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ceist n f.(Lat.quaestio). See Thurn. Gramm. §§ 35 , 923 . In
O.Ir. glossesn d s. c. ¤ ,g s. cestae,n a p.cesti. Later withn s.
cest( BDD² 451 =c. ¤ , LU 6900 ),ceisc,cesc,cess( PH 1291 ),
g s.andn a p.cesta,ceiste,g p. cest. So IGT Decl. § 42 . In
30Mid. Ir. also withcesta(i)throughoutsg.( LU 2575 ,
RC viii 356.26 ).a p. ceastanna, 1 Kgs. x 3 .g p. cesta, LL 17729 .
cestann, O'C. 2442 ( Eg. 88,36a ).
(a) question,problem,enquiry :imbresnaetcestigl.uerbís
contendere, Wb. 30b5 .c. ¤ amirissech insogl.quomodo resurgunt
35mortui? 13c19 .inna cestae singl.questioni, Ml. 37c16 .
immon c. ¤ so, Vita Br. 42 .hi tucu ch. ¤ ndoraid ndil, Thes.
ii 293.25 .sluinfet duít ceastaib coraib cudruma, IT iii 90.3 .
munabdís examhla cesda nibdís examhla bretha,
Ériu xiii 22.12 .freagra do cheasd, Ir. Syll. Poetry 39 § 4 .is do
40chestaib in tṡenchais aided Taidc, RC xxiii 310.13 `one of
the (doubtful) questions of history
', 339.19 .tráchtaid in
t-apstal in cesta sin, xxv 238.3 .i ló na gceasd Judgment
Day
, Celtica iv 123 § 18 .lia cesta canoine na canoin`the
questions of the canon are more numerous than the canon
45itself
', Laws iii 32.8 Comm. air Cheastaibh an tSein-reachta,
TSh. 3402 .mar tugadh annsin dochum ceasda é for question-
ing
, Parrth. Anma 5399 .
With introductory function in interrogative phrases:c. ¤
in innonn less parbulus et nutrix, Wb. 24d11 .c. ¤ cid natat
50sláin ind huli, 28b1 .c. ¤ :cateat grád túaithe? Críth Gabl. 10 .
c. ¤ didiu cia bad dóig diar tiachtain? TBC 823 .cesc ind
derbgelsid? Mon. Tall. 134.27 .cesg cid an comharc bairdne?
Ériu xiii 43.30 .cex, Lism.L. 2487 .ceasc .i. o ni as ceas an
imcomaircim in t-uathadh, Laws v 6.6 Comm. it e dono a
55tri a n-uathad, cesc, cuin, cid, Auraic. 3044 .cest described
as an `iarmbérla', 1308 .
In alliterative phrases:c. ¤ ┐ caingen, PH 9 (seecaingen).
coblidhi ┐ c. ¤ , St. Ercuil 1303 .
With verbs (see alsoérned II,érnid I;fuaslucad (d);
60 1 íccaid II (c);túaslucud (c),etc.):fagabar uaib óenfer
chomallas frimsa in c. ¤ immá tú, LU 9208 ( FB 93 ).i ndiaidh
gach ceasta dár chuiris`questions', PBocht 14.44 .cuirim
gach ceisd ort mur ghráin task, Duan. Finn ii 244 § 19 .
dobeir cesti do cháchgl.languens circa questiones, Wb. 29b5 .
65 do rat a gc. ¤ misi de / fā dhāltaibh na hingine, Feis TC 1313 .
d'etergleod a cesta, LU 8561 ( FB 42 ).finnamár dan do ch. ¤ ,
9212 ( 94 ).roiarfaigeadh sin ceasta doib, TTebe 903 .amal
duberad nech hi c. ¤ do Duaid . . .gl.si . . . cúr? Ml. 55d11 .
(b) In more general sense of trouble,anxiety,apprehension
70 etc.: dosgní Coirpre iarnamáirech c. ¤ moir desin cu mba
bronach, Corm. 30.15 .rombá-sa tra . . . a c. ¤ ┐ a cumtabairt
móir, Sc.M² R 4 (i n-imshnīm,v.l.).ro fás c. ¤ mór ag Finn
don ghním-sin, Fianaig. 56.14 .le ceisd Tuaithi dé Danann,
Acall. 932 .robdar imdae a cesta`problems', Ériu iv 126.11 .
75 do réir a hannsochta d'Íosa / uirre riamh go roibhe a c. ¤
`her grief was proportionate to her love', PBocht 112 § 27 .
ní ceisd codal ar chneidh sláin, DDána 108.8 .
With prepp.:ar chuir dá ceann ní ceisd dó,
DDána 91.14 (`displeases him not', Ir. Monthly 1919, 399 ).an bhean
80dar cheisd cosg an uilc, 32.2 .ba c. ¤ mór la hUltu, IT i 139.9 .
leo ba c. ¤ (cheville), SR 3455 .ba ceisc la F. was troubled(?), BB
238a20 .ro bo ch. ¤ for Ultu dono aní sin the U. didn't know
what to do about that
, LU 8390 ( FB 26 ).fail sund gabuil
cethri ṁ-bend / do ch. ¤ for feraib hErend, TBC 722 .bean ar
85nar cheisd clú`unanxious for her fame', PBocht 22 § 33 .C.
. . . / ar nar ch. ¤ uamhan éaga`whom fear of death troubled not',
Keat. iii 752 .is ceisd oruinn eol Banbha, DDána 74.1 `we
long for guidance through B.
', Ir. Monthly 1919, 283 § 1 .
níor ch. ¤ ort, a Dhúilimhse / dealbh ai-eoir ┐ uisge it was
no trouble to you
, Aithd. D. 57.8 .ba cest iccon claind sin
5nach fuaradair nech ri n-aithesc i n-airecht in arrig, BB
238b17 .
In phr.ar ch. ¤ withVn.or dep. clause:ar c. ¤ ammuis
longpuirt do thabairt orra`from the danger of (= in case of)
a camp attack being made upon them
', ALC ii 294.10 .ar
10cheasta go`for fear that', Arch. i 158.2 . See Gadelica 302.5ff. ,
Duan. Finn iii 237 .air cesta gu n-dighnedh tuilledh orra
in case (lest) he should do, AU iii 602.1 .lé ceasda áon-laoch
do[d] thabhairt-si for fear that any champion should marry
thee
, Eachtra na gCuradh 69.10 (Leabh. ó Láimhsgr. i).le
15ceastain mé beith búidheach, Tribes of Irel. 68.3 .

ceistín n(ciste)smallchest :cuirrel .i. ceístin ioir(?), O'C. 1471
( H. 3. 18,652 ).

céit: n ceticol .i. c. ¤ cocnam,etc., Corm. 14 =cet, Corm. Y 401 .

céite n ioandiā(cend in chede, Folklore iv 480 § 61 ,ar fíarláit
20mhuidhi na céiti, RC xxiv 377 § 13 ; see also rhyming exx.
below). See RC xlii 353 § 369 , ZCP ix 296 , O'Don. Suppl.
s.v. céideadh. (a) hill,mound,eminence, openspace :céide
.i. tulach, céide .i. faithche, O'Cl. i tilchaib 's a cétib, LL
6598 .tecoiscis do cnuicc ┐ céti ┐ tulcha in choicid, 8604
25(TBC).tar chéidibh do chnoc, Celtica iv 116 § 9 (= Measgra
D. 51.35 ).mor c. ¤ is mor carrac cruaid, Acall. 3434 .isin
chlaoin ferta nó isin céiti, SG 82.9 . ?Di Méittiu for Cettiu
.i. da chnocc i Maig Mogna, LL iii p. 710 n.
(b) Hence of venue of an `óenach', racecourse etc.:céide
30.i. . . . aonach, O'Cl. ceite . . . aenach nó tete, Stowe Gl. 30 .
Carmun céte oenaig ḟéil, Met. Dinds. iii 2.5 .is céte óenaig
agair, 270.9 .cētea coitu,uel quia ibi equi cito currunt , Corm.
Y 224 ( O'Mulc. 214 ).bla ceite rig tulcomracc`a king's
race-course
', Laws iii 254.17 ( O'Dav. 520 ).co slechtaib ech
35adchiat cen meath cet[i] ngraifne, Anecd. i 53 § 25 .
Withcluicheinactivesense racing,sporting,performing
deeds (?):cluchi ┐ céti, LU 3224 ( SC 1 ).buáid n-oenaig ┐
chluiche ┐ cheti, RC xiii 442 § 17 .cluichi ┐ céti ┐ tressa ┐
dībircthi, Fing. R. 5 . Note also:feraidh ifeithibh ceiti
40(: oc macthete)(`an assembly'), Blathm. 163 .nach bisiu
fri cete i fus / nach missi téite ar thuus, SR 2035 .
(c) meeting-place in general:Druim Cetta céte na noem,
RC xx 136.18 .céte cét cúan`meeting place of a hundred
bands
', Met. Dinds. iv 42.23 .céti tri deccra rostecht`a fair
45green with three marvels it possessed
', 156.1 . ?uas in cetiu .i.
oenach na ngénti, LB 145a27 .Donnchadh Fremhann flaith
fuata cloithrí Ereann cet céte, FM i 398.21 .
(d) concourse,assembly :[br]ithemain baird céte cross,
Ériu viii 68.39 .D. mac Becci cen bini / slat chéti Lini na
50llaech, LL 17272 .ro teclumad ceti airthir an betha`con-
course
', Ériu ii 98 § 3 .fosergitis . . . in tsloigh na cete itir
da mag araciund together(?), 100 § 5 .
(e) square,market-placeof a city:docum cede na cathrach
to the assembly-place', St. Ercuil 146 .ar or na ceidhe `on
55the edge of the market-place
', ZCP vi 35.9 .ar chéide na
ríghchathrach, Duan. Finn i 89.61 .
(f) In follg. transl. by edd. as road,path (for chete .i. for
conair no for sét, Fél.² clxxix § 20 (3).céide .i. conair,
O'Cl. ):slúag . . . / rerthe úainn for céti (: iar léri)`on the
60road (to heaven
)'. Fél. Dec. 20 .tancatar ass cen imsním /
dar cend calaid cech céte (: bréce)`despite the hardships of
every path
', Met. Dinds. iii 72.79 .o chete iar lochaibh Eirne
`by carriageway', AU i 308.14 (during hard frost).
(g) In phr.c. ¤ crech etc. of land which has beenlaid waste:
65 go raibh críoch Bh. na comar creach ┐ na céide cuarta, ML
80.19 ( ML² 1133 ).Críoch Chonnacht . . . / biaidh sin i n-a
chéide creach, DDána 88.37 .fearann ceart chlann R. / do
bhíoth ina chéidibh cean, O'R. Poems 1403 .Connachtaigh
do beith ina ccedibh creach . . . fo cosaibh Gall,
70 FM iii 408.4 .baoi an chrioch ina céide creach ┐ caibden, Hugh
Roe² 32.7 .

? céitech n=céite. In n.loc..maidhm an Céidigh Dhroighnigh
the battle of the Hill of the Blackthorn, FM v 1384.2 .

céitemain nAlsocétamain,-an. In earlier lang.indecl., later
75also withg s. -emna.m.(g s. id.), IGT Decl. § 89 ;f.(g s.
-eamhna), § 10 . On form and inflexion see Carney, Ériu xxii 47 . May(day): cetsoman .i. cetsámsin .i. cétlúd
síne samraid, Corm. 11 , Corm. Y 290 .céideamhain .i. bealtaine,
O'Cl. cēttemain cāin rē, Four Songs 8 § 1 .ō chēttsamhain
dam i bfus, ZCP viii 222 § 8 .tormaid i cetemain amal
80ghaetha, Ériu ii 116.7 .dercain i cétemun(cétemhuin,v.l.)
`May-time', iv 138.z .ar gcaoi i gcéiteamhain`my cuckoo in
springtime
', Aithd. D. 72.2 .a cetsomain, xiiii. for Mairt,
CS 4.17 .guth na gcuachadh 'sa céatteamain, Feis TC 277 .
hisin cétshamhain sin sainredh`in that May precisely',
85 Hugh Roe² 120.6 .
Freq. as qualifier:foirccle caille cētamun (: on) `the
top-branches of a forest in May
', Otia ii 88 § 11 .isin chamair
chetamain, Rawl. 76b15 .canuch cetamuin`May cotton-
grass
', RC xiv 416 § 30 ( LL 12800 ).ceó cétamain, LU 7359
(= BDD² 998 ).gotha cuach gCéiteamhna (: seanma),
5 Studies 1919, 612 § 5 .denn cēttamun, TBC² 2756 .dia
cetshamuin on Mayday, LL 22275 .la cetemon`at Mayday',
Ériu ii 128.2 .i láibh céideamhna (: mheanma), Measgra D.
56.42 .i m-matain cétamain, LB 213b52 .i mmís cétamuin,
LL 22280 .