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tescad n u and o, m. vn. of do-esc. (a) cutting, hacking, hewing:
60 crand gíuis ... rop áil do M. a th. ¤ , Lat. Lives 94.5 . crichiditi
lim-sa in gabul ... daig is oent. ¤ atchíu-sa bun barr furri,
TBC 781 . teascad in tarra, Laws ii 240.3 Comm. cen
tescud alta na feithe (of a surgeon), v 488.5 Comm. i t. ¤
` mangled ,' Met. Dinds. iii 150.11 . dorigne fuil dona bair-
65genaib ┐ do siled fuil estib ica t. ¤ , Lec. 59a4 . gaoi ghreanta
thríom ó thuirsi, | más fíor techta an teasgaidhsi (of the
wounding of a lady's hand), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 211.20 . gabsait
in slōgh oc t. ¤ a ngort, Marco P. 156 . ic comoslugud a
charpait d'á th. ¤ (of a dog), MR 200.9 . dá madh ní so-
70ghluaiste an Eire sin ... dob urusa linne ... a teasgadh ┐ a
gearradh dhá h-áit, ML 44.7 .
(b) Of warriors hacking, hewing, smiting: co rabatar
'ca mescad | is Conan 'ca chruadt. ¤ , LL 203b48 . na dei ...
ag t. ¤ ar na Tiabandaib, TTebe 3951 . biail fri buantescadh
75bidhbhadh, St. Ercuil 1247 . ro gabatar ... ic trent. ¤ araile,
Cog. 176.14 .
(c) cutting off (a part of the body): a thengaid do th. ¤ to
cut out his tongue
, PH 2551 . clūas Āulaim ina bēolu īarna
t. ¤ de, ZCP viii 332.4 . teasgadh ainmheach ball, TSh. 5432.
80(d) Various: da ráma ... i ndib lamaib dó ic t. ¤ in mara
cleaving the sea, RC xiv 402.x . Of stinging bees: ra hiomad
na mbech ga ttescadh, TFrag. 236.4 . ma ta fer buna a
naititin tesgadh a ferainn `clearing the land (?)' (Plummer
MS. notes), Eg. 88, fo. 38 (39)b ( O'C. 2473 ). in té ro bud
85th. ¤ dhún `who (if cut off) would to us be a mutilation,' O'Gr.
Cat. 449.6. a corp do breith léo ... dia tescadh ┐ dia tarraing
`to be drawn and quartered,' RC xviii 285.11 . Med. bidh
bríg tesgtha ┐ seimighthi ┐ darringhthi ann (of a certain
plaster), 23 F 19, 103a55 . In fanciful n.pr.: Tuagh ingen
Tescadha, Anecd. ii 56.6 .
5Compd.: no tesccadh-scomadh da fiaclaibh a n-ingne
dibh `would cuttingly peel their nails from them,' CCath.
3977.

tescaid xsee do-esc.

tescaigthe adj io, iā part. of *tescaigid (do-esc) cut, hacked,
10 mangled: go nach ar fhágsad acht na hiomnadha ... na
sguth-bhuinnídhibh sgéirdighthe sgoith-theasgaighthe, CRR²
86.11 . gurba taebhtheascaigh[th]i treoin, CF 554.

tesctha part. of do-esc (tescaid): ? roinn teasc[th]a (? sic
leg.) ní thabhra d'aoinfhear, | t'fhéile ríamh ní raibhe ar
15dáil you never give a divided portion to any man, your
generosity was never bestowed piecemeal
(?), L.Cl.A.Buidhe
198.73 .

tescthaid n i, m. (tescad) cutter, shaver: Plinius secundus,
Nouocomensis, a Nouocoma ciuitate nó nuathescthid [`a
20new cutter? new shaver?
'] ab aliis libris, RC xvi 417 n.
3.

tesgaire n(see esgaire). Also tesngaire. announcing,
announcement (made in order to stop an illegal proceeding):
co t. ¤ treoda gen forus fechem `three things are to be
25announced
,' Laws i 268.14 .i. gusin tredhsa d'uasal gaire
ann .i. d'innisin, 302.28 Comm. nucu netar cairdi imdilsi
crichi ... gan cairdi airdbidi deascairi mar aen ria, Rawl. B
506, 30a ( O'D. 2304 ). o da gena a thescaire reda cairdi, no
a tri, is eraic deoraidh bescna na crichi ind ris in ré sein, 30b2
30( O'D. 2304 ). sellaigh slána ... .i. cléri ┐ mna ┐ meic, nech
nach meisech airgaire na tesngaire; airgaire .i. ó bréithir
t. ¤ .i. ó láimh, H.3.17, col. 554 ( O'D. 772 ). Frequ. in phr.
mac i t. ¤ , of a son who cannot legally be a party to a contract ,
and is subject to an announcement to that effect by his
35father (see Thurn. ZCP xv 313 ): mac De, mac son bis i t. ¤
a athar ina timaircnib techtaib, co na midethar cos na lam,
ZCP xiii 23.16 . druing dib fo na tecar cora, acht fo ndochar
┐ a ndiubairt, amail itait na ceithre mna dlighthecha ... in
mac i t. ¤ , Eg. 88, 32 (33)a ( O'C. 2418 ). na flescaidh seó nídat
40mic gráidh ... acht mic daine nderoile ... is leth eneclann
a athar do cein is mac a teasgaire (? sic leg.) he, H.3.18,
177b ( O'C. 322 ). frecra do tiachtuin fo coruib in micc a
desgaire, H.3.17 col. 34 ( O'D. 37 ). cor mic beo athar .i.
bis a tescaire .i. gor no ingor ┐ is codnach, H.3.18, 441a
45( O'C. 1071 ). ? fo coraib in mic i ndaisgaire (? sic leg.),
Laws i 90.12 Comm. ? Cf. nesam toiscide do fir conaig
(.i. i t. ¤ ), 160.19 Comm.

tesgal n(see esgal) noise, uproar; storm: teasgal .i. anfadh,
O'Cl. in tairm ┐ in tescul ` uproar ,' Met. Dinds. iii 348.19 .
50 fo thescul is fo thiug-lind `beneath stormy wave,' 458.104 .
ba lind garg cen glan-fostud, | diar thadbain a thescul
túaid, 460.3 . essgal ┐ tessgal `storm and tempest,' RC
xiv 426.17 .

tesgarmaid v(? compd. of 2 tess): ro theasgarm na laeich
55d'á luaith-bheimeandaibh ` plied the heroes with his rapid
strokes
,' MR 274.8 .

tesmailt n[? i] Orig. form perh. tescmailt (*to-ess-com-melt),
Gwynn, Hermathena xlviii 149 - 50 . Later felt as compd.
of 2 tess or teist and molad. (a) habits, characteristics,
60 peculiarities (in sg. and pl.): cindus do thescmalta (sic leg.),
RC x 66.3 v.l. prímthesmalta iffirn, LU 2456 . lebor as a
forchanter in duine ... in-a besaib, ┐ imo'n t. ¤ is coir dó do
sechem, PH 3981 . E. ... do thecht co bethaid ┐ co t. ¤ na
ṅgénti, 6555 (see p. 29 ). tesmolta a n-daine, Alex. 806 .
65 a n-aisnéidiub do tesmaltaib in ceneoil, 834 . in t. ¤ si uli na
mBragmanda, 932 . taithmet ... tesmalta ┐ timthirechta
Coluimb chille, RC xx 136.1 (ACC). ba moide saint Uí Dh.
d'inredh a thíre na testmolta hisin was the greater on account
of these circumstances
, Hugh Roe 186.8 . a tes-molta tigear-
70nais his lordly characteristics, MR 116.18 . tigearna go
bforsmacht ┐ go testtmoltaibh flatha, FM vi 2374.7 .
(b) praise, eulogy: ro bi C. ic tabairt teasmolta in rig,
co n-ebairt in laid-si, RC xxiii 426.14 . rīom na ttesmolta do
thuill | ughdair talmhan nī tūaluing, ZCP xii 383.6 . test-
75molta crann Eirenn, Buile Ṡ. 62.26 . trias na testmoltadh
sin do rat for an insi, Leb. Gab. 244.28 . an bhen ag tabhairt
tesmholta fora céile bhudhein, FDG 418 v.l. ag dercháined
Ailella ... ┐ ag tabairt a tesmolta, Celt. Rev. iv 24.13 .
aingeal ag toidheacht, maille ré teast-mholtaibh, TSh. 9156.

80 tesmolta xsee tesmailt.

tesrogad xsee tesargain.

1 tess adv. south, in the south: condastárraid ... | t. ¤ , SR
3020 . isin maig t. ¤ Findarggat, Im. Brain 5 . ina ndíb
n-airechtaib ... t. ¤ ┐ tuaid, LU 1975 . cid tes robai a threbad,
85 YBL 179b32 . Tuirbe th. ¤ , Met. Dinds. iv 226.20 . Molling
thes na taíden, SG 377.2 . in cech tīr thūaith ┐ tes, ZCP viii
109.4 . atá tú thuaidh | ... | atá tú theas, Aithd. D. 61.29 .
Cf. do orrderc tes agus thuaith `he looked south ...,' Celt.
Rev. iv 216.7 . aner, tes ocus thuaidh, 12 . With acc.
south of: robith Fogartach macc Néil | in Druim ríg tes
5Taltin tréin `south of strong T.,' RC xxiii 312.4 . tes Bairche
báin, LL 8b36 .