láem

Cite this: eDIL s.v. láem or dil.ie/29325

 

n perh. orig. n, n. (vn. formation?).

(a) flash, blaze, conflagration . Of fire: dá curthaí fo muir hé (i.e. sciath neimhe), ní báit[h]fedh énlaem dá lasair, CF² 1007 . lasar n-a laomh (leg. l.¤ with MS.) dhond (: caor), Magauran 3364 . Labraid na laem (: chaem), Rawl. 83a53 . uair filet mo peccaig ina lloem treum ┐ immum `are blazing', Ir. Lit. 12.10 . laom na fflaitheach is na ffleadh (:aon) glitter, Top. Poems² 167. Of wind: le láemannaib na luathgáethe gust, Comp. CC 80.21 . Of good fortune: gradum an tsaoghail . . . / tagann 'na laomuibh, Párl. na mB. 1637 . Cf. laem dono ainm don clēith bīs fon arbar oca tīrad, O'Mulc. 806 = O'Curry 1410 ( H 3.18, 636 ).

(b) Transf. Of warrior: Lóegaire, l.¤ ar brú bla (:cláen) `a flame on the roaring battle's edge', Metr. Dinds. iv 180.7 sil Luigdech in loeim (:choeim), Fen. 226.14 . Of army in battle-array: laom sleigech sestān-beg, ML² 1186 . gur suídhigheadh um gach laom ceann-trom . . . sonn láidir `rank', ML 128.14 . rocorgedar ina laem loinrech . . . iat, Ann. Conn. 1256.6 . co tictís ina loem trómm fo na garib sin, LB 156a44 . cona dhegsluag . . . ina laomannaib cobaide cóirigte, Caithr. Thoirdh. 46.20 .

(c) In phrase l.¤ cotulta snatch of sleep : ar bith contulind mo laem cotulta . . . tulis C. a laem cotulta, RC xiv 402 § 7 , 8 . ina laemannaib codulta, Acall. 3219 v.l. Cf. laem .i. aimsir, O'Mulc. 806 = O'Curry 1410 ( H 3.18, 636a11 ).

Compds. With nouns. ¤ainm: eter lechta is láemanmann, Metr. Dinds. iv. 80.32 . ¤ardrí, cf. triath-laomárdrigh, Caithr. Thoirdh. 24.20 . ¤chaire: a laemchuire sa lánluas `championship', Cog. 112.22 . ¤lúirech: cach laem-luirech, MR 316.2 . ¤scél: Clanda Luigdech na laemsgel, Fen. 340.16 . ¤thír: in laomthír do lomargain, Caithr. Thoirdh. 25.6 .

With adjj.: ¤chobsaid: gu laomchobsaidh, Caithr. Thoirdh. 24.21 . ¤dígainn: luath-urchar láemdíghainn don lethan-chraísigh, Comp. CC 107.6 . ¤dúasach: Ó Maol laomduasach Lughdhach, Top. Poems² 62 . ¤thiug: ceann a loisi laomthiugh, ML 128.19 . linnte . . . laoim-thiugha fola, 88.8 . ¤thidlaictech: longphuirt laomtidlaictecha, Caithr. Thoirdh. 28.4 .