túaim

Cite this: eDIL s.v. túaim or dil.ie/42168

Forms: Tuama, túamaim, tuamand, tuamann

n n, n. bend, arch; mound ; boss of shield Celtica iv 44 . Expl. by O'Cl. as baile, fearann, cloidhe, táobh. Note also tuaim .i. tech no cladh, O'C. 1471 ( H. 3.18, 652 ). P. O'C. gives tuaim .i. taobh `a flank ridge or side .' .i. cladh `a moat mound or bank, a knap, tump or hillock, also a tomb, grave or sepulchre , Lat. tumulus.' .i. baile `a town, a fortress .' .i. fearann `a townland, a farm .' .i. eadan no aghaidh `a front or face .' Orig. `monticule, colline,' whence the other senses are derived, Loth, RC xli 407 . g s. Tuama, Lat. Lives 35.3 . FM i 44.y . Thua[m]na Grene `of Tuaim Gréne,' Gorm. Oct. 19 = Tuama Gréne, Nov. 1 . d s. túamaim, LU 5975 . ? g p. slan trath triath tuamand dindsain, BR 14.13 =tuamann, BB 267b36 . ? Met. Dinds. iv 198.26 .

Senbic a t.¤ immais áin `S. from the stead of noble poesy,' Met. Dinds. ii 16.84 . im th.¤ thaiss `in my poor dwelling,' iii 366.3 . ? tarb túamann `the paddock bull,' iv 198.26 . isedh is crich ann gort feoir no arbair, no ard urchur fleasca, ┐ tri deisceimann o tire tuaim, O'C. 2330 ( Eg. 88, 25 (26)d ) = tri deisceimenna o thir a tuaim, O'C. 1713 ( 23 Q 6, 17a ) = a trí descemenna ó tiri tuaim, O'D. 1567 ( H. 5. 15, 4a ). Cf. tuaim .i. timchuairt a thire, ut est dligid a .iii. dia dil ... ina thire tuaim, O'Dav. 1534 , `enceinte de la propriété délimitée ou défendue par une palissade ou fossé avec remblai,' Loth. do t.¤ adhnacail si, do tora torc allaidh dia saighidh, go ros tochla burial-place , BNnÉ 325.18 . cethair traigid fichet fott in damasnai, ocht traigid eter a thūaim ┐ talmain the ox-rib was twenty-four feet long, with eight feet between its peak and the ground (i.e. when standing on the two ends), ZCP xiii 373.21 (cf. iii 460.12 ). ?dosrat hi tuaim immon deil | roscacht cen huail, cen ergail (of Goliath terrorising Israel), SR 5785.

In phrases: docuirither cach ae i tuaimm aroli amail orceil [tairrechtae] against each other (of seas meeting), Corm. 13 Coire Brecain = i tūaim alaile, Corm. Y 323 = co cuir cach dib im thuaim araile `each of them hurls itself round another's place,' RC xvi 158.2 `(se) pousse autour de la place de l'autre', Loth. musluid cach dib i tuaim in aroile (of cattle), RC xv 308.11 . oc airimbert gascid hi túamaim a scéith protected by his shield (?), LU 5975 = oc airbert gaiscid hi tūaimim a scēith (`in a fence (?) of his shield,' Faraday), TBC² 1507 = tarrasair mac Da Lóth co trián in lái i t.¤ a sceith ic folmaisse gona Conculaind, TBC 2125 (perh. the umbo of the shield, Loth). a tuaim a sgeith .i. a n-inadh a scéith, O'Dav. 187. a ttuaim a sgéith, Cath. MT 894 . ? is lem dofeidbair hi tuaim inn eouin, IT i 139.22 .

Note also: gu tuaim treabainn gac treabaid, BB 36b55 = co tuaim trebaind cach trebaib, Lec. 282 va24 . tennis in tuaím tuathramut, BB 380b12 . moid no da thoib tuill tuáim i timargar ith, LL 116a37 . turclai tolsum tuaim tinnsaighidh itir glasaib geillfine, 393a3 .

Frequ. in placenames (in some cases in meaning ` burial mound, tumulus ,' Loth), see Hog. Onom. Cf. Dind Rīg, | rūad tūaim tenbai `eine rote flammende Feuerwand' (.i. clodh, gloss), Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 7 § 1 (T.¤ Tenba was the old name of Dind Ríg, see Met. Dinds. ii 50.5 , 52.5 , ZCP iii 8.18 , etc.).