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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 7 a or
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: a, a, a, a, a, a, a, á, as, as, assin, asind, as, as, as, as, as, ast, assa, asa, asar, as, assa, asa, asum, essiut, ass, as, es, essi, esse, eissi, esti, eisti, este, aiste, essib, eissib, esib, estib, eistib, asta, asa

prep. with dat., geminating out of, from . In O.Ir. glosses frequ. á (see Celtica ii 239 - 40 ). See GOI § 834 . The usual form before nouns is a: a corin[tib], Wb. 7c18 . a ppecad, 3b3 . a persin, 4c23 . a rrath, 12a7 . a rrangabáil, Sg. 196b5 . a llatin, Ml. 3a15 . a mmedón, Tur. 72 . á óensonaib, Wb. 12a10 . In later lang. also as(s): as talomh, Fl. Earls 112.29 . as Éirinn, Rel. Celt. ii 182.13 (see Desid. xxxiv ). Before proclitics as(s). With article: assin folud, Wb. 9c10 . asind óinrainn, Sg. 197a17 . as tír, BDD² 435 . as tig, 544 . Note also: as cech ṡét, Thes. ii 320.3 .

With poss. adj. 1 s. as mo chuimriug, Wb. 23b7 . 2 s. as do, Sc.M² 11 . ast, 12 . 3 s. assa, Wb. 2c7 . 20d13 . asa, 25d16 . 1 pl. asar, Wb. 15c24 . 2 pl. as for, LU 8551 (H) ( FB 41 ). 3 pl. assa, MU² 276 . asa, 390 .

With suffixed pron. 1 s. asum, ZCP vi 285.8 . 2 s. essiut, RC xiv 188.z . 3 s. m. and n. ass, Wb. 29b15 . as, Ml. 36c20 . es, RC xxv 346 § 2 . 3 s. f. essi, Ml. 85c14 . esse, 113d2 , 131c14 . eissi, Sg. 196b2 . esti, PH 197 . eisti, BDD² 1405 . este, ZCP vi 81.4 . aiste, TSh. 4477 . 3 pl. essib, Wb. 12a10 , b23 . Ml. 87b18 . eissib, Sg. 190a1 . esib, 51b11 . estib, PH 2878 . eistib, ML² 1478 . asta, TSh. 2791 .

With rel. as(s)a n-: asatoróimed, Wb. 11a19 . See GOI § 834 , IGT Introd. § 100 (25.12) .

I Expressing motion, out of, from: oc techiud a rroí, Críth G. 539 . co rróimid topar husci ass, Trip.² 93 . fuil totmad (leg. totma(e)?) a crann a wound sustained in falling from a tree, Laws v 362.z . in ti bis for imrama a inad d'inad from place to place, Laws iv 36.12 Comm. coillti an talman do thuitim as a premaibh will be uprooted, RC xxviii 312 § 9 . luid fer a cath, BColm. 94.15 . facbuid-si asin tir-si leave this land, RC xiv 56 § 69 . na fuirighedh a Temraig ach imthiged asti co hobann, Ériu iii 170 § 29 . co cuala géim bó ic tiachtain al-loch Ṡithgail `out of Loch S.', Dinds. 155 ( RC xvi 270 ). rosái assen dia thigh, RC xviii 184.28 . atracht focétóir in marb a bás, RC ii 390 z . no ássad bolgg corcra assa etun a purple blister would grow out of his forehead, Ériu iv 32.3 . With impers. vb. ní thig asta `they do not shrink' (of shoes), O'Rah. xviii 24 . Without accompanying verb: do rigne Dia firt . . . .i. in topur husci asin talmain, Trip.² 96 . cúiseach bind asa bēalaibh sweet piping from her lips, Ériu iv 174. § 8 . asa tuaisciurt inda deiscert `(to go) from the North (of it) to the south (of it)', Mon. Tall. 133. 22 (§ 17) . do chuir se iarraidh ar thigerna A. . . . as Eirinn chuige `sent to the laird of A. to come to him from Ireland', Rel. Celt. ii 182.13 .

In complement of object of transitive verbs: with various transitive verbs (see also under several vbs.): tóbe uitiorum assa anmin `the cutting of vice out of his soul', Wb. 2c7 . aní asatorbatha `that out of which they have been cut', 5b39 . . . . benus do ṡūil as do chinn, ACL iii 308, z . ni béram ass gl. nec aufferre quid possimus ( 1 Timothy vi 7 ), Wb. 29b15 . dobert . . . dí báe déc . . . assint shíd, TBFr. 6 . an ghairbhiachtach . . . chuirid asta which they emit, TSh. 6705 . tarslaic Petrum a slabreid released Thes. ii 304.1 (Hy. i). is as do leigi iat (of shots), as a ninat . . ., Laws iv 226.17 . atdobrarbadse a tír Hérenn you have been banished from Ireland, BDD² 416 . ar ndichur a nGall esib, Ann. Conn. 1338.4 . hoc a tafonn (ac a cur v.l.) asa gort driving it out of his field, ACL iii 2.8 . gabais . . . daur . . . assa frēnaib, Sc.M² 18 . dasrenga ais `drew it out', Mon. Tall. 150.29 (§ 61). is cían rosraeined amach / Iudaich a crīch Rōmānach, ZCP viii 115.17 . dá sraoilleadh . . . as a chéile, TSh. 5696 . di loscud a thige . . . di gait as—a leth di gait ind for stealing from it . . . for bringing stolen property into it, Críth G. 123 . tonindnaig . . . leithi in chon dó assa laim chlí gives him . . . with her left hand, RC iii 177.5 . adetha C. assa láim, 6 . do urail S. a cengal as scotaib ceathra sdet `ordered him to be bound to the tails of 4 steeds', ITS xix 100.7 . gairfidh Íosa uair nó dó / as an talmhain a dteasdó, Dán Dé xiv 9 .

Common in 3 s. n. as adv. with verbs of going, etc. tíagait ass na teachta-sin depart, Sc.M² 4 R . documlát ass do Chrúachnaib, TBFr. 42 . amal ossa is amlaid rorathatar ass they ran like deer, Ériu iii 141.208 . imsái as in mac the boy turns away, Ériu i 116 § 5 . Hence with verbs of going, etc. escapes: 'san domnach dodechaid ass / a broinn in bledhmil Ionas, Ériu iii 144 § 14 . bualadh Tairrdelbaig . . . acht cena terno som ass, RC xviii 35.27 . ní dechaidh as gan gabāil nō gan marbadh acht Sir Gyi . . ., ZCP vi 72.12 . creid nách fhuil dul as ar domhan agad ót olc shíordhuidhe, Mac Aingil 1857 . Related meanings. Dies, comes to an end: dia ndech nech dībh as `departs' (this life), Marco P. 140 . din ló dochúaid Cerball ass, RC xx. 12 § 20 . ni ragha in la-su ass `this day will not go by', CCath. 3573 . na heirig ass co madain / do deacraib rig in richid (sic leg., ed.) do not cease till morning from (recounting) the wonders of the king of heaven, Ériu v 26.22 . co n-erlai [int archaingel] a rrecht ind ríg `forsook the law', Ériu ii 108 § 22 . With other verbs in idiomatic phrases: not-ber as dom' inchaib get thee out of my sight, ZCP i 105.1 . beir as tú `escape' Keat. iii 3246 . tucsat as in oidhchi-sin co himsnímach spent that night, Fianaig. 52.17 . a bheatha do thabhairt as go measardha to lead a life of moderation, TSh. 268 . ruccsatt ass amhlaidh sin ifoimhdin aroile they continued, Hugh Roe 288.17 (fo. 76a) . ni rug og na sen a comfad-so as damh riam gan toitim lium `held out against me', ZCP vi 101.7 . cuir ass na dorchu tuccais expel the darkness thou hast brought, Anecd. iii 35.17 . ata si arna cur as anois `it is now destroyed' (of a city), Maund. 43 . a lecan as, he was set free, RC xviii 283.15 . leicem as ar n-imram let us give up, RC xxvi. 136 § 9 . leig as 'athair cease, father, Ériu iv. 51 § 7 . do lēic ech in rīgh ar a glūinibh hī . . . ┐ nīr fēdadh as hī she could not be got out of that position, ZCP xiii 182.31 . Without accompanying vb. (freq. as ipv.) ass, a duine, ar éat `get out, O man!' (be off), Fél. 184.6 . as tír duit get thee out of the land, RC xxv 24.6 . as as bhar Fraoch get hence, get hence, said F. ML 124.13 . asa sin doibh, Rel. Celt. ii 178.3 . aisidhe dhó co Tulaig na C. thence he went, ZCP xiv 259.8 . In phrase: ní has dó there is no escape for him, he has no chance of escape (see O'Rahilly, Celtica i 348 ): ma commhor th'eucht led bhriathruibh, ni has dhamhsa if your deeds are on a par with your words there is no escape for me, Luc. Fid. 344.12 . ni has dh'aoinneach aguibh there is no escape for any of you, 284.15 . nach bu has dh'iachtaranuibh no dh'uachtaranuibh, 260.22 . ní has d'Éirinn eatorra between them Ireland has no escape, DDána 92.7 . In phr. as ┐ ind: do ḟeitheam a long . . . as ┐ ind `to watch his vessels (going) out and (coming) in', Dinds. 135 ( RC xvi 142.6 ). cloictheach . . . ┐ eoin duba . . . ind ┐ as `passing into and out of it', RC xvii 394.y .

II Expressing origin, source.

(a) from, originating in: a grec anísiu `from the Greek' Sg. 148b14 . assin tein atgládastar `out of the fire he addressed him', Thes. ii 318.4 (Hy. ii). ba hingnád aisec asind inut sin (.i. a détaib in chon allaid), Trip.² 148 . in port asa n-accai Patraic inna naimtiu, 1500 . bá foderc dó . . . assa imduí, LU 8219 ( FB § 16 ). nír faei i tig as mbi eggna suillsi tenead, BDD² 175 . is hí ro hic súil ind ríg / a topor Locha Dá líg, IT i 131.29 . is a Hérind anair, MU² 513 . secht mile as so `seven miles from here', ZCP vi 295.7 . co fesamar can as tucad till we know whence it was brought, Ériu i 46.10 . ni fes can as tánic `whence it came', RC xviii 302.7 . a tírib hIndía do, PH 820 . niamh ḟíona a hór (drunk) from a gold goblet, DDána 119.25 . from (of a number out of a group): mart as gach creich, muc as gach crú, caora as gach trét, BNnÉ 265 § 230 . sé ar fichit a Huib Neill `six and twenty of the Húi Néill', RC xxiv 202. 14 . Of the ground of proof from: is follus as for ng[n]imaib ni dligthi comardad fris etir, LU 8551 ( FB 41 ). follus asna scélaib-so Colmáin it is clear from these stories about Colman, BColm. 102, 12 . is esti demniges, PH 2185 . créad is iontuigthe as sin, TSh. 161 .

With various vbs.: nī contesba banne ass `not a drop was wanting therefrom', Thes. ii 348.3 (Hy. v). a tír asa tairidnither `from the land out of which (the water) is drawn', Ériu xvii 68 § 8 . cid asa fordailtea grád túa[i]the? what is the basis of the different grades of the `túath'? Críth G. 6 . rí rodelb eisse cach ṅduil, SR 25 . asnabbrad hi sennathib `whence it was said', Fianaig. 30.13 . rofiarfaigh dib crēd asa fuaradar an cís aingid sin, RC x 185.y . gach ainm eile . . . nach sloinntear as tarbh, Maguires of F. 45 .

(b) Hence introducing the instrument or cause of an action, etc. by, with, because or by reason of: a faill do denam for being neglectful, Laws iv 50.10 . ro bendach Pátraic asa díb lámaib in Machai with his hands, Trip.² 2799 . asa réir budesin of his own accord, Ériu i 219 § 7 . as mothoil féin `of my own will', RC xiii 272.6 . nach maith dogni duine asa chorp isin domun any good thing a man does with his body, Ériu vii 172.y . Cluain maic Nois d'argain . . . a comairle Muirchertaig, on M.'s advice, RC xviii 30.25 . is a radurc atconnairc Ith . . . Slébe Irruis deiscirt, Ériu iv 142.16 . roslen Nél assa lurg, by means of his track, Metr. Dinds. iii 404.13 . cia mod as a mbrisend recht in what way, PH 2588 . do-rinne an tshoil cumhachda gáoidhilgi ortha as ar cóir do chomhardadh íad by reason of which, IGT Introd. 11.16 . lot mh'anma a silleadh na súl / do rinneadh, Dán Dé ix 4 . a caingean Dé do diúltadh, IGT Decl. ex. 1355 . mellaid mōr duini asa dath / gid buidi in t-ōr is otrach, ACL iii 238 § 16 . Note also: ragat gussin Rōimh as go ffuilēngat croch ┐ cēssadh, Fl. Earls 206.25 ; whereby they will suffer Celtica ix 117-18 . Cf. 8.18 , 170.8 . With créd: créd dorinne sí asa rabhus di marsin what she had done that they were treating her thus, Ériu v 168.82 . créad as nach adhradh . . . na dée mar chách why, Keat. ii 5393 . With adv. as: is as tugadh Nár air this is why he was called N., 3645 .

(c) Introducing the name of a language: ainm an inaidh sin . . . a Gaeidheilcc in Irish, Maund. 57 . laphruiss . . . assin bérla glan ghrécach in the pure Grecian tongue, Anecd. i 34.70 . berla na filed asa n-acaillit cach dib aroile wherein they all address each other, Auraic. 200 .

III Miscellaneous uses.

(a) In sense of attached to, compos- ed of, in etc. : amal bīs tuir már oc fulang tige ┐ illāma esti, Corm. Y 1224 . ro-lēcis gaī form-sa co-rrabae as mo scíath `so that it stuck in my shield', Sc.M² 11 . cipe [no beth] démnach asa mér no asa brága whoever was possessed by a demon in his finger or in his throat, RC ii 400 § 40 . a edach delradach . . . imi, as a ndenad idbarta do Baich `in which he was wont to offer sacrifices', TTebe 2842 . gu bhfaiceabh asin coluinn-si Dia, ITS xix 92.6 . Cf. rí sithamail asa flaithes in respect of, Rawl. B 512 fo. 69d .

(b) After vbs. expressing recognition, etc. : atgénammár asa samail in fer sin, LU 6805 ( FB 46 ). cinnas do aith[g]ēnmais in degmnái . . . asa deilb ┐ asa costud, a tlás, a fos, a féile, ZCP viii 112.22 . misi do aimsigh Eabha / as a basuibh bairrgheala / 's as a derc ramhoill raglais, Ériu iv. 112.26 - 27 . ad-mestar asa toirthib talmain, ZCP xi 94 § 33 . ? a samlaib én n-etarlúamain, LU 8628 ( FB 47 ) (rhet.).

(c) After vbs. of bathing, washing: do-dheochaid co mbricht neimhe lé do Frāech corusfothraic ás . . . a arma he bathed his weapons in it, ZCP xiii 175.6 . doluid Cuchulaind dia bualad asna huscibsin, TBC-I¹ 2742 . nocho raibi husce ocai asa ndénad in bathis, Trip.² 91 . ro tinsain usce . . . conid as ronig a derc with it he washed his eye, Dinds. 64 ( RC xv 462 ). usce asa negar Grip, ZCP iii 214.14 . roghonais mo dhalta / rodergais as t'fhogha thou hast reddened thy spear in his blood, BS 12.14 .

(d) After vbs. of paying, exchanging, etc. dobertha a chutroma d'or ┐ d'argat ass, Hugh Roe 220.3 (fo. 58b) . diass as in cethramuin ┐ da bho as an bfer nach fuighthi dibh .i. bó as in duine ┐ bo as in éidegh, L. Chl. S. 31 . tainic Ciaran dá fhuascladh, ┐ tucc moran oir ┐ argait ass in return for him, BNnÉ 117.27 . dober braighi maith duit asum fein `I will bring thee a good hostage for myself', ZCP vi 70.15 . dlighe do dhíol as, TSh. 10084 .

(e) After words expressing hope, trust, doubt etc. : go ndearna dall / dóigh as an té do thoghsam, Dán Dé iv 26 . as do thrócuire atá ar ndóchas, xix 21 . thairisi asa deghgnimradhaibh féin, CCath. 330 . an neimhiocht gnáthach do bhí aige as féin `it was sad that his brother always had a suspicion of him', his usual mistrust for him, Keat. ii 2504 . bith cunntaphuirt agut asi[n] nduine aithenus tu `be on your guard against', Ériu v 136 § 93 . etir cin co fiss / no co n-anfiss ass, ACL iii.222.30 .

(f) After vbs. of boasting, etc. : dia maide as a shúalchib, PH 4855 . itā mo chorp 'na c[h]amra / cid uaibrech as m'urlabra, ACL iii 239 § 34 . rom-moltar ar cech feib as mo ghail, ZCP v 503.24 . créad as a ndéine díomus, TSh. 633 .

IV In later lang. also of time from, since: ní nach dearnadh as mo nua ná as mo naoidheantacht ariamh riom, ML 100.14 . fer na dechaid asa naindin riam gan cenn Connachtaig lais `from his childhood', ZCP i 103.1 . asa naidendacht `from his infancy', RC ii 386 § 9 . sé is (leg. as) th'óige ort / [is] móide ar an ḟolt mh'fiafraighidh that thou hast it since thy youth increases my wonder (?) at the hair, DDána 114.2 . asa tosuch from the beginning, Ériu iv 214.18 . nambered cách a huair dena maccleirchib dochum a tige leo `would take him home in turn', Ériu ii 222.24 .

In prep. phrases, see aithle, céile, ucht, etc. In adv. phrase see núa.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. aitire or
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: aittire, aidire, e(i)t(t)ire, eidire, itire, oittire

n , f. ( eter, Bürgschaft p. 4 ). Later also m. in sense (b). Also aittire, aidire, e(i)t(t)ire, eidire, itire, oittire. Lit. being between, standing between or one who stands between (two parties to an agreement), see Bürgschaft p. 4 , 34 , 61 . Críth G. p. 74 . Cf. cid ara n-eper a.¤? itir a té .i. itir cich ┐ gruaid; no itir da feichemain, Bürgschaft 22 § 64 . a.¤ .i. iter dēde .i. iter dā fechemuin, Corm. Y 71 .

(a) hostage-suretyship : doté(i)t a.¤ ar ḟer feras in fuil he goes surety for the man who inflicts the wound, Críth G. 52 . cateat a ḟolta córai ó chách fris[s]a cuirther a.¤? for which surety is given, 58 . lóg a enech . . . téit fora naidm ┐ a ráith ┐ a aitiri he may go surety to the amount of his honour-price, 129 . dul tar a.¤ breaking a guarantee (one of the causes of loss of honour-price), Laws v 368.7 .

(b) hostage-surety who guarantees the performance of an obligation with his own person and not (like the ráth) with his property GEIL 172 , Stud. Hib. viii 52 , guarantor `who warrants the execution, not merely of public engagements . . ., but also of some of the more important private agreements', Críth G. p. 74 . ata a.¤ gaibhes gnimu nadma. a.¤ són dobeir laim im brollach feicheman co nadhmaim le[s], saigid riasíu ascomra. assed a slan undertakes the business of giving a bond i.e. an a.¤ who puts a `naidm' in the breast of the debtor, he sues before he himself pays and so he remains free from loss, ZCP xiii 24.11 ( Bürgschaft 13 § 42 ). nugu toibhghenn nech i cairdi acht aitteri, Bürgschaft 63 x . cungnat oittiri in fecheman toicheda riu, 64.7 . slan a.¤ cairde (title of a tract), ZCP xiii 24 (Bürgschaft 32 § 1) (see cairde). corus a.¤ (title of a tract), Bürgschaft 22 § 64 . cis lir a.¤ do-chuisin . . . a tri . . . a.¤ luigi ┐ aitiri foesma ┐ aitiri nadma, ib. (see also fáes(s)am, 1 luige). na huile neiche risa-ndechaid int a.¤ , 68 § 1 . atait secht n-aitiri asrenut la Feine . . . a.¤ teit ar mac beoathar fo-n-ocair a athair, a.¤ tar cend ambui anechtair, etc., Laws v 228.1 . caite a sslan na a.¤? .i. a fomeilt ┐ a imluath ┐ a gnim ┐ log .uii. cumal niath (.i. lóg cimedha, ar is cimidh ind aitiri iar ndithmaim fuirri) what is the indemnity of an `a.¤'? Bürgschaft 24 § 67 . ces do-gníther de muna comrastar fris? Tiagair dochum raite no a.¤ ma beit iar cul ar it he a .u. in sin biti fri heluth .i. naidm ┐ raith ┐ a.¤ ┐ ceilebrath ┐ gell what is to be done when the debtor does not come forward? One goes to a `ráth' or an `a.¤' if they stand behind the transaction, for these are the five (sureties) who guarantee against absconding, 14 § 48 . athgabail a.¤ aslui feile `distress of a surety who violates his honour', Laws i 214.25 (`der sich dem Anstand (der Ehrbarkeit) entzieht', Bürgschaft p. 70 ). in raith uil re aithne na conaire fuigill is techta no int ait[i]re uil re aithne na conaire fuighill is cóir (i) n-athcomairc i.e. it is a `ráith' if the suit is one of `techta', an ¤a. if the suit is one of `cóir n-athchomairc ', Cóic Con. 32 § 27 . is ed is a.¤ ann .i. do ghradhaib flatha uair cid mor do cintaib ┐ do raithiges ┐ do aitires ro-dlecht donn athair, ma ro-fagaib int athair dibadh accu — uair ni tet itire acht co cro, teit raith for comarba co no[m]ud — noco cutrumus in dibaid do dul isna cintaib, 33 § 32 . aitiri De cleric, Laws v 272.8 (see Bürgschaft 73 ). teōra a.¤ cac[h]a prīmegalsa fri Cāin Adomnāin .i. secnap ┐ coic ┐ fertiges ┐ a.¤ cāna deirbḟine fo Erinn uile ┐ dā eitiri cāna ardflat[h]a every principal church has three guarantors to ensure the fulfilment of A.'s law, Cáin Ad. 32 § 53 (see Bürgschaft p. 7 ). sárugud a.¤ nó crossi in domnaig oc saigid na cána in domnaig, Ériu ii 208 § 29 . ma asloat aitiri tobungar cumal ocht n-ungi diib, Anecd. iii 24.18 . do-bert .uii. n-aidirie di trénferuib Erenn . . . fri hasic na flathae uad ma fofertís a mifholtae fesin i.e. he gave seven fighting men as guarantors that he would give back the kingship should he behave in an unkingly way, RC xii 62 § 24 . tucaid huaib etere ṅgle / fri tichtáin doridise, SR 3499 . forbia for n-eitteire fein, 3503 . for cóic aitirib dēac on the guarantee of fifteen men, TBC-I¹ 2919 . ité a.¤ . . . do-breatha do Ingcél ó ḟeraib Hé., BDD² 421 . gabsait na aittiri eturru a fritisi, 866 . togaid aitiri de (ref. to visit of Ulaid to Bricriu), LU 8097 ( FB 7 ). de inchaib na n-atairi, 8184 ( 13 ). trían do flaith, trīan do fine, trīan do etarflaith ┐ do iteraibh (of property of deceased person), Ériu i 215.28 . it .iii. heteri gabar darcend in Choimded fri dingbail cecha tedmma dib . . . .i. Petur Apstal ┐ Muri Og ┐ Michel Archaingel patrons(?), RC xii 428 § 19 .

(c) hostage : nó idnaictís dosom geill ┐ eteri, CCath. 1636 . ní gabthar a n-eiteri a nglas no a slabradh acht lúgha fó láim rígh `hostages', Leb. Cert. 135.x . dia n-elódha in t-aideri, 11 . cor facsat etere ina laim .i. Isacar, BB 238b42 . cen giall cen eteri, RC xvii 354.29 (Tig.). braigti ┐ etiri, Cog. 48.8 . co ttuccsat gialla . . . ass . . . im aidire Ua Néill, AFM ii 712.5 .

COMPD. ¤-mac: do ghuidhetar ind Ógh cona haitirmac (of Christ), Caithr. Thoirdh. 94.35 .

1 ben

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ben or
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: bean, bean, bein, mnái, mna, mnāi, mnai, mná, mnaa, bein, mnáoi, mná, mnaa, mná, mn, mban, ban, mnaibh, mnáib, mnaib, mnaaib, mnaibh, mhnaoi, mnai, ban-, banab, -aigne, -airchinnech

n ā, f. GOI §§ 190 , 291 , Lohmann ZCP xix 63. bean aithnidh, f., IGT Decl. § 170. See also Ériu xvii 108.


(a) woman : n s. in b.¤ , Wb. 11c14 , Imr. Brain 1 , PH 5720. bean, CCath. 1140. in bhean, Duan. F. ii 130 § 23. v s. a b.¤ , LU 3420 ( SCC 19 ). a s. bein ( KZ xlviii 65 ), Laws ii 382.15 ( Stud. in E. Ir. Law 49 § 23 ), Metr. Dinds. iv 178.w (: Celetir), Ériu vi 136.78 , Auraic. 1835. mnái gl. mulierem, Wb. 10a10 , Imr. Brain 2 , CCath. 1141. mna, Críth G. 125 , mnāi, ACL iii 308.13 , mnai, Trip. 86.24 . g s. mná, Críth G. 124 , Imr. Brain 26 , PH 857. mnaa, LL 7558 , TSh. 5773. d s. bein, Auraic. 1833 , 5020 . mnáoi, Mon. Tall. 143.10 . n pl. mná (monosyll.), Imr. Brain 41. mnaa (monosyll.), LL 44. mná, TSh. 5718. a pl. mn, LU 8265 ( FB 21 ). g pl. mban gl. mulieres, Wb. 22c10 . ban, Ml. 65c16 . d pl. `somet. disyllabic in verse,' GOI § 291 , mnaibh (disyll.), Blathm. 586. mnáib, LU 3266 ( SCC 6 ), RC xiii 36 § 2. mnaib (monosyll.), LU 3950 ( SCC 44 ). mnaaib, LL 2919. mnaibh, ZCP xvi 225.4 . n du. dī mnái, Cáin Ad. 25. dá mhnaoi , Dán Dé iii 15 . di mnai dec, BCrólige 32 .

As dist. from a virgin: ni finntar in b.¤ fa nac si, Ir. Recht 5 § 3 . femen . . . .i. femur .i. sliasat, air is and is b.¤-si intan fognaithir dia sliasait, Auraic. 609. Of a bird: ben a lleinn co londath, Murphy Lyrics 10 § 10 , Ériu xxii 51 .

(b) With following defining word. With adj.: b.¤ gáelmar, see gáelmar. b.¤ uasal `a lady', BNnÉ 121 § 56 . With part. b.¤ pósta. With gen. of definition or description: b.¤ áirge woman of the milking place, dairymaid : in b.¤ airge, Ir. Recht 9 § 11. b.¤ aititen, see aititiu. b.¤ chengail wife: nach béidh fear ’gā mhnaoi cheangail, Celtica iv 109 § 10 . b.¤ crislaig: is i in b.¤ c. .i. is le fein in coimpert sin (lit.) woman of the womb, Laws v 202.13 Comm. See crislach. b.¤ chraí (chruí) the wife of a deceased relative; a forbidden woman: nír ben chrábaid ach ben chraí `not a holy wife but an unlawful one´ Celtica x 105 § 3 . ’na grádaig mnaí craí ná col `do not love a woman forbidden to you´ 105 § 5 . ro bui inna mnoí crui, icá derbrathair … conid hi sin cetben crui ro hincrechadh riamh, 111 (King’s Inns MS. 10) . ar a bith ben crui .i. oca derbrathair, ibid. (NLS MS. 72.1.5) . b.¤ chuil (cholach) : ’na grádaig mnaí craí ná col `do not love a woman forbidden to you´ Celtica x 105 § 5 . dā ccionntuighthea ré mnaoi chuil, Mac Aingil 3002 . ben chuil 'concubine', PH 867 . mna cúil ┐ cairdeasa dionnarbhadh ó fheraibh 'to put away concubines and lemans from men', AFM ii 1100z (s.a. 1152) . mnai cuínnceda betrothed woman, BB 442b4 . an bhean chuinghedha, IGT Decl. ex. 1198. b.¤ ḟir married woman: fóemad serce a mban fer, Ériu lix 70 . b.¤ ḟúataig an abducted woman (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 90 ). b.¤ gáeil kins-woman : is í a b.¤ gáeil fen phósas, PH 7790. See 1 gáel. b.¤ grésa embroidress : coeca ban [n]gressa is ferr bói a nEirinn `sempstress' (Gloss.), Acall. 5537. See 1 grés. b.¤ imtha see immad. b.¤ oéntama single, unmarried woman (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 107.10 ). slān slithi mnā oēntama `immunity for overcoming a single woman by stealth' ( Stud. in E. Ir. Law 107.13 ), ZCP xv 351 § 40. See oentam, 1 oentama. b.¤ síde, see 1 síd. b.¤ tanaisi lanamnusa `second [subordinate] woman of union', BCrólige 56 . ag mnaoi Mháighe by the lady of the Maigue, DDána 99.37 .

(c) In g s. with prec. noun female, -ess, etc.: aoighe mná nách mair a fear `a stranger woman', TD 11.32 . dalta mna `a foster-daughter', BNnÉ 120.16 . Bóann, fāigh mnā prophetess, ZCP xiii 166.9 . ni thaghuill b.¤ no leanobh og mna a reileg `no woman or young female child', Mart. Don. 400.25 .

II wife : mo bensa `my wife', Sg. 61b14 . Tea b.¤ Ermoin meic Milid, Thes. ii 314.24 . leth díri cach gráid túaithe fora mnaí, Críth G. 125. cetharda[e] ndíllat(a) leis ┐ a ben `he and his wife have' (note), 199 . orca[e] lia be[i]n, 408 . coblaith dia mnai fri bein in rig equal rank with the king's wife for his wife, Ériu vi 136.14 . b.¤ dagḟir, LL 7554. ro theacht mhnaoi a dhingbhāla `he had a worthy wife', Fl. Earls 132.22 . tré mhnaoi Thighearnáin Uí Ruairc do bhreith leis, TSh. 5471.

Compds. ban- is the normal composition form (for gender of compds. see GOI § 254 , O'Rahilly, Ériu ix 16 ff.). When prefixed to a noun (1) denoting a male person or animal it makes a corresponding female form; (2) it has adj. force and means female, pertaining to a woman .

With nouns. ¤abb abbess : banab gl. abatissa, Ir. Gl. 22. Finnguala . . . banab Chille Craebnat, Ann. Conn. 1301.2 . banab m., IGT Decl. § 21 , g s. an banabadh, ex. 788 . mar bhanabaidh ndlighthigh `Abbesse', RSClára 98a . ¤accaid (see aiccid) female tenant, farmer : (contemptuously of Medb) cid ra mer in cali ┐ in b.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 1934. ? ¤aicde woman's handiwork : ar cirtha adbullom banaicdigh, Laws ii 394.10 Comm. banaicidh (but leg. -aicdi, Stud. in E. Ir. Law, 35.1) uaidhsiumh `feminine implements' (supplied by her husband to the woman worker described as a beccdéntaid), Laws ii 410.22 Comm. ¤aiced (collect. cf. prec.) woman's implements, tools : comad urlam a frichnam ac ban-aicidhibh, O'Curry 661 (H.3.18, 323). ¤aided woman's death (i.e. in child-birth): cen mna décaib de banaidid, Dinds. 161. -aigne female advocate: mar bhanaighne is ort anaim, PBocht 14.36 . -airchinnech female erenagh ; abbess : b.¤ gl. antesta, antestita, Sg. 66a17 . tanic an banairchindeach do béin cluig, YBL 1a19 . co banairchinnig Lainne, BColm. 26 § 28. b.¤ na hecalsa `prioress', Lism. L. 1436. ¤airfitech female musician : banairfidech Thíre Tairnngaire uli hí, Acall. 7205. ¤airle woman's counsel : Adham Samson Solum rí / romersat a mbanairlí, Ériu ii 229.9 . (in rhetoric) b.¤ betha (báetha, LU) nacha auchaide heed not the foolish words of women, TBC-I¹ 2092. ¤aite: ó bhanoide na gcuradh .i. Scáthach `instructress', Keat. ii 3390. ¤aitire: b.¤ tainic tar cend banbidbad (sic leg.) re laim a banfecheman and `a female surety', Laws i 148.24 Comm. apad naile ┐ anadh naile o ban etere for banbidhbaidh, O'Curry 988 (H. 3.18 424b) = Laws i 148.28 Comm. ¤ammait witch, hag (with magic power): robai banamaid i tig in rig . . . ┐ dobert a mathair Corc for faesam na hamaide, BB 251a35 . ¤amus woman-servant, female hireling: mad feramus nó b.¤ noda-mela (of grinding with a quern on Sunday), Ériu ii 204.22 . b., a folac a incaib maicc no celi `a hired woman', Ériu xii 85 § 4. mac banamsa, ZCP xvi 215.33 . rucus comaltar do banamuis, xv 310 § 6 . sóeramais ┐ banamais ic roind ┐ ic dáil dóib, Ériu iv 124.27 . ¤augra: máth b.¤ co sārtairbirt trī muilt ind `a fight among women', Cáin Ad. 44. ¤augtar: Bridhe banughdar, Keat. iii 498.

¤breth female judgment, judgment of (concerning ?) women: banbrethaib glossed bretha ban, O'Dav. 994. b.¤ briugu female briugu EIF 417 : batir banbrugaid sōn, Corm. Y 87.12 (§1018) . Becnait banbhrugaid ainm (na) mná maithe si, Acall. 1876 . ¤búachaill herdswoman: sech ba bard, ba b.¤ , Metr. Dinds. iv 22.20 .

¤cháem: banchōem de Alpa female noble, Celtica iii 182.3 . ¤chaingen female question, case: nocha n-ē an banc[h]aingen / berar ar cúl, ZCP viii 216.32 . ¤cháinte female satirist, lampooner: ba banchainte (viz. Lebarcham), IT i 71.12 ( LMU 6 ). cont-ric fri Richis mbancháinti, MU² 1029 ( LU 1528 ). a comlebaid na banchainti, Cóir Anm. 54. ¤chara woman friend: do uc Mane banscál n-alachtai b.¤ dó `a concubine of his', Trip. 86.19 . b.¤ in dorchaduis (= amica tenebrarum, ed.), Aisl. Tond. 95 § 2. bretha in mac . . . cúa bancharait, LU 1663 ( RC ix 454.10 ). ¤chath: conid b.¤ Rochada insin `Rochad's Woman-fight' (Faraday), LU 5945 ( bān-, TBC-I¹ 1479 ). ¤chéile female companion, mate, wife: a bancheli díngbala diabuil, PH 8175. as i fa banchele dó .i. Eithne Taebhḟada his wife (of a king), Ériu iii 150 § 1. ¤chenn female ruler: (of B.V.M.) tú bain-cheann brogha nimhe, A. Ó Dálaigh xi 5. ¤chimbid female captive: co mbanchimidh lais i n-ergabhail, Anecd. ii 12.15 . ¤chlíamain female relative-in-law: a bhainchlíamhuin Sárai bean a mhic Abram = daughter in law, Gen. xi 31. go ma malluigh an té luighios léna bhainchlíamhuin = mother in law, Deuteronomy xxvii 23. ¤choairt female land-holder: b.¤ mnā, ZCP vii 300.2 . ¤choic female cook: bancoig gl. presena (sic), Ir. Gl. 247. atgnīed cach b.¤ dībh a būaraigh, ZCP vii 300.9 . ¤choimdiu female ruler, mistress, lady: inna banchoimded gl. dominatricis, Ml. 84c4 . isin banchoimdid gl. in domina, 129c7 . ¤choimétaid ( ¤aige) female guardian, custodian: a bhuime ┐ a bhancoimedaidhe, BNnÉ 192 § 9.5 . banchoimedaith do chiraib ┐ do clioirib `keeper of . . . combs and caskets', Dinds. 80. See banchola. ¤chomairlid female adviser; woman councillor: banflatha ┐ banchomairlighe, Anecd. ii 64.7 . ¤chomarba heiress (see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 103 f .) glossing be togai: .i. b.¤ las-mbi fer for bantinchur, Ir. Recht 8 § 9. female coarb, successor (as head of religious community): bancomurba Brighdi, RC xviii 31.30 . ¤chorr female heron: in b.¤ , Triads 237 . ¤chró: lánéraic a mb.¤ of their female stock, Cáin Ad. 29. ¤chú bitch: ba banc[h]ú tra in t-orci ┐ ba torrach, Corm. Y 883.39 . b.¤chuire woman-troop: cichit biet b.¤chuire, Études Celt. xv 539 . ¤chumal bondwoman: b.¤ dit muntir atamchomnaic, LL 7749 ( TBC-LL¹ 219 ). ro gonais cride . . . do banchumale fen, LB 233a58 .

¤dálem waitress: b.¤ gl. caupona, Sg. 63a3 (see Études Celt. xi 128 ). ¤dalta: ónmid b.¤ doib a female ward, ZCP viii 308.31 . ¤dechon see dechon. ¤día goddess: Brigit . . . bandēa no adratis filid . . . eam deam uocant poetarum , Corm. Y 150. bándǽ iffirnn gl. Parcas, Sg. 53b1 . Ceres bandea hetho, 60a4 . bandia Cimodocia `the goddess Cymodoce', Aen. 2410. a meic na baindea, 2411 . ¤deiscipul female disciple: doronai Patraic combo bandescipul dó, Trip. 178.11 . ¤delb: nói mbain-delba (-delbda, (mná) remhra, v.ll.) dluth-chóema `nine female forms', Metr. Dinds. ii 28.4 . ¤deoraid woman-stranger, woman outsider: cumad miach sliged do bandeoraidh, Laws ii 390.26 Comm . Fig. (of a flag) bratach mheic éachtaigh Eoghain / minic bhíos n-a baindeoraidh, DDána 85.7 . ¤dialt feminine declension, Auraic. 1830. ¤druí druidess; female skilled in magic arts: tri ferdruid ┐ tri bandrúid, TBC-LL¹ 2402 = dī (leg. tri) drúid insin ┐ a teóra mná, TBC-I¹ 1767. bandrai ┐ bancumachtach mē, ZCP xii 252.14 . a mhaca na bandrúagh = of the sorceress, Isaiah lvii 3.

¤ech mare: (description of a camel) anmann iongantach . . . ionsamhail bhaineich, AFM iv 1080.11 . ¤echlach female horse-messenger: cuiris E. a baineachlach arcend Meadba co Cruachain `female messenger', Ériu ii 178.20 . ¤écht: ni dernnsat banechta ban `have never committed woman-slaughter', MR 212.9 . gan bainéacht do dhéanamh lé `not to slay a woman with it' (one of three `geasa' on a spear), Keat. ii 4389. ¤éices poetess: baneices, LL 1110. ¤én hen bird: ise in mintan cid banen (i.e. the word `mintan' is masc. though it denotes a female bird), Auraic. 541. ¤ernastaid female spouse, wife: (in spiritual sense of Christ and the Church) in fáilte fil do'nd ernastaid spirutalda i n-a mb.¤ , PH 3987. ba sí síur ind Oedha roba bainernustaidh don tí Niall `Hugh's sister was N.'s wife', Hugh Roe 252.2 . ¤esba woman's wantonness: condot ellat / eter briga banespa, LU 3525 ( SCC 28 ).

¤ḟáith, ¤ḟáid woman seer, prophetess: a Feidélm banḟaith co acci in slúag?, LU 4530 ( TBC-I¹ 43 ). Feidelm banḟáid . . . atamchomnaicse, LL 7750. M. bhanfháigh, Exodus xv 20. ¤ḟéinnid woman warrior, amazon: N. . . . ro bith and la hE. mbanfeinded `E. the championess', Dinds. 105. na banḟéndi, TTr.² 1698 . ¤ḟeis(s) see banais. ¤ḟigige woman weaver: bacan na bainfighidh, BNnÉ 191.4 . ¤ḟili poetess: Fedelm banfili do Chonnachtaib mo ainmsea, LU 4525 (TBC). Quies Huallaige . . . banḟile Herend, Ann. Inisf. 934. ¤ḟlaith princess, sovereign lady: banflaith .i. ben . . . amal Meidb Cruachna, Ir. Recht 4 § 1. iar nairdbiu inna banflatha sin gl. Athalia, `queen', Ml. 14a2 . ¤ḟuine baking, kneading done for a woman hence (in opp. to fer-ḟuine) baking of a smaller size, quantity or measure: ceitheora bairgena fichet do banfuine, ZCP xiv 356.7 .

¤gaiscedach female champion: banghaisgedach do mhuinn- tir Ghuill, ML² 412. ¤gal woman's feat of arms: b.¤ (sic leg., ed.) banuallach and-so ale, TBC-LL¹ 4312 ( LL 11116 ). ¤galgat female champion: for slicht na bangalgaite, Airne F. 29. ¤geis: nā gabaidh na baingesa let them not touch forbidden things (i.e. have dealings with a woman), ZCP xii 394.4 . ¤gíall female hostage : (of Mary) ba bangīall (sic leg.: Gabhrīal) Rīgh in rīchidh, ZCP viii 562 § 3. ¤glór: tuath-bhanglór tásclabartha troch `perverse woman-like talk', MR 294.21 . ¤gním: do chuaidh b.¤ tar fergním ag C. the action of a female overcame C.'s action of a male, Comp. CC 116.13 . With 1 grád female rank: teora cumhala cach bangradh do neach is ingen graidh sechta, O'D. 2397 ( Rawl. B 506, 49 ). With 2 grád love for a woman: laigi fri b.¤ , LU 3590 ( SCC 30 ). ¤grés woman's work, needlework; in comic name: Brecan mac Bangresa, Anecd. ii 55.15 . Cf. baingrésach, Acall. 5537 v.l. ¤Gúaire female counterpart of G.: a bhanGhuaire Chláir Chormaic, Dánta Gr. 16.24 .

¤impir empress: do chúala in bhainimpir sin .i. Saphia, ZCP xiii 181.27 . ¤inne women's mind, intuition (?): tic b.¤ don banmíl, LL 375a43 . ¤insce, ¤innsgne feminine gender: gach banindsci, Corm. Y 1219. ferinnsci ┐ banninsci (banindsge, 3024 YBL) . . . lasin nGaidel .i. mascul ┐ femen . . . lasin Laitneoir, Auraic. 521. gobhar gabhar . . . indscne bainindsci innta they take a feminine pronoun, IGT Decl. § 17.23 (usually contracted to b.¤ ).

¤ auspicious day for women: trí banlae: lúan, mairt, cétaín, Triads 216 . Cf. trí ferlae, 217 . ¤leiccerd, ¤lethcerd poetess (see leiccerd): Etan ingen Dīancēcht, banlethcerd ( bannlicerd, Corm. 37 ), Corm. Y 537 . Cf. -éices supra. do Sampait . . . buachail dī ┐ banlicerd isen, BB 393a46 ( Dinds. 86 ). Cf. (of S.) sech ba bard, ba ban-búachail, Metr. Dinds. iv 22.20 . co comfarnaic frie Gris banliccerd ingen Ricisi, BB 368a25 . ¤lennán mistress: at banlendan ┐ at menmarc fer n-domain uli, LU 8237 ( FB 18 ). a baínleandan ┐ a mnai cuínnceda, BB 442b4 . luidh i riocht bain-leandain Conoinn, Leb. Gab.(i) 82.6 . ¤léo, léoman lioness: banleu, Études Celt. xi 125. fer-léo ┐ bain-leo, BNnÉ 84 § 171 . dealbh bhainleomhain, Keat. iii 2002. ¤liaig woman physician, leech; A. b.¤ (daughter of Dian Cécht), LL 1110.

¤mac(c), ¤mac(c)án female infant, a girl-child (see O'Rahilly, Ériu ix 16 ff .): it brestai in bainmaicc `the woman-children', Fél. July 20 . intan asberar ise (= is é) in banmhac-sa (of a masc. noun used for a female), Auraic. 531. Lende banmac ben ba Tuathail / . . . / Báne a hainm, LL 4888. dia mbad missi in banmacan, / nocechrainn cach faelmacan, Auraic. 533 (= banmacam, 3163 ). ¤máer: banmhaor . . . ag tabach na cána soin seachnóin Éireann `a female steward', Keat. i 182.3 . ¤maigister: ingena . . . ┐ do bí banmaighister accu `a governess', Fier. 93. ¤mug bondwoman: cride . . . do ban- chumale fen ┐ do banmogad, LB 233a58 . caoca fermhogh ┐ caoca banmhogh, BS 104.31 .

¤náma(e) female enemy: bannamae gl. inimica, Ml. 26a4 . a bannámu diabuil, PH 8327. ¤noéb(-m) holy woman, female saint: sarucchadh na bannaoimhe, AFM v 1668.7 . ag naomh nó ag bannaomh, TSh. 1048.

¤óclach: go léigfeadh . . . gach uile dhuine a bhanóglach sáor = maidservant , Jeremiah xxxiv 9. amhail banóglaoich, Keat. ii 4699. ¤óg virgin , BNnÉ 189 § 38 . ro tuirn ar mullach cinn na banóighi 'alighted on top of the virgin's head', Ev.Inf. (LFF) 187 § 37 . do-ṡaoileadar . . . gur loisgeadh an banoigh ionrac, Ériu v 76.30 . tar an mbanoigh, 32 . ¤oígi: banoegi (banogi, MS.) `female guest', Sg. 66a15 . ¤othrus: annsom i mbrithemnacht otrusa la Fēne banotrus `nursing of women', BCrólige 30 .

¤rechtaire: rechtairi ┐ banrechtairi . . . ic dáil dóib side ` stewardesses ', Ériu iv 124.19 . dís bhanrachtaireadha `two dairymaids', ITS xvi 118.1 . ¤ríga(i)n queen: is si robad banrígan in chóicid uli, LU 8259 ( FB 20 ). inghean rígh thír na mbéo / is bainríoghain fós, Oss. iv 250.10 . ¤rígnacht queenship: b.¤ úas bantrocht, LU 8231 ( FB 17 ). ? ¤rothán: banrothan (: ¤ṡrothán ?) (name of a metrical stanza), IT iii 101 § 181. -rún: ni dat maithe banrúna, IT i 123.18 . ( TE 9 Eg.)

¤ṡáer: bansaer `a woman wright', BCrólige 32 . -ṡacart priestess: bansagart Iunaindi iside, Aen. 1673. ¤ṡégonn, ¤ṡégainn a distinguished, accomplished lady; consort of a ségainn: manad-fuil . . . nac mbainsedoind lib-si nad gubansedonn (Find asks Cormac for a bride), ZCP xiii 268.19 . cach rí cona rígain, . . . cach ségaind cona banshégaind, MU² 198 . ¤ṡéitig ( ¤ṡéitche) wife: is ecoir do sailisi misi d'fhaghail do bainseitci `as wife', ZCP vi 26.22 . ¤ṡelgaire huntress: i ndelb bansealgairi (viz. Venus), Aen. 293. ¤ṡenchas history, traditions of (celebrated) women: b., buidne, bága (recited at the Fair of Carmun), Metr. Dinds. iii 20.15 . bainṡenchas Erind anso siss, BB 282a11 (title. See RC xlvii 282 ). Leabhar Bainseanchuis, Keat. i 80.5 . ¤tṡeomratóir, ¤ṡeomróir female chamberlain: do goir cuice a bainseomróir (bantṡeomradoír, v.l.), Fier. 92. ¤ṡídaige female dweller in a síd, fairy woman: is é dochoid in n-ectra . . . re Náir b.¤ , LL 2898. conid si aided Moingfinde bansidaige `so this is the death of M. the Banshee', RC xxiv 178.18 . ¤ṡlecht: co hAth mbannslechta to the Ford of Woman-Slaughter, Ériu v 212 n. 92 - 96 .

¤tairchetlaid prophetess: bantaircetlaid Críst (said of St. Brigit), Lism. L. 1704 . ¤tairngertaid prophetess: is hī seo bantairrngertaig Chrīst, ZCP xii 293.31 . ¤tairismid: banterismid gl. obstetrix, Sg. 69a18 . bantairsi (leg. tairismidi?), Lism. L. 1201. ¤tellach: techta cach banteallaig `every woman's entry', Laws iv 8.22 . dethbir in baintellaigh ┐ in feartellaigh .i. anus dechmuide dfir anus cethruime do mnaoi, 14.22 Comm. ¤teolaid see teolaid. ¤tigerna lady; mistress; female ruler: b.¤ Clainni Connmaig re linn tri tigerna `Lady of Clanconway' (first as wife and then as Dowager, n. 3), Ann. Conn. 1411.30 . dobudh baintighearna dhó féin (the soul) that was his (i.e. the body's) own mistress, TSh. 9678. an sólās do bhí ar ar mbaintighearna ghlórmuir (viz. Muire), Parrth. Anma 3792. uinge dor ag an mBaintiagarnain . . . a neaghmais amantuir Tiarna; ┐ tri huinge san mbliaghain do chios Bantiarnain . . . a neaghmais, etc. `Lady's rent', Trans. RIA xv 43.z , 44.2 . ¤tinchor the property brought by a woman on marrying: fer for bantincur, Laws ii 356.7 . acht do bithsiu ar bantincur mnaa supported by a woman, LL 7558. ¤tindnacul = prec. ? fer ratchuir ar bantidnacul mna who has made you dependent on a woman's bounty, LL 12250 ( TBC-LL¹ 5998 ). ¤toísech: bantaisech ingenraid[e] na Cruachnai ` chieftainess ', Dinds. 80. ¤trebthach see baintrebthach. ¤túath: ag na bantuathaibh seo bhádar an dá ríoghdhámh `noble females', Keat. i 218.16 . ¤túathaid (supernatural) woman with magic power: ar ba cumachtach sidhe ┐ bantuathaíd cen bai a colaind, BB 264a7 ( SG 332.9 ). ¤tuilg (a d s.) applied (? only) to wife, consort of a briugu: (of Feast of Tara) ni teded dia hol . . . brudidh gin bantuilg leis, ZCP xiii 260.14 . briuga cin bantuilcc, 268.13 . cach briugu cona bantuilg each hospitaller with his consort, MU² 196.

¤úa female descendant: ag banua Iarla Uladh, DDána 99.10 . banua niece Plunkett s.v. neptis , Celtica xix 138 .

With adjj. derived from nouns: ¤éccoscda of womanly kind, form: onni as feminina, femina .i. banda no banecoscda, Auraic. 612. ¤gnéthech(-ach): bangnethach no bangnimach `of womanly activities', Auraic. 612. ¤úallach: (of a woman's feat of arms) bangal (sic leg., ed.) banuallach and-so ale, TBC-LL¹ 4312 ( LL 11116 ). As subst. ¤áirgech milkmaid: an bhanairgheach, BS 177.27 . ar na cocairibh ┐ banairghibh `dairy-maids', Rule of Tallaght 8.12 . ¤bachlach gl. leno, Sg. 52a5 . pn As epithet: ¤Bretnach British woman, Anecd. iii 57.6 . ¤cháintech female satirist: bancháinteach Chonchubhair da ngairthí Leabharcham, Keat. ii 2952. ¤chumachtach woman possessing magic power: Cáoineocc ban-cumachtach sithe `a fairy witch', BNnÉ 151.33 . (epithet of Venus) imthusa Beniri banchumachtaighi, TTebe 1046 . ¤grésach (1 grés): baingrésach, Acall. 5537 v.l. ¤Laignech Leinster-woman: ropo beoda in b.¤ , Rawl. 87a35 . ¤túaithech witch, wise woman: bantuathecha (sic, bantuatha, banthuach, v.ll.) Tuathe de Danand, LL 16545. woman of Túatha Dé Danand: .iii. híngeana Earnmhais na banthuathaíghe, BB 33a38 . Be Chuille ┐ Dianand na dí bantuathig, LL 1112. Badb ┐ Macha ┐ Anand . . . tri ingena Ernbais na bantuathige, 1121 . female chief: ionann . . . tuathach ┐ tighearna . . . do beirthear dá bhantuathaigh ar Bheuchuill ┐ ar Dhanainn, do bhí 'na mbaintighearnaibh aca, Keat. i 214.25 .

Rarely with form ben-. ¤Ebrach: mas eabhrach nó air beineabhrach = Hebrewess, Jeremiah xxxiv 9. ¤gág wrinkled woman, hag: a bh.¤ , BS 86.28 . ¤geilt madwoman: co ttarla bengheilt dó ann, BS 108.6 . ¤impire empress: Henri mac na Beinimpire, Mart. Don. xxix 29.

See banais, banaltra, bantrocht, banscál.

2 brága

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 brága or

Forms: brágha, bráighi

n (development of 1 brága. See O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 129 , O'Brien, Celtica iii 181 ) brágha bráighi f., IGT Decl. § 131. captive, prisoner; hostage : tucsat uile braigde ┐ eidire d'Eōgan, ML² 831. co ruc da bragaid o Thoirrdelbach, RC xviii 174.35 (Tig.). a mbraigte do dithnacol (for thidnacol, n.) . . . do ríg Connacht `hostages', Ann. Inisf. 1120.4 . facbait tra bragait icon errig fri tidecht arís, LB 116a49 . go dtugtha braighde dhó . . . res in chius hostages as security for . . . the tribute, TFrag. 22.6 . gur' gab . . . brage roboi for a cumairce Fechin, RC xii 346 § 41. for iarraid na bragad, ibid. do iarraid na mbraighdedh, 330 § 21 . ag so brágha dheit a Dhé `I surrender, God, to Thee', Dán Dé ix 1 . resin mbrághaid do bhí i láimh, DDána 7.12 . a bhráighe tá i dtor London, 63.1 . céidghin na braighde do bhí san phríosún, Exodus xii 29. cuairt ag braighdibh `to visit . . . the imprisoned', Donlevy 196.1 . rug C. . . . / an liathróid . . . / mur bhrághuid ngill as a pledge, O'R. Poems 1163. fuasccladh . . . asin mbrághait `to pay a ransom . . . on behalf of the prisoner', BNnÉ 88 § 186 . iomdha idh fón mbrághaid-sin, — / is brágha í dá-ríribh !, Dánta Gr. 13.20 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. codnaib or

n d p. in chevilles: c.¤ delg `treacherous to chieftains ' (Corr.), Metr. Dinds. iii 326.24 . c.¤ clann, LL 28667 . codhnaibh gal, Acall. 273 . di ch.¤ gíall ` hostage chiefs ', TBC-LL² 414 . códhnaibh níadh, Duan. F. ii 98.7 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. cros or
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Forms: c., c., crois, crois

n ā, f. (Lat. crux, see GOI 575 ). a s. c.¤ , Thes. ii 249.3 , LB 234b43 , d s. c.¤ , Mon. Tall. 151.5 , also Blathm. 163 as emended, crois, MS, see notes. n s. crois, Magauran 2540 (not guaranteed by metre).

(a) cross as relig. symbol: hi torrund cruisse `in the form of a cross', Thes. ii 254.z (St. Miss.). .iii. parsa deac in eo na c.¤ . . . a .xvi. itir incuaird ┐ chorp na c.¤ (of communion particles), 255.4-5 (ibid.). dobered croiss Críst taris co fa chét cech laí (of St. Patrick) made the sign of the cross, Trip.² 1423 . cross Dé bí / ra bruinne cach uilc fo thrí, LL 39302 . doforni int epscop . . . cetheora crossa cona scín, LB 277b14 . an lá tar Fhéil C. do-chuaidh Feast of Holy Cross, Aithd. D. 17.18 . brāthair croisi `religiosus de Ordine Cruciferorum', Beatha S. F. 1862 . do leath é féin . . . i bhfioghair chroise, TSh. 9147 . D. . . . do hecc fo crois `after taking the Cross', Ann. Conn. 1228.7 . c.¤ croichi sign of the cross, Laud 610, 8c (cited Plummer MS. notes). ni facutar sigen na c.¤ na crochi ínte, LB 234b44 .

Rarely of physical Cross: fri croich fri crois, Blathm. 136 . do chur i gcrois do chleacht mé, Aithd. D. 73.5 . do-chífear an ch.¤ donn (of Last Day), DDána 12.4 dá ndearnadh sé ar crois cunnradh, 40.3 . ? immá duma dess / hi tairndfet do chrois, LU 9866 .

(b) Of monastic cross as object of devotion: clerigh arcuairt cross, IT iii 82.22 . failet nói mná . . . / i toéb chroisse `beside the Cross', Metr. Dinds. iv 342.6 . inad crabaid ┐ c.¤ , Acall. 3720 . ní dechaid D. ó chrois gan cromadh, MR 298.11 . cnes re crosaibh slemnai in sūi `a man who lays his skin against smooth crosses', Measgra Uí Chl. 146 § 8 . c.¤ chloche, LL 6480 . c.¤ . . . craind wooden cross, ZCP xvii 232.29 . fo crossaibh cuill, AFM i 516.z . c.¤ óir ┐ c.¤ airgid, Acall. 5839 v.l. Note also: do tadbas di croch do beth a mbel na piasta, ┐ a c.¤ rena carpat uachtarach, ┐ a llos rena c[arpat] ichtarach transverse , Laud 610, 8a (cited Plummer MS. notes). In phr. for beinn chroise see benn.

Hence shrine at cross, church, etc.: rugadh crodh gach croise `every church is robbed', Magauran 1191 . sarucchad croisi hÚa Suanaigh, BNnÉ 312.y ( Fél. 466.40 ). co rucsad bruit moir o Chrois na screbtra, RC xvii 401.6 (Tig.). As boundary: gan dul tar crosaibh Chluana amach, Ériu i 94.17 . Note further: do gearradh c.¤ in margaidh `the market cross', Ann. Inisf. 1275.3 . airgead croise caoile nó salfás `narrow-cross money', Stud. Celt. i 4.y (see ii 119 ff. ).

(c) Of various cross-shaped objects: fail crois d'ór incachdorus, SR 361 (descr. of heaven). timchell cacha oenchrose, 372 . da ndernatar ní ar in clar dar in crois no dar in sduaig imlingar (part of door or entrance), O'Curry 518 ( H 3.18, 261a ). secht cét uṅga 'sin meis móir / co cethricrossaib dergóir, SR 4350 . dobir c.¤ dit sailiu forochtar dochinn `a cross of thy spittle', Thes. ii 249.3 . di chroiss tar a mullach two transverse streams (of suppurating head), Thr. Ir. Gl. 36.24 . legthar roimh in croissi (leg. crois-si?) an cuid sin (direction to reader), Lism. L. xxxiii 1 . co nderna chrois díb trít chride (of crossed spears), TBC-LL² 3699 . cor bo chross tall tarsna triana chlíab, TFerbe 243 . do . . . gurbo c.¤ bodhbhda 'na cliabh an craoisech, ZCP x 296.30 . táinig dhe a chur a ccrois cross-roads , O'R. Poems 305 . tempal . . . cona shanctair ┐ crosaibh transept , AFM iii 218.8 . cloidem . . . co crosaib ┐ dornnchur n-orda ` cross-guard ', Grail 2860 . clannaidh í gur dherg a crois ` hilt ', Duan. F. i 66.30 . milledh mo chána go crois completely , Misc. Hag. Hib. 123.22 . an stóil bhíos ina crois fá bhrághaid an tsagairt, Eochairsg. 35.32 . do bi ina crois ┐ a bél re lár (i.e. with arms outstretched in cros-ḟigell), SG 39.28 .

(d) Transfd. prohibition; hindrance. Orig. of the actual placing of a cross on a road: ni tabarr (sic leg.) [c.¤] for conair, ZCP xviii 388 ( Laws ii 90.14 Comm. ). do berar c.¤ for conaire air he is prevented from travelling the road(?), O'D. 646 ( H 3.17, 481 ). c.¤ i forba apaidh forna íslibh, c.¤ i forba apaidh ┐ troscadh for na uaislibh, 621 ( H 3.17, 461 ). as é a fuaidre, a suidiugh c.¤ for cuile in breithemon no ara beolu . . . c.¤ for cuile .i. c.¤ na fiadhnaise co na tucar biad eiste amach ar son apa. No ar beolu .i. co na ruga breth, 639 ( 473 ). forais ni bid fri crois na fri athgabail . . . .i. c.¤ a naige croise, O'Curry 374 ( H 3.18, 208b ). to-g[o]a fer ad-gair im cross fa gíall . . . dia toirb inna fíachu-sa `whether it be on the basis of a cross or a hostage ', Ériu xx 166 § 6 (see 175 ). sárugud aitire nó crossi in domnaig oc saigid na cána in domnaig `bailiffs' (?), Ériu ii 208.15 . tabhair . . . / crois ó chomharba Pheadair, DDána 72.2 . dún gan chrosa ar chóir-bhreathaibh `hindrances to', Timth. 1916, 37 § 8 . ? na buail bos re bel filidh / do dhuain ch.¤ go ccoiridhir until you emend your perverse poem, Rel. Celt. ii 298.32 . ? as báthad coindell mo ch.¤ , BNnÉ 286.15 . Hence prep. phr. tar crois in spite of, against orders of: tanag cugud, a banntigerna, tar do crois, ZCP vi 27.9 . tar crois Cumaill, Duan. F. i 86.w . gabhaim do láimh tar a chrois, Oss. iv 86.16 .

(e) affliction : co toracht féin foa chroiss, Trip.² 795 . deacair comhthrom a gcroisi d'fhagháil `affliction like theirs', Ó Bruad. iii 52.5 .

In n. loc.: C.¤ in Chloim, RC xii 342.19 . fri Crossa Brenaind andess, LL 37496 . i machaire na croisi, AFM vi 2222.17 . See Hog. Onom.

Compds. With nouns. dhá chroisbhéim do chomh-mbualadh a g-cloidhiomh oblique strokes, ML 128.5 . ind etarfasaighibh na crosbhuinnedh cengail hoops , CCath. 5327 . a clarad ┐ a cómdluthad ┐ a crosdelb cross-section(?) (a temple), LB 120b21 . crosdibirciud ` cross-pelting ' (in list of guilty games), Celtica viii 150.4 , cf. do chloīndībircthib, Sc.M² 17 . claidem . . . cona croseltaibh `cross-hilts', CCath. 5242 . croisróid cullóide is coire, Ó Bruad. ii 182.2 . cross-sluaiged la T. . . . an ndescert E. ` thwart-hosting ', RC xviii 52.y (Tig.) gablóc i mbí crostál crainn 'a little forked branch in which there is a wooden cross-adze' EIS 164 § 73 . in crostuad lethan 'broad cross-axe' CIH ii 669.28 , EIF 488 n. 164 .

With adjj.: cosair . . . cros-aidlennach cumaisc, MR 316.1 . colna cros-bhuailte transfixed , TSh. 6612 . a chloidheamh crosghlan, DDána 98.28 . cirrta, crechtach, crosledartha, ZCP vi 68.22 . is crechtach crosledarthach atathar, RC xxii 328 n.11 ( BDD 167 ). cloidheamh crosórdha gold-hilted , CF² 681 . cepach cirrthi do c[h]uradhuib crosroinnti, ML² 1851 . With vb.: ra cétṡnaidit ┐ ra crostuagait na clairsin, LL 30945 `those boards . . . were cross-axed', TTr. 127 .

See crosḟigel(l).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dligid, or
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: dlegair, rodlecht, dligid

v On the forms see Bergin, Jn. Celt. Stud. i 183 ff . IGT Verbs § 35 . Cf. also § 18 and also Peritia ix 122 .

In O.Ir. the general meaning is

(a) is entitled to, has a right to, is owed (as a debt), passing into the kindred sense

(b) deserves, merits .

The construction is: dligim x do y I am entitled to x (thing) from y (person); y owes me x; I deserve x from y ; the corresponding pass. being: dlegair x do y x is due from y. With Lat. dative (hence Ir. DO): dlegair discipulis orare, Wb. 26a32 . In Mid. Ir. DO was confused with and ultimately supplanted by DE, the prep. being felt rather as = Lat. de, cf. Thes. ii 347.41 : amal rodlecht de misero as (much as) was due from a poor fellow.

(a) With DO: dligim ní duit I have a claim on you (refers to quod . . . mihi debes), Wb. 32a20 . ní asriad do feichemain rodligestar ní do who had a claim upon him, Ml. 36a29 . meni dlessad fhíachu do neoch unless some one . . . owed him debts, TBC-LL¹ 2988 . lind rodlecht rí Lagen do ríg Ua C. ale to which the king of L. was entitled from the king of Uí C., Thes. ii 347.34 . Without prep. : dligsius Feradach F. possessed it as a right (obj. `bith'), Rawl. 116c20 ( Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17 § 7 ). síl . . . notlessad ríge forn `that would have a right to reign over us', Fél. 132.30 . iss mé dliges fiachu, BDD 70 . gébat-sa a tech issin ní nondligim I will take the house in requital of what is due to me, 73 . ní dlig laech a enecland dia mbé i n-ecmais a arm no warrior is entitled to honour-price, TBC-I¹ 1671 . a curathmír do Loegairiu uair iss é nondlig, FB 14 . ni dligthi comardad fris you have no right to put yourselves on a level with him, 41 . in rí ac ná bia sin uile | ni dlig āirim rigraide, ACL iii 223.26 . merendo pretium stupri .i. dligid si fiach a saothair (explanation of `merdrech'), Corm. Y 140 . bargen trichat ungae . . . dlegait in bráthair im nóin, Ériu iii 102 . ni dlig demun dilgud, Laws i 8.23 . magh bec as na dlig giall out of which he is not entitled to a hostage , 82.10 Comm. indlighid don fechemuin . . . troscad . . . um ní nar dligustar, 88.22 Comm. dlegait beich iii bliadan suire bees are entitled to three years exemption, iv 164 . cidh urrunnus nodleisead int athair don coibche whatever share of the nuptial present the father might be entitled to, 60.24 Comm. dleaghaid Muscraidi trian cach turchairthe dochuirfead tond hi tir, Lec. 126b36 . dleaghaid aigidh a riar guests are entitled to attention, Hy Fiach. 40 . dodligh Ua C. an marbadh ísin i ndioghal mharbhtha a dearbhrathar O'C. had a right to slay (him), AFM v 1770 .

Folld. by dependent clause: di mnai . . . dlegtae a mbreith for otrus who are entitled to sick-maintenance, Ériu xii 30 § 37 . dligim a lethid sud do rada `I have a right to say such a thing', RC xix 144 . ni dleagaid a ngabail a fhiadnaisi they are not entitled to be accepted as evidence, YBL 142a52 . dlegait flaithe fonuaslaicter a ngella chiefs are entitled to the redemption of their pledges, Laws iii 24 .

With pers. obj.: ail dún descin ríg nondlig the king who has a claim on us (i.e. whom we serve), Metr. Dinds. ii 36 .

Absol.: sech gach baili a ndligim every stead in which I have rights (?), ZCP xii 387 .

Folld. by DE: dligim dít-su .i. marbad mo chomcheili I have a claim on thee, namely, for the slaying of my comrade, RC iii 184 ( LL 122a46 ). atat ar commáine fair . . . dlegmait de ar foirithin we are entitled to help from him, Hib. Min. p. 65 . millsen dliges rī Caisil dib, Corm. Y 140 . nach forbech dliges rí Locha Léin de Chorco Tri, ZCP viii 316 . corr in bass do-dligis dind shapely the hand which we owe Thee (of the hand of Christ), ACL iii 243 § 23 . an rí is damhna an rígh arís | dá mharbhnaidh dím do dhleisdis, Book of O'Conor Don 260a27 . má dhligheann tú éinní dhe, Philemon 18 . Cf. also Luke vii 41 , xvi 5 , where the prep. used is probably de.

Folld. by ó: (of a wound) ni dligh focruic leada on fir fodadfich is not entiled to (i.e. does not give the injured party a right to) payment of the leech from the man who inflicts it, Ériu xii 16 § 19 . croidhe eile dhlighim uaidh, | an croidhe-si uaim do bhris, Dánta Gr. 50.3 .

(b) deserves, merits: ni dlig digail he does not deserve punishment, Wb. 4c23 . ni dligi bennachtain, Goid. 180 . dligid ecna airmitin, Tec. Corm. § 15 . dlegat péin ┐ damain forru, PH 4076 . dlegat onoir ┐ oirmitiu mor (leg. oirmitin móir?) doib (where doib refers to subj. of verb), 1505 . dlegait tríst ar techt ó Chríst (men) deserve a curse when they depart from Christ, Metr. Dinds. iii 12 . ni radligiusa diultud frim i Temraich, LL 51b9 . nach tuc as acht drong do dligh he brought out only those who deserved it, Ériu iv 118 . ón dammain dliges tria chomchétfaid n-imarbais, RC xxv 242 . ernifes do chách amal dlé, 248 . is mo . . . m'indirgi inas mar dligim logad (= quam ut veniam merear, Gen. iv 13 ), Lec. 531a31 . dlighidh gach maith a luaighidheacht, TSh. 4875 . Folld. by DE: ni holc rodlecht dím do ben no evil hath thy wife deserved of me, Metr. Dinds. iii 388 . By ó: ni dlegait fiach o Dia o nach do doniat saethar they deserve (earn) no recompense from God, ZCP iv 389 . do dhlighis achmusán uaim, KMMisc. 346 .

II Pass. dlegair x do y

(a) x is due from y; y owes x, (b) x is required of, is incumbent on y (where x generally a vn. or clause). In O.Ir. the construction is felt to be personal, as is shown by the use of pl. form; later it comes to be impers., esp. in cases of type (b).

(a) ní dlegar ní duib gl. nemini quicquam debeatis, Wb. 6a24 . manud dlegar ni do gl. si aliquid . . . debet, 32a18 . dlegtir féich dúib you owe debts, 4a10 . cia no-dlestá miach óir do cech ḟir díb though each man of them should owe a bushel of gold, TFerbe 31 .

With DE: ni dlegar cimbid dim c[h]iniul a captive is not due from my tribe, TBC-I¹ 2142 = dom, TBC-LL¹ 1579 . imin mbiadh a ndlesta in cumul de for which the c. would be due from him, Laws ii 268 Comm. Absol.: i ndlegur no na dlegur in cin whether the debt is due or not, Laws ii 52 Comm.

(b) dlegar dom I am bound to, ought to; absol. it is due, right, necessary: dlegair domsa precept do cách gl. debitor sum, Wb. 1b8 . dlegair do comalnad ind huili rechto gl. debitor est universae legis faciendae, 20a12 . dlegair doib ministrare gl. debent m., 7a8 ; 13a17 . dlegair do neuch attlugud buide do Dia gl. debiti est, Ml. 55a7 . a coic cach lae d'fhiss . . . dlegair do cach intliuchtach, SR 262 . ised dlegur don aite in marcuigucht do munadh dho, Laws ii 156 Comm. ised dlegair don rig cuindrech cáich, PH 4099 . mar dlegar don cleir in chuing, Hy Fiach. 240 . go ndleaghair dhúinn bheith i n-oirchill ar an éag, TSh. 886 . With depend. clause: dlegair do flaithaib donimairget cach dib it is incumbent on princes to levy, Laws iii 20 . dlegar don rig nach derna fell, YBL 168a15 . Absol.: ni dlegar accubur inna ndrochgnimae, Ml. 90d11 . dlegair ón condib inducbal do Dia aní as inducbal dia muntair, 90b13 . dlegtair samaisci móra bale na bít tairb heifers must needs be big where there are no bulls, IT i 72 . nico dlegar tuaslucud for feoil there should be no relaxation as regards meat, Mon. Tall. § 51 . dia peccaige i nDia dleghar a chlochad, PH 2749 . do foillsiugud in neich dlegair do dénum hi tempul Dé, 4533 . ni dligther snámh a mhúnadh dhóibh muna raibhe uisce a comhfochruibe there is no obligation to teach, Laws ii 156 Comm. ní dlegar coindmed do dénum . . . forru, BColm. 64 . ní dleaghair cion staire do thabhairt ar a scríbhinn, Keat. i 56 . dleagur an fual do toghairm isna tedmannaibh so, 23 P 10, 29a33 . Perf. (esp. in chevilles): feib rodlecht as was due, SR 1301 . fuair a aidid, mar rodlecht, Metr. Dinds. iii 6 . ruc uan degrand mar rodlecht, LL 153b15 . iar n-imarbus doib nir dlecht, Lec. 533a32 .

Folld. by DE: dlegair duin (nó dín) dul do'n glan-rúin, PH 5216 . mna delbda . . . a ndermat ni dlegar dím, LL 137a12 . ni dlegur de a foirithin he is not bound to give him relief, Laws ii 58 . airlisi . . . ni dleghar de dire `is not entitled (amenable?) to a fine', 70.25 (III (c) ?). dlegair de a crod uile do breith ind it is required of him to bring, iv 20 Comm. cach comaithech asa tir dotroich, dlegar de a glanad, Corm. Y 1082 . ni dlegar dím acht oen-ailgis isind lo sa I am not bound to grant more than one request, RC iii 179 . dlegar dínn ar n-imcaissin do thimorcain, PH 6869 . is ed dlegar dib-sium co rocharut he-sium, 4098 . do chinn tslōighidh nāch dlecht diobh to which they were not bound, ZCP viii 116 (dlecht?). ni dlegar dim gāi do rād, Lec. 84b15 . malairt do dligheadh dínne the exchange I should have made, A. Ó Dálaigh xxiii 3 . ní dleaghair díom scéala do thabhairt duit-se, Keat. ii 6347 . a mharbhnadh ní díom dlíghear | ním ollamh re oirfideadh, Ó Bruad. ii 150 .

With AR, ó: dlegar ar in dar[a] fer ni dlegar on alaile it is required of, Laws ii 272.22 Comm. In follg. cases there is an ellipse: erlam grind [is] manach min . . . combrugaid is deorad De | uadaib dlegar apdaine it is from these that the office of abbot should be filled, ZCP xii 385 = gabthar, Wortk. 212 ; cf. ZCP ix 470.7 . is o Muscraidi dlegar ollam i Caisel dogres, Lec. 126b41 .

III In Mid. Ir. dligid is often used in act. voice in sense ought, is bound to, owes , a meaning developed from above use of passive, but which is implicit in some cases (esp. in neg. sentences) which strictly belong to I: ní dlig comraind curadmír the champion's bit is not entitled to division (i.e. should not be divided), FB 68 . trí dorchae ná dlegat mná do imthecht into which women have no right to go, Triads 100 . dligid óg eladha it is the part of a young man (to acquire) learning, ZCP vi 261 . hiteat sin lín dath dligius cach cochull oiffrind ann, LB 108a62 .

(a) Of moral or legal obligation ought, is bound to, must; in late texts the condit. is often used of moral obligation (cf. Fr. il devrait): an t-ollamh cuinghes gach ní . . . dligidh a bhrondadh amhail chuinghes, ZCP viii 109 § 3 . ni dlig ollamh ainbfeile, § 2 . cecha marbt[h]ar diobh . . . dlighid a íoc rí Temrach the king of T. is bound to pay for him, 116 . dligid na righ . . . besa . . . do mhūna da gclannuibh, Ériu v 132 . dlighidh seanchaid seneolus na n-airdrigh d'aisneis, MR 96 . dligid eascob oirned crismad coisercad, Lec. 341a49 . dligid in fili gorob feallsam the f. ought to be a philosopher, 313a25 . ní sinne dlighus Eireannaigh do chabair, CF 241 . dlighidh eól ar uile chumhachtuibh connsuineadh he should have knowledge of, IGT Introd. 2 . ós ann dhlighim biad (bead, MSS.) dod réir since it is my duty, I will obey you, Content. xiv 5 . gurab eadh do dhlighfidís smuaineadh, TSh. 153 . go ndligheann sé a choguas do bheith glan aige he ought to have a clear conscience, Eochairsg. 36 . níor dhlighis mo dhíon you were not bound to protect me, A. Ó Dálaigh xxvii 8 . gan rún bréige . . . do dlighfeadh triath Banbha breagh ought to be without, Book of O'Conor Don 255bz . Of logical necessity: laidaightur an teas nádúrdha acu . . . dá réir sin dlighid bheth meta consequently they are necessarily timid (of inhabitants of hot countries), 24 P 3, 172.14 . ca dobheir gach uili allus ar bíth co ndlighenn sé blais sailti do bheth air why must all perspiration have a salty taste, 173.24 .

(b) Impers. construction: is aire sin nach dlig a lecud ass it is not right to release him, PH 2817 . da marbad De gin cor dlig though it was not right, ACL iii 245 . Breaga ┐ Cuailgne . . . ni dlig a ndearmad, Lec. 356b8 . cūisi eile rothógbattur ar aird as a ndleisiod a mharbhadh for which he ought to be killed, TFrag. 170 . is maith do dlisfidh a n-ulc do denam, uair is adbul a n-ecoiri it would be quite right to do them injury, TTebe 2628 v.l. (amae dlestis, text).

(c) Owes, with DO of creditor: dligid cech rí réil | ēric Nēill ón Nás every king of N. owes Niall's eric, KMMisc. 272 . cert cech ríg . . . do chlannaib Neill . . . acht triar ni (ná, v.l.) dlig cert, 260 . dlestis sin onoir ndeolaid duit they would owe thee, Fen. 358 . an gradh do dhlighmíd d'ar gcomharsain, Donlevy 80 . Similarly in pass., O.Ir. dlegar x do y x is due from (owed by) y coming to mean x is due to y: im cert cach fenneda .i. cach set dlegar don fennid, Laws i 206 . dlegar d'Ultaib (dlegait Ulaid, LL) tabach gēill it is the right of the Ulstermen to levy, KMMisc. 272 . dlegair do lind locha Léin | athchomarc, Metr. Dinds. iii 260 . dleaghair do shluagh shíol Luighdheach | sreathnughadh cath sluagh Muimhneach, Keat. iii 3074 (poem). Rarely with DE: nach airlisi . . . ni dleghar de dire `every "arlis"-enclosure . . . is not entitled to a fine' (?), Laws ii 70 (II (b) ?). ag seo in glacc-sa a nguin do glaicci, | a maic De, mar dlegar dit as is due to Thee, ACL iii 243 § 24 (construction due to rhyme with ícc?).

do-aircheil, do-airchel(l)a

Cite this: eDIL s.v. do-aircheil, do-airchel(l)a or
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Forms: do-don-airchéil, tairchela, dofairchel, dosnaircelae, tairchell

v (*to-air-cel-, cell-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 482 ; see also GOI § 760 ); inflexion generally follows cell- (-a-pres., -s-pret.), but pret. 3 s. do-don-airchéil, LU 10867 . subj. pres. 3 s. tairchela, Wb. 9d1 , fut. (?) 1 s. dofairchel, LL 116b4 point to cel-.

I Meanings deriving from cel-. Hides, withdraws, takes away: temel imorbais Ádaim | dodonarchéil ar āraim Adam's transgression makes it impossible to count us (lit. hides, withdraws us from counting), IT i 133 ( LU 10867 ). cid aratairchela na túari why should he withhold (?) the viands, Wb. 9d1 (see Thes. Suppl.). dofairchel-sa giall cech coicid . . . acht coiced Galion I will keep back (?) a hostage from each province saving the province of G. (Lebarcham's `célmaine'), LL 116b4 . dos-naircellsat leo in dá chét míled isna saebchuthib (the sea-monsters) carried off with them into the whirlpools, Alex. 680 .

II Meanings derived from cell-.

(a) encompasses, comprises, includes, contains: tairchella híc tra huili dánu in spirito he comprises (i.e. sums up) here all the gifts of the spirit (referring to 1 Corinth. xiii 2 ), Wb. 12b33 . do-rairchel ilar tiri . . . fo choemríge he included many lands under his sway, SR 6797 . connaba cumhachta do nach doen ara tairchella rosc 'so that no mortal will be able to see them all', TBith.² 213 § 92 . mos tairchella ēm sūil dar sodain, ol C. an eye soon takes in that (C. alludes to his own diminutive stature), TBC-I¹ 1176 = immonderca súil i sodain duit, TBC-LL¹ 1848 . ni taircell Eriu irmar | fer fo Mael minglan Erin contains not a man like M., AU 886 = ni taircheall, AFM 884 . do neuch taircella a cōicet-sa all whom this province contains, Noíndiu Ul. 57 ( K. Sächs. Gesell. Ber. 1884, 34 ) = Harl. 5280, fo. 54a . salim Dūid ced duaircellaithir ind-ōenlibur, Hib. Min. 4.106 . rotairchellta na groige i m-medón na scor were enclosed, Alex. 700 . Goes round, makes a circuit of: co taircell-som in loch annsin, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 32 . co tairchellsatar relic ┐ martra Petair ┐ Phóil, LL 281az . Hence O'Dav. 1584 : tairchell .i. timchell.

(b) hems in, confines, hence transf. keeps in check, restrains, guards: esrecht .i. ni thaircilla recht (a pet) is outside the law, Corm. s.v. esrecht = taircella, Corm. Y 515 . dorairchel ilar tiri . . . Dauid, SR 6797 . bruitne . . . dia tairchella(n)d a eochu, LU 10236 = IT i 311 ( taircillid, ZCP iii 233 ). cúachi dí or . . . hi taircellad a folt in which her tresses were confined, ib.; cf. LU 9276 , 9278 . Anecd. iii 51 . ni taircellam damu fo chuinge, Alex. 861 . Anecd. v 3 . maic becca doairchellat bó im airbetha, Ériu ii 206 . to-t-airchill guard thyself, beware, Hib. Min. p. 77 . dosnaircelae hule int saltair `the psalter restrains them all' (or subj. pres.?), Mon. Tall. § 39 . nís tairchell (tairmchell, v.l.) báise burba `did not hold sway over it', Metr. Dinds. i 30 . Note also: triath trom tremaetha Erind tuath o thuind co tuind taircella tomus, conid iarna durn toimdither let him fix measures, that they may be measured according to his fist (? chief's forearm, etc., being taken as standard), Laws iv 344 .

Vn. tairchell.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. do-incai or

Forms: dodaincie, datainca, dorencanas, dorencas, tincaid, tincem, tincisin, tincud

v (* to-in-ad-ci-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 488 ) Indic. pres. 3 s. gach giell . . . dodaincie (datainca, v.l.), Anecd. iii 25.8 . Perf. pass. dorencanas (leg. dorencas?) gl. perspectum, Ml. 33c18 . In Mid.Ir. treated as simple vb., tincaid (rarely tenc-). Vn. tincem, tincisin, tincud.

(a) looks, gazes (at); intrans. with FOR or trans.: tincais (fecais, v.l.) Medb for Fergus, TBC-LL¹ 1779 . tincais C. fair (is inund ón ┐ nofégand), 2127 . tincais in caillech fair, CCath. 4037 . tencais C. fair, 6062 . rotenc ┐ romid ┐ romōrdēch uadh for slógud an longphuirt, 4751 . ro tenc G. tairis in long ar cach leith, Grail 3681 . in tincud tincfat forsna haigib the look with which I will look, TBC-LL¹ 1345 . o rothenc A. na hairdi aichtidi sin, CCath. 979 . rotencastair gristaitnem na n-arm, 1260 . rotencsat Cesair in[a] éo ard, 497 ; 2850 .

(b) sees to; responds to, deals with, satisfies (a claim, summons, challenge, attack, obligation, foe, etc.). Rarely intrans.: cadeat . . . m'urnadmand? ar F. . . . Tincsetar glinni cechtar n-aí díb cu barbarda the guarantees . . . responded fiercely (to the summons), i.e. came forward(?), MU² 115 . ma asloat, gaibter a sesci no a mblichta, mana tincatar unless they appear to answer their obligations (?) (of persons under distraint), Laws ii 120.11 Comm. rothincastar triur thriath-airech . . . ar incaib in airdrig eitir é ┐ in t-urchar `sprang . . . between him and the shot', MR 254.8 . Trans. of things: cach óen do Domnandchaib rotinc báig leis who had undertaken to fight on his side (?), IT ii2 215 . dond ḟir nacha tincann `for him that does not respond (to my poems)', RC xxvi 23 n. 2 . as é an fer thionchus an ghaiscidh do gaphail dligheas a disgur the man who answers the challenge to fight (?) has the right to stop it, ZCP x 287.20 . Cruithne . . . doibh rothincha (rotinca, v.l.) tochmorc | co tuc banntracht . . . dar Athmagh saw to finding wives for them, Todd Nenn. 142 . da tincidh a n-īc `if he has offered payment for them', Laws i 146.2 Comm. maine thince fine in giall if the f. does not respond to the hostage-surety, ii 136.z Comm. dia tince a biathad if he undertakes to feed, 308.6 Comm. rotincadh dligedh ris umpa seic right was conceded him, i 74.y Comm. rotincad in tecusc sin ag trénfheraib in túaiscirt these instructions met with response from (i.e. were carried out), MR 178 . tioncaid bar rámada rib see to (ply) your oars, SG 344.9 . Of persons (esp. of answering an opponent): menas tincitis Troiandai risin Trói anechtair unless the Trojans should come to meet their attack outside Troy, LL 239b5 ( TTr. 1679 ). rottioncub-sa I accept thy challenge, SG 257.3 . gor thincastar . . . Conall until C. opposed him, MR 254.8 . ar daigh co bhfinndais cia notincfeadh ┐ nogebhudh do lāim acu in comhlann (i.e. who would answer Cormac's challenge to single combat), BLism. 173rb35 . Of satisfying someone's claims: muna tincar hí (of a woman serving a notice on a defendant), Laws iv 12.24 Comm. mádh gradh feine troisces . . . ┐ ni tincar if a noble fast . . . and is not satisfied, O'D. 602 ( H 3.17 453 ). co ro tincaitis he don gniom dorighensat fris they should give him satisfaction for, Anecd. ii 42 . do tincedh Cithruaidh d'ór is d'airgiod `was rewarded' (of a minstrel), Duan. F. i 5.14 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. fairsing or

Forms: forsiung-, fairsiung, farṡiung, fairsiung, fairsing, foirsingigem, farsiungmenmnaigi, fairsingmenmnaigi, forsiungmenmnaige

adj i, u, forsiung-, Ml. 60a2 . fairsiung, 84a3 . Fél. Oct. 28 (v.l.) LB 36a35 . farṡiung, TBC-LL¹ 1022 .

(a) ample, broad, spacious: fairsiung (gl. latus) Ml. 84a3 . fairsing (gl. amplus) Ir. Gl. 640 . epistil bai imma bragait, ... in tan nobered fírindi ba fairsing da braigit ; in tan ba gó ba cumang, Bodl. Corm. s.v. sin ( 1160 Y). is cumung is farsiung (descr. of `iffern') LU 2453 . is lethan ┐ is fairsiung in sét (= lata est uia) LB 36a35 = PH 4000 . is fairsing a ṅdál-som `ample is their assembly' [ wide, far-reaching (?), cf. (b)] Fél., Oct. 28 . badhun f.¤ , Maund. 252 . iostad f.¤ , Measgra D. 57.6 . is fairsind urlar a thaidhe, AU iii 612 (instance of -nn for -ng, K.M., Wortk. 68 ). machaire fairsing, TSh. 2556 . fearann fairseing (: eing), Keat. i p. 172 . don árus ḟ.¤ ... na cathrach neamhdha, TSh. 2729 . robsat fiala fairsinge a foirghneamha, MR 102z . fa gíall geimhil ḟairsing í a hostage with a roomy fetter IGT, III. ex. 419 . As subst. : a slucud in oenfecht ... dar farṡiung a bragat, TBC-LL¹ 1022 (fairsingi St). gabsat rompa i bhḟairsiung sligheadh in the open road RC xliii 38 § 36 . ar fairsingib ┐ ar forréitib na ferand the wide (open) and level parts Fianaig. 64.10 . in dabhuch as luga ... | fairsing ndesi [sic leg.], cumang trír, Acall. 3926 (`too wide for two' SG ii 203 ).

(b) in extended sense ample, copious, profuse: slabar cach cumang ┐ eslabar cech fairsing, Corm. Bodl. s.v. slabrad ( 1153 Y). sealg romhōr roḟairsing a widely flung hunt Fianaig. 42.1 . Of persons profuse, generous: Ua C. an chroidhe ḟ.¤ , TD 34.30 . gáir na bhflaith bhfairsing, Measgra D. 57.19 . iostad na bhflaith bhfairsing bhfíonmhar, Keat. Poems 1570 . go mbíodh go fial f.¤ leis na dronguibhsi, Mac Aingil 364.2 . Superl. : foirsingigem (probably for -gimem ; gl. latissimam) Ml. 67d4 . COMPDS. : forsingmenmnach (gl. magnanimus) Ml. 123a16 . ¤menmnaige , f. acc. in farsiungmenmnaigi (gl. magnanimitatem) Ml. 90c4 . dat. huand fairsingmenmnaigi , 136a14 . gen. inna forsiungmenmnaige (gl. longanimitatis) 60a2 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. fri or
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Forms: frimm, rimm, frim, frím, frium, frimsa, friumsa, frit, fritt, friutt, fritsu, rut, rutt, fris, friss, frissom, f., frie, friae, frise, frie, frinn, rinn, rind, friunn, riund, frind, frinni, raindi, frinnai, frib, frithib, fribsi, friu, friú, friu, friü, frithiu, friithu, friusom, riom, rum, riot, rut, ris, ria, rinn, ruinn, ribh, ruibh, riú, r, frim, frit, fria, friar, fribar, fria, frim, frim, frim, ram, frit, frit, frit, rit, rat, rot, friar, friar, fribar, fribar, fria, fria, fria, re-na, rena, fria, fris(s)a, frisi-, risi-, fris-, ris-, frismbiat, fris-mbruchta, fris, fris, fris, risa, frisin-, frisnid, risnad, ris, fria, frisa, re n-, fria-, re, ra-n-adh, re, re, ré, freisin, FRI

prep. with acc. For etymology see Thurneysen, GOI § 839 , Fraser ZCP viii 37 , J. E. C. Williams, Celtica iii 126 . In later spelling prefixes h- to following initial stressed vowel; does not leníte following consonant (cf. frinna aill, Sg. 45a16 . fri nnach ..., Ml. 75a9 , fri nnech 23c20 ; but fri nech further on in same gloss and regularly elsewhere); the initial s- of the article following fri is preserved. In Middle Irish gradually replaced by the forms RI, RE (already in Ml: oc eregim re Abisolon, 44b4 , cf. fre, 90c27 ); RA (common in some LL texts, see CRR 54 , TBC-LL¹ 499 , 602 , 740 , etc.); rarely RO ( SR 1990 ZCP xiii 204 15 ); FRIA, RIA, RE also common. Hence in Early Mod. Ir. there is occasionally confusion with , RÍA `before', see Bergin's note Stor. Keat. p. xix , and section IX (e) below. Apart from this the latter prep. sometimes replaces FRI after fáilid, fáilte and kindred words (as in Mod. Ir.). On the parallelism of some of the pronominal forms of FRI with those of LA see GOI l.c. (with Translator's n. 178 ). Though FRI still appears in some later texts, especially those of the archaising type, it had become obsolete in the classical language. Its later form (RI, RE) remains down to the end of the Early Mod. period and is recognized by the grammarians as distinct from LE (LA), see IGT, Introd. § 75 , 24 P 8, 194 ( IGT VI , Bard. Synt. Tr. p. 7 ). In the modern spoken lang. it is replaced partly by LE, partly by CHUN (O.-Ir. dochum). For a contrary development cf. Engl. `with,' originally `against,' which has absorbed the functions of A.S. mid `(together) with.'

In development of meaning generally FRI shows a remarkable parallelism with Engl. ` with '; it also agrees with ` against ' in several senses.

Forms: With suff. pron.

sg. 1 frimm St. Paul Codex Thes. ii 298.17 . rimm, IT i 123.24 . frim, SR 1422 , 2049 . LU 5228 . LL 110b26 . frím Ml. 38c19 . frium, Ml. 71b9 . frimsa, Wb. 26d17 . Ml. 33a18 . friumsa, Ml. 127a2a .

2 frit, Wb. 5a31 . 10a29 ; Ml. 103d14 . SR 1425 . fritt LL 93a10 . 249b1 . friutt, PCr. 62b2 (= ḟrit, Sg. 151a3 ). fritsu Ml. 91d8 . 112b8 . rut, SR 2031 IT i 123.15 . rutt, LL 110b27 .

3 m., n. fris, Wb. 14c37 . 15a1 . 22c15 . ACL iii 304 [: [Mael] mis]. (: eisleis). SR 6109. 6317 . ([mēt] anfis) LL 33b21 . friss, Wb. 2c24 . 3c6 . 6a4 . 8a12 . 14d22 ; Ml. 91a21 . frissom Wb. 5d39 .

f.¤ frie, Sg. 72b1 . Ml. 40c15 . 67d15 . friae, 130c9 . Wb. 28a20 . cf. frise, Ml. 74c21 , which Ascoli corrected to frie ( Thes. i 722b ).

pl. 1 frinn, Wb. 4b12 . 17b10 . 19d22 . rinn, Ml. 54a3 . SR 1821 . rind, SR 1905 (: herḟi[o]nd). friunn, Ml. 38d20 . riund TBC-LL¹ 1874 . frind, LL 177b39 . frinni, Wb. 17b32 . 17c5 ; Ml. 32c15 . 93a13 . 106c12 . raindi, BColm. 68.9 . frinnai Ml. 91c9 . 114a8 .

2 frib, Wb. 17b16 . 22d9 . 24d26 . cf. frithib, Ériu iv 162.13 . fribsi, Wb. 14c42 . 17b14 .

3 friu, Wb. 4a10 . 4c37 . 24a4 ; Ml. 54c23 , 72b22 , 110c9 . LL 35a21 (: fiú) friú, Wb. 17b9 . Ml. 74a2 , diss. friu, Hy. V. 54 , cf. friü: at-chiü, ACL iii 294 § 10 ; frithiu, Blathm. 94 § 17 ; friithu, LU 4671 (see further GOI 515 ). friusom, Wb. 20c25 ; Ml. 17c5 , 54c18 ; 26 .

For forms found in later texts see citations below.

In the Early Mod. Grammatical Tracts the forms given are: riom, rum; riot, rut; ris; ria; rinn, ruinn; ribh, ruibh; riú, r, 24 P 8 194 ( Bard. Synt. Tr. p. 7 ).

With following poss. pron.: frim, frit, fria, friar, fribar, fria, e.g. frim ort. Wb. 29d2 . frim peccad, 28a14 . frim foraithmet, Ml. 23d9 ; ram anmain, TBC-LL¹ 3692 (rem St.). frit adrad su, Ml. 136c11 . frit c[h]ele, 70d2 ; frit laim, SR 5854 . rit láim, TBC-LL¹ 3055 . rat láma, 3052 . rot chlaind, SR 2031 . friar corp, Wb. 15c22 . friar fochric, 33a9 ; fribar n-ícc, Wb. 24b3 . fribar pecthu, 13b19 ; fria mbriathra, Wb. 31b30 . In Mid. Ir. the form `fria' is often used for the simple prep., hence occas. fria a = prep. + 3 s. pron. In Early Mod. Ir. 3 s. and pl. form re-na sometimes appears: rena ardnaem, BCC § 12 (see III c below). fria n-a, Fl. Earls 214.4 . Cf. the n- prefixed to poss. after le, ó, tre in Mod. Irish.

With rel. pron.: O. Ir. fris(s)a n ...; Mid. Ir. also frisi-, risi-, fris-, ris-: frismbiat, Sg. 202b3 . fris-mbruchta, Fél. June 21 . fris n-agar, E. 406 . fris-reith, Prolegomena 302 . fris-tarddam, Thes. ii 293.19 . risa n-abar, Acall. 53 , etc. With cop. frisin-, frisnid, risnad ail, LB 257b9 . ris na duthracht 256a44 . fria ndechraiged (= frisa nd.) Sg. 28a14 may be a mistake. In later MSS. the form re n- becomes common: fria-cosmailend, PH 7674 . re ndubairt, 7464 . ra-n-adh KMMisc. 156. 124 . re n-abar, Acall. 1241 , etc. re rāiter, Ériu viii 139.4 . ré raibhe, Keat. ii 4467 , etc.


(a) In vn. and prototonic verbal forms, before a vowel, frith-; before a cons. fre-, e.g. frecre, fretech; with syncope of a follg. vowel, fres-, e.g. frescsiu, fresndid, fresndís, fresngabal. In Glosses fri is often used in compos. with a vb. to represent Lat. ob-. Later frith- is used before cons. with or without lenition of following cons.: see frithgnam, frithsét, etc.

(b) In deuterotonic verbal forms fris-; before an infixed pron. in rel. construction frith- or friss-: fritum-chomart-sa (= frith-dum-) Wb. 33a12 ; but friss-idn-oirctis, Ml. 39a20 (see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 147 and cf. Strachan's OIPG⁴ ed. Bergin, p. 27 n. 2 ).


N.B.—The classification is perforce somewhat arbitrary as, perhaps in the majority of instances, the meaning could derive from the original sense in I. Cf. J. E. C. Williams Celtica iii 122 ff .

I Of local relations

(a) towards, facing, turned to ;

(b) against (touching; cf. d); alongside, down along, by ;

(c) against (implying violent or hostile action);

(d) next to, at, in contact with (cf. b).

II To express association, along with, beside (both of local and mental relations).

III To express figurative direction

(a) aim, purpose (cf. VI), frequently of function, specific purpose;

(b) after adj. in sense of Lat. gerund or with ad or supine in -u;

(c) to express direction of feelings, behaviour towards (cf. I a);

(d) of prayer, etc. to ;

(e) of opposition to, hostile feeling, attitude towards ;

(f) to express protection, guard, watch against, also limitation, boundary;

(g) in elliptical sentences with these meanings.


(a) after adjs., nouns or verbs expressing resemblance, equality or comparison;

(b) to express difference, distinction from .


(a) with respect to, with regard to ;

(b) on account of:

(c) on behalf of ;

(d) according to, in agreement with (cf. II).

VI To denote occasion

(a) with vn. or other abstract after subst. verb or equivalent;

(b) denoting the occasion (event, cause, etc.) on which something takes place.

VII To denote mental subjective attitude, in the opinion of .


(a) to denote agent;

(b) to denote instrument through, by means of .

IX In expressions of time

(a) in O.-Ir. in locatival sense;

(b) to denote period during which something continues or takes place;

(c) fixing a limit within which something takes place;

(d) of point of time;

(e) used for RIA ` before .'

X In regular or occasional construction with many verbs.

A classified list of the instances in Wb is given by Fraser ZCP viii 37 ff .

I Of local relations

(a) towards, facing, turned to: do rosc frisna nemdaib = looking heavenward SR 1604 . a n-aiged fri Dia facing God LU 2048 ( FA 12 . Cf. III c). a lām chlē fri muir the sea on their left SR 4074 (see lám). do cumlaiset for fairgi ┐ dochorsatar aurlunn fri tir, Corm. Bodl. s.v. prull . bai D. 'sa druim fri fraig D. had his back to the door SR 6053 . is amlaid bai in gilla ┐ a druim fria thigerna, TBC-I¹ 2327 (see druim(m)). Ethne ... fria chossa E. (standing) at his feet (i.e. at the foot of the bed) LU 3300 ( SCC 10 ). Carpre ... 's a hucht ra hág, LL 32b49 (see ucht). a druim re dimsachaib, a des fri deiblenaib, ZCP viii 204 § 26 . an let[h] bis rinne don rē the side of the moon turned towards us ITS xiv 90.19 . fri bun cruche at the foot of the gallows Mon. Tall. § 1 . síl nÁdhuimh ... re sáluibh a senathar at the heels of (i.e. following) Ériu iv 118 § 33 . níor chubaidh tigearna ... d'ḟágbáil re caladh on the beach [i.e. when about to land; perh. fig. cf. beirid i gcaladh brings to safety, see 1 calad] viii 139.23 . dā traig .x. ... a [sic leg.] fot fri dún its length towards the stockade (of the internal slope of an earthen rampart) Laws iv 336.23 . dā dúncladh ... ré dá taebh na clasach along both sides of the fosse CCath. 1747 . ní thurcaibh crand ... cét míle fria taebhaibh within a hundred miles from (lit. towards) its sides Marco P. 11 [cf. the temporal use IX (c)]. See also phrases s.v. agad, ais, enech, gnúis, sáil, taeb, ucht.

This use is regular in Old-Ir. in stating relative position: fri Grecia aniar ... fri Etáil anáir west of Greece ... east of Italy Wb. 6d17 . fri Alpai ndesiu (gl. cisalpina) Sg. 217b8 . frie anall ... frie desiu (gl. ultra ... citra) 71b1 , 2 . fri Ath F.D. desiu, TBC-I¹ 2183 . frie anechtair outside it Ml. 40c15 . fri Pardus amuich outside Paradise SR 111 . ra chuala sa fri hEmain andess I heard it (as I was) to the south of Emain LU 5056 . altoir fri dorus antuaid, SR 4261 [cf. la taeb ind rigthaige aniar, LL 3810 (30a) ]. a mmag fris anair the plain in front of him LL 122a33 . co ndechaid [in gai] triana chend ┐ co ro marb nónbur ris aníar behind him 121a21 . frit aniar, LU 4134 . is e a chorp in taitneamach rit anall the shining one opposite thee RC xxiv 60 . Also fig. : foscichret i crandchor ... fáicebthair Lugaid fris anechtair they will cast lots for it... L. will be left out of the chance RC xiii 444x ( LL 289b8 ). See also s.v. lám (fri l.).

It is doubtful whether: i mbae neach fri hopair immuig BB 362a21 (= Dinds. 20 ) is an instance of this construction; the literal meaning here is was anyone at a work outside ? The Rennes `amuig' is perhaps merely a late spelling.

After verb or vn.: tan turcbad E. a di láim fri Coimdid nime, SR 5085 . suidig do da laim fri ... clasp thy hands (in prayer) to ... 1606 . rosecroth a chend frisin slúag brandished his (severed) head at the host LU 5269 . crothad in chind frisin slóg, 5280 . donnochtat a mbruinni fris bared their bosoms to him 5199 . rochoraig fri tenid he arranged [them] before the fire RC xiii 6.21 . roscóraig gnúis fri gnúis (see gnúis) LU 2046 ( FA 12 ).

Cf. tuídhleach ind óir frisin ngréin the glistening of the gold against the sun BDD 1 . crand airgit ris tatin grían LU 3700 ( SCC 33 ).

(b) against (touching), alongside, down along by: doesetar ┐ a nglūne fri talmain, TBC-I¹ 3164 . éc fri hadart death against a pillow i.e. a natural death Lib. Hymn. i 62.72 (see adart). fri etnu dam ... bátár fedmand la firu Herend = [till then] the loads had been harnessed to the foreheads of the oxen LU 10816 (= Ériu xii 178 ). tennait a n-ette fria curpu press their wings against their sides LU 2281 ( FA 33 ). cf. doimmaircet ind eoin a n-ette friu ┐ a cossa can scibud ette ná cosse co tairic in precept the birds fold their wings, etc. LU 1361 . dosnimthasa i llai a broit fri a bruinde `gathered her to his bosom in the fleece of his cloak' Ériu xii 154y . co tard a druim frisin liic leaned his back against the stone LU 3284 ( SCC 8 ). dossleced fria thoeb he let them (i.e. his arms) fall to his sides SR 5091 = no thimoirced a lama fria thoeb, LB 124b29 (cf. LU 1361 above).

In local sense of attached to or pending from: úathroic ... cona cimais do banór fria having a fringe LU 6421 . beilge óir friu golden bits on them TBFr. § 3 . srian ... fria graig, LU 3649 . Cf. srian do thabairt fria thoil to bridle his passion PH 4990 (see srían). Cf. la I (a).

Here perhaps: i ngialnai fri fraigid in hostage-ship at the wall LU 7015 ; 7295 ( BDD 66 ; 94 ). (of the brazen serpent, Numbers xxi 9 :) turgabar fri crann ... uasin [t]slúag fri sirsellad let it be hung on a pole to be gazed at SR 4163 .

Cf. an carracc ard ar cuiretar ... an Tigerna da teilgen ría sís to cast him down from it Maund. 106 . tuitim sioss re beinn an ailt, Fl. Earls 86z .

(c) against (implying violence or hostility; cf. III e): rop saiget húan fri demnai, Hy i 20 . friu conuccaib ind oub, Hy v 54 . conéracht Glaiss Ch. friu the stream C. rose against them (= to bar the way) LU 5362 . Cf. conocbath in carpat fris ... ┐ concligtis ind h[e]ich fris the chariot would tilt up before him and the horses would spring at him Ériu vi 134.21 . bēim a cinn fri cloich, Ml. 139c3 . beim cind fri hall, LL 225b38 (see benaid). esarcain cind fri hallib, 176b33 . aiges (feras) in tond frisin mbruach, Anecd. i 12.19 (21) . cf. FB 44 , see fri. See also phrases with cúl, druim(m), lám).

(d) next to, at: folt dond fri toind a chind, folt croderg iar n-airmedon, LU 2564 . dond fri toind cind, 6542 . lene de sról ... i custul fri gelcnes ... dó, 6296 . léne ... sita fria gelchnes, 1810 . cona luirigh ... ria cnes ... ┐ lethan sciath fria gualaind, Stair Erc. 1243 . In this use frequent with ais, cnes, taeb.

II To express association, along with, beside (of local or mental relations, cf. V d): ní bí friu hi comasndeis it is not with them in apposition Sg. 212a5 . in tan mbís nihelas do .u. fri .g. when u is silent beside g, 6b11 . nobiad fri femen `it would be [used] with the feminine' 207b2 . ní biat remsuidigthi friu `there are no prepositions with them' 215a5 (cf. biit remsuidigthi ... cen briathra leo ib. 6). See also s.v. comṡuidigud. is tabarthi `bonum est' fri cechtar in da fersa so, Ml. 112d1 . cen tabairt anman trén fríu, 30a9 (see do-beir). ni bai crand dond indsi fri aroile (i.e. the walls were shattered) Anecd. i 2.5 . ar choibnius frisna comaccomla sa, Sg. 203a10 . in oentid fri Crist, Wb. 15a12 . ni ba suair[c] comlepaid no comaentu frissi, TBC-LL¹ 2079 (fris St) In: ni reid bith fris im longud no im ligi, LU 5957 , the meaning may be different; see atá (fri). toeb fri toeb ata in ri is Eocho F. side by side LU 2839 (see taeb). comaitecht re hairdrigh, ZCP viii 116.5 . méraid ra cách a chumne TBC-LL¹ 740 (here perhaps: meraid hua chlaind fri claind Ml. 100b4 ). is frit mo chairde `with Thee is my compact' Fél. Ep. 534 . (see cairde). iar corai fri I. after making a pact with I. SR 5946 . Cf. córe fri Dia, Wb. 2d16 . is core doib fribsi (gl. salutate invicem) 18b19 . bad chore dúib friu, 7b4 ; - 14 (`lit. let it be peace to you towards them' Thes., but the original meaning of córe points to `with' as the sense of the prep. here). Cf. also: biid pax libsi fri cách (gl. cum omnibus hominibus pacem habentes) 5d33 .

Here probably: isi no beired teora pōc fria cach copān ... dō, TBC-I¹ 2218 . Cf. further: hi cocetul fri Eman in unison with Hib. Min. 4.12 . do dlommad E. is A. ... fri gorta, SR 1419 . ara toimlid fri sid sain | toirthi Parduis, 1085 . taed as fri sidh ┐ fri subha `let him go ... in peace and happiness' AFM 979 .

In this sense with verbs of joining, connecting, also occasionally with verbs of motion and in nominal phrases, such as imma llé fri, immaróen fri, see s.v. , óen (cf. Ériu xiv 142 n . ) also cos, taeb.

In: crithnaigset ... immar bocsimin fri sruth the meaning of the prep. is doubtful. curtar a fuigill re sruth ┐ re fairgi `be the remnant cast out to be carried off by the sea-tide' O'Gr. Cat. 182w . Cf. perhaps: Drochet Atha do dhul re sruth `D. was carried away by the flood' ALC i 260.7 , though these may be exx. of the confusion of re (FRI) with le (LA). curcas fri sruth, FB 44 ; `against a stream' Strachan ZCP iii 419 . Cf. Ériu i 194.4 . See 1 téit and la I (d).

Passing into sense in addition to: tris fer friu (gl. te tertium) Sg. 2a5 . cethri chet bliadan ... a noe sechtmogat fri sein, Rawl. 68b31 ( ZCP iii 18 ). Cf. is fri ni dona salmaib dognid a figild, Mon. Tall. § 5 . fris sin moreover, besides , Leb. Gab.(i) i 88.1 . Hugh Roe 114.1 (f. 30b) . Cf. mod. freisin. For a special sense of with see Mon. Tall. cited under V (d).

III To express fig. direction (cf. V a);

(a) aim, purpose, freq. of function, specific purpose: cen nech dim chlaind frim foraithmet to preserve my memory Ml. 23d9 . ce notechtad ilgotha fri inchosc in mrechtraid sin `that it should possess many sounds to express that variety' Sg. 197a11 . ní fris arícht fri slond persine it was not for that it was invented, to signify person ib. (cf. cid arna airecht pronomen ... dia ṡlund, 198b3 ). in bríg frissa ndéntar a saithar sin the value for which that labour is performed Wb. 11a9 . am loor fri cach reit (gl. ego ... dedici, in quibus sum, sufficiens esse) 24b16 . altoir ... | fri loscud n-edpart an altar for burning [ = on which to burn] offerings SR 4162 . dá magh ... do ṡlaidhi ... co rabad do grés fri geilt do ceithrib ┐ fri trebad do daīnib, Ériu xii 150.6 . primepscop ... accu fri huirdned a n-oessa graid, fri coisecrad a n-eclas ┐ fri hanmchairdes do ḟlaithib, etc. Ériu i 218.2 . sechtmoga fer fria cobair to aid them SR 4196 . drong ngilla ... fri timthirecht, 6280 . ra ergitar ... dalemain fri dail, LL 173a27 ( CRR 13 ). mōr salm | fri hindarba plāg-tedmann, BColm. 70.8 . slóged hi crích ... fri indnaide slogid tairse a hosting into a country to delay a hosting (coming) across it Críth G. 511 . fergniae fri forngaire ndoirseo, 591 . In this sense perhaps in: fót fri haltóir, see 1 fót (d). pars de feoil fri foimtin terci as a precaution against scarcity Mon. Tall. § 12 . Here perhaps: dognith Saul intleda ... fri Duaid used to lay snares against D. Ml. 30a3 . techt do Roim ... fri foglaim n-ecnai, Trip.² 241 . roairis re sloind senchasa he remained to relate Ériu iv 152.6 [or remained relating ? See VI (a)]. cid frisi farcbad int id for what end the withe was left LU 4752 (= cid imma ndernad int id, TBC-LL¹ 597 ). cid frisindrolais in cloich why hast thou thrown the stone ? LU 5092 . o tancamair friss `since we have come for it' ( = for that purpose) Fél. 72.24 (cf. inní imo tainic ib. 30 ). co ndernur inní fris tánac LU 4347 . Cf. doluid Saul fri tāirsin David i fus, SR 5959 . lurech imme ... fri cathugud, SR 5757 . treb Leue ... immon eclais fria immarchur, 4883 . docúaidh B. frissan umaloitt sin gusin muilenn `on that service' BNnÉ 26 § 19 . téit féin re toisc ┐ re túrus a crichaib na hEspáine on business CCath. 1806 , cf. do chuaidh gach aon rea dtoisgibh ┐ rea dturasaibh féin, ML 26x (= le tosgaib fein, ML² 347 ). The follg. perhaps are elliptical: the idea represented is anticipating, forestalling: dogniad pars de feoil fre terci do t[h]ecmong = as a provision against the occurrence of scarcity Mon. Tall. § 12 . do na .u. gaiscedaib dec no bitís ... hi tegluch C. fri maidm n-airm no fri gabáil ngasced do neoch LU 5046 . Cf. Fél. Nov. 14 cited VI b.

(b) after adjs. in sense of Lat. gerund with ad or supine in -u: leiscc .i. fri fognam, Wb. 31b23 . conid mesc fria rim so that it is confusing to count it LU 4794 . ba gnim ṅdangen fri himluad, SR 7229 . ingnad fria innisin, LU 2074 ( FA 15 ). adhbal rea n-innisi prodigious to recount ZCP viii 204 § 26 . cenco beth ... and acht C. ba lór fri immarbaig, LL 107a19 ( Ériu iv 28 ). lia iná rúainne ... re n-áireamh, IGT, Decl. ex. 1201 . Cf. atait ... re a ttaispenadh go follus are plainly to be seen Fl. Earls 50.12 . In this use modern Irish has le (LA).

(c) to express direction of feelings; behaviour towards, after nouns or adjs., both of persons and things (cf. I a and V a): conroib deserc leu fri cách, Wb. 26d22 . fáilte fri noíbu, 7b2 (see fáilte). ar formut fribsi, 12c29 (see format and formtech). ropat ḟáilti frimsa, Fél. Dec. 18 (see fáilid). hissel fri hard, sleman fri garb, ZCP iii 447z . anmne fri fochaidi, 449.15 (see ainmne). mailli fri cloc slowness at (answering) the bell ib. 21 . dána fri tōla tromsluaig daring in face of an army SR 5778 . uair ná dernsam huimli fri forngaire, 1854 . ar gart friu for generosity to them ZCP viii 313.12 . créd nach frim atā a maithe ? why is not their bounty bestowed on me ? ACL iii 296 § 38 . ní ar maith friu it is not for their good Wb. 4b37 . ar ulc friu, Ml. 72b22 . tar aesi n-uilc huai[m] se friusom, 74a2 (see also s.v. maith, olc). bad chert do cluchi frim play fair with me LU 5228 . ar ngabáil bāide ... dō rena ardnaem having conceived affection for his high saint BCC § 12 . lére duit frí ríg ngréne ┐ réde fri doíni, Ériu i 193 . is buide linn frib (gl. rogamus vos) Wb. 25a39 (see 2 buide). is maith robai Dia rind, SR 1905 . ní maith ro mbátar frim they have not treated me well LU 4891 . Cf. is maith ro ngabus fritt, TBFr. § 11 . bad faitig frisin foirin sin (gl. observate eos) Wb. 24a23 (see faitech). bid cennuis a gnuis risin lucht ra-nadh (= frisndid) rathmar to whom he is gracious KMMisc. 156.124 . in maith frit menma ind airdríg whether the king is well-disposed to thee SR 6114 . ba fearr di frib menma bar mathar, RC xxiv 56 ( YBL 206a47 ). Cf. is beite duit menma fris `thou must take heed of him' Ériu xii 176.16 . Similarly in expressions like: do-gní maith (trócaire, etc.) fri (see do-gní). nech no comaildfed fir fer frimb uime RC xiii 29.6 .

(d) of prayer, etc. to: irnigde fri Dia, Wb. 4d18 . cf. abstanait fri Dia, PH 4988 . ro throiscset ... fri Dia im a ḟurtacht, 7258 (see troiscid). im aīne fri Dia cora faillsigthi dō ... fasting towards God, that ... might be revealed to him Ériu v 120.12 . Similarly: frit, a rí ..., mo dēr | conom thī ... Mīchēl, SR 2091 . co ndēraib frisin coimdid, PH 6292 . (cf. use with ad-teich). cossoít a thuaithe fri Dia, Wb. 5a23 (see cosaít). Here, perhaps, should come such expressions as the following: ar Christ frit, aithirigh pēin dam, Cáin Ad. 13 . ar do chubus riut, a ingen, crét tuc ort ?, Acall. 6012 . ar bar cubus rib..., crét..., 5476 . ar fir do chubais riut..., 5824 . cf. 4544 . ar t'ḟírinne riutsa, nā furáil, CCath. 1659 .

(e) of hostile feeling, attitude, conduct towards: fri aicned contrary to nature Wb. 2c25 . ba fri aicned ... in talam ... do indluch, Ml. 129d8 . frisin n-uall (gl. adversum inflationem mentis) 68c1 . trifar pecthu fri Dia through your sins against God 115b8 . Common after verbs of opposing, hindering, fighting: hóre nád comeicnigther nech fri toil no one is constrained against [his] will Wb. 28b1 . tuidecht fri toil Dé resistance to God's will 4c23 (see do-tét). cf. o dorala ... | frim thala mac I. | duit ... | niba céle SR 6014 , where opposition seems implied despite the similar phrase cited below under V (d). soud a gnuso fri nech frisa mbi ferc do (gl. ne auertas [faciem tuam] a me Ml. 47d8 (`to turn his countenance from one against whom he cherishes anger' Thes., but surely `fri nech' here must also mean either against ... or towards ... ? See soïd). fergach fris Fíadu, SR 6837 . iar ndebaid do fri Duid, 6994 . na cathaig frim do not contend with me 2877 . ni sirsan do Ch. a n-imned i tá a óenur fri firu Herend not happy for C is the trouble in which he is, alone against the men of E. LU 5995 . Cf. do thoitim fria Cu | ba dirsan sad that thou shouldst fall by [ = fighting against] C. (?) TBC-I¹ 2715 (see also III g). Mairg fris ticfa a ḟerg ... Mairg ticfa re cert, Fen. 200 (see do-icc). ar bruc fris `in displeasure at him' Mon. Tall. § 58 . namthi garga fri sluagh nA., ACL iii 297 § 55 . atat frim hi cotarsnai, SR 1520 . Cf. ni bia th'anim fri fugall | ind ríg hí laithiú brótho, Ériu i 196 § 13a . With adj.: cotarsne fri Dia, Wb. 26a18 . is torcda ┐ is díchéill notaí frim, LU 10831 (= Ériu xii 172 ). is bairnech mo menma frit, LU 10832 (= ib.). is tromda atai rim, RC vi 183.13 . olc roba rim, Ériu v 208.8 (see III c). Here perhaps: tromde ... ro buí frisim ind chaillech oc atach Dé, Mon. Tall. § 7 (= do bhí sí roliosda ar Dh., Rule of Tallaght § 41 ). But cf. VII below.

(f) To express protection, guard, defence, watch against: gabthe dūnad les fris, Ml. 55c1 . inna cathrach conrotacht la Duaid fri Ebustu, 48d27 . múr trén ... fri dóini, fri demnai, Fél. Ep. 152 . tocuiriur etrum ... inna huli nert so fri cech nert n-amnas in ..., Hy vii 49 . cor gabad Sinann friu the Shannon was held (defended) against them RC xviii 10.28 . gébtaít ar tír frind, LU 4634 (see gaibid). iadad Caisil frim eochu the closing of C. to my horses Anecd. iii 63.4 . cóir duit arechus ri siút, TBC-LL¹ 1280 (aire do tabairt fri ... St; see 1 aire). Dia lem fri cech snīomh, Ériu iv 236 . Crist credal fri demnaib, ACL iii 221.12 . dín ... re holcaib, ZCP viii 202.18 . Of limitation, boundary: nā bí crích la nech fri peccad that no one sets a limit to sin Ériu i 218.9 . Cf. samaiges crích fri aidchi, Hy ii 55 , corresp. to contra noctem terminum pones, Ardm. 8a1 . See also s.v. inillius.

(g) In elliptical sentt.: leic ... in fognam, ol se; ni lamaim, ol sī, frisin rigain = I dare not disobey the Queen RC xxiv 192 (but perh. FRI here = because of; see V b ). ro an ... ina aenar ru remained alone to oppose them ZCP vi 56.31 . rofetursa a n-as maith dúib fris I know a good way for you to deal with him LU 5934 . tarmairt mo Dia dil frisin tuaid ... a cor fo leittreib lethglenn = my dear God had well nigh (in His resentment) against them cast them down ... SR 4718 . Cf. lām fri idal to renounce idolatry SR 4845 (see lám).


(a) after adjs. and nouns denoting resemblance or equality (esp. those compounded with com-) and vbs. of resembling or comparing: cosmil fri cethir (gl. animalis) Wb. 8b14 . cutrummus fri Dia, 17c8 . i cutrummus fribsi 17b14 . ɔodernain hi cutrummus frim cheliu `to do like my fellows' PCr. 2a2 . (pariter) fri, Sg. 77a2 . i tomus fri nech Wb. 17b11 . intamail ... fri nech, Ml. 22c1 . cen a chondelg fri nech, Sg. 42a6 . cosmaili tuisil `sui' fri tuisliu `ego' ┐ `tu', 200a12 . (similiter) fri, 203a5 . cf. (eandem significationem habens) .i. fri `cum', 218a1 . diatā oenḟolaid ... frissin Athair, PH 177 . ba cudruma re core mōr é, RC xviii 183 . ni caithedh acht coibeis fri gach manach he used to eat only as much as any other monk BNnÉ 300 § 3 . nir chumma nech ris im chath, Metr. Dinds. iv 344 . ru boí i comré ri Cormac, LL 3796 (30a) . i comhrē ris coeval with him Moling 4 . rogheanair i n-aenuair fria was born at the same time as she BB 406bz (= Dinds. 111 ). Cf. IX (b).

Replacing O. Ir. construction with equative: comdhub fri hec, Thr. Ir. Gl. 36 (prull) = duibidir éc, Corm. Y 1059 . Bodl. comard fri fid, Ériu iv 138.26 . meidithir fria hasal as big as an ass Marco P. 10 . corbo chomfota frisin sroin LU 6472 .

See also verbs and adjs. of comparison, e.g. 1 do-ella, samlaithir, in-samlathar; cosmail, 2 cutrummae, etc.

(b) to express difference, distinction from : frissaní immeraidtis (gl. longe aliud) Ml. 61c12 . sain fri .c. `different to c' Sg. 6b7 . do dechor fri praenomna aili, 28a13 . huare nád deligedar fri praenomen , 28a15 . do dechrugud persine fri alaili, 202a4 . is allail pronomen aní sin fri `sui' (gl. `is' aliud pronomen...) 209b10 . (differentia) fri, 213b15 , gl. contra 214b4 . Cf. nipo choím less frinn He was not dear to Him compared to us (?) Wb. 4b12 [Fraser l.c. suggests this rendering, ZCP viii 41 n . `in our case (?),' Thes.].

See s.v. 1 dechor, dechraigidir, deiligidir and other words of similar meaning.


(a) with respect to, with regard to (cf. III c) : is sain fri cath sain fri scor different for battle, different for unyoking (of trumpet-call) Wb. 12c46 . idain fri cach réit faithful as to 31c13 . cen chinaid n-uaim fri nech, Ml. 54d16 (see cin). nach é Dia is ciontach riú is to blame for them TSh. 10499 . as eola fri aidgne ind Athar, Wb. 19d9 . it maithi a arilti frib `He deserves well of you' (`literally good are his merits as to you' Thes.) Wb. 16c11 . airle Dé fri Herind, LL 49b13 ( Hail Brigit § 2 ). .iiii. seóit a dire ... is fechem is fiadnaisi friu `four seds are his `dire'-fine ... he is a suitor and witness for them' (i.e. he is liable to that extent) Laws iv 308.2 ( Críth G. 138 ). is amlaid in t-athair frisin mac ngor; ... nimtha in t-athair frisin mac n-ingor thus the father acts with regard to the dutiful son; ... not so with regard to the undutiful one Laws iii 56. 22 ; z 0 . ba fria as-breth: cruth cách co hÉtaín 'of her was it said, 'every woman is fair till compared with Étaín'' BDD 43-44 , Celtica xv 57 . 'fer hi lorcc so,' ol in fer deginuch fri Nero 'a man is following us,' said the last man with regard to Nera RC x 216.48 . conidh ed isberdís cách fris, Cóir Anm. ii § 150 .

Cf. further: crādiis Ultu fri Cethirnd guin Fécc the slaying of F. imbittered the U. against C., ZCP viii 305.32 . ferdha a cathuibh iat, ar is friu ronnaltadh oc imairecc fria geinnti, Marco P. 189 . ro alt ... ind ingen co digrais fri légend ┐ gaís, LL 279a47 ( SG 413 ). Possibly the last two exx. belong rather to III (a), also : is me is cintach fris ni he is cintach frim, BB 479b14 (see cintach). See also : a lleth fri, s.v. leth.

(b) on account of (cf. VI b) : ro lega in snechta ... fri meit brotha in miled, LU 5858 . ba lond F. friside (-suidi), RC xxvi 12 § ix . saeth mār fri luga dige great distress from [?] lack of drink Fianaig. 12 § 20 . cid mís no bheinn gun ríg thess | ro-fess ná bíad mo scís fris, ACL iii 304.20 . ní ḟaicim-si ... ni rís budh choir t'obadh for which it were right to refuse thee Ériu iii 154.5 . atchess ... na haīble tened ... uasachind re fiuchud na ferge, LU 6466 . ba mertnech Moisi fri hilchaingni ... fri orddugugd cāich fo mām, SR 4542 . batar toirsech fri Moisi, 3886 (in these two exx. fri = oc of prose LB 122a etc.). féimdid sim imt[h]echt fri scíss he cannot go on from weariness BColm. 94.16 . ni ro chotail C. fri himṡním, LB 274a55 . ni faict[h]e ise fri feidm a léiginn she used not be seen because of her duty of study ACL iii 308 VI 13 . Cf. la III a.

(c) on behalf of: aitchitt an C. ris comad he noberad, etc. they beseech the Lord for him that it might be he BColm. 98.15 . dogníther airnaigthi frisin ríg co nambed fot saegail do, MacCongl. 59.23 . ica cantain fria Cianoig chanting (a prayer) for C. ZCP vii 308.7 . Cf. also : ata mo briathar ┐ mo comairghi fria ar Tuatha D., Ériu xii 152.9 . o doratsat briathair fris, CCath. 1236 . in tī bes rí is fris beimmi, ZCP viii 316.3 . See do-beir, gell, and ráith.

(d) according to ; in agreement with, with pers. somet. = in obedience to: ni ni nach breith nā bi fri canoin cumtastar [sic leg.] no judgement is valid that is not framed according to the canon Corm. Y 1224 . cf. manib fri fasach fuirmider, Ériu xii 199.23 . fri mes airechta adrimter, Laws iv 298.25 ( Críth G. 22 ). fri saltair nogebad ... a salmu by the psalter (i.e. with the psalter before him), Mon. Tall. § 39 , cf. ni lugae mbis ind menme hisin cheill dia gabail ind tsailm de memur indas cid fri saltair ib.). fosernd clothri Connacht ... fri senchus ... fri buaid ┐ breatha in conformity with (the claims of) pedigree, with prowess and legal decision ZCP viii 108.10 = Ériu v 234 . bid som iarum fria toil (= they will be able to do as they like) Mon. Tall. § 35 (= go mbid ... aca ara ttoil fein, Rule of Tallaght § 35 ). fri tala ind rig ... domrala I am about the king's business SR 6187 (Rex praecepit mihi 1 Reg. xxi 2 ). cia ro delb fria thuil a ndath who coloured them to please himself (?) SR 7675 . For FRI TOIL in a different sense, see III (e). Cf. nitattorbi fri toil Dé (gl. non omnia expediunt 1 Corinth. x 22 ) `against God's will' Thes., Wb. 11b 17a . Also : ind tí dogní ní do maith fria menmain fadesin ... ar ind bo neoch gabti he who does a good thing in accordance with his own inclination ... should openly proclaim it Mon. Tall. § 21 (= chuirios ní maith ... do dheunamh uaidhe fein, Rule of Tallaght 71 ).


(a) with vn. or other abstract after subst. vb. or equivalent = to be at, engaged in or about to engage in (some occupation, process ; cf. III a) : in tinscanfam .i. in biam fris (gl. incipimus ... commendare ?) Wb. 15a1 . ní uisse do mug Dae buith fri debuid to be at strife 30b26 . cf. ní bethe fria acre, 9c20 . ni piam fri aithirgi, 30b17 . ni biat som fria togais adi (= non fallacia ad quoscumque loquuntur) Ml. 31a17 . cechtar nathar fria saindān `each ... at his special art' Thes. ii 293.14 . feib donrala fri comrad, SR 1214 . indí ... bíte fri tnúith `those that are given to lust' Mon. Tall. § 11 . nebbuith fri éthech not to be lying Ériu ii 64 § 6 . céin bete fri soíthar while they shall be at work Fél. Ep. 298 . in tan natbi fri frestal na n-anmand when he is not attending to LB 110b43 (cf. SR 1199 ). ní mo chean ... tarrla re freastal ... na fairrgi sin, CF 42 . amail do beith se re goibhnecht ríam as if he had always been at smith's work BCC § 92 . na saoithe do bhí re seanchus, Keat. i 74 . cuirim suas don ghrádh, | ní fiú é bheith ris, Dánta Gr. xiv 3 . Cf. boí a ben fri idna in travail LU 105.86 (see 1 idu). Similarly without subst. vb. : nachitochthad fria choscc `let him not wear thee out in admonishing him' Wb. 31d11 . conus tarttsat fria ttoghairm chuca an lucht they set about calling the people Hugh Roe § 8 . Cf. airfitech re tetaib, ACL iii 223.23 (= Keat. ii 5358 ). dias fri cerdacht, SR 190 (perh. III a). dá mbeinn re héagnach `had I purposed to revile' Content. v 7 (cf. le hóradh bhriat[h]ar da mbeinn, Ó Héodhusa 4 ). In class. lang. `re' is used with vn. to express futurity : an chathair atá ré teacht ( = civitatem futuram) TSh. 2751 . i n-oirchill na n-olc bhíos ré tuirling orra, 532 .

(b) denoting the occasion (event, cause, etc.) on or from which something takes place (some of the exx. could be explained as extensions of other uses (cf. V b ; IX a) ; often the construction is elliptical) : gaibed cach a greimm ... | fria brethir in primsacairt, SR 4400 . ba huisse soillse fri éitsecht na noeb at the death Hy ii 60 . Cf. co mbidis i nd-aenmaigin fria n-ég, Corm. Y 1233 (fri héc LB. ria n-ec LL 179b ). fri gein Críst ... tindscan lechsa léri, Fél. Nov. 14 (cf. III a). ro eirgis fri breithir Isu, PH 2780 . ret[h]it daim ... ri dorddan na damgaire, Ériu vii 2 § 1 . phreab as G. risan gair, Ériu i 18.33 . ac cantain cheóil ... fris coteltais Síl Adaim, LL 3305 ( Ériu xiv 156 ).

VII To denote mental subjective attitude, in the opinion of (cf. similar use of Lat. apud, and see la) : ni cumdabairt fri Cirine is tre metur Jerome does not doubt Hib. Min. 6.187 . nad maith fri C. ciasperthar ..., 7.235 . frithir frisin mac i n-ebras riss, Ériu vii 225 ( LL 209a16 ). ba bind fri cach na canaind, LU 1301 (`sweet to all was what I said' Imr. Brain ii 298 . But this may be ex. of : canaid fri). bid inmain fria cách a ainm loved of all PH 4299 . ba hingnad mor frisin popul sin, 2959 . ba mo a grad fri Gargán oldait a uli cethra G. loved him more than all his cattle 7178 . Cf. Mon. Tall. § 7 cited under III (e) where the meaning seems different. gurbh annsa ré hEóin Críost ioná ré Peadar Christ was dearer to John than to Peter TSh. 10327 .


(a) to denote agent (a late use, mostly in texts in artificial style). ar na bennughadh fri sanctuss Silvester consecrated by Fl. Earls 196.19 . laech ... frisimbia mo thiglecht (= who will cause my death) Metr. Dinds. iv 360 (but perh. this is ellipt. and belongs to III (e) ; cf. TBC2 cited there). romarbtha na maithe ... frisna crechairib LB 154a63 . in lucht frisa tucad in digal .i. Uespiam ┐ Titus ib. 16 . Constantiana ... .i. eclas rocúmdaiged fri Constantin 157b48 . Of parenthood : trī meic Medba fri Fergus, Corp. Gen. 279.33 . sē meic do Mīlidh fri Scota ┐ dā mac frisin nEspānaig 'Míl had six sons of Scota, and two sons of the Spanish woman', ITS xliv 64 § 424 . do chomthusmed clainni fri hA. to have children by A., Alex. 512 .

(b) to denote instrument, through, by means of, by dint of (cf. similar uses of Engl. `with') : sénais Brigit fria bachaill with her crozier Hy v 58 T = lia F. fria noebainm ... séntae cech slóg subach by [or at ?] his holy name every happy host was sained Fél. Prol. 99 . ícaid [Tipra C.] gallrae ... fri troscud aici, BColm. 52.15 . argain fri daigid (destroying by fire LL 107a21 ( Ériu iv 28 ), cf. multi nobiles ceciderunt ... fri daigidh ro horta uile, AU 900 (see RIA Dict. s.v. daig). go nach deachaidh neach re siúbhal ... as no one escaped by flight ML 88.31 . re dán nglas ... dán breaghdha do bhréagnachadh with a simple poem to refute an elaborate one Content. vii 13 . ro ēirigh fri nert seoin ┐ solaid, Moling § 4 (possibly = with here cf. dol ar fairrge ... ré cóir na gaoithe = with a favourable wind ML 36z = le ML² 466 . cuir me ... chum seoil ... re cóir ghloin, Measgra D. 48.16 ).

IX In expressions of time :—

(a) in O. Ir. in locatival sense in phrase : fri dē by day, in the day-time Ml. 121d8 . Wb. 6a30 . fri dei, 9a5 , 24d14 , 26b17 . Cf. in gabail fri dei ... in gabail cech ráithi a catch (of fish) daily (?) Trip. 250.14 (2950) . fri díe, Mon. Tall. § 55 . fri haidchi by night Trip. 208.25 (2452) . gl. contra noctem Lat. Lives 18 . re lá, Ériu iii 148 § 3 . arna imbreth ... i n-aidchi cía nosgonad fri dé, LU 5609 .

(b) usually to denote period during which something continues or takes place : 'na fuair frisna secht ṁbliadnaib SR 3394 . fri a n-aimsir in their time Laws iv 210.28 . niro chotail C. frisin ré sin, LU 6337 . fria ré hi fut a saegail for their lifetime SR 5932 . bai cocad mor etarro fri re ciana RC xxiv 186 . batar ... fri re secht la amlaid sin, ACL iii 225.1 . conosrala for sechrán fri re bliadna co lleith, LU 1279 . bá-sa i Tul T. fri ré inna dílenn, Ériu iv 144y . maith graig dorat damh rem lá in my day ACL iii 304.23 . D. ba talchar fria ré in his day Metr. Dinds. ii 40 . dorumaltsa ... m'aimsir fri hamsir Nemid, LU 1276 . nir siubhuil in conuir-so re bliadhain aenridiri for a year past ZCP vi 104 z.

(c) fixing a limit within which something takes place : ni ba marb-sa fri sin I shall not die before that ZCP i 105.4 (co sin v.l.). Cf. also the locative use in Marco P. 11 cited I (a). tanic ... uidi na .xii. mís fri .xii. laa made the twelve months' journey in twelve days LB 139a31 . icuis fri teorai nomaidhe within thrice nine days RC xii 66x . nos ithend ... friha brathad sula in the twinkling of an eye LU 1895 ( RC x 56 ; fri b. v.l.) do imredar ... re trí lá, ┐ ní ruc G. énchluichi rissin, Acall. 1348 .

(d) of point of time ; in some cases approaching VI (b) above. fri dead n-aissi, SR 2829 . in tan nadbi fri húair i fos | frithalmi when he is not here at the hour of attending ... 1199 (cf. LB 110b43 cited under VI (a) above). cech dūil ... rosdelb fri oenuair, SR 7864 (similarly 7234 , 7386 ). grend Muman ... grend Connacht ... ra hóen-úair at the same time Ériu i 130.36 ( LL 46b ). buaidh ... damh fri deiredh mo ṡaoghail, ACL iii 231.1 . ra dered flatha Domnaill, LL 185a48 ( Arch. Hib. ii 85 ) = Rawl. 154a52 . Rí dorat na deich plāga | forthu fri huair combāga, SR 3942 . ? cid fri geld bāis nobeth `though he were at the point of death.' Mon. Tall. § 48 (see gell). re húair nfaicsiona at the time of looking RC xxix 128.13 . fri huair tacrai do ghníma, Ériu ii 228.7 .

(e) in follg. exx. perhaps used for ria before: na buidne ... robatar fria Crist...rofhogain don Choimdid fria tuidecht soscela (= turbae quae praecedebant ... ante evangelium) PH 4573 . dorad som a cuibidil fria mbass made his confession before death RC xviii 53.19 . Cf. co ro muid fri maccu Israel, LB 122b47 = re, YBL 293b40 (corresp. to mebaid remib SR 4765 ).

(f) In later lang., 3 s. ris occurs as adv. bare, exposed, uncovered : mar do leig ris a n-aoinfheacht 'how it left [her] uncovered at once' Duan. F. ii 332 § 9 , Éigse ix 228 . do theilg Ercuill a bhrat de ┐ ro leig a lorg ┐ in croicenn leomainn ro buí re cnes ris, ITS xxxviii 997 (Stair Ercuil) . chonarcadar a ccroicinn go coirtighthi buídhe ris, Smaointe B. Chr. 150 . ó bhí mo chroiceann-sa nochtuighthe síos reis, 160 . cia d’innis doit-se a bheith nochtuighthe síos reis (leis, v.l.), 161 . See also la VI (d), léicid.

X In regular or occasional construction with many verbs (and nouns of cognate meaning with them), e.g., those of speaking, addressing, boasting, complaining, asking, thanking ; meeting, touching, striking, rubbing, grinding ; listening ; waiting, expecting ; entrusting ; co-operating, associating, helping ; visiting ; resembling, comparing, differing ; parting, severing (from) ; doing (something to), acting (towards), giving, distributing, apportioning ; requiting, paying, selling ; refusing, rejecting, denying ; hindering, restricting, opposing, combating, etc. See especially : ad-cosnai, ad-gair, ad-teich, ad-tluichethar (attlugud), aigid, 1 anaid, ar-báigi, as-beir, benaid, beirid, 1 caithid, canaid, 1 cingid, comalnaithir, 1 con-clich, con-delca, con-gní, con-ricc, con-sní, con-túaisi, crenaid, dálaid, dlomaid, do-beir, do-gní, do-icc, do-rogaib, do-slí (tuillem buide fri), do-sluindi (diúltad), do-tét, dúnaid, 2 erbaid, fáiltigid(ir), feraid, fo-gella (2 fuiglid), fo-rig, fris-oirg, fris-tairissethar, fris-taít, gaibid (fris-gaib), gellaid, íadaid, 1 íccaid, imm-beir, imm-fogni, imm-fresna, in-samlathar, in-túaisi (éistid), labraithir (labraid), laigid, 1 ligid, lingid, 1 luigid, meilid (con-meil), naiscid, ráidid (ol, ar), rannaid, renaid, saethraigidir, scaraid (and compds.), soïd (do-soí), 1 téit, tongaid.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. géilsine or

n (giall, géill) , f. hostageship, rendering of hostages: later confused with célsine (<céle) and used in the same sense service, vassalage; often with an unfavourable meaning forced service, subjection: is he arelabrathar Mumain n-uili .i. biad Mumu huile ina gellsine, Anecd. iii 63.16 . co tuc [mac] Maic Murchadha a ngellsine lais brought away ... as a hostage , RC xviii 277.2 (Tig.). in quo cecidit Maine ... a[c] cosnom gelsine Hua Maine Condacht `contending for the hostages ...,' xvii 136.6 (Tig.) = gellsine, CS 44.23 = geillsine, AFM i176.10 . co tartadh E. a ngeilsine do o Laignib, LL 393b39 . dlighidh ... righ Airghiall ó righ hErind saer-ghéillsine for a ghiallaibh `free-hostageship for his hostages,' Leb. Cert. 142.y . Cf. Fen. 364.15 . táet im gelsini sea is ferr dó oldás celsine óctigernd, LU 5590 = chēllsine, TBC-I¹ 1107 . Cf. TBC-LL¹ 1614 . in ti ro bo saer ... ocus du nar dliged gellsine, Laws v 18.15 Comm. rotairbir fo smacht ocus fo geilsini ... do Gallaib, Cog. 48.10 . fo gheillsine Gall, 40.2 . do bátar ... i ngéillsine mhóir dhó .i. cét orc ┐ cét laegh ..., SG 87.31 . dia fuasluccad asin geilsine imbatar, D IV 2 72rb42 . geillsine agus coimhdeacht I Conchúbhair d'fhiachaibh air, JRSAI ii 346.19 . Applied to the religious sphere: nongeba-som Crist ina geilsine .i. ina munteras, LU 983 = RC xx 268.19 . ar m'oilithre ┐ ar mo geilsine don Coimde, BNnÉ 302 § 10.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. gell or

Forms: ngell, gell, gell

n o, n., later m. IGT Decl. § 65 , as a regular o-stem `when not a verbal noun'; § 95 when used as a vn. n s. a ngell , Ml. 27a6 . gell n-uathbais (sic leg.), Laws iv 268.25 . n p. inna gell , Ml. 58d8 .

(a) a pledge, a surety . In Laws specifically of the pledge of some valuable personal belonging, given as earnest of payment from debtor to creditor who fasts on him. See Thurn. ZCP xv 266 - 7 . gl. pignus, Ml. 23d16 . inna gell (gl. pignera), 58d8 . [do]rrat gell, Wb. 14c38 . gell glaine, Fél.² July 6 . tairr lind di ghiull di inchaib Connacht as a pledge of the honour of C., TBC-I¹ 1243 . ruc in claideb dam do giull dom anmain as a pledge for (i.e. for the sake of) my life, LL 251a23 ( TBFr. 300 ). rugsat braighde fomda leo i ngill re cíos as security for ..., TFrag. 158.1 . cislir ata corai do righ do giull for a tuatha? A tri ... g.¤ sloghad, g.¤ rechtge, g.¤ cairddi `How many things is it proper for a king to bind by pledge on his "tuatha"?', Laws iv 332.20 ; 334.7 . fer gill a pledged man, 338.10 . eneclund a marbadh a gill, i 76.16 Comm. atait secht ngealla la Feine, v 186.1 . gill easbaidh idle pledges, 13 Comm. an geall dobera duine re fiachaib, O'Curry 303 ( H 3.18, 166 ). ni gabar raith do raith ... no geall do gill, O'D. 711 ( H 3.17, c.519 ). gell do bas a pledge to death, Laws v 220.13 . gl. .i. gell de um a fuaslucad o bas ... .i. is he rath tuc do, a fuaslucadh o bas .i. o croich, 30 - 32 . Cf. 206.19 . iii 10.22 ; 66.20 ; and for explanation of phrase, see Thurn. ZCP xv 323 . tucadh Dorn ... i ngell re cin a mic, Laws i 70.21 . na druinge bhíos i ngioll ré díol na bhfiach bhíos orra, TSh. 4452 . See 5001 . muire icna bít géill ingill | isé in lind i coire toll `the king who has not hostages in keeping, Ériu ix 45 § 3 . do bhadar Gaoidhil 'na gioll, Irish Texts i i 105.1 . rogab ... ríghe nÉrenn ... ┐ fuair a ngelli iarum took pledges from them, ZCP xiii 196.12 . geall caeca mogadh tar muir | atá d'ór ana borduibh (`the ransom of' ... O'Gr.), Acall. 1992 . na seacht laigh le raibhe C. ... i ngioll `under bond,' BNnÉ 115.4 . biaid t'animm in-a gill `responsible for it,' PH 7451 . Cf. 7391 . ní taobhtha rú a ngáol i ngioll `as a prisoner,' Ériu ix 167 § 36 . tá sé a n-ifreann a ngeall `in bondage,' Oss. iv 10.15 . A bhean ... | do bhí agam riamh i ngioll who wert ever pledged to me, Dánta Gr. xxx 6 . taoíseach ... nach bíodh file fana laimh | ar gheall Ch. mhic R. pledged for by C. Duan. F. ii 282 § 120 . do ghabhail gill creche, AFM iii 572.16 . braighe gill `a hostage for ransom,' v 1788.26 . an budh geall re hoireachus damhsa sibh? `... a pledge for supremacy ...,' ML 106.11 . a gcosnamh gill (epithet of Mac Sweeney) `the defender of their pledge,' TD 25.38 . beantar dhíom i bhfiachoibh cáigh | dá gheall nó trí, 22.10 ; 13.19 . go léine ghiorr nár gheall buinn ... `not worth (lit. not security for) a groat,' 44.10 . glac geall uadh, Proverbs xx 16 . In leg. documents used of a pledge or mortgage deposited; a return for the use of lands. See Trans. RIA xv 15 seq . (Ant.); PRIA vii 248 ; TD ii 262 . fearonn a ngioll mortgaged land, Misc. Ir. Arch. Soc. i 190.12 . thug sé geall air in dá fhearaonn so he gave a mortgage on ..., O'Gr. Cat. 155.10. Passing into sense of promise: fa mor ngill `it was a great promise,' BNnÉ 283.1 . aird-gella, TBC-LL¹ 2385 . As quasi vn.: A-tú (atá MS) riamh ... ag geall d'Iosa 'ma éan-duain ... a gheall dhó is gan a dhéanamh `I am ever promising Jesus a poem,' Dán Dé xxv 2 . cith a ló gríanach gá gheall, IGT Decl. ex. 1662.

(b) a stake, a wager: `An imérum fichell?' ol Midir, `Ní imérum,' ol Eochaid `acht do ghill,', ZCP v 526.6 . In n-imberam fidchill, for Midir. Cid gell bias and ... Gell adcobra cechtar dá lína the stake which either of the two parties desires, LU 10834 . muna imre fi[th]chill rum-sa (ar) gealltaibh, Ériu iii 162 § 15 . ag cur geill as ar gconaibh betting on our hounds, Oss. vi 140.18 . ní faigter gille ag geall tresa to challenge combat, O'Gr. Cat. 472.22. Fig. palm, supremacy, excellence, prize: gell ar dénam cá dreich nduind the palm for shapeliness to ..., Hy Fiach. 294.9 . geall ón rós ag grís a ghrúadh the glow of his cheek excels the rose, Rel. Celt. ii 303.5 . nir tarraidh in talamh te | cú ga mbiadh geall Gaillfheithe, Duan. F. i 15.16 . geall Eireann ag Ulltachaibh, Content. xxx 30 . g s. used attrib. praiseworthy a leapthaibh dhénta duan ngill, Studies 1920, 2 § 8 . gréas ngill `of worthy poems,' DDána 73 § 43 . berid g.¤ (foll. by prep. ar, ó of pers. or by gen.) carries off the palm from: Gobán sáor ... | rucc geall ar gach náon ... | saor an tsaogail, BNnÉ 241 § 179 . ní rug ... geall calmachta ó Chonchubhar, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 372.12 . nach lór do bhreith ghill Ghaeidhil, 146.7 . beire geall gach ḟir dá aimhdheóin, IGT Decl. ex. 1308 . an té berus gell gaisgidh ... na cruinne, ZCP vi 29.8 . Cf. 289.28 . Cia do bhéaradh geall Cormaic `who could surpass C.?' Content. xv 50 . xviii 97 . TD 28.29 . fogeib (do-alla, benaid) g.¤ in same sense: ní bentair geall dealbha dít, IGT Decl. ex. 264 . geall gach oide ... mar fuair A., DDána 73 § 40 . A. Ó Dálaigh lii 12. TD 20.29 . rithid uile ... gidh eadh, is aoin-fhear do-gheibh an geall, TSh. 10276 . uaisleacht ... ní thall soin dá ghníomhaibh geall `cannot match his valour,' DDána 91 § 13 . drong bheanus geall do Ghuaire, TD 34.2 . cuirid g.¤ re challenges: do chuir geall ... fa dhán re hadhbhar eile `he challenged another notice about a poem,' DDána 90 § 16.

(c) the equal, the equivalent , a development of (a) and (b): fri geld bais at the point of death, Mon. Tall. § 48 . ba gell do anmain it was a question of her life, ZCP xv 322.5 . Cf. mina be gell de anmannaib `unless lives are in danger,' Rule of Tallaght 66 § 8 ( LB 9b34 ). ingnadh gill gnái a fledóil | 's in Trái ... `a marvellous identity,' O'Gr. Cat. 354.8. Usu. foll. by re (la): má atá do thal leam ... | budh geall damh re haithní é it were to me equivalent to a command, Studies 1919, 73 § 6 . geall re hoighidh an eachtra, ib. 255 § 1 . gell re bás a mbetha ghnáth, O'Gr. Cat. 472.2 . beag nár gheall re flaith an file, TD 25.15 . TSh. Gl.

(d) Meaning doubtful: bai ind arc for cuclaigi gell | 'coa tabairt di Hierusalem, SR 6673.

(e) In prep. phrases: do g.¤ ar for the sake of: do gheall ar ghlóir dhíomhaín, Content. ix. 24 . i n¤ in need of: depending on: étach d'á rabi 'na gill, PH 7550 . do bhí Magh Tuireadh ... i ngeall mhic Céin, Measgra D. 54.70 . ┐ gan í i ngeall nó i n-éigean a furtachta, TSh. 4835 ; 4861 ; 5084 . i ng.¤ (ngioll) ar: by means of, on account of, in exchange for, pledged to: i ngeall (sic v.l.) ar a fhoghluim fuair Niul ... gach innmhe, Keat. i 92.6 . i ngeall ar onóir shaoghalta, TSh. 619 . ib. 2023 ; 10084 . i ngioll ar Dhia for the sake of God, Measgra D. 52.61 . a ngioll ar in tig sin `depending on that house,' Fl. Earls 180.7 . muna ghlacdaois uatha e a ngioll ar bheith ag guidhe orra, Rule of Tallaght § 30 . gibé ler ab fuath an dream | atáimse i ngeall ortha riamh, I am devoted to them ever, Dánta Gr. ix 8 (ed. 1916). Cf. xiv 18 . i ng.¤ re: in pledge for, in lieu of, as the equivalent of; depending on; on account of: is meinic ... bheannaid a anam as i ngioll ris an gcúntas, TSh. 3654 . Cf. 4377 . ó tá síoth a ngioll re gleó, IGT Decl. ex. 1493 . fada linn gu lá na graifne | a ngill atá ar raithne ris, ex. 1392 . Mac Mhoire ... i ngeall ré pháis oile ... as it were a second passion, A. Ó Dálaigh xviii 2 . do chrú léd ghrásaibh i ngioll thy kinsfolk depending on thy grace, xlvii 10 . Cf. Dán Dé iii 31 . a ngeall re meidhir na gcon | ... atá Fionn ... air láimh `because of the amusement ...,' Oss. iv 12.25 . mar gh.¤ air in return for, on account of: rug claoinbhreath mar gheall ar chumaoin fuair, TSh. 6788 . Cf. 3604 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. gellaid or
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Forms: gellad, gellamain

v Cf. gillim, LB 214a66 ( MacCongl. 21.6 ).

(a) pledges oneself, vows, promises: with DO of person to whom promise is made: ce gellaid ... ni comalland, Laws v 124.14 Comm. is iat-sede na comallat o gním in maith gellait o bélaib those are they that do not fulfil by deed the good which they promise with their lips, RC iv 250 § 15 . Cf. ii 388 § 13 . ni geallaim-si a n-ioc so I do not promise to heal them, TBC-LL¹ p. 619, n. 5 (St.). an ro gellad damsa ... tucthar dam, LU 10899 . `isim egen tra' ol Fer Baeth `darindgult' (gl. .i. ro gellus), 6019 . rogell Patraic ... do Shenpatraic, Lib. Hymn. 103.66 n . ra gellaisiu teiched remumsa, TBC-LL¹ 6060 ; 3026 . ní fil ní nad gellfad dar cend a enig, 817 . ni ragam do Ierusalem cia rogellsamm dula ind, Hom. Leg. 72.z . ro gell Irūath ... nāch bīad a dīn for talmain Herod vowed ..., ZCP viii 114 § 17 . gillim fiad nduilemain I vow before the Creator, MacCongl. 21.6 . rogheall ó Bhoirintt go Luimneach do lot he vowed he would destroy from ..., AFM v 1746.4 . Foll. by FRI (RE) of person: ro-gelltá friu in ní-sin, PH 897 . is fiach o gelltar ri (v.l. do) nech a promise made to a person is a debt incurred, Ériu ix 48 § 25 . TTebe 684 . Passing into sense foretells: dingna Eirenn ... a mbeith i fás is a fán | is edh sin ro geall Ruadhán, SG 70.42 . atchiu nél glas gellus brón, 230.27 . amail rusgellsad draidi ... doib, RC xiii 222.23 . faitsine geallus maith duit, xliii 102 § 105 . Ériu iii 168 § 24 . do gheall Críosd ... go ndinginte a dhiúltadh-san, Dán Dé xx § 6 ; xv § 18 .

(b) pledges: dligit nad ngellai oenach forru (of relations of king to his `tuath'), Laws iv 332.14 [`it is their right that he do not pledge them to hold an assembly,' Mac Neill]. gillfit di comad e ara baruch asidrula cini eta saidbre (leg. gillfid ?) he shall give a pledge, Laws i 120.27 Comm. Is í rogell Coinculainn o[i]dchchi samna dia saighid, Dinds. 53 (RC xv and ZCP ix 198 , BB = rodál, LL). rí fían ... rangell `held him in pledge,' Metr. Dinds. iii 250.119 . ? ni gelliub-sa acht fri indraic I shall not accept a pledge (?) except from a proper person,' Laws ii 122.15 Comm. Fig. wagers: `Ro gellsom,' ol Mongán, `ocus in fili ucut im aidid Fothaid' the poet and I have made a wager (lit. exacted pledges from each other) regarding ..., Imr. Brain i 47.21 ( LU 10979 ).

(c) gives in pledge: colpach gelluid gach n-oidhchi (of a hostage-surety), Laws ii 132.4 Comm. nech nad gella di troscud .i. nech na tabair gell do scuir troisc[th]e (sic leg. WS) he who does not give pledges [to settle] after fasting, i 114.15 Comm. Cf. O'D. 539 ( H 3.17, c.433 ). gellta dib la Coirpre pledges were given for them by C., Laws i 64.6 . C. rogell in athgabhail C. gave pledges for the distraint, 66.25 Comm.

(d) testifies: is andsin rodgella marbh for bíu, IT iii 201.15 . cidphe gellus dít ... im anmaim icom adrad gellfassa de fiad ili whoever testifies of thee ... I will bear witness of him, Trip. 140.19 = ZCP x 41.21 .

(e) ? ní rogelta (= in rogellta; nirbo gelta v.ll.) a guide , Metr. Dinds. iii 298.16 .

Vn. gellad, u m. pledging, promising; a pledge, a promise: a gellad do scaradh fri gach caingin indligthig, Laws v 124.13 gl. na comaillfed a gellad fri Dia, PH 3056 . leis an ngealladh gealltar leis, Studies 1919, 258 § 19 . na fir nar ob gealladh, Content. xxviii 64 . tar ghealladh against your promise, v 183 . g s. lanad gellta a full pledge, Laws v 416.21 gl. comad uidi anta uidi (a) gellta so that its period of stay is its period of pledging, i 176.30 Comm. i n-āge a gellta at the time it was promised, BColm. 92.3 . dol tar bharr a gheallta, TSh. 3672 . pl. fátsine ┐ gellta in choimded frínd, PH 2546 . tréna ngealltaibh dhamh, Studies 1924, 242 § 11 . Also gellamain, q.v. infra.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. gemlech or

Forms: geimhlech

n (gemel)

I o, m. geimhlech, IGT Decl. § 22 a fettered person, a prisoner, a hostage : roscacht i ngrísaib gemlig `in galling chains' (lit. burning pains of a captive), Metr. Dinds. iii 370.55 . a ngnimaib geimhligh, BB 275a1 = in n-gnímhaibh geimhlibh, Leb. Cert. 140.4 . pl. na geimhligh uile dh' élúdh, IGT Decl. ex. 805 . du : ní fhuil glas gan dá gheimhlech, ex. 803 .

adj II o,ā

(a) of or belonging to fetters ; fettered, captive : do chloind Laitin langeimligh ` full-fettered ,' Auraic. 802 . Bran gemlech glúair, LL 4287 . forais Genainn ba geimhlech `a man of fetters,' Leb. Gab.(i) i 130.4 . ar an mbróin ngeimhligh ngiall fettered swarm, TSh. 6684 . tri fichit uinge d'airget ghil ina unga geimhlech as his fetter-ounce (i.e. ransom), AFM ii 818.5 . = ina ungai geimleach, AU i 560.11 .

(b) Fig. criminal ? cruel ? : Nabal nemnech gemlech crín, SR 6325 . co cath gér geimlech, 5591 . mod ṅgémlech ṅgle (a cheville, ṅgemlech MS), 7149 . nāch cūala an [n]gnīm ngeimlech ngarcc ? Fianaig. 42 § 5.

2 gíall

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 gíall or

n o, m.

(a) a human pledge, a hostage . See Bürgschaft, pp. 74 - 83 , Críth G. p. 95 f . gl. obses, Sg. 102b3 . co ruc Euá gein n-aile | do Adam, ba cain in gial, SR 1935 . Cisnē fē[i]ch i tiagad gē[i]ll ? what are the liabilities for which hostages are given ? O'Curry 559 ( H 3.18, p. 277 ). giall so tucadh re comalladh dlighidh urradhuis, Laws ii 116.23 Comm. cia elathach in giall im in coirp-dire `though the surety be an absconder,' v 180.3 Comm. geall no giall is ainm do on n-inbaidh robaisdeadh anall gu cend .vii. mbliadan ... cimidh cach duine o sen amach, O'Curry 559 ( H 3.18, p. 277 ) ; cf. also O'Curry 241a . co nderna giall do Naim `made prisoner of N,' Marco P. § 63 . cloc ┐ salm do eclais : geill do rígaib, LU 9786 ( RC vi 165 ). géill díthma `forfeited hostages,' Críth G. 596 . ni rig lais na biad geill i nglasaib, Laws iv 50.22 . Cf. is gat fás flaith cen giallu, LL 146b36 ( PRIA iii 544 § 18 ). géill co ṅglaini, Fél. Jan. 9 . rohadnaiced na geill tuctha andeas ┐ siad beoa, RC xxiv 184.17 . M. ... ar ngabāil gīall for Mumain, ZCP viii 119 v.4 . co tuc giallu Muman, AU i 364.21 (an. 855 ). rogab ... giallu ocus bragti do feraib Mumhan, Cog. 82.13 . ferr cride gialla (giallu, Lec.) courage is better [security] than hostages, LL 345c36 ( Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. 15.18 ). for licc na ṅ-gíall i n-Emain Macha, TBC-LL¹ 4726 . fer gabala giall nErenn, RC xviii 41.29 (Tig.). Nīall na ngiall (sic leg.) ngraigech `N. of the mounted hostages,' Arch. Hib. ii 50 § 33 . Carcair na nGiall mar a mbídís géill nó bhraighde ... i gcoimhéad, Keat. iii 554 . ní faghuir géill ar ghiallaibh `no exchange of hostages is got,' TD 7.3 . Of Christ : rāiti rī risin ngīall nglan, ZCP viii 563 § 29. Of the B.V.M. : ba bangīall (sic leg. : Gabhrīal) Rīgh in rīchidh, 562 § 3 . Fig. inn é gíall (inniat géill v.l.) for tengtha de | ruc Níall ... úaib-si ? `Are your tongues the hostages which N. hath wrung from you ?' Ériu iv 108 § 64 . giall grúaide a pledge for somebody's protection (?, see gruad) : aurfogair dōib gīallu grūaidhe, ACL iii 295 § 31.

Compds. ¤bhrios ( ¤phrios `press') hostage-cell (?), TD 6.18 . ¤bhroid : do bhaoi i ng. agá ghrádh, Dánta Gr. 71.15 . ¤cherdda (cherd), q.v. ¤chométaide a jailer : saidhleóir nó giall-choimhéadaighe don diabhal, TSh. 7344.

(b) As vn. act of yielding homage, obeying : dúil na toile do bheith ag giall don réasún, TSh. 2996 ; 3044 ; 3070 . See ib. Vocab.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. gíallacht or

Forms: giallcherd

n (gíallach) ā, f. hostage-ship, captivity : doratad hé i ngiallacht (eitirecht v.l.) do ríg Leithe Chuinn, Fél. 220.15 . Caurnán ... robāi hic Diármuit i ngīallacht, ZCP xiii 7 , n.c. ba marb ... do cumaid ina giallacht, Dinds. § 18 ( RC xv 311 ). dorat a bratair ... a ngiallacht, BB 488b14 . g s. meit na giallachta, O'Curry 241 ( H 3.18, p. 135 ). cerd giallachta (gl. giallcherd), O'Curry 559 ( H 3.18, p. 276 ).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. gíallachus or

n (gíallach) m. hostage-ship : adrulla sin a giallacus (giallai v.l.), Anecd. i 16.20 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. gíallán or

Forms: gillán

n (2 gíall) o, m. dimin. a little hostage , a pledgling : is álaind in giallán bec-sa, Fél.² cliv 25 = gillán, Fél. 220.17 . As npr m : Bid he a ainm ... Giallán, ib. 26 (= Gillán, Fél.). g s. hi cill Giallán, ib. 21 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. gíallnae or
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Forms: gíallae, giallai, ngiallai

n (2 gíall) ; also by assimilation gíallae , f. dun giallai (gl. ad deditionem), Ml. 72b11 . i ngiallai (gl. in dicionem), 63a12 . d s. i ṅgēillni, Corp. Gen. 153 (Rawl. 143 a 10) , Ériu xxii 148 n. 1 .

(a) submission, hostageship, security : tri aslach foir giallae di alailiu, Ml. 141d1 . C ... fil hi ngialnai lasin rig, BDD § 114 ; ní léicter airm léo ... úaire is in n-giallnai fri fraigid atá[a]t, § 94 (= giallu ; BDD² 930 ; giallai, D) : giallnai do Scathaig, RC xi 450.126 . na tri macaim bátar hi ngiallnai ic L., Trip. 58.3 . ro boiside ... i ngiallai fri láim Cormaic, LU 4364 (= a ngiallaigecht, Anecd. i 16.20 ). ┐ atrulláeside a giallai, 4376 . luid ... día chrích iar n-inriud ┐ giallai (ngíalladh, YBL) do `after, plundering and taking hostages, RC ix 454.5 . isin carcair ... ina roibe P. a ngialla leis, x 180.29 . co ttucc a mac fein i ngiallna dho, AFM ii 1088.22 . an tan ru-s-buī a ngiallna la Rōmánchaibh, Fl. Earls 200.6 . feidm n-gialla (cheville), MR 204.11 . nenaisc giallnai ┐ sluagad, LL 36a37 . diultad Dē ┐ giallnæ Demuin, O'Mulc. 309 . dobert giallna mic do .i. póg, O'Curry 968 ( H 3.18, 416 ).

(b) Abstr. for concrete a hostage-surety : icait a fine a secht cumulu rannaither itir flaith ocus an giallna, .i. da trian don flaith ┐ aon trian do ghiall, Laws ii 136.24 - 26 Comm. (= Bürgschaft p. 79 , where, however, Thurneysen (note 5) would emend giallna to giall).

(c) coll. pledges, hostages : naidm (sic leg.) na ggiallne Laghen fri Fergal, AU i 1726 (an. 720) = AFM i 316.2 (an. 717). bertair giallno iar congail, AU i 58.18 (an. 562, verse) = bersat gialla, SG ii 471.20 .

(d) Leg. technical term for status of a `dóerchéle' who has received `rath' (= stock) from a flaith or chief, and who thereby becomes dependent on him, being under his protection and bound to render him certain services. See (with exx.) Thurn. ZCP xiv 339 seq. , also Críth G. pp. 96 - 8 . do-llēce doḟeth do gīallnai (v.l. gialli) abandon turbulence for service, ZCP xi 96 § 54 k (cf. O'Cl. s.v.). giallna ocus mainche, Laws ii 218.2 Comm. v 286.12 Comm. giallna .i. ... in ceilsine dliges in flaith, O'Curry 1868 (RIA 23 P 3, f.20c ). meth flede, no methle giallna `failure in supplying the feast, or the band of service-reapers to the chief,' Laws i 156.y . do neoch is flaith cetgiallna, 162.16 Comm. laigid imna for giallna, laigid giallna for tochra, O'Curry 1868 ( 23 P 3, f. 20c ). aiggillne .i. auggu-gīallne .i. ō dorat in fer sét taurchloithe dialaile ... ar airitin sēt ūad ... is ugga dō īarom gīallae dond fir sin, Corm. Y 81 . cain aigillne ocus giallnu, Laws ii 222.1 . gialla mic i mbru a mathar, v 216.20 . .i. ceilsine do geallu o'n mac bis a mbroind a mhathar, 218.20 Comm. secht ngialla, 216.17 . .i. secht ceilsine, 218.1 Comm. in rath fein issi sin in giallna .i. ise tuillius in giallna, ii 222.14 Comm. is ann is ríg in tan dodnimmchellat dréchta[i] gialna, Críth G. 570 (cf. p. 96 ). `céli gíalnai' opposed to `sóer-chéili,' Críth G. 323 , 331 , 370 , etc. Fir (gen. ?) giallna (sic leg.) apparently the man who gives `giallna,' the lord, Laws iv 34.4 .i. na fir danada (leg. dianid ada) in giallad no in ceillsine .i. na flatha, ib. 34.28 . gialla fri rind ga, inge mad bes la cinel clientship at the spear-point, v 216.21 . See also under gíallaid I (a).

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