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1 comdes

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 comdes or dil.ie/11008

adj (dess). Of persons ambidextrous; expert (somet. in vague laudatory sense): in chland chomdess, Metr. Dinds. iv 68.146 . mulier ambidextra non fit .i. ni fhédann bean a bheith coimhdheas, 23 K 42, 112.19 . an cruitire coir coimhdheas, Leb. Gab.(i) 284.12 . a Shaoir choimdheis cháich (of God), Measgra D. 61.64 . ni bi . . . ceard ar nar choimdheas an D. sin expert , Ériu iv 51 § 8 . ba coimdes ar gach trealamh troda, AFM vi 2234.17 . sai coimdes coitchenn in cech cerd archena, Ann. Conn. 1309.2 . ba c.¤ isna primbelraib well versed , LB 150b42 . As sobriquet: Corcan coimdes `the handsome', Gorm. 7 . C. c.¤ , `the Comely', MR 206.4 .

Other applications: ic dáil chomdeis Ch., Metr. Dinds. iii 224.4 . crathad cruaid, comhdhes, MR 256.7 . gersat . . . comdesa . . . cimsa . . .catha, 254.4 . iarsin charddine chóir ch.¤ , LL 16100 .

Of equal alternatives in various constructions: is cuma lium .i. is cóimdess lium cipé dib, Thr. Ir. Gl. 9.29 . is coimdes doibh muir ┐ tír `they are equally at home on . . .', Maund. 267 . air is coimdes di-sside tairissium o ḟotaib ┐ cuimrib (of metre) can consist either of . . . , IT iii 101 § 180 . conidh coimdeas a cumasc fri ceachtar na da rannaidecht, BB 289a25 . coimdes a airlegind sis ┐ suas `indifferent', Auraic. 5827 . comdheas re da chlaidemh, L. Chl. S. 10 . ní la nech . . . dinn ná caislén . . . acht coimdhes da gach aen iatsom `each has an equal right thereto', Marco P. 139 . gus in inad ar chomdeis do chach a chomfhégad `where all might conveniently view him', MR 180.20 . ba comdeis imbualta da deis ┐ da cli, Cog. 186.6 . Superl. duine is comdeisi . . . i cantairecht, ALC i 270.2 . Adv. ar cách co comdess `in order due', Metr. Dinds. iv 222.22 . hit chomfocus co comdess, Fing. R. 720 . Cf. comdas s.v. comadas ?