lúithe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lúithe or dil.ie/31055

n pl., perh. of an original noun of agency luïd (lever?) (see luïd, lu(i)th, luud), usually as name of some engine of war, perh. battering-ram: ordaighit taibleda ┐ ferte go slagrandaib ┐ luithib aco `grappling irons', Aen. 2058. caisil . . . uime . . . co taibleadaib ┐ slaccbrannaib ┐ luitib fortaib, BB 442b23 . Appar. a hand-weapon in: ro ghabhadur na lūithi faide . . . ina lāmhaibh, Cath MT 870. ? Cf. gur dibraigestar a dóid . . . gá lúithib don laech-miledh, MR 300.20 . luithi, luiti, CCath. 1818 v.l. cited s. 2 lúithech. feoin ┐ luthi . . . do innell fó na longaibh (of transporting ships by land) `barrows(?)', 1402 .