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85 léimm n,n. vn.oflingid.m.andf. IGT Decl. § 45. (a)act
ofleaping, somet. act ofmoving(rapidly) (against), hence act
ofattacking: ba léim ro leblaingseom tarsin cathraig ammuich,
LU 9077 ( FB 82 ).dammidethar fá dí día lémaim ┐ forémid,
LU 9132 ( FB 88 ).focherdat a pupli i sudiu ┐ dotíagat día leimim
inna carptib they come to jump it, LU 5216 ( TBC² 738 ).Cenel
5Eoghain do leim libh, / baire nach bia gan airimh that C. E.
marches with you
(?), Ir. Texts ii 101 § 38 .deacair dom
luing léim na tuinne, PBocht 1.26 .léim Teamhra ná
tabhair d'aoidh`think not of rushing to T.,' DDána 105.23 .
ag tocht dá léim coming to attack it(?), Aithd. D. 50.20 .
10 mīlidh Chlāir Leamhna do léim, O'R. Poems 668 .inntleacht
Meadhbha . . . / meallais mac . . . Damháin / do léim a
chomhalta Con, DDána 104.20 .gan neart slóigh láinmhir
dá léim attacking it, 119.15 .nach lamhthar . . . / léim na
foraoise fásaigh`that no foe attack his wild lair', Aithd. D.
15 16.21 .lá don chraoisigh . . . / ag léim brogha, L. Cl. A. Buidhe
239.74 .lucht léimthe léimeann gach tíre invaders(?),
Keat. Poems 563 .gan léim eisde dhí dá diaigh without its
smoke issuing from it
(?), DDána 119.6 .ní asse linn ǽm
léim dind béstatuetdind tinchosc inna ndóine for aisṅdíis di
20thuiste dúile`to leap from the morality and from the teaching of
human beings to a declaration of the creation of the elements
', Wb.
5c16 .bean ag léim le cóig gciallaibh / d'iarraidh Néill Óig
`each lady, her five senses throbbing, seeks Niall Óg',
Aithd. D. 15.24 .croidhe . . . / ag léim d'orghráin, Studies 1919,
25257 § 10 .ag léim ó locht go locht, TSh. 1677 .léim thar
uimhir éigcinnte to ignore(?), Content. vi 86.
(b) Folld. by words denoting strife, etc. rushinginto:tú
ag léim deabhtha is díchiollach, O'R. Poems 117 .ar léim
gleóidh trē ghaillíat[haibh], 124 .ní lonn acht ag léim
30caithghliadh, DDána 117.39 .fear as leomhanda ag léim
treas, 38 .ag léim gacha troda, 111.20 .Cf. léim fa ghaoibh
géara`to charge against the sharp spears', Aithd. D. 30.33 .
(c) Freq. of passing from life to death:īar n-ar lēim ōr
colainn crīn, ZCP vi 266 § 10 .go bfuair [sin] Tadg Luimnig
35léim till T. met his death(?), Caithr. Thoirdh. 122.6 .léim
na huaidhe, PBocht 3.18 .léim fan lia, 2.6 .Cf. [dá cét
b]liadan . . . / saegal F[inn ba fa]da in ré / co torchair gá
léim aeisé, SG 150.31 .
(d) leap,bound :leimgl.saltus, Sg. 106b8 . saltus.i. l. ¤ ,
40 Thr. Ir. Gl. 40.z .is inandsaltusisin teangaidh laidianta ┐
léim isin Gaedailg, O'Gr. Cat. 301.26 .lēim .i. lū-ēim .i.
lūud sēim hē, Corm. Y 835 .roretha, roléimenna, Tec.
Corm. § 21.4 .la féimmed ind lemme dochúatár ind fir aile
failing to make the jump, LU 9134 ( FB 88 ).ba dóig laisseom
45tra combad ó lémum dochúatár ind laith gaile tairse by
leaping
, LU 9131 ( FB 88 ).cleasaideacht is lēmenna, Ériu iv 174
§ 8 .Cf. PH 892 .sitrech . . . na n-ech . . . ┐ a lemenda re
gloraib na srian aca n-imnastad, TTebe 2332 .mo réim is
rioth doill / fan bhioth do léim [loinn]`in eager haste', Aithd.
50D. 52.2 .l. ¤ aithbeseeaithbe.Fig. doiligh . . . / leanmhain
[dá bhur] léimeannaibh vacillations, 79.11 . ?Cf. glor gan
lacurán, gan léim, Hy Maine 132.28 .le n-a ngrádh ná
tabhair léim do not contend for, Dánta Gr. 82.5 .
In chevilles:dia féil — ní léim ṅ-imḟann — / ascnam céim
55for caland no feeble progress, Fél. Dec. 31 .fa léim sodháin
it was a fortunate step, DDána 113.5 .léim go luinne`bounding
impetuously
', Content. xxviii 29 .eistecht Mo Chutu léim
ṅglan, LL 15562.
(e)beirid (do-beir) l. ¤ leaps,bounds :da rugus léim suas iar
60sin, / a richt nathrach, Ériu iv 112 § 8. To Christ:rugais
ocht léimeanna . . . léim a nimh, etc., Dán Dé xxix 18 - 19 .
rugais léim . . . as an uaigh, 21 .léim do bhreith . . . a
sádhaile na beatha so, TSh. 556.
(f)Of thegushing forthofwater: an Múaid ag breith
65lémend lúidh, IGT Decl. ex. 1256 .léim buinne, L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 224.126 .tomhaidhm locha léim inbhir, Content.
xxx 29 .san oidhche chéadna ro chlos / léim Bóinne`the
springing forth of the Boinn
', iv 30 .
(g) In nn. loc.:oc Leim ind eich, AUan.586 .co Léim-
70mic-Neill, ii 212.17 .Léim an Eich, Keat. iii 1405. See
also Hog. Onom.
Compd. ¤ thelcun:agá lot ┐ agá léimthelgon`vexing him
with plunging discharge of missiles
', Caithr. Thoirdh. 23.16 .
See alsos.vv. bolg,líne,1 lige,lúth,1 néim.

75 léimmed ind=léimm:lucht léimthe léimeann gach tíre, Keat.
Poems 563. Fig. do dhul ar seachran creidimh . . . ┐ do
leimeadh amach tar fhal lubhghoirt na heagluisi, Luc. Fid.
193.8 .ag leimeadh o thom go tom digressing, dodging an
issue
, 273.15 .do ni sibh amhlaidh le leimhidh gan fhath
80a bpuncuibh airidhe(said by a Catholic to a heretic),
183.2 .

léimmennach n(léimm) leaping,leap :do nech [f]uarus-[s]a do
mnaibh . . . is i in mael mancend is i do-faircend in leminnach
(: hErinnach), IT iii 65 § 134 .trīcha laithe lēmennach / ō
85ṡin co cenn a uide a leap of 30 days (i.e.a month), Bruchst.
i 57 § 128 (but perh. adj. here,cf. 1 léimnech).im shist
leimenndaigh do dhenumh, Buile Ṡ. 122.8 .ag surdlaigh, ag
lemendoigh, 126.z .