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rogu , roga

Cite this: eDIL s.v. rogu , roga or dil.ie/35454

 

Forms: rogu, roga, roga, rogha, ragha, rogha, roghain, roghan, roghain, roighni, rogain

n (ro- and gu- `choose', cf. togu). Orig. an indecl. neut.; n s. (with art.) a rogu , Wb. 9a23 . roga ṅgascid, TBC-LL¹ 3604 . Later decl. and gender vary: (1) rogu , roga m., sing. invar. rogha ragha m., IGT Dec. § 2.4 . (2) roga, f. n-st. rogha f. (d s. roghain, g s. roghan, n p. roghain, roighni), IGT Dec. § 5 . (3) Mid.Ir. n s. rogain, Met. Dinds. gl.

(a) the act of choosing; a choice, selection , oft. folld. by gen. or part. DE: roga quasi togae, Corm. Y 1113 . drinnroisc .i. roga, Laws i 72.5 Comm. raegha .i. togha, O'Cl. is lib atá a rogu it is you that have the choice , Wb. 9a23 . ráid fri Dauid . . . roga dó ar trib brethaib offer D. his choice of three judgements , SR 6848 . do rogha duit-se dibh take thy choice of them , Ériu iii 154.2 . bás dúib, ní rogain roga `no choice ye would choose' (lit. not a choice of choosing ), Metr. Dinds. iii 6.57 . ba rogha leis a bathud tar a slugudh he preferred to be drowned rather than swallowed , ZCP vi 295.22 . dobretha rogu doib cid biad no ragad dia n-echaib, FB 63 . tucc a ttrí roicchne . . . do mhac Coisi offered three choices , ZCP viii 220 § 29 . ro lá Mac Cecht rogu di [do, Eg., sic leg.] láthaib gaile dús in bad imchomet . . . nó bád chuingid gave the champions their choice whether , BDD 147 . ro iarfaig dia macu cia rogu no berad cech fer dib what each of them would choose , LB 158b4 . ar mbreith roghan don Bhanbha on getting their choice of B. , Content. vi 62 . ro-dhoilghe an rogha rugais, ix 10 . adubairt riu dul `na rogha conuir whatever road they chose , ZCP vi 48.30 . toghait a rogha deissi do guibernoracht in tire gacha bliadhna `elect two (?) for the government ', Fl. Earls 92.11 . laibheoramaoid ar do rabhadh [leg. raghadh = ragha] punc any point you wish , Luc. Fid. 273.12 . doní an peacthach rogha dona neithibh talmhandha, TSh. 2046 . berid do rogu (rogain): ruc in mac . . . á indmus do rogain chose his wealth , LB 158b6 . do rugus do roghain mo bhathadh . . . nā ma thoithim I chose to be drowned rather than fall , ZCP vi 65.10 . rug an corn do roghain, TSh. 7079 . rug do rogha pláigh d'fhulang, 10204 . rucc do roghain gur bhó ferr lais, etc., AFM v 1640.8 . do ghabh an t-anam do roghain bliadhain d'eslainte sech bheith . . . a bpurgadóir, Mac Aingil 328.1 .

(b) folld. by gen. the choice, best, pick : Nín mac Bel roga na ríg, MacCarthy 310.2 ( BB 13b ). gabsat secht ríg for Mumain . . . ní roga ríg rí díb-sin, Metr. Dinds. iii 202.35 . raga cech roimse, 344.87 . is roga rígfiled sain, TBC-LL¹ 5343 . tug roga n-urchair do a first-rate cast, aim , ZCP vi 293.14 (but this may be a corruption of rout n-u., see 1 rout). rogha selga na gnáth-Fheinde in sliab-so the best hunting-ground , Acall. 6538 . aen-raghu thaisech Erenn ina aimsir fein, AU ii 348.5 (a. 1274) . Maolruanaidh aon-rogha tiompanach Ereann, AFM ii 540.1 . do thogh sé amach rogha ḟear Isráel, 2 Samuel x 9 . pl. Naim ┐ roigne a rig ┐ a thaisech, Marco P. 62 . raigne na Roman, CCath. 5993 . at iad roighne na n-aittire, AFM ii 934.5 . ag seo dheit roighne mo rúin `the choice work of my thought', A. Ó Dálaigh xxxiv 3 . le roighne ríogh-ughdar na heagailse, TSh. 8275. 8460 . se dune dég do raighnib a munteri, RC xviii 268.17 . ilimat do roignibh relicias the finest relics , Fl. Earls 164.10 . a Raghnaill . . . ris nach samlaim rí acht roghain with whom I compare no king save the best , IGT Dec. ex. 257 .