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1 tír n s,n. Later m. and f. ( IGT Decl. § 45 ). Later inflexion:
g s. tiredh, Rel. Celt. 196.23 . n p. tirthi, ML² 90 . g p. na
ttíorthann , Mac Aingil 470.15 . tirthadh, Maund. § 124 .
tíorthann, Ezek. 5.5 .
5 I (a) earth, ground (opposed to water): tīr i.e. a terra ,
Corm. Y 1251 . bai for tir co tirmugud, SR 1686 . co
fáoi .ix. n-oidhci la cach mnoi for tir tartha, Dinds. § 5 .
mac in trebthaig issin (cusan, cusin v.ll.) t. ¤ , Ériu ix 48 § 27 .
a Dé doní in muir | a Dé doní in t. ¤ , LU 9870 . cuiridh na
10tulcha isna fantaib corop t. ¤ flat, arable land, RC ix 16 § 4 .
a t. ¤ buic `in soft land,' Laws iv 130.18 Comm. dotháet
dochum tíri, TBFr. 210 . fosceirdside issa t. ¤ súas in slig,
236 . íar t. ¤ dochuatar, iar muir tancatar, PH 7038 . fáil-
tighis tonn ┐ t. ¤ roime, ML² 536 . ba fāilid muir ┐ tīr da
15thoidhecht, 1582 . ro gaibh tīr ocus caladhport, RC xxvi
272.14 . gur ghabhadar t. ¤ i n-oileán, Keat. ii 517 . ar tir
on land , Fl. Earls 58.9 .
(b) portion of land: is ed tīr insin bas óenach cluchi
dod claind-siu céin bes flaithius hi Temraig, ZCP xiii 372.21
20= is í an tīr sen, iii 459.3 . ba mór leo do t. ¤ aurland Temrach
they thought the green of T. took up too much land, Ériu iv
124.5 . is i rogha rugsadar cuairt: trian da thir ocus gusna
hearnailib bide malle ria, Laws iv 216.20 Comm. atait tri
tire aile nadat usa for Feinaib na breithamnaib do tinntogh,
25 v. 428.2 . do teit fer tiri co fiadnaib leis owner , ii 120.24
Comm. comnattacht tir a athar fair, CRR § 53.
(c) territory, province (cf. talam I (c), (d)): in rí conic
aingliu | is coimmdiu cech thíre, Fél. Prol. 160 . ni mesa
indas talam for tire si, Ml 34a5 . [trúagh] sin, a magh mBregh
30mbuidhe | a tir n-alaind n-adguide, AU i 438.21 . cen a t. ¤
i fail do rúaim, Hail Brigit 26 . t. ¤ ṅdorcha ... dianid comainm
Iffern, SR 871 . i tirib anheoil, 3180 . dar mór tíri, dar
mór tuath, 5474 . cinnas in tíre doráncamar ? t. ¤ ndúaig
n-úathmar, TBFr. 385 . buí cara damsa isin tírsea, BDD²
35 262 . cía raghas dond éitseacht isa t. ¤ , 438 . Temair ...
imme, maith an t-āighi | suides flaith cech tiri, ZCP viii
108.2 . lacht ┐ iascc, mil is mes | in cech t. ¤ thuaith ┐ tes,
109.4 . atád trí tuatha 'na t. ¤ | cíos no cāin ní dlegar dhíbh,
116.14 . na treba ┐ na tirthi, ML² 90 . uair gērbo tenn in
40teidm sin in gach t. ¤ eile a n-Erinn, dobo mó isin Mumhain
hé, ML² 92 . do dhealbh ar rí-ne an mhuir mór | do shnoigh
na tíre gan tál, DDána 42.31 . a-tá re hathaidh d'aimsir
| 'n-a t. ¤ dhorcha dhoghailsigh, 73.3 . na cúig tíre im Fhonn
nUisnigh, 107.25 . na tíre a téighe sna tráighe | míne
45réidhe áille iad, IGT Decl. ex. 1155 . díbh a rí cál ar críchne |
trí tírthi san n-ágh uáighfe (lochdach), 1243 . san bhferann
mín cráobhach gcrosach | a t. ¤ bhráonach dosach Dé, 1245 .
lucht an tire, Fl. Earls 92.22 . do mhuintir na tíre sin, Rel.
Celt. ii 178.7 . ar tholchaibh uaigneacha na tíre, TSh. 6033 .
50? To this: fechtas dolluid rí Eoganachta for tiri hi crích ┐
hi cendathaig n-aile, LU 1649 =for creich ┐ innrud ilchen-
nadach, Immrama 26.9 . ? Leg. for creich tīri.
Sg. (and sometimes pl.) with following gen. of description:
dús in rista t. ¤ na mban Land of Women, Otherworld , Im.
55Brain § 30 . ní chían co t. ¤ inna m-ban, § 60 . dodeochad-sa
... a tírib beó áit inna bí bás nó peccad Land of the ever-
living , LU 9996 . oc ascnam tíre tairṅgiri inna mbēo Heaven ,
Wb 11a19 . cu bhfaghbhu-sa faeilti ac muinntir nimhe i T. ¤
na mBeo, Lism. L. 2578 . do chorcair tíre na finn country of
60the fair
, SG 239.38 . a tírib na Fomóire, BDD² 918 . a tir mac
nisrael, Hib. Min. 92 . tir na nóeb Heaven , SR 575 . go
righeam tair ais go T. ¤ na n-óg, Oss. iv 240.z . dia lot i tir
Sgāidh (: lāim, cf. ZCP ix 234 n. ), Anec. iii 54.20 . ag bain-
rioghain Tíre an tsnechta, RC xxix 126.2 . ríghdhacht
65tíre an tsnechta ` Livonia ,' Maund. § 7 . t. ¤ tairngire, see
tairngire (b). co rup hi a fhirinde ┐ a chumachtu fógnus
det-siu isin t. ¤ tall in the next world, PH 2773 . Of actual
countries: cathraig tíre iudae insin, Ml 17c10 . gabais
Mac Con t. ¤ mBanba, RC xiii 466.12 . co mboí i tírib Con-
70nacht, Aisl. Óeng. § 10 . atdob-rarbadse a t. ¤ Hérenn, BDD²
416 . do c[h]lochaib tíre na h-Innis, ML² 1481 . a tírib
hIndia do, PH 820 . clár buidnech mar th. ¤ Temrach, Met.
Dinds. ii 46.4 . rop nem thened t. ¤ Húa Neill immi, BDD²
240 . Hence people of a territory: do bhátar an tir uile i
75naoinionad, Misc. Hag. Hib. 36.29 .
II With qualifying adj. or gen., of measures or kinds
of land: t. ¤ mbó measure of land: is ed t. ¤ mbó la Féniu
insin, foloing .vii. mbúu co cenn mblíadnae, Críth Gabl. 92 .
t. ¤ claidim land won by the sword: isse dorigni t. ¤ claidimh
80di ar eigin, Coir. Anm. § 76 . `gebid óen na tire' ... `Ca t. ¤
as assu lat do thabairt dunni ... co ndernam t. ¤ claidim dé,'
LL 333a42 . t. ¤ cumaile measure of land: ceithri bai fichit
ar tir cumaile don etham is ferr, H.3.18, 3 24 ( O'C. 662 ).
da forraig dec i tir cumaile dia fot, se foirrge din lethet, ma
85beith ina toimsib techtaib, Laws iii 334.22 Comm. ocht
traiged fichit ┐ .vii. ced (ar míle, add. later) troigh fod tiri
cumaile, H.3.18, 490b ( O'C. 1224 ). ocht traighthi fichit ara
a x. ┐ cethre fichit do fichtib traigh a fod tire cumaile ┐ a leith
dia lethat, 651 ( O'C. 1466 ). tir cumuile og na ogaireachuibh
ocus tir cumuile d'imarcuidh ag gach gradh o tha sin co
5righ tuaithe, Laws ii 12.14 Comm. tir cumaile oc na oc-
airechaib, tir da cumal ac na boairechaib, H.3.18, 332
( O'C. 681 ). t. ¤ ndibaid coitchinn land of a deceased person
which reverts to the fine: tir ndibaid coitchenn , Ir. Recht
7.25 . intan is tir dibaid coitcinn tainic do cum na fine, is
10amlaid ranntar hi, H.3.18, 478a ( O'C. 1199 ). t. ¤ ndiguin
inviolable land: sé ba i n-oen athghabáil ina thir diguin,
O'Dav. 1185. t. ¤ domaisi ? : `tir domhaisi' cach sliab slán,
Met. Gl. 3.7 . t. ¤ dúthaig homeland: seacht dtroighe mo
th. ¤ dhúthaigh, PBocht 21.1 . t. ¤ linde the land of the pond,
15 part of mill: tir linde, Laws i 124.18 . tir linde .i. aenraed
.i. bhis i n-ind in ena in uisci, 140.16 Comm. t. ¤ mór main-
land: iter Toraig ┐ t. ¤ mór, BCC 104.8 . t. ¤ tretholl hollow
land, churchyard: t. ¤ tretholl .i. relec, ACC § 93.
III In adverbial phrases (a) is tír, in, into the land:
20 Doirb is Maeith is Cuma in comlaind | comanmann mac
Tlachtga is t. ¤ , Ériu x 77 § 12 . ┐ nir gabsat do thenn istir
acht mad sin nama, Ann. Conn. 1276.2 . Aed mac Torr-
delbaig do athrigad ┐ Mac Branain dia tabairt istír, 1353.4 .
tuc leam hi is-tír-so, PH 231 . aithris a ndearna is t. ¤ thall,
25 Aithd.D. 29.26 . suairc an sgéal-sa tarla is t. ¤ , Dán Dé xxix
12 . (b) In phr. do-icc a dt. ¤ lands: is iad Clanna Mhíleadh
tug an t-ainm sin [ar Éirinn], sul rangadar i dt. ¤ innte, Keat.
i 100.67 . iar dteacht i dt. ¤ dóibh i dtuaisceart Éireann,
212.55 . tig an leac tre lár na mara | leat mar budh clár
30tana i dt. ¤ , PBocht 10.46 . go ttāngatar ... a ttīr sa fFraingc,
Fl. Earls 24.14 . Hence survives, exists, subsists: féuch féin
... an éidir leat teacht a tt. ¤ gan an ní, Desid. 5647 . na
neithe as riachtanas damh dochum teachta a tt. ¤ , 1220 . é
féin do thabhairt a tt. ¤ (he) to live, 6953 . a teacht a tt. ¤ ar
35smeara, F v 3, 116 ( Gad. 64.39 ). baintreabhach ┐ dílleach-
taidh tigheacht i dt. ¤ air gach lá, ITS xvii 167.1120 . uim úr
eolais an sceoil se thig i dt. ¤ which is coming to pass, xviii 112.1 .
Also tugaid i dt. ¤ spends, passes (time): thugadar a n-aimsir
i dt. ¤ i bhfochair an Rígh ag muirn agus ag macnas, ITS i
40164.2 . tugamaid an chuid eile dhar saóghal a tt. ¤ anois mar
a diarfadh gach duine againn do dhéanadh, Gad. 65.9 .
Frequent in placenames, see Hogan Onom. .x. treith
tire iacih, Ériu ii 4.7 =Tīr Īath Tiree , Wortk. 160.