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reb n ā,f. meaning doubtful, apparently sport, game (of various
70kinds, esp. feats of skill or strength); in pl. feats, tricks. aen-
reab .i. aen-cleas, H. 3. 18 p. 531 . reabh .i. cleas, O'Cl.
óen-reb leó uli .i. gabaid cach fer díb rind a claidib eter a
dá mér ┐ imdacuiret imma mér, etc., BDD 76 . is sí reb
dogniat día claidbib, 95 . focheird cach fer a brat immáraile.
75. . . Nis dérbaind día ndáil ind reb sin `that feat does not hinder
them from their skinking
' (of the cupbearers of Tara), 107 , 108 .
iṅgnad reb ┐ abairt ┐ adabair dogní, TBC² 1796 ( LU 6298 ),
cf. TBC 2457 . ro both ocond reib sin ┐ ocond abairt on tráth
co' raile, TBC² 1418 (of an interchange of stone missiles
80between two warriors). segoind ar reb (.i. cleas), ZCP v 485
§ 4 (B. na f.). gan reb chatha do corugud (of warriors in
retreat), TTébe 2977 . ba sed a reba ┐ abairti, LL 266b33
( MU 32.18 ) (of magic feats performed by the Dagda). cia bet
na righ fri reba, | a feba nitat buana, ZCP ix 166 § 4 . na
85madaid re reba dogs at their tricks (?), Arch. iii 240 z (prophecy
of lawless times). a Midir na reb ra-glan `of the splendid feats',
Met. Dinds. iii 350.43 . hi Ráith Crúachan na reb réid `of
lightsome sports
', 464.55 . aenach na rebh ro-ghuinech, BB
401a42 . Rudraige ruire na reb, Ériu viii 16.19 . ruiri reb
richid (of the Deity), SR 7828 , cf. rí na réb, Fen. 228 . Of
5magical feats or properties of things: is bés dí ind reb sin,
BDD 129 (of a spear which emits flames). is iṅgnad reba ┐
abarta dogní in tṡleg, TBC 5191 . ? bid lat cech ní imrega, |
cech tír cit réidi reba, Trip. 112.16 = Trip.² 1278 (promise
of angel to S. Patrick). cid dogni suairc sirach sēt | isind
10aidchi fri riad reb? (:gel) SR 7915 (of the earth?). mar
atchualá Euá in sain | reba adchossain Adaim outbursts (?) of
reproach
, 1718 (= amal itchuala E. athcosan Adaim,
MacCarthy 66.19 ). sernnaid sreith 'mond eclais . . . for son
(= ar son, KM, Wortk. 201 ) reilgce co rebaib | do anartaib
15oen-gelaib, 4411 (command to Levites in service of the
Tabernacle; actively, nimbly ? or joyfully ?).
Compd. ¤ tromm: airgfea Reacraind rebtruim ruaidh, `das
kampflustige R.
', Bruchst. i § 33 ( IT iii 88 § 105 ).

rebach adj o,ā. (reb) skilled in feats (of valour or strength), passing
20into sense of dextrous, nimble or sportive, playful. reabhach
.i. fear doní cleasa, O'Cl. Of persons: Niall ua Ruairc rebach
`spritely', Arch. Hib. ii 74 § 58 = LL 184a59 . flesc Find maic
Rossa rebaig `nimble', Met. Dinds. ii 80.19 . co bās in rig ro-
rebaid `athletic', iii 422.22 . Áed mac Ronáin rorebaig `of many
25feats
', iv 356.84 . úa na rígh reabhach `deedful (?)', Duan. Finn
ii 166.1 . an draoi reabhach `tricky', ML 90.3 . Of women and
children, prob. sportive, playful, lively : dār ob an rīogain
reabaig, RC xxxvii 351 § 5 . ócmná rebecha `joyous', TTr.²
1090 . maccaim ro-bega rebacha, TTébe 2265 . Of animals: fo
30damraid ruaid rói-reabaig sportive stags (?), Acall. 496 . adba
rōn rebach, Bruchst. i § 149 = IT iii 38 § 24 (= riabach 102
§ 187 ). Of abstracts and things: gaiscidh rod ro-rebach, Aen.
2038 . gabais Brian rigi rebach `a featful kingship', RC xxiv
182.16 . sé blíadna i rrīgi rebach `joyous kingship', Arch. Hib.
35 ii 84 § 22 ( LL 185a2 ). reabach an ris si (.i. as súgach no as
clesach an scel so), Leb. Gab. i 112.9 . meinic táinic toisg
reabhaigh d'ḟis Amhlaeibh `on a visit of pleasure', Misc. Celt.
Soc. 166 w . dá brúgaid 'sa ráith rébaig, Hy Fiachr. 260 .

rébach adj o,ā. (cf. répaid) that rends or tears; torn, rent (mod.).
40 reubach `penetrative; that teareth ', O'R. As subst. m. a rag,
torn cloth : éadach . . . is léine 'na réabach in tatters , Keat.
Poems 356 .

rébaid v tears , see répaid.

? rebán n epithet of a mountain: i cionn sléibe rebháin ró-
45ruaidh, SG 24.21 . A dim. of reb?

rebánach adj o,ā. (cf. reb and rebán) sportive, mirthful ? leas
Ruadhrach rebanach `Ruadri's Hof voller Lustbarkeit',
Bruchst. i § 139 ( IT iii 92 § 135 ).

rebrach adj o,ā. sportive, mirthful ? for Ailech rebrach Rigrenn,
50 SR 2358 . reabhrach `sportive'; `wanton', Dinneen.

rebrad o,m. (reb+-rad); also u,m. (regarded as a vn. forma-
tion), sport, diversion, frolicking : ranac-sa rem rebrad rān,
SC 33 ( LU 3666 ). drémm oc cantain chíuil . . . drémm eli oc
rébraad, LB 136a36 ( Todd. Lect. vi. 54.4 ). [iss é] reabrad
55dodeitbir dognitis, Lism.L. 4832 (of a practical joke). aig sin
r[e]abrad daroini | macam min na mor-oigi (of the infant
Christ), ZCP viii 563 § 22 . ar reabhradh mac `boyish play',
MR 44.16 . ag reapradh ┐ ag raingce, Fl. Earls 56.17 , cf. 68.16
(reabradh). ris an bpeacthach bhíos ag reabhradh, TSh. 8671 .
60 dogní [an laeg] reabhrad mar áon fríu (sc. with the other
calves), BNnÉ 4.14 . inmhain rebradh a gcon, O'Gr. Cat.
474.18 . Ironic of sword-play: in rebradh ┐ in scannradh tuc
P. for sluagaib na Rudulta, Aen. 2536 . reabhradh na nGall
ngaiscidh, Duan. Finn ii 160 § 26 . g s. (a) eólaige rebraid
65`skilled in pleasure-seeking' (of women), Tec. Corm. § 16.79 .
os roí rebraid `field of exercise', Met. Dinds. iv 106.62 . ra-
dharc reabhraidh ┐ cluithide na ndaoine uassal, Fl. Earls
80.12 . for a baothréim baoísi, ┐ for a chuairt macdachta ┐
reabhraidh, FM v 1860 z . mac réidh Ronáin reabhroidh `spor-
70tive
', Duan. Finn ii 174 § 4 . (b) ra érig Hectoir . . . ar a
baethair baísi ┐ ar a luagaill rebartha, LL 230a16 ( TTr. 951 ).
in dernais lanamnas rebartha ri mnaí aile?, 273b21 (of an un-
natural union).

rec(c) in adverbial phrase i rrec, later arec(c). The orig. mean-
75ing seems to be absolutely, outright , emphasizing an assertion
or word. a llán-indarpe hirecc, gl. abiciuntur, Sg. 10b1
(`directly', Thes.; altogether ?). delb tri tuisel foraib nó it tri
tuisil hirec (gl. gerundia cum videantur habere casus obliquos)
`three cases simply' ; actually (?), 148b8 . sloind gnimo hirec
80dogni indidit (i.e. the indicative asserts the action absolutely,
without qualification?), 153a3 , cf. Pcr. 63b2 (hirrec). noco ría
nech dib aréc | donaib dib trebaib déc | co crich Cannan
absolutely no one . . . will reach the border of C. (?), SR 4729
(leg. a rec . . . deëc). menadach eter da usci, sech ni teit sis a
85rrec co dommain lestir it does not sink right down to the bottom
of the vessel
, Mon. Tall. 74 = a reg, Anecd. i 75.19 . focheirdi
erchor uait . . . docuirethar obonn anmannae ar a chind ┐
gonta no benta no marbthae a rrec it wounds it or strikes it
or kills it outright.
Corm. Y 1229 = irrec, Corm. p. 44 s.v.
taurthait ( LL 179a42 ).
5In follg. exx. possibly at once, directly, forthwith; cf. rec .i.
donithear go hobann, O'Cl. (perh. a reminiscence of Corm.
quoted above). dindgnai Lagen . . . na dindgnai, na rátha a
rrec `the notable places, and next the raths', Met. Dinds. iii 66.3 .
a ndíth ba ro-moch a rrec `their loss was early and sudden'
10(? altogether premature ), 140.11 . marbsat na [trí] Ruaid a rrec
| Conall C[ernach] na cruadglecc, LL 166b45 . cach doerchland,
cach merlech | nā marbthar a rrec, 147a47 ( PRIA iii 552 § 40 ).
o creidis inniut a recc | medon laithi . . . | hi parthus iar
n-oidche uair | is e gilla docuaid lat ( of the penitent thief),
15 ZCP x 47.17 ; perh. just at noon. ? [Fl]and find Fína . . . ar
brú [sro]tha Rēin arrecc | fuair a réir mar ro-lán-dét, Ériu viii
70.91 ; ? ro nas ith ┐ blicht . . . ciche bá rogell a regg | sonend
┐ dubdonend (of the sureties promised for the payment
of the Boroma), LL 376a4 .