tuillmech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. tuillmech or dil.ie/42339
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Forms: tuilme, tuillmhe

adj o, ā (tuillem)

(a) Of persons perh. deserving, worthy: ó dáil slúaig ba t.¤ tairm `from the host that merited fame,' Metr. Dinds. iii 270.15 . is luimnechda lind maic Lir | nidat tuillmecha a trénfir, `unfruitful are its strong men,' 274.68 (tuillmecda, v.l.). t.¤ fer in mana maith, BB 53a13 . Lagin t.¤ dia thorud | dia fúair Lumnech luathgorud ` well paid ,' RC xxiii 316.1 . Talmach tuillmeach trenog, Gorm. Mar. 14 . tuillmecha augrai `abettors of strife' (women), Tec. Corm. 16.51 .

(b) Of places perh. fruitful, profitable: Temair tollmech, Arch. Hib. ii 84 § 24 . Bregatea treabh tuillmeach, Petrie's Tara 133.28 (= tuilltech, Metr. Dinds. i 6.17 ). treabair in tir thuillmheach trom, BB 31b30 . Feradach fechtnach fer bend | dar bo th.¤ tír ṅHerend `whom the land of Erin served for wages,' Metr. Dinds. iv 56.190 .

(c) profitable, advantageous: duasa tuillmheacha inar dtoigh | loilgheacha gona laoghoibh 'copious rewards in my house: milch cows with their calves', Giolla Brighde 104 § 31 . tuillmheach an grás aoinfhir é `a bounteous relief', PBocht 10.29 . a thrócaire thuillmheach `God's gracious mercy', PBocht 22.14 . tuillmheach a neart deise dháibh `their twofold effort will be welcome', PBocht 326.28 . ba t.¤ toirtech in tshealg soin, Acall. 172 . fa t.¤ do Galloib na turuis sin ` profitable ', ALC i 284.15 . ba tuillmheach dóibh siomh an turus sin `and well was their promptness rewarded', AFM iii 232.1 . eireadha ... tuillmheacha, ML 74.z .

(d) As adv. profitably (deservedly ?): nocha gebha rige | a tire go t.¤ , Anecd. ii 31.3 . sil C. ... | i rigi Conuill co t.¤ , Fen. 226.13 . teilgther slegha ... | ar in pheisd go t.¤ borb, Duan. F. i 79 § 59 = tuilme, Oss. vi 118.18 . clanna Rúdhraidhe ... go tuillmheach taisdiollach, ML 84.5 . gu bhfuighe sibh bhur d-tuarasdul ... ┐ gach ni bhus oircheas dibh d'fághuil gu tuillmheach, ┐ do réir bur dtoile féin , JRSAI v 363.17 . Luimneach ... | linn ón tuillmheach thigfaimne, IGT Verbs ex. 65.

As subst. ni bi fiadhnaisi fuillmigh na tuillmigh wage-earner (?), O'Curry 2602 ( Eg. 88, 51 (52)b ). loisgfighear le teine a tuillmhigh uile `all the hires thereof,' Micah i 7 . (? leg. tuillmhe pl. of tuillem).