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cinntech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cinntech or dil.ie/9155

Forms: cinntechem

= cinnte.

I As adj. o, ā definite, fixed : Ioseph . . . / cáemhaiti Crist cintigh `appointed', Gorm. Mar. 19 . a chomairli chintech fri Dia, YBL 163b31 . Of numbers: coig airmí cíntecha in tuir, BB 325b41 . airemh c.¤ , ACL ii 137.5 . is c.¤ i leth fri Dia (of number of angels), PH 6218 . Legal: smacht gille cinntech(a) ria mbreth, Laws i 276.24 Comm. im fiachuib cinntacha, ii 70.9 Comm. (cf. cionnta s.v. cinnte).

Compar. cinntichu . . . in aipgitir L. na in aipgitir Grecda more exact, Auraic. 1256 . cinntechem, 4367 . Superl. isse side ba . . . cintigi comairle accu (of Nestor), LL 32570 `surest of rede', TTr. 1772 . Adv. in chintech gl. determinatorie, Ml. 76c7 . gu cindteach, ZCP v 25 § 13 .

II As subst. genitiu chintig genitive of the definite (pronoun) gl. mei, Sg. 209a7 . 209b1 . ṁbís qui ar chintech that qui is used for a definite pronoun, 207a3 . cate deochraigter eter cinniud ┐ cintech (sic leg. with MS) ┐ cinntichu son ?, Auraic. 1254 - 5 . ? As technical name of poems of the `clí' poet: cínticha clíí, IT iii 31.19 .

In phr. c.¤ ar écinntech approximately (of numbers, lit. a specific number instead of an indeterminate one): c.¤ ar ecinntech, Laws iii 156.y . . c.¤ cnedh dferthain .i. c.¤ ar éccinnteach, Ériu xiii 45.25 . cóic cét óenach immosech / cid cintech ar écintech, Metr. Dinds. iv 158.174 . fear romharbh . . . cinnteach ar eccindteach don ainffine an untold number, Hugh Roe² 240.29 .