céitemain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. céitemain or dil.ie/8530
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: cétamain, -an, -emna, -eamhna

n Also cétamain, -an. In earlier lang. indecl., later also with g s. -emna. m. (g s. id.), IGT Decl. § 89 ; f. (g s. -eamhna), § 10 . On form and inflexion see Carney, Ériu xxii 47 but see also LEIA C-58 , Léachtaí Cholm Cille xi 139-41 and cf. Ériu xxxix 70-72 . May(day): cetsoman .i. cetsámsin .i. cétlúd síne samraid, Corm. 11 , Corm. Y 290 . céideamhain .i. bealtaine, O'Cl. cēttemain cāin rē, Four Songs 8 § 1 . ō chēttsamhain dam i bfus, ZCP viii 222 § 8 . tormaid i cetemain amal ghaetha, Ériu ii 116.7 . dercain i cétemun (cétemhuin, v.l.) `May-time', iv 138.z . ar gcaoi i gcéiteamhain `my cuckoo in springtime', Aithd. D. 72.2 . a cetsomain, xiiii. for Mairt, CS 4.17 . guth na gcuachadh 'sa céatteamain, Feis Tighe Chonáin 277 . hisin cétshamhain sin sainredh `in that May precisely', Hugh Roe² 120.6 .

Freq. as qualifier: foirccle caille cētamun (: on) `the top-branches of a forest in May', Otia ii 88 § 11 . isin chamair chetamain, Rawl. 76b15 . canuch cetamuin `May cotton- grass', RC xiv 416 § 30 ( LL 12800 ). ceó cétamain, LU 7359 (= BDD² 998 ). gotha cuach gCéiteamhna (: seanma), Studies 1919, 612 § 5 . denn cēttamun, TBC-I¹ 2756 . dia cetshamuin on Mayday, LL 22275 . la cetemon `at Mayday', Ériu ii 128.2 . i láibh céideamhna (: mheanma), Measgra D. 56.42 . i m-matain cétamain, LB 213b52 . i mmís cétamuin, LL 22280 .