lúirech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lúirech or dil.ie/31029

Forms: luireach, lúraig, úraig

n ā, f. (Lat. lorica, see Ped. i 205 ). luireach: Luighdheach, Content. ii 51. ? lúraig (g s.): úraig, IGT Verbs ex. 917.

(a) breastplate, cuirass, corselet : lurech imme, garb a chruth, / fri comrac, fri cathugud, SR 5757 . cen lurig, 5861 . Gall ina luírigh, Triads 232 . luirecha cathba[i]rr, TTr.² 593 . drongar na lurigi, TBC 3310 . cath Maige Lēnai na llūrech, Arch. Hib. ii 63 § 62 . dar lannaibh na luirech, CCath. 5861 . lūirech gach láich, Ir. Texts ii 33 § 17 . i lúirigh fhionnfhuair, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 156.78 . gur lánscarsad a lúireacha, CF² 181 . triasin luirigh tredualaigh, Grail 863 . luirech gl. lorica, Ir. Gl. 154. Perh. suit of armour in: co tochrastar annuass for a chathbarr na luirighe ina mullach co n-dechaid trit co talmain, IT ii1 184.8 . Of the armour of war-horses: fochéird a lúrecha iarnaidi intlassi immó echaib, LU 6399 ( TBC² 1884 ). cét d'eachaibh co na luirechaibh ┐ co na ndillaitibh, AU ii 342.22 . By metonymy arm(our)ed man, soldier: tanic Plait a cath na lureach amach, Cog. 174.20 . dech ced luirech léo, CS 250.11 = deich céd go lúireachaibh leó, FM ii 772.10 . Roberd do techt a n-Erinn sesca luirech, RC xviii 278.17 (Tig.).

(b) Fig. of divine protection against temptation, sickness, etc.: lurech Dé dumimdegail, RC ii 113 § 3 . lūrech arbaig mo thenga, Thes. ii 353.3 . bi at luir[i]g . . . ocum imdegail gl. esto lorica tutisima, Gild. Lor. 147 . rob l.¤ dom anmuin (i.e. the Virgin Mary), ZCP vi 257.9 . In name of the practice called crosḟigell: luirech leiri fá sean-ainm . . . don chrosadh, Rule of Tall. 6. Cf. luirech léire . . . a ainm-side, LB 10a14 ( Reeves Culdees 87.14 , RIA Trans. xxiv 204 ). Hence used of hymns, poems, litanies, etc. (on the lorica in Ir. and Icelandic see Mac Eoin, Stud. Hib. iii 143 - 54 , and for this meaning of Lat. lorica Lib. Hymn. i 206 ): is luirech hirse inso fri himdegail cuirp ┐ anma (Patrick's Hymn), Thes. ii 354.3 . ymmon dorróega . . . / bid lúrech díten do chách, 319.1 . Of the Félire Oéngusso: lúrech lére, Fél. Ep. 78. Lūireach chrābhaidh vocatur signatio crucis etc., Celtica ii 299.5 , 303 . lúrech im chrabud, Fél. Ep. 197 . Of the Scúap Crábaid: [is l]uirech dom anmain, Ir. Lit. 104.27 .

? ni féth luric fola lessaighthi latt `the corslet look', Aisl. MC 93.19 . fola lūraig is í ar ḟear / do úraig sí lé síneadh, IGT Verbs ex. 917.