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lethaid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lethaid or dil.ie/30044

Forms: lethad

v (cf. leth, lethan)

I Intrans.

(a) spreads out, extends : l.¤ folt fota fraīch, Four Songs 8 § 3 . is de lethas mullach in maic forsin cloich (of an unborn child), ZCP viii 309.17 (Laud Gen.). ar no lethad a n-anae tar na tīrib, Corm. Y 1018 (p. 87.13) . dulend dergóir fora bruinnib ro leth dar cechtar a dá gúaland, LU 9267 . ticfa nel . . . teinntide / . . . / lethfaid dar talmain, SR 8028 . ro leith fid ┐ mothar dar crich nGuaire, Dinds. 84 . loch geinfes uaidi ar gurt glass / ┐ frit linnd-siu lethfas, LL 197a13 ( Metr. Dinds. iii 180.176 ). fuil na lámh do leath `the blood of His outstretched hands', PBocht 5.10 . Of sound: delm roleth, Ériu iv 136.3 . doreir Dé . . . / ro lethsat darsin domun (of the children of Israel), SR 5244 . bá fairsing foirlethan ro lethsat na laochbhuidhne ó raile, AFM vi 1962.9 . Of an epidemic, pain: ar dáig na ro letha in teidm tria ballaib in chuirp, PH 4223 . treaghait ┐ cnuicc hi Laighnibh ┐ ro leth cidh fo Eirinn, AFM ii 884.12 . Fig. of fame, influence, etc.: in gein irrdairc ro leth a clú ┐ a cumachtu dar in domun .i. Isu Crist, RC vi 175.z . ro leth tra clu ┐ erdarcus Hectoir sechnón na huile Assia, TTr.² 1067 . sgéal do leath `a far known tale', Content. xviii 45. Of grief: . . . is (leg. in?) luga ro leth cumha dar Saidb, . . . / lā iar tuitim Eogain uill, ZCP vi 269 § 5 . ro leathsat . . . a ó-doirrsi eistechta re gabad na gealtachta opened wide, MR 232.8 .

(b) Orig. is halved; hence is diminished, deteriorates, falls away: do leath gach nī bhudh ní damh `everything I valued has melted away (lit. spread)', O'R. Poems 3860 . do-chluinim d'éis a éga / gur leath lucht a choimēda, 3843 . neart do lámh ar aird ní fhuil / do leath a lúth fad chosaibh, DDána 56.5 . nír leth a n-áiremh dá nesbadaib ó sin amach the number of their losses did not diminish(?), Caithr. Thoirdh. 42.20 . Similarly, l.¤ ar: leathaidh ar phobal Phuirt Rois, DDána 96.8 .

II Trans.

(a) spreads out, extends : lethech . . . ainm . . . do losait, arindí lethaidir bargin fuirri, Bodl. Corm. 12.7 . ( lethaitir , lethaigther, v.ll., Corm. Y 825 ). rí roleth brat nimi náir / im thoebu talman, SR 6161 . tri .l. c. lendbratt Liffi / lígda lettáis dara lár, LL 296a23 . ticdis . . . eoin . . . co leathdiss a n-eiteada . . . tairis, Ériu v 20.16 . gorro lethad an detach for talmain, Grail 3108 . ro lethsett a ngraifne . . . go Mullach Taiten, AFM ii 1168.18 . do leath é féin aran dtalmhain i bhfioghair chroise, TSh. 9147. Fig. an drong leathas iad féin ar shaidhbhreasaibh, 6982 .

(b) halves, cuts in half : claideb . . . co llethad finna fri barr ḟoth ra gére, LL 189b11 (cf. con tescfad finna i n-agid srotha, TBC-LL¹ 2577 ). ? a chalggoin as léir do leath, L. Cl. A. B. 275.95 .

Vn. lethad.

See also lethaigid.