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2 róe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 róe or dil.ie/35422
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: rói, rói, ro, roaib, rae, ré

n f. n s. ind rói , Ml. 133b7 . d s. rói, Fél. Feb. 14 . g s. (disyll.) ro, Fél. Apr. 26 , Aug. 27 ; later monosyll. in poetry. ? d p. roaib, LL 23a19 (monosyll.). Often rae, ré.

(a) a level piece of ground , of indef. extent (poetic and lit. term); transl. planities , Ml. 133b7 . róe .i. magh, O'Cl. rae .i. fearann, ib. re .i. mag, Lec. Gl. 139 , 260 . im roe (.i. . . . imm ferann), Laws i 78.15 , 80.35 . hi Cill Róe Móre, Trip. 140.1 . torchratar barsin róe i rrabatar, TBC-LL¹ 4553 = forsan re, St. ra tetag n-allaid arna chetgluasacht do chonaib do chétrói when first roused by hounds from the spot in which he was , 3383 . eter dá ráeib tírib [leg. tíre?] imriadat echraide ríg, 5949 . coimhrith re damh rúadh dar ráei, BS 120.24 (: gáoi). i ré carpuit Fearghusa fris[a r]aidhter Imaire meic Ch. chariot-course , Acall. 1314 ; cf. ó ré na carpat, 3919 . Often of a spot in which a duel or battle takes place: geogain Cuchulaind and sin Fota ina rói, Bó Mailce for a áth post, station (?), TBC-I¹ 1762 . gnúsi námat i rói catha, Tec. Corm. § 9 . do cer leo i rrói chatha, LL 184b7 ( Arch. Hib. ii 74 § 63 ). AU i 484.12 . ni ghabhdais minda ríghdha forro acht a rrai chatha, IT iii 185 z . ro chuartaigset fo coig ina rai catha, Aen. 3138 (of a duel). tarlaigidh rai comruic do Thuirn ┐ d'Aenias ar dorus na cathrach, 3125 . a medhon na rae comraic, 3143 . See cathroe s.v. 1 cath.

(b) hence absol. a battle-field and by extension a fight, battle: céssais roë rindi `spear points of battle (?)', Fél. Apr. 26 . ni rodam nad beir a rói `who does not win his battle', Ériu ix 49 § 34 . cland meic Cairne ceṅgtar róe, LL 154a40 . coig rig trichat triallsat roe, Rawl. 84b5 . archel [= ar chel?] a rroíb rindechaib death in spear-bristling battles (?), TBC-I¹ 1009 (ret.). fer roe [.i.] cathaighe, O'Dav. 376 (ree v.l.). arm fir a raei, Laws v 238.20 = re, 240.11 (expld. as `níth' or `comlond'). athgabail fir fora tuit roi `who has lost the combat' (? on whom a combat devolves ), i 194.23 . tabairt foidb fir dotuit a re (.i. . . . isin roi comruic), v 298.9 , 16 . secht re fechaiter la Feine, 300.21 . (b 2) In legal contexts, (trial by) combat, duel : tait .uii. maigne na fechar re lā, CIH i 50.28 . tait .uii. re fechaiter lā, i 49.36 . ar is cuntabairt cuich mana festar tre roe, 'for it is doubtful whose it (the holding) is unless it is known through a duel' iii 906.18 , GEIL 212 n. 150 .

(c) r.¤ madma a rout, flight (a corruption of róen m.?): is rói madma no techid dam remut-su, TBC-LL¹ 2311 . iss i rói madma ┐ techid dochuaid C. uad, 1956 . i rrói madma, RC xiv 408 § 18 .

Compds. inn rae-mac[h]aire becc-sae `field of battle', CCath. 5136 (where m. may be a depend. gen., cf. for aenre mac[h]aire, 5545 ). dar roe-mag richid, SR 616 (in sense (a)).