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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 .

ruibric n(late Eng. or Latin loan-word, Lat. rubrica): a rubric : a
15ruibhríc an leabhair aithfrinn, O'Hussey TC 198.1 .

ruic, -e in prep. phrase co ruic (ruice), see ro-icc.

? ruice: ruici .i. comrac, ut est ar is baeth nech conid fri ro-
baeth ruici .i. condric, O'Dav. 1337 (ruice, ruci, MSS. in both
places); `any one is foolish that encounters a fool', Stokes,
20taking as 3 s. pres. of a vb.; any one is a fool till he meets a
greater fool
? Cf. however: ruice `a rebuke, defeat, reproach',
O'R. (= ruccae).

1 ruiced n m. shame, reproach ? ruicedh rús, imdherg aithfer,
Metr. Gl. Ff. 62 . Cf. ruccad & ruccae.

25 2 ruiced n[m.] the act of lifting, raising ? ruiced ni hainm gan
monur, | do thógbháil is d'árdugud, Metr. Gl. Ff. 7 .

? rúïd vb. a form of ráïd? roinde na n-ardchúiced | ind-Uisnech
rúitt (: cúic) `the points . . . run towards U.', Ériu iv 154.7
(rúit v.l.).

30 ? ruidbe n reflection? dues payable to a chief? ruidbe .i. biathad,
ut est is tualaingg ron-íca a cinta ┐ a ruidbe .i. is cuimgech
e a flaith do biathad, O'Dav. 1390 ; by Stokes taken as =
ruibde, a formation from enclitic ro-forms of biathaid, cf.
ruibdither .i. biathad, 1385 . Perhaps ro+dibe, vn. of di-ben-
35 cuts away. Cf. `cutting' in Ir. hist. = tallage.

ruidbech n m. a robber ? ruidbech [ruibech v.l.] .i. meirlech, ut
est cid rathach madh ruidhbech .i mad rodibech no mad
meirlech, O'Dav. 1346 ; the gloss ro-dibech suggests the sense
very niggardly, miserly . For the quotation, cf. lándire . . .
40donn innraic doni maith dia tochas cid rathach ma ruibech,
(RIA) 23 Q 6 p. 50a ( O'C. 1843 ) = ruibed, H. 3. 18 p. 454a
( O'C. 1138 ) which may be associated with ruidbe. trechintach
cach ruidbeach, H. 3. 18 p. 338 ( O'C. 700 ).

1 ruide n= ro-uide a great journey ? (but see uide) is mór do muir
45is do thír | do mac ríg, don ruide rúaid `on that gallant journey',
Met. Dinds. iii 120 (ruire v.l.); glossed in one MS. .i. as iomdha
muir ┐ tir ina rug mac an riogh a ro-uidhe laechdha. In TBC²
152 for: a cétna rude, leg. n-ude, see LU 4614 .

? 2 ruide adj v s. a fir rudi (n.l.?), SC 28 = LU 3533 (said to Cuchu-
50laind). ardruiri ind roith . . . garg-ruide fri croich coemnair,
SR 1078 . mac do Murcadh ri ruidhe (: orduighe), LL 394.53 .
ruide im ro-chorp carcrastar (.i. ruanaid ro carcrastar a ro-
chorp), ZCP iii 223 § 5 (Amra Senáin) = rue, LB 241a . Perh.
orig. ruddy, hence strong, powerful, heroic or someth. similar
55(cf. ruided). ar do geinemain a mBethil Iuda, | ar do ruidib
trégda | a[r] do rélaind rigda `by Thy pierced hands (?)', Ir. Lit.
8 x (dhruídibh tréda, draítib trégha v.ll.);context and v.ll.
suggest a reference to the Magi.

ruided (ruidiud) n u,m. the act of turning red, flushing, blushing :
60 nāre . . . .i. in ruidiud tic isin grūaid, Corm. Y 983 . rudiud
ro-álaind fo grúad cechtar n-ae, BDD 99 . inmain lemm do
ruidiud rán, TBC 4043 . cen rudiud, Fél. Ep. 145 . ruidedh
saerclainne . . . a n-úar a molta nō a n-aortha, ZCP xiii 270.10 .
forsin rūanaid (.i. a ruidiud ig gabáil lāma Mocuta), 381 § 35
65(see ruanaid). ticc a ruidhedh Aodha aird `a blush came over
noble A.
', BNnÉ 36 § 64 = imdherccadh, ib. l.20 . ro-ruided
a gruaide, ZCP xi 94.4 . le ruidhedh gnúissi na míled, CCath.
1729 . do ruadhruidhedh rīgh, Anecd. ii 74.6 . cona elscud ┐
ruidiud tened (of precious stones), Alex. 591 . ? linfaid cloen-
70cheo cairechda | cech rind reil co rian ruided, SR 8096 (= co
rian-ruided the red glow of the sea ?).
? g s. ceitri raithi ruidi cath | dun Eochaid, BB 46b40 =
rúthi cath, LL 128a30 (`four quarters of continuous battles',
MacCarthy 172 ; of the reddening i.e. carnage of battles ?). Cf.
75 deich cét atrochair . . . is tri cét ruti gal | do neoch bered
tuarastal, LL 204a37 (line defective). See ruidid.

ruidél n[m.] name of a plant with red flowers; `the herb Robert',
P. O'C. ruidhel, gl. titimallus, Arch. i 333.8 . ruidhel .r.
[= rígh?], ib. 23 . ruiteal (ruithél) rígh herb Robert , Hog.
80Luibh. (from O'Curry's MS. Eng.-Irish Botany). pudar
ruidhel, 23 K 42, 417.8 . ? fig. cindfid re[a] cois . . . cland
Cuilén cruaid | 'na ruidhél rígh `a prince's guard' (?), Caithr.
Thoirdh. 97.2 . fiche deithnebar . . . mar rudhél do'n droing
ar dath | do cloind Cuilén gu créchtach `right well raddled all
85were they
', 123.21 (the simile in both exx. seems suggested by
the hue of the warriors).