reithe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. reithe or dil.ie/34981

Forms: réithe

n io,m. in later Irish occas. réithe (e.g. in post 1685 edd. of Bedell)

(a) a ram : baí raithi sainemail for caírchaib Med- ba . . . ┐ boí rethi a [ḟ]recartha for caírchaib Ailella, TBC 70 . im reithi for caerchu (.i. i n-aimsir reithe), Laws i 126.7 . adarc reithi, Triads 117 . croccend órda in rethi, LL 218a7 ( TTr. 73 ). feola reithe, Rosa Ang. 94.13 . ar chionn an reithe, Exod. xxix 15 . a reithi folta fasaigh! (term of abuse), IT iii 88 § 106 . du. súil chaírech eter dā rethi, IT i 82.1 . pl. bla tarb ┐ reithe, Laws iii 230.25 . tairb ┐ reitheda, v 154.29 Comm. reithidha . . . meidithir fria hasal cech ae dib, Marco P. 10 . imut caerach ┐ reithed , 15 . reithidhe (= arietes, Lament. i 6 ), TSh. 3568 . ré marbhadh a dtarbh ┐ a reitheadh, Keat. ii 5435 .

?In phr.: cassithir rethe copad BDD 91 ; 97 .

Fig. Dau Iarlathe ba rethe Muman, Anecd. iii 61. 1 (but see réithe).

(b) r.¤ togla a battering-ram : ra scaílit sein di rethib tréna togla, LL 218b36 ( TTr. 127 ). rethi togla no trelam scailte múr, CCath. 3640 , cf. 656 , 1883 , 3434 .

(c) boats used as fireships : a timceall na réthed sin . . . do tairring na reithed, ALC i 328.22 , 24 (called arrtraighe, ib. 20 ).