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cobais

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cobais or dil.ie/9804

 

Forms: coibse, cobais, coibsena

n n, f. (Lat. confessio, see GOI 123 ). Also with n s. coibse, Thes. ii 238.18 (orig. d s., Thurn.), and later a d s. cobais . ? g s. coibsena, ZCP iii 210.5 .

Confession (of sin); confidence, secret: coibsin i.e. confesiones .i. ōn chomfaoisitin, Corm. Y 292 = c.¤ .i. comais, Corm. 11 . cid arfaoma . . . cobsen (leg. -in?) neich, Mon. Tall. 160.16 . co coibhsinaibh minca with frequent confession, ZCP vi 83.29 . D. . . . d'écc . . . iar mbuaidh ttiomna ┐ ccoibhsean, AFM ii 1166.7 . teora coibsena fira . . . do radha, IT iii 197.24 . ni-rolil in clerech i-sna coibsenaib disclosed the confidences, RC viii 154.8 . ? coibeis rēil reithenach / re trēn, re trūagh, ZCP viii 215.3 = cobais , Lec. 171 va51 (cf. 1 cubus?).

In phrases: octabirt coibsen, Wb. 15c25 . ma doradad a coibsin `if they have . . . made their confession', Mon. Tall. 135.12 . tabraid for c.¤ centláis, SR 3613 . tabair do choibsena = confitendo peccatum tuum, Lat. Lives 84.18 . do bertsomh a choibsena dia anmcharaitt `gave his confidences', Hugh Roe² 276.26 . condatardat hicoibsin (viz. sins), Ml. 131d16 . nach tibrad a c.¤ . . . cin do, Grail 1379 . Freq. in asseveration (infl. of cubus, see Desid. Gloss.): doberim mo chabhais I swear, IT iii 197.y . is sí mo ch.¤ , TBC-LL² 1299 . attear ar c.¤ , 2729 = dar mo chubus, St. mo ch.¤ ni chuala, Ériu v 32.15 . dom chubhuis, Dhá Sg. Art. 1904 . tuc a chubais na budh rí . . . R. swore, RC xviii 280.3 (Tig.). is cabhais damsa . . . nach rach, BB 7a34 . ised is cubuis damsa, do beithsi acamsa a mbroid `I vow that I shall make thee captive', Grail 2135 .