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cothad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cothad or dil.ie/12668

 

Forms: cothugad, cothachadh, Conchothaigh

o, more freq. cothugad, vn. of cothaigid. cothachadh, IGT Verbs § 106 (245.3) .

(a) act of supporting, maintaining, preserving : cothud .i. cōemna unde est . . . foreim chot[h]aid .i. foreim cōemna . . . Maol cothaid .i. Māel cōemna, Corm. Y 303 . im indeōin cothaigthe, ZCP viii 112.18 . ri cothugud na caimmi . . . isna claraib to maintain the curve in the planks, LL 30947 ( TTr. 129 ). a ḟer cuisc ┐ cothaigthi, 31570 ( 756 ). ac cotugud na hairce, BB 245b28 . a aen-c.¤ (cothuccudh, v.l.) in tre-tighi `only sustainer', Ir. Lit. 4.4 . c.¤ neirt, ML² 113 . m'óghacht . . . do cothugad, BCC 50.10 . cothughadh, cosnadh, Eg. Gl. 137 . in creidium do chothughadh, ITS xix 70.5 . d'á chothughadh air gur mhaith an gnás an tAifrionn maintaining against him, Eochairsg. 22.32 . ag cothúghadh a bríghe lé luath-iomramh na leastar keeping up its strength (of the sea), ML 46.14 . clár cothuighthi ┐ congmhala bh-fear n-Eirionn, Oss. v 16.11 .

Freq. of battles, etc. ? crith ri cách cothugud (in descr. of Hector), LL 32370 (untransl. TTr. 1560 ). immad cach threlaim . . . bad chothugud ri coṅgbáil catha, 32499 `would be helpful', TTr. 1696 . in cot[h]ughadh ┐ in fossughadh `the supporting', CCath. 5799 . do chothugha in chatha, Celtica i 116.121 . a[c] cur na cath asa cathlaithrechaib ┐ ag a clod asa cothaig[th]ib `positions', Ériu viii 38.24 . ag c.¤ ar a cind is in cathgleo sin `pressing on the combat', MR 262.17 . resin tuarcain . . . ┐ resin cothucud . . . da ronatar `pressure', Cog. 192.8 . cothugad ┐ commaídem écht, ML² 1540 . an uair do-chí in cothachadh `opposition' (in battle), Aithd. D. 20.12 . ag cothughadh re curadhaibh contending, Eachtra Uill. 3039 (cf. cathugud?).

(b) act of sustaining, feeding; food: c.¤ na n-indile, Laws i 42.5 Comm. ag so corp dá chothachadh, Ériu xix 98 § 16 . oidhigh do chothughadh, Rial. S.F. 1811 . misi as biadh, as cothughadh, Desid. 6577 . siád mo dheora mo chothugha lǽthuil, RC xiv 154.4 . eagla mo choda cothuighthe do chailleamh livelihood , Desid. 4404 .

In n. pr. mors Conchothaigh , AU i 212.w . See Corm. Y 303 above.