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3 linn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 3 linn or dil.ie/30276

Forms: linne

n [ī, f.] g s. linne period, space of time : d'fagail saoirse dá bhochtaibh / ar olcaibh gacha linde, BNnÉ 147.8 . o l.¤ Conaill ceibfhionn, Ir. Texts ii 17 § 10 . meinic ón linnsi lán fala / lámh re hInnsi glana Gall, Sc. G. St. iv 64 § 20. Of length of reign, tenure of office: im' dhuain ni labraim a línd, MacCarthy 432.y . conice do linn-se ┐ do flaithemhnus, Anecd. ii 60.9 .

In transferred sense perh. life-story, history : Comgan ┐ Marcill / col-lethet al-lindi with the breadth of their life-story (`wisdom'), Fél. Oct. 13 . cit súid nod-légat / ata lethna lindi (`wisdoms'), Ep. 81 . Molta maic Lonain . . . Linne (Linde v.l.) Laich Laithmuine, Anecd. ii 53.5 (`stories', Manners and Cust. ii 133 ). Cf. linde .i. saegail no ecnai, Th. Ir. Gl. 136 (gloss on Fél. Oct. 13 above).

With prec. prep. FRI (RE) during, in the lifetime or reign of: re lind an rígh sin, Ériu iii 150.7 . adúbhairt nach biadh ainm rígh air, ré l.¤ a athar, ML. 8.25 . re l.¤ gach line during every generation, Geneal. Tracts 7.8 . re linn a thraibhléireacht, Párl. na mB. 143 . noco berad orm ria lind / cluchi erail ar fidchill never (lit. during his lifetime), LU 3973 ( SC 45 ). bá maith . . . baí ind Ériu ria lind, LU 4042 . With vn. clause while: ré l.¤ Phápa do dhéanamh, TSh. 417 . ré l.¤ bheith ag imirt orra, 854 . le l.¤ curtha a chuarta, Content. v 39.

? Cf. até sin dleaghaid a lind (: Rí na Rind), BR 54.6 .