1 lés

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 lés or dil.ie/29993

n (ON ljós, Plummer MS. notes)

(a) light, radiance; light of the day (usu. l.¤ (in) lae), of the sky : leos .i. soilsi, idem et lēs, O'Mulc 785 . `l.¤' soillse, Met. Gl. 19 § 57. ? grínniud lōess (lois, leos, v.ll.) .i. dībud soillsi, Corm. Y 827 . l.¤ .i. solas, no soillsi [les .i. cainnle, v.l.], OC'l. samaiges crích fri aidchi / arnā caite l.¤ occae `lest light should be consumed at it(?)', Thes. ii 319.5 ( Hy. ii ). ? ria ndul issin fargge / gleam ar lessu re n-aidche, LL 5030 (`let us make our lights clear', s.v. gléid). teora bliadna boí cen l.¤ / Colum ina dubreclés, LU 651 ( ACC 24 ). do chonnairc sí taithnemh . . . an chloidhiomh idir í ┐ léas, RC xxix 134 § 48 . ni fhaicfitis less na soillsi `neither splendour nor light', Ériu ii 134 § 115 . léas beag dá shuaraighe, Keat. Poems 345.

l.¤ (in) láe daylight: tre nach bhfaic súil l.¤ an laoi, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 98.127 . muna n-iadhoinn m'aphradha, / mar dhlaoi díona ar l.¤ an laoi `as a protecting veil against the daylight', Studies 1920, 263 § 10 . air léas lae by day, Dhá Sgéal Art. 1001 . ar léus lae (the day tyme), RSClára fo. 119b . ? leges lega cen l.¤ (prov. of an impossible undertaking), RC xx 436.x (`medicine-bag', Stokes). Hence i (fri, air) l.¤ (n-)aidche night-time: astoidi da mhagh decc fo thoibaib talman i lles cach aidhche, Ériu ii 122 § 64 . fris' taitin grian fri les cach n-aidchi, 124 § 65. isí [sc. an charbuncail] do-níodh soillsi air feadh an dúnaidh . . . air léas aoidhche, Dhá Sgéal Art. 1003.

Used figuratively (i) of saints: balc l.¤ lir dar doe / Failbe ánle Íae, Fél. Mar. 22 . Lucius l.¤ laindrech, Mar. 4. Cf. June 9 . Maodhóc in l.¤ lánlainnech, SG 25.11 . (ii) illumina- tion (of the mind) (?): itgait fri l.¤, bēs cidh tindta / a cīall friu, Arch. iii 294 § 10.

(b) window or opening to admit light (?): focoisle (.i. do- chúaidh) for l.¤ in tighe, ZCP v 526.25 (but perh. read forlés q.v.).

(c) Of the pupil of the eye: doinfidet [in dracoin] luachtiu di lessaibh sell, Ériu ii 110 § 29 . loarn (.i. snimach? recte sinnach) laas tar leas (.i. suil) lond-adbul, KZ xxxiii 83.24 (rhet.).

(d) flush, blush or burning spot on a person's face caused by being satirized: leos .i. imdergad imadergt[h]ar duine īarna aīr no īarna ēcnuch, Corm. Y 826 . grínniud lōess .i. dībud soillsi .i. caindle . . . agaid fir ima leos luinit[h]er .i. imatim- chella soilsi, 827 . Cf. O'Dav. 1156 . leos .i. imdergad no leos .i. bolga, ut est asrenar a leos payment is made for causing him to blush, 1154 . Cf. O'D. 2228 ( Nero A 7, 153a ). leos .i. imdeargad, Lec. Gl. 460 . leos .i. imdheargadh, O'Cl. at, nó gearb, nó léus a ccroiceann a fhéola `bright spot', Lev. xiii 2. ? By extension of the blow which causes such a mark: go mbuailtear trí leusa . . . do luirgfhearsaid . . air, Oss iii 134.x . 140.3 . Cf. Dinneen, s.v. léas.