célmaine

Cite this: eDIL s.v. célmaine or dil.ie/8566

n n., later f. (1 cél. We. coelfain, Stokes, O'Mulc., Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 164 . See Blathm. note to 598 . PH p. 20 ) augury, omen, presage, prognostication, prophecy : ni bo celmaine inmain, Anecd. i 12.20 ( SCano 388 ). Nās .i. cēl, ar is ann fognītis Lagin a cēlmaine, O'Mulc. 826 (? in sense of cēlmainecht, cf. Todd Lect. vi 59.y ). iss ed celmaini in sein ruc L. do mnaib Ulad, LL 13479 ( Études Celt. v 158 ). co celmuiniu, 13423 ( 155 ). hi comaidem na celmaine adbulmori, LB 152b51 (omens of destruction of Jerusalem). dursan críoch a gcéalmhoine, DDána 121.13 . gur chómhthracht cealmhaine, ML 74.10 . celmaine B. the prophecy made to B., BNnÉ 291 § 3 . celmaine in chatha prophecy as to the outcome of the battle, Marco P. 32 . [c]elmhuine bais presage of death, Aen. 3166 . célmhuine chinnemhnach, AFM vi 2226.24 . celmaine conaigh, Hugh Roe² 280.22 . celmaine condtrachta, TTebe 2721 . cu cēlmaine maithiusa, ZCP i 364.26 .

In wider sense of utterance, saying , etc.: as e mo celboinde ngle `announcement', Blathm. 191 . as creiti an celboinde, 187 . am ba moí mo celboindi (: ccloinne) `when mine was mystic utterance', 150 . moi mochelmaine (.i. isi mochelmuine dam), Rawl. 106b22 . aslaigh dhamh an Coimdhe red chéalmhuine `prayer(?)', Aithd. D. 55.8 . conach aithnighedh cara no coiccele a chruth no a celmhuine (of disfigured person), Ériu iv 59.17 . cloisteacht fría ccēalmhuine (of birds with human voices), Celtica ii 65.14 .