rige

Cite this: eDIL s.v. rige or dil.ie/35282

,f. vn. of rigid.

(a) the act of stretching or distending : amal dunerbarar fidboc i caimmi . . . iarsindí romboi hi rigi after it has been stretched (i.e. straight ), Ml. 99d1 . rige oíle `blowing out his cheeks', Triads 116 . scaílis a cride 'na curp iarna rige, Met. Dinds. iv 148.34 . In intrans. sense of extending, reaching : fata in rigi doberat Ulaid ḟoraind `long is the reach that the U. are making towards us' (of the advance of the U.), CRR 2 . nert na n-óc ic rige andeas (i.e. advancing from the south), Met. Dinds. iii 308.73 . fairsing in roth co rige `wide spreads the circle', iv 82.17 (: bine). Of poetic composition: du rigi rand to stretch (i.e. compose) quatrains , Auraic. 2121 . oendialt fri righe [rigi v.l.] . . . a do fri timargain for lengthening . . . for shortening (?), 5418 .

r.¤ fri `stretching against', contending (vying) with: beag dtarbha righe re a rath `to strive against their fortune', TD 9.3 , cf. 13.33 , 20.47 . do righe ┐ do freasabhra frissiumh, FM vi 2266.22 . gan righ dibh ag righe ribh, Ir. Texts ii 98 § 13 . a mhaighdean gan righe ria unrivalled, peerless , PBocht p. 65 § 43 . tú an síor-óigh gan righe reat, Timth. vi 2 p. 36 § 14 . Cf. lucht righe rómhghnáith Té `the disputants of Té's chief home', Content. xii 4 . ná faigbed rath ria rige `that she should find no grace before the contest', Met. Dinds. iv 128.59 .

(b) binding, controlling, ruling : ba hi in rīgi co rige | flaithius fíre foirgclide far-reaching sovereignty , ZCP ix 468.2 . rí rigi `far-ruling', Met. Dinds. iii 342.69 (: bini), cf. ii 32.78 (see Corr.) and iv 58.17 . an dlighe . . . lughaide a righe 's a réim its control and sway , Hackett liv 18 .

(c) putting to shame, reproach ? a thoisc dobo thúar rige | do thig na mná mídige `his errand was an omen of reproach to the house', Met. Dinds. iii 56.29 (perh. `approach', Glossary); cf. righe .i. imdheargadh; tuar righe .i. tuar imdheargaidh, O'Cl.; tuar righe rath tighearna, (TCD) H. 4. 5, p. 124 (Abbott- Gwynn Cat. 172 ), but meaning is doubtful.