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tapad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. tapad or dil.ie/40039

n o (cf. 2 tap < Engl. hap, Irske Studier 19 . Cf. taiste, talla).

(a) suddenness : hi tappudh .i. i noipne, RC xx 402.12 (ACC). re méd ba t.¤ ┐ ba huathbas léo in comlinad `shock and horror,' CCath. 3121.

(b) haste, quickness; prowess, bravery (exact meaning in foll. exx. difficult to fix): atrachtatar tri th.¤ a thunidi [? ┐] a tairismi, TTr. 1504 . ? ni lag gan tathaeir dia tapadh | cathaeir na n-abhadh is na n-eir, Ériu x 89 § 121 . Lamth.¤ (name of a shield), Ériu iv 28 § 17 . dorighnedur tapadh maith, RC xix 158.12 v.l. ( Fier. 144 ). dénamh tapaidh `to be brave,' Studies 1918, 618 § 10 . déanaidh tapadh sul thí an bráth hasten , DDána 26.13 . tacha tapaid want of vigour, MR 268.23 .