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codnach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. codnach or dil.ie/9964

Forms: codhnach

adj (? cf. codnaib).

I o, ā adult, compos mentis; sensible, reasonable : clann c.¤ ┐ clann ec.¤ adults and children, Laws iii 402.22 Comm. Compar. is codnaige doib acrudh do dénum they are more competent to plead, Laws ii 66.8 Comm. 12 Comm. is tusu in cor c.¤ , TBC-I¹ 2300 (`the chief hero', TBC-LL² 2703 ). in cú c.¤ , TFerbe 604 . c.¤ cach co feirg `everybody is reasonable', Tec. Corm. 31.13 . Adv. cipi . . . co cobsaid c.¤ , Cog. 156.1 .

n II o, m. codhnach m., IGT § 11 (54.29) , 104 .

(a) In Laws Comm. ` sensible adult ' (Gloss.) (usu. ref. to cond and compounds in text; so freq. also in derivatives): masa codhnach ruc in lenamh . . . istech . . . masa ecodnach, i 178.12 . in fuil icus c.¤ . . . , ┐ nocho n-e fein ro ferustar hi . . . acht druth, v 142.14 . cungnam fri baeth . . . ni icfa in c.¤ , 490.z . cuicthe fri cond cuindegar .i. . . . on codnach i crich, i 80.21 . na codnaigh beraid eric, ii 46.5 . Note also: ni iodhnaig nach codhnach a chrobh i ngrís ima ngenither guirn, Ériu xiii 21.25 , cf. 21.29 . iar diachtain ceille codhnaigh `after he has attained mental maturity', Ériu xvii 68 § 9 gl. 14 . iar tiachtain céille codnaigh dó (a drunk), O'D. 1620 (H.5.15, 14b).

(b) lord, master, chief, leader : fo cen tir dia nad c.¤ / in tí nar tollsgad fele, H.3.18, 767.11. D. Ó B. codhnach Chlann Luirc `captain', Ériu xvi 132 § 4 . ima righuibh ┐ ima codhnachuibh, Lism. L. 3207 . is tú bus c.¤ ┐ bus comairlech dóib `lord and counsellor' (of saint), RC xii 328 § 17 . le coinnlibh creich gcruaidh gcodhnaigh, DDána 113.40 . codhnach cláir nimhe (of Christ), Dán Dé xv 7 . ni aithisfigtheasa codnachu catha, MR 152.21 . ar gcodhnach uile `support,' O'Rah. 114.3 .