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2 lámach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 lámach or dil.ie/29510

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(a) handling, skill with weapons (or always in sense (b) ?): nim laéch gan l.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 3045 . bud croderg al-lamach, CRR 30.y . ar beodacht ┐ ar l.¤ , AU ii 362.1 . lucht gacha lamaigh, ZCP vi 24.y . ní chuala ar lámhach Logha/ leithéid lámhaigh Murchadha I have heard naught of the feats of L. to compare with M.'s, DDána 85.50 . ar thoradh luais ná lámhaigh, Comp. CC 120.10 .

(b) hurling (of missiles), shooting (of firearms): luath-urcair lamhaigh, MR 116.16 . foircend lámhaig target, Corm. Tr. 109 (note by Mac Fir Bisigh). tarla dhamh lámhach dar leam / do ḟeadur as é m'ḟuigheall, IGT Decl. ex. 1361 ( Prolegomena 42 ). lámhach éigrinn, DDána 82.14 . trí soighde go séan lámhaigh, 78.12 . go ro chaith i mbaoí do phudar . . . la lionmuire a lámhaigh, AFM vi 2072.19 . lámhach líge / lámhach gaethe, léaghamh líne (attributes of chief), Keat. Poems 766 - 7 . ag lámhach bonnsach ┐ biorghaoitheadh, TSh. 524. tugaidh lāmhach uaibh, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 36.7 . ag lámhach re bogha, Psalms lxxviii 9 . lucht lámhuigh `the shooters', 2 Samuel xi 24 . In phrases: l.¤ laeich: ba nert níad ┐ bá l.¤ láich lais (of Achilles), LL 244a26 `hero's hurling', TTr. 2036 . is gal curadh, is lamach laech lais, Aen. 754. lúth is lámhach vigour and marksmanship: dias . . . do chind ar luth ┐ ar lamach do chach uli `in activity and sure aim', Ann. Conn. 1281.4 . mná is macraidh / ag déanamh lūidh is lámuigh, O'Gr. Cat. 508.6 . fras lámhaig volley: do sgaoilsead frais lāmhaigh i n-aon uaim, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 15.27 . do sgaoileadh frasanna lāmhaigh friu, 34.14 . do sgaoileadh lámhach riú, 45.7 . Cf. gabhait . . . ar beith ag comhscaoiledh lāmhoigh re aroile (part of pyrotechnic display), Fl. Earls 188.14 .

? amail carr a tabair (a mberar) lámhach / tria condall fand fērach, Corm. Y 944.