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Lugnasad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Lugnasad or dil.ie/30960

Forms: Luglasnad

n o (Lug + násad). Also without -d, a form not permitted in classical verse (cf. IGT Decl. exx. 340 , 423 ). Luglasnad, Laws v 406.7 and Comm . luglas nadh (leg. Luglasnadh), O'C. 880 ( H.3.18, 394b ). IGT Decl. § 11 (54.23) .

Festival of Lug, Lammas, first of August : lúgnasad . . . .i. aurtach no cluiche Loga maic Ethne . . . nofertha lais um thaide fogamair, Corm. p. 26 = L.¤ .i. nāsad Logha maic E. .i. aonach nofertha lais im t[h]aite foghmair in gach bliadhain im thoidecht L.¤ , Corm. Y 796 . gonadh desin ata lughnasa beos .i. nasad Logha maic Eithlínd, BB 33a6 . óenach Tailten cech lúgnasaid, LU 4212 . coícthiges ria l.¤. ┐ coicthiges iar l.¤ , LL 1090 . targlaim Lug slogu Gaidel leis . . . do cained na mban sin im Kalaind Auguist cacha bliadna, conid de bai nasad Loga unde L.¤ .i. comarc Loga nó cuimniugud nó aithmed nó feil bais, Dinds. 20 . Aine ria Lougnasad, Ann. Conn. 1249.16 . fo Lughnasad `about Lammas', Cog. 134.y . ní tíaghad oirc na huain a comingaire co lunasadh, Laws iv 100.y Comm . go Día Lúain re Lughnasad, IGT Decl. ex. 341 . ō thart láinlebhar Lugh- nasaidh, ex. 342 .

Regarded as the time when fruit and crops were ripe: rofás co mba habaid imm L.¤ , Lat. Lives 110.11 . lá aipchi na n-uili thorad immarach .i. la Lughnasad, ZCP iv 31.10 . See násad, and Máire MacNeill, The Festival of Lughnasa passim.