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comlín

Cite this: eDIL s.v. comlín or dil.ie/11437

Forms: cumlann

adj (1 lín) earlier appar. cumlann (O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 174), and approximating in use and meaning to comlann. Cf. comlunn .i. c.¤, ut est fo comlunn gena, O'Dav. 561 .

Equal number, as many (us. of persons): i n-irgail chuimlin `in a fight of equal numbers', Ml. 47c3 (see GOI 100 ). c.¤ caiptel cóemdae / fo lín laithe `a number . . . equal to the number', Fél. Prol. 295 . comlīn . . . do rīgaib . . . do Dāl Chais ┐ do chlaind F.M. an equal number of kings of the D.C. etc., Corp. Gen. 207.10 . athri comlin , BDD 86 = chumlund, LU 7548 = chomlond, BDD² 802 . in c.¤ sin do thotim leiss, LU 6494 .

With follg. rel. clause: ni raibe . . . coimlin ina mboi do Románcaib they were not as many as . . ., CCath. 5390 . an coimhlīn nā ro gap baistedh such of them as are unbaptised, Fl. Earls 176.23 . coimlíon i mbatar, Hugh Roe² 124.9 . In phrase fo ch.¤ in equal number, proportionately to the number : fo chomlin Crist ┐ a apstal, Vita Br. 12 . E. ┐ G. fá chomlin, LU 236 . muige do riaguil . . . ┐ fon coimlín do muighib beas eturrud, Laws ii 104.27 Comm. consáiter cath eturru fo chumlund . . . .i. secht cét di cechtarde in dá lethe with equal odds, Fianaig. 34.13 . do essith in cath fo chumlund `the battle stood', 17 . riu ni gabtha fo chomlin, Rawl. 77a17 . ni rímtís fo ch.¤ there was no agreement as to how many there were, RC xiii 448 § 36 . With ÍAR: iar c.¤ dóine ┐ múinter, PH 5100 . With DO: ni ra ḟuilngiottur . . . do'n coimhlíon so they had never suffered such losses, TFrag. 132.26 .

Predic. (usu. with follg. FRI): aris c.¤ són hi lín sillab fria bunad `equal in number of syllables to its origin', Sg. 60b8 . bit c.¤ fri fér gl. per feni . . . conparationem, Ml. 90b8 . c.¤ fri sudib gl. congregationis nostrae multiplicatio incrementa ouium . . . est emittafutura (leg. imitatura? note), 126b7 . nība c[h]oimlín a ndālta, CCellaig 16 . comlin fine na secht fer ndéc of equally numerous fine with, Laws iii 488.3 Comm. nim ch.¤ in cathasa / d'ḟeraib na Herend uile, LL 37841 ( SG 362.40 ). Note also: mad coimlin bud ingen berthair an even number, Auraic. 5777 . ? cumlín a chend fria leth meta, ZCP viii 314.22 . mo shoighníomh . . . / gomadh seacht gcoimhlíon é is m'olc seven times as numerous, DDána 42.15 . With subst. vb. (see 1 lín): ni fhuilmid coimlin catha dóibh súd we are not in sufficient number to do battle with them, ZCP vi 46.18 . ata c.¤ fine [cach mac dib] `has a family of the full number', Laws iii 332.20 Comm. ó nach dtárla cóimlíon céad nó curadh . . . le h-Eóghan sinn, ML 114.21 .

In meaning of 1 lín complement, number, multitude : tormān . . . giorac coimhlin `noise of an assembly' (Gloss.), Eg. Gl. 579a . a measg choimhlín iomláin Israel, 2 Samuel vi 19 . coimhlín in būird do dhaoinip uaissle . . . cenmothā sin, Fl. Earls 46.30 .

? In meanings of comlann: ní mó na mo chumlond féin in fer sin `no more than a match for me', RC xiv 408 § 19 . cumland óenḟir duel , TBC-LL² 3382 .