2 coimsech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 coimsech or dil.ie/10283

adj (commus) strong, powerful; able, capable (not always easily dist. from 1 c.): ar dhaighin serce coimsighe, Ériu xiii 45.34 . niclithchoimmsech, SR 8359 `affording no shelter', Contribb. 454 . co C. comsech, Metr. Dinds. iii 16.196 . laech . . . c.¤ cumachtach, ZCP x 299.5 . tug beim cuimsidh, MR 278.26 . With follg. gen.: nída ch.¤ mu ṡoíre I cannot attain to noble rank (?), Trip.² 2976 . M. ba c.¤ cáich, LL 17376 (see note) ( RC xlvii 314.22 ). nirbo comsich cummaiscc no cathaigti na sluaig-sin re 'roile were unable to join battle, Ann. Conn. 1315.4 . gonach duine fadessin is c.¤ a hirlabra eter acht Dia, Celtica iv 38.549 .

With FOR (AR): damtís comsig for iltuathaib if they had power over, LL 31297 (TTr.). mac C. ar cet ba c.¤ , BB 53b12 . G. ba c.¤ cuir / for D. had the advantage of the contract over D.(?), Metr. Dinds. iii 410.5 . coimseach iad ar na huilibh, DDána 113.14 . as iat ba coimsigh ar a canta fris ┐ uadh, Marco P. 94 . Note further: ingnais Ērenn / diamsa cuimsech where I was powerful, ZCP vii 309.24 . imá cend nar c(a)oimseach sluagh `against whom no army prevailed', AFM ii 898.6 .

Adv. go comsech, Ériu iv 53.5 . Compar. ní coimtig dune bes coimsechu indas inti adgladar, Études Celt. ii 292.5 . As subst. comsig Conaire `the captains of C.', Metr. Dinds. iii 116.84 . maithi ┐ mōr-c[h]oimsig, ML² 708 .