engnam

Cite this: eDIL s.v. engnam or dil.ie/20100

n u, o, m. IGT, Decl. § 28 .

(a) skill, dexterity , eangnamh .i. gliocas, O'Cl. : Iuchdan cerd... | is dia engnom og aibind | roberbad ōr i nErinn, Lec. 564b44 = BB 37b6 .

Esp. (b) skill at arms, valour, prowess (here probably: dorochair a graif a brut Patraic oc erlad in nítho ┐ in eggnamo frisin n-ídal, Trip. 92.8 ): S. co n-engnom ḟuilech, Metr. Dinds. iii 460.9 . buaid n-eṅgnama the gift of prowess, prosperity in arms TBC-LL¹ 1090.1133 . matá th'engnum mara mar atá t'engnum tíre, Ériu i 124.20 . do chomartha a gascid ┐ a eṅgnama TBC-LL¹ 2741.3023 . in cach ceird gaiscid ┐ engnoma RC xxiv 176.17 . ni raibe do dóinib domain ceped febas a n-engnama...lucht conístáis ermaisi Hectoir, TTr.² 1098 . maccaom arái n-aisi...cathmilid arai n-engnama, 1589 . 834 . TTebe 2512 . SG 65.6 . degthóisech engnama (i.e. Hector) TTr.² 1207 . lucht gaisccid nó engnama, CCath. 5078 . rugsad...as é ar neart a n-eangnamha, ML 20.10 . in gille óg can engnam, Polinices, TTebe 3884 . comtis chrithnaigthi comlaind ┐ comtis ailsedaig engnuma slack in wielding their arms 3134 . in ecen engnoma i roibi I., 3438 . An exploit, valorous deed, warlike action: is emilt engnam cach fir fo leith dib d'innisin, TBC-LL¹ 2141 . Lug...doringni in n-engnam ndana, LL 27b39 . cia heṅgnam dorignis riam?...deig-eṅgnam (of David's exploit against the lion, 1 Sam. xvii 35 ) YBL 121b15 = ZCP xiii 176.19 . med ┐ danadus in engnuma doronsat friu, Aen. 2428 . is decair damsa deg-engnum...trena anfaindi atám, YBL 317a10 = RC xxiii 418.28 . nírba tualaing ursclaidi na hengnoma iad, TTebe 1969 . ní cuirthe i ndán go ndearnadh | eangnamh ná dál nach dingneadh, G.B. Mac Con Midhe, Ir. Monthly 1924, 589 § 34 . bail na rochumaingset engnamh nó eisiomol do ghniomh i n-aghaidh a namhat (a place of imprisonment), Hugh Roe² 5.5 (f. 2b) .

In later texts freq. associated with enech, with contamination of meaning, cf. eangnamh .i. eineach, O'Cl. , and see Gadelica i 297 n. : a einech ┐ a eangnum, MR 114z . imcongbail...enig ┐ engnuma na hErenn, 148.21 . AFM vi 2164.4 . Cog. 166.9 ; 56.25 . rofáccbhadh...eineach ┐ eangnamh insi Gaoidheal isin iomairecc sin (of Kinsale) AFM vi 2288.16 . i bhfolamh gacha haisce...dá dtiubhraidh uaidh a los oinigh et eangnamha, Ó Bruad. i 108.4 . ar gradh h'einigh ┐ h'edhnamha, ZCP vi 104.20 .