cennach

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Forms: ceandach

n o, (cenn). ceandach m., IGT Decl. § 55 .

(a) bargain, transaction, compact : is c.¤ som mad ar lóg pridchidir a financial transaction, Wb. 10d27 . ba dotcedhach a cendach the bargain turned out badly (Judas' betrayal), Blathm. 110 . C.¤ ind Rúanada i nEmain Macha (title), LU 8040 . ro dasbennach F. féig / co mbad ch.¤ dia cóemréir an arrangement that was pleasing to her, 4296 ( SG 84.25 ). co ndernaind-se c.¤ frit, LL 281b39 . ? a ben can ch.¤ co culchair, RC xlvii 309.2 . ar son ar gceannoigh `owing to my commerce with him' (i.e. barter of poems for wealth, note), O'Hara 1845 . gan cor gan ceannach, AFM v 1626 . ceannach .i. connradh, O'Cl. In chevilles: cētaib c.¤ , Arch. Hib. ii 62 § 45 . náemda in c.¤ , ZCP v 497 § 10 .

(b) act of buying, purchasing, acquiring : a ceannach `to purchase them', Laws iii 154.3 Comm. bec in cendach nime sin `this is but a slight outlay to purchase heaven', PH 2458 , cf. do cheannach nimhe, Éigse iii 178 § 39 (see note). dán ag ceannach do chruidh, Magauran 2402 . síodh Dhé 'gá ceannach ar chrodh, Dán Dé xxvii 33 . reic ┐ ceannach, Donlevy 76.13 . do cheannach cairdeasa, TSh. 3556 . ceannach eiste pay for it, Aithd. D. 31.7 . a cheannach what he has bought, DDána 42.38 .

(c) act of ransoming; redeeming : in for legind do gabail dóib . . . ┐ a ch.¤ do B., Ann. Inisf. 990.2 . cen c.¤ without ransom, PH 2810 . do c.¤ tsíl Adhaim, Laud 610, 23a (cited Plummer MS notes). gabh ar gceannaigh-ne a chroch naomh, A. Ó Dálaigh xxvii 1 . aimser in cheannuigh, Smaointe B. Chr. 3090 redimere, Gloss.

(d) price, payment; reward, recompense : cendac[h] do ghabáil do cinn a cora cum báis, ALC ii 318.x . ? o do fuair c.¤ na cét / nír breg do Cellach a chuíc, BB 56b9 . as mór an c.¤ fledi a treigen to desert them (the sons of U.) is a high price to pay for a feast, IT ii2 129. 196 . is e ceannach daberaid air `the purchase price they give for it', Ériu xvii 70 § 12 gl. 2 . c.¤ da cind a āenbō, ACL iii 244 § 6 . ar cheannach ná ar bhreith le báidh `whether from money or from partiality', Content. x 11 . eneach, c.¤ for love or money, O'Gr. Cat. 120.5 . gan chíos . . . no ceannach ar a mhac, RC x 336.19 (TBC) `rent', Plummer MS notes. an ní bhus ceannach blaidhe, eadhon, bás the price of fame, ML 100.16 . do ch.¤ ┐ do thuarusdal, ZCP vi 91.13 .

In phr. with mór: is mōr an ceannach dúinn muill do chur ort, ITS i 127 v.l. (is doíligh linn, text). as mor an ceannach bheith reat it's a hard job to be up to you, Luc. Fid. 4929 . mor an ceannach thu fein ┐ do chluas, 5164 `you and your ear are the bother, the torment', Gloss. dá mnáibh is mór an ceannach / an barr her hair makes much work for her attendants(?) (otherwise text and note), Magauran 1875 . mór an ceannach deaghóir dhamh / seanóir meangach do mholadh (to the world), DDána 50.8 . Possibly also in: mór an ceannach ar a gcuid / ór ná heallach ní iarraid (`there is a great demand for their wares') (of abhrán-poets), Magauran 3674 .

In phr. mar ch.¤ ar: mar cheannach ar bheith i bhfochair na druinge `that he might be . . .', Keat. ii 43 . mar cheannach ar an mac soin . . . do bheith eolach, 109 .

(e) Attrib. g s. do chethern cennaigh `hirelings', RSClára 139a . dílsi chennaig a proper bargain, PH 3217 . fearunn ceannuigh, Laws ii 14.5 Comm. ocht . . . longa lancennaigh trading-ships, BB 276a37 . port ceannaigh fer talman, 491b45 ( ZCP xxx 119 ). síodh cheandoigh a negotiated peace, O'Hara 2173 .