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laithirt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. laithirt or dil.ie/29482

Forms: lathaeirt, latheirt

n (perh. 1 laith + fiurt) drinking, drunkenness : lait[h]irt .i. lait[h] ort . . . ōl cormae, Corm. Y 820 = lathirt .i. ... ól corma no laith ro n-ort, Thr. Ir. Gl. 27 . imus lethbi .i. lingi ut est laithiut (laithirt v.l.) leisci logh .i. laoch drink and laziness assail the warrior on either side(?), O'Dav. 1187 - 8 . Cf. slife .i. lethnughadh, ut est slife l.¤ leisge, O'Curry 80 ( H 3.18, 62a ). lathairt chorma tee i Muigh Muirisce `to drink hot ale' (one of the privileges of King of Connacht), Leb. Cert. 4.25 . haec crapula l.¤ , Ir. Gl. 266 . an lucht línas co himurcach iad, ┐ ara mbí laitert, Rosa Angl. 42.12 . co tic nescóid cleib . . . o linn fuar maille laitert, 42.16 . laitert, meiscci, moran bidh, 226.10 . Transf. of pleasures: searc do lathairt tuile an tsaoghail bhróin, Hackett xxiv 1 . Cf. manab laidhibliter (?leg. laidhib liter) latharta, O'D. 623 ( H 3.17, 463 ). Note also lathaeirt, Sg. 189a marg. sup. ( Thes. ii xxi ). latheirt (in Ogam), Sg. 204b marg. sup. ( Thes. ii xxii ).