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laíches

Cite this: eDIL s.v. laíches or dil.ie/29362

n f.(láech). See GOI p. 164. (a) laywoman, married laywoman : gol for laiech nó laithes (leg. laíches ), Ériu vii 170.7 . erglanad eclaise ó laechaib ┐ laiches[aib], O'Dav. 542 . etir laechu ┐ laecheasa, Anecd. ii 34.9 . cid óen a siball namá / mesa fri secht láic[h]esa `has been priced at seven lay-women', Fianaig. 14.z . amal file . . . deochair etir laechu ┐ clerchu, etir maccaillecha ┐ laichesa, RC xv 488.17 . daenogam: laechesa ar aicme bethi, Auraic. 5718. laiches .i. lóech ┐ feiss .i. dind feiss foass in loech lea, Thr. Ir. Gl. 26 ( Corm. Y 795 ). bachlaid, laichesa, Auraic. 6150.

More specifically wife of a warrior : laich ┐ laichesa, ┐ aes tuaithe adragar fri flaith, Laws iii 14.x . a láichessa . . . Ulad! (Sencha's call to wives of Ulster warriors), LU 8423 ( FB 29 ). Áth Cliath . . . / cía lóech cía lóiches rodmbrat `dame' (perh. female warrior), Metr. Dinds. iii 100.3 . aés trúag, aes deoda dessa / athláich ┐ laichessa, SR 4386 . in cói chia mo láiches , PRIA xix 24.