lúamain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lúamain or dil.ie/30824

Forms: luamna, lúamhain

n (cf. luïd) trisyll., Ériu xviii 12 § 7. ? g s. luamna, ZCP iii 222 § 2. lúamhain f., IGT Decl. § 13.

(a) movement, motion : teit [diabul] isin dam . . . cotarut luamain fói caused it to move, LB 120a22 . In vague sense: luamain ┐ adaltras, BB 498b23 ( IT ii 106 ) = forluamain `Unstätigkeit', Alex. 908.

(b) act of flying, flight : in trén as luaithiu l.¤ for bith, LU 2478 ( RC iv 256 § 24 ). luamain en Linne Sailech, BB 267a36 = etseact re luamain engiall, BR 6.2 . ic luamain ┐ ic lain-eitelaigh, MR 318.23 . luamoin cen itte, O'Mulc. 764 (prov. of a hopeless undertaking). luamhain eoin gan eitibh, Content. xxv 11.

(c) Freq. in phr. for, ar l.¤ in motion, moving . Of parts of the body: trí lamha leis ar lúamhain `swinging', Duan. Finn ii xxxvi 8 . a theanga ar luth, ┐ ar luamain `vibrating', MR 180.17 . da rigconnill . . . ar lasad ┐ ar luamain ina chind `flaming and flashing' (i.e. the eyes), Ann. Conn. 1256.6 . Of birds, etc. flying, in flight : in t-enamar cachnaitir for alluamuin (birds), IT i 136.z . inna heonu for luamain, LU 5159 . bés éoin ar luamain, TBC 3615 . na hanmand . . . for luamain i rrichtaib aṅgel, RC xxi 376.5 . stét . . . for luamain ┐ eitellaig `prancing and bounding', Grail 1917 . Note also: in long ar luamain (Moling), SG 383.9 . samhailt nathrach . . . ar luamhain, Keat. iii 2370.

Compd. ¤teine: ina naén breó lasrach ┐ luamhain-teinedh flickering fire, FM vi 2012.8 .