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Cite this: eDIL s.v. calléic or

Forms: calléice, colléic(e), colleg

adv conj calléice, colléic(e). colleg, Aisl. Tond. 106.5 . (from co-lléic, -lléice `till I leave, till thou leavest', GOI 30 . See also 72 ).

(a) In O.Ir. with adversative force nevertheless, however, for all that: delb anmandae foraib ot he marbdai c.¤ gl. licet inanimata, Ml. 130a3 . amal nin fessed cách et ronfitir c.¤ gl. sicut qui ignoti, et cogniti, Wb. 16a2 . nonanich dia c.¤ gl. ut castigati, et non mortificati, 5 . ammi fáilti ǽm c.¤ in tribulationibus `nevertheless', 6 . is ferr limm rafesid cid c.¤ gl. de spiritalibus autem nolo vos ignorare, 12a1 . calleice gl. autem 23d7 (`for the present'). nirbu cognomen ch.¤ `yet it was not cognomen', Sg. 31b22 . nibí digbail folaid and c.¤ , 45b7 . ní aiccidit sibi c.¤ , 71b10 . nísta-som immurgu calleic cumang `for all that', Ml. 60d3 . 16d2 . 28c12 . 31a24 . 31b24 . is di hilib immurgu a cheniuil feissin diroscai c.¤ , Sg. 40a17 . ni bí sem són immurgu c.¤ gl. quamvis videatur . . . poni, 203a27 . Prob. also in: dugní trocairi frinni calleic (`at present'), Ml. 106c12 . dorónta col-léce / slébe donaib glinnib on the other hand (`forthwith'), Fél. Prol. 239 .

(b) After the O.Ir. period the (orig. ?) temporal force of the phrase (cf. editorial translations above) is more apparent, the sense being meanwhile, for the present; with negative yet: téit int-ara calleicc co gaotha ulath `in the meantime', Ériu xvi 38 § 7 . boí a muinter colléic oc fuiniu na fíadmil, TBFr. 98 . baī dano in F. hi fus colēic, Corp. Gen. 148.14 . ba gleu gothuib doine colleic `at the same time', Ériu ii 100 § 8 . nofeithedsom a cluichi collēicc he went on playing, TBC-I¹ 515 . eiseum coleic ic ol meda, Anecd. i 1.14 ( SCano 13 ). Áth Cliath fégaid lib colléic (: imthéid) `behold . . . awhile', Metr. Dinds. iii 100.1 . cid mor a anoir colléicc, bid mo i ndail bratha `at present', Three Hom. 124.12 . bídh i muig colléic `paulisper', Lat. Lives 72.14 . anum coleic `let us tarry now', BCC 155 . Introducing new section or subject-matter: do fastad breithe co léicc, O'D. 532 ( H 3.17, 431 ). scéla Césair atfiadhamar . . . coleicc, CCath. 2263 . With neg.: ni fetatar cia dogene colleic co tainic a scel-sa `still they knew not', Ériu ii 98 § 3 . ní co ndercius colleic an drong sin = adhuc non, Aisl. Tond. 106.25 . fri fēghadh fair / andsom nā raibh / ær callēice (: dēte), ACL iii 295 § 26 . ní thiber-sa in caire duit-si coleic `as yet', MR 54.1 . ceni ba forréil fair coléicc, Hugh Roe² 92.20 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dantmír or
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: dant-mír, dant-mír

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

ised fodera an tresraind libhsi cen síl napeli

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

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