tinfissiu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. tinfissiu or dil.ie/40862

 

n [n, f.]. vn. formation from do-infet (cf. Ériu xiii 218.2 ).

(a) breathing, breath, blast: cen tinfissin n-anala, SR 2108 . ba t.¤ thorni colleic `a thunderous (?) blast,' Ériu ii 100 § 6. tinfisiu anāla i corpaib dóine, 102 § 12. tinfisiu gaeithe, 104 § 15. oc tinfisin imechtraig a bethad `at his last gasp,' PH 6582 . is ann robai ainim in rig for tinfisi ēca ar cinn Alaxander, BB 491b35 .

(b) inspiration: tinfise in spirtu nóib, Ériu ii 198.16 (v.l.). tria thinfisin fáithsine, ZCP iii 22.3 .