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Cite this: eDIL s.v. congnam or dil.ie/12172

Forms: -ama, conganta, cungnamh, congnamh, cumnam, cumnad, cunnamhain, comnadh, congnomad, chuganta, comhanta, congnomha

[u,] m. g s. -ama, conganta. Vn. of con-gní. cungnamh, congnamh m., IGT Decl. § 47 . Verbs § 44 . Also cumnam, cumnad. cunnamhain, O'Curry 956 ( H 3.18, 413a ). See also s. congbáil and 2 cunnamain. comnadh, ZCP vi 48.3 . congnomad, MR 296.3 . g s. chuganta, MR 80.17 . comhanta, TD 16.49 . d s. congnomha (: Mogha), Caithr. Thoirdh. 50.19 . act of helping, aiding, assisting; help, aid : cungnum oc indill each . . . iasacht cungnuma do baethaib, Laws v 490.1 . coimthecht coṅgnam caín (rhet.), LL 14372 . cunum béil ┐ láimhe help in word and deed, Hy Maine 161.4 . na conganta budh cáir dhamh, IGT Decl. ex. 1278 . cabair na cughnómad, MR 238.16 . áireamh do ríoghradh / nach congnamh a mbeith líonmhar `their numerousness avails you not', Content. v 126 . ar chleith cunga (sic) eturra `all help being denied him', Caithr. Thoirdh. 129.21 . Gramm. of mutations in case of words beg. with vowels: trí conganta na nguthaidhe ó chonnsuinibh (t, n, h), IGT Introd. § 18 .

With prepp. do chongnum ┐ do chobair dóibh, TTr.² 1687 . do cunnadh do Sir B., ZCP vi 296.11 . do chuṅgnam frimm anmain, Fél. Ep. 296 . adeochosa . . . inna husci do ch.¤ frim, LU 5513 (TBC). dogénsa congnom latt, LU 6088 n. ar chongnum leo `for helping them', RC xvii 406.20 (Tig.). congnamh liom fam leigin suas, DDána 26.32 . biaidh congnamh ardnaomh Éireann / ar shluagh . . . Ó gC. help against, 95.21 . cuiridh-si cumnadh aran cathraigh do gach taebh di `put auxiliaries round the city', Stair Erc. 2133 . naoi fichit ponnta . . . hi ccongnamh as a help, Hugh Roe² 188.8 .

Attrib. g s. a n-aés conganta helpers, AFM vi 2270.1 . dochuir fios ar a cairdibh conganta, BNnÉ 168 § 4 . 'n-a fhior chonganta, DDána 104.5 . do rinn ceardcha an chungnuma (a leader), IGT Verbs ex. 399 .