láir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. láir or dil.ie/29449

Forms: larai[g, lāra, lara, lára, larach, láraigh, laraidh, laire, lathracha, lairthech, lartachaib

n i, later k, f. n s. l.¤ , Sg. 49b3 . a s. larai[g, O'Dav. 1189. g s. lāra, MacCongl. 73.1 . lara, BB 291a16 . lára, Misc. Hag. Hib. 113.11 . Maund. 218. larach, Laws iii 378.14. Comm . d s. láraigh (laraidh, MS.), L. Cl. A. B. 45.9 . n. pl. laire, O'Dav. 1051 (= Laws v 220.11 ). In later lang. freq. with medial -rth-, -thr-, in pl.: n. pl. lathracha, O'Curry 1424 ( H 3.18, 639 ). g. pl. lairthech, Marco P. 36. d p. lartachaib, Laws iii 152.3 Comm . See IGT Decl. § 201.

Mare, female of horse : do cach graig remitēt lāir, TBC-I¹ 3647 . l.¤ dana bói i ndorus in tige trogais dí lurchuire, LU 10588 ( Comp. CC 3 ). cosc lāra do broimnig, MacCongl. 73.1 . ni hetarscara lair fri lurchaire .i. ni ro etarscara in larai[g] risin lughan is carthanach lé, O'Dav. 1189 . in lair cona luránuib, IT i 138.24 ( Comp. CC 4 ). cullaigh ┐ searraig lara, Laws v 404.y Comm . trí láirthecha ar gach leath di / is máithrecha a each n-aice, IGT Decl. ex. 2161. l.¤ gl. his equabus, Ir. Gl. 294 . in lair, treinugad uirri; trian ar scath a colla, ┐ trian ar scath a sailtinchi, ┐ trian ar scath a serraigh ┐ a gnimra, Laws iii 372. x Comm . Of she-ass: conid arlassáir ind l.¤ / dond aithiusc airdairc imnair (= asina, Numbers xxii ), SR 4791. As term of opprobrium: am̄c conleamna alair gearr, IT iii 69.10 . With descriptive gen. or adj. l.¤ bretnach: gailliti .i. laire breathnacha . . . gaillit .i. laír `British mares', O'Dav. 1051 = [l]arta(ta)cha bretnacha, Laws v 220.22 Comm . l.¤ graiged brood mare : do beirthi . . . an l.¤ groighedh ar thrí pinginnibh, AFM vi 2078.25 . Note also: feib théit echrad l.¤ rena serrgraig, TBC-LL¹ 6103 = eachlair, TBC St. 4986. Compd. ¤graig: amhail leomhan fó lár-ghroidhibh `like a lion at herds of mares', CRR² 72.17 .