clechtaid

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v (1 clecht) is or becomes accustomed to; accustoms oneself to; of people, is accustomed to, frequents, consorts with; of a calling, practises, plies.

(a) With personal noun or pronoun: conidh misgaisiu lasna tuathaibh na tigerna clechtait forru innat na tigernada aili whom they are accustomed to have over them, CCath. 5107 (ticcernuidhe, v.l.). is misi . . . ra chleachtsad ant oireacht-sa orra, TTebe 839 . tig i láimh an tí chleachtas / an seabhac 'gá mbí aithne to whom he is accustomed(?), Measgra D. 25.21 . an t-aos cumtha nár chleacht sinn whom I have not frequented, KMMisc. 242 § 6 . seachain sgéulta fábhuill . . . ┐ cleachd thú féin do chum díaghachda, 1 Timothy iv 7 .

(b) With noun or noun-phrase: amal clechtait a n-urcharu (gl. ut soleant iacula) as they are accustomed (to hurl), Gild. Lor. 81 . is esside toisech ro clecht cruit ┐ organ who first used, Rawl. 69b25 ( BB 11a11 ). Cf. b23 . F. . . . roda clecht claideb, LU 5566 (TBC, rhet.) nír chlecht góe, LL 3245 . na cleacht cumann re duine cainntech `do not keep company with a chatterer', Ériu v 134.69 . na cleacht do lebend do Lurc / . . . / na leic cnoc Cairmaic do Curc `let not thy platform become accustomed to Lorc', Cog. 124.14 . do coimhēt slāinte dom' ḟlaith / clechtad farrad (.i. linn) maith is fin, ZCP v 489 § 14 (B. na f.). slán úaim don ceird clechtaim féin which I practice, Eg. 88, 19b2 (cited Meyer Contribb.). a coimleaba do-clechtsum we were wont to share his couch, Prolegomena 45 § 19 . do chleachtais fleadh is fiadhach, DDána 68.20 . an cádhus do chleacht idir `to which she was ever used', Studies 1923, 421 § 3 . cá talamh do chleacht, Oss. vi 168.z . na garma chleachtar anois, mar atá barún, bhíocont, iarla . . . that are used, Keat. iii 123 . amhuil damh nar chleachd an chuing (was unaccustomed to), Jeremiah xxxi 18 . treise ag cath eachtrann oruibh / a Leath Cuinn, nir chleachtobhair, Aithd. D. 39.5 . altrannas i gcéin cleachtfad I shall practise, DDána 66.10 . cairdi do dhola ar a ndíol / . . . nír chleacht cliar were not accustomed to having their reward postponed, O'Hara 2681 . Cf. int shoillsi edrocht . . . indi nar cleachtadar daib the thing to which they had not accustomed themselves(?), YBL 151b43 .

(c) With vn., quasi-Vn. or vn. phrase: cléchtait méirlig . . . atréb and, Trip.² 1846 . no chlechtatis na genti saerad a mogad isin sechtmad bliadain, Lat. Lives 59.13 (solebant). conclechtaimse (? leg. co clechtaimse) cairmteoracht . . . nad clechta err óencharpait do imluad ar m'ési, LU 8505 (rhet.). mar ar clecht bronnad i[n] buair, Ériu x 84 § 73 . im cech mi-gním . . . ro-clechtsat, PH 4160 . clechtait doine a thadall ┐ a póccad, Petrie, Round Towers 435 ( LB 158a18 ). ca crich as ar cemnigis ┐ ca cele ca clechtaidh (?leg. -ais) do comluigi, RC i 48.30 . trenachaur no chlechtad claide, LL 20658 (hypermetric, ?leg. tren caur). nu gu clecht sí a sírsborad until it has grown accustomed to constant spurring, Ériu iv 214 § 12 . fuarattar an míol mór isin ionadh ina cclectadh beith, BNnÉ 70 § 118 . Inis Chuinn do chleacht leónadh `that hath been practised in suffering', Studies 1921, 75 § 16 .

(d) Folld. by prep. With AR (FOR): a chu chleachtas ar cnamaibh who is wont to be . . . , IT iii 85 § 84 ( BB 291b19 ). ? a mmag forclechtat int ṡlúaig, Imr. Brain § 5 (conclechtot, v.l. see RIA Dict. F col. 322.32) = for-clechat, ZCP xviii 411 § 5 . 'san chnoc-sa rochleachtastair, Metr. Dinds. iii 54.20 . an fhoighide . . . / gloineide an chlí i gcleachdainn-se, DDána 55.3 . cuiced Lagen . . . / i[n]ar chlecht cach dagfer dían in which used to dwell, LL 4177 . cleachtmaoid a ccuasaibh carrach `we frequent', Atlantis iv 136.32 .

With OC: is ingen Chathaīr ro chlecht / . . . coa timthirecht used to be ministering to them, Fing. R. 665 . ag síol Cheallaigh 'gar chleacht mé with whom I was wont to be, DDána 77.21 . ar Mhuiris gCliach 'gar chleachtas, 67.32 .

In impers. construction: mar sin nár clechtadh d'U Cháimh / cliar ó thosaig d' a tatháir Ó C. was not accustomed to being censured, Ériu iv 216 § 13 . do cleachtadh dháibh fíon d'ibhe / do láimh ríogh `they were wont', Studies 1924, 241 § 2 . iar gcaill an tearmainn ┐ an tsochair do cleachtaoi leó d'fhaghbháil ó Ghaedhealaibh, Keat. i 84.y . an ré do chleachtadh i dtalamh Éireamhóin that used to be the practice (?), Hackett xxxiv 4 (`as a custom'), Gloss.).