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léir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. léir or dil.ie/29810

Forms: léra, lérscribnid

adj i (but see Murphy Lyrics 1 and 2 léir ) ? Pl. also léra: gidh mor a lochta léra, Duan. F. ii xlix 45 .

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(a) In O. Ir. freq. used attributively: assiduous, earnest, careful, zealous : indithem leir ┐ menma adblam assiduous attention, Ml. 53c18 . léri gl. (inuentione malorum) diligentes, 88c6 . sóer .i. leir són gl. dilegens, 145c12 . industrius .i. l.¤ , Sg. 41a1 . caraimse fos . . . / oc mo lebran leir ingnu `with diligent science', Thes. ii 293.16 . áes atrige lere earnest(?), LU 2158 ( FA 23 ). eirgg dam ri toisc l.¤ co lúath urgent(?), LL 208b24 . irfhuacra l.¤ . . . fon uile doman, PH 456 . ernaigthe leri ┐ molta mora, 155 . ba leir .i. ba trebar, Lec. Gl. 79. Hence: l.¤ .i. treabhar (sic leg.). no éolach, O'Cl.

Freq. by transf. of books, chants, etc.: in lebrán l.¤ laindrech, Fél. Ep. 90 (`pious'). it lebránaib lérib, Prol. 310. tindscan lechsa léri `begin pious chants', Nov. 14. cona lóidib lérib, Prol. 334 . da cét slechtain . . . / la lebrán l.¤ don Choimdid, Ériu i 197 § 13b . litirdheacht leir ┐ rim, Auraic. 55.

(b) In verse used freq. for metrical reasons, meaning vague: Lucifur leir (:drochcēil), SR 849 . is mo cen in loingius leir, / do connarc a hetercéin, MR 46.9 . lasfaidh an lānḟairrgi / lānainfech lēir , ZCP viii 211 § 59 . do legadh linn 'san leirg lēir / trīcha cairp[th]ech, ML² 231 . Lorcán l.¤ tar firFodla, 23 E 26, 48.28 . mac Dé 'na bhreitheamh l.¤ lom, 23 G 24, 249.16 .

(c) Later much more commonly predic. with meaning visible, perceptible except in first ex. below: ba lēir Patraicc co mbebae `diligent', Thes. ii 314.6 ( Hy. ii 23 ) (gl. i crabud .i. ba feb ar crábud). connárbo l.¤ do neoch isin dúnud ┐ corbo léir dóibseom cách, LU 6405 . is l.¤ balath in conluain, Laws iv 122. 12 Comm . combat léiri lesbaire aeóir triana chend, TBC-LL¹ 1268 . in lā ō nab lēir feadha as findlinti, ACL iii 235 § 21 . ro tinoiled fuil in chatha isin ballan ┐ nir bo leir sin isin ballan beous `noticeable', Ériu v 118.60 . easbaidh carad is coigéile / ní l.¤ d'aon ar dheaghaidh Eoin felt by, Arch. Hib. i 98.z . nar l.¤ faighthe amoigh ó mnáibh so that the green was not visible on account of all the women on it, DDána 103.3 . uirre gan bhréig ní l.¤ locht, 51.1 . cairt nach l.¤ do léghadh, L. Cl. A. B. 237.11 . ceol na n-éan ní l.¤ 'san Mhárta, Keat. Poems 505 . an tan bhus léir dhamh do ghlóir-se (cum apparuerit), TSh. 10306.

Compar. leriu gl. industriior (sic), Sg. 41a2 . nách . . . líomhtha, ghéire, léire teangtha na bhfear ná ar tteangtha féin, Párl. na mB. 377 . Used for superl. in: slóg is léri rucad la rig riam .i. Goith ┐ Dalmáit . . . outstanding(?), striking(?), Alex. 100. With de: tuctha leo-sum a n-aes cíuil ┐ airfiti ┐ admolta combad leriti na hairgni, CRR 3.

II In adv. uses: is l.¤ dorigni indala lestar ` carefully ', Wb. 4c32 . is l.¤ do-rrími `it is industriously that thou recountest', Fél. Apr. 30 . secht mbeosgartha . . . / ler nos-luaigit liubuir libh, Laws ii 314.16 Comm . lē[i]r ra lēg . . . / suithe sechta, ACL iii 303 § 8 . feib leir dorigned . . . / atchuas do aírrig Egept, SR 3727 . coir ord ura dlige dia lentar leir , Laws i 266.4 .i. . . . ordu an uasil-dligidh do rer coir, mada lentar de co leir no co lór, 292.28 Comm . dlighidh leir lethchumal he is clearly entitled to(?), iv 348.17 (cf. teora leire lethcumala, 346.z ). piantar leir lām asidroille, i 12.1 Comm .

Equative used adverbially: is lerithir inso nonguidim-se dia . . . amal rotgád-sa `I beseech God for thee as urgently as . . ,' Wb. 27d19 (gl. precor multifarie). is lerigtir sin ron-gabsid occai, RC iii 346.21 `you are so determined about (finding) her', Aisl. Óeng. 12 .

In adv. phrase co ll.¤ , di l.¤ do l.¤

(a) carefully, diligently, assiduously : cid ecen áisndís do neuch as doruid co leir , Ml. 14d3 . in tan domberam ar menmain intiu co lleir gl. adcommodata aure, 21a8 . co raib indithem and co lleir, 67c12 . gudid dia di leir ┐ na carid hi far cridib, 68a15 . lilisiu iar línib / co ll.¤ donaib félib, Fél. Prol. 312 . túir la fége frithgnam / co ll.¤ ord na caiptel, 332 . maith lem . . . cé no slaiss co l.¤ give him a good drubbing, LU 6070 . ferthae a oígidecht co l.¤ amal na haidchi aili punctiliously, 11022 . iarfaigther co ll.¤ , 5993 . na téig a Brénaind . . . / conid arlasar do l.¤ , 3032 . saer lerlong .i. in saer doni cu ler no cu lor na longa, Laws v 104.3 Comm . dosroisechtsa co ll.¤ im bossán (of a ring), TBFr. 331 . oco cuinc[h]id duit do llēir, Fianaig. 14 § 31. dia mbo epscop . . . / geib do māmb do lēir , ACL iii 313 § 9 (colleir, v.l.).

(b) clearly : in tíí . . . nach dáll . . . .i. fhégas co ll.¤ . . . slige na sualach, PH 4672 . fria hetarchert co leir . . . do aicned cech retai `for penetrating clearly into the nature of . . .', 3975 .

(c) completely, entirely; used adjectivally all: ní mholaim dheit . . . / bheith éigcríonna id leanbh go l.¤ , DDána 97.40 . Imlech Iubhair do losccadh co l.¤ eittir daimhliacc ┐ cloictheach, AFM ii 874.12 . co rus dileghait uile do leir `entirely', AU i 532.6 (an. 1014). immáfoacht C. scéla di. Adfét dó ind ingen du l.¤ all, LU 10442 (H). Laighin uile do leir , AU i 532.2 (an. 1014). do thinōiledar Laigin co lēir , ML² 873. a scēla do lēir , ACL iii 5.8 . a maithi go lēir , ML² 101 . co ro bris na hídlu ┐ na altóri co l.¤ , PH 743 . a uile choibsen do lēir `his full confession', Fl. Earls 158.8 . oruibh go l.¤ , Párl. na mB. 354 .

III As subst. teacht l.¤ a dtionóil iar bhfagháil rabhaidh dhóibh, L. Cl. A. B. 42.30 (lér, v.l.). Cf. compds. below.

Compds. (freq. in alliteration). With substt. and vnn. ¤aisnéis: Lucás . . . fer na ler-aisneisen-si, PH 5636 . ¤choimét carefully preserving : na laīde da leirchomet (of a tale), LL 376a x . ¤chrech: gan déanamh léirchreach, gan maidhm, gan cháin, Keat. Poems 567 . ¤fhrital: léirfhriotal laoitheadh, Hackett xxxix 235 . ¤gním: adfed dia muindtir lergnima na bliadne beus amail cach faith, Dinds. 27. As vn. in Fáthliaig . . . ic lērgním in taige `setting in order the house', MacCongl. 91.15 . Attrib. g s. in tech lērgníma `well-appointed', 67.16 . ¤laíd: saigid lulgaigh lan-mesaig ar leir-laidh leirigter `for a clearly manifested laid' (apparently a legal maxim), Laws v 62.18 . ¤lí: amal badh rós léirlí a chinn, Comp. CC 101.10 (leirlighi a cenn, v.l.). ¤mes `act of closely considering, estimating', TSh. Gloss.; criticizing, calculating : léir-mheas do dhéanamh ar gach anfhochain, TSh. 7662 . lucht a léirmheasta, 5165 . ¤reic (2 reic): ag léir-reic locht a chomharsan, 9026 (`act of clearly stating, enumerating'). ¤scríbnid: Lucas lérscribnid , LB 185a39 . ¤scris annihilating : pláig . . . chum léirsgris do thabhairt ar an ccine daona, Párl. na mB. 1284 . ¤thacra: lertacra .i. tacra eisidhe do-gnither ara leithe ┐ ara léire ┐ ara chirt, Cóic Con. 60 § 144 . ¤thecosc: ár léirtheagasc féin duit, Keat. Poems 373 . ¤thinól complete muster: lin na tuaithi uili . . . a ler-tinol, Laws v 50. 4 Comm . rigraidh Laigen ┐ Osraigi cona lertinol, RC xviii 272.29 (Tig.). san bfaithchi lá an lérthinól, IGT Decl. ex. 931. ¤thúarascbáil: lerthuarascbail na cined-sin do faisnes, LB 150a55 .

With adjj. ¤chert: adv. an léigheann go léircheart do chárnuigh, Hackett xl 75 . ¤meinic (dvandva-compd.?) zealous and frequent : co coibsinuibh leirmincuip / do rēir carud naeimh, ACL iii 320 § 98.

With adjj. formed from nouns. ¤brígach of outstanding force(?): cach luíghe leirbríghach .i. cach aen brigus luighe co leir , O'Curry 2009 ( H 4.22, 33 ). ¤chíallach: dar le daoinibh léirchiallacha, Párl. na mB. 27 (`very sensible,' Gloss.).

With part. ¤thinóilte : go mbatar i n-aenmaighin . . . co lionmar leirthionoilte, Leb. Gab.(i) 246.10 . do ionntuígheadar Ulltaigh uile ┐ Laighnigh go léir-thionóilte forro, ML 62.25 . a dteacht léirthionóilte, L. Cl. A. B. 42.22 .

With verbs ¤chenglaid: fa a thuathaibh do iadh 'na fhéithleannaigh / gur léircheangail aniar go Cruachain gcraobhchollaigh, Aithd. D. 4.13 . ¤chrechaid lays waste: tond do leircreach tír thoraidh, ZCP ii 346.26 . ro leircreachadh Baile an Mhótaigh . . . seach gach mbaile, AFM vi 1936.10 . ¤goid (gataid): séideadh séitreach do ghaoith . . . / do léir-ghoid do théagar, Keat. Poems 554 . ¤indrid: ro creachadh ┐ ro lérindreadh an tír, AFM vi 1974. 22 . ¤loiscid: do dhóich sí na caóirigh . . . ┐ do lérloisg iad, Job i 16 . ¤lommaircid: gur milleadh ┐ gur lerlomairccedh leo, AFM iii 390.14 . ¤scrisaid: léir-sgriosfuidh sé a peacacha-san aiste amach, Isaiah xiii 9 . ¤theclammaid: ro leirtheglamadh lais an conranagair do sochraide, AFM v 1356.6 . ¤therbaid: ro leir-therbá Colum cille a soos . . . o cach duinne co Dia, RC xx 252 § 54.