leith chlí; luchru són cu mór,
MU² 540. Used assuperl.:ingen lāich as luchru a Laignib
of the most brilliant warrior of L., Bruchst. i 18 § 35 (lucra,
IT iii 88 § 107 ).

70 2 luchair subst.use of1 luchair.Neutergender seems
indicated by phrasel. ¤ (n)(d)ego(infra). brilliance,sheen :
l. ¤ .i. taitnem, Lec. Gl. 453 .l. ¤ derg daigerdae(of weapon),
LU 8638 ( FB 47 ).dār ob an l. ¤ lendglain(of St. Patrick),
RC xxxvii 351 § 10 .luchraib mathglonn with the glories
75of good deeds
, Snedgus u. MacR. 13.21 .ferr l. ¤ tindrith`a
fair reputation
', RC xlv 85 § 54.
In phrasel. ¤ (n)(d)ego(perh. orig. withg s.ofdaig):l. ¤ ega,
Sc. M² 15 .bid olc í i naimsir in luacair deoda don Mumha
(iman luchair dego v.l.)the brightness of fire(`glittering beetle'),
80 BNnÉ 305.29 . Seedaig.Cf. l. ¤ .i. líchóir l. ¤ eagha .i. comh-
thaithneamhach re líchóir na greine ar an aighreadh, O'Cl.
In Laws in apparently technical sense:seot hi l. ¤ nae(leg.
ndae).i. oen ithornae do thabuirt for flaith i tech, O'C. 878
( H.3.18,393b ).direnar tri setaib, lucha[i]r set faithche,
85lucha[i]r set treibe, lucha[i]r set dia cholainn fadeisin,
Laws v 410.14 . Expld.as luach air, 16.17 Comm .
Asn. pr. f. Luc[h]air ainm na cailligi, ZCP viii 306.2 .
Cf. quem propter pulchritudinem Luchar vocauit , Cod. Sal.
col. 912 (Plummer MS. notes).
Inn. loc.:ic Luchraib Lia, ZCP xii 246 § 15.
5See2 lúachair.