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 ).

rúadaid

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Forms: ruadad, ruadath, ruamadh

v ā. makes (brownish) red, reddens: damsam rí-sea ruadas chrú, LL 307b26 = dámhsa rí-si ruadhus cru `were I a king who sheds blood', TFrag. 82 . a s[h]īl Arailt rūadhus rand, ZCP viii 229 § 3 . vn. tāncatar mic Mīled . . . dia ruadad (= to shed their blood), ZCP xiii 364.1 = ruadath, LL 11a14 ; ruamadh, Leb. Gab. i 176.10 .

rúadaigid

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Forms: ruadhugad

v i. = ruadaid; vn. coirci arna ruadhugad (= parched oats), Rosa Ang. 158 y (= Lat. torrefacta).

rúadán

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Forms: Ruadán, Ródan, Rūadān

n o,m. (dim. of ruad) name given to someth. of a reddish- brown colour.

(a) some kind of grain, emmer (?) wheat : rūadān `buck-wheat' (one of the eight species of grain), Aisl. MC 99.5 . grainne ruadain do airic tuisi 'a grain of red wheat for an aire túise ' Bretha 22 § 2 . ruadhan .i. cruithnecht ruadh .i. mael-cruithnecht, O'Dav. 1369 . ?iubaíle marc o dilsi ech ruadhain `from the forfeiture of horses' rye (?)' ( of Ruadán's horses ?), 1217 .

(b) someth. made of lard? crislach . . . do ruadhan [bloingi toirc], Tromdh. Guaire 314 ( Ir. Med. and Mod. Series ii ).

Cf. the npr. m. Ruadán (prob. = `red-haired man'): Ródan, Fél. Apr. 15 = Rūadān, Gorm.

rúadrasach

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adj o,ā. derg-dásachtach ┐ ruadhrasach ` delirious ', O'Gr. Cat. 269.14 (med. text, 16th cent. MS.).

rúag, ruaig

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x see rúac.

rúagaire

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Forms: rógaire

n m. (late) a rogue, wanderer, vagabond : pl. rúagai- readha, Jerem. xlviii 12 . ré daoinibh diomhaoineacha no ré ruagairibh, Carswell 47 . rógaire, ruagaire, Dinneen .

rúaide

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n ,f. redness: a surnd tened co rrōdi, Hy. i 29 F = co ruadi T. co rūaide nō derge, Corm. Y 712 . ruaidi ┐ dergi, Auraic. 1811 . See ródae.

rúaim

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x see rúam.

rúaimnech

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n ā,f. a long hair (esp. horsehair); a fishing-line: ruaimnech dubain, gl. cetus (a whale?), Ir. Gl. 428 . cona dubán . . . cona rūaimnig . . . ass, Aisl. MC 91.18 = cona riamnaigh, 122.2 . maigri . . . do len rúaimnigh cais círdhuibh, IGT. Dec. ex. 676 . garmain . . . gan ruaimneacha looms without threads , O'Bruad. iii 178.4 . Cf. ruaimne `a long hair, a fishing line', P.O'C. See ruainne.