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85 1 próiste n m. (a) a broach or spit (< Fr. broche). proiste `a
broach, spit or spindle
', P. O'C. próitsi bróidsi, IGT Dec. § 2.28
(próisde, bróisde v.l.). See Gadelica i 285 (bróiste) and 287 . (b)
a necklace or collar ? proisté, gl. monile vel munile, Ir. Gl. 852
(= goad, spit , same word as preceding? Stokes, note).

2 próiste n f. (< Eng. process) a legal process, summons : see
5 Gadelica i 82 .

prolach n o,m. (Lat. prologus) a prologue : is torbe . . . in prolach
doberam, Fél. Prol. 144 (brolach, brolluch v.l.). issin broluch
déidenach (i.e. epilogue), Fél. 10.31 . Cf. brollach, with which
the word may have been confounded by scribes.

10 promad u,m. (vn. of promaid) making trial of, testing, proving .
promhadh .i. dearbhadh, O'Cl. ar promad a neirt, gl. pro
virtutis experimento, Ml. 54a16 . do promad for ndeserce, gl.
caritatis ingenium comprobans, Wb. 16c10 . do phromad mo
lám ┐ dírge mo urchair, LU 5092 ( TBC² 606 ). ba o rigaib
15dobertis forra do promad a cana to test (obedience to) their law,
Corm. Y 48 . digeba a promad a tein shall be tested in fire, ZCP
iii 451.23 , cf. 454.2 , Ériu i 200.5 . trēna Tailten . . . oc promad
na fían-chéite, Met. Dinds. iv 158.164 . ag promhad mo phinn,
LB 226 m.inf. mir do cor do coin .i. da promad (i.e. to try his
20temper
), Laws i 180.29 Comm. = fromadh, ib. 31 . A proof,
testimony : amail adeir in promhadh-so (introducing a
quotation from Scripture), RC xxviii 320 § 38 .

promaid v ā. (Lat. probare) in later Mid.Ir. generally fromaid,
puts to the test, tries, proves. subj. pres. is licet cia nos-promae
25 thou mayest prove it, Ériu i 202.7 (-proma, -fromha v.l.). is
torbe . . . dian-promam if we test it, Fél. Prol. 143 (fromam
v.l.). fut. `In setir lat tuidecht . . . isin curach?' `Promfit' ol
se I will try, Corm. Y 1059 (p. 92.2) = proimfimít fris we will
see
, Corm. p. 36 (prúll). perf. amal rond-prom som, Wb. 4b30 .
30 Pass. pres. promthair pain la pugin puincern, Corm. Y 1052 =
promtir, LB. fut. promfidir innar gním, Wb. 17b7 . proim-
fithir, LU 10983 ( Im. Brain i 48.4 ). perf. pl. ro promtha tré
martrai, Fél. June 27 . Of testing food: toimlid in bocht cen
co promaid 'na fagaib without testing what he gets, Alex. 978 .
35 míl úre ni promfat the worms will not taste (him), Fél. Ep. 219
Vn. promad.

promáil n f. trying, testing : i tein bid mór a promad (promáil
v.l.), Ériu i 200.5 .

promthae io, iā. (part. of promaid) tried, tested, proven promthe
40i n-iriss, gl. probum, Wb. 7b17 . promthe trisna fochaidi, Ml.
38d18 . g s m. ind óir promthi, ib. g p m. inna promthe , gl.
proborum, 56b8 . fír-ór promthae, Fél. Oct. 21 . scél promthae
a proven story, May 9 .

pronnasc n sulphur : Eg. Gl. 515a (equated with ruibh).
45pronnasc ` brimstone, sulphur ', P. O'C.

pronomen n(Lat. pronomen, learned loan-word) a pronoun :
nomen, pronomen, uerbum . . . lasin Laitneoir; ainm ┐
briathar ┐ pronomen . . . ocon Gaedel, Auraic. 320 .

propir n(Lat. proprium) a proper noun or name (learned
50formation used in Glosses, the native equivalent being ainm
díles): a propir son her proper name, gl. Danae, Sg. 32b8 . n p.
propiri dílsi, gl. propria, 32b14 . Of names of plants: propir
losa, gl. anethi ( Eclog. ii 48 ), Thes. ii 46.6 (Philarg.). pro[pir]
fedo, gl. ebuli, 48.2 .

55 propost xsee prepost.

propretóir n i,m. (= Lat. propraetor), CCath. 1801 (pretoir v.l.).

prosesiam, later prosesion n o,m. (Eng. loan-word) a pro-
cession : luidh Mochuda . . . ina prosesiam mortimcell reilge
na n-aingel, BNnÉ 308.1 . dul a prosesiam, ZCP vi 52.3 . lucht
60uird na cathrach ina proseisiam, 98.9 . eirgit . . . a prosesion
onorach go tempall Petair, Fl. Earls 176.8 . a modh prosesioin
in processional order, 174.27 . prosetion, 246.24 .

prosta (? prósta) adj io, iā. brave, valiant : láech prosta mór, TBC
1568 , 1941 . prosta .i. calma ut est bui fer p. ¤ la Connachta
65 H. 3.18 p. 626 ( O'C. 1371 ). prosta `strong, able, from prowess.
A Bad Irish word
', P. O'C. prosda, O'R. prósda (-ta) `valorous,
strong . . . roystering
', Dinn. Cf. 2 próis.

prósta adj io, iā. (1 próis) belonging to prose (gram. term): tomus
filideachta ┐ tomus bairdni ┐ tomus prosta, Auraic. 755 . alt
70in anma prosta, 830 . in fichi gne saerda prosta, 1642 (of
declensional forms of noun follg. a prep. or the art. in gen.
and voc.).

prostáil n f. prostration (late word): ag dénamh umhla ┐ prósdala,
Carswell 60.15 . See follg.

75 prostráit n f. (Lat. prostratio) the act of prostration : déne pros-
trait ┐ t'aiged fri talmain, PH 454 . LB 142a53 . for lár oc
prostráit ┐ oc slechtain do mac Dé, 138a50 . luidhigh [leg.
luighidh] . . . ic prostrait i fiadnaisi Mocuda, BNnÉ 310.10 .
proistreat ` prostrate, prostration ', P. O'C.

80 protecsion n(late Eng. loan-word) protection, safe-conduct : ro
chuirsiot prótexion a hucht na bainríoghna cuicce, FM vi
2234.12 . Cf. acc teacht ar protex ┐ ar pardún, 1632.13 (perh.
an error for protexion).

protestant n o,m. (late Eng. loan-word) a Protestant : n p. pro-
85testaint shagsana, Luc. Fid. 308.15 . As adj.; on bpriomhfaidh
protusdant , MS. Mat. 549.25 (see prímáid). Also protestún:
g p. ráidhte na Protastúin [sic], Eochairsg. 17.9 . Mod. protas-
túnach.