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coimitecht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. coimitecht or dil.ie/10227

Forms: comaitecht, coimheadacht, comimtechta, comhuideachd, coimhdeacht, comaidiacht

ā, [f.] old Ir. comaitecht (vn. of con-éitet), early confused with coímthecht (later caoimhtheacht (Vn. of con-imthet). da ainm don choimhideacht . . . sáil ┐ caoimhtheacht, Metr. Gl. 29 § 49 . caoimhtheacht .i. coimhidheacht, O'Cl. coimheadacht, Dhá Sg. Art. 1908 . With re-composition comimtechta (g s.), LU 2064 ( FA 14 ) (cf. coimimthecht, coimthecht). comhuideachd f., IGT Decl. § 26 (coimhideachd proscribed form); m., § 24 . Later coimhdeacht (`exceptionally . . . in TSh.', Desid. Gloss.).

(a) act of going together (see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 644 ): inna com(th)aitechta ( con-taít, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 647 ) gl. coitiones, Ml. 37c7 - 8 . comaitecht ceniuil do chenéul `congruence of gender to gender', Sg. 75a6 . hi coimthecht du gréin ┐ escu in óenrind `in the conjunction of . . .', BCr. 32a6 ( Thes. ii 16.40 ). ? robad inmuin comitecht, Ériu iii 106 § 47 .

(b) With DO act of agreeing with, favouring, conniving at, etc., in Thes. freq. translated indulgence: comitecht dund óis nad chaithi cach tuari, Wb. 6c11 . cometect dóib gl. imbicillitates infirmorum sustinere, 24 . comaitecht don brathir enirt gl. caritas uero aedificat, 10b28 . 10c2 . cometecht dossom `to be indulgent', 10c10 . 11c4 . 20b18 . cometecht dia n-écoscaib cen chometecht dia mbésbi gl. sine offensione estote Iudeis, 11c5 . tri chomaitecht donaib ingraimthidib `through conniving at', Ml. 15b5 . 65d12 . 72b18 . cen com[ai]techt do in prandio `without sparing him', Mon. Tall. 160.9 . comaitecht dond aithesc, Alex. 1016 = comaidiacht `Rücksicht', ZCP xxx 153.20 . With FRI: di chomitecht et condarcilli fri iudeu `indulgence and connivance', Wb. 19a6 . ? caemtechta fri colaind do cetmuindtire `accompanying', Laws v 306.4 . Perh. also: ar comaitecht do neuch o pecad ` accompanying ', Mon. Tall. 143.9 . ma rufestar bas n-ethech acht dagni ar baig nó chomitecht `to shield another', Ériu vii 156.26 . In follg. the accompanying words suggest meaning concession, grant, tribute : nī dlig nach rī . . . cīs nā bēs nā gēill nā comaitecht don tīr-ṡin, Corp. Gen. 207.8 ( comaithecht, 18 ). do rīgh Eassa Rūaidh nī dlecht / cīos nā cāin nā comhuidecht, ZCP viii 116.20 . a tuaristla ┐ a comaideachta `escorts', Leb. Cert.² 52 .

(c) act of accompanying, escorting, protecting: potestates a ccaoimhthecht, Blathm. 74 . do buith daitsiu hi coimthecht oco `thy being associated in it', Sg. 2a7 . do gudiu choemthechta doib, Vita Br. 40 . ara choímthecht a taig, Críth G. 585 . coemtecht ┐ seilcecht (of accompanying a person in a crime?), Laws iii 92.9 . smachta tairgilli cach raithi itir samradh ┐ eturscarad ┐ caomtacht, iv 78.2 (`In technical sense of a system of dividing the year, parts of one season being taken off (etarscarad), and added to (cáemthecht) another season', Plummer MS. notes). condit roib cáemtecht di ánrodaib Ulad till you can be escorted by some of the U. warriors, LU 4863 (TBC). a comaitecht ┐ a mbíathath ┐ a nem-guin, LMU² 163 . coimhdecht nó amhsainecht, RC xxix 112 § 8 . ? mor in mian don choimideacht / do niad gilli na leathbrág, Magauran 789 .

Attrib. g s accompanying, attendant : a aingel comaidechta guardian angel, BColm. 104.14 . do ainglib coimthechta, LU 1994 ( FA 6 ). aingel a comaitechta, 1967 ( 3 ). aidire caomtechta fri coir nathcomairc, Laws i 282.8 Comm. amus comhuidechta, ii 24.28 . céili coímthechta[e], Críth G. 406 . ca mét cornn comaitechta atá ac F.? serving-goblets(?), Acall. 5501 . cumal coimidechta maid-in-waiting, ZCP vi 27.14 . ro bái d'iomat a cheithern ┐ a dhamh coimhittechta, ZCP x 16.27 . .vi. dorais chóemtechta protective doors, LU 2081 ( FA 15 ). 'na flichidheacht coimdechta, O'Gr. Cat. 249.9 . is ina hetan bis di in satan coimidechta (opposite of aingel c.¤ ?), YBL 138b5 . Cf. drochad . . . comimtheachta `easily crossed', TTebe 3533 .

In vn. constr.: ni chaemnactar eich . . . in damrad do chomaitecht keep up with, LL 8702 (TBC). oca chomaitecht do airic menman `comforting her', Ériu xii 156.3 (TE). mar do bhíadh Íosa ┐ Muire . . . ga choimhideachd, Parrth. Anma 695 .

V. freq. in phr. i c.¤ with follg. gen. accompanying : i coimthecht dagdóine gl. comes perigrinationis nostrae, Wb. 16d2 . hí coimtecht inna árcae, Ml. 82d1 . 33b13 . it chóimthecht, 208b5 . i cóimthecht I., Fél. Dec. 20 . senoir it c.¤ `in thy company', Mon. Tall. 151.4 . i Coimded coimthecht, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 10.6 . hi comaitecht a slóig, LU 8155 ( FB 11 ). i c.¤ seoit cethramda in the case of, Laws iii 230.10 Comm. gan chin 'na choimeitteacht sinless, ZCP viii 206.2 . a comaidhecht an claidhim as well as the sword, RC x 185.20 . teacht a coimhdecht mná to have intercourse with a woman, RC xxix 132 § 43 . fir ina caeimthecht (of woman), Maund. 135 .

With follg. prep. óes insin bís [i] coímthecht do ḟlaith, Críth G. 594 (a kind of vassal service, p. 107). comaitecht re hairdrígh, ZCP viii 116.8 . a hainm i ccaoimthecht fria hanail, Ériu xiii 39.24 . lotar do chomaideacht lais, xvi 84.90 . do choimidacht ort to dance attendance on you, CF² 773 .

In pl. in concr. sense attendants, companions, escort : do caemtechtaib `by attendants', Laws iii 510.1 . coimthecht ecin do chaimthechtaib C., TBC-LL¹ 880 .

In n. loc. for Druim Cáemtechta, LU 4605 (TBC). dar Mona[i]d Cöemtechta, Otia iii 48 § 5 .

mer

Cite this: eDIL s.v. mer or dil.ie/31981
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: mear, mir

o, ā. adj. used chiefly of persons, apparently off one's head, demented, crazy , both of temporary condition due to excitement, intoxication, anger, etc., and of permanent quality; in heroic lit. applied to warriors (often in unfavourable sense foolhardy, rash ); in Laws to the insane or half-witted. In late lit. often used in a complimentary sense spirited, lively, agile ; see IGT Dec. § 65 ( mear . . . ó chéill in mholta).

(a) Of persons: m.¤ .i. mo a ír .i. a ferg, Corm. Y 907. mear .i. iarsinní bís a ænur isin allt a mbí .i. ina meracht ┐ ina ænur téit. quasi merulus .i. lon ... quod volat solus ┐ ni bí én aile cid dia cheniul féin ina coemtecht , Corm. 31 = mér, Corm. Y § 890 . mer .i. merulus .i. lon, CIH ii 633.16 . fonrālaig mairb mesctha mir at our wit's end (?), SR 3579 (n p m. for a p.). dia n-essib cor bo m.¤ , Metr. Dinds. ii 24. comdar mera mescda, YBL 138a28 . tibir cech m.¤ `every madcap is a laughing-stock', Tec. Corm. § 13.15 . drūth cech mer `recklessness is foolish', Ir. Prov. 84.9 = Ériu ix 47 § 20 ( LL 147b39 ). cid dotgní m.¤, a mic legind? what drives you mad? MacCongl. 47.28 . rogain mir `a madman's choice', Metr. Dinds. iii 84. ni luadh mir (i.e. incredible statement), Leb. Cert. 170.4 . ra toebh leicne merlaīch mhir, Moling § 18. gasruidh m.¤ active, spirited , Irish Texts ii 33 § 18. nert sloigh láinmhir, IGT Dec. ex. 352. comhartha an mār-mir Macha `great warrior' (? madman), MR 226.12 . gníomh ainnirtag ollamh mhear `a crazy poet', Content. xxvii 5. Of women: in m.¤ mend (of Macha of Emain), Metr. Dinds. iv 128 . don mnaí théithmir, ib. Compar. Midlúachair miriu cech maín ` sprightlier ', Metr. Dinds. iii 282. ni ḟaca laoch . . . budh mōrrda is budh mire, LL 396.2 . fear fa mire is fa cliste san gcomhlann nimblest, fastest , Keat. Poems 209. is miride cruaidh fabhairt, steel is the nimbler for tempering, Dánfhocail 12 § 60.

(b) of the mentally deficient: oinmhit .i. m.¤ nó baeth, IT iii 276. fear fris ro scara[d] a cond .i. duine mear, Laws v 234. 28 Comm. na mir ┐ na hecodnaig, i 86.21 . cuimrech in duine mir (.i. fo tabur in dluighe fulla), 300.10 , 11 . cor mire contract of a mad woman, 52.2 . m.¤ gan rath (a class of `drúth'), H 3.18 p. 423a ( O'Curry 892 ).

(c) of animals: tarb maeth mer, Metr. Dinds. iv 338. delb dhoim allaid . . . mhir, LB 124b1 = Keat. iii 2039. eascaire . . . inn aighi mir `mad cow', Laws iii 272.12 . Mide magen na marc mer spirited, mettlesome , Metr. Dinds. ii 42. eich maithe meara, Cog. 112.5 .

(d) common epithet of sea: cusin muir m.¤ , LL 136a49 . Cog. 178.25 . tar tonnaib in mara mir, Lism. L. 3819. ar thonnuib mera in mara, Ériu ii 92.12 . fairge mhear, Keat. Poems 1462. mire 'náit na mōrthonda (of a chieftain), ZCP viii 221 § 48.

(e) of abstracts, actions, etc. wild, rash, precipitate, etc.: m.¤ is nír chond ceille in col, LL 33a38 . don mortlaid malartuind mir raging , 132b48 . Cath Glinne Mama is mór m.¤ , Cog. 112.18 . roga romer ` eager' (? extravagant, fantastic ), Metr. Dinds. i 6. togla, tána, . . . áera, rúne romera `keen riddles' (? rash purposes or designs), iii 20 . Eochaidh mac R. an rūin mhir, LL 394.16 . ropo m.¤ a nnert, 33a41 . treb Beniamín co mbrig mir, LB 124b9 = Keat. iii 2047. uabhar mer, IGT Dec. ex. 880. ní rád m.¤ no wild (incredible) statement, LU 3035 , cf. ní m.¤ , ZCP viii 113 § 1. criss arcait, ni haicde m.¤ `no paltry (? hastily finished, scamped) work', Fianaig. 14.2 . imchosnam in míre mir `the contest for the coveted portion', Metr. Dinds. iv 180 (epithet prob. transferred from imchosnam = the mad contest for the portion). matin mir, O'Mulc. 268 (`on a bright morning' < Lat. merus, Stokes; perh. wild, gusty ).

Compds.

(a) with adj. forming a dwanda compd. or in adverbial relation: ¤amnas, ZCP viii 264 § 21. ¤borb, CCath. 5791. ¤calma, 1928 . ¤dána, 347 . ¤glé: gen mergle a scion bold and bright (?), LL 134b7 = Todd Nenn. 246. ¤trén, CCath. 1928. ¤uallach, SR 6686. With adj. formed from subst.: oclach . . . meardālach brisk in encounter, Cog. 170.19 . meardhuaiseach swift (impulsive) in bounty , Keat. Poems 738. mermenmnach, ZCP vi 32.12 . xiii 217.12 .

(b) with subst.: ¤ág ` furious battle ', Gorm. July 10. ¤aicme: mac Mugroin mir-aicme, LL 394.45 . ¤aichne: trí comartha tirdachta .i. immargal ┐ immarbág ┐ m. `mistaking one person for another (?)' (? muddle-headedness), Triads 229. Samhradh na meraithne . . . ni aithned neach caem nō cara ann `Summer of the Aberration', AU iii 130.6 , cf. AFM iv 896. Finghin . . . do mharbhadh lá a bhráithribh tre mhearaithne by mistake , AFM ii 1104.5 . ¤bhuinne Muaidhe swift stream, torrent , Ériu viii 135.28 . ¤cenn ` mad-head', epithet of sea: tar muir meircenn, Trip. 34.5 ; 448.21 (meircend). Lism. L. 302. meirceann .i. mear, O'Cl. ¤clann: tar merchlainn Ghaoidel, O'Gr. Cat. 456.13. ¤dánacht recklessness , Fianaig. 70.2 . merdhánacht (oppd. to críndacht), Luc. Fid. 143.14 . ¤dántas, id. Ó Héodhusa 225. meardhortadh, TSh. 6636. ¤ghasradh, AFM v 1652.9 . ¤gním a rash deed , Gorm. 14. ¤grád infatuation: (with obj. gen.) éd tre mer-grádh a mná, ZCP viii 108 z . mear-ghrádh na meirdreach, TSh. 5514. ¤gus: co m. garg, LL 137b16 . go m. dían, ZCP x 24.28 . co mēd meargosa, MR 136.24 . ¤laithe: i mmerlaithib errchaidib blustering days, Hib. Min. 66.36 . ¤lasad: a ṡúile ar merlasadh wildly flashing, Ériu v 180.300 . ZCP vi 278.27 . ¤línad: dochóidh gus an mbairille púdair . . . do merlíonadh a mhiosúr ` quickly (? rashly) replenish ', AFM vi 2072. ¤ṡáile `brackish water', AFM v 1626.7 . ¤scál: cland in merscáil móir (of Mile), ZCP xiii 364.2 , cf. Leb. Gab.(i) i 176.11 . ¤tonn, RC xxix 142.2 . ¤tretell: in mertretill ┐ in rind agha (of Ascanius), Aen. 2364.

(c) rarely with vb.: do merlabhair an muir talked wildly, raved , CF 736. ro merlasadur a shuili, ZCP vi 58.21 (see merlasad above).