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oirdned m. vn.ofoirdnid, mod.oirneadh,óirdneadh. (a)
ordaining,appointing(to an office,etc.): dund oirdned for the
ordination
(of a High Priest), Ml. 73a18 .ordned Iacoib, Gorm.
85 Dec. 27 ( =ordinatio Iacobi, Mart. Tall. 1 w ).ordned Petair
. . . i rRoimh`enthronement', ib. Jan. 18 ( = cathetra Petrii
R., Mart. Tall.).ní thechtann [diabul] . . . nach comus do
oirdned na ṅdoine has no power to appoint men (kings), PH
4878 .togairm na mac . . . dia n-oirdned i n-airdrige, ZCP xi
57 § 8. nír bhó dímhiadh do Thír Conaill a oirdneadh fuirre,
5 FM vi 1892.1 .a oirneadh 'na easpog to consecrate, Keat. iii 58.
(b) ordering,arranging ?gach fear . . . a n-áirneadh gacha
buidhne(of leaders of troops), Todd Lect. iv 76.17 . (c) array-
ing,adorning (mod.):é féin d'oirneadh d'éadaighibh sróill,
TSh. 560.

10 oirdnid v i. andordnaid ā. (Lat.ordinare): both forms appear
in Glosses, the latter (perh. the older) only in3 s. pret. ru-dan-
ordan, Wb. 33c5 ;ro hortan, Ml. 107b2 . In late Mid.Ir. and
Mod.Ir. the stemoirn-is frequent.
(a) in general sense appoints,ordains :ni oirdnimm, gl.
15 abrogo, Sg. 22b2 .ro oirdned, gl. [in imperium] subrogatus est,
Ml. 14a3 .doini nodn-oirdnet men ordain him, Wb. 33c1 .
Generally of appointing some one to an office or dignity;
freq. of ecclesiastics, though prob. not in the technical sense
of conferring orders. As depon.:is tuath oirdnither rii, ni ríg
20oirdnither tuaith`it is the people that ordain the king', Laws iv
332.7 Comm. is e [in flaith] uirdnes na hollamna filed, v
12.23 Comm. ní rí Caisil curo n-orddnea comarba Patraic
no one is king of C. until P.'s successor installs him, Trip.
196.14 .cipe imresnaiges dona rígu . . . imresnaigid do Día
25ros-ordne iat, PH 4075 (pret.).ro ordnestar Dia co mba rí
┐ co mba fāith, BColm. 2.6 .ra ḟordnestar [Priaim] Alaxandir
forru i n-ardtaísigecht, LL 230b14 ( TTr. 983 ).ro hoirdned i
righi leo he, Marco P. § 29. ro ordned Césair a ndictatóirecht
la Romanchu, CCath. 150. do hoirneadh 'n-a Rígh Féinnidh
30é, Keat. ii 5153. ra horned T. in n-inad Ampiarauis, TTebe
3011 . Of clerics:ro ordne [Pátraic] Ailbi uasalsacart, Lat.
Lives 23.13 .ro oirdnestar escopu ┐ sacairt, PH 2524. conid
e epscop insin cita-ruoirtned la Laigniu, Thes. ii 241.16 .
( Ardm. 18a1 ).gur hoirneadh é 'na easpag, Arch. Hib. i 91 §
35xiv.
(b) arranges,orders,fixes :Ere oll oirdnit Gaoidil`which the
Gaedhil order
' (?), Leb. Gab. i 92.18 (=ordnit LL 6b32 ,
oirndhid BB 28a46 ), glossed:ina n-oirdnighther Gaoidhil.
Ailfrid righ ro ordneadh reacht ┐ féneachus na Saxon, FM i
40560.17 .
(c) dignifies,exalts,honours :ni a doenacht fesine rudan-
ordan(gl.Christus non semet ipsum clarificavit), Wb. 33c5 .
ro hicad Cathal . . . occus ro hordned Mac Conglinne, Aisl.
MC 129.16 ,cf. 111.13 - 16 .
45(d) in Mod.Ir.oirnid=adorns:oirn é`deck, adorn him',
Eg. Gl. 506. neithe oirneas an arsaidheacht, TSh. 8537.

oirdnide adj io,iā. (<oirdnithe,part.ofoirdnid)d s m. oirdnidiu,
Ml. 48b8 ,g s m. oirdnithi, Wb. 1b14 .
(a) in strict sense ordained , appointed and so used in Glosses:
50 oirdnide, gl.unctus [in regem], Ml. 40a1 ; gl.christum(of
Hezekiah), 43c10 ,cf. 48b8 . Hence used of Deity:oipred fir
oirdnithi, Wb. 1b14 (`a supreme being, lit. one ordained', Thes.).
persan oirdnithe, 29d28 .stúag dermar . . . os chind ind
ordnide ina chathaír rígda, FA 8 =in ordnigi, LB.is ar
55fírinne in ríg Dauida ro chomarleicc in Coimdid lochairnd ríg
┐ ordnige airegda dia síl-som a lamp of kings and supreme
ordained one
(of Christ), PH 4250 (`the supreme ordination',
tr.).
(b) hence in wider sense distinguished,eminent; cf. dorairn-
60gred . . . rombad ordnide a chland(=promissio facta est . . .
ut heres mundi esset), Wb. 2c12 (perh. =chosen).atrubairt no
beitís orddnidiu [oirdnide, Eg.]laech ┐ clériuch dííb that there
would be distinguished men, lay and cleric, among them
, Trip.
194.10 =ordnide (.i. uaisle no imad) laech ┐ cleirech, Arch.
65 iii 26.11 , butoirdnide(leg. oirdnidi?) seems anadj.,laech ┐
clériuchbeing gen.pl.;cf. Trip. 182.18 .a rí urdnide Ulad!
TFerbe 144 .na hairdríg oirmitnecha oirdnige, Alex. 342 ,
a chlerig urddniti áin! LL 308a49 .eccnaidh uasal oirdnidhe,
FM i 504.5 .Eithne oirdnidhe LL 386b7 .gein ordnige, LB
70 240a36 (gl.gein n-án, ACC 127 ).mac Zebedei . . . braithir
uirdnidi Eoin, Ériu iii 196 § 16. superl. is é rí as ānem ┐ as
ordnidem . . . thánic i ndomon, BDD 102. Aspnsobriquet:Aed
Orddniti, LL 140b26 .Aedh Oirndnide, MacCarthy 404.10
( BB 49a42 ).Aodh Oirndighe, Keat. iii 2419. Of things
75 magnificent,honourable,etc.: is urdnidi ┐ is rígda in tuarasc-
bail, LL 267b1 = MU 36.17 .fond n-orddnide, LL 28b3 .dun
mind ōir uirdnide, Fen. 154.23 .airecht uirdnidhe, is a suide
bit fechemain ┐ aighnedha oc idhnaidhe brethi, ZCP xii
359.22 (techn. name for a certain court or assembly).i
80cúimrigib ordnige in honourable captivity, Alex. 400 (possibly
an abstr. noun,cf. PH 4250 quoted above).

oirdnidecht n[ā,f.] (abstr. ofoirdnide)re hoirnidhecht a hoir-
righ`the splendour of her chieftains', MR 102.15 .

oirdnige xseeoirdnide.

85 oirdnigecht n[ā,f,] (<oirdnigid? but perh. same asoirdnidecht)
the state of beingordainedorappointed;ordination ;ni dlecht
ordnigecht nō sacartacht nō epscopcoti [sic] . . . do thabairt
do neoch comba trichtach he holy orders(?), LB 148a26 .