cáttu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cáttu or dil.ie/8395
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: cátaid, cattaid, cátai

n t, m. (cáid). n s. cátaid, Aen. 812 . With f. adj. a s. cattaid moir, PH 691 . cátai móir, RC xxv 28 n.13 (see O'Brien, Celtica ii 346 ). dignity, honour, esteem; value ; sanctity (?): cataidh .i. eneaclann no uaisle, O'Cl. ro bámarni . . . co cátaid acut (Emir to Cú Chulainn), LU 3917 ( SCC 43 ). fobithin in chatudh robui forsint sabbait `on account of the honour paid to the sabbath', Mon. Tall. 156.15 . co cátu ríg `with due respect for a king', Tec. Corm. 2.20 . lat chátaid it chrí chena `with honour from thee', Metr. Dinds. iii 178.151 . glōir is cāta is caondūthracht / . . . / do Rīg nime `glory and honour', Ériu iv 120.5 . ar do cátaidh ag Dia dil / na faccaibh do mhallachtain, Anecd. ii 37 § 4 . michata cuirp, catu do anmain, Hib. Min. 41.25 . dober cátuidh da gach cloind `nobility', Fen. 240.w . gu cataidh (-igh, MS) ┐ gu n-ordan, Lism. L. 1765 . for cech noen mórfas cadus ┐ cháttaid (sic leg. for cháthaid) na hedpartu `respect and veneration for this grant', Misc. Arch. Soc. 132.4 . ro hadhnacht . . . go n-onóir, ┐ cátaidh (of nobleman), AFM iii 102.13 . cró cadat ┐ caradraidh `a covenant of honour and friendship', RC xxix 138 § 58 .

Legal: [inti] is mo cata dignity , Laws ii 280.15 Comm. ara cata[i]d, na [a] saoire, 18.15 Comm. a tesband de foltaib caich, tesbaid dia cataid, v 70.9 .i. . . . a leth eneclann uadh ar a scath, 13 Comm. ? cátaidh gach fis. Ériu xiii 52.2 = cataig caich `dignities of everyone', O'Dav. 347 . in brethem . . . a catadh . . . fo cataigh rig lais imbi i comriar, O'Curry 276 ( H 3.18, 151 ). i n-airechus ┐ foirbiata ┐ cattu, 833 ( 381 ). duine saer i n-a cataid coir ar secht cumalaib ┐ a n-a micataid ar cumail with his full legal standing(?), Laws v 392.20 Comm. bo ina cataid coir ar uingi, O'Curry 2306 ( Eg. 88, 23 (24)a ). oland in-a cataid coir `proper value', Laws v 80.25 Comm. ? To this: immarcraid catat uil aran olainn 'over-valuation (?) of the wool' Bretha 30 § 13.11 .