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tinnscna, -ad, -am, -ain(t) nMid. Ir. vnn. of do-innscanna
(tinnscnaid). tinnsgnam, g s. tinnsganta, IGT Decl. § 47 .
tinnscain(t) may be a back-formation from this.
(a) act of beginning: tindscna sluaigid na Tana, Lec.
190b25 . cuis cuimnigthe na raed dochuaid seochad ┐ cuis
5tindscanta na raed n-anaithnich, 166b19 . dochuaidh ass
tra na riga sin amal teit foscad gaeithi no tindscna aislingi,
YBL 168a36 . bíd in bás beo ... ┐ in crich oc tinnscna,
PH 7466 . ríar Dé san bhráth a bhochta | nírbh é tráth a
thinnsganta (sic leg.), IGT Decl. ex. 1274 . lámh indiu
10im thionnsgnamh, a thríonóid, DDána 33.1 . fiarfaighter
annso ce dib so o n-a coir an leiges do tinnsgaint ar tuis,
RC xlix 9 § 4 . tinscna baili marcaid do denam la Cormac
mac Tomaltaig, Ann. Conn. 1231.12 . tinnscna cocaid
etir h. Ruairc ┐ Clainn Dondchaidh, 1388.8 . caissel do
15thinnscna le hUilliam Búrc, ALC i 224.16 . ... nar chedaigh
an naomh do Shuibhne an ecclas do thionnsgana, ITS xii
174.14 . ac tinnscaint óna fiabrusaib, O'Gr. Cat. 211.34.
... liathnuimhir líne | do shinsearaibh tinnscnaimh an
taoisigh the ancestors who founded his race, Hackett xxxix 16.
20(b) act of devising; design, project: ag dēanamh gacha
uilc ... d'a mb'fhéidir le duine do thionsgnamh nā smūai-
neadh, ZCP iv 398.9 . do briseadh amach mo thionnscanta,
Job xvii 11 . doní an tanduine tionsgnamh a naghaidh an
ionnruic, Ps. xxxvii 12 . ┐ líonfuighear iad da dtionnscan-
25taibh féin, Prov. i 31 . toirmiscthior tionnscanta, xv 22 .
is é so an tionnscnamh do tionnscnadh ar an ndomhan
uile, Is. xiv 26 . ní chuirfidh do chraobhsgaoileadh fá deara
dhamhsa mo thionnsgnadh a chur i n-dearmad, GJ xvii 10b .
chum bais na Croiche ... an bás bo pheannaidíghe agus bo
30thárcuisnighe dob fheidir a thionsgain, Challoner, Smuain
Go Maith Air (1820), 26.31 . gur ab éigionn ... riaghalacha
airighthe do thionsgaint do dhaoinibh airighthe, 196.16 .

tinnscnaid xsee *do-innscanna.

tinnscnas n o, m. (tinnscnaid) beginning, inception: ni do
35réir tosaigh tinnscnuis uilidi `not by priority of universal
inception
,' Rosa Ang. 130.5 .

tinnscra n[io],n. (*to-ind-ess-cren) dowry, bride-price . For
a full study see Thurneysen, ZCP xv 356 - 360 , xvi 227 ;
Stud. in E. Ir. Law 119 ff.
40(a) payment to the bride's tuath(?) or father (part of which
might revert to the bride herself
): ferr tūath tinnscra, Anec.
iii 18.17 . cach tua[i]th a tindscra, ZCP xvii 50 § 18 . as.
berad iarum fri maccu Milead bad tocha doib a tir fen ┐
ni threicfidis cen tindscra friu ar cairdes doib. Is de at
45fir crendai mnai i n-Eri co brath ar im chrenad lanamnai
isin doman oilchenai, xix 157.6 . ba saeth lia brathrea gait
disi in tinscrae erru, Irish Texts i 6 § 16 . ní thibrind i tind-
scra cid Meidbi insin, TBFr. 185 . ní ragaib ... can a tind-
scra [do thabairt] do Buchet, RC xxv 30 § 13 . maithbet
50a t. ¤ ┐ a tochra na hingine út duib, ML 160.14 .
(b) payment by the bridegroom to the bride: dombeur
an ingen dit ... ┐ icfad fein a tinnscrai, ZCP iii 259.6 =dobér
in n-ingin duit ... ┐ ícfat féin a tinscra, LU 10453 . mo th. ¤
choir dam, BDD² 61 . ícaid Conchubor tinnscrai Emirie
55íarnamaruch, ZCP iii 261.26 . ba dímian mór leo Fergus
dia tabairt hi tindscra, Ériu iv 24.12 . conid h-e tindscra
Alexandir di in ferann sin, Alex. 526 . ni bái dano innmas
laiss ┐ baí ferand conid é tindscra tucad di in slíab út, LL
167a54 . tilach no thogfad ... ina tindscra, issed caibchi ro
60thogastar, LL 13b29 =tindsgna, BB 40b43 . mine renusa
in cumail út ... toicebhut sa mu thinnscrai dhit, ┐ ragat
uait, Lism. L. 1159 . dligid ... inghen comarba Maedócc
do tabairt d'fior ┐ crodh ┐ tionnsgra do tabairt le, BNnÉ
202 § 43 . ro pōssadh sē mnā dēg in la sin dīp, an pāpa ar
65n-īc a ttinnscra, Fl. Earls 178.10 .
(c) price paid to a woman for a temporary union: tasec
tindscrai iar feiss la fer, ZCP xv 356 § 44 . cid do ratais ina
tindscra?, Ir. MSS. Ser. i Part 1, 174.x ( YBL 118a 13 ).
a hernaidm-si co n-icc tinnscrae, ZCP iii 251.y . ro ḟáidh
70le bur ninghin i n-aiscidh ┐ ní tuc tindscra no coipche di,
TBC p. 761 n. 10 . d'fheis letsu thanac tar cend tindscra ┐
tirochraici, Acall. 4953 . tinnsccra iar n-indsma, Aisl. MC
73.6 .
(d) payment for a given term of service: indleas gach
75tindsgra fri derge dligid o reachtaib comamsa, 23 P 3, fo.
20a ( O'C. 1862 ). dobreth dó ... a tinscra cétna itir ingen
┐ dechelt ┐ carpat ┐ tír, LU 6107 = TBC² 1635 . cach tindscra
donuiscet cenel, 23 Q 6, 34a ( O'C. 1755 ). ? nach t. ¤ Fene
fordiastar tedmaim, O'Dav. 691.
80(e) (woman's) property: t. ¤ .i. crodh, Stowe Gl. 142 . tind-
scra .i. crod [mná], Lec. Gl. 371.

tinntech n[o, m.; ā, f.] sheath: cor chuir a claideb 'na tind-
tech, TTebe 3394 . rabean a chlaidim asa thinntig, 3945 .
tarlaicc a cloidhim as a thenntig, D iv 2, 72 vb29 . See
85 fintech, intech.

tinntén n[o, m.] (teine) hearth, furnace: i tt. ¤ na bpían go
bráth, RC xxiii 36.22 . atáid mo chnámha arna losgadh
mar thinntén na teineadh, Ps. cii 3 . teinteán, TSh.