rámat

Cite this: eDIL s.v. rámat or dil.ie/34788

n u, m. (? 1 rám or 2 ráma + 1 sét Celtica xxiii 171 , cf. Fil Súil nGlais 20-21 ) (a) a high-road, main route : set ┐ rout ┐ ramat, Corm. Y 1082 , where it is defined: ramut [rámut, LB] i.. mō oldas rout .i. aurscar bís ann ar dūn ríg [urscor bís for urdhúnib ríg, LB]. Cach comaithech asa tír dot-roich, dlegar de a glanad (i.e. it was bigger than a `rót', passed by the residences of kings, and every one whose land touched on it was responsible for its upkeep?). sen-ainm na slighed rámhad, Met. Gl. Ff. 18 (ramat v.l.). rámhad .i. ród no slighe, O'Cl. rámhad .i. ainm do shlighe ┐ as fairsinge leithne rámhad ina ród, ib. cach rīgi a rāmad, Arch. iii 226.18 . commuir . . . co roilbhi, co ramut bidbad, ZCP xii 363.12 . ar cach ramut ar bith ché | ría slúag nāmat conar tí, LL 308b7 ( SG 389.24 ). ramat righ `the road of a king', FM ii 606.7 (poem). suil ind ríg ramot clothach do Athirne ba bríg brethach, LL 114b22 . pl. fer tri ramata, TBC 5430 = ramada, TBC² 3348 , i.e. a `briugaid' or hospitaller whose hostel stood at the junction of three high-roads. in briugu cedach . . . a teach i comrag tri ramat, Laws v 76.26 Comm. briugu leiteach . . . tri ramuta lais (.i. tri rōid ar amus a tigi), v 78.7 , 13 . In fig. sense: ramat firinne, ZCP xii 364.25 . dinnap inna ramot techtai torai (.i. minab tora ina conair dligteac) `in a lawful way', Ériu xii 52 § 64 (Bretha Crólige).

(b)

cleared area in front of the king's dún : ramhut .i. urscur bis ar dun rig 'clearing i.e. the open space which is in front of the fortress of a king' EIF 538 § 4 .