rus

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Forms: rosa

n u, m. (quantity doubtful; freq. written with accent, but the g s. rosa points to short u). A poetic word,

(a) the face or countenance, esp. the cheeks , hence

(b) a blush, blushing and

(c) shame .

rúss .i. agaidh, Corm. Y 1108 . rus ro ghairme[dh] do ghruaid, Metr. Gl. 62 . russ .i. gruaidh an chinn, O'Cl. rus .i. aighidh no imdergad, O'Dav. 1336 , cf. 1343 (rús). rús .i. gruaid . . . rús dono, imdergad, ┐ gach nderg, H 3.18, p. 73 ( O'Curry 119 ). rúss, rucca, Triads 143 (sons of `ainmnit' and `féile'). is suaichne ina rus . . . .i. is forreill ar [a] aghaidh, Eg. 88 f. 40a ( O'Curry 2490 ). o rus no on ruided, Auraic., 5573 cf. 5647 . g s. romna rossa `reddening a countenance', RC xxvi 22 § 55 , glossed .i. romnad aigthe ic aerad, LL 187a17 . ar omhan ruamna rossa, Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. v 93 § 21 . pl. rusa ruirech righ treibe, O'Dav. 1343 . temhair .i. gruaidh, ut est niam temra rosa .i. is í temair th'aighthi do gruaidh, 1546 (= the cheeks are the beauty of the countenance? By Stokes taken as g s.) Cf. Ériu xiii 14.6 ; 13 . ruamna rús, Laws iv 348.27 (g p.?). ? atbēlad tria rindib rus (: Aongus), Anecd. ii 67.2 .