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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 .

leiscemail adj(leisce) slothful: ionnas nách mbiádh sibh lesgeamh-
uil, Heb. vi 12 (1828 ed.).slighe an duine leisgeamhail, Prov. xv
19 .ar na daoinibh bhíos leisgeamhuil lorgánta, Párl. na mB.
1541 .

10 ? léit: ind frit colla clár can noe nad l. ¤ Lugthiach, LL 287a22 .
Cf. léiten(a).

leite xseelittiu.

leitech adj o, ā(compd. ofleth?) epithet of a class ofbriugu,
higher in rank than ab. cétach:briugu leiteac, diablad tocusa
15la suidiu, coiri ainsicc lais; tri ramuta lais, Laws v 78.7 ;
glossed:leth is deach, is togaidi, d'imarcraid aigi seach in fer
romuind (sc.in b. cétach), 9 .diablad tochusa in briugad
cedaigh acun briugaid leteach, 11 Comm .in briughadh
leithech .i. da cet do cach crudh aici, i 46.24 Comm .oca
20mbí caire ansic . . . is eside in briugaidh lethdech, y Comm .
ben in briugadh leitig, v 386.22 Comm .briugadh
lethtech .i. daghleth araine acco sech in mbriugad cedach,
O'C. 1988 ( H. 4.22,p. 24 ). Also applied to abóaire:boaire
lethtech .i. do daghleth airáin aice seach in boaire, O'C. 1983 ( H. 4.22 p. 20 ).

25 léiten(a) n g s.anda p.of *léitiu,vn.ofro-laimethar, seelamaid.
(daringorrash)attempt,venture;audacity: inna letenagl.
ausús, Ml. 16c2 . 38d6 .let .i. linge,ut estro let letenaib nithu
ar maignib eccne .i. ro linged uirre co lamtinach tre nith gur
himre[d] eccin uirre a maigin, O'Dav. 1196 .ni laimter arratas
30ar cin a leten`audacity', BCrólige 34 , glossed.i. . . . ar a
loimthincidhi leo cin do denamh.
Compd. ? ¤ char loving daring enterprises(?): lethanchar .i.
laimthinech,ut estni la lithach letanchar [lam fo nemiath
.i. ni lasin lithech lam fora mindaib iar fir,v.l.]cema[d]
35laimthinech lais, O'Dav. 1175 (letanchar,leatánchar,v.ll.).
But see O'C. 572 citeds.v. léitenach.

léitenach adj o, ā(léiten-) daring,venturesome :létenachgl.audax,
Sg. 50b10 .din neoch as tualaing gabáil gascid ┐ is letenach
imberta airm, LL 224a2 ( TTr. 490 ). ?ni hai labar as tua
40leten a tuasluicthe(?leg.as tualaing no as letenach . . .),
O'C. 2022 ( H. 4.22,p. 48 ).leitinach .i. laimhtenach . . .
leitinach .i. nocho leis in lithach is laimthinach . . ., O'C.
572 ( H. 3.18,285 ).

leithbe (?leth+-be,vn.ofbenaid. For formationcf. 1
45fidba
) partiality: cin laeb, cen leithbi, gin guoaccrai, Anecd.
iii 26.7 .cona cosmailib corib .i. ar na roib lethbe na dichell
n[e]ich sainriuth indi partiality or neglect of anything proper
(to it
), O'C. 834 ( H. 3.18,381b ).im chath . . . Chind . . .
Lasnadó cen lethbe (: Eithne), Arch. Hib. ii 54 § 6 .ní bhí
50laobh iná leaithbhe / 'san bhreath bheairius Rígh Bhréifne,
Hard. ii 296.y (glossed:leatrom no claon). ?lethbi .i. lingi,
ut estimus lethbi laithiut leisci, O'Dav. 1187. In cheville:
tricha echṡrían . . . / tuc Cermait can leithbi laind / do mac
Ethni i n-eneclaind, LL 17925 .leithbhe .i. claon, O'Cl.

55 1 leithe n iā,f.(lethan).Cf. 1 lethae,lethu. Noted as an
irregular form because it differs fromg s f. leithne:trí persain
lóir nach gabann cert: an l. ¤ , an reimhe, an treisi, IGT Abstr.
Nouns 255.13 . width,breadth :do cheniul ēisc dianid ainm
lethech ar a l. ¤ , Corm. Y 825. Cf. Thr. Ir. Gl. 27.16 .ar met
60┐ daingne ┐ lethi, BB 413a38 .re [a] l. ¤ is re [a] linmairecht
(of a fleet), Ir. Texts ii 2 § 13 .mine a cinn as l. ¤ a luirg(of a
spear), 72 § 31 .duille . . . cu lethi ingantaigh, Marco P. 11.
se basa a lethi gacha hadhairce, 15 .ledhthi ┐ edlus na
sligthidh`width and laxity', Rosa Ang. 322. 23 .

65 2 leithe xseeleth.

3 leithe n io(perh. same as by-formleithecited underleth,cf.
section III a). shoulder,shoulder-blade :co lūan ┐ leithiu
┐ tromchridiu a chēliu for dib nadarcaib, TBC² 3665 .tonin-
dnaig ind ammait leithi in chon dó assa laim chlí, LL 13890.
70 caeca cubat 'na gabul, ┐ a leth na l. ¤ , Dinds. 23 .lethe fir
fenta ma connic, LL 1767 (glossed:slinn. en. . .).ro lúbsad
a lee amhail turca ag troitt(of bulls), ZCP xiv 404.21 .Cf. TBC
St. 5031 .l. ¤ .i. slinnén, O'Cl.

léithe n iā,f.(líath) greyness (nearly always of hair):maīle nō
75lēithi nōcutumfor a thī, Corm. Y 935 .máile is meth is
moch-l. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iii 24.314 .na dia sini na dia leithi,
Laud 610,fo. 22c (Plummer MS. notes).in sruith / cia beith
do lēithi a ḟinnai, ZCP iii 34.20 .in léithi roim in aimsir
cóir(of premature greying of hair), O'Gr. Cat. 178.17 .nár
80chíoradh a cheann a n-am a l. ¤ , 23 G 24,399.29 .bláth na
hóige ar l. ¤ , A. Ó Dálaigh xxiii 3. With transfd. meaning:
a leabhair ag tuitim i leimhe 's i l. ¤ , Ó Bruad. iii 4.y .

1 leithech n(1 leithe?leth?) flatfish,flounder(?): lethech . . . ainm
cétamus do c[h]eniul ēisc dianid ainm lethech at a leithe ┐ ar
85a t[h]anaideta, Corm. Y 825 =l. ¤ , Thr. Ir. Gl. 27 .leitheach
.i. leitheóg .i. iasg leathan, O'Cl.