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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 .

1 leccach adj o, ā(lecc) stony,strewnwithslabsofrock . Inn. loc.
o Árd Lecach i Maigh Ene, Gorm. Dec. 20 gl. l .

45 2 leccach ncollect. oflecc. Inn. loc. a gilla leochaille leacaigh
molaise, IT iii 88 § 106 (Murphy Metrics p. 49 § 38 ). Of
hell:an inat dorcha tinn / lecach fuar ichtair ifrinn, Fen.
102.2 .gairbhe a leacaigh lór do phláigh / teas agus fuacht
a urláir, Dán Dé xxv 26 .

50 3 leccach adj(with voiced -c-) (lia) setwithprecious stones :mo
c[h]orn ōir l. ¤ ūaine, RC xxxvii 352 § 5.

leccán n(lecc) place strewnwithflat stones(?): rob é mo breacán
go mbladh / (a) bheith ar leacán mo chodladh, B iv 1,155b23 .
Asn. loc. Leabhar Mór Mhic Fhir Bhisigh Leacáin, Lec. ix .
55 . . . buide leacain ainm an leabair so, YBL Introd. 1by .

1 leccda adj io, iā(lecc)ofstone,stony :isnaib sé lestraib lecdaib
(legdaibh, MS.), Blathm. 140 .co fleisc dúir co n-aicniud
lecdu, LU 2117 ( FA 18 ).taibli lecda inna láim cli, Ériu
iv 138.x .in colama áelda nō lecda, ZCP iv 236 n. 10 .
60 forsna . . . úaitnib lecdaib, RC ix 476.9 .tar ard lecde
n-uathmar(of a path), xi 446.58 .
Ofthe stone tables of the Law: (assubst.?):dénaid . . . /
arcc . . . imno lecdai taiblide, SR 4304 (imnu taiblib lecdaib,
Celtica iv 32.437 ;imna taiblib clochdai, LB 121a10 ).

65 2 leccda xseelechta.

leccerd xseeleiccerd.

lecco,-ond xseelecca.

lecdae adj io, iā(lia) precious(?): eistead aes eagnai aibind / go
laighind leagdhai leighind / co n-eiceas iar rith ríme / gach
70dine ro ghabh Erenn, BB 36b10 =co laighing leagda lebind,
Lec. 282 rb21 .

lecet xseelicet.

lechdach n ā,f.(based on Lat. [littera] liquida, prob. influenced
by legad) gramm. liquid: hit lechdacha lesomgl.sunt
75liquidae (uocales), Sg. 5a10 .emnad mutae re lechdaig
`doubling of a mute before a liquid', 16b7 .fri múit ┐ lechdaig,
20b6 .do lechdagaib, 5a10 .re lechdachaib, 6a8 .indles
dono a tapairt for losaiph fedha in tan is fidh aigenta, . . . no
a tapairt for legtachaib (sic leg.) no for fonialus in tan is fid
80saorda, Auraic. 2835.

lechsa xseelex.

lecht n(Lat.lectus, Vendryes, De Hib. Voc. 150 , Études Celt.
ii 154 n .).g s. leachta, Laws iv 142.17 Comm .n p. lechta,
LL 6227. 14793 .a p. lechtu, Fél. Ep. 146. lechta, TBC 2758.
85 g p. lecht, LL 15657. m., IGT Decl. § 95 (127.23) . Alsoleachta,
Josh. vii 26.
(a) grave,tomb,sepulchral monument,resting place :l. ¤ .i.
lige mhairbh.ab eo quod est lectus, Thr. Ir. Gl. 27 .cen
fert do dol inna l. ¤ , Blathm. 463 .Mael-Rúain . . . / occa
l. ¤ . . . / ícthair cnet cech cridi, Fél. Prol. 227 .ogum i
5llia, lia uas l. ¤ , IT i 158.1 .Cf. do tógbhadh a lia ós a
leacht, Atlantis iv 152.31 .ail adrada, . . . no líg, no
ail leachta, Laws iv 142.17 Comm .atá a l. ¤ ┐ a lia forsin
tsligi ocon glais, LU 5367 .comaig láech arabí l. ¤ líac a
dolmen
(?), 8314 ( FB 23 ) (rhetoric).Lagin na ll. ¤ , LL
10 15657 .a ligi no a l. ¤ and so / nibad airdairc, LU 2845.
N. mac E. assa l. ¤ N. whose grave it is, LL 20096 .adlaicthear
misi ina fert, / bidh ionann leact damh is dó, TBC 3144
(Stowe).a ḟert ┐ a l. ¤ ┐ a lie, LL 12492 .ataat dí chloich and
.i. L. ¤ Con indala n-aí ┐ L. ¤ Cethin alaile, 3825 .Sid Nectain
15sund forsin tṡléib / l. ¤ meic Labrada langéir, ZCP viii 516.20 .
adbath F. . . . ro claidead a leacht ┐ ro laigeadh a feart,
RC xxiv 184 § 17 .l. ¤ lanmasech do chloch snaigti, Ann.
Conn. 1244.5 .leacht mór-adhbhēil ainmheasardha . . .
cloch, Trompa na bhF. 5477 .at-mbia basa l. ¤ bas brisceam
20lurcu manaís, BDD² 716.
Of a grave in the form of a cairn:tugsat cloch gach fir
i leachtt Ṡuibhne, Buile S. 154.18 .carn cloch do chor ós
a chionn, dá ngairthí leacht, TSh. 5759.
(b) Perh. burialin: leacht an Esbuig, Cín Lae O Meall.
25 35.25 .
(c) By transference, death: la Lugaid mo l. ¤ L. will cause
my death
, LU 9875 .l. ¤ Stairn sin debaid duind, LL 14693.
cid mór a nert hi colaind / fúair a l. ¤ la Coinculaind, ZCP iii
44 § 20 (= Ériu ii 24.22 ).is ferr a l. ¤ / andā a thecht cen
30réir`his death is preferable to his escaping without leave',
KMMisc. 260 § 8 .fath a lechta, BB 50b16 . See alsos.v.
1 tiugandcf. 1 fert.
COMPDS. ¤ Fhánaid grave-strewn F., DDána 107.15 . ¤ lecc
tombstone: sirechtach / sellad fri a lechtlecca, Bruchst. i 43 § 98.
35 ¤ l(a)ige corpses, theslain(in battle): lechtlaige ┐ carnail mór
do chollaib dóine, TTr.² 1113 .co torchratar arna n-ath-
chumma lechtligi láech landlúith i cosraigib cró, LL 240a10
( TTr. 1720 ).lechtlige saercland sanchan iarna ndichned
and, BB 443a12 .ní bud suail in lechtlaige / bias re rígaib
40Lorcmaige, SG 372.z .ro thócbadur Túath dé Danann léo
in lechtlighi sin, Acall. 5190 (`that great sepulchral stone', SG ii
227.1 ). ¤ lann(2 lann) place strewnwithgraves :ar breith
fola ferglainne fora lectlaind iar latharnu(leg.L-), ZCP viii
307.3 (rhet., Laud Gen.).Cf. Met. Dinds. ii 12.48 s.v.
45 lechtach. ¤ mag grave-strewn plain :bíaidh leachtmhagh in
gach lugair, IGT Decl. ex. 2090 .i leachtmhuigh fhadbaigh
Éireann, Mann. and Cust. ii 165 n. 145 .