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Cite this: eDIL s.v. luam or dil.ie/30823
Last Revised: 2013

n n, m. (luí + agent suffix -am Celtica xxi 231 ). Disyll., Fél. Dec. 3 , cf. lúadam, LU 3800 ( SCC 37 ). Monosyll., SR 6057. pilot, steersman : mad hé á luum (i.e. Spiritus Dei), Wb. 4a14 . sain écosc noe vel alii dicunt .i. l.¤ gl. celox, Sg. 69a24 . araid ┐ luamain, Laws v 108.21 . mid do . . . luamnaib, YBL 419b33 ( Petrie's Tara 203.14 ). l.¤ is deach bai i nEiriu .i. eter Erinn ┐ Albain, BB 254a5 . l.¤ Ladhrand, Leb. Cert. 202.7 `Ladru the steersman', Leb. Cert.² 167 . Ladru lúam , Ériu iv 160.7 . l.¤ na táiden (Moling), SG 383.15 . ? ar cid alless issa llūam nottlūathar air, ZCP viii 104.2 . luamh .i. luamhaire, no loingseoir, O'Cl.

Extended applications: lām .i. lúam in c[h]uirp, Corm. Y 806 . L. lūam na lergge pilot of the battlefield, Bruchst. i 5 § 2. l.¤ laidi leader of song (David), SR 6057 . Molling l.¤ na fírinne, SG 367.10 . lúam gaiscid géir `pilot of the sharp weapon', Metr. Dinds. iii 156.1 . Of an abbot: Macc-óige . . . l.¤ Liss móir, Fél. Dec. 3 , whence l.¤ .i. ab, O'Dav. 1171. Cf. fa bhonnaibh an easpuig nō i leabaidh an luaimh (with gl. luaimh .i. abadh), Ó Bruad. iii 170.x . d'imig do luamh is do riail (to a ruined church), Measgra D. 59.61 (= luaim, Hard. ii 240.9 ).

Compds. ¤chles: la Féin Luagne na lluam-chless `of the pre-eminent deeds', MacCarthy 202.z . ¤geilt: lúamgheilt, BS 102.4 . (luaith-, v.l.). ¤lann: for lāechraid Lagen na lūamland `of active blades', Arch. Hib. ii 60 § 26 = L. Cl. A. B. 19.2 .