omna

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Forms: omnae, omnaid, omna, omna

n io, m. a s. omnae, LU 5213. g p. Ucht noi n-omne, Trip. 338.11 ( Ardm. 17a2 ). Later also fem., see LL 128b45 , 35a19 quoted below; treated as d-st., TBC-LL¹ 3790 (a s. omnaid). omna m., pl. omna, -dha, IGT Dec. § 2 (p. 40.1) ; d s. ót omna ḟaid- chennaigh, ex. 69 , is proscribed as incorrect (ót o.¤ faidchen- nach, correct).

(a) the bole of a tree or sometimes a tree, by later glossators identified with the oak. omna .i. fuamna .i. mor fuaim gaithe fair, Corm. Y 1026 (apparently of the whole tree including foliage). omna .i. dair. omnadha .i. dairghe, O'Cl. bun n-omna (used as a boundary-mark), Laws iv 142 y Comm. benaid C. omnae . . . ┐ scribai(u)s ogum ina taib, TBC-LL¹ 735. lingid F. tarsin n-omnai, 761 . oc esorcain omnai ibair a yew- stem, Trip. 218.14 (ommna, Eg.). remither re homnai ngíuis a pine-stem, Alex. 656. omna dairbhre darach, ITS xxiv 40.3 . mar thregdas fodb omnaid, TBC-LL¹ 3790. hi tír omna, FB 47. ro bui omna ar a chind, ZCP xiii 178.23 (story of Absalom, = quercus, 2 Reg. xviii 9 ). ? a mainib (no omnái) cach mess, Corm. p. 33 s.v. ness ; a variant perh. suggested by double meaning of 2 mes(s) : all mast comes from a tree (? oak). ar scáth na homna, ZCP vi 65.22 . As fictive npr. m.: Fadb Darach hua Omna, CRR 18. Cf. the nickname: Conall crannamna, AU 659 . g s. Conaill chrandamnai, 695 . mac Conaill Chrandomnai, RC xvii 211.6 (Tig.).

(b) fig. of a warrior or hero: omnae ōir, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 29 § 28 . dorodbad inn omna ard, LL 128b45 ( MacCarthy 188.4 ). la Oengus n-óc n-ardomna, 185b6 ( Arch. Hib. ii 92 § 3 ). Of saints: Brigit ┐ Fintan . . . dī omnai óir, 35a19 .

(c) a spear-shaft or spear : omna .i. ga no sleagh, O'Cl. colg is bán-omhna 'n-a bhais, TD 20.39 (glossed in two MSS. omhna .i. sleagh nó gai). tuinsemh an omna, Hugh Roe 256.19 (fo. 68a) . no gebed . . . na claidbe ┐ na sunnu ┐ na homnada, TTr. 1489.

(d) a mast : do cheangladar na homnadha . . . dona ruadh- bhórdaibh, ML 46.21 .