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Cite this: eDIL s.v. ponc or dil.ie/34460
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: punc

n o, m. (Lat. punctum) a point : ponc (= punctum), Sg. 150b1 . cethir punct (= .iiii. punctis), BCr. 33a10 = Thes. ii 20.38 (learned form). ponc a poncto [leg. puncto] latine , Corm. Y 1072 . punc, gl. punctus, Ir. Gl. 474 .

(a) in local sense: as é pongc medónach an talman an t-inad ar sáidedh an cros, Maund. 72 . i púngc medonach in domain, LB 157b34 . is é an bás is pongc déidheanach do líne na beatha, TSh. 713 .

(b) of time, point, moment : isin punc amsire hitāmm at this present moment, MacCongl. 41.8 . a bponc an meadhoin lae, Rule of Tallaght 36 § 61 . sacramhuint do thabhairt doibh san phonc dheidheanach at the last moment, 10 § 13 . a ponc bhais at point of death, AU iii 582.10 . tuitid i bpongc go hifreann (= in puncto), TSh. 569 . ar in ponc sin fein 'immediately' Celtica ii 132.276 , 138.505 .

(c) a point, item, matter (of discourse, etc.): is minphongc ┐ is nefní cech ní i n-athfhégad na gorta a small matter, LB 157a31 . guidim thu . . . co n-innisi tu dam in phais ina pongcaib ┐ ina caibidilaib in detail, 280b61 . do réir na n-ughdar . . . admhas an teannphonc-sa who admit this important point, Content. xvi 159 . gan mhearughadh puinc, Keat. Poems 284 . ní bhí ina ainbfios orthaib aonphonc dona helodhnaib no single item of the arts, O'Gr. Cat. 556.9 . na puinc as prionnsiopálta d'airteglaibh ar ccreidimh, Parrth. Anma 58.21 .

(d) in music a degree or note of the gamut : ut ré mí fá sól lá . . . na sé puinc-si, ZCP v 497.26 . an cet-ponc dib .i. ut, ib. 27 .

(e) a specified division of time, 15 minutes : da minuit go leith i ponc, ceithri puinc i n-uair, MR 108.10 (see note D p. 332).

(f) cautery : as maith an ponc do chosc fluxa na fola, RSláinte 10313 . air an adbar sin bíth a fhis agad corob tarbach an ponc do thirmugad na leanann, 10306 . adēram tarba generālta na ponc , 10304 . do na poncaibh, 10296 . as annamh gnáthuigid na daíne slána na puinc, 10294 .