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1 ranc

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n [m.] techn. term for a species of baldness or shaving (of the forehead or temples?): ranc, iss ed is seisiud cenél na maeili. Ranc didiu, it ē na huisin arda, Corm. Y 1091 = rangc . . . na husine arda, Corm. p. 39 . `rang' mael buidhi lom, Metr. Gl. 31 § 2 (Eg.).

2 ranc

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n m. (late Romance loan-word).

(a) a rank (of a battalion, etc.): an tan doníthí deich gcipe nó deich rangca . . . do bhíodh baránta ar gach rangc díobh, Keat. ii 5171 . gur thuit an reidsiment . . . `na rángaibh [sic leg.], Rel. Celt. ii 192.10 . cuid dá ranncaibh Flann is Fearadach `in their ranks are F. and F.', Ó Bruad. iii 130.7 .

(b) rank, high position : an lá do baineadh le F. rannc do Ráif when R. was deprived of his rank by F. , Ó Bruad. iii 118.2 .