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ríglach n ā,f. and o,m.
(a) a warrior (apparently one of higher standing than an
`óclach'): dias cét-riglach, TBC 4357 . coícait ríglach rígda,
85 Met. Dinds. i 34.84 (firláoch, primloech v.ll.). bet riglaig dia
reir, BColm. 10 z ; 50.9
(b) a veteran? hence an old person , occas. applied to women:
righlaech .i. senóir, H. 3.18, 628a ( O'C. 1380 ). rioghlach .i.
céid-sheanóir .i. duine breic-liath, O'Cl. r. ¤ .i. seanchailleach,
ib. riglach liath (of St. Patrick), Trip. 210.20 . riglach fionn-
5liath (of Cathbad), TBC 5474 . fir ríglaich `grey-bearded men',
Met. Dinds. iii 18.219 . airecht ríglach (beneficial to a state),
LL 343b38 = a. riaglach, Tec. Corm. § 3.10 . Of a woman:
sen-Garman . . . ránic mór rót in ríglach, Met. Dinds. iii 242.11 .
Possibly the word may be used in its orig. sense in above exx.,
10the meaning given by the glossators being an inference from
its application to aged persons.

rígle n(Romance loan-word?) rice: feóil ┐ righle nos toimlit, Mar-
co P. 14 . do rígle . . . dogniat a bhfleda, 104 . arán ríghle, 163 .

rígnacht n ā,f. queenship; the authority of a queen : banrígnacht
15úas bantrocht Ulad, FB 17 . mind oir a comartha righnachta
os a cind, Acall. 4942 n. = rigna, 4944 (text). tall [in
ingen] ceill do rignacht na cathrach, TTébe 4681 . airdrigh-
nacht na cruinne, ZCP vi 27.18 .

rígnaide adj io,iā. befitting a queen (noble lady), queenly: rigon ran
20rignuidi, IT i 145.4 = righnaige, ZCP v 502.16 . tochim
rignaidi, BDD 2 . inghen ríghnaidhi ro-alaind icon Césair sin,
CCath. 112 . go n-édach righnaide impe, BCC § 241 . ua
rignaidi ro-delb na hingine, TTébe 1765 . Muire . . . riocc-
naidhe, ZCP xii 383.7 .

25 rigne n iā,f. (rigin) of materials tenacity, toughness; of speech,
etc. slowness, prolixity, sluggishness . is ansu turcbál essisi ara
rigni . . . indaas cech cré it is harder to emerge from it because
of its tenacity
, Ml. 85c14 (refers to limum of text). cedono
rigne occo? why be long-winded aobut it? Wb. 8d15 . trí miscena
30indsci: rigne, dlúithe, dulbaire, Triads 179 . rigne labartha,
Tec. Corm. § 22.8 (a defect in a pleader). a rigni is messu don
gaís `the defect of prudence is its slowness', Ériu ix 47 § 19 .
rigne im Raigne a firm grip on R. (?), Bruchst. i § 44 ( IT iii
75 § 37 ). tuc a ḟual cen rigne `without delay' (? without retention,
35freely
), Met. Dinds. iii 456.77 . linn fuar ar son a rigne sluggish-
ness
, Rosa Ang. 250.7 . righne na heasláinte obstinacy, long
duration
, (R.I.A.) 23 K 42, 183.4 .

rignecht n ā,f. toughness, tenacity, adhesiveness : gaothmhuireacht
maille re righneacht an adbair, (R.I.A.) 23 K 4, 170.10 . a
40raighneacht ┐ a mēthradh its toughness, indigestibility (of
pork), (R.I.A.) 23 P 10³, 27b23 .

rignes n u,m. stiffness, slowness, difficulty (in speech or action).
righneas labharta, Keat. iii 1543 . ag cor righneasa air delay-
ing (impeding) him
, TSh. 4266 . ag cur a thechda a ríghnes
45 delaying his coming , Matth. xxiv 48 . righneas na mban, A.
Ó Dálaigh vi 5 . righneas na heasláinte, (R.I.A.) 23 K 42,
19.14 .

rigniugad n u,m. the act of making tough or tenacious : do boccadh
┐ do righniugadh a adbair, CCath. 5217 .

50 rígrach adj o,ā. royal, kingly : druim ríg alaind rigraig (of Tara),
LL 34a48 ( Ériu iv 102 n. 6 ). do bhí sé . . . riarach ríoghrach,
Hackett xxxix 146 .

rígrad n ā,f. righradh f., IGT Dec. § 12.18 . ríghraid f., § 13.4 .
Kings, chiefs, princes (coll.), also a line (family) of kings:
55 clanna Heremoin .i. rígrad Temrach, LU 4071 . im Conchobar
┐ imón rígraid olchenae, FB 44 . ro hort in rigrad 'mo a ríg,
LL 192a38 . ro airg cathraig Nin cona rigraid cona rig, ZCP
iii 19.13 ( Rawl. 74b30 ). i rreim rigraidhi `list of the kings',
MacCarthy 406 (j) ( BB 49b ); cf. Réim ríoghraidhe (name of a
60compilation by the O'Clerys), MS. Mat. 163 , 548 . tancatar
rígraid an tíre `the kings', BColm. 52.32 . clanno Rugraidhe
an riograidh (i.e. of royal descent), Sitzungsb. d. Preuss.
Akad. 1919 v 93 § 34 . pl. cē dū [sic leg.] nert for righrada
what avails power over princes ?, AU i 80.14 = MacCarthy 400 e
65( BB 49a1 ) = fri rígrada, RC xvii 164 (Tig.); see Bruchst. i
48.1 . brugh na slogh na ród na ríoghradh, Hackett xxxix 228 .
In Fél. freq. of saints in glory: rígrad Chríst, Fél. Prol. 82 .
imrordus in rígraid | immon ríg ós nélaib, ib. 21 .

?rígraide n a royal family or tribe : cath Aoda Find .i. in tres
70rigraide Connacht, Fen. 120.2 .

? rigrega ind pl. taethsad a n-écaib iar rigregaib ro-dúraib pangs,
tortures
(?), Alex. 226 . The sent. is omitted in BB. A mistake
for ríagaib or ríagthaib?

rígruire n io,m. some grade of sub-king or chief : ri tuathe, rí,
75rígruire, ZCP v 499 § 8 ; perh. the rí ruirech of Laws (see
ruirech).

rígthach n o,m. the felloe of a wheel : rioghthach `a fellow', Eg.
Gl. 522 (part of a wheel). a mula ┐ a ccrúba, ┐ a ríoghthacha,
1 Kings vii 33 .

80 rigthe adj io,iā. Mid.Ir. part. of rigid. Stretched, distended : mina
bad do shnādad, robtis do reṅga rigthi . . . ricfaidis uaim,
TBC² 1182 (= LU 5660 ). Strachan, in vocab. to Stories from
the Táin, suggested ringthi, from ringid, q.v. croiceann righte
cruaidh tense, taut , (R.I.A.) 23 K 42, 87.20 .

85 rigthech n o,m. (1 rig) the forearms : rightheach ┐ luirgne
remra, ITS xix 72.10 . da gab in noidiu ar a rigtheach, YBL
148b28 . rigthech cuit senmaire saír, Met. Dinds. i 26.169
(part of foreleg of an animal). ar bunuibh in righthigh, Reg.
San. 30.14 .