1 os(s)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 os(s) or dil.ie/34044
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: n-oss, n-oss, osbretha, osséti

n o, m. orig. neut.? n s. a n-oss , Hy. v 57. a s. gaibid a n-os ba neasom do, TBC-LL¹ 688 YBL = in n-oss , LU 5170. n du. dā n-oss, IT iii 245.59 ( LL 246b39 ).

Orig. prob. a bovine animal of any kind; used of an ox: isait coin altai in degboin . . . ┐ isait .vii. n-os impi, Irish Texts i 9.7 . Later os(s) allaid (or os without adj.) = a wild ox = a deer, stag; early obsol. and confined to poetry. `os' ainm gach áirdfhiadh[a], Metr. Gl. Ff. 51. os .i. fiadh. na hois .i. an fiadhach, O'Cl. dēine . . . inā hos (.i. luaithe inā fiadh), ZCP v 487 § 2 . oss no muc allaid, Mon. Tall. 6 (used for food). i richt oiss allaid, LU 1246. peata ois a tame deer, Laws iv 114.10 (glossed .i. amuil na bu, 14 ). bá-sa chú-sa gabála uis, LU 9326 ( JRSAI 1871, 380.25 ), cf. Anecd. iii 53.10 . ? déna ingeilt ois, KMMisc. 262.1 (advice to a king: graze like a deer, i.e. thoroughly, use no half-measures?). pl. ois alta, TBC-LL¹ 681 = oiss, LU 5163. ropat choin altai ┐ ois, Thes. ii 293.7 ( SP I ). uiss ┐ altai na crích, LL 265a5 ( MU 20.25 ). ois ┐ allta ecendsa na ndithreb, CCath. 882. amail ossu allta, Cóir Anm. 213. fer gonas ossae, Corm. Y 1168 = f. ghonas ségu .i. ossa alltai, Corm. p. 41 s.v. ség. i ndelbaib oss n-alta, TBC-LL¹ 1452. alma do ossaib alta, LU 1275. Used of a wild boar? tathich torc allaid a trét | fo thuaith dosephain a n-oss (.i. in mucc allaid), Hy. v 57 ( Thes. ii 341 ).

Compds. ¤airbe f. a deer-fence , O'Dav. 1366. ¤berna: dreim re hoisbherna `deer-pass', BS 92.3 . ¤breth f. a judgement about deer: pl. osbretha, Laws i 182.1 (glossed .i. im corus lin, im cāin n-inbir, ib. 7 ; transld. `water-judgements'); cf. iii 448.15 . i n-osbrethaib .i. . . . i mbrethemnas na n-os n-allaid, O'Dav. 1293. ¤eilit f. a doe : g s. laoigh a broinn oisseilti, Ériu vii 197.7 = osseilt `deer-herd', 2.9 (where LL 118a9 reads osseilti). ¤éit deer-cattle, a herd of deer : a p. osséti, IT iii 245.59 ( LL 246b40 ). ¤feoil f. deer-flesh : iascach ┐ enach ┐ osḟeóil, TBC-LL¹ 1955. eire ossfeola, CCath. 2933. ¤gamain a deer-calf, fawn : i rricht osgamna allaid, LL 210a 38 . ¤lethar deer-skin : inar . . . isé uaigthe osslethair, TBC-LL¹ 2528 = osslethar, TBC-LL¹ 1872. ¤molt a ram : d'olaind na n-osmolt, Acall. 5226. ¤ogam, Auraic. 5842 (name of a species of Ogham in which the letter-groups were called dam, elit, iarnu, laeg).