rúa

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Forms: senrua

n in compd. senrua an old person ? ni fó degblad co nirt núa | atá mac Senbath senrúa, LU 1253 . tōeb frisin cocad núa, | ní ḟulaiṅg in senrūa, RC xiii 397 . Of a woman: Cámha gan mac is gan húa | dorála conadh senrúa, Acall. 46 . Cf. the fictive npr. m. maic Rua Rofesai, Anecd. ii 47.19 (Ruaidh v.l.) = m. Ruaid Rofesa, 48.10 , where Rua if not a mistake, seems a bye-form of ruad.

rúac, ruaic

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Forms: rúag, rúaig, ruagchath

n ā,f. rúag f., IGT Dec. § 39.13 . rúaig f., § 42.8 .

(a) A rush, dash; gen. in hostile sense, an onset, attack: tri chét . . . dorochair leis sin n-oenrúaic, LL 205b15 . triur do bhrisedh gach aon ruaig, IT ii2 145.598 . ro impadar . . . do tabairt ruaca dhoibh, ┐ ni ro foemad uatha in ruaic, ALC i 216.19 . gach ain fer do bered air, do rinn ruaga, Celt. Rev. iv 18.9 . Garb rige na rúac rot `of the bold raids', Met. Dinds. iv 204 . an mac righ sin na ruag te, Ir. Texts ii p. 43 § 26 . seabhac na ruag, Hackett xxxix 108 . Without hostile sense: ag dol dó 'na rúaig fán ccrannaigh, BNnÉ 138 vii 9 , cf. 139.42 . gluaisim don ruaig sin im sháir-rioth | go hEochaill, Keat. Poems 453 .

(b) Esp. a rout , in ruac i mMaig Adar . . . ria n-óa Lachlaind, LL 183b11 ( Arch. Hib. ii 63 § 66 ). do chuir N. an ruaig . . . orrtha put them to flight , IT ii2 142.515 . tugais na Gulla fa ruaig, Cog. 80.8 . a Úa Gofraid nar gab ruaic who suffered not aefeat , Ir. Texts ii p. 44 § 29 . a frithguin na ruaga, AU iii 436.14 . ag leanmhain na ruaige, Keat. ii 1480 . ba réidh gach ro-choill do na ruaghaibh the fugitives , ML 142.12 .

(c) fig. a course, career : lé hógaibh . . . ag breith a ruag reabhraidh, TSh. 523 . damh is dual a ruaig do ríomhadh to recount his career , Hackett xxxix 7 . Cf. an fersa gabhait na ruaig `which the mighty recite', BNnÉ 170.17 .

Compds. n ruagchath a battle-onslaught , TSh. 3129 . ¤mer: ad rigda ruaigmhera ba[r] riga `furiously routing', Aen. 2455 .

rúacad

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u,m. vn. of ruacaid. Putting to flight, routing, expel- ling : can a bás nó can a rūacad without killing or putting him to flight , Death-tales 36 § 4 . don tár-fhlaith is eadh as ghnáth | ruagadh ruathar gach ré dtráth to rout and be routed in turn , Content. xviii 119 . a ruagadh as an eaglais to expel , TSh. 5189 . ac rúagadh droch-áeir as, Maund. 249 . gor ghabhsat ruaccadh fó chédóir chuca took to flight , FM v 1672.8 . fear ruagtha fiadhaigh a man to rouse the game , Content. ii 28 .

rúacaid, rúaicid

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v routs, drives away, expels: 3 s. pr. ruácaid hé, BColm. 40.2 . imp. ruaig . . . iat (sc. mo phecctha), Ir. Lit. 8.16 (ruacc v.l.). pret. ram ruagsitar [mo pheccaid], 6.7 . gur ruaicc demuin a dainibh, Maund. 117 . do bhríogh . . . gur ruagais uait comhrádh an Tighearna, do ruaig an Tighearna thusa (= proiecisti . . . proiecit), TSh. 8329 . do ruaigsead reacht Tighearna (= abiecerunt), 1602 . gur ruagadar . . . síol Éibhir siar, Keat. ii 3593 . part. do bheith ruagtha ó onóir na glóire, TSh. 6403 .

rúach

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n (B. na f.) a small pool or puddle ? v s. a ruach . . . inann sin ┐ lodan (lodán, lochán v.ll.), Tromdh. Guaire 149 ( Ir. Med. and Mod. Series ii ). ? fo mo ruach | comruc fri mna[i] mo druad, Ériu v 34.17 (ruacht, MS., t a later addition; the rhyme requires ruach).

rúacht

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x see ro-saig.

rúachtad

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Forms: ruachtain, ruachtadh

n u,m. defeating, destroying? ruidhbh 'arna ruachtad champions after being worsted (?), Acall. 432 = midhaigh 'arna rébhadh, ib. n. Cf. ruacht `defeat, rout, undoing', O'R.; ruachtain, ruachtadh `act of routing, defeating, des- troying ', Dinneen.

rúachtain

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n f. late contamination of rochtain (ro-saig) and riachtain < ríchtain (ro-icc). rochtain rúachdain ríchtain, IGT Dec. § 148 . The act of arriving, reaching: íar rúachtain 'san righe, Studies 1919 73.9 . tar[r] dom ruachtain, Ir. Re- view 1913, 625 § 21 . do ruachtain uainne i n-aon-luing going from us , Ir. Monthly 1926, 471 § 2 .

? rúachtus

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ind e do righ-ruachtus | ar a ro-ghlēre | ar a fhīr- shuarcus, IT iii 92 § 134 .

rúacmar

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adj o,ā. that routs or defeats, victorious : ridire ruagmhar, Keat. Poems 1391 .

rúad

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Forms: ruadh

adj o,ā.

(a) lit. red, of a brownish or dark red (opp. to derg = bright red), oft. of blood-stains (opp. to fland, the colour of freshly shed blood). atchiu forderg forro, atchiu ruad, TBC 224 . crú rúad, SC 37 ( LU 3815 ). rinni ruada (a p.), SC 15 ( LU 3363 ). dobo ruadh colc don coinne, Ir. Texts ii 21 § 38 . tulcha ruada (in Hell), IT i 190.25 ( FA 30 LB). ro ba lis ballach breic-derg in lis-so . . . cid rāith ruad aniu, Acall. 2739 (of russet hue of faded vegetation). folt dond ┐ ulcha fota ruad, PH 3093 . tlacht ní thig cen rúad `polish comes not without a dye', Met. Dinds. iii 54 (quoted by O'Cl. s.v. ruadh with gl. .i. rúamann). linn ruad red humour, choler , Rosa Ang. 306.11 . dragún . . . ruadh (= draco rufus), TSh. 7854 . In phr. rúad rosach (name of an ailment in horses) see rosach (rasach). aran ruadh brown bread , (RIA) 23 P 10 ³, 19a9 . (Equative) cethrar . . . ruadaigthir druímnín derg-oir, ZCP xiii 256.25 .

Freq. as sobriquet = red-haired , and in place-names. Muir Ruad the Red Sea (later Mid.Ir. = O.I. muir robur); cf. Muir Romuir ruad, SR 4021 . tria Muir Ruad, PH 1712 . go nuige an Mhuir Rúaidh, Joshua xxiv 6 ; Exod. xiii 18 .

(b) fig. in poetry and rhetorical style, strong, mighty, formid- able : ruadh .i. trēn no lāidir, O'Cl. do mac Mugair, don rúad ro gab in ríge, LL 44a28 . Nabcodon rúad roglach, Fél. Prol. 94 . in rúad ruirech `the fierce captain', Met. Dinds. iv 74 . cen rurig ruag, AU 918 = ruadh, FM ii 594.25 . ro gab ríge rúad, SR 5545 . is mór do muir is do thír | . . . don ruide rúaid adventurous (difficult, dangerous) journey (?), Met. Dinds. iii 120 (glossed: ro-uidhe laechda no laidir). railge rúada ro- móra `sturdy oaks', CRR 34 . sruth ruadh robarta, ZCP vi 94.22 . gusan sáile searbh-ruadh, Content. xxviii 20 . ré gaoith ruaidh, TSh. 9133 : cf. ruadh-ghaoith, Keat. Poems 380 . sileadh deór rúadh bitter tears , IGT Dec. ex. 1081 . Prob. in the alleg. npr. m.: maic Ruaid Ro-fesa, Anecd. ii 48.10 .

Freq. in unstable compds. in sensesadj

(a) of colour: fer ruad- brec, BB 427b22 , cf. breac-ruadh, ib. 9 . ¤chend: tri ruadchind Laigen, Rawl. 136a31 . na tri ruadchind, LL 166b41 . ¤derg, TBC 5410 . ¤fuil: buinne ruadh-fhola, CCath. 2032 . ¤mael: bachlaich . . . ruadmáela, Acall. 3796 (`foxy and bald', O'Gr.). In sense bloody: co rruadchathaib, LL 23a14 . ¤rind: bás obunn do ruaidh-rinne, Acall. 1851 . ruaidhrinn .i. reanna dearga no fáobhair dhearga, O'Cl. ¤rinnech, TBC 3987 (epithet of a warrior). LU 10405 . Magh R. ruadrindach of the red spears , BCC 372.24 . ¤rucce `red shame', TBC 4538 ; for explanation of word which implies sense (b) also, see 4536 .

(b) strong, mighty : ruadhbuinne robhurta, CCath. 308 , cf. 1217 , 2839 , TSh. 2078 . ruadhchath ro-mór a great and strong bat- talion , RC xviii 301.16 . rúad-daire ro-mór, CRR 34 . rúad- gním, LL 183b31 ( Arch. Hib. ii 70 § 8 ).