compert

Cite this: eDIL s.v. compert or dil.ie/11611

Forms: coimpert

ā, f. vn. of con-beir.

(a) Appar. some kind of legal judgment or decision, but precise meaning unclear: comperta mbroga`criteria of land', Ériu xxii 83.5 c.¤ .i. combreith [ut est] itir diablad creich [creth F.] comperta, O'Dav. 351 . fear na coimperta aca rad nad indath cinaid, O'Curry 1389 ( H 3.18, 630b ) `the man who pleads', O'Don. Suppl. cia leth coimpert inarbtha brethe no airbert ae, O'Curry 2271 ( Eg. 88 f. 20 (21)b ) = cia leth coimperta indarbthar breithemnas etc., 1608 ( 23 Q 6, 5 a ). c.¤ .i. fairsing, ut est: tuca dochridhe c.¤ , Ériu xiii 77 § 217 . cain bearar fiachu cairdi i coimpeartaib catha glossed comairbeartnughadh, O'Curry 1906 ( 23 P 3, 21 c ) = caoin beradh fiach cairdi coimperta catha na tobaing egen na forbflathus, na anfis, 2257 ( Eg. 88, 19(20a ). fearr ni cearchaill comraici comaide, co feisir coimperta comlaithre co nach tairce difolta dait, 1889 ( 23 P 3, 22 b ). fir . . . comperta naime `the test . . . of the holy draught', Laws v 470.35 = combruithe noebe .i. is o Dia in combruith hisin .i. cairi fír; vel sic in aliis libris, compertae noebu, etc., 456 note 1 = fir combruithe noebe, H 3.18, 391b10 (Plummer MS notes compares the `water of bitterness', Numbers v 11 - 31 ). do coimpertuibh-breat[h] Fíthil ann so, Ériu xiii 30.21 . coimperta Fiothla breth bunadh fíor fasach, 22 .

(b) conception, act of begetting, procreation (cf. Lat. conceptio, conceptus): combart do sarre `that Sara would conceive', Wb. 2c23 . adbar inna combartae cloine gl. conceptús, Ml. 71c6 . toglúaset chombairt `they abort offspring', Thes. ii 235.5 . do glan coimpirt agealuain, Blathm. 97 . ilar comperta `sexual unions', BCrólige 57 . cis lir lanamna . . . comperta do-cuisin la Feniu ? `Paare . . . der Zeugung (von Kindern)', Stud. in E. Ir. Law 16 § 4 . airiadad coimperta, BCrólige 38 . C. Iohain . . ., Fél. Sept. 24 . combart cen peccad, IT i 133.4 . cethir do ch.¤ (sic) dam, LU 4248 . acht go léightear a gcoimpeart `if you read the story of their conceptions', Content. v 84 . a bhféil a coimpeirte, Parrth. Anma 3579 . Attrib. g s. amser chomperta, LU 1656 . inbaid comperta, LL 14406 . uair choimperta, MR 172.9 . As genre of stories (in saga-list): na cuimperto .i. Coimpert Conchobair, etc. birth-tales , Anecd. ii 44.12 .

(c) In more concr. application offspring, produce, child(ren): aurail coimperta i soaici `Zeugung (Kindern)', Stud. in E. Ir. Law 26 § 7 . ni berat comperta for fine `they put not their progeny upon the tribe', Laws v 272.12 . ite andso comperta mbroga fo a luibid `such then, are the productions of land', iv 278.31 Comm. a chlain[n]e is a chomperta, BColm. 12.26 . na ren in coimpert (viz. the infant Brigit), Lism. L. 1185 . ? daig ní fhulṅgitis c.¤ Duind Cualnge accu, TBC-LL¹ 1532 `begetting', TBC-LL² p. 174 . coimpeirt geoid goose's egg, MR 110.5 . guth na circe / ag commaoidhamh a coimpeirte, Éigse i 118.13 .

(d) semen virile : hoc sperma. coimpert , Ir. Gl. 847 . in ch.¤ . . . rolásaide . . . it maclocsu, LL 35686 . rothoit a coimpert uadh, Fél. 134.37 . ambra sperma ceti .i. coimpert an mhil mhóir, 23 K 42, 349.3 .