rúac, ruaic

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Forms: rúag, rúaig, ruagchath

n ā, f. rúag f., IGT Dec. § 39.13 . rúaig f., § 42.8 .

(a) A rush, dash; gen. in hostile sense, an onset, attack: tri chét . . . dorochair leis sin n-oenrúaic, LL 205b15 . triur do bhrisedh gach aon ruaig, IT ii2 145.598 . ro impadar . . . do tabairt ruaca dhoibh, ┐ ni ro foemad uatha in ruaic, ALC i 216.19 . gach ain fer do bered air, do rinn ruaga, Celt. Rev. iv 18.9 . Garb rige na rúac rot `of the bold raids', Metr. Dinds. iv 204 . an mac righ sin na ruag te, Irish Texts ii p. 43 § 26 . seabhac na ruag, Hackett xxxix 108 . Without hostile sense: ag dol dó 'na rúaig fán ccrannaigh, BNnÉ 138 vii 9 , cf. 139.42 . gluaisim don ruaig sin im sháir-rioth | go hEochaill, Keat. Poems 453 .

(b) Esp. a rout , in ruac i mMaig Adar . . . ria n-óa Lachlaind, LL 183b11 ( Arch. Hib. ii 63 § 66 ). do chuir N. an ruaig . . . orrtha put them to flight , IT ii2 142.515 . tugais na Gulla fa ruaig, Cog. 80.8 . a Úa Gofraid nar gab ruaic who suffered not aefeat , Irish Texts ii p. 44 § 29 . a frithguin na ruaga, AU iii 436.14 . ag leanmhain na ruaige, Keat. ii 1480 . ba réidh gach ro-choill do na ruaghaibh the fugitives , ML 142.12 .

(c) fig. a course, career : lé hógaibh . . . ag breith a ruag reabhraidh, TSh. 523 . damh is dual a ruaig do ríomhadh to recount his career , Hackett xxxix 7 . Cf. an fersa gabhait na ruaig `which the mighty recite', BNnÉ 170.17 .

Compds. n ruagchath a battle-onslaught , TSh. 3129 . ¤mer: ad rigda ruaigmhera ba[r] riga `furiously routing', Aen. 2455 .