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cothaigid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cothaigid or dil.ie/12669

 

Forms: cothugad, cothaighthe

v (coth)

(a) supports, sustains, maintains, preserves : iar scís cothaiges, Fél.² clxxiii 5 . ? slec[h]tach do cot[h]aig a cuain, Ériu x 77.z . cothaigis and amail charraig `maintained himself there', TTebe 4238 . gein . . . do chothuigh an chruinne (of Christ), DDána 17.21 . cothuigh sealbha na saorchlann, Content. x 3 . do chothoigh S. . . . an fhirinde, Mac Aingil 5984 . Of battles, etc.: ro cot[h]aig . . . in n-imairecc, CCath. 5720 . co rochothaightis co calma fri Laitintaib that they should bravely withstand, Aen. 1696 . ro chothaigset na curaid . . . is in chath-lathair `maintained the field', MR 240.21 .

(b) feeds, nourishes : toradh . . . le ccothaighmíd sinn féin, Desid. 493 . an corp do chothaighadar . . . lé togha biadh, Parrth. Anma 5994 .

Vn. cothugad (see cothad). Part. cothaighthe.