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ungae , uinge

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ungae , uinge or dil.ie/43190

Forms: unga, ungae, ung, n-unga, nungae, ungae, uinge, uing, uinge

n , f.

I An ounce: `an ounce, an ingot, the 12th part of a pound, an ounce weight,' P. O'C.

(a) n s. unga ab uncia latine (MS uncsia), Corm. Y 1292 . Cf. 69 . ungae (gl. uncia), Sg. 45b17 . ung, IGT, Decl. § 3 . g s. clothdelgg n-unga , Críth G. 346 ( Laws iv 322 ). lóg leith ungae di muccib, Thes. ii 239.19 ( Ardm. 17b ). d s. intan testa a cethruime do'n cethramad unga, PH 3211 . n p. .iii. ungai argait, Thes. ii 239.17 ( Ardm. 17b ). a p. do-rat do airchindechaib na sacart ... in trichait n-airgennte sin .i. teora unga, co nd-ór (of Judas), PH 3210 . g p. muince .iii. nungae , `a necklace of 3 ounces,' Thes. ii 239.18 ( Ardm. 17b ). bargen trichat ungae (MSS uinge), Ériu iii 102 § 31a . coica n-unga n-óir ... cechtarde na da flesc (the wands of Moses and Aaron), SR 4327 . hisin prim-chaindelbra ... trí cét n-uṅga ṅdergoir, 4340 . secht cét uṅga sin mēis, 4349 . cóeca do chétaib uṅga | robae inna comthrumma (of Goliath's breastplate), 5759 . d p. ar chuic uṅgaib dec argait, SR 7712 .

(b) n s. uing, IGT, Decl. § 3 . uinge ┐ escra fiona, Laws i 202.20 Comm. a s. in duine is [ḟ]iu uinge, v 392.18 Comm. colla cāema na cruinde | nī fiū arna n-ēg āenuinge, ACL iii 238 § 11 . g s. direnar corruicce log n-uinge argit, Laws v 382.2 . coruicce cumal n-uinge, 392.1 . screapoll cacha uinge `for every ounce,' 212x Comm. delg ṅuinge (.i.) óir, Thr. Ir. Gl. 7 (= d. uṅga, Corm. Y 143 ). n a p. teora uinge , O'D. 2373 (< Rawl. 506 f. 44 ). secht n-uinge airgid, Ériu xiii 46.26 . g p. comtrom .ui. fiched uinge d'iarund aithleghtha, Laws v 16z Comm. tri fichit uinge dór, AFM ii 818.3 . mess ced nuinge do eideadh iodhbart ┐ aiffrend C. `the value of one hundred ounces in vestments,' ALC i 108.15 . bouinde doat ... fiu trichad huinge, IT iii 238.105 . tri céad uinge, Feis Tighe Chonáin 1345 . Cf. ar ceand m'uincceadh ōir, 1321 . n du.: fail óir i rrabhattar dá uinge, AFM ii 1096.2 .

Fig.: is uinge airgdide (of St. Cainnech), ACL iii 221.2 .

II `a technical term for the amount of a legal penalty, reward or price; there were different kinds of Ungas, and the value varied according to the kind and name,' Manners and Customs iii 604 . `Unge in ye Irish is either small or greate. Unge Mor is 20d, unge beg is 10d .i. greate unge and small unge,' JRSAI iv (NS i), 455 (Reg. of Clonmacnois, marg. note . Cf. Manners and Customs iii 496 n. ).

(a) unga chana domnaig the fine of the Sunday law: colpdach ... nó a llóg isí unga chána domnaig insin `a heifer ... or its value, that is the ounce of the Law of Sunday,' Ériu ii 208 § 30 . unga geimlech: co fargaibh da.c. dec bo, ... ┐ tri .xx. unga do argut gil ina ungai geimleach `as his fetter-ounce' (i.e. `the price of his release from his fetters; or his ransom'), AU 1029 = AFM ii 818 . Cf. unga uaige, Fél. 96.26 .

(b) ina huinge gheimhlidhe, ALC 1029 (= AU. FM cited above). uinnge forceatuil deoda `the ounce for divine instruction,' Laws iii 70 . Cf. cumul fichit seoit .i. da teagait dech mba .i. leth n-uinge .i. dech n-uinge fire, Laws ii 276.22 (see ZCP xiv 368 ).

III A division of time : di húair deac ┐ IIII brottae ┐ unga ┐ atom̄, Thes. ii 10.7 (`seems to mean an ostent, the twelfth part of a moment,' ib. n. f ). Cf. cethir brottae ┐ alarann deac brotto, 13.18 . See also MR p. 8 .