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adannta

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part. of ad-annai, kindled, lighted: a shútrall adanta o thenid na peccad, PH 8249 . caindel ciartha adantai, Ériu v. 120.22 . rochraithistair aithindeda adanta, TTebe 1365 . in chaindel adanta .i. Cuchulaind, TBC-LL¹ 502 . bid caindel ard adanta, (of a person), BColm. 10.30 . redla adhanta enigh ┐ engnamha (of a chief), AFM iii 98.9 . rosc n-airárd n-adanta, TFerbe 40 . gruadh adhanta nár hadhnadh (wife of MacSweeny), TD 27.42 . As subst. in concrete sense: feib no bedis adhanta tened . . . ic uliloscud in baili, CCath. 784 .

athchomarc

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Last Revised: 2013

 

o vn. of ad-comairc. act of asking, enquiry; request, question: arrufoitea epistli uaidib som co n-aidchomarcaib cucisom gl. questionibus, Wb. 9d14 . ail dam ní d'a.¤ huait, SR 1205 . tiagair di a.¤ Cano, Anecd. i 4.18 . arfoemad . . . aithcomarc neich dond áos fuirbti `he would sometimes allow holy persons to consult him', Mon. Tall. 135. 23 (§ 23) . manibé nech aile bes lór laiss . . . do athcomarc fris `if there be no one else of sufficient authority for him to consult with', 160.20 (§ 79) . fritamgair céin . . . / . . . / is ed a.¤ is nesam / dūin diar cobhair, ACL iii 294 § 11 . docuas . . . dia athcomarc dia Mathair dus a ndingned olc, YBL 137a21 . no bíd Poir oc a.¤ Alaxandir dona míledu asking the soldiers about A., Alex. 763 . ba hannfhocal d'feraibh Érenn . . . a athcomarc diaroile an . . ., Leb. Gab.(i) 76.24 . acc á.¤ scél ndó, AFM v 1864.4 . Sense not clear in: cia lin a.¤ fil im cach ernail dibh? . . . a tri . . . roscadh ┐ fasach ┐ testemain, Cóic Con. 26 § 3 . Cf. cóir n-athchomairc below.

In phrases. cenn athchomairc chief counsellor: conda ragbat fir Herend do chomarlid ┐ do chind athchomairc dóib, LU 9665 . ticfea in chaindel do muintir Dé . . . bes chenn n-athchomairc don tua[i]th sea .i. Senán, Trip.² 2427 . iarna comairle re cenn athchomairc bes accu, Laws iii 36.17 Comm. co cend n-athchomairc Muman, co brithem Caisil, Ériu iii 140.157 . ceand áthcomhairc Gearaltach, AFM v 1762.1 . ? Cf. co agu athcomairc, O'D. 1958 ( Eg. 90, 7(8)ab ).

Cóir n-athchomairc, name of one of the procedures used in deciding a law case, see Cóic Con. p. 3 , 10 - 11 . coic conara fugill fegaiter and .i. fir et dliged, cert ┐ techta ┐ coir n-athchomairc, Cóic Con. 15 § 1 . .v. sreth failsigthi na [con]aire fugill is choir n-athchomairc: coir n-athchomairc do-eclannar im cach solam sonaisc, acht ar-dloma deruisc fir foglamma fiss i.e. cóir n-a.¤ is chosen in a case which has been well-prepared and for which suitable guarantees have been given, provided this is the decision of one learned in law, 22 § 18 and p. 80. coic slechta .xx.et in chorusa fine, is ed acarair forin chonair fugill is choir n-athchomairc, 23 § 20. is siat a n-airge . . . raith fri techta, aitiri caomtachta fri coir n-athcomairc, § 21. ┐ ara ind hi as cetharda fris ngaibther athgabail: fir ┐ dligid, cert ┐ techta ┐ coir n-athcomairc; ar in coir n-athcomuirc is ainm coitcend doib uile du i mbeth corai fechemoin fri aithcomarc a breithi don breithemuin, Laws i 258.20 Comm. (cf. Cóic Con. p. 79 ). aidire caomtechta fri coir nathcomairc, 282.8 Comm. ecoir n-athcomairc, Cóic Con. 28R . cis lir gealla athcomairc? .i. o fechemuin ata na gealla so acht da geall o cintach nama, Laws ii 94.y . menma athchomairc `an enquiring mind', Tec. Corm. § 3.6 .

Cen a.¤ without (asking) permission: cach dichmairc .i. cach errach berar o neoch cen athcomarc, Laws ii 352.24 Comm. cen a.¤ don gillu, LU 5551 (TBC). gan a.¤ gan fhiafraigidh dá athair, AFM vi 2230.z . co ná diccseadh aon táirsibh . . . gan a.¤ `without examination', 1896.9 . ístait coin allta do chorp / isin écht gan athc[h]omarc wolves shall eat thy body for this deed without asking questions i.e. without more ado, ZCP xii 391.13 . Hence in sense of permission, consent: ind raibi athcomarc lat? `didst thou ask permission ?' Mon. Tall. 135.28 (§ 24) . munab athcomairc tuaithi teis .i. manab amlaidh dech inte arna a.¤ do da tuaith, O'Curry 2192 ( Eg. 88, 7(8)c ) `unless he goes with the consent of his tribe', Plummer MS. notes.

Sense not clear (perh. guard-house Celtica xviii 98 ) in: cethri doruis airri im-mach / . . . / frisin tetblai . . . / frisin cetna [a]thchomarcc (of the lawn of heaven), SR 407 . tri athchomairc cech doruis / . . . / fri cach clothalt . . . / a.¤ for cach oenmúr, 461 .

caindel

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Forms: coinneal

n ā, f. (Lat. candela). coinneal f., IGT Decl. § 54 . candle, light : c.¤ a caindela .i. ōn chainnill, Corm. Y 272 . adand oc cainnill .i. deróil oenchainnell bec hi farrad cainle more, LU 333 . solus be choindell may the candle shine, Corp. Gen. 189 note . c.¤ for caindelbrai, Críth G. 181 . tri imglaice do cainnlib cona toimsib techtaib . . . tumud na cainnell a [n]geir, ZCP xiv 355 § 13 ( Laws ii 250 - 52 ). go secht coinnlibh ordoibh, Blathm. 222 . cainebar . . . / lethdeog fri caindli sorcha by candle-light , Anecd. i 14.16 ( SCano 480 ). íar feis fri caindlib sorchuib, Lament 100 § 22 . boltnogud cind óenchainle dina cainlib sin, LU 2059 ( FA 13 ). gaibid in tene an cainnil, O'Mulc. 20 . dligid sin Brīan tūs coindle, ZCP viii 231 § 24 . fulaiṅg c.¤ d'airi marb, LL 27866 . féil Muire na ccoinnell Candlemass , BNnÉ 61 § 81 . Prov. niba coindel fó dabaich dogén dímm, Trip.² 530 (cf. Matthew v 15 etc.). do las an choinnil, IGT Verbs § 121 .

Of the use of candles in the ceremony of excommunication: cuirther fa choinnlibh an mart i necclasaibh an choitcinn `the heifer was put under the candles in the churches of the community (i.e. the thieves were excommunicated)', ZCP x 20 n.7 . gan chúrsa coinne chum cuinneal do bháthadh i.e. he did not fight a duel that would incur excommunication, Hackett² xliii 98 . tug . . . coinle báite ar bhuidhnibh, xxxvi 93 . See also caindelbáthad, etc.

In fig. and transferred senses. Of persons shining light, paragon, hero etc. : in ch.¤ do muintir Dé . . . .i. Senán Insi Cathaig, Trip.² 2426 . ceithre condli Críst (of the Evangelists), KMMisc. 256.16 . da ánchaindil gascid Gædel, TBC-LL¹ 3771 . ba c.¤ cecha claisse the light of every assembly (of an abbot), Bruchst. 53 § 118 . M. mac A. . . . coinnel enig ┐ engnama, Ann. Conn. 1232. 8 . c.¤ cacha hairechta re t'eladhain, Acall. 7752 . is í an bhanóg . . . / coinneall chéire, Aithd. D. 99.9 . Of weapons (see Fraech 21 n. ) : cúicroth óir ┐ c.¤ rígthaigi úas cach ae (of a spear), BDD² 882 . caindell rígthaige na láim go féthanaib argait ┐ co fonascaib óir, TBC-LL¹ 5190 . is hí in t-ṡleg atchondaic ina láim in Ch. Chuscraid, 5226 . da chaindill gaiscid di ṡlegaib coicrinnechaib illáim cech ḟir díb, TFerbe 29 . in Ch. Nuadat, name of a shield, LL 12511 ( Ériu iv 28 § 17 ). Various: is sí c.¤ ardustá / in lía lógmar, LU 3688 ( SCC 33 ). do chonnac dá choinnil naomh / . . . / éasga is . . . / an ghrian, Dán Dé xxix 23 . cainnle na mbalg mbuan, SG 245.41 `the stalks (of the birch) that bear the constant pods', ii 278 .

In legal contexts: fir as caindell incoisc hi suithghernsa set `a proof [witness?] which is a candle of demonstration', BCrólige 58 . atait secht fiadnaise . . . ite secht mbeocaíndle and so forosnad gae cach rig, Laws iv 52.9 . mataid fiadhin ann, a dul fein do cannill rem soillsi, co rabidar na turbaidh sin ann to the person who swears first(?), Laws i 300.33 Comm. ( ZCP xv 328 note ). caindell atai in gléfisa, 36.29 Comm. teora cainnle .i. naidm ┐ rath ┐ fiadnaise, O'Curry 468 ( H 3.18, 246 ). teora coindle co agu athcomairc .i. do berar dilsi a feraind uadha ó faisincidter (sic) in treighe taitnemach so amail cainnill fais, O'D. 1958 ( Eg. 90, 7 (8)ab ). in c.¤ in cuirmtig[i] fon mud cétna ma táit fiadhain and secib cainnel do gnét di, is a bith air, ┐ maine fuilet fiadain and, is a dénam don fir amuig conid cainnel duthrachta, ┐ a beth air, O'D. 1657 ( H 5.15, 22b ).

In names of plants: molena .i. in coinneall Muiri, ACL i 326 § 44 . blionia molena adhon in coinneall muire, RC ix 227 . cainneall Mhuire the herb mullen, torch-weed, or high- taper, P. O'C. roisg ar snuadh na gcoinnleadh gcorr, A. Ó Dálaigh x 3 and note.

Compds. ¤báthad, see separate article. da ḟer móra gaindelderca (caindeldercai, v.l.) with blazing eyes, TBC-LL¹ 4395 . a Condlai . . . muinbrec cainelderg, LU 10006 ; 'ruddy like a candle' (play on the name Condlae Rúad) CMCS xxx 49 n. 30 . cæca cloidim . . . coindelgorm, ZCP xiii 175.23 . a Chlidna chaindel-grúad, Metr. Dinds. iii 212.34 .

crithrech

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adj o, ā (crithir) sparkling, glowing : is í in chaindel chridrech (of Moling), LL 38857 ( SG 383.13 ). cathbhuaili c.¤ , Caithr. CC 55 . soignen c.¤ corcorderg, TTebe 4275 . cáor crithreach . . . a ttren-bél a thencaire, Misc. Hag. Hib. 115.11 . le seinm chrithrigh , Hackett² 47.3 . Of persons: mei-se go crithreach corrach irascible , DDána 80.13 . dá ghruaidh chrithrigh, O'Hara 1898 . a ghruadh crithreach, A. Ó Dálaigh xix 14 .

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lá or dil.ie/29234
Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: lae, laa, lá, lae, laa, láa, lae, llaa, lai, la, lái, lōi, láoi, láu, lau, láo, lao, lo, ló, lúa, lou, laa, l., lao, lae, laib, llae, la

n io, n. later m. Earlier lae, laa. An earlier laithe has given lá, GOI § 284 , Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 133. According to Pokorny, KZ 1 43 - 44 , there were orig. two different words. Both forms are permitted in classical verse: l.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 82. laithe m., § 2 . See also Introd. § 147 . Early occur rences of l.¤ : n s. lae, BCr. 32c9 . Thes. ii 36.31 . laa, Thes. ii 34.32 . láa, Mon. Tall. 15 . l.¤ , LU 3316 ( SCC 11 ). LU 8074 ( FB 5 ). LU 10658 . With art. a lae , Thes. ii 36.z . a llaa , Wb. 6b26 . in l.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 869. g s. lai, Wb. 25c6 . Ml. 140a1 . BCr. 18c1 . LU 3342 ( SCC 13 ). la, LU 8130 ( FB 9 ). lái, IT i 257.2 . lōi, TBC-I¹ 1143. láoi, Mon. Tall. 137.22 . d s. láu, Thes. ii 294.3 . lau, Wb. 29c2 . AU i 434.10 . Ériu ii 110 § 31. láo, Wb. 4b21 . lao, 6a27 . lo, LU 1956 ( FA 2 ). ló, LL ii 13988. lúa (lú v.l.), Anecd. iii 48.2 . lou, ACL iii 303 § 12. loo, Sages, Saints and Storytellers 24 § 2 . n. and a p. laa, Sc.M² 4 , l.¤ , LU 3222 ( SCC 1 ). lao, RC iii 345.19 . g pl. lae, BCr. 45c4 , 5 . Thes. ii 36.y . l.¤ , LU 8137 ( FB 10 ). LU 8742 ( FB 55 ). d pl. laib, Irish Texts ii 27 § 13. n du. da llae , BCr. 31d3 . da la , PH 2536.

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(a) day (as distinguished from night. See Celtica iii 256 - 7 ): a mét lae fil isin nóidecdu, BCr. 45c5 . na l.¤ aili `other days', Ériu xvii 64 . láa sechdair corgus `a day outside Lent', Mon. Tall. 15 . tri la trichat, SR 1589 . co tainic l.¤ cona lanṡoillsi arnamairech, Acall. 2073 . ní geal lá san truaillse i dtú `hateful is my life in the body', PBocht 27.42 .

Freq. with adaig: tri la ┐ teora aidhchi for bliadain bias in plaighsi a n-Eirinn, Fél. 190.27 . anait sidi leis trí laa ┐ tēora aidchi, Sc.M² 4 . arnā ructhar ind ēit desin lāa co n-aidche, TBC-I¹ 1141 . labrad lái is aidchi remonn to speak all twenty-four hours before us (i.e. to take precedence), Ériu iv 108.6 . cid illo cid i n-aidchi, Laws i 120.7 Comm . go cenn theora noidhche cona láibh, Hugh Roe² 46.z .

Of particular times of day (in gen. or with DI): co medón laí arabárach, MU² 1006 . a mucha lai ┐ laithe ambarach, YBL 329a24 ( TMoméra 154.3 ). i curp lái in the middle of the day, Mon. Tall. 129.6 . formna lái mid-day (?), RC xiv 414 § 26. See 1 formna. in sesed uair do ló, PH 2894 . etir da tráth din ló, RC iii 184.29 . re diu láe, Stair Erc. 1940. See also dead. Cf. ég Í Néill na naoi ngeimhiol / as deiriodh laoi d'fhéin Uladh, L. Cl. A. B. 74.88 . See 1 deired.

Of yesterday, today, next day, etc.: timcheall an laói amaruigh . . . air an l.¤ amarach, Matthew vi. 6.34 . an l.¤ as neasa the next day, PBocht 4.31 . l.¤ bu faigsi dhó, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 36.26 . See also bárach.

(b) With adj. or qual. gen. Most freq. of Day of Judgement : l.¤ an aighneasa, DDána 11.27 . i ló an aighneasa, PBocht 6.12 . an l.¤ annsa, DDána 11.29 . l.¤ báire uain na hóighe, PBocht 3.30 . laa ṁbrátha, Wb. 26a1 . See bráth. l.¤ na mbreath, PBocht 5.24 . l.¤ na breithe, DDána 5.17 . 30.28 . a llaa ṁbrithemnacte sin, Wb. 6b26 . a ló an bhreitheamhnais, Desid. 3836 . l.¤ an bhróin, PBocht 2.38 . éanl.¤ coinne ag cloinn Ádhaimh, DDána 24.1 . atá l.¤ cúirte 'n-ar gcionn, DDána 23.29 . i laoi an chunntais, Mac Aingil 781 . l.¤ na dála, DDána 24.6 . lá ar ndaorthaine ag crann an chígh, DDána 11.21 . la dasachta in Tigherna, Smaointe B. Chr. 3308 . l.¤ Dé, PBocht 21.3 . lá na deaghla, DDána 30.6 . l.¤ na héigne, PBocht 9.41 . fa choinne láe na feirge, Mac Aingil 781 . i ló an fhínné, DDána 11.28 . PBocht 25.9 . la mor in innechaidh, Smaointe B. Chr. 3312 . l.¤ an iomarduidh, Aithd. D. 53.2 . l.¤ na hionráithne, 72.10 . i ló meadhaighthe mhóir Dé on God's great weighing-day, DDána 15.21 . l.¤ an mheasruighte, PBocht 23.24 . lae messa, Ml. 26a5 . Cf. Luan l.¤ na roidheaghla, Aithd. D. 55.9 . l.¤ seanaidh na dtrí dteaghlach, PBocht 25.34 . l.¤ an tsléibhe, Aithd. D. 58.3 . l.¤ na tagra, PBocht 18.9 . i ló an taiséanaidh, PBocht 23.23 . lá na tiomna, DDána 11.7 . lá an tionóil, PBocht 25.17 . lá an tobhaigh, 14 . lá togha na dtrí sluagh, 48 . lá togharma na dtrí rann, Aithd. D. 59.34 . lá an udhochta, PBocht 17.22 . Note also l.¤ ag Íosa ris an uile / dá fhios cia bhus ciontuighe, Dán Dé xxii 32 . l.¤ rinn a haithle an osaidh ag Íosa fan agra-sain, 22 . With gen. of vn. (lit. the day of) when such-and-such happened: ó l.¤ marbhtha Fíana Finn, Duan. F. ii 238 § 19 . tug an fhortún aghaidh air / l.¤ a chealgtha ó chluiche an reabhraidh, L. Cl. A. B. 167.46 . i ló a hanocoil d'Eochoidh, 154.20 . ó ló a sguir from the day he stops, L. Cl. A. B. 164.59 . Cf. l.¤ bloghtha brogha na bpiasd on the day when the Beasts' lair was destroyed (of Easter Sunday) DDána 38.6 .

Of feast-days and festivals: l.¤ fuile an tairrnge Good Friday, DDána 46.43 . l.¤ Rónáin, L. Cl. A. B. 55 § 15 . lá San Clara, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 15.4 . iar dteacht laoi Cásca, Keat. iii 1003 . lá Parthalóin príomhapstoil, L. Cl. A. B. 39.30 . Of the day of the week: cid lae sechtmaine forambí kl. caich mís, BCr. 32c7 .

Other applications. Of day of battle: l.¤ bága see bág. l.¤ cranngaile, Aithd. D. 4.6 . lá an ghaisgidh `conflict day', PBocht 13.27 . lá gliadh, L. Cl. A. B. 91.123 . cen guin doíne acht láa catha during hostilities, Críth G. 143 . ūair is é mu lā catha / tar cenn flatha firinne the day on which I fight (of Friday) Irish Texts i 42.21 . Of day of a particular battle: l.¤ na Móna, L. Cl. A. B. 158.153 . isse an R. sin do bris la in Edain Mhoir ar chlainn Neill I D., L. Chl. S. 44.

Various: l.¤ [n]air a day's ploughing, O'Dav. 117.112 (see Gwynn, Ériu ix 157f .). l.¤ cairde ná cuireadh sin ar dhíon m'anman a day's delay, PBocht 8.37 . lá ar gcoimhéada the day of our Salvation, 17.21 . ó ló in chéidfhir `from the day of the first man' (= always), Duan. F. ii 58.5 . mo l.¤ leóin leachta an fhine day of woe, L. Cl. A. B. 141.55. Fig. 1 . leóin ar tírine thú, destroyer, IGT Decl. ex. 1322 . l.¤ reóidh frosty day, L. Cl. A. B. 79.96 . lá turaidh a dry day, DDána 30.5 . l.¤ togharma i dtigh cúirte, L. Cl. A. B. 169.97 . See 2 saerda, 1 saíre.

(c) In adverbial phrases. Denoting point of time: oc tabirt coibsin a llae sin, Wb. 15c25 . a llā-sin hi cind bliadna, Fing. R. 1007 . dogeni fadesin ind tiuglagin a llae sin `the pottage for that day' Mon. Tall. 52 . Of unspecified day: doloddursom láa . . . asind gurt one day, Mon. Tall. 7 . laa íarum do Ch. i n-Uisniuch, Airne F. 306.

With cech ` daily ', freq. in g s.: is assu . . . in fer cach laí (loi, Y) andás a cét cach n-aidchi, LU 5622 . deich méich lé cech lái do bleith, Metr. Dinds. i 22. 111 . gach láoi, IGT Decl. ex. 1276 . gach laoi, DDána 43.7 . Content. xxviii 13 . gach n-énlá, CF² 158 .

Of length of time: oenach dogníthe la Ultu . . . .i. tri l.¤ ría samfuin ┐ tri laa iarma, LU 3222 ( SCC 1 ). an dream bhíos marbh cheithre l.¤ , TSh. 1748. Also in phrase cor an chaemlaí: car an chaomhlaoi do chaith sinn / san mhúr, TD 11.23 . See also 1 sam compds.

With various prepp. AR; ar ló by day. Later perh. confused with íar ló. rochodail accu ar ló thair, BB 7b54 . mo ruibhne mam luibhne ar ló, IT i 162.1 ( LL 208a7 ). gurab buan an teach mar tá /gach neach ag a luagh (leg. luadh) ar ló discussing it daily (?) (`getting his daily hire' Ir. Monthly 1923, 644 ), DDána 119.37 . mar ghréin-ghail an néill-cheatha, gluaisfidh ar ló, Keat. Poems 296 . ar ló `by day', TSh. Gloss. ar ló ní thaisbéanaid solas ar bith, Párl. na mB. 3115 . Perh. a mere expletive in: baineachlach Fhinn . . . / ger mhaith a lathar ar ló / ba mathair í do cuinnsgleo, Duan. F. i 54.z . ní budh léir dhuitse léas beag dá shuaraighe ar ló, Keat. Poems 345. Also with cach: ar cech lau beus gl. in dies `day by day', Ml. 75d1 . ar cech lau gl. in dies 29a11 . ar cach lóu ba lia `every day', Metr. Dinds. i 34.90 . ar gach ló `daily', Hugh Roe² 314.18 . See 1 for. co: cossa laa sa gl. usque nunc, Wb. 23a17 . co laa Poil until Paul's time, 5b4 . o theacht Neimhidh . . . gus an ló aniú, Keat. ii 818 . an bh-fairfidh tú go l.¤ till daylight, Oss. iv 68.15 . DI, DO: do ló ┐ d'oidhche day and night, Desid. 1351. Cf. seal do ló re hoideacht scol, BNnÉ 282.35 . ló do ló gun asbal inn, IGT Decl.ex. 388 . Also dá ló since (the day of) his death: sinne ionar loighe dhá ló 'I have been prostrated since his death' Éigse iii 168 § 5 . dá ló ní lingfe mise 'on account of his death I shall never (again) jump' Studies xxxix 187 § 5 , BBCS xxiv 478 . ar n-achlán do lín dá ló, IGT Decl. § 11 (58.412) . FRÍ (RE, LA): atát tri cóecait rim lá / do mnáibh during my lifetime, LU 3949 ( SCC 44 ). m'[ḟ]er dingbala frim l.¤ , TFerbe 482 ( LL 257a3 ). nocon aicfe-si re la / firu Erenn nait a mna, LB 238 cbz . is meisge fa-deara dhó / Teamhair Chuinn do luadh lé ló during his lifetime (`daytime'), Content. ii 15 . rem lá, Dán Dé ix 17 . Cf. ar feadh do laoi, DDána 15.3 . I N-: hi cach láo, Wb. 4b21 . illau báiss (sic leg.), Wb. 29c2 . i llāib na rind n-airegdae sin during, O'Mulc. 497 . intí saighes secht crosa i lló, ZCP v 498.17 . neach san ló as líonmhaire caint by day, Content. xxiii 10 . go raibh leam i ló ar ngábhaidh, DDána 35.16 . Note also: i gcionn laoi go n-oidhche, TSh. 3591 . IAR. The phr. íar ló is variously interpreted: desin atá . . . / seanchas Locha Léin iar ló `in after days', Metr. Dinds. iii 264.50 . cluche ban Lagen iar ló `next day', iii 14.173 . iar ló `after a long time' ( MacCarthy 169 ), LL 14895 . na ḟuaitged . . . / , . . in seisrig iar lō din leirg, Fing. R. 645. See also ar ló above. ó: na coimsig loighios ó ló `loll on after daybreak', O'Gr. Cat. 479.14. óna ló féin imach, Expugn. Hib. 10.

In phr. ro boí l.¤ once upon a time : dobí lá's do aingedh íad, IGT Decl. ex. 563 . l.¤ n-ann one day : asbert E. frisseom l.¤ n-and, LU 10743 ( TE 10 ) = la n-óen ann, Eg. ( IT i 124.25 ). laa n-ann, Ériu ii 184.8 . laa n-and, Fing. R. 47. Later l.¤ n-óen: lá n-aon da dtáinig N., Keat. iii 2587. Also óen do ló: roboi sidhe . . . áon do ló a nHí, ZCP v 495.5 (H.2.15). aón do ló dhá ndeachadar . . . go Caisiol, RC xxix 219.15 . Note also: l.¤ dá rabhas . . . ar Dhruim Dairbhreach, Keat. Poems 405.

In phr. ó'n ló (lá) as conj. seeing that; since : o'n ló din tanic apstal De ille atú-sa cengalti, PH 2061 . o'n ló is mó is móu a résún a-bus ┐ tall since they are greater, PH 7560. ón ló nár lamhas for I dared not, Studies 1924, 242 § 8 . ón ló do cailleadh do cháin, Dán Dé xxviii 17 . Prob. also in: lo na hinnurbtar, Rosa Angl. 272. 17 . los o adbar te . . . donither he since it consists of, 12.12 . los anmann since it is weak, 272.19 . losa tirim é, 88.16 . Also in l.¤ when: in la rofothraicfaidis cland Muireadaich i n[d]abaid Cormaic, Irish Texts iii 8.7 . an l.¤ as chumhain liom mo lochta, DDána 32.4 . Also while : an lá do mhair while he lived, Irish Texts ii 43.22 .

II Miscellaneous wider applications: clí an éarlaimh dár fhada lá `the Saint's aged body', PBocht 10.51 . la ara chumachta ní chuir time has not affected his power, Irish Texts ii 87.1 . an l.¤ as goire as fhearr mh'fheitheamh the sooner its hour the better my rescue, DDána 11.5 . ní l.¤ dhúinn dom chor ó chéim tis no time for us to get out of step with Him, 38.22 . tánaig l.¤ an chléirigh fan gcoir / toil na mná d'éindigh gur ibh `his opportunity for sin', PBocht 11A.21 . fuilngidh Midhigh don taoibh thoir / go hÁth Luain do ló an Bhúrcaigh `now that the Chief of the Búrcs is dead', Aithd. D. 39.9 .

As n. pr. trí meic Laí ┐ Aidchi, BDD² 1387.

Compd. ¤ chaindel : ar chaoi nach leagfaidhe a lóchoinneall (: trócaireach) day star(?), Ó Bruad. iii 84.20 .

mór, már

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Forms: már, mór, mar, mór, moer, mōir, moer, moer, moir, móir, mou, moo, móa, m, mā, mou, mó, má, mote, móti, móite, móide, móitti, moam, moam, maam, maam, máam, moab, moum, mou, mó, má, moosom, moosoun, móir, moir, mór, mórmór, mórmó, mor, mór, māir, móir, mauru, m., mor, máam, mór, mórchatha, mór, mórmór, mórmó

adj o, ā. great . The form már is common in early texts; usual in Sg.; Wb. prefers mór (but: máar, Wb. 12d28 ; in mar , 18a5 a prima manu); in later Mid.Ir. mór prevails. g s m. moer occurs in AU up to 850 beside mōir: Lismoer, AU 591 , 745 , 759 , 832 , 850 ; Cluana moer , 778 ; Roiss moer , 839 . Equative. moir sleb[e] as great as mountains, Ml. 55d11 . Mid.Ir. móir. Compar. mou, Ml. 35c31 , 114b2 . LU 4850 ( TBC-I¹ 362 ). moo, Wb. 3c35 , Sg. 197a11 . móa, Wb. 21d9 . Mon. Tall. § 70 (moa). m, Wb. 6c8 , Ml. 51a2 (usual Mid.Ir. and later form). ni mā , O'Mulc. 257. With de: mou de the greater , Ml. 40c11 , 61c8 . mó de, Wb. 29c4 . má de, Sg. 2a7 . mote, SR 1535. Usual Mid.Ir. form móti, TBC-LL¹ 3303 ; móite, 3752 , later móide; móitti, BColm. 80.1 . Superl. as moam (gl. maxima), Ml. 109c4 , cf. 92c5 . moam, LU 1704. as maam , Ml. 99b5 . maam, LL 36a2 . in máam (gl. primum), Wb. 1c20 (a prima manu). moab, LU 7193 ( BDD 87 ). moum, IT i 144.20 . Later (is) mou, mó, má ( SR 7998 ). moosom, Auraic. 658 = moosoun, 3270 (YBL) is an artificial form. Stokes takes the follg. exx. as compar. and superl. respectively: nos-geib imecla móir ┐ ómon `greater terror', RC x 56.8 ( LU 1897 ). anba moir do na hécnib `the largest of the salmon', 60.3 ( LU 1920 ); prob. a mistake for mór in both cases.

Often doubled for sake of emphasis: mórmór very great , compar. mórmó (mómó).

I As adj.

(a) big, great , of size, quantity or extent, physical or moral: mor, gl. magnus, Ir. Gl. 663. mór, gl. magnum, 809 . mor .i. moo a iur .i. a feoil (i.e. corpulent), Corm. Y 909. bun cruinn mair, Thes. ii 295.14 ( SP v 13 ). cruim már a big worm, Sg. 47b6 . deug m.¤ a great draught, Ml. 94c12 . iar lassair máir a great flame, 40c5 . gabais liic mair (móir LU), TBC-I¹ 889. tech mór, SCC 33. coirm tíre máir, IT i 133.1 ( LU 10857 ). immad már, FB 29. drong mor, PH 848. at móra na haibni ┐ na huscida, CRR 6. na móra finna tall fair women, ZCP viii 113.4 . amal as már a galar, Ml. 40b9 , cf. 56b26 . i ndigaid flechud mór after great rains, 81c3 . it móra mo chinaid, Fél. Ep. 387. do ghabh aga imdheargadh do bhriathruibh móra blustering (?), Comp. CC 127.27 . amser már a long time, LL 125b49 . céin móir a great while , IT i 73.14 . fri cíana móir, LU 3289 = SCC 8 (where we should expect: móra). etir bec ┐ m.¤ both small and great, Ml. 114b17 . cid bec cid már (gl. quantitas), Sg. 28b7 . immar fa bec whether it be great or small, 73a16 . o bicc co mor, PH 4333. mór ní a great thing, in Glosses used adverbially = greatly: hóre ron-soír-ni . . . mór ní bes n-adblamu foir ar soírad much readier will he be to save us (lit. will our salvation be on him), Wb. 2d14 . cia fíu .i. mór ní (gl. quam), Ml. 146d1 , cf. 17b13 . gl. quanto, 80a5 . mor .i. maith, ut est . . . cen marca mára, O'Dav. 1237 seems due to misunderstanding of the quotation.

Common in geographical names, e.g. Lismór. ardespuc na hAlaxandrech Moire Alexandria, PH 28. comthinol na hAssia Moire, 6 , cf. 199 , 2529 (in all cases of Asia Minor, as distinct from the Roman province of Proconsular Asia = Asia Bec).

Equative. ba móir choire ndarta cechtar a nda odbrand as big as, LL 252b25 . combo móir béolu midchuaich, LU 4882 = mor, TBC-I¹ 395 YBL. LL 290a41 : ní mórithir, transld. `not so great' by Stokes, RC xiii 452.1 , 'not so many', CMMucr. 50 § 40 , we should prob. read with SG 314 y : mór itir; similarly in LL 124b48 (see Hull, Speculum xiii, 58. n. 15 ). Compar. nícon robae ni bed mó nothing could be greater, Ml. 51a2 . amail nach moa soillsi na grene don oenfer indas don sochaidhe, Mon. Tall. 70. fiche bó no [= ná] conglann con | ni mo ar Domnall (= it is as easy for D. to give twenty cows as a couple of hounds), Irish Texts ii 5 § 34. Folld. by dat. of second member of comparison: as mou cech fortacht greater than any help, Ml. 114b17 . ba mó amru arailiu greater than any other wonder, Hy. v 40. mó cech delmaimm, Fél. Ep. 127. compert Iohain . . . as mó scélaib, ib. Sep. 24. fodaim guin, ni mou gabail he is not above capture, TBC-I¹ 362. ba mou epert greater than can be told, LL 49b13 = Hail Brigit § 2. moo turim an ro boí do sciathaib and beyond counting , Ériu iv 28.12 . moo cacha doeinib a ndelbha, ii 130 § 103 . tomus tighe . . . mo secht traigid mo secht cēt above seven feet, above seven hundred, ZCP viii 108.16 . ba moo lē cech lōg Labraid she thought L. greater than any reward, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 9. In follg. exx. the superl. is used for compar.: forbrid a mēd comba moam oltas Fer Diad, TBC-I¹ 2687. is moum .iii. bliadna, IT iii 144.20 = is mó nā teora bliadna, ZCP v 501.33 . With de: robu mou de int erchot (= magis nocuit), Ml. 61c8 . mad i n-agaidh . . . forruimther ind athais, is moide a heraic the greater is the fine, Corm. Y 975 (p. 84) . moitti fochraic cech duine the greater is the reward, BColm. 80.1 . gebis 'n-a láim . . . ba móite leis a menma, Metr. Dinds. iii 248.98 . ní moidi let do menma mo scela-sa do clos thy spirits will be none the greater for hearing my story, ZCP vi 64.22 . fán dá mhac so is móide ar gcás our distress is the greater, Keat. Poems 1113. Superl. a llotár is tech bá moam dib, LU 1704 = RC ix 476. in gním is mó dorónad i talmain, PH 2925. is he seo firt is mou dorigne Ísu, 4500 . ni bi fair acht aimsear co leith a n-as mo dhe only a time and a half at most (lit. what is greatest of it), Auraic. 1350. coic litri and a n-as mo de five letters at most, 1455 = a n-us moam de, 4497 . Folld. by a defining subst.: cid as mó miscais lat? what do you most dislike? IT i 81.18 . briathar is mó gen ┐ tarcassul ro ráided the most derisive and contemptuous words, TBC-LL¹ 1616.

(b) great = mighty, famous , etc. (a use hardly evident in Glosses, but common in literature): Dē māir , Hy. ii 9 (v s m.). a Dé móir ! Fél. Ep. 312. féil Choluimb . . . in máir maccu-Artae `the great descendant of A.', ib. June 7 . cit móir ríg in domain though great are the world's kings, ib. Prolegomena 149. fāid mor amal Moysi, PH 2267. in tulach a téigdís máir whither chieftains used to go, Metr. Dinds. i 4.26 . congbad máru `let him restrain the great', Tec. Corm. § 2.4 . loṅgais māru Muiredach M. banished the mighty, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 18.5 = mauru, LL 313b46 . ba mar 'san aimsir fil sund antí Ruadhan, ba móa 'san aimsir fil gan toidecht, BNnÉ 328 § 59.

II As subst. o, n. and later m. a great amount, a great deal (many), folld. by partitive gen. or DE: ní tardad na mmór nothing great was given, Ml. 63d5 . a mmór den gantuari the large diet of coarse food, Mon. Tall. § 63. ferr óenfer dont slóg do dul | indá in mor do mudugud to destroy the whole, SR 6984. m.¤ fína much wine, SCC 11. m.¤ ṅdubai, Fél. Ep. 377 (n s.). ro chésas-[s]a . . . mormor ṅdocair, PH 3268. mor n-orddain ┐ ániusa, Ériu iv 28.14 (n s.). fofera m.¤ n-uilcc sund, ZCP xi 85 § 38. is cían do thír, már do muir eturru is Imlech Ibair much sea between it and I., viii 327.36 . m.¤ do chách `much of the world', PBocht 23 § 41. Folld. by pl.: mor fer many men, SCC 44. fail ann m.¤ do rigsrothaib, fail ann m.¤ ṁbíle ṁbroga, SR 504 , 505 . mór cath, Irish Texts ii 36 § 6 . is m.¤ lá tánac-sa many a day, Comp. CC 97.2 . mor mbliadan, CCath. 1052. mor n-uair very often , Rosa Angl. 26.13 . m.¤ n-ughdar, Content. v 43. tógbháil móir bhfiadhan `to claim many witnesses', xviii 23 . m.¤ do mílib fichet many thousand scores, ZCP viii 327.35 . Similarly compar.: adfesar duib in mó I will tell you more, Trip. 222.6 . antí dia mba hail ni bus mó dibh who desires more of them, RC xxv 400.5 . duine is mo doberad d'etach ┐ d'innmus . . . i nErind who bestowed most raiment and wealth, RC xvii 407.21 (Tig.). rí is mo ro dall . . . do merlichib, Ann. Conn. 1224 § 2.

III As adv., greatly, to a great extent . in mór, gl. prope modum, Ml. 42b25 . gl. aliquanto, BCr. 33d8 ( Thes. ii 23.25 ). in már, gl. magnopere, Thes. i 6.9 . in mar, gl. supra modum, Wb. 18a5 (a prima manu). gl. adeo, Sg. 39a25 . Superl. in máam , gl. primum, Wb. 1c20 . With co: co mmór, Ml. 38c12 , 61b17 . is follus co m.¤ , FA 33. feraid A. fǽlti friss co m.¤ , FB 62. mórán do lucht . . . ┐ go mórmhór na n-ógán especially , TSh. 10359. Absolute (generally with cop.): agait m.¤ a maccáin `greatly play his children', Fél. Sep. 4. is m.¤ moltar side, PH 5616. conid mor dlegaitt dammain forru greatly deserve condemnation, 6998 . Compar. cid mor dliges cech sollamain a herdach . . is in mormo dliges in sollamain-si though all feasts fully deserve their celebration, much more does this festival, PH 3605. is in mormo is coru . . . a choíned far more is it fitting . . . to bewail him, 3369 . cidh mór ro nert cách insin [leg. is in ?] mórmó ro nert Hechtoir much more he encouraged H., TTr.² 311. is mórmó is córa duit cathugud calma, CCath. 555. mó as teann a neartchuaine anos the stronger now are his powerful bands, Content. xxix 33. With de: acht co torchror-sa . . . mote dogentar . . . frit ó do Dia trocaire the more will mercy be shown thee, SR 1535. bid moti bas trēn mo scél, LU 9901 ( PRIA iii 536 § 18 ). is moti no chuired for na mathib int olc fogebtís in maith ra-mor boi accu remi the wealthy felt the evil they were receiving all the more for the superabundant affluence they had hitherto enjoyed, LB 154b8 . conid móti éstither riu immad erlabra do denam that they are the better heeded for their much speaking, PH 7840. atbert M. a n-anmanda friu ┐ ni móti foretatar som sin (= they were none the wiser for it), 1063 . móide is gránna gráin a ngníomha, | Gaedhil féin . . . | d'imirt an fheill the hatefulness of their deed is all the greater inasmuch as it is the Gaels themselves who practise treachery, Keat. Poems 1197. mó sa mó more and more: mo sa mo ro cumscaigit iat, PH 128. ar gach ló as mó sa mhó fhuilghim d'olc, BS 118 z . cech doimne no roisidh an t-adhnacul ba mó sa mó no geibthi an fuil the deeper the grave reached, the more blood was found, ZCP viii 560.22 . Of time in neg. sent.: na ticfa . . . ní bas mó that you will not come any more, TBC-LL¹ 4668. na labra ní bus mó any longer, PH 788. ná déantar leat éagnach níos mó, Keat. Poems 299. Superl. ni bo ed as mó ro gnathaigsem dún what we have been most accustomed to, SCC 14. duni is mó is bidba d'Ultaib who is the greatest enemy of Ulster, CRR 18. étach is mou no thechtad immbe the clothing he mostly wore, PH 873. an fer . . . is moam rot-c[h]ar who loved thee most, ZCP x 47.11 . conith fobithin is moam bertir anmain in cheneli doine dochum n-iphirnn, Ériu vii 152.19 . teora gua ata moam da-fich Dia which God punishes most, Laws iv 52.24 . it e ata mou atoibet do thopur ecna it is they who drink most abundantly, PH 6238.

IV Idiomatic uses (adj. and adv.).

(a) ní m.¤ dom it is not (too) much for me, I require, I ought to (have, do): [ní] m.¤ duib cia chomallaide . . . it is no great thing for you to fulfil, Ml. 95c3 (gl. non mirum [est si . . .]). cairemain . . . ní m.¤ ṅdemon remor n-imda doib, LL 29b40 (of rations assigned to various classes in the Tech Midchuarta).

(b) is m.¤ limm

(a) I think it much, excessive: is mor leisim in mile cemenn he makes much of going the thousand paces, Mon. Tall. § 71. ba m.¤ leo do thír aurland Temrach `the demesne of Tara seemed excessive to them', Ériu iv 124.5 . masa mhor leo-samh if they deem it too much, Laws iv 218.26 . ba mor, ba lond ┐ ba lesc leis dul as in baile, ZCP xiii 26.3 . cibé lé n-ab m.¤ a n-abraim riu whoever thinks I say too much, Keat. i 76.45 . Compar. iarmoracht Maoldithruib . . . dus imbad lór cáocai do gabail . . . Asrubart Máolrúoin ni bu móo dan (leg. dano?) lais a rrobuí isind tsaltir n-uli that he did not consider it greater labour to recite the contents of the whole psalter (than only fifty) (?), Mon. Tall. § 16.

(b) I think much of, esteem, value, etc.: (compar.) is mó lium so d'[fh]águail oldás mor d'innmas I had rather get this, PH 7207. is momo lem and chena nidat bunad Gædelge acht is bunad ceilli I much prefer (to believe) that [grammatical genders ] are not based on the Gaelic language but on sense (?), Auraic. 1461. iss ed is moam lem ciasa bunad Gaidilgi is bunad ceinil I had liefest believe . . . that they are based on sex, 4571 .

(c) is m.¤ ocum I think much (highly) of: ni he iarraidh in tṡaidhbriosa as mor ag Dia it is not seeking wealth that pleases God Ériu v 130.44 . gidh m.¤ agaibh a n-iomus though you rate their learning highly, Content. x 26.

(d) nach mór (in Glosses) `that is not great' follg. a neg. sent. (or virtual negative) = very little, hardly at all: huare nad tarbas a morchumachtae ṡom hisuidiu nach m.¤ , Ml. 64d13 (`his great power was not shown herein to any extent', Thes.), cf. 65d16 . cen immormus nach m.¤ almost without sin, Wb. 11d5 . With an affirm. sent. = almost: foraccaib laiss mind ali .i. cosmailius cometa libair Johain nád mór almost the likeness of (i.e. a copy of) the case of the book of John, Trip. 86.9 .

(e) ní mór, folld. by dependent clause in apposition or introduced by má, co, it is not much that (if) . . . = scarcely, hardly: ní m.¤ foracbus . . . coicfher nā rom-giall I left scarcely five men that did not do me homage, LL 147a44 ( PRIA iii 550 § 37 ). ni m.¤ conánic Príaim a ḟrecra P. could hardly answer, TTr.² 747. nach m.¤ do hairigheadh orra . . . doimheanma hardly any dejection . . . was to be seen in them, PBocht 111 § 10. dorala ni ingantach . . . ┐ ni mor masa incretmi he it is hardly credible, LB 152b16 . ní m.¤ ma doerna scéola[ng] indisen scél hardly a fugitive escaped, BDD 158. ní m.¤ ma ra ḟácaib comét intib (= hardly any one was left to guard them), LL 232a42 = ní m.¤ forácaib, TTr.² 612. ní m.¤ má ro proinnighsiot they had hardly finished their meal, AFM vi 2288.22 . ní m.¤ gurab lia ceann aca ioná creideamh they have hardly more heads than creeds, Eochairsg. 4.1 . ní m.¤ go dtaithneann re lán, mar adeirthi . . . id dhán many folk are scarcely pleased with (would hardly admit) the statement in your poem, Content. vi 205 . nír m.¤ gur bhean sé fai annsa bhaile he had scarcely taken up his quarters, AU iii 390.19 .

(f) ní mór, folld. by neg. clause, almost: ni mor nach rapsat a gconntabairt they were nearly in danger, Fl. Earls 12.23 . ní m.¤ nach roibhe gne imfhaitchis ar dhroing aca, 30.27 . ní m.¤ nat fáccbad . . . 'na hén-tuinn fhiataile almost (the whole tract) was left a waste of weeds, AFM v 1784.2 . ni m.¤ nach raibh mé ann gach uile olc I was almost in all evil, Proverbs v 14. muna bhfóiridh ceárd na n-áirdreann pobal críoch gCuirc . . . ní m.¤ nár bh'fhearr gan cháirde a bhfoscain-díoghlaim it were almost better to scatter them without delay, Keat. Poems 59. nír mhór nar fhuil dearg a dēar, PBocht 62 § 17. A different idiom is found in ZCP xii 389.14 : is mōr nā marbhtha íad it is much that they were not killed, i.e. they were almost killed.

(g) ní mó, introducing an additional statement after a neg. sent., not more = nor . . . either: ni lemaind labra . . . ┐ ni mo no lémad cid mo aircindech nor would my chief himself dare either, PH 2063. ni tualaing nech mo marbad . . . ni mo as tualaing m'anacal no one can kill me . . . as little can I be saved, ZCP vii 302.29 . ní hindderb lium tocht a criaidh, ní mo is ro-derbh linn ga huair (= as sure as I am that I must die, so little do I know at what time), 301 § 9 . níor éar Niall duine fa ghleo, ní mó éarfas N. never refused a fight, nor will he, Content. ii 42. níor mheasais . . . m'áireamh, . . . ní mó as éidir leat a mheas, xiv 52 .

(h) ní mó iná . . . not more than, only: ní mó nó mo chuid-si . . . millfighther only my portion, Comp. CC 77.6 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. iii ). ni mo ina le fulang Dé donither na huilc only by God's sufferance, Luc. Fid. 36.21 . ní mó ná imtheacht doruacht leó an tan . . . they had only just managed to get away, AFM v 1780 z .

Compds.

(a) mór is commonly prefixed to subst. instead of following it; in later heroic lit. such compds. are very frequent, being often used for alliterative purposes. The follg. are a few exx.: (from Glosses) máarbríg, Wb. 12d28 . mordechur a great difference, Ml. 26b1 . morthomas, gl. tantum pondus, 33c17 . in mórindrid (tantae vastationis), 66c19 . With superl.: ised as maamserc la tuistidi . . . primiti a clainde it is the first-fruits of their children that parents most love, 99b5 . ¤ chaindel , perh. = rígchaindel a large candle burnt in the presence of king or chief: is lór iomorro do shoillse isin tigh sin uile gion go [m]be[a]th ann mūirlēas mórchoinnle 'there is enough light in the house, even though there is no great light from a royal candle', BDC 256.544​ . mór-chath a great battle , SR 6492 ( ¤chad). pl. mórchatha , ZCP xi 81 § 11. ¤chin great guilt, a great crime , SR 6872. ¤chuirm strong ale , Ériu iv 106.9 . ¤gein a great birth (child, scion): do imgabail in morgene (mórgeine LU), TBC-I¹ 240. ¤margad, gl. nundinae, Ir. Gl. 327. ¤rí: linais Nia . . . slōgaib cach māirrig ārchoin N. fed with hosts every war-dog of a great king, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 18.21 (= gach marrigh, LL 387a27 ). trī maicc, trī mārrīg, ib. 2. ¤thimchell a great circuit ; freq. as adv. (absolute or with i n-) all round, about: batar for essama céin móir m., IT i 73.14 . focheird in circul m[b]odba mórthimchull cethri n-ollchóiced nErend, TBC-I¹ 1990. tri cressa i n-a m., FA 8. gan easbaidh . . . d'ar maithib ad mhóirthimcheall, ML 112.32 . ¤thinól: co cualatar in rí do beith mortinol ic Ath Luain with a great gathering (muster), RC xviii 45.27 (Tig.). With npr.: mac moir-Nēill, Irish Texts ii 7 § 6.

Occas. the subst. is modified in meaning by mór, forming a stable compd., e.g. mórchásc = in cásc m.¤ great Easter (distinguished from minchásc s.v. 1 min): do chaithem na morchasc, RC xxviii 322 § 49. See also mórdál, —menma, —sesser.

Follg. a subst. mór retains its adjectival character, being qualified in meaning, e.g. cennmór big-headed , clannmór prolific , SR 6802 ; such compds. will be found under first component.

(b) with adj. in adverbial sense modifying second adj. = very , often merely for sake of alliteration; occas. perhaps forming a dwanda-compd. ¤álaind: (superl.) ingen is mór-ailliu ro boí i nhErinn, IT i 71.8 . banscál is mor-aldom ro buí i nhEre, ZCP viii 310.1 . fled mórchain, RC xiv 412 § 24. dá manaís móirleabra big and long (? very long), Acall. 232. munter mormas, Anecd. i 59 § 79. mórmór very great , mórmó much greater (see above).

Often in adj. formed from subst.: rind Mairt morcathaigh the great battler , CCath. 1031. lucht . . . mórchodaltacha sluggards , Corp. Astron. 92.15 . morcuitech having a large share, Laws iii 462.20 . morghalach very valiant , Ériu v 152. 121 . morghlonnach of mighty deeds , RC xxix 118 § 17. mor-moltach deserving much praise , ZCP x 341.15 . snam mara mórthonnaig great-billowed , MR 172.18 . crann mor-ublach bearing great (? many) apples , Irish Texts ii 10 § 31.

(c) rarely with vbs. in adverbial sense (chiefly to secure alliteration): mármoigid eclais ennce 'innocence magnifies a church', CB 34 § 39 . do milledh ┐ do morairgedh mo tigerntus, ZCP vi 77.3 . ro muradh ┐ ro morchlaidhed . . . an port, AFM vi 2022.2 . ro mórmolsat an Coimde, BNnÉ 24 § 7. ro mid ┐ ro mordēch uadh, CCath. 4752. midheas ┐ móirḟéachas iad, Todd Lect. iv 72 § 22. So too in vn.: do midem ┐ do mórdescain bar in slúag, CRR 25. ac mordechsain na mara, Acall. 3211. do mhidemhain ┐ do moirdhechain, AFM vi 2256.22 . do mhóirdhegadh an tíre, Hugh Roe 156.18 (fo. 42 a) .

ríg-

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Forms: righamuis, rídáil, rigdoirsi, rigduini, righfheinnidh, ríghfhlaithe, rígleptha, rígniath

n stem of king , used to form compds.

(a) in sense royal, pertaining to a king or chief ,

(b) pre-eminent of its kind; great, immense , used widely, esp. in poetic style, occas. with adj. and npr. Somet. written rí-. Permanent compds. in sense (a) with technical signification are given separately.

With subst.: ¤aball, TBC-LL¹ 2617 . ¤am(m)us a mercenary in service of a king , TBC-LL¹ 18 . TBC-I¹ 1483 . g s. righamuis, Anecd. ii 73.6 . ¤athgein: r.¤ meic Airt `a kingly equal to the son of A.', Metr. Dinds. i 36.103 . ¤baile a royal stead, chief town : in n-aen na rigbaili ro-mor, CCath. 5825 . AFM iii 484.9 . ¤bath slaughter of kings: bied rígbath 'there will be slaughter of kings' B. in Scáil § 15 , Ériu l 185 . ¤ben a lady : bāidh le rigmnaib, Irish Texts ii 65 § 17 . ¤bile: Crist . . . righbile os rāith, ZCP viii 199.12 . ¤bhodach 'representative of cottiers' (lit. term; ? calque on Fr. arcevilains or Lat. archivillanus Stud. Celt. xii 224-25 ): fá giúisdís agas fá ríghbhodach ar a raibhe do Chloinn Tomáis ann dá Chóige Mumhan, PCT 1325 . achtaoimaoid ríoghbhodach, 1589 . ¤briuga: Bruden uí Dergae rígbriugad Herend, BDD 70 . ¤bruiden, Acall. 1464 . ¤buiden: docom rigbuidean na Roman, CCath. 4754 . ¤ chaindel , a large candle burnt in the presence of a king or chief ( Gadelica i 275 ): Critinbel ... is e cétcainte ro baid rigchaindell o teangaid ar tus e, Cóir Anm.² i 88 § 36 . tapracha ┐ rigchoindle, D IV 2, 79c5 . roraidset . . . no chomtoigebta rigcaindell for mur na cathrach, BB 442a3 . nar fedsat ... fegain ina agaid ... uair do batar da rigconnill ... ar lasad ... ina chind, Ann. Conn. 1256 § 6 = ALC i 412 . ¤caistél: teora righcaistel [sic], TBC-LL¹ 5592 St. (of structures for storming a fort). ¤chathair, FA 13 LB. don ríoghchathair (= in civitatem regalem, of Cashel), Keat. iii 358 . ¤cell: co rathaib rigc[h]ealla, ZCP viii 203.30 . ¤consul : iar cloistecht . . . écca na rígchonsul isin Róim, LB 153a43 (of Roman emperors). ¤dál f. a meeting of kings SGS xi 122 : righdhal occ Birraibh iter Feidlimidh ┐Concobar, AU 827.10 . rigdhal mor i Cluain Conaire Tommain eter Feidhilmidh ┐ Niall, 838.6 . righdal i n-Ardd Machae etir Mael Sechnaill co maithibh Leithi Cuinn ┐ Matodhan co maithibh Coicidh Conchobuir ┐ Dermait ┐ Fethgna co samhadh Patraicc ┐ Suarlech co cleirchibh Midhe, 851.5 . righdhal mathe Erenn oc Raith Aedho m. Bricc, 859.3 . d s. rídáil, SR 6818 (of Jerusalem). ríoghdháil nó cóimhthionól fhear nÉireann `great assembly', Keat. iii 2939 . ¤dorus: a p. rigdoirsi, LB 109a25 ( MacCarthy 38 y ). ¤dos, SR 796 . ¤drong: n p. rigdroing riata, LL 17a48 . ¤drúth: rígdruth ríg Temrach, BDD 111 . rigdrúth hEirenn, ZCP viii 309.19 . ¤dún: rígdún inna tuathe, Trip. 192.24 . g s. rigduini, CCath. 2945 . See Meyer's Miscell. Hib. (1917). ¤ecnaid, PH 4060 (of Solomon). ¤éices, ZCP viii 328.18 . drong ríg rigna is ríg-éices, Ériu viii 69.58 ( LL 31a22 ). ¤epscop, Fél. Apr. 14 . ¤fáith royal prophet , common epithet of King David, LU 2361 ( RC iv 248 § 14 ). FA 1 LB ( IT i 169.18 ). TSh. 6117 . ¤féil, Fél. Nov. 29 (of a saint's festival). ¤féinnid (féndid): a leader of a `fían' (see Fianaig. p. xiii ): Mael Huma in rigfeinnid, Rawl. 140a38 . bui r.¤ for Condachtaib fecht n-aill .i. Fothad C., Fianaig. 4. 1 . bai dono rifeinnid amra la Mumain intansin .i. Oilill, 6.12 . rífenid maith dom muintirsi, 54.9 . Of Finn: leisin ríḟeinnidh, 52.4 . Cummal mac Trénmóir rígfénnid Herend fri láim Cuind, LU 3163 . rigfendidh crodha ro boi i Connachta, ACL iii 224.13 . righfheinnidh `a general', Eg. Gl. 523 . ¤féinnidecht leadership of a `fían'; of the Fianna : as í comairle . . . ríghḟéinnidhecht Eirenn do tabairt d'Find, Acall. 1757 . ¤fer: cóic cét déc rigfher atát fót ríagail, LL 297a41 ( SG 364.34 ). Keat. Poems 653 . ¤fili: Dubthach rígfile, Lat. Lives 8.12 (= poetam optimum; perh. in sense of king's poet ). cosin rígfhilid co Amargin, TBC-LL¹ 4796 . 5343 . ¤flaith f. kingdom; of Heaven , Fél. Oct. 23 , Dec. 14 , Ep. 334 . A lord or ruler: n p. ríghfhlaithe, CCath. 4454 . 5534 . ¤flaithius lordship, rule : rigflaithius na Roma, CCath. 4450 , cf. 90 . ¤gein: ríggein Iohain baptaist, Fél. June 24 . ¤ídal: ic adrad Chroim Chróic rig-idail Herend chief idol , LL 16b30 , cf. Keat. ii 1924 . ¤imdae royal couch or seat , FB 2 . ¤laed: ro chan in fāid righlāid do Chunn, Anecd. ii 7.21 . ¤lám, Hy. v. 56 . ¤lepaid: g s. rígleptha, TBC-LL¹ 2 . ¤lia(e): (1) a huge stone : ríghlia cloichi, Acall. 968 . 3627 . (2) a great flood : frisort dó uisge .i. riglie mór, Trip. 138.18 . ¤longes: rígloṅges adbulmór, LL 309a43 (of Norse fleet) = Cog. 224.22 . ¤lus lit. royal herb (protection against the evil eye? Celtica xxiv 38 ): righlus ┐ tarblus ┐ aitheclus, righlus do righaib guna comhgradhaibh, CIH i 145.5 . ¤mac: rígmac (.i. mac in ríg .i. Colum Cille), LU 1080 ( ACC 111 ). TBC-LL¹ 574 . nóebmáthir mo rígmaicc, Fél. Aug. 16 (of Christ). ¤mart: bid formach do rígmartaib deaths of chiefs (?), TBC-I¹ 2058 ( LU 6575 ) = do rigmartra, TBC-LL¹ 2759 . ¤míl: na dá ríghmilid . . . Poimp Maighe ┐ Iul Cesair, CCath. 324 . 4731 . ¤múr, Aen. 1206 . CCath. 814 . ¤nert, TBC-LL¹ 3670 . ¤nia, TBC-LL¹ 580 . 611 . rígniath, 2570 (g s. for n s.). ¤oínmit royal fool: Comall Clocach in rīgōnmit, ZCP viii 298.20 . ¤ollam: rígollam de rígollomnaib Ulad (of Ferchertne), LL 266a24 . ¤persa(n): a p. righpersannu na Roman chief personages , CCath. 6162 . ¤ráth f. royal fort : assin rígráith, LU 3697 ( SCC 33 ). for rubu na rígrátha, RC xiv 412 § 23 . Cog. 204.29 . ¤recht: sergfait srotha . . . cen rethaib riaglai rīgrecht of divine laws (?), SR 8212 . In CCath. of the Roman respublica: meni creacadh in Roim ┐ in rígrecht re Cesair, CCath. 3202 . bidhbu in ríghrechta romhánaigh, 224 . ar métugud in rigrechta rómanaig, LB 132a52 . ¤rechtaire: rí[g]rechtaire Fhiann Eirenn ┐ Alban, Acall. 6587 . righrechtaire Erenn, RC xviii 58.23 . ¤rosc: sect meic imlesain ina rígrosc, LU 10151 . ceachtar a dā rigrosc, BDD 2 . TBC-LL¹ 1373 . ¤rún: ic foglaim ríagla is rigrún, SR 4134 . ¤sossad: rí rigḟial 'na rigsossud, SR 568 . i timchuairt ind rigsossaid, 550 . ¤sruth: fail ann mór do rigsrothaib, 504 . ¤suide: rigṡuide , gl. tribunal, Sg. 50a11 . hi rígsuidiu, gl. in solio, Ml. 114d2 . SR 402 . im rigsuide in Comded, FA 7 . Trip. 70.9 . PH 4134 . ō thalmain co rīgṡuidhe 'from earth to Heaven' Éigse xxi 4 . ¤toísech: meic ríg ┐ rigthuisech, TBC-LL¹ 827 . 1761 . ¤torad: fo rígthorud, TBC-LL¹ 2618 . fig. ós cach róen is rígthorud Metr. Dinds. iii 16.188 `royal revenue' v 131 . ¤treb: o Riphi rigtreib imra | co dithreib na nEtheopda the kingly domain (?) of R. , SR 2647 . rombeo it' rigthreib (of Kingdom of Heaven) ZCP i 497.10 . ¤uisce: dorimchell rígusciu Herend . . . .i. Buas. Boand, etc. chief waters (rivers ), BDD 154 .

With adjs. chiefly those formed from nouns: ¤cerdach: dia mbat ri bit righcerdach versed in the art of kingship , ACL iii 314 § 30 . 0 ¤dúilech: a Romhaill righduiligh! `Romulus royal-creative (?)', CCath. 422 ( creator , i.e. begetter of kings ?). ¤fial, SR 568 . 7785 . ¤métach (< méit `size'): dia chlaind ra-chaím rígmetáig `of kingly stature', Metr. Dinds. iii 20.254 .

1 saer

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Forms: soer, soiraib, sóer, soiriu, soer, saer, sóermug, sóirmug

adj o, ā, Freq. as subst. Perh. disyllabic in Blathm. 629, cf. 37 .

(a) free; freeman (opp. to mug, daer). In O.Ir. usually glossing Lat. liber: soer, Ml. 47d3 . soiraib, 24a7b . sóer, Sg. 97b2 . Adv. int soer gl. libere, Ml. 31b18 . int soir, 95c6 . Compar. soiriu gl. liberior, Ml. 132b5 . in soer gl. ingenuum, Sg. 97b3 . neach saer gl. liber, Ir. Gl. 379 . saer, gl. libertus, 409 . ban-shaer (sic MS.), gl. libertabus, 292 . cenutad suír though ye are free, Wb. 4a10 (see Ériu v 112 ). eter sóir et dóir eter mug et coimdid, 27c15 . soer in cimid, ba huasal in mog-sa .i. Ísu, PH 3303 . bé sóir cech inbaid | lam' nóib, Hy. iv 8 (`I shall be safe', Thes. ii 326 ). With follg. prep. s.¤ ar, for independent (of), not bound (by): is s.¤ e ar a cinaid he is free from responsibility for damage done by them (of cows), Laws v 154.15 Comm . i[s] s.¤ iat ar cinaid a mbid `exempt from the liability of (supplying) food', iii 112.18 Comm . Cf. is s.¤ doib gan athgabail dibh im chinaid n-inblegain `free from being distrained for the liability of a kinsman', v 96.15 Comm . nách s.¤ lucht estechta in athimraid for in comarli-si that those who listen to the slander are not exempt from this injunction, PH 7689 . cia an ríogh-phort . . . | do bhí saor ar rígh Éireann independent of, Content. vi 53 . s.¤ ó free from: cúigeadh saor ód ríoghraidh thuaidh, Content. v 68 . ann sin bhías tusa sáor óm' mhionnuibhsi `clear from this my oath', Gen. xxiv 8 . ná bíodh súil . . . ré dhol saor uaidh to escape from it (i.e. death), TSh. 1050 . bid suír Irmumu ō togai[l] cipē rí bes hi Caisiul di chlaind Ōengusa, ZCP viii 315.27 . toil shaor `free-will', Donlevy 210.23 .

(b) free, enfranchised , hence in Laws of an enfranchised person possessing legal status and a corresponding lóg-enech or eneclann; for various classes of whom see the Uraicecht Becc, Laws v 1 ff . See also below under compds. saor ┐ daor, Laws i 40.11 , glossed saor .i. grad flatha, 42.2 Comm . Such `free' classes might be subdivided into those of higher and lower status, e.g. the class `nemeth' (person of free status) included saer- and daer-nemeth: atat do neimid docuisin for talmain .i. saeirnemead ┐ daerneimead. Ite saernemead filead (= filet) and .i. ecalsi, flatha, filidh, feine. Daerneimead imorro aes gacha dana olchena, Laws v 14.1ff. A `daer-' person might become `saer' by virtue of property or calling and vice versa a `saer-' might forfeit his status: i[s] saer cid cach creanus a suiri dia dan, v 14.28 , with comm.: is saer in cach cen[daig]us dan do da saerad no cendaigis saeiri do dun dan bis aige, amail ata gaba, 14.29 , i.e. who attains status by acquiring or practising a craft. saer cach o mainib, daer cach o mbelaib, v 18.12 , i.e. a man was s.¤ in virtue of his possession but might become `daer' by contracting as daercheile under a lord. The distinction may orig. have been racial, certain ruling tribes being s.¤, the inferior ones `daer'. tri cenela saera randsat in indsi so, Laws i 78.12 . itir na saerchlannaib .i. Ulaidh ┐ Feni Temrach ┐ Erna Dedaid; no Ulaidh ┐ Gaileoin ┐ Erna, 80.2 Comm . See also Celtic Ireland p. 58 .

(c) hence of belonging to upper or privileged classes, noble, orig. of birth or status, then in wider sense of the word: saor .i. uasal, O'Cl. is sóir a n-apstalact gl. qui sunt nubiles (= nobiles) in apostolís, Wb. 7b13 . Compar. is sairiu doib fognam dona ballaib ailib `it is nobler for them', Wb. 12b2 . is soiriu indate idail `nobler', Ml. 138c4 . dindí . . . nad soiriu cach, Sg. 161b10 . cid airechdu ┐ cid soiriu á c[h]enél, Ml. 115d8 . ateoch in ríg sóer suthain, Hy. vi 25 . cona chléir shóir shrúamaig, Fél. Dec. 7 . sab sóer suidi Phetair, Apr. 12 . co ṅardrígaib sóeraib, Ep. 286 . móethoclaech sáer sonairt, LU 3455 ( SCC 23 ). co saer-Nin, MacCarthy 316 § 6 . na seisc ind alaid ┐ na s.¤ na braiti what is free-born (noble) of the captive women, TBC-LL¹ 1754 = inas s.¤ na broidi, v.l. (H. 2.17) = (superl.) ambad soírem na mban, LU 5607 = TBC-I¹ 1127 (sāiream). Síol Mu-áin . . . | saoire ná síol cruithneachta, DDána 71.21 . As subst. gonaid sóeru | saigid oirgniu, LU 3389 ( SCC 17 ). fadarc súla sáir, TBC-LL¹ 4075 . mairc do dichenn an s.¤ seng, Irish Texts ii 12 § 18 . mor s.¤ ┐ ndaer, Stair Erc. 442 . do bhí saoir fá a stíoróip gentlemen, persons of position , Keat. Poems 923 . Adv. saor do-roighneadh duine dhíod, Aithd. D. 70.15 .

(d) of things: tír sorcha sáer, LU 3741 ( SCC 34 ). imdenam súla saire, LU 3820 ( SCC 37 ). fíon saor, Aithd. D. 65.5 . biadha saora sochaithmhe, PCT 224 . isna secht n-eladhnaibh . . . saera in the seven liberal arts, Stair Erc. 970 .

(e) free, ready, skilled (in performing someth.): nitat soír huili oc tintuúth a bélru `all are not skilled', Wb. 12b23 . Cf. sóer gl. diligens (interpres), Ml. 145c12 . sáer oc suidigud sillab, Sg. 7b11 (`an artist', Thes.). See 2 saer.

(f) in Class. Mod.Ir. easily obtained, gratis : saor a-bhos bláth na faighthe, DDána 7.6 . íoc a chneadh más é do b'ál | ní dhíol mé ar a meas go saor, Aithd. D. 86.9 . saor an snaidhm fa dheireadh dhó ibh easily loosed, DDána 34.18 .

Compds.

(a) with legal terms (see also under second element): ¤bard: na saer-baird, Laws v 388.13 Comm . ocht soerbaird ┐ ocht ndóerbaird, IT iii 5.6 . ¤bothach, Laws ii 288.24 Comm . Cóic Con. 76 - 7 . ¤chéile: is sóirchele do dia gl. libertus, Wb. 10a23 . a saerceili ┐ a daerceili, Laws i 40.27 Comm . a sóerchéli, Críth G. 323 . See Críth G. p. 107 , Ir. Recht 19 , Stud. Hib. xxxiv 25-26 etc. ¤chenél: itir saercenelaib ┐ daercenel, Laws iii 30.4 . ¤chorach capable of contracting independently: cach sochonn sóer-chorach, Contract Law 158 § 27 . ¤chúairt: saorcuairt Uladh do thabhairt d'Fhergus `the free circuit of Ulster', ITS v 190.2 . ? ¤ḟairgse: mada feallasdar saerfairgse (sic leg.?), Laws v 442.20 . ¤ḟlaith: cor ceile tsaor-fhlatha, Laws v 356.6 . ¤ḟuidir, Laws v 262.16 Comm . saer-fuidir fri re ndeisi, 512.11 Comm . See Cóic Con. 76 - 7 , Ir. Recht 75 f . ¤gíall: daérghialla . . . sáerghialla, Cóir Anm. 144 . ¤gíallna(e): techta saer-giallna, Laws v 358.2 . ¤manach: gidh s. gidh daermanach, Ir. Recht 26.12 . cethraimthe (sic leg.) a chodach (sic leg.) o sh. eagalsa d'eaglais, Laws iv 196.26 Comm . ¤mug: sóermug gl. libertus, Sg. 37a4 . sóirmug gl. libertus, Wb. 10a23 . ¤murchuirthe: saer murchure, Laws v 184.12 Comm . ¤nemed: saeir-nemead ┐ daer-neimeadh, Laws v 14.1 . ¤rath: céili coímthechta[e] lais i sóerrathaib ríg, Críth G. 406 (see p. 107 ). cain saerraith `law relating to free tenants', Laws i 40.22 . gin daorrath . . . gin saorrath do gabhail o flaith budéin, O'D. 571 ( H 3.17 , 442 ). do flaith tsaerraith, 515 ( 418 ). saorraith .i. cin giallna fria laimh . . ., ZCP xvi 211.8 . ¤thellach: tocombachtuib sealb saerteallaigh, Laws iv 2.1 . Note also: an tsaoir-breith `absolution', Donlevy 292.x . saoir-bhreitheamhnas, 15 .

(b) in general sense of free, noble (in poetry often merely for alliteration): ¤blíadain: iar secht saerbliadhnaib, MacCarthy 414 § 2 . ¤búaid: fri saerbuáid sain, SR 7233 . ¤ chaindel : sóerchaindlea cech laithi (of persons), Fél. Prol. 288 . ¤chenél: co ndeilb ┐ écosc ┐ sóerchenel noble extraction, LU 3909 ( SCC 42 ). ¤chetul: a sóerchetul ṁbúansa `noble continuous song', Fél. Ep. 158 . ¤chlann noble family : sáorchlann, IGT Decl. § 12 (62.8) . cech sōerchland cinges talmain, Cáin Ad. 26 . menmanna na saerclann `nobles', CCath. 2735 . ? tar na saorchlannadhaibh, DDána 89.16 . Of an individual: oirdeochad duid a ndlighe | riom, a shaorchlann Shúilighe 'I will assign to you what you are entitled to from me, o noble scion of the river Swilly', Ériu lxiv 164 § 1.12​ . Hua Cerbaill, soerchland Muman, do marbad 'Ua Cerbaill, nobleman of Mumu, was slain', AI 210 (s.a. 1046.4)​ . ¤chlanndacht noble birth : ar a shocenelaige ┐ ar a saerclanndacht tar cach, BCC 56.31 . ¤chnú: trí saorchna a haonchrobhuing (the Trinity), Aithd. D. 58.27 . ¤elada: lucht . . . saerealadhan `philosophers', CCath. 5080 . ¤fher: s. cluiche Fhiann Eirenn, Acall. 6589 . saoirfhear a nobleman, Hackett xliv 35 . ¤macánacht: sóermacanacht Túaithe dé Danann, Acall. 7038 = saer-mhacámdacht `chief command of . . . young men', SG 200.18 . Cf. saormacantacht Éreann `free nobility', ITS v 24.16 . ¤maccaem: trí sáermaccáemi Túathi Dé Danann, MU² 574 . Mac L. . . . sóermaccáem Fhiann Eirenn, Acall. 6585 . ¤rolla noble roll : dá sháimhfhine féin is saerrulla an séimhidhe, L. Cl. A. B. 146.10 . ¤shlóg: fri sretha soerslóg, SR 6986 .

(c) with vnn. (cf. sír-?): ar ghráidh saoirleanta a seanchais `following up impartially (?)', Content. xxix 19 . acht a shaorrádh muin ar mhuin | ní fhuil acht aon-dán agaibh, x 29 . ic á sefnad ┐ ic á saer-shéinm, Acall. 7448 . rodbi slan saertoimilt caich dia railiu (of a married couple separating), Laws ii 388.14 . With part.: mac saerleicthi `emancipated son', Laws i 52.30 Comm . , cf. 90.15 . don mac bis ar fannel(o) o nathair gin a gaire do denam .i. an mac saorleigi, ii 24.6 Comm . See ZCP xv 312 - 13 .

(d) with adjj.: la S. sairdron, SR 802 . la I. saergrinn, 2863 . Freq. with adjj. derived from nouns: ¤brethach of noble judgements : do fhréimh shaoirbhreathaigh Sh., TD 26.18 . ¤chlannda of noble birth : inghen tsaorchlanda (: chaorphlanda), Irish Texts ii 107 § 26 . Nia Corb saorchlannda, TD 32.28 . fan laogh síthe saorchlannda, DDána 80.28 . oighre saer-clannda S., BNnÉ 198.13 . As subst.: saorclanda d'Eoganacht a noble of the E., TFrag. 208.14 . ¤threbraid nobly woven : go slait saoirthreabhraigh sróill nduinn, L. Cl. A. B. 99.171 .

1 secht

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indecl. num. adj. Nasalizes follg. initial.

seven : s.¤ quasi sept, ab eo quod est septim , Corm. Y 1143 . it s.¤ cét gl. DCC, Thes. ii 29.33 ( BCr. 42c2 ). co cend s.¤ lathi na sechtmaine, CRR 53 .

I As adj.: s.¤ maicc Cathboth, Thes. ii 240.17 (Ardm.). it s.¤ ṅ-ocht gl. septies octoni, ib. 20.36 ( BCr. 33a5 ). tír dá s.¤ cumal, Críth G. 153 . céssad s.¤ mbráthre, Fél. July 10 . s.¤ n-aisli . . . seacht ndēalt, Corm. Y 447 (p. 38.6 - 7 ). Every article in the Heptads begins: ataid secht n- . . . e.g. atait s.¤ ratha la Feine, Laws v 224.1 . atait s.¤ ngialla giallaither la Feine, 216.17 . don athgabail a mbia s.¤ cumulu déc `the distress in which there are seventeen `cumhals', i 224.3 Comm . deich ríg ar s.¤ fictib ríg, LU 6527 . ní thuar sibh na seacht dtighe `the Seven Mansions', Aithd. D. 56.20 . isna s.¤ n-eladhnaibh . . . saera, Stair Erc. 970 . anmanna . . . na seacht Sácramuinteadh ┐ na seacht bpeacaidheadh marbhtha, Donlevy vi 6 .

Probably this number had some magical significance: secht ndoruis isin bruidin ┐ secht sligeda trethe ┐ secht tellaige indi ┐ secht cori, Sc.M² 1 . secht meóir cechtar a dá choss, TBC-LL¹ 1371 . secht meic imleasan i rīgrosc Con C., TBC-I¹ 2611 .

seven times : uisci co .uii. tes na tene seven times as hot, RC xxiv 374.18 . cérba tróm in tóisech, i[s] sechttruma in dédenach, MacCongl. 61.16 . nem uar aigreta . . . as glaisiu cach ligdath, as sechtuairiu snecta, Ériu ii 110 § 27 . mo shoighníomh . . . | gomadh seacht gcoimhlíon é is m'olc, DDána 42.15 . múr as seacht ngloine ná grian, Dán Dé xxvii 20 .

fo s.¤ seven times : acairbiu hé fo s.¤ andá tír na pían fessin, LU 2221 ( FA 29 ). maircc aga mbeitt na táille | . . . maircc fo ṡeacht . . . don tí . . ., Irish Texts iv 189 § 21 . é fēin do nighe fá sheacht i sruth Iordáin, TSh. 1820 . rommain Gabriel gobo secht, KZ xxix 374.y .

II Used absolutely: cis lir fuillechta for suidib? A s.¤ , Críth G. 317 . dligid cumail fora s.¤ | dó a díriu dán, 464 . As subst. a group of seven things, a heptad : cid dinig di inchaib neich inna .vii. sa these seven things, Críth G. 307 . arná torthaiset isnaib sechtaib hi tuitet enech cáich, 303 . coir a n-airimh 'na sechtuibh, Lism. L. 3292 . oén for trí s.¤ doriacht and | . . . `one and thrice seven came thither', Metr. Dinds. iii 98.25 .

? To this: cia seacht sisat sidh gan eagla | cís ní doghair oes eiscí, IT iii 62.11 = cia du i luidh fúinedh greiniu? | cia seacht siecht sith gan eccla?, Leb. Gab.(i) 264.12 (glossed: i fearonn mhaith co siothamhail, gan uamhan).

Compds. In compds. secht normally lenites, but see secht-(n)delbach below. (a) with adjj. derived from nouns, and with past participles; (b) with nouns in the singular meaning usually sevenfold , but somet. the conception seems to be plural.

(a) ¤airdech bearing seven tokens (?): cona srīan s., MacCongl. 122.33 (`seven-pointed', Gloss.). each boccasach dubhghlas fái ┐ srían sechtairghech óir fris, Acall. 3776 v.l. (`worth seven herds', Gloss.). ¤amserach of the seven ages (?): Senach s., IT iii 53.23 (= FS Mackay, p. 230 ). ¤blíadnach having had a reign of seven years : fa rí sona sechtblīadhnach, ZCP viii 108.18 = Irish Texts iv 42 § 1 . ¤chéimnech seven-runged : isin árud secht-ceimnech tarfas do Iacob eter neam ┐ talam, PH 8010 . ¤chosach having seven legs or supports : oilén secht-chosach, BNnÉ 90 § 194 .

¤(n)delbach having seven forms : di thetacht in spírto secht-ndelbich sin, Thes. i 496.27 (Ardm.). triasin spirut sechtṅdelbach, Ériu xi 105.4 (sechtdelbach, v.l.). in Spírta saér sechtdelbaig, SR 7112 . la handord chiuil sechtdealbaigh `with a song of sevenfold melody', Ériu ii 128 § 95 . canaid sin céol uii. ndelbach, RC xxiv 379.30 . isin chaindelbra shecht-delbach . . . i ḟigair . . . in spiruta sechtdelbaig, PH 5528 - 9 .

¤ernaligthe (part. of *ernalaigid, denominative of ernail q.v.): i ḟigur-sin na patri secht-ernaligthi `seven-membered petition', 8011 . ¤ḟillte sevenfold, containing or arranged in seven layers or folds : dī chūarán . . . do dondlethar sechtfhillte, MacCongl. 9.22 . triasin sgiath sechtfillte ┐ triasin luirigh tredualaigh, Aen. 3188 . nathair suaichnid sechtfhillti, TTebe 494 . ¤ḟilltech sevenfold : cia lín in uird sin. ní handsa. septiplex .i. uíí. filltech, LB 277a48 . lethansciath sechtfhilltech, Stair Erc. 1243 . ¤grádach containing seven orders : . . . ro-inshorcaig ind eclais secht-gradaig isin t[s]ollamain tshechtmainech-sa in Chengcaigis, PH 5530 . ¤legtha : iarann . . . sit[h]rigin sechtlegta `seven times smelted', CCath. 5243 . claidem cruaidhgher . . . sechtleghtha, Aen. 2500 . ? ¤monach, ? ¤maínech: master of seven tricks (?) or seven treasures (?): am dún díthogail | amhail anscuigthe | am lia luagmar | am sen sechtmonach, IT iii 53.27 = am sen .uíí. mainech, 54.17 .

(b) ¤bairgen a sevenfold loaf (?) or seven loaves (?): in t-étach budéin ar trese . . . ┐ in s. ar sechtmaidh ┐ in fled croligi ar mís, O'D. 1628 ( H 5.15, 16a ). gan s. rēill re cobair, ZCP ix 174 § 32 . ¤ chaindel : nī bāiter mo ṡ. `may my seven candles not be extinguished', FS Mackay 230.15 (= IT iii 53.25 ). ¤chúairt sevenfold circuit : Used as predicative adj. is s. in nem (?) immon talmain imacuairt `the heaven hath seven circuits round about the earth', Ériu ii 110 § 29 . ¤díabul: seachddiabal suad 'the seven-fold of a sage ' UR 22.31 . ¤dígal sevenfold vengeance : fair doberthar s., SR 1996 . Secht-ḟili npr. meic Ṡechtfilead, BB 146e7 . ¤mac one of seven sons : co mair ria gairm ngel . . . | a ainm sel mar cach s., Metr. Dinds. iv 190.12 . s. robaí ac Dáire `a family of seven sons', 136.37 . rotréic sogairm na secht-macc (: acht, debide), 192.28 . ¤ord(d) `arrangement by sevens, a row of seven' (TBFr. Gloss.): ed a écosc in taige: sechtordd and, secht n-imdai ó thein co fraig . . ., TBFr. 71 . Or read secht n-ordd, Éigse xviii 93-94 . ? ¤sess a boat of seven benches, seven-bencher (?): vii. vii. sese 'seven seven-benchers' Celtica viii 101-2 .

topp

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n (< ON þoppr ?) flame : dia ros tarmchell, mor in mairg | tob tened di cach oenaird, SR 7388 . metigthir fri rígtech for lasad cech topp tened ticced esti, LB 152a25 . ba meit daig ṅdairthaigi cach tob no théiged for cach ndorus, BDD² 587 . gach top teineadh, Leabhr. Ó Láimhsgr. x 23.9 . ? tobada trene .i. soillsi bas maith do airgaire dí ndorcha, O'Curry 468 ( H 3.18, 245 ).

Compd. ¤ chaindel : adhaintear tobchaindeal i luing Aigmenon, Aen. 510.

1 tuir

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Forms: tuiridh, turadh, thoraidh, tuirthi, turtha, tuirthedh, turthi, tu[i?]r, thuir, turib

n t, f. n s. tuiridh, Hugh Roe 56.10 . ? turadh, O'Rah. xiii 109 . d s. thoraidh, Feis Tighe Chonáin 422 (from 2 tor ?) n p. tuirthi, MR 150.2 . 162.10 . turtha, Ériu viii 38.12 . g p. tuirthedh, IGT Decl. ex. 2124 . d p. turthi, Ériu viii 38.14 . Later also non-dental: d s. for tu[i?]r , Laws v 90.17 Comm. thuir, DDána 91.14 . d p. turib, ZCP viii 108.18 . Alex. 582 . IGT § 14 , § 191 .

I Pillar, column (of a house, palace, etc.): amail bīs t.¤ már oc fulang tige ┐ illāma esti ... it ē na illāma asin tuirid ..., Corm. Y 1224 . suibne in tan is do t[h]uirid is dīr, 1301 . ba mór t.¤ a thempuil, Fél. Apr. 8 . turid airgid ┐ glain | iss ed fil is tig, LU 3651 ( SCC 31 ). tuirith tenedh `pillars of fire,' Ériu ii 108 § 21 . a tech mór | folongat na tuireda, Liad. and Cuir. 14.17 . ro boccsat (nó p-, above line) na tuirida ┐ na colbada ┐ uaitneda in rigtige, BB 443a42 . ar scāth na tuireadh-sa thall, ZCP viii 562 § 4 . rochumrigh a fholt dona cholbaib ┐ dona tuireadhaib `bedposts and rails,' Ériu ii 24.8 . t.¤ foluing teach, ACL iii 306 § 8 . do thógbhadar tuirthe bioracha do shleaghaibh ós a ceannaibh spears like pointed columns, Atlantis iv 176.z .

II

(a) Applied to persons lord, chief, hero: t.¤ .i. tighearna, nó tóiseach, O'Cl. tuirid na tuath, SR 6261 . it he sin na secht tuiridh | is it he na secht ruirigh, Reeves Ad. 277.5 . genfid ūa[i]t-siu ... | t.¤ claindi C., BColm. 6.22 . ba t.¤ laich a heroic warrior (?), Ériu viii 52.11 . oighri righ Temhra an t.¤ sin | re dion Emhna is aird Uisnigh, LL 394.9 . triath tuired (sic leg., Meyer ZCP vi 246 ) lord above lords (?), Metr. Dinds. ii 30.57 . Salomon t.¤ tharbach, Gorm. Feb. 26 . dín iat dona huilibh | na tuiridh ar trommágh, Apr. 29 . Tertulin 'na thuirid `as a tower,' Aug. 4 . a armth.¤ `O armed lord,' O'Gr. Cat. 457.12. a th.¤ Chaisil, TD 30.24 . a th.¤ nách t.¤ lag (sic leg.), ML 64.3 . da t.¤ croda ... da laech lonna, Cog. 56.22 . sní raibh ... t.¤ badh bríoghamhla beodhacht, Ó Bruad. iii 48.12 .

(b) In more literal sense pillar, supporter, upholder, paragon with follg.gen. (only in Mod. Ir.): t.¤ catha ar calmadus a battle-pillar , CCath. 352 . t.¤ chongbala eínigh ... iarthair domain, RC xvii 360.22 . t.¤ congmala catha, AFM vi 2126.21 . t.¤ chothuighthe na córa (Christ), DDána 39.27 . t.¤ chrabaidh ... na hErenn, RC xviii 286.18 . t.¤ fothaighte ┐ fulaing ... na nOirghiall, AFM vi 2164.3 . t.¤ ordain ... Connacht uile, iii 112.7 . t.¤ na trócaire (Mary), DDána 20.42 .

Compds. ¤chind: dracoin turethcind ` tower-headed ,' Ériu ii 110 § 29 . ¤ chaindel : cóica ... do thuredhchaindlibh ... fri fursannad na cete ` tower-torches ,' 100 § 4 .

See 2 tor, 1 tuire.

tummud

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Forms: tuma, toma

n u, later also o, m. vn. of tummaid. tuma (toma, lochdach), IGT Decl. § 3 (44.10) . Verbs § 67 .

(a) act of dipping, immersing: cesu threde in t.¤ baptism , Wb. 21d13 . tri tuimthea gléso in letraim `three dippings of the instrument to the page,' Ardm. 78a2 marg. inf. ( Thes. i 495.5 .). boimm do'n bairgin ... iar n-a tumad i fhín, PH 5141 . amal cnaim ... elifainti iarna tumma[d] i corcur, CCath. 4990 . tumadh a n-aghain oruin-ne | marthain is nách mairidh-si `submersion in an abysm,' Miscell. Celt. Soc. 332.23 . ná tug cin orra fan im | san fhid da toma tirim (lochdach), IGT Decl. ex. 171 . ní fedha nach fuair a tuma | slegha sluaig Cunga san chath, IGT Verbs ex. 594 . biódh bhur gcomhrádh ... amhail do bhiádh se ar ná thumadh a salann, Coloss. iv 6 . Of the ordeal of boiling water: manab lam lestar te tuma, O'Curry 2239 ( Eg. 88, fo. 17 (18)c ) =toma, O'Curry 2237 ( Eg. 88, fo. 17 (18)b ). Of contact with touchwood or tinder: is gnath di sponc dadnad can acht a tuma ria, Celtica ii 75 § 19 .

(b) Of dipping a candle: cainnel ... do t.¤ ... a mul imme, Cáin Ad. 2 . tumud na cainnell a geir, Laws ii 252.2 . is hī an chaindel gan tumadh (of hypocritical psalm-singing), ZCP ix 172 § 7.

Note also: lite doib uile; acht ni cosmuil tuma[d] tet indte ` flavouring ,' Laws ii 148.20 Comm.