cóip

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n f. (Lat. copia)

(a) copy (of book etc.): an cairt as ar tairrngedh an choipsi, CS 10.11 . c.¤ Ciaráin `book', Content. xv 11 . as leabhar Conconnacht . . . do sccríobh . . . an coip, Cog. xiv . cóib an dlighe-si, Deut. xvii 18 . cóib na litreach, Ezra iv 11 . Legal: duine . . . is cosmail risin c.¤ text (i.e. to whom the words of the text apply), O'Gr. Cat. 127.35 .

(b) abundance; host, troop : tri aithne De chum coipe (daingean v.l.) na subhaltaighi, Smaointe B. Chr. 86 `copia', Gloss. ? occ seilg .i. for aighiph glossed coip, Eg., Auraic. 2392 . c.¤ breóidhte, Hackett² li 55 . fear cóir na cóibe, l 4 . gan rígh ar an gc.¤ `over the hosts', E. O'Rahilly 6.2 . c.¤ na srāide, Gadelica 60.227 .