líathróit

Cite this: eDIL s.v. líathróit or dil.ie/30144

Forms: líathrait, líathróite, líathrat, liatrait, liathróit, liathróit, liathróitae, liathritae, líatraiti, líathroti, liathroiti, liathroite, líathróite, liathróiti, liathrotib

n earlier líathrait. i with g s. líathróite, f. (We. llithred, Ped. i 24 ). n s. líathrat, ZCP xv 298 § 11. liatrait, LU 4869. liathróit, KZ xxix 374 (376) . a s. liathróit, LU 4877. g s. liathróitae (liathritae, MS.), BCr. 35d1 . líatraiti, LU 4913. líathroti, 4984 . liathroiti, Laws iii 254.12 Comm . n p. liathroite, Death-tales 4.6 . a p. líathróite, LU 4876. g p. liathróiti, TBC 915. d p. liathrotib, LL 7283.

Ball, sphere : bla liathroit urcur faichi prim cathrach the exemption as regards the ball is in being hurled, Laws iii 252.17 . camana, ┐ liatroiti, ┐ luboca, i 138.32 Comm . focherdat . . . a líathróite uli fairseom ┐ nosgaibseom cech óenliathróit ina ucht, LU 4876 ( TBC² 389 ). eter imarchor liathráite ┐ rith ┐ leim, RC ix 454.18 . gebid a chammán creduma ┐ a liathroit n-argdide, TBC 887 . oc aine liath- roidi, TBC² 428 (= líatraiti, LU). a chorr liathroití lubain, IT iii 69 § 12 . druth dala deredh liathroide forluth, 103 § 194. ar mbuain don líathróid fá lár, O'R. Poems 1157 . ag déanamh cluichi lúibe ┐ liathróide, TSh. 524 . iomáinfidhse thu . . . amhail léthróid, Is. xxii 18 . a mbeit comcruinn mar liathroid, Ir. Astr. Tr. 94.17 .

Freq. of custom of making a ball of the brain of a slain enemy: ba bēs d'Ultaib . . . cach curaid nomarbdais ar galaib ōenḟir nogatta a n-inchind assa cendaib ┐ commesct[h]a āel airthib co ndēnad līathrōite crūade díb, Death-tales 4.6 . gat a inchind ass . . . ┐ cummaisc aél air conderna liathroit de, RC viii 62.18 .

Of severed head as ball: is é so a chenn mar liathróid againne, Comp. Con C. 122.20 . cend and righ o dóid co dóid . . . / cend I Luighdech na liathroid, Ir. Texts ii 13 § 21.