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lecc n ā,f. leac, IGT Decl. § 158. (a) flat slabofrockorstone
(freq. quailfied bylomm),flagstone,paving-stone: forruim a
choiss forsind leicc, Thes. ii 310.2 ( Hy. ii 8 ); glossed . . .
forsin chloich, Thes. ii 310.19 .foaid for leicc luim, 315.6 ( Hy. ii 31 ).
30 leacc cloiche uas a chind(of a saint in his cell), Fél. 246.28 .
l. ¤ .i. ar lēict[h]ir sīs ┐ sūas hí. Nō lē bīd secc, Corm. Y 831.
ros dechraig dó for licc glain / cach luib, SR 1925 .lecca . . .
tentidi for lár in muigi sin . . . con loiscfed oenl. ¤ díb in
domun uli, IT i 191.8 - 9 (FA LB).adba l. ¤ ṅgér Ross na
35mBrocc, LL 298a36 .dogó . . . lecca, léiccis cráobha(of
Colum Cille), ZCP viii 198 § 16 .ag íarraidh bhric . . . / fa lic,
IGT Decl. ex. 2025 (prov.).ris an leic do bhí a bhruinne / Rí
an chruinne dá reic rinne(i.e.He was prostrate?), Dán Dé
vii 10 .rinn lasrach leice Ifrinn, DDána 10.41 .an
40bhruidhean nach cuirre cnoc / do tuigheadh nach luime leac
was so roofed that no flagstone was smoother, 119.32 .ar
n-iompódh leice móire . . . dochum dhoruis an túama,
Matt. xxvii 60 .gusin leic gcoimhlethain mharmair for ar
lēicedh corp S. Laurāis, Fl. Earls 194.18 .pabhal .i. leaca,
45 Eg. Gl. 510. ?leac ubhuill, ITS v 160.24 (leaca, MS.). By
extension of a metal covering:teg talman foí anís ┐ l. ¤
imdaṅgen íarnaide fair-side, MU² 809. Fig. condaecmaing
dar leic a hochta do Ecsi ilgradhaigh, Anecd. ii 54.1 .do
ghoin an leic air mo lár, 23 G 24,326.9 .ar leic luim an
50lóir-ghníomha, TSh. 829. Of stone tablets for writing on
(but see Bergin, Ériu xii 217 ):dicetul na filedh .i. i lecaib
`in inscriptions', Laws i 38.4 Comm .do scrib-sum iat a
lecaib ┐ i tuiblib`slates', iii 88.16 Comm .anmanna dá
threibh dhéag I. do sgríobhadh ar dhá leic—sé treabha ar
55gach leic dhíobh, TSh. 450. Confused withlia,q.v.:líog
mhór mharmuir ag an slógh / bhí meádhachan na leice ortha
anuas, Oss. iv 276.19 .an chuid aca bhí fán lic shíos, 21 .
roscrib i taiblibh ┐ i llegaibh, Auraic. 44 =lecaiph, 2329 .
Attrib.g s.:fochen Conall / cride licce, Sc.M.² 15 .
60With qual.g s.:beir let licc clochi . . . / co rucsa limm, licc
n-aili, SR 1593 .daurthach bec . . . ┐ l. ¤ cloiche ara belaib
side, LL 287b43 .
(b)Of thebed-rockunderlying earth or water: co ngeiltis
a ḟér . . . co grian ┐ co leccaibh loma secha sís, ZCP v 501.2 .
65 fogeltat eich C. fér co húir ┐ connici na lecga lomma, TBC 551
(=na clocha, TBC² 249 = LU 4735 ).cach inber . . . ba lecca
lomma lántirma dara n-éis, MU² 274 .gus an leic ainmhín,
aggairbh . . . os ur eassa ruaidh`rocky ford', FM vi 2030.z .
(c) tombstone: fo leic na rīgh at reileic, Ériu ii 166.44 .a
70lec-sa leptha Gúaire, 164.21 ,cf. 166.29 .gabais . . . lāidh
oc in leicc amail no beith Fergus bēo ann, Arch. iii 5.y .
gnúis Derbfhorgaill fo licce leirg, Ériu v 212.103 .an leac
farbh' éigin dheit dul(to Christ), Dán Dé xxviii 30 .mo
chorpán fán lic, Keat. iii 1666 (cit.).leac, túma asepulchre ,
75 Eg. Gl. 437.
(d) altar-stone: dufáid a l. ¤ inna degaid hisin tailich sair,
Trip.² 781 (=lapis altaris, Colgan, Trias Thaum. 130a ).
foracaib Patraic fairend dia muntir occa licc i nDomnach
Patraic, Trip.² 788 .ar gcur na haltóra ar uisge / . . . / tig an leac
80tre lár na mara, PBocht 10.46 .
(e) kneading-slab: bla cumaile lec ┐ losat, Laws iii 274.18 .
in ní fora certaigenn a fuine . . . .i. a lec fuine, iv 10.23
Comm .
(f)l. ¤ aigreta, l. ¤ aigrid(lateroidrid,oidre),l. ¤ ega ice-floe,
85 sheetofice,ice :sruth snechta . . . co leccaib oigreta, IT i
191.31 (FA LB).geisidh lec uar aighreta / ag maidm tria
gáir na Gairbe, Anecd. ii 24 § 10 .co ndechatar for leicc
oíghridh a n-Inis Mochta, RC xvii 365.z (Tig.).aigh
anacnata . . . go n-imthiaghdais . . . locha ┐ aibhne . . . arna
lecaibh eagha, FM iv 900.z .buinne lán do lic oighridh, IGT
5 Decl. ex. 2024 .do fhás leac oighre . . . ar an sruth, Atlantis
iv 142.z .blodh mór de leic-oighreadh, Eochairsg. 112.14 .
(g) In names of particular stones:tanic . . . for licc na
ṅgíall i nEmain Macha, TBC 4725 (corresp. toDuma na
ṅG., TBC² 2987. Cf. Dinds. 1 § 12 , § 13 ).Lec Patraic . . .
10.i. L. ¤ Cathraigi fora n-ordnigtea na rig ic Caissel, Lat. Lives
55.8 .Raith guth aird, in baili adta Lec Patraic aniu, Laws
i 2.4 Comm .ráncatar . . . conici in Licc . . . ca hainm na
glasslicci móri seo? Lecc Commairt Chnáma sin . . . uair is
furri brisfiterdo chnáma-su, RC xiii 66 § 68. Of coronation
15stone at Tara (see alsos.v. 1 lia):téid dá reic re taobh
Teamhrach / Aodh Eanghach ag Leic Luighdhech, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 71.4 .Cf. a Líg Luighdheach, 72.24 .do-gheibhthear
a labhra ó leic Laoghaire, DDána 109.5 .ar Leic na Ríogh,
Keat. iii 168.
20(h) Meaning obscure in phr.Lecca Lis (Luigdech):leacht
Conrúi hi Sleib Mis / lecht Lugdach fo leccaib leis(glossed:
.i. e féin ro marb hi cumaid a mna), RC xxiii 319 § 10 =
lecht Luighdech fo leccuib liss(glossed:.iii. lecca liss
Luigdech .i. gress ┐ ruicci ┐ mebul), 324 § 10. mani betis
25Leca Luigdech Lis / eoin bic Baile rot betis, LL 18197
(=mainbad. . . , ZCP viii 107.6 glossed.i. ruici ┐ athis).
Cu Chulaind do bith i n-iṅgnais / dirsan menbad leca lis,
LL 14479 ( Ériu v 210.51 ).menbad leca lis Lugdach / lasa
rumnad cach ṅderba / ba romoch ar n-étarba / fri mac na
30Tri Find Emna, LL 14480 ( Ériu v 210.52 ). ?Cf. .iii. bellum
in hoc anno gesta uno, et possitoergense ecc leccam lias,
AU 532 (i 44.12) . Seelega.
Common in nn. loc., see Hog. Onom.
(i)l. ¤ ós crú, name of a defect in horses:lec os cru, Laws iii
356.6 Comm .labram annso do bacaide coss deirid na n-ech
.i. cnaimspedain . . . ┐ lec os crua, Celtica ii 52 § 20 (`ossification
of the lateral cartilages
', note).
Of stone in the kidney:l. ¤ in áraingl.lapi[s] fulta, Ir. Gl. 246.
(j) Metaph. in Laws of something which is irreversible,
40`an act or deed which binds the persons indissolubly', O'Don.
Suppl.;period of prescription(?) (but see Bergin, Ériu xii
217 ):is i cetna leac astuga (leg.astuda) cacha sealba, a lan
logh; is i in leac aile, a hubairt ar anmain; is i in leac aile, a
torind do flaith, Laws v 498.9 , 10 (i.e.the three `leca' that
45make binding (a transfer of) ownership are that its full value
was paid for the property, that it was given as an offering
to the Church for prayers for the dead, or that it had been
marked out by the ruler).cetna leac .i. in cetna luige .i. ar
is e in cetna ni amail lic, astus dilsi caca feraind . . . in leac
50aile .i. in luige aile . . . amail leic, 500.2 Comm .cisne tri
leaca robaid nad fuaslaici dliged na fuigeall, na fasach, na
fir n-aicnig? Eibirt nemda, . . . ; chis comdidean fria triar;
sendliged forrsaide sine sencuimne, 450.1 Comm .ní bi lec
robuich (sic) cach fuirech forécnech forcible detention does not
55constitute a
lecc robuid, O'C. 428 ( H.3.18,p. 233a ).duruth
cét bliadain. ruthrod tri cóeccait bith .cc. robith .ccl. lecc
.ccc. . . . ochtrach .dcccc., O'C. 21 ( H.3.18 p. 9b ).ate a tri ro-suidiche
(leg.-igthe) deimnigthe cach deirb-dilse do comed,—leac
leanmanach, no chuir, no ratha inforais, Laws v 498.5 .leac
60leanmanach .i. leic (?lēic) leis a somaine ó bias amlaidh sin,
O'D. 1340 ( E. 3.5,p. 19 ).
COMPDS. With adj. ¤ bán:assa lár l.`white-paven', Met.
Dinds. iv 82.27 (of Coire Breccáin). With subst. ¤ cloch:in
dorus ele . . . ┐ lathar (= lóthar) leccchloiche fair a stone trough,
65 Mer. Uil. 226 . ¤ aile fence of flat stones(?):ind leacaile apaidhe,
IT iii 102 § 186 . ¤ mag flag-strewn plain :mac in Leithdeirg
don Lecmaig (: Bretnaig), ITS xxxix 176 § 27 (lechtmair,
lecmuig,lecmaid, etc.,v.ll.). Seebrath,bél.

lecca n nn, latern,f.(see Thurn. Gramm. § 327 and Ped. § 455 ).
70 n s. leccuchuar, IT iii 82 § 64. lecco, Corm. Y 843. a s.
-lécuinn, Ml. 55c1 .leccainn, MU² 544. leccoin, RC xiii
464.1 .g s.(?)leccond, Corm. Y 800. lecon, CCath. 4024.
leacan, DDána 41.48 .pl. leicne,lecnib, later alsolecna,
lecnaib.g pl. leccan.Pl.forms with palatal -cn- are pro-
75scribed in IGT Decl. § 6 and ex. 265 .
(a) cheek,jaw ;lecco .i. le-co-hó .i. co clūais, Corm. Y 843.
leccond .i. leccend .i. lethc[h]end, 800 .a oíle .i. a di leacain,
Cóir Anm. 4 .leca in duinigl.maxilla, Ir. Gl. 89 .saidsi li
alalécuinn Saul hi talmain`by one of S.'s cheeks', Ml. 55c1 .
80 a lecní liathlomdai, IT iii 99 § 164 .dobeir . . . leccoin fri
leccoin dó, RC xiii 464.1 .gun benat foscud fri folt ┐ fri
leccainn in laích, MU² 544 .leicne tīrma tanaide, Ériu ii
56 § 10 .aghaid glasban . . . co tuilli oile, co luimi lecon,
CCath. 4024 .tegdais na leccan(dommus maxillarum), PH
85 4548 .boi . . . locc m-becc co sualchi moir cechtar a dí
leccoin, LB 148b34 .co n-greann-mothraib . . . ic timchellad /
a ngruad . . . / [┐] a leacan, MR 184.y .ba dheirge a gruadh
ná an rós / 's a leaca bhán mar an aol, Oss. vi 4.16 .mala
tṡeng os lecnaibh lebra, IGT Decl. ex. 264 .gruaidhe
donna / . . . leaca as saor snuadh / le taobh do dhá ghruadh
5ngealchorcra, DDána 114.16 .ābhar deargtha leacan . . . /
tāir is tarcuisne, Celtica iv 107 § l .iomad corma a cclí an
pheacaicc / do-nī gorm do ghlanleacain, Párl. na mB. 3254 .
By metonymy:teora long 'ga leacain ghlain, Misc. Celt.
Soc. 344.13 .ubi fauces aegrotant . . . .i. an tan galruightear
10na lecne throat, 23 K 42,16.4 .
Of animals, birds:a gilla . . . / a leca cuirre garbhghlaisi
grian, IT iii 88 § 106 .a chromchuarcholtur do lecain
camail, Ériu v 156.201 .l. ¤ chamaill boi ina laim, LB 127b7
(cf. 2 glaine).ruc a lecna co Leccainn, Met. Dinds. iii
15372.96 (of the Donn Cúailnge scattering the limbs of the
Finnbennach).fionnfhadh a leacan 's a cluas(of a pig),
Oss. vi 140.x .
(b) By extension applied to other more or less vertical
surfaces: sideorslopeof ahill :Lia na Ríg hi Femun /
20Caithir Rónáin hi mBregun, / cían ó ro-síachtar sína / a
llecne, PRIA 1953, 94 § 14 .Temair Lúachra for leccaind
na hIrlúachra, MU² 342 .duma nEirc . . . / 'sind leccain
dind leith atúaid, Met. Dinds. iii 228.31 .Cf.Murphy
Lyrics 44 § 8 .darochair Aed . . . / isin leccaind ós Líath-
25muine, RC xx 11 § 13 .os leicnibh Sleibhe Colláin, Duan.
Finn ii lvi 3 .
Various:ri leccnib long ┐ ri leithṡlessaib liburni, LL 236a3
( TTr. 1409 ).sgáile an laoí trēd leacuin ghloin(to a ruined
castle), O'R. Poems 2659 .snuadh do leacan réidhe(of the
30Cross), DDána 41.48 .Cf.also:flaith for leccaind fochil
n-éca, LL 14380 (rhetoric).adastar lara hi láim / lecu
phuit dar pundaind, IT iii 82 § 64.
(d) Inn. pr. dí ingin . . . / Iuchdelb ┐ Lecco Dub, Met.
Dinds. iv 324.7 .Cf. Lecco ingen Tala thrén, Ériu iv
35158.1 .
COMPDS. ¤ buide yellow-cheeked,sallow(?): na sillidi . . .
lecanbuidhi, Comp. Con C. 83.z . ¤ chrúad:a bhfiodhbhaca
[líomhtha] leacan-chruaidhe, DDána p. 382.29 . ¤ ḟota long-
cheeked, long-faced
(a complimentary epithet):ben māeth-
40ainech bānainech lecanḟata chāinmar, TBC² 2789 .laech
lecconḟota odorda, TBC 5423 .ba caemalaind . . . in
maccoem . . . is é leccanḟota lanṡolus, TFerbe 38 .