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luibenchosach

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n (luban + cos?). Of an unprepossessing physical feature: an eachlach . . . lubanchosach, YBL 177a34 ; 'having six toes (on each foot)' (?) (or a corruption of lúbchosach 'having bent feet', Celtica xiii 20 ). Usually as metr. term used of a `deach' (q.v.) consisting of six syllables (dialt) and explained by the glossators on the analogy of the five toes and the foot or leg and the five fingers and the hand or arm (see also Murphy Metrics 27 , 88 ): luibenchossach .i. luibne na mér na lāime, ┐ cos eissib sūas ind rig ┐ in doe gusin n-alt na gūailne arsisidar, ar is fri sodain samailter in dēach sin i curp duine. . . . Sē dīalta . . . filet a l.¤ , Corm. Y 447 = in sesed deach luib .i. luibne mér na láime ┐ cossa na mer estib suas .i. in raig ┐ in doit . . . ┐ fri sodain samailter in deach sin i corp duine, Corm. p. 17 . luibheanchosach .i. an chos maille ris na méraibh, no an lámh maille ris na méraibh, O'Cl. da bricht ┐ da luibencosach, IT iii 7 § 6 (see p. 129 - 30 ). dechnad mor cetamus is da luibencosaigh ┐ da bricht filet ann, 7 § 6 n. 2 . dialt . . . ┐ l.¤ , Auraic. 1214 . oenfidh airegda i ndialt . . . a se i l.¤ , 1217 . luibenchossach .i. in choss cona luibnibh .i. na coic meoir ┐ in traigh in sessed, 1424 . As adj. incipit dona laidhibh luibencosacaib, IT iii 94 § 143 . laigh luidencosach, O'D. 1194 ( H 2.15A, 80a ).

2 luibne

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n Used both as s. and pl. in various meanings, and perh. either pl. or deriv. of luban, q.v. The exx. under 1 l. may belong to this word.

(a) In passages referring to the fingers or toes: l.¤ na mér na lāime, Corm. Y 447 ( Corm. p. 17 ). luibhne mér, Metr. Gl. Ff. 42 ; D. 14 . luibhne .i. méoir, O'Cl. in choss cona luibnibh .i. na coic meoir ┐ in traigh, Auraic. 1424. 4479 . See luibenchosach .

(b) spear, lance : luibhne . . . senainm . . . áirdṡleighe, Metr. Gl. Ff. 36 . luighne (luibni, v.l.) ainm na sleighe díubhruic[th]e, 48 . luibhne .i. sleagh diubhraicthe, O'Cl. ? Fig. of a warrior: is é inn acci lómnach, is é in lumne leítmenach (luibne v.l.), TBC-LL¹ 5417.

(c) shield(s) (cf. 1 ruibne): luibhne .i. sgiath, ut est luibhne geala foraibh, Ériu xiii 73 § 155 = lubne gela foraib ┐ slega . . . ina lámaib, TBC-I¹ 12 ( LU 4495 ) `white shields(?)', Faraday (see luban). mo ruibni mam luibni ar ló, IT i 162.1 (glossed both sleig and sgiath). do luathbhriseadh luibhne na laoch, Cath MT 499 . luibhne .i. sgiath, O'Curry 1370 ( H 3.18, 626 ), O'Cl.