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léigenn n o,n.(Lat.legendum)vn.oflégaid.n s. alegend , Ml.
10 84d4 . Originally used only of Latin ecclesiastical learning (as
opp. tosenchas,fénechas, etc.).
(a)act ofstudying,reading :ni do legund and docoadsa
`it was not to study there that I had come', Wb. 18d6 .ni
legend ro llegusa la Petor, 19a6 .ro bá óc legund, Sg. 148a15 .
15 ar legend leo, 8 .is huise a legendgl.legendus, 59b6 .
(accentum . . . acutum) . . . legendo (in grauem conuertitur)
.i. o légund .i. hi filedacht in reading, 213a10 .a tanic do
néblégund a tír do legund`to read whatever sacred reading
had come into the country
', Mon. Tall. 136.21 (§ 25) .mac
20becc oc léigiunn a tṡalm la Mael ruain, Fél. 12.12 .fri
toeb legind mic Coin [Ulad] in addition to the instructing of
Cú Ulad's son
, Misc. Arch. Soc. 146.6 .
Attrib.g s. áes léiginn clerical students :ind áisso gráidet
legind`the clergy and students', Wb. 29a13 .in t-oes graid
25don ernaigthi / . . . / oes legind do forcetul, LB 261b49 =
YBL 408b42 .a llán di lebraib .i. dia tudecht do áes légind
to instruct students in them, LU 9638 ( ZCP iii 210.20 ).
both léiginn cell,study :ainm do boith légind, LU 1146
( ACC 122 ).fer léiginn professor of sacred scripture and
30theology in a monastic school
, often a bishop, abbot or `airchin-
nech' (see below). Colgan, Trias Thaumaturga, translates as
Scholasticus, seu Lector Ardmachanus, Trias Thaumaturga p. 298 =fer leiginn
Aird Macha, AU i 524.z (A.D. 1012).Archischolasticus, seu
supremus Moderator scholae Ardmachanae, ibid.=ardfer
35leiginn Aird Macha, AU i 596.17 (A.D. 1056).Taicthech . . .
fer leginn Aird Machaquieuit , Ann. Inisf. 808 (cf. dormitatio
Toictich, abbatis Ard Machae, AU 809 ).sai litri .i. in ti ac ata
saidecht na litri .i. in fear leginn, Laws v 102.8 Comm .dorat
. . . rí Erenn deich mbú cecha bliadhna . . . do fer leiginn
40Ard Macha . . . ar leighinn do dhenamh do macaibh leighinn
Erenn, AU ii 160.x , z .ro-fer leighinn do bhí na espuc a
Ráth bhoth, ALC ii 224.2 .ro chinnset clérigh Ereann na
badh fer leighinn i ccill i nErinn an fer na badh dalta
Arda Macha cédus, FM ii 1146.13 (which Colgan translates
45 sacrae Paginae seu Theologiae Professor, Trias Thaumaturga
p. 309 ).feras léiginnseeferas.mac léiginn clerical
student :canas tic mac leghind / ticim o Chluain chelbind /
iar leghadh mo leghind, IT iii 93 § 142 .a macca lēginn
lēgaid, O'Mulc. 688 .mac légind . . . .i. Ninnid scolaige,
50 Thr. Hom. 76.13 .
(b) reading aloud :éisdecht re l. ¤ láinbinn, SG 158.22 .gid
cantar na sailm . . . / gé atá léighenn uas in linn, 105.5 .ag
radh leghinn isin leabar so, Ériu xi 198.37 .
(c) learning,doctrine :la hógi alt légend`perfection of high
55studies
', Fél. Sept. 26 .mac Mail da lua in leginn léir, 114.18
(= Bruchst. i 58 § 130 ).lēgenn Pātraic, Arch. iii 303 § 13.
légend Hérenn Ross Ailithre Ireland's centre of learning,
Triads 17 .ro alt . . . ind ingen . . . fri légend ┐ gáis ┐ eladain,
LL 279a48 ( SG 413.28 ).ar a mhed do ḟilideacht ┐ do
60bhriathraibh ┐ do legeand rothaisigh, Auraic. 78 .Eo Mugna
. . . / dariac[h]t anall ra leas leigind / crand adceas a
n-Eirind uill for the benefit of learning(?), Ériu x 82 § 55.
léigheann cruaidh, DDána 59.23 .legend na hecluissi, BCC
254.25 (§ 250) .do ghlac an eagluis san ccomhairle Thrionta
65. . . le leighean S. Auguisdin, Luc. Fid.² 3495 .ar órnáid an
léighinn ┐ na liteardhachta, Párl. na mB. 139 . Seenoíb-
léigenn s.v. noíb.
(d)In Laws (mostly Comm.)written law(as oppd. to
that preserved orally): besid n-ecnuigiu .i. i leabruib .i. a
70leginn, Laws ii 280.14 Comm .deir in leiginn:criminosus crimin-
osum accusare non potest(sic leg.), O'C. 674 - 5 ( H. 3.18,p.
329 ).Cf. O'D. 713 ( H. 3.17,col. 521 )and adeir in lex
`qui in possessione(sic leg.) etc.', O'D. 624 ( H. 3.17,col. 463 - 4 ).
ni fuil in legend cen saire(i.e.all learned in the law are
75entitled to some degree of nobility), Laws v 102.7 Comm .
Differentiated fromfénechas:breitheam tri mberla (.i.
fenechus ┐ filidecht ┐ legend), 100.18 Comm .breitem teora
mbret .i. bret feni ┐ breth filed ┐ breath berla bain bias . . .
breitheamh bus eolach isna teora brethaib .i. i fenechus ┐
80i filidecht ┐ i legend. . . . Berla bain .i. bus eolach a legind
du neoch taidleas feneachus de`who is learned in the written
law as far as the
feinechus is concerned therewith', 92.16 - 21
Comm . Equated withfénechas:tri cuir . . . nach airmead liubair
na Feine .i. im (? in) leigind .i. liubair in feinechais, 438.5 Comm .
85(e) text, areading :ind legindgl.lectionis, Ml. 35a11 .is
ed adfet a legendgl.secundum lectionis fidem, 84d4 .i
n-immfognam ┐ i ssreith legind`in construction and in order
of reading (in a connected text
?)', Sg. 30a12 (gl.in lectione).
is ed lēgthair 'sind lēgund, ZCP iii 23.32 .legeand, grama-
dach, is gluas, Auraic. 54 .leighend rochruaidh(of a Latin
5hymn), BCC 206.33 .
(f) instruction,education,study :ni recar less legind and
there is no need for instruction there, Wb. 12c3 .ingen óc
alaind co ndagcheneul ┐ co ndaglégund, LL 279b24 ( SG
414.17 ).o tainic aimser leiginn dó when the time came for
10him to be taught
, Lism. L. 812 .légend la sobeóil senōir
being instructed by an eloquent elder, Ériu ii 65 § 11 .adubairt
go mbiadh fri leighenn iarsin, Ir. Texts iii 14.13 .léighionn
caguidh is cunntois`training in warfare and computation',
Studies 1919, 439 § 4 .
15(g)an Léigheann Órdha=Legenda Aurea, DDána 59.30 .
(h) In phrases.do-gní léigenn do teaches,instructs :
denad in eacluis leginn do let the church instruct him, Laws
iii 40.12 Comm .do-rinneadh lēighean dō iar sin`he was
educated
', Celtica iv 69.158 .ar leighinn do dhénam do
20macaibh leighind Ereann, FM ii 1170.z .tíachtain léiginn
seetíacht; note also:conabu indligthech na graidh eagna cin
co haithighdís egluis, uair atá [tiachtain] léighinn acu(d)
ina aighidh because they can plead that they are engaged in
teaching
(?), O'D. 331 ( H. 3.17,col. 256 ) (cf. Laws v 124.22
25Comm .).
Compd. ¤ ḟer: bean Ḟéilimidh ní ḟeich í / dí gu breith
léighindḟir lé, IGT Decl. ex. 1840.

léigenta adj(léigenn) learned: gidh Eabhra teanga is seanda /
gidh Laidean is léigheanta, Keat. Poems 6 .ag táin ba
30léaghanta / a ngach teanga, 23 G 24,243.28 .

léigentacht n(léigenta) learning,erudition :i ngaisgeamhlacht, i
léigheantacht, Keat. i 78.56 .do rug bárr air chach 's an
léighionntacht, Hard. ii 326.12 .

léigeón xseeléigión.

35 léiger n(with unlen. -g-)m.(Engl. loanword) siege,besieging
force :ro chuir G. . . . lēiger ar in mpaile sin, Fl. Earls 48.15 .
a n-aimsir an lēigir, 50.1 .tānic Sior F. don lēigior, 'sdo
dhūblaigh ē, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 18.18 .atá léigior aigi [sc.
Dia] ort d'oidhche ┐ do ló, Mac Aingil² 880 .do cuiredar
40leigeir ma caislén C., Rel. Celt. ii 176.26 .

leiges n o,m.(líaig) (a) artof thelíaig,healing art: sui leighis
Goidheal`physician', AU i 372.6 (an.862).legi .i. doniat
in leges, Laws v 90.26 Comm .galur gin frichnam leighis
`without medical attention', ii 166.1 Comm .a cclann inghion
45do chur lé diadhacht, lé dlíghe, ┐ lé leighios, Párl. na mB.
647 .
(b) medical treatment :sergleghi fada . . . na dergleges
teóra lá a long illness or three days' drastic treatment, TBC
4415 .teg legis no othrais, 1289 .lepaid . . . leighis, Acall.
50 7148 .do chuir Sior F. leighios ar (sic leg.) na daoinibh
buailti, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 43.2 .rob gar leigheas dar leónadh,
Studies 1921, 74 § 8 . ?losa brochain .i. do l. ¤ , Laws v 488.10
Comm .
(c) cure,remedy , medicine,medicament :liaig rofocaill a l. ¤
55┐ marbh e(e). . . `a leech has declared that he is curable and
[nevertheless] he died', BCrólige 11 gl.1 .créchta cen leges,
LU 2425 .a coimeta leghis medicine containers, TBC
5509 .conid é in leges blegon sé fichet bó, Todd Nenn.
lxxiv 10 .slainte nem-aidilcnech o legessaib, Alex. 844.
60 medicina Dei .i. leges Dé, PH 6262 .na leighis do berar a
substaint daingin, Gault. 99 .leigheas dileagtach a digestive,
63 .leighis cnedsaighti ┐ leighis fasda feola, 18 .an tan
tinnsgnas an leigheas oibriugadh, 99 .do leith an leighis
aenda ┐ . . . do leith an leighis comsuigigthi, 19 .cré na
65n-asbal . . . / maith an leigheas í ar an ainbhios, DDána 15.3 .
na leighis is toil leis [an liaigh] do chur ribh(medicamenta),
TSh. 8216 .leigheas . . . i n-aghaidh chraois, 371 .
(d) Asvn. act oftreating,curing,healing :airiut betit oca
leghius`under cure', Laws ii 68.13 Comm .ceathraimhthi
70aithghena in ruip ara leighes, O'D. 2416 ( Rawl. 506,fo. 53 ).
gidbe dib is lúga curub ed bes and do liaig ara legis, O'D. 1655
( H. 5.15,p. 22 ).inata leigis na rob,ibid. dogentar liumm
do leigheass, IT i 125.4 ( TE 10 ).co fagbad liaig da leges,
LU 3555 ( SC 29 ).co ndernad a leges i mMaig Bréngair,
75 LU 7980 ( BDD 164 ).smirammair . . . do ícc ┐ do leigess
Chethirn, TBC 4421 .dáig ni gonad Cuchulaind nech
ara térnád co m-beth cuit dó féin na legis, 2414
(i.e.no one whom he wounded would recover until
he himself took a hand in treating him).ni beoda a
80dula cen geiss, / ma tá air-sium dluig legis, TFerbe
574 .an ccein baoí lámh Núadhat gá leighes, Leb. Gab.
164.15 .ca múr . . . i ndingínter leighes ar láechraidi, CCath.
605 .dentar a leighis ┐ a lessugud co maith, Acall. 7141.
an agum-sa gud leigus ┐ do cabur do crecht, ZCP vi 37.12 .
85 iar leicches dall, ┐ loscc, BNnÉ 273 § 248 .sluagad la
Magnus . . . dar es a legis`after he was cured', Ann. Conn.
1288.6 .ro chuir gach aon do bhí inleighis go háit a leighiste,
Oss. iii 162.2 .do ním leigheas aniu, Luke xiii 32 .
Fig. Ofdeliveringfromsin,misfortune, etc.: bá liaig ic
legius cháich, Lib. Hymn. i 176. 458 (ACC Comm.).teora
5hernaile do legius cech pheccaid in duine .i. martra ┐ baithes ┐
aithrige, PH 6428 .rohindisidh antí da tiucfad a leighes
(of deliverance from famine), Ériu iii 154.31 .