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Cite this: eDIL s.v. labairt or dil.ie/29239

Late vn. of labraithir. f., IGT Decl. § 42.

(a) act of speaking : l.¤ . . . focettóir iarna ghein, BNnÉ 21.1 . is ughdar gach neach / go labhairt, Aithd. D. 46.3 . tosach labhurtha i dTeamhraigh, L. Cl. A. B. 4.16 . smaoineadh, labhairt, gníomh, ┐ gnáthughadh, TSh. 1750 . do ghnáthmhodh labhartha, 3218 . do thinnscnadar labhairt do thengthibh examhla, ITS xxix 164.22 . Of an animal: an faol ag labhairt do ghlor daonna, AFM i 296.2 . Of a bell: biaidh [mo chluigínse] gan l.¤ , SG 2.32 . Also as vn. of labraithir in the trans. use saying, to say : éun ní dho labhairt, l Thess. i 8 . [a] thenga do labhairt an raeda mhaith, ITS xxix 151.10 .

(b) gift of speech, speech : go maith labhair do labhairt `let not thy speech be evil', A. Ó Dálaigh xxxviii 6 . tuc eisteacht dona boghraibh ┐ labhairt dona balbhain, ITS xxix 171.11 . nír ghaois leinibh a labhairt his speech contained more than the wisdom of a babe, L. Cl. A. B. 60.40 . cóir anois a labhairt linn, Rel. Celt. ii 236.18 . As attrib. gen.: fer laburta lain, O'D. 2212 ( Nero A vii 146a ).

(c) utterance, words . Usually in pl.: i llittrib na lláidib / na labarthaib, LL 16446 . uch, ní fhaicim m'aos cumhtha / 'sní clos linn a labhartha I do not hear their utterances, L. Cl. A. B. 11.14 . as gnath peactha do labharthaibh speech is an occasion of sin, BNnÉ 78 § 152 . do [fh]aomsad . . . na labartha sin, ML² 101 . ro ēirigh Mogh Nuadad go luathgāireach risna labarthaib sin, 247 . dá leantar dá labharthaibh, DDána 104.10 `threats', Ir. Monthly 1929, 42 § 10 . ceisd . . . do thaoibh a theangadh . . . an mbíd labhartha líomhtha . . . innte, TSh. 4195 . id labharthaibh in thy utterances, Content. x 19 . nochtfa mé labhartha dorcha, Psalms lxxviii 2. In sg.: labhairt as lugha ná a ghníomh a man of deeds rather than words (of a chief), DDána 117.46 . See labra, 1 labrad.