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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 rout or dil.ie/35599

 

Forms: roüt, roït, roüt, róut

n o, m. (orig. n. ?) (< ro-ḟot? cf. roḟut. TBC-LL¹ 747 below) orig. disyll.: roüt: foät, ZCP viii 196.20 ; g s. roït, Hy. v 72 ; d s. roüt, RC xvii 159.16 .

The strict meaning is perhaps a distance or length ; folld. by a defining gen. rout (n-)urchair the length of a cast or throw = a cast, throw (of a missile of any kind). Cf. TBC-I¹ 630 quoted below. ro gab Cú Ch. . . . a ṡleg . . . ┐ tarlaic rout n-urchair uad di, CRR 51 . focheird rout n-urchair din liathróit, TBC-LL¹ 1024 ; cf. 1270 , 3944 , (roḟut n-urchair) 747 , (rót n-u.) 1992 , 4454 , (roth n-u.) 675 , (rot n-u.) Acall. 4432 n. , 4904 n. , (rod n-u.) 4802 n. , goro la rot ro-urcuir di, CCath. 5601 . tug C. root n-urchuir don Mhórrighain, Cóir Anm. 149 . no léicthe láthir laích dó . . . co mbid rót n-urchura úad cen nech día naimtib fair so that there was a spear's throw [of ground] about him without any enemy on it , TTr.² 1426 . As advbl. acc.: focheird a bunsaig rout n-aurchora úad, LL 248b17 ( TBFr. 51 , cf. ZCP iv 34.8 ); LL 250b4 ( TBFr. 234 ). srēithi in n-id . . . rout [róut LU] a lāma isin n-abaind the length of his arm (i.e. as far as he could) into the river , TBC-I¹ 630 .

Hence absol. a throw, cast : nír imthige fri roth ná rout (i.e. do not compete in running with a chariot or a cast), Tec. Corm. § 19.9 . focress i mmuir fut roït, Hy. v 72 , glossed .i. fut erchora, Thes. ii 345.13 . bíait Cíanacht[a] i fout, | ní bat foicsiu do roüt (= they will not be within reach of missiles? ), RC xvii 159.16 (Tig.) = AFM i 214.6 . ród súla Miodhair .i. an t-urchar tugadh ar shúil Mhiodhair, O'Cl. See Hermathena xiv 473 .