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1 pit n[i,m., later f.?] (prob. a British loan-word, cf. W. peth
cogn. of Ir. cuit) also fit: g s. ind fita , Mon. Tall. 152.10 . fíta,
151.24 . fitta, 156.18 . pite, LB 11a1 .
75 A small quantity of food, a light meal or collation : pít .i.
proind, Corm. p. 21 s.v. fogamur. pit proind nach mor, Met.
Gl. 33 § 15 . pid .i. proind bec, Lec. Gl. 531 . piid proind, Laws
v 22.17 Comm. uita .i. fit, Corm. Y 576 . fit a uita , O'Mulc.
546 . fit .i. proinn no tomhaltas, O'Cl. ? for doborfiit on water
80diet
(?), Thes. ii 38.29 (of penitential régime; edd. Thes. sug-
gest: for dobor ┐ ith). bo blegar fri fit `which is milked for a
repast
', Laws v 260.3 ; glossed .i. fri feit na mna no risin roinn
[leg. proinn?] mbicc, ib. 10 . Generally of monastic rations :
ni molathar som ind troscud, is ferr lais ind fit mesraigti
85dogres, Mon. Tall. 68 . bithfer fíta na riaglae one who keeps to
the prescribed ration
, 63 . conid ferr do anmain in phit beac
min quam in phit mór anmin, Rule of Céli Dé § 39 . tormach
pite, ib. ( LB 10b51 , 11a1 ). iomthórmach fíde aráin, Rule
of Tall. 2.19 . pit ind aisi graid bis oc pennind, Ériu vii
142.1 . saethor coimsi, fit cosmuil, ZCP vii 311 § 14 . uilliu fit
5na n-opreóire, xiii 27.24 (i.e. monks engaged in manual labour
have a larger ration). for tercphit on meagre rations, Fél.
Sep. 8 (-pit, -fit, -fít v.l.). le fe[i]l mairtir nocho tercbít,
Anecd. i 64 § 122 .

2 pit (put) n a pit, hollow (? the female pudenda)? putte a putteo
10[= Lat. puteo] .i. cuthe, ut dicitur pit a puteo .i. brēnaim,
Corm. Y 1060 (= Lat. cunnus, acc. to Corm. Tr. p. 138 ). pit
a puteo .i. on cuithe dicitur put, H. 3.18 p. 77 ( O'C. 132 ).
pit `a woman's privity ', P. O'C. pit `a dyke, hollow, female
privities ', O'R. (also puite). See putte.

15 pitech adj o, ā (humorous formation from 1 pit?) hungry, on the
look-out for food ? v s m. a phitigh phaitigh phiananaigh, IT iii
103 § 198 , cf. Bruchst. i § 74 , and see píanánach. P. O'C.
gives: piteachán `an effeminate man'.

pitóndacht n f. (abstr. formed from Lat. Python) Pythonism;
20 conjuration of spirits: prestrigia [= Lat. praestrigiae] .i. esergi
fuathaigthi amal in pitóndacht, LU 2704 ( RC xxv 250 § 33 ).

pla(e) n a level piece of ground, a sward (< Low Lat. plagia,
plaia)? plae .i. ainm inaid rēid a platea .i. on faithche, Corm.
Y 1073 . pla .i. bla .i. faithche, O'Cl. See plea and bla.

25 plaesc xsee blaesc.

plaescach n m. egg-shells (coll.): loisg plaesgach uigheadh,
23 P 10³, 24b16 .

plág n ā,f. (Lat. plāga) g s. inna plage , Ml. 34b14 ; later also plága.
Mod. pláigh.
30(a) a plague or pestilence : plag, gl. pestis, Gild. Lor. 256 .
o rus-gab in plag nert forsin Róim, PH 340 . dorat aingel Dé
. . . plaig for Asardu, 8415 . teidm galair moir ┐ plaig difulaing
do taidecht i llongphort Poimp, CCath. 3478 . i n-aimsir na
pláge, Fél. Ep. 492 . a n-aimsir na plaga, Rosa Ang. 26.9 ;
35 208.15 (plagha). in plaidh mor in galair coitcenn [leg. -cinn?]
do bi ar fud Erenn, AU ii 490.13 . olcus an aosa grāda | dober-
tar na morplādha, ZCP x 52.6 . múir for mórphlágaib `walls
built over the dead of great plagues
', Met. Dinds. iv 152.100 .
gorta ┐ plágha, Luke xxi 11 . pláidheanna ┐ gorta, Matth.
40 xxiv 7 . Of the plagues of Egypt: Rí dorat na deich plága
forthu, SR 3941 . PH 7655 . Exod. ix 15 . tar éis na bplágh
ndíoghaltach do imir Dia ar an Éigipt, TSh. 1932 . On ani-
mals: plág ar mílaib na muirbech, Met. Dinds. iii 428.36 . trian
na plag sin for mila mara ┐ fidbaide, RC xxvi 46.240 . In
45wider sense of trouble, torment, etc. : ro saerad in popul . . .
o plaig na dracon, PH 354 . plag thirmatad, 1597 . pláig
pecda, Ériu iv 156.5 . Buach ben Chana . . . grad Cana is
Creidi co cuibdi | plag de di (i.e. the love of Cana and Creide
brought her woe), RC xlvii 308.20 ( LL 140a43 ). Of persons:
50 Gilla Padraig plagh mellghaile, IT iii 104 § 203 . fóirne
Dubhghall . . . pláigh na hÉireann éagcaoinim, Keat. Poems
1032 .
(b) a scourge ? .vii. cét beimend plága fora lama (penitential
discipline), Ériu vii 158 § 17 ; cf. ¤ béim, ¤ buille below.
55Compds. ¤ béim(m): co tartá cet plag-bemend dar a drúm
strokes, lashes , PH 1169 . ¤ buille: nos-essairg Achíl ársain o
phlágbullib co torchair leis, LL 244b6 = TTr. 2057 (`with
death-blows
'). ¤ teidm: fri hindarba plad-tedmann, BColm.
70.8 .

60 plágaid v ā. also pláigid i. plagues, tortures, torments : pret.
ros-plāge bal immarbois, SR 1438 . Dondchad . . . fer a
chomanma can chāin | ro phlāig se demna ná sid, LL 33a40 ,
with gl. above word .i. a dallad ┐ a éc de; leg. ro phláigset
demna na síd? (the allusion may be to Dondchad k. of Os-
65sairge, for whose legend see ZCP xii 290 and Keat. iii 3394 fg .).
pass. pret. pl. ro plágtha , Fél. Prol. 234 .

plágud m. vn. of plágaid. bádud plagud breud bruth (tor-
ments of hell), SR 879 . is bádud is plágud, LU 2451 ( RC iv
254.20 ).

70 plainét (-éd) n m. (late loan-word < Lat. planeta) a planet : fa
planét Sháduirnn, Maund. 141 . g s. planétt, ib. = plainéda, Eg.
gach plainéad san aidhéar, Hackett xxxix 56 . pl. na plainéid
atá ós cinn na gréine, O'Gr. Cat. 248.10 . na plaineda ata fai
grein .i. Mercuir ┐ Uenir, ITS xiv 96.18 . solus na plained, ib.
75 13 . aon reult do na seacht bplainéidibh, Eochairsg. 67.2 .
don grein . . . ┐ dona pláinéduibh, 2 Kings xxiii 5 .

plait n[f.] (Lat. platea) a street : dinaib plaitib, gl. de plateis, Ml.
73c12 .

? plán: ind acht mise chanus an dán, | chuirios plán is fuaim na
80dhiaid `that first give the "piano", then follow it up with a burst
of "forte"
', O'Gr. Cat. 618.26 . Cf. plána `a plane or calm
surface
', Dinneen; but perh. = Eng. plan, i.e. scheme (of
song), tune .

plan(n)ta n m. (Lat. planta, late loan-word) a plant : plannda,
85 ITS xiv 158.2 . adbur planda germ of a plant, 156.26 . gach
uile ḟṗlanta nachar chuir mh' athair, Matth. xv 13 . Fig. a
scion : an t-ócc plannda ro écc ann sin, FM vi 2234.16 . plannda
Gallda Gaedhealach a foreign yet a Gaelic scion, E. O'Rahilly²
xxvi 49 (of Gerald Fitzgerald son of the Knight of Glin).