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n m. indecl. (orig. neut.? cf. n s. ró n-ascada, Ériu iv 98.3 . ró (ón imarcaidh) m., IGT Dec. § 108.6 .

(a) an over-great amount (degree); excess, too much ; poet. word used largely as pred. with cop., common in chevilles. nocha n-epert guth bud ró, Acall. 462 (`expression that was excessive', O'Gr.). a rád ni ró, LL 159b16 . nirbo ró Conchobar i ndígal Mani C. would not be too much in vengeance for M. , TFerbe 651 . cid tu ba ri ni bo ro it were not too much (= it would be fit) that thou shouldst be king , ZCP x 47 y . targad rigi nErenn dó . . . géar ba ró, MR 130.16 . ná habair riom gurab ró `an exaggeration', Content. vi 85 . ní ró . . . a ndubhart what I said is no exaggeration , O'Bruad. ii 1 84.25 . da n-abruinn- si maith . . . aderadh an chlíar maith badh ró `the poets would speak far better', KMMisc. 364 z . is ró dom: nírba ró dó airúacra . . . it was not too much for him (beyond his power ), Hib. Min. 66.6 . ní ró damh pían d'fulang ar son righ nimhe, BNnÉ 128.2 . nírbhó ró dho dia mbadh laintighearna it would not have been beyond his deserts , FM v 1488 x . is ró lim(m): níbo ró lim dait conna tissad nech . . . riut hi Tech Midchúarda I should not deem it too much (too great an honour) for thee that none should precede thee , FB 17 . nirbo ró nó furail lim me fein do luigi foen fo for cossaibh, CCath. 5522 .

As subst., somet. with art.: ac so tuarastal Conri do c[h]lan- noibh Ir. . . . borb an ró, ZCP xiii 12.5 . ro gluaisiomar . . . ó Themraigh ger mór in ró `though it was a great strain', Duan. Finn i 6.5 . do thoirbhir Fionn, mór in ró, | d'Fíanoibh Eirionn, ii 128 § 16 . amlaid is maith ceili De | gan ni bud mó, gan ró re ré, ZCP viii 231.20 (= without more than suffices for the time being?). intí doní saint tar ró excessively , ZCP x 415.15 = BNnÉ 101.9 . With dependent gen.: m'oenurán im romra ró in my vast expanse of ocean , LU 3015 . ní ró n-ascada duit sain too great a boon , Ériu iv 98.3 . do dhall an ró sainnte sionn, A. Ó Dálaigh vi 4 . gan ró céille, Measgra Dánta 66.52 . ná bí ag tobach níos mó . . . ró tarbha ó nach tárthubair since you have not gained overmuch profit from it (?), Content. viii 12 . tug ró a bhfuinn i bhfonn na cille overgreat desire , Hackett xlii 93 . cia dīre doberar . . . in n-aīr . . . ┐ hi rrō molta [sic leg.] ZCP vii 300.21 (cf. Ériu xiii 46.17 ). dá n-abra an té théid dod mholadh . . . | . . . | . . . | ró molta ní dhiongna dhuid, PBocht p. 37 § 19 . ? ro díubraic ró n-urchair de a mighty cast , Acall. 4802 (sreo, rod v.ll.), cf. 4904 , 5810 .

(b) prosperity, good fortune : a rebradh is a ro, BB 53a6 . mor in ró . . . is leis co fír chungnas Dia, MR 40.13 = FDG 306 . ní clóen-ró `no deceitful blessing', Met. Dinds. iii 22.274 . senchas saidbir nach sóeb-ró `no spurious wealth', 128.2 , cf. 330.14 , 396.2 .

2 ró

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n clay, earth ? Caier fu ro . . . fo chara Cáer, Corm. Y 698 , glossed .i. fo úr . . . fo chora .i. fo c[h]locha.

roäch

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n (ro-fuach ? Thurn., Bürgsch. p. 12 ). legal term, witness to a contract Bürgsch. 12 § 40 n. 3 , Contract Law 15 . roach .i. rosechad fiadan nó rosechad briathar ut est for mac ┐ raith ┐ roach. Sech .i. esbach, O'Dav. 1338 ; cf. Laws iii 6.25 , 31 (where rofechad is a wrong reading). Cid teite for fornaidm caich? Miach for breithemain . . . dairt for a roach (.i. for a fiadnaise) ZCP xiii 24.5 ( H. 3.18, p. 21a , see Bürgsch. p. 12 ), where it seems = witness. ni baidhe mac beo-athar na roach . . . is é in roach, cia no ingealla ni a briathraib ni bi cor a n-ecmais athar, H. 3.18, p. 441b ( O'C. 1073 ), i.e. the verbal pledge given by a son without his father's consent is not a legal contract (cor) but a `roach'? i fonaiscter ceilsine for mac ┐ raith [┐] roach, Nero A vii p. 154a ( O'Don. 2230 ); see Bürgsch., p. 55 .; O'Dav. 1338 : de roachaib.i. do nadmannaib .i. ni nascar co mor, H. 3.18, p. 381a ( O'C. 832 ), gl. on Laws iii 6.25 . (Fig.) ní roach ná rudrad | in lebrán co lléri, Fél. Ep. 129 (rorach; roat .i. ro-fot v.ll.); `verbose', Stokes; perh. invalid or inadequate testimony.

roäd

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n m. great prosperity (< ro-ád)? ro fáith cach recht im road `every law concerning high fortune', Met. Dinds. i 28.5 .

roaige

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x see rodaige.

róba

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n m. (Romance loan-word) a robe : gurub seng gasta a roba (: occa; leg. ōcca ?), BNnÉ 145 (xii) 8 (of monks' attire). róba an ephoid, Exod. xxxix 22 . do chaith sí a róba, Hackett xxv 7 . g p. rígh na róbadh bpurpuir (= purpurei reges), TSh. 7867 .

robad

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x see robud.

robáil

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n i,f. (late formation from Eng. rob) the act of robbing, plundering : gort nach roich a robáil `that cannot be harried', Content. xxv 12 . a robáil ┐ a nochtadh, GJ iii 36 .

robanach

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n o,m. excessive intercourse with women, uxoriousness : don robanuch . . . atbath Ladru, MacCarthy 142 y ( LL 127a6 = rabanach, BB 45b33 ), cf. co n-apaidh [Ladhru] d'forail banaigh, Leb. Gab. i 14.8 .

robar

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x see robor, robur.

robarta, rabarta

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Forms: robarti, robartai, ra- bhartha

n m., in O.Ir. ,f.

(a) spring-tide: a s. robarti, gl. malinas, Bcr. 34c7 . hi robartai (in malinas), 20b3 . d s. hi robarti, gl. [maris] pro- fectu, 34c5 . lán in mhara .i. lán rabarta, Cóir Anm. 122 . róimse robartae, BDD 100 (a). tairm tuinni i n-aimsir robarta, TBC 5610 St. fāl re mbruchtud robarta, Cog. 162.23 (of a hopeless attempt). sruth ruadh robarta ag imthecht amach isin muir, ZCP vi 94.22 . scuchad ruadhbuinne robhurta, CCath. 308 , cf. 3455 (robartae), TSh. 2079 (rabharta). ra- bhartha `over-running', Eg. Gl. 525 .

(b) fig.: rith rabarta an impetuous course , RC vi 186.12 (Poem). no roichdis . . . 'na mbuidnib roburta, LB 156a53 . co tanic . . . ina ruat[h]ur rabarta isin tech, BB 430b48 . roborta .i. imat . . . roborta mblechta . . . .i. imat a mblechta, O'Dav. 1399 . ro lín robharta feirgi ┐ lonnuis é, CCath. 431 . robharta ro-thesbaigh . . . i samhradh, FM v 1680.8 , cf. 1626.8 . fear robharta ro-einigh amhail Guaire, ii 1122.14 . lán do rabharta roi-dhíomais, TSh. 6667 . ag tál na rabhartha ndeór, Hackett xii 31 .