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rétán n o,m. (dim. of rét) a little thing, trifle : rétan, gl. recula
(res), Sg. 47a7 .

rétglu n n,f. (compd. of 2 rét) a star : retglu .i. ret-gle ar a soillsi,
Corm. Y 1086 . n d. dí rétglainn , Fél. Mar. 3 (retglaind, ret-
5laind, retlainn v.ll.). n p. inna rétglainn rígdai, July 29 (ret-
glann, -glainde, retlainde, -lanna v.ll.). d p. retglannaib, Thes.
ii 294.12 ( SP iii 2 ). o na cethri rétglannaib, SR 1054 =
redlannaib, MacCarthy 46 z ( LB 110a27 ). g p. retha retglann,
SR 5274 . Mid.Ir. rétlu, rétla q.v.

10 rethach adj o-ā. running, coursing (< rith)? ro thriall cach rían
rethach `every running sea', Arch. Hib. ii 73 § 49 = LL
184a43 . ? om rig rethach (of God), Ériu ii 66.5 (retach, rath-
v.l.; leg. rathach?). ? As subst.: Áni . . . ben Echach | gaini
grind a rethach riss, LL 139a11 = a retach, RC xlvii 302.2
15(`her career with him was small pleasure').

rethaige n io,m. (rith) a runner : luaithe . . . ioná reathaidhe
(= velociores cursore), TSh. 7633 . is tréan . . . an reathuidhe
(of the fleeting world), Hackett xxv 11 (rathuighe v.l.).

réthair: ind r. ¤ in gerrain, Trip.² 2936 (=rethair in g. `the running
20of the nag
,' Trip. 248 ).

rethanach xsee reithinech.

rether (in the expressions r. ¤ fuinnema and r. ¤ -derg) a word of
doubtful meaning; by Zimmer ZCP i 96 - 7 taken as a deriv.
of A.S. hridder `sieve', r. ¤ fuinnema representing A.S. vindva-
25hridder `winnowing sieve', while derg = O.Ir. derc `hole',
r. ¤ -derg being equivalent to `sieve-hole'. On the other hand
Pedersen ii 634 takes fuinnema as g s. vn. of fo-snī-, com-
paring adj. funemda, LL 107a35 and mod. fuinneamh `energy,
vigour
'. Zimmer's derivation, though ingenious, is not
30convincing. The a s. rethir occurs LU 9106 (see below), but
elsewhere the form is rether. Cf. réthair and rethreán. n
(a) corbo lúathidir rethir fuinnema imón peist immá cuaird,
FB 86 ( LU 9106 ); by Wind. assigned doubtfully to rether,
reathar O'R. `sieve', by Henderson ITS ii translated `winnow-
35ing riddle
'; perh. a vigorous run, rush ? Cf. imreithis uime a
da troigid . . . co mbidis luighigir riathar fuinnema, BB
248a9 = imrethidis . . . comtis luathidir ruathur funemda,
Ériu iv 30.3 (< LL 107a35 ).
(b) r. ¤ -derg: ondar dossom in del chlis . . . conid-ndérna
40retherderg de, LU 5147 = TBC² 664 (in YBL the word derg
is added later on an erasure); that it may make a red running
of him
, i.e. cause him to stream with blood ? béraid comthrom
inn ubaill tria chuladaig co ndiṅge retherderg de fria chend
anechtair, TBC 1267 ; `so dass er ein Siebloch daraus macht',
45Wind.; so that he made it (the brain) flow down the back of his
head in a red stream
? cf. co nderna rechderg de, 1272 (a mis-
take). Perh. we should read: rether derg.

rethet n a building-site ? dobert D. ferann di .i. rethet daurthigi
i Tuaith dá maige, IT i 41.23 ( LB 82 l. 18 from end); cf. Fél.
50 64.20 (raith v.l.); `the site of an oratory', Stokes. Perh. a
place-name; there was a place called Rechet in Leix and
Tuath dá maige lay between Leix and Offaly.

rethid v runs , see reithid.

rethlen xsee roithlén.

55 rethnaigid v g. (< rethanach, reithinech) becomes serene : ro
failtnig in t-aer ┐ ro rethnaighestair na reanna the planets
became benign
, MR 100.11 .

rethoric xsee retoiric.

rethreān? ind daringni rethrean rebach bossi di (sc. of the image of
60Saturn), LL 230a40 ( TTr. 967 ). Cf. rether.

rétlannach adj o,ā. (< rétlu), later by metath. réltannach, starry,
containing stars : do nim rindach no retlandach, O'Dav. 1359 .
an [= ón] stuaigh reltannaigh, BNnÉ 283.28 Starlike,
sparkling, radiant : blodbeim . . . sciath . . . ruthnech ruad
65retlannach, Cog. 180.7 . reodh realtánach, Buile S. 76.17 . a
grian reltandaig! (of Christ), Ir. Lit. 6.15 .

rétlu (rétla) n n,f. Mid.Ir. form of rétglu; during the Mid.
Ir. period varies in form and inflexion, different forms
being used contemporaneously (oft. in same text): (a) rétlu
70(rétla) g s. -nn, d s. -inn; (b) from the d s. stem a spurious g s.
rétlainne is formed; (c) rélta n-stem, due to metath.; occas.
rélla; (d) in early Mod.Ir. n s. rélt (réalt) is found. rélta
réalda (rélla v.l.) f. (g s. -n(n), -inne; n p. -in(n), -n(n)a), IGT
Dec. § 121 . d s. réllaind, ex. 1889 . réllain, 1893 . g p. réldand,
75 1894 .
A star : retla .i. raed glē a bright thing , Lec. Gl. 144 . ruthen
amal rétlaind, FA 10 = amail rédlaind, LB. rí ro ruithnig
rétlaind ráin | riasna druidib, SR 7537 (the form rétglu is
used 1054 , 5274 ). retla thaitnemach, Aen. 601 (but relta,
80 604 ). in redlu resna draide, PH 7067 . i tóraind inna réd-
lainde, 7049 . an rélta a túaidh the polar star , Maund. 155 (cf.
ar an réltain o thuaidh, MacAingil 61.1 ; fios airde réaltann
an taoibhe thuaidh `of the north star', Keat. ii 177 ). le treoir
na réltainne, Maund. 136 . ré ós réalluinn `the moon above
85stars
', TD 25.13 (d s. for d p.). rédlu do arthrucch hi secht
calainn Mai, FM ii 890.4 (archaism). rélla iongnáth, v 1700.9 .
réalt i raonaibh aedhreamhla, Keat. Poems 70 . réulta mór,
Revel. viii 10 . ar bḟaicsin an rélta, Matth. ii 10 .
pl. renda nime ┐ redlanda, FA 30 LB ( IT i 191.24 ). fri
etrochta rétland, FA 16 LU = redland, LB. rimfeith rind
5nime . . . .i. no airmebad retlanna nime, LU 868 ( ACC 64
Comm. ). in ḟirmimint cona frossaib rétland, TBC 5975 . go
n-airiomthior . . . rettlanda nimhe, Cog. 42.3 . frais . . . da
reatlannaib, 178.21 . dorigni esca ┐ reltanda ┐ renda nime,
BB 15a31 . mar bhíd réaltana um ré lán, TD 28.27 (but n p.
10 réaltoin, 4.44 ). tuitfid na réltanna do neamh, Matth. xxiv 29 .
re reultaibh dearg-óir (of spangles), Oss. iv 236.11 . airemh
reltan (a hopeless attempt), Ir. Texts ii 103 § 53 . r. ¤ mongach
`a hairy star', comet : ind retlu mongach, AU 1018 . CCath.
832 . LL 26a15 . fan réaltoin móir mongaigh, TD 4.23 .
15 Fig. of persons (common in relig. lit. and poetry): retlu
[Ruis?] Bruicc (of St. Moling), LL 305b29 . in retlu solusta (of
a cleric), AU ii 174.9 . rédlu ruirt[h]ech (of a saint), LB 101b =
rétlu, FM i 512 (a. 868), cf. Bruchst. § 106 . in redlu thait-
nemach Georgi, PH 1123 . réadla eoil na hóghachta `guiding
20star
' (of the Virgin), A. Ó Dálaigh x 2 . réalta shluaigh
Shligigh, TD 17.60 , cf. ib. 46 and 2.22 (réalla). dá réaltuinn
iuil an einigh, Keat. Poems 1079 . o aimsir bhar n-uasal-
brathar .i. na retlainne rigshoillsi, MR 126.14 . Of a mansion
or fortress: réalta cloiche . . . ós linn Locha na nEigeas, Ériu
25 v 60.113 . Retla na filed (name of a building in Tara), FDG
2.27 = MR, 6.9 . Réalta na bhFileadh, mar a mbídis brei-
theamhain ┐ filidhe Éireann re cumadh cánach, Keat. iii 555 .
Compds.: meic ríogh na réaltoinn-chneas `glistening skins',
TD 26.7 . rosg réaltunn-tais `star-soft eye', 14.3 .