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éicsíne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. éicsíne or dil.ie/19734
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: exine

n io, m. a learner of `éicse'; a student of poetry, a poet's pupil or apprentice: luid (Cruitene) do thig alaile écis ┐ a gilla leis .i. écsini side co menmain fithidrea, Corm. Bodl. (lethech) . filidh amra...eicsine laisidhe oc frithgnam, ZCP vii 305.10 . ro rathaigestar in t-éices mormenmain ind eicsine ┐ laget a frithgnama, Corm. Bodl. (s. lethech) . do p[h]romad ind eicsine, ib. O'Gr. Cat. 94. 17 . oc tuidecht écsi dia écsinib imparting wisdom to his pupils RC xxvi 12.9 ; 22 n. 9 . cóeca eices a llín cenmotha éicsiniu, Corm. Bodl. s. prull . int ecsine di muintir S., ib. = exine, Corm. Y p. xiii 21 . eigess, p. 90.25 . foric in n-écsíne oc múnud a aiciuchta, LU 11002 . airacept na neicsiné (v.l. na hécsene), IT iii 32.3 (part of first year's course). Cf. éicsín.

lagat

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lagat or dil.ie/29345

Forms: laiget, loiget, lagait, laighiuit

n nt, n. (so GOI p. 167 ) also laiget, loiget. Abstr. of bec. IGT Abstr. Nouns § 23. d s. lagait, Sg. 26a11 . Later undeclined, except for g s. laighiuit, Laws ii 36.23 Comm . smallness, scantiness, fewness .

Used absolutely: delb mesarda iter mét ┐ laiget fair, PH 1968 . ceróich hi meit ┐ lagait aní as oratio `how far . . . extends in greatness and in smallness', Sg. 26a11 . cia roich dialt a meut ┐ a laighet? . . . ro souich a laighet co haonfiodh, Auraic. 4529 . ima meit no imma laighed(h), 411 . loighed hec parvitudo, Ir. Gl. 923.

With follg. gen.: rorathaig . . . laigeat a frithgnama, Corm. Y 825 . mess díriuch . . . iar mét ┐ laiget a cinad, Ériu ii 194 § 7. co llaget a ndelba, 130 § 102 . loighead na codach comhronna fil agad d'Éirinn, viii 135.2 . o laighet a huisce, BCC 344.31 (322) . laghad a aoise, Duan. F. ii 392 § 77 . do loighead a chostais, TSh. 3082 . a luíghead mar éiric from its smallness as a fine, Atlantis iv 186.29 .

With AR: ar l.¤ inna saigte the arrow was so small, Ml. 80b7 . ar laiget a saethair, LL 285b34 . ar laghatt coccúis gach aoin, BNnÉ 271.11 . ar laghad mo thuarastail, BS 51.

With proleptic pron. and follg. rel. clause a l.¤ so few, so little : a laget pritchas deircc, Trip. 394.21 . ar a l.¤ do naemhaibh Erend tucc Aenghas ina félere, Gorm. 4.7 . a laghad no fulngaitis, TTr.² 1496 . ara laighed neich ro seisead do tir on account of the smallness of the quantity which could belong to the land, Laws ii 370.y Comm . a laighed ro ghaph o Cenel Eogain thigernus how few of C.E., TFrag. 18.14 . a laighed do lámadh Conull, Irish Texts ii 45 § 2 . a laghad mhaireas díb aniu, Geneal. Tracts 26.11 . ar son a loighid innurbtur na himurcacha . . . on corp the small extent to which, Rosa Angl. 328.14 . tréna loighead do dhaoinibh . . . fhágbhaid, TSh. 5846. Cf. is fō lim-sa mu laiget (l.¤ v.l.) / do t[h]almain tairnes cach cland, ZCP vii 297.

In generalising phrases meaning however much or little, whatever the amount, etc.: do-aisbena . . . met laiget bis etir fot ┐ indngnam however big or small it be, Laws v 360.20 . cia pa meit, cia pa laiget, 388.19 . Cf. 240.23 , 340.z . cip é méit no laget i mbé in t-adbar sin, LU 2595 ( RC xxv 242.8 ). gibe do méd no do laghat ata agaibh, BNnÉ 230.6 . cibé méid laiged, TFrag. 72.20 . dá l.¤ after negative, etc. however small : nach dearna an rí / . . . gaol dá laghad, Aithd. D. 89.3 . gan biadh nā deoch dā loighead, Parrth. Anma 3046 . ni bhfuil ar ccomas duinn aonloirghniomh da laghad ar bith, Luc. Fid. 3647 . o gach uile adhbhar da loighead, 23 K 42, 31.18 . Other idioms: ar a laighead, at least, DDána 78.23 . Clár Luighne acht a loighead duit `at the very least', O'Hara 1961 . lór a loighiod dá ghruaidh ghloin `little enough', 435 .