len(a)main

Cite this: eDIL s.v. len(a)main or dil.ie/29898

Forms: leanamhuin, leanmhuin, lenomnaib

vn. of lenaid. Orig. -amon ā, f., Thurn. Gramm. § 737. Later g s. -amna, -mana. leanamhuin f., IGT Decl. § 37. Verbs § 73 . leanmhuin, § 80 . See also lenad, líth.

Act of adhering (to), cleaving (to), following, remaining (with): ua lenomnaib gl. a lituris, Sg. 3b4 . lānamain quasi lenamain, ar nī fil etarscarad dōib, Corm. Y 824 . co lenamain dít gl. coniuncta, Ml. 101b1 . ? nīs dígaib a llenamain `their attachment was not diminished', Hy. v 26 (glossed .i. in lena- main tucsat oegid fuirri `the attachment which the guests shewed to her').

In phr. i l.¤ adhering to, clinging to, stuck in; following, pursuing (?): isin inadh a mbid a leanmhain a nuair easparta stationary(?), Ir. Astr. Tr. 98.y . With gen. a biadh do can inglan ina lenmain, Laws ii 202.8 Comm . fer teid i lenmain tona a mna tar in crich, v 516.19 Comm . is a lenmain in eistechta bis it is inseparable from the (loss of) hearing (an injury), iii 350.8 Comm . hi lenmain a cích-side boi in corran, Fél.² cxlvii 1 . escaine Colmāin . . . hi lenmain clainni Conaill, BColm. 76.7 . cor' ḟácaibh in [n]glaicc i lenmhain na luinge `clinging to', CCath. 2061 . na peccad n-éxamail batar it lenmain-siu cusindíu, PH 8252 . a hiomchar a leanmhain ar long in the wake of, ML 44.8 . co rabadar a chosa a llenmain a rothaib ┐ a refedaib an charbaid, TTebe 4121 . a fhiacla cruaidi . . . i lleanmain in croicind, 449 . téid an mac amach . . . a leanmhuin a mhāthar, Beatha S.F. 3204 . táir (= tóir) dá gach leth ina lenmhain, IGT Decl. ex. 1158 . da mharbh iomarcaidh laoch iona leanmhain while pursuing him(?), ML 136.2 . Similarly i l.¤ di: in cein do beth sé a lenmain [d]a chéile as long as it held together, Maund. 10 . ceand lín a lenmhain do leirg, IGT Decl. ex. 510 . atá mo theanga i leanmhain dom brághaid (adhaesit . . . faucibus meis), TSh. 4197.

With prepp. With DI act of adhering to, clinging to: lenumain do sruithibh, imgabāil ōcbada, ZCP iii 25.30 . rofuabair Media lenamain dia coraib firaib feib ronaisc attempted to adhere to their agreements, TTr.² 10 = ic acra a cor, LL 221b27 ( TTr. 330 ). d'oslugadh a crecht ┐ da ngortu- ghadh on edach do bi ag lenmuin dibh, Smaointe B. Chr. 3987 . doiligh, a mheabhlaigh mheangaigh, / leanmhain [dá bhur] léimeannaibh (to the body), Aithd. D. 79.11 .

With other prepp.: ac lenamain as persisting in it ( sc. an action), Laws iii 304.18 Comm . iar leanmain cnama bratain ina bragaid, RC xvii 20.4 (Tig.). PH 303.

II

(a) act of following (a leader, etc.): nech bad ferr lim a chéli do lenmain one I would rather follow than the other, LU 4014 ( SC 46 ). mo beth agat lenamain / a mullaighibh na mbenn, Buile S. 74.3 . ic lenmain I., Grail 1619 . do chuir- feadh roimhe a mhacnas do leanmhain, TSh. 3655 . níor fhulaing sé neach ar bioth dá leanmhuin, Mark v 37 .

In phr. lucht (fer) lenamna follower(s), adherent(s): a tabairt dá muintir araen ┐ dá locht lenamna, O'D. 1959 ( Eg. 90, fo. 7 ). lucht lenamna Cathucáin, LL 19212 . fer lenamhna dhuitsi mé, ór dobhádhus ag hathair, Ériu v 190.472 . mé aige im' fhior leanamhna, TD 23.11 .

(b) Of following path, track: slighi mu paisi-se do lean- mhuin, Smaointe B. Chr. 5740 . ag lenamhain . . . luirg an tí do bhochtaighedh ar ar son, RSClára f. 50b . lenamhuin luirg na simplidhechta `to follow the way of simplicity', f. 42a .

(c) act of pursuing, following (with hostile intent): iar femead a leanmana do Chonall, Dinds. 132 . a lenmain, a lenmain after him, TBC 2885 . nír miad . . . le T. lenmain an lochta sin, TTebe 4868 . a lenmain doib co Credran, Ann. Conn. 1257.12 .

(d) act of following, observing (a command, rule, course of conduct): dá fétmais t'orcátu-sa do lenmain, CCath. 643. in recht . . . do lenmain ┐ do choimet, PH 488 . an modh labhartha so do lenmhuin, RSClára f. 132a .

(e) act of pursuing (a subject, investigation): senchus riogh Eirionn ar na lenmhoin go mbunadh, MS. Mat. 549.y . sgéla láoi an lúain re a lenmhain, / fúair an sáoi sna seinleabh- ruibh, IGT Introd. § 21 = DDána 29.2 . a leanmhoin (of genealogies), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 227.32 . léigim díom gan leanmhain orra níos faide (of the false statements of Hanmer), Keat. i 54.1 .

(f) act of persecuting, harassing; persecution : a Lucifeir . . . / cid 'moatai diar lenamuin? SR 1722 . ni ro-lam demun ó-sin a lenmain (of one possessed), PH 2000 . leanmuin ┐ tribloid ar na hapstalaibh, Smaointe B. Chr. 6149.

(g) Of pressing a claim: do lenmain a slanaigechta ar Mac nDiarmata `to exact his guarantee from Mac D.', Ann. Conn. 1315.12 . mithidh liom leanmhain a éarca / áladh an chroinn do-chuaidh tríbh, DDána 30.15 .

(h) consequence, conclusion : nach bhfaghthar uile artegal inchreidthe . . . focal ar fhocal . . . acht a gcéill a ngluais ┐ a lenamhnuibh reasunta . . . tairngnithear as, Luc. Fid. 317.2 . gan ghluais oile, gan mhiniughadh gan lenmhuin, 300.17 . tegsa an bhiobla . . . gan ghluais, gan mhiniughadh, gan chonsequentia no lenamhnuibh, 299.3 . ? tri coicait bratt . . . / nírbo lac in lenamain consequence, result(?) (of a levy), LL 375b4 .