1 cennas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 cennas or dil.ie/8645

Forms: cendus, -uis, -sa

n o, [m.] (cenn) headship, leadership, superiority, precedence : cendus m. (g s. -uis and -sa), IGT Decl. § 38 . ? cendus, urlataid, īsel, ZCP vii 312 § 26 (or 2 c. restraint?). dober ceandus daibh, BB 22a27 . co nach tibra neach cennus dā c[h]ēile acknowledge the other's superiority, ML² 75 . ōs fiu a cheannas i dteach Dé, Celtica iv 132 § 63 `influence', p. 191 . mearradhacht cheannais, Párl. na mB. 2147 . ceannus connsuineadh annso. soil cédus etc. precedence, IGT Introd. 9.21 . don f. téid an ceannas the masculine is preferred (where there is a conflict of gender), Bard. Synt. Tr. 12.5 .

Freq. with obj. gen. cennus . . . a clainni, Leb. Cert.² 150.6 . i cennus na Romha, CCath. 5101 . ceannas Banba, Aithd. D. 13.23 . a gceannas dó that he should be their leader, DDána 110.3 . cendus coda do na saighdiuiribh, AFM vi 1880.14 . don fhocal déigheanach don chomhfhocal téid a cheannus i.e. the final element in a compound dictates its morphology, IGT Introd. 30.z . ceannas feadhna na faoisidine leadership, Eochairsg. 92.7 (see fedan). ceandus longport, AFM v 1588.1 . With prep. FOR: cennus acam-sa forro-sin uile, ZCP iii 32.34 . a cennus . . . forsan mnai, Grail 3036 and v.l. caisslēn . . . ag a ffuil cennus ┐ uachtarānacht ar in gcathraigh uile, Fl. Earls 40.6 . Attrib. g s. cennphort cennais commanding officer, AFM vi 2290.8 . ? fear mor trebar trencheanduis , BB 427b51 (cennais?).