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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ben or dil.ie/5644
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Forms: bean, bean, bein, mnái, mna, mnāi, mnai, mná, mnaa, bein, mnáoi, mná, mnaa, mná, mn, mban, ban, mnaibh, mnáib, mnaib, mnaaib, mnaibh, mhnaoi, mnai, ban-, banab, -aigne, -airchinnech

n ā, f. GOI §§ 190 , 291 , Lohmann ZCP xix 63. bean aithnidh, f., IGT Decl. § 170. See also Ériu xvii 108.

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(a) woman : n s. in b.¤ , Wb. 11c14 , Imr. Brain 1 , PH 5720. bean, CCath. 1140. in bhean, Duan. F. ii 130 § 23. v s. a b.¤ , LU 3420 ( SCC 19 ). a s. bein ( KZ xlviii 65 ), Laws ii 382.15 ( Stud. in E. Ir. Law 49 § 23 ), Metr. Dinds. iv 178.w (: Celetir), Ériu vi 136.78 , Auraic. 1835. mnái gl. mulierem, Wb. 10a10 , Imr. Brain 2 , CCath. 1141. mna, Críth G. 125 , mnāi, ACL iii 308.13 , mnai, Trip. 86.24 . g s. mná, Críth G. 124 , Imr. Brain 26 , PH 857. mnaa, LL 7558 , TSh. 5773. d s. bein, Auraic. 1833 , 5020 . mnáoi, Mon. Tall. 143.10 . n pl. mná (monosyll.), Imr. Brain 41. mnaa (monosyll.), LL 44. mná, TSh. 5718. a pl. mn, LU 8265 ( FB 21 ). g pl. mban gl. mulieres, Wb. 22c10 . ban, Ml. 65c16 . d pl. `somet. disyllabic in verse,' GOI § 291 , mnaibh (disyll.), Blathm. 586. mnáib, LU 3266 ( SCC 6 ), RC xiii 36 § 2. mnaib (monosyll.), LU 3950 ( SCC 44 ). mnaaib, LL 2919. mnaibh, ZCP xvi 225.4 . n du. dī mnái, Cáin Ad. 25. dá mhnaoi , Dán Dé iii 15 . di mnai dec, BCrólige 32 .

As dist. from a virgin: ni finntar in b.¤ fa nac si, Ir. Recht 5 § 3 . femen . . . .i. femur .i. sliasat, air is and is b.¤-si intan fognaithir dia sliasait, Auraic. 609. Of a bird: ben a lleinn co londath, Murphy Lyrics 10 § 10 , Ériu xxii 51 .

(b) With following defining word. With adj.: b.¤ gáelmar, see gáelmar. b.¤ uasal `a lady', BNnÉ 121 § 56 . With part. b.¤ pósta. With gen. of definition or description: b.¤ áirge woman of the milking place, dairymaid : in b.¤ airge, Ir. Recht 9 § 11. b.¤ aititen, see aititiu. b.¤ chengail wife: nach béidh fear ’gā mhnaoi cheangail, Celtica iv 109 § 10 . b.¤ crislaig: is i in b.¤ c. .i. is le fein in coimpert sin (lit.) woman of the womb, Laws v 202.13 Comm. See crislach. b.¤ chraí (chruí) the wife of a deceased relative; a forbidden woman: nír ben chrábaid ach ben chraí `not a holy wife but an unlawful one´ Celtica x 105 § 3 . ’na grádaig mnaí craí ná col `do not love a woman forbidden to you´ 105 § 5 . ro bui inna mnoí crui, icá derbrathair … conid hi sin cetben crui ro hincrechadh riamh, 111 (King’s Inns MS. 10) . ar a bith ben crui .i. oca derbrathair, ibid. (NLS MS. 72.1.5) . b.¤ chuil (cholach) : ’na grádaig mnaí craí ná col `do not love a woman forbidden to you´ Celtica x 105 § 5 . dā ccionntuighthea ré mnaoi chuil, Mac Aingil 3002 . ben chuil 'concubine', PH 867 . mna cúil ┐ cairdeasa dionnarbhadh ó fheraibh 'to put away concubines and lemans from men', AFM ii 1100z (s.a. 1152) . mnai cuínnceda betrothed woman, BB 442b4 . an bhean chuinghedha, IGT Decl. ex. 1198. b.¤ ḟir married woman: fóemad serce a mban fer, Ériu lix 70 . b.¤ ḟúataig an abducted woman (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 90 ). b.¤ gáeil kins-woman : is í a b.¤ gáeil fen phósas, PH 7790. See 1 gáel. b.¤ grésa embroidress : coeca ban [n]gressa is ferr bói a nEirinn `sempstress' (Gloss.), Acall. 5537. See 1 grés. b.¤ imtha see immad. b.¤ oéntama single, unmarried woman (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 107.10 ). slān slithi mnā oēntama `immunity for overcoming a single woman by stealth' ( Stud. in E. Ir. Law 107.13 ), ZCP xv 351 § 40. See oentam, 1 oentama. b.¤ síde, see 1 síd. b.¤ tanaisi lanamnusa `second [subordinate] woman of union', BCrólige 56 . ag mnaoi Mháighe by the lady of the Maigue, DDána 99.37 .

(c) In g s. with prec. noun female, -ess, etc.: aoighe mná nách mair a fear `a stranger woman', TD 11.32 . dalta mna `a foster-daughter', BNnÉ 120.16 . Bóann, fāigh mnā prophetess, ZCP xiii 166.9 . ni thaghuill b.¤ no leanobh og mna a reileg `no woman or young female child', Mart. Don. 400.25 .

II wife : mo bensa `my wife', Sg. 61b14 . Tea b.¤ Ermoin meic Milid, Thes. ii 314.24 . leth díri cach gráid túaithe fora mnaí, Críth G. 125. cetharda[e] ndíllat(a) leis ┐ a ben `he and his wife have' (note), 199 . orca[e] lia be[i]n, 408 . coblaith dia mnai fri bein in rig equal rank with the king's wife for his wife, Ériu vi 136.14 . b.¤ dagḟir, LL 7554. ro theacht mhnaoi a dhingbhāla `he had a worthy wife', Fl. Earls 132.22 . tré mhnaoi Thighearnáin Uí Ruairc do bhreith leis, TSh. 5471.

Compds. ban- is the normal composition form (for gender of compds. see GOI § 254 , O'Rahilly, Ériu ix 16 ff.). When prefixed to a noun (1) denoting a male person or animal it makes a corresponding female form; (2) it has adj. force and means female, pertaining to a woman .

With nouns. ¤abb abbess : banab gl. abatissa, Ir. Gl. 22. Finnguala . . . banab Chille Craebnat, Ann. Conn. 1301.2 . banab m., IGT Decl. § 21 , g s. an banabadh, ex. 788 . mar bhanabaidh ndlighthigh `Abbesse', RSClára 98a . ¤accaid (see aiccid) female tenant, farmer : (contemptuously of Medb) cid ra mer in cali ┐ in b.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 1934. ? ¤aicde woman's handiwork : ar cirtha adbullom banaicdigh, Laws ii 394.10 Comm. banaicidh (but leg. -aicdi, Stud. in E. Ir. Law, 35.1) uaidhsiumh `feminine implements' (supplied by her husband to the woman worker described as a beccdéntaid), Laws ii 410.22 Comm. ¤aiced (collect. cf. prec.) woman's implements, tools : comad urlam a frichnam ac ban-aicidhibh, O'Curry 661 (H.3.18, 323). ¤aided woman's death (i.e. in child-birth): cen mna décaib de banaidid, Dinds. 161. -aigne female advocate: mar bhanaighne is ort anaim, PBocht 14.36 . -airchinnech female erenagh ; abbess : b.¤ gl. antesta, antestita, Sg. 66a17 . tanic an banairchindeach do béin cluig, YBL 1a19 . co banairchinnig Lainne, BColm. 26 § 28. b.¤ na hecalsa `prioress', Lism. L. 1436. ¤airfitech female musician : banairfidech Thíre Tairnngaire uli hí, Acall. 7205. ¤airle woman's counsel : Adham Samson Solum rí / romersat a mbanairlí, Ériu ii 229.9 . (in rhetoric) b.¤ betha (báetha, LU) nacha auchaide heed not the foolish words of women, TBC-I¹ 2092. ¤aite: ó bhanoide na gcuradh .i. Scáthach `instructress', Keat. ii 3390. ¤aitire: b.¤ tainic tar cend banbidbad (sic leg.) re laim a banfecheman and `a female surety', Laws i 148.24 Comm. apad naile ┐ anadh naile o ban etere for banbidhbaidh, O'Curry 988 (H. 3.18 424b) = Laws i 148.28 Comm. ¤ammait witch, hag (with magic power): robai banamaid i tig in rig . . . ┐ dobert a mathair Corc for faesam na hamaide, BB 251a35 . ¤amus woman-servant, female hireling: mad feramus nó b.¤ noda-mela (of grinding with a quern on Sunday), Ériu ii 204.22 . b., a folac a incaib maicc no celi `a hired woman', Ériu xii 85 § 4. mac banamsa, ZCP xvi 215.33 . rucus comaltar do banamuis, xv 310 § 6 . sóeramais ┐ banamais ic roind ┐ ic dáil dóib, Ériu iv 124.27 . ¤augra: máth b.¤ co sārtairbirt trī muilt ind `a fight among women', Cáin Ad. 44. ¤augtar: Bridhe banughdar, Keat. iii 498.

¤breth female judgment, judgment of (concerning ?) women: banbrethaib glossed bretha ban, O'Dav. 994. b.¤ briugu female briugu EIF 417 : batir banbrugaid sōn, Corm. Y 87.12 (§1018) . Becnait banbhrugaid ainm (na) mná maithe si, Acall. 1876 . ¤búachaill herdswoman: sech ba bard, ba b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iv 22.20 .

¤cháem: banchōem de Alpa female noble, Celtica iii 182.3 . ¤chaingen female question, case: nocha n-ē an banc[h]aingen / berar ar cúl, ZCP viii 216.32 . ¤cháinte female satirist, lampooner: ba banchainte (viz. Lebarcham), IT i 71.12 ( LMU 6 ). cont-ric fri Richis mbancháinti, MU² 1029 ( LU 1528 ). a comlebaid na banchainti, Cóir Anm. 54. ¤chara woman friend: do uc Mane banscál n-alachtai b.¤ dó `a concubine of his', Trip. 86.19 . b.¤ in dorchaduis (= amica tenebrarum, ed.), Aisl. Tond. 95 § 2. bretha in mac . . . cúa bancharait, LU 1663 ( RC ix 454.10 ). ¤chath: conid b.¤ Rochada insin `Rochad's Woman-fight' (Faraday), LU 5945 ( bān-, TBC-I¹ 1479 ). ¤chéile female companion, mate, wife: a bancheli díngbala diabuil, PH 8175. as i fa banchele dó .i. Eithne Taebhḟada his wife (of a king), Ériu iii 150 § 1. ¤chenn female ruler: (of B.V.M.) tú bain-cheann brogha nimhe, A. Ó Dálaigh xi 5. ¤chimbid female captive: co mbanchimidh lais i n-ergabhail, Anecd. ii 12.15 . ¤chlíamain female relative-in-law: a bhainchlíamhuin Sárai bean a mhic Abram = daughter in law, Gen. xi 31. go ma malluigh an té luighios léna bhainchlíamhuin = mother in law, Deuteronomy xxvii 23. ¤choairt female land-holder: b.¤ mnā, ZCP vii 300.2 . ¤choic female cook: bancoig gl. presena (sic), Ir. Gl. 247. atgnīed cach b.¤ dībh a būaraigh, ZCP vii 300.9 . ¤choimdiu female ruler, mistress, lady: inna banchoimded gl. dominatricis, Ml. 84c4 . isin banchoimdid gl. in domina, 129c7 . ¤choimétaid ( ¤aige) female guardian, custodian: a bhuime ┐ a bhancoimedaidhe, BNnÉ 192 § 9.5 . banchoimedaith do chiraib ┐ do clioirib `keeper of . . . combs and caskets', Dinds. 80. See banchola. ¤chomairlid female adviser; woman councillor: banflatha ┐ banchomairlighe, Anecd. ii 64.7 . ¤chomarba heiress (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 103 f .) glossing be togai: .i. b.¤ las-mbi fer for bantinchur, Ir. Recht 8 § 9. female coarb, successor (as head of religious community): bancomurba Brighdi, RC xviii 31.30 . ¤chorr female heron: in b.¤ , Triads 237 . ¤chró: lánéraic a mb.¤ of their female stock, Cáin Ad. 29. ¤chú bitch: ba banc[h]ú tra in t-orci ┐ ba torrach, Corm. Y 883.39 . b.¤chuire woman-troop: cichit biet b.¤chuire, Études Celt. xv 539 . ¤chumal bondwoman: b.¤ dit muntir atamchomnaic, LL 7749 ( TBC-LL¹ 219 ). ro gonais cride . . . do banchumale fen, LB 233a58 .

¤dálem waitress: b.¤ gl. caupona, Sg. 63a3 (see Études Celt. xi 128 ). ¤dalta: ónmid b.¤ doib a female ward, ZCP viii 308.31 . ¤dechon see dechon. ¤día goddess: Brigit . . . bandēa no adratis filid . . . eam deam uocant poetarum , Corm. Y 150. bándǽ iffirnn gl. Parcas, Sg. 53b1 . Ceres bandea hetho, 60a4 . bandia Cimodocia `the goddess Cymodoce', Aen. 2410. a meic na baindea, 2411 . ¤deiscipul female disciple: doronai Patraic combo bandescipul dó, Trip. 178.11 . ¤delb: nói mbain-delba (-delbda, (mná) remhra, v.ll.) dluth-chóema `nine female forms', Metr. Dinds. ii 28.4 . ¤deoraid woman-stranger, woman outsider: cumad miach sliged do bandeoraidh, Laws ii 390.26 Comm . Fig. (of a flag) bratach mheic éachtaigh Eoghain / minic bhíos n-a baindeoraidh, DDána 85.7 . ¤dialt feminine declension, Auraic. 1830. ¤druí druidess; female skilled in magic arts: tri ferdruid ┐ tri bandrúid, TBC-LL¹ 2402 = dī (leg. tri) drúid insin ┐ a teóra mná, TBC-I¹ 1767. bandrai ┐ bancumachtach mē, ZCP xii 252.14 . a mhaca na bandrúagh = of the sorceress, Isaiah lvii 3.

¤ech mare: (description of a camel) anmann iongantach . . . ionsamhail bhaineich, AFM iv 1080.11 . ¤echlach female horse-messenger: cuiris E. a baineachlach arcend Meadba co Cruachain `female messenger', Ériu ii 178.20 . ¤écht: ni dernnsat banechta ban `have never committed woman-slaughter', MR 212.9 . gan bainéacht do dhéanamh lé `not to slay a woman with it' (one of three `geasa' on a spear), Keat. ii 4389. ¤éices poetess: baneices, LL 1110. ¤én hen bird: ise in mintan cid banen (i.e. the word `mintan' is masc. though it denotes a female bird), Auraic. 541. ¤ernastaid female spouse, wife: (in spiritual sense of Christ and the Church) in fáilte fil do'nd ernastaid spirutalda i n-a mb.¤ , PH 3987. ba sí síur ind Oedha roba bainernustaidh don tí Niall `Hugh's sister was N.'s wife', Hugh Roe 252.2 . ¤esba woman's wantonness: condot ellat / eter briga banespa, LU 3525 ( SCC 28 ).

¤ḟáith, ¤ḟáid woman seer, prophetess: a Feidélm banḟaith co acci in slúag?, LU 4530 ( TBC-I¹ 43 ). Feidelm banḟáid . . . atamchomnaicse, LL 7750. M. bhanfháigh, Exodus xv 20. ¤ ḟéinnid woman warrior, amazon: N. . . . ro bith and la hE. mbanfeinded `E. the championess', Dinds. 105. na banḟéndi, TTr.² 1698 . ¤ḟeis(s) see banais. ¤ḟigige woman weaver: bacan na bainfighidh, BNnÉ 191.4 . ¤ḟili poetess: Fedelm banfili do Chonnachtaib mo ainmsea, LU 4525 (TBC). Quies Huallaige . . . banḟile Herend, Ann. Inisf. 934. ¤ḟlaith princess, sovereign lady: banflaith .i. ben . . . amal Meidb Cruachna, Ir. Recht 4 § 1. iar nairdbiu inna banflatha sin gl. Athalia, `queen', Ml. 14a2 . ¤ḟuine baking, kneading done for a woman hence (in opp. to fer-ḟuine) baking of a smaller size, quantity or measure: ceitheora bairgena fichet do banfuine, ZCP xiv 356.7 .

¤gaiscedach female champion: banghaisgedach do mhuinn- tir Ghuill, ML² 412. ¤gal woman's feat of arms: b.¤ (sic leg., ed.) banuallach and-so ale, TBC-LL¹ 4312 ( LL 11116 ). ¤galgat female champion: for slicht na bangalgaite, Airne F. 29. ¤geis: nā gabaidh na baingesa let them not touch forbidden things (i.e. have dealings with a woman), ZCP xii 394.4 . ¤gíall female hostage: (of Mary) ba bangīall (sic leg.: Gabhrīal) Rīgh in rīchidh, ZCP viii 562 § 3. ¤glór: tuath-bhanglór tásclabartha troch `perverse woman-like talk', MR 294.21 . ¤gním: do chuaidh b.¤ tar fergním ag C. the action of a female overcame C.'s action of a male, Comp. CC 116.13 . With 1 grád female rank: teora cumhala cach bangradh do neach is ingen graidh sechta, O'D. 2397 ( Rawl. B 506, 49 ). With 2 grád love for a woman: laigi fri b.¤ , LU 3590 ( SCC 30 ). ¤grés woman's work, needlework; in comic name: Brecan mac Bangresa, Anecd. ii 55.15 . Cf. baingrésach, Acall. 5537 v.l. ¤Gúaire female counterpart of G.: a bhanGhuaire Chláir Chormaic, Dánta Gr. 16.24 .

¤impir empress: do chúala in bhainimpir sin .i. Saphia, ZCP xiii 181.27 . ¤inne women's mind, intuition (?): tic b.¤ don banmíl, LL 375a43 . ¤insce, ¤innsgne feminine gender: gach banindsci, Corm. Y 1219. ferinnsci ┐ banninsci (banindsge, 3024 YBL) . . . lasin nGaidel .i. mascul ┐ femen . . . lasin Laitneoir, Auraic. 521. gobhar gabhar . . . indscne bainindsci innta they take a feminine pronoun, IGT Decl. § 17.23 (usually contracted to b.¤ ).

¤ auspicious day for women: trí banlae: lúan, mairt, cétaín, Triads 216 . Cf. trí ferlae, 217 . ¤leiccerd, ¤lethcerd poetess (see leiccerd): Etan ingen Dīancēcht, banlethcerd ( bannlicerd, Corm. 37 ), Corm. Y 537 . Cf. -éices supra. do Sampait . . . buachail dī ┐ banlicerd isen, BB 393a46 ( Dinds. 86 ). Cf. (of S.) sech ba bard, ba ban-búachail, Metr. Dinds. iv 22.20 . co comfarnaic frie Gris banliccerd ingen Ricisi, BB 368a25 . ¤lennán mistress: at banlendan ┐ at menmarc fer n-domain uli, LU 8237 ( FB 18 ). a baínleandan ┐ a mnai cuínnceda, BB 442b4 . luidh i riocht bain-leandain Conoinn, Leb. Gab.(i) 82.6 . ¤léo, léoman lioness: banleu, Études Celt. xi 125. fer-léo ┐ bain-leo, BNnÉ 84 § 171 . dealbh bhainleomhain, Keat. iii 2002. ¤liaig woman physician, leech; A. b.¤ (daughter of Dian Cécht), LL 1110.

¤mac(c), ¤mac(c)án female infant, a girl-child (see O'Rahilly, Ériu ix 16 ff .): it brestai in bainmaicc `the woman-children', Fél. July 20 . intan asberar ise (= is é) in banmhac-sa (of a masc. noun used for a female), Auraic. 531. Lende banmac ben ba Tuathail / . . . / Báne a hainm, LL 4888. dia mbad missi in banmacan, / nocechrainn cach faelmacan, Auraic. 533 (= banmacam, 3163 ). ¤máer: banmhaor . . . ag tabach na cána soin seachnóin Éireann `a female steward', Keat. i 182.3 . ¤maigister: ingena . . . ┐ do bí banmaighister accu `a governess', Fier. 93. ¤mug bondwoman: cride . . . do ban- chumale fen ┐ do banmogad, LB 233a58 . caoca fermhogh ┐ caoca banmhogh, BS 104.31 .

¤náma(e) female enemy: bannamae gl. inimica, Ml. 26a4 . a bannámu diabuil, PH 8327. ¤noéb(-m) holy woman, female saint: sarucchadh na bannaoimhe, AFM v 1668.7 . ag naomh nó ag bannaomh, TSh. 1048.

¤óclach: go léigfeadh . . . gach uile dhuine a bhanóglach sáor = maidservant , Jeremiah xxxiv 9. amhail banóglaoich, Keat. ii 4699. ¤óg virgin , BNnÉ 189 § 38 . ro tuirn ar mullach cinn na banóighi 'alighted on top of the virgin's head', Ev.Inf. (LFF) 187 § 37 . do-ṡaoileadar . . . gur loisgeadh an banoigh ionrac, Ériu v 76.30 . tar an mbanoigh, 32 . ¤oígi: banoegi (banogi, MS.) `female guest', Sg. 66a15 . ¤othrus: annsom i mbrithemnacht otrusa la Fēne banotrus `nursing of women', BCrólige 30 .

¤rechtaire: rechtairi ┐ banrechtairi . . . ic dáil dóib side ` stewardesses ', Ériu iv 124.19 . dís bhanrachtaireadha `two dairymaids', ITS xvi 118.1 . ¤ríga(i)n queen: is si robad banrígan in chóicid uli, LU 8259 ( FB 20 ). inghean rígh thír na mbéo / is bainríoghain fós, Oss. iv 250.10 . ¤rígnacht queenship: b.¤ úas bantrocht, LU 8231 ( FB 17 ). ? ¤rothán: banrothan (: ¤ṡrothán ?) (name of a metrical stanza), IT iii 101 § 181. -rún: ni dat maithe banrúna, IT i 123.18 . ( TE 9 Eg.)

¤ṡáer: bansaer `a woman wright', BCrólige 32 . -ṡacart priestess: bansagart Iunaindi iside, Aen. 1673. ¤ṡégonn, ¤ṡégainn a distinguished, accomplished lady; consort of a ségainn: manad-fuil . . . nac mbainsedoind lib-si nad gubansedonn (Find asks Cormac for a bride), ZCP xiii 268.19 . cach rí cona rígain, . . . cach ségaind cona banshégaind, MU² 198 . ¤ṡéitig ( ¤ṡéitche) wife: is ecoir do sailisi misi d'fhaghail do bainseitci `as wife', ZCP vi 26.22 . ¤ṡelgaire huntress: i ndelb bansealgairi (viz. Venus), Aen. 293. ¤ṡenchas history, traditions of (celebrated) women: b., buidne, bága (recited at the Fair of Carmun), Metr. Dinds. iii 20.15 . bainṡenchas Erind anso siss, BB 282a11 (title. See RC xlvii 282 ). Leabhar Bainseanchuis, Keat. i 80.5 . ¤tṡeomratóir, ¤ṡeomróir female chamberlain: do goir cuice a bainseomróir (bantṡeomradoír, v.l.), Fier. 92. ¤ṡídaige female dweller in a síd, fairy woman: is é dochoid in n-ectra . . . re Náir b.¤ , LL 2898. conid si aided Moingfinde bansidaige `so this is the death of M. the Banshee', RC xxiv 178.18 . ¤ṡlecht: co hAth mbannslechta to the Ford of Woman-Slaughter, Ériu v 212 n. 92 - 96 .

¤tairchetlaid prophetess: bantaircetlaid Críst (said of St. Brigit), Lism. L. 1704 . ¤tairngertaid prophetess: is hī seo bantairrngertaig Chrīst, ZCP xii 293.31 . ¤tairismid: banterismid gl. obstetrix, Sg. 69a18 . bantairsi (leg. tairismidi?), Lism. L. 1201. ¤tellach: techta cach banteallaig `every woman's entry', Laws iv 8.22 . dethbir in baintellaigh ┐ in feartellaigh .i. anus dechmuide dfir anus cethruime do mnaoi, 14.22 Comm. ¤teolaid see teolaid. ¤tigerna lady; mistress; female ruler: b.¤ Clainni Connmaig re linn tri tigerna `Lady of Clanconway' (first as wife and then as Dowager, n. 3), Ann. Conn. 1411.30 . dobudh baintighearna dhó féin (the soul) that was his (i.e. the body's) own mistress, TSh. 9678. an sólās do bhí ar ar mbaintighearna ghlórmuir (viz. Muire), Parrth. Anma 3792. uinge dor ag an mBaintiagarnain . . . a neaghmais amantuir Tiarna; ┐ tri huinge san mbliaghain do chios Bantiarnain . . . a neaghmais, etc. `Lady's rent', Trans. RIA xv 43.z , 44.2 . ¤tinchor the property brought by a woman on marrying: fer for bantincur, Laws ii 356.7 . acht do bithsiu ar bantincur mnaa supported by a woman, LL 7558. ¤tindnacul = prec. ? fer ratchuir ar bantidnacul mna who has made you dependent on a woman's bounty, LL 12250 ( TBC-LL¹ 5998 ). ¤toísech: bantaisech ingenraid[e] na Cruachnai ` chieftainess ', Dinds. 80. ¤trebthach see baintrebthach. ¤túath: ag na bantuathaibh seo bhádar an dá ríoghdhámh `noble females', Keat. i 218.16 . ¤túathaid (supernatural) woman with magic power: ar ba cumachtach sidhe ┐ bantuathaíd cen bai a colaind, BB 264a7 ( SG 332.9 ). ¤tuilg (a d s.) applied (? only) to wife, consort of a briugu: (of Feast of Tara) ni teded dia hol . . . brudidh gin bantuilg leis, ZCP xiii 260.14 . briuga cin bantuilcc, 268.13 . cach briugu cona bantuilg each hospitaller with his consort, MU² 196.

¤úa female descendant: ag banua Iarla Uladh, DDána 99.10 . banua niece Plunkett s.v. neptis , Celtica xix 138 .

With adjj. derived from nouns: ¤éccoscda of womanly kind, form: onni as feminina, femina .i. banda no banecoscda, Auraic. 612. ¤gnéthech(-ach): bangnethach no bangnimach `of womanly activities', Auraic. 612. ¤úallach: (of a woman's feat of arms) bangal (sic leg., ed.) banuallach and-so ale, TBC-LL¹ 4312 ( LL 11116 ). As subst. ¤áirgech milkmaid: an bhanairgheach, BS 177.27 . ar na cocairibh ┐ banairghibh `dairy-maids', Rule of Tallaght 8.12 . ¤bachlach gl. leno, Sg. 52a5 . pn As epithet: ¤Bretnach British woman, Anecd. iii 57.6 . ¤cháintech female satirist: bancháinteach Chonchubhair da ngairthí Leabharcham, Keat. ii 2952. ¤chumachtach woman possessing magic power: Cáoineocc ban-cumachtach sithe `a fairy witch', BNnÉ 151.33 . (epithet of Venus) imthusa Beniri banchumachtaighi, TTebe 1046 . ¤grésach (1 grés): baingrésach, Acall. 5537 v.l. ¤Laignech Leinster-woman: ropo beoda in b.¤ , Rawl. 87a35 . ¤túaithech witch, wise woman: bantuathecha (sic, bantuatha, banthuach, v.ll.) Tuathe de Danand, LL 16545. woman of Túatha Dé Danand: .iii. híngeana Earnmhais na banthuathaíghe, BB 33a38 . Be Chuille ┐ Dianand na dí bantuathig, LL 1112. Badb ┐ Macha ┐ Anand . . . tri ingena Ernbais na bantuathige, 1121 . female chief: ionann . . . tuathach ┐ tighearna . . . do beirthear dá bhantuathaigh ar Bheuchuill ┐ ar Dhanainn, do bhí 'na mbaintighearnaibh aca, Keat. i 214.25 .

Rarely with form ben-. ¤Ebrach: mas eabhrach nó air beineabhrach = Hebrewess, Jeremiah xxxiv 9. ¤gág wrinkled woman, hag: a bh.¤ , BS 86.28 . ¤geilt madwoman: co ttarla bengheilt dó ann, BS 108.6 . ¤impire empress: Henri mac na Beinimpire, Mart. Don. xxix 29.

See banais, banaltra, bantrocht, banscál.

1 cuingid

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Forms: cuinchid, cuindchid, cuinged, -eda, cuingthi, cuinghidh, cuinge, coinge

n i (see GOI 450 ) vn. of con-dïeig. Also cuinchid, cuindchid. a s. cuinged, Celtica iv 24.312 . g s. -eda; cuingthi, LU 6128 . cuinghidh f., IGT Decl. § 42 . Later cuinge, coinge.

Act of asking, requesting, seeking; request : doch.¤ timpne naile, Wb. 4d24 . bid c.¤ roch.¤ `it will be a great question', 8a7 (see n.). nibu arch.¤ forsét gl. in occassione auaritiae, 24d7 . dechuingid 24b24 . dochuingid 27c24 . archuinged (leg. -id ?) soinmige do `through his seeking prosperity', Ml. 39a6 . Cf. 56b15 . 56c15 . 102c5. imchuindchid innananae nerchradach gl. circa superuacua occupatur, 59d3 . do chuingid dilguda 124b3 . duchuingid indib 125d12 . do cuingidh in tairrngerthai `to find the prophesied one', Blathm. 15 . do chuinchid bo, Vita Br. 25 . oc cuinchid a lleicthe issa tech, LU 6965 (BDD). día rofaided chuinchid which he was sent to seek, TTr.² 60 . oc cuindgid na féle, Fél. Prol. 329 . do chuincid neich, Mon. Tall. 128.10 . a cungid inna flatha, LL 37579 . coingi comna, Laws i 266.y . eter rígu ┐ chaemu ocum chuindchid wooing me, BDD² 53 . cuinghidh .i. iarraidh, O'Cl.

Usually with co of source from which a thing is sought: niarch.¤ tuare cucuibsi, Wb. 24b14 . cen ch.¤ neich conech, 26b25 . oc c.¤ digi chucu, LU 4029 (SC). oc cuinchid fhurtachta cus-in oeṅ-dia, PH 6658 . With other prepp.: do chuincid . . . eolais forru, PH 3462 . sgel feinnid do chuingidh ar gach n-aigidh, RC vi 174.22 . dia chuinghe fair techt, BNnÉ 320.13 . do cuinge indlighidh re aili, O'D. 126 ( H 3.17, 105 ). duch.¤ hicce hua Dia, Ml. 98c1 . aithesc . . . cungeda neich ó neoch `speech of a person making a request,' TBC-LL² 930 . do chuinchid a n-ádmolta o dóinib, PH 4695 .

Attrib. gen.: francaig fognama / fine chuindgeda importunate (?), Bruchst. 36 ( IT iii 91 § 128 ). saint sirchuindcheda `an ever craving lust', TTebe 793 . ben chuindcheda see 1 ben.

escairdes

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n u, o, m. enmity, disagreement: ar nescairdes TBC-LL¹ 4042 St ( = n-athchardes LL). rochuimnig a escairdes don rí[g]-ḟeinnid his enmity towards Fianaig. 96.1 . ré haidble a n-esgairdis (of two combatants), Celt. Rev. iv 120.10 . eusccáirdes Dé, Parrth. Anma 236.15 = Luc. Fid. 151.12 . muna mbiadh eagla easgcáirdeasa do tharraing orainn the fear of incurring enmity TSh. 5440 .

fénnid

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Forms: ḟenneda, féinnida, fendedoi, féinidh, féinniodh, féindedha, ḟenned, feindid, fendidi, féinnidhe, féinidhe, feinnedha, fennidi, fendeda, fénned, feinned, feinded

n i, m. g s. ind ḟenneda , LL 298a41 . féinnida, LU 7074 . do chenel Foelan Fennedo, Trip. 130.14 . ind fendedoi , IT iii 238.91 . féinidh, IGT, Decl. ex. 1085 (see § 52 ). féinniodh (: fiodh), TD 20.17 . an féindedha , AFM v 1578 . g du. da ḟenned TBC-LL¹ 4323 = feindid, TBC-I¹ 2801 . n p. fendidi, TBC-I¹ 1348 (= fénnide LU). féinnidhe, IGT, Decl. 1333 . féinidhe, 1328 . feinnedha, Cóir Anm. 222 . g p. erriud fennidi impu, LL 266a29 ( MU² 564 ). ina fendeda , TBC-I¹ 3129 . fénned, LL 14a24 . feinned, 181a29 , cf. Metr. Dinds. iv 102 . feinded Alex. 229. 231 . A member of a `fian' (Meyer, Fianaig. p. xi 4 ) ; a warrior, champion, often implying valour, skill or success in warfare ; later in wider sense a soldier: Asal mac Cuinn Cetcathaigh ┐ ba feindid side, Laws i 70.11 Comm. isind ḟoclui féinnida in tige, BDD 74 (see 1 fochla). cland na fénned, LL 14a24 . fianna .i. feinnedha rígh Erenn iat, Cóir Anm. 222 . fénnid cách co trebad `every one is a roving warrior till he takes up husbandry', Tec. Corm. § 31.10 . Coirpre .i. f.¤ do Lúignib, Thr. Ir. Gl. 34 s.v. orc tréith. do fennid ┐ caithchid crích `the champion and combatant' Laws v 418.13 . cách f.¤ ┐ cach foglaid, LU 4444 . ní raib fénid (fer fēne v.l.) ná banscál 'sind loccán (i.e., in the monastery), Ériu iii 104.12 . go hégeandail nír ḟénnigh (i.e. he showed his full valour only in an extremity ?) ZCP viii 226 § 17 . de ḟénnedaib na hIruade, TBC-LL¹ 5875 . for féinnedaib na Frigia, LL 239b13 ( TTr. 1685 ). féindidh foghla for Ghallaibh, AFM i 510 . gur ḟágaibh an iúsdís uathadh do mhaithibh a muintire aice imaille re hiomadh fénnedh ┐ fearóglaoch, iii 230.8 . Used of women : Findabair ... sech ba femen ba fennid, LL 17a44 . doluid Creidne for fiannas ... cumma no ḟiched de muir ┐ tír, is aire atberth[a] di Creidni ba feinnid , Fianaig. p. xi . na banfénidi (of the Amazons) TTr.² 1698 . In late poetry often merely a title of honour : corn ... ḟéinnidh Uladh (of Mág Uidhir) TD 10.18 . féindedh (.i. briugha) a hospitaller ZCP v 485 § 4 (B. na f.), cf. féine .i. brughaidh, O'Cl. See rígfénnid (s.v. ríg-).

1 fochla

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Forms: ḟochlai, fochli, ḟochla, Fochla, fochla, fochlai, fochlu, fochla, -dha, fochlu

n io, n. g s. ind ḟochlai , AU 913 (i 428) . ind fochli , 821 . ind ḟochla , LL 134b31 . ind Fochla , AU 865. d s. usually fochla or fochlai, see exx. below; fochlu, LL 124b40 . BDD 74 Y (ḟocluí LU). Laws iv 338.15 . A compd. of fo + clé `left' Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 68 , hence

I The North (cf. faitse, and W. gogledd `North,' ZCP xiv 323 ), esp. the North of Ireland: f.¤ an tuascert, Corm. Y 654 . a fochlai Erend ō Tuaig Inbir RC xiii 222.33 (= a tuaiscert lethe Erenn, O'Curry, MS. Mat. 473 ). Níal ind ḟ.¤ N. of the North Todd Nenn. 252 ( LL 134b31 ). ri Ulad ... hi cetlud rig Fochla (i.e. the king of Ailech), Ériu v 232.25 (i c. fri fochlai v.l.). roslat uile longportu Gall (.i. airir ind Fochla) etir cenel nEugain ┐ Dal nAraide, AU 865 . sloghedh la Flann ... isa f.¤ cor innred leis Ardd Macha, 881 (= isin F.¤ , AFM 879 ). sloghadh isin F.¤ la Donnchad, AU 770 . The name was also given to territories in N. Meath, see Hog. Onom., and in Clare, Top. Poems 112.5 (= Carney, Butler Poems 1377 ) and n . Cf. gaibthiut co firu fochlae i faitse, Rawl. 132a16 (= foichle hi foidse, Ériu iii 137.74 ).

II Transf.

(a) the seat of honour in a king's or chief's hall; perhaps an earlier use than the follg., pointing to a primitive arrangement like that in the old Icelandic house, where the seat of honour was in the middle of the northern bench facing south. Cf. Laws iv 338.15 (describing arrangement of a king's banqueting-hall): cuslennaigh ... a n-airt[h]iur ḟoitsi. isinn leth eliu a fochlu fénnid `his champion's seat' (`on the other side, in the north, a man at arms', MacNeill PRIA xxxvi C 16. 306 , see n . ib.; Plummer suggests reading: isin leth chliu a fochlu feinnid[a] `on the left is his champion's seat (MS. notes s.v.). Binchy, Críth G. 591 , prints: ailiu, i fochlu, which agrees with MacNeill's rendering, but compare the exx. of f.¤ feinneda below). i nairt[h]iur fochlai `on the east side of the champion's seat' ib. (= Críth G. 597 , `in the north-east' Vocab. s.v. airther). f.¤ nomen do suidhe na flatha, Corm. Y 656 . f.¤ didiu cach suidiu n-a[i]rechda, 698 . fochlu ... nomen primsuidhe ina himda, O'Dav. 841 (citing Corm. Y 698 , see (b) below). ar síul ar belaib fochlu .i. ar crann siu[i]l ┐ i n-airidhiu ib. f.¤ fó .i. suidhe flatha no tighearna, O'Cl. In older literature, however, the name seems to have been given not to the king's (or chief's) seat but to that of his champion or chief man at arms; hence generally called f.¤ fénneda (possibly in these exx. the word is of different origin; cf. 2 fochla). [f]ochla (féinneadh), IGT, Decl. § 2 (m.; n p. fochla, -dha). It seems to have been usually opposite the king's seat; dobrethsat póca do Choin Culainn ┐ rafucsat leo dond ḟochlai ḟennida, RC xiv 426x . ra innis [Cú Chulainn] do Chonchobur ┐ sé san ḟochlai ḟennida na ḟiadnaisi, LL 263b12 ( MU² 229 ; the pron. sé presumably refers to Cú Chulainn). dochonnairc C. raet rob ingnad leis isin tigh n-ola .i. ingen ... isin [ḟ]ochla ḟéinned, Acall. 3251 . isind fhoclúi féinnida in tige fri enech ríg isind leith anall BDD 74 U (ḟochlu Y). Later heroic romance speaks of more than one f.¤ fénneda: tainic Ferccus ┐ do thóccaibh [sic leg.] a arma os a chionn isin ḟ.¤ ḟeinnidh ┐ tainic M. isin f.¤ ḟeinnidh oile ar ionchaibh Ferccusa, ITS v 84.9 (cf. isin fochla thuaiscertach tige ib. 6 ). san f.¤ fheinned a n-imdaid na hursand ... san fh.¤ fheinned isan iar[sh]lis ar a n-agaid, Celt. Rev. i 296 . See also cit. from O'Cl. under 2 fochla. Cf. fuaim iar fochlu (= fame according to precedence in valour or dignity ? throughout the north ?) LL 124b40 (chev.). Fig. of a champion: fo fer Fergus ... f.¤ do rígaib mac Rosa, Celt. Rev. ii 20 . Cf. flaith .i. fochla, Thr. Ir. Gl. 19 ( LB 267a12 ). This not in Corm. Y or M, and is perhaps corrupt. In: fochlu .i. feinnidh, O'Dav. 841 , the latter word is probably gen. depending on fochlu.

(b) Incorrectly interpreted by glossators as the warrior's seat in a chariot ( Ériu xxi 94-98) : bátar sinde riadatar a fochlai fria faitsi .i. do suidhiu ind erred isin charput as nomen a fochlae, Corm. Y 698 s.v. gaire. O'Dav. 841 .

gartaid

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adj (1 gart) i, generous, bountiful : rop gartaid, Tec. Corm. § 6. 15 . ní ba rogartaid ar ná ba aithbe `be not too generous lest you be left stranded,' ib. § 19.31 . bud féinnid bud gartaid, SG 254. 25 . ba gartait gurub sochraidh, Anecd. iii 13.14 . gach gartaigh i ngniomh gan glór `every- [man] valiant in deed' ..., MS. Mat. 580.9 .

ríg-

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Forms: righamuis, rídáil, rigdoirsi, rigduini, righfheinnidh, ríghfhlaithe, rígleptha, rígniath

n stem of king , used to form compds.

(a) in sense royal, pertaining to a king or chief ,

(b) pre-eminent of its kind; great, immense , used widely, esp. in poetic style, occas. with adj. and npr. Somet. written rí-. Permanent compds. in sense (a) with technical signification are given separately.

With subst.: ¤aball, TBC-LL¹ 2617 . ¤am(m)us a mercenary in service of a king , TBC-LL¹ 18 . TBC-I¹ 1483 . g s. righamuis, Anecd. ii 73.6 . ¤athgein: r.¤ meic Airt `a kingly equal to the son of A.', Metr. Dinds. i 36.103 . ¤baile a royal stead, chief town : in n-aen na rigbaili ro-mor, CCath. 5825 . AFM iii 484.9 . ¤bath slaughter of kings: bied rígbath 'there will be slaughter of kings' B. in Scáil § 15 , Ériu l 185 . ¤ben a lady : bāidh le rigmnaib, Irish Texts ii 65 § 17 . ¤bile: Crist . . . righbile os rāith, ZCP viii 199.12 . ¤bhodach 'representative of cottiers' (lit. term; ? calque on Fr. arcevilains or Lat. archivillanus Stud. Celt. xii 224-25 ): fá giúisdís agas fá ríghbhodach ar a raibhe do Chloinn Tomáis ann dá Chóige Mumhan, PCT 1325 . achtaoimaoid ríoghbhodach, 1589 . ¤briuga: Bruden uí Dergae rígbriugad Herend, BDD 70 . ¤bruiden, Acall. 1464 . ¤buiden: docom rigbuidean na Roman, CCath. 4754 . ¤chaindel, a large candle burnt in the presence of a king or chief ( Gadelica i 275 ): Critinbel ... is e cétcainte ro baid rigchaindell o teangaid ar tus e, Cóir Anm.² i 88 § 36 . tapracha ┐ rigchoindle, D IV 2, 79c5 . roraidset . . . no chomtoigebta rigcaindell for mur na cathrach, BB 442a3 . nar fedsat ... fegain ina agaid ... uair do batar da rigconnill ... ar lasad ... ina chind, Ann. Conn. 1256 § 6 = ALC i 412 . ¤caistél: teora righcaistel [sic], TBC-LL¹ 5592 St. (of structures for storming a fort). ¤chathair, FA 13 LB. don ríoghchathair (= in civitatem regalem, of Cashel), Keat. iii 358 . ¤cell: co rathaib rigc[h]ealla, ZCP viii 203.30 . ¤consul : iar cloistecht . . . écca na rígchonsul isin Róim, LB 153a43 (of Roman emperors). ¤dál f. a meeting of kings SGS xi 122 : righdhal occ Birraibh iter Feidlimidh ┐Concobar, AU 827.10 . rigdhal mor i Cluain Conaire Tommain eter Feidhilmidh ┐ Niall, 838.6 . righdal i n-Ardd Machae etir Mael Sechnaill co maithibh Leithi Cuinn ┐ Matodhan co maithibh Coicidh Conchobuir ┐ Dermait ┐ Fethgna co samhadh Patraicc ┐ Suarlech co cleirchibh Midhe, 851.5 . righdhal mathe Erenn oc Raith Aedho m. Bricc, 859.3 . d s. rídáil, SR 6818 (of Jerusalem). ríoghdháil nó cóimhthionól fhear nÉireann `great assembly', Keat. iii 2939 . ¤dorus: a p. rigdoirsi, LB 109a25 ( MacCarthy 38 y ). ¤dos, SR 796 . ¤drong: n p. rigdroing riata, LL 17a48 . ¤drúth: rígdruth ríg Temrach, BDD 111 . rigdrúth hEirenn, ZCP viii 309.19 . ¤dún: rígdún inna tuathe, Trip. 192.24 . g s. rigduini, CCath. 2945 . See Meyer's Miscell. Hib. (1917). ¤ecnaid, PH 4060 (of Solomon). ¤éices, ZCP viii 328.18 . drong ríg rigna is ríg-éices, Ériu viii 69.58 ( LL 31a22 ). ¤epscop, Fél. Apr. 14 . ¤fáith royal prophet , common epithet of King David, LU 2361 ( RC iv 248 § 14 ). FA 1 LB ( IT i 169.18 ). TSh. 6117 . ¤féil, Fél. Nov. 29 (of a saint's festival). ¤ féinnid (féndid): a leader of a `fían' (see Fianaig. p. xiii ): Mael Huma in rigfeinnid, Rawl. 140a38 . bui r.¤ for Condachtaib fecht n-aill .i. Fothad C., Fianaig. 4. 1 . bai dono rifeinnid amra la Mumain intansin .i. Oilill, 6.12 . rífenid maith dom muintirsi, 54.9 . Of Finn: leisin ríḟeinnidh, 52.4 . Cummal mac Trénmóir rígfénnid Herend fri láim Cuind, LU 3163 . rigfendidh crodha ro boi i Connachta, ACL iii 224.13 . righfheinnidh `a general', Eg. Gl. 523 . ¤féinnidecht leadership of a `fían'; of the Fianna : as í comairle . . . ríghḟéinnidhecht Eirenn do tabairt d'Find, Acall. 1757 . ¤fer: cóic cét déc rigfher atát fót ríagail, LL 297a41 ( SG 364.34 ). Keat. Poems 653 . ¤fili: Dubthach rígfile, Lat. Lives 8.12 (= poetam optimum; perh. in sense of king's poet ). cosin rígfhilid co Amargin, TBC-LL¹ 4796 . 5343 . ¤flaith f. kingdom; of Heaven , Fél. Oct. 23 , Dec. 14 , Ep. 334 . A lord or ruler: n p. ríghfhlaithe, CCath. 4454 . 5534 . ¤flaithius lordship, rule : rigflaithius na Roma, CCath. 4450 , cf. 90 . ¤gein: ríggein Iohain baptaist, Fél. June 24 . ¤ídal: ic adrad Chroim Chróic rig-idail Herend chief idol , LL 16b30 , cf. Keat. ii 1924 . ¤imdae royal couch or seat , FB 2 . ¤laed: ro chan in fāid righlāid do Chunn, Anecd. ii 7.21 . ¤lám, Hy. v. 56 . ¤lepaid: g s. rígleptha, TBC-LL¹ 2 . ¤lia(e): (1) a huge stone : ríghlia cloichi, Acall. 968 . 3627 . (2) a great flood : frisort dó uisge .i. riglie mór, Trip. 138.18 . ¤longes: rígloṅges adbulmór, LL 309a43 (of Norse fleet) = Cog. 224.22 . ¤lus lit. royal herb (protection against the evil eye? Celtica xxiv 38 ): righlus ┐ tarblus ┐ aitheclus, righlus do righaib guna comhgradhaibh, CIH i 145.5 . ¤mac: rígmac (.i. mac in ríg .i. Colum Cille), LU 1080 ( ACC 111 ). TBC-LL¹ 574 . nóebmáthir mo rígmaicc, Fél. Aug. 16 (of Christ). ¤mart: bid formach do rígmartaib deaths of chiefs (?), TBC-I¹ 2058 ( LU 6575 ) = do rigmartra, TBC-LL¹ 2759 . ¤míl: na dá ríghmilid . . . Poimp Maighe ┐ Iul Cesair, CCath. 324 . 4731 . ¤múr, Aen. 1206 . CCath. 814 . ¤nert, TBC-LL¹ 3670 . ¤nia, TBC-LL¹ 580 . 611 . rígniath, 2570 (g s. for n s.). ¤oínmit royal fool: Comall Clocach in rīgōnmit, ZCP viii 298.20 . ¤ollam: rígollam de rígollomnaib Ulad (of Ferchertne), LL 266a24 . ¤persa(n): a p. righpersannu na Roman chief personages , CCath. 6162 . ¤ráth f. royal fort : assin rígráith, LU 3697 ( SCC 33 ). for rubu na rígrátha, RC xiv 412 § 23 . Cog. 204.29 . ¤recht: sergfait srotha . . . cen rethaib riaglai rīgrecht of divine laws (?), SR 8212 . In CCath. of the Roman respublica: meni creacadh in Roim ┐ in rígrecht re Cesair, CCath. 3202 . bidhbu in ríghrechta romhánaigh, 224 . ar métugud in rigrechta rómanaig, LB 132a52 . ¤rechtaire: rí[g]rechtaire Fhiann Eirenn ┐ Alban, Acall. 6587 . righrechtaire Erenn, RC xviii 58.23 . ¤rosc: sect meic imlesain ina rígrosc, LU 10151 . ceachtar a dā rigrosc, BDD 2 . TBC-LL¹ 1373 . ¤rún: ic foglaim ríagla is rigrún, SR 4134 . ¤sossad: rí rigḟial 'na rigsossud, SR 568 . i timchuairt ind rigsossaid, 550 . ¤sruth: fail ann mór do rigsrothaib, 504 . ¤suide: rigṡuide , gl. tribunal, Sg. 50a11 . hi rígsuidiu, gl. in solio, Ml. 114d2 . SR 402 . im rigsuide in Comded, FA 7 . Trip. 70.9 . PH 4134 . ō thalmain co rīgṡuidhe 'from earth to Heaven' Éigse xxi 4 . ¤toísech: meic ríg ┐ rigthuisech, TBC-LL¹ 827 . 1761 . ¤torad: fo rígthorud, TBC-LL¹ 2618 . fig. ós cach róen is rígthorud Metr. Dinds. iii 16.188 `royal revenue' v 131 . ¤treb: o Riphi rigtreib imra | co dithreib na nEtheopda the kingly domain (?) of R. , SR 2647 . rombeo it' rigthreib (of Kingdom of Heaven) ZCP i 497.10 . ¤uisce: dorimchell rígusciu Herend . . . .i. Buas. Boand, etc. chief waters (rivers ), BDD 154 .

With adjs. chiefly those formed from nouns: ¤cerdach: dia mbat ri bit righcerdach versed in the art of kingship , ACL iii 314 § 30 . 0 ¤dúilech: a Romhaill righduiligh! `Romulus royal-creative (?)', CCath. 422 ( creator , i.e. begetter of kings ?). ¤fial, SR 568 . 7785 . ¤métach (< méit `size'): dia chlaind ra-chaím rígmetáig `of kingly stature', Metr. Dinds. iii 20.254 .

scél

Cite this: eDIL s.v. scél or dil.ie/36385
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Forms: scéuil, sceuil, sceoil, sceol, sceulu, scél(a), sceoil, scéil, scéel, dála, imthechta

n o, n. g s. scéuil, Wb. 17b6 . sceuil, IT i 130.13 . In Mid. and Mod.Ir. sceoil. d s sceol. n a p. sceulu, Ml. 95a10 ; regularly scél(a), later also sceoil, scéil. g p. scéel, Wb. 27c33 . IGT Decl. § 61 , § 178 .

I

(a) story, narration, tale : á scel so, Ml. 16c10 . dorimther a scel sa hí lebraib ríg, 23b8 . inna scel togaitacha gl. fabulas, 35b20 . is ed s.¤ foraithminedar is indisiu, 55c1 . cech ṅdrochs gl. omnis fabula de me illis nascebatur, 86b3 . genelcha et bunadsi s.¤ gl. fabulís et genelogís, Wb. 27d21 . do scélaib et senchassib fetarlice, 30d10 . nosmoidet i scéláib et senchassib recto et geintlecte, 31b14 . génair Patraicc i nNemthur | iss ed adfét hi scēlaib, Hy. ii 1 ( Thes. ii 308 ). la hindisi in sceoil iar nurt, Irish Texts i 18 § 54 . a bás ba s.¤ ṅiṅgir, Fél. Dec. 21 . is é seo s.¤ gnáthaiges Héli do innisin, LU 2272 ( FA 33 ). tairngire ┐ remḟastini, ┐ cendphairt in sceóil...connice sin, TBC-LL¹ 297 . scela ┐ senchusa Fher n-Erenn conigi C., MacCarthy 280.27 . debide scailte na scel, 140.15 . Story as a literary genre, accomplishment: dech sceoil ac in tamuin, Laws i 46.1 Comm . primsceil, 3 Comm . coic cóicait de primscélaib ┐ dá cóicait do ḟoscelaib, LL 189b48 ( MS. Mat. 583 ). Of well-known stories: conid hi Serclighi Ailillu ainm in sceuil sin ┐ Tochmarc Étainiu, IT i 130.13 . conid de aislingiu Oengusso ainm in sceuilsin iss Tain bo Cuailnge, RC iii 347.5 . Note also: cumais an t-ollamh...| sgéal fábhaill `an original fable', TD 3.32 . sgeóil...dá ngoirthear parábolae, Desid. 3544 . D p. as quasi-vn.: biaid sē oc scēlaib `relating tales', Ériu viii 156.8 . ? In sense of soiscél: anmchara ac forcetal scēl, ACL iii 223.22 , `a soulfriend to hold forth and preach', O'Gr. Cat. 579 . hiris hi cridi...scēla i n-ecna...| ┐ spirut i n-intliucht (poem assigning the intellectual faculties to various parts of the body), ACL iii 223.15 .

(b) story told of a particular person, hence fame, reputation: Nazair s.¤ cech senaid renowned in every senate, Fél. July 12 . la sreith slóig Z., | ata s.¤ ro clotha, Aug. 24 . ropu lán Hériu ...dia allud ┐ dia scélaib, TBFr. 12 . bid irrdhairc a scela `glorious will be his story' (of a babe about to be born), RC vi 176.83 . Perh. also in: roscarad frit' s.¤ | ardflaithius macc n-Israhél (Samuel informs Saul that his kingdom is to be given to David), SR 6501 . Pejoratively: cach rí nach maithenn chíos | is fata bhít a scéla his (bad) reputation is long lived, 387.31 .

(c) news, tidings (sg. and pl. Cf. an sgéala, Ériu i 87.41 ): cen sculu (leg. sceula ?, note) diib without tidings of them, Ml. 95a10 . nicon agathar drochscela du thabairt cucai `bad tidings', 129a12 . bar scéuil si (g s.) news of you, Wb. 17b6 . attaat scela linn `we have tidings', 18d4 . én, a meic, mór a s.¤ s.¤ ó Bruidin, BDD² 304 . ni fogni laisim fachmarc scel dóib `it is not his usage to ask them for news', Mon. Tall. 2 (127.16) . ro ḟiarfuigh sceula dib, an fúaratar sgéulu Midir ┐ Etáini, IT i 129.30 . condnoathatar...na scela...do Ch., CRR 8 . With ellipsis of vb.: scéla lat or C. hast thou news? LU 5561 . scéla lat na Bruigne Dá Derge ?, BDD² 1519 . sgēl lim dūib I have news for you, ML² 1615 . news of a defeat, slaughter: ni therno dib acht a scela (i.e. there were no survivors. But see sceola), Dinds. 145 ( RC xvi 158 ). fer innise scéoil, TTr.² 1499 . ni mo na lin inninsi scel do cuaid leo as `enough to tell what had happened', Cog. 38.2 . fer innisti scel, CF 388 . sgéala 'ga thechtoibh ón troid, L. Cl. A. B. 77.21 . With follg. gen. of the subject of the news: ara ḟoillsi...ro indis scéla Crist, Trip.² 13 . bá bés disi dono sgel feinnid do chuingidh to ask for news of Fenian warriors, RC vi 174.21 . sgéla deiridh aimsire, Irish Texts iv 76.22 . Note also: sgéala na bhfear bhfáisdine the prognostications of the prophets, TD 4.36 . fear an sgeoil `the bearer of the story', TFrag. 28.10 .

(d) information, account, statement (sg. and pl.): nicon chloor act for caíns. `may I hear nothing but good of you', Wb. 23b41 . for cáinscéil si (a s.), 23d2 . mani cloimmis for ndrogscéla, 26b23 . imcomaircith scela di asks her to give an account of herself, IT i 120.15 . confóchta Ailill scéla di Meidb...cia lasmad laind...in slúagad asked M. to tell him, TBC-LL¹ 412 . ben canus scel ngua ac derb-forgell makes a false statement, Laws v 176.12 Comm . conad ní...da scelaib...conuigi sin some account of them, TTebe 4922 . do f[h]iarfaigh C. scēla an inaid a roibe E. dā eōlchaib asked where E. was, ML² 316 . sgéla an leinimh what the child said, L. Cl. A. B. 62.84 . sgeóil ar a bhfuil fíadhnughadh `a statement that can be vouched for', Studies 1920, 98 § 8 . ro diult iat uli fo scelaibh refused to give them any information, Stair Erc. 520 .

(e) in phrases: fiss s.¤ news, tidings, information : fis s.¤ ó bás `tidings from death' (i.e. of Christ), Wb. 14b26 . ar lainni fesso s.¤ on techtairiu, 14d30 . hóre nad fitemmar fius s.¤ úaibsi, 16a29 . cen fius s.¤ uáibsi, 25a5 . co ndísed ar muinter ó (leg. co?) fius s.¤ uáibsi, 25a6 , cf. 16b1 (MS. correct according to Kavanagh, Celtica xii 13 ). co fesid fiss scéel uánni `so that ye may know tidings of us', 27c33 , cf. 34 . táncamár dot ḟis s.¤ to inquire after thee, LU 2334 . tíagair chuccu do fhis s.¤ dús cid ro chaínset to find out, TBFr. 261 . ro festar fis s.¤ úadib, MU² 951 . conniastar al Bodb ┐ ethar dal mbliadan friumb co feissiur fis s.¤ , RC iii 345.13 . dochuaid B. do fhiss scel a máthar, Lat. Lives 69.13 , v.l. (torruma = ut visitaret, text). dá fhear sgéal an reachta ríogh `the two Apostles of the royal law', PBocht 26.26 . s.¤ sceoil a story at second hand, hearsay : [nocha] sgéal sgeoil ag gach dhuine, Aithd. D. 97.36 . do mheabhair nocha sgéal sgeoil, PBocht 27.20 . Cf. s.¤ Sceóil, LU 10146 cited infra. roptar scéla innisen damsa scéla Ulad cosindiu till today I knew of the Ulstermen only by hearsay, MU² 1009 . s.¤ brégi do dheilb to invent a false story, PH 7610 . teachta sgeóil ḟíre truth-bearing messengers, IGT Decl. ex. 2066 . a sgeoil ghnáith o common tale (?), Dán Dé xxvi 39 . an sgéal nar sgéal rúin, DDána 17.14 . gach sgéal saortha dá ndeach dhíom if every excuse (?) fail me, Dán Dé ix 10 . for, ar óenscéol in agreement together : ní bar óenscéol atát na drúid se immaig, MU² 452 . forba na slat mbreacht for aensceol annso all together (?) (at end of an account of varieties of the metre slat brecht), IT iii 92.25 . dochum a mbeith ar aon s.¤ fris fein `to join him', ALC ii 442.21 . no bittis d'aen scel fri aroile ag tarrachtain aindlesa De dogres they were in accord with each other, BNnÉ 321 § 26 . mé as cionntach ar cionn an sgeoil after all, in the last resort, Aithd. D. 78.39 . do-gní s.¤ for: ní ferr-de lé Find fein scel do denam fair to tell on him, Acall. 5359 . ni feirde an tosd do ni an bél | sgél do ní an rosg ar an rún the eye betrays the secret, Rel. Celt. ii 290.31 = Dánta Gr. 38.12 . Eoghan .i. intí d'fhoillsigh orra sgél Bhoili Ath Cliath dar ghabhadh T[ighearna] Inis Ceillionn, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 22.11 .

(f) in chevilles: amru sceóil `wonder of a story', Hy. v 18 ( Thes. ii 331 ). s.¤ cen scís, Thes. ii 293.18 . s.¤ ṅdermar, Fél. Mar. 27 . co sceol gle, SR 2555 . s.¤ cen chess, 3509 . dimbúaid sceóil, LU 8941 ( FB 71 ).

II

(a) reproach, accusation : ní sgéal orum a éagcaoine, Aithd. D. 6.8 . mairg do-ní uabhar thar m'éis | cidh sgéal orm a fhaisnéis though in saying so I am accusing myself, 33.1 (= IGT Verbs ex. 803 ). nach [biadh] sgéal 'mun fháinne air that he might not suffer reproach in the matter of the ring, DDána 102.27 . sgéal ag M. ar a muinntir M. had reason to blame her people, 104.15 . tre adhnaire in sceoil do cuiredh uirthi `charge', Stair Erc. 883 . da raibh sgeul phecaidh mharbhtha ag ar ccoinsias orainn if our conscience have a mortal sin to reproach us with, Luc. Fid. 116.15 .

(b) argument, pleading, defence, excuse (cf. dathagud s.¤ (one of the signs of good pleading), RC xlv 37.5 ): sgéal 'n-a aghaidh ag cloinn Cholla argument, Aithd. D. 28.9 . agrais E.... a chunnradh ar C. gC. | fan dá éan...| gan sgéal 'n-a haighidh umpa, DDána 82.24 . gan fhior sgeóil éigin as m'ucht without some one to speak for me, Dán Dé i 2 . dá n-agra budh olc mo sgéal shouldst Thou plead wretched will be my case, ix 13 . Hence in idiom atá x ar s.¤ y x pleads for y: gan bheith teann i dtigh nimhe...| ní bhiú dá mbeis-se ar mo sgéal, Dán Dé xiv 20 . dá mbeid ar mo sgéal, PBocht 9.44 . go mbé an bhanaltra ar mo sgéal (of Mary), A. Ó Dálaigh viii 2 . bíodh an béal bíodh an croidhe | ar sgéal an Ríogh le roile let them plead for the Lord to each other (i.e. one should acknowledge the Lord in thought and word), Dán Dé vii 8 .

III

(a) happening, event, circumstance, state of affairs : ropad bladach a digail | for scéol M. mórgnimaig vengeance for what happened to M., TFerbe 662 . bliadain resin scel sa tanad bó C., tanic B....a year before these events..., TBC-LL¹ 6132 . ni s.¤ fácbala hi lusc it is not a matter of (?), LU 3819 ( SCC 37 ). isi comairle doronsat a mna-somh frisin sceol sin in that matter, BB 417a42 . is aire...do-rala in s.¤-sa, PH 3129 . dā roib fatha báis N. tre s.¤ ar talmain is trīt sin bias if anything can bring about N.'s death, that will, ZCP xiii 204.3 . ni roibi d'A. don sceol sin adconnairc acht taibsi ina menmain of what he had seen, Aen. 1453 . sceil aile eiseic `this is another case', Laws iii 50.1 Comm . ní hiad do sgéala `that can not be said of Thee', Aithd. D. 84.34 . meisde a sgéala so much the worse for him, DDána 74.26 . sgéal bhus cúis iomráith orra `a matter', TD 15.26 . is doiligh an dá scéal tarla dó-san, mar atá a athair do mharbhadh...┐ a mháthair d'fhagháil bháis, Keat. ii 4241 . Of a person: go raibh amuigh sgéal ba mhó 'ná é féin `someone greater than himself', ITS i 150.3 .

(b) used in pl. like dála, imthechta, etc., as for, as regards : scela imorro na himaigine, PH 52 . sgela macc n-U., do gluaisedar, IT ii2130.210 . sgēla Fir thái...┐ Fir lí..., ro thinóiletar a slūag, Fianaig. 76.28 . sgéala Bon Róó: do bhī san champa cúig sechtmhuinidh, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 31.21 .

(c) bad news, calamity, misfortune : mór an sgéal sin do rinneadh ann sin, B. do mharbhadh, Ériu i 89 § 36 . do fhiss in sceoil-se ro-s-toitt fors-in eclais to find out about this calamity, PH 581 . is bec in scel mo bas `a small matter', ZCP vi 58.27 . sgéal mór fuair C. `a dreadful fate' (death of a warrior), Atlantis iv 180.24 . fa mór an sgél eter Gaoidhealuibh...iad sin .i. bás Semuis óig ┐ bás mic Leóid, Rel. Celt. ii 216.21 . Hence of persons one whose death is calamitous, causes great grief: nocha ttorchair do Ghaoidhealaibh...sgel budh mó inas, AFM iii 586.3 . C....mortuus est...sgel uirrigh is mó tainíg i n-deredh na haimsiri, AU ii 528.z . conid é M....s.¤ as mó ro fácbad...ann the loss of M. was the most grievous, ALC ii 318.23 . do budh do sgélaibh móra Connacht an mac sin...a lleith uaisle, ALC ii 366.19 . is mó do sgéal Fionn ná sinn `a greater loss is F. than we', Oss. iv 10.9 .

As n.pr.: Scél...dorsid Emnae Mache is de atá s.¤ Sceóil ar bá brasscelach side, LU 10146 . Cf. phr. s.¤ sceoil supra.

Compds. ¤baile: ed na haidche dóib...| ar scís oca s. `at their parleying', Metr. Dinds. iv 26.24 . ¤búaidertha: na sluaigh scíthanbfanna scélbuaidirtha despondent, Comp. CC 93.x . ¤mór: techta scēlmāra (: dērmāra), TBC-I¹ 2075 . lebrānu | cacha screptra scēlmōire storied, BColm. 12.29 .