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túaim n n, n. Exact meaning uncertain. Expl. by O'Cl. as
baile, fearann, cloidhe, táobh. Note also tuaim .i. tech
55no cladh, O'C. 1471 ( H. 3.18, 652 ). P. O'C. gives tuaim
.i. taobh `a flank ridge or side .' .i. cladh `a moat mound or
bank, a knap, tump or hillock, also a tomb, grave or sepulchre ,
Lat. tumulus.' .i. baile `a town, a fortress .' .i. fearann
`a townland, a farm .' .i. eadan no aghaidh `a front or face .'
60Orig. `monticule, colline,' whence the other senses are derived,
Loth, RC xli 407 . g s. Tuama, Lat. Lives 35.3 . FM i 44.y .
Thua[m]na Grene `of Tuaim Gréne,' Gorm. Oct. 19 =
Tuama Gréne, Nov. 1 . d s. túamaim, LU 5975 . ? g p. slan
trath triath tuamand dindsain, BR 14.13 =tuamann, BB
65 267b36 . ? Met. Dinds. iv 198.26 .
Senbic a t. ¤ immais áin `S. from the stead of noble poesy,'
Met. Dinds. ii 16.84 . im th. ¤ thaiss `in my poor dwelling,'
iii 366.3 . ? tarb túamann `the paddock bull,' iv 198.26 .
isedh is crich ann gort feoir no arbair, no ard urchur fleasca,
70 ┐ tri deisceimann o tire tuaim, O'C. 2330 ( Eg. 88, 25 (26)d ) =
tri deisceimenna o thir a tuaim, O'C. 1713 ( 23 Q 6, 17a ) = a trí
descemenna ó tiri tuaim, O'D. 1567 ( H. 5. 15, 4a ). Cf.
tuaim .i. timchuairt a thire, ut est dligid a .iii. dia dil ...
ina thire tuaim, O'Dav. 1534 , `enceinte de la propriété
75délimitée ou défendue par une palissade ou fossé avec remblai
,'
Loth. do t. ¤ adhnacail si, do tora torc allaidh dia saighidh,
go ros tochla burial-place , BNnÉ 325.18 . cethair traigid
fichet fott in damasnai, ocht traigid eter a thūaim ┐ talmain
the ox-rib was twenty-four feet long, with eight feet between
80its peak and the ground
(i.e. when standing on the two ends),
ZCP xiii 373.21 (cf. iii 460.12 ). ?dosrat hi tuaim immon
deil | roscacht cen huail, cen ergail (of Goliath terrorising
Israel), SR 5785.
In phrases: docuirither cach ae i tuaimm aroli amail
85orceil [tairrechtae] against each other (of seas meeting),
Corm. 13 Coire Brecain = i tūaim alaile, Corm. Y 323 = co
cuir cach dib im thuaim araile `each of them hurls itself
round another's place
,' RC xvi 158.2 `(se) pousse autour de
la place de l'autre
', Loth. musluid cach dib i tuaim in
aroile (of cattle), RC xv 308.11 . oc airimbert gascid hi
5túamaim a scéith protected by his shield (?), LU 5975 = oc
airbert gaiscid hi tūaimim a scēith (`in a fence (?) of his
shield
,' Faraday), TBC² 1507 = tarrasair mac Da Lóth co
trián in lái i t. ¤ a sceith ic folmaisse gona Conculaind, TBC
2125 (perh. the umbo of the shield, Loth). a tuaim a sgeith
10.i. a n-inadh a scéith, O'Dav. 187. a ttuaim a sgéith, Cath.
MT 894 . ? is lem dofeidbair hi tuaim inn eouin, IT i 139.22 .
Note also: gu tuaim treabainn gac treabaid, BB 36b55
= co tuaim trebaind cach trebaib, Lec. 282 va24 . tennis
in tuaím tuathramut, BB 380b12 . moid no da thoib tuill
15tuáim i timargar ith, LL 116a37 . turclai tolsum tuaim
tinnsaighidh itir glasaib geillfine, 393a3 .
Frequ. in placenames (in some cases in meaning ` burial
mound, tumulus ,' Loth), see Hog. Onom. Cf. Dind Rīg, |
rūad tūaim tenbai `eine rote flammende Feuerwand' (.i.
20clodh, gloss), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 7 § 1 (T. ¤ Tenba was the old
name of Dind Ríg, see Met. Dinds. ii 50.5 , 52.5 , ZCP iii
8.18 , etc.).

túaimnech adj o, ā dark, gloomy (?). Of hell: tedmnach tuaim-
nech disceinmnech, SR 946 . Of hair: folt dub tuaim neach
25fair, RC viii 362.15 . Of fire: tene trom, tuaimnech, SR
7127.

túaiplis n`a false move in a game ', Dinneen: cuire ... |
d'imir a n-allamh ar achrann tuaiplise `gambled in wayward
contention their fame away
,' Ó Bruad. iii 176.10 . Cf. táiplis ?

30 ? túair ind ind ablu tuáir `the chief (?) Host,' Thes. ii 251.10 .

1 túaircnech adj o, ā (túarcon) hammering, smiting: slog ...
trotach tuaircnech, PH 8102 . As subst. in phrase t. ¤ catha
=túaircnid catha: ba hé Brían ba tuairccnech catha fri
lāim Néill `Schlachtenführer,' ZCP xiv 214.8 . is é fá tuair-
35gneach catha ag a athair `leader in battle,' Keat. ii 5575 .
tuairgnigh chatha, 5637 .

2 túaircnech n ā, f. (túarcon) a beating, striking, hammering:
tuaircnech na ṅgoband ic méinlegad miannaig, TTr. 132 .
ri lántuairgnig na lurech ica letrad dina lannaib, 663 .
40 tūairgnech na tromchloidhimh, ZCP viii 212.7 . ro dubh-
glassatar a mbeoil lasin tuairgnigh, CCath. 4633 . asedh
doronsat, a ccluicc ┐ a cceolána do bhuain, ┐ tuairgnech
mór da minnaibh ┐ da mbachlaibh, Misc. Hag. Hib. 37.1 .

túaircned Mid. Ir. vn. of do-fúairc (see túarcon) hammering,
45 beating: lantuargned na loṅg ica luamairecht, TTr. 1417.

túaircnid n i, m. (túarcon) in phr. t. ¤ catha lit. `battle-smiter';
a leader, general, commander , apparently appointed by a
king, etc. to share or be completely responsible for the
command of his army: ba tuairgnid catha fria laim side
50ic tocbail giall ┐ cana do as cach aird, RC xxiv 180.6 . is iad
ba tuarcnige catha la Muiredach Tírech na tri Collai, Laud
610, fo. 104b1 , cited RC xxiv 207 =tūarcnide, ZCP viii
318.29 . is é bá tuairgnidh catha friá laim a athar, Cóir
Anm. 116 . has e cathmilid ┐ tuaircnid catha Diarmata o
55sun immach, Rawl. 83a32 (cf. Hib. Min. 73.3 ). is iat batar
tuarcnide catha le M., LL 333a36 . is hē ba tūaircnid flatha
(catha, LL 332c21 ) la Fīachaig, ūair ba hord isind aimsir
sin nā téged in rí fēin isin cath, acht a thūaircnid flatha
(catha, LL) dia ráith, ZCP viii 317.18 - 20 . iar m-beth
60d'Fiachra 'na thuairgnidh catha i n-ionadh Bhriain ag a
n-dearbhráthair eile .i. Niall Naoighiallach, Hy Fiachr.
308.10 . robtar iatt ba tuairgnidhe catha do righ ó Conaill,
Hugh Roe 8.1 . a treoin ┐ a tuaircne catha, Celt. Rev. iv
206.30 . a thuairgneadha catha, ML 100.1 . an ridire ba
65tuairgnidh catha do ghallaibh, FM iv 858.11 . a thsunn
tuairgneamha catha roimhe, Cath MT 815.
Without follg. gen.: bīaid ... in tūaircnid ... fri domon
ré a secht ar deich cēt, ZCP ix 450 § 7 . a n-uaiti tren-fer
┐ tuaircnedh, Celt. Rev. iv 16.21 . As a complimentary
70epithet: a thuairgnidh coitcheann catha, Dánta Gr.²
41.105 . ? Illann cúig tuairgnib cath | tre gruig ro cuartaig
a creach, BB 56a17 =ic tuarcain troch, LL 32b1 . Note
also: is immdai sond tuairgne irgaile ┐ cathluan cathaise
┐ airig ardchathai ┐ airsig immbualtai, Alex. 299 (or pl. of
75 túarcon ?).

túaircnige n iā, f. (1 túaircnech) a hammering, beating, smiting:
tuairgnighe na tuagh, CCath. 5864.

tuaircthe Mid. Ir. part. of do-fúairc (see túartae): crideda
tuarcthi anguished hearts, Todd Lect. vi 81.10 .

80 túairim xsee túaraim.

túairisc n(Plummer MS. notes suggests back-formation from
túarascbáil. Possibly vn. of an old compd. of sech-, (cf.
aithesc, etc.), but found only in Mod. Ir.) account, descrip-
tion, information, tidings: tuirisc taidhe .i. tuarasgbháil
85taidhe .i. foillsiughadh gada, O'Cl. gan tuairisg Fhinn ná a
shluaigh ar fághail, Oss. iii 234.11 . iarraidh tuaraisg na
sean-chosán interrogate de semitis antiquis, TSh. 10552 .
a bhfuarais d'ulc ag troid fá iath do shean | do thuairisc
shuthain tug mar Bhrianach beacht all that you endured
fighting for your ancestral land gave lasting witness of you that
5you were a genuine scion of the O'Briens
, Hackett xiv 6 .
gan a dtuairisc ann `that no trace of them is left,' E. O'Rahilly
vii 12 . In phr. fá th. ¤ in search of, seeking: fá thuairisg
deágh-dhuine, Atlantis iv 198.6 . is claon an cleasuidhe
ag teacht faoim thuairisc-se to track me out, Hackett xxv 9.