légad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. légad or dil.ie/29737

Forms: légam, léigem, légaid

u, m. Also légam, léigem. vn. of légaid. Older vn. léigenn q.v.

(a) act of reading, studying : iar leghadh mo leghínd, IT iii 93 § 142 . diadacht do legud ┐ do scríbad, PH 7371 . nírbo reil do-som legad ina litre le ciamdorcacht na hoidhchi, Grail 1211 . cairt nach léir do léghadh, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 237.11 . ré léghadh leóin as a los `while they read of grief to follow it', Studies 1919, 257 § 11 . ag léaghadh leabhar ndiadha, TSh. 9586. reading out, aloud : gá léaghadh re linn an chunntais / cairt mo locht, DDána 59.4 . tar éis léighthe an reachda, Acts xiii 15 . ag éisteacht ré beathaidh na n-ard-aithreach . . . agá leaghadh, TSh. 404 . léaghamh líne reading, book-lore (among the accomplishments of a chief), Keat. Poems 767 = léigheamh, Hackett xxxix 135 . Fig. of one who is well-read: tobar fis / . . . / léaghadh meall nglanrolla ngeal / ceann foghluma na bhfileadh (of a dead Ó Dálaigh poet), DDána 73.42 .