lecca

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lecca or dil.ie/29692

Forms: leccu, lecco, -lécuinn, leccainn, leccoin, leccond, lecon, leacan, leicne, lecnib, lecna, lecnaib, leccan

n nn, later n, f. (see GOI § 327 and Pedersen Vgl. Gr. § 455 ). n s. leccu chuar, IT iii 82 § 64. lecco, Corm. Y 843. a s. -lécuinn, Ml. 55c1 . leccainn, MU² 544. leccoin, RC xiii 464.1 . g s.(?) leccond, Corm. Y 800. lecon, CCath. 4024. leacan, DDána 41.48 . pl. leicne, lecnib, later also lecna, lecnaib. g pl. leccan. Pl. forms with palatal -cn- are proscribed in IGT Decl. § 6 and ex. 265 .

(a) cheek, jaw ; lecco .i. le-co-hó .i. co clūais, Corm. Y 843. leccond .i. leccend .i. lethc[h]end, 800 . a oíle .i. a di leacain, Cóir Anm. 4 . leca in duini gl. maxilla, Ir. Gl. 89 . saidsi li alalécuinn Saul hi talmain `by one of S.'s cheeks', Ml. 55c1 . a lecní liathlomdai, IT iii 99 § 164 . dobeir . . . leccoin fri leccoin dó, RC xiii 464.1 . gun benat foscud fri folt ┐ fri leccainn in laích, MU² 544 . leicne tīrma tanaide, Ériu ii 56 § 10 . aghaid glasban . . . co tuilli oile, co luimi lecon, CCath. 4024 . tegdais na leccan (dommus maxillarum), PH 4548 . boi . . . locc m-becc co sualchi moir cechtar a dí leccoin, LB 148b34 . co n-greann-mothraib . . . ic timchellad / a ngruad . . . / [┐] a leacan, MR 184.y . ba dheirge a gruadh ná an rós / 's a leaca bhán mar an aol, Oss. vi 4.16 . mala tṡeng os lecnaibh lebra, IGT Decl. ex. 264 . gruaidhe donna / . . . leaca as saor snuadh / le taobh do dhá ghruadh ngealchorcra, DDána 114.16 . ābhar deargtha leacan . . . / tāir is tarcuisne, Celtica iv 107 § l . iomad corma a cclí an pheacaicc / do-nī gorm do ghlanleacain, Párl. na mB. 3254 . By metonymy: teora long 'ga leacain ghlain, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 344.13 . ubi fauces aegrotant . . . .i. an tan galruightear na lecne throat, 23 K 42, 16.4 .

Of animals, birds: a gilla . . . / a leca cuirre garbhghlaisi grian, IT iii 88 § 106 . a chromchuarcholtur do lecain camail, Ériu v 156.201 . l.¤ chamaill boi ina laim, LB 127b7 (cf. 2 glaine). ruc a lecna co Leccainn, Metr. Dinds. iii 372.96 (of the Donn Cúailnge scattering the limbs of the Finnbennach). fionnfhadh a leacan 's a cluas (of a pig), Oss. vi 140.x .

(b) By extension applied to other more or less vertical surfaces: side or slope of a hill : Lia na Ríg hi Femun / Caithir Rónáin hi mBregun, / cían ó ro-síachtar sína / a llecne, PRIA 1953, 94 § 14 . Temair Lúachra for leccaind na hIrlúachra, MU² 342 . duma nEirc . . . / 'sind leccain dind leith atúaid, Metr. Dinds. iii 228.31 . Cf. EIL 44 § 8 . darochair Aed . . . / isin leccaind ós Líathmuine, RC xx 11 § 13 . os leicnibh Sleibhe Colláin, Duan. F. ii lvi 3 .

Various: ri leccnib long ┐ ri leithṡlessaib liburni, LL 236a3 ( TTr. 1409 ). sgáile an laoí trēd leacuin ghloin (to a ruined castle), O'R. Poems 2659 . snuadh do leacan réidhe (of the Cross), DDána 41.48 . Cf. also: flaith for leccaind fochil n-éca, LL 14380 (rhetoric). adastar lara hi láim / lecu phuit dar pundaind, IT iii 82 § 64.

(d) In n. pr. dí ingin . . . / Iuchdelb ┐ Lecco Dub, Metr. Dinds. iv 324.7 . Cf. Lecco ingen Tala thrén, Ériu iv 158.1 .

COMPDS. ¤buide yellow-cheeked, sallow (?): na sillidi . . . lecanbuidhi, Comp. CC 83.z . ¤chrúad: a bhfiodhbhaca [líomhtha] leacan-chruaidhe, DDána p. 382.29 . ¤ḟota long-cheeked, long-faced (a complimentary epithet): ben māethainech bānainech lecanḟata chāinmar, TBC-I¹ 2789 . laech lecconḟota odorda, TBC-LL¹ 5423 . ba caemalaind . . . in maccoem . . . is é leccanḟota lanṡolus, TFerbe 38 .