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1 lorg

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 lorg or dil.ie/30682

Forms: lorg, llorg

n o, m. lorg (ón tṡlicht), IGT Decl. § 67. ? Orig. n. n s. a llorg so, RC x 216.49 (Echtra Nerai), but reading uncertain.

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(a) trace, vestige, mark, impression : fuillecht ┐ eis (.i. l.¤) a cos isin cloich, Trip. xlvii 35 . in tin(e)adh a mberthar l.¤ na gaite (sic leg.), muna fedann l.¤ na gaidi do cur dibh, O'Curry 290 ( H 3.18, 159 ). sochaigh do anntestaib ro batar andsin ┐ ro frith in gait acu; no ro dibad l.¤ eturru, O'Curry 352 ( H 3.18 193c ) (i.e. owing to their number the actual thief could not be traced, Plummer MS. notes). aenguin a[n] gataigi, . . . no deargl.¤, . . . no aenḟiacail in meic diri . . . , is slan acht cu taisbentar a mart dun ti isa selb the track of blood(?), O'D. 2410 ( Rawl. B 506, 52b ). an saitheach . . ara mbí l.¤ an bhainne, Rule of Tallaght § 10b . combo léir lorcc a asnaigh triana ionar., Mart. Don. 164.4 . an dealbh gan lórcc áladh uirre, Beatha S. F. 3150 . l.¤ a n-áitighthe (traces of habitation), Content. vi 63 . nī raibhi lorcc nō sliocht loisge air, Beatha S. F. 2174 .

(b) track, trail, path, course : l.¤ .i. slighi, ut est dorenar be loirge landire .i. ben conaire in filed, O'Dav. 1155 (but loirge must be 2 lorg). Cf. mna . . . gaibht(h)er do chennaibh l.¤ ┐ conar, O'D. 2356 ( Rawl. B 506, 41a ) (oppd. to ben dligthech, ibid.). hond lurc gl. calli, Ml. 35a15 . lorc gl. trames, Sg. 66b2 . Dīa dam frim l.¤ `behind me', Thes. ii 350.15 ( Hy. vi 2 ). in cu for banlurg co srubluin . . . in cu for dergl.¤ co fir-lomnacht isin caill, Laws iii 412.11 , 15 - 17 (`contrast between an unmuzzled (lomnacht) dog, intended to track and kill, and a muzzled dog, intended only to track and not to kill', Plummer MS. notes). cía ragas ina ndíaid co taesead i ll.¤ chugamsa? that they may come behind me(?), BDD² 297 . Indergi . . . do toitim a llurg Congailaigh i Connachtu on C.'s expedition into Connacht, AU i 472.11 . uch, a Dhé, mo l.¤ tar lionn my journey across the sea, Aithd. D. 53.5 . derc timcholl Laigen a lorcc bloodstained his course, Irish Texts ii 34 § 27 . docondcatar an bachall ag ergi cuca as carruicc cloiche . . . ┐ do ling sreb uisce as a lorc `track', BCC § 133 (p. 134.21) . Of books: ro aithscriobus so an tan so ar mo lorcc fein (i.e. copying my own transcript), BNnÉ 182 § 41 . lorcc na seinleabur do lenmain, 182 § 41 . l.¤ an pinn do leanus i.e. I only followed the copy before me, O'Gr. Cat. 139.8. Fig. cinnus bías an líne / nách l.¤ fíre a mbretha? `whose judgments follow not truth', ZCP iii 31.25 . leanamhain an luirg dhírigh, DDána 52.3 . a fhir nach leanann l.¤the course appointed by God(?), 15.1 . ní handóich d'airigh Boirche, / dá leanta l.¤ breathnoighthe the expected course(?), L. Cl. A. B. 177.158 . rún mo chroidhe . . . / do réir luirg do thoile teilg `according to Thy will', A. Ó Dálaigh xxxiv 5.

As quasi-vn. tre mac aonghuis do lorg linn / bolg tinn ar gach caolbhois chuir[r], Rel. Celt. ii 234.31 .

(c) In phrases, for ¤ , later ar l.¤ , i l.¤ in pursuit, following after : dotháet . . . for l.¤ in tslóig, LU 4782 ( TBC-I¹ 289 (lorc)). an lucht ara tiagar l.¤ who are being pursued, O'Curry 2546 ( Eg.88, 45 ). tainic . . . for l.¤ ┐ for slicht Poimp, CCath. 1372. for lurcc a ech i[arn]a ngaid uad, Ann. Conn. 1295.5 . fer i llurg, Fianaig. 38.7 . hi lorcc, RC x 216.48 . imrulat . . . / i llurg int slúaig following, SR 3443 . gatar dam . . . ó Choncraid. Luitth Conchraid ina lurgc, BColm. 56.14 . do bhádar lá i lurg Muire / muintear Ioruaith, Aithd. D. 49.24 . co riachtatar eing i neing i lurg áonluincce, Hugh Roe² 246.29 . nī daimeōntar go suthain thú a (= i?) lorcc h'aithreachuis, Beatha S. F. 2750 . creda na lorg `a credo after it', Ériu xvi 28.9 . cúicc scillingi . . . i lurcc chiosa na bain-rioghna, AFM v 1842.2 . dia bheith hi rrighi for lorcc a athar in succession to, BNnÉ 3 § 2 . ni aittreba neach dot seimedh Temair for do lorcc, 325 § 41 . bá ar lurg araili no gabhtha righi na Tartraidhi in hereditary succession, Marco P. 83. na dearbhtha baoí aicce ar lorcc a ṡinnsear ar an Moentacht `the proofs that he had of his right to Moentacht, in succession from his ancestors', AFM vi 2350.7 . Cf. ceithri flatha asa l.¤ descended from him, Hy Maine 165.26 .

scíath tar l.¤ see s.v. 2 scíath.

Attrib. g s. cráeb luirg supporting staff(?): craobh luirg na lámh gclóghonta `the tree marked by (the blood of) His wounded hands'. Aithd. D. 60.24 (but: perhaps `walking staff of (i.e. held in) . . .', n. 0 ). ar an gcreideamh is craobh luirg / creideamh ag gach aon dá fheirg, Dán Dé (`the reward of following the faith'). cú luirg sleuth-hound: do léiccitt cona luircc for a foilleacht, AFM vi 1904.3 . Cf. Hugh Roe² 16.27 . Of a warrior: an cú luirg ó Loch Éirne, IGT Decl. ex. 792.

(d) Fig. example, pattern, model (esp. in phrases ar l.¤ , lenaid (do) l.¤ , beirid l.¤ , etc.): ar lorcc a līne reimhe like his ancestors before him, Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. v (1919) 92 § 4 . ro chansat fríu nach ar lorcc na righe rob áil le hAbán a ghniomha do bheith, acht lenmain don fír-Dhia, BNnÉ 3 § 4 . do réir mur labharas l.¤ a n-athar . . . dóibh `example', Celtica v 181 § 11 (leanus ┐ labharas, v.l.). a beith 'na heinEaglais; a beith catoilice . . . a beith ar l.¤ na n-absdal, Parrth. Anma 1621 . Similarly do l.¤ : do l.¤ cinidh do bhun bháidhe / dlighidh cur a láimhe linn following the example of, L. Cl. A. B. 251.51 . co lenand fer na leth-fiadnaise l.¤ Iúdais, PH 7623 . inghean nach leantar a l.¤ `maid inimitable', A. Ó Dálaigh viii 10 . ag fágbháil shómpla aguinn do chum sibhse dho leanmhuin dá l.¤ , 1 Peter ii 21 . ag lenamhain . . . luirg an tí do bhochtaighedh ar ar son `the footsteps of him . . .', RSClára p. 50.16 . do leanadar lorcc S. Froinsias leith re haibíd ┐ re crádhbhadh, Beatha S. F. 1397 . sint Aibhisdin san iúl díreach / dual dá bhráithribh breith a luirg, DDána 59.25 . an saoghal do chur do luirg / isteach ar fud an ghlan-uird, Content. xiv 36.

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(a) rear, rearguard (of a retreating army): co ttarrus e ittir na bú ┐ an lorcc, AFM ii 946.13 . tosach lais a [g]crích anechtair, ┐ lorc iar [g]cách, Leb. Cert. 68.12 . remthus la sil Rosa Failgi a forgabail ┐ a ndeoraid i lurg in aenaigh, LL 215a8 . dlegar do slóg Síl Luideach / rémtus catha sluag Mumneach / ┐ beith i llurg fo deóid, Cog. 54.18 . Cf. Keat. iii 3076 . do congaib [Medb] l.¤ go setrech ar na sluagaib guarded the rear(?), Celt. Rev. iv 208.20 . ? co ndergensat l.¤ ┐ tosach iar suidheiu threw them into confusion, Anecd. ii 61.5 (forthaib iar suidiu, v.l.).

dochor (or dochraite) luirg harrying the rear, inflicting loss on a retreating army : rugadar cuid d'a mhuinntir ┐ do h-imreadh dochar luirg orra le Mac Craith, Ériu i 104.11 . dochur luirg do immirt fair, Rawl. B 503, 25b (Plummer MS. notes). co tarrus drem dia muintir ┐ co ro himred dochraite luirg forro lais, 22d .

(b) troop, band, company : dia nime nim-reilge hil-lurgu i n-eghtiar ar muichtea meit . . . .i. nim reilge Dia i lurg na ndemna . . . i lurg demna icam breth i n-iffern, RC xx 154.1 - 5 ( ACC 3 ). do silad brethre De hi clúasaib cach duine dia thabhairt a lurg Díabail dochum nimi, ZCP iii 210 § 18. trí luirg . . . do Chormac oc tochím do Crúachnaib, LU 4488. in tres lórc . . . broitt chorcra impu, 4497 . Art, . . . / immanaigtís luirg ar leirg `round whom rode troops', Metr. Dinds. ii 14.54 . in mūir im a lína l.¤ , Leb. Cert. 92.6 . .xx. mile traigthech 'na tri lorgaibh, CCath. 4978 . i tosach luirc na n-occ, . . . i ndereth luirc na clérech, Lism. L. 349 - 50 . do bheireadh a lorcc iomlán lais as gach tír i tteighedh, AFM vi 2240.5 . Hence row, array : trí luirg ḟíaclai ón huí diaraile ina cind, BDD² 923 . lánchenn trí l.¤ línḟíaclach, 908 . Of a flock of birds: ba hálaind tra ┐ ba caín in t-énl.¤ ┐ in t-énamar boí leu, LU 10572 . noí fichit én . . . cach fiche inna lurg fo leith noí luirg dóib, 10573 .

(c) progeny, descendants: is l.¤ la síl Lugdach lóir / Laígsig, Metr. Dinds. iii 16.205 . d'imthig . . . gan l.¤ sine prole, Hy Maine 166. 25 .

Compds.

(i) With noun. ¤báid: San Clara . . . / tearc a-nuas do lean a lorgbháidh, PBocht 1.12 . ¤buiden: cetheora longbuidhne dia sloghaibh `four lines of troops', Hugh Roe² 116.3 . ina ttríbh lorccbhuidhnibh lerdha, AFM vi 2282.11 . ¤ḟuilliucht trace or track of an army: tancatar for slichtlorg in tṡlúaig. Fuaratar lorgḟuilliucht fer ṅ-hErend seccu assin chrích i n-araile, TBC-LL¹ 641 . ¤líne: do ergittis na cethra uile ina lorccline i ndeadhaid in charpaitt `in their order of march', Misc. Hag. Hib. 25 § 37.

(ii) With adj. ¤úr: drong na scolblong lorgúr leathan `swiftly chasing', Ó Bruad. i 40.11 .

(iii) With vb. ¤íarraid seeks to follow : boirb-bhriathra co mbriocht rē gcois / nach loirgíarfa ar sliocht seanchais, Content. xxi 3.