cáemachtu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cáemachtu or dil.ie/7594

Forms: cáemachtain, cáemnachtain, caemthechtu, caemthecht

n also cáemachtain, cáemnachtain, caemthechtu, caemthecht (cf. con-icc, cumacht). In Laws Comm. with follg. Vn. indicating a course of action recognised in law; power, ability : ce be, cen co be, coemachtu a tesraichthe `power to save it', Laws iii 192.z . nach raibh caomtechta thesairce aigi . . . nach raibhe caomtechtain anacail aigi, O'Curry 2359 ( Eg. 88, 27(28)d ). in tan ata caemachta tobaig dligthig ag fechemuin toicheda . . . ┐ ata caemachta imgabala ag bidbuid, Laws v 150.1 . caemachta imgabala, iii 258.7 . co coemachtin a fastaigthi; ┐ mana fuil coemachtain a fastaigthi, islan uile, 218.5 . cin caemactain fastuda, 136.y . cin caemthachtain a dichur de, v 238.11 . cin co roip caomtechta a dichuir aice de, O'D. 372 ( H 3.17, 282 ). co caemachtu imgabala, Laws iii 168.12 . caemachtain imsgair, v 310.22 . caomtecht imsgair, O'Curry 2646 ( Eg. 88, 55(56)c ). muna caomnachtain fastaigthi, Laws v 236.21 . See cáemacht.