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Forms: comaoine

n (com + maín) n s. (n p.?) comaoine, Párl. na mB. 4 . In later lang. also with pl. forms in -ch, -dh (TSh., Eochairsg.).

(a) equal wealth, means, hence equivalent, (equal) return, quid pro quo: cummāin .i. comma-māin .i. māin chuma diaraile, Corm. Y 270 . O'Curry 1209 ( H 3.18, 483a ). isarach.¤ dúib gl. sicut nos quoque uos `it is like for like to you', Wb. 25a20 . is maith in chommáin do-rat doib .i. misericordia gl. gentes autem super misericordiam honorare Deum, 6d7 . do-bértar tri fichit cét lilgach . . . ┐ a ch.¤ cinn bliadna the same again in a year's time, Sc.M² 2 (see note and cf. a chomméit cétna, ibid.). a ch.¤ sin ond ollomain, LL 24457 . comain in lóghaidh so = hac uenia, CCath. 1299 . ro ḟreagair C. comaín a ghona do gach aen dibh gave blow for blow, MR 272.19 . ní guin do-chuaidh gan chomaoin. DDána 86.17 . a chumain-sin la Gallaib Athai Cliath for Gaideluib Laigen `did as much for' (of slaughter), Ann. Conn. 1401.14 . Hence i c.¤ in return (for): a cumain a thaburtuis, ZCP vi 33.26 . Berramuin .i. muín i c.¤ berrtha, LL 22248 . ní fríth serc dó 'na chommáin a return of his love, Metr. Dinds. iii 192.30 . mé do cháineadh 'n-a chomaoin, Aithd. D. 74.1 . ? pian as mo cumaoin, BNnÉ 141.21 .

(b) More freq. in sense of mutual gift or payment, exchange; due; obligation; favour, boon, benefit : commuin athar ┐ a meicc `the mutual obligation of a father and his son', Coibnes 7 . on do econn berar a commainib comaithech a loan . . . paid out of the joint funds of fellow tenants(?), Laws v 370.4 . comuin, ascada l[anam]nais, Cóic Con. 19 § 11 (see 74 - 5 ). athgabail comuine .i. . . . seoit aíne tucadh ar comain, Laws i 214.z . 218.30 Comm. cummaine feine fesaib fuirired, iii 20.22 . doneoch na tabair (= arr) ar comain talmanda `for earthly obligation', 24.9 . na seoit fuillmeda ┐ na seoit comaíne, O'D. 1599 (H 5.15, 10ab). icfas in Comdiu a ch.¤ féin fri cach nduni his deserts, LU 2286 ( FA 34 ). febus mo chommain crichi ┐ ferainn, LL 22805 `bestowal', CRR 11 . in comaín doratadh do illuagh a gaiscidh, LL 399b52 . mór ar chách a ccumaoine (of saints), BNnÉ 253.10 . an chomaoin chéadna ceangluim `I bind the same bond', O'Hara 2978 . du ri Lacha Léin . . . / dligid cumaín chairdeamail, Leb. Cert.² 2067 . nirbo comaein cen cuitechad sin (prov.) i.e. you got the reward of virtue, Grail 2658 . dúais do chionn chomáoine `in return for kindness', KMMisc. 346.29 .

(c) In idiomatic phrases with underlying idea of placing under an obligation, conferring a kindness upon: atat ar commáine fair he is under obligation to us, Hib. Min. 65.13 . go roibhe cumaoin mhór aige air, Mac Aingil 1962 . commáin duind ní do thabairt duidsi we are in duty bound, etc., Acall. 5984 . is cumaín disi sin `well may she', BCC 270.19 . nīor chumaoín duit . . . / nī fhéadfadh, O'R. Poems 2769 `unlike you he could not', Gloss. maith mo chummáoin ar an mnáoi she is much in my debt, BS 112.9 . in ben . . . ba mo commain arin Ordd Liath, Ann. Conn. 1269.9 . olc ormsa cumaoin do ghall, TFrag. 222.16 . foide iná an sgol do sgaoileadh / gan m'oide ag cor chomaoineadh `to have lost my teacher's kindness', Studies 1924, 86 § 7 . ná cuir do chomaoin bréige / do láthair mo leithéide. Content. x 5 . Párrthus mar ar cuireadh na céad chomaoineacha ar . . . Adhamh, Eochairsg. 42.16 . cuirfett cumaoín ar cloinn tái `I will lay an obligation', AFM vi 2320.6 . Cf. commáin ria cur romermais, Metr. Dinds. iii 54.13 . do dhealuigh riú gan chommaoin ar bith do thabhairt dóib ré tógbháil an tuir `without taking any part with them in', Keat. ii 4 .

(d) Of glosses, additions etc. to texts: chuir-sén cumaoin fhocal innte added some words to it, Celtica i 97.314 . cumaóin sgribhneorachta, Gorm. xviii 19 . ag sin . . . qmáin . . . ar do lebur, O'Gr. Cat. 130.28 . uirthi níor fríth linn / fuaim nó focal do chomaoinn extraneous? (of Irish language), Keat. Poems 8 . See comman.