poind, (poinn)

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Forms: puinn, poing

n f. (< Lat. pondus, Risk 595 ), mod. puinn.

Lit. ` a point ', hence (a) a point (of advantage, importance, interest), something important: ardfíugra ┐ foiscthe . . . iat- sum uli, is hí a hoenur in phóind ┐ in fhírinde (i.e. the substance, reality, of the Mass as opposed to Jewish sacrifices), LB 257a66 .

Hence profit, avail (freq. in neg. sent.): ni bid . . . poind don teiched sin such flight was of no avail, LB 156b34 . cathaigset . . . ┐ ni boi poind doib ann, PH 7223 . ica fhiafraigid de cidh poind boi dhó dia loingius what he had gained by his voyage, Lism.L. 3720 . Cf. BNnÉ 64.8 . d'fhaicsin a mbláith—beag an phoinn! Measgra D. 61.18 (Gilla Brighde Mac Con- midhe, 13th cent.). créd do poinn? what avails it? Ir. Texts ii p. 13.5 . beag do phoinn, Dán Dé xxv 40 .

(b) folld. by part. gen. or DE, a particle, small amount, mini- mum , nearly always in neg. sent. or after prep. cen: puinn éisg ni gabhthar ar eass hardly any fish is caught, Ériu v 142.20 . cen phóind tarba dō ann without any gain to himself from it, LB 145b58 . cor soidhsettar na heachraidh isin mhuir . . . gan poinn dia ttarba ga n-erradhaibh without their owners getting any profit of them, BNnÉ 325 § 43 . fonn . . . gin puinn toirthe without any fruits, Marco P. 11 . síth do denam etarra . . . gan poind do mhilliudh 'sa tír, AU iii 552.27 . Absol. adubairt . . . nach raibe poind air that there was nothing wrong with him, Acall. 7934 (`that he felt no whit ashamed', O'Grady). Hence used after ní as an adv. (cf. Fr. ne . . . point): cóig glanchroinn ris nach gráin poing `'neath which I need not fear much', Dán Dé xxv 59 . ni teit gaoth puint (nó pint) tar gach madhg no wind crosses the seas, ZCP v 487.2 (B. na f.). ar stát don nuadh ní bhuaidhfeadh pearsa poinn no one could surpass the pomp of the upstart, O'Bruad. ii 20 y . do thál air bhasdard nách feadair cé dīobh poīnn ē Celtica iv 107 § 1 .

Rarely positive, an amount : ith do phuinn gu hailghen `eat your portion cheerfully', Ériu v 134.73 (leg. phruinn = phroinn?). do chrú na gceap . . . d'fhéadadh poinn of the stock that had much power, O'Bruad. ii 202.8 . poinn `much, a great deal', P. O'C.

poindige

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Forms: nempoindighi

n (abstr. from poind) importance, substance, profit : used (apparently only) as pred. with cop. or as adj. is nempoindighi deit a triall you will gain nothing by attempting it, CCath. 1679 .

In later romance used of things and persons, apparently in sense substantial, strong, effective : ar gabhail póindídhí Parrtho- loin, BB 25b48 . peilir poindighi prais, ZCP vi 284.19 . piasta poindighi, 286.1 . paganach poinnighi primarrachta `strong', 277.28 . Plurens puinnidhe priomharrachta `stately', Ériu v 198.635 .

poindigech

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adj o, ā. pungent, astringent (?): ? ní maith in fín arrsaid co poindidach mar leighes amhain, Rosa Ang. 88.21 = gu poinnigeach ach mar l., P; Vocab. suggests pontic (< Lat. ponticus), but perh. a deriv. of poindige: old wine of strength is not good except as a remedy? Cf. poinntecda, poinntegdacht. See also Éigse iii 225 .

poinnmidhe

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adj io, iā. grand, stately : tar príomhdhoirsibh poinn- mhidhe pálásta parrthais, TSh. 2575 . poindmhídhe `pontific, sacred, grand, stately', P. O'C. A corrupt form of poindige? but cf. fuinnmhidhe (fuinneamhail) ` forceful, active ', Dinneen.

poinntecda, poinntegda

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adj (Eng. pontic) io, iā astringent, sour : fin poinntica (leg. poinnticda) = vino pontico O'Gr. Cat. 207 . poinnticda Éigse iii 225 (24 P 26 451.35) . poinnth-da ibid. (485.31) . See also poindigech.

poipín

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Forms: popín

n m. (Romance) a poppy : poipín geal, O'Gr. Cat. 181.9 . popín, Rosa Ang. 108.3 . sugh popin, 110.3 .

póir

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n f. (Romance) a pore : pl. gach ní dúnas na poirí, Rosa Ang. 50.7 . na poiré, ib. 4 . dunadh na poiridh, 122.12 . oslugud na poired, O'Gr. Cat. 178.9 .

póiremail

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adj i. porous : ball focuasach poireamail (of the lung), O'Gr. Cat. 189.2 .

poinntegdacht

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n (poinntegda) astringency, sourness: (mirtus) ata brigh fhostuighteach ann ona poinnteghdhacht C IV 2 29 r b 17 . See Éigse iii 225 .

póirse

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n m. (Romance or Eng. loan-word, Éigse xi 20 , cf. Risk 86 ) a portico or porch : in poirsi . . . idir an eclais ┐ an halla, ITS xix 104 y . póirse, 2 Chron. xxix 17 . g s. na ccoimhéduigh an phóirse, 1 Chron. ix 19 . maille ris an tteampall ┐ póirseadh na cúirte, Ezek. xli 15 .

? poise

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n power, ability? don poisi ┐ don brig aicenta o tuirmedh ainim cach réd `to the power and natural force', Laws i 36.6 Comm.; = Lat. posse, acc. to Gloss.