1 ró

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ró or dil.ie/35366

n m. indecl. (orig. neut.? cf. n s. ró n-ascada, Ériu iv 98.3 . ró (ón imarcaidh) m., IGT Dec. § 108.6 .

(a) an over-great amount (degree); excess, too much ; poet. word used largely as pred. with cop., common in chevilles. nocha n-epert guth bud ró, Acall. 462 (`expression that was excessive', O'Gr.). a rád ni ró, LL 159b16 . nirbo ró Conchobar i ndígal Mani C. would not be too much in vengeance for M. , TFerbe 651 . cid tu ba ri ni bo ro it were not too much (= it would be fit) that thou shouldst be king , ZCP x 47 y . targad rigi nErenn dó . . . géar ba ró, MR 130.16 . ná habair riom gurab ró `an exaggeration', Content. vi 85 . ní ró . . . a ndubhart what I said is no exaggeration , O'Bruad. ii 1 84.25 . da n-abruinn- si maith . . . aderadh an chlíar maith badh ró `the poets would speak far better', KMMisc. 364 z . is ró dom: nírba ró dó airúacra . . . it was not too much for him (beyond his power ), Hib. Min. 66.6 . ní ró damh pían d'fulang ar son righ nimhe, BNnÉ 128.2 . nírbhó ró dho dia mbadh laintighearna it would not have been beyond his deserts , FM v 1488 x . is ró lim(m): níbo ró lim dait conna tissad nech . . . riut hi Tech Midchúarda I should not deem it too much (too great an honour) for thee that none should precede thee , FB 17 . nirbo ró nó furail lim me fein do luigi foen fo for cossaibh, CCath. 5522 .

As subst., somet. with art.: ac so tuarastal Conri do c[h]lan- noibh Ir. . . . borb an ró, ZCP xiii 12.5 . ro gluaisiomar . . . ó Themraigh ger mór in ró `though it was a great strain', Duan. Finn i 6.5 . do thoirbhir Fionn, mór in ró, | d'Fíanoibh Eirionn, ii 128 § 16 . amlaid is maith ceili De | gan ni bud mó, gan ró re ré, ZCP viii 231.20 (= without more than suffices for the time being?). intí doní saint tar ró excessively , ZCP x 415.15 = BNnÉ 101.9 . With dependent gen.: m'oenurán im romra ró in my vast expanse of ocean , LU 3015 . ní ró n-ascada duit sain too great a boon , Ériu iv 98.3 . do dhall an ró sainnte sionn, A. Ó Dálaigh vi 4 . gan ró céille, Measgra Dánta 66.52 . ná bí ag tobach níos mó . . . ró tarbha ó nach tárthubair since you have not gained overmuch profit from it (?), Content. viii 12 . tug ró a bhfuinn i bhfonn na cille overgreat desire , Hackett xlii 93 . cia dīre doberar . . . in n-aīr . . . ┐ hi rrō molta [sic leg.] ZCP vii 300.21 (cf. Ériu xiii 46.17 ). dá n-abra an té théid dod mholadh . . . | . . . | . . . | ró molta ní dhiongna dhuid, PBocht p. 37 § 19 . ? ro díubraic ró n-urchair de a mighty cast , Acall. 4802 (sreo, rod v.ll.), cf. 4904 , 5810 .

(b) prosperity, good fortune : a rebradh is a ro, BB 53a6 . mor in ró . . . is leis co fír chungnas Dia, MR 40.13 = FDG 306 . ní clóen-ró `no deceitful blessing', Met. Dinds. iii 22.274 . senchas saidbir nach sóeb-ró `no spurious wealth', 128.2 , cf. 330.14 , 396.2 .