1 ríata

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ríata or dil.ie/35244
Last Revised: 2019

 

adj io,iā. part. of 1 réidid (?), of horses and draught-oxen trained for driving or racing, broken, passing into the senses full-grown, domesticated and possibly swift.

co toracht . . . cona eoch riata leis co Emain, LU 8462 ( FB 31 ). tabar carpait . . . for echaib riattai ro-luatha, PH 410 . bit daim ríata laíg ar mbó | co tí cobair Diarmato `the calves of our kine will be trained (? full-grown) oxen ', ZCP iii 204.13 ( LU 9589 ). ba samalta re seiche doim riata ar mēd `full-grown', BCC 390.26 = seithe ṡen-tairbh, KMMisc. 316 § 8 . .x. mile elefint ríata `tamed', Maund. 207 . do croicnibh bethadach n-allta ┐ ríatta `domesticated', BNnÉ 53.7 . Of persons: ros-gabsat rig-droing riata, LL 17a48 . is ríatai di rathbriugad ( trained, expert ?), LU 8959 ( FB 71 , of Cú Chulaind). compar. (?) is and assbreth fris: `Is ríataide ind imrim sin' oc dul dó dar Slige nAssail; is desin asberar-som Fiacha Ríatai `like driving was that errand . . . the driving-like F.', Ériu vi 149.58 ; perh. compar.+de `the swifter; the same episode is transferred to Cairbre Riada in Keat. ii 4326 fg . : gur riata an toisc re ndeachaidh siar ané ┐ tigheacht aniar aniú `it was on a quick errand', 4335 .