tánaistecht

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Last Revised: 2019

n ā, f. (tánaiste)

(a) tanistry (the institution): Eoganachta do tabh[ai]rt do Cathal Odh[ur] .i. fearann tanisteachta 'Eóganacht, i.e. the tanist's land, had been given to Cathal Odar', AI 308 (s.a. 1176.7) . do thuigeadar gur chneasta an tanaisteacht `that tanistry was suitable,' Keat. i 66.19 .

(b) tanistship, right of succession : ro ainmnigh ... tanaisteacht Erenn ... d'Fiachaid, Snedg. u. Mac R 31.5 . tanistecht Chonnacht, Ann. Conn. 1342.17 . ríoghacht Mhumhan ag sliocht Dáirine ... breitheamhnas ┐ táinisteacht ag sliocht Deirgthine, Keat. ii 4307.

(c) land assigned to a tanist : tar Búill .... ┐ tríd an tánuisdecht a Moigh Luirg, ALC ii 270.16 = AFM v 1398.10 .