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dantmír

Cite this: eDIL s.v. dantmír or dil.ie/14622
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Forms: dant-mír, dant-mír

n nn, n. (dant + mír). Usually identified with curad-mír `the heroes' morsel,' but dant-mír seems to signify a piece of food which, according to old custom, was put between the teeth of the dead: rosfúair hi fástig oc fuiniu héisc for indéin ┐ bae cenn Lomnai for bir hi cinn na tened. in cétlucht doralad dind indéin rantai Coirpri doa tríb nonburaib ┐ ní tardad dantmír i mbeolu in chinn olṡodain ba geis la Fiannu the first batch that was taken from the gridiron, Coirpre distributes it to his thrice nine men; but the `dantmír' was not put into the mouth of the head though it was a `geis' with the ancients (to do so) (rather: 'a thing which it was a geis with the Fíanna to do' RC xxxvii 19) Corm. Bodl. 30. 2 . Stokes's interpolation is wrong and disturbs the sense. The custom must have been deeply rooted, for in the old Egerton fragment of Finn's death, ZCP i 464 sq. , it is told how supernatural powers secure the dant-mír for the decapitated head of Finn: confuaradar iascaire na Boinde. ceathrar dóibh .i. trímaic Uircreann ┐ Aicleach... conécmaing Aicleach a cheann de ┐ corubhradar maic U.— rucsat a chenn leo i ḟásteach ┐ roḟuinsit a niasc ┐ rorannsat i nde. a cheann hi cind tenedh. tabraid dantmír dó or fer dubh docluichi ó na mair Aicleach. rorannadh in tiasc i nde .i. fo thrí ┐ badar trí cuibhrind ann béos. cidh so or fer díbh. is ann isbert an cend a cind tened:

ised fodera an tresraind libhsi cen síl napeli

arnatabhar damsa oc proind uaibsi mo ṁír ma...ele.

The Brehon Laws punished the removal of the `dant-mír' with `athgabáil treise': athgabáil treise i folomrad do mairb (d s. fem.)...im archor auptha mimir do chor do choin dantmir do breith ó fir besa ái carrying away the `dantmír' from the person to whom it belongs Laws i 176. 4 ; to which the commentary adds the following note: .i. curadmír .i. do breith ón fir isa hae hé .i. diablad in cura[d]mír no eneclann .i. amail roberta ó Choinculainn. eneclann and ar treisi, ib. 180. 3 f.b. This seems only an attempt of the commentator to find some sense in a word that naturally enough was obscure to him, as the pagan custom it refers to was bound to have disappeared with Christianity.

1 fás

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 fás or dil.ie/21327
Last Revised: 2019

adj o-ā ( faás, Wb. 13b7 , 25a17 ) empty, void, (of places) vacant, deserted, uninhabited, waste:

(a) in lit. sense: tegdis f.¤ (gl. domus vacuans) Tur. 14. lestar f.¤ an empty vessel Thes. ii 294.28 . don ádnocul ḟ.¤ the empty tomb PH 3411 . a n-adnocuil ... ité eroslacthi fása, 3754 . it fássa a ndúine, Fél. 68 . do ḟácaib sáer na háircci inadh tarrnge f.¤ innti left a place for a nail empty Ériu v 49.3 . bid fas tír Temrach, Hy ii 20 . ba f.¤ hEriu iar Partholon uninhabited MacCarthy 144.18 = LL 127a12 . cóic bliadna do Mide maith | f.¤ cen tige, cen degflaith, Arch. Hib. ii 85 § 45 < LL 185a47 . is fáss ó comarbaib féin hí empty of its own inheritors BColm. 78.14 . ceall bis fas, Laws v 118.9 (explained: ní fás cin daīne sin, acht f.¤ cin dliged n-ecalsa 120 . o rochualamair-ni scuru na nGrec do beth fass, Aen. 428 . dochuamar-ni d'fegad na scor fas, 429 . grech na cno faisi of the blind nut Laws iv 36.17 Comm. o rotenc C. na longphorta folmha ┐ na tulcha fássa tar éis in tṡlóigh, CCath. 2393 . conselgat cricha ... comtar fassa, Rawl. 155b40 . Subst.: doberur dire cach fais of every unoccupied dwelling Laws v 168.14 . i fasaib a taeb (i.e. the side between ribs and pelvis; the waist) CCath. 5756 . Barren, sterile: meass fass, YBL 174a9 = SG 80.8 . arbanna finna fasa, Ann. Conn. 1328.3 . secht punnanna fasa, LB 115b41 ( Gen. xli 6 ). is gat fás flaith cen giallu, LL 146b36 ( PRIA 1893-6, 544 ). gairm fri fas `a cry to the waste' (i.e. futile lamentation): gair na pecthach oc nemeli frisin Coimdid ro craidset, ┐ bid gairm fri fas doib, Ériu ii 138 § 134 (= gair [?] cen airchisecht, YBL 86a36 ). cf. gairm fri fasguth, MacCongl. 125.20 .

(b) transf. and fig. empty, vain, futile: as f.¤ (gl. quando vanum et inane est) Ml. 78b23 . ni f.¤ a saithar dogniusa Wb. 11a11 . duús in faás far saíthar (gl. inanis fiat labor) 25a17 . is fass dúnni a pridchimme (gl. inanis est praedicatio nostra) 13b14 . in n-atberisiu bid dál fás, LL 278a28 (= rád f.¤ , Ériu i 68 ). clú fás empty fame CCath. 354 . formolta fása ... na filed, MR 190.5 . naidm fas cen foladh invalid O'Curry 1067 < H 3.18 p. 440b .

Here, perhaps: fas faigdhe .i. fer ro creca ... a selb ┐ na techta fo tuaith co leir na cleithe ... ┐ nitat diles dodcois fri galar no frepaid; ┐ is fas dno, cia foighe, mana gata no mana creca a enech ... Is fas do dno, a faithce fria galar ┐ a repaidh mana tabra nech ní dó ar Dia. Is fas dno, a saire, ┐ a dire ┐ a eneclann, Laws iv 352.11 (see foigde).

Compds.: With subst. either in lit. sense empty, vacant or fig. futile, vain, also feigned, false. ¤bedcarnach: faisbedgarnach na mbronnann dar eis a n-inne `empty starting of the bellies' (of reflex movements in corpses) CCath. 5936 . ¤bolg an empty bag: mar chertli i fásbulg, TBC-LL¹ 4386 . Acall. 3160 n . ¤buden phantom host (?): na fásbuidhne doilbthi draidhechta, Comp. CC 93x . ¤chocnam empty chewing, i.e. pretending to eat: ag fascocnom, MacCongl. 116.26 . occ fáschognamh a mbeol, BNnÉ 89.15 . ¤choí futile or false lamentation: oc fáschúi ┐ oc fásguba as chind Con Culaind, TBC-LL¹ 5723 - 6044 . ¤chretem a vain, false belief: d'fháischreideamh Cailbhín, TSh. 6109 . ¤eclais a deserted church: ar chúl iladh ḟáisegailsi, IGT, Decl. ex 232 . ¤fuabairt a false (i.e. feigned) attack: lucht na fásfuabarta `the decoying party' lit. those of the false attack (of an ambuscade) AFM vi 1980.1 . ¤garrda an uncultivated garden or plot: i ḟásgarrdaib for imlib sráited, LB 155a8 . ¤guba futile or false lamenting: fasghuba .i. fás acáoineadh no fáscháoineadh, O'Cl. (see ¤choí). ¤scethrach see fáiscethrach. ¤tech an empty (ruined, deserted) house: co ndeachaidh a faisteach folamh, BS 36 y . co fuair C. a fastig he, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 36.11 . i fastigh, Corm. Y 1018 (p. 88) = i ḟaistig LB. pl. fáistighe ceall derelict churches TD 1.54 . gurab hi fástigibh bes a trebh co brath, Moling 74 . ¤tempall an empty church: isin fas-tempull sin, D IV 2, 67 [57]rb7 .