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? riside n io,m. a story-teller : ata sund a mathair ┐ a n-athair .i.
Rian ┐ gabar [leg. Riangabar] ┐ Finnabair riside a n-athar
Riangabra, IT ii1 180.183 (`Erzählerin', Wind., but the text
seems corrupt). reisidhe ainm [don] sgéluidhe, Metr. Gl. Ff.
512 (risighe, reisi v.l.).

rith u,m. vn. of rethid, also ruth. O.Ir. n s. riuth, Sg. 106b8 ,
Ml. 89c10 , 90b10 , AU 763 ; in riuth , Bcr. 18b12 . rith, Arm.
189b2 ( Thes. i 498 ), Bvn. 2a23 ( Thes. ii 33 ). Fél. Prol. 28 . ruth,
SR 3107 . LL 203a21 . a s. riuth, LU 8663 . d s. riuth, Wb. 20b6 .
10 rith, Sg. 108b3 . Hy. v 93 . ruth, SR 3285 , 4051 , 6043 , 7411 .
LL 236a17 . g s. retho, Ml. 42c19 . retha, 93b4 . Hy. ii 9 . n p.
retha, Fél. Ep. 274 . g p. reth, SR 2671 . rith m. (g s. n p. reatha),
IGT Dec. § 71.4 . d s. rioth, ib. ex. 1551 .
(a) the act of running; a run, rapid course (in wide sense):
15 leim nó riuth (gl. πήδησις), Sg. 106b8 . innar rith arsid-ne, gl.
in nostro vetere curriculo, 108b3 . luid E. lám frisin sruth | ocus
nir garit in ruth, Met. Dinds. iv 354.46 ( LL 203a21 ). no
thelged a chlettini . . . ┐ no bered rith baíse 'na ndiaid, TBC
893 . rith fri nem, IT i 124.18 (prov. of a vain attempt). niro
20ansat don reimim ro-retha sin, CCath. 5544 (of troops rushing
to an encounter). dochuadar i cenn a retha took to their heels ,
MR 318.4 . [dochuaidh] do rind retha as escaped by running ,
ZCP vi 65.30 . rith in marcaig, O'Dav. 1402 . oc rith isin aeor
flying , PH 1733 (of Simon Magus). dorinneas rioth tre lár an
25tsluaigh, Duan. Finn ii 260 § 43 . raoth do denum, Rosa Ang.
130.22 , cf. 326.7 . lúath do rioth chum uilc swift in running ,
Prov. vi 18 . i rith (with reflex. poss. pron.) running: co ḟacca
mac légind ina rith secci (= iuvenem scholasticum currentem),
Lat. Lives 82.6 ( LB 65a20 ). tíagait ina rith . . . cen tairsem,
30 FA 29 . RC xix 146.4 . ? techid G. assin cath . . . ┐ a gilla i
rraith, ZCP iii 212.1 ( LU 9645 ); by Stokes taken as = do
ráith `only' (? together ; see Met. Dinds. i 62 n. 22 ). for rith
running, hence quickly, forthwith; cf. luid . . . for a rith cosin
n-oencrann, SR 1284 . fer ruc breith for fís for ruth who
35interpreted a dream immediately
, 3285 . batar buidig do Dia
. . . robdar dimdaig dé for ruth very soon after , 4051 . Cf. 7411
creitted do Patraic for rith, LU 9486 . blith is ith | uaid no
chuingitis for rith, Met. Dinds. iv 20.18 (`in due season', Corr.
v 141 ). tairnit duit in tṡluaig for ruth, Death-tales 20.14 . Of
40animals: assan . . . luath a ruth, SR 3107 . oendam retha
draught-ox , Rawl. 130b51 ( ZCP iii 4 § 8 v.l.). almai énlaithe
. . . berid riuth for sét, FB 49 . Of chessmen: déca a rretha
fían fidchell, SC 30 ( LU 3559 ). But this may be for ṡretha.
Of a ship: ra cured in lestar . . . fora lánrith, LL 219b43
45( TTr. 198 ). Freq. of natural objects, heavenly bodies, rivers,
etc.: rith ro-seim os bith . . . ind aeo[i]r uair current, circula-
tion
, SR 39 . in riuth retae inna airndrethcha, Bcr. 18b12 . rith
lunae, Bvn. 2a23 . riuth grene, Ml. 89c10 . dī grein do rith im-
malle, AU 910 . Cf. CCath. 938 . do taisceltaib . . . reatha
50saighnen of the course of lightnings , 3899 . ríth mara buirb tar
bruach, IT iii 88 § 103 . uisce reatha running water , Levit. xiv
5 . rith folo (gl. dysenteria) bloody flux, Ardm. 189b2 ( Thes.
i 498 ). riuth fola, AU 763 . Cf. PH 2792 . dobeir sās co rith
ima braighit a running noose (?), Aen. 3102 . ro glacc corda
55. . . ┐ do cuir snaidh[m] retha fair `a slip-knot', ZCP vi 297.4 .
rith teangadh re toil n-aignidh (= glib chatter), Content.
xxiii 5 , cf. xxix 8.
(b) in fig. sense of laws, liabilities, etc.: rith cana Patraic go
moirsheisear, Eg. 88 f. 7a ( O'C. 2186 ). rith chána aicillne,
60 H. 3.17, c. 420 ( O'Don. 517 ). Of accumulating of interest,
fines, etc. and transf. of the interest itself: nochon fuil rith
ar in fiach foimrim[e], H. 3.18, p. 125a ( O'C. 230 ). reatha
fuillema, Laws v 414.12 . Possibly a similar metaphor is
implied in SC 41 ( LU 3905 ): bés nípad rith lat-su mo lecun-sa
65. . . cía no trialltá (`Gewinn wär's dir nicht, mich zu verlassen,
auch wenn du's versuchtest
', Thurn. Sagen a. d. alten Irland
100 ).
(c) career, life : o fororbai Patraic a rith mbúada isin bith,
Trip. 170.9 . ba réil ro-blad a retha, Met. Dinds. i 30.22 .
70 rige la Día a ndeoidh retha, ZCP viii 197 § 2 . do chríochnuigh
mé mo rioth (= cursum consummavi), TSh. 2768 . Cf. anad
dom rith ro-baisi . . . do bud mithig my career of folly , Arch.
iii 312.4 .
Compds. ruadhbhuinneadha rioth-arda rabharta running
75high
, TSh. 2079 . ? dochum in tsrotha ruit[h]ruaid, ZCP iii
19.9 ( Rawl. 74b26 ).

rithar n[o,m.] (formation from rith, cf. sruthar: sruth, saethar:
saeth, Wind. TBC p. 266 ) a run, gallop : rethair in gerrāin . . .
do Druim macc U., Trip. 248.19 . rucad in Dond Cualnge i
80rrithur ┐ i fúatuch úadib, TBC 2040 = i ruat[h]ar, St.; ib.
2028 = i rrith, St.

rithi (part. of nec. from renaid) that is to be sold, for sale : ríthi,
gl. venalem, Ml. 36a37 .

rithim(m) n m. (Lat. rhythmus) rhythm; strictly of irregular or
85 free verse , acc. to O'Dav. 1219 : amhail roghabh rithim
arradh Mettuir, as amhlaidh atāid na baird . . . arradh
na ffiledh, Ériu ziii 42.5 ( O'Dav. 47 ). bidh binnius co certus
isin metur ┐ binnius cen certus isin rithim; i.e. `rithim' as dis-
tinguished from `metur' or metrical verse is rhythm without
strict number, but this distinction is not always borne out.
5 tria rithimm doronad int imon-sa, LB 237b12 ( LH 65.55 , of
the Altus Prosator). tre rithim doronai ocus se sillaba dec in
cech line, LH 84.2 . Ambrosius . . . is e doroine hunc imnum
. . . tria rithim dorónad, Fél.² clvii x (of the Gloria in excelsis
Deo). molad . . . iarna dhenum tria rithimm, Lism.L. 2673 .
10 amail tuirmhim im rithim no im rioth úamha no certusa, Leb.
Gab. i 58 n. 2 (of metrical verse).