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ceirtlín n(ceirtle):chuirinn mo ch. ¤ a dtein-aoil Rághnail
`verbarg ich mein Garn', ZCP v 212.302 (Midn. Court).

1 ceis n horse-cloth (Plummer MS notes):hoc stragulum in c. ¤ ,
Ir. Gl. 717 . ?Mūlcheist .i. C. ¤ ┐ mell fo brágit, Corp. Gen. 88.13 .

5 2 ceis: n c. ¤ .i. guidhe,ut estdian ceissit [a] airiltin .i. amail
guidhes a airiltin, O'Dav. 505 (an inference).c. ¤ .i. on
cheasacht, O'Cl.

3 ceis nexpld. as circuit :ionann `ceis' is cuairt re a rádh, Met.
Gl. 30 § 53 .

10 1 céis n name of a kind ofpig: cés`a slip-pig or a young pig',
P. O'C. mad ceis, no ceis-torc, O'D. 2225 (Nero A vii, 152a),
cf. O'Dav. 360 .caeca crán, caeca céisi`fifty sows, fifty young
pigs
', BR 184.17 .miach ar muic moir, leith meic cacha
ceisi`half a sack upon every slip', Laws iv 98.19 Comm.
15 co torchair in ch. ¤ chalad`the sturdy sow was slain', Met.
Dinds. iii 438.19 ,cf. ceis ag ingin Eac[h]ach fēil(i.e.Der-
brenn's pig), Ériu x 88 § 107 ;co ro gairside assa chruitt
caelchéis .i. mucc de muccaib Drebrinni, LL 22019 (cf. RC
xv 477.23 ) (with play on words, see2 céis).cu dar ceisibh
20(of a person), IT iii 81 § 57 .acloicceand ceisi, 93 § 141 .
mar bhíos c. ¤ ag coin ar chluais, Measgra D. 7.9 . ?tug ó
Maoilín muc ar mheasair / cis fá chustard`pigling at a
custard
', Ó Bruad. ii 92.6 .

2 céis n f. Appar. orig. of somepartof aharp. Also explained
25as (small)harp (so perh. also in some of the exx.):is crot
cen cheis, is cell cen abbaid . . . .i. cen choe astuda a tét
. . . c. ¤ ainm do chruit bic bis i comaitecht cruiti móre him
chomseinm. Nó ainm don delgain bic fostas in teit humaide
na crute. Nó ainm dona coblaigib. Nó ainm don tromthét.
30Nó is i in ch. ¤ isin chruit aní chongbas in leithrind cona tétaib
intí, ACC 20 .ceis .i. cruit, Stowe Gl. 279 . Lec. Gl. 342 .
admholta c. ¤ , Ériu xiii 40.8 .ni ceilt c. ¤ céol do chruit C.
`the lute hid no music from C.'s harp', ZCP iii 6.2 (
Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 9 § 1 ).dia sephaind c. ¤ [cenntoll] céol`when the
35hole-headed lute played a melody
', 7.2 .co ro sheind a qeis
cendtuill do, RC xxi 154.17 . Freq. in phr.cruit cen ch. ¤ of
someth. useless or ineffectual:cuire cen chenn cruit cen c. ¤
/ samail na tūath déis a rríg, Ériu ix 48 § 22 .an doman as
cruit gan ceis, BCC 416.27 .abhran se cruit gan ch. ¤ ,
40 FM i 216.3 . ?ri na mbard ōn cheis romchar, Rawl. 165b30 . ?a
fir, nā mannoir an cēs / dona crannoibh forsmbæ hi sás,
ZCP xii 292.6 .

ceisc xseeceist.

ceisel xseeciselcompds.

45 1 ceisid vAlso occas.cesaid. IGT Verbs § 78 . (a) complains,
grumbles :Sdeaphan mór tré dhochar ndis / Pól dá chlochadh
is níor cheis, Dán Dé xxvi 54 .a ben na cuile, ná ceis,
Laud 615.87 cited Meyer Contribb. Prov.ceasann an bolg lán,
Hard. ii 399.8 . ?scīath rígh Muige Tulcha Lis / cuire cumtha
50cīa nār ceis? ZCP viii 227.18 .
As a rule withFOR(AR). (b) Of thing complained of:
uair ni chesend nech dib som for a focraic fein`since none
of them grumbles at his own reward
', RC xxv 246.22 ( LU
2654 ).mad ar a būar cessed nech, ZCP viii 217.23 .as teann
55cheisim ar mo dháil, KMMisc. 354.25 .ar chrechaib nīr
cheis in fer`never complained of having to make raids', Ériu
xvi 162 § 21 .ar [chlaoine] na gclann ná ceis`complain not
of their waviness
', Magauran 956 .an uair cheise ar an gcroidhe
`when thou lamentest thy evil heart', Dán Dé xviii 21 .ro c[h]eis-
60edar na flatha ar n-a fedhmannaibh, ML² 1730 . In difft.
idiom with words meaning fame ,etc.:Midhi mac Bratha
. . . / . . . / do ceis a tairm ar gach fini, / conad leis ainm
Midhi moir his fame imposed itself upon(?), Ériu x 78 § 24 .
leathar leis gach breath ma mbia / cá neach ar nach ceis a
65clú? Magauran 3900 .Cf.sense (d).
(c) Of persons:ro ches air co mor=indignatur, TTebe
2514 .c. ¤ in rí ar Fithirt finn, SG 367.38 .ní cheis mé ar a
chloind d'ú Chréide, IGT Verbs ex. 699 . ?marb m'aes
cumt[h]a ar nar ceis / duinn-e fa hurchra aindeis, BCC 390.7 .
70(d) belittles,thinks littleof,despises (see TBC St. 1447 - 8
note):cessis in caur forru . . . ┐ ba nefní leis a caingen ora
maid in cath remi deemed them but feeble opposition, LL
32287 (TTr.).ceisis Medhbh go mor air iarna fhaisgin, ZCP
viii 548.34 . Perh. also:[na] aonar [ar] cath [do] cheis, A.
75Ó Dálaigh lv 15 . In this idiom most freq. withmenmae
assubj.:tincais Medb ar Con Culaind ┐ cessis a menma
fair`in her own mind she belittled him', Táin 1409 ( TBC St.
1447 ).rogabsat a ceill ar in slog . . . ┐ ro ceis a menma dul
tarsu felt confident of overcoming them, BB 436a48 .ōtconn-
80catar in becān slūaig . . . roches a menma forru, Fianaig.
78.1 .nir' cheis menma Fhinn ar an bhFhéin riam co sin a
gcath ná a gcomhlonn never lacked confidence in, Acall. 1097 .
cessis a menma cu mór forthu-sum, CRR 25 .nir-cheiss a
menma na aicned na innithim forthu-sum, 27 .ro ceis
85menma D. ar Dal cCais ara nuaite, Cog. 212.10 .ro cheis
menma cechtarnae dhiobh co mor forsan arccatt felt sharply
that the money was inadequate, Hugh Roe² 282.z . With
difft. prep.:is airesin . . . ro cheis menma Criomhthainn do
A. B., Misc. Hag. Hib. 20.27 .
Vbl. of necess.:menip cesti for a eladain`unless there be
5a question as to his science
', RC xxvi 17 n.4 .nibath cesta
ar ar cloind, Fen. 320.y .
Vn. cesacht.