rígain, rígan

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Forms: rígain, rígan, rignai, rígnae, rígnai, rígna, rígain, rignae, ríghan

n ī later ā, f. n s. rígain, Fél. Prol. 125 , Sept. 20 . rígan, LU 5205 = TBC-I¹ 726 (Y). a s. rignai, LU 10718 . g s. rígnae, Fél. July 11 . 18 . rígnai, LU 8282 ( FB 22 ). rígna, LL 249b34 ( TBFr. 163 ). d s. rígain, Fél. Prol. 105 . g p. rignae, Thes. ii 295.15 . ríghan (g s. n p. -ríghna), IGT Dec. § 37.6 . A queen or noble lady ; in sagas gen. of the wife of a king or chief, later in wide application: as comdiu dia rigain in rí, Ml. 65d13 . sechi sí dia rignaib, gl. reginam quamlibet, 65d8 . rigan a regina , Corm. Y 1092 . ro hairled rig ┐ aithech, rigan ┐ amrigan `queen and subject', Laws i 40. 10 , glossed .i. cét-muinntir comceneoil .i. comad ben rig Erenn, ib. 29 . ní theclaimtís feis Temra do ríg cen rignai lais ol ni rabi rigan hi fail ind rig, IT i 118.30 ( LU 10718 ). Hiruath cona rígain, Fél. Prol. 105 . Helend in rigan rechtmár, PH 485 . Briccriu ┐ a rígan, FB 16 . ní fil rígain catamail acot-su, ata immorro la Coin Culaind, SCC 46 . ind rígan rígda (of St. Brigit), Hy. iv 10 (F). sosar na macc mīn | ruc in rigan don ro-rig (of Eve and Adam), MacCarthy 26 .