2 líach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 líach or dil.ie/30106

n ā, f.

(a) trowel, ladle, skimmer, spoon : liag iern bis oc denam macre gl. trulla `an iron spoon which is (used) in building a wall', Thes. i 2.15 . mad thecma leig mela, Rule of Céili Dé § 19 ( Rule of Tallaght 69 ). scian scothas . . . / liag lothas, IT iii 38 § 23 . gabois iersin a leig, RC xii 86.6 . foro laur (leg. for lár) na leghi, x. antan . . . noberid an leg laun ina beolu, 10 . cingid [nó] liach iaraind . . . ┐ tri l.¤ a lan na leigi sin ó cach teallach a nErinn . . . unde Mag Leigi, Dinds. 147 ( RC xvi 160 ) ( Keat. i 180.30 has: trí lán-sluaisde as gach aoin-teallach). bla liach linad .i. slan don ti linas in leig, Laws iii 212. 10 - 11 Comm . do cet sceinm na leighe, 18 . tucadh liach cuice ┐ bainne innti, Irish Texts i 43.23 . tairrngidh sium in léigh, 25 . an liach dia lessaighther in laec[h]biad, O'Mulc. 768 . cos na léige airgid do bí 'san choire, SG 243.21 . cain . . . do leicc ┐ do losaid (cain leice ┐ loisti v.l.), Irish Texts iii 5.14 . lan tri liach, 23 K 42, 440.7 . an lan leige spoonful, 23 P 10³, 65b5 . éan liach . . . lán do thúis, Numbers vii. 14. See also bíach. Perh. also liag bruinne `the breast bone' (ensiform cartilage), Laws v 363 n.d .

(b)Hence as measure, spoonful, ladleful, measure (cf. lán leige in (a) above): in cháin sin rocummad and / trí coícait líag, Metr. Dinds. iv 250.42 . trí coícait líag cach thened, 248.32 . liach gráin eorna gach lái lais (of Maedóc's daily allowance in Lent), BNnÉ 282.21 . liach mine cruithneachta, Keat. i 182. 21 - 24 .

In phr. l.¤ Míchil Michael's ladleful, of the quantity of drink set aside for the poor: conadh annsin roordaig Patraic mir Michel ┐ liach Michel o cech aen, Irish Texts i 44.9 . See mír.

(c) In plant-names: liach roide, 23 K 42, 377.z . See Hog. Luibhl.