ruibnech

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o,ā adj. of uncertain meaning, prob.

(a) armed with a spear (spears) (1 ruibne), or

(b) attended by throngs or hosts (2 ruibne); but between these senses it is impossible to dis- tinguish. ruibhneach `armed with a pike'; `having vast crowds, very powerful'; `strongly guarded', O'R. ruibnech .i. ro- buidhnech, ut est . . . ri ruibnech, H. 3. 18 p. 467 ( O'C. 1178 ). d'acallaim na ríg ruibnech `slaughtering' (? host-attended ), Met. Dinds. ii 4 . an righbard ruibhnech `royal bard of lances' (? with a retinue ), FM ii 786.13 . torc ruchtach ruibnech, H. 3.18 p. 284 ( O'C. 569 ); powerful ? ( tusked ?). co hEss Rúaid ruibnech `spearful', RC xx 52.30 = BCC 372.12 (`spear-crowded'); where hosts assemble ? ro fearsead comrac . . . ruibhnech reachtmar `powerful', CF 481 . cend rúad ruibnech `mangled', Met. Dinds. iii 114 . roth ruibneach a wheel armed with spears , M. and C. ii 280 . rosc ruibnech piercing (?), TTebe 4540 .

ruibric

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n (late Eng. or Latin loan-word, Lat. rubrica): a rubric : a ruibhríc an leabhair aithfrinn, O'Hussey TC 198.1 .

ruic

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in prep. phrase co ruic (ruice), see ro-icc.

? ruice

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Forms: ruci

ruici .i. comrac, ut est ar is baeth nech conid fri ro- baeth ruici .i. condric, O'Dav. 1337 (ruice, ruci, MSS. in both places); `any one is foolish that encounters a fool', Stokes, taking as 3 s. pres. of a vb.; any one is a fool till he meets a greater fool ? Cf. however: ruice `a rebuke, defeat, reproach', O'R. (= ruccae).

1 ruiced

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n m. shame, reproach ? ruicedh rús, imdherg aithfer, Metr. Gl. Ff. 62 . Cf. ruccad & ruccae.

2 ruiced

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n [m.] the act of lifting, raising ? ruiced ni hainm gan monur, | do thógbháil is d'árdugud, Metr. Gl. Ff. 7 .

? ruicthech

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adj (? ruccae) blushing, reddening (?): ruicthech, grísach, gúasachtach i mbí i tírthur 'blushing (?), fiery, dangerous when it is in its drying-kiln' Éigse xxxvii 77 § 5 .

? rúïd

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vb. a form of ráïd? roinde na n-ardchúiced | ind-Uisnech rúitt (: cúic) `the points . . . run towards U.', Ériu iv 154.7 (rúit v.l.).

? ruidbe

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n reflection? dues payable to a chief? ruidbe .i. biathad, ut est is tualaingg ron-íca a cinta ┐ a ruidbe .i. is cuimgech e a flaith do biathad, O'Dav. 1390 ; by Stokes taken as = ruibde, a formation from enclitic ro-forms of biathaid, cf. ruibdither .i. biathad, 1385 . Perhaps ro+dibe, vn. of di-ben- cuts away. Cf. `cutting' in Ir. hist. = tallage.

ruidbech

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n m. a robber ? ruidbech [ruibech v.l.] .i. meirlech, ut est cid rathach madh ruidhbech .i mad rodibech no mad meirlech, O'Dav. 1346 ; the gloss ro-dibech suggests the sense very niggardly, miserly . For the quotation, cf. lándire . . . donn innraic doni maith dia tochas cid rathach ma ruibech, (RIA) 23 Q 6 p. 50a ( O'C. 1843 ) = ruibed, H. 3. 18 p. 454a ( O'C. 1138 ) which may be associated with ruidbe. trechintach cach ruidbeach, H. 3. 18 p. 338 ( O'C. 700 ).

1 ruide

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n = ro-uide a great journey ? (but see uide) is mór do muir is do thír | do mac ríg, don ruide rúaid `on that gallant journey', Met. Dinds. iii 120 (ruire v.l.); glossed in one MS. .i. as iomdha muir ┐ tir ina rug mac an riogh a ro-uidhe laechdha. In TBC² 152 for: a cétna rude, leg. n-ude, see LU 4614 .