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1 robb, rop n o,m. An animal, chiefly applied to cattle, swine
75and domesticated animals; freq. in legal tracts, such animals
(or their owners) being liable for damage done by them. ? cach
rob ina chin, Corm. 30.18 , s.v. mogheime = cach biodhbha
ina chinaidh, Corm. Y 883 ( Anecd. iv 76.17 ), an ancient
British legal maxim = omne corpus in delictum? rop ┐ rap:
80rop didiu nach n-anmann gonas, ut sunt uac[c]ae. rap immorro
nach n-anmann dosrenga chugae ut sunt sues, sed tamen uicis-
sim com[m]uniter dicuntur , Corm. Y 1097 ; an arbitrary dis-
tinction of two forms of the word to denote resp. animals that
gore and such as root up the earth. rodb .i. ainmidhe, Lec.
85Gl. 311 = rob, 123 M . rap .i. ainm da gach beathadhach
thairrngeas biadh chuige as talmhain amhail ata muc, O'Cl.
(prob. borrowed from Corm. Y 1097 ). trí ruip conberat
duine-chinaid .i. cú áraig, reithe lonn, ech daintech, Triads
168 . im rubu foichlige, im rubu cethra, Laws i 184.15 ; the
two classes are in the Comm. defined resp.: im na robaib bis
5ar fochlae . . . .i. bainb beca ┐ peta ┐ oircpeta muc, cailligh
no eithi, and: na tairb ┐ na cullaig, 190.15 , 17 . trí beo-ruip
amuil duine a cin .i. cu ┐ cat ┐ muc; trí marb-ruib amuil
duine a cin .i. cuailli ┐ comla, ga, H. 3. 17 c. 652 ( O'Don.
915 ); for the `marb-robb' cf. trí ruip ara tíagat cinta .i. cú
10foilm[n]ech, sleg caille, slissén, Triads 169 . rofesar rupu tria
foindel, H. 3. 18, p. 8c ( O'C. 18 ). na hecodhnaigh beca gusna
robdaib [leg. robbaib] . . . a coimet for robaib, H. 3. 18 406 ( O'C. 928 ).
rucus duine-chin for rop (.i. cú) . . . ar biata in rop iar fogail
┐ aurfōcra . . . rucus rop-chinaid (.i. cin ruip) for duíne, ZCP
15 xv 329 § 20 ; 330 § 21 ( Rawl. 113a36 , 38 ). ruchtaig ruib, Ériu
xi 45.2 (fragment of a legal maxim).
Fig. of a warrior: is é in robb rigthi, TBC 5418 = in rob
rigi ergaili, TBC² 3336 .
See follg.

20 2 robb n o,m. (same as 1 robb?) a body : rop, IGT Dec. § 67.9 .
rap, § 68 . ind rapp , gl. t[h]oracem. Gild. Lor. 220 (as fem.).
? gé mór ccnó do chuir na rap | ní ḟuil cat nach mó nā an
mhuc though [a pig] stows a quantity of nuts in its body (?),
IGT Dec. ex. 1520 . Cf. finnrop . . . dubrop `the small in-
25testine . . . the large intestine
' ZCP xiii 193.2 . rob imdha . . .
ruip reptha ic ruc[h]taigh `rent trunks', CCath. 6098 (of car-
nage on a battle-field; cuirp v.l.). ? As alleg. npr. m.: Brot
┐ Robb ┐ Ruidiud a trí ṅdr[úith?], LL 30d48 (servitors of
the `trí Dé Donand').

30 ? robba: ind Eochaid ba bladach robba | Eochaid togach toebḟota,
LL 146a12 = bladach baba, Rawl. 148a2 .

robda xsee rodba.

robdach xsee 1 ropach.

roben n ā,f. (= ro-ben, prob. a stable compd.) a lady of rank,
35a chieftain's wife : rígna ┐ romná na [n]Greci, LL 231a24 ( TTr.
1024 ). romná na rigraidhi, CCath. 3378 . dín roban is rígḟer
(of Carmun), Met. Dinds. iii 10.106 . ag ríghnaibh ┐ ag
romhnáibh na Fénne, Acall. 986 .

robith n(compd. of ro-?) legal term, a period of usucaption,
40apparently covering the lifetime (or possession) of ten owners:
comdetiu saeghul tri fir. Is ann as rudrad o rosaigh co coiciur.
O rosaigh co deichnemur, is ann is robith, ZCP xii 363.21 .
dúruth cetbliadain ruthrod [= rudrod] no cóeccait bith .cc.
robith .ccl., ib. 27 . See rudrad.

45 robor n[o,m.] a copious flow, flood(?): ri ro hic . . . mnai truaig
dind robur fola, SR 7642 . ? tobair 'na bhfhuil robhair bruaigh
(= water overflowing the brim?), Mann. and Cust. ii 119 n.
(poem attrib. to Mac Liag; leg. robhar?). Transf. a great or
excessive amount (degree): ro irgabh robor itadh in gillae,
50 Moling § 69 , cf. § 71.2 (robarta, roburta v.ll. in both places)
RC xii 90 § 111 . robhar itan, Ériu viii 48.35 . hi robur phectha
┐ dualcha, Ériu vii 170.25 . Of a person: robor Herenn
Muiredach plenty, greatness (?), Rawl. 121b2 . Stokes, RC xii
123 and Moling Gloss., considers it a loan-word < Lat. robur
55`strength'; but perh. a native word = flood, cf. robarta.

robthach adj o,ā. mac Regamna robthaig ` violent ', Met. Dinds.
iii 234.23 . Cf. rodba and ropach.

robud (robad) n u,o,m. (orig. neut.?). vn. formation from stem
bo-n-d-, Ped. ii 476 . robuth, Corm. Y 1085 ; g s. robaid, LU
60 7043 ( BDD 69 ). mis-spelt rogha, Laws i 266.23 . n p. rabtha,
LB 153a31 . Later generally rabhadh, pl. raibhthe. g p.
rabhadh, FM iii 284.8 . rabhtha, Comp. Con C. iii 91.5 .
raibhthe, TSh. 1547 . robhadh rabhadh m., IGT Dec. § 53.8 .
a p. raibhthi, ex. 895 .
65 A notice beforehand (gen. of someth. unexpected or danger-
ous), a warning: robuth quasi remfuath, Corm. Y 1085 .
roba[d] .i. airgena (leg. airdena), i.e. signs, symptoms , Lec. Gl.
404 . robudh plāige o mac Iellaen, AU 825 . robud do throich
a warning to a doomed man (a futile undertaking), Triads 83 ,
70 cf. robad do breith do troich, TTebe 4399 ; roba robhadh do
throich a thegasc, ML² 258 . robud ria mbás, LL 123a11 .
robud ria naimtiu, LB 204b44 . robudh ria creich, Ériu ii
208 x . ic brith robuid don Dund Chualṅge ria feraib Herend,
TBC 1493 . sluaiged la Gallaib . . . a Condachtaib cen rabad
75rompo, RC xviii 298.22 . arna tiastais Ulaid gen robud gen
rathugud, TBC 4240 . tendál robaid a warning beacon , BDD
69 . tosach rabhuidh rug a dealbh `his aspect became threaten-
ing
', Ériu iv 112 § 4 (: aghaidh). ? gidh olc na rígha rabhaigh |
measa na maoir threintaphaigh `though bad the warning (?)
80 kings', Duan. Finn. ii 140.7 (i.e. the bad kings are a warning
of worse to follow?). As alleg. npr. m.: Robad mac Rofua-
gradh, Anecd. ii 65.16 . As quasi-vn.: ag rabhadh gacha
onfaise, TSh. 6688 . pl. ructha na rabtha sin uli doib . . . ┐ nir
cretset, LB 153a31 . urthatar techta úad co rrobthaib do
85Ultaib, TBC 470 . ráinic raibhte fíre roimh N. chuige sure
warnings of the approach of N.
, ITS v 80.7 , cf. 78.8 . nír creid
in r na raibte sin, Caithr. Toirdh. 84 z . rabti . . . do dol
rompa, Ann. Conn. 1385.6 . raibhthe do rochtain rómpa, FM
iv 698.6 . raibhche an bháis, Misc. Celt. Soc. 342.13 .