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cathais

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cathais or dil.ie/8365

Forms: -e

n f. g s. -e (cath + feis) martial vigilance, watch : c.¤ .i. fuire no fuireachras, O'Cl. cotlaid acht far c.¤ sleep but set a watch, TBC-I¹ 3455 . iar c.¤ na haidchi. LU 5749 (TBC). coraigfed forairi ┐ cathaisi in tsluaigh, BB 433a38 . fessaitir im chella cathasa `sentries', RC xxvi 36.12 . [ro]sinestar a sáethar cathaisi, ZCP iii 223 § 6 n.5 . cathluan cathaise (catha, v.l.), Alex. 299 . cró caithise catha `a cordon of hostile observation', Caithr. Thoirdh. 13.18 . battar na goill . . . a ttennta mhóir las an caithis chianfoda `the long seige', AFM vi 2252.1 . ísín caithfhes . . . gan codladh, Hugh Roe² 314.19 . curaidh chaithise is ceannais gan tábhacht (in uncomplimentary sense), Hackett² xliii 202 . atá Cluain lom gan chonn, gan ch.¤ `vigilance', Ó Bruad. i 164.5 . In phr. i c.¤ on the alert: luct longphuirt T. ina c.¤ coirigthi `arrayed and watching', CCath. 3748 . bai fein . . . hi cc. `on the watch', AFM v 1356.18 . nach raibh i gc.¤ , Content. iv 58 . don pheacthach . . . i gcaithis na gcean on the look out for, TSh. 8674 .

Appar. also din, clamour : álainn fogar ina caithise / im chenn Chuain fhithise (of shout of joy), SG 412.26 . co clos . . . c.¤ na ccaithmhileadh `violent onset', AFM v 1276.z .