punt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. punt or dil.ie/34661
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: punta, ponta

n m. also punta and ponta (? OE/ON pund)

(a) a pound-weight : lecca phuint dar pundainn 'a side of a pound weight across a sheaf of corn' EIS 158 § 60 . punt d'ór aithleghtha, BNnÉ 87 § 181 . punta d'uinnement, John xii 3 . céad punnta do mhiorr, xix 39 .

(b) a pound (money): dá cét punt for cach n-eoch, Marco P. 9 . mili punt, ZCP vi 81.26 . se fichit ponta, Fl. Earls 86 z . deich bponnta, AFM v 1698.13 . lucht déanta na bpúntaoi stóir who hoard up pelf, Keat. Poems 332 . cúic ced pon, Fl. Earls 70.9 (leg. pont?).