1 tennta

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 tennta or dil.ie/40514

Forms: ten(n)tu, teinti, tendtaig

n Perh. io, m. in Mid. Ir., cf. a p. ten(n)tu, Met. Dinds. iii 408.14 (: rempu). iv 70.26 (: chentu). But f. in: ar tosach na t.¤ , BNnÉ 220.13 . hi tteannta mhóir, FM v 1626.5 . vi 2250.z . Also in IGT Decl. § 7 (with dental inflexion). part. of 1 tendaid as subst. Used in sg. and pl. without corresponding change in meaning, except in meaning II, where forms are prob. pl. only. All forms are identical with the pl. of tendad, which may be the original word in some cases (cf. TSh. s.v. teannadh). ? teinti, TTebe 853 . ? a d s. tendtaig, YBL 159a48 . 168b44 (reading doubtful).

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(a) strait, difficulty, unfavourable position, (losing) battle: cach aen guidhfes Colmān fri tendta dogēba cobair, BColm. 94.14 . tuc tenntu don tur-sa, Met. Dinds. iii 408.14 . ba triallach fri tentu `to face danger,' iv 70.26 . corostairsed fri tendta fri tarrachtain na macraide forro that he might corner them and avenge the young men on them (?), LU 6506 = TBC² 1992 = co tórsed re tenta fritharggain na maccraide forro `mit Sicherheit,' TBC 2648 . Cf. conna ruact nectur de tenta for araili, BB 432b3 . Ioseph tuir fri tentaib, Gorm. March 19 . o't con- dairc C. in tendta mor sin ar á muintir, CCath. 2316 . t.¤ catha, ZCP xiv 243.9 . fian Toraighe i dteannta Gall, DDána 96.3 . Ulltaigh súd téid san tenntaidh, IGT Decl. ex. 284 . an bioth cé 's an corp | is ar gcealgthóir síor | bocht ar dteannta ón dtriur, Aithd. D. 52.14 . isin deidhendáil th.¤ i tecomnaccair a mbiodhbhadha aca, FM vi 2280.17 . co ná samhladh óg na sen | dib gémadh t.¤ teiched `though pressed,' MR 176.14 . in uair ba teanta dosom o lucht eicsi ... ag iarraidh a n-athchuinge fair, Oss. v 44.2 . mad t.¤ bunaid damsa if I am at a hopeless disadvantage (?), Celt. Rev. iv 10.20 . ? Cf. calma a traig tren a teannta `mighty their prowess,' Ériu xii 192.18 .

(b) support: sgríobhadh an leabhair so ... ar dhroich- ghléas gan teannta búird ná binnse, O'Gr. Cat. 34.1.

(c) In phrases. a, fri tenntaib talman out of, to solid earth: carraig ... a roibi feidm seisrigi ... do tharraing a tendtaib talman to pull it out of earth's grip, TTebe 94 2. ro gluaiseth-si ... na clacha comthenda a tendtaib talman (of a serpent), 2070 . dair ... a barr ┐ a gega do toitim ri tenntaibh taluan, 3698 . gurob tenna, troma ... tuinide bar tren-fear re tenntaib trom-thalman, MR 126.5 . Cf. cid airm ┐ ilfaebur ┐ teinti an talman, ní dad t'aincfed co rabais marbtha, TTebe 853 . i t.¤ (fri) pressing against, hard by: druidfead í a dteandtaidh mo tháoibh, IGT Decl. ex. 2111 . do leathnuigh baitheas an leinbh i dteannta na leice ` by the pressure of ,' Keat. ii 4270 . an teannta re tráigh `near the shore,' Rel. Celt. ii 202.17 .

II bonds, sureties (? in pl. only, perh. from tendad) : tabraid curu ┐ tenta ┐ trebairi dam-sa, CRR 16.13 . tabartar t.¤ ┐ trebaireda dam-sa, BB 238a40 . créd bus cuir ┐ bus t.¤ damsa ... im a chomall sin? Acall. 1705 . fuaradar t.¤ oa trenláimh, ZCP viii 542.32 . cuir ┐ teannta ┐ treabhaire [do ghabháil] ar gach taobh, DDána 111.24 . teannta do thabhairt uatha ré haiseag iomlán do thabhairt, TSh. 5128.