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50 céim (-mm)n,n. vn.ofcingid. See Thurn. Gramm. §§ 152 ,
328 , 453 , 756 , and Translators' Note p. 683 .m.andf.,
IGT Decl. § 45 .n s. cheimim, Hugh Roe² 20.22 .cém,
RSClára 87a etc.
I (a)act ofsteppingtowards,approaching;resortingto(with
55various prepp.):ar do chéimm ar croich`for the sake of
Thy going upon the cross
', Ériu vi 113 § 5 .la c. ¤ do míasaib
maithib`when there is stepping to good tables', iii 102 § 30 .
nir' fhetsat ceim fora n-agaid dia n-echuib, Marco P. 113 .
ceim do churadaib Connacht, MR 250.20 .ceim fri haimles
60n-egalsa, Ériu ii 228.15 .ceim i cleith, LU 4009 ( SC 45 . )
cen ch. ¤ dó 'na comlepaid unless he should come to share her
bed
, Ériu iv 104.2 .cēim iar sētaib soscēla, ii 56 § 11 .
ar gc. ¤ -ne ón talmhain thuaidheamhain, DDána 70.9 .
With gen.:c. ¤ an chroinn the step towards the cross, Dán Dé
65 xxix 20 .
(b) Withcingid:ciṅg ceim co lan tocud etc., Corp. Gen.
80.2 .nocho chingfind ceim dar cert, LL 18668 .rochind
seig a cheim co hegandais, TTebe 1088 .
(c) step,pace,stride :inna ceimmengl.gresús, Ml. 22a7 .
70 céimmimgl.extento gradu, 41d7 .ch. ¤ cruth cheill congraimmim
in gait,etc., LU 8323 ( FB 24 ).c. ¤ tar ais, Dán Dé
xxviii 26 .c. ¤ ar ch. ¤ `step by step', Rel. Celt. ii 190.10 .c. ¤
baccaighe limp, TSh. 3344 .dhírighios a chéime=(the Lord)
directeth his steps
, Prov. xvi 9 .
75(d) With verbs other thancingid:ascnam c. ¤ for caland
`let us strive to step', Fél. Dec. 31 (cf.Gorm.).ná beram c. ¤
secha sain, LL 3308 .c. ¤ chríoch n-imdherg nis dring, Ériu
xiii 20.1 .dréisi c. ¤ cech óin laithi`advance thou a step every
day
', i 200 § 24 .caín feid a rosc rocheim inna chend síar,
80 LU 8342 ( FB 24 ).nach rach c. ¤ don chiort`depart one step',
PBocht 9.25 .
(e)Asmeasureoflength: da ceimend sechtmogat in airdi
in tuir, Auraic. 1245 ..u. ced deg ceim curadh`fifteen hundred
warrior's paces
', St. Ercuil 774 .Cf. da traigid gu leith se in
85ceim inraic`the full pace', Ériu xvii 70 § 10 gl. 5 . Seemíle.
(f) degree (astron.,etc.):sa 4 ceim in quarto gradu(of heat),
ZCP xviii 264.16 .sgáile na ccéimionn`degrees' (of a sun-dial),
Isa. xxxviii 8 .
(g) stagein aprocess :na céimenda as i ndéntar in t-adaltras
.i. silled ┐ comrád etc., PH 7807 .i gcéimeannaibh an chrei-
5dimh, Dán Dé vi 31 .an dechmadh c. ¤ ó Cholla(in pedigree),
BNnÉ 281.28 .in trat tic cum in ceime deiginigh don eitici,
Rosa Ang. 76.2 .an dara c. ¤ . . . an treas c. ¤ stage(of the death
of the body), TSh. 1240 ff.
(h) dignity,rank,degree :hí ceímgl.in gradum dignitatis,
10 Ml. 19a3 .ina ceim ┐ ina cadus fein, BB 238a14 .cech ceim
cádhusach, CCath. 1507 .i gc. ¤ `in high esteem',
Content. xvi 95 .na tigernuidhi doreir a ceimenn, Maund. 148 .nech
lugha ceim nā rí`of lower rank than', ZCP vi 101.27 . ?daer-
fuidir do saeradh taris ceim bas etar leis, Laws v 450.21
15Comm. lucht céimenn`dignitaries', Hugh Roe² 158.22 .da
gach aon . . . do réir a chéime, Keat. ii 2072 .iar na togha is
na ceimionnaibh remraite`to those dignities', FM iii 364.4 .
(i) amount,degree,extent :a ngach aoinch. ¤ `in every par-
ticular'
, O'Hara 546 .a n-aein ch. ¤ `in any degree', Misc. Celt.
20Soc. 374.6 .san ch. ¤ a ttugas . . . grádh dhó, Desid. 5971 .
(j) procedure, propercourse :cēim n-erlatad ar Dīa, ZCP
iii 449.12 .cēim fāthach`walking with knowledge',
Ériu ii 64 § 6 .dom chor ó ch. ¤ from the proper course, DDána 38.22 .
ní c. ¤ é eidir óghaibh, Ir. Syll. Poetry 34 § 5 .c. ¤ eoil don
25aineolach, Dán Dé xxviii 45 .do chríochnaigh C. a c. ¤ flatha
`his royal progress', ML 88.32 .c. ¤ caithme`an expensive
process
', BNnÉ 282.7 .ceim conalbais, Lism. L. 3069 .
(k) In later lang. freq. in vague sense of task,exploit,
undertaking,feat,deed :do c[h]onāch id chémanduib, ML²
30 1654 .c. ¤ anshógha, DDána 99.7 .c. ¤ d'éirghe aigeanta enough
to make the heart rise
, 66.3 .brígh 'na ccéimiondaibh ní chuir
`he sets no store by their doings', Studies 1919, 258 § 18 .do
bhéireadh béim ann gach c. ¤ cruaidh, Oss. vi 74.12 .c. ¤
macaimh Muimnigh`part', MR 302.7 .c. ¤ cruaidh, Desid.
35 897 . Perh. also in:Bethach fo chéimim chlothalt / marb in
h-Erind ar clitecht, LL 769 (see Leb. Gab. 114.9 ).
(l) Freq. in chevilles:ceim forais, SR 4391 (cf. béim f.).
c. ¤ ngle, LU 2831 .c. ¤ gan gainne, LL 7074 .gárbh fhearr c. ¤
`what prize could be greater?', Studies 1920, 98 § 6 .
40(m) Miscellaneous uses: ?sluag Herend cona fairind /
lotar ba cemmend cumaiṅg, LL 746 .re trichait ṁblīadna
i Maig Mell / re cōicait cīalla cēmend, Fianaig. 50.13 . ?reim
dano ceim a airbert(quatrain follows), Auraic. 800 =cém,
3590 =ceim, 3617 .iar ceimennaibh`in course',
45 Laws iii 344.19 Comm. `in turn', iv 260.y Comm. ar ndola dá cruth
i gcéimibh (: éirigh)`her body swelling', PBocht 18.31 . See
TD 10.22 n. p. 237 .i gc. ¤ properly composed(?) (a poem),
Ó Bruad. iii 194.x .
IIIn concrete applications (a) step,rung :trisna cemmen
50i n-andais . . . a ch. ¤ són i ngaibthe cech salm`the step in
which each psalm used to be sung
', Ml. 133b4 -5.[cé]mmen
templi gl. gradus, Thes. i 498.8 (Ardm.).ceimenna arda
high steps, LB 151b3 .seacht gcéimeanna ann(of a ladder,
Fig.), Aithd. D. 62.20 .céimeanna an chaisléin, Dán Dé
55 xxviii 15 . ?ceim .i. conair,ut estceim sech na dichestar
dilsi sech andoit n-eclaise, O'Dav. 549 . Also stile,threshold
etc.:iter claid . . . ┐ tenlach ┐ cēim`fire-place and (door-)step',
Cáin Ad. 41 .tarsa ceim isind faichti`over the stile into the
field
', Mon. Tall. 130.8 .for c. ¤ na reilgge, Ir. Texts i 35.14 .
60 airde cech ceim(v.l.)[ar]aile(of building), MacCarthy 40.24 .
(b) pass :Slīab C. na cēmenn crūaid`of the difficult passes',
Ériu ii 50 § 5 .set conaire no ceime`footpath', Laws v 152.x
Comm.inis na gcéimeann, Measgra D. 55.2 .essruis . . . co
ceimeannaibh cumgae, St. Ercuil 234 .
65Compds. With adjj.:réim . . . ceim-dhíochra with eager
step
, ML 84.15 .a[g] cuibrech an curadh crodha ceimdighaind,
ZCP vi 285.28 .dochuaidh ina coinne co ceimdirech`went
straight to meet him
', 45.13 .céimleasg i gcath`cool in conflict',
TD 26.25 .go cobhsaidh céimrighin, FM vi 2128.16 .

70 ? ceimes: n c. ¤ din .i. banga leine, O'C. 97 ( H. 3. 18,67 ) =cemeas
.i. ban galeni, Thr. Ir. Gl. 10 .

céimmennach,céimnech adj o, ā(céim).Of the ear,convoluted :
o thimchiolladh cheimneach, 23 K 42,294.17 .Of hairwaved:
fa fholt úr chéimeannach chlaon, DDána 91.31 . In earlier
75sources as vaguely eulogistic adj. dignified,exalted,noble ,
etc.:do neoch rancamair do mnáibh / . . . / isí in cairgindach
ceimindach, ZCP xvii 276.14 (=remendach, Laws v 64.33
Comm.).Caisil . . . céimeandach, BR² 16 .laoch ceimnech,
ZCP x 288.27 .síol céimeannach Chéin, Hackett² xxxix 26 .

80 céimnigid v(céim). In Laws Comm.etc.freq. in etymol. glosses
oncingidand related words:ceimnigidgl.cengur,
Laws i 292.32 Comm. cēimnightergl.cengar, Anecd. v 26 n.15 .
ceird .i. ceimniugud no cing, [ut est] mairg misceird .i.
mairg dia ceimni[g]ther in ceird sin, O'Dav. 392 (
85 Ériu xiii 25.15 ).". . . ara cae osor sinnsir", .i. eirgi no ceinmighas
in tí is ó roim in tí is sine, Laws iv 372.4 Comm. ( O'Dav. 122 ).
.vii. cemnigeatu na heacalsa, no seacht for a ceimnigter
grada na hecailsigl.seacht ngraid, v 22.4 Comm. is amlaid
imdrengar .i. is amhlaidh eimh ceimnighthir isinn ogam,
Auraic. 991 . Note further:la cumhail (. . .) mbó ar lucht
5na n-orchríche tar a ccémníghiond amach, Ériu xiii 49.20 .
secht ccumhala gacha fir go móirṡesior .k. .i. go logh enech
d' ióc risan aon as cenn ór chémnighesttar, 50.8 .conclethi
[fri tír] .i. amail . . . cemnigis dochum tire, O'Dav. 536 (cf.
ZCP xxii 32 ).
10 Steps,proceeds,goes :ca crich as ar cemnigis? RC i 48.30 .
ni cheimniged for a chosaib, MR 42.7 .roceimnigh a spirut
co henirt ann, Aisl. Tund. i § 3 .ruibér . . . chēimniges
sechnōin in tīre, Fl. Earls 26.29 .gurab luaithe chéimnigheas
an bás sna haimsearaibh se, TSh. 89 .
15Exceptionally:gur cheimnigh se tusa d'fhagbhail gach
aen neithe t-saeghalta=quia ad omnia terrena relinquenda
te inspiravit, ITS xxix 223.11 .uair do ceim(h)nigh se toil a
Athar a n-aghaidh toile a naduire daena fein, Smaointe B.
Chr. 1173 ?sequere, Gloss.
20 Vn. céimniugad.