rot

Cite this: eDIL s.v. rot or dil.ie/35578

Forms: rot

o,ā. adj. of uncertain meaning confined chiefly to poet. and heroic lit., not always easy to distinguish from ród and apparently meaning much the same, strong, impetuous, spirited or someth. similar.

Commonly of persons: rí rot `daring', Metr. Dinds. ii 54.5 , cf. ZCP viii 266 § 29 (: argot). in milid rod ro-tren, Aen. 1769 . Mog Ruith . . . fa rod fích `terrible in anger', Ériu iv 228.1 . Conc[h]obur Rot, ZCP viii 326.21 . Conan Rod, MR 76.18 , 78.22 ( FDG 693 , 720 ), distinguished from Conan Ruad, MR 78.21 . in rod-clárach, Caithr. Thoirdh., 16.17 . ríogha roda reachtmhara, ML 136.31 . Of. animals: each rot ro-mer, TTebe 2815 . ech rott, CCath. 4624 . seabhaic roda, ruadha, BNnÉ 99 § 10 . Of abstracts, natural objects, etc.: réim rot `fierce onset', Metr. Dinds. iii 142 (: comruc). rot a ṅgal, LL 150b31 . mairg cingis in rēim rod-sain (i.e. the course to Hell), ZCP vi 265.5 (: loc-sain). gal ┐ gaisgidh rod ro-rebach, Aen. 2038 . a chalann rúathurach rodd, IGT Dec. ex. 414 . sruth rod ro-utmald, RC xi 130.16 . pláigh . . . reachtmar rod `red' (?), Gleanings from Irish manuscripts 15 § 8 (: namhod). Macha . . . cell cech ratha ruit `of every swift (?) grace', KMMisc. 264 § 23 (: cluic). ruithis co rot in gabair fon sluag, Hib. Min. 70 § 1 (Rawl.); `too far', Meyer (taking as = ro-fhot).

Compd. doberedh rod-bhuilli dimor de fa cheann an ḟir `mighty shot', CF 395 . Domnall dian-rod-crechach, Caithr. Thoirdh. 15.14 . dá tuath-rod-rébadh `to wreck their tuatha', 17.7 .