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Cite this: eDIL s.v. loman or dil.ie/30595
Last Revised: 2013

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(a) cord, rope, thong, string : l.¤ .i. luamain bís fuirri no luman .i. beg in manu , Corm. Tr. 104 . lomna .i. téd. do cheangladar na lommadha (sic) .i. na téda. O'Cl. scena búana aíne, lomna, tál (among the proper equipment of a mrugḟer), Críth G. 178 . biail, l.¤, fidba, strathar, nasc (a list of items in ogam tírda `agricultural Ogham'), Auraic. 5725 . l.¤ aecorse gl. spiras funium, Thes. ii 235.9 . sainchenelae srogill imbí .xl. l.¤ `forty thongs', Wb. 17d3 . minus una .i. lora .i. tesarbae oínl.¤ `one cord was wanting from it', 2 . aiteog .i. in l.¤ bís imbe, Laws i 152.25 Comm . im lomain tige gniad, 124.15 : .i. l.¤ carr ┐ beart `the rope for tying carts and loads', 140.3 Comm . (but Plummer MS. notes suggests reading lomancar, q.v.). an lín l.¤ fil for brot na bachla, BColm. 92.33 . do lomnaib ┐ do rothaib in carbaid, ZCP viii 538.4 . a n-uaimm . . . do lomnaib cruadi ┐ do shnath ciartha thongs, LB 156b59 . lomna áraig spancelling ropes or thongs, SG 385.36 . ni duí for lomma cach thanic and a spancelled fool, LL 11909 (for lomain, for loma, v.ll., TBC-LL¹ p. 757 n.7 ).

do-beir (or ad-aig) lomain for (imm) ties up: dadascara a nōnbur ┐ dobeir lomain forru, ZCP xiii 176.16 . dobeirside lomain imme ┐ no mbeir fora muin, LL 14341 . ataig lomain forra, ACL iii 326.18 .

(b) leash: a milchú ar a mórlomain, Ériu iv 100 § 33. cú cen cuibrech no cen lomain, O'Curry 18 ( H 3.18, 8a ). sgaoiltear dhúinn gadhair mhic Mhórna / . . . / as béal na lomhán (sic) re fánaidh out of the leashes(?), Oss. iv 20.24 . Attrib. gen. cú lomna dog on the leash or tied up: athcuma do con lomnai, Laws i 232.4 . cu lomna linges for fer, O'D. 2201 ( H 3.17, 140a ). dochumlái ass . . . tríb nōnbaraib . . . , ┐ cú lomna leū, ZCP iv 44.x .

(c) bridle, halter : go ro maidset a n-idi ┐ a n-erchomail a llomna ┐ a llethrenna (of horses), LL 10777 ( TBC-LL¹ 3825 ). óigeich .i. lomhna connaigh (leg. conāigh ?) gl. gaillialla rich, splendid bridles(?), Ériu ii 4 n.66 . is mairg thescas a lomna, LL 120 marg.

Compd. ¤glas grey-threaded : araoít letta lomonghlas impe 'a worn grey mantle around her' ZCP xxxvi 71 . ? ¤tarraing dragged by cords(?): gallgruitni iarna lomantarraing tré crúaidbeól senballáin `after they had been strained', Hib. Min. 66 § 9.