comalta

Cite this: eDIL s.v. comalta or dil.ie/10717

 

n io, m. (con-ail) foster-brother, occas. also -sister: c.¤ gl. collactaneus, Ir. Gl. 486 (collacaníus, MS.). lepaid daltu, comaltu, fiur, mnaí, Críth G. 341 . intí do bo c.¤ dot athair gurub e bus c.¤ dait budein, O'Curry 449 ( H 3.18, 240a ). i comaltu n-oenbruit ┐ oenchoid ┐ oencleib . . . .i. isan c.¤ ailtir ar enbrut ┐ ar aen cuadh . . ., O'D. 1014 , 1017 ( H 2.15A, 17b ). Cf. dia mbeid aonchruinn cliabh cuadh cóir c.¤ , Ériu xiii 16.18 . ? cuindgetar c.¤ dib intan atgeoin a chuadh itir chuidhib, O'Dav. 914 . itir a chomaistiu (.i. a chomaltu), Trip.² 125 . in n-ingin . . . cona comaltaib impe, LU 10181 . do chara . . . ┐ do chocle ┐ do ch.¤ . . . Fer Diad, TBC-LL¹ 3178 . a c.¤ .i. Findchoem ingen E., LL 33510 (TFerbe). fria dā ch.¤ .i. . . . dā mac a aiti, Fing. R. 31 . comhalta comhaltroma ┐ coimléighinn Cormac . . . ┐ Cerbhall, TFrag. 220.8 . dā derbh-c[h]. c[h]īghi ┐ coim-lept[h]a, ML² 1212 . do léim a chomhalta Con to attack his foster- brother Cú Ch., DDána 104.20 .

With wider connotation: a Michol . . . / taet 'mach . . . / do ché[i]le, do chomalta (of David), SR 5992 . do comhalta-sa . . . in fer ro gēanair a n-ōenaidchi frit (Christ and Conchobar), Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 16.8 . ? iss e ro marb mo chomaltsa, LL 14110 (retoiric) (? leg. ch.¤ or ch.¤-sa. Separate word, Meyer, ZCP xiii 186 § 238 ). būaidh cloinni, būaid comulta, ZCP xiii 17.11 .