2 ler

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 ler or dil.ie/29977

n o,n. n s. ler ṁbúadae, Fél. Oct. 30 . ler n-ernmas, SR 5634 (both chevilles). Later m. Prob. same word as 1 ler. great number, multitude, abundance : `lear' iomad, Met. Gl. 13 § 21 . mac Ligmuine co leraib `leaders of hosts', Met. Dinds. ii 46.15 . fichi macc, mor in l.¤ , MacCarthy 26.7 . i lLiathdruim na l.¤ (a poetic name for Tara), Ériu iv 136.21 . bec dā lir in līn-sa, Gorm. 250. Ep. 6 . do sáidhedh l.¤ d'fhaebruib inn, Ir. Texts ii 14 § 28 . l.¤ sluaigh, Grail 4017 . lear easpog, Keat. iii 291 . lear ainiomarcach daoine, Trompa na bhF. 8259 . ? sais lulgaig lanmesaib / ar ler. Laíde láne, IT iii 50 § 93 (LL). Common in chevilles: for óenlíth, l.¤ slúagdae, / Éndae airdirc Árne, Fél. March 21 .i. imad sluag imailli friu, Fél.² lix 21 . conrecat dib línib / for óenlíth l.¤ slúagach, Fél. June 14 . l.¤ suthain, May 14 (leir, v.l.) (Stokes translates `sea' in all these exx.). cretem in Trinóit . . . / fail baí bias fri cach l.¤ , LL 2306.

Attrib. g s. numerous, multitudinous, plenteous, well- attended (see Bergin, Ériu xiv 140 ). Loṅgbaird luind lir, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 55 § 30 . an láech lir, Met. Dinds. iv 256.5 . sonus lomma is lenna lir `plenteous ale', BColm. 50.28 . forbertais a chlann iar tain / comtis leir fíadgenemain till they were as numerous as the offspring of wild animals, SR 2808. Used esp. of the Laigin: la Meidb Leithdeirg Laigen lir, Fing. R. 669 . for maigh Laigin lir, IT iii 22.3 . Eochu . . . / de Lagnib lir, Met. Dinds. ii 36.14 . Cf. maidm re ríg Laigen na l.¤ , Acall. 4518.

Predic. gen. common in text of Laws and in Mittelirische Verslehren ( IT iii 5ff .) in interrog. phr. cis lir? how many? (in Laws regularly glossed: cia ler no cia lin): in t-imcomairs- nech ilair imorro, ataid tri fogla fair .i. cislir, ┐ cisne, ┐ caidead `the plural interrogative has three divisions', Laws v 4.31 Comm . cis lir rosuidiged crolige la fene? .i. cia l.¤ no cia lin dia rosuidiged lige cro? `what number . . . have been fixed?' BCrólige 1 . cair cis lir chuir dochuisin? how many kinds of contracts are there? Laws iii 4.5 . ces. Cis lir corannat cro ┐ dibad? iv 258.7 . cis lir baird docuissin? IT iii 5 § 1.

Perh. in phrase tar l.¤ in addition (?): torc Cinn Fheabhrat torc Fuire / . . . / torc a Sleibh Cuillinn tar lear, Duan. Finn i p. 40.x (`over sea'). deich ccéd muc is deich gcēd agh / isin seachtmain-sin tar lear, ii 192 § 28 .

Compds. (i) With nouns ¤blad: Ri nime / . . . / rim lear- bladh / a labhradh a reciting of manifold renown, IT iii 21 § 61 . ¤gal: de sin dorochair Fergal / dia cumaid, linib l. `with his numberless feats of valour', Met. Dinds. iv 328.42 . ¤ól (see 1 and 2 ól): treb Leui lerol cen greis, SR 4443 (: medōn). ? ¤thol: canait . . . / linib l. uas cech raind, 611 (prob.: dermór).

(ii) With adj. ¤mór populous: acht Noe a ochtur fo brón/ 'na hethur luchtmar l., SR 2722.