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legad u,m. vn.oflegaid. (a)act ofmelting(away),dissolving;
smelting;decaying,perishing;liquifying: cen lobad cen
75l. ¤ gl. (surget) in incorruptione, Wb. 13d2 .ni bia lobad na l. ¤
doib iar singl.mortui resurgent incorrupti, 19 .bás ón ┐
lobad ┐ l. ¤ , Ml. 103c16 .druailned legtha`the corruption of
dissolution
', 38c9 .imfolṅgai son l. ¤ doibsomgl.liquescere,
94b3 .ata corp Cianain gan lobad gan leghad, Fél. 244.21 .
80 ó tharinscan in slíab légad(sic)when the mountain began to
melt away
, Trip.² 2439 .mas d'egcodhnach ro gabadh an
athgabail tar fis faosma . . . sechtmad eneclainne d'fir an
faosma . . . ┐ an athgabail do lega[d] as uile and an end to
the seizure
(?), O'C. 2682 ( Eg. 88,fo. 58 ).ceir do l. ¤ na cluasaib,
85 LL 198 .tuaircnech na ṅgoband ic méinl. ¤ miannaig, ┐ ic
trenl. ¤ turend, 218b45 ( TTr. 132 - 3 ).do glaisiarann cruaidh
. . . arna l. ¤ ┐ arna hathleagad fecht for a sé, CCath. 4679.
?atcota crodlesc leghadh, RC xlv 65 § 41 (i.e.if a man does not
look after his property it perishes?).gach learg ar leaghadh a
clúimh the grass (foliage?)of every slope has withered, L. Cl. A.
5Buidhe 79.79 .lá an tighearna . . . an a mbeid na dúile ag
leaghadh ré teas, 2 Pet. iii 10 .meall ime agá leaghadh,
TSh. 5053 .do shéideadh na teinead air dá leaghadh(of
metals), Ezek. xxii 20 .siled ┐ leagad ┐ fertain(of mist),
Ir. Astr. Tr. 146.18 .ag leaghadh go cathach tré n-a athair
10`as he weeps dolefully for his father', E. O'Rahilly 206.114.
(b) runningout,comingto anend :ata in dub ag leagad,
YBL 307 marg. sup. Cf. fo-lega.as truag an tairling tuc
an meamrum ag leagad oraind, ZCP xii 358.4 (scribe's
note in Rawl. B 506,fo. 2a ).
15(c)Of aconsonant,becoming liquid: dliged lechtha .n.
post .m.`the law of the liquidation ofnafterm', Sg. 11b2 .
Cf. lechdach.

légad u,m.Alsolégam,léigem.vn.oflégaid. Older vn.
léigenn q.v. (a)act ofreading,studying :iar leghadh mo
20leghínd, IT iii 93 § 142 .diadacht do legud ┐ do scríbad,
PH 7371 .nírbo reil do-som legad ina litre le ciamdorcacht
na hoidhchi, Grail 1211 .cairt nach léir do léghadh, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 237.11 .ré léghadh leóin as a los`while they read of
grief to follow it
', Studies 1919, 257 § 11 .ag léaghadh
25leabhar ndiadha, TSh. 9586. reading out,aloud :gá léaghadh
re linn an chunntais / cairt mo locht, DDána 59.4 .tar éis
léighthe an reachda, Acts xiii 15 .ag éisteacht ré beathaidh
na n-ard-aithreach . . . agá leaghadh, TSh. 404 .léaghamh
líne reading,book-lore (among the accomplishments of a
30chief), Keat. Poems 767 =léigheamh, Hackett xxxix 135 .
Fig. of one who iswell-read: tobar fis / . . . / léaghadh meall
nglanrolla ngeal / ceann foghluma na bhfileadh(of a dead
Ó Dálaigh poet), DDána 73.42 .

1 legaid v ā I Intrans. (a) melts(away),dissolves;wearsaway,
35 perishes;crumbles: Belach Legtha ainm in belaig ro legai
and, Trip.² 2438 (when Patrick moved a mountain).legf[ait]
fothai fudomnai / domuin dein, SR 8081 .legfait [nem ┐
talam] ri tes tened, LU 2498 .corp leghasgl.cadauer, Ir.
Gl. 1071 .ro legai ┐ ro lobai ri aingces cech galair, LU 9642.
40 día nos faictís roisc dóenna no legfaitís fo chétóir, 2016
( FA 8 ).re cind tri tráth ro legai leithchend Lugdach, RC
xiii 464 § 71 .leaghfat píasta in mhara lé rotheas na tene, xxiv 382.23
.legaid in cach caire olcena melts away,
dissolves in any other cauldron
, Laws i 48.9 Comm .dos
45lecdais itirum iar mbreith ḟir(of blisters raised on the cheek
by an unjust judgment), 24.13 Comm .diarlegsat . . . / secht
mūir inna prīmchatrach(of Jericho), SR 7347 .ro lega in
snechta immi, LU 5858 (H).coro leg in snechta sirbúan,
LL 3268 .ermōr ar caem 's ar carat . . . / . . . fīr co lobat, co
50leaghat, ZCP vi 265 § 21 .go leagh snáth gacha suainimh
`until the strands of every rope give way', Aithd. D. 21.8 .
ní fhuair treoir go teagh na ngrás / a fheoil gur leagh ag
Labhrás, PBocht 16.31 .nach léaghann . . . mo chroidhe
tré dhoilgheas, Parrth. Anma² 5245 .nocha leagh an taradh
55 the crop does not perish, Aithd. D. 49.2 .Fig. legfadit amal
legus cech bréc ele(of deeds), PH 2766. Of the day: wanes,
comesto anend :mar leaghann an lá fa dheireadh,
DDána 26.13 .cá lá nach leagh?`are not the days slipping
by
?' Aithd. D. 62.2 .
60(b) Of a consonant:amal legasrfrichi suidiu`asrbecomes
liquid with
chere', Sg. 11b1 .
II Trans. melts,smelts;destroys,wipesout:atbath . . .
Lé . . . fó oxail Meic C. ┐ ro leg bruth ┐ allus in miled hé,
LU 7976 ( BDD 163 ).cor legam ceir nar cluasaib, LL 3309.
65 ní legand bruith omh einní, Eriu iv 226 § 55 (`half-cooking
melts nothing
.i. half-measures serve no purpose', Contribb.
s.v. om).gan áoltor ngeal no gan gharrdha / nar legh
aentadh t'ḟaghla íad, IGT Decl. ex. 544 .tír i leaghann
sneachta ag snighe / dearca duine, DDána 111.9 .uisci in
70aighridh nac leaghann tes do-thuarascabala na peine, ITS
xxix 189.32 .leaghfuidh mé sibh . . . ┐ leaghfuighear sibh . . .
amail leaghthar airgiod, Ezek. xxii 20 - 22 .leaghuidh an
ghrian chorpordha an sneachda, Mac Aingil² 300 .Fig. a
lochta do leagh an ógh`has blotted out his sins', PBocht 13.22 .
75 leigheann lúthgháir an formadach the joy (of another) grieves
the envious man
(?), Párl. na mB. 1451 .
Vn. legad.Part. legtha.

2 legaid xseelegam.

légaid v ā(Lat.legere, Thurn. Gramm. 573 ). Alsoléigid,ibid.,
80 686 n. 203 . ITrans. (a) reads,studies :ara tuicce
arro legais, Wb. 28d7 .ni hed in sin ro légsid in euangelio,
7b23 .ro legsat canóin fetarlaici . . . amal ru-nda-legsam-ni,
Ml. 24d24 .inní nad roilgisid sigl.etiam non legistis, 17b18 .
ní roilgius`I have not read', Sg. 148a10 .lēgais canōin la
85German`he studied', Hy. ii 12 ( Thes. ii 312 ).légais rúne
rochúaid eter scolaib screptra .i. ro leg rúne, LU 829 - 30 (ACC).
fir leighes suiscel .i. in tsai canone no an fer leiginn, O'C.
2492 ( Eg. 88,40a ).lē[i]r ra lēg cen luithe lochtai / suithe
sechta, Arch. iii 303 § 8 .cit súid nod-légat, Fél. Ep. 81 (of
the Félire).don Choimdi[d] nī comharba / nech nā lēga a
5recht, Arch. iii 313 § 14 .firithir lebor légthair, LL 6192
(see O'Brien, Celtica iii 174 ).legais suithe filidechta laiss,
LL 13615 .is tol lind . . . coro legthar . . . he (sc. in libar ro scrib
A.), PH 24 .gidh liter nír léghasdair, IGT Decl. ex. 1399.
ní aithrisim scéal, ní léighim cruadh-nod, Keat. Poems 1423.
10 Fig. léighfidh sé aigneadh gach aoin, Aithd. D. 58.23 .Dīa
fēin romfēgustar, / as lēir romlēgustar, ZCP viii 214 §
70 .
With cogn. accus.:ni legend ro llegusa la Petor, Wb. 19a6 .
(b) reads aloud,recites :cech mallacht ro scribad ┐ ro legad,
15 KZ xxxi 254 .legh a Uríel na litri sea. Ro raidh Uíríel
Adham, BB 16a26 .samhail a ḟlatha léigh dhamh, Content.
xv 48 .mar do léigh do láthair Iosias Ríogh é (sc. leabhar an
reachta), TSh. 7319.
(c) readsof:du i failet na teora soillse ata dech legthair
20.i. soilse ind Righ . . ., Ériu ii 144 § 161 .an galar-so léagh-
muir shúas, Párl. na mB. 1291 .
IIWithout expressed obj.:affamenad som . . . no légad a
macc . . . robu anfiss dosom in ro lég fa nacc . . . ┐ afamenad
ra ḟesed in ro leg, Sg. 148a6 .acht ni imathormaig cubus ┐
25aicned . . .glossed:cubus .i. na cresen .i. in luchta legas; ┐
aicned .i. na fer firen .i. in luchta na legand, Laws i 144.28 ,
29 Comm . (`cf.thelegit ut clericusof English law. This is
also the test for distinguishingbáethandgáeth:baoith .i.
na leighes, ┐ gaoith .i. leighis, O'C. 2280 ( Eg. 88,fo. 21 )',
30Plummer, MS. notes).seacht ngraid eacalsa, liachtreoir .i.
leghthoir iarsani legas, Laws v 22.5 Comm .légais fer díb . . . saer
alaile i.e.one was a cleric, Trip. i 200.4 (`a leech').a macca
lēginn lēgaid, O'Mulc. 688 .ní maith ciall neich nat léga,
IT iii 50.6 .lámh thréan . . . / do léagh ar sgoil Sgathuighe
35 who studied, Aithd. D. 16.48 .ar chloinn Ír do léaghadh
leam`of Ir's race I have read', Content. xxx 10 .léightar ar an
ainmhídhe dá ngoirthior talpa, Párl. na mB. 3138 .
Vn. léigenn, alsolégad.