? pesc

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ind (B. na f.): niṡfil mar in pesc nainiv, ZCP vii 305.5 . ? Leg. nīs fil inar mpēscnai-niu (= mbéscnai), Ériu lix 129 .

pestelens

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n [f.] (Lat. pestilentia) pestilence , Rosa Ang. 122.10 .

pestelensach

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adj o, ā. pestilential : aor p.¤ (= aer pestilentialis), Rosa Ang. 120.17 .

pet(t)

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Forms: Pit-

n a word of Pictish origin occurring frequently in Book of Deer, apparently a holding in land of specific character or extent. In the form Pit- it enters largely into Scottish topography. See Stokes, Ling. Val. 109 . Moridac dorat pett Meic Garnáit, B. Deer p. xlix . pett Maldúib, ib. li . doratsat pet mec Cóbrig ri cosecrad eclasi Crist, ib. liv . i Pet Ibair, ib. lv (exx. quoted from Plummer MS. notes).

pet(t)a

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Forms: pet(t)ai, petada, peatadha, Petta

n io,m. n p. pet(t)ai and petada. Acc. to Stokes, Ling. Val. 79 , from some French cognate of petit; to Vendryes, RC xliv 308 fg. , a word of native origin < fetta < ṡetta; according to Isaac, a loan from Brittonic *petti- (W. peth, Breton pezh 'thing, piece') Ériu liii 151-52 . A pet, usually of a tame or domesticated animal: indat pettai sút no indat éoin chena? (= are those tame or wild birds ?), TBC 1328 = peatadha, St.; cf. 1318 . As attrib. follg. a noun: in t-orc peta, Laws ii 368.15 . oirc peta muc bid i ndeghaidh cáich, i 190.16 Comm. Generally folld. by defining gen.: co ros- ort in petta ṅ-eoin buí fora gualaind, TBC 1459 . peata aige allta, Aen. 1702 . peta cuirre, Arch. iii 309.1 , cf. Lism.L. 4186 (where for postea read petta). peata mic tire a tame wolf, Laws iv 114.11 . o eti in peta préchan, Fél.² lxxiii ( Ap. 7 ). petta sindaig (= mansuetam vulpem), Lat. Lives 85.12 ; cf. Laws iv 114.11 . smacht peta seneoin ┐ sinnaig, O'Dav. 1414 . pettai auium, gl. altilia, RC viii 368 . na petada én uili, Laws iv 116.15 . fríth peata muice measa leo san choill `a nice mast-fed pig', Content. xi 6 . in béist bec-so . . . dia tabairt don ingen sin, co ndenai petta di, PH 7205 . mairg doní peta da cholainn who indulges his body, ZCP xii 395.13 . saoghal peata ní mheasaim . . . do bheith agam I do not expect a pampered life, Keat. Poems 1487 . an seanfhocal adeir nach fuil peata nach fuilngeann bheith go maith acht an duine (i.e. that man is the only animal that cannot be satisfied), TSh. 3433 . Cf. also: noco facadar inti olc-petta cuccu, BB 445b5 = in Cicroipecda the Cyclops, Mer. Uil. 32 .

In npr. m.: Petta Demain (`Devil's darling'), CS 308.9 , cf. FM ii 974.12 (Petademhain).

Of persons: seach pruais gach peata dhiobh (i.e. fop, milk- sop), O'Bruad. ii 20 x . cléirche Chailbhín . . . gan pléidh a bpeataoi ar phópaireacht no longer haranguing their `beloved brethren' on popery, iii 88.23 = a bpetaidhe, O'Gr. Cat. 518.29 .

pet(t)acht

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n ā,f. taming, domesticating : anmanda altaidi bis for cennsacht ┐ pettacht, CCath. 2453 . bid ag fognam iarna petacht, O' Mulc. 820 .

pétar

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n o,m. (O.N. loan-word, Meyer, RC xii 461 ) pewter : soideach práis no petair, Rule of Tall. 52 § 92 . leithed méise pétair, SG 290.32 .

petarlaic(c)

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Forms: fetar- licce

n f. Mid.Ir. variant form of fetarlaic = O.Ir. fetar- licce

(a) the Old Covenant or Testament : hi petarlaicc ┐ i núfhiad- naise, PH 1102 . sruthi na petarlaicthi, 7871 . do dúilib petarlaicthe, 4491 . in eclais chechtarda petarlaice ┐ nuafhiad- naise, 6493 , cf. BColm. 2.3 (petarlaeici) and IT i 169.15 (phetarlaicthi). aenta petarlaici fria nuifhiadnusi .i. rechta fria soscéla, Lism.L. 4618 .

(b) Old Law (of Irish paganism): iar peddarlaig sin 'that is according to the Old Law' CIH ii 552.5 , Ériu xlviii 54-55 .

petraigid ?

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ind ro phetraigset in tír n-uli do phetragugud ┐ do ṡúg nat[h]rachda (of serpents), Alex. 709 = ro fethged in uile tir fri etruth (.i. tūt) na natrach, BB 494b41 ( IT ii2 99 ): `sie machten die ganze Gegend ertönen von Gezisch (?)', Meyer.

petruic

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x see paitric.

pharó

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ex (AN haro) a war-cry used by the Irish in the later Middle Ages: adeir Stanihurst an tan bhíd Éireannaigh ag comhrac . . . go n-abraid mar chomhairc do ghuth árd `Pharo, Pharo', Keat. i 42.73 . By Keating derived from ` faire ó' look out, oh! A survival of the Norman war-cry haro, still in use in Elizabethan literature (harow, harrow).