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rusa n(cf. rus) modesty, chastity : fiadnaise . . . nad reanad a ced-
85rusa (.i. noco recait eínígh a cetmuindtire) `that she did not sell
her first modesty
', Laws iv 8.21 . rusa .i. feile: a cetrusa .i. a
feile .i. cedmuintera fialadh na tiagat co cele at[h]arruch; ite
mna . . . conoat a fele, H. 3. 18 p. 385a ( O'C. 848 ).

rúsc n o,m. (British loan-word, see Ped. i 332 ) rúsg, IGT Dec.
§ 96 (p. 130.17) .
5(a) bark (of a tree or shrub): rusc, gl. cortex, Sg. 68b15 .
aittiun nó rusc, Philarg. 50 ( Thes. ii 47 and 362 ), gl. rusco,
Ecl. vii 38 , i.e. butcher's broom; the second gloss may be
suggested by similarity of the words. mar ṡeacas rusc ím
crand, IT iii 102 § 192 . aball, a meas ┐ a rusc, Laws iv 150.1 .
10 fochartatár . . . bunsaig co rrúsc dub, LU 1736 ( RC ix 480.9 ).
conda-cermnastar etir rúsc ┐ udbu (of hazel-shafts), LU 5261
= rusc, TBC² 785 . cen rúsc, cen duille, CCath. 339 . co
súanmib ruisc rogaid, LL 189b19 (cords made of bark-
strips). fedha . . . derga . . . idir duille ┐ rúscu, Marco P. 186 .
15 is íad do tuidheadh [= tuigh-] . . . a mbotha do rúscoibh slat,
Duan. Finn ii 148 § 21 .
(b) by extension a receptacle (basket, hamper) made of bark:
rusc mor . . . dia línad do immim (= vas magnum), Lat. Lives
70 . do linad in rúisc do immim, LB 63a30 ( IT i 40.23 ). ruscc
20dermhair lan d'im, BNnÉ 327 § 49 . di rusccaib imme `firkins',
Mon. Tall. 3 ; cf. Auraic. 636 - 7 : cuimri rāid, ut est, rusc immi
. . . uair ropad emilt rusc im imim . . . do rād. rusc uball, Lat.
Lives 75 . sust, rusc (agricultural implements), Auraic. 5727
(from `Ogam tírda').
25(c) used of a warp or covering in general: fer beg truag i
rrusc olla, Anecd. i 7.23 .
Compd. n ni deligthe acht a rusc-lána [leg. -lanna] ria fidradh
` bark-scales ', CCath. 1911 .

rúscach adj o,ā. possessing bark, barky ; as sobriquet: Fidbadach
30mac Feda Ruscaig, Anecd. i 47.1 .

russi xsee ruise.

rústac adj(late Eng. loan-word) rustic, boorish : rústac .i. bodach
. . . berla rustuc .i. bérla bodach, O'Cl. ni bearla rusdacc (.i.
ní b. bodach), Hardiman² 288.7 . rústach `a boor'; `clownish,
35boorish
', O'R.

rúta and rút n(Anglo-Norman loan-word) a `rout', an armed
band or company of soldiers : imresain . . . idir in rúta Midhech
┐ in rutta Muimnech, gur marbad sochaide don rútai Muim-
nech, ALC i 400.5 = rut, Ann. Conn. a. 1252 . rúta ruathar-
40borb in ríg-Búrcaig `de Burgo's route', Caithr. Toirdh. 8.14 .
uathad don rut Eoganach, Ann. Conn. a. 1225.10 . a mharbadh
do rútaib Briain hUi Neill, AU 314.16 (a. 1252), cf. 330.8 .
rutada an tsluaig, Ann. Conn. a. 1244.5 . rautadah Erenn,
1235.8 . rútadha Eireann, FM iii 274.7 . le rútadib Éreann,
O'Gr. Cat. 7.20 .