cinnte

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cinnte or dil.ie/9154

Forms: cionnta

part. of 1 cinnid. ? cionnta (: fiorta), Aithd. D. 61.24 .

(a) definite, fixed, appointed : trí cémenn cindti do chách, ACL iii 215 § 1 . sil Culenain . . . / cusin shréib chinti sech cách (aib cindti do chach, v.l.) of true ancestry, RC xlvii 313.8 . a thám cinti nucur chóir fatal, LL 4365 = cíndti, BB 56b51 . fri gnim cinti, SR 6351 . ri cothugud na caimmi cinti isna claraib to maintain the fixed curvature(?), LL 30947 ( TTr. 129 ). ro gairsetar a commairc cinti, Cog. 190.28 . ríaghla c.¤ , Párl. na mB. 2559 . mór ngleodh gc.¤ `true battles', Content. xxx 36 . Of person: mac Dornan caemh cinte, Gorm. 22 . Of number: i n-árim chinti, LU 2580 . [cubad] ele ina . . . lethut, caega cinti ina . . . lanfod (of the Temple), BB 241b27 . Of time: annsa lá ch.¤ , Proverbs vii 20 . stuidéar c.¤ constant, Trompa na bhF. 1581 (see Gloss.).

(b) With copula: is cinti coscor ac Tiauandaib victory is certain, TTebe 1705 . c.¤ daoil ort dot ithe (of the flesh), Dán Dé xxv 43 . In phrases: is c.¤ do x it is appointed for x: is cindti daib a coscur do chur, TTebe 3919 . c.¤ bas dubach don dís, Stud. Hib. iv 73 § 69 . is c.¤ la x x regards as certain: ma ro ba chinnti leis `if he be certain', Laws i 118.11 Comm. damad c.¤ leis, iv 4.14 Comm. In different sense: mased is cinnti letsa ar ngabháil-ne ar écin if you have decided, CCath. 1677 .

In chevilles: ní cuac cinte, SR 33 . ruathar cint, 133 (with elision, cf. Wortk. 129 ).

Compar. ní fhuil . . . casán is c.¤ , TSh. 10765 . Adv. scríbthar dam deired in sceoil bic se cu cinte dait, LL 288 marg. inf. Cf. go cinnte always(?), TSh. 7278 (Ó Súilleabháin, Éigse xiii 29 ). tuigim co c.¤ , Aisl. Tond. 110.16 .

(c) As subst. certainty : i cindti sin; ┐ masa cunntabairt `a case of certainty', Laws iii 304.16 , 21 , 25 Comm. nocha damund cert um cindti, na dliged um ecinnte, v 204.11 Comm.