Print Edition

A B C D1 D2 E F G H I L M N O P R S T U


ruibe (roibe) n io,m. ruibe ribe, IGT. Dec. § 2 . A hair : ruibe
erbaill, O'Dav. 421 . comhchaoiledh re ruibe, RC xxix 118.16 .
leathad ruibe a hair's breadth , Judges xx 16 . gach roibe dá
. . . mailgib, Caithr. Toirdh. 104.15 . ruibe, Feis Tighe Chonáin
5 1045 (Med. and Mod.Ir. Series vii). co ngerrfadh . . . roibhe
re sruth, 320 .

ruibech adj o,ā. hairy: róin-léinte . . . ruibeacha, TSh. 2263 . ím
ruibeach containing hairs , Gadelica i 38.54 (Páirl. Chloinne
Tomáis).

10 ruibechtain n f. suffering, enduring : ruibhechtuin, IGT Dec.
§ 148.9 . cf. iii § 49 . bid egen det ruibhiochttoin begán do
fpēn, Aisl. Tund. 96.8 (iii § 2). dá ruiphiochtain, 111.9 (xv
§ 2); = fulang of later text in both exx. ruibheacht, ruibh-
eachtain .i. fulang `patience, sufferance, also a prop or support',
15 P. O'C. Cf. next.

ruiben v stays, abides, remains, endures ? (a compd. of ro- and
ben- (fen-) used as a suppletive for subst. vb.?) ruib .i. tuilled,
ut est ní torc ruchtach ruiben i cru isil uirc .i. nocha tuillenn
in torc . . . i cru in uirisil [leg. uire ísil?], O'Dav. 1368 ; i.e. the
20boar does not remain in (? fit into) the lowly pig's sty? Stokes
translates `grows' (cf. ro-geinn?). rub .i. tairisium, ut est ar ní
recht righ na ríghan ruban i n-airlisibh airech .i. nochor bī
ann no nocha ro tairisind eneclann don righ nó don righain,
1367 . ni racht righ nā righna ruibhen .i. noco ruibend, no
25nocha ro-thairisi and in enech don righ na don righain ona
hathachaib[h] bit ac flaith dia tuaith fein, H. 3. 18 p. 284
( O'C. 569 ). nirsat rig nā rigan ruiben .i. nocho ruibhann, no
nocho ro tairisenn in eneclann don rig no don riga[i]n o na
hathachaib bit ac fognam dia tuaith fein .i. nocho tuillenn,
30no nocho fuilgenn, H. 4.22 p. 15 ( O'C. 1970 ). The meaning
seems to be that under specified circumstances a king's
honour-price does not remain, is no longer due (?) from his
vassals.
In the follg. exx. from the Bretha Crólige ruidenn seems =
35 ruibenn, ruiben: sirechtach tuile .i. duine nac[h] ruidenn a
n-imill lepta `a lustful longer (?), a person who cannot stay in
the edge of his bed
(?)', Ériu xii 10 § 8 . duine nach ruidenn ar
enmnai, 24 § 29 gl. 2 (i.e. a man who cannot stay [content]
with one woman).
40 Cf. o thoroscet con ruibnet hi rrath la nech dia n-ernaiter,
H. 3.18, 382b ( O'C. 838 ); of pigs, gl. on the legal maxim: atait
secht ratha eirnither la Feine . . . mucu gu secht mbliadnu
fichet, Laws v 220 . Cf. prec.

? ruibenta adj. ro merlasadur a shuili . . . co ruibennta
45` brightly ', ZCP vi 58.22 ; prob. a mistake for ruithenta.

ruibér n o,m. (late Eng. or Romance loan-word) a river, stream :
ruibēr Gant, Fl. Earls 70.22 . ar brū in ruibēir, ib. 23 . pl.
aibhne ┐ ruibēir, 56.5 . Cf. raibér.

ruibí n(late Eng, or Romance loan-word) a ruby : ruibí, Maund.
50 209 . rubí, 194 . g s. cloch roibí , 170 .

1 ruibne n a spear, lance (poet.): roibne .i. sleagh, O'Cl. mo
ruibni (.i. mo sciath), LL 208a7 ( IT i 162 , ruibhne, v.l.). ro
suidiged corp Loegairi fo a scíath coṅg ruibni [leg. cona r.]
frisin clod, LL 30a20 (Dinds. of Tara) = fo sciath-gaisgiudh,
55 RC xv 281.1 . gona ruibhne ré a ghualainn, TSh. 5785 (poem)
= ML 20.25 . ro beótar [robatar MS.] buidni bána | lasna
ruibni ro-dána `intrepid lances', Met. Dinds. iii 142 . ? comlond
laech . . . co n-ilar sleg . . ., | erctha ruibne . . . | fuil i tosaig na
buidne, Acall. 5163 .

60 2 ruibne n a large number, multitude, host (of things or persons);
Stokes Trip. 676 conjectures the derivation < ro-buidne; if
so the word is orig. a plural. Confined to early and poetic lit.
is rubne todernam (of Hell), LU 2451 ( RC iv 252 ). co rubnib
riches rúad, LU 2429 . ruibni ruada richessa, SR 8293 , cf. 884 . at
65líu luibni fidbad fann | no ruibni rinndglan retglann the hosts
of the stars
, 7292 , cf. ruibni rétlannai, 8161 . buidni biasta . . .
ruibni riastrai fri anriad (denizens of Hell), 878 . fir duba . . .
co ndath éc oss ruibnib rád, Trip. 116.2 ; the verse is quoted
in the Corrigenda p. 676 from a Brussels MS.: dath écc os
70ruibhne ród .i. dath báis ar na buidhnibh do baoi ós na
slighthibh; but ruibne must refer to the follg. g p.; cf. le Mag
Lifi ruibnibh rōd, Ériu x 82 § 61 . in rót ríam co raibne rán
`the highway once trodden by an illustrious concourse', Met.
Dinds. iv 260 (raighne v.l.). Luad oc Dún Chuair . . . co
75rubnib is co rigdacht `retinue', 316 . réna rubnib dám throngs
of bards
, LL 185a52 ( Arch. Hib. ii 85 § 47 ). at ruibni ruad-
gascid warrior-hosts , 264b38 ( MU 20.9 ). muínter í Chon-
chobhair . . . ruibne na ro-ghlōire, IT iii 92 § 136 ( Bruchst.
i § 42 ). ? ruibne ro-ratas for cāi, ZCP vi 260.16 , cf. ib. 13 (B.
80na f.). ruibhneadha roda reachtmhara (of waves), ML 46.11 .
ruibhneadha `great bands', O'R. (who gives also ruibhne).
i ruibnib retha running at full speed (?): co tegtis 'na ruibnibh
ro-retha (of cattle), Moling § 1 . tainic Oscur ana ruibnedhaibh
ro-dhiana reatha a timcheall a chatha fēin, CF 805 .

85 ruibnech o,ā adj. of uncertain meaning, prob. (a) armed with
a spear (spears) (1 ruibne), or (b) attended by throngs or hosts
(2 ruibne); but between these senses it is impossible to dis-
tinguish. ruibhneach `armed with a pike'; `having vast crowds,
very powerful'; `strongly guarded'
, O'R. ruibnech .i. ro-
buidhnech, ut est . . . ri ruibnech, H. 3. 18 p. 467 ( O'C. 1178 ).
5 d'acallaim na ríg ruibnech `slaughtering' (? host-attended ), Met.
Dinds. ii 4 . an righbard ruibhnech `royal bard of lances' (? with
a retinue
), FM ii 786.13 . torc ruchtach ruibnech, H. 3.18
p. 284 ( O'C. 569 ); powerful ? ( tusked ?). co hEss Rúaid ruibnech
`spearful', RC xx 52.30 = BCC 372.12 (`spear-crowded'); where
10hosts assemble
? ro fearsead comrac . . . ruibhnech reachtmar
`powerful', CF 481 . cend rúad ruibnech `mangled', Met. Dinds.
iii 114 . roth ruibneach a wheel armed with spears , M. and C. ii
280 . rosc ruibnech piercing (?), TTebe 4540 .