2 ordu, (orda)

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Forms: orda, oirdne

n n,f. (same word as 1 ordu?) with palatal stem in pl. forms. orda, IGT Dec. § 5. a p. oirdne, ib. ex. 254 .

A piece, morsel, portion, esp. of fish or meat: lethbairgen ┐ ordu eisc, LU 1846 ( RC ix 494.15 ), cf. LU 1848 (ordo). mas mor an orda eisg . . . mas mion-oirdni bhias ann, Rule of Tall. 4 § 3 . dorat . . . do Ísu ordu do bratan fhonaithi, PH 6711. g s. sáidis bir cacha hordan dib (of pieces of meat), Aisl. MC 63.7 . na nai n-oirdne ésc, BCC § 84. Freq. of human bodies cloven asunder in fight: is dā orddain dogenad de, TBC 1888. ZCP vi 46.14 . gach láoch dhíbh ina dhá ordain, Duan. Finn i 14.4 . doríne trí hoirdne dhe ┐ ba hí in treas ordu dhíbh a c[h]enn, Acall. 1920. ina n-oirnib (n-airdnib v.l.), Celt. Rev. iv 14.23 (of slain warriors). ní bḟuaradar dha mnaíbh . . . acht oirdinid dubha tóiteáin charred fragments, Ériu i 22 z (oirthnibh, óirdinibh v.l.; leg. oirdne).

Cf. oirdnibh `splinters', O'R.