Words and Proper Names

lúb

787.
Greene (David): Varia: VI. 1. Siopra ‘Cyprus’.
In Ériu 32 (1981), p. 173.
Síopra is a loan-word from French.
4179.
Greene (David): Varia: VI. 3. lúb ‘loop’.
In Ériu 32 (1981), pp. 173–174.
ad DIL L-228.31 (s.v. lúb). Argues that it is not a Germanic borrowing, but a substratum word common to Celtic and Germanic, and that it can never be a synonym of camán.
9598.
Sayers (William): Games, sport and para-military exercise in early Ireland.
In Aethlon 10/1 (Fall 1992), pp. 105–123.
Reviews D. Binchy's discussion (in Celtica 8.144) of the terms for games and sports named in Mellbretha: 1. lúb, líathróit; 2. corthe críche; 3. tochailt trebán; 4. lém; 5. snám; 6. sraenán; 7. brandub; 8. fidchell; 9. buanfach; 10. folach migán; 11. immarchor uanán; 12. ardchless co n-ublaib; 13. bocluasc; 14. echréim; 15. cor cloiche; 16. dréim; 17. léim; 18. díbirciud; 19. uathad fri hilar; 20. crosdibirciud; 21. táithe tuilche; 22. bundsach i n-airecht.

Appendix: A synthetic version of the lists of martial feats (cles) as found in the Ulster cycle of tales.