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Cite this: eDIL s.v. cimas or dil.ie/9088

 

n ā, f. edge, border, limit : cimhas f., IGT Decl. § 37 . ciumhais, oire, imeal, buinne, Eg. Gl. 120 . brae .i. cilium .i. ciumais in brae, Lib. Hymn. 10 gl. 54 . corrthar .i. ciumus, O'Dav. 579 .

(a) Of clothes dress-fringe, hem : in cimais gl. oram (uestimenti), Ml. 137d3 . inar find co cimais duib, Cáin Ad. 24 . brat . . . cona chimais or-shnáith, YBL 318a2 ( Aided M. 871 ). fria cimais cochaill Áróin, LB 121bx . cimus alaind ordha a[c] comdrud a edaig, TTebe 3739 . ionar . . . / co cciomhsaibh arccait is óir, ZCP viii 220.6 . no gur lomais fam lámhaibh / id chiomhsaibh, a chompánaigh (to an old cloak), Ir. Review 1912, 378 § 2 . Of ornaments of battle-dress: a uathroic srebnaide . . . cona cimais do banór, LU 6421 = TBC-LL¹ 2566 . a ḟuathbróic . . . cona cimais d'ór bricc, 3725 . teora cimsa cummaidi . . . dó, LL 32348 ( TTr. 1538 ). ciumhus . . . orshnáithe iona láimh, RC xxix 120.4 . cimsa óir reá n-aichthaib (of the blessed), ZCP x 51.14 .

(b) Of flank of army in battle-array: dorinne cimsa comc[h]omuisc dona cathaib mesg ar mesg `the fringes of the two armies became mingled in confusion', Fianaig. 90.8 . cimhsa comhdlutta cengailti, Caithr. CC 55 (33.6) . cimsa ┐ cath-imli catha, MR 254.5 . ciomhsa an champa Chonnachtaigh `those on the outskirts', Hugh Roe² 154.17 .

(c) Of limits of territory (cf. Lat. fines): luidh sidhe . . . ó chiomhsaibh caonraighe, AFM v 1760.3 . rí `sa chríocha gan chiomhsa `whose kingdom is without a limit', Ó Bruad. ii 180.w . ar chiomhsaibh ar gcríche, Aithd. D. 39.8 . ciomhsa a dtíre (of Teallach nEachach) `T.E.'s borders', Magauran 3040 . Of coast: mheabhas ciumhsa caladhphort, Content. vi 68 . thríallsat amach ó chiomhais chuain ┐ caladhphuirt, Celtica i 113.8 . ó chiúmhsaibh . . . cuan, ML 44.28 .

(d) Other applications: errandus do chimais na bairgine `not so much as a biscuit-rim', MacCongl. 54.2 . go mbaoí ciumhsa ┐ certlár an bhealaigh for a chumas, AFM vi 2256.6 . ciomhsa a chladh arna comhar / an magh fionns[a] an bhfacabhar, IGT Decl. ex. 976 . líne léirmheasta ar a bhfuilid ciomhsa cinnte to which there are fixed limits, TSh. 725 . sech cimais an c[h]roimsgēith, ML² 1249 .

Compds. With adjj. do chathbarraibh ciomhusarda `high-crested', Hugh Roe² 174.22 . a léinidh cháeil chimhasbláith, IGT Decl. ex. 642 . a sciath cimais-derg, ML² 1483 . donaibh sleamhanchláraibh ciomaisdirghe `straight-edged', Hugh Roe² 108.28 . coilér . . . cimasgel, CF² 680 . co n-inaraib . . . crunnblaithi cimasmilla `edge-figured', Celt. Rev. ii 208.8 . Éire na gcuan gciomhaiste of warm shores, DDána 107.2 .