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lúithe

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n pl., perh. of an original noun of agency luïd (lever?) (see luïd, lu(i)th, 1 luud), usually as name of some engine of war, perh. battering-ram: ordaighit taibleda ┐ ferte go slagrandaib ┐ luithib aco `grappling irons', Aen. 2058. caisil . . . uime . . . co taibleadaib ┐ slaccbrannaib ┐ luitib fortaib, BB 442b23 . Appar. a hand-weapon in: ro ghabhadur na lūithi faide . . . ina lāmhaibh, Cath MT 870. ? Cf. gur dibraigestar a dóid . . . gá lúithib don laech-miledh, MR 300.20 . luithi, luiti, CCath. 1818 v.l. cited s. 2 lúithech. feoin ┐ luthi . . . do innell fó na longaibh (of transporting ships by land) `barrows(?)', 1402 .

1 luithe

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n [, f.] (luith) stammering, hesitancy in speech : sluindfemmi col-luithi, Fél. Prol. 287 (cen lothi, cin loithi, cen loti .i. cen bailbe, v.ll.). 299 (gen l.¤ .i. gen bailbe, v.l.). Hence co luithi .i. co ndeine . . . no cen luithi .i. gen bailbe, O'Dav. 437. l.¤ .i. lúas, O'Cl. lē[i]r ralēg cen l.¤ lochtai / suithe sechta, ACL iii 303 § 8.

2 luithe

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ind Labraid l.¤ cland, LU 3365 = lúithech land, SCC² 15 ( luithe claid, H) `active and eager', SGS vii 53 (see note).