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cétmuinter

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cétmuinter or dil.ie/8942

n Usually taken as compd. of 1 cét- and muinter; `es bedeutet den Ersten oder die Erste der familia', Thurn., Stud. in E. Ir. Law 46 (see 44, 82-3, 85, 88 ); `der oder die Erste der Hausbewohner, der familia . . . Haushaltvorste- herin', Ir. Recht 28 . Compd. of 2 cét-, Meyer Contribb. 355 . So also Zimmer, KZ xxx 41 , comparing cocēle and Peritia ix 114 . Cf. cach céili a cédmuinter, Arch. iii 227.42 . comhmáim . . . ┐ cédmhuinter, Hugh Roe² 4.14 . See Críth Gabl. pp. 80 - 1 .

Spouse , `coniunx', usually of wife , less freq. husband . In Laws chief wife, wife of highest legal standing (see also above), dist. from adaltrach, bé n-urnadma, etc.: c.¤ co córus lánrechta lánamna comcheníuil, Críth Gabl. 410 . folach cetmuintire, Laws i 230.24 . ben urnadma (= bé n-urnadma) na be cetmunnter, ii 380.25 . log nenech na cetmuntire, 384.2 . fer cétmuintiri urnadhma . . . c.¤ aititin . . . fer cétmuintire foxail `betrothed c.¤ . . . acknowledged c.¤, a c.¤ by abduction', Stud. in E. Ir. Law 160 ff. cetmuindtir urnadma, cetmuindtir croli[ge], ┐ cetmuindtir for muin araile, Laws v 144.7 Comm. c.¤ croligi, O'Dav. 483 , see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 83 . clann cetmuinntire, Ir. Recht 53.19 . creic cētmuintire, ZCP xv 311 § 7 . In other texts: cētmuntar , Corp. Gen. 13.34 . cona . . . l-lāichib . . . cona cētmunteraib tēchtaidib, Cáin Ad. 34 . Dauid . . . / do sargud 'mo chetmuinntir, SR 6260 . bá messi do ch.¤ , LU 10772 .

Of husband: ada-gair a cetmuinter i-mbi be cetmuintere, Ir. Recht 35 § 38 . eiric tar cend cet-muindtire fonocair a cetmuinntir, Laws v 182.12 . 224.5 . risin cetmuindtir mna . . . na cetmuindtire fir, 200.8 Comm. ardum cetmunter caín cathbuadach ciallastar (of Cú Ch.), LL 14231 . conna fodema in ben brethir a cétmuntire uaste, 24811 (RC xxvi 42 § 222 ). mo ch.¤ .i. Find mac Cumaill, Acall. 2151 . cech fer di Ultaib doberad ingin macdacht, a feiss la Conchobar in chetaidchi, co mbad hé a cétmunter (jus primae noctis), Ériu iv 24.21 .