2 luibne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 luibne or dil.ie/30972

n Used both as s. and pl. in various meanings, and perh. either pl. or deriv. of luban, q.v. The exx. under 1 l. may belong to this word.

(a) In passages referring to the fingers or toes: l.¤ na mér na lāime, Corm. Y 447 ( Corm. p. 17 ). luibhne mér, Met. Gl. Ff. 42 ; D. 14 . luibhne .i. méoir, O'Cl. in choss cona luibnibh .i. na coic meoir ┐ in traigh, Auraic. 1424. 4479 . See luibenchosach.

(b) spear, lance : luibhne . . . senainm . . . áirdṡleighe, Met. Gl. Ff. 36 . luighne (luibni, v.l.) ainm na sleighe díubhruic[th]e, 48 . luibhne .i. sleagh diubhraicthe, O'Cl. ? Fig. of a warrior: is é inn acci lómnach, is é in lumne leítmenach (luibne v.l.), TBC 5417.

(c) shield(s) (cf. ruibne): luibhne .i. sgiath, ut est luibhne geala foraibh, Ériu xiii 73 § 155 = lubne gela foraib ┐ slega . . . ina lámaib, TBC² 12 ( LU 4495 ) `white shields(?)', Faraday (see luban). mo ruibni mam luibni ar ló, IT i 162.1 (glossed both sleig and sgiath). do luathbhriseadh luibhne na laoch, Cath MT 499 . luibhne .i. sgiath, O'C. 1370 ( H.3.18, 626 ), O'Cl.