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tengae n t,f. n s. tenge, Wb 23c20 . tengae, Mon. Tall. 142.20 .
tinga, AU i 34.9 . a s. cin tengaid , BColm. 26.10 . g s. in
50(? leg. inna) tengad , Ml 31b24 . na tengad , PH 7490 . d s.
hi tengad (? leg. —aid), Ml 33d20 . dia tenga , Laws v 142.5 .
Also in sg. teng (? orig. dat. only): n s. teng, O'Dav. 1349 =
theangaidh, Ériu xiii 29.7 . Anecd. ii 74.4 . d s. t[h]ing,
ZCP v 484 § 9 =theing, iii 378.19 (B. na f.). ting, O'Cl.
55? ca teng , ZCP xi 109 § 16 . Cf. Duach Teangumha, Keat.
iii 692 . n du. da teangaid , Laws v 510.8 . n p. tengtha, Fél.
Ep. 125 . g p. teṅgad, SR 825 . d p. tengthaib, LU 2188 .
In syll. verse f., g s. —adh, d s. —aidh, g p. —thadh, IGT Decl.
§ 4 . g p. dteangthadh, Dán Dé xvii 26 . n s. teanguidh,
60 James iii 5 . g s. tengtha, AU iii 136.12 . d du. a nda
theangtha , Donl. v 2 . g p. tengtha, Ériu iv 108.4 . In Mod.
Ir. also as n-stem: g s. theangan, Luc. Fid. 200.8 . a s.
gan teangain , O'Gr. Cat. 121.36.
I (a) tongue: tenga .i. tē i ngabann si .i. in bēl tall,
65 Corm. Y 1247 (cf. next ex.). tal uime ... ro curthea a teinidh
... ┐ dobertea teanga tairis (an ordeal), IT iii 190.y . etngad
.i. cen tenga[i]d, O'Mulc. 473 . tengtha fodlaide amal tenid,
PH 5368 . do foillsigheadh dhóibh teangtha sgoiltidhthe
mar theine, Acts ii 3 .
70(b) the tongue considered as an organ of speech: huare ...
as né gnim tengad comlabrae, Ml 31b24 , cf. 23 . lūrech
arbaig mo thenga `of which my tongue boasteth,' Thes. ii
353.3 . i cinaid ... do thengad, Laws i 156.x . marbad na
tengad ... in t-athimrád, PH 7490 . clúas a dūan do theng-
75thaib bard, Hail Brigit 9 . ní gabhthar géill na teangadh
`ní féidir buadhachtaint ar an bhfilidheacht,' DDána 82.28 .
inn é gíall for tengtha de | ruc Níall cen erchra úaib-si
(of men unable to answer), Ériu iv 108.4 . fer do bfearr
tenga ┐ erlabra do ghaoidhealaibh ina aimsir, FM iv 930.y .
80Hence in idiomatic phrases: do-reilced a tenga dí indiu
she has been given a free tongue today, ZCP xvii 199.8 ( LU
10031 ). bui ... cómlaintius cech uilc isin corp sin ... cen-
motha a thenga ... is aire roléced a thenga dó, LB 143a8 .
tenga do denam orum, Fier. 224 v.l. =dochraite do rada
85riumsa, text. Enri hUa N. do denum tengtha maithi re
Mac nD. `good discourse,' AU iii 136.12 .
(c) language: et (leg. ut) conf(o)undamus ling[u]as eorum
.i. co romelāchtnaigem ... a dtengta impo, Auraic. 2431 =
berla, 141 . a tteanguidh ar máthar, Studies, 1919, 438 § 2 .
Muiredhach na tengadh o Sleibin, RC xvii 361.29 . nó
5labhradh tenga na ttuath n-echtrann, FM vi 1920.16 . dá
labhrainn teangtha na ndaoine ... gan an grádh agam =
si linguis hominum loquar, TSh. 9411 . a ttengaidh Edāillisi,
Fl. Earls 90.3 . ré tosuighibh na teangtha Gaoidheilge,
Donl. v 11 . Hence: fer tenghta an interpreter , BCC 308.7 , 8 .
10 fer tengha eile, 262.32 . Cf. a bheith aige amhuil fhir thean-
gan, phattruin ┐ ghuidheadoir a bhfiadhnaise De spokesman ,
Luc. Fid. 200.8 .
(d) tongue or clapper of a bell: bā sī tengu ind cluic,
Aisl. MC 123.21 . clocc ... cin tengaid, BColm. 26.10 . a
15rún thuigeas teangtha clog (Mary), Aithd. D. 97.29 . in
bail a mbenfa a th. ¤ re bhar cclocc, BNnÉ 16.22 .
(e) part of a cross (? the upright from crossbar up): cedir
in cos feibh adcúas, | gius in crann boi etarbhūas | a tenga
ba cupris cain, | [ocus] ba bethe a titail, ZCP viii 107.13 .
20 II (a) In med. terms. t. ¤ con: lingua canis .i. tenga con
`common hound's tongue,' Arch. i 330 § 127 . t. ¤ énáin lingua
avis
, stitchwort: tenga enain, Rosa Ang. 142.8 . lingua
avis pingula, .i. an teangadh eanain is mor a brigh, 3 B 15
(cited Rosa Ang. Gloss. ). lingua avis .i. in teanga enan,
25 RC ix 242.3 . 237.6 . t. ¤ orcan some part of the (calf of)
the leg: co tarla erchor díb i tengaid orcan Dondgillai,
RC xiii 104.19 = SG 385.7 . an affection of this part of the
leg (?): (caulis hortensis) item dentar luaith dhi ...┐ cuir-
tear ar na hiosgaduibh ┐ icaidh an teanga urcan, 23 K 42,
30 394.y .
(b) In nn. pr.: Scithi tenga eoin (n. of a woman), Rawl.
134b13 . Duach Tenga-huma rig Connacht, Trip. 552.20 .

? tengraigi ind asber frisin slog t. ¤ nimthechta, TBC² 1499 =
tarrgraige n-imtechta a séta rempo, LU 5965 . See tar-
35graig
. ? Cf. Mael Gengraige | co mbé a thóeb i ten[g]raige
`his side shall be rigid,' RC xiv 190.20 .

tengthach adj o, ā (tengae) tongued, having a tongue: linguosus
tengtach, Ir. Gl. 625 . bilinguosus dótengtach, 626 . fer
dána deth-th[e]angthach ` well-spoken ,' ZCP vi 50.y .

40 ? tenid ind Gaill ... | nocor b'olc lim a mbeith cind ar chind
ros t. ¤ (: demin), Arch. Hib. ii 63 § 67.

tenlach xsee 1 tellach.

tenlam n(? teine) steel for striking fire: t. ¤ .i. spréd .i. teni láma,
Corm. 42 . teanlamh .i. tene láimhe .i. teine chreasa, O'Cl.
45 teanlamh `a steel ,' O'R.

tennaid vsee tendaid, teinnid.

tenne xsee teinne.

tennél xsee 1 tend compds.

? tennrad n revealing, clarifying: teannradh .i. foillsiughadh,
50O'Cl.

1 tennta nPerh. io, m. in Mid. Ir., cf. a p. ten(n)tu, Met. Dinds.
iii 408.14 (: rempu). iv 70.26 (: chentu). But f. in: ar
tosach na t. ¤ , BNnÉ 220.13 . hi tteannta mhóir, FM v 1626.5 .
vi 2250.z . Also in IGT Decl. § 7 (with dental inflexion).
55 part. of 1 tendaid as subst. Used in sg. and pl. without
corresponding change in meaning, except in meaning II,
where forms are prob. pl. only. All forms are identical with
the pl. of tendad, which may be the original word in some
cases (cf. TSh. s.v. teannadh). ? teinti, TTebe 853 . ? a d s.
60 tendtaig, YBL 159a48 . 168b44 (reading doubtful).
I (a) strait, difficulty, unfavourable position, (losing)
battle: cach aen guidhfes Colmān fri tendta dogēba
cobair, BColm. 94.14 . tuc tenntu don tur-sa, Met. Dinds.
iii 408.14 . ba triallach fri tentu `to face danger,' iv 70.26 .
65 corostairsed fri tendta fri tarrachtain na macraide
forro that he might corner them and avenge the young men
on them
(?), LU 6506 = TBC² 1992 = co tórsed re tenta
fritharggain na maccraide forro `mit Sicherheit,' TBC
2648 . Cf. conna ruact nectur de tenta for araili, BB
70 432b3 . Ioseph tuir fri tentaib, Gorm. March 19 . o't con-
dairc C. in tendta mor sin ar á muintir, CCath. 2316 . t. ¤
catha, ZCP xiv 243.9 . fian Toraighe i dteannta Gall, DDána
96.3 . Ulltaigh súd téid san tenntaidh, IGT Decl. ex. 284 .
an bioth cé 's an corp | is ar gcealgthóir síor | bocht ar
75dteannta ón dtriur, Aithd. D. 52.14 . isin deidhendáil th. ¤
i tecomnaccair a mbiodhbhadha aca, FM vi 2280.17 . co
ná samhladh óg na sen | dib gémadh t. ¤ teiched `though
pressed
,' MR 176.14 . in uair ba teanta dosom o lucht eicsi
... ag iarraidh a n-athchuinge fair, Oss. v 44.2 . mad t. ¤
80bunaid damsa if I am at a hopeless disadvantage (?), Celt.
Rev. iv 10.20 . ? Cf. calma a traig tren a teannta `mighty
their prowess
,' Ériu xii 192.18 .
(b) support: sgríobhadh an leabhair so ... ar dhroich-
ghléas gan teannta búird ná binnse, O'Gr. Cat. 34.1.
85(c) In phrases. a, fri tenntaib talman out of, to solid
earth: carraig ... a roibi feidm seisrigi ... do tharraing a
tendtaib talman to pull it out of earth's grip, TTebe 94 2.
ro gluaiseth-si ... na clacha comthenda a tendtaib talman
(of a serpent), 2070 . dair ... a barr ┐ a gega do toitim ri
tenntaibh taluan, 3698 . gurob tenna, troma ... tuinide
5bar tren-fear re tenntaib trom-thalman, MR 126.5 . Cf. cid
airm ┐ ilfaebur ┐ teinti an talman, ní dad t'aincfed co rabais
marbtha, TTebe 853 . i t. ¤ (fri) pressing against, hard by:
druidfead í a dteandtaidh mo tháoibh, IGT Decl. ex. 2111 .
do leathnuigh baitheas an leinbh i dteannta na leice ` by
10the pressure of ,' Keat. ii 4270 . an teannta re tráigh `near
the shore
,' Rel. Celt. ii 202.17 .
II bonds, sureties (? in pl. only, perh. from tendad) :
tabraid curu ┐ tenta ┐ trebairi dam-sa, CRR 16.13 . tabartar
t. ¤ ┐ trebaireda dam-sa, BB 238a40 . créd bus cuir ┐ bus
15t. ¤ damsa ... im a chomall sin? Acall. 1705 . fuaradar t. ¤
oa trenláimh, ZCP viii 542.32 . cuir ┐ teannta ┐ treabhaire
[do ghabháil] ar gach taobh, DDána 111.24 . teannta do
thabhairt uatha ré haiseag iomlán do thabhairt, TSh. 5128.