1 ros

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ros or dil.ie/35549

Forms: ros, ruis, rus

n o,m. ros m. (g s. n p. ruis, d s. rus), IGT Dec. § 67.3 .

(a) a wood , freq. of a wooded height or of a promontory on shore of a lake or river; common in place-names, either alone or folld. by a gen.: ross .i. trēde fordingair .i. ros fidbuide, etc. Corm. Y 1079 . ros coille, Auraic. 4637 = rois caelli, 1320 o rossaib (= promontoriis), Goid.² 70 = o arusaib, Lib. Hymn. 76 z . ros toirt[h]ech, RC v 202.7 . atát i ceilg . . issin ross imtheit Boind the wood round which the B. flows CRR 29 . ro ṡuid . . . for drummain uasin russ, LL 296b4 ( RC xiii 44 § 25 ). fonena gīallu cach rois, ZCP xiii 381 § 33 (Baile in Scáil). ó Russ Eo, Fél. Apr. 10 (ross, ros, rus v.ll.). co rrind Roiss Bruicc, LL 296b44 . Ros Temhrach, Acall. 1475 . ruirig Ruis Temrach, Met. Dinds. i 24 . —Hence prob.: ros .i. Teamhair, O'Cl. ¤roighni ruis-Mhidhe `choice places of wooded Meath', Buile S. 98.19 . pl. amal trascraid slóig . . . rossa do thuagaib, Alex. 357 . Fíachra a fid Ross, Ériu iv 98 x ( LL 34a22 ). innsi chall-ras chnó-donn of hazel woods , IGT Dec. ex. 213 (: Parrdhas).

(b) by extension, wood, timber : ros ┐ ael (building materials), Auraic. 294 . gai . . . la foga . . . for crannaib roiss rúamantai, LU 10228 = ruis, ZCP iii 233.13 . dhá sleig, . . . co crannuib ruis, Acall. 1993 .