termonn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. termonn or dil.ie/40562

Forms: tarman, tearmann, termondd, tarmain

n o, m. (Lat. terminus). Also tarman in Met. Dinds. and Mod. Ir. (exx. infra). tearmann o, m., IGT Decl. § 11 (54.x) . Cf. § 104. termondd .i. tirma a māine cin a fliuchad imuich, Corm. Y 1261.

(a) the lands of a church or monastic settlement within which rights of sanctuary prevailed (of wider extent than the faithche, see this wd.). Cf. termonlandes ... terrae ad ecclesiam pertinentes, ... puta a praediis laicorum, Du Cange . secht maigne na fechar re la Feine: neimed co n-a termand, Laws v 302.x .i. neimidh na cille tall, co n-a termunn amuigh .i. maigen dighonadh, 304.3 Comm. techtaid cach dire a seóit gatar a termann nemith, H 3.18, 382a ( O'Curry 835 ). set ... mad he ro huicthar a termann na eclasa fri faiche dimuigh, ib. ( O'Curry 836 ). do cech eclais ... leithdíre dī ina termund sechtar faithchi, Cáin Ad. 36 . i termand Indse Cathaig, Fél.² xxxix 33 . cidh a faithche, ci[d] a t.¤ , Laws v 126.y Comm. nirbo therman robái threll (: Cerman) ` precinct ,' Metr. Dinds. iii 88.3 . tré sárúghadh tearmaind Tamhlachta M., AFM i 416.x . termand Cluana maic Nois do argain do G. ... co ruc il chéta bo as `glebe-land,' RC xvii 363.7 . ro creachadh ... arbar ┐ foirgneamh eitir thuaith ┐ thearmann uile, AFM v 1682.11 . Note also: re méd cádhuis ... Tighernaigh ┐ a thermainn a cClúain Eóuis ` hermitage ,' Ériu v 74.19 . do thearmann gan íobairt cliar ` chapel ' (Gloss.), Measgra D. 59.59 .

(b) sanctuary, refuge, safe place in general: cíambad termond Tailtiu ar thrét `a sanctuary for the flock,' Metr. Dinds. iv 158.157 . do saidid termond co teit amudh `it was through the search for a safe spot that it was lost,' Laws v 192.21 Comm. ni ba termann duit-si sin, a Nuada (N. had fled to an island), ZCP xiii 219.6 . go ndechatar do chaithem a dtermainn ... [go] Mag ... nEo sought refuge in M. nE., Caithr. Thoirdh. 35.19 . a gclú 's a dtaisce 's a dtarmainn díona `their sanctuary of protection,' ITS iii 202.86 .

(c) In abstr. sense sanctuary, refuge, protection, safeguard: ni tart termann do Themraig, Metr. Dinds. i 26.188 . cetharda dlegar do fhlaith | ... | ...termann cell, Ériu ix 47 § 17 . ni tabratis termond do dhuine for domhan, RC xxvii 268.15 . fa croch ... thú dar dtearmann | ó chrú ochta ... Dé, DDána 41.42 . co tarait t.¤ doibh `and spared the inhabitants,' AU ii 74.10 . tuccsad ... comairche cotchend ┐ t.¤ tarise do Ch., Ann. Conn. 1235.16 . cia ... fuair termann ar thiugh-ba, MR 172.2 . do bendaig sé an t-inad sin ┐ do fagaib se t.¤ aice `the right of sanctuary,' BCC 126.3 . ar ar bhronnadar do tearmannaibh d'ollamhnaibh Éireann immunity (?), Keat. i 4.32 . Cf. 70.60 . 72.90 . do mharbh seisean an duine ... i n-aghaidh dhlighidh ┐ tearmainn na feise, iii 1378 . is é gnáth-smuaineadh an bháis chorpardha tearmann is dísle againn dár ndídean ar bhás na hanma, TSh. 7654 . tearmonn slógh `defence of hosts' (of a chief), ITS iii 188.7 . In this sense as attrib. g s.: secht maige tarmain cen tech (: Charmain), Metr. Dinds. iii 24.303 . ar dteagh tearmoinn (of a person), TD 34.34 . go cathrachaibh an tearmainn the cities of refuge, TSh. 10222.

(d) Various: a fil eter Corccaig ┐ a termund ` boundary ,' MacCongl. 41.25 . go termannuibh na cruinne talmhuidhe, Luc. Fid. 381.9 . ? degraínd | ┐ buaidh tearmaind gan toigraim, IT iii 76.11 . F. tenn t.¤ | ... fri digla, Gorm. Aug. 9 . mun bhfuil fé ad tarmainn taca don diuice ris `unless in this as guarantee thou hast the duke's support,' Ó Bruad. i 206 . In n.pr.: Seaan an Termuinn, AU iii 568.5 . Common in nn. loc., see Hog. Onom.