Cite this: eDIL s.v. onchonach or dil.ie/33863

adj o,ā. (onchú) possessing banners or standards: clann Eogain onchonaig, O'Gr. Cat. 413.6.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. onchonta or dil.ie/33864

adj io,iā. resembling an `onchú': an t-iarrla aghmhor onconta ` leopard-like ', Rel. Celt. ii 260.29 . gríobh is onchonta áithbhéime (of a chief), O'Bruad. iii 146.12.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. onchú or dil.ie/33865

n n,f. apparently a native word, compd. of ; see TD ii 214.

(a) name of an animal, apparently of the dog tribe and fierce and dangerous; by editors variously transld. `otter', `leopard' or `wolf', but prob. often used without any definite idea beyond that of wild beast. onchú obeli, LL 267b12 ( MU 36.30 ). onchú nemi, LB 274b63 ( SG 58 ), of a monster inhabit- ing a lake, called `cú', 275a7 (cf. Caithr. Cellaig 534 , 549 ). a chú .i. onchu gerr glas, Acall. 1899 n. = madra, 1900 (text). g s. co n-ainbthinche onchon, TTr.2 1071. cráes onchon, Lism.L. 3799. pl. na .ix. [sic leg.] n-onchoin n-anbhle, Anecd. ii 60 y (called `cona', 62 x , y ). do chuirsit na honcoin orra, Celt. Rev. iv 116.2 = na doburcoin, ib. 24 . a fulib drecon . . . is onchon is nathrach, Cog. 158.20 . le honchonaibh ifrinn, TSh. 3875. Used fig.: cuirfiter onchoin chucaibh o Athairni . . . .i. aer ┐ athais ┐ imdergad, RC xxiv 280 § 20 , cf. Anecd. ii 62 z . Esp. of warriors or heroes (common in later Mid.Ir. poetry, often in favourable sense): an onchú irghaili, CF 307. onchu gnimartach na nGaedhel, RC xviii 285.6 (Tig.). Mac M. . . . onchú ar engnamh, FM iii 412.12 . onchu uilc . . . .i. Ceat mac Mághach, Keat. ii 3101. an dá onchoin da dtáinig aidhmhilleadh Éireann, 3199 . onchoin āthi atluma na Banba, Cog. 160.21 (of the Dál Cais). dorochratar a n-ársídhe urgaile ┐ a n-onchoin échtacha, TTr.2 1079. onchoin Ḟánad, TD 4.42 . onchú éachtach (of death), TSh. 1160.

(b) a banner or standard , prob. orig. one on which an `onchú' was depicted (the accompanying adjectives are somet. more appropriate to the animal than to a standard): otconncatar Ulaid onchú Eogain ┐ na mergeda, LB 272b49 . amail línas gaoth onchú óbhél oslaicthi, TBC 3868 St. co facadar na hoincoin [honcona v.l.] obeli ┐ na mergeda, CCath. 3108. atconnairc . . . na honchona corpc[h]aela craesderga, 5434 . ri snám . . . na n-onchon n-idlaidi n-ingantach, LL 239a34 ( TTr. 1663 ). ag úaim oncon sleamhan sróil, ZCP ii 359.4 (Eochaidh Ó Heoghusa, 16th-17th cent.). onchu `a wolf-dog, a standard or ensign with the figure of a wolf . . . an able or strong man', P. O'C.

(c) as npr. m.: Onchú mac Sárán, BColm. 46.22 . asslondud án Onchon, Fél. July 9 . m. Onchon m. Faelchon, LL 317a55 . Doborchu m. Onchon, 313c16 .

1 ond

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ond or dil.ie/33866

Forms: uinne, onn

n s,n. a stone or rock (confined to poetry and B. na f.): cloch, tri hanmann lé .i. onn a iarmbelra, etc., Corm. Y 213. ond cloch . . . is he in lia . . . is ed ond . . . is í an cloch, ib. 80 . onn .i. ail nó cloch, O'Dav. 1321. uinn cloch, 1322 (d s. for n s.). O'Cl. s.v. onn. `onn' is `ailcne' cloch, Met. Gl. 24 § 14. ailcne . . . .i. onn, ZCP viii 102 z = cloch, Ériu ii 186.18 . Boirend .i. borr-ond .i. cloch mor, O'Mulc. 181. g s. adba huath-uinne , Corm. Y 80 , cf. O'Dav. 1322. d s. sal for onn (.i. ar cloich), ZCP iii 378.6 . Treated as fem.? co tuc in oind baí for muin Guairi, Met. Dinds. iv 40.23 = líc, ib. 13 .

Compds. cloth-ond (.i. cloch cloithi), LU 922 , 924 ( ACC 77 ). ? cath Dromma undglaissi, ZCP xiii 374.26 ( B. in Scáil § 11 ).

2 ond?

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n breth fonnaigh .i. indsguither in brethemnus fo ondaib .i. fo chisaib in charpaid, H. 3.18 p. 435 - 436 ( O'C. 1043 ).

3 ond?

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ind berdait antechta bretha brath ond .i. . . . as é ni berait in lucht ag ata fir-techt na mbrath co tí onn in bratha, H. 3.17, c. 489a ( O'Don. 658 ).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ondar or dil.ie/33869

v this is, here is (= Fr. voici, voilà), folld. by a neut. sing. subst. etargoire n-inchoisc hi persaind . . . unnse (.i. in fer) unnsi (.i. in ben) onnar (.i. i[n] nem), Auraic. 649. `issed' iar Macaib Miled . . . `ondor' iar Feraib Bolg, 1495 . ondar dossom in del chlis here is the javelin for him! LU 5146 (= TBC2 663 ). undar dait sund comardae here is a proof for thee, 5407 ( TBC2 930 ), quoted by O'Cl. with gloss: onnar .i. ata. onnar .i. aisneidhther (aisneidhe v.l.) is declared, O'Dav. 1331. ? sapairt ondar deo ar m'eol, ZCP v 485 § 2 (B. na f.).

See ondat and uinse. Expld. by O'Brien, Ériu xi 163 , as a sing. pass. from the vb. uindim `I see'; see uindim.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ondat or dil.ie/33870

v here are , folld. by a plur. subst. unse a ben lasin ríg; ondat a bai issin tír, LL 252a15 = TBFr. 390 , cf. ZCP iv 45.18 , where Meyer prints: ondāt.

See ondar (from which it is perh. an analogous formation).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. óndiu or dil.ie/33871

x = ó indiu, see indiu.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. onfais or dil.ie/33872

Forms: onfaise, ónfais, onfaise

n f. also onfaise the act of plunging, diving or swimming under water: ónfais, IGT Dec. § 13.23 (leg. onfais, Ériu xiii 145 n. 3 ). ba maith a snamh ┐ a onfais, CF 347. do snamh ┐ d'onfaisi ar an abaind, BCC § 149 . teit M. . . . for onfoisse ban [= fó'n] loch, LB 274b68 = dochuaid . . . d'iaraig na piasda ar onfais, Caithr. Cellaig 540. as onfaisi occiain `diving the ocean' (of a hopeless attempt), CCath. 4396. is anḟuise aigein, Content. xxiii 7 (onfuisi, onfuis, MSS.). ag onfais i n-oigéan an ionnracais, TSh. 2276. g s. ag réamhfhaisnéis gacha onfaise ┐ gacha iommbáitte dá mbí ar anmannaibh ann (sc. in Hell), 6688 . go tír d'ḟéachoin t'onfaise | síol Éabha do iomchraisse, Aithd. D. 226 § 30 .

With extension of meaning: maise th'anbhfhaise [t'onfaise, thanfaisi v.l.] i n-úir `well it fitted thee not to rest 'neath earth', Dán Dé xxix 21 (of Christ in the tomb); the rhyme with cladhchlaise supports the reading t'anfaise; the translation suggests an abstr. from anfois(s) `unsteady, restless'. The meaning may be thy plunge into the grave, cf. `léim' of preced- ing verses. But cf. onfais `disorder, topsy-turvey, . . . tossing, tumbling, rolling to and fro', P. O'C.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. onfaisech or dil.ie/33873

n o,m. one who plunges or dives, a diver : onfisech [onfaiseach v.l.] amra, CCath. 2158 = eximius animam servare sub undis scrutarique fretum, Phars. iii 697.8 .