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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.

2 tennta gerund. of 1 tendaid (with meaning derived from
20 1 tend): fuair ghnaoi—ní gnaoi as nar theannta which
could not be
trusted , DDána 99.11 .

tenntach n(1 tend, 1 tennta) strain, stress: ní bfuarus
ariamh ... [a] macasamhla sin do teandtach reatha, Feis
TC 381.

25 ? tennus n is for t. ¤ im dibh maigibh o Failgi ro fearad in cath
sin, BB 42b39 . for t. ¤ na treab, 42 = LL 16a42 . ? Cf. teannas
` austerity ,' O'R. (1 tend). But perh. n. loc.

tenraige xsee tengraige.

? tenta ind lene coem corcairglan ar na deghdathad a tenta ba
30lia, TTebe 3735 . Cf. ipse bis Oebalio saturatam murice
pallam
..., Theb. ix 690.

teöir n(disyll.) f. (Lat. theoria) Indecl. in O. Ir. Later as
i-stem. (a) theory, idea: isin teúir léu `as seemed to them'
(ἐν τῇ παῤ ἀυτος θεωρίᾳ), Wb 7a6 .
35(b) contemplation, the contemplative life (in antithesis
to achtáil the active life, i.e. of monks): óis achtáil ... óis
teoáir, Wb 12a23 , 24 . actáil ┐ teoir, Corm. 15 dedol. in
breó án ┐ ind oibell teora, RC xlvi 234.2 = ZCP xii 368.3 .
beō dianid bēs t. ¤ ... thō, Arch. iii 306 § 10 . aiteoch friut
40in teeoir | aiteoch friut in n-achtáil, ZCP viii 232 § 3 . teoir
.i. ondí is theoretica uita .i. betha theoir imchisnech .i.
nech isinn eclais oc urnaigthi, nó a menma a nDia dogrés,
O'Dav. 1528. Cf. cain re teeoir ┐ cain re n-achtail; teeoir
.i. teeoiracca uita, beatha teeoir imcisneas .i. a menma i
45nDia do gres, Laws v 22.13 Comm. tri .l. ri teoir a máinchine
aicisium in Hi ┐ .xl. ri achtail, Lism. L. 1018 . i teoir i
fiadnusi in Chomded, Fen. 308.y . beth ... cin actail cin
deoir, Nero A vii, 133a ( O'Don. 2190 ).
Compd. ¤ fhégad inner vision: tucfait o teorfégad spirtalla
50a menman na réta atá ecnairce dóib, RC xxv 248.4 ( LU
2666 ). o theorfegad spirtalla ┐ o scrutan inmedonach, RC xxv 248.16
( LU 2676 ).

teóir xsee tóir.

teoiricecht n[ā, f.] (Lat. theorica) (medical) theory: a hug-
55darás ... morain do maigisdrechaib na teoiriceachta, O'Gr.
Cat. 253.10. ollam leagha Mheg Uidhir ┐ sai ... a teoreicecht
┐ a praiticecht, AU iii 466.16 .

1 teol nOn conn. with tlenaid see ZCP xx 212 , and Laws
Gl. s.v. teol and toethlo. theft, (?) unconcealed theft (as
60opp. to táide secret theft, see Stokes at O'Dav. 1556 and exx.
from Laws): in ti creanas cen t. ¤ gen taigi, Laws iv 32.19 .
.i. cen gait i. ... toiblenann a gait bunaid fo cetoir `produces
(i.e. discloses) the original theft at once
,' 34.9 Comm. fo t. ¤
┐ taide, iv 202.2 . t. ¤ .i. toigleámana gaidi bunaid ... taide
65.i. dichelta iartain, 7 Comm. ata dethbir 'sa Corus Fine
itir thaidhe ┐ t. ¤ , O'Dav. 1556. cin t. ¤ .i. gaiti fein, H.4.22, 18
( O'C. 1979 ). is t. ¤ is taidhe cin acht, O'Dav. 166. ciasa
file ... dlighes ar dínsium ... ar a tothgluasacht i t. ¤ ┐ i taidhe,
H.2.15, 84b ( O'Don. 1215 ). ? To this: nīmmillcthar t. ¤
70`neither thief shall harm me,' Misc. Hib. 20.4 = IT iii 53.21 ,
54.11 . as ni ric ba th. ¤ `heraus kommt nicht, der ein Dieb
ist
,' IT ii1 182.z .

? 2 teol n plenty, abundance: t. ¤ .i. iomad, O'Cl. teól ` plenty,
abundance; a thief ,' O'R. ? To this: treb Leue co lini
75théol | immo n-eclais cen anshéol, SR 4881.

teolaid n i (1 teol) thief: teol .i. gataide, ut est didis im da
banteolaigh Medba .i. im dá baneachlaigh no im dá bangat-
aidi nó im da tlenamnaigh do batar ag M., O'Dav. 1556
= Ériu xiii 24.1 . dá bant. ¤ , LU 5843 . teol .i. gadaighe.
80na bainteolaigh .i. na mná do niodh goid, no do niodh
gniomha go folaightheach, O'Cl.

? teólaide ind bīaid ... in tana t. ¤ Tuli Én re secht mbliadna' ar
.xxx., ZCP ix 457.1 .

1 teóra xsee trí.

85 2 teóra xand derivv. see tórand, etc.

? teorchobraid n(cf. cobair): dollotar teorcobraid asin
longport na nGennti fri tóir a mmuintire ` reinforcements ,'
AU i 434.13 .