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Cite this: eDIL s.v. cippe or dil.ie/9181

n m. (cepp, Stokes, Ling. Val. 72 ) battle-line, phalanx : tangadur ina cipe throm trénlaidir, Acall. 6623 . ina cipe comdluta cobsaid `a phalanx stout and stable', Ann. Conn. 1256.6 . 'na gcipeadhaibh ┐ 'na gcóirighthibh, TSh. 5741 .

Freq. in phr. cippe catha (perh. orig. use): tanic i n-a chippi chatha chomdaingen, LL 32284 (`palisade of battle', TTr. 1472 ). da ronad . . . cipi oen catha . . . do gallaib Atha Cliath, Cog. 164.9 .