cainnt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cainnt or dil.ie/7849

n f. Appar. vn. of canaid, perh. influenced by Engl. cant (see Celtica vii 188 ). f., IGT Decl. § 14 . Us. speech, talk, conversation : caint . . . foruirmed caint meblae fair, O'Mulc. 203 . a n-agaid chainti an chumhachtaigh sin (of decree of Jove), TTebe 1076 . isi caint bai fair, Laud 610, 19d (cited Plummer MS notes). d'éiliughadh cainte an chléirigh `to refute the cleric's word', Aithd. D. 53.14 . ann sgach cáint, Rel. Celt. ii 276.14 . caint ard do denum `to talk loudly', Rosa Angl. 230.6 . a bfhochair mhóráin . . . chainnte, Desid. 2593 . le mórán do chaint bhlasda, Proverbs vii 21 . creidte gníomh roimh chaint is cairt, Keat. Poems 1326 . ionar ngníomharthaibh ┐ ionar ccainntibh deeds and words, Párl. na mB. 1566 . As attrib. gen.: iomarbháidh chainnte verbal contention, Keat. ii 6284 . an tegh cainnte `the Speake-house', RSClára 14a . comhradh báoth, ná cnáid chainte, Ephesians v 4 .

As vn. act of speaking : ag caint ris, Gen. xvii 22 . ag caint ríu, xxix 9 . téd do chaint go cced na banabadh, RSClára 104a . See caíned.