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Cite this: eDIL s.v. ainḟéig or


adj (féig) dull, obtuse: is iat sin gnuisi is sceith / d'eicsib nochon at anfheig, Auraic. 2120 .

1 dír

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 dír or


adj (a) due, proper, fit, meet: d.¤ .i. dlisdin, Lec. Gl. 163(M) . dir .i. dleisdín, Stowe Gl. 51 . d.¤ .i. dlestanus, 318 . Generally folld. by prep. DO: ni d.¤ dúib ní disund nothing of this is meet for you, Wb. 27a26 . ni diír do noibad aní forchanat what they teach is not proper for sanctification, 31b17 . is d.¤ .i. is dethiden do gl. ad illum pertinet, Ml. 30c4 . amal is d.¤ do mogaid as befits a servant, RC ii 386 § 6 . ní gata Adomnan fīachu ar . . . fine dia mbí d.¤ to whom they are due, Cáin Ad. 29 . adae .i. ad dee .i. dīr do Dia, Corm. Y 67 . i n-as d.¤ d'eclais, 962 . is do is dir inndi is canticum dindí doberar a claiss hi croit, Hib. Min. 287 . is é ná facaidh ní nár bhu d.¤ dhó do fhaicsin that was not proper for him to see, Lism. L. 4894 . déansa gach ní is d.¤ do dheaghdhuine, ML 100.6 . laidh . . . is d.¤ ┐ is dligeadh d'éicsib d'aisneis, MR 92.4 . cech fírmanach dond eclais dian d.¤ gníd amal cech mog to the church to which it is due, Fél. p. 4 . espuc do nach diur adhultrus, Laws i 58.22 . ro imbir fair cach ada aili ba d.¤ do imbirt for tarb idparta, CCath. 959 . diambadh d.¤ fuil do snām if blood were fitted for swimming, ZCP xi 62.6 . do leith fitt . . . is d.¤ insin that (word) is applicable to a half-ration, Mon. Tall. 156.21 .

Used absolutely without complement: cech ní is d.¤ dlegmait do rad, LL 139b12 ( RC xlvii 304 ). corrthair .i. . . . nō co hor .i. co himel as d.¤ a breith it is proper to bring it to the edge, Corm. Y 336 . ma indligedh dogne in flaith resin cele is d.¤ imsgar fris, Laws ii 274.11 Comm. robba d.¤ recht aicnid [uile] inge cretium the law of nature was right except for the faith, i 16.17 . as forra féin ro ba dir clú an mhadhma do bheith, AFM v 1648 . niptar dir na oiss | immá duma dess, PRIA xix 534 .

(b) belonging to, appertaining to: tectid cach cumachte as díir do dia that belongs to God, Wb. 26a6 . conic do pianad-sa ┐ pianad cech oein as d.¤ duit torment thee and thy seed, PH 6600 . ni fuil sund neach na pad dir (duall, v.l.) dait o a athair no mathair, BDD § 13 . carn ind ríg in fess cía rí | dianid d.¤ ? to whom it belongs, Metr. Dinds. iii 202 . tuatha Fochmuinn . . . for Almuin ┐ anas d.¤ di hi finíbh, BB 255b40 . forumai sár for cach toil . . . acht anas d.¤ dí fadesne but what is accordant with itself (luxuria), Ériu vii 138.4 .

Folld. by gen.: do neoch ba d.¤ udbarta issin tempul everything that belonged to . . ., TTr. 1223 ( LL 233b5 ). gen nach ngnim is d.¤ mugsaini to do nothing appertaining to servile work, Anecd. iii 21.8 . ní bus d.¤ clóine anything involving wrong, Ériu ii 202 . menma aircisechtach di cach duine acht ní bas d.¤ pecath save for aught that involves sin, Ériu vii 160.28 . trūail .i. dir uailli í it is a sign of pride, Corm. Y 1240 .

(c) necessary: ní nad d.¤ do trachtad int sailm what is not necessary for a commentary, Ml. 25a6 . ised ro bo d.¤ do Césair toídhecht docum in tshenaidh Rómhánaigh C. was obliged to . . ., CCath. 213 .

As subst. [n.] one's right or due: Lind mná féile . . . | ainm na linde 'nar báided | is é a d.¤ (díl, v.l.) maras dise this is its proper title inherited from her, Metr. Dinds. iii 294 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dliged or
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Forms: dlíged, dligeth, dleged, dligid, dligud, dliguth, ndliged, dligetha, dligeda, dliged, dliged, dligedaib, dligedib, dlige, dligid, dligid, dliged, dligetha, dligedaib

n o, n. n a s. dlíged, Wb. 10d16 , 19 . dligeth, Sg. 26b7 . dleged, Ml. 50d2 . g s. dligid, Wb. 3c7 , 13a29 . d s. dligud, 5d8 . Ml. 19d10 . Sg. 71a6 . dliguth, 26b7 . frisa ndliged , Wb. 23c11 . a pl. dligetha, Wb. 6a23 ; 13a29 . dligeda, Ml. 35b1 . dliged, 18c11 . g pl. dliged, 35b17 . d pl. dligedaib, Ml. 16b6 . dligedib, Sg. 193b6 . Later often dlige.

Charles-Edwards, Celtica xxiv 75-78 , proposes the following ordering for the O.Ir. senses: I (a) an individual’s entitlement, right. (i) a right in respect of fair contract as opposed to naidm ‘binding surety’. (ii) name of the second of the five paths to judgement chosen by a plaintiff who is the creditor in a contract, whereas the third path, cert, is chosen by someone arguing that the terms of a contract were unfair, Cóic Con. § 8-9 (R/E Recension) . (iii) Of the judicial settlement of a claim which follows upon the defendant’s decision to accept legal process, the right as upheld by a judicial verdict. Hence (iv) rightful state or condition. (b) (collectively) body of rights. (c) thing or action to which someone is entitled; debt, obligation. (d) g s. as attrib.: rightful. (e) As adverb: rightfully. II (Latin usage) (a) = ratio: (i) calculation (ii) argument (iii) reason (iv) grammatical process, mode or method of forming derived (v) rational order, intelligible structure (b) = sententia or dictum (sometimes ‘correct statement’ in contrast to toimtiu ‘wrong opinion’). (c) = intellectus . To which add (d) form: amal rochumtaig thall i céttustin na ndúl na curpu dermara den dligud nemaicside ┐ den dligud nemchorptha ro techtsat co hinchlithe intib na dúli dia ro tusmidea na cu[i]rp sin '… as He (God) had fashioned then in the primal creation of all the elements the vast bodies from the invisible form and from the incorporeal form which the elements out of which those bodies were generated possesed latent within them' Medium Ævum lxxviii 219 (LU 2598, Scéla na esérgi) .

I In O.Ir. Glosses in various senses of the Lat. ratio which it freq. glosses or translates ( Wb. 5d8 , cf. 24b21 , Ml. 19d1 , 27d7 , 54a4 , 111c17 , Sg. 40a7 , 61a9 , 63a9 , 75a1 , 181a8 , BCr. 3c ). Transl. ius, Ml. 98c8 , cf. Sg. 11b2 ; dictum, Ml. 35b1 . Acr. 6a1 . placitum ( maxim, rule ), Sg. 7b9 .

(a) In sense of Lat. ratio, guiding principle, law, or theory (regarded as basis of belief or action): iár ṅdligud hirisse gl. secundum rationem fidei, Wb. 5d8 . ni fel nech lasa mbed d.¤ remdeicsen do dechrugud etir maithi ┐ olcu, Ml. 19d2 . d.¤ buithe in boicht fo mam int sommai the principle that the poor should be under the yoke of the rich, 27d7 . ba nephimmaircide nad techtadsom d.¤ coimdemnachtae isnaib dulib doforsat gl. ut nihil iuris haberet in his quae ipse consederat, 17b6 . conna biad d.¤ n-erchissechta la dia gl. miserationis ius, 98c8 . ní coméicnigedar na d.¤ insin gl. nulla ratione cogente, Sg. 61a9 . ní chen d.¤ a nephdiall gl. non absque ratione non declinatur, 75a1 . do chloud in dligid sin view, theory, gl. ad huiusmodi depellendum errorem, Ml. 56b16 .

Hence (b) principle, rule, norm ; common in Sg. of laws of grammar, etc.: d.¤ lechtha .n. post .m. the law of the liquidation of n after m, Sg. 11b2 . d.¤ nihelsa rule of nullity, 14a2 . conforcmat d.¤ inna ṅdiuite so that they (components) preserve the law of uncompounded words, 21b4 . a nd.¤ cruthaigtheo genitensa this norm of forming the genitive, 113b3 . d.¤ rimae law of calculating, 181a8 . ised slánd.¤ salto, noichtiche col-leuth du árim i n-éscu the sound law of the leap (gl. salva ratione), BCr. 3c . dlighi gl. rhetorica, Ir. Gl. 87 .

(c) dictum, authoritative statement: ni ed a met demnigmi-ni ar ndligeda ho testimnib screptaire gl. dicta nostra, Ml. 35b1 . ní fail ní nád tái mo dligeth-sa fair (Priscian is the speaker), Sg. 26b7 . inna dligeda anúas roráitsem, Thes. ii 2.34 ( Acr. 6a1 ). dofuit im lín chéin d.¤ ndoraid, Thes. ii 293.21 (SP ii). atta ni forsatæt a nd.¤ sa which supports this statement (that David alone sang the psalms), Hib. Min. 5.149 . More loosely of a statement or saying in general: adrimfem . . . cech n-oin d.¤ fil in psalmis , Ml. 14d5 . trisna dligeda mrechtnichti inna aisndissen `varied expressions', 44d11 . 76a13 .

(d) reason, argument: n-armtar (sic leg.) condegdligedaib dia frithtuidecht with good reasons to oppose them gl. his obiectionibus . . . poterint armari, Ml. 16b6 . ata d.¤ ann there is reason for it, PH 5207 . ata ni do dligudh and, Anecd. ii 17.8 . in dligedchetil so gl. ratiocinationis, ZCP vii 480 ( Enchir. Aug. 71a ).

(e) reckoning, computation (?): intan as conguin dligid hua dligud ailiu `the violation of a reckoning by another reckoning' gl. de ratione (computation, referring to calendar), Sg. 181a8 .

(f) nature, condition, kind, manner: ní ó ógai tantum acht is . . . ó dligud lanamnasa the lawful state (?) of matrimony, Thes. ii 3.34 . is he sin dlige (leg. dliged) demin tresa tanic an imagin-se Crist . . . co Siria, PH 232 .

II Hence law in wide sense, of a prescript, code, or tradition based on authority of some kind and demanding obedience; `both law in general and a subjective legal right', Críth G. p. 84 . See also Cóic Con. 8 , Stud. in E. Ir. Law 13 , 16 . duni conái dligid (= dliged?) Dé, SR 449 . iar ndligud Dé, 4447 . dliged a n-ecailse, 4920 . iar ndliged rechta Moysi, PH 5110 . comedait d.¤ na fírinde diada, 4063 . iar ndligud chardessa no chondalbais according to the law of gossipred or relationship, RC xxv 248 . is do chóicid Connacht iar ndlighed roindi coicid in ferann sin according to the law of the division of a province (or in sense I (f) above ?), RC xxiv 186 . Esp. of civil law: ata i ndlige na fēine buachaill oc cach cethra it is (enacted) in the law of the F. that, Laws iv 96.22 . issed adeir dligedh this is what the law says, 48.9 Comm. dlighe frithe the legal regulations regarding waifs, v 336.9 Comm. fail lim d.¤ is damna, | senchas sliged sóer-Banba ` legal lore ', Metr. Dinds. iii 278 . ní mheasaim go bhfuil cine . . . is mó do bhiadh umhal do dhlighe ionáid Éireannaigh dá roinnti comhthrom an dhlighidh riú, Keat. iii 5751 . gur chumadar dlighthe . . . dhóibh féin contrárdha do dhlighthibh . . . na hanma, TSh. 2929 . reacht, dlighe, Eg. Gl. 520 . fear dlighidh lawyer , Hy Fiach. 50 . dochtúirí an dlighidh, Luke v 17 . dliged Canona, AU 1336 . saoi foircthe isin dá dhligheadh .i. ciuil ┐ canóin, Hy Fiach. 74 . ard maighistir dlighid nua ┐ sendlighidh hi lex ┐ canoin, ALC i 600.x = ardmhaighistir dlighidh nuifhiadnaisi ┐ shenreachta, AFM iii 526 . ? isin cet bliadin den dlegaid in the first year of the (penitential) rule (i.e. of my life as an incluse), MacCarthy 15 . Passing into sense of judgement or jurisdiction: (Michael) is e dobera d.¤ tar cend na noem ┐ na fhiren il-lou bratha, PH 6272 . lá an dlighidh (i.e. Doomsday ), A. Ó Dálaigh xxxv 6 . ro cuireadh dliccheadh fair go ro daoradh dochum báis, AFM vi 1906 . ina mbáoi fo dliccheadh ó Bhoinn co Comar all who were subject to the laws (of England), v 1730 . adubhairt nach rabhadur sin fa na ndlighe féin, Gadelica 234 ( PCT 1746 ). Cf. also: do bhreith fhiledh craoi Cuinn | do bhí a ndlighedh í Dhomhnaill subject to O'D. (?), Book of O'Conor Don 182b5 . In sense of abstract justice, right: fir ┐ d.¤ (sic leg.), cert ┐ techta, Cóic Con. 15 § 1 ( Laws i 258.19 ). intí tí a seilbh gan d.¤ unlawfully , iv 270.24 Comm. damad cinnte leis na demtha d.¤ do, 4.14 Comm. nírbo cam in d.¤ (of a just retribution), Corm. Y 698 . g s. as attrib.: a fer dligid her lawful husband, Wb. 3c7 . co cétmunteras dligid, Críth G. 339 . ma daime dáil ndligid dún, Ériu vii 227 § 64 .

III What is lawful or incumbent, duty, obligation . Cf. Ml. 54a4 : is d.¤ leu tabart inna fochaide foraib they deem it a law that (gl. ratione patientes). arna dich cách assa dligud i nadaltras lest everyone go out of his duty, Wb. 9d24 . d.¤ cach epscoip so (gl. cuius . . . opus est scire, etc.), RC viii 367 . is é d.¤ na mban beth i tāi, Anecd. v 23 n. 13 . Cf. further: ni bit i ndligud fri nech, ni bi nech a ndligudh friu they are indebted to nobody (?), Laws i 206.6 Comm. (or in meaning V?). As pred., is d.¤ (dom) it is right (for me), it is (my) duty: mar so is dligedh a radha .i. mui[n], etc. this is the right way to say it, Corm. Y 850 . is ed ba d.¤, fer grāid cecha chille, Ériu i 220 § 16 . BB 192a35 . is dligead duit an féar-sa do cur ar t'altaib, O'Gr. Cat. 294.27 . atáit ceithre féilti . . . ana dligeadh do parráisdeach tiacht chum eagailsi, 318.14 . adeir Ipocras gurab dligedh don liaigh beth co hinntleachtach (= oportet . . .), 23 P 10, 10a1 . Often in combination with dír: is dír ┐ is dlighedh duinn . . . briathra fíri do chantain, CCath. 630 . laidh . . . is dir ┐ is dligeadh d'éicsib d'aisnéis, MR 92.4 . g s. as pred.: ni dluig ┐ ni dligid duit-siu, MR 154.1 . as dior ┐ as dligid do, 264.11 . But in these two exx. perh. simply for dliged.

IV What is right or due (to someone); due, right, prerogative: dlíged sacairt i tempul a priest's right in the temple, Wb. 10d16 . dligetha gl. reddite omnibus debita, 6a23 . cid nodasóera? A ndéis a nd.¤ cach áe according to the legal right of each (of the grades of nobility), Críth G. 319 . fri d.¤ tuise claim to leadership, Cóic Con. 16 § 3 . sreth failsigthi na conaire fugill is d.¤ , 18 § 8 . ? tabair dam inad it churp | iarmo dliged, iarm' intliucht, SR 1154 . ? co n-indised a ndíre ┐ a nd.¤ doib, PH 824 . da n-ícat mo screpul-sa | is mo dlighed, Anecd. ii 34 . ma beith do uaisle ind fhir grāid . . . doformagar a dligid, Ériu i 220 § 15 . nico raga bairgen dot dligiud so you shall not lack a loaf of your due, Anecd. i 11 . caire ainsic . . . .i. iarsinni aisices a d.¤ do gach ae, Corm. Y 361 . With DO: ni gébed Ioseph nach fiach | óna tuathaib acht mad biad . . . dia dligiud (sic leg.: ciniud) do ríg Egept J. would not take any debt . . . of what was due to the king unless paid in provisions, SR 3392 . don laech ucud diar ba dlighed an smior who was entitled to the marrow, MR 70.11 . inní nach dligedh don Rígh . . . ná sír seek not aught that is not due to the king (?), ZCP vii 301 § 13 . In pl.: rofiadaiged ar grádaib ┐ dánaib ┐ dligedaib according to (their) rights (?), TBC-LL¹ 997 . ? ro ordaigh a cuit coir ar dāinib is ar dligedaib . . . do gach duni, Cog. 82 (possibly conditions , cf. I (f) above). Folld. by AR (FOR): asberit conad ferr a nd.¤ forsin righi annāi-si that their right to the realm is better than thine, Marco P. 54 .

V Due, tax, tribute: domeled Clothru dligeda Connacht the tribute of C. (?), LL 125a1 . ba cu comorbu Peaduir . . . teghedh cis ┐ d.¤ Erenn, Ériu vii 244.10 . tuctha císai ┐ dligedai o fheraib domain do rigu na Pers, Alex. 208 . ni thabrum císa na d.¤ do demnaib, 903 . dligheadha righ Ereann, AFM ii 662.13 . dlighe an mhuilinn do thabhairt don tighearna, TSh. 10074 .

VI Faculty of reason (an extension of I (d) above): dlighedh gl. ratio (distinguished from intellectus), Ir. Gl. 879 . ídail cen cheill cin d.¤ , PH 2520 . iar comairle a menman ┐ a dligid, 4745 . ó scrútán inmedonach a ndligid ┐ a n-intliuchta, RC xxv 248 § 28 (LU). amail betis dóine co ndligud aicenta iat (of foxes), LB 127a42 .

VII As vn. of dligid deserving: dia nderna nech . . . gnim gin dliged a oidedha dhe any deed not deserving of death, Marco P. 41 . dia marbthur nech do d.¤ bais (for an offence) deserving death, 51 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. éices or


Forms: éces, éice, t-eigess, écis, éicis, ecis, eiciss, eceis, eceis, ecis, egsi, éigse, éicsiu, ecsiu, éicse, éicseo, éigse, heicsiu, hexe, hexi, heicsi, hécseo, éces, eges, éigeas, eicsi, écsib, eixibh, éigsibh

n o, m. n s. éces, éice, Corm. Bodl. s. lethech . in t-eigess , Corm. Y p. 90.25 . g s. ind écis , Metr. Dinds. i 50.67 . ind éicis , Corm. Bodl. s. lethech . n p. ind ecis , Corm. Y, p. 91.7 . ind eiciss , p. ix 27 . and eceis, p. x 22 . an eceis , Dinds. 64 (v.l. in ecis BB. in egsi , Lec.). éigse TD 8.16 (but this may be collect.; cf. éicse). v p. a éicsiu hÉrenn, Ériu vii 220.10 . a ecsiu Fail, ZCP viii 105 y . a éicse Banbha, Metr. Dinds. iv 316.19 . a éicseo (: so) 316 z . a éigse , Keat. ii 1641 . a p. inna heicsiu , Corm. Y p. 93.2 (= inna hexe , p. x 14 . na hexi , p. xv 27 , inna heicsi , Bodl.). lasna hécseo , Metr. Dinds. iii 146.12 . g p. éces LL 128a1 = MacCarthy 166 . eges, Corm. Y p. 91.3 (= écces, p. viii z ). éigeas, TD 3.10 . d p. eicsi, Auraic. 2120 . écsib, Metr. Dinds. iii 104.9 . eixibh, ZCP viii 109.23 . éigsibh, TD 11.15 .

The word may be cognate with (do)-écci, and the original meaning is probably seer (see éicse), but though this would suit the context in many exx. it is commonest in the general sense of scholar, learned man, sage, poet ; often used as an equivalent of fili , but the latter is (in Middle and later Irish, at least) a more specialized term: eces .i. ecmacht-ces .i. ecmacht a ches d[o] airiuc i cetheora rannaib fis filidechta, Corm. Y 538 . fofuair clocenn ind oirci ┐ dobert hi ceist dond filid...tethnæ iarum in t-éces tre tenm laido conepert cáin, etc. cend moga heime inso, Corm. Bodl. s. Mugeme . eraicept na n-eiges (.i. na n-ai gan ches .i. na bfiled), Auraic. 2260 - 3 . la heigius .i. filid, 2794 . drecht d'écsib... cardáis tractad cech cetail, Metr. Dinds. iii 104.9 . laidh... is dir...d'éicsib ocus d'ḟileadaibh d'aisneis, MR 92.4 . éices ocus filid in rig .i. Dub Diad Drai a ainmside, MR 46.5 . écess óenmná `a sibyl' Ériu iv 100 . an t-eigeas, ML 22.13 = an draoi, 20.23 . an t-ord éigius `the bardic order' Ériu ix 164 § 14 . Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919, 92 § 5 . Studies 1925, 403 . is iomdha leabhar sgríobhtha síos ag éigsibh ar éachtaibh Ḟinn..., Oss. iv 272 .

Of a member of a bardic retinue: in t-eigess di muinthir Senchain, Corm. Y p. 90.25 s. prull (= intecsine, Bodl.). coíca écces a líon cenmotha eixíni, Corm. Y viii z . ni ruc (Senchán) co Guaire acht tri chaegad éceas agus tri chaegad eicsín, Oss. v 38.6 .

As title after npr.: Senc[h]an eices hErenn uili, Corm. Y p. x 16 (= eges, p. 93.3 ). Seanc[h]an eiceas, file agus primhollamh Con[n]acht, Oss. v 32.9 . Torna éces, LU 38a22 . YBL 188b8 . do réir Thorna Éigeas, Keat. ii 5462 .

COMPDS. (a) éices-mac: in t-éigess-mac | dá ngoirthí Daighre Dúanach, Duan. F. p. 10 x . (b) éicsfili: budh iomdha...éigsḟilidh dá riar, Ó Héodhusa, Ir. Monthly 1920, 651 .

2 scíath

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 scíath or


Forms: cruindsciath

n o, m., later also ā, f. Cf. in s.¤ . . . ro noíseghedh ainm dó la hUltu . . . bid imda broen derg tarse, BDD² 975 ff . s.¤ . . . co ngemaib óir furri, LU 10796 . m., IGT Decl. § 96 (130.11) . f., § 39 (91.6) . Perh. same word as 1 scíath (in spite of Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 76 ).

(a) shield, buckler : fri nech tarsa tochuirther sciath, Ml. 22c1 . amal bid ho s.¤ gl. ut scuto, 49d11 . cruindsciath (sic leg.), Sg. 49b12 . scīath Dé | dom imditin, Hy. vii ( Thes. ii 356.14 ). , Laws v 310.4 . da ba ar sciathaib (fee paid to a craftsman), 94.16 Comm . dubs.¤ co calathbúali findruni fair, LU 6297 (TBC). crands.¤ odor iarndae fair, 7195 (BDD). di cailc na s.¤ , 8203 (FB 15). gabtait a scíathu foraib, 8200 ( FB 15 ). laech as deach fil íar cúl scéith i tír Hérend, BDD² 690 . co ro-gésetar scéith Ulad uile, CRR 35 . crunds.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 5284 . sceldgur na s.¤ cliss `der Schilde zum Kunstspiel', 3308 . rí . . . | go sgéith n-uaine, L. Cl. A. B. 92.134 . bíthe a rí ar sgáth do sgéithi, IGT Decl. ex. 1065 . sgéith dhatha ar a ndromandaib, ex. 1132 . ina leibenn . . . lebar-shciath, MR 216.9 . ro chuireas a g-comhrainn mo sgéithe iad, Oss. iii 190.5 . fear iomchuir sgéithe Sauil, TSh. 2451 . Perh. battlements of a castle in: a díol innigh fúithe fríoth | d'ingir go madh dlúithe an sgiath, DDána 119.31 . As Sciath ┐ Scath, imtar da shiabar, IT iii 243.249 .

In phrases: do-beir s.¤ tar lorg do covers the retreat of, acts as rearguard to: do [f]oggradar d' Feargus sciath tar lorg do thabairt do Ulltaib, RC xxxix 18.18 . tuc sciath tar lorg doib, Acall. 2137 . dobertatar sciath dar lorg dar a n-eis, CRR 52 . tuc sciath tar lorg do maithib Muman, ML² 274 . do-beir s.¤ fri s.¤ do engages in combat with: dorat . . . P. sciath fri s.¤ do Hectoir, TTr.² 1175 . tucastar sciath fri sciath, CRR 45 . buailid s.¤ strikes the shield (as an act of defiance or encouragement): sgiath an bhádha mar do bhual when He proclaimed His love, Aithd. D. 63.23 . sgiath Dé i n-uair ar n-anaghail | do bhuail sé fan seanfhalaidh God, when saving us, set at defiance our original sin, 65.36 . ag éisteacht re béim sgiath, Oss. iv 16.18 . ? consephnatar forsna scīathu, ZCP viii 105.9 . Cf. Dinneen s.v. buaileam . lám (in) scéith the shield hand, the left hand (cf. 's a s.¤ da leith chlíu, MU² 489 ): tadbaid a láim scéith his left hand, BDD² 1527 . i cath is a cleith | dot lāim sceith cen scīs, KMMisc. 266.z . is í so slighe ina ttáinig . . . .i. láimh sgéith re Ráith Fhionnchaoimhe, Ériu viii 135.24 . do t-suided Oilill ar gualainn sgeit[h] Medba at M.'s left, Celt. Rev. i 296. 11 . tug an dara fecht leagadh ar laimh na sgeithe fa nasgail ar truaill an chloidhimh, Rel. Celt. ii 188.37 . fo óens.: dolotar ina curaidh . . . i n-aoncomairli fo aonsciath d'orgain ina cathrach together (?), Anecd. ii 50.15 .

(b) by metonymy fighting-man, warrior : cach sceith fri creich, .i. cach aen ar a mbiadh sciath ar a scath, do neoch bus incomlaind (sic leg.), do dul ar in creich, Laws i 158.3 Comm . (word om. before sceith?). ? comlín sciath is lann is laech, Irish Texts ii 34 § 23 . ro badh lugha iná céd scciath comhairemh a throighteach, AFM v 1748.8 .

(c) in fig. meanings protection, defence, safeguard : sciath Aitherni .i. aér ┐ glám dícend ┐ ailges, LL 187b2 (cf. RC xxvi 24.8 ). o chath-sciath na fírinde, PH 4851 . clár Cliach . . . | fa sgiath dorcha druigeachta `under a dark veil of wizardry', Ériu iv 222.24 . lá ar sgáth sgéith an dlighidh, L. Cl. A. B. 156.83 . nó gur éirig áirdsciath áibnesa eturru ┐ cumha in degláich sin, Caithr. Thoirdh. 120.14 . an dream . . . do ghlacadh faoi na sgéith `should be received into favour', Donlevy xiv 13 . sgiath an chreidimh, Ephesians vi 16 .

(d) legal: muna be sgiath aga dhitin, Laws ii 58.10 Comm . `unless there be some valid excuse protecting him', Plummer, Ériu x 117 . atait secht fir-eberta . . . ┐ is doiligh uasal-sciath ditin do thabairt tairsib, Laws v 290.26 Comm . , glossing secht frithberta . . . ada andsum do ursciathu[d], 17 . s.¤ .i. ditin, ut est ata[t] .uii. frithberta i ndligid ada annsa do aurscíathadh, O'Dav. 1413 .

(e) metr., name of certain devices (addition and deletion of letters, inversion, metathesis, etc.) permitted in order to avoid faults in versification: is sead is sciath and cach baile i mbí in locht ar dús ┐ in leasugad fa deoid, O'D. 961 ( H 3.17, 671 ). na ceithre fichet sceith ┐ gnuisi lesaigit iat, ┐ is slán dond filedh a ndénam re hécentaid (after list of faults), O'D. 962 ( H 3.17, 672 ). ? faidh uile a Aimirgen abair .i. sciath cait inn so, O'D. 2195 ( Nero A vii 135b ). See Auraic. 1793 ff . , the poem 1962 ff . and the exx. 5287 ff . is iat sin na da sciath deg, 2002 . is iat sin gnuisi is sceith | d'eicsib nochon at anfheigh, 2119 .

(f) of persons in sense of protector, guardian : cech nōeb . . . | rop scīath dún diar nimdegail, Hy. i 20 . a sgiaith chogaidh Chláir Banbha, Studies 1928, 266 § 2 . a sgiath coimhdhe chuain Uladh, TD 3.44 . sgiath ar n-a fhothrogadh a hór (Mary), PBocht 2.32 . bí sé na scéith don druing shiubhluighios go hionnraic `he is a buckler', Proverbs ii 7 . do ghabhas-sa léi, mar scéith dom cheartchumhdach, Keat. Poems 77 .

See also under scáderc.


(a) with nouns: ¤armgaisced accoutrements (dvandva compd.?): comtis fir fo sciatharmgaisciud ré ṅdeo[d] lái (the dragons' teeth), LL 220b31 ( TTr. 261 ). ¤bert defence, protection: éirghe na hÉireann le Dia na ngrás | 's a naomhchroch n-a scéithbheirt um fhiannaibh Fáil, Hackett xliii 102 . ¤buiden armed band : dar Scadarc re sciathbuidin | doria mac meic Muredaig, SG 373.9 . ? ¤charaib ( ¤chor?): con-uargabthar hídnai arda . . . uas sciathcaraib . . . na curad `Schildränder', Alex. 9 . ¤chró enclosure of shields : ro shuidigset . . . sciathchro na sciath . . . for a cind, Alex. 712 . ¤ergal: sciethergal n-etrocht n-ailenda . . . for ceactar na teora ruadchaistel battle-array of shields (?) (of three warriors), TBC-LL¹ 5593 (St.). ¤fhál protecting wall : da Iacop cen fích | sciath[fh]ál (sic leg.) ar mo scáth, KMMisc. 256 § 23 . ¤gaisced (dvandva compd.?): rosuidiged [corp] L. fo sciathgaisgiudh `with his shield and spear', Dinds. 7 ( RC xv 281 ). ¤lúirech protective corselet (?): re scath-glaine a sciath-luirech, MR 184.5 . Fig.: 's í ar ar sgáth 'n-a sgiathlúirigh (Mary), DDána 49.5 .

(b) with adjj.: ¤armach having shield and weapons. As subst.: ocht cét sciatharmach, Acall. 556 . ¤brecc having speckled shields: rogab in Scithia sciathbricc, LL 3b28 . ¤briste with broken shield: ina scceolangaibh sciathbriste, AFM vi 2058.3 . ¤búan: Cenel C. . . . | romum i scainnir sciathbuain `in the battle of strong shields', MR 162.25 . ¤gel: Scemel scíathgel of the bright shield, LU 1259 . ¤glan having a bright shield: fri hingin Scoriath sciathglain, Rawl. 82b12 . ¤lethan having a broad shield: go Scáthaig sciathlethain, TBC-LL¹ 4133 . bró sgiaithleathan sgoramhail, TD 16.50 . ¤nár: le Caithiss scerdha sciathnar, Irish Texts i 56.17 . ¤úaine having green shields: re Scithecdaib scíath-úainib, Metr. Dinds. iii 276.12 . ¤urlam: do erigh co scenbdha sciathurlamh with ready shield, TBC-LL¹ p. 651 n. 3 .