céim

Cite this: eDIL s.v. céim or dil.ie/8469

Forms: cheimim, cém

(-mm) n, n. vn. of cingid. See Thurn. Gramm. §§ 152 , 328 , 453 , 756 , and Translators' Note p. 683 . m. and f., IGT Decl. § 45 . n s. cheimim, Hugh Roe² 20.22 . cém, RSClára 87a etc.

I

(a) act of stepping towards, approaching; resorting to (with various prepp.): ar do chéimm ar croich `for the sake of Thy going upon the cross', Ériu vi 113 § 5 . la c.¤ do míasaib maithib `when there is stepping to good tables', iii 102 § 30 . nir' fhetsat ceim fora n-agaid dia n-echuib, Marco P. 113 . ceim do churadaib Connacht, MR 250.20 . ceim fri haimles n-egalsa, Ériu ii 228.15 . ceim i cleith, LU 4009 ( SC 45 . ) cen ch.¤ dó 'na comlepaid unless he should come to share her bed, Ériu iv 104.2 . cēim iar sētaib soscēla, ii 56 § 11 . ar gc.¤-ne ón talmhain thuaidheamhain, DDána 70.9 . With gen.: c.¤ an chroinn the step towards the cross, Dán Dé xxix 20 .

(b) With cingid: ciṅg ceim co lan tocud etc., Corp. Gen. 80.2 . nocho chingfind ceim dar cert, LL 18668 . rochind seig a cheim co hegandais, TTebe 1088 .

(c) step, pace, stride : inna ceimmen gl. gresús, Ml. 22a7 . céimmim gl. extento gradu, 41d7 . ch.¤ cruth cheill congraimmim in gait, etc., LU 8323 ( FB 24 ). c.¤ tar ais, Dán Dé xxviii 26 . c.¤ ar ch.¤ `step by step', Rel. Celt. ii 190.10 . c.¤ baccaighe limp, TSh. 3344 . dhírighios a chéime = (the Lord) directeth his steps, Prov. xvi 9 .

(d) With verbs other than cingid: ascnam c.¤ for caland `let us strive to step', Fél. Dec. 31 (cf. Gorm.). ná beram c.¤ secha sain, LL 3308 . c.¤ chríoch n-imdherg nis dring, Ériu xiii 20.1 . dréisi c.¤ cech óin laithi `advance thou a step every day', i 200 § 24 . caín feid a rosc rocheim inna chend síar, LU 8342 ( FB 24 ). nach rach c.¤ don chiort `depart one step', PBocht 9.25 .

(e) As measure of length: da ceimend sechtmogat in airdi in tuir, Auraic. 1245 . .u. ced deg ceim curadh `fifteen hundred warrior's paces', St. Ercuil 774 . Cf. da traigid gu leith se in ceim inraic `the full pace', Ériu xvii 70 § 10 gl. 5 . See míle.

(f) degree (astron., etc.): sa 4 ceim in quarto gradu (of heat), ZCP xviii 264.16 . sgáile na ccéimionn `degrees' (of a sun-dial), Isa. xxxviii 8 .

(g) stage in a process : na céimenda as i ndéntar in t-adaltras .i. silled ┐ comrád etc., PH 7807 . i gcéimeannaibh an chrei- dimh, Dán Dé vi 31 . an dechmadh c.¤ ó Cholla (in pedigree), BNnÉ 281.28 . in trat tic cum in ceime deiginigh don eitici, Rosa Ang. 76.2 . an dara c.¤ . . . an treas c.¤ stage (of the death of the body), TSh. 1240 ff.

(h) dignity, rank, degree : hí ceím gl. in gradum dignitatis, Ml. 19a3 . ina ceim ┐ ina cadus fein, BB 238a14 . cech ceim cádhusach, CCath. 1507 . i gc.¤ `in high esteem', Content. xvi 95 . na tigernuidhi doreir a ceimenn, Maund. 148 . nech lugha ceim nā rí `of lower rank than', ZCP vi 101.27 . ? daer- fuidir do saeradh taris ceim bas etar leis, Laws v 450.21 Comm. lucht céimenn `dignitaries', Hugh Roe² 158.22 . da gach aon . . . do réir a chéime, Keat. ii 2072 . iar na togha is na ceimionnaibh remraite `to those dignities', FM iii 364.4 .

(i) amount, degree, extent : a ngach aoinch.¤ `in every par- ticular', O'Hara 546 . a n-aein ch.¤ `in any degree', Misc. Celt. Soc. 374.6 . san ch.¤ a ttugas . . . grádh dhó, Desid. 5971 .

(j) procedure, proper course : cēim n-erlatad ar Dīa, ZCP iii 449.12 . cēim fāthach `walking with knowledge', Ériu ii 64 § 6 . dom chor ó ch.¤ from the proper course, DDána 38.22 . ní c.¤ é eidir óghaibh, Ir. Syll. Poetry 34 § 5 . c.¤ eoil don aineolach, Dán Dé xxviii 45 . do chríochnaigh C. a c.¤ flatha `his royal progress', ML 88.32 . c.¤ caithme `an expensive process', BNnÉ 282.7 . ceim conalbais, Lism. L. 3069 .

(k) In later lang. freq. in vague sense of task, exploit, undertaking, feat, deed : do c[h]onāch id chémanduib, ML² 1654 . c.¤ anshógha, DDána 99.7 . c.¤ d'éirghe aigeanta enough to make the heart rise, 66.3 . brígh 'na ccéimiondaibh ní chuir `he sets no store by their doings', Studies 1919, 258 § 18 . do bhéireadh béim ann gach c.¤ cruaidh, Oss. vi 74.12 . c.¤ macaimh Muimnigh `part', MR 302.7 . c.¤ cruaidh, Desid. 897 . Perh. also in: Bethach fo chéimim chlothalt / marb in h-Erind ar clitecht, LL 769 (see Leb. Gab. 114.9 ).

(l) Freq. in chevilles: ceim forais, SR 4391 (cf. béim f.). c.¤ ngle, LU 2831 . c.¤ gan gainne, LL 7074 . gárbh fhearr c.¤ `what prize could be greater?', Studies 1920, 98 § 6 .

(m) Miscellaneous uses: ? sluag Herend cona fairind / lotar ba cemmend cumaiṅg, LL 746 . re trichait ṁblīadna i Maig Mell / re cōicait cīalla cēmend, Fianaig. 50.13 . ? reim dano ceim a airbert (quatrain follows), Auraic. 800 = cém, 3590 = ceim, 3617 . iar ceimennaibh `in course', Laws iii 344.19 Comm. `in turn', iv 260.y Comm. ar ndola dá cruth i gcéimibh (: éirigh) `her body swelling', PBocht 18.31 . See TD 10.22 n. p. 237 . i gc.¤ properly composed (?) (a poem), Ó Bruad. iii 194.x .

II In concrete applications

(a) step, rung : trisna cemmen i n-andais . . . a ch.¤ són i ngaibthe cech salm `the step in which each psalm used to be sung', Ml. 133b4 -5. [cé]mmen templi gl. gradus, Thes. i 498.8 (Ardm.). ceimenna arda high steps, LB 151b3 . seacht gcéimeanna ann (of a ladder, Fig.), Aithd. D. 62.20 . céimeanna an chaisléin, Dán Dé xxviii 15 . ? ceim .i. conair, ut est ceim sech na dichestar dilsi sech andoit n-eclaise, O'Dav. 549 . Also stile, threshold etc.: iter claid . . . ┐ tenlach ┐ cēim `fire-place and (door-)step', Cáin Ad. 41 . tarsa ceim isind faichti `over the stile into the field', Mon. Tall. 130.8 . for c.¤ na reilgge, Ir. Texts i 35.14 . airde cech ceim (v.l.) [ar]aile (of building), MacCarthy 40.24 .

(b) pass : Slīab C. na cēmenn crūaid `of the difficult passes', Ériu ii 50 § 5 . set conaire no ceime `footpath', Laws v 152.x Comm. inis na gcéimeann, Measgra D. 55.2 . essruis . . . co ceimeannaibh cumgae, St. Ercuil 234 .

Compds. With adjj.: réim . . . ceim-dhíochra with eager step, ML 84.15 . a[g] cuibrech an curadh crodha ceimdighaind, ZCP vi 285.28 . dochuaidh ina coinne co ceimdirech `went straight to meet him', 45.13 . céimleasg i gcath `cool in conflict', TD 26.25 . go cobhsaidh céimrighin, FM vi 2128.16 .