céite

Cite this: eDIL s.v. céite or dil.ie/8528

n io and (cend in chede, Folklore iv 480 § 61 , ar fíarláit mhuidhi na céiti, RC xxiv 377 § 13 ; see also rhyming exx. below). See RC xlii 353 § 369 , ZCP ix 296 , O'Don. Suppl. s.v. céideadh.

(a) hill, mound, eminence, open space : céide .i. tulach, céide .i. faithche, O'Cl. i tilchaib 's a cétib, LL 6598 . tecoiscis do cnuicc ┐ céti ┐ tulcha in choicid, 8604 (TBC). tar chéidibh do chnoc, Celtica iv 116 § 9 (= Measgra D. 51.35 ). mor c.¤ is mor carrac cruaid, Acall. 3434 . isin chlaoin ferta nó isin céiti, SG 82.9 . ? Di Méittiu for Cettiu .i. da chnocc i Maig Mogna, LL iii p. 710 n.

(b) Hence of venue of an `óenach', racecourse etc.: céide .i. . . . aonach, O'Cl. ceite . . . aenach nó tete, Stowe Gl. 30 . Carmun céte oenaig ḟéil, Met. Dinds. iii 2.5 . is céte óenaig agair, 270.9 . cēte a coitu, uel quia ibi equi cito currunt , Corm. Y 224 ( O'Mulc. 214 ). bla ceite rig tulcomracc `a king's race-course', Laws iii 254.17 ( O'Dav. 520 ). co slechtaib ech adchiat cen meath cet[i] ngraifne, Anecd. i 53 § 25 .

With cluiche in active sense racing, sporting, performing deeds (?): cluchi ┐ céti, LU 3224 ( SC 1 ). buáid n-oenaig ┐ chluiche ┐ cheti, RC xiii 442 § 17 . cluichi ┐ céti ┐ tressa ┐ dībircthi, Fing. R. 5 . Note also: feraidh ifeithibh ceiti (: oc macthete) (`an assembly'), Blathm. 163 . nach bisiu fri cete i fus / nach missi téite ar thuus, SR 2035 .

(c) meeting-place in general: Druim Cetta céte na noem, RC xx 136.18 . céte cét cúan `meeting place of a hundred bands', Met. Dinds. iv 42.23 . céti tri deccra rostecht `a fair green with three marvels it possessed', 156.1 . ? uas in cetiu .i. oenach na ngénti, LB 145a27 . Donnchadh Fremhann flaith fuata cloithrí Ereann cet céte, FM i 398.21 .

(d) concourse, assembly : [br]ithemain baird céte cross, Ériu viii 68.39 . D. mac Becci cen bini / slat chéti Lini na llaech, LL 17272 . ro teclumad ceti airthir an betha `con- course', Ériu ii 98 § 3 . fosergitis . . . in tsloigh na cete itir da mag araciund together(?), 100 § 5 .

(e) square, market-place of a city: docum cede na cathrach to the assembly-place', St. Ercuil 146 . ar or na ceidhe `on the edge of the market-place', ZCP vi 35.9 . ar chéide na ríghchathrach, Duan. Finn i 89.61 .

(f) In follg. transl. by edd. as road, path (for chete .i. for conair no for sét, Fél.² clxxix § 20 (3) . céide .i. conair, O'Cl. ): slúag . . . / rerthe úainn for céti (: iar léri) `on the road (to heaven)'. Fél. Dec. 20 . tancatar ass cen imsním / dar cend calaid cech céte (: bréce) `despite the hardships of every path', Met. Dinds. iii 72.79 . o chete iar lochaibh Eirne `by carriageway', AU i 308.14 (during hard frost).

(g) In phr. c.¤ crech etc. of land which has been laid waste: go raibh críoch Bh. na comar creach ┐ na céide cuarta, ML 80.19 ( ML² 1133 ). Críoch Chonnacht . . . / biaidh sin i n-a chéide creach, DDána 88.37 . fearann ceart chlann R. / do bhíoth ina chéidibh cean, O'R. Poems 1403 . Connachtaigh do beith ina ccedibh creach . . . fo cosaibh Gall, FM iii 408.4 . baoi an chrioch ina céide creach ┐ caibden, Hugh Roe² 32.7 .