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1 cúis

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 cúis or dil.ie/13695

Forms: caus, cauis, cois, coais, cóis, cauisibh, cúis, cúisi, cúis, cúiseadh, cus

n f. (Lat. causa). See GOI § 69 . n s. caus (Lat. ?), Thr. Ir. Gl. 11 . cauis, TFrag. 32.15 . a s. cois, Wb. 2a16 . Ml. 14b11 . coais, 64a12 . d s. cóis, Sg. 77a4 . d p. cauisibh, TFrag. 208.4 . In later lang. cúis g s n a p. cúisi; g p. cúis, Bard. P. 2.21 , Keat. Poems 916 . cúiseadh, IGT Decl. ex. 1327 .

(a) cause, reason : cuis [.i.] tuccait, O'D. 3 ( H 3.17, 2 ). cuis airic `the cause of its invention (sc. Ogam)', Auraic. 5471 ( fath airic, 5465 ). cuís scribind, Fél. 8.12 , 26 . is í immorro in ch.¤ , 28 . cuís toirche Corco Hoiche o Loch nEachach, BB 169b21 . cauis an chatha sa, TFrag. 32.15 . is cloidem c.¤ a n-oideda, PH 3119 . ní fríth c.¤ dá chronugad, SG 32.9 . c.¤ ┐ adhbur, Acall. 5477 . crett is c.¤ do sin `what is the cause of this', Maund. 163 . cúisi bréagacha, TFrag. 118.10 . c.¤ truaighe, Dán Dé iii 15 . cūis c[h]rābuid reason for piety, ACL iii 238 § 1 . c.¤ imnidh, DDána 68.6 . ba har cuís onorach atberthea riuson sin (the title Pharaoh), BB 18az . arna cúisib sin, TTr.² 480 . ar tri cūisib, ZCP vii 301 § 2 . tre cus ecin, RC xii 322 § 7 . do chūiss ingantuis dōibh `much to their surprise', Fl. Earls 10.9 . Note also: mar as tusca dagib cuis no becan cunganta le `opportunity', Ir. Astr. Tr. 20.15 . in gach cūis riachtanuis = in any necessary occasion, RSClára 155a .

(b) cause, case; debate, dispute, controversy; more specifically law, (law) case, suit, charge, etc.: c.¤ a causa quasi caus (Lat. or Ir. ?). unde dicitur ní ar chuis na miscuisne . . . .i. ni ar denum chaingne fornech, Thr. Ir. Gl. 11 . aí, cuis no caingen a cause, a Controversie , Eg. Gl. 666 . fer cúisi do chongbail gl. causidicus, Ir. Gl. 434 . doracartmar cois caích gl. causati sumus . . . omnes, Wb. 2a16 . hi cóis gl. in causa, Sg. 77a4 . frisin coais fora robae-som, Ml. 64a12 . dogēne. . . caiss mōr de sin, Corm. Y 883 (76.14.) (cáis móir, ceist moir, v.ll.). cuisi ┐ caingne `causes and disputes', CCath. 4548 . co táinic cais mor na sen .i. `laim i laim, etc.', Laws i 42.16 Comm. cidh cuis iarum `although there be a cause afterwards', v 188.20 Comm. cach días itir a mbí c.¤ nó tagra `law-suit', Maund. 151 . c.¤ dā bhfoghair fiadhnuise `a case for which evidence is forthcoming' (Gloss.), O'R. Poems 131 . fā choisde re c.¤ aighmhéil `being tried by jury on a `monstrous charge' (Gloss.), 2766 . mo ch.¤ re Dia do dhéanamh `to plead my cause with God', Aithd. D. 69.10 .

(c) matter, affair; business : an ch.¤-sin go gcuire i mbrígh may you succeed in that matter, DDána 74.16 . ag teacht tar cúisibh Connocht `to discuss all the affairs of C.', Aithd. D. 9.3 . san cc.¤-si atá 'na aincheas oram (= negocio), Desid. 1828 . is beag an ch.¤ it is a small matter, Gen. xxx 15 . san cc.¤ so = heerin, RSClára 4b . a gc.¤ breitheamhnuis in matter of judgment, Donlevy 106.x . ag seo dúan ar in c.¤ cétna subject, Eg. 90, 18b (cited Contribb. 554 ).

In quasi-prep. phrases: ar cuis díumais, PH 311 . a cuisib cairdiusa by reason of relationship, MR 116.6 . trē chūis impide ┐ onōrachuis `because of their request and to honour them', Fl. Earls 26.9 . gur glac letreadha ar chūiss na ndaoine `received letters concerning', 22.22 . am cruais do chor im ch.¤ `time to take stern measures in my regard', Aithd. D. 51.12 . i c.¤ na husarachta, PH 7578 .