cethardae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cethardae or dil.ie/8913

 

Forms: tressa cetharde

adj io, iā (cethair) fourfold : afolad cethardai, Hib. Min. 18.17 (H.) conid cetrarda (sic) . . . ind aithgin `fourfold', Laws v 408.3 . in gach sét cetharda, iii 126.1 Comm. `for which fourfold restitution had to be made', note. cuin is cetharda? (of the alphabet), Auraic. 2868 . feadh na cruinne ceathardha, DDána 75.21 `square, fourcornered', Ir. Syll. Poetry Gloss . (see Dhá Sg. Art.). ? fóa cruib calath cethardu, LU 8662 ( FB 49 ).

As subst. io, n. four things, tetrad : ceathardha .i. ceathra neithe, O'Cl. a cetharde so, Wb. 21d8 . 31b24 . tressa cetharde (signs, wonders, powers, gifts of the Holy Spirit), 32c20 . tar æsi in cethardai seo, Ml. 36c23 . a c.¤ remi-ærbartmar, 97a7 . a cedardae, 111c9 . cetharda[e] ndíllat(a) four dresses, Críth G. 198 . fear congeb ceatarda `four of these arts', Laws v 104.27 . iss edh cethardæ adrimet . . . ara ndentar na arræ `four reasons', Ériu xix 58 § 6 . diablad aithgina . . . cetherda (sic) comlán an amount equal to four times the a., O'D. 1644 ( H 5.15, 19b ). cethardo connadur (leg. condagar) da gach eladuin the four things which are required for every composition, ACL iii 3.2 . for cach hæ don ceathurdu, IT iii 24.4 . ceathardha d'fhoirceadluibh, IGT Introd. § 102 .