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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 lín or dil.ie/30233

n u, n. and m., GOI § 309. Also perh. o, cf. g s. l.¤ , Ériu viii 156.z .

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(a) full number, complement (in numbers): da ḟer déc ba sed a lín-saide, TBC-LL¹ 4530 . dam ochtair a lin, Dinds. 134 ( RC xvi 141 ). tricha buiden l.¤ Maic Con, Fianaig. 38.1 . co lion a muintire his full following, Leb. Gab.(i) 200.26 . líon a thionóil `in full muster', Aithd. D. 3.8 . Note also: ní tet cuach lan tar a lion a full cup holds not more than its measure, ZCP v 487 § 13.

(b) Followed by gen. of noun or vn. number sufficient to perform particular deed, full complement : l.¤ aigh enough to give battle, Irish Texts ii 62.39 . ni ḟail do slogaib ocut l.¤ t'anacail enough to protect thee, RC xiv 426.25 . lin annlaicthe a filed féin, Irish Texts ii 43 § 23 . líon baisdidh anma ort, Aithd. D. 26.17 . ni thalla impi do lin na sochraidi a tabuirt i tech fer fingaili, Ériu ii 116 § 47 . l.¤ catha enough to give battle (freq.): cen l.¤ catha imbi, LU 4826 . líon catha ón chonair do chuaidh / re homhain sluaigh Lacha Laoigh, L. Cl. A. B. 235.127 . ó nách rabhadar líon catha do Chonn, ML 26.20 . mar do chonncadar na Cruithnigh gan iad féin líon cathuighthe ris, Keat. ii 1779. Cf. nirthá do l.¤ na h-adbor cathugud frisna barbárdu, LL 220a25 ( TTr. 221 ). ní fhuil líon a gcoisgthe go ceannsa no power can subdue them, DDána 111.18 . líon a gcomhairmhe `their full number', Duan. F. ii 68.12 . lin a co[e]mthechta do gres `the full number of his usual retinue', BCrólige 26 . líon coinne `in full muster', Aithd. D. 38.25 . líon creiche ar chách do choimhéad `enough to hold the prey against all', Ériu ix 163.10 . cath móna daire Lothair / co líon cuirthe sufficient number to fight(?), L. Cl. A. B. 17.6 . lion faire meic Muire `sentry-guard', PBocht 12.43 . líon feadhma sufficient number for a feat, L. Cl. A. B. 222.61 . líon gliadh . . / fá Bhrian 'na mbeithribh cróda battle-host, 88.29 . l.¤ a hithi, Celtica iv 24.318 . cath . . . for laechraid Lagen l.¤ orggain (leg. orggan, Ed.), Arch. Hib. ii 61 § 33 . lin a sharaighthe, Ériu ii 130. y . gan líon síoluidhe d'fior / d'fagbháil a nEirinn iodhain sufficient men to propagate, Duan. F. ii 226.20 . l.¤ a trascartha, LU 4990 ( TBC-I¹ 501 ). líon a tógbhála, ML 2.18 . l.¤ a urgabala, TBC-LL¹ 981.

Freq. with vbs. of motion, assembling, etc.: ce tára nech l.¤ a blad / ro bad ferr lim tairisem, LU 3927 ( SCC 44 ). berair he l.¤ a chuimrig ┐ a chométaid a dóchum na Sabrainne `bonds and guards and all', MacCongl. 25.12 . imma-lluid l.¤ catha, Fél. Aug. 23 . dochuaid Aenias in la sin a cend seda lin a choblaigh `with all his fleet', Aen. 2408 . an líon do-chúaidh sibh a sídh, IGT Decl. ex. 1103 . in l.¤ long trá tanic cach tuisech, LL 232b48 ( TTr. 1162 ). dul líon cabhlaigh d'ógbhaidh na Spáinne don Scitia `with a fleetful of the young men of Spain', Keat. ii 637 . luid Liath l.¤ a maccaem, Dinds. 126 ( RC xvi 78 ). luid . . . Cir l.¤ a sluaig cosin Scithia in full force, Rawl. 74b46 . techt . . . l.¤ a ṡloig sa ṡochraide, Cog. 104.z . co tísam l.¤ bas lia, LL 220a29 ( TTr. 223 ).

Preceded by prep. I and poss.: dírim atchiu-so don dun . . . inall.¤ , ZCP iv 34.3 ( RC xxiv 144.13 ).

Used predicatively with substantive vb.: forond l.¤ atám hi Cruachnaib Ai, LU 8621 ( FB 46 ). atám[ai]t-ni . . . d'feruib feruinn agat-sa . . . lín do c[h]ongbala go cend bliadna, Fianaig. 68.19 . ni fhuilim lin tachair daib I have not sufficient numbers to contend with you, TTebe 2145 . o nach raba lin trodai no tecmala do tabairtt do Chondachtaib, Ann. Conn. 1409.7 . o nach raibhe l.¤ tegmhála friu, ALC i 378.20 . gé taoi lín eachtra 'n-a n-éagmhais `though thou art strong enough without them', Aithd. D. 24.18 . teccaid clann R. . . . an líon báttur co cill ch. `with all the troops they had', AFM iii 222.14 . do bhídh oide an airchinnigh / l.¤ troidi do thromchoindimh, IGT Decl. ex. 1199.

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(a) number in general sense. great number, of persons multitude : Bran . . . co l.¤ glond `with many deeds', Hail Brigit 24 . cía l.¤ , Críth G. 582 . fer . . . / co l.¤ crechta fora chnis, LU 4547 ( TBC-I¹ 58 ). ciá l.¤ ro lá insé / inn úated nó in sochaide, LU 4746 . forland líno, 5657 . l.¤ m-band m-balcbúada, 8289 ( FB 22 ). di cech l.¤ ronalt a húair, Hail Brigit 15 . is ed in lin marb dlomus, Ériu viii 123.10 . fo l.¤ laithe mblíadnae, Fél. Prol. 296 . ní fes ca lin idrocair, Cog. 8.7 . cá l.¤ do marbh mo dalta d'feraibh Érenn, Comp. CC 116.7 . for galaib aenḟir no ar linaib fer forndul in single combat or in battle against great numbers, Ériu i 116.28 . ni guais deit no lat do l.¤ , Irish Texts ii 32 § 11 . dob e ar líon ar tteacht or tticch, / coicer ar ceithri fichtib, ZCP viii 219 § 13 . dobeir bennacht for Patraic / forul a ll.¤ , LU 9489 . is lí sula l.¤ ar slúaig, 10850 ( Ériu xii 180.17 ). cure airdmius . . . tarsin slóg . . . co fessammar l.¤ in tslóig, 4785 . co l.¤ ilach, Fél. Prol. 106. trúag d'Ultaib co l.¤ garta, LU 3544 ( SCC 29 ). ceithri lina isan indsi . . . / óca ogbuith . . . / rigraidh righna, Anecd. i 60 § 80 . agad leigheas go líon gceird `being cured by numerous arts', Duan. F. ii 70 § 15. Cf. ciapa lin ciapa nuaite `whether it be manifold or single', BCrólige 57 .

In chevilles: l.¤ cert, SR 3373 . iar l.¤ chor, Metr. Dinds. ii 54.13 . lin a tuir, SR 4471 . línib sess, 1513 . linaib gal, 1543 . linibh gal, Celt. Rev. x 347.22 . linib glec, ZCP viii 119 § 37 . línib dindgnai, Metr. Dinds. i 132.47 . linibh cuire, AFM i 532.5 . linib la, Ériu xvii 46 § 39.

(b) As quasi-relative as many as (Lat. quot): ind ldín file isund `those who are here', Mon. Tall. 77 . atgníed din died notheche din tich allin nombid con ngalur ann he knew from the smoke which came from the house how many were ill in it, RC iii 344.12 . all.¤ ló fil for cassal do chochaill, all.¤ peccthach do dul dochum nime as many . . . so many, Trip. 398. 23 , 24 . a ll.¤ laa bís issin bliadain issé l.¤ fer no bíd hi tegluch Conchobair, Ériu iv 26.2 .

(c) Legal party: atait secht lina a tuaith toingthi for righ rechtaid, O'Curry 2188 ( Eg. 88, 7a ) = O'D. 1706. See also under III.

III In g du. dá lína of both parties, both : in cumscugud bís hi cechtar da lino `in each of the two', Sg. 162b2 . dus ce da lina no do gella, Laws i 192.14 . cipe dallina inidicoimge `whichever of the two parties commits injury', iv 168.19 . dofuittet tri fichit díb di cechtar dá lína, LU 6667 . gell adcobra cechtar dá lína, 10835 ( TE 9 ). ferthair iomairecc ettorra . . . cechtar da líona, AFM iv 750.18 . Common in phr. díb línaib both, on both sides, etc., see .

Compds. ¤ḟíaclach having many teeth as personal epithet: Lén l. mac Bolgaig, Metr. Dinds. iii 260.18 . Leand Linḟiaclach mac Bainblodha Banna, Anecd. ii 4.6 .