1 taise

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 taise or dil.ie/39844

 

Forms: tassi

n , f. (tais).

(a) dampness, moistness, softness: luigh Moeog a ttír ... gan taisi for fholt na erradh do (after washing), BNnÉ 189.1 . ? g s. as attrib.: fuil mór Marcellosi | luid fo thalmain tassi , Fél. May 20 . t.¤ clann a cúil `her hair's soft tresses,' PBocht 11a.13 .

(b) tenderness, mercy: gan t.¤ d'éinneach, Measgra D. 66.23 . coinnle ... | budh soirbhe thaisi re truagh `whose tenderness to the unfortunate was most kind,' Rel. Celt. ii 246.24 . t.¤ 'n-ar gcroidhe nír chuir | t.¤ ar-oile ar ar n-aghuidh, Aithd. D. 98.23 .

(c) weakness, feebleness : fo tháirníam thaisse (sic leg.) `to impotent debasement,' Metr. Dinds. iii 368.31 . fechtatar fir cen taisi, AU i 553 n. 12 . tugsad a dtréine ar th.¤ , Measgra D. 54.13 . Frequent in phrase cen t.¤ : ó thaig Themra, cen taisse | cor-rind Banba barr-glaisse, Metr. Dinds. iv 60.43 . líth cen tassa `a feast without fatigue,' MacCongl. 69.28 . do smuain fá thrí gan taisi thair | síth re Mlaise, SG 27.4 .

(d) swoon, fainting fit, unconsciousness (frequently in pl.) : darochair nél ┐ tam ┐ tassi bar Coinculaind, TBC-LL¹ 3969 . conid ra la hi tasse, LL 282a16 . conadh iarum ro loigh taissi ┐ taimleacht man fíng[ail ?] sin, BB 23b10 . eochair táma taisse, ZCP vi 270 § 8 . tamae ┐ taissi bais, RC xiii 7.9 . ro éirigh Conn as a thaisibh, ML 142.24 . ag dol i dtaisibh, TSh. 2053 . do lámh mar tá 'na taisibh (of a broken arm) numbness (or to 2 taise ?) Ériu iv 62.16 . ? amaisse taisse tresse thibhraide, IT iii 96.13 . cēli tana tōebtaisi `slender mate for a maid's side (?),' Ériu ii 16.8 .