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ceist

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Forms: c., cestae, cesti, cest, c., cesta, ceiste, cest, ceastanna, cesta, cestann

n iand ī, later i and ā Ériu xliii 1 . f. (Lat. quaestio). See GOI §§ 35 , 923 . In O.Ir. glosses n d s. c.¤ , g s. cestae, n a p. cesti. Later with n s. cest ( BDD² 451 = c.¤ , LU 6900 ), g s. and n a p. cesta, ceiste, g p. cest. So IGT Decl. § 42 . In Mid. Ir. also with cesta(i) throughout sg. ( LU 2575 , RC viii 356.26 ). a p. ceastanna, 1 Kings x 3 . g p. cesta, LL 17729 . cestann, O'Curry 2442 ( Eg. 88, 36a ).

(a) question, problem, enquiry : imbresna et cesti gl. uerbís contendere, Wb. 30b5 . c.¤ amirissech inso gl. quomodo resurgunt mortui? 13c19 . inna cestae sin gl. questioni, Ml. 37c16 . immon c.¤ so, Vita Br. 42 . hi tucu ch.¤ ndoraid ndil, Thes. ii 293.25 . sluinfet duít ceastaib coraib cudruma, IT iii 90.3 . munabdís examhla cesda nibdís examhla bretha, Ériu xiii 22.12 . freagra do cheasd, Ir. Syll. Poetry 39 § 4 . is do chestaib in tṡenchais aided Taidc, RC xxiii 310.13 `one of the (doubtful) questions of history', 339.19 . tráchtaid in t-apstal in cesta sin, xxv 238.3 . i ló na gceasd Judgment Day, Celtica iv 123 § 18 . lia cesta canoine na canoin `the questions of the canon are more numerous than the canon itself', Laws iii 32.8 Comm. air Cheastaibh an tSein-reachta, TSh. 3402 . mar tugadh annsin dochum ceasda é for questioning, Parrth. Anma 5399 .

cest described as an `iarmbérla', Auraic. 1308 .

In alliterative phrases: c.¤ ┐ caingen, PH 9 (see caingen). coblidhi ┐ c.¤ , Stair Erc. 1303 .

With verbs (see also érned II, érnid I; fuaslucad (d); 1 íccaid II (c); túaslucud (c), etc.): fagabar uaib óenfer chomallas frimsa in c.¤ immá tú, LU 9208 ( FB 93 ). i ndiaidh gach ceasta dár chuiris `questions', PBocht 14.44 . cuirim gach ceisd ort mur ghráin task, Duan. F. ii 244 § 19 . dobeir cesti do chách gl. languens circa questiones, Wb. 29b5 . do rat a gc.¤ misi de / fā dhāltaibh na hingine, Feis Tighe Chonáin 1313 . d'etergleod a cesta, LU 8561 ( FB 42 ). finnamár dan do ch.¤ , 9212 ( 94 ). roiarfaigeadh sin ceasta doib, TTebe 903 . amal duberad nech hi c.¤ do Duaid . . . gl. si . . . cúr? Ml. 55d11 .

Used as a question marker: ní hedh mh'ainm ámh ... ceist? ... Fer Penn Brúach 'that is indeed not my name ... what is? ... Fer Benn Brúach', CMT² 48.417, cf. 48.422 . ceist tra et mulieres cid dogénat sidi hi [= in] pridchabat?, Wb. 13a13 . ceist ol sisi cia th'ainmsiu, LU 10774 (TE). ceist ciasi ord fil forna psalmu, inn ord toinivda fa int ord frescabala fa ind ord cetail, Hib. Min. 196 . ceist, a gillai forcetail, cisi chonar dollodsu?, RC xxvi 28.108 . ceist cena ... cid as áil dúib?, MU² 332 . See 6 ces, cesc.

(b) In more general sense of trouble, anxiety, apprehension etc.: dosgní Coirpre iarnamáirech c.¤ moir desin cu mba bronach, Corm. 30.15 . rombá-sa tra . . . a c.¤ ┐ a cumtabairt móir, Sc.M² R 4 (i n-imshnīm, v.l.). ro fás c.¤ mór ag Finn don ghním-sin, Fianaig. 56.14 . le ceisd Tuaithi dé Danann, Acall. 932 . robdar imdae a cesta `problems', Ériu iv 126.11 . do réir a hannsochta d'Íosa / uirre riamh go roibhe a c.¤ `her grief was proportionate to her love', PBocht 112 § 27 . ní ceisd codal ar chneidh sláin, DDána 108.8 .

With prepp.: ar chuir dá ceann ní ceisd dó, DDána 91.14 (`displeases him not', Ir. Monthly 1919, 399 ). an bhean dar cheisd cosg an uilc, 32.2 . ba c.¤ mór la hUltu, IT i 139.9 . leo ba c.¤ (cheville), SR 3455 . ba ceisc la F. was troubled(?), BB 238a20 . ro bo ch.¤ for Ultu dono aní sin the U. didn't know what to do about that, LU 8390 ( FB 26 ). fail sund gabuil cethri ṁ-bend / do ch.¤ for feraib hErend, TBC-LL¹ 722 . bean ar nar cheisd clú `unanxious for her fame', PBocht 22 § 33 . C. . . . / ar nar ch.¤ uamhan éaga `whom fear of death troubled not', Keat. iii 752 . is ceisd oruinn eol Banbha, DDána 74.1 `we long for guidance through B.', Ir. Monthly 1919, 283 § 1 . níor ch.¤ ort, a Dhúilimhse / dealbh ai-eoir ┐ uisge it was no trouble to you, Aithd. D. 57.8 . ba cest iccon claind sin nach fuaradair nech ri n-aithesc i n-airecht in arrig, BB 238b17 .

In phr. ar ch.¤ with Vn. or dep. clause: ar c.¤ ammuis longpuirt do thabairt orra `from the danger of (= in case of) a camp attack being made upon them', ALC ii 294.10 . ar cheasta go `for fear that', ACL i 158.2 . See Gadelica 302.5ff. , Duan. F. iii 237 . air cesta gu n-dighnedh tuilledh orra in case (lest) he should do, AU iii 602.1 . lé ceasda áon-laoch do[d] thabhairt-si for fear that any champion should marry thee, Eachtra na gCuradh 69.10 (Leabh. ó Láimhsgr. i). le ceastain mé beith búidheach, Tribes of Irel. 68.3 .

cuntabart

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Forms: cunntaberta, chuntubarta, cumtubairt

n ā, f. (see O'Rahilly Ériu xiii 146 - 8 ; Bergin xiv 30 n. ; Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 467 , LEIA C-293-94 ). Also cumt-, cumd-, cunnt-, con(n)t-. Always with -n- in Wb., -m- in Ml. and Sg., and in all three with variation betw. -t- and -d-. Later n s. -airt. g s. cunntaberta, AU iii 496.11 .

(a) doubt, uncertainty, perplexity : masuchundubart, Wb. 4d28 . cen chuntubarta without doubts, 23c26 . in cumtubairt gl. ambiguum, Ml. 27c10 . dogní doidgni ┐ chumdubairt . . . issí inchumtubart ┐ indoidgne, 37a10 . cid dialeícid cundubairt fordrecht uáib de resurrectione , Wb. 13b12 . cenchuntubarta gl. sine . . . hessitationibus, 23c26 . ni cumtubhart (chev.), Blathm. 212 . niba cumtabairt , LU 9537 . ma derb . . . no ma cunntabairt, Laws i 94.21 Comm. cundtabairt eter dechnaid ┐ randaigecht mbic, IT iii 86.1 . faind-ires ┐ cunntabairt Tomais, PH 6737 . isin cumhtabuirt sin, Laws i 280.6 Comm. iar ṅdíchur . . . cecha cunntabarta, PH 6741 . anches quasi anceps .i. cuntabairt, O'Mulc. 45 . dá chor ó chonntaphairt = ambiguity, RSClára 81a .

With follg. indirect question or noun clause: nifil chumtubairt ata nanmman sidi `there is no doubt that these are nouns', Sg. 154b2 . bacumdubart in étaste fanaic `it was doubtful whether . . .', Ml. 43d20 . is cumtubart cia he, 46c19 . inchumtabart ón inícfider fanacc, 96b11 . is cumtubart ced dogní angenitiu gl. haec ancipitis genitiui, Sg. 99a2 . is cunntabairt cia o'r cindistar, Laws v 454.1 Comm. is cuntabair[t] in térnatar na oegaire, LL 36610 . as chumtabairt esergi dona náedenaib, LU 2539 .

In phrases. cen c.¤ certain(ly), with certainty: creid can cunntabairt, Celtica ii 121.14 . dar cend . . . / . . . madma gan contabhairt a decisive victory, Fen. 194.20 . as í gan chonntabhairt, Parrth. Anma 1100 . With copula: is c.¤ la (fri) x x is in doubt: incuntubart lib inso gl. an ignoratis?, Wb. 3c3 . indí . . . lasinrubu chumtabart indabiad torbae fa naic, Ml. 102d4 . is cundubart leu indat bii inna corpaib gl. qui . . . se uiuere nesciunt, ZCP vii 482.12 (Enchir. Aug.). nicumdabairt fricirine, Hib. Min. 6.187 . ni cunntabairt lind . . . co n-id . . . , PH 3188 . Cf. aní itáa cuntubart libsi .i. esséirge, Wb. 13a35 . Attá c.¤ for x there is doubt concerning x: ní raibh contabhairt ar an dtrócaire, ZCP iv 448.31 . menic bis conntabairt for aisneis na faithe, CCath. 4213 . With prep. I N-: do beith i cúnntabairt umam, PH 1800 . ta i n-a chunntabairt cia da nderna it is doubtful, Smaointe B. Chr. 1524 . ná raib cách 'n-a chumtabairt (c.¤, v.l.), Metr. Dinds. iii 66.8 . ionnsa an chealg i gcontabhairt that the treachery be in doubt, Aithd. D. 34.3 . ro bhui in cath sin oc (leg. a?) cuntabairt gan brissed, ZCP xxx 135.43 . cuirid i c.¤ doubts : méala a char i gcontabhairt, Aithd. D. 32.15 . fear nár chuir a gcunntabhairt / nach mair . . . , O'R. Poems 1109 . dá cuired nech a cuntabairt, O'Gr. Cat. 247.31 . nach cuirthe i gconntabhairt go . . . , Keat. ii 240 . Also cuirid cuntabairt i n-: cibé chuireas conntabhairt i bPurgadóir = qui de Purgatorio dubitat, Keat. ii 5876 . conntabhairt do chur a n-éunphonc, Parrth. Anma 1132 . contabhairt do chur 'na chreidiomh, Desid. 4656 . Note also: ná cuireadh . . . conntabhairt . . . ort, Desid. 4746 . bith cunntaphuirt agut asi[n] nduine aithenus tu be mistrustful, Ériu v 136 § 93 .

(b) danger, peril : gúas, baoghal, cunntabhairt, Eg. Gl. 382 . ? robói . . . isin chuntabairt sin céin robo beō `doubtful state', Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 8.10 . do-berim mo anmain tara ceand a cumdtabairt, Grail 2080 . do chor a gconāich a gconntabairt `imperil their success', Fl. Earls 10.29 . ? ar eagla conntabhairte an bhreitheamhnais, TSh. 1151 `the doubtful nature or result', Gloss. tre iomad docra, contabharta = daungers, RSClára 87b . cin cuntabairt n-anma, Grail 1290 . cundtabhart báidhthe, Mac Aingil 833 . Fl. Earls 76.11 . a contabairt báis, O'Gr. Cat. 111.19 . a gconntabhairt a bheathadh, Rial. S.F. 151 .

2 in

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Forms: im-, in, in, in, in, an, in, in, in, in, in, in, in, imb, imp, in

interrogative particle. im- before b-forms of the copula and substantive vb. (but: in biam, Wb. 15a1 . in ba maten, in ba fuin, Murphy Metrics § 19. in budh geall re oirechus ..., ML² 1420 ). Causes eclipsis of following initial except when it contains the copula. n generally doubled before vowels (but not in Wb.), especially before pronouns é, í, ed: Folld. by dependent form of vb. and neg. particle and by Class C forms of infixed pron. Later Mid. and Mod. Ir.: an.

(i) In direct questions: in coscramni `do we destroy?,' Wb. 2b20 . in digén bullu mertrige diib, 9d4 . in cumgubsa .i. non gl. num ... potero, Ml. 49c5 . in intsamlammar-ni `do we imitate,' Wb. 11b16 . in intain rombói in circumcisione, 2c5 . in anfossigid, 8d5 . in ed fodera báas domsa ..., 3c33 . in dia in doichside do `is it God? is it likely of Him?,' 4b14 . uidesne .i. in n-aci, Sg. 15b6 . in n-íírr `wilt Thou slay?,' Ml. 77a10 . inned insin furuar dait `is it that that caused it to thee?,' 44b10 . in forcmaither áes sainrethach dond ḟi[u]r midboth ...?, Críth G. 32. ind (leg. in) hí lanamnus atái béus `art thou still in the married state?,' Mon. Tall. 134.24 . inn é so Muinremor?, ScM. § 12. ceist, in n-éláfa limm?, TBFr. 162. im bui (bia, v.l.) tesorcud na nDéisi innosa?, Ériu iii 140.179 . in creti Dia fodechtsa, LU 9281. inn ébairt-sium frit-su in chóma sain, TBC-LL¹ 1772. in anad dogníthi-si?, Mer. Uil. 187. an edh is áil lib ... imbualad oidhchi do dēnam?, ML² 1501. an faicend tu Tit, TTebe 4886 . in ro berbais in saill, IT i 41.12 .

(ii) In dependent questions in is used (a) alone meaning whether , or (b) preceded by duús (do ḟius) to know if, if perchance:

(a) nebmess for nech im maid fa olcc `whether he be good or evil,' Wb. 8d26 . asrubart sum fri mmaccu Israhel imbói di oinachdaib leu, Ml. 43d1 . ro ḟíarfuigh sceula dib, an fúaratar sgéulu Midir, IT i 129.30 . co finnad inn uaitsiu ro siacht fis dó, LU 3659. dóig innar tised Cúscraid, TBC-LL¹ 823. a innisin duind ... an mberam coscur dona Tiabandaib, TTebe 1214 . aitheantar ... an é flaitheas Dé is dúthaigh dhó, TSh. 1776. ní feas do neoch an díol grádha nó fuatha é féin, 1155 .

(b) duús in comalnid arru-pridchad dúib `if perchance ye fulfil what has been preached to you,' Wb. 14d23 . doairfenus doib dús imbed comrorcon and `if perchance there might be error therein,' 18d7 . iarmoracht M. do M. dus imbad lór whether it were enough, Mon. Tall. 133.8 . dús in faigbitis nech bad toga leo dia tibertis rígi nErend, LU 3438. With loss of n: rochindset dul co Teamhraigh dūs a ccaomtais fuaslugudh Fiachra to see if they could ..., ZCP xiv 256.17 . In Mod. Ir. an ro> ar by the assimilation of n with r: do fhiafruigh dhe ar choimhéid na miasa gan osgladh, TSh. 3592.

(iii) Double interrogation expressed by in ... in , more frequently by in ... fa (or ba), in ... fa in , and later by in ... no in ... (im, imb, imp=in+3 s. pres. subj. of copula): imb i nógi imb i lánamnas `whether in celibacy or in marriage,' Wb. 10a12 . imbem i mbethu imbem i mbaás bad lessom, 25c12 . sechip hé im do día im do pheccad, 3b15 . ceist in tre prois fa in tre metur roceta ..., Hib. Min. 175. cid dogēn fri firu Arddae? imba hāilgine ... bá 'ma (=imba) garge?, ACL iii 293.z . imb i céin fa i n-accus beo-sa, Wb. 23b41 . is inderb im mascul fá femen ..., Sg. 61a9 . imba bás ba bethu `whether it will be death or life,' Wb. 23b32 . cía de as sru[i]thiu, in ríi fa thúath?, Críth G. 492. is cumtabairt cia crocann in rúon nó in cethra, Trip.² 815. in oc urnaidi Con Culaind bía ł in limsa doraga, LU 4012. dus cid dodentais fri h-Iacop .i. inn e a marbad ... no inn e a phiannad, LB 151b40 . in sith no in debaid fuil agaib? Aen. 1838. 'ca imradh an cath rocomorfad no an sid ro-sirfead, TTebe 1184 . Triple interrogation: in i comsuidigud fa hi comasndís bíit fa a ndíis `whether they are in composition or in apposition or in both of them,' Sg. 217a1 . in ... fa nacc whether ... or not: in tree áem didiu fa nacc `is it through it then indeed or not?,' Wb. 2c4 . imb anacol dom fa nac `whether it be protection to me or no,' 23a6 .

(iv) Negative interrog.: innád cualaidsi `have ye not heard?,' Wb. 5a21 . inná tecta cumachte gl. an non habet potestatem?, 4c28 . innad n-accai dost thou not see?, Ml. 17b17 . dús innad n-utmaligetar, Thes. ii 4.34 (Acr.). cest ina raibi Gaedelg resiu rotobaidhe `did not G. exist ... ?,' Auraic. 13. In Ml. the neg. interrog. is frequently expressed by in ní nad is it that ... not: inní nad ṅdixnigedar is it a thing that it is not?, Ml. 55c9 . inní nadnimcai ate immaaccai is it a thing He does not consider? Yea, He considers it, 114a15 . inní nad roilgisid `have ye not read?,' 17b18 . inné nach foghnann duit duine ele, BNnÉ 179.4 .

(v) The object pronoun (indirect object in the case of sul st. verb and copula) is infixed between in and the verb, and in the case of the copula, between in and the predicate: in da hierr `wilt Thou slay them?,' Ml. 77a16 . inab-testa-si tesbuid a hEmuin?, IT i 144.19 . inn dathgnitae would you recognise them?, 21 . inum-biasa úair coibligi lat?, BDD² 48. innut tarfás ní? has anything appeared to thee?, LU 9233. indad fil slondud bas derbu?, 5602 . indat mebhair-siu?, TBC-LL¹ 3552. in dóig inar tísed C., 815 . in-dat sochenel no dochenel?, PH 695.

irc

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Forms: irc

n don banscail ḟebdai bá hi.¤ | báe a menmai i cumtabairt , SR 1691. But Meyer, Wortk. 129 : `die Handschrift hat hairc. Stokes glaubte ein punctum delens unter dem a zu sehen ; ich kann keins erkennen.' irc ` ravage, ravaging, plunder ,' O'R. = airc, q.v.

láid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. láid or dil.ie/29365
Last Revised: 2019

 

Not in early language as independent vb. No vn. given in IGT Verbs § 42 (bérla in chora). See fo-ceird. Pret. forms below are perh. to be taken as developments of Old Ir. ro-lá etc. throws, places puts : laaid . . . uad lebor in precepta, FA 33 (LB). laait . . . nuallguba n-dermáir estib emit, ibid. in fail ní no-laad cumtabairt úait beos, Lib. Hymn. i 90.16 . ite na hugdair i llatur leith .i. na hugdair so sis taithmeter i tosaichibh na leabar to whom it is ascribed, BB 299b33 . lásat Níallocán immach `they thrust out little Niall', Ériu iv 94.2 . lád chúaird nÉrenn im thuind thair let him make the circuit of Ireland, 96.16 . laais Ruadhan iad (sc. na hechu) a coimhrith frihechraidh Temrach raced them against, BNnÉ 325 § 43 . sleagh tre dhruim fir go lár lás / [ór] thila clár mar do chuas spear cast by the defenders has ever pierced the back of the retreating foe(?), DDána 119.14 . gur laoi is Oilill cath Cláraigh he (F. Canann) and Oilill fought the battle of C., 64.16 . mo lenam óm les do ládh / do benad mo lám des dím, IGT Verbs ex. 387 . an leathga . . . / láidh tairr na deabtha ar a druim, 386 . Aonghais fháid bhráonghlais an Bhrogha / láid a Aonghais, comha ad cheann `the Aonghuses . . . send thee gifts', SGS iv 66 § 31 . comuil dom dhéad do bhas bhán / lágh blas na mbréag as mo bheol, DDána 42.22 . láifiter (MSS. l[a]if[.]igter, laifigther, laifiter) sin in bar n-aigid-si, Celtica xiii 14.278 .

Also prob. intrans. do ghnáth ní lugha do lá | mo chumha an tráth fa dteasdá, DDána 82.41 .