Cite this: eDIL s.v. léiciud or dil.ie/29768

Forms: leciud, léciud, lécud, lecun, lecud, legod, lēigen, ligen, leagan, lecadh, lecan, leiccen, leigion, leicthe, léigthe, licthe, leicctiu, leccti, leiciud, lécud, licad, lecudh, lecon, lecun, leccad, légen, légadh, léiccen, léigean, légadh, leagadh

u, m. vn. of léicid. In Mid. and Mod. Ir. also with -e-, with non-palatal quality of the -c-, and with -n- endings except in gen. n s. leciud, Ml. 105b 16 . léciud, Ériu ii 65 § 8. lécud, LU 3922. lecun, 3905 . lecud, Laws v 366.14 . legod, iv 214.28 Comm . lēigen, ZCP xiv 240.12 . ligen, vi 85.10 . leagan, Dán Dé xxiii 13 (: sbreagadh). a s. lecadh, Laws ii 240.10 Comm . lecan, v 478.14 Comm . leiccen, BNnÉ 248 § 201 . leigion, Duan. F. ii 256 § 33. g s. leicthe, LU 6965. Aithd. D. 98.24 . léigthe, 23 K 42, 122.10 . licthe, Fianaig. 52.13 . leicctiu, CCath. 5128 (leccti, v.l.). d s. leiciud, Sg. 127b3 . lécud, Fél. Apr. 21. LU 8151. licad, Laws i 172.22 Comm . lecudh, 86.z Comm . lecon, v 442.10 Comm . lecun, i 100.13 Comm . leccad, Grail 3675 . légen, BCC 104.13 . légadh, Hugh Roe² 328.z . léiccen, 112.32 . léigean, Keat. ii 5260. Cf. also leicsin, Laws v 508.5 Comm . légadh, IGT Verbs § 71. leagadh, § 36 .


(a) act of loosing, releasing, throwing, hurling : T. . . . do léccadh dua Raghallaigh was set at liberty by O'R., AFM iii 306.8 . Of blood shedding, letting : cro fir frisaige leca fola nad urgair `who is present at the shedding of blood which he did not hinder', Laws v 236.14 . an fhuil d'fheucoin a haithle a léigthe, 23 K 42, 122.10 . cuisle do legin, Rosa Angl. 30.7 . do bithin cuislinne do leicceadh dhó, AFM iii 218.4 . do lethgāethib lethna lict[h]i `spears for throwing', Fianaig. 90.1 . ina dumha sealga ┐ ina lāthair licthe (of a hunter), 52.13 . Of a particular kind of cast: léciud ón co forgabáil, TBFr. 237.

(b) act of allowing, permitting : lecud creice cen urgaire `allowing a sale without prohibition', Laws v 366.14 . lécud na mmucce do rainn dam that I be permitted to divide the pig, Sc.M² 8 (léicid in muic etc., v.l.).

(c) act of leaving alone, abandoning : is dech a llecud ammain manini aithriged `if they do not repent it is best to leave them alone', Mon. Tall. 128.5 . iar lécud cech ṡubai having given up, Fél. Apr. 21 . ainmne, nechte co nóibi, / léciud sechte co sóibi `putting away of hypocrisy', Ériu ii 65 § 8. Act of putting away, repudiating (a wife, etc.): a bith coa lécud do Choin Ch. (of Fand), LU 3955 ( SCC 45 ). mná arna légad d'fearuib, IGT Verbs ex. 623 . D. . . . do lecad do, Ann. Conn. 1339.7 . dob ail le hIoseph Muire do leigin tre ed, Smaointe B. Chr. 465.

Various: i llobud do cána . . . .i. laebad no i licad do riagla `slighting thy rule', Laws i 172.22 Comm . is luaithe mé . . . / ná an luingeas ar ligean na taoide `suffered to swim with the tide', O'Gr. Cat. 593.30 . l.¤ scíse, l.¤ éloid see s.vv. scís, élúd.

II With prepositions.

(a) With A act of allowing to escape from, releasing from: ar leciud o Persaib as ind fognam hi robammar `our release by the Persians', Ml. 105b16 . can a lecan as in druim fri lias not to allow it out of the cattle-shed, Laws v 478.14 Comm . alma ┐ éiti . . . arna lécud asa fáltaigib, MU² 390 . a lecan a gemil he was released (of a prisoner), RC xviii 196.x . gan a léigean go flaitheas Dé a purgadóir, TSh. 4266. Hence with 3 s. n. of prep.: logh einiuch nama do lecin as, cin seotu `the amount of honor-price only shall be let go', Laws ii 38.16 Comm . re lecadh as imurro ata in laogh `the heifer calf is to be spared', 240.10 Comm . can a lec(h)ud as `not allow him to escape', Cog. 146.4 . fer cúibrigthi . . . do lecun . . . ass, PH 2809.

(b) With AR: na heicne-sea do lecun arna Tiabandaib, TTebe 1616 . deór uisge do léigean ara theangaidh to let fall on, TSh. 6164 . docunnaic corp aga ligen ar lár isin halla righda being laid down, ZCP vi 79.8 . tug ara chámhulluibh a légion ara nglúinibh made his camels kneel down, Gen. xxiv 11 . an long do lēigen ar a haradhain fēin seachnōin na fairrge to let the ship drift, Fl. Earls 12.26 .

(c) With CEN: a lécun cen a frithardad `let them alone without distressing them', PH 1953.

(d) With CO: a lecud chuice to let Him have them, PH 4441. a leigean gusan áit si as nimhnighe, Mac Aingil 3708 . ro nocht a claideam ┐ ro thriall a lecun co heslind `proceeded to direct it to a vital spot', TTebe 3391 . gur uo himairgidhe dōip a lēigen gach ndīrech gusin fFrainc `to make straight ahead towards France', Fl. Earls 10.19 . ig légon usce goa caírib watering their sheep, Celtica iv 22.274 . Cf. (f). bás bréige do léigean chugat `to feign death', Keat. ii 2511 . ┐ é (sc. Dia) ag léigean druinge oile go hearr a n-aoise, TSh. p. 166.

(e) With DI: lēigen fercon dā héill loosing a bloodhound from its leash, ZCP xiv 240.12 . na daine a[ta] a ngoiri do bas dlegar ligin da faistine an tan [sin] one should cease their prognosis (treating them) (?), RC xlix 57.5 . With personal form in reflexive sense: Maolmhaedhócc . . . do léigen comhorbais Phattraicc de `resigned', AFM ii 1054.15 . an righe do léigean díobh gan imreasan to relinquish, Keat. iii 137 . a léigean díot . . . an ní atā d'fhiachuibh ort (i.e. a sin of omission), Parrth. Anma 3333 . reacht Macamétuis do lēigion dhíot a ngeall ar chreideamh Críosd to give up, Beatha S. F. 2595 .

(f) With DO act of allowing (to go) to, granting, ceding: in cauradmir do lécud do nách aile do Ultaib to allow anyone else to have . . . , LU 8151 ( FB 11 ). icc iarraid bar leicctiu don cath, CCath. 5128 . a lecun can cath . . . do Gallaib (of land), Cog. 68.12 . eadh ┐ cairde do lēcud dō fri hiaraidh in scēoil sin to grant him a respite, ACL iii 4.16 . corp . . . mo cetmunnteri can a legad d'ethaidib . . . aeoir not to leave it at the mercy of, TTebe 4638 . mairg chleachtas do chumus féin / do leigin duit, a dhroichmhéin, Aithd. D. 79.2 . Of watering animals: ac lecun uisci da echaib, TTebe 2773 . oc lecud usqi dia n-indilib, Celtica iv 6.5 . Cf. (d). With vn. act of permitting (to do, be done): seilg Eirionn do leigean dó, Duan. F. ii 38 § 25 . imthecht do lecud don tṡluag, TBC-LL¹ 1783 . gan a léigean dó féin faill do dhéanamh, TSh. 1691 . a lēigen dō fert do c[h]laidhi do Mogh N., ML² 291. t'fhastud gan do léigin do dígail a críche, Comp. CC 90.17 . can chuirp na nGreg do legan do loscad not to allow the bodies of the Greeks to be burnt, TTebe 4760 .

(g) With ETER: iarruim ar Osgar na ngniom ngle / leigion eadrom is Caoílti to leave me to deal with C., Duan. F. ii 256 § 33.

(h) With FO: a leigin fá eathaidib áeoir to leave them to the birds of the air (of bodies), TTebe 4588 . ic lécud gaíthi ┐ grene fóe letting wind and sun play on him, LL 9024 (TBC). dethtach do legin futhu fon medhon to fumigate it (the nose), Rosa Angl. 156.20 . log enech fir in faesma don athgabail do lecun fo caill `is to be forfeited', Laws i 100.13 Comm . Cf. aen trian d'fir na athgabala ┐ in aithgina (sic) do lécan fo chaill to let the (question of the) restitution lapse(?), O'D. 1483 ( E 3.5, p. 47 ). gan a leiccen fo éra `not to refuse them', BNnÉ 248 § 201 .

(i) With FOR: a [ḟ]réna do thuaslocad ┐ do leiciud foraib `to loosen its roots and to give them free course(?)', Sg. 127b3 (word omitted after leiciud? note). ni ba miad le nech aili do lecud fuirri (of a mare), TTebe 2283 . gan ní as moo do légen orra not to allow any more to come upon them (of soldiers entering a besieged city), TFrag. 232.9 . gan tren a nesccaratt do leicen forra `not to suffer the might of their enemies to prevail over them', AFM iii 364.z . ar lēigen a truim forra after leaning their weight upon them (spears), ML² 1491. iarna lecan for enuibh (of falcons), Marco P. 90.

(j) With FRI: iar lēcud ind ide frisin sruth letting go with, TBC-I¹ 633 . fuair curach gan frichnum imruma fair ach a legan re coigidal na gaithi allowed to drift before the wind, Ériu iii 152.17 . nir miad leis a legin ris to allow it to affect him(?) (a wound), TTebe 3490 (`he did not deign to show it', cf. next). gan rún . . . do léigean ré n-a mhnaoi to divulge, Keat. ii 5260.

(k) With I: oc cuinchid a lleicthe issa tech, LU 6965 . in nathir rotguid dimm a llecud i Pardus, MacCarthy 54.24 . gan iad do leigion a bhfaillíth go brách not to neglect them, Párl. na mB. 791 . gan faill do légadh isind iomshuidhe, Hugh Roe² 328.z (fo. 81a) .

(l) With ĪAR: bleogan na n-earc . . . do lēcad īarsan abaind co hUltu, Ériu ii 22.19 .

(m) With LA: ro faem drem dib a lecad leó `to permit them to accompany them', Grail 339 . rogaidh-sim Sir G. ima lecadh leis ce[ch] conair no dhighsedh, RC x 185.11 . do íarr ar C.C. a bendacht do lecen les to send his blessing with him, BCC 234.21 (§ 233) . a uille do lēicen leiss to rest his elbow on it, Fl. Earls 216.26 . Act of forgiving; conceding to: mo sbreagadh fa char id cheann / fearr dhamh iná [a] leagan liom `better for me chastisement for opposing Thee than indulgence', Dán Dé xxiii 13 . gan a pheacaidh do leicin leis, ITS xxix 149.23 . moran na peaccadh do legan let, Smaointe B. Chr. 1885 . cech dail ima raibi F. do lecad les `was conceded', Ann. Conn. 1255.15 .

(n) With ó relinquishes, allows to escape : in trian fil it láim . . . do lécud úait ra blíadain do Chonchobar, MU² 78. nocha n-uráilend dligedh ar in fechemuin toicheda in athgabail do lecin uada, Laws i 210.18 Comm . ro ghab curu umun flaithius do legadh uadh a cinn bliadna, D IV 2, 77rb13 . cach uili mhaith do leicin uadha ar son dímhainis a indtinne = amittuntur, ITS xxix 142.31 . as fair deisidh . . . a légadh úaidibh to allow them to escape, Hugh Roe² 184.23 (fo. 47a) . In more positive sense: Cormac . . . do lecud uadib da ḟiss cid bái sind áth to send C., TBC-LL¹ 705 . oca fhurail for Hiruath in mnai colaig do lécud uad to put away, PH 865. ? mo leigin uait d'éis a ndearnais / a Dhia Athar iongnadh liom, DDána 26.18 .

(o) With SECH: a legod seocu gen logh `to let it pass without a fee', Ériu xvii 70 § 12 n. 2 ( Laws iv 214.28 Comm .) (of water being drawn across another's land). dorigne C. .xl. fodail don tsrut . . . ┐ a leccan n-a min-srotaibh seacha, BB 7a7 . nír ghnáth leo a leigen seaca / a gcuid dar gceird fhileata to neglect, L. Cl. A. B. 163.25 . in triar is taire do lecon sech laim `the three worst are to be set aside', Laws iii 40.7 Comm .

(p) With TAR: do leicin na doininne tarrsib `to let the storm pass over them', Grail 3535 . ni coir duinn a dermad . . . no a lecen toraind to neglect, BCC 416.29 (§ 367) . ni da ligan torat lais gan ceartughadh, ITS xxix 133.17 .

(q) With TRE: tug si cloidemh . . . cuicci ┐ rob áil a ligen trithi budhein, ZCP vi 85.10 . nobithe tremsi ocaurcilliud ┐ oc legcud(e) usce trit `watering them' (crops), Mon. Tall. 156.10 .

III With adverbs, etc. o gabail rígi do Dauid co lleccadh na braite for culu till after the release from captivity, BB 6b39 . F. do lecad amach do Gallaib `was released', Ann. Conn. 1232.12 . in bantrocht da lecud immach do ṡaigid in meic to send out, TBC-LL¹ 1357 . lá a leicthe amach `to get rid of my sins', Aithd. D. 98.24 . cret tái cen t'anál do lécud immach anossa?, PH 8134 . a anal do legin amach, Smaointe B. Chr. 3928 . a sheile do lēigean síos to swallow, Parrth. Anma 3049 . sgath (sgaith, v.l.) m'uaille níor fhulair dhamh / do leigean síos ré séanadh `I must humble', Dán Dé xxii 6 . madh cead lé mo leigin suas `let me ascend', Aithd. D. 97.8 .