1 idna, indna

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 idna, indna or dil.ie/27205

Forms: n-indna, idnaid, n-iodhnadha

n io, m. (See Pokorny, ZCP xvii 305 ). (? Orig. n. : etir da n-indna , TTr.² 1462 ). Later with dental inflec- tion : a s. idnaid, TTr. 1446. 592 . n p. a n-iodhnadha , FM iv 1214.16 .

(a) a spear, a weapon, generally in pl. weapons, spears: a idhna .i. a ghai, Cóir Anm. 121. iodhna .i. sleagha no arm, O'Cl. croithfes indnu for Tailtin, ZCP xii 236.10 . bruid idnu buden mbáeth, LU 3631. ní hidna nethis nemt[h]egar, Corm. Y 974. tuaslugad co n-idna `relieving with arms,' Laws v 486.21 . Críst lem fri cech sōet[h] | ar idnaibh, ar ūath, Arch. iii 6 § 7. gabail in dairthige ... co cath ┐ indnu, AU i 336.11 . Aed robíth ... fo indnu áith, Met. Dinds. iv 94.15 . cur crithnaig a idna aig ┐ irgaili Eriu uile, Ann. Conn. 1315 § 2. dober A. idna catha dia athair takes up arms against ?, ZCP xiii 178.1 . a mbiat faebra fri faebra | ocus indna fri hindna, SG 398.11 . an tan batar a n-iodhnadha áigh urlamh ... aca, FM iv 1214.16 .

(b) banner (?), standard (?), a sign: co n-ócaib dubartacha ... co n-idna ruad lassamain `Standarte,' TBC 5325. atchon- darcsa and idnaid immaird `a lofty banner,' TTr. 1446. idnaid catha, 592 . torcaib idna catha rempi `erhob vor sich das Schlachtbanner,' IT iii 514.725 (Tochm. Ferbe). idhna .i. comartha, O'C. 1474 (< H 3. 18, p. 653 ). airrdhena ocus ídhna aimsigthi Conain isin comrac sin, MR 270.1 . iodhna deiridh an domhnáin, Dán Dé xvii 15.

(c) a point, an end: gia ra thiasmáis i ndib carptib ánd itte co araile iar n-idnaib na n-arm, TBC 5864. a fann- bratach, ic imluad ... ar idnaib a n-árdchraísech, MR 184.9 . ? Of the edge of the sea : aill erfind for idna réin, Im. Brain § 22. See also Van Hamel, Immrama p. 12 and p. 115 n. . d'idnaib in consequence of: is d'idnaib na himgabala sin ..., MR 314.28 .

(d) a battalion, a battle line: ro suidigthe tra na da indna do chechtar na da lethe ... Lugaid ... i n-airinuch indala indna, ... Art ... i n-airinuch in chatha aile, RC xiii 456 § 49. condrecat ... cach cona ṡochraite, co mbatar na da idna aigid i n-agid, 440 § 10. etir dá n-indna na cath `between the two ends (?) of the battalions,' TTr.² 1462. ? To this : bríg a fían fri indna ngorm `against the dark-blue battle array,' Hail Brigit § 8.