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Forms: cía, ci, cá, gá, cá, gá, cár, cá, cía, citné, cia, ciodh, cisne, cipé, cipé

interr. and indef. pron. Given in list of interrogatives, Laws v 6.1 ff. Comm. ; for forms permitted and prohibited in classical verse see IGT Introd. § 16 . See GOI §§ 456 - 460 , Strachan, Ériu i 6 ff. , Bergin, Ériu xii 205 ff.

A As interrogative.

I General form cía (ce, ci) (`unstressed or weakly stressed,' GOI § 456 ) without indication of gender. In later lang. freq. cá, gá (cf. gia, TBC-LL¹ 56 , giá, 730 etc.). who? what ? (in direct and indirect interrogation).

(a) With dependent verb (as conj. part. or in accordance with Bergin's Law). As subject of vb.: cia beir búar o thig Temrach who takes? LL 1566 . cía rét Brega?, LU 9306 . ? cia saig do rús Herind. . .?, LL 1787 . cía taisiu?, LU 6307 . cia bátar do bésa?, Tec. Corm. 7 . ní fitir R. cía-rraba / crích `whose was', Metr. Dinds. iv 4.45 . immoscoemorcuir ceptar hé, Corm. Bodl. 34.21 . As object: ce róich `how far . . . extends', Sg. 26a11 . cia roich eneclann?, Laws iii 536.1 . cia-roig dire? Ir. Recht 13 § 14 . cia fairneac?, Ériu xi 44.3 . cia acca whom didst thou see? LU 7135 . bec a ḟis duid cia do ordo, Anecd. i 7.5 ( do(o)rdo, SCano 198 `what I croon', Gloss.). So also in cíar(r)icc (separate article). Rarely cid in this use. Nom. cid dernad?, LL 251a18 . Accus. cid dernais?, LL 251a39 .

With inf. pron. usually cich-: cichib foruireth? . . . fon-roireth imned what has been caused to you? TBFr. 399 = ZCP iv 45.28 . cichib-roerad? what has been prepared for you (i.e. how have you fared?), IT iii 237.62 = cichib roér ol Bodb. Nin foruireth nammaith olse, LL 246b24 . mnā brataiter . . . cichi brata? cichi aig? cichi goin? who abducts them? TBC-I¹ 1081 (cicen, cíche, ciche, LU). ? ciche bárogell a regg / sonend ┐ dubdonend, LL 376a4 . Exceptionally: ar feisidh ciab dergeine `who has made you', Blathm. 91 § 6 . fir gontair, mnā brattar, bai agthar . . . cistabrata, cisdagata, cisdabeir? TBC-I¹ 2989 . See ZCP xxii 29 .

With copula: innaní asbertis cipad a déne ind hesséirgi `that used to say what would be the swiftness of the resurrection', Wb. 25b27 . conid fessed cia bed flaith inna diad, Ml. 89b7 . For cía ba chan see can.

Hence in various adverbial meanings. (b) how ? cia Ulto ána acca?, LL 13439 . cumma cīa-thōetsat imbi, Sc.M² 3 (`how', Gloss.). cía festa `how should ye know?' Metr. Dinds. iii 48.12 . cia ḟacci ar sluág?, TBC-LL¹ 223 . is cuma dó c.¤ eipli, Liad. and Cuir. 20.17 `how he dies', Contribb. 363 . With deut. form: cía dorochair Cróeb Dathi?, Metr. Dinds. iii 148.1 . Note also: cīa tairicc? Tairic hi cind teora mblīadna when? ZCP viii 312.29 .

(c) where ? In later lang. cá, gá (nasalizing), with narrative tense cár. cá `lochdach', IGT Introd. § 16 . Orig. with téit: ni fetatar cia deochaid where he went, LU 3329 ( SCC 12 ). nocon ḟess cia deochatar, LL 290a27 . With deut. form of vb. cia dochuatar ass? where did they go? TFerbe 565 . In later lang.: cá ngabhaid?, Oss. iii 232.5 . Keat. Poems 1545 . cá bhfaighion tú an raidhirc so?, ZCP v 215.419 . cā ndearnais do c[h]ēadc[h]reach?, Feis Tighe Chonáin 145 . cár ghabh, 490 . cá ar fríth é?, ZCP v 215.418 . carbh ail les dul, Stair Erc. 981 . With attá: ga ffuil maithe na Féine?, Duan. F. ii 322 § 15 (see iii 151). ga bhfuil suim . . . na naitheantadh `what is the abridgment?' Donlevy 52.22 . ro fhiarfaigh I. ca rabe A., Stair Erc. 25 . do f[h]iafraigdur dī cā raibhe sí whence she was, Feis Tighe Chonáin 1666 . Note also cia racha, ITS xvii 188.1526 etc.

(d) With fíu glossing Lat. quam, how (great, etc.): cia fíu .i. mór ní gl. quam admirabile, Ml. 17b12 - 13 . gl. quam (sollicite), 23a10 . ce fiu gl. quam maxime, Sg. 114a3 . See Dict. Fasc. fíu and compare cia fiú me bheith beó etc. how can I remain alive? ITS xvii 159.963 .

(e) With follg. noun (often as antecedent of rel. clause). With masc.: ciachruth gl. quomodo, Sg. 212a1 (see 1 cruth). cia dune ind inni-sseo gl. qualem . . . hominem, Ml. 35c33 . cia mod .i. imba do gres . . . `what measure', Ml. 100d4 . Perh. also in the follg.: dús cia port indib maith óigedacht `in what place', Wb. 26b24 . cia salmscribdid conicfed són `what psalmist?', Ml. 14a6 . amal nad finnatar sidi cia loc sainriud dia regtais, 99b10 . cia randdatu bis indi, Sg. 27a12 . cía cethrar? Rí ┐ brithem etc., Críth G. 536 . cia file ar secht ccumhaluibh dlighidh what poet . . .? Ériu xiii 18.4 . cia fot atúsa isin chotlud sa how long? LU 6359 . gá fad?, TSh. 1618 . ca sén dob ferr?, Ériu iv 224.13 . ca ræt in muirn . . . ar-at-cluineam?, TTebe 1901 (see crét). ca hinad?, LB 137b51 . gá cara don uile as fhearr?, A. Ó Dálaigh xv 5 . DDána 50.12 . gá fhios nach . . . (ḟ = bf?), O'Gr. Cat. 456.10 . gá chúis fá . . ., 12 . cár bh'iongnadh?, Hard. i 204 .

(f) With fem.: cia airm `what place', Wb. 12d18 (see cairm, cáit). ceseirc gl. quam caritatem habeam, 14d15 (differently GOI 289 ). ce meit gl. quanto, 33a1 . ce mét aimmser bes indi `what times may be in it', Sg. 25b16 . ce méit a[s] sinu aís quam A. `how much older', Wb. 34a5 . See méit. cia dú gl. quo, Ml. 40c7 . cia inni soas `how He turns', 123d8 (see note). cá huair díscáeilter in doman nó cá tráth thiucfus Dia?, RC xxiv 382.32 . ca delb rogabais? Ériu iv 104.15 . cia ben is mesa do mnáib?, ZCP viii 113.11 . cá slat is slimghile bas?, O'Gr. Cat. 332.27 . ga hobar dhíbh nach doiligh?, Studies 1921, 588 § 1 . gá breath rug féin ar an bhfear? Dán Dé xxv 16 .

(g) With neut.: cia eret mbete oc m'ingraimmim-se `how long?' Ml. 33a9 . cia airet bis micomus etc., Laws ii 186.6 . cia hairet, PH 1501 . See airet, cairet. anfis ca cinel aire nos beir etc., Laws i 188.6 Comm. cia forcenn doberthar foraib, Ml. 33a9 . na fetar . . . ca galar . . ro-t-básaig, CRR 3 . cia indas conaittechtatar a n-íc, Ml. 90b16 . décaid . . . a arm cia indas rundgabsat, 55c1 (see indas, cindas). cia leath reghma?, Anecd. i 2.9 ( SCano 25 ). cia tír, ZCP viii 318.33 .

(h) cía with follg. prep. and noun or pron. rendering oblique cases of Lat. pronn. (see GOI 228 - 229 ): cia ar neoch gl. ad quid, Sg. 217a5 . Cf. cia erneo gl. quam ob rem, Ml. 101a4 . ci erniu gl. quamobrem, 47b1 . cairhe biit, Sg. 242b1 leg. ciairneo = quamobrem, n . ciarrét gl. quamobrem, Ml. 48c2 . cide gl. de quo (cia de? cid de?), Sg. 3a9 . cia du neuch gl. ad quem . . .? Ml. 16a9 . cia dunaib hi do foirmsed gl. de quibus adderet? 35a17 . cia du forcunn gl. quem ad finem, 33a9 . cia du rét gl. cui rei? 121d1 . cia isnaib hí gl. in quibus, 49c13 . cia in n-erbirt ṁbiuth gl. in quem ussum, 46b28 . cia i n-olcaib gl. in quibus malis, 23b2 . ci onaibhi, gl. quibus, 47a10 . cio ainmnid dixnigidir gl. ex quo sit nominatiuo? Sg. 207b3 . ciofut gl. usque quo, Ml. 20a17 . 93a15 . ci ho fothaib són gl. quibus (dementiae facibus accensi sunt), 16b19 . ci o retaib gl. quibus rebus, 35c35 . gl. ex quibus rebus, 44d24 . cio thomus gl. qua libra etc., 55d16 . So also probably in later lang.: cia chuige a ndírighmid ar nurnuigh, Donlevy 364.16 . ca as a tangadar, Stair Erc. 1412 . casa ticit siat, Ir. Astr. Tr. 146.1 . Hence perh. in later phr. gá d'ulc what is the harm of? (see olc, Bard. Synt. Tr. 45.z ). gá d'ulc bogur an bhása?, IGT Decl. ex. 758 . gá d'ulc mé gan mothugadh?, ex. 224 . gá d'ulc óigrí eslobar?, O'Gr. Cat. 470.9 . Cf. 2 cair. See Éigse xii 136 .

(i) In phrase cíadono why (then)? (see GOI 289 See further Éigse xii 136 .): ar cia dono gl. ut quid autem, Wb. 2d10 . hóre ro-n-ortigestar dia cedono tuidecht friss `why then?' 6a4 . ce dono rigne occo `what, then, is the good of prolixity in it?' 8d15 . cepu dono adrad dǽ do thabirt do Pool?, 7d16 . ciapu dono dún indarpe geinte `why should we then expel the Gentiles?' 19a14 . ? ēludh ann for romhuir / nícon fess cia dona, ZCP x 344.13 .

(j) In various constructions with adjj. In early legal texts with superl.: cia measom do cain ts.? `what is the worst of . . . ?' Laws ii 194.1 . cia dilsiumh d'ḟiledhoibh, Ériu xiii 31.2 . cía háithemh eó? acais dlighidh, etc., 25.6 . Prob. also: cia so do rinnibh etc. 20.30 = ciaso do ninnaib, O'Dav. 1289 . In later lang. in phrase gá beag is it not enough? ga beag mur ḟáth duilghis, IGT Decl. ex. 1057 . cá beag d'fhiadhnaise? Studies 1920, 97 § 2 . gárbh fhearr céim, 98 § 6 . gá bheag dhúinn dá dhearbhadh ort is it not proof enough for you? Content. vi 25 . Freq. with compar. in rhetorical questions. Cf. ga meisde ┐ ga c[h]an ┐ ca d'ulc, Bard. Synt. Tr. 45.z . gá cruaidhe ceisd what more difficult question (is there)? DDána 12.1 . ga deacra ní do neithibh?, IGT Decl. ex. 938 . car doilge [le] inghin Taidg / éc Aodha aird . . . / inā d'Echtaigh a bás bróin / Corbmaic hūi Cuinn . . . , ZCP vi 269 § 4 . ca ferr duind ar mbeandacht do chur . . . go fer in liubair sea na a fágbail aigi?, LU 2769 (colophon). gá fearr m'áis-se ná m'aindeoin how is it better to get my consent than to constrain me? Dán Dé i 5 . ga feirdi me do m[healladh]?, Bard. Synt. Tr. 45.2 . cá bud fherrde, PH 7582 . gá misde don cholainn chriadh / an t-anam d'faghbháil ilphian what harm? Dán Dé xxv 41 . m'uabar gá mó mínáire?, O'Gr. Cat. 346.33 . do Mhuire gár mhó guasocht?, Dán Dé xx 47 . Note also: cá minic do chionntaidh sé `how often', Donlevy 320.28 . an lícc dimor uccat fil forsan tulaigh, cía mó atá i ttalamh dhi na uása how much more of it is in the earth than above it? BNnÉ 8.16 .

II Inflected (`more fully stressed', GOI § 456 ) cía, cisí cid, citné etc. In classical verse the forms cia and ciodh are stressed, see DDána 12.1 , 58.35 . `cía, can, cúich . . . were in direct interrogation used with the copula *esti (cf. mod. Ir. cé h-é) . . . ', O'Brien, Féil. Mhic Néill 88 .

With indep. form of verb (a) cía m.: cia beraid doib a remeperthe `who will refer to them the aforesaid?' Ml. 37a9 (perh. transition from I(a) above). Usually with rel. clause: cía rédes ruind?, BDD² 294 etc. cia dib gebus t'forba?, RC xxiv 194.1 . cía de as sru[i]thiu?, Críth G. 492 . cīa nād cūala?, ZCP xi 109 § 7 . Prob. also in follg., where there is no mark of rel.: cia con-icc ní dúun?, Wb. 4b11 . cia folínfea? 12d14 . cia dobera íc do Sión?, Ml. 34d5 . dús cia atrebea isin chathraig `to learn who will dwell in the city', 35b24 . cia de dogega `which of them I shall choose', Wb. 23b33 . dús cīa díb do-ngegad, Sc.M² 19 . caidi bad ferr la hUltu, a mmarb nō a mbeo . . . ?, TBC-I¹ 681 (cia dé, LU). do fiarfaidh A. de cia dá cloind do beith etc., ZCP xi 128.34 . quis est horum qui vicit . . . .i. cia ro blaiss bethaid?, LL 281a32 . cia aca is rogha leat?, Hard. i 274.y .

(b) cid n. (rel. frequently marked): cid aem no-dom-bera-sa cucuibsi, Wb. 1a8 . cid atobaich cen dílgud cech ancridi `what impels you . . . ?', 9c20 . nícon fitir cid asbeir, 12c22 . ro fitid cid aridfuirig a foilsigud, 26a11 . dús cid forchomnacuir indi `to learn what hath happened therein', Ml. 16c5 . cid du-gén-sa osme `what shall I do, even I?', 30b9 . ní fintar cid attrebthar and `what is possessed there', Sg. 200b13 . niconfetadar cid fodruair `they . . . knew not what had caused it', Mon. Tall. 147.13 . asbert nicon feddur cid fil do sirgabail na biaide I do not understand your continual singing of the Beati, 127.2 . cid dogén?, ZCP viii 113.9 . cid tuccais ō Guaire what hast Thou got from G.? ACL iii 2.10 . With subst. vb. in nasalising rel. clause what ails, what is the matter with? see attá. With copula: nad fes cid as maith no as olc [do] denum, Ml. 51b7 . dober Dia aithesc cid as denti no cid as imgabthi, 51b8 . cid as dech do mnáib? what is the best type of wife? ZCP viii 113.5 . Note the variation in: na cóig guthaidhe, cía dhíobh as glan no as neamhghlan, no ciodh as cáol no as leathan da bfeadhuibh oireaghdha, ┐ créd atá na ndefhoghrachuibh etc., IGT Introd. 1.10 .

With nouns in sense who is? what is?

(c) m. cía (also occasionally with other genders, and regularly with ainm, see Ériu i 9 ): cia haes esca?, SR 7964 . cía méit in gill?, Críth G. 282 . cía [a] míad sidi?, 586 . cia th'ainmsiu?, LU 10774 . cía hainm? what's your name? BDD² 264 . cía hainm dá mnaí?, 365 . cia n-anmand what are their names? TFerbe 357 . cīa cétliaigh robūi ind-Ēirinn?, ZCP viii 105.12 . cía bar lín-se is[in] indsi-se?, Ériu iv. 142.21 . nī hētur cia hainm in maic aile, ZCP viii 293.24 . cia don teora crannsa an chroch, Dán Dé iii 27 . cia an monghar mór-sa?, DDána 85.6 . cia an duine bhias beó = quis est homo? TSh. 3125 .

Forms in -so, -su etc. (cf. indic. pres. 3 s. of 2 cía. See Celtica vii 38-42 ): ciaso baili ata in crann?, SR 7931 . ciaso buaid duinne?, Bodl. Dinds. 27 . cia so gním what deed? TBC-LL¹ 958 . cíasu anmann bai for suidiu?, IT ii2 195.153 . nī fetar-sa ciasu adba etc., Fing. R. 969 . ciasa bas . . . do bean . . . in bas-crann?, Ériu iv 116 § 26 (`whose hand?'). ciasa fogealtad son? .i. miach cacha mis, Laws iv 106. 15 Comm. ím comirc doib ciasa hairm ín ro scuirsid, 106.22 Comm. ciasa run, Auraic. 5210 (císi, v.l.). ciarsat comainm celisiu what's your master's name? LL 9041 (TBC). carsat comainm?, Acall. 390 . ciarso choma no bértha dó?, LL 8937 (TBC). garsa gním sain?, 9990 (TBC).

(d) cía with pron. who is? cia tussu díxnigedar who art thou? Wb. 4c24 . cia hé nu-n-dixnaigther-siu gl. qui sis, Ml. 75c9 . ciahé gl. qui (sit), 14d14 . cia hé `who is it?' 46c17 . ce hé roscríb `who it is that has written', Sg. 197a19 . cinní sin frisnaiccai siu `whom dost thou expect?', Thes. ii 227.30 (from intí-sin, GOI § 460 ). cia so who is this? Anecd. i 8. 23 ( SCano 257 ). cía so?, Sc.M² R 10 . cīa and-so?, 11 (for inso?). cia tusu?, RC xxiv 200.9 . fochtuis Feilis scela de, ce he budein, ZCP vi 25. 18 . cīa pad cīa . . . acht . . . Condere . . . who should it be but C.? Ériu i 114 § 3 . beag a fhios agad . . . / cia misi d'fhearaibh Eireann, Studies 1924, 243 § 17 . With -so, -su: cía so thú?, LU 10768 = ciasu tu, Ériu xii 170.3 . cársa cúich thú?, Mer. Uil.² 90 . cársa cía[s]ib-si etir?, 250 .

(e) cía with follg. prep. as antecedent of rel. clause (cf. I (h) above): cia dia fiachaigedar gl. ad quem debeat, Ml. 44b3 . cia forsa tiagat? `on whom do they fall? Laws ii 178.3 . nicon-fes cīa ō-tucad, Sc.M² 3 . cia ar nach tug a thrócuire? Dán Dé xxv 46 . cor dib Painiel dian / Gabriel cia ar nach cor?, KMMisc. 254.14 . d'iomad rogha ag Día dá dhiomda / fola cía dá ttiobhra ar tós, IGT Decl. ex. 109 .

(f) cisí, ces(s)í with f. noun: cisí chomairle ǽm `what indeed is the counsel?' Ml. 34c18 . cissi slabrai in díscer sa? LU 5162 (TBC). cissi gáir seo?, 4475 . císí (sic) suillse mór sucut?, BDD² 591 . áil dūn a ḟis . . . cisī rāth so, Ériu viii 157.6 . Freq. with follg. rel. clause: cessi aimser hi rogbath `at what time it was sung', Ml. 24d10 . cisi aimsir hi for-comnactar in gnimai, 97a5 . cisí digal didenach dumberaesiu a Dǽ, 100d5 . co n-eperthae cia aiccent ┐ cisi aimser derb thechtas, Sg. 26a6 . cisi rann dogéntar di, 27a13 . cesí aram gl. ad quod genus uel numerum refertur, 197b3 . cisi chiall bís indib `what is the meaning that is in them', 217a2 . cisi muime bat tualoing what fostermother could have? Blathm. 100 § 32 . cisi mathair con bert / an geinsi? ib. (MS. cisi in, text). cisi gnuis . . . forta napsalmo?, Hib. Min. 3.76 . cise noail noclanna `by what oath shall it be settled?' Laws iv 142.3 . cisi airm hi tá L.? LU 3620 (SC. 31). rāidh frim cisé (ciséd, v.l.) dāil di ṡund dogénum, ACL iii 294 § 13 . cisi breth rucais?, Rawl. 113a2 . cissí dichuimni rod dall?, LL 21767 . fég darisse . . . cisi chonar dotháet `look again, what road is he coming', RC iii 183.33 . inderb . . . cisi uair no cisi aimsir regthair, Ériu v 120.3 . cisí hairle do beradh, Hugh Roe² 292.14 . With ellipse of rel. clause: tair limsa . . . co ndérais. Cisí dígal?, MU² 1034 . Also somet. with other genders: ciasi animnairme (ainm n-áirme) fil . . ., Hib. Min. 2.41 . ciasi ord fil forna psalmu, 6.196 . ra iarfaig . . . cissi log conattaig, LL 30975 ( TTr. 156 ). occa scrúdadh . . . cisi cruth no aithfedh, Hugh Roe² 96.15 . Note also: atbertsat cipsi magen i ferfaithe in cath, Dinds. 188 ( RC xvi 274 ).

(g) cid with n. noun. In sense what is? cid aes ṅ-esci? BCr. 32a9 . cidh dire Mac-ḟuirmidh?, Ériu xiii 25.27 . cid an ní seo?, BDD² 242 . cid damhna bar ndocesaid?, ACL iii 310 viii 3 . ciodh achd ar ghrádh no ar ghrádsa / clár págsa d'fhior ón Aodhsa?, IGT Decl. ex. 137 .

With follg. rel. clause: imrádat imráti cid maith as déntí `as to what good is to be done', Wb. 1d7 . cid ḟolad ṡluindes, Sg. 25b17 (see note). ce torad gl. quem . . . fructum habuistis? Wb. 3b29 . cid chenél gl. quod genus . . . refertar, Sg. 197b3 . Perh. also: cidechor (= cid dechor) gl. quae sit differentia, 23a2 . In difft. constr. (cf. II (c) above): ced torbe doib etarscarad . . . fria tola what does it profit them? Wb. 13c6 . ce torbe dúib-si . . . in fogur-sin, Ml. 12d5 . ced slīab inso thall?, TBC-I¹ 614 .

(h) cid with pronoun: ced ed tra `what is it then?' Wb. 3b28 . cid so?, Mon. Tall. 130.15 ; YBL 118a23 ; ZCP xiii 179.3 . cid sin?, BDD² 448 . cid ón `what is that?' RC iii 184.25 . ceadh sibh acht na seacht dtroighthe what do you amount to? DDána 53.21 .

(i) cid with DO. With follg. neg.: cid dait-siu . . . nád bod latt curadmir, etc. why shouldn't you have? LU 8139 ( FB 10 ). cid daib . . . nach mair[b]fed sib?, TTebe 1865 . cidh damhsa cen dul d'iarraidh a maithme why should I not go, etc.? RC xxvii 294 § 38 . Note also: cidh duibsi what think ye of it? (?), RC xxvi 366.13 . cidh dhúinn déanamh a bhfeasa `why need I tell of them?' Content. iv 27 .

(j) cid with DI: cid de ón what does that matter? LU 6361 . cid de-side why so? TBC-LL¹ 5580 .

(l) cid with prep. and rel. clause: cid asa fordailtea grád túa[i]the on what basis have the lay grades been laid down? Críth G. 6 . Sliab B. cid diata whence is it named? RC xv 301.5 . cídh día ndearnadh Adhamh, 23 E 26, 5.18 .

(m) In similar construction in meaning why? With AR: cid arind epur frit why do I say it to thee? Wb. 5a31 . cid ara ndluthid caratrad friu iterum?, 27a30 . cid ara todlaigther inso, Ml. 32a5 . cid ara fodaim int ais firian inna fochaidi? 55d11 . cid armad machdad etc.? Sg. 167a4 . cid arṅdid huathuislib ildaib disruthaigedar?, 198b3 . cid ar bad?, Thes. ii 227. 34 . cid ara n-eperr Críth Gablach?, Críth G. 1 . cidh ar a fhuil Cuncha ar in inadhso?, ZCP xi 40.35 . With DI: cid dia leícid cundubairt for drecht uáib?, Wb. 13b12 . cid dia n-éirena(i)tar?, Críth G. 121 . rofiarfaig . . . desim cid dia mboi fora iarrair, Grail 1522 . With IMM (later FÁ): finnaid . . . cid imma ndernad in t-id, LL 8053 (TBC). cidh ma tancais alé `why hast thou come . . . ?' Ériu iii 158 § 11 . cid 'ma n-iarthai?, TTebe 1700 . cid . . . 'mara loirgis, TFrag. 118.15 . ciodh far dhoilghe trí thairnge?, DDána 40.10 . innis dúinn ciodh fa ttánghuis, Duan. F. i 78.16 . ciodh fa ttiobhradh, IGT Decl. ex. 1311 .

(n) cid as adverb, why ? cid no mbetha . . . on what account shouldst thou be . . . ? Wb. 4c24 . cid na déccaid?, Fél. Prol. 201 . ced nach maith?, Trip.² 1968 . cid nabsin Fedelm-sa . . . cichsed, LU 8296 ( FB 22 ). Tond Chlidna cid aréracht?, Metr. Dinds. iii 214.54 . cid éige, a bean?, Celtica iv 16.154 . cidh tāi a[g] gul?, ZCP viii 559.5 . cid . . . na caithi do chuidich? Ériu v 36.19 . do chách ciodh nach aithréasda?, DDána 58.35 . cidh na ro chomaillis an gealladh doradais?, BNnÉ 295 § 22 . Cf. cid ane . . . meic na mbachlach . . . do chomram cucum what business have the sons of rustics to be contending with me? Sc.M² 12 .

(o) where ? whither ? With téit: co n-at[h]comaircter nde cid ted, RC xiii 222.5 . cid nothēigid ?, ZCP xiii 176.8 . co fesamar úait . . . cid thége whither thou goest, Ériu iv 140.5 . ní fedar festa cidh rachad, Anecd. i 77.9 . cid lotar ?, LL 12826 . cid ghébmoe ?, BDD² 245 . Exceptionally with attá: d'iar[r]aidh fhessa . . . cuith a roiphi in ingen where, TTebe 33 (leg. cáit ?).

(p) In phr. cid tra acht, see trá.

Plural forms.

(q) citné, citni (prob. from cia ata n-é ` who, what (is it) that they are?', Thurn., ZCP xx 372 , GOI § 456 ). assindet sunt tra citné cumacte diandid cóir infognam what are the powers, Wb. 6a9 . citne gl. (sí . . . quaeritur) quae (gentes), Ml. 16b13 . cit né briathra robatar `what were the words?', 61b7 . cit né robatar `what were they?', 8 . asindet ón ciné (leg. citné? edd.) fochainn . . ., 101a3 . citni rig reachta . . . / robatar 'sind amsir sin?, SR 2347 . citni trenfir dotiarmórsetsu?, LU 10261 . cit n-é uisce . . . do-ríadhad?, BDD² 456 . ni fetar citne briga / mo dul i teach cor-riga I do not know what good there is in my going into the house to kings, Ériu v 30.2 . citni cenela na fuillet, Rawl. 69a29 . indis . . . dam . . . / citne clerig notrefet, / citne oic notndeirget, Three Hom. 110.16 , 17 . citne tire in geinseadar?, Leb. Gab.(i) 234.20 = Keat. ii 741 . Without follg. noun: citné foruar what are they which He has prepared? Wb. 8b5 . citne and dī rott eblatar?, LU 10284 . citn-éisidi?, BDD² 555 . ? citne in ferand?, LL 15993 = Todd Nenn. 222.3 (ceisi urrand, v.l. 223 n.).

(r) cisne (described as an `iarmberla', Auraic. 1308 ): cis n-é amuis ata chórai?, Críth G. 578 . cisne lesa . . . tascnat . . . ?, Laws i 230.21 . cisne tri leaca robaid?, v 450.1 . cisne sgéith sguirde caithche?, Ériu xiii 17.15 . cisne trí gealla nád fuilled . . .?, 33.28 . cisne tri horba doranaiter la Féne? O'Curry 2167 ( Eg. 88, 5(6)a ). cisne a trí a nemtiger cléirech, O'D. 2209 (Nero A vii, 144b). cís ní doghair oes eiscí? IT iii 262.12 . cia on cotagair æsa escai?, 61.18 = cis non dogar eassa uiscci?, Leb. Gab.(i) 264.13 . Exceptionally with pl. ending: cisneíd side ? . . . baes ┐ aneolus ┐ eitges, ZCP xii 363.2 .

(s) cis (see ZCP xx 372 , Ériu xiv 140 ): cis tána? ZCP xx 372.19 . cis n-dithle `welches sind Entwendungen?', 17 . cis duirn díolmhuine dlighther?, Ériu xiii 23.5 = O'Dav. 584 . cis dúar dían drongaighther . . . ?, Ériu xiii 26.2 = cis [i] duar etc., O'Dav. 883 . cis daghmaine domain dingnaith? O'Curry 2460 ( Eg. 88, 37(38)c ). cis rechta na gaibter a fiadhnaisi? 2600 ( Eg. 88, 51 (52)b ).

(t) Phr. cis lir how many (are) ? See Bergin, Ériu xiv 140 ff. cislir .i. cia lear no lin na sochaidi, Laws v 4.x Comm. cis lir tairgsin cach fine `how many are the . . . ?', 463.13 . gabála báise cis lir `the ways of folly, what is their number?' Tec. Corm. 14 (24.2) (gabail, v.l.). With follg. noun and rel. clause: cis-lir fir for a nasgar how many men are there who are bound? Ériu xiii 31. 21 . cis lir lanamna docuisin la feine? Laws ii 344.1 . cislir fodhla fil forsan mbron?, Anecd. v 24.16 . With follg. rel. verb: cis lir ata chóra[i] do ríg do giull how many (things) are legal . . . ? Críth G. 505 . cis lir congellait? Laws i 230.3 . cair cis lir dos-liad . . . ?, Ériu xiii 30.33 . Rarely with pl. -t: cesc citlir topuir, O'Curry 505 ( H 3.18, 257 ). See 2 lir.

(u) c(i)ata: ciata glinni con-daigi?, MU² 65 . cata cuir con-daigi-siu?, 72 . ciata builg itir ón?, RC xiii 66 § 67 . ni fedadar ceta inada . . . no indsechtais, CCath. 776 . Note also: cialín nasluag . . . / . . . ceti arbair, SR 7907 .

B As indef. in a variety of phrases.

(a) cía with noun: cia port i mbai a mathair wherever her mother was, Vita Br. 4 . cía baili i ffod as iatt sin / oidheadha na n-ócc eistidh `whatever place they may sleep' (reading i ffaoíit with note), Leb. Gab.(i) 188.3 .

(b) cía with vb. (conj. and prot.): cia tīasam wherever we go, Thes. ii 299.30 (Hy. i). cia bronntar indi, Críth G. 234 . cia taccra(i) whoever may claim (them), 425 (see 398 n.). cía denar cia therar whatever I do, whatever I say, Ériu i 227.5 . nocha n-érlai asin chathraigh acht cía térnai do rind gai, TTr.² 158 . a n-athair rempu cia thé `where'er he went', Ériu iv 100.2 . In chev. with adverbial force: cia bé however it be, LL 382 , 15039 . cia bia, Rawl. 137a38 . cia de do teacomnacair whichever it happened to be, Blathm. 98 § 25 (see notes). Cf. ciade gl. uter, Sg. 242a1 . ? is derb ní báes cia 't bera, Metr. Dinds. i 36.95 .

(c) cía with indic. of attá: cia bai dia chalmacht . . . bái dia nertmaire however brave he was, TBC-LL¹ 773 . niconibdis bandai cormmai . . . cia bith ara tecmainged dóib `they used not to drink a drop of beer whomsoever they might happen to meet', Mon. Tall. 129.19 . ( Ériu xii 209 ). cipia frisa ferthar tnú whoever shall be an object of envy, Ériu v 211.69 ( Ériu xii 209 ). cía búi de `whatever came of it' (cheville), Metr. Dinds. iii 396.23 . cía baoi dhe .i. gibé dobhi dhe, O'Cl.

(d) cip, cib with noun: cib cenél tra diaro scribad ind epistil to whatever people, Wb. 3b20 . cip port i ndēntar, Cáin Ad. 36 . Usually with cruth however it be, at all events: cipcruth bíid páx libsi etc., Wb. 5d33 . cipcruth tra, 12d24 . ni confetor cib cruth ind aingel fa dia, Blathm. 100 § 31 . See cipindus.

(e) cecip with noun (see Contribb. s.v. cech ): cecip maighean i raegbadh wherever, AFM i 30.3 . cecib tan tiostaois, v 1552.4 . tre bithin gona, no fiabhrasa cecib diobh whichever it was, vi 2024.5 . cecib nech tairisnighes iniort an coimdheadh, 2126.1 . cecip cruth foghabhtais, Hugh Roe² 86.2 . In follg. the use is strictly speaking interrogative: ní feas cecip tucht i tudchaidh, AFM iii 286.3 .

(f) cipsi with noun: cipsi aitt i loich dosfail, Rawl. 127a44 . cepsi cruth, BB 22b13 ( for cip c.¤ , Ériu xii 208 n. ). cipsi cruth `no matter how', Hugh Roe² 290.22 . cipsi mbith dáil for congra, Hard. ii 292.y . airlim n-eicne cipsí whatever it may be, Laws iv 92.z .

(g) cissí: ro geall Sir Persaual di sin cidhsi cor ara fetfad, Grail 1979 . case chruth i mbet, TBC-LL² 348 .

(h) cía bé, cipé, cid bé etc. with noun ( Ériu xii 208 ): cia bé a mmet `however great it may be', Ml. 61b28 . cipé leth tiasam, Thes. ii 299.42 . gidhbe an smólach ní chodhlann `even the thrush does not sleep', Duan. F. i 84.30 . cipe cruth, LU 3870 ( SCC 38 ). cipé rí bes hi Caisiul, ZCP viii 315.27 . ce-b e nech and do-neth . . . , PH 478 . cipé tan bud ríg tusa for Érinn 'whenever', FDG² 11.327​ . cipé a léire baistither in duine however devoutly, Ériu i 218 § 3 . gidh bé neimhdhéine do neinn, Dán Dé xiii 8 . cidh bé dhíobh staid, TSh. 3986 .

(i) cía bé, cipé etc. with verb: ciphéade (sic leg.) asberam `whichever', Ml. 25d11 ( Ériu xii 209 ). cipé da mbad áil etc., MU² 560 . céb é uabsi comallas frimsa hé, LU 9013 ( FB 76 ). atú ar bhaois gidh bé nach fuil, Dán Dé ix 8 . gidh bé ara geall, 16 . cibé labhras, TSh. 1781 . acht gidh bé éistios riomsa, Proverbs i 33 . gidh be ar bith bheanas ría `whosoever', vi 29 . Note also: mairbt[h]eim coich bē a dīe, Corm. Y 419 .

(j) cipé as adv. at all events , etc.: cipé gl. ubilibet, BCr. 31c2 . do gessaib ríg T. . . . / . . . cocad ruind co bráth ce bé `howsoever it be', CRR 54 . fiū cōicait cumal cipē, Fianaig. 50 § 27 . is maith liom a theacht gidhbé, Oss. vi 166.12 . ciphe de, BB 398b6 .

(k) cíabed, bad, beith etc.: ciabed ammet inna fochaide however great, Ml. 39a13 . cia beith a lin na noged however numerous the guests, Vita Br. 7 . ce bad hé frisa ndénte to whomsoever ye should do it (so Ériu xii 210 ), Wb. 9c24 . ciabadh hé richt a mbeith `in whatever shape she might be', Ériu xii 154 § 18 (TE). cebedh si maigen . . . a mbeith `in whatsoever part of Ireland she might be', ibid. cé beth da lánáille, ZCP viii 208.29 (but see Ériu xii 206 ). ge do beith do méit a tindenuis, Mer. Uil.² 146 . ciabadh e, Blathm. 96 § 20 , restored as ciabad de `whichever it be'. cia beith no co bia-so fó mebail whatever happens, LMU 10 .

(l) ciped (see Ériu xii 208 ): ciped techtas nech `whatever it is that anyone has', Wb. 12d41 ( Ériu xii 210 ). gip ed no raditís, TBC-LL¹ 152 . cipead dommaire `whate'er befall me', Ériu ii 90 § 16 . gibedh o ttíosadh whencesoever they shall come, TFrag. 190.16 . ciped mac díb no gabad gasced, TBC-LL¹ 1089 . giped chuin at some time or other, 3338 . ciped laa . . . forsa m-be notlaic mór (cidped, cipe, gebe, cip, MSS.), Ériu ii 208 § 28 . cip ed de at all events, CRR 4 .

(m) cid: cidh urrunnus nodleisead in t-athair `whatever proportion . . . the father is entitled to', Laws iv 60.24 Comm. cidh dergoine daon, O'Dav. 585 = cib dergona daon, O'D. 2199 ( Ériu xii 206 ). cid dusgní whatever he do, BColm. 100.9 . Cf. cidh ead dogneth hEchtair do calma imon Troi whatever brave action . . . , BB 433b24 .

(n) cid cía: cid cía bes inti whoever be in it, BColm. 52.21 . seanfhocal súd solus a chiall / ciodh cia do chum, Ériu xvi 132 § 2 . cidh cia ro chodail and 'san aidhchi sin nochur' chodail Didho, Aen. 873 . cidh cía donī, ZCP x 51.7 . na cionnta gidh cia 'gá mbeid whosoever shall have (i.e. commit) sins, Dán Dé v 13 . ? gidh cia frí senadh atúaidh, Duan. F. ii 166 § 44 . Note further: cia bad cia dia theilcfead (sic) sop, Ériu v 34.8 . cid bé cia thú `whoever thou art', TTebe 4720 . ciped chia díb nomarbtha artús, RC iii 183.8 . gidh créd do íar Aitheirne, IGT Decl. ex. 1377 .

See 2 cía and 3 cía, 1 cóich.

con-fodaim

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v (* com-fo-dam-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 504 ): má con-fodma[m] amal Crist gl. si . . . compatimur, Wb. 4a17 . confodim in cách dobeir frisincách diatabir ní ` co-endures ' gl. per compasionem, Sg. 188a31 .

fochaid

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Forms: fochith, fochaid, fochid, ḟoichid, fochith, fochaid, fochuid, fochatho, focheda, foicheda, fochodo, fothodo, fochoda, fochidi, fochaidi, faichide, fochide, fochide, fochaide, fochidib, fochaid

n i, f. (vn. of fo-saig). O. Ir.: n s. ind fochith , Wb. 14b15 . ind fochaid , Ml. 19b11 . cach fochid , ACL iii 315 § 35 = cech ḟoichid , LB 262a22 . a d s. fochith, Wb. 14b15 . 25a13 . fochaid, Ml. 22d7 . 74c13 . fochuid (d s.) 97d10 . g s. inna fochatho Wb. 17d28 . focheda, 25a12 (cf. foicheda, Anecd. i 40.3 ). fochodo, Ml. 64a2 . fothodo, 22d9 . fochoda, 59b10 . n a p. fochidi, Wb. 15d33 . 23b25 . fochaidi, Ml. 44d15 . faichide YBL 326b38 . g p. fochide, Wb. 14b17 . inna fochide , 14b18 ; 14d8 . fochaide, Ml. 27b15 ; c3 . d p. isnaib fochidib , Wb. 14b19 .

(a) trying, tempting; attempting: transl. temptatio Wb. 11b2 . ba indeithbir doibsom f.¤ Dae to try God (refers to temptando) Ml. 97d15 . amal sóersai Iób | de ḟochidib demnae assaults, (temptations ?) Fél. Ep. 520 . In: i n-athiud dosfuc ... rop ḟ.¤ cen ḟis dia hathair, Metr. Dinds. iv 104.54 we should prob. read `fochaid,' construing `dosfuc cen ḟis,' etc.; the ex. would then belong to (b).

(b) trial, tribulation, suffering, calamity (common meaning; freq. in pl.): in Glosses equivalent of Lat. tribulatio; transl. necessitas Ml. 53b1 , cura 74c13 , aerumna 44c29 . fochidi ar écin ... fochidi o thuil compulsory sufferings ... voluntary sufferings Wb. 15d33 . arimp ... hícc dúibsi foditiu fochide dúnni, 14b17 . cid ara fodaim int ais firian inna fochaidi Ml. 55d11 . fri fulang fochaide ┐ ingrema, PH 1612 . Iob cona fochaidib, Hy i 13 . Iob ... forsa tarta faichide, YBL 326b38 (= fochaidhi, Otia ii 94z ). ó fuair fachaid is immchimm (: tathaim), Metr. Dinds. iii 276 . oiffrind forna fochaidib | ōthā min coa mār, LB 261ay (= fachaidib, ACL iii 319 ). fachaid (: rathaig), Metr. Dinds. iv 192 . cidh doghentais ar cind na foicheda tanic a tír Laighen (of a pestilence), Anecd. i 40.3 . na trí fochaide ata annsom do ticfad la Ultu ` pests ' Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 26 § 7 . ? níth fri fochaidh, Fianaig. 10 § 7 .

Cf. foichid.

fo-daim

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Forms: -fodaim, fodaimim, fodaimi, -fodmai, fodaim, fodaimem, fodaimid, fodaimet, -fodmat, fadam, fudama, -fodmain, -fordamainn, fondamtis, fondidmae, -fuidema, didmat, fadidmed, forodamar, forrodamar, forodamair, furodamair, forodamair, -fordámair, furodamnatar, fondrodamnatar, forodmotár, fondamtar, rodaim, fodaim, fodaitiu, fodémam, fodémat, rofódmustar, fodmaiter, forodamar, roḟódmatar, ḟódmar, odaim, ḟodhoimh, odaim, adaim, ro-odimset, odaimset, odēmad, fordaim

v (daimid) protot. -fodaim . O.Ir. forms: pres. 1 s. fodaimim, Wb. 23b12 . 2 sg. fodaimi, Ml. 55d11 . -fodmai siu ib. 3 s. fodaim , 38d14 . Sg. 15b5 . 143a6 . 1 pl. fodaimem Ml. 111c13 . 2 pl. fodaimid, Wb. 17b24 , 23c7 . 3 pl. fodaimet 2c10 . -fodmat, 20c21 . pres. subj. 1 s. cia fadam , Wb. 29d27 . 3 s. cia fudama , Ml. 68d14 . past subj. 1 s. -fodmain se, 73c7 . (perf.) -fordamainn, 107b8 . 3 pl. fondamtis, 34b11 . fut. 2 s. fondidmae, 35c33 . 3 s. -fuidema, 56c9 . 3 pl. fos didmat 15c10 . sec. fut. 3 s. fadidmed, Sg. 137b5 . perf. 1 s. forodamar Ml. 22d5 . forrodamar (rel.) Wb. 19d20 . 3 s. forodamair Ml. 54b28 . furodamair, 131b12 . forodamair, PH 1656 . -fordámair, LU 9099 . 3 pl. furodamnatar, Ml. 96b8 . fondrodamnatar, 105b9 . forodmotár, LU 2567 ( RC xxv 240 ). Pass. subj. pres. pl. fondamtar, Ml. 46d6 . rodaim, Ériu ii 130 § 100 is prob. < ro fodaim , perf. pres.

Vn. foditiu (fodaitiu), q.v.

The redupl. fut. gives way to ē-forms early in Mid. Ir.: 1 pl. fodémam, LU 9012 ( FB 76 ). 3 pl. fodémat, LU 2749 . Dep. forms occasionally occur, esp. in pret. and perf.: 3 s. rofódmustar, PH 1622 . 3 pl. (pret. ?) fodmaiter , 4325 . perf. 1 pl. forodamar, 2219 . 3 pl. roḟódmatar, 1621 . pres. subj. 1 s. dia ḟódmar , 2428 . With omission of lenited f : (s. pret.) na ro odaim (ro ḟodhoimh v.l.), Cog. 52.20 . nar odaim , ro adaim , 56.16 , 18 . ro-odimset (ro fodhoimhsiot v.l.) 50.18 . nir odaimset , 56.20 . sec. fut. na odēmad , 66.18 .

(a) suffers, endures: transl. Lat. pati, perpeti, sustinere in Glosses. cia fudama in firián ní du imnedaib, Ml. 68d14 . mad ain[m]netach fondamtar inna imneda, 46d6 . fodamtis ... már do ríagaib, Fél. Prol. 51 . in dabach tanaise nis fodaim nech ar a tes, LU 3795 ( SCC 36 ). fulliuchta na crécht forodaim ó Iudib, LU 2571 . o ro fodaimsium na crechta sin from whom He endured those wounds 2573 (sic leg. RC xxv 240.12 ). fodema do bás ar a ndernais, Mart. Tall. 104 ( LL 358 marg. sin.). ro fódmustar Abél ... [ingreim] o Cháin, PH 1622 . roḟódmatar ingreim, 1621 . co rodiglum ... ar n-ancride fair ... do neoch forodamar of all that we suffered 2219 . mōr ... d'imnedh ┐ d'eccomnert ro ḟodaimsiot ... ó Danmarcachaibh, Cog. 4.13 . fodidmaid itaid ┐ gorta ye shall endure BB 429a49 . fodemaid smacht indara tigerna (= sustinebit) RC ii 384 . Transf. of things: fodaim apostroiph suffers apostrophe Sg. 15b5 . intan fo n daim .i. a cumscugud when `i' undergoes change 11a1 .

Abs.: hissind ingreim-se forodamair Alpan suffered (martyrdom) Anecd. iii 65 (cf. Lat. passus est). roḟodaimh-sidhe sé bliadhna décc i ttrebhlaid, AFM i 406.9 . Gramm.: is hinonn persan gnís ┐ fodaim that acts and suffers (of subj. of vb. in passive) Sg. 143a6 .

In: fordaim dám nónbair, BDD 34 (LU) we perhaps have perf. pres. of this verb; leg. fordaim dāim can support a company?

(b) bears with (a pers.); submits to, brooks, tolerates, allows: fodaimid nech as messa duib, Wb. 17b24 . ar roḟodamar Ísu inti Iudas dia brath, cid ... ar nach fódemaind-sea Bricio dom athisiugud?, Lat. Lives 99z . nicon fordamar suide ... do fir díob he did not suffer one of them to sit down Mon. Tall. § 85 . ni fordámair trá a bruth ... cen techt his ardor did not suffer [him] not to go LU 9099 ( FB 85 ). nad fordamarsa gol ban ... cen etráin forru, LL 119a1 . cona fodema in cissaige éraic a dligid dia flaith ... cona fodema in ben brethir a cētmuintire huasu, Rawl. 111a42 - 44 (uaste v.l., RC xxvi 42 § 222 ). ni fodhemasu tarcasul neich fort, CCath. 636 . ni mo bad é Corc ... na odemad tār na letheti sin (ro démhadh, om. na, v.l.), Cog. 66.18 . gur bhó lais a bhás ... ria siú nó ḟoidhemhadh an dímiadh ... fuair, AFM vi 2360 . go ro ḟodaimh an t-iarla a ghabháil suffered himself to be taken 2168 .

Intrans. with DO (as simple vb.): mairg ḟodmas do dhoman ┐ dinsimiges brethir ṅDé submits to (?) LB 12b47 = ḟoghnus domhan, 23 N 27, 33 . Impers constr.: ní rofodaim dó cen tairniudh dívmais Lámhedhoin could not refrain from humbling the pride of L. TTr.² 63 = LL 397b23 (cf daimid III). There may be a double entendre in follg. ex.: Assu ainm Nessi ... re marbad a móraite: | ni hassu ainm raḟodaim | o ro ḟuapair fri thogail, LL 144b9 = `Assu was no longer the name she bore,' `the name she endured was no easy one.' See Ériu iv 22 § 2 .

forbás

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Forms: forbais

adj. and subst. o, m. (earlier n. ?), ā, f. (< for + fás, see KM, Wortk. 214 ), also forbais.

(a) empty, hollow; emptiness, void: glascheó ... rolín an ḟorfás ... fil eter neamh ┐ talmhain, TBC-LL¹ p. 717 n. 7 (H, St) = in forbas, 715 n. 6 (comás LL in each passage). ? cutail .i. caoch no fās ... i cein cutail .i. i cáe tuill nó a cáe for forbais cutail, O'Dav. 502 . cf. cutail .i. forbas, 461 .

(b) fig. empty, vain, illusive; vanity, illusion, transient or futile nature: hi rretaib forbasaibh ┐ hi réttaib dímaine RC xxv 392.18 (= in supervacuis rebus, Beda iii ch. 19 ). aine .i. forbais, O'Dav. 73 (= forbas, gl. on ane, Fél. Ep. 97 ). forfotha .i. brég no forbas, O'Dav. 941 . betha can bás ... áeibnes can forbás, RC xxiv 383.23 . gan ḟarbás ann (of Heaven) ZCP viii 201 § 11 = can imorbus, Lec. ( ZCP x 38 ). bheith ar ḟorbhás is díoth dhún, Dán Dé xxvii 30 . ní tadhbhas dúinne ar ndochar | forbhás fúinne ná feithear vii 34 (leg. farbhás in both passages). clár na cruinne ar farbhás fám, IGT Decl. ex. 16 . Ráth Dá Thí fúinn ar farbhás | tadhbhás dúinn í ar ainghlés, 944 . tallann d'ainbhios no d'ḟorbthas (: dás), Content. xx 4 .

(c) legal term: ní fodaim forbas faillsiugud (.i. is naidm fás cach naidhm cen folad, no ni ataim in tí bis for gae faillṡiugud a firinne dó), H 3.18, p. 234a ( O'Curry 431 ). is fās ... cach forngabail (.i. is for forbas do neoch beith ac fírgabail ...), H 3.18 233a ( O'Curry 429 ). forlinad forbfais (.i. fir[lin]ad aneich is forbas bes isin chundrud), Cóic Con. 19 § 11 (deficiency or shortcoming in object of barter unknown to the purchaser) = indi is o forbas ass, ZCP xix 170 .

gníid

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Forms: n-a-gníu-sa, gniid, gniith, gníthi-sium, gnís, nodgní, gníte, gniad, gnid, gnete, n-gnemmis, n-gnetis, gēnde, gēnais, rogéni, rogenset, -gníset, gnisit, gnisset, gnither, gnaither, gnitir, gniter, génthir, rongníth, rognítha, -rognatha, remgnethi, margnethi, caingnethi

v i O. Ir. forms :

Ind. pres. 1 s. n-a-gníu-sa, Wb. 3c30 . 3 s. gniid, Sg. 199a5 . gniith, Wb. 21b2 . With affixed pron., gníthi-sium, Ml. 30b20 . rel. gnís, Wb. 21b2 . Sg. 143a6 . nodgní, 209b22 . 3 pl. rel. gníte, 156b7 .

Impf. 3 s. gniad, SR 2743 . 2 pl. gnid, Wb. 33a17 .

Subj. pres. 3 pl. rel. gnete, Ml. 125c3 .

Subj. impf. co n-gnemmis , Wb. 4a9 . trisa n-gnetis , Ml. 23a2 .

Fut. 3 pl. rel. gēnde, Thes. i 714.10 .

Pret. 3 s. gēnais, Hy. v 11 . rogéni, Ml. 48c6 . Wb. 3c25 . pl. rogenset, Ml. 80c6 . (Later rogní, -gníset; gnisit, SR 4077 ; gnisset, 4197 .)

Pass pres. s. gnither, Sg. 140a2 . gnaither, Ml. 38a5 . pl. gnitir, ib. rel. gniter, Ml. 21c3 . fut. s. génthir (sic), BCr. 44b3 . pret. s. rongníth, Ml. 14a18 . pl. rognítha, 115b4 . -rognatha, ib. and 39a24 . part. a p. inna gnimu gnethi, Ml. 115b2 . Cf. remgnethi (gl. ante acti), 103d15 . margnethi (gl. magnifica), 126c6 . inna caingnethi (gl. bene acta), 22d18 . vn. 1 gním u, m., q.v.

In general sense acts, does, makes: gl. agere, Ml. 14a18 ; 125c3 . Thes. i 714.10 . peragere, Ml. 48c6 . actitare, BCr. 44b3 .

I Intrans. acts, works: amal gnīs tra Crist in iustis. ... is samlid ... gniith demun in filiis defidentiae, Wb. 21b2 . is hinonn persan gnís ┐ fodaim who acts and suffers, Sg. 143a6 . gníd, amal cech mog, Fél. 4.12 . gníad ísel fri hard let him act humbly ..., Ériu iii 98 § 13.

II Trans.

(a) makes, constructs: mur d'argut ... rognid im cach oen ḟaith[chi], SR 384 . secht ṁbenna ... gnitis dind or, 4343 . ra gniad ra Meidb dunibuali ... ar cind Conchobair, TBC-LL¹ 5134 . rognithea a mbotha, CRR § 24 . etrachta gnuisi ind Righ mair ro gni cach nduil, Ériu ii 142 § 155 . Maelsuthain is he rosgni (of a poem), ZCP v 499 § 10.

(b) With abstract or vn. as obj. does, performs, executes , etc.: co ngnemmis gnímu colno, Wb. 4a9 . huaræ ata ngnímai nui nadrognatha riam rognítha and, Ml. 115b4 . ar cach n-omgním gníset for every cruel deed they did, Metr. Dinds. iii 4.47 . trisa n-gnetis aithirgi, Ml. 23a2 . is hé in peccad rogéni anuile comaccobor, Wb. 3c25 . figell āine, ernaigthe, | almsan tan nosgēne, Ériu ii 172 § 5 . ni gníand nách ṅdímáin, PH 5917 ( LB 68b12 ). roniat-som airisiumh `rested,' Marco P. § 56 . rugéne ... A. atlugud búdi dona déib, TTr.² 1935 . rogníset atlugthi buidhe, ACL iii 10 § 11 . gníset cairddes, Metr. Dinds. iii 244.31 . gnisit caratrad fri Fomorib, RC xii 58 § 8 . gnisit cathu fought, waged ..., SR 4077 . gniid cathu, SCC 18 . intí gnifes catha fria demhna, Lism. L. 3778 . cindus rogentais cathugudh, Aen. 2074 . āth forsinngēnathar a gleō, TBC-I¹ 1140 . gníset gleic gairb, Metr. Dinds. iii 372.69 . rogniad comairle la Ultaib the U. took counsel together, CRR § 9 . gnithir feis Temra la hE., Ériu ii 178.17 . gníset óenach cóir Carmain, Metr. Dinds. iii 12.151 . rogní ... int ord forcetail ┐ celipartha, Fl. Earls 136.34 ; ib. 9 . no gniad druidechta, LU 9007 ( FB 75 ). gnít sealga they hunt, Cóir Anm. § 70 ( IT iii 318.24 ). Cf. further: súil cháirech eter da rethi gnii-siu etrum-sa ┐ Eogan thou makest sheep's eyes at Eogan and me, IT i 82.1 ( LMU 315 ). gniat cach a aimsir let each man have his day (lit. do his time), Lism. L. 1547 . roraid ... nogenad einech Troianna `... make the Trojans honoured,' TTr. 867 ( LL 228b49 ). aigne .i. ... fer gníes ái, Corm. Y 74 . seol gnius no gnimaiges fuithib (of chips) the direction he gives them, Laws iii 226.24 .

(c) exercises (horses): do ghníeas m'eocha I have exercised my horses, IGT Introd. § 78 . See 1 gním for further exx.

inunn, in(n)onn

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Forms: hinunn, inaind, inunna

adj (see GOI § 484 ). Lenites follg. fem. subst. : is hinunn chiall indib, Sg. 144b1 . is inunn chiall ..., Ml. 114b1 . 77b1 . Originally invariable : it inonn side et qui ..., Wb. 23b16 ; but later inflected as o,ā : n p. ? inaind, KZ xxix 372.21 (see p. 375 n. ). it inunna , IT iii 26.14 . it inunda aimser (? leg. aimsera) doib, aimser L. rig Eirenn; ocus T. ... airdrig in domain, Laws i 2.y . isat inunda a ngnima, LB 256a60 .

I

alike, equal, the same, identical, the one: in innonn less parbulus et nutrix `does he deem ... the same ?,' Wb. 24d11 . ar is innon iress nodonfirianigedar `for it is the same faith that justifies us,' 19a14 . corop inonn cretem bes hi far cridiu et anasberaid hó bélib, 7d10 . is hinonn persan gnís ┐ fodaim `'tis the same person that acts ...,' Sg. 143a6 . conid hi.¤ folad dóib `so that they have the same substance,' 9a15 . is hi.¤ intṡliucht sluindite diblinaib `identical,' 76b5 . is i.¤ chiall isindi as scit ┐ as nóuit , Ml. 114b1 . is i.¤ inne fil indib diblinaib, 74d7 . is i.¤ cumachtae .i. is ed a cumachtae cétnae indí dáe rodamsoersa din galarsa ┐ durat digail forsna assaru, 48a21 . is do imthrenugud ón asind fetarlaici as n-i.¤ tosach preceptae Iohain ┐ Íssu crist `to confirm ... that the beginning of the preaching ... is the same,' Tur. 39. ond inund tuitim gl. eodem lapsu, Goid. 68.2 . conid snedhcasbar[dne] dosberar do suidiu ┐ ni lancasbar[dne], it inunna hi tomus, IT iii 26.14 . o becaib co moraib ... o rigaib co hamrigaib, is inann bescna a teallaig la Feine, Laws v 466.18 . it inunna na tri seoit ocus na cuic seoit iar fut `are equal to,' i 102.12 Comm. ni sain ani canas an rí firen fri firinne na sgreptra acht is inann, O'Curry 2276 (< Eg. 88, 20c ). ba inond aithesc la firu Herend fri Eochaid the one request, LU 10717. niba inund socraidecht do chorpaib na naem uli thall úair nach inund cid fochraic, 2646 - 7 . inand éitiud ┐ gaiscead ┐ dath each doib a ceathrur, BDD² 120. inund foglaim fríth dúinn, TBC-LL¹ 4166. i.¤ māthair dóib ... ocus i.¤ senathair, ZCP xiii 5.12 . ní chuindig nech ní o'raile dib, fo bith ar is inand a sommatu ┐ is cutrumma a ndommatu, Alex. 847. ni hinund sét tancatar ... ┐ dochuatar doridise, PH 7037. ní hionand gnáth damhsa is duitt `thy way is not my way,' Studies 1920, 263 § 11 . ionann daoibhse bheith gan chairt | na neithe taoi do labhairt `you might as well have no charter,' Content. v 91. neimhionann sermoniass ┐ ord ceilibartha don chathraigh si ┐ don chūirt Rōmhānaigh, Fl. Earls 100.8 . ní bhíd cosa an bhacaidh ionann `are not equal,' Proverbs xxvi 7. gurab ionann iad, acht amháin, go raibh íodhbairt na Croiche fhuilteach, Donlevy 426.4 .

ionann (sin) ré a rádh ` that is to say ' : ionann sin ré a rádh ┐ nach gabhann gan síneadh láimhe, sioróipe ... do thabhairt don othar, TSh. 8246. ni mó dheuntaoi Dée d'ór; noch is ionann re rádh agus so : Ni bhiaidh Dée coimhightheacha agad `which is the same thing as to say,' Donlevy 58.z .

As attrib. adj. (declined), similar, same, identical: fear congeb ... trede .i. tri dana inanna aigi .i. durtech ┐ muilinn ┐ ibroracht `three parallel arts,' Laws v 104.21 Comm. is imarcraid n-innisen tíachtain darna nechib inundaib fo dí, LU 7915. bīad inann cech aenduine `the same food for every one,' BColm. 74.32 . gabuir da édach inunna `identical,' Rosa Angl. 66.24 . san aon-áit ionainn theilgthear iad, TSh. 908.

Used adverbially, in the same way, alike, equally: gniid sem for nach naile hi.¤ ┐ gniid side ..., Sg. 199a5 . ni hínand mogaigus maine do neoch tellach i tir co cruib ocus i tir cen cru `it is not equally property increases for (one who has made) entry into a land with fences and into a land without fences,' Laws iv 24.6 Comm. ionann tig is téid uain | maith bhréige an bheatha, Dán Dé xxviii 40. gurab ionann tigeadh an bás do rochtain an óig ┐ an arsaidh, TSh. 360.

inunn ocus the same (thing) as, just as: is i.¤ ┐ tolli `it is the same as tolli,' Thes. ii 24.33 (Bcr.). adultrus ... is i.¤ ocus in t-eisinnrucus im breithir ` equal to ,' Laws i 58.11 Comm. is inand do neoch ocus ro beth ina aititin muna derna foeigium im a fuaitread `it is the same thing to one as to be in acknowledgment of it unless he gives notice of opposing it,' iii 10.4 Comm. ind esergi coitchenn ... ni hinund ┐ ind esergi dianid ainm ... prestrigia ..., LU 2703. oenach Life ... | aebind do cech-oen téit and | ni hinund is Guaire Dall, RC vii 290.4 . ní hionann ┐ an aimsir se not as now , TSh. 94. ní hionann is iad ní iarrann uaigneas unlike them, he ..., Keat. Poems 1454.

is inunn (s)ón ocus that is to say: is inon són et á uita gl. praesentia, Wb. 8d16 . nemo potest ei dignam laudem afferre. Is inand ón ocus ni thic do neoch molad is imchubaid fris do dénum dó, IT i 169.21 . foclass a búrach dó, is inund són ┐ focheird úir da luib taris, TBC-LL¹ 1490. is and-sin tincais Cuchulaind fair [is inund ón ┐ no fégand], 2128 . eirc fort chulu, a chotarsnaig, is inund ón ┐ tabair dail dam fadechtsa cen m' aimsiugud co hamsir in chesta, PH 4886.

II As subst. : a n-i.¤ gl. idem, Thes. ii 24.37 (Bcr.).

inunn óen or óen inunn `one and the same,' identical: is hi.¤ óen leiss naturasignificatio , Sg. 61a16 . is hinon óin significantiadiscretio `quite the same are ...,' 208b11 . is i.¤ óin a confidet ┐ á misserere , Ml. 75a7 . sech is inonn óin lesom a ndede nisiu, 62c3 . noco noen inand lim do beir mougad mainech ar fer in ferainn im íc sēt ris im techtugad in feraind co cruib ime aici ocus cen cruib ime, Laws iv 24.7 Comm.

mór, már

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Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: már, mór, mar, mór, moer, mōir, moer, moer, moir, móir, mou, moo, móa, m, mā, mou, mó, má, mote, móti, móite, móide, móitti, moam, moam, maam, maam, máam, moab, moum, mou, mó, má, moosom, moosoun, móir, moir, mór, mórmór, mórmó, mor, mór, māir, móir, mauru, m., mor, máam, mór, mórchatha, mór, mórmór, mórmó

adj o, ā. great . The form már is common in early texts; usual in Sg.; Wb. prefers mór (but: máar, Wb. 12d28 ; in mar , 18a5 a prima manu); in later Mid.Ir. mór prevails. g s m. moer occurs in AU up to 850 beside mōir: Lismoer, AU 591 , 745 , 759 , 832 , 850 ; Cluana moer , 778 ; Roiss moer , 839 . Equative. moir sleb[e] as great as mountains, Ml. 55d11 . Mid.Ir. móir. Compar. mou, Ml. 35c31 , 114b2 . LU 4850 ( TBC-I¹ 362 ). moo, Wb. 3c35 , Sg. 197a11 . móa, Wb. 21d9 . Mon. Tall. § 70 (moa). m, Wb. 6c8 , Ml. 51a2 (usual Mid.Ir. and later form). ni mā , O'Mulc. 257. With de: mou de the greater , Ml. 40c11 , 61c8 . mó de, Wb. 29c4 . má de, Sg. 2a7 . mote, SR 1535. Usual Mid.Ir. form móti, TBC-LL¹ 3303 ; móite, 3752 , later móide; móitti, BColm. 80.1 . Superl. as moam (gl. maxima), Ml. 109c4 , cf. 92c5 . moam, LU 1704. as maam , Ml. 99b5 . maam, LL 36a2 . in máam (gl. primum), Wb. 1c20 (a prima manu). moab, LU 7193 ( BDD 87 ). moum, IT i 144.20 . Later (is) mou, mó, má ( SR 7998 ). moosom, Auraic. 658 = moosoun, 3270 (YBL) is an artificial form. Stokes takes the follg. exx. as compar. and superl. respectively: nos-geib imecla móir ┐ ómon `greater terror', RC x 56.8 ( LU 1897 ). anba moir do na hécnib `the largest of the salmon', 60.3 ( LU 1920 ); prob. a mistake for mór in both cases.

Often doubled for sake of emphasis: mórmór very great , compar. mórmó (mómó).

I As adj.

(a) big, great , of size, quantity or extent, physical or moral: mor, gl. magnus, Ir. Gl. 663. mór, gl. magnum, 809 . mor .i. moo a iur .i. a feoil (i.e. corpulent), Corm. Y 909. bun cruinn mair, Thes. ii 295.14 ( SP v 13 ). cruim már a big worm, Sg. 47b6 . deug m.¤ a great draught, Ml. 94c12 . iar lassair máir a great flame, 40c5 . gabais liic mair (móir LU), TBC-I¹ 889. tech mór, SCC 33. coirm tíre máir, IT i 133.1 ( LU 10857 ). immad már, FB 29. drong mor, PH 848. at móra na haibni ┐ na huscida, CRR 6. na móra finna tall fair women, ZCP viii 113.4 . amal as már a galar, Ml. 40b9 , cf. 56b26 . i ndigaid flechud mór after great rains, 81c3 . it móra mo chinaid, Fél. Ep. 387. do ghabh aga imdheargadh do bhriathruibh móra blustering (?), Comp. CC 127.27 . amser már a long time, LL 125b49 . céin móir a great while , IT i 73.14 . fri cíana móir, LU 3289 = SCC 8 (where we should expect: móra). etir bec ┐ m.¤ both small and great, Ml. 114b17 . cid bec cid már (gl. quantitas), Sg. 28b7 . immar fa bec whether it be great or small, 73a16 . o bicc co mor, PH 4333. mór ní a great thing, in Glosses used adverbially = greatly: hóre ron-soír-ni . . . mór ní bes n-adblamu foir ar soírad much readier will he be to save us (lit. will our salvation be on him), Wb. 2d14 . cia fíu .i. mór ní (gl. quam), Ml. 146d1 , cf. 17b13 . gl. quanto, 80a5 . mor .i. maith, ut est . . . cen marca mára, O'Dav. 1237 seems due to misunderstanding of the quotation.

Common in geographical names, e.g. Lismór. ardespuc na hAlaxandrech Moire Alexandria, PH 28. comthinol na hAssia Moire, 6 , cf. 199 , 2529 (in all cases of Asia Minor, as distinct from the Roman province of Proconsular Asia = Asia Bec).

Equative. ba móir choire ndarta cechtar a nda odbrand as big as, LL 252b25 . combo móir béolu midchuaich, LU 4882 = mor, TBC-I¹ 395 YBL. LL 290a41 : ní mórithir, transld. `not so great' by Stokes, RC xiii 452.1 , 'not so many', CMMucr. 50 § 40 , we should prob. read with SG 314 y : mór itir; similarly in LL 124b48 (see Hull, Speculum xiii, 58. n. 15 ). Compar. nícon robae ni bed mó nothing could be greater, Ml. 51a2 . amail nach moa soillsi na grene don oenfer indas don sochaidhe, Mon. Tall. 70. fiche bó no [= ná] conglann con | ni mo ar Domnall (= it is as easy for D. to give twenty cows as a couple of hounds), Irish Texts ii 5 § 34. Folld. by dat. of second member of comparison: as mou cech fortacht greater than any help, Ml. 114b17 . ba mó amru arailiu greater than any other wonder, Hy. v 40. mó cech delmaimm, Fél. Ep. 127. compert Iohain . . . as mó scélaib, ib. Sep. 24. fodaim guin, ni mou gabail he is not above capture, TBC-I¹ 362. ba mou epert greater than can be told, LL 49b13 = Hail Brigit § 2. moo turim an ro boí do sciathaib and beyond counting , Ériu iv 28.12 . moo cacha doeinib a ndelbha, ii 130 § 103 . tomus tighe . . . mo secht traigid mo secht cēt above seven feet, above seven hundred, ZCP viii 108.16 . ba moo lē cech lōg Labraid she thought L. greater than any reward, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 9. In follg. exx. the superl. is used for compar.: forbrid a mēd comba moam oltas Fer Diad, TBC-I¹ 2687. is moum .iii. bliadna, IT iii 144.20 = is mó nā teora bliadna, ZCP v 501.33 . With de: robu mou de int erchot (= magis nocuit), Ml. 61c8 . mad i n-agaidh . . . forruimther ind athais, is moide a heraic the greater is the fine, Corm. Y 975 (p. 84) . moitti fochraic cech duine the greater is the reward, BColm. 80.1 . gebis 'n-a láim . . . ba móite leis a menma, Metr. Dinds. iii 248.98 . ní moidi let do menma mo scela-sa do clos thy spirits will be none the greater for hearing my story, ZCP vi 64.22 . fán dá mhac so is móide ar gcás our distress is the greater, Keat. Poems 1113. Superl. a llotár is tech bá moam dib, LU 1704 = RC ix 476. in gním is mó dorónad i talmain, PH 2925. is he seo firt is mou dorigne Ísu, 4500 . ni bi fair acht aimsear co leith a n-as mo dhe only a time and a half at most (lit. what is greatest of it), Auraic. 1350. coic litri and a n-as mo de five letters at most, 1455 = a n-us moam de, 4497 . Folld. by a defining subst.: cid as mó miscais lat? what do you most dislike? IT i 81.18 . briathar is mó gen ┐ tarcassul ro ráided the most derisive and contemptuous words, TBC-LL¹ 1616.

(b) great = mighty, famous , etc. (a use hardly evident in Glosses, but common in literature): Dē māir , Hy. ii 9 (v s m.). a Dé móir ! Fél. Ep. 312. féil Choluimb . . . in máir maccu-Artae `the great descendant of A.', ib. June 7 . cit móir ríg in domain though great are the world's kings, ib. Prolegomena 149. fāid mor amal Moysi, PH 2267. in tulach a téigdís máir whither chieftains used to go, Metr. Dinds. i 4.26 . congbad máru `let him restrain the great', Tec. Corm. § 2.4 . loṅgais māru Muiredach M. banished the mighty, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 18.5 = mauru, LL 313b46 . ba mar 'san aimsir fil sund antí Ruadhan, ba móa 'san aimsir fil gan toidecht, BNnÉ 328 § 59.

II As subst. o, n. and later m. a great amount, a great deal (many), folld. by partitive gen. or DE: ní tardad na mmór nothing great was given, Ml. 63d5 . a mmór den gantuari the large diet of coarse food, Mon. Tall. § 63. ferr óenfer dont slóg do dul | indá in mor do mudugud to destroy the whole, SR 6984. m.¤ fína much wine, SCC 11. m.¤ ṅdubai, Fél. Ep. 377 (n s.). ro chésas-[s]a . . . mormor ṅdocair, PH 3268. mor n-orddain ┐ ániusa, Ériu iv 28.14 (n s.). fofera m.¤ n-uilcc sund, ZCP xi 85 § 38. is cían do thír, már do muir eturru is Imlech Ibair much sea between it and I., viii 327.36 . m.¤ do chách `much of the world', PBocht 23 § 41. Folld. by pl.: mor fer many men, SCC 44. fail ann m.¤ do rigsrothaib, fail ann m.¤ ṁbíle ṁbroga, SR 504 , 505 . mór cath, Irish Texts ii 36 § 6 . is m.¤ lá tánac-sa many a day, Comp. CC 97.2 . mor mbliadan, CCath. 1052. mor n-uair very often , Rosa Angl. 26.13 . m.¤ n-ughdar, Content. v 43. tógbháil móir bhfiadhan `to claim many witnesses', xviii 23 . m.¤ do mílib fichet many thousand scores, ZCP viii 327.35 . Similarly compar.: adfesar duib in mó I will tell you more, Trip. 222.6 . antí dia mba hail ni bus mó dibh who desires more of them, RC xxv 400.5 . duine is mo doberad d'etach ┐ d'innmus . . . i nErind who bestowed most raiment and wealth, RC xvii 407.21 (Tig.). rí is mo ro dall . . . do merlichib, Ann. Conn. 1224 § 2.

III As adv., greatly, to a great extent . in mór, gl. prope modum, Ml. 42b25 . gl. aliquanto, BCr. 33d8 ( Thes. ii 23.25 ). in már, gl. magnopere, Thes. i 6.9 . in mar, gl. supra modum, Wb. 18a5 (a prima manu). gl. adeo, Sg. 39a25 . Superl. in máam , gl. primum, Wb. 1c20 . With co: co mmór, Ml. 38c12 , 61b17 . is follus co m.¤ , FA 33. feraid A. fǽlti friss co m.¤ , FB 62. mórán do lucht . . . ┐ go mórmhór na n-ógán especially , TSh. 10359. Absolute (generally with cop.): agait m.¤ a maccáin `greatly play his children', Fél. Sep. 4. is m.¤ moltar side, PH 5616. conid mor dlegaitt dammain forru greatly deserve condemnation, 6998 . Compar. cid mor dliges cech sollamain a herdach . . is in mormo dliges in sollamain-si though all feasts fully deserve their celebration, much more does this festival, PH 3605. is in mormo is coru . . . a choíned far more is it fitting . . . to bewail him, 3369 . cidh mór ro nert cách insin [leg. is in ?] mórmó ro nert Hechtoir much more he encouraged H., TTr.² 311. is mórmó is córa duit cathugud calma, CCath. 555. mó as teann a neartchuaine anos the stronger now are his powerful bands, Content. xxix 33. With de: acht co torchror-sa . . . mote dogentar . . . frit ó do Dia trocaire the more will mercy be shown thee, SR 1535. bid moti bas trēn mo scél, LU 9901 ( PRIA iii 536 § 18 ). is moti no chuired for na mathib int olc fogebtís in maith ra-mor boi accu remi the wealthy felt the evil they were receiving all the more for the superabundant affluence they had hitherto enjoyed, LB 154b8 . conid móti éstither riu immad erlabra do denam that they are the better heeded for their much speaking, PH 7840. atbert M. a n-anmanda friu ┐ ni móti foretatar som sin (= they were none the wiser for it), 1063 . móide is gránna gráin a ngníomha, | Gaedhil féin . . . | d'imirt an fheill the hatefulness of their deed is all the greater inasmuch as it is the Gaels themselves who practise treachery, Keat. Poems 1197. mó sa mó more and more: mo sa mo ro cumscaigit iat, PH 128. ar gach ló as mó sa mhó fhuilghim d'olc, BS 118 z . cech doimne no roisidh an t-adhnacul ba mó sa mó no geibthi an fuil the deeper the grave reached, the more blood was found, ZCP viii 560.22 . Of time in neg. sent.: na ticfa . . . ní bas mó that you will not come any more, TBC-LL¹ 4668. na labra ní bus mó any longer, PH 788. ná déantar leat éagnach níos mó, Keat. Poems 299. Superl. ni bo ed as mó ro gnathaigsem dún what we have been most accustomed to, SCC 14. duni is mó is bidba d'Ultaib who is the greatest enemy of Ulster, CRR 18. étach is mou no thechtad immbe the clothing he mostly wore, PH 873. an fer . . . is moam rot-c[h]ar who loved thee most, ZCP x 47.11 . conith fobithin is moam bertir anmain in cheneli doine dochum n-iphirnn, Ériu vii 152.19 . teora gua ata moam da-fich Dia which God punishes most, Laws iv 52.24 . it e ata mou atoibet do thopur ecna it is they who drink most abundantly, PH 6238.

IV Idiomatic uses (adj. and adv.).

(a) ní m.¤ dom it is not (too) much for me, I require, I ought to (have, do): [ní] m.¤ duib cia chomallaide . . . it is no great thing for you to fulfil, Ml. 95c3 (gl. non mirum [est si . . .]). cairemain . . . ní m.¤ ṅdemon remor n-imda doib, LL 29b40 (of rations assigned to various classes in the Tech Midchuarta).

(b) is m.¤ limm

(a) I think it much, excessive: is mor leisim in mile cemenn he makes much of going the thousand paces, Mon. Tall. § 71. ba m.¤ leo do thír aurland Temrach `the demesne of Tara seemed excessive to them', Ériu iv 124.5 . masa mhor leo-samh if they deem it too much, Laws iv 218.26 . ba mor, ba lond ┐ ba lesc leis dul as in baile, ZCP xiii 26.3 . cibé lé n-ab m.¤ a n-abraim riu whoever thinks I say too much, Keat. i 76.45 . Compar. iarmoracht Maoldithruib . . . dus imbad lór cáocai do gabail . . . Asrubart Máolrúoin ni bu móo dan (leg. dano?) lais a rrobuí isind tsaltir n-uli that he did not consider it greater labour to recite the contents of the whole psalter (than only fifty) (?), Mon. Tall. § 16.

(b) I think much of, esteem, value, etc.: (compar.) is mó lium so d'[fh]águail oldás mor d'innmas I had rather get this, PH 7207. is momo lem and chena nidat bunad Gædelge acht is bunad ceilli I much prefer (to believe) that [grammatical genders ] are not based on the Gaelic language but on sense (?), Auraic. 1461. iss ed is moam lem ciasa bunad Gaidilgi is bunad ceinil I had liefest believe . . . that they are based on sex, 4571 .

(c) is m.¤ ocum I think much (highly) of: ni he iarraidh in tṡaidhbriosa as mor ag Dia it is not seeking wealth that pleases God Ériu v 130.44 . gidh m.¤ agaibh a n-iomus though you rate their learning highly, Content. x 26.

(d) nach mór (in Glosses) `that is not great' follg. a neg. sent. (or virtual negative) = very little, hardly at all: huare nad tarbas a morchumachtae ṡom hisuidiu nach m.¤ , Ml. 64d13 (`his great power was not shown herein to any extent', Thes.), cf. 65d16 . cen immormus nach m.¤ almost without sin, Wb. 11d5 . With an affirm. sent. = almost: foraccaib laiss mind ali .i. cosmailius cometa libair Johain nád mór almost the likeness of (i.e. a copy of) the case of the book of John, Trip. 86.9 .

(e) ní mór, folld. by dependent clause in apposition or introduced by má, co, it is not much that (if) . . . = scarcely, hardly: ní m.¤ foracbus . . . coicfher nā rom-giall I left scarcely five men that did not do me homage, LL 147a44 ( PRIA iii 550 § 37 ). ni m.¤ conánic Príaim a ḟrecra P. could hardly answer, TTr.² 747. nach m.¤ do hairigheadh orra . . . doimheanma hardly any dejection . . . was to be seen in them, PBocht 111 § 10. dorala ni ingantach . . . ┐ ni mor masa incretmi he it is hardly credible, LB 152b16 . ní m.¤ ma doerna scéola[ng] indisen scél hardly a fugitive escaped, BDD 158. ní m.¤ ma ra ḟácaib comét intib (= hardly any one was left to guard them), LL 232a42 = ní m.¤ forácaib, TTr.² 612. ní m.¤ má ro proinnighsiot they had hardly finished their meal, AFM vi 2288.22 . ní m.¤ gurab lia ceann aca ioná creideamh they have hardly more heads than creeds, Eochairsg. 4.1 . ní m.¤ go dtaithneann re lán, mar adeirthi . . . id dhán many folk are scarcely pleased with (would hardly admit) the statement in your poem, Content. vi 205 . nír m.¤ gur bhean sé fai annsa bhaile he had scarcely taken up his quarters, AU iii 390.19 .

(f) ní mór, folld. by neg. clause, almost: ni mor nach rapsat a gconntabairt they were nearly in danger, Fl. Earls 12.23 . ní m.¤ nach roibhe gne imfhaitchis ar dhroing aca, 30.27 . ní m.¤ nat fáccbad . . . 'na hén-tuinn fhiataile almost (the whole tract) was left a waste of weeds, AFM v 1784.2 . ni m.¤ nach raibh mé ann gach uile olc I was almost in all evil, Proverbs v 14. muna bhfóiridh ceárd na n-áirdreann pobal críoch gCuirc . . . ní m.¤ nár bh'fhearr gan cháirde a bhfoscain-díoghlaim it were almost better to scatter them without delay, Keat. Poems 59. nír mhór nar fhuil dearg a dēar, PBocht 62 § 17. A different idiom is found in ZCP xii 389.14 : is mōr nā marbhtha íad it is much that they were not killed, i.e. they were almost killed.

(g) ní mó, introducing an additional statement after a neg. sent., not more = nor . . . either: ni lemaind labra . . . ┐ ni mo no lémad cid mo aircindech nor would my chief himself dare either, PH 2063. ni tualaing nech mo marbad . . . ni mo as tualaing m'anacal no one can kill me . . . as little can I be saved, ZCP vii 302.29 . ní hindderb lium tocht a criaidh, ní mo is ro-derbh linn ga huair (= as sure as I am that I must die, so little do I know at what time), 301 § 9 . níor éar Niall duine fa ghleo, ní mó éarfas N. never refused a fight, nor will he, Content. ii 42. níor mheasais . . . m'áireamh, . . . ní mó as éidir leat a mheas, xiv 52 .

(h) ní mó iná . . . not more than, only: ní mó nó mo chuid-si . . . millfighther only my portion, Comp. CC 77.6 ( Med. and Mod. Ir. Ser. iii ). ni mo ina le fulang Dé donither na huilc only by God's sufferance, Luc. Fid. 36.21 . ní mó ná imtheacht doruacht leó an tan . . . they had only just managed to get away, AFM v 1780 z .

Compds.

(a) mór is commonly prefixed to subst. instead of following it; in later heroic lit. such compds. are very frequent, being often used for alliterative purposes. The follg. are a few exx.: (from Glosses) máarbríg, Wb. 12d28 . mordechur a great difference, Ml. 26b1 . morthomas, gl. tantum pondus, 33c17 . in mórindrid (tantae vastationis), 66c19 . With superl.: ised as maamserc la tuistidi . . . primiti a clainde it is the first-fruits of their children that parents most love, 99b5 . ¤ chaindel, perh. = rígchaindel a large candle burnt in the presence of king or chief: is lór iomorro do shoillse isin tigh sin uile gion go [m]be[a]th ann mūirlēas mórchoinnle 'there is enough light in the house, even though there is no great light from a royal candle', BDC 256.544​ . mór-chath a great battle , SR 6492 ( ¤chad). pl. mórchatha , ZCP xi 81 § 11. ¤chin great guilt, a great crime , SR 6872. ¤chuirm strong ale , Ériu iv 106.9 . ¤gein a great birth (child, scion): do imgabail in morgene (mórgeine LU), TBC-I¹ 240. ¤margad, gl. nundinae, Ir. Gl. 327. ¤rí: linais Nia . . . slōgaib cach māirrig ārchoin N. fed with hosts every war-dog of a great king, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 18.21 (= gach marrigh, LL 387a27 ). trī maicc, trī mārrīg, ib. 2. ¤thimchell a great circuit ; freq. as adv. (absolute or with i n-) all round, about: batar for essama céin móir m., IT i 73.14 . focheird in circul m[b]odba mórthimchull cethri n-ollchóiced nErend, TBC-I¹ 1990. tri cressa i n-a m., FA 8. gan easbaidh . . . d'ar maithib ad mhóirthimcheall, ML 112.32 . ¤thinól: co cualatar in rí do beith mortinol ic Ath Luain with a great gathering (muster), RC xviii 45.27 (Tig.). With npr.: mac moir-Nēill, Irish Texts ii 7 § 6.

Occas. the subst. is modified in meaning by mór, forming a stable compd., e.g. mórchásc = in cásc m.¤ great Easter (distinguished from minchásc s.v. 1 min): do chaithem na morchasc, RC xxviii 322 § 49. See also mórdál, —menma, —sesser.

Follg. a subst. mór retains its adjectival character, being qualified in meaning, e.g. cennmór big-headed , clannmór prolific , SR 6802 ; such compds. will be found under first component.

(b) with adj. in adverbial sense modifying second adj. = very , often merely for sake of alliteration; occas. perhaps forming a dwanda-compd. ¤álaind: (superl.) ingen is mór-ailliu ro boí i nhErinn, IT i 71.8 . banscál is mor-aldom ro buí i nhEre, ZCP viii 310.1 . fled mórchain, RC xiv 412 § 24. dá manaís móirleabra big and long (? very long), Acall. 232. munter mormas, Anecd. i 59 § 79. mórmór very great , mórmó much greater (see above).

Often in adj. formed from subst.: rind Mairt morcathaigh the great battler , CCath. 1031. lucht . . . mórchodaltacha sluggards , Corp. Astron. 92.15 . morcuitech having a large share, Laws iii 462.20 . morghalach very valiant , Ériu v 152. 121 . morghlonnach of mighty deeds , RC xxix 118 § 17. mor-moltach deserving much praise , ZCP x 341.15 . snam mara mórthonnaig great-billowed , MR 172.18 . crann mor-ublach bearing great (? many) apples , Irish Texts ii 10 § 31.

(c) rarely with vbs. in adverbial sense (chiefly to secure alliteration): mármoigid eclais ennce 'innocence magnifies a church', CB 34 § 39 . do milledh ┐ do morairgedh mo tigerntus, ZCP vi 77.3 . ro muradh ┐ ro morchlaidhed . . . an port, AFM vi 2022.2 . ro mórmolsat an Coimde, BNnÉ 24 § 7. ro mid ┐ ro mordēch uadh, CCath. 4752. midheas ┐ móirḟéachas iad, Todd Lect. iv 72 § 22. So too in vn.: do midem ┐ do mórdescain bar in slúag, CRR 25. ac mordechsain na mara, Acall. 3211. do mhidemhain ┐ do moirdhechain, AFM vi 2256.22 . do mhóirdhegadh an tíre, Hugh Roe 156.18 (fo. 42 a) .

2 ní

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Forms: ní, neich, neith, ní, neche, neiche, neithe, neithinna, nídh, ní, neith, neithe, aen-, én-, ní

subst. n. and m. a thing . The transition from indef. pron. to subst. is gradual and begins already in O.Ir., cf. mór ní (in Glosses) a great thing, gen. used adverbially = greatly: mór ní bes n-adblamu foir ar soírad, Wb. 2d14 (greatly will our salvation be readier on him = how much readier will he be to save us). mór ní as dénti ní airriu how much the more is something to be done for them, 15a23 . cia fíu .i. mór ní (gl. quam folld. by an adj.), Ml. 17b13 , cf. 138c14 , 140b9 , 146d1 , Wb. 25a25 . gl. quanto, Ml. 80a5 ; quanta, 82c4 , cf. Wb. 16b12 . Preceded by indef. pron. adj.: na ní ararogart som anything which he has forbidden, Wb. 5c23 . na nní robu thol dó do frithoircnib whatever injuries he wished (to do), Ml. 33a18 . condomroib . . . na ní ara ṁbáigiu whatever I contend for, Fél. Ep. 360. Cf. also the compd. nephní nothing (see neimní). The transition was further aided by confusion with the O.Ir. demonstr. pron. 2 í, in neut. with art. a n-í (siu, sin) this, that , which was later analysed as a-ní; aní is common in Mid.Ir. both as demonstr. and introducing rel. clause, being used indifferently with the forms anní, in ní. Or rather abstracted from na-nní, na ní: see 1 nach (N 5.37), Celtica xxi 175-77 .

As subst. in d s. after a prep. the form ní supersedes O.Ir. neuch (neoch), which is reserved for use as an indef. pron. (see nech III above). g s. neich, later neith (already in PH). Dual and pl. forms occur: n du. dá ní , LL 110a30 . PH 8392. g du. dá neche , CCath. 1008. n a p. neiche, later neithe (already in PH). neithinna, BCC 150.25 . Mod.Ir. nídh ( ní ), g s. neith and neithe.

A thing (matter, item, fact, circumstance) in wide sense, less definite and concrete than rét; employed in many cases in the same way as 1 ní but with more definite signification. Rarely accompanied by an adj. of quality: ni gua ēm a crand . . . atchuaid in fer-sa a false thing is the tree of which this man has told, Ériu ii 120 § 59 (Tenga Bithnúa). a ḟlaith Cermna can ni clé `without partiality', CRR 54. mór-ní do cenelchi a great part of the kindred, CCath. 804. Cf. acht Issu de doinib | as amram ni genair the most wonderful thing (being) born of men, Fél.² Sept. 24 ( Rawl. 505 ), perh. an inversion for: ní as amram génair.

Preceded by art. or pron. adj.: ni hingnath anni sin, Hib. Min. 5.154 (perh. = a n-í). ba saeth leissi in ní sin, IT i 124.24 . adfes do M. ind ní this (fact) was told to M., Mon. Tall. 34. ro fitir cech ní for bith, aingil oc indisi cech neich do, PH 1976. cethri rigshuide déc . . . co mbet fo thorud cech ni dib each one of them, 1255 . forémdid nach ní dó he was not able to do anything to him, 4891 . d'fhoillsiughadh an neith seo to demonstrate this fact, Keat. i 224.56 (an neithe-si v.l.). In late lang. the sense anything is rendered by the compd. aen- (én-) ní : adubairt . . . nach d'iarraidh ēn-neth ele tanic, ZCP vi 63.30 . d'iarraidh aoin-neithe ar Ghuaire, Keat. iii 981.

Folld. by rel. clause: fil ann in ní ṡāsas cech slog, LB 109b2 ( MacCarthy 43.3 ) = fail ann ni, SR 485. o'tconnairc . . . an ní forcoemnaca[i]r ann, PH 1201. olc in ní dorónsabar, 2933 . ind ni dognim-se, noco tuig-se cose, 5251 . in ní buan uasal do reicc tar cend in neith nach anand, 7585 . ro fallsighed dō cach ní no biad iarsin, RC xxiv 192.2 . as lat gach ní chuinghe, ZCP viii 109 § 1. dia tabairt fén ┐ cech aein nō cech neich bud leo (= sua omnia seque dantes), Lat. Lives 89.11 . Used like Lat. quicquid: cenmotha in ní ro marbad díb besides those who were killed, PH 6327. hi cinaid ineich ro millead uime those who were destroyed, Ériu viii 175 y = indeich, ib. 17 . dechmad an neich dorigne sim a tenth of what he did, BColm. 104.14 .

Used to anticipate the obj. of a vb. (generally one of seeing or hearing): co cualatar aní na ndochum. boscairi na n-ech they heard something approaching (namely) . . ., LU 10194. confacatar inní in macan beg, ZCP v 502.29 . conaccai ani dothaett an Satan isa teach, Ériu v 120.25 . In older Ir. ní alone is thus used, see IT i 137.28 , 145.14 . TBC-LL¹ 2448.

In appos. to a sent. or statement: fodaim guin, ni mou gabail, lasinni is aes ingine macdacht insin along with that (= besides, moreover) he is of marriageable age (i.e. still young), TBC-I¹ 362 = lasanní, LU 4850. condorchair Dond bó dinni ro marbad Fergal `since F. had been killed', RC xxiv 52 § 11. on ní no chathaíged frim co menic ros-fóglaim ocumm mu [sic leg.] gnímu-se from fighting frequently against me, he has learnt, PH 1790.

In sense matter, concern, interest, etc.: ni har ni sōn, ol F. that makes no difference to us (?), TBC-I¹ 363. `Cidh as ní dō so?' ol siat. `Bās a dhlighedh' ol M. `what is the thing for him?' (= what is to be his fate?), Marco P. 65. ni roibhe ní áirithe ag O nDomnaill orra O'D. had no special claim on them, L. Chl. S. § 43. In sense of substance, possessions: do dligh duine ní da ní | don tí dobhir uile é a man should give some of his goods, Dán Dé xxix 29 . táinig béin neith dod námhuid (= thy enemy has suffered loss of his possessions), vii 14 . pl. fil nechtar dá neche forsna coraigthib-sea atcim-sea these dispositions (of the stars) imply one or other of two things, CCath. 1008. tri neichi treabara `three secure things', Laws iv 212.13 . o'tchualae P. na nechi-sin, PH 2905. aderait na heolaig na nethe-si, 7794 . ní fedamar-ne 'n ar nethe fír é sin whether they were real things, Maund. 257. tuigsi na neichí spiradallta, BB 16b23 . cūis tindscanta na raed n-anaithnich ┐ cūis aithnigthi na n[e]ichead n-egsamail, ZCP xii 294.18 . ag so laoidh . . . do shuidhiughadh ar na neithibh ceudna to confirm the things just stated, Keat. i 208.8 .

In med. texts the pl. is freq. used with adj. to denote medicines or remedies (in imitation of Lat. neut. pl.): neithe comsuidigthi = composita, n.¤ degbalaid = aromatica, etc. le neithib glanus an cenn, Rosa Angl. 262.10 (see index).

olc

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Forms: mes(s)aite, meiste, miste, misde, mes(s)a, uilc

adj. and subst.

I As adj. o,ā. generally as pred., seldom used after a subst. and never before one (being replaced by droch-); cf. lochdach maith no olc a ttús chomhfhocuil, IGT Introd. § 97 (see however olcairne). Compar. mes(s)a; messu, TBC-LL¹ 3489 , SR 1349 , LU 8081 , Triads 91. Superl. (a) mesam, Triads 223. messum, 228 . messam, CCath. 4606. (b) is mes(s)a.

Evil, bad, wrong , in wide sense, physical and moral, of quality, state or condition, olcc, gl. malus, Sg. 42b10 . Ir. Gl. 662 . gním olc no maith, Ml. 15a6 . dān olc, ACL iii 238 § 12. sgél olc, IGT Dec. § 178 (d s. don sgeól olc or ulc). breath olc, § 179 . ubhall olc an iomarbhais, Dán Dé xxiv 20. oirchin- neach olc, xxix 4 . pl. námait ro-olca, PH 2353.

As pred.: ropo olc a mblath they had a bad colour, Mon. Tall. 52. is o.¤ in cendaige it is a bad bargain, PH 7467. os o.¤ bó do ghoit if it is wrong to steal a cow, 7778 . intí is o.¤ dó fadéin, cia aile dia mbad maith he? (= qui enim sibi malus), 5971 . olc dona sagartaib bad (wrong) for priests, ZCP viii 209.24 . With defining gen.: a thruaigh as o.¤ iontaobha un- worthy of trust, Dán Dé xxii 31. an t-aon-mac Gaoidhil as lugha dob olc i n-Albain `by no means the least distinguished of the Gaels', AFM v 1662.20 , cf. 1682.16 . Inauspicious, unlucky : bid olc ind adaig (= there will be trouble to-night), FB 21. ba holc lathe etha dó evil was the day they came for him, IT i 98.1 . olc húar lod-sai in an ill hour you went, IT iii 244.24 . is o.¤ limm (frim) I deem ill (unfortunate), I dislike: cid o.¤ lam naimtea though my enemies dislike it, Ml. 2d12 . bá holc leo . . . Temair a bith cen rechtgi ríg furri, SCC 21. ba holc lais a dalta dia fhacbail, PH 2197. an olc libh? art thou sorry? A. Ó Dálaigh xxxvi 2 . mad o.¤ ra lucht na críchi in sét do thabairt, TBC-LL¹ 94. rob o.¤ ria C. in cath do chur, RC xxiv 62 § 24. ba holc frisin imper a menma de sin, PH 1027. is o.¤ lim mo menma iar marbad mo righ my heart is vexed, Ériu ii 28.4 (see 1 menma). olcc occo-som máthair Néill they disliked N.'s mother, iv 92 § 6 .

Folld. by a vb., in adverbial sense: is o.¤ ataim cuca I am in bad plight to meet them, ZCP vi 65.20 . ris an anmain is o.¤ bhím `badly I treat my soul' (? I am in bad state as regards my soul), Dán Dé xxiii 7. gidh o.¤ do dhligh déagsain dún though [she] had little reason to have regard for me, ii 10 . o.¤ freagarthar an robhadh, xxv 11 .

As adv. in d s.: nad n-acco(m)bra ind-ulcc (= non vult male), Hib. Min. 13.432 .

compar. messa, folld. by dat. of object compared or by conj.: creitmech as messa ancreitmech worse than an un- believer, Wb. 28b24 . trí gena ata messu brón worse than sorrow, Triads 91. iss messa acach ar gach lo worse from day to day, IT i 121.23 . os olc bó . . . do goit, is messa co mor duine do goit, PH 7778. is messa in usaracht nā'n gadaigecht, 7573 . messa fria mbraithrea indate a nnamait worse to their brethren than are their enemies, Ml. 100c26 . ata ni is messu de tra, | scarthain cuirp ocus anma there is something still worse, SR 1349. do budh measa íad ná an chríaidh, Job xxx 8 . dá raibhe ní sa mheasa ioná . . . (= si quid deterius est), TSh. 8343. Folld. by DO: fodaimid nech as messa dúib .i. seodoapostolos , Wb. 17b24 . `Bid olc in adaig', ol se. `Bid messu duitsiu', ol C. it will be (a) worse (night) for you, FB 87 ( LU 9114 ). is messu duit na mbia de (= the result will be worse for you), TBC-LL¹ 3489. cu mba mesa dúib oltás dam-sa, PH 2043. cid ferr cid messu dom nirt whether my strength is better or worse, LU 3862 ( SCC 38 ). ni raibe nech ler bo mesa he inā C. no one was more hostile to him than C., BNnÉ 168 § 2. As adv.: is follus co nach mesa labras mo thenga-sa innossa oltás in tan ro tescad hi that my tongue does not speak worse, PH 799.

superl. cia mesam hi trebod? what is worst in a household? Triads 223. trí ata ferr i tig . . . trí ata messum i tig, 227 - 8 . cia measom do cain tsaorraith? (.i. caidi inní is mesa), Laws ii 194.2 , 5 . measam bean banchánti, ACL iii 230.154 . a dūil is mesa dona hulib dúilib worst of all creatures, PH 8281. oen is mesa ro gen do shil Adaim, 3079 . cia ben is mesa do mnáib? worst of women, ZCP viii 13.11 . sáeth ┐ galur ┐ cech aingcis bad messo do duine worst for men, iii 210 § 16 . messam cach main, CCath. 4606 , is an archaism, the phrase being prob. proverbial.

Folld. by DE the compar. mes(s)a (messu) de becomes mes(s)aite, later meiste, miste, misde, a form which gradually replaces mes(s)a to a great extent, the force of -de being of- ten obscured or lost. conná léicther dún cid aithigud ar n-iaronn . . . corup messu-de dun (= ut inde maiorem tribula- tionem habeamus), Lat. Lives 57.6 = gurab mesaiti, Trip. 218.19 . uair na tarfaid duib ni d'ulcc, | is messaiti for n- intliucht, SR 1244. fo-bíth na rucad gubreith, naptis messaiti a thorthi that his crops might not be the worse thereof, Ériu iv 24 § 10 ( LL 106b8 ). rafetammár in gilla . . . ┐ ní messaite fria fis is dalta dún we know him none the worse (because) he is a foster- ling of ours, LU 4973 = mesaide, TBC-LL¹ 485. eser ní re ndol ar fecht . . . ní ba mesoitti t'imt[h]echt your journey will be none the worse (for eating), ZCP vii 269 § 15. bá messaide a menma lais a chluinsin `his mind was the worse for hearing it', ACL i 8.5 . ni messaiti seom de sin . . . ni pat fer[r]dde siu, ZCP iii 4 § 9 (where de is expletive = nir bo measaiti seom sein, YBL 112a48 ). meisde dun gurbh Ulltaibh ind the worse for us that we are Ulstermen, Irish Texts ii 108 § 34. is misti dontí leis a ragham i cenn catha, CCath. 1673 (mesti, meste v.l.). is iontuighthe nach miste don fhíréan olc ná anfhochain, TSh. 10911. nara mesti Dia frit-sa hí may God be none the harder on thee for it (the curse), LB 273a66 = narab mesdi, CCellaig 184. adubairt C.c. nar misde an cloc a beith gan tengaidh that the bell was no worse for not having a clapper, BCC 132.7 . a ndul ní mesti lem I do not object to their going, CRR § 14. ní meiste lium dol a clí, ZCP vii 301 § 10. nach nderna se en-ní bud mesde les do denamh air fein anything that he would not like to be done to himself, BCC 262.27 . biodh an comhairlech crionda . . . narab misdi let a bheith bocht do not mind if he is poor, Mac Aingil 199.10 . ní fedar gur misdi in builli ugud do thabairt `that there was harm in blowing the blast', ZCP vi 73.6 . ní fedar-sa gur misdi a marbad, 74.36 . an misde urnaighthe do dheunamh ina bhfiadhnaise? Ni misde is there anything wrong in praying before them (i.e. relics), Luc. Fid. 93.10 . ní misde go ndéinigh Dia breitheamh- nus eadrainn (= may God judge betwixt us), Eochairsg. 102. 21 . cár mhisde bean dom thréigean? what harm if a woman forsakes me? Dánta Gr. xiii 11 . gar misde dhuit airtegal eigin dod chreidimh . . . do thaisbeuna what harm would it do you to set forth (= it would be well for you to set forth), Luc. Fid. 313.1 .

II As subst. o, m. a bad man, an evil doer , nearly always in pl. uilc, gl. errantes, Wb. 30c26 . 6a9 . do dechrugud etir maithi ┐ ulcu, Ml. 19d2 . acht ní ro fúit[er] oilcc dia guin provided evil men are not sent, Laws iv 336.3 . Men of base degree, the rabble (distinguished from maithi `optimates'): is cuma no airctís na mathi ima n-indmus ┐ na hulcu ima mbiad, LB 154b16 . go ndeachadur a mbáthadh mórán dá mathaibh ┐ da n-olcuibh, Gadelica i 130.682 (Pairl. Chl. Tom.).

III As subst. o, n. (later m.) evil, wrong; an evil, misfortune , in wide sense. In glosses the uninflected form of n p. is used after the art. a n-olc the evil, Ml. 33d2 , cf. Wb. 1c10 . ar ind ulc fodaim nech, Ml. 99b1 . cid na olc mbec, gl. ne quid parvum malum, 35d9 . olcc tarési n-uilcc (malum pro malo), Wb. 5d28 . dechair eter olcc is maith, SR 1255. tan is d'oencraunn maid [= maith] is uilc, 1247 (form due to rhyme). fiss uilcc ┐ maithiusa, MacCarthy 52.20 ( LB 110b59 ). olc do rada rim, TBC-LL¹ 3751. olc duit-siu ill befall thee! (?), SCC 29 ( LU 3535 ). nephdenum neich di ulc fri nnech dogní olc frit not to do aught of evil to any one who does thee evil, Ml. 23c20 . is coir t'olc do denam to do thee harm, TTebe 4263 , cf. 2158 . atu im ulc, nimfuil im maith I am in evil plight, TBC-LL¹ 2325 = i n-ulc . . . i maith, St. fada bias Éiri 'na hulc | iar ndith do Colman, ZCP x 52.21 . Goill is Gaoidhil i n-ulc de (will be) the worse for it, Cog. 204.22 . ro feallais orum ┐ tiucfa a olc aniugh duid the evil consequences of it, ZCP vi 41.17 . pl. inna olc-sa, gl. haec mala, Sg. 217a8 . dubartis inna olc forum-sa (adversa), Ml. 89a2 . nícon rabatar olca betis mou (ultimis malis), 100c11 . digail for S. inna n-olc dorigeni side fris, 55d4 . beti uilc immda ┐ imnedai móra isin ló sin, FA 34 (LB). boi C. for dibeirg ┐ dognidh ulcu caich used to wreak injuries on all, ACL iii 225.14 . i n-oirchill na n-olc bhíos ré tuirling orra, TSh. 532. An ill deed, wrongdoing : is suaill int olc dorígnis ┐ is sochaide doróine ulcu bud móu indatt, PH 6473. ra ḟaismis ḟair na huli ulcu ┐ écora doriṅgni, TBC-LL¹ 2778 = olca, St. ar n-uilc . . . admum do Dia our sins, ACL iii 235 § 32. a uilc i gcionn gach chiontaigh, Dán Dé vii 15. na filid nā fitir so . . . cindas fhailgit a n-ulcu? how can they hide their faults? Auraic. 2008.

ar ulc fri (in order) to spite (injure): ar ulc friu, gl. nocendi [affectione], Ml. 72b22 . ar ulcc fri fraicc ind niad, Hy. v 71. ar ulc fri doíni, Fél. Ep. 422. ro fhaccaib Columcille Ére ar ulc re feraibh Erenn to vex, Anecd. iii 1.8 . as ar ulc fri mac M. doronsat an fheall sin `it was to annoy', AFM iii 852.10 . In pl. ar olca(ib)/ulca(ib): do crech Laigniu Fergal . . . ar ulcuib fri Cathal, RC xxiv 44 § 1 (ar ulc ri C. v.l.). Cf. dar ulcaib [ar ulc v.l.] ria `in order to cause her ills', TTebe 761 . do milleadh Connacht ar ulca fri Ruaidhri 'to annoy R.' AFM iii 34.13 . ar ulca la hua nD. 'to spite O'D.' vi 2236.18 . ar ulca re Maedocc, BNnÉ i 208.15 . dar ulcaib (ar ulc, v.l.) ria, TTebe 761 . ré ulca re Cairpri, BCC 132.28 . re olca re Thuathaibh D.D., Feis Tighe Chonáin 1638 . cá (gá) d'ulc (in later poetry, alliterating with d, the prep. and noun being treated as one word): a soithlighe gá d'ulc dhamh? `what harm could their wickedness do me?' Dán Dé xxi 30 = cad dulc, YBL 401a7 . ag Rudhraighe ga dulc dhó? `how does it hurt R.?' Studies 1919, 258 § 21 .

2 tess

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Forms: tes, tesa, tesaircoitig

n u, m. (te)

(a) heat, warmth: in tes gl. calorem, Ml. 42c29 . in tesa gl. caloris, Sg. 5a8 . eter úacht ┐ t.¤ , LU 2182 . in dabach tanaise nis fodaim nech ara tes, 3795 . pian ... uachda ┐ tessa, PH 6397 . do meit ... in tesa, Ériu ii 134 § 112 . sruth uisci a tes teine `de la chaleur du feu,' RC xxiv 374.16 . mar theas fothraicthe (of water), SG 12.36 . ? tes a tlacht `warm was their coat' (of hounds), Metr. Dinds. iv 170.15 .

(b) heat, warmth, sultriness (of weather, sun, etc.): slige assar ... a sliab frie andess dia ditin ar t.¤ , Ml. 67d15 . ar huacht ┐ tes, 10 - 11 . ar thes inna gréne, 97c4 . mí teasa, Laws iv 90.7 Comm. la tes síne, 356.12 Comm. tiobraid lán i láibh teasa, TD 17.53 . tes saighnéin, O'Gr. Cat. 473.2. samail teasa dun grēin glain, ACL iii 237 § 28 . timchioll theasa an laói, 2 Samuel iv 5.

(c) heat, warmth (of the human body): ní tuc D. taisi na t.¤ ... ac sluighi na sluagh, TTebe 3814 . earnail dib ... tosgaides cum in craidhi innus co ngaband teas aibseach cuigi, RC xlix 5.10 . do dhíoth an teasa nádúrtha, TSh. 1577.

(d) Of feelings, emotions, etc. warmth, fervour, zeal: ó theas gráidh, DDána 3.27 . táinig teas ar n-ionmhoine, Studies 1921, 589 § 5 . ná tréig do theas `put not your excitement aside,' Content. xxii 2 . an tes na ngnoidhig sin `in the heat of these transactions,' Rel. Celt. ii 176.20 . ro ghabh ... ag a rochaitheadh fein re tes pecaid na druisi, Études Celt. i 80.3 . le teas na hóige, ZCP v 210.199 (Midn. Court).

Compds. ¤bruth burning heat: gur bha snoighte a sleagha ion aroile re teas-bhruith na fola, ML 132.14 . ¤bruithen = ¤bruth: adhbhar teasbhruithne `stuif nach foláir a glanadh amach (óm anam) le teinidh (?),' DDána 42.29 . ¤gal hot valour: athlam tesgail, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 40 § 19 . suil tí thrá teasghoil id thonnfhuil, L. Cl. A. B. 192.59 . ¤grád ardent love, zeal: cuir ... le teasghrádh | teachta ar mo cheann, DDána 20.30 . le teasgradh toile, Rel. Celt. ii 282.21 . maille ré teas-ghradh Dé, Donlevy 228.20 . go ndeonuighe ... an teas-ghrádh ... d'aithbheodhughadh a gcroidhthibh na n-uile ` zeal ,' xxiv 18 . teasghrádh Thighearna na slogh, Isaiah ix 7 . ¤grádach zealous: a n-aimsir ... do chaitheadh go teas-ghrádhach re heólus ... do thabhairt do'n aos-óg, Donlevy xxi 3.

With vb. ? ¤airchóitigid: conar tesaircoitig in teni ní doib `did them no hurt,' Fél. 118.30 .