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

teorda adj io, iā (teöir) contemplative: in betha theorda .i.
a menma i nDia do-gres, PH 3549.

5 tepersiu xand derivv. see teipersiu, etc.

? tepor n ri hErend do fhacbail ┐ beith duit foram-sa ┐ a th. ¤
im diaid si ` vengeance ,' Ir. MSS. Ser. 180.5 ( YBL 118b32 ).

terad n dryness, dry weather: ba t. ¤ , Thes. ii 334.36 . See
turad.

10 1 terba, -ad, -úd, -ód (with unlen. -b-) vn. of terbaid
(do-eipen). Forms in -úd, -ód perh. infl. by turbrúd, -ód,
q.v. Cf. also turbaid. severing, separating, cutting off: mo
dá brattán cen terbba, Trip.² 1285 . cech fer cloinne
Conallaig | da raga rum can t. ¤ | nocha bia da genelaigh | acht
15sil Cairim a certa, Anecd. ii 31 xiii § 1 . nirbo rubach fria
t. ¤ , | sé cóic cubat a harda (of Tara), Met. Dinds. i 30.35 .
tuc fri réir gin t. ¤ | cethri geill a hAlba `without separation,'
Cóir Anm. 118 . tearbadh .i. dealughadh, O'Cl. terbadh
.i. indarba no delugud, ut est [cin deoraid ┐ rl.] coemthecht
20cin therbud .i. comaitcither a cin for intí i roibe coímitecht
cina innarba uadh, O'Dav. 1517. mo terbaidh (cheville),
Leb. Gab. 68.2 (glossed: mó do turbrodh, nó do urbadh,
no do dheluccadh). ni hamlaidh sin don drochbuachaill
fagcaid a [n-]aenur a curcha cen terbaid forro conus ethait
25faelcoin iad who leaves his sheep unscattered (?), D iv 2,
73d42 . co tancotar na huain co hopund do chumm a máthar
... rorithset co dian dia terpúd na n-úan, Thr. Hom. 8.18 =
terpud, Trip.² 137 . dogéna a ndeligud ┐ a terbod, LU 2320 .
mintrebtha do therbōd (: dergār), Arch. iii 240 § 4 . terbod
30fri gnūise gnātha, 311.z = terbhadh, FM ii 618.14 .

? 2 terba v(cf. erbaid) imper. 2 s. entrust: ass nuanfadach
... | na t. ¤ do chaitine, Leb. Gab. 32.6 , glossed: delaigh no
congaibh do chat beg ó bainne (cf. terbaid). na t. ¤ do biail
... | re hasnasach, 7 , glossed: delaigh no aithin do tuagh
35...don tsnoidhetoir.

terbaid v(with unlen. -b-). Late formation from perf. of
do-eipen, q.v. severs, separates, sets apart: imper.: nobor-
terpaid-si ... in far curadhaiu ... for leith go ye apart, Anecd.
ii 58.1 . perf.: ní rondegtherb ria dremmaib it was not well
40(for him) that he separated from his troops, Met. Dinds. ii
48.30 . fri Temair cid rodosterbb what severed them from
Tara
?, Rawl. 83b55 . Partholon rotherba thair | co mbeith
ós Elga ... | Brea mac S. ... | fri hengnom fri hairm-dígail
` detached ,' Met. Dinds. iii 112.25 . ro therba ┐ ro delidh
45Dia in t[s]oillsi ona dorchaib, Lec. 264c12 . rodosterbaiset
fo leith | oenfer glicc di cach oentreib (of the twelve spies),
SR 4653 . dorerpaidhsiot ... fo leith, Anecd. ii 58.4 . pass.
is aire na ro-terbod I. ... fris-na hapstalu, PH 5317 . isin
mais chruinn ... as' terpad in domun, Ériu ii 108.12 . trúagh
50romthearbadh sunn | rem shlúagh, Buile Ṡ. 26.5 . fut.
terbabaid ... a noemu ... ris-na pecdachu, PH 3633 . Vn.
1 terba.

? terbaig ind diuchtra a t. ¤ andregoin, LU 3826 ( SC 28 ), glossed:
a galar ban sidi (a terbaidh aindre geoin, v.l.), Arch. i 16.28
55(see note). `awake from the fairy sickness,' SC² ed. Dillon
p. 36 . ? Cf. 1 terba.

terbert xsee tairbert.

terbrúd xsee turbrúd.

terbrútech adj o, ā (turbrúd) hindered, delayed: bid terbrutech
60a cumtach (of a building), Trip. 192.25 .

terc adj o, ā few, scanty, meagre, sparse: terca gl. exigua, Ml
48c30 . tearc .i. beag (B. na f.), ZCP v 484 n. 9 .
I Used attributively: scceolanga terca `a few fugitives,'
FM i 332.10 . adguisiu na tri turcu tercu `the three meagre
65boars
,' Thes. ii 293.4 . pater t. ¤ da cach oclaigh nāim a short
prayer
(?), Ériu ii 229 § 6 . hua menmain t. ¤ `with feeble
mind
,' Ml 118a10 . Of food, etc. scanty, meagre: betha
thearcc, Fél.² cxl Sept. 8 . ba fri fáilti feisibh tercaibh,
ZCP viii 198 § 17 . Of (parts of) the body: an chuid diobh
70aga mbid cuirp thana thearca thin , 23 K 42, 83.1 . Cf. ata
in croiceand tearc cutis rara [est], 87.6 . an tiomghlún tearc
the soft slender knee, Dánta Gr.² 67.23 . Of words: ralabair
P. briathra terca tarbacha `a few profitable words,' TTebe
675 . a bhriathra troma tearca, PBocht 25.33 .
75 II Used predicatively. (a) nita terca som, Ml 92c13 .
bá t. ¤ cach n-adbar dó, LU 11008 . immat buar, t. ¤ ass, SG
80.9 . is t. ¤ bur sluaigh, IT iii 388.10 . nidot terctha m'fhúar-
adhbha, Buile Ṡ. 48.4 . bheith tearc mí gan pinginn im
purs `hard up,' Ó Bruad. iii 6.14 . beathadhuigh állta ... do
80dhénas tearc a nuibhir sibh, Lev. xxvi 22 . atā an naomh-
thacht ... coimhthearc ┐ sin aca ..., Desid. 6453 . With
follg. gen. of respect: an teangaidh nach tearc labhra,
Studies 1934, 433 § 1 c . mná in táiblidh munba t. ¤ lóin,
DDána 119.15 . tearc foirne clár na cruinne, Dán Dé xiv 10 .
85With de: tearc do lacht mé ... | ó thart na sé sealánach,
TD 44.1 .
(b) With copula in various constructions. Most commonly
with follg. n s.: is t. ¤ rí dia rodamain, Met. Dinds. iii 234.2 .
ni t. ¤ do Grecaib fer do dingbala-su, TTr. 1284 . tearc ... |
ní ... nar adhair é, DDána 17.10 . t. ¤ nech do dligh a éra,
5 BNnÉ 279.9 . as tearc duine da tucthar na grasa sin,
BCC 240.30 . With n p.: tearc ingheana a n-ionnshamhoil,
DDána 55.2 . budh tearc caraid ag cath Éirne, Aithd. D.
28.30 . Cf. ba t. ¤ for bith mnai a samail, PH 830 . With
follg. rel. clause: gidh tearc duit-se nar umhluigh, DDána
10 4.8 . tearc do-fhidir few know, Dán Dé iii 26 . as t. ¤ aga
raibhe fis, BNnÉ 291 § 6 . With partitive de and rel. clause:
tearc díobh nach deaghadhbhar, DDána 3.6 . tearc do chách
ód fhleidh leagar, 48.20 . tearc dínn nach daorfadh fínné,
58.1 .
15As adv.: dorat dam Gridhair ... | abaidh Ēirenn is
Alban, | mo beith uaistibh go t. ¤ , ZCP xii 394.12 . as (sic leg.)
fírthearc cuirid uathadh ar na connsainibh ` rarely ' (O'Cl.
on the spelling of O. Ir.), RC iv 355.14 .
Compar. and superl.: ind ti dib dana teirci in cenel
20indile sin who had fewest of that species of stock, Laws iii
464.6 =intí [dib] ... is terci [in] cenel innili [sin], O'Dav.
484. teirce a-cách an creideamh cóir, DDána 57.1 . an
uair ... | is teirce atá dhá iarraidh `when fewest are seeking
it
,' TD 31.16 . tír ina teirce tonna `where waves are gentlest,'
25 28.33 . na tolcha as teirce sreabha | na linnte as lia éigneadha
whose streams are shallowest (?), DDána 100.4 . ní teirce
cách na crecha `no less numerous than the entire population
will the preyings be
,' Caithr. Thoirdh. 48.19 . nir teirce an
tred rea nairemh (after the giving of seven sheep to the
30poor), BNnÉ 149.33 .
Compds. ¤ bóllach: do leas turba an tearcbhóllaigh
`who repaired all the loss of the cattle-pen wasted,' Ó Bruad.
i 198.6 . ¤ cuid: for terccuidib .i. for proind bic, Fél.² cxl
Sept. 8 . lear dhainid sinn i dtearcuid bídh, Ó Bruad. iii
35226 . ? ¤ lí: hi certrī no rainte adíu | nín bo therclī toillte
tnu, BB 45a19 . ¤ menmae: derchaineth co terc-menmain
hi timnaib de `despair along with inattention to the commands
of God
,' Ériu vii 172.12 . ¤ menmnach: co nábtís tercmen-
mnaig dispirited , TTr.² 1026 . ¤ múinte: do thuaith-
40chliaraibh tura tearc-mhúinte ill-mannered , TSh. 2292 .
¤ ól: táir-bhiadh ┐ tearc-ól `scarcity of drink,' 2262 . ¤ phit:
for t. on meagre rations, Fél. Sept. 8 . nícon tercphít,
Immrama 66 § 122 (=tercbít, Anecd. i 64 ). ¤ threb: iadad
for terctrebaib (sic leg.), Laws i 102.25 , .i. is na trebaib
45ata terca duine, 104.20 Comm.