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Cite this: eDIL s.v. taman or dil.ie/39988

Forms: tamain

n o, m. IGT Decl. § 17 (71.15) . Also tamain, see II.

I

(a) trunk of a tree, stock, stem : truncus .i. tamhan, Corm. Y 1 . tamhan .i. gach ni da mbeantar a cheann, O'Cl. caudi- cem .i. in meccun nó in tamun, Ml 135c10 . piss ... ainm in craind no in toman, Corm. 36.3 . tuige im thamon (sic leg.), TBC 2842 . dair Mámbra ... ata i n-a tamun beos, ZCP xvii 232.19 . t.¤ ferna, BColm. 86.22 . tamain ... do giuis, TTebe 1474 . ní torthach crann 'n-a chríontamhan, Aithd. D. 89.38 . tamhan an da chraobh (of Christ), PBocht 3.19 . Cf. DDána 25.9 , 30.12 . mo chionnta thríom na ttamh- naibh | díon m'fhaghlaidh ionnta d'fhiodhbhaidh, IGT Decl. ex. 763 . t.¤ .i. bunadh ... t.¤ na trebaire, IT iii 276. 24 - 6 . tamhan óighe `stock of virginity' (of Mary), Studies 1932, 243 § 12 . na dtrí dtamhan `of the Triple Stock,' Aithd. D. 71.15 .

(b) Hence of persons : a thamain chrīn fo choiss chāich, Bruchst. i 30 § 67 . But most frequ. complimentary chief, leader, (?) descendent : a tamoin ┐ a toisigh, TTebe 37 65. tamhain a Tealaigh na bhFionn (the O'Neills), TD 7.8 . mairg tamhna dar bh'aithre iad (Adam and Eve), DDána 31.7 . tamhan toghaidhe, MR 98.13 . 'n-a thamhan as a young man, DDána 93.25 .

(c) headless human body : .i. corp gan ceann, O'Cl. co tall a ceand de gur fagaib ina thamun mael, BB 443b37 . gur bo tamhan ... iar mbeim a chind de, Hugh Roe 218.18 . ? ní sain tamhon is tréinclí, Hard. ii 298.x .

II Here frequ. tamain, orig. different wd. ?

(a) stupid person, blockhead (?) : tamain .i. borb, ut est ní tam mac ni dom ferthamain .i. ni dom ferthamain ni dom borb. No ni tamain fir cen eolus, O'Dav. 1560 (tamon, taman , v.ll.). Cf. Ériu xiii 26.24 . gairigh gilla no tamain fir, Laws ii 256.17 Comm. t.¤ .i. aineolach (B. na f.), ZCP v 485 § 1 .

(b) a poet of a certain rank : t.¤ .i. fogrād filed fo cosmuilius in tamain cra[i]nd ... ni dlig [díre] acht athgin, O'Mulc. 865 . ? Cf. cuir bel dilsidethar tomun do astuth, ZCP xii 364.35 . in sacaire, no in tamain filidh, Laws i 106.10 Comm. in t.¤ filed, H. 3. 17 col. 667 ( O'Don. 954 ). dech sceoil ac in tamuin, Laws i 46.1 Comm. ( taman , v 64.8 Comm. ). in teisclemneach tamain (a metre), v 64.13 Comm. See IT iii 65.7 , 165 § 79 . ? a ghlec ím thuind a teanga tamhain, 101.32 .

As n. pr. Tamun drúth, TBC 2837 . Maeltamain, Todd. Nenn. 206.4 . Tamun ... mac Tréin, Acall. 2438.