rigin

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adj i.

(a) in physical sense tough, hard, unyielding : fid rigin, O'Mulc. 493 . cliatha . . . crannrighne `oars with stiff shafts', CF 32 . airm righni ruadha, IT iii 87 § 98 ( Bruchst. i § 53 ). a bodhadhaibh blaith-righne smooth, tough bows , AFM v 1646.5 . biadha righne `viscous foods', Rosa Angl. 324.8 . ? boár .i. sgamach nó . . . galar righin, O'Dav. 291 (some kind of scab affecting cattle). cach conair amreidh . . . cach aenach rigin ( hard to drive on ?), H 3.18 p. 351 ( O'Curry 734 ). Of liquids: dubh righin thick ink , O'Gr. Cat. 120.17 . is omh righin na lenna viscous , Rosa Angl. 44.8 .

(b) in fig. sense slow, dilatory, prolix : niba rigin, gl. non patiemur expositionem longius evagari, Ml. 25a5 . n p f. rigne célide `stiff when paying a visit' (of women; given to prolong their visits ?), Tec. Corm. § 16.37 . dochóidh . . . go cobhsaidh ceim-righin, AFM vi 1938.8 . cubhuidh triall rīgh co righin deliberately , Irish Texts ii 58 § 8 . do na heasláintibh righne `chronic diseases', O'Gr. Cat. 239.19 .

In late poetry used of eyes in complimentary sense slow-moving, tranquil (cf. similar use of mall): i bpéarla do chlaonrosc righin, Keat. Poems 319 . Ó Bruad. i 8.7 .

Cf. rigne.