1 próis

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Forms: prós

n f. (Lat. prosa) prose : in tre metur fa tre prois ro ceta int psailm? Hib. Min. 6.186 ; ib. 175 . sailm iar prois . . . sailm iar fersaib, Laws v 24.7 Comm. intan is filideacht . . . in tan is bairdni . . . in tan is phrois, Auraic. 782 . arna ro[b] prois amal aisti na ndaerbard, 1589 . ceithri gnei for prois o reim four kinds of declension in prose (?), 791 . do fhoclaibh na proise, 834 . prois .i. sgailead (i.e. oratio soluta), H. 3.18 p. 62b ( O'C. 1371 ). Mod. prós (próis).

2 próis

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n f. ní do dalb nā thuscurnud | inna leth cia ronṡelbsat | ní do phróis nā do bocasaig | úadib aneich nā dernsat, LL 44a5 (in praise of the Leinster heroes; the poet cannot do justice to their exploits). Acc. to Meyer, RC xii 469 , prowess, valour , a loan-word from early French; the context seems to require the sense declaring, extolling , or someth. similar, perh. = 1 próis rhetoric, declamation ? The line is hypermetric and may be corrupt. Cf. prosta.

1 próiste

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Forms: proiste, próitsi, bróidsi, bróisde

n m.

(a) a broach or spit (< Fr. broche). proiste `a broach, spit or spindle', P. O'C. próitsi bróidsi, IGT Dec. § 2.28 (próisde, bróisde v.l.). See Gadelica i 285 (bróiste) and 287 .

(b) a necklace or collar ? proisté, gl. monile vel munile, Ir. Gl. 852 (= goad, spit , same word as preceding? Stokes, note).

2 próiste

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n f. (< Eng. process) a legal process, summons : see Gadelica i 82 .

prolach

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Forms: brolluch

n o,m. (Lat. prologus) a prologue : is torbe . . . in prolach doberam, Fél. Prol. 144 (brolach, brolluch v.l.). issin broluch déidenach (i.e. epilogue), Fél. 10.31 . Cf. brollach, with which the word may have been confounded by scribes.

promad

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Forms: fromadh

u,m. (vn. of promaid) making trial of, testing, proving . promhadh .i. dearbhadh, O'Cl. ar promad a neirt, gl. pro virtutis experimento, Ml. 54a16 . do promad for ndeserce, gl. caritatis ingenium comprobans, Wb. 16c10 . do phromad mo lám ┐ dírge mo urchair, LU 5092 ( TBC² 606 ). ba o rigaib dobertis forra do promad a cana to test (obedience to) their law, Corm. Y 48 . digeba a promad a tein shall be tested in fire, ZCP iii 451.23 , cf. 454.2 , Ériu i 200.5 . trēna Tailten . . . oc promad na fían-chéite, Met. Dinds. iv 158.164 . ag promhad mo phinn, LB 226 m.inf. mir do cor do coin .i. da promad (i.e. to try his temper), Laws i 180.29 Comm. = fromadh, ib. 31 . A proof, testimony : amail adeir in promhadh-so (introducing a quotation from Scripture), RC xxviii 320 § 38 .

promaid

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Forms: fromaid, promtir, promad

v ā. (Lat. probare) in later Mid.Ir. generally fromaid, puts to the test, tries, proves. subj. pres. is licet cia nos-promae thou mayest prove it, Ériu i 202.7 (-proma, -fromha v.l.). is torbe . . . dian-promam if we test it, Fél. Prol. 143 (fromam v.l.). fut. `In setir lat tuidecht . . . isin curach?' `Promfit' ol se I will try, Corm. Y 1059 (p. 92.2) = proimfimít fris we will see, Corm. p. 36 (prúll). perf. amal rond-prom som, Wb. 4b30 . Pass. pres. promthair pain la pugin puincern, Corm. Y 1052 = promtir, LB. fut. promfidir innar gním, Wb. 17b7 . proim- fithir, LU 10983 ( Im. Brain i 48.4 ). perf. pl. ro promtha tré martrai, Fél. June 27 . Of testing food: toimlid in bocht cen co promaid 'na fagaib without testing what he gets, Alex. 978 . míl úre ni promfat the worms will not taste (him), Fél. Ep. 219 . Of sexual encounters: ba rogain mir ó rofrom 'it was a madman's share, when she had tasted him' Met. Dinds. iii 84.14 , Ériu xliv 109 n. 18 . Vn. promad.

promáil

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n f. trying, testing : i tein bid mór a promad (promáil v.l.), Ériu i 200.5 .

promthae

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Forms: promthe

io, iā. (part. of promaid) tried, tested, proven promthe i n-iriss, gl. probum, Wb. 7b17 . promthe trisna fochaidi, Ml. 38d18 . g s m. ind óir promthi, ib. g p m. inna promthe , gl. proborum, 56b8 . fír-ór promthae, Fél. Oct. 21 . scél promthae a proven story, May 9 .

pronnasc

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n sulphur : Eg. Gl. 515a (equated with ruibh). pronnasc ` brimstone, sulphur ', P. O'C.

pronomen

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n (Lat. pronomen, learned loan-word) a pronoun : nomen, pronomen, uerbum . . . lasin Laitneoir; ainm ┐ briathar ┐ pronomen . . . ocon Gaedel, Auraic. 320 . robo o pronoibneib foilsigdde phersin frecṅdairc 'either by pronouns which demonstrate a present person' Sg. 200 b 6 .