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comnesam

Cite this: eDIL s.v. comnesam or dil.ie/11559

Forms: coibnesam, -aim, -om

n (nes(s)am, see 1 nes(s)a)

(a) = comnesa (late use): na curaidh ba coimnesamh doib `next to them', CCath. 5853 . fón fid ba comnessam dóib, CRR 44.3 .

(b) As o-stem ( GOI 233 ). In early lang. usu. as sg., later with collect. force and in pl. The spelling coibnesam, as also no doubt d s. in -aim (if for -aib), due to infl. of coibnius. In PH, Lism. L. etc. often with n s. in -om (-um).

Neighbour (in N.T. sense). Freq. in formula serc Dé ┐ c.¤ (-aim): donimdigid desseirc dé ┐ comnessim in gl. on caritas uestra . . . abundet, etc., Wb. 23b1 . íar seirc Dé ┐ coibnesam, Trip.² 3108 .i. sil Aidaim, 247 . SR 4852 (: ṅglan). serc Dé ┐ in choimnessaim, PH 4605 . Cf. serc do chomnesom (coibnesaim, v.l.), ACL iii 312.15 . serc nDē ┐ coibnessamh, Fl. Earls 218.11 . Note further: nícon tarat athis fora ch.¤ gl. proximum, Ml. 36a1 . ho ch.¤ , ibid. eícndag comnissim gl. detractores, Wb. 1c6 . do gor inna coimnessam, ZCP iii 29.30 . searc do coimnesaim amlut fodēin, 30.5 . di-ar comnesaim, PH 5820 . carait . . . a comnesmu, 5860 . d'ar comnesamaib, 5836 . o-r cómnessmaib, 5812 .

In secular contexts neighbour(s), relative(s), kin(sman): o cach coimnesam di araili, Laws i 8.4 . ? ní tá Conall c.¤ Cormaic, LL 13784 (rhet.). do guin a charat ┐ a choibnesaim ` relation ', TBC-LL² 2457 = coimhneasa, TBC St. 2451 . rochiset a comnesomh, Lism. L. 104 = a c[h]omnestai, Trip.² 161 . a carait ┐ a coibnesam ` kinsfolk ', Grail 1644 . facoibh . . . do coibnesom collaidi = exi de . . . domo patris tui, Lism. L. 656 .

Note also: na cennacha inda(?) c.¤ `in its vicinity', Stair Erc. 1253 .