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léire n iā,f.(léir) (a) zeal,devotion;care,assiduity,exertion,
pains: leire .i. crabad, O'C. 505 ( H. 3. 18,257 ). O'Dav.
1172. ? Alsoléra(see rhymes cited below).a lére ro prid-
chissid doib, Wb. 24c17 .ind leire dorat-sam fri sechim gníme
5Adim hi pecdib, 13d15 .ro mertatar lǽri rechto`who had
betrayed the care of the Law
'. Ml. 75d5 (gl.proditores religionis).
huare rombu mór dorat Duaid du laéri frit adrad-su, 136c11 .
ind læregl. (non leuis) opera (est). 91c4 .lérigl.operam,
32b11 .inna leri iligl.operas multas, 28c2 .in lebrán
10co lléri`pious', Fél. Ep. 106 .fri Críst carais léri / Garbán
`loved devotion to Christ', July 9 .ron-snádat íar léri / do
ḟlaith Dé, March 6 .lúrech lére(of the Félire), Ep. 78 .guide
cech maicc lére every very pious person, 428 .Cf. 350 .céssad
Iohain / Baptist, bith(breo,v.l.)co léri, Aug. 29 .amail
15ima-fortagat / memra in cuirp co lēire devotedly(?), ZCP vii
312 § 28 .ferr lēire laimnide carefulness is better than daring,
Anecd. iii 20.3 .atcota terci lēre, 12.3 .nac[h] mogh (=
modh) do formaigh leire n-altrumu care,exertion , Laws ii
176.22 Comm .gach leire leighis care in treating(?), Leb. Gab.
20 172.11 .lére duit fri ríg ngréne / ┐ réde fri dóini, Ériu i 193 §
2 .serc conmidethar léri love regulates devotion, 195 § 9.
cipé a l. ¤ baistither in duine`however fervently', 218.23 .i
lluc lére`a place of piety', iii 100 § 25b .léic ass in l. ¤ coléic, /
dena féile assiduity (in accumulating worldly goods), Misc.
25Arch. Soc. 5.41 .sduaigh go l. ¤ lanchrābhaidh, O'R. Poems
3192 .leri líi(cheville), SR 7019.
(b) completeness,exactness(?): ar leri a hecna ┐ a heolais
(of Athens), TTebe 1590 .ré leiri ┐ lanméd tinoil na treinfer
sin, 1266 .Cf. léirthinól s.v. léir.`glinni' dano l. ¤ , RC xx 252
30§ 54 (ACC Comm.).
(c)do l. ¤ =do léir:tucad t'imchomarc do glaine ┐ do leire
uad duit, TBC 2160 .co fil remfis na todocaide do leire
linn, CCath. 4063 .ataig annsin co matain co cendport a
aislingt[h]i do léri lais`with the poetical account of his vision
35ready
', Aisl. MC 31.22 .ro innis tra a scéla ┐ a imtechta do
lēire, Moling 72 .
?tucuis is ibh ag impudh / creach O Felme a (= i?)
lera libh / demne ina scela scailtir the entire spoil(?), B. Ferm.
196a16 .an chumha / uimpe bhíd na bruit dubha / ní mo-
40chean bean a léra / ní híad a sgéla is lugha`I welcome not a
woman so diligent
(?)', Duan. Finn ii xl 7 = Measgra D.
74.27 .co ttoire in loch a lera, Misc. Hag. Hib. 43 § 63 (:cēdna).

léirecht ind(léir):a ég is a oighre a neinecht / gég moirne gan
leirecht leis, Rel. Celt. ii 218.36 .

45 ? léirid ind=léirigid:íadsin is seoid oile Ḟind / sech gach duine
do dhleirfinn(sic), Duan. Finn i 16 § 38.

léirigid(ir) v(léir)isdiligent about,tends,attendsto;makes
clear(?): léirig do laego`care for thy calves', RC xx 252 § 54
(ACC Comm.).lérigidir cert cech cind, Tec. Corm. § 2.29
50(leirighther,v.l.).saigid lulgaigh lan-mesaig ar leir-laidh
leirigter(a legal maxim) `for a lay diligently composed'
(Plummer, MS. notes), Laws v 62.18 = BB 303b40 .nī nī
nach breth berar nā bidh fri lēigend lēir lēirigther, Corm. Y
1224 (106.18) . ?ni litir na leirither (?leg. -igedar) lantorad
55na coma coitechta, O'C. 1745 ( 23 Q 6,31 ). ?ipv. sg. 2 an cuid
dod riaghail chrábhaidh? / léara, a bhráthair, is innis`explain',
TD 38.2 .

1 leis adj uncovered,bare , seela vi (d),léicid.

? 2 leis: ind Fland bidba rīgh l. ¤ (?leg. less) tūath, ZCP xiii
6026.25 .

leisce iā,f.(lesc) Earlierlescae. n(a) sloth,laziness;idleness:
in tí bis ina ṡuan . . . gataid leisci lesoc`sloth takes away
his welfare
', Laws i 104.5 Comm .trían a duinn ┐ a mesca[e]
┐ a lesca[e] ┐ a érca do ḟlaith(of the `fer midboth conoí
65insci'), Críth Gabl. 85 (see note).ná tuit fri lige lesce`a bed
of sloth
', Im. Brain 30 (lescae,lessga,v.ll.).atcota lesci
faistine, Anecd. iii 11.5 ,leg.foistine.dia láim docer cen
lesce / Cermna Fáil, LL 2183 .cech sechmall uird . . . cid
aneolas cid lesci, LB 187a12 . l. ¤ (one of thecúic airdena déc
70drochmná), ZCP viii 113.22 .in tann . . . bís leisci oramsa,
Oss. v 48.23 .lucht an mhurmair no na leisci, ITS xxix
133.31 .tug siad éasgacht ar leisge, Celtica iv 109 § 8 .
tuitim i lesge mhóir, RSClára 146 § 8 .le hiomad leisge
tuitidh an foirgneadh, Eccles. x 18.
75(b)(thesinof)sloth: leisge, Parrth. Anma 3383 .do choir
na leisge, TSh. 1314.
(c) reluctance,disinclination,unwillingness: boī dīa lesca
les-side tidecht 'na [fh]rithing he was so reluctant to return,
Aisl. MC 13.28 .a lesci áine ┐ ernaigthi thou that art reluctant
80to fast and pray
(to the body), PH 8224 .do lisgi clampair do
theangmhail aturra fein ┐ clann G.`not wishing that a dissen-
sion should arise
', Hy Maine 161.20 .iomlánachadh in líne
do l. ¤ a bheith folamh(scribal note), Duan. Finn ii 368.
leisge Dé fa dhíogholtas God's reluctance to punish, Dán Dé
85 xxii 26 .leisge labhra, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 238.43 .lān do leisgi
an corp d'fhāgbhāil(of soul), Parrth. Anma 6023.
(d) In phr.do-gní l. ¤ :lesce rium da nderna Día if God is
reluctant to grant my prayer
, Ir. Texts ii 76 § 4 .soirbius dóib
acht na dernat l. ¤ , Acall. 3479 .na déana leisge be not slothful,
Dán Dé xxxi 40 .ac dénamh leisci ┐ dímhainis, ITS xxix
5207.35 .