clesaigecht

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n [ā, f.] (clesaige)

(a) art of juggling, acrobatics : tuc in clesaide ceirtle sída immach as a mhála chlesaidechta, SG 285.34 . fri c.¤ ┐ lemenda, PH 891 . cleasaideacht is lēmenna, Ériu iv 174 § 8 . doghniad foireann ele cleasaighecht ┐ amuinsi doibh (entertainment at a banquet), Marco P. 79 .

(b) trickery, deception : ro techtaidh Ere gan c.¤ ┐ gan cumachta without trickery and without force, RC xxiii 424 § 44 . cluain ┐ mealladh ┐ cleasaidheacht d'a chur ar na Criosdaidhaibh, ZCP iv 400.23 . cleasaidheacht an chealgaire `wiles', Aithd. D. 79.16 . do rug cleasuígheacht na mná buadh ar a inntleacht, Párl. na mB. 1699 .