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lúb

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lúb or dil.ie/30866
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n (with unlen. -b) ā, f. ( Ériu xxxii 173 ) loop. ring, circle : do dhéna tú lúba do ghorm, Exodus xxvi 4. Of link of chain: an dá lúib do bhí ar cheann an tslabhra, Keat. ii 6301. amhuil thairngios gach l.¤ don tshlabhradh l.¤ eile 'na diaidh, Mac Aingil 754 . slabhra trí l.¤ , Eochairsg. 38.13 . ar mbeith cuibhrighthe i lúbaibh na leisge, TSh. 1321. Equated with cris: ro bui cris . . . iarnaighi . . . cengailti ina medhon, ┐ carrtha . . . cloichi cengailti don luib lanmoir-sin, ZCP vi 285.36 . a ghille 's a l.¤ 'n-a láimh, / ag súd inn-ne dot fhágbháil (of the world), DDána 50.1 . In phrase cluiche lúibe (is líathróite) hurling (so called from the bent willow used as a goal, Ériu xxxii 173-74 ): dual d'Énri as a óige / cluiche lúibe is liathróide, L. Cl. A. B. 170.122 . le cluithe luibe et líathroid, RC xvi 27.4 . trí cluithe luibi, Duan. F. i 33.29 . ac cluichi lúibe ┐ liathróidi, CF² 757 In phrase i lúib: rucc mac meic D. orra i lúib na Sucae `at a sinuous winding', AFM vi 2040.10 . ar sccáth muine, ┐ i lúib tuimm `under the shelter of a shrubbery', 2196.15 . Of hair curl: a fholt na lub , Irish Texts ii 69.7 . na lúba ar lí an óir, DDána 8.4 . a Fhionn-Mhuire a fholt na l.¤ , A. Ó Dálaigh xxxii 15. Cf. cíarog na lub (of dead pig), Irish Texts i 27.18 . Hence girl: bheith cúiteach re lúbaibh gan lasair náire maidens , Ó Bruad. iii 42.4 . a l.¤ na séud, Hard. i 58.5 .

In transfd. sense: meinig do chuir lúib luaimhnigh / . . . tre dheargdhoire . . . caoilshleadh `a dashing raid in a circle', O'Hara 1690 . l.¤ fhionn-ard-ghlan na nglac ngeal (of Ireland), Keat. Poems 1139. Frequ. deceit, subterfuge : saoghal na l.¤ , Aithd. D. 51.15 . do chim go bhfuilir le lubuibh amhuil shionnaigh you can double like a fox, Luc. Fid. 4320 . liosta a l.¤ sa leadán, Ó Bruad. iii 202.15 . As attrib. gen.: immram luipe laechlestair course, MacCongl. 39.24 = imram lupe laochlesto[i]r, 121.30 .

Compds. ¤gal: lúbghal darab gar a goimh (of wiles of the world), DDána 53.24 . ? ¤chomlumach: o mhuigh lupcomlumach / luamnach . . . , IT iii 98 § 159 . ¤díabulta: lúb-diabulta `double-looped', MacCongl. 99.31 .