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35 lár n o,n.( Ml. 89d18 , 108d15 ), laterm. IThe meanings are
(a) surface and (b) middle . But the distinction is not always
clear-cut, and the following classification must be regarded
as to some extent arbitrary. (a) surface,ground,floor :ond
l. ¤ gl.ab solo patrio, Ml. 22a3 .indiles lairgl.proprii soli,
40 34d11 .do l. ¤ sudigthir ditiu du græs. du l. ¤ nime dano
sudigter ind uisci`a covering is always set against a floor,
so then the waters are set against the floor of heaven
' (gl.solo),
120d9 .amal bentair foltchíb fri l. ¤ talman co n-altain,
LU 8619 ( FB 46 ).co torchair béim n-asclaing don pheist . . .
45oc rabe for l. ¤ , LU 9109 ( FB 86 ).gebid lamchloich do l. ¤
thalman, TBC 1181 .smútgur in láir, 5057 .a ṅglúini
fri l. ¤ doib, 5199 =fri talmain, TBC² 3165 .slechtais C.
dochum láir`C. bowed himself to the ground', Mon. Tall. 7.
draigin . . . / fri tōeb in lāir leith-lessi`by the site of a half-
50ruined fort
', Ériu vii 2.16 .do toccaibh B. do lar hé, BNnÉ
49.4 .tucadur uile a n-gnúisi ré l. ¤ , RC xxiv 377.24 .iter
neam ┐ lar, Fél. 6.28 .is nephthortech a lar(of Hell), Ériu
iii 6.1 .cassraca tenedh . . . ic loscud lair ┐ luibi, BB 240a49 .
nir' lam in mac do gabail cuici do lar`she durst not take up
55the boy from the ground
', RC xxiv 190.13 .nach sluic in lār
uili ind, Arch. iii 242 § 9 .dia taethsad nem for an l. ¤ , BColm.
70.11 .do líon neamh is do lom l. ¤ `emptied the earth' (of
blood from side of Christ), Dán Dé xxix 8 .ar an l. ¤ lom
`bare floor', PBocht 20.39 .gemar ó l. ¤ ag tacmuing trénḟeda,
60 IGT Decl. ex. 622 . Other applications:amail bogṡimind ar
l. ¤ srotha surface (middle?), TBC p. 369 n. 3 .gach dara carn
ar a l. ¤ / gach dara cúach is copán`on its base(?)', Duan. Finn
ii 294 § 161 .eoin is a leabtha ar a l. ¤ `side' (of engraved
goblet), Aithd. D. 9.7 .
65(b) interior,middle :congarar C. . . . co lar in rígthaige,
LU 8778 ( FB 60 ).tabair in ṅ-gabail dún do l. ¤ ind átha from
the bed of
, TBC 754 .boruaraid C. in certgae, delgthi do l. ¤ a
dernainni, 3938 .tanic reme tri l. ¤ fer ṅ-hErend, 4453 .oc
dul di dar l. ¤ in taige, IT i 67.6 .as trághadh lacha asa l. ¤ (an
70impossible undertaking), IGT Decl. ex. 1036 .Iarusaléim
. . . / l. ¤ na cruinne ceithiordha, TD 17.25 .i gcaladh Chairrgi
Ferghais / atá l. ¤ a fhlaithemhnais, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 68.82 .
ón ló loisgfidhear do l. ¤ / ┐ ghéisfeas do ghormchlár, DDána
50.22 .as l. ¤ na cúirte amach, FM iii 242.16 .a raibhe . . . isin
75tuaisccert do tabairt less atuaith tre l. ¤ adhergnamhad, 352.15 .
no chuirdís slógh uí D. ciomhsa an champa . . . ina cheirt
medhon ┐ a lar ina leithimel`those who were in the centre', vi
2030.16 .dá leagadh . . . go l. ¤ long-phuirt . . . Luicifeir,
TSh. 4065 .cialluighidh l. ¤ na haltóra bás Críost . . . is é l. ¤ na
80haltóra is meádhon di, Eochairsg. 37.12 .lethat a lair
`breadth of its middle', O'Dav. 117. Fig.do luig na lic ar mo l. ¤
`presses as a flagstone on my breast', O'Gr. Cat. 361.17.
IIIn phrases. (a) With preceding vb. and prep.léicid fo l. ¤
abandons: ro léig fo l. ¤ a ḟoghuil ┐ a dībeirg, Fianaig. 76.8 .
85 mo dhuine féin . . . / meise fa l. ¤ ní léigfeadh`he would never
abandon me
', TD 12.60 .téid re l. ¤ becomes void :rann de do dul
re lar ar sgath aithgine, Laws ii 6.7 Comm .cutruma na satha
deiric na cneidi do dul re lar, iii 434.4 Comm .ma ro feas na
hindile icait itir smacht ┐ aithgin, mane feas teit re lar, O'C.
691 ( H.3.18,335 ).ni deachaid mian aen n-duine fa l. ¤ no
5desire . . . went unsatisfied
, Oss. v 108.4 .teid gal . . . na
laech . . . re l. ¤ is overthrown, CCath. 1698.
(b) Prep. phrases:a(s) l. ¤ fromamong,outof:Aodh . . . do
dhol a l. ¤ a aisi ┐ a neirt . . . docum na Romha`in the midst of
his age and power
', AU iii 494.20 =as l. ¤ a inmhe ┐ a aoisi,
10 ALC ii 208.21 .Iomur . . . do chor an tsaoghail de as l. ¤ a
cloinne ┐ a chonáich, FM iii 406.6 .di l. ¤ from within:in corp
da lār is lāthach, Arch. iii 238 § 5 .dá l. ¤ do lingeadh an
Traoi, DDána 119.13 .gleann na ndéar an talamh trom /
. . . dá l. ¤ is soibheirthe sionn, 45.3 .do l. ¤ na fairgi`from the
15middle of the sea
', Laws v 298.20 Comm .for (ar) l. ¤ .in the
middle(midst) of, in: ocht ngemma . . . for l. ¤ a da imlisen,
LU 8676 ( FB 51 ).ar lar a dá imcaisne, TBC 260 .for l. ¤ na
firmaiminti, Laws i 26.24 Comm .for l. ¤ na Róma`in Rome',
PH 543 .ar l. ¤ a tṡluaig, Acall. 6944 .Laidhgnen . . . do
20marbad for l. ¤ Trín Aird Macha`in the midst of the Third of
Armagh
', RC xvii 346.4 (Tig.).lēic ar lār in fīr[ḟ]ōit ind put
me on the true path
, Arch. iii 241 § 4 .lot ar l. ¤ síothchána,
TD 18.122 .ar l. ¤ Gaoidheal among the G., L. Cl. A. Buidhe
233.76 .Ferna mór ar l. ¤ Laighion, BNnÉ 284.22 .leitir . . . /
25nar las ar l. ¤ na teineadh, PBocht 20.25 .lebar chilli mic
nEnan, / ro geabhtha ar a lar . . . / fis gacha dala in it, Fen.
346.5 . Of point of time:ar l. ¤ na haidhci at midnight, Études
Celt. i 90.15 .ar lar in lai`at midday', Aen. 822 .i l. ¤ in the
middleof:toirthe 'ga gcur do chrannaibh / . . . tug 'na l. ¤
30ubhla a himil puts the apples at its extremity in the centre,
L. Cl. A. Buidhe 73.71 .don uisce do bhí i l. ¤ an tsrotha, Keat.
ii 4712 .a l. ¤ a ṡuain, TD 29.46 .coimhéadíad a l. ¤ do chroidhe,
Prov. iv 21 .go n-dearna da roinn dhé iona l. ¤ , Atlantis iv
200.35 .iona l. ¤ san in the midst of it, Ezek. xxii 22.
35Inn. pr. Cath Maige Nathrach ria nGlún-i-llār, Arch. Hib.
ii 62 § 55.
(c)Adv.and other phrases.bél fri l. ¤ bowing down :cách
. . . / 's a mbéal re l. ¤ an lá-soin(of Day of Judgement), DDána
29.16 .Cf. tuc a bel re lar ar umla do Chormac, Ir. Texts iii
406.19 .co l. ¤ to theground :cassla derga . . . impu co l. ¤ , LU
2199 ( FA 28 ).no-t-léic sís do'n beind aird-se . . . co l. ¤ ,
PH 4830 .gur tholl a lethleith co l. ¤ don láech míleda, Comp.
Con C. 98.20 .Cf. fríth nech dia lenmain co l. ¤ (: ár)`enough
were found to hunt them home
' where however Ed. suggests
45 l. ¤ =lór, Met. Dinds. iv 50.110 .co ngeiltis a ḟér ┐ a suth co l. ¤ ┐
co lántalmuin(of birds devastating a plain), ZCP v 501.2 .
Note also:ré traostbhualadh . . . a gcorp fá l. ¤ ┐ fá lán-talamh,
TSh. 5578 .fo l. ¤ wasted: aithesc fó l. ¤ `ineffectual', FM iii
230.17 .fearta Padraic tra do ind[i]siu dibsi . . . is uscí fo l. ¤
50 labour in vain, BB 211b29 =uisce do loch, LU 274 .for (ar) l. ¤
ruined,overwhelmed :croinn abhla ar l. ¤ ag luighe, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe,105.127 .féach meadh ar lochtaine ar l. ¤ , PBocht
13 § 42 (`weighed down to earth').gaoth mór . . . gurro
roisistar coirce Erenn uile do neoch tarruidh ar l. ¤ dhe blew
55about all that it found reaped
(?), ACL i 226.17 (`injured all the
oats that it found standing
').asal bhíos ar l. ¤ , TSh. 4752 .go
raibhe an creideamh ar l. ¤ `had lapsed', Keat. iii 5505 .laoch-
raidhe Laoighse . . . ar l. ¤ , Keat. Poems 572. Note also:
nír fidir neach d'uair nó tráth / gur gabh úatha ar l. ¤ in lá
60`till the day had gone by', Duan. Finn ii 246 § 24 .dursan a
oinech re l. ¤ , Arch. iii 304.21 .ó mullach co l. ¤ from top to
bottom, from head to foot
:erradh rígh . . . o mhullach co
lar . . . dhó(of dues given to a cleric), Lism. L. 3152 .fiche
céad laoch lán d'éideadh ó mhullach go l. ¤ , Ériu i 84.5 .ro-
65scoilt bend-chapur in tempuil i ndíb lethib ó mullach co a
lar, PH 2896.
Attrib.gen.:tús ┐ deireadh gan chleith / is rann láir gacha
duaine`the middle verse', Content. xxviii 5 .consuini láir an
fhocuil a consonant in the interior of the word, IGT Introd. 3.4 .
70Compds. With nouns. ¤ brat:larbrat lomarda . . . uimpe,
BB 265b20 . ¤ medón verycentre :co rucatar leo é ar l. medón
a catha fodéin, CRR 47 .rucatar sidhi . . . co l. medhóin
(leg.lármedhón) ind átha, Fianaig. 88.13 . ¤ thalam:dofuit
for larthalmain`upon the very earth', MacCarthy 66.20 . Innn.loc. Muir Lárthalmhan Mediterranean, Keat. ii 491 . ¤ úach-
tar:ín sdablaing . . . doberthea do L. do laruachtar ean-
bruíthi coírí Concubur, BB 257b42 (= YBL 177a51 ). With
adj.: ¤ cháel:ned is eala / as druth lemna lairchael / clerigh
ar cuairt cross, IT iii 82.22 ( BB 291a13 ).

80 lárac n ā,f.alsoláarg,loarc lorac,larac,ládairg. For discussion
of forms see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 123 - 24 , who regardsloarc,
laargas the earlier forms. IGT Decl. § 57 . Upperpart of
leg,thigh,hip (`fork, thigh', O'Rahilly).
(a)Of animalshaunch: lón lairci lecht miled(meaning
85uncertain), Dinds. 42 ; hencelon lairge .i. lon no leis ┐ lá-arg,
O'Cl.rochuir a láraic de co Port Large(of Findbennach),
TBC 6194 .tuc leis co Ath Mór 'mo anait (moraidv.l., leg.
márait?) / a lón ┐ a láraic, Met. Dinds. iii 372.80 .cnam larach
is leas corach, BB 257b14 .ar mbuain na carr do largaib na
nech, O'C. 737 ( H.3.18,353a ). Regarded as noble and choice
5portion at a feast:larac do rig ┐ espoc ┐ sui, Laws i 48.12 .
dorecmaic a tēchta do chāch ass .i. laarg (laracv.l.) do righ
┐ d'ḟilidh. IT iii 188.7 .láarg .i. . . . leo ball ┐ arg loech.
leo ball no áige no cuibrend do dhaglaech indsin, Corm. 26
( Corm. Y 804 ).dobér do ḟilid ollomun / ┐ do airig ard / loarg
10maith mín, LL 3732 =larac, YBL 419b9 .briuga ┐ aire
desa . . . / dobér doib . . . / loarg, LL 3737 =larac, YBL
419b10 .ollam filed loarg doib, LL 29a15 .láraig (laarcv.l.)
┐ lón-chrochit(the portion of kings, poets, sages, and yeomen),
Met. Dinds. i 24.156 .bíid loracc cona timthucc ┐ chilórnd
15cormma ara chiunn ar cach Cáisc, Trip.² 1385 .ag fudáilfide
la ríg Laigin . . . indala loracc don rig, alaili do ríg Óa
nErcán, 2211 .atracht espoc dib . . . ┐ as ed dorala ana laim
cnaim na lairge [th]air, Lism. L. 2080 .in cethramad rand . . .
loirgi (leg.lairgi) . . . gamna scamche, Hib. Min. 66.27 .
20(b) Of persons:co ndúatar na biasta é . . . coro ḟaide in muir
a da láraic cosin port út, LL 22396 (Dinds. of Port Láirge)
=a laraic, BB 372b37 ,láairg, Dinds. 42 .día laragaib(of
warriors), TTr.² 542 .re tesgadh cenn ┐ cnámh ┐ colann
láarg (laragv.l.) ┐ méidhi ┐ mhuinél, TBC p. 377 n.11
25(H.2.17).laorg(g p.), Fianaig,94.24 .fri lairge luthain .i.
. . . fri toin na gabla, O'Dav. 1204 .mana leóin do ládhar-
guibh / dá ragha a ndeóigh díbhearguigh, IGT Decl. ex. 568.
isna lochaib blen ┐ isna lairgibh, Rosa Ang. 184.12 .do bhuail
sé íad leis ┐ ladhairg he smote them hip and thigh, Judges xv
308 .thúg an daigéar óna ladairg dheis, iii 21 . Note also:
sithbe iairn a dí loairc / lathar n-amra, LL 4984. Humorously
in mock genealogy:a c[h]lérig . . . meic láirce, meic lūabann,
Aisl. MC 33.22 . Of the whole leg:co riacht anair . . . l. ¤ ós
bund`thighbone from the sole upwards', Met. Dinds. iii 192.39 .
35 tindlis a láim, a láraic, / a chois is a chóel-brágait(`ankle'),
iv 124.1 .isna lairgibh in tibiis, 23 K 42,292.4 .ro bris sé
muiníl na miledh ┐ lairgi na laechraidhi`legs', St. Ercuil 829.
lámha ┐ leithchind ┐ laarga na loechraidhe, Hugh Roe²
228.30 .
40In phrases:mell a (dá) lárach buttocks: gerrchocholl co
mell a ndá l. ¤ , LU 6960 ( BDD 60 .a dá lárcc, Y).tuargabsat
a lénta co mellaib a l. ¤ , LU 8257 ( FB 20 ).gabaid a lēnid i
n-ard-gabāil ōs mellach (leg.mellaib) a láruc, Aisl. MC 9.25 .
Cf. tucc buille . . . i mullach (mellach?) lairge T., ZCP x 10.11 .
45 log na ladhairge the hollow of the thigh, Gen. xxxii 32.
In gramm. term:lorga fuach .i. lairce lorchaine, Auraic.
1692. Seelorga.
(c) bed-post: dí loairgg direna(i)tar séot`posts' (Glossary),
Críth Gabl. 236.
50In nn. loc. See Hog. Onom.s.v. áth.Cf. Vadum Duarum
Furcarum id estda loarcc, Thes. ii 266.14 ( Ardm. 12b ).