1 tais

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 tais or dil.ie/39821

adj i cf. Stokes, Celtic Declension p. 33.

(a) damp, moist: ? im thuaim taiss, Metr. Dinds. iii 366.3 . fo thalmain t.¤ `under the damp earth,' 456.81 . secht tes teinedh talman t.¤ , RC xxviii 314.21 . a seantruim th.¤ talmhaidhe, Studies 1918, 281 § 12 . a Uilleag an airm th.¤ `of the dripping sword,' Aithd. D. 40.25 . ar clochaibh fuara fíor-taisi, BNnÉ 233.26 .

(b) soft, smooth . Frequ. of hair: fá' chéibh tt.¤ , Manners and Customs iii 154.y . a Aodh an fhuilt th.¤ , Ir. Monthly, 1928, 607 § 6 . don bharrúrth.¤ , TD 1.33 . Of other parts of the body: a bhruinne bhánt.¤ , TD 12.12 . Of places: an learg th.¤ , TD 11.5 . an tír thiormarsaidh th.¤ , 17.20 . Note also: cona cruas .i. narub t.¤ (of grain paid as fine, perh. moist ), Laws iv 94.16 Comm. don órchuanna thiormghlain th.¤ (of the Cross), DDána 54.2 . Superl. taobh as taise clúmh, DDána 8.6 .

(c) gentle, kind, easy: le labhra t.¤ , Content. xii 4 . briatharth.¤ , TD 41.17 . do ní t.¤ don tighearna ` softens ,' PBocht 19.5 . éag na gríbhe nár ghríbh t.¤ `who was no tame griffin,' Miscell. Celt. Soc. 376.3 . t.¤ re a thiorthachaibh, AFM vi 2236.4 . níor th.¤ a ndéagsain don dáimh too much for the poets was that sight, DDána 102.33 . ó Sliabh Cúa, ní turus t.¤ | riccim, BS 120.13 . Superl. dreach ... ba thaise le fíorbhocht, ITS iii 198.10 .

(d) Hence in unfavourable sense weak, feeble, spiritless, timid: narbat timtheirc t.¤ `forage mercilessly,' KMMisc. 262.1 . cen tíam-gestal t.¤ `by no feeble forceless work,' Metr. Dinds. iii 260.15 . nír th.¤ a treoir, BB 25a13 = Keat. i 170.y . re Tadg na ttachur nemth.¤ , ZCP xiii 19.15 . gen gor-th.¤ da eneoch though it was no diminishing of his reputation, TTebe 28 93. t.¤ an tabhach unprofitable was the exaction (Maedóc gives fraudulent beggars their own clothes, which they had hidden), BNnÉ 240 § 175 . a-támaid go t.¤ | dár namhaid `I am too complaisant with my foe,' PBocht 5.13 . gidh t.¤ domh-sa `though I am loath (?),' Content. xxii 23 and note.

Various: ni taiss ar richt reim n-ellach | dar na tarla slicht slinned, LL 193b47 . chum aifrinn nach racha ... | ní taise dho le halmsa he is just as bad about giving alms, Ó Bruad. iii 182.7 . Cf. Dinneen .

Compds. sróll taisgreanta, IGT Decl. ex. 1227 . cnes taisshlím `smooth soft skin,' O'Gr. Cat. 472.25.