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tarb n o, m. (a) bull: t. ¤ quasi a tarū, a tauro , Corm. Y 1206 .
45 im th. ¤ for slabra, Laws i 126.6 . bale na bít tairb, IT i 72.16 .
for saerad in tairb, PH 7170 . i ndiaid in toirb, 7184 . t. ¤
sainemail ... Findbennach a ainm, TBC 80 . dona tarbaib,
6131 . do seitidaib ... t. ¤ ` bull-hides ,' TTebe 1280 . ro gaid
C. doim ┐ toirb leis, St. Ercuil 1938 . tarbh fíadhta, Is.
50 li 20 . t. ¤ tána `a parish or public bull,' O'R. Fig.: gurab
é Cambrens[is] is tarbh tána dhóibh le scríobhadh saoibh-
sheanchusa who is their leader in the writing of, Keat. i
152.10 .
(b) Applied figuratively to warriors: ardrí Egept ... | ba t. ¤
55tnu fri gleo, SR 3895 . caín t. ¤ tnuthach, ScM.² 15.4 . Ó
Duib-dhíorma an tarbh tuilmhear, DDána 113.34 .
(c) the thigh where it thickens at the top, loin, buttock (usually
with qualifying gs. sliasta): patma .i. na sliasta .i. in
fhuathroic, exugiam .i. in t. ¤ sliasta nó in fhothoin `the bull
60of the loin, or the buttock
,' Ir. Gl. 139 gl. 95 . se lunnta in-
reamha dochuaidh a tarbh a sliasta, BB 22b13 . ó t. ¤ a
slíasat co derc a osgaile `from the thick of his thighs,' Fianaig.
84.31 . tula sliasta .i. tairb, Laws v 363 n.
Compds. (a) The original sense is to some extent retained:
65 ¤ dam = tarb: is é tarbhdhamh thuairfeas ghnaoi (of a
person), DDána 91.44 . ¤ enech bull-faced: dáil de forsin
tarbainech (.i. Murchad), ZCP xii 237 § 61 . ¤ feis bull-feast
(—sleep? A ceremony for determining the successor to the
kingship, see V. SS. Hib. clx n. 5 .): dognither ... tarbfes
70leo andsin co fíastais esti cia diá tibertais rigi, LU 3448
( SC 22 ). con-grenar tairbfheis la firu Hérenn, BDD² 123 .
? Cf. cosdud feisi for feoil tairb D., BR 6.4 . ¤ léine a tunic
made of bull's hide (?) (tarb merely intens. here, Stokes,
KZ xxxviii 471 ).: tarbléni trebraid fria chness, TBC 1716
75(see note). ¤ lus some kind of herb: tri losa ... righlus, ┐ t.,
┐ athec[h]lus ... t. do gradaib flatha, Rawl. B. 506, fo. 43b
( O'Don. 2365 ). ¤ saithe name of one of the seven swarms of
bees , H.3.18, 425b ( O'C. 992 ). ? Cf. the fable of Aristaeus
( Verg. Georgics iv 281 ff. ) and Judges xiv . tanaisi .i. tarb-
80saithi (opp. of cet-saithe), H.3.18, 397ab ( O'C. 890 ). Cf.
Laws iv 172.
(b) In vaguer senses strong, great, furious , etc. ¤ chlár
some part of a chariot, panel, plating (?): carpat ... cona
tarbclār umaide, TBC² 2331. 2549 . ZCP x 279.10 . ¤ choblach
85 mighty fleet: cu tarbhchobhlach clainni Tuirgeis, Caithr.
CC 42.9 . ¤ codnach mighty leader: na t. tuaiscertach,
MR 184.18 . 254.8 . ¤ chú: atcualatar graigbertaigh ┐
tarbhchoin turusa ┐ gille echraide ` molosses (?),' RC xliii
26.29 . ¤ chuithech madly raging: tairm ┐ treineirghi na
tarbcuithech sin, Caithr. CC. 42.20 . ¤ fhlaith a tyrannical
5ruler (?),usurper (?): t. dano, nī inmain fer, ZCP xi 87 § 48 .
¤ gleic fierce conflict: cona ro sguirsed ... do'n t., MR 256.11 .
¤ long mighty ship: ar trenramhaibh na t., Caithr. CC 42.7 .
¤ [ṡ ?]réidigthe furious (?): tabraid in tachar-sa co ... tarbh-
redigthi, MR 126.12 . tuirthi ... tarb-redigthi treas-laithrech
10in talman, 150.3 . ¤ sluag fierce army: gemad t. ga marbad,
YBL 318b2 (reading doubtful). ¤ thnúthach fierce and
vindictive: tairgsi ... tarb-tnuthach, MR 256.6 .
(c) In meanings similar to that in (c) supra: ¤ fhéith
large vein or sinew in the leg: tarbhéithi a orcan, TBC
15 2596 v.l. tís dorala in tṡleg im' orcain ┐ im' thairbfheith
mo choissi, Acall. 6800 . In Bible seems used of the thigh:
tairfeith, ceathramhan, sliasad, Eg. Gl. 577 . dobhéra ...
ar do thairbhfhéich lobhadh, Numb. v 21 . ¤ shliasait = t. ¤
sliasta supra: femoralia .i. na tarbshliasta, Ir. Gl. 141 gl.
20182 .

tarbán n o, m. (tarb) bull-calf: [in t. ¤ ] treballach, Ériu vii 6.1 .
See tairbínc.

tarbchad n(? tarb) some defect in a cow: ma[t] t. ¤ , H.3.18,
145a ( O'C. 250 ).

25 tarbdae adj io, iā (tarb) (a) bull-like, taurine: tarbde gl. taurinus,
Sg. 37b5 . tri chaeca torc, is tarbhdha `bull-like hogs,' BR
102.9 . lamanda tarbda tachair gloves of bull-hide, TTebe
2504 . (b) Of warriors etc. fierce, strong: fer dubdond tailc
tarbda, LU 6715 . is é derisc tarbda, TBC 5283 . fer isel
30tailc tarbda ` stout ,' TTebe 2557 . is in tren-shochraidi
tarbda, MR 180.8 . ro c[h]uirsim treas co tarbdha, ML²
237 . Compar. cia milid bid tarbdu traig ?, ACC 94 ( RC
xx 272.4 ).

? tarbenna ind nach aithgabail huine do chuisin ni nascar
35eter acht geall di, t. ¤ di maigin maine gelltar di, H.3.18,
372a ( O'C. 802 ). See next.

? tarbes, tarbethus ind anad ... co rem di cetherslicht t. ¤
in huin airlither nantib acht gell tarbethus benna, H.3.18,
366a ( O'C. 781 - 2 ). See prec.

40 tarbga n io bull, steer (?): a t. ¤ na tuath | ba calma na cách,
`der Stämme Stier,' TBC 4180 . mo th. ¤ ac troit na da tarb
`bull,' CRR 8.10 . In other exx. seems n. loc. (in Mag nAí),
the place where the bulls meet in Táin Bó Cuailnge, see
TBC p. 898 n. 7 : a hImga, a hImgan, a Tarbgu, Ériu iv
45146.16 . damghal ina Tarbh a Tarbda (Tarbgae, v.l.),
Anecd. ii 43.y . gidh i lLiamain lotar | Laigin tarsin
Tarbhga, LL 393a26 (tarsi i t. ¤ , 46a10 = MS. Mat. 492.30 ).

tarbín xsee tairbíne.

tarblaing (vn. from perf. 3 s. of do-airling) act of descending,
50 alighting: da marcachaib ... ic t. ¤ dib (of horses), CCath.
3482 . See tairléim.

tarbnaigid vsee tarmnaigid.

tarcai vsee do-farcai.

tarcaid vsee do-fargaid ( Ériu xi 139 ).

55 tarcaisne, tarcaise n f. (tarm-ad-ci-, ZCP xviii 313 ). t. ¤ tar-
caisi, IGT Decl. § 3 (44.18) . tarcoisi n,f., § 143 . tarcaisin
ā, f., § 144 ( Cog. 68.8 ). contempt, contumely, insult: ic fulang t. ¤
ó lucht na Rómha, CCath. 632 . nach budh déanta dhamh
... t. ¤ dá thrócuire, Dán Dé xvii 32 . dia do chabair na coisi
60ar a tabair tarcoisi, IGT Decl. ex. 204 . tarcuisne ag
Breaghaib ar Bladhma, ML² 1089 . do thormach na tarcaisi,
MR 294.7 . luchd tarcuisne, Rom. i 30 . ni cuirend Dia
an croide umal ... a tarcuisne despises not, BCC 250.17 .
Frequ. in phrases with words of similar meaning: dimiccin
65┐ t. ¤ , FM vi 1972.4 . do-bheir sé i dtáir ┐ i dt. ¤ bláth bréige
na beatha so, TSh. 415 . timé na taircuisne, TBC p. 459 n.
10 . tainsem ┐ tarcaisi, TTebe 2843 . turbaigh na tarcaisne,
Études Celt. i 82.30 . tarcuisne ┐ míomhodh d'fhulang,
Donl. 158.20 . dochum tarcuisne móire ┐ grāine do bheith
70aige air féin, Desid. 6560 . As quasi-vn.: rogab cach dib
ac tarcasni ... uar aroili, TTebe 2895 .

tarcaisnech adj o, ā (tarcaisne). Most frequently of persons.
(a) contemptuous, scornful: airdri ... trentalcur tarcais-
neach, CF 870 . ua tren ┐ ua t. ¤ ar gach n-oen tecmad ris,
75 TTebe 25 58. tarcaisneach ar ar Ttighearna, Desid. 6259 .
gidh tromdha tathaoireach tarchuisneach atáim-se, DDána
111.24 . bí tarcuisnech imud fein (direction to a penitent),
ZCP vi 84.1 . Occas. also of things: rugastar seacht ruathair
troma ... tarcusnec[h]a tairrsib, Celt. Rev. iv 16.9 . tren-
80chor tarcuisnech (`insulting twist,'), MR 258.x . ilimad
do briathraibh truagha tarcaisnecha, Études Celt. i 79.29 .
As subst.: iarruidh an tarcuisneach eagna, Prov. xiv
6 .
(b) contemptible, despicable, miserable: do chomhtarcais-
85neachsa do mhac athar `a wretched youth like you,' Ériu
v 180.296 . creatúr ró bhocht, ┐ ró tharcuisneach, Donl.
256.21 . tarcuisneach ad radharc, Deut. xxv 3 . Of things:
ba grannai múichnech t. ¤ ar tús hí (of the Cross), LB 233b64 .
geadh tarcuisneach treallamh ... gach síthchréidmigh,
Ó Bruad. iii 16 . Compar. leis an mbás as ... tharcuisnighi,
5 Desid. 6114 . Cf. 2 taircsenach.