ruibnech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ruibnech or dil.ie/35715

o,ā adj. of uncertain meaning, prob.

(a) armed with a spear (spears) (1 ruibne), or

(b) attended by throngs or hosts (2 ruibne); but between these senses it is impossible to distinguish. ruibhneach `armed with a pike'; `having vast crowds, very powerful'; `strongly guarded', O'R. ruibnech .i. ro-buidhnech, ut est . . . ri ruibnech, H 3.18 p. 467 ( O'Curry 1178 ). d'acallaim na ríg ruibnech `slaughtering' (? host-attended ), Metr. Dinds. ii 4 . an righbard ruibhnech `royal bard of lances' (? with a retinue ), AFM ii 786.13 . torc ruchtach ruibnech, H 3.18 p. 284 ( O'Curry 569 ); powerful ? ( tusked ?). co hEss Rúaid ruibnech `spearful', RC xx 52.30 = BCC 372.12 (`spear-crowded'); where hosts assemble ? ro fearsead comrac . . . ruibhnech reachtmar `powerful', CF 481 . cend rúad ruibnech `mangled', Metr. Dinds. iii 114 . roth ruibneach a wheel armed with spears , Manners and Customs ii 280 . rosc ruibnech piercing (?), TTebe 4540 .