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80 1 ruba(e) n io,n. and m. (vn. formation from ro-ben-) the act of
wounding or killing . ruba .i. marbad, O'Dav. 1397 . rubha
guin na crécht corcra, Met. Gl. § 19 . rubha .i. guin, O'Cl. In
Laws oft. coupled with `fuba' among services due to a chief:
fuba ┐ ruba `attack and defence', Laws i 106.17 . fuga ┐ ruga (sic), iv
85144.20 . a ngnima orba .i. d'fuba ┐ do ruba, H. 3. 17 c. 441
( O'Don. 566 ). Irisches Recht 32.40 ; 33.38 . ? ro ergedur ina
ruba rindger ruadar[a]ch `charge', Ériu viii 56.26 . dar ēis
meic Rossa in rubai `of the slaughter', ZCP ix 462 § 6 . adéar
riot gan rúbha `without offence', ML 144.29 .

2 ruba n[io,m] word of doubtful meaning, freq. in place-names,
5see Hog. Onom.; by Stokes, RC xiv 447 , identified with Scotch-
Gaelic rudha `point of land', by Meyer, BColm. Gloss., rendered
` clearing ' < ro- ben- (see 1 ruba). is roga raith in ruba `spur
of land
', Met. Dinds. iv 334 . seiss Conchobar for rubu na ríg-
rátha fri hEmuin immuich . . . for forodmaig na hEmna, RC
10 xiv 412 § 23 ( LL 109a42 ). do grethlach lis in ruba, LL 44a9
(: duma). cnoi . . . a fid dā ruba, 297a37 ( SG 364.28 ). dobir . . .
Colmán . . . tí da bachaill timchell an ruba `brake', BColm.
62.30 (allusion to a spot called Ruba Conaill). rube sciad ┐
droigen ┐ croíb `brake', Trip. 78.8 , glossed: oní is rumus .i.
15muine, H. 3. 18 p. 626 ( O'C. 1372 ). ? inna caille no inna ruba,
gl. virgultorum, Lib. Hymn. i 70 gl. 28 . Cf. fidruba, Met.
Dinds. iii 96.10 .

? 3 ruba: ind ruba lin in fiada .i. cosa in lín .i. os-airbe .i. inni ro bi
fon lín, ut est fer benas ruba lín i tír a chéli cen athchomarc
20.i. . . . in airbe, O'Dav. 1366 ; of the practice of catching game
by driving it into a space enclosed by a deer-fence (os-airbe)
or net secured to stakes or bushes (the `legs' of the net); perh.
= 2 ruba (or pl. of rúb `bush'?).

rubach adj o,ā. warlike, aggressive, contentious (1 ruba)? iar
25sain tic díne nUlad | ro gabsat rige rubach, LL 18b6 . in tech
mór milib amus . . . nirbo rubach fria terbba, 28b14 (of the
great house of Tara).

rubad u,m. (vn. of rubaid) the act of killing, slaying : as fás ait-
treb choem-Chellaig | arna rubad do rendaib, LB 276b67 , cf.
30 Caithr. Cellaig, 980 ( Ir. Mod. and Med. Series iv ). ? g p. is mi
ra recht rubad | ársid imdegla Ulad (= by virtue of the number
I have slain
), TBC 1667 .

rubaid v ā. denom. from 1 ruba, not always easy to distinguish
from perfective forms of benaid. Kills, slays: pres. 1 s. rom
35alt Fergus conid rubaim trén-ócu tria nert gaili, LU 10293
( IT i 325.9 ) = gonad rouba[i]m, ZCP iii 236 § 23 . 3 s.
? lautar forsna harmu . . . ruibidh alailiu, ZCP viii 105.11
(B. na f.). Subj. pres. 1 s. con-rubar ceut feur for cach n-ath
till I slay a hundred men , ZCP iii 245 § 53 , cf. 237 § 27 . ? 2 s.
40 ní ruba é, nachamḟácbasa cen brát[h]air, LU 6068 = TBC²
1596 (= benaid?). nāro beotais ┐ nāro rubtis nech ann,
Rawl. 132b35 . pret. 3 s. is truag in dail rud ruba `that has
slain thee
', RC xxiv 282.5 . Pass. fucairthir la D. naro rubtha
┐ naro beota nech, Rawl. 132b44 . See benaid.

45 ruban, x O'Dav. 1367 , see ruiben.

rube xsee 2 ruba.

rubrígach adj(= ro-br.) o,ā, preëminent, important , used in Ml.
to gloss praecipuus: rubrigach, Ml. 37a18 , b6 , 18 . a p m. inna
rubrícu , 37b11 , cf. 16 (for form, see Ped. i 418 ).

50 ruccad n u,m. a putting to shame, shame, disgrace (cf. ruccae)?
rogabsat rīg ro-rugad . . . ro gabsat ōig brecht-ruccadh, ZCP
vii 309.8 , 10 (of degenerate times).

ruccae n io,m. n s. rucce, Wb. 24a30 , 26b27 , 30a3 . ruccae, Ml. 88b15 .
a s. in ruccai , Ml. 57a8 , 49d4 . rucai, 49d3 . d s. ruccu, Wb. 9c13 .
55 ruccai, Ml. 27c9 , 10 . g s. ind rucae , Ml. 87d9 , ruc(a)cai, 118c4 .
Later oft. ruice.
Prob. from same root as ruad, see ZCP vi 398 , Ped. i 126 ;
the orig. sense may be that of `blushing', `turning or making
red'; hence shame, disgrace , both of subjective feeling and
60external effects; gl. confusio, Wb. 24a30 , cf. 26b27 , Ml. 55b8 ;
pudor, 87d9 ; verecundia, 57a8 , 118c4 , Wb. 9c13 . rucce (.i.
nāiri), Corm. Y 1110 . ruice .i. imdergad, Lec. Gl. 256 . do bar
ruccu .i. ut erubescatis (sic leg.), Wb. 9c13 . dobeir ruice
n-imdhergtha fora éiniuch, Laws ii 26.11 Comm. (gl. en-
65echruice). ma dia tucthar ruice ruadh-imdergtha fair, O'Dav.
64 . Oft. coupled with mebal; Wb. 24a30 , Ml. 27c9 , 49d3 .
gress ┐ ruicci ┐ mebul, RC xxiii 324.30 . cen ruci, cen mebail,
FA 35 . is r. ¤ dó it is a shame for (disgrace to) him , Wb. 26b27 ,
cf. 24a30 , 30a3 . TBC 4536 . is ruca don righ olc do dhenumh,
70 H. 3.18 p. 249 ( O'C. 478 ). In favourable sense: trí maic beres
féile do ainmnit: grúss, rúss, rucca `three sons whom generosity
(? modesty) bears to patience . . . blushing, shame ', Triads 143 .
ben cen rucco, Anecd. i 61 § 97 (leg. ruccu). ruamna ruice ruis,
Auraic. 1193 . tinnem ruccae ruis sin .i. on ruidiudh, 5570 .

75 *ruccaigid v g. puts to shame, confutes, confounds: subj. impf.
3 s. comruiccaiged, gl. ut confutaret, Ml. 25b10 (leg. con r-?).
pass. pres. rucaigthir, gl. confutatur, 24d3 . subj. pres. ruccaig-
ter, gl. confundantur, 54b8 .

ruchall n f. a stroke, blow : dobert ruchall tarsin láimh, cor thesc
80in righidh ar dó, CCath. 2060 (ruchaill, rucaill v.ll.). dobeired
rucaill don claidem dar a muinel, 5740 . ruchaill .i. sracadh;
ruchaill do chloidheamh .i. sracadh, O'Cl. ruchall f. `act of
tearing, a rending blow;
al. rochall, -aill', Dinneen.

ruchsaidhe ind .i. rádh mairbh no briathar mairbh, O'Cl.

85 1 rucht n a tunic or garment of some sort (B. na f.?): a p. ro ir dom
.x. ruchta derga, Ériu ii 5.4 (glossed .i. inair nó tribhsa tunics
or trews
) = ruchta dergu, 28.31 ; quoted in Corm. Y 1088 with
gl.: ruc[h]t .i. inar. See RC xlii 62 .