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1 líamain

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Forms: líamhuin

Late vn. of liïd. líamhuin f., IGT Decl. § 37 . See also líud.

(a) reproach, fault : fear gan liamhain is gan locht, SG 18.35 . mac beg gan liamain , 27.25 . ár liaigh ón liamhain si leasuigh `assist in this extremity', Ó Bruad. i 174.81 . ní thugadar acht l.¤ iomrúagaidh merely nominal fight, slight skirmish, ALC ii 298.31 (= saighin iomruacctha, AFM v 1430.11 ). As n.pr. f. (with play on words): Liamain . . . nar' líudh, ZCP v 23 § 26.

(b) As vn. act of imputing, slandering: o rocloechloset in aithesc-sin do liamain chinad for Ísu, PH 3151 . borbb / ra liamain in laechri harsh to accuse, Rawl. 164a45 (= bord roliamuin in lethri, LL 185a41 , cf. Arch. Hib. ii 85 § 42 ). do bhí ag liamhain h'éachta ort, TD 29.28 . ac liamhaint in adhbair sin ar tSeaan, O'Curry 2120.14 ( H 4.22, 82 ). ropa cin a liamain ort, Anecd. ii 27 § 14.

Frequently of accusation of sexual misdemeanour: oc liamain a fir for mnai aile, LL 274a14 ( SG 416.4 ). Fig. of Ireland: sona an liamhain dod leithéid, DDána 97.9 . Of the Virgin: cionnus libh liamhain óighe, DDána 40.25 . In foll. two exx. perh. n. loc.: lon ic longairi a liamain , IT iii 85.4 . trí chaecait cét bó cach bliadna / ba garit lán liamna leo, LL 296a16 ( SG 362.8 ).

2 líamain

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adj comely (?): liamain .i. cech socruth no cech suidech, O'Mulc. 802 . tabar co léir liamhain `give diligently and fairly', Misc. Hib. 27.15 .