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Cite this: eDIL s.v. tafann or dil.ie/39498
Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: tofond, taifneadh

n o, n. ( Thurn. Hdb. § 723 ). vn. of do-seinn. O. Ir. tofond. o, m. (g p. taifneadh), IGT Decl. § 173.

The original meaning is perhaps barking at, hence hunting (Lat. sonare, etc., see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 625 and meaning (d) infra).

(a) hunting (with dogs): con accamar na mmil-chona oc toffund, TBFr. 195 . oin con fri tofund `the loan of a hound to hunt with,' Laws v 278.5 . com-luatha ... fri conaib oc taffond, IT i 72.11 . coin taffaind cossa na nág, LL 14b12 = BB 42a23 . gadhar tathfuinn, PBocht 3.19 . nosmarbtais immorro Dóilīn ┐ Daithlend cach toffond arúair ar a mbēlaib side .i. dā choin Maele Fothartaig, RC xiii 377.21 . Hunting (animals) in general: tosessa lais clóenmíla Cernai. ní accai corroscaig a tofond, LU 6749 ( BDD² 249 ). dochoid do thafand, Anecd. i 9.3 . toffund dóib cech oen-lá dochum in dúine, TBFr. 153 . oc tafhann i sléibh Ída, TTr.² 344 . mas ar t.¤ ro fogladh [in fiad] ... meracht a tafaind, Laws iii 458.8 , 10 . gair tafaind, ZCP x 415.28 .

(b) pursuing, putting to flight (enemies, etc.): dia luid duaid for longais re saul luide iarum dia thofun (sic leg. , MS. thosun, see ? toṡun), Ml. 55c1 . dobeir Cu Chulaind tafond for in tóir, LU 10464 . dorat íartain tafhonn ndermáir forsna slúaghv, TTr.² 1416 . hi fuba do grega ... .i. corguinecht no tothfond foro co mbrister (of scaring horses), Laws i 164.14 Comm. Petar ... dogníd-son ... tafand démnu, PH 1735 . lomnocht dodheachaidh sé sonn | dom thochradh is dom thafonn, BS 8.14 . maille ré t.¤ do dhéanamh ar gach dobhuidhin dá mbí istigh, TSh. 8763 . Cf. amail cach ṅdluig tafaind tind | guin ind ḟind i ṅgrafaind gall, LL 33a16 . gan tlas tafaind ger bo trom | bas na ṅdonn a ngrafaind gall, BB 57a22 .

(c) chasing out, expelling, banishing: arna tofund don Morrigain ... a sidh ar Femin, Anecd. ii 6.19 . iar n-a t.¤ do Niall a hEirind, LL 393b6 . Rathan na nóemh ro charsam | ... | ar tafonn as nír charsam, BNnÉ 313.25 . macnas na hanma do th.¤ a horlár aigeanta an duine, TSh. 8723.

(d) barking (usually of dogs) ag tathfann go dána 'san t-síúbhal, Oss. iv 248.12 . go ndiongnadh a ghadhar t.¤ air, Desid. 5190 . atáid uile ina madruighibh balbha, ni féduid tathfann, Isaiah lvi 10 . tuar tuirse t.¤ a lámh the jarring notes of his fingers (a harper), Measgra D. 6.15 . ar ttabhann don thtriath tar nemh ` importuning ,' Rel. Celt. ii 258.9 . Cill Mhíchíl go díomhaoin ag t.¤ ` expostulating ,' Ó Bruad. i 164.