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ríge

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ríge or dil.ie/35283

Forms: righe, rige, rigu, rígiu, rigi

n io, n., later f, ( Ériu xii 218 ) n s. righe n-uasal, ZCP viii 197 § 2 a s. rige, Ml. 14a4 . d s. rigu, 71c17 ; in Mid.Ir. somet. rígiu. g s. rigi, Ml. 44d29 .

Ruling; kingship, sovereignty : in bith trúag . . . is duthain a ríge, Fél. Prol. 158 . no chuinchitis na Saxain . . . rígi forro co Ida [sic leg.] that I. should rule over them , LU 288 . dia ndena a rige ┐ a follamnus iarsna riaglaib-sea if he rule , PH 4280 . du gabail rigi for chenn á athar to assume the sovereignty , Ml. 44d29 . cech righdamhna . . . nocha gēbha rige a t[h]ire, Anecd. ii 31.5 . teit F. co Temraid do theclomad na rigi dō fein to collect (i.e. get) the kingship for himself , Ériu ii 178.3 (late Mid.Ir. text from Lec.). boí secht ṁbliadna i rrígu Ulad ruling Ulster , TBC-LL¹ 463 . rígi na cathrach, PH 4033 . Oengus mac N. hi rrígu ┐ L. i mbreithemnus, Ériu iii 140.166 . ríge láech nErend, FB 8 . righi can frithbert unopposed rule , CCath. 3361 . tuath huili do rigiu cen cosnum fris to rule the whole tuath without opposition , Laws iv 328.12 Comm. braighde Eirenn . . . gabhais tre righe is tre neart by the strength of his rule (?), ZCP viii 108.28 . co ttugsat Goill a ríghe dhó acknowledged his authority , AFM ii 1066.2 .

In relig. poetry freq. a synonym for the Kingdom of Heaven (oft. without art.): for nim consenai a ríge he strove after his kingdom in heaven , Hy. ii 28 . ro siachtatar ríge, Fél. Prol. 70 . ron-snádat dond rígu, ib. Jan. 23 . rige la Día a ndeoidh retha, ZCP viii 197 § 2 .