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gait

Cite this: eDIL s.v. gait or dil.ie/25273

 

Forms: goid, goide, gada, gada, gat

n ā, f. (with d s. for n s.) n s. goid; g s. goide, gada; n p. gada, IGT Decl. § 42 . n s. gat, Irish Texts iv 18 § 1 ; 20.9 . O'Mulc. 608 . vn. of gataid. See O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 168.

(a) taking away, abstracting (something from a person): gait an anmae díb the taking of their name from them, Ml. 70a5 . ní chaemnaic in ṅ-gabail do gait do lár ind átha to remove (i.e. to tear up) the fork, TBC-LL¹ 763. 738 . co súilib dessaib tennaib | do gait asa coemchennaib, SR 5556 . is gait claidib al-láim Ercail (of a difficult undertaking), Metr. Dinds. iv 100.2 . nin do gait ás by taking away the letter n, Cóir Anm. § 162 . dia gait d'ḟir úaib a talmain `for any man of you to pluck [it] from the ground,' Metr. Dinds. iv 78.2 . Sás gada céile Colla | do ghlaca séimhe sunna, L. Cl. A. B. 216.41 . BNnÉ 268.15 . toradh na ngéag arna ghaid `the trees' fruits fallen,' Dán Dé xvii 15 . Rarely in an entirely favourable sense: dognid umaloit doside im ghait a iallacrand de removing his sandals, Lat. Lives 87.13 . intan ba mithig a gait de cīgh to take her from the breast, Irish Texts i 3 § 5 .

(b) purloining, theft, robbery (in later language almost exclusively used in this sense): brath ┐ gat ┐ coibnius do orguin, Irish Texts iv 18 § 1 . is chom-chol gat nich ..., ib. 20.9 . ? gat ebraice fortitudo .i. quia per uim rapitur , O'Mulc. 608 . oc gait a bíd aire ar écin, BDD 54 . Ba saeth lia brathrea gait disi in tinscrae erru, Irish Texts i 6 § 16 . bean gatas .i. doni gait, Laws v 176.10 Comm. ; i 56.10 Comm. mad gait gataiter he if it is stolen, iii 208.11 . mas ar eigin no mas a ngaid rugad a seoit o nech, iv 270.16 . beodile coníc a gait budein livestock that can steal themselves (i.e. slaves), iii 432.9 . gatsatside na teora gata ... .i. mucc ┐ ag ┐ bo, BDD² 194 . bretha im gatta Judgments regarding Thefts (title of fragmentary Law Tract, H 2.15A. 38a ( Irish Texts iv 18 ). dogniat gait er Dhia, PH 7682 . ni dentar gait gan rún gaite, 7547 . gaitt irisech a pious theft, BColm. 84.10 . ib. 78.28 . ech ... mo derbrathar ... is é a goid dorinnis, ZCP vi 288.27 . fer ... nó díghladh gach gaid ┐ gach slad, CCath. 54 . ná roléicc goitt ná meirle ... do éirge ina reimhes, AFM vi 2374.7 . i ngait by theft, by stealth: is side ruc in mac legind leis i ngait dar muir, LU 2923 . Finnach foglaid robái i ṅgait isin sciaich, LL 354 marg. inf. 274b28 . luid Buchet for teiched ... i ṅgait, RC xxv 24.8 . oca chreicc a ṅgait, LB 155a57 . fer gaite meirle, Triads 141 . i fich na gaite, O'Dav. 900 . cosc gada, Keat. ii 5090 . fulang gada, TD 38.11 . rún gada, Ó Bruad. i 46 . biad ngaide stolen food, ZCP xiii 20.1 . mur gach mart ngoidi like any stolen ox, viii 541.6 . arbur gaide stolen wheat, Todd Nenn. 217 n . acht é 'na atán ghada a stolen hat, TD 38.9 . ní fuinmilsed gata ina flaith, BDD app. 168 ( LU 8021 ). gada ocus aircealla, Laws iv 270.26 . cen gáibthe gat `free from perilous thefts,' Metr. Dinds. iii 82.71 . toirmesc trod is glíadh is gad, IGT Decl. ex. 1162 . creacha fada ... gada dob' áil orra d'úaim, ex. 1214 .

(c) Transf. that which is stolen: a ithe ... leth-om amal bid gait nobíd occu, LB 155b57 ; ib. 12 . gat d'ithedh (s.l.) to eat stolen food, Laws i 56.10 Comm. ri ithis gait, Laws v 172.16 = ZCP xv 342 § 33 . iarair goidi (gaite LB), Anecd. iii 22.5 . in gaid airgither a cengal don crand, O'D. 568 ( H 3.17, col. 440 ).

(d) In cheville (meaning uncertain): biathsat na habaidh gan gait | náim in cataigh re caocait, SG 25.16 . ri gan gait, Fen. 58.7 . ib. 136.15 .

Compd. ¤bratt plunder: gatprat fo comang .i. gabsat dí marc hi n-athgabhāil, ZCP vii 305.13 .

láitire

Cite this: eDIL s.v. láitire or dil.ie/29501

 

n [, f.] (láitir) strength: laidiri ┐ ilmuine Mic Dé, Laws i 22.22 Comm . hec fortitudo laidiri, Ir. Gl. 920 . tréna neartmhaire ┐ trena láidiri, Mac Aingil 2211 .

nert

Cite this: eDIL s.v. nert or dil.ie/33116
Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: nnert, neirt, nirt, neurt, niurt, neurt, neort, ni(o)rt, nert, nerta, nerta, a (i n-, ó), nirt, nerta, neirtbhríga, nertmaenig, nertmaoinigh

n o, n. and m. n s. (with art.) a nnert , Ml. 35d14 , Sg. 222b7 . nert n-irisse, Wb. 11c4 . na neurt, ZCP iii 451.22 . a s. na nert n-aile, Ml. 29d5 . g s. neirt, Ml. 48c15 . LU 9141 ( FB 88 ). Mid.Ir. generally nirt. d s. neurt, Wb. 16c4 , Sg. 1a6 et pass. niurt, Hy. vii 2 fg . Mid.Ir. neurt, neort, ni(o)rt. n p. inna nert , Ml. 108c14 . nerta, 73c2 . a p. inna nert, Sg. 105a1 . nerta, Ml. 85a4 . LU 8894 ( FB 68 ).

Strength, might, power, in physical and moral sense. Freq. renders virtus in Glosses; also robur, Ml. 22d2 , firmitas, 48c15 , vires, 73c2 (in pl.), cf. Sg. 105a1 . nert quasi uirt a virtute , Corm. Y 976. uis nert, O'Mulc. 152. In general sense of power: nert Dé, Hy. v 45. iar neurt in spirito noíb, Wb. 29d21 . hi niurt athar ┐ aobmaic ┐ aobspirda, ZCP vi 258.14 . nert Demuin, Fél. Prol. 253. atai-si aniu a nert ┐ cumachta, Anecd. ii 54.10 = a nirt, ZCP viii 107.11 . focicher don nirt i ttá from the power in which he is, BNnÉ 307 § 29 . dochuadar i neart i nÉirinn (of the Norsemen), Keat. iii 2912. In moral sense: is ed a nnert foirbthe imgabail cech huilc, Ml. 35d14 (defining `perfecta virtus'). ibunt ... de uirtute in uirtutem .i. raghait ... do nirt for nirt, RC xxv 390 § 4 , cf. PH 4674 (do nirt for nert). coic nert deac inna hanmo .i. nert n-iresi, nert cennsa, etc., ZCP iii 451.18 . nert (one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit), ZCP v 499 § 4 (so also in later rel. texts, Luc. Fid. 149.8 , Parrth. Anma 233.7 ). neart, Parrth. Anma 225.8 (one of the four cardinal virtues = Lat. fortitudo ). Of sway or dominion: noí mbliadna ós Herind a nert (= he reigned for nine years), LL 129a19 . cethri cóic bliadna ... ro giallad do niurt Nathí, 129b41 ( MacCarthy 192 § 4 , 212 § 4 ). Of physical strength: nert in bulli the force of the blow, LL 160a7 . ra immir Carpre a nert for Coin Culaind, LL 177a50 ( CRR 51 ). da mbeind-sea do nirt beith dom chois if I were able (strong enough) to be afoot, TBC-LL¹ 5775 , cf. 5868 . dia mbend-sea for mo nirt, ni thóetsaitis in macrad had I been in my strength, 2510 , cf. TBC-I¹ 1856. i neart slainte [sic leg.] in sound health (oppd. to: fri bás), Laws iii 34.14 , cf. 42.30 , 46.21 , 52.1 , ii 344.29 and see Ériu ix 31. go niort leoman, BNnÉ 77 § 146 .

Power, ability (to do someth.): ní fhuil nert agad gun [= gan] techt lium (= you must perforce come with me), ZCP vi 48.12 . ro raidh ... nach raibhi nert a tidlaicthi aige that he was not empowered to give it up, Marco P. 169. Power, control (over someth.): ata nert agan duine ara chaint nogu leige se amach hi a man has power over his speech until he utters it, Ériu v 132.1 .

In various phrases: ro héige in ben nert a cind, SR 3215 . cosnaid Temair ... nert bar nduirnd (sic leg.), Cog. 122.14 . ba nert leis a menma his courage was high, TBC-LL¹ 2496 . ar Niall nert, Ériu viii 69.59 . Forming a spurious compar. (cf. 5 de): ba nertiti leis a menma na scéla his courage was raised by the tidings, SCC 20 ( LU 3435 ).

gaibid nert for ... overpowers: do gab [in bás] nert ormm, PH 7807. ro gab Érnai nert for sil nEbir, ZCP vii 303.13 . do gabail nerta for Laighnib, RC xviii 274.6 (Tig.). Keat. ii 989. do breith neirt ara bhidhbhaidh, Duan. F. i 86.30 . (with obj. gen.) seizes the power of, subdues: slóigh le Maghnus ... a Sil Muiredhaigh, gur ghabh a nert ┐ a mbraighde, AU ii 368.20 (a. 1288 ). dochuaidh do ghabháil neirt na Fraingce, Keat. ii 983 , cf. 1776 .

a (i n-, ó) niurt (with gen.) by strength of, by dint of: ni ḟuigbitis uile acht a nirt catha ┐ chomlaind, LB 122b17 . faidhis C. slúag dia irghabail a nirt chatha, Marco P. 117. i nirt imghona by dint of fighting, ZCP xiv 246.16 . docuadur ... a nirt a n-imrama, CCath. 2226. ní ó nirt góei nō chlaidim acht o nirt ernaigthe, PH 8044. tre nert imgona, Ériu ii 180.17 . lotar ass fo nert a mbagh 'they went away with all their might', RC ix 466 (ICM) . rotheichset fo nertaib bāgh by dint of courage (?), RC x 54.2 v.l. ( ICM xxi ). teichis ... a nertaib bághfear as hard as he could go, RC ix 470.x (ICM) .

Transf. import, significance, etc.: nert comaccomail the force of a conjunction, Sg. 222b9 . nert n-ainmnedo anmmae the force of a nominative, 215a9 . caite deochair eter a cumang ┐ a neart?, Auraic. 965 (of vowels; `cumang' is when they are sounded alone, `nert' in combination with consonants).

Rarely in concrete sense a force, troops: co tanic nert Ulad fris coro-n-innarbsat é, LL 328b18 . gur thinoil ... sluagneart Saxon, MR 110.10 . Cf. treṡess cona nirt nonbair, LL 108a29 = RC xiv 404.2 (`with its crew of nine').

g s. as attrib.: rigi nirt a strong kingdom (?), IT i 124.12 . Hériu ardneirt, Ériu iv 110.2 . is hí sein comairle ba nirt leo-som which prevailed with them, TBC-LL¹ 2908 , cf. 4574 , 4598 . Clann M. ... do denamh imerce neirt ar muintir Ruairc a hostile incursion, AFM iv 718.10 . corbat nirt i fus `mighty in this world', PRIA iii 548 § 15 ( LL 147a17 ). do denam imirgi neirt ar Muintir R., Ann. Conn. 1390 § 6.

In pl. generally in distrib. sense (in Glosses somet. in imitation of Lat. vires): in tan aracrínat a nerta (gl. defectu virium), Ml. 73c2 . traithaid nerta lochnamat, FB 68 ( LU 8894 ). tancadar a nerta ┐ a mbriga doibh, CCath. 2581. a serc o ulib nertaib with all (thy) powers, LB 261a3 . ro tarrngid ... a nertaibh damh ┐ assan, CCath. 1763. ro srained in cath tria nertaib laoch, Ériu viii 178.15 . inis na neart, Keat. Poems 1157.

nerta (= Lat. virtutes, a rank of the Celestial Hierarchy), SR 693 , PH 6249.

Compds.

(a) with subst. in adjectival sense strong, mighty: ¤bág: co nertbáig `with strong fight', RC xx 12 § 21. ¤bla `mighty fame', Metr. Dinds. iii 298.2 . ¤blad id., Acall. 1264 (-bhladh). ¤bríg, LL 27a9 . fo nirtbríg a chumachta, Alex. 74 [sic leg.]. a p. neirtbhríga, MR 242.2 . ¤brised: ag neart-brisiud `routing', MR 156.14 . ¤chlann: Colum cádh nert-chlainni Neill, ZCP x 53.29 . MR 262.19 . ¤chomairle, Alex. 574. ¤c[h]ride, ZCP viii 306.11 . ¤fhlaith, Fél. Ep. 170 (of Christ). ¤gabál: neartghabháil námhad, ML 134.21 . ¤gal: le neartghoil céimeann `prowess of battle-deeds', Content. xxx 21 . TSh. 2126. ¤Goídel: do ṡil noesech nert-Gaedel, LL 4a46 , cf. Leb. Gab.(i) i 220.8 . ¤lia f. a large stone used as a missile, etc. by warriors: nertlia míled forsa n-indsmatís slega ... ┐ fria meltís renda ┐ faebra, MacCongl. 47.16 . TBC-LL¹ 5527 St. gebis nertlia cloche fria ais, TBC-LL¹ 1569 = liic mair, TBC-I¹ 889. ro léic D. a urchur do nertlic miled, Dinds. 32 ( RC xv 335.6 ). Fig. of persons: nertlia gaíse, SCC 38 ( LU 3849 ). n. fergi, TFerbe 312 . ¤maín ( ¤maen): fúair núachar co nertmaín with great treasure, Metr. Dinds. iii 298.10 . ¤saegal: do nert-saegul, TBC-I¹ 1817 (ret.). ? ¤sluag: re nertmairi nirt sluaig [? nirtsluaig] adbail Eorpa, LL 236a42 .

(b) with adj. in adverbial sense: ¤adbal, see Fen. 328.18 . ¤brethach: la sil Nemid nertbrethaig, LL 8a38 . ¤buan, see ML 82.24 . ¤calma, MR 296.20 . ¤cráibtech: toghairm an naoimh nertcraibhtigh, BNnÉ 265 § 229 . ¤chrechach, Fen. 318.14 . ¤cubrach: inbher ... na habhann nertcubraidhe foaming, BNnÉ 235 § 156 . ¤giallach: ós chlaind Nemid nertgiallaig `seizer of hostages', Metr. Dinds. ii 42.12 . ¤maínech: mac Niúil nertmaínig, LL 3b11 = nertmaenig `des Kraftreichen', ZCP xiii 154 , nertmaoinigh `of mighty wealth', Leb. Gab.(i) i 210.7 ; cf. nertmaín above. ¤menmnach: comtís nertmenmnaig fri cach nith, LL 219b24 , cf. 235a39 ( TTr. 185 , 1212 ).