taman

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Forms: tamain

n o, m. IGT Decl. § 17 (71.15) . Also tamain, see II.

I

(a) trunk of a tree, stock, stem : truncus .i. tamhan, Corm. Y 1 . tamhan .i. gach ni da mbeantar a cheann, O'Cl. caudi- cem .i. in meccun nó in tamun, Ml 135c10 . piss ... ainm in craind no in toman, Corm. 36.3 . tuige im thamon (sic leg.), TBC 2842 . dair Mámbra ... ata i n-a tamun beos, ZCP xvii 232.19 . t.¤ ferna, BColm. 86.22 . tamain ... do giuis, TTebe 1474 . ní torthach crann 'n-a chríontamhan, Aithd. D. 89.38 . tamhan an da chraobh (of Christ), PBocht 3.19 . Cf. DDána 25.9 , 30.12 . mo chionnta thríom na ttamh- naibh | díon m'fhaghlaidh ionnta d'fhiodhbhaidh, IGT Decl. ex. 763 . t.¤ .i. bunadh ... t.¤ na trebaire, IT iii 276. 24 - 6 . tamhan óighe `stock of virginity' (of Mary), Studies 1932, 243 § 12 . na dtrí dtamhan `of the Triple Stock,' Aithd. D. 71.15 .

(b) Hence of persons : a thamain chrīn fo choiss chāich, Bruchst. i 30 § 67 . But most frequ. complimentary chief, leader, (?) descendent : a tamoin ┐ a toisigh, TTebe 37 65. tamhain a Tealaigh na bhFionn (the O'Neills), TD 7.8 . mairg tamhna dar bh'aithre iad (Adam and Eve), DDána 31.7 . tamhan toghaidhe, MR 98.13 . 'n-a thamhan as a young man, DDána 93.25 .

(c) headless human body : .i. corp gan ceann, O'Cl. co tall a ceand de gur fagaib ina thamun mael, BB 443b37 . gur bo tamhan ... iar mbeim a chind de, Hugh Roe 218.18 . ? ní sain tamhon is tréinclí, Hard. ii 298.x .

II Here frequ. tamain, orig. different wd. ?

(a) stupid person, blockhead (?) : tamain .i. borb, ut est ní tam mac ni dom ferthamain .i. ni dom ferthamain ni dom borb. No ni tamain fir cen eolus, O'Dav. 1560 (tamon, taman, v.ll.). Cf. Ériu xiii 26.24 . gairigh gilla no tamain fir, Laws ii 256.17 Comm. t.¤ .i. aineolach (B. na f.), ZCP v 485 § 1 .

(b) a poet of a certain rank : t.¤ .i. fogrād filed fo cosmuilius in tamain cra[i]nd ... ni dlig [díre] acht athgin, O'Mulc. 865 . ? Cf. cuir bel dilsidethar tomun do astuth, ZCP xii 364.35 . in sacaire, no in tamain filidh, Laws i 106.10 Comm. in t.¤ filed, H. 3. 17 col. 667 ( O'Don. 954 ). dech sceoil ac in tamuin, Laws i 46.1 Comm. (taman, v 64.8 Comm. ). in teisclemneach tamain (a metre), v 64.13 Comm. See IT iii 65.7 , 165 § 79 . ? a ghlec ím thuind a teanga tamhain, 101.32 .

As n. pr. Tamun drúth, TBC 2837 . Maeltamain, Todd. Nenn. 206.4 . Tamun ... mac Tréin, Acall. 2438.