lecc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lecc or dil.ie/29691

Forms: leac, lecmuig, lecmaid

n ā, f. leac, IGT Decl. § 158.

(a) flat slab of rock or stone (freq. quailfied by lomm), flagstone, paving-stone: forruim a choiss forsind leicc, Thes. ii 310.2 ( Hy. ii 8 ); glossed . . . forsin chloich, Thes. ii 310.19 . foaid for leicc luim, 315.6 ( Hy. ii 31 ). leacc cloiche uas a chind (of a saint in his cell), Fél. 246.28 . l.¤ .i. ar lēict[h]ir sīs ┐ sūas hí. Nō lē bīd secc, Corm. Y 831. ros dechraig dó for licc glain / cach luib, SR 1925 . lecca . . . tentidi for lár in muigi sin . . . con loiscfed oenl.¤ díb in domun uli, IT i 191.8 - 9 (FA LB). adba l.¤ ṅgér Ross na mBrocc, LL 298a36 . dogó . . . lecca, léiccis cráobha (of Colum Cille), ZCP viii 198 § 16 . ag íarraidh bhric . . . / fa lic, IGT Decl. ex. 2025 (prov.). ris an leic do bhí a bhruinne / Rí an chruinne dá reic rinne (i.e. He was prostrate?), Dán Dé vii 10 . rinn lasrach leice Ifrinn, DDána 10.41 . an bhruidhean nach cuirre cnoc / do tuigheadh nach luime leac was so roofed that no flagstone was smoother, 119.32 . ar n-iompódh leice móire . . . dochum dhoruis an túama, Matt. xxvii 60 . gusin leic gcoimhlethain mharmair for ar lēicedh corp S. Laurāis, Fl. Earls 194.18 . pabhal .i. leaca, Eg. Gl. 510. ? leac ubhuill, ITS v 160.24 (leaca, MS.). By extension of a metal covering: teg talman foí anís ┐ l.¤ imdaṅgen íarnaide fair-side, MU² 809. Fig. condaecmaing dar leic a hochta do Ecsi ilgradhaigh, Anecd. ii 54.1 . do ghoin an leic air mo lár, 23 G 24, 326.9 . ar leic luim an lóir-ghníomha, TSh. 829. Of stone tablets for writing on (but see Bergin, Ériu xii 217 ): dicetul na filedh .i. i lecaib `in inscriptions', Laws i 38.4 Comm . do scrib-sum iat a lecaib ┐ i tuiblib `slates', iii 88.16 Comm . anmanna dá threibh dhéag I. do sgríobhadh ar dhá leic—sé treabha ar gach leic dhíobh, TSh. 450. Confused with lia, q.v.: líog mhór mharmuir ag an slógh / bhí meádhachan na leice ortha anuas, Oss. iv 276.19 . an chuid aca bhí fán lic shíos, 21 . roscrib i taiblibh ┐ i llegaibh, Auraic. 44 = lecaiph, 2329 . Attrib. g s.: fochen Conall / cride licce, Sc.M.² 15 .

With qual. g s.: beir let licc clochi . . . / co rucsa limm, licc n-aili, SR 1593 . daurthach bec . . . ┐ l.¤ cloiche ara belaib side, LL 287b43 .

(b) Of the bed-rock underlying earth or water: co ngeiltis a ḟér . . . co grian ┐ co leccaibh loma secha sís, ZCP v 501.2 . fogeltat eich C. fér co húir ┐ connici na lecga lomma, TBC 551 (= na clocha, TBC² 249 = LU 4735 ). cach inber . . . ba lecca lomma lántirma dara n-éis, MU² 274 . gus an leic ainmhín, aggairbh . . . os ur eassa ruaidh `rocky ford', FM vi 2030.z .

(c) tombstone: fo leic na rīgh at reileic, Ériu ii 166.44 . a lec-sa leptha Gúaire, 164.21 , cf. 166.29 . gabais . . . lāidh oc in leicc amail no beith Fergus bēo ann, Arch. iii 5.y . gnúis Derbfhorgaill fo licce leirg, Ériu v 212.103 . an leac farbh' éigin dheit dul (to Christ), Dán Dé xxviii 30 . mo chorpán fán lic, Keat. iii 1666 (cit.). leac, túma a sepulchre , Eg. Gl. 437.

(d) altar-stone: dufáid a l.¤ inna degaid hisin tailich sair, Trip.² 781 (= lapis altaris, Colgan, Trias Thaum. 130a ). foracaib Patraic fairend dia muntir occa licc i nDomnach Patraic, Trip.² 788 . ar gcur na haltóra ar uisge / . . . / tig an leac tre lár na mara, PBocht 10.46 .

(e) kneading-slab: bla cumaile lec ┐ losat, Laws iii 274.18 . in ní fora certaigenn a fuine . . . .i. a lec fuine, iv 10.23 Comm .

(f) l.¤ aigreta, l.¤ aigrid (later oidrid, oidre), l.¤ ega ice-floe, sheet of ice, ice : sruth snechta . . . co leccaib oigreta, IT i 191.31 (FA LB). geisidh lec uar aighreta / ag maidm tria gáir na Gairbe, Anecd. ii 24 § 10 . co ndechatar for leicc oíghridh a n-Inis Mochta, RC xvii 365.z (Tig.). aigh anacnata . . . go n-imthiaghdais . . . locha ┐ aibhne . . . arna lecaibh eagha, FM iv 900.z . buinne lán do lic oighridh, IGT Decl. ex. 2024 . do fhás leac oighre . . . ar an sruth, Atlantis iv 142.z . blodh mór de leic-oighreadh, Eochairsg. 112.14 .

(g) In names of particular stones: tanic . . . for licc na ṅgíall i nEmain Macha, TBC 4725 (corresp. to Duma na ṅG., TBC² 2987. Cf. Dinds. 1 § 12 , § 13 ). Lec Patraic . . . .i. L.¤ Cathraigi fora n-ordnigtea na rig ic Caissel, Lat. Lives 55.8 . Raith guth aird, in baili adta Lec Patraic aniu, Laws i 2.4 Comm . ráncatar . . . conici in Licc . . . ca hainm na glasslicci móri seo? Lecc Commairt Chnáma sin . . . uair is furri brisfiter do chnáma-su, RC xiii 66 § 68. Of coronation stone at Tara (see also s.v. 1 lia): téid dá reic re taobh Teamhrach / Aodh Eanghach ag Leic Luighdhech, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 71.4 . Cf. a Líg Luighdheach, 72.24 . do-gheibhthear a labhra ó leic Laoghaire, DDána 109.5 . ar Leic na Ríogh, Keat. iii 168.

(h) Meaning obscure in phr. Lecca Lis (Luigdech): leacht Conrúi hi Sleib Mis / lecht Lugdach fo leccaib leis (glossed: .i. e féin ro marb hi cumaid a mna), RC xxiii 319 § 10 = lecht Luighdech fo leccuib liss (glossed: .iii. lecca liss Luigdech .i. gress ┐ ruicci ┐ mebul), 324 § 10. mani betis Leca Luigdech Lis / eoin bic Baile rot betis, LL 18197 (= mainbad . . . , ZCP viii 107.6 glossed .i. ruici ┐ athis). Cu Chulaind do bith i n-iṅgnais / dirsan menbad leca lis, LL 14479 ( Ériu v 210.51 ). menbad leca lis Lugdach / lasa rumnad cach ṅderba / ba romoch ar n-étarba / fri mac na Tri Find Emna, LL 14480 ( Ériu v 210.52 ). ? Cf. .iii. bellum in hoc anno gesta uno, et possito ergense ecc leccam lias, AU 532 (i 44.12) . See lega.

Common in nn. loc., see Hog. Onom.

(i) l.¤ ós crú, name of a defect in horses: lec os cru, Laws iii 6.6 Comm . labram annso do bacaide coss deirid na n-ech .i. cnaimspedain . . . ┐ lec os crua, Celtica ii 52 § 20 (`ossification of the lateral cartilages', note).

Of stone in the kidney: l.¤ in árain gl. lapi[s] fulta, Ir. Gl. 246.

(j) Metaph. in Laws of something which is irreversible, `an act or deed which binds the persons indissolubly', O'Don. Suppl.; period of prescription(?) (but see Bergin, Ériu xii 217 ): is i cetna leac astuga (leg. astuda) cacha sealba, a lan logh; is i in leac aile, a hubairt ar anmain; is i in leac aile, a torind do flaith, Laws v 498.9 , 10 (i.e. the three `leca' that make binding (a transfer of) ownership are that its full value was paid for the property, that it was given as an offering to the Church for prayers for the dead, or that it had been marked out by the ruler). cetna leac .i. in cetna luige .i. ar is e in cetna ni amail lic, astus dilsi caca feraind . . . in leac aile .i. in luige aile . . . amail leic, 500.2 Comm . cisne tri leaca robaid nad fuaslaici dliged na fuigeall, na fasach, na fir n-aicnig? Eibirt nemda, . . . ; chis comdidean fria triar; sendliged forrsaide sine sencuimne, 450.1 Comm . ní bi lec robuich (sic) cach fuirech forécnech forcible detention does not constitute a lecc robuid, O'C. 428 ( H.3.18, p. 233a ). duruth cét bliadain. ruthrod tri cóeccait bith .cc. robith .ccl. lecc .ccc. . . . ochtrach .dcccc., O'C. 21 ( H.3.18 p. 9b ). ate a tri ro-suidiche (leg. -igthe) deimnigthe cach deirb-dilse do comed,—leac leanmanach, no chuir, no ratha inforais, Laws v 498.5 . leac leanmanach .i. leic (?lēic) leis a somaine ó bias amlaidh sin, O'D. 1340 ( E. 3.5, p. 19 ).

COMPDS. With adj. ¤bán: assa lár l. `white-paven', Met. Dinds. iv 82.27 (of Coire Breccáin). With subst. ¤cloch: in dorus ele . . . ┐ lathar (= lóthar) leccchloiche fair a stone trough, Mer. Uil. 226 . ¤aile fence of flat stones(?): ind leacaile apaidhe, IT iii 102 § 186 (but see EIS 238 ). ¤mag flag-strewn plain : mac in Leithdeirg don Lecmaig (: Bretnaig), ITS xxxix 176 § 27 (lechtmair, lecmuig, lecmaid, etc., v.ll.). See brath, bél.