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Cite this: eDIL s.v. cuntabart or dil.ie/13952
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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 .