conách

Cite this: eDIL s.v. conách or dil.ie/11960
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n o, m. IGT Decl. § 64 (given doubtfully in one MS.) (good) fortune, success; prosperity, wealth: is díscailed conáich feall ar in flaithfēinnidh, Fianaig. 72.33 . do chuinchid conaich, PH 4185 . fer ba mo rath ┐ conach, Ann. Conn. 1252.5 . is fris ata a conach `with him is her happiness', Aen. 1600 . as tu mo conach = tu mihi omnia, Laud 610, 24a (cited Plummer MS. notes). a fhir an chonáigh, Dán Dé vii 31 . fer caiti an chonáigh, IGT Decl. ex. 173 . baoí an coimdhe ┐ an conach ag congnamh friú, AFM vi 2280. 12 . ag conáchaibh an tsaoghail se = prospera, TSh. 8130 . don chonach shuthain = de felicitate eterna, ITS xxix 108.11 . Prov. c.¤ gan cheól (of someth. incomplete), ML 104.31 .

With qual. gen.: c.¤ catha victory , CCath. 1704 . ar egla conáich catha ┐ crannchair in chatha sin the issue and chance of that battle, Caithr. Thoirdh. 133.38 . c.¤ cosgair `fortune of triumph', ML 100.8 . conāch sealga `the luck of the chase', Fianaig. 52.21 .

V. freq. in g s. as quasi-adj. (no pl. forms, but cf. compar., superl. and adv. below). Proscribed for class. verse in predic. use: is conaich tu . . . is e do-b[heir] sin (i.e. that the use is proscribed) nach coir taib[h]reim gan focal reimhe, ┐ gurab a n-inad taib[h]rema a-taid, as duine conaich tu .c., ┐ as coir gach ni dib[h] an trath b[h]ias focal rempa, Bard. Synt. Tr. 42.14 - 21 . seunmhar, conáidh, Eg. Gl. 533 . Attrib. C. conaig, Gorm. 18 . brugaid cetach conaich, Ann. Conn. 1403.9 . in gadaighi conaigh `the good thief', Maund. 25 . cathair catharrdha conaich, ZCP vi 72.24 . fear . . . / . . . cíallchonaich `rich in sense', RC xii 320 § 1 . Predic. is conaich in t-íi fuilnges = beati, PH 1608 . is conaigh toirthech anum claidhthe na pecadh, BLism. 98b5 . as bendaigthe conaích an ben, BCC 228.3 . Compar.: ní as conaichi gl. felicior, Ir. Gl. 1128 . Superl.: an nech doba naomhtha conaighe dá deisciplaib, ITS xvi 64.6 . Adv. co conaich, cadusach `prosperously', Cog. 140.11 . go conáich generously, Duan. F. i 59.21 . go conáigh ` happy ', O'Gr. Cat. 259.7 .

Specifically of livestock : as cead liom-sa ... a bhfuil-siomh do chrodh, do chonāch, ┐ do mhóir-mhuinntir do bhāsoghadh go haithghairid isin oidhche si anocht, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) i 43.18 .