cumachtach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cumachtach or dil.ie/13789

 

Forms: cumachtaig, cumhachdach, lasnacumachtgu

adj o, ā (cumachtae). Later also com-. powerful, mighty; invested with (magical) powers; ingraintid c.¤ gl. persecutor . . . potens, Ml. 54b19 . gl. potitus, 67c15 . cumachtaig gl. potiti, 69a3 . nírbu ch.¤ som, 72b4 . nidanchumachtig fornirisse gl. non quia dominamur fidei uestrae, Wb. 14c41 ( GOI 159 ). an fleasc c.¤ (of rod of Moses), Blathm. 83 . imón comdid c.¤ , LU 1990 (FA). a caraid cumachtaigh his fairy friends, TBC St. 4912 . fer c.¤ (Fergull Monach) with magical powers, Cóir Anm. 205 . luibi cumachtacha, TTebe 1156 . is c.¤ í a naigid flux na fola, O'Gr. Cat. 227.11 . comhchumhachdach so ar Dhia, Rial. S.F. 611 `influential with God', Gloss.

Compar. cumachtchu gl. potior, Sg. 39b3a . masa cumachtachi e, RC v 199.29 . is cumhachtuighe thú . . . ná sinn, Gen. xxvi 16 . Superl. rí . . . as cumachtachom, BDD² 1071 .

As subst. cumhachdach m., IGT Decl. § 22 . mighty one, ruler; wizard : amal bidalaili chumachtaig gl. alicuius potentis, Ml. 42c19 . lasnacumachtgu, 59d7 . dinaib cumachtgaib echtrannaib `foreign powers', 26b20 . cumachtgu ón gl. superiores, 101d7 . ni bí c.¤ cenpeccad gl. pro potentibus peccatores possuit, 103c3 . arnaib cumachtgaib ón, 7 . ca c.¤ rap ḟerr? (a chief), LL 3221 . ol na fil c.¤ lib gid do cumscudud gid urd aen laithi, Laws i 22.23 Comm. mo chlaidem . . . is c.¤ dam, TTebe 4064 . cumachtaig maithe wizards, ML² 724 . a Chómhachtaigh aoird (of God), Celtica iv 105 § 3 . a chomhachtaigh, a Cholmán, Bard. P. 16.14 . ar ba c.¤ si ┐ bantuathaid ` witch ', RC xxiv 178.19 . Cf. bandrai ┐ banc.¤ , ZCP xii 252.15 .