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lór

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lór or dil.ie/30674
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: loor, lour, lora, leór, lour

adj o, ā (see GOI 125 ). The earlier non-dissimilated form: roar nadma .i. imbed nadma 'sufficiency of binding, i.e. abundance of binding' CIH iii 776.8 , Ériu xxxvii 191 . In O. Ir. Glosses always spelled loor, lour except pl. lora, Ml. 3a6 . Later freq. leór. enough, sufficient ; of people, objects etc. in a vague laudatory sense, perh. great, ample; also adequate, competent .

I As attrib. adj. cōim dūis fo līgaib lōraib (: mōraib) `mit reicher Farbenpracht', Bruchst. i 51 § 113 . Fergus . . . / dár[b]a lán cech lerghus l.¤ , Fianaig. 44 § 10 . col-láinib loraib lubaib, SR 969 . i n-aimsir . . . Dubdaletha lóir, 2361 . la síl Lugdach lóir, Metr. Dinds. iii 16.205 (: chendmóir). scolgaire in luin lúithigh lōir, ZCP x 339 § 14 . laa doib ar faidchi ind liss loir `ample', Ériu vii 224 § 43 . 'na fleid lōir, ACL iii 307 § 15 . ni rucsat na luing loir / achtmad tri glaca glaisfeoir, Fen. 50.21 . an deagh-thoil l.¤ , 23 G 21, 171.10 . déan géar-aithreachas féd pheacadh is cruaidhghníomh l.¤ , Keat. Poems 383 (cf. lór-gním, below). leithbhliadhain a bhflaitheas l.¤ , Content. ii 19.

II As subst.

(a) With DI: ropad lor do glóir ┐ d'aibnius dó, LU 2007 ( FA 7 ). nī lōr do dath, Ériu ii 15.28 . conadh lor do airpeted don tsluagh coisdeacht fria fogur a gotha, TBC-LL¹ 5461 St. ba leór do brón in betha / a nglór, Metr. Dinds. iii 256.13 . co mbad l.¤ do maith dó áine ┐ abstanait, PH 4954 . tugadh linn—l.¤ do dhearmad—/ . . . / searc don tír i dtángamar a great mistake, DDána 6.7 . dobudh l.¤ dhóibh do phéin . . . amharc éidigh uathbhásach an aidhbhirseóra, TSh. 6655.

(b) With possess. and DI: mo leor dona dlighe[daibh] sin, . . . ara coitchinne (i.e. I have said enough on these laws, since they are so well known), O'D. 1698 ( H 2.12, No. 8 p. 1 ). toimlidh . . . bar l.¤ dona cairib `eat your fill', RC x 72.13 . fogebthe . . . a ll.¤ uile do daiglind, 90.9 . in ūair da c[h]aith Īsa . . . / a lōr da meas in mōrchraind, ACL iii 245 § 31.

(c) With possess. and gen.: na tiaga ben na mac dib . . . cen a lor each ┐ bid is etaig, PH 410.

(d) With gen. fuair iar n-éag a athar dhil / go l.¤ im-shníomha is aisdir, DDána 87.10 . do-ghéubhair an luibh sin uaimsi go l.¤ a luaithe very soon, Eachtra Uill. 637 . do chomhnuighmis go l.¤ a tholtonuighe a n-eagluisibh fhíorbhochta (satis libenter manebamus), Rial. S.F. 1650 .

Attrib. g s. persa lóir, see s.v. persa (c).

III In constructions with copula.

(a) is l.¤ : is lour da preceptóir i n-aeclis no thríi, Wb. 13a9 . ní lour in bendachad dia mmaldachae, ní lour dano in nebmaldachad meni bendachae, 5d23 . am loor fri cach reit competent to deal with any eventuality, 24b16 . ní lour in degforcitlaid maní be indithem leir ┐ menma adblam, Ml. 53c18 . is lour comsuidigud fri suidi `composition with this is sufficient', Sg. 159a3 . manip l.¤ dano reim iond áosa coimsi bess isind eclais imbé competent, Mon. Tall. 127.z . cf. 128.15 . boi leor les oiged .i. robo leor no lesaiged aegedu, LU 928 ( ACC 79 ). bid l.¤ són or Conall mad fri snádud neich co n-airchethul, LU 5085 (TBC). is l.¤, a Aedán, immot-beri forna feraib, Fing. R. 143 . ūasalepscop Ēirenn Aodh / ralēg lēighend gonid l.¤ proficient, accomplished, ACL iii 306 § 1. l.¤ mo shuairighe um shíol gCuinn `I count for little', Aithd. D. 10.4 . treabha as l.¤ daingne is dlúithe, DDána 99.34 . go gcēidhe bo lōr feabhus `an excellent quay', Fl. Earls 26.28 . glaissīn . . . ba lór laighet ar doman `exceedingly small streamlet', 64.18 . compánach nār leór dúthracht maille fris (cum socio non multum devoto), Beatha S. F. 2756. When l.¤ is folld. by a dependent noun this seems to be in acc.: is l.¤ gráin a n-imchesin, BDD² 1282 (`where gráin seems to be acc. after lór ', ed.). ba l.¤ suilse isind rígthaigh a cumtach . . . hísin, 772 (suilse taken to be g s. here by ed.). But cf. also: cech duine nod chluined, ba leór síthchaire ┐ airfitiud doib, IT i 72.7 ( LMU 8 ).

(b) is l.¤ do (+ pron. or subst.) is enough for: is lour dún didiu creitem incholnichtho et esséirgi, Wb. 4d27 . ni lour deit buid cen sétchi mani déne dagnímu, 10a17 . is lour do a guth namma, Ml. 48c5 . ba leor do Chondachtaib beith fo ar muirer ar ndis, Anecd. i 9.18 . ro ḟac leis ba loor do / . . . Almo, LU 3208 . inti is glan, is lor dō indlat a choss nama, PH 5261 . ní l.¤ do dhuine an aithrighe do dhéanamh, acht is éigean dó marthain do shíor innte, TSh. 9116 . is l.¤ dhamh (sufficit mihi), 6070 . ith an mhéid is l.¤ dhuit di, Proverbs xxv 16 .

(c) is l.¤ do (+ vn.) is enough for the purpose of (doing, etc.): bid loor do bar n-iráil `it will be enough to commend you', Wb. 26a30 . ata lasna tuati . . . beith (= bid) l.¤ dóib do ascnam nime `enough to win them a place in heaven', Mon. Tall. 141.16 . as leor do bunad gacha focail a chur co Laidin, Laws v 4.13 Comm . (bunad here used as quasi-vn.). nach leór a comram sin do bor mbrethugud, LU 8770 ( FB 57 ). l.¤ dom theagasg gé táim aimhghlic / . . . / na cuirp eile d'fhéaghadh uaim, DDána 36.5 . glór na ndiabhal is a ndath / l.¤ do phianadh na bpeacthach, TSh. 6712.

(d) is l.¤ la x x considers to be enough, to be competent; hence is satisfied with: niro gabsam-ni a n-idparta hóre narbo lour linn a foirbthetu, Wb. 24b20 . lour leu gníma recto dia fírianugud, 4d12 . na scripturi mora . . . nítat lora sidi leu, Ml. 3a6 . mani bé nech aile bes l.¤ laiss i focraib dó do athcomarc fris whom he considers competent, Mon. Tall. 160.19 . nirbo lór la hAedan a closin na failti do thabairt dosom A. was displeased, dissatisfied, Anecd. i 2.27 . ní therga Cú Roí . . . is leór leiss dodeochaid dia muintir and, LU 5715 (TBC). bes is lor la firu Temrach ataim-ni og briat[h]roth sund think it long enough, ZCP xiii 274 § 11. . . . gan loghadh dhóibh níor l.¤ leis, Dán Dé xxvi 54 . guidhe ógh-Mhuire is l.¤ linn, DDána 37.44 . l.¤ le nech a nemchara / mar fer aoinleptha `one holds his (whilom] foeman to be a fitting bedfellow', O'Gr. Cat. 384.17.

IV As adv. sufficiently .

(a) in lour gl. satin, Sg. 15b7 .

(b) In construction with copula. sufficiently; with vbs. of going, etc. far enough: leór ba léir a llínmaire, Metr. Dinds. iii 256.18 . is l.¤ atáthar ig for fuirech i ngábud long enough have you been detained, Celtica iv 20.244 . l.¤ atám 'nar mbeithidh (= mbeathaidh) bhí, DDána 42.45 . is loor dothēig, a macāin, co fesamar cid nothēig `thou hast come far enough', Ériu i 116 § 4 . in l.¤ teighim-si libh have I gone far enough with you? Misc. Hag. Hib. 16 § 13 . `tarr istech isin ecclais, a Diarmait' . . . `As lor dodechad', BNnÉ 304 § 16 . is lor chena rochraidsim in Coimdid, MacCarthy 62.13 .

(c) mada lentar de co leir no co l.¤ , Laws i 292.28 Comm . do dháil go l.¤ t'fhuil gan fheirg, DDána 38.31 . na bith t'eadach co deallruighteach . . . acht co lor ┐ co mesarrdha, ITS xxix 139.10 . . . . do ghabhāil ēisg go lōr , Cín Lae Ó Meall. 44.4 (go lór here attributive adj.?).

Compds.

(i) With noun. ¤choimét: é féin . . . do lór-choimhéad óna fiabhrasaibh réamhráitte, TSh. 7973 . ¤dath: ┐ .l. lend lordatha of rich colouring. LL 7282 . ¤doíthin full sufficiency : a lórdaothain bidh ┐ dighe, IT ii 135.328 . ar lórdaethain sealga, Acall. 334 . ¤ḟulang expiation for sin (in purgatory): l. thall ┐ lóirghníomh abhus, Mac Aingil 3525 . gach díol do-bheir uaidh i bpurgadoir, ní lóirghníomh is ionráidh ris, acht lórfhulang, TSh. 4912 . ¤gním satisfaction, atonement (distinguished from l.¤-ḟulang q.v.): l.¤ gl. satisfaccio, Ir. Gl. 908 . iar pennait ┐ eraic ┐ lorgnim, O'Curry 266 ( H 3.18 151 ). oir nach dernatar lorgnimarta isin sarugud sin, ibid. annsa leóirghníomh do-rin Críost ar ár soinne, Trompa na bhF. 926 . a gcomartha aithreachuiss ┐ leapar-gnīmha, Fl. Earls 50.22 . crēud ē an sochar do-ní an t-oide faoisidne do chor lóirghníomha ort a mbreith aithrighe?, Mac Aingil 3545 . ¤léigenn ample learning : lubair ann is lorléghenn / ┐ athaighidh tratha, Anecd. ii 22 § 6 . ¤nert complete sway : ┐ beith doib a nAlpain o coictigis ria Lugnasad co Samain ┐ cen a lornert do gabail doib inti `but could not conquer it fully', Ann. Conn. 1301.9 .

(ii) With adj. has intensive force. ¤chain most beautiful : don laindrig lorchain, Gorm. 30 . ¤datta very pleasing : sessed lathi lordata (:mormartra), SR 8177 . ¤lógmar: do líogaibh lórlóghmhara, Hackett xxi 30 . ¤muad (see 1 muad): canait cen nach locht l., SR 610 . ¤tháirnech (see 1 toirnech): go Linn Luimnigh leórthāirnigh `thunderous', Butler Poems 2252 .

(iii) With adj. derived from noun. ¤gnímach expiatory, compensatory : ionann a bheith leóirghníomhach ┐ rún aisig do bheith ag an aithrigheach in gach gné in a ndeárnadh foghlach . . . (of confession), Eochairsg. 92.30 .