rúamna, romna, rómna?

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Forms: romna, rúamna

n name of some colour or colouring matter, a reddish, crimson (?) or russet hue: sléic ł ruamnae ł diol gl. lodix , Sg. 69 a 9 (Ériu xxxiii 163). romna aīs .i. līas ┐ buideta the hue of age , Corm. Y 1101 = ruamni, LB. romnae, Bodl. romna ais .i. buidhe ┐ léithe, O'Cl. romna n-aeís, Rawl. 112b21 (acc.) tug datha for etaige . . . .i. rúamna dearga ┐ corcra, LL 16b23 ( Manners and Customs iii 88 ). romna .i. dath . . . romna righ . . . .i. dath for étach in righ .i. corcair, O'Dav. 1380 . romna rossa `reddening a countenance' (by satire), RC xxvi 22 § 55 (ruamna, romnad v.ll.). dobhēradh d'ēicsibh uado | ar omhan rūamna rosa (= for fear of being satirized). Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919 v 93 § 21 . ruamna dreach .i. sug in rois doní ruamna na ndrech, Auraic. 5645 (kenning for `ruis', the elder-tree, in Ogham the letter R). ruamna ruice ruis .i. trom, 1193 (the elder). tresim ruamna .i. straif . . . ar isin straif is tresiu ruamna ic dathadh na raet, 5563 . fri ruamna rús `the reddening of his face', Laws iv 348 y Comm. fuche [= fuiche] a fuco .i. ón ruamnae .i. ara minco [= minci, meinci] imdergtair, O'Mulc. 551 . rūamna gormga red gleam of dark blue spears , Bruchst. i § 26 ( IT iii 13 § 25 ). and dogníth rúamna dia thríath `there was caused bloodshed', Metr. Dinds. ii 22 . ruamna gais, iii 450 (see v 139 ), cf. dā hūa Roäich rūamna gass, ZCP viii 217 § 10 . rí rúamna buden who reddens troops (with blood )? LU 3743 ( SCC 34 ). Buti co rath rúamnai cloth `with grace of fame', Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 20.13 (lit. of colouring i.e. blazoning fame? ). romna roiscne (.i. fordorchad indsce), Anecd. v 26.6 . nip rannaire rúamnae góe let him not deal out coloured (specious) falsehood , ZCP xi 83 § 30 . In cheville: dia ros-fuc, ruamna cen lén, | dar sruth n-uarda nIordanen, SR 7339 . As sobriquet: Lughaidh Rúamna . . . ro ba ruiste rúamanta L. ón chomhrag, Cóir Anm. 199 . ? As adj. pred.: as ruaimne in ruici do M. a dā fer dēc do mharbadh, TBC-LL¹ p. 647 n. 4 (St.) = is rúad in rucce, TBC-LL¹ 4536 .