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aidbden

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Forms: aidben

Also aidben? Vn. of ad-feid (see Bürgschaft 23 , ZCP xviii 380 ).

(a) act of leading to, towards; setting something in motion: nach dal, nach a.¤ tonut-fuichfither any preparation, Bürgschaft 22 § 65 (b) (Veranstaltung?). frisna gnimu sin ┐ na haidbdena, 23 § c .

(b) Used of a person belonging to a noble grade whose function is to represent his kin in dealings with a higher lord, especially the king, or with members of an outside túath (see Bürgschaft, etc. above): combi lánchongnam i túaith do aidbdenaib, do noillechaib, do gi[u]ll, do gíall, do chairdiu tar cenn ceníuil tar crích i tech flatha, Críth G. 412 . do-beir cenel a slan na n-aidbhean .i. in tan nach biadh tobach. boaire medonach sin ┐ is edh gabus do laimh, dul tar ceann na tuaithe re cach nduine amach ┐ dul re laimh im cach ní dlighfit amuigh do tobach doibh the family pays the fine of the a. when a seizure has not taken place (i.e. when the a.¤ has not been able to recover the debt and has paid himself) O'D. 2287 ( Rawl. B 506, 26v1-2 ) ( ZCP xviii 380 ). Classed amongst the etarḟlaithi: rannait aitiri an da trian n-aile i tri .i. trian do flaith, trian do fine, trian do etarflaithib ┐ do iteraibh. trian na n-etarflaithe ┐ na n-etere, ranntair trian de do muire rechtgi doda-fet a tegh ri[g], a trian do aitiribh, a trian n-aill do aidhbenaibh na tuaithi do roinn co haenscrepall (of property of a deceased person), Bürgschaft 62.7 (Ériu i 215). ata aithech eirnis amal flaith fer son iii n-aidben, fer do-rata athair ┐ a senathair gell tar cenn a aicme, O'Curry 885 ( H 3.18, 396a ). tathat lim . . . logh do sinnsire tūs aidhbdhen tus ea[r]labhra, ZCP xii 365.14 ( tusn-aidbsina, Laws iv 372.12 . See aidbsiu). aidhbhean .i. adhbha dhíona, O'Cl. adhben .i. itercian bit dono adbena uasal .i. taoisich na tuaithe cach uais araile coruici righ, O'Dav. 185 (hence: aidhbeil (leg. aidhben, ed., aidh bhen, v.l.) .i. cian, Metr. Gl. 19 § 59 . aidhbhean .i. imchían nó fada, O'Cl.).

(c) the leading troops, vanguard (of an army): rushudhigsed sudhiugud fir fria n-aidpheana / fria sluaghadha fri cuanghala fria chaipdeana, Ériu xvi 180 § 9 . nicon reilgi a hiath aidhben / cūan nō caibden dia horgoin advance troops . . . to plunder her, Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. v 1919, 93 § 31 (`aus fernem Land'). cengsat siar . . . ond Athain, aidben anair a troop from the east, Metr. Dinds. iii 4.35 (cf. aidhmen .i. deoraid, citing this ex., Ériu xiii 63 § 30 ). ?ciarb aidben leó fácbat sund / Cairmen . . ., Metr. Dinds. iii 6.63 . aidhbhean .i. olc no deoraidh, O'Cl. Hence as synonym of écht slaying, slaughter: mor d'echtaib ┐ d'aidbenaib, H 3.18 , 726.15 . slan a mhenman dechtaib ┐ daidhbenaibh dfhaghbháil forra, ITS xlii 302.y . robtar mince iomda a ccatha . . . a n-aidhbena for a mbiodhbhadhaibh, AFM vi 2280.9 .

(d) of Cú Chulainn's toys, playthings (cf. aidemm?): focheird a adbena uile riam acht a liathroit nammá, TBC-LL¹ 1018 . focheird a adbena ániusa uli úad, 1076 . gab icc athgarddigud na sliged reme da adbenaib ániusa, 1017 . mar benar a aidhbhena āiniusa ┐ imāna a lāmhaibh mic bhig, RC xiv 265 § 59 . Note also: ni haidhbhen etraib im Glend Ochaine sund, TBC(C) 425 (= cian, TBC-LL¹ , TBC St.

aimréid

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Forms: amraid

adj i (réid). Earliest form amraid (: Labraid, Ält. Ir. Dicht. 41 § 34 , : slabreid, Thes. ii 304.2 , : samlaid, ZCP vii 268 § 2 ). Later influenced by réid. See GOI p. 104 .

I

(a) rough, uneven, entangled (of ground etc.): etir réid ┐ amreid gl. per tractus terrae, Ml. 140a2 . fo . . . choilltibh ndosach ndlúithaimhréidh, AFM vi 1912.6 . co rub aimreidh do a aitreb, Aen. 912 . iter da sliab . . . aimreidi, TTebe 898 . inis clochach aimréidh, CCath. 1339 . an tshlighe anshocair, aggarbh, aimhréidh, Desid. 3311 . ród aimhréidh, Dán Dé vi 3 .

(b) contentious, quarrelsome, troublesome: A., aurgail ūais amraid, Ält. Ir. Dicht. 41 § 34 . gan aighnes a.¤ , O'Gr. Cat. 547.17 . tancodar aimreidh dá tighibh `they went home unreconciled', ALC ii 254.4 . guais don dís adeirim féin / go mbeid is Íosa aimhréidh, DDána 22.5 . nír 'bo roinn abbadh aimhréidh, Anecd. ii 35 § 15 . Enrí aimhreidh mac Neill `Henry Awrey, in English the Contentious', AFM iv 722.10 and note. a.¤ re at odds with: má bhím . . . aimhréidh / red ghruaidh . . ., TD 3.49 . As adv. as iomdha ar neich go haimhréidh `many of our horses are unbroken', Ériu v 190.480 .

II As subst.

(a) rough, uneven, entangled place: rop rēid remunn cech namreid, Thes. ii 304.2 (Hy. i). bidh réidh riëm cech n-aimhréidh (leg. amraid, Ed.), ZCP vii 268 § 2 . athechtai íath n-etarmaige eter mothru ┐ amréthi, LU 8632 ( FB § 47 ). nochan fhaghbaid d'anbuain / nach adhraid don aimhréidh, DDána 98.5 . i ccumgaibh . . . ┐ i naimhrédhaibh gacha conaire, TFrag. 36.6 . ni hurusa síol Eibhir / d'ionnsoighidh mo a n-aimhreidibh, ML 26.11 .

(b) contentiousness, disturbance: do chuir an Fhódla i n-aimhréidh `has disturbed', Magauran 2783 . suil bheas aimhréidh eatarra `lest there be disagreement between them', TD 24.3 .

aircsither

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v a.¤ aidbsin fir cuicthi, fir feine, O'Curry 2204 (Eg. 88, 8(9)d). a.¤ (.i. dofedar) cuimne comorba (? -bas, Plummer MS. notes) .i. o a.¤ cuimne fiadhan risin caemorba uais sin ima taithmech, 429 ( H 3.18, 233a ). See ar-fet.

airgais

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n usually glossed airguide, and perh. earlier vn. of ar-guid. See also under ? argais.

(a) ré notlaicc aird aurgaiss (ergnuiss, irguis, aurgais, erguis v.l.) / dogné init chorgaiss `thou shouldst make great prayer', Fél. Nov. 13 .i. airguide . . . no guide uasal, Fél.² clxvi . tan domm-í techt irguis / cid i caisc nó chorgus `when the great boon may come to me', Fél. Ep. 561 . Or subj. 2 s. of ar-guid (?).

(b) Explained in Laws Comm. as exchange of two articles of unequal value, but perh. rather some kind of gift or payment: comuin, ascada l[anam]nais, [ur]gais .i. [er]guidi u[a]is .i. immarcraid on eter [na da] set clamcloithi `Tausch', Cóic Con. 19 § 11 (= urgaiss, ZCP xix 170 ). is ed agur[thar fui]rre, cora ┐ cunnartha ┐ comain ┐ aisgid ┐ [urgais] ┐ dliged lanamnais, 20 § 13 . urgais .i. érguidi uais, dethbir bis itir in da set claochloda .i. set beg dib ┐ set mor, ┐ is les imdenam gurab ar cumain do-rat, da dheoin do-ber nech in tabairt ┐ nocha mbidh iarraid fuirre, ib. urgais .i. cach folad comtoirnigech dib uile, 51 § 106 . debhbir itir in cumain ┐ in aiscid ┐ in urgais ┐ in tabairt, 52 § 107 . ar id tri tidnacuil for setaib cinmotha coibche .i. rath ┐ aiscid ┐ aurgais (.i. claochmodha sét) . . . nach urgais nad-[ic]aitir co cend mbliadhna, is rat[h] iar mbliadhain co somaine iar sétaib, O'D. 2233 (Nero A vii, 156). Cf. urgais .i. claochlodh, ut est rath n-aiscid ┐ urguise nó erguidhi, O'Dav. 1617 . See also under 2 aiscid.

airgal

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ā, f. vn. of ar-fich.

(a) act of boiling, bursting forth; upheaval: is damhnai uamhain na cóic ergala sescat ar .ccc. donaib teinethsliabhaibh do madmaim for talmandaib `the bursting of the 365 ranges of fiery mountain', Ériu ii 136 § 122 . Fig. conroib irgal désercce in spirto indiunn gl. spiritu feruentes, Wb. 5d18 .

(b) act of fighting; strife, contest, battle: i n-irgail `in conflict ', Wb. 3b11 . robatar . . . ic urgail dara chend, LL 225b18 ( TTr. 615 ). mór n-ergal ṅdegrach ṅdian, SR 7081 . catha ┐ urtha ┐ irgala (types of tales), Laws i 46.4 Comm. adchíu dofócrat far mná / a ngnúis tarsna ergala, LU 6583 (TBC). ergal ān riam, scīath taulgel ina laim '(may) splendid battle (be waged) before him!' TBC-LL¹ 3365 , Celtica x 148 . robrisius aurgala for triunu na túath, 9349 . fir i n-irgalaib, 8431 ( FB § 29 ). ro fosaighedh an ergal ┐ an t-imairecc ann, CCath. 5803 . d'ionnsoighidh na hiorghoile, DDána 85.4 . ar orgail (: orduigh), Dán Dé xxiv 1 . Fig. Ailill . . . / aurgail ūais amraid, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 41 § 34 . comla ergaile shield of battle (of a warrior), LU 4842 (TBC).

(c) line of battle, battalion: o ergail gl. acie, Ml. 34c12 . in ergail gl. in acie, 47c2 . ilchéta do cechtar in dá ergal, TTr.² 947 . itir dá hirgail, Alex. 23 . ro coṅgaibthe trá na da urgail ó theirt co nónai, RC viii 56.11 . co tenid leonas ergala `to the fire that wounds battalions', Ériu i 116 § 5 . arms: ni tidbarid far mbaullu i n-irgail ar beolu diabuil gl. sed neque exhibetis membra uestra arma iniquitatis, Wb. 3b11 . irgala firinne diar ndítin gl. per arma iustitiae, 15d39 . irgala gl. induamur arma lucis, 6a28 .

airgart

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n [ā, f. ?] (cf. ar-gair) something prohibited; prohibition, ban, prevention: is de as a urgart do cach machu Laigde `whence the prohibition', Ériu vi 136.85 . cisne aurgart[a] fechiumnuis? deoruid, doer, díthir `who are they who are prohibited from acting as law-agents'?, Laws ii 84.20 . [d]i urgurtaib athgabala, v 266.20 .i. conid do na neithib is mo ro urgairustar dliged, 28 Comm. (some of the legal exx. ref. to persons supra perh. belong to airgarthae) cach idnucul focertur forsna urgurtaib sa in those prohibited persons (i.e. those not capable of entering into contracts), ZCP xiv 376 § 39 ( Laws ii 290 ). secht n-urgarta righ Temruch . . . turccbháil gréine fair ina lighi i mMaigh T. `these are the seven prohibitions of the king of T. . . . that the sun should rise', etc., PRIA liv (C) 8 § 1 . de urgartaib ríg Erend and so, 35 § 1. trí hairgarta (airgairt, argair, urgoirt v.l.) ecalse: caillech fri clocc, etc., Triads 66 . trí urgarta (haurgartho, hurgairt, hurghairrthe v.l.) bíd: a chaithem cen altugud, etc., 250 . is é co n-urgairt (con argair v.l.) túaithe ┐ eclaise i.e. banned alike by church and state (of a disagreeable person), Tec. Corm. § 28.6 . Oppd. to úais : uais ┐ urgairt . . . úais . . . .i. rí etc. urgart . . . .i. lethcerd, bard etc., i.e. the lower classes of poets, Ériu xiii 29.14 . tri húais dóib: dul ar ríg etc., secht n-aurgarta dóib: dul ar deoraid etc., Triads 235 . uais no urgairt no egmacht, Laws iv 58.5 .

Follg. exx. doubtful: ín días ergort (ar gort?) bagartach / is iad ro ort Indrechtadh, BB 58b46 . nimaes nargart nahamnert nahamluth mo menmæ, IT iii 51 § 95 . fuair argart beara is badba / mac Seara co sean Banba, MacCarthy 310 § 5 ( BB 13b31 ).

airgdide

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adj io, iā (argat). silvern, made of silver: gebid . . . a liathroit n-argdide, TBC-LL¹ 887 . coíca scíath n-argdide, TBFr. 22 . claideb . . . cona imdurnd airgdidú, LU 3827 ( SCC § 37 ). uma nán naircidhe (airgide v.l.), Anecd. ii 58.12 . fo chathaírib airgdidib, BDD² 1128 . cona n-airiallaibh airgdidhe fothu, CCath. 4718 . im sciathaib airg[d]edaib, Ériu v 72.2 . for méis airgdigi, MR 28.16 . is uinge a.¤ (in praise of Cainnech), ACL iii 221.2 . lestar . . . co slabradaib airg[d]ide, PH 6357 . de chumalaibh airggididibh, O'Curry 472 ( H 3.18, 247 ) (`paid in silver', Plummer MS. notes). Perh. also: roír damh .l. cumala comhinnraic uais airgdibh (.i. laoch) eilg enda tectus, LL 392d30 . Cf. 2 airg. Subst. ar an tricha[i]t nairggidhe (: se) thirty pieces of silver, Gael. 50 , 130 ( Blathm. 432 ).

airrann

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Forms: urraind

vn ā, f. (ar-ranna) part, division, portion . Of territory: nocodlegat . . . aurraind tíri na túad, SR 4917 . tangadar Dail riadai corgabadar iraind Cruithneach began dividing the Cruithnech, BB 206b31 . cóic hurrunda Érind . . . cecha huirruind díb (coicid, urrann v.l.), Ériu iv 152 § 33 . can a ríg n-aurraindi eturru territorial king, TBC-LL¹ 5693 . an urraind (a s.) bud mō da rigi, ZCP xiv 150.3 = int errandus, PH 907 . ra hairecrad a óltech . . . ar gnímaib ar irrannaib ┐ cenélaib according to territories, MU² 210 . In other contexts: cor bo ball da ballaib a mac ┐ cor bo irrand da irrandaib, TBC-LL¹ 2932 . is amnas an urrand `allotted task' (Plummer MS. notes), TBC-I¹ 2265 . Cf. ind orrain gaiscidh, AFM ii 582.9 (? forráin). urrand argait ┐ oír, LL 276a3 . is amlaid rasuidiged lathrach in taige hi sin leithred foe fothúaid ┐ airrand (aurard v.l.) andess the other half(?), 3851 . niconbie errann do a nim la Crist, Anecd. iii 26.15 . urrann do tháobh thuirc allaidh (as food), Duan. F. i 33 § 5 . urruinn an mhadra don mheall `the share of the haunch that goes to the dog', Content. xxvii 15 . na huronna portions of food, Lism. L. 1256 = na herranda, Three Hom. 60.6 . urranna caebacha . . . cro `clotted particles of blood', CF 515 . urunda fedma fir do caebaib fola ┐ feola, RC xi 32.23 = ZCP x 305.18 . go nderna di urranna so that it was in two, BNnÉ 228 § 131 . urrann duaislibh ┐ daireachaib some nobles, AFM v 1626.2 . Legal: ni aile(t) nach sesc air[r]ainn la Fene, BCrólige 24 . fir errainne, O'Curry 18 (H. 3.18, 8b11) `participators', Plummer MS. notes. Sense not clear in: erraind (eirand v.l.) nais a sruth buais .i. is uais ind rand fil ocum ar imbud mo dagḟessa, RC xxvi 24 § 80 .

anbúais

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n ni sinn fotragluais do nim / a h-anbhuais! triat' imresain (Adam to Lucifer), SR 1742 (perh. an + 1 úais O ignoble one).

angbocht

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n co ruige rocor no a.¤ `great poverty ', Laws ii 354.7 Comm. , cf. 378.23 Comm. , 384.25 Comm. doberad [in ben] . . . a crodh comathinchuir go rigi rochor no angbochta, O'Curry 1034 (H 3.18, 434a). Prob. etymol. explanation in: angbach (leg. angbocht, ed.) .i. in[n]í dobeir in ingin a mbochta .i. in t-aon ndamh nó in t-aon capall, nó in[n]í ima tidnaicther in ingen bochtae, ut est co ruice uais nó a.¤ .i. is e in t-uais ní na raibe aice fein ┐ doigh co fuigbed ó nach aile. Is é in t-a.¤ ní na raibe aice fein ┐ cinnti leis na fuighbed o nech aile `a.¤ i.e. that which brings the daughter into poverty i.e. the one ox or the one horse or that for which the poor girl is handed over (that with which the poor girl is endowed?)', O'Dav. 112 (cf. Stud. in E. Ir. Law p. 44 ).

anuais

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n (2 or 3 úais ?) great hardship(?): anbhruid a.¤ is aindlí / fóirneart namhad is creacha cruaig / tug uaigneach tu mar taoi, Measgra D. 59.66 .

Arabdae

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pn io, iā Arabian, Arabic: arabda gl. Arabs, Sg. 16a7 . arabdu gl. Arabas, Ml. 107a4 . i mbérla uais a.¤ , RC viii 348.28 .

2 argán

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n (2 arg?): is amrán ri cruit cen chéis / sinni d'éis ar n-argain úais , LU p. 22 n (`little champion ?' Meyer Contribb.).

athbach

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o Appar. vn. formation from *ath-bong-. Precise meaning uncertain. `after-reaping', Met. Dinds. Gloss. Native glosses cited below no doubt ad hoc interpretations of particular passages. Freq. in chevilles. rorandais raind fond n-aile n-athraind raind athbaig iar muig medba, Corm. Y 1018 ( Anecd. iv 88 ) `thou hast shared a share at the second redivision', Corm. Tr. p. 131 . na tri muir met anathfaig / timchellait in primcathraig, SR 421 . mor n-a.¤ (: cathrach), 473 . trén a.¤ , 4683 . lín an-athbaig, 5055 . duiri a.¤ , 7347 . it sain maim conmidither / i n-a.¤ i n-ucht `the second time and at the beginning', Ériu xvi 183 § 36 . bennacht dé for Eithne . . . / . . . / lasa n-ibsim iar cuairt cathrach / for cet n-athfach (fo neim nathrach v.l., Bruchst. 20 § 40 ) / oiri ocht cethrair bathlach . . . / . . . sruaim do midh, ZCP xvii 266.4 . brigach n-a.¤ , LL 4932 . suí littri ┐ rí ruirech / dlegait a.¤ maithglan mín / is prímchruachait dóib, LL 3728 . uais a.¤ dogéne iarsain / orgain Cathrach Comḟossaid, Metr. Dinds. iii 242.15 . athbhach .i. ionnsaighidh, O'Cl. rosbalb rosberb cen a.¤ / salchur serb na sennathrach, Metr. Dinds. ii 62.7 `without delay', Corr. a.¤ .i. atharrach, O'Curry 1292 (H 3.18, 537), citing foregoing ex. athbhach .i. aitherrach na huaire sin, O'Cl. ruc díis cen a.¤ n-úaire / fiad ṡlúag cathrach Cróebruaide `without respite', Metr. Dinds. iv 128.75 . atú . . . gan lúth gan athfac, Duan. F. i 17.2 `power', Gloss. athbach .i. neart, O'Cl. Cf. athbath.

1 bé

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Forms: Bée, béithe, beith, mbéithe

n n., later f. See Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 113 and Études Celt. xxv 123-24 . n s. b.¤ nAnand, Corm. Y 104. a mb.¤ , SR 5974. in b.¤ thondgel, LL 18500. g s. Bée, LL 27711. d s. do b.¤ , TFerbe 64 . Mod. g s. na b.¤ , Hackett xi 27 . d s. don bhéith ghlain, O'Rah. 154.5. n pl. béithe, ZCP v 229.26 (Midn. Court). g pl. beith, Ó Bruad. i 62.7 . mbéithe, ZCP v 226.10 (Midn. Court).

Woman: Brigit b.¤ bithmaith `ever excellent woman', Thes. ii 325.15 , glossed: ben ut dicitur b.¤ bind .i. ben find, 29 . bē nē[i]t (.i. badb) .i. bē ben ┐ nēt cath . . . Inde dicitur: `b. nét fort,', Corm. Y 168. Brigit bē n-ēxe . . . B.¤ bē legis, ┐ B. bē goibne (sic leg.) ingena in Dagda goddess, 150 . b.¤ find fors ṅdestatar deirgindlid áir (rhetoric), BDD² 306. be ḟind ḟota ḟoltlebor, IT i 69 § 4. a bē, ZCP viii 102.15 (B. na f., 557.17 ). a mb.¤ n-aill, LL 21147. b.¤ adbul Heriu, 1651 . do b.¤ thastil female messenger, TFerbe 64 . cain-be fial forssaid ḟindnar, SR 3700. co tucas-sa in mb.¤ sáir sláin / Aife, Ériu iv 154.26 . seimigud b immorro .i. a bhen, a bhan, a bhe binn, Auraic. 1275. b.¤ ebraice (bath `daughter'? ed.), mulier latine , O'Mulc. 130. `b.¤' ben, Metr. Gl. 18 § 52. b.¤ .i. bean, O'Cl.

In Laws and glossaries in designations of classes of women. b.¤ carna wanton, harlot : cia ben is mesa do mnáib? Ni hansa. B. chārna, ZCP viii 113.12 . be carna .i. meirdreach, O'Curry 2037 (H. 4.22, 58a). b.¤ charna .i. merdrech, ar dia ndech in ben co cuicir is b.¤ charna. fothad cairn .iiii. clocha, cloch fair is carnn iarum, O'Dav. 213 (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 108 ). b.¤ cétmuinterasa woman with standing of head of a household, chief wife (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 46.28 ): mad be cetmunterasa techta, comaith ┐ comceniuil, Laws ii 380.31 (= Stud. in E. Ir. Law 46 § 22 ). mad be cetmunterasa glossed: mad bean bus cetmuindter uais co dligthech, 382.4 Comm. b.¤ cuitgernsa `woman of condominium' ( Stud. in E. Ir. Law 218.18 ): ma co tir ┐ cetra ┐ intreb, ┐ mad comsair comtechta a cuma lanamnusa, ┐ is don ben sin asberar be cuitcernsa, ii 356.31 (= Stud. in E. Ir. Law 18.36 ). b.¤ n-imrama lit. wandering woman (a class of concubine) ( Stud. in E. Ir. Law, 64.25 , 96 f. ): nocon uil ni do do lamda . . . a be nimruma, uair ar a urail fein bis a chartach . . . ┐ nocon eadh bis . . . a be nimruma, Laws ii 400.15 Comm. be nimrama .i. meirdreach, O'Curry 2037 (H. 4.22, 58a). sechtmud do i n-a dormain ┐ i n-a be n-imruma, Laws v 72.4 Comm. b.¤ n-indlis `non-owned woman', see Ériu xii 74.18 . a atitin a primmna ┐ a fine ata cach ben dib sain aicce cenmotha in be nindlis; ┐ a aititin a fir ata saide, Laws ii 400.26 Comm. b.¤ loirge: direnar b.¤ luirge lándire `a distaff woman', O'Gr. Cat. 145.19 (Nero A vii, 153b9). Cf. dorenar be loirge landire .i. ben conaire in filed, glossing lorg `road', O'Dav. 1155. b.¤ loiste loinetha woman of the kneading-trough and churn-dash: direnar . . . lándire b.¤ loisde luineatha alaile, O'Gr. Cat. 145.19. b.¤ roethine woman cast up by the sea?: be roethine .i. roethine mara dode-cuirethar .i. mairchor- (leg. muirchorthae, ed.), Ir. Recht 8 § 8. b.¤ tacuir foundling woman: b.¤ tacair do-renur cuic setaibh, a tri dibh a mamaib eca (leg. ecalsa, ed.) no (leg. ┐, ed.) ina dó eile ó feinib (finib, v. l.), Ir. Recht 6 , 7 § 7 , see ZCP xix 347. b.¤ táide lit. woman of a secret relation, i.e. in an irregular association with a man (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 99 , 100 ): baidsech cach be taide, no cach ben deirge lann (cf. . . . deiraig a lanamnus, v 456.22), Laws iv 58.26 Comm. merdrech [ut est] baitsech cach b.¤ táidhe (thaidhe, v.l.) `every secret woman', O'Dav. 306. b.¤ togu woman (with power) of choice (variously interpreted in Laws Comm.): be togai .i. togu an (leg. and ? ed.) imm a inchaib a ceile fa isint (leg. asint, ed.) seilb techtus di-rether .i. bancomarba lasmbi fer for bantindchur. be thoga .i. tic di co aos togai, na (leg. .i. or [atá] 'na, ed.) tagai, .i. im co fer theis fa in ngaba chaille . . . who has the choice as to whether she will be paid according to the status of her husband or according to her possessions . . . who is of an age to choose whether she will marry or take the veil, Ir. Recht 8 § 9.

Common in later poetry woman, maiden : rádha róchaoin bheóilín bhinn na b.¤ , Hackett xi 27 . is baoth don fhear do scar le béith bhig óig, xxxiv 1 . míle beith ghléigeal `a thousand fair ladies bright', Ó Bruad. i 62.7 . G., leannán béithe `beloved of women', O'Rah. 148.21. do screadadar béithe, 150.27 .

In nn. pr.: Fróech . . . mac side do B.¤ Find a sídib, TBFr. 2 (as b.¤ was orig. neut. the name Bé Finn > Bé Bind, later also Bé Ḟind). Bebinn ingen (sic leg.) Turgeis, Caithr. CC 27. is ed ainm dobered Midir dí B.¤ Ḟind (i.e. Étaín), TE² 180 § 10. B. Néit wife of Néit (a goddess of war): bē nē[i]t (.i. badb), Corm. Y 168. B.¤ nēid .i. Nēid nomen uiri. B.¤ eius Nemon, a ben, 181 . in b.¤ néit . . . .i. Enio, siur Mairt .i. dei in chatha, TTebe 3247 . co festais ca drem . . . din ro samaigfed in B.¤ níth-gubach Néit a neirt-bhríga, MR 242.1 . Aingene ainm ind fir ┐ Bee n-Aingeni ainm na mna, RC x 224 § 17. Be Chuille ┐ Dianand . . . na dí bantuathig, LL 1352. Bé Tuinde, Dinds. 139 ( RC xvi 147 ). In n. loc. oidhre Leice Bébhionn Lickpevune (Co. Kerry), AFM v 1628.21 .

1 bés

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n (Cf. Hiberno-Latin bes(s)us Latin Letters in Early Christian Ireland xii 207 ). u, m. b.¤ m., IGT Decl. § 95.

(a) habit, custom, usual procedure, practice; manner, way: ni fil linn in béesso gl. consuetudinem non habemus, Wb. 11c21 . iudide ó béssaib, 10d35 . ithæ inso bésse inna fedb `these are the manners of the widows', 29a3 . ishé didiu a mb.¤ adi intí diib bes tresa orcaid alaile gl. more uiuitur bestiarum, Ml. 19d6 . ón bes dóindu gl. homano more, 51d25 . iarsin bǽs doindu, 127d15 . bithbethu iar ṁbes for Dé deis according to custom, SR 1497. modh (ón bh.¤), IGT Decl. § 95 (127.9) . b.¤ modh o eincheill araen (v.ll.), ib. n. 7 . cach cenél dib cona deilb ┐ cona bes ┐ cona aicned foleith (of animals), Ériu ii 126 § 89. gach béas ban da, DDána 114.30 . b.¤ duine dhubhaigh likeness , IGT Decl. ex. 1089. is bes tra . . . briathra na salm . . . do erlabrai ánd `it is customary', Ml. 26c6 . isse a bees . . . fogeir a nggalar in uile corp the disease is wont to inflame etc., Thes. ii 245.33 (Cambr.). is béss didu ind liacc benir (sic leg., note) ilbeim friss, Wb. 4d15 . isé b.¤ ind fir se marbad a óeged, Thes. ii 323.13 (Hy. iv Comm.). With DO: is bées . . . donaib dagforcitlidib molad ingni inna nétside, Wb. 11b6 . is b.¤ tra dosom anisiu, 22c10 . is bes do som tra buith cen chomaccomla, Ml. 28d6 . is b.¤ duibsi . . . ní réidid it is not your wont to drive, LU 5093 ( TBC-I¹ 607 ). is béas don bhláth machuire the field is natural to the flower, DDána 7.3 . With LA and OC: is b.¤ leosom in daim do thúarcuin, Wb. 10d6 . is bǽs linni epert gl. nobis moris est dicere, Ml. 30c3 . ar ba bes la suidib .u. tar hesi ṅí , Sg. 4a9 . ba b.¤ oc Rómanachaib, etc., PH 3291. ní béas eilte d'éis a laoigh / agam I do not practise the habit of a doe bereft of its fawn, DDána 69.25 .

In prep. phrases: (ó) b.¤ , (ó) bésaib: trebait isin cathraig . . . o b.cethecailsi na n-apstal in the Catholic manner of . . ., Anecd. iii 69.25 . Cf. bés (cen bes, v.l.) mora, Lament 88 § 1 . étiud bān bēsaib srotha `white raiment after the fashion of an elder', Ériu ii 66 § 13. ni bia o besaib mogha, Laws iv 16.23 . See Celtica vi 234.z. fo b.¤ : fo b.¤ srotha luaith `in the manner of a swift stream', Wb. 32c16 .

(b) In more specialized sense (particularly in pl.) moral(s), good behaviour: ar chuit óisa et bésa, Wb. 28d24 . cid maith a b.¤ oca thig his conduct, TFerbe 521 . riaglóir . . . / conoathar b.¤ `who preserves good manners' (in a monastery), Ériu iii 106 § 43. intamlid a béssu, Wb. 9a14 . asbera frib coteeet mo béssise gl. uias meas, 9a17 . bési nodaberat inæclis, 28d26 . inna mbéso (`rather bése,' note) sainemlae gl. morum, Ml. 30d15 . ar indí atreba bésu aristotil, Sg. 33a29 . cen buaidred ar do béssaib `no deterioration in thy conduct', PH 7552. do bhéasa ód óige = thy manner, Jeremiah xxii 21. ar bhéasaibh ná ar mhíbhéasaibh, DDána 120.29 .

(c) Legal customary (annual) (food-) rent (glossed biad uais , Laws ii 222.14 Comm.), tribute, etc. (see ZCP xiv 340.19 , Críth G. p. 75 , PRIA xxxvi C 283.25 ): sudiges bēs foruib nō cacht (etymol. of forbasach), Corm. Y 658. turcrec cacha besa of every annual rendering of tribute (Thurn.), ZCP xiv 341 § 3a . ná[d] fuiln(g)e a b.¤ tar molt cona ḟosair. Ma ḟorbera folud a thige . . . co mbí b.¤ a thige and íarna míad, Críth G. 80 , 83 . do berthar boin cech lis a Mumain duit . . . acht na derntar bes de, RC xliii 16 § 10. fri comus a mbesa ┐ a císa doib `to assess their tributes and taxes', Ériu xii 162 § 2. v. tricha in rig do ┐ cis ┐ bes do estib `rent and tribute for the five King's Cantreds', Ann. Conn. 1235.19 . See airchenda

Note also: b.¤ gl. idioma, Ml. 51c25 , 62d8 . dun b.¤ ebraidiu gl. Ebreco idiomati, 71c11 . anat n-uaibrigthi in bæsai cosecarthi gl. ritibus sacris, 100c16 .

Compds. bésgnethid gl. morigera, Thes. ii 3.29 . trisin ṁbæstindrim gl. per tropologiam, Ml. 41a2 . 48c11 .

1 búas

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n ā, f. See Gwynn, Hermathena xxiv 60 ; Thurneysen, ZCP xx 381.

(a) stream, flow, gush (of water): ron tart a brága cen buais, LL 21168 `his throat dried up without water (?),' Bodl. Dinds. 39. cath Buasi co mbuais (: cluais), LL 6760 ( RC xxix 212 § 17 ). tecait co húais, ra gním ngle, / secht srotha, búais cen búaidre `in an untroubled gush', Metr. Dinds. iii 288.14 .

(b) Fig. of poetry expld. as art, knowledge: būas .i. āi, Corm. Y 199. buss (sic) .i. ai, H 3.18, 65a7 . bues .i. sofis, 633b24 . buas .i. sofis naircetail .i. arinni thic imbas iar mbuais, inde dicitur barr buaise, 64c26 . gur 'lus būas bang na Bōinde (B. na f.) .i. guribh sé an elada do bhí 'sna cnāibh imais, ZCP v 489 § 10. erraind nais a sruth buais .i. is uais ind rann fil ocum ar imbud mo dagḟessa .i. ollamnas `from the stream of science', RC xxvi 24 § 80 ( LL 24462 ). būas (leg. B., Thurn. loc. cit.) .i. soes n-arc[h]etail (imais add. , LB, note 2) arinní dothēt imbas īar mbuais (leg. mB., Thurn.). Inde dicitur isna Brethaib Nemed: `barr būaise', Corm. Y 148. Corm. 8. soillsighis sruthlinn mbarr mbuais buadhchu, Anecd. ii 75.11 .

pn As name of river Bush and in nn. loc., see Hog. Onom. B. (one of the rígusci Érenn), BDD² 1460. ó Buais co Commur Trí nUsce, Ériu vi 147.18 . d'Inbiur Buasse bruchtait srotha, Todd Nenn. 266.7 .

2 cáem

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n in phr. c.¤ amuais in etymol. glosses: a cuma lanamnuis .i. a caem amuais in lanamnais, Laws ii 358.13 Comm. ma beit cach comsa cen imaimainsi .i. ma beith cach caem amuais lanamnais cen emaimainsi, 362.16 Comm. bean nad eta a toiscid a comaig lanamnais .i. umun caem aim uais in lanamnuis, v 296.8 Comm. Perh. for cáemmám (cáem + mám) úais.

caingel

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n o (Lat. cancella, cancelli, GOI 567 ) chancel-screen, lattice : caincell a cancella , Corm. Y 370 . c.¤ .i. clīath, O'Cl. iar n-ascnam sair tar c.¤ `going into the chancel' (of cleric), Ériu iii 100 § 25 . In phr. crann caingil = c.¤ : forsna crunnu caingil sin, LU 2053 ( FA 13 ). crand caingil di glain eter cach dá claiss, 2050 ( 13 ). eter chrann caiṅgil is gréin i.e. within the veil of the Temple, SR 4418 . 'gon chrunn changil, ACL iii 307 § 17 . In cheville: findál caingeal (: caindeal), ZCP viii 197.1 .

Note also: si[u] dognetis aiṅgil uais / artuais cech caingil iar séis, SR 7854 , where Plummer (MS notes) suggests reading caingin. See crannchaingel, saingel.

cían

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Forms: cén, cíana, cíana, chíana, ciana, cían, céin, céin, géin

Arch. cén ( Ériu ix 48 § 23 , xvi 146.7 below). The follg. may contain a by-form cíana: ed cíana , Harl. 5280, 42b (cited Meyer Contribb.), TTr.² 499 , hi tir chíana , Trip.² 1438 , if not attrib. gen. of the abstract cíana, q.v. Cf. also cu ciana , LL 13576 ( Irish Texts i 33.10 .).

I As adj. o, ā long, enduring; far, distant : c.¤ .i. fada, O'Cl. Attrib. of time: ho etartetarcur cián `at a long interval', Ml. 88d13 . sechmadachta ṅ-ocus ┐ c.¤ , Thes. ii 229.26 . fri ed cián for a long time, TBC-LL¹ 1846 . íar n-aimseraib cíanaib, Imr. Brain 17.12 . ra charusa in laech út uair chéin for a long time, TBC-LL¹ 4560 . loc dam-sa . . . co hūair chéin, ZCP viii 312.2 . tri rei ciana `for a long time', Ml. 90d14 . iar reib cianaib, Ériu xvi 36.5 . dolodar . . . filid . . . riab cianaib iarsna gnimaib-sea (`a little time'), Auraic. 149 = reib chianaiph, 2452 . roan . . . fri ré ciana = multis diebus, Lat. Lives 4.9 . bui iarum imale fri Fergus re ciana, Ériu xvi 37 § 1 . fria rē ciana, Grail 629 . bai cocad mor etarro fri re ciana iarsin, RC xxiv 186.9 . le headh gcian, Aithd. D. 52.5 .

Of place: i crīchaib cīanaib, ACL iii 224.20 . adclos ua na (fana v.l.) crichaib ciana comaidchi, TTebe 694 . écndairc cian ut ille gl. absenti, Sg. 138a2 . i cendachaib cianaib in domain, PH 5500 . tancatar a tirib ciana, 5497 .

Of persons: Colmān cian of yore, Corp. Gen. 126.2 . Conán máol coinntinneach c.¤ `wearisome (?)', Duan. F. ii 258 § 37 . Corpre comramach c.¤ (: fírian), LL 15741 . Nial c.¤ Caille `old', Arch. Hib. ii 61 § 42 .

Other applications: ce beo i tairisium chian, Airne F. 138 . gidh céim c.¤ , BS 120.15 . faghail chian distant, Magauran 4396 . in cú ch.¤ (: níad), LL 29333 .

Predic. with copula, usually long (of time): ni ba cián ṁbete oca cloinib, Ml. 28a10 . nipi c.¤ a masse in choirp lasting , Wb. 28c25 . ni ba cian mbias in pecthach, Ml. 56c22 . ni ba cián ṁbete and, 66d14 . is cián arfolmas dún in sin, Wb. 21a2 . as cian do rairngredh, Blathm. 127 . is cian bus cuman, TE 9 (Eg.). domun dīan / cia bether fair nī ba cīan, ZCP vii 498.5 . cian bhus bladh, Aithd. D. 21.36 . as cian ata an sean-fhocal, MR 286.21 . Of space: is c.¤ etarru `far', Ml. 119d10 . im fochróib bá c.¤ `whether at hand or afar', Sg. 151b2 . ré nách c.¤ , LU 1992 ( FA 6 ).

In phrases. is c.¤ co it is long till (freq. with neg. shortly, soon): niba ch.¤ (leg. c.¤ ? Edd.) cu forcenn á saiguil gl. instare tempus, Ml. 56d7 . níbí cian conid apail, 91d2 . mad c.¤ co tari a fobdhub if it is not immersed quickly (a spear), BDD² 1237 . nirbo chian co toracht C.C. in sligid cetna, LU 8530 ( FB 39 ). nir-bo chian do Chonchobor . . . co facca, CRR 11 . ní cian . . . co teccema frit-sa é, Grail 2665 . Note also: nir cian d'Ercuil . . . in tan nocunnuic in rí E. soon saw, Stair Erc. 463 .

is c.¤ ó it is long since, far from. Of time: is c.¤ ós accobor lemm far ríchtu I have long wished to come to you, Wb. 7a3 . is cian . . . o rot carus, Grail 2359 . robo cian o nach facca-som iad, 1550 . mairg nach cian ó dchualabhair, Content. xi 4 . cian ód cualadh, Keat. Poems 1357 .

Of place: ni cian huaib imbíat `not far from you where they are', Mon. Tall. 151.9 . ni c.¤ úait here he is, IT i 71.20 . is c.¤ uait . . . airm in-das-fil, TBC-LL¹ 884 .

In disjunctive phrases with gar: cid c.¤ cid gair gl. quanto tempore, Wb. 3c5 . cēn gair cech fān imthéit lēn `sooner or later every wanderer comes to grief', Ériu ix 48.23 . cian gar dom beith it ingnais `whether I be a long or short while away from thee', LL i p. xvi 11 . c.¤ garit co bráth, 307a8 ( SG 386.18 ). gēr c[h]ian gar, ML² 156 . As quasi-conjunction however long, as long as, while : cián gar ro batar for innuropair sin, TBC-LL¹ 2038 . cien goirit boi C. ig a díchur dhe, 2302 . co na baoí tesbhaidh neith . . . cian gairitt battar hisuidhe, AFM vi 2276. 11 . cid c.¤ gairit ro bás . . . atrochair . . . , Acall. 4736 . cian gar co toirset nóim ind until (?), 2673 (cid cian gairit no co tí, v.l.). See 1 gar.

With prep. LA: rochīan limsa anad fri sodain I am not prepared to wait that long, TBC-I¹ 375 = c.¤ lim-sa di shodain, TBC-LL¹ 881 . ba cian lasin righ boi an t-ara tall, BNnÉ 323 § 33 . cian lem . . . / tren tucc fa toirrsi m'aignedh it grieves me(?), 254.21 . fada ar saoghal d'éis na bhFian / ní cneasta ná badh cian linn if I did not find it tedious, Measgra D. 71.22 . cíen liom 's ní ar a ghrádh `I long for', Duan. F. ii 162 § 28 . Note also: is c.¤ dúni beith acot irnaidi, TBC-LL¹ 991 .

Adv.: in ch.¤ gl. diu, Ml. 38b4 . Cf. níbu in c.¤ (níbuncían, MS.) riam gl. non multo ante, 32b17 . ro clos cian son a garma `far', Thes. ii 312.16 (Hy. ii) glossed: fo Herinn. co c.¤ dar éis na haband `till long after', Metr. Dinds. iii 168.20 . co cíen `continuously', Ériu xix 10 § 5 . iar tochaithem a bethad dó . . . co cian i fhechtnaigi, PH 4296 .

II As subst. ā, f. (elliptical for ré c.¤ , Zimmer KZ xxx 26 - 27 ). a long time, period : triasna cíana cotaislia .i. trisin ré cian, LU 985 - 6 ( ACC 90 ). is cian mór ó 'tbaltsa, 9496 . baoi cian d'aimsir ag coimhmeasgadh flaithis na Rómha `a length of time', Keat. i 226.19 . mainistear . . . do bhí cádhasach cian d'aimsir, iii 1345 . In: re cian do bhliaghnuibh, Párl. na mB. 390 and re cian d'aimsir, Parrth. Anma 6000 re (see 1 ré) may be noun and cían adj. le cianaibh for ages, Hackett² 21.15 . Of distance: is c.¤ do thír már do muir / eturru is Imlech Ibair, ZCP viii 327.36 . In cheville: céin n-gle `temps glorieux', RC xvii 282 § 6 .

In a variety of adv. phrases. Without prep. (cach la céin) . . . in céin n-aili: cach la céin aisndís dia throgai in céin n-aili aisndis dind fortacht durat Dia do at one time . . . at another, Ml. 40b8 . in céin n-aili `at another time', Sg. 8a9 . in céin n-aili gl. nunc, Ml. 39d12 . Cuaird Comgi Michíl, Cuaird Comgi Muire a n-ainm laisim i cen n-ale (of Hymn to Michael and Hymn to Mary) `respectively', Mon. Tall. 137.20 . Note also: dī-cechlacēin is diultad, alaill is aidbliugud, Corm. Y 418 . nach céin (with neg. vb.) any long while: arna bether ocu nach cein, Mon. Tall. 164.17 (§ 89) . ní beind nach céin i ndamnad, KMMisc. 212.11 . See also 1 nach. Various: atat connarc cein `long ago', Blathm. 102 § 38 (if not céin = féin, cf. tá chéin, for M. Milscothach silence a while(?), BDD² 447 ). is cīan mór hūadh ō dac[h]ótar mo chíghi-si i ndīsca, Cáin Ad. 8 . cian mór uadh `long ago', CCath. 4067 . ro-haidnaiced is cian uad `long ago', PH 657 . do foillsighed dó c.¤ suil do thicfed long before he was due, BNnÉ 328.22 .

For céin mair (with céin used as preverb, GOI 241 ) see maraid. Note further: cein do mhair, Blathm. 207 and n. to 825 . canais moir, 34 , see n. to 133 . can mair in clercin `long life to the little cleric', Ériu v 236.74 . cēnmair Ulltaib, TBC-I¹ 3424 = bochin Ultu, TBC-LL¹ 5748 . bo chinmaír rissa ṅ-gebat, 5707 = cen mair, TBC St. 4709 . Cf. nī gcēinmair doraa an māin (.i. ní mogenar dochonnaic an eladha), ZCP v 488 § 7 (B. na f.). céin mair seems to have influenced céin móir in later language occasionally giving céin máir (see below).

With CO: co céin móir for a long time, LU 5230 ( TBC-I¹ 752 ).

With DI from of yore, long; from afar : ba di chein `from of yore', Blathm. 98 . do-arrchet di chéin no mbiad adrad dǽ la genti gl. sicut scriptum est, Wb. 6d8 . o Adam co dilind dein / in chet-aimser daib dichen, Lec. 30 vb10 . is do chéin gid so afar, TBC-LL¹ 4689 . can dodeachaig? . . . ní do chein, YBL 174a40 . boi . . . Petur i cómitecht Ísu do chéin, PH 3135 . do chéin mair anall, 7046 (see céin mair above). do ch.¤ nó do c[h]omhfhogus `from far or near', Duan. F. ii 62 § 12 . Also in pl.: robadar cethtri cridiscél liom-sæ de chianaib `I have long had four darling wishes', Mon. Tall. 136.20 . As quasi-adj.: sen-briathar do chéin `from of old', Celtica iv 10.41 . Tuatha De Danann dochein, Lec. 58a10 = BB 31a41 . ar ṡeirc ind óclaích . . . di chéin, LL 31153 ( TTr. 336 ).

With ÍAR: in chaingnímai aili is iar ceín rofinnatar after some time, Wb. 29a30 . iar cein, PH 1024 . iar cein shortly, Aisl. Tond. 105 § 3 . íar cēin móir, BColm. 70.18 . iar ccein máir iarsin, BNnÉ 90.24 (see céin mair above). iar ceín mair, BB 18a49 . iar sin iar cenmair, Ériu viii 174.33 . iar cen mair do Th. . . . co faca, Aisl. Tond. 106 § 5 . ier cēin mhāir `a long time ago', Fl. Earls 208.30 . Note also: cu-du-boing cein (.i. iar cein) comarba curu, Bürgschaft 21.4 (for féin ?).

With I N-. For variety of forms cf. rachad a ccéin ┐ a ccíana ┐ a ccíanuibh, Bard. Synt. Tr. 26.19 . indtan noteigdis i céin `when they went a long distance', Mon. Tall. 129.21 . taig drochcarad hi céin (proverbial saying), BDD² 58 . fer bis a cein, Anecd. i 15.1 ( SCano 501 ). dā ndeachaid Congal a ccéin, ZCP viii 109.1 . seisrech . . . a toigheacht a gcianaibh cuige, BNnÉ 186.26 . i gcéin 's i ngar, 51.14 . Note also: rolaus cian i cein / ardo charait i mbrón, LL 18615 . As quasi-adj.: créd agaibh aoidhigh a gcéin `from afar', Studies 1924, 241 § 1 . Rarely of time: ní tualaing ionchoisiod i ccéin i gcuimhne for long, Ériu xiii 29.11 . With ocus: imb i céin fa i n-accus beo-sa, Wb. 23b41 . i ceín ┐ i n-ocus, Thes. ii 356.20 (Hy. vii). cid i cein, cid a focus, Laws i 240.17 Comm.

With ó. ó chéin from of old, long ago : iarsindi ro-n-an hua céin di aisndis dun popul gl. tam longum `after he had ceased a while', Ml. 126b1 . F . . . . atbath ó céin, Trip.² 1513 `long ago', Trip. 133 . is mé ro baeglaiged ó chéin, LU 3921 ( SCC 44 ). Bretain o chéin rodochumdaigset the B. had built it long before, Anecd. iii 70.2 . ós é sin ó chéin ar nós `our ancient custom', Content. xxviii 71 . [Críst] roncuinnig ō chēin chain, ZCP iii 18.27 . o chein mair anall, PH 3422 . ó chíanaibh just now, lately, already: fotdāilfind a nilparttib ō chīanaib acht nīpad Fergus (C.C. to Etarcomal), TBC-I¹ 1198 . mac na trí curad at-rubart a (= ó) chíanaib, MU² 679 . ticbatis Herind o chianaib they would have reached Ireland a while ago, Snedg. u. Mac R 13.9 . leis an íairmbérla adubhart ó chíanuibh just now, IGT Introd. 30.18 . Used as quasi-adj. recent, just mentioned : int urchar o chianaib `the cast just now', TTebe 2087 . is don drochgaidhilg o c[h]ianaibh é above mentioned(?), IGT Metr. Faults287 § 130 . gach re cuidechta a cianaib every other company mentioned, BCC 384.21 .

As n. pr. m. tochomladh Céin a Caisil, Anecd. ii 46.18 . See also Corp. Gen.

III As conjunction

(a) (in) céin (later also i céin , géin ), céine (for) as long as, since, when . Folld. by nasalizing rel. clause in O. Ir. (see GOI 553 ) and in later language also with follg. rel. clause (see Duan. F. iii 44 n.l . ). cein mbith oc ic, Blathm. 39 . cein ba dibh amhatair `since His mother was of them', 103 . ceín rongabus i carcair `so long as I am in prison', Wb. 23b18 . cene ṁ bether in hac uita , Ml. 107d8 . cene conmesarsa olseseom ┐ céne connoither mo thimnasa `as long as I shall give rules . . . and as long as my injunctions are observed', Mon. Tall. 129.29 . cen bai Cormac beo, Ériu xvi 84.101 . céne (cean a, MS.) forcomédaidh fírinni, 65.21 . céin mbete i llucc irnaigdi / céne mbess coic fíal findbalc, iii 104 § 34 . i céin ra búi seom aice-sain, TBC-LL¹ 2956 = an ccein, TBC St. 2564 . hi céin bae Issau ic triall dont ṡeilcg, Celtica iv 8.20 . in cen bes coir dib, Laws i 136.10 Comm. i céin raibh nemh is talamh while heaven and earth last, BNnÉ 314 § 8 . in cein do bas arin cuirt `while this assembly was in session', Ann. Conn. 1228.5 . in gein ronbuí 'na bethaidh, Duan. F. i 55.8 (`a pseudo-archaism', iii 44). géin bhus beo, Content. ii 42 . ? Cf. cen bad buidech, Metr. Dinds. iii 192.35 (leg. céin, Corrig.).

(b) céin co until: cein conid ris `till I reach him', Blathm. 102 § 42 . an frim céin córda sille, LU 3807 ( SCC 37 ). céin co tí . . . don chath, 5872 ( TBC-I¹ 1403 ).? ní béra demon díb nech / cen corop (leg. cor'p) óg nó aithrigech `while they are perfect', BColm. 52.7 . céin co n-ebar in fín nua imalle frib (words of Christ at Last Supper), PH 2995 . céin go dtarrastair .i. no go dtarla, O'Cl. gen gar muig rempu till they won the victory, BNnÉ 310.12 . Exceptionally with art.: in céin co roiscc in ceilebrad, Grail 1790 , ? Cf. cen co tola, Fing. R. 181 (see n.).

COMPDS. With nouns: iar ccianaois, AFM ii 640.12 . cienaimser ria n-a thōgbāil, Fl. Earls 110.15 . a chisde na gcianbhann lúidh (to a prince), DDána 79.27 `O thou who art skilled in the old valour feats', Ir. Monthly 1921, 247 . ? Colla Uais uas chianbla chain, LL 15753 . tochombaig Ciannacht cianbruige, Laws iv 8.17 `C. has recovered distant lands', Celtica vi 227.5 . i cind chían-chóicthigis, TBC-LL¹ 2050 (as two words LL 9331 and so also at 22815 ). ní ro chumaingsiot a chianchosnamh fris in lion sloigh, AFM vi 2026.9 . bud fata bas chianchuman, LL 7822 ( TBC-LL¹ 294 ). co crich cinnte . . . cein-eisergi caich, MR 264.5 . a gcáoile ┐ a ccíaneitche, Ériu v 80.12 . hí cíanfoccus at some little distance, BDD² 626 . dála . . . catha chianfhoghla, DDána 83.8 . clogat . . . cianḟulaing, MR xiv 21 . ar gcabhra i gciainimneadh, Aithd. D. 76.8 . cichsot cēnmuir `shall advance to the distant sea', Ériu xvi 146.7 .

With adjj.: isin set cianfotta, BB 240b15 . tellach dá dechmad / cíanramar `long and solid(?)', Celtica vi 221. 11 ( Laws iv 4.18 ) = cennramar, O'Curry 846 ( H 3.18, 384b ). With adjj. derived from nouns: seanoir cianaosda, MR 42.6 . sein leabar cianáosta, Gorm. p. xviii . a chloidhiomh . . . cianainignech destroying far and wide, MR xiv 24 . clanna cianairgnecha Cuirc, Caithr. CC 81 . do Macc cían clothach `far-renowned', BDD 157 . rosc corrglas cianradarcach, BB 427a36 . níor bhó cianṡaoghlach somh iar ngairm tighearna de, AFM vi 1996.9 . do bhuidhin chuirthe ciainsiublaigh, AFM vi 2318.7 . deaghmhac cian-teasdach Conchubhair far-famed, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 177.w . an chloch cian tuinigte `enormous', AFM vi 2012.11 . ben bhocht chumhthach chíantuirseach, Ériu v 80.5 .

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