ord(d)an

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Forms: ordu, orddain, hordam, hordain, hordan

n o, m. (1 ord(d); but cf. Peritia viii 109 ) orig. neut. a n-ordun, ZCP xxv 243 . caín n-ard n-ordan n-adamra, Sages, Saints and Storytellers 25 § 8 . fem. (n-st., n s. ordu?) ? a s. fri orddain , Thes. ii 295.10 ( SP v 5 ), cf. la hordam , Laws v 106.28 (leg. hordain). d s. co n-orddain (.i. ordan) adbail, Hy. iv 7 (reading of T = co n-orddon F, go n-ordan L). ? g s. sarugud ordan .i. sarugud in uasail, O'Dav. 1332 ; cf. lind ordan `a pool of splendour', AFM i 232.5 poem (but n s. hordan, ib. 6 ); see also exx. of g p. quoted below.

Dignity, honour, pre-eminence : ordan .i. grádh no uaisle, O'Cl. bendacht for ordan Brigte, Hy. i 50. bennacht for orddan maic Dé, Metr. Dinds. iv 68.149 . ro scáich ordan Neran `Nero's sovranty', Fél. Prol. 121. tuc cruth a máthar ┐ a athar ┐ a n-ordan diblínaib, TBC-LL¹ 183. ním-raib orddan nā feba | no-dombera i píana (a prayer), ZCP vii 308 z . ar airechas ┐ uaill ┐ ordan, FB 93. at mathi a chland . . . im gart im allud im ordan, LU 4265. bid ordan do rígdelbae, Echtrae Chonnlai 121 § 5 . daighḟir dánai gu n-ordan mór, ACL iii 298 § 68. g s. topur ind hordain ḟorláin, SR 994. tri indchoisc ordain .i. sodelb, saíre, sulbaire, Triads 254. Cf. 246 .

In wishes, salutations, etc.: orddan ┐ tocad duit!, IT i 71.19 , cf. TFerbe 781 . ordan ┐ airechas duit!, LL 279a38 . In asseveration: tar t'ortan-su `by thy dignity', Trip. 246.21 . dar th'orddan-so, LL 285b38 .

In sense raising to dignity, ordaining ? i n-Antóig a ordan Petair `the installation of P.', Fél. Feb. 22 , expld.: oirdned Petair i nAntuaid, p. 78.4 . la hIacoib ordan `the ordination of James', Dec. 27 (= ordinatio Iacoib, p. 262.18 ; oirdned I., Mart. Gorm.).

In coll. and concrete sense nobility, aristocracy : is hí breth orddain Hérenn, Ériu iv 98 § 27. As alleg. npr. m.: Buaid ┐ Orddan ┐ Taiced [= Tocad] a trí n-aite, LL 30d57 . Used of persons: Niall . . . ordan Ulad, LL 141a13 . a orddan a Aíd, 148b7 = KMMisc. 266.2 . Maeldúin . . . ordan Gaedel ō cleircib, RC xvii 397.3 , cf. 374.27 .

pl. in distrib. sense: la hIacob ṅ-ordan `James of the digni- ties', Fél. Ep. 256. imrōl tocaidh ocus ordan ocus ānai, ACL iii 298 § 64 . muime ordan ┐ altrama do thuathaib na hAissia (of Persepolis), Alex. 416 ; the g s. would be more natural in these exx.