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caindel

Cite this: eDIL s.v. caindel or dil.ie/7800
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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 .

dabach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dabach or dil.ie/14084
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Forms: dabcha, daibche

n ā, f. g s. dabcha and daibche; dabcha, LU 23 a 35 (v.l. daibche YBL). BColm. 72. 6 . Fen. 190.18 . Ir. Gl. 158 . daibche: Laws i 166. 22 . RC xxxii 57. 7 . Acall. 811 . MR 130. 2 . Miscell. Celt. Soc. 54. 14 . But in plural always broad cons. group. a s. daibche, RC xxxii 57. 6 (modelled on the ī-stems), cf. mod. daibche as n s. —By native grammarians explained as dé-oach `having two ears': d.¤ .i. déhoach .i. dí oe furri ar ní betis hoe for énaib hi tús, Corm. 15 .

I A large tub or vat with two handles (for ale, wine, mead, curds, oil, water, or washing): a nól meda .i. in dabach, Thes. ii 347. 34 . According to Ériu iv 134. 16 sq. the dabach was the largest vessel, the next in size being the ian (cf. Laws i 170. 4 , where a dabach is said to be bigger than an ian), then the drolmach, mude, cilarn, milan and metar. A rude sketch of a dabach is to be found LL 29 . —Made of oak : crandlestra .i. iana ┐ dromlacha ┐ dabcha darach, Laws v 94. 9 . a dabach dond dairech, ZCP iii 39. 3 ; of yew : dabach dergibair, LL 51 a 21 . ZCP viii 108. 15 . Acall. 3790 . The epithet derg, RC xv 303 , points to a dabach dergibair; d.¤ dondibair, LL 51 a 1 ; of crystal : d.¤ deghdénṁach do gloine ghuirm, Ériu iii 156 § 10 . Acall. 783 ; of silver : d.¤ aircid co circlaib órda, MS. Mat. 619. 7 . Held together by hoops : is gnáth fonnsa dá dhlúthchur uim dhaibhich, Ó Bruad. viii 4 ( ITS xi 72 ).—Intended for liquids: ón dabaig ola, Fél. 128. 42 . cétchorn gacha dabcha (levied as a tax), Fen. 190 . dá dabaigh décc do lionn maith, ZCP viii 116. 1 ; for ale : luid ... issin dabaigh chormma SG 82. 5 ; for mead : assin dabaig medha, Acall. 7399 ; for cold water : i ndabaich nuaruisci, TBC-LL¹ 722 Y. tucad uisce isna dabchaib, Thes. ii 347. 38 ; for eggs : lán secht ndabach ndron duigib géd, MR 124. 23 . Intended for washing : d.¤ ḟothraicthe a washing tub, Fél.² 170. 3 (i ndabaig fothraice). Raghnailt...do éc i ndabaigh ḟothraicthi, ALC i 408. 7 . SG 73. 35 .—Prov. ní ba caindel fo dabaich dogén dím, Trip. 52. 23 . urchair an daill ma ndabhaich, Rel. Celt. i 155 . ib. ii 324. 26 .

II Metaph. a hollow, pit, pool : le hallglór an essa ag siledh san dabhaigh diansrothaigh, Anecd. iii 5 .

III A measure of land, a portion of land . In this sense only Scotch. dá dabég Uachtair Rósábard , Goid. 109. 14 . ar chuit cethri dabach do ní thíssad ar ardmandaidib alban, ib. 111. 6 (both from Book of Deir). Cf. Macdon. p. 305 .

LOC. D.¤ Féichín, AFM iii 23 n. Gort na Daibche, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 54. 14 . Cluain Dabcha, Hog. Onom. Cúl Dabhach, ib.

DIMIN. dabchíne: etir dabaich ┐ dabchine, LU 123 a 2 . daibchín, Seanchaint p. 78 .

MOD. dabhach, g s. daibhche and dabhcha, n p. dabhacha. Finck ii 62 . Quiggin Dial. Don. § 40 . §143 .—Dinneen also gives n s. daibche.

-i

Cite this: eDIL s.v. -i or dil.ie/26893
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Forms: -i

suff. pron. s. m. and n. Somet. used instead of inf. pron. to express acc. relation after 3 s. abs. act. indic. and occasionally, ipv. Occurs less frequently with indic. pres. pl. 3. According to Strachan, ZCP ii 484 ff ., the formation belongs mainly to the period 800-950. See Celtica xii 75-107 .

1 firianichthi (=firianigid-i) a hiress `his faith justifies him', Wb. 2b28 . berthi (leg. bérthi, Ed.) leiss co cenn `He will bear it with Him to the end', 23a19 . air ní pridches-som hua briathraib comallaidi `he fulfils it', Ml. 94b1 . conoscaig in gae ┐ saidsi ... hi talmain, 55c1 . ? ni n-aithgeuin ┐ leicsi huad, 52 . foidsi Sechnall ó ru-an .iii. aithgi lais S. sent it, Thes. ii 242.13 (Ardm.; but see s.v. fadéin II (c) and Ériu xxxiii 169 ). berrsi Pátricc ┐ baitzisi `P. tonsured him and baptised him', 241.14 (do.). arpeti cech díne `every group sings it', Fél. Ep. 79. suigthe sīs i fudomhoin it sucks him down, Corm. Y 323.7 . ... a delg asa brut ┐ clandti inda gruaid, Mon. Tall. 150.27 . hicsai Brig a firinde a firbreathaib `Brigh ... cured him', Laws iv 16.1 . carthai Findabair ... ara irscélaib, TBFr. 10. tic ... Li Ban dia saigid Loíg ┐ geibthi ar gúalaind, LU 3351. bentai frisin corthe inna farrad, 5013 = benta, TBC-I¹ 524. ut uidit Patricius illum sloicsi in talam sís, Trip.² 1504. beirthe (=beirit-i) iarum Amairghin ┐ Findchāemh, ZCP v 504.7 . Used instead of -s- referring to a fem. noun : feraib (leg. feraid, Ed.) Labraid fáelti fríu ┐ fersi in bantrocht uli, LU 3778. geibthi Lóeg íarom cloich, 3278 .

Somet. has reflexive sense: oenichthi-som híc frisna hireschu `He unites Himself híc to the faithful', Wb. 32d8 . ní i ssíansib spiritáldib móiti `not in spiritual senses does he boast him', 27a29 . gabsi cadessin abbaith `he took himself (as) abbot', Thes. ii 242.21 (Ardm.). sīnithi iarum co memdadar in dā liicc robādar imbi he stretches himself, TBC-I¹ 442.

2 Commonly used pleonastically, anticipating

(a) a follg. subst. or pron. : foilsigthi in spirut andsom a rrath ... `the Spirit manifests in him the grace ...', Wb. 12a7 . gebthi Loegaire iarom in roth ┐ nos cuir i n-arda, LU 8844. cāinti inn dūnad uile intī Frāech, TBC-I¹ 758. airigthi Ailill ┐ Medb annīsin, 228 .

(b) a follg. phrase : arbertai congabad dú hitá Céll Glass they propose ..., Trip.² 1901.

3 Used with some vbs. of motion and a few othe vbs. to express a sort of cognate acc. : dia luid Duaid for longais re Saul luide iarum dia thosun `he went afterwards to pursue him', Ml. 55c1 . ní ind fessin eirbthi `it is not in himself that he trusts', 51b12 . luidi síar co Cruachain, IT ii2 216.3 . ní na[d]-tét do menma-so, tēti menma neich aili, ScM. § 3.13 . teiti ind ingen leis let the girl go with him, LU 5870. foraithmenatharsom la sodain a foramcliss ┐ lingthi i n-ardi, 9105 . maiti imbisom in dabaich hīsin, TBC-I¹ 723. budigthe fri hEtáin co mór a ndorigni, IT i 128.30 . dlútai in cath di alailiu `one company closes with the other', MU² 1005. mutti (=maidid-i) íarom in cath for Érnu, 1023 . cingthe secha `he passes by him', ZCP iii 212 § 24 .

4 Like inf. pron. has dat. sense when used with subst. vb. : bóithi ind fáelte chétna `he had the same welcome', Imr. Brain i 53.13 .

When -i was added to a 3 pl. form, the -t of the ending was sometimes repeated, e.g. bertit alaili combad spirut nóib robói in profetís `some take it', Wb. 13a16 . gebtit iudei i n-apid `will receive him as lord', 26a8 . scérdait far n-óendili i fat, TBC-LL¹ 2796.

1 imdell

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 imdell or dil.ie/27451

Forms: n-imdell

n o, [? n.]n s. a n-imdell , Irish Texts i 7 § 23 .

(a) `refers to some preliminary process in the brewing of' ale probably that known as "mashing," in which hot water is poured over the malt in order to extract the diastase' (O'Brien, Ir. Hist. Stud. i 350 ): imdell .i. ēm-dāil indsin eter coire ┐ dabaich , Corm. Y 778. deogh fína a haithle a himdill .i. a gabála, O'Curry 1478 ( H 3.18, p. 654 ). imdill .i. linn, ib. ataa oen miach mbracha lind. Rupad maith dún a imdel ar na bemis cen choirm `it would be well for us to prepare it,' Irish Texts i 7 § 23 ( Ir. Hist. Stud. i 126 ). dognith an imdel isindala lothur, isin lothur aili focheirthe for descthu `the malt was mashed in one of the two tubs and it was set to ferment in the other,' ib. for tresc in márimtill over the lees of the great brewing, LU 10251 (= marimdill, ZCP iii 234.9 ). ? To this: foracaib drochimtel eturru ar ba sirsan leis `he left ill-feeling between them,' RC xiii 438.15 .

(b) By transf., a feast ? : imdioll .i. fleadh, O'Cl. agair imdell (sic leg.) Bricrend, tucthar biedh issin tech, FB § 32 (Eg.).

maidid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. maidid or dil.ie/31300
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Forms: maided, maidid, muidid, fors[a]-maid, forsa-moith, resa-maid, máith, rumaith, maides, maiti, maitti, maidi, maidti, muitti, mutti, maidit, madit, muidit, máis, má, mæ, mai, maidsed, maidfed, con-roimsitis, memais, mebais, mmema, mema, roima, con-memsam-ne, mebusmet, mensat, memsat, memsad, mmebsat, mbebsat, memsite, con-mebsad, mebsaitis, memaid, mmemaid, mmebaid, ro-m-memaid, mebaid, rróemid, rroímid, roimidh, ráemid, rraimid, rommid, remid, remaidh, reimidh, rimheadh, raoimhidh, raeimeadh, memdaitir, memdatar, mebdatar, mebatar, mebhadar, mhebhatar, roimdeta, con-róemtatar, maidter, mater, mebais, meb-, mheabhas, mheabtaís, meba, mebat, mebaidh, meabhai, mebsat, meabhsattar, romhebadh, — mébas, — mébad, maid-, moid-, maidi, muidhi, maidfid, muidhfes, muigfis, maidfit, maidfed, maidhis, moidis, maid, maid, muidh, moigh, maidset, muidhset, moigsed, mhuigheadar, muidfer, muided, maedhed, muid-, maoidh-, maidm, ma, maidhis, maitti, maidter, maíded

v i. s-subj. and fut., redupl. pret. Forms. Imp. 3 s. maided, Wb. 7c4 . Pres. 3 s. maidid, LU 3720 ( SCC 33 ). muidid, LB 127a8 . fors[a]-maid, Ml. 115d12 . forsa-moith, 110d10 . resa-maid, TBC-I¹ 3575. ni máith , Corm. Y 419. (perfective) rumaith, Ml. 51c9 . rel. maides, TBC-LL¹ 4689. With pron. aff.: maiti, LU 4925 (= maithi, TBC-I¹ 440 ). maitti, LU 5201 , 6666 ( TBC-I¹ 723 , 2127 ). maidi, maidti, Ériu iii 141.202 , 203 . muitti, LU 1582 ( IT ii2 212.3 ), 6212 ( TBC-I¹ 1722 ). mutti, 1523 ( MU 52 ), 5940 ( TBC-I¹ 1474 ). 3 pl. maidit, IT i 105.13 . madit, Ériu ii 122.4 . muidit, iii 138.100 .

Subj. pres. 3 s. máis, LL 238b38 , 239a15 ( TTr. 1625 , 1647 ). mani má , LU 7121 ( BDD 80 ). Corm. Y 70. mona mæ , TBC-LL¹ 4754 , cf. 4979 , 5579 (for fut.). ní mai , Anecd. ii 31.4 .

Subj. impf. 3 s. no maidsed , TBC-LL¹ 830 , 840 (for cond.; leg. maidfed?) 3 pl. con-roimsitis, TBC-I¹ 3618.

Fut. 3 s. memais, Trip. 138.7 . SR 4705. mebais, 8320 . co mmema , LU 6099. ní mema , Ml. 89c11 . mani roima (for subj.), ib. 2 pl. con-memsam-ne, TBC-I¹ 3578. mebusmet, IT ii2 247.6 . 3 pl. co mensat (leg. memsat), LU 6097 = co memsad , TBC-I¹ 1626. co mmebsat , LU 6092 = co mbebsat , TBC-I¹ 1620. rel. memsite, TBC-I¹ 3087.

Cond. 3 s. con-mebsad (for subj.), TBC-LL¹ 5881. 3 pl. mebsaitis, TBC-I¹ 3547.

Pret. 3 s. memaid, SR 4765. Trip. 194.15 . co mmemaid , TBC-I¹ 578 = co mmebaid , LU 5066. ro-m-memaid, Ml. 127d6 . Mon. Tall. § 72. ro mebaid , SR 6913 , 6953 . co rróemid , LU 7946 ( BDD 157 ) = cu rroímid , BDD² ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. viii ). co roimidh , AU 946. co ráemid , LU 9605 ( ZCP iii 206.18 ). co rraimid , IT i 76.5 . co rommid , Trip. 8.17 . co remid , AU 920 (p. 442.11) , 1016 . co remaidh , 995 , 998 , 1003 . co reimidh , AFM v 1536.9 . go rimheadh , ii 808.3 . go raoimhidh , ii 580.14 . go raeimeadh , vi 2040.10 . 3 pl. memdaitir, LU 5316 ( TBC-I¹ 839 ). memdatar, Corm. Y 950. ro mebdatar , SR 2522. ro mebatar , Alex. 31 , and so in late texts: cor mebhadar , CCath. 2031 , 2125 . ro mhebhatar , Lism. L. 2972. co roimdetar, Ériu ii 30.16 . con-róemtatar, Anecd. iii 61.9 .

Pass. pres. maidter, TBC-I¹ 3573. subj. pr. má[n]a mater , TTr.² 85.

1 in Mid.Ir. the 3 s. fut. mebais is occasionally used as a pret., e.g. LU 3791 ( SCC 36 ), Lism. L. 4051 , RC xiii 8.3 , and gives rise to a conjugation with stem meb-: Pres. 3 s. rel. mheabhas, Content. vi 68. Impf. 3 pl. no mheabtaís , BS 36.28 . Subj. pr. 3 s. dia meba , Ériu v 236.80 . 3 pl. mebat, Lat. Lives 106.4 . Fut. 3 s. mebaidh, Cog. 90.9 (= mébaidh?), cf. 144.7 . memaid for Cenél Conaill 'he will defeat Cenél Conaill', B. in Scáil² 43 § 43 . hi meabhai , BNnÉ 16.23 . Pret. 3 pl. ro mebsat , Lat. Lives 106.8 . meabhsattar, BNnÉ 84.7 . Pass. pret. romhebadh, Lism. L. 1550 , 1553 . — mébas, Alex. 212 ; — mébad, LB 129b32 seem intended for 3 s. rel. fut. and cond. respectively.

2 the pres. stem maid- (muid-, moid-) is used in Mid.Ir. to form subj., fut. and pret.: Subj. 3 s. mana maidi , TBC-I¹ 3577. dā muidhi , Fianaig. 84.14 . Fut. 3 s. maidfid, SR 6492. (rel.) muidhfes, Aen. 2451. muigfis, 2454 . 3 pl. maidfit, LU 9615 (wrongly máid-, ZCP iii 208 § 8 ). Cond. 3 s. no maidfed , SR 5036. Pret. 3 s. maidhis, AU i 532.5 , ii 72.3 . moidis, Lat. Lives 71.13 . ro maid , TBC-I¹ 774. diar' maid , SR 5582. ro muidh , AU 1022 , 1024 . corro moigh , Anecd. iii 37.6 . 3 pl. ro maidset , TBC-LL¹ 3824. ro muidhset , ZCP xi 62.4 . ro moigsed , xii 292.21 . do mhuigheadar , ML 96.2 . Pass. fut. muidfer, RC x 184.8 . pret. ro muided , ZCP viii 561.12 . nar' maedhed , Gorm. Dec. 8 . The stem muid- occas. becomes maoidh- in late texts.

vn. maidm.

In lit. sense breaks, bursts , intrans. but in 3 s. pres. occas. used with affixed reflex. pron. ma .i. briseadh, O'Cl. (3 s. subj. pr.). maidhis .i. brisis, ib. Eg. Gl. 458.

I Used like `bris(s)id' in the idiom: maidid (in cath, etc.) re (ria) A for B (the battle) breaks before A on B = A defeats B.

(a) with subj. expressed: nach comland i mbeithi, memais foraib ye shall be routed, Trip. 138.17 . co roemid in cath . . . for slog Filistín, SR 5891. cor mebaid in cath ria Concobar for Eochaid C. won the battle over E., Ériu ii 180.13 . muidit secht catha re nOsseirge for na Déise, iii 138.100 . mad romaib muigfis in cath-sa for Tuirnn, Aen. 2454. ní mai cath . . . riana gnúis may he never win battle, Anecd. ii 3 § 2 . ni ḟitir cia fora mébad in cath who would be defeated, LB 129b32 = cia fors-maidfid, SR 6492. memaith for Dál nA. in cath sin, ZCP viii 314.13 . Similarly with maidm as subj.: ro muid sruth-maidm . . . forro they were driven helter-skelter, ZCP xiii 238.14 . ceithri tuathao . . . fora roémsat tri madmand who were thrice routed, 4.11 . viii 115.3 .

(b) with omission of subj.: in tan ro mmemaid re nAbracham forsna coíc riga, Ml. 127d6 , cf. 89c11 . ria n-aṅgliu . . . mebais for demnu the angels will defeat the demons, SR 8320 , cf. 5582 . memaiss for Aed re nAed (a prophecy), ZCP xii 232 § 43. tic Labraid . . . ┐ mebais riam forsna slógu he defeated, SCC 36. mad romut máis . . . mad fort maides, LL 332c57 , 60 . maidhis for Gallu, AU 1014. dirsan flaith forsa-roemid, RC xxxvi 262 § 10 . dursan rī forsar-maig, Cog. 32.24 = fors-rœmidh, AFM i 508.17 . Galam ar nar raimhidh ríamh who was never worsted, Leb. Gab.(i) i 238.18 . With advbl. phrase denoting direction, the notion of flight being implicit: maidti forru sair co hAndobor they are routed, Ériu iii 141.203 . muiti riasna buaib fors[n]a linni she is driven before (by) the cattle to the pools (?), TBC-I¹ 1722. ro memaid ria maccaib Cathail as Indiu co lLuachair, LL 275b1 . ro mebaid forsna Troiándu docum a cathrach, TTr.² 1567. Fig.: go ro mheabhaidh for a ghlór till his voice gave way, AFM vi 2288.1 . meabhaidh ar mo ghuth ón ghol, Ir. Monthly 1927, 361.40 . da muidhi hi cond céilli `if they be worsted in sense and reason', Fianaig. 84.14 .

(c) occas. with LA or other prep. of victor: brister immairecc fairsom et maided fair lib let him be routed by you, Wb. 7c4 . for Oilill . . . meabais la Dal nAraidhi O. will be defeated by D., MacCarthy 396.27 . meabaidh lais a lochtaidhe `his guilt was vanquished by him', Leb. Gab.(i) i 36.12 . con-róemtatar dā chath huad forru, Anecd. iii 61.9 . ro mebatar ilchatha fria Pilip, Alex. 31 , where fria prob. = ria of l. 30 representing the prep. ria, re `before'.

(d) maidid de (do) x = x is routed, put to flight, and in wider sense, flees, (or without notion of flight) rushes: maidid día muntir-seom for teched, TBC-I¹ 1476. mutti dont slóg immi di cach leith the host rushes about him (of an ambush), 1474 . go ro memaid do graigib Gaedel the horses of the G. broke loose, TBC-LL¹ 3823 , cf. 3826 , 6065 . ro mebaid do na Págánda the pagans were routed, PH 7266. gur mhúigh do na Gallaib d'iarraidh a long, Ériu i 87.11 . With subj. expressed: cor memaid roscbéim rígdaide díb triasin cath (= they made a brilliant charge), CRR 34. do mhuigh bloiscbhém bodhba do na cathoibh cechtardha a ccenn a chéle, ITS v 184.25 . meabhaidh maidhmh díobh gus na scoraibh, Hugh Roe fo. 39a .

II In personal construction:

(a) in physical sense breaks (= is broken), bursts, gives way: mani má in talam fúe, BDD 80 , cf. TBC-LL¹ 4754 , TBC-I¹ 3577. maidid cridi cech duni dia seirc, SCC 33. ni máith cridhe cē chīe, Corm. Y 419 = Bruchst. i § 96.6 . madit a shuili inna cinn, Ériu ii 122.4 . co mmemaidh a chenn frisinn ailich, Lat. Lives 53. ro memaid coss ind ríg i ndó, Mon. Tall. § 72. co mbeba do ser fout, IT ii 247.8 . notgēb-sa im ladair co mbebsat [mmebsat LU] t'asnai, TBC-I¹ 1620. maitti immi-seom in dabach, LU 5201 = maiti . . . dabaich , TBC-I¹ 991. in bail . . . hi meabhai [a mbeabh v.l.] iris bhar tteighi liubair, BNnÉ 16 § 26. mebais ind roth ramhuch (a prophecy), ZCP x 343.26 . co ráemid in cholcid, LU 10478 (Tochmarc Emere). co raimdetar úammand a cholcthech the seams . . . burst, TBC-LL¹ 109. na craobha no mheabhtaís fó a chosaibh, BS 36.28 . mani má do á unless thy car break, Corm. Y 70 (cf. Ériu xi 43 ). memdaitir a carpait leu oc comroc, TBC-I¹ 839. meabhsattar na tri glais the three bolts burst, BNnÉ 84.7 . corro moigh bernn ind a gap was broken, Anecd. iii 37.6 .

(b) of persons, is routed, flees; rushes, makes a dash: maidti munter Fhergusa hi teiched, maidti Ailill i n-a ndiaidh F.'s people take to flight, A. gives them chase, IT ii2 210.66 (LL = maitte, Eg.). [ni]con-memsam-ne de sund we will not flee from this spot, TBC-I¹ 3578. maidit na sluaig for na dorsi . . . maidit immach assind liss, IT i 105.13 , 16 . muidig [= muidid] N. futha-san mar luas [fh]aindile, ZCP xiii 213.2 . memaid saithe . . . siardess co Mondornd, viii 308.14 . Leb. Gab.(i) i 278.20 . mebdatar a n-noí díib they (Síl Cuinn) fled in a ship (?), ZCP viii 313.35 , a confusion with the construction I (d).

(c) of things, bursts forth, gushes, springs up, arises: ro mebdatar [sruamma] tria thalmain, SR 2522. co rommid topar usque ass, Trip. 8.17 = Lat. Lives 44. mebais trethan dar cach tír the sea will break over every country, RC xxvi 48 § 251 . ro meabatar na da loch, Leb. Gab.(i) i 74.10 . i n-aimsir N. ro mhuidhsiod na locha so, Keat. i p. 176 . ro mhuidhset teora tipraite . . . assin talmain, Fl. Earls 210.3 . ro mebaid loim cráo dar a bél, CRR 12. co roimidh salchur a chinn dar a chluasaib immach, Cáin Ad. § 14. is aíble tened moidit trem chroicenn, Lat. Lives 84. co maiged a duibdiad ┐ a lasra a huamaib in tshlebi amach, Aen. 142. ro mebutar .xiiii. [diasa do chruithnecht] a muigib na Bethile sprang up, LB 133a5 . ro mheabhaidh na bairilledha in n-áen breó lasrach burst into flame, exploded, AFM vi 2012.8 .

Further extensions: mebais a fháitbiud gáire for Fergus F. burst out laughing, CRR 18. gur mhaoidh orruinn gean gáire, Oss. vi 8.19 . ro maidh a cai for in n-apach the corpse began to wail, CCath. 4218. gor muidh a déra tar a gruadaibh, 4219 . S. Franciscus forar mhuidhset coic crechta (of the stigmata), Fl. Earls 162.18 . Cf. also: mebais din boilgg innocht `it will burst from the boil' (? the boil will burst or disappear, cf. I (d)), Ériu iv 32.4 .

(d) rarely in late texts, with FOR (AR), breaks, vanquishes: scél fár mheabhuigh sé ar an síth `with which he shattered the peace', Ériu iv 214.3 . a ghrasaigh ghloin do mhuidh ar mhídhúilibh, Ó Bruad. i 24 § 9.

III Trans. breaks, defeats, shatters (in physical and fig. sense); an uncommon use chiefly in pass., perh. due to the form maitti (= maidid -i) being taken as pret. pass. maidter rempi fo thri, TBC-I¹ 3573. xxx. cath ro mhebadh roime, Lism. L. 1550. maoidhtear rompa, Keat. i 204.5 . la Machair nar maedhed (.i. ó Diabhal), Gorm. Dec. 8. ó rom-maidh an scél (`the calamity having shattered me', O'Gr. Cat. ), Acall. 862. ? athgabail fir muides muilend `who breaks the rule respecting the mill', Laws i 194.27 . don fir isa soc ro mebadh `whose ploughshare was broken', 200.6 Comm. clann nar mhuidh móid who broke not covenant, Content. iv 36. a mheic Máire nach muidh mionn, Ir. Monthly 1928, 39.44 . ? nā maidid [maidigh, maigid MSS.] in t-echt noco ngaba fo thrí ar a anáil `let him not do the deed until he has three times kept his breath', Mer. Uil. 134 , cf. 137 ; perh. intrans. = II (c) above, if this vb.; leg. maíded = moíded?

níam

Cite this: eDIL s.v. níam or dil.ie/33164

Forms: níamh, niab, níamh, Niamh, Niamh

n ā, f. orig. form prob. ném q.v. níamh, IGT Dec. § 39.18 . Oft. written niab in early texts. Occas. treated as masc., see Metr. Dinds. iv 340.30 (quoted below) and exx. under níab (which may be the same word): d s. do níamh , Keat. Poems 1540 (beside néimh, 99 ); go níamh n-órdha, CRR² 27 ( Todd Lect. iv 80.15 ).

Lustre, sheen, brilliance ; freq. applied to gold. niam .i. dath, O'Dav. 1295 (a loose definition). crand airgit ris tatin grían | cosmail fri hór a ro-níam, SCC 33 ( LU 3701 ). aurdrochait na ndorus . . . atat fo néim, SR 467 , cf. 7257 . fo néib, 419 . atchonnacus dabaich . . . co néim n-óir, RC xiii 74.1 . nat[h]racha . . . cosmaile co nnéim n-óir, Alex. 709. cathair . . . co néim óir forri, PH 853. sluaighthech . . . niamh oir fair, Marco P. 74. seomra co neim n-oir fair, 91 . lóegh co néimh órdai fair, Cóir Anm. 70 ( IT iii 318.8 ). niamh na n-arm icá n-imert, Acall. 7590. fo néib gréne, LL 371c15 . níam theined, Fél. 132.23 (see ném). níab nárḟuilt Néill, Ériu iv 94 § 13 . cóimhgheal re néimh an aoil, Keat. Poems 99. fid lomnan do neimh caemc[h]rann, Ériu iii 145 § 26.

Of persons beauty or splendour of appearance: álli a níab níam nime fairer his beauty than the brightness of heaven, Ériu iv 108.13 . cid cáem grían . . . áille níab na hingine, 104.10 . dacī naenmur go neim ngloin (of angelic visitors), ACL iii 244 § 4 . co hIngcél noísech néime, Metr. Dinds. iii 116.95 . a ghéag as nua-ghlaine niamh!, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxiv 4. Fig. ro techt ro-neib cein ro ma[i]r `great fame', AU 1056 = roi-neimh, AFM ii 870.3 (of Aedh Ua Forréidh, fer léigind of Armagh). co neim nóis, LL 136b23 . Niam Nera Nuallbrethaig, Anecd. ii 53.8 (name of some literary quality or qualification). Compounded with foregoing noun or adj.: scothníam, TBC-LL¹ 1515. bánníam Dé, KMMisc. 254 § 6. nocon é in saebniam sarnua `specious splendour', Metr. Dinds. iv 340.30 .

As npr. f.: Níab ingen Cheltchair, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 26 § 9 (Niam v.l.). Niamh Cinn Óir, Oss. iv 238.9 . d s. Niamh, 262.25 , 264.6 , 9 . g s. céile Niamh , 260 z , cf. 266.2 . Cf. the npr. m. Níamán, TBC-LL¹ 3085.

Compds.

(a) with adj.: ¤adbal: huí Néill níamadbuil, LL 133a44 . stuaga nimi niamadbli, 235b42 . lile niamhbhán, A. Ó Dálaigh xxv 7 . ¤corach: atchíu chlaind Neill níamchoraig, LL 48a37 = SG 373.26 . mac . . . Nessa niabdherg, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 18.14 . ¤glan: for dreich niamghlain Néill, Cóir Anm. 125. ¤glonnach: Niall Niamhglunnach, Ériu viii 136.32 . mac Neill Niamglonnaig, TBC-LL¹ 4502. ¤gorm: for dreich . . . niamguirm Neill, Bruchst. i § 101 (< AFM a. 844 ). ¤solus: naóidhin níamhṡolas, Ériu v 170.113 (-ṡolais MS.) d'ainglib niamṡoillsi, MR 190.19 .

(b) with noun: ¤brao a shining mill-stone (of a hero), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 22 § 3 = niamhbrae (.i. bru), LL 393b2 , niambraei, BB. ¤cland: o niamchlandaib . . . Neill, MR 258.13 . ¤cruth: pl. niamhcrotha Neill, MR 116.19 . ¤dath, IT iii 41 § 43 = Bruchst. i § 6 . ¤dubad: árna níamdubad di phicc ┐ di thúis (of ships newly painted), LL 235b29 . ¤glaine, LU 2483 = RC iv 256 § 25. Lism. L. 3868 . ¤glanad: do niamhglanadh a n-erreidh, BNnÉ 217 § 100 . agá nighe ┐ agá niamhglanadh féin, TSh. 4206. ¤glonn: g p. o teacht Nemidh na niamglond, BB 13b46 . ¤land: niamland d'ór, Acall. 957 , cf. 3895 . pl. niamlando oir, IT iii 238.103 . ¤lestar, Metr. Dinds. iii 260.16 . ¤nós: co hOileach Neid gu niamnós, BB 25a16 = go ndeaghnós, Keat. i 172.6 . ¤sét: im níamṡétaib, Metr. Dinds. iii 340.30 .