tonnad

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n o, m. (see Stud. Celt. xxxv 302 )

(a) death: t.¤ tri la ┐ teora n-aidche for da trian doine, RC xxvi 46 § 239 . amal sóersai Pátric | de thonnud hi Temraig, Fél. Ep. 552 . dobher tonnadh (sic leg.) don bhuidin, Tromd. Guaire 794 . tri t.¤ (sic leg.; tonna, donnad, v.ll.) gáissi, Triads 176 . tonn .i. tachtadh no tennadh, ut est, atait tri tonna gaisi, O'Curry 976 ( H 3.18, 416 ). O'Cl. go ttucasat tunaith fair, BNnÉ 315 § 12 . tona .i. bās, ZCP v 486 § 7 (B. na f.). tuinneadh .i. bás. tuinneamh .i. bás. toinneamh .i. bás, O'Cl.

Common in phr. deoch tonnaid draught of death, a kenning for blood (see Stud. Celt. xxxv 299-306 ): isi tuc in dig donnaid dia brāthair, Rawl. 138a39 . dorat dig tonnaid do Ailill co mbo marb de, ZCP iii 3.x . fúair lat loimm tonnaid īar sin, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 18.y . issí dobéra dhigh tonnaigh dot bheolsa, SG 71.14 . go ro dailit luirecha tonnaidh ┐ deocha dianbais i mbeolaibh sochaidhe ettarru, CCath. 5836 . bid sochaidi forsa ndáilfea deoga tondaig innocht, BDD² 980 , 1254 . is sochuide día tarad deog tondaig anocht, 1538 .

Hence

(b) poison: nech ... tober tonnuath conid apail nech de, Ériu vii 168.1 . docer mac mic Dáre de | de thonnud triin tremse, LL 150b40 . tonnadh .i. neimh, no deoch ina mbí neimh, O'Cl.