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pócóid n f.(Romance?cf. póca)apouch :g s. pócóide, FM vi
2072.20 .pl. go ro fliuchadh a bpócoide púdair powder-pouches ,
2034.1 .

poi n afootorleg (B. na f.;cf.Gk.ποῦς):pato .i. poi-to .i. poi cos,
5 Corm. Y 1045 .tuislid a poi des(sic leg.), ZCP viii 102 y =
a cois deas, Ériu ii 186.17 .

poil n pole , seepol.

poimp n f.(Lat.pompa) pomp,pride :poimp an domhnáin
(=mundi pompa), TSh. 941 . Arrogance :poinnte poimpe,
10 O'Bruad. iii 216 § 1 .cinnsiol puimpe, i 140.13 .Cf. do thréig le
hanphuimp cathaoir chuanna ar nimh(of the Devil), Hackett
xxv 8 .

poind (poinn) n f.(< Fr.point, Stokes, ZCP i 435 ), mod.puinn.
Lit. ` a point ', hence (a)apoint(ofadvantage,importance,
15 interest),something important: ardfíugra ┐ foiscthe . . . iat-
sum uli, is hí a hoenur in phóind ┐ in fhírinde(i.e. the substance,
reality, of the Mass as opposed to Jewish sacrifices), LB
257a66 .
Hence profit,avail (freq. in neg. sent.):ni bid . . . poind don
20teiched sin such flight was of no avail, LB 156b34 .cathaigset
. . . ┐ ni boi poind doib ann, PH 7223 .ica fhiafraigid de cidh
poind boi dhó dia loingius what he had gained by his voyage,
Lism.L. 3720 .Cf. BNnÉ 64.8 .d'fhaicsin a mbláith—beag
an phoinn! Measgra D. 61.18 (Gilla Brighde Mac Con-
25midhe, 13th cent.).créd do poinn? what avails it? Ir. Texts ii
p. 13.5 .beag do phoinn, Dán Dé xxv 40 .
(b) folld. by part. gen. orDE,aparticle,small amount,mini-
mum , nearly always in neg. sent. or after prep.cen:puinn
éisg ni gabhthar ar eass hardly any fish is caught, Ériu v 142.20 .
30 cen phóind tarba dō ann without any gain to himself from it,
LB 145b58 .cor soidhsettar na heachraidh isin mhuir . . . gan
poinn dia ttarba ga n-erradhaibh without their owners getting
any profit of them
, BNnÉ 325 § 43 .fonn . . . gin puinn toirthe
without any fruits, Marco P. 11 .síth do denam etarra . . . gan
35poind do mhilliudh 'sa tír, AU iii 552.27 . Absol.adubairt . . .
nach raibe poind air that there was nothing wrong with him,
Acall. 7934 (`that he felt no whit ashamed', O'Grady). Hence
used afternías anadv.(cf.Fr.ne . . . point):cóig glanchroinn
ris nach gráinpoing `'neath which I need not fear much', Dán
40Dé xxv 59 .ni teit gaoth puint (nó pint) tar gach madhg no
wind crosses the seas
, ZCP v 487.2 (B. na f.).ar stát don nuadh
ní bhuaidhfeadh pearsa poinn no one could surpass the pomp
of the upstart
, O'Bruad. ii 20 y .
Rarely positive, anamount :ith do phuinn gu hailghen
45`eat your portion cheerfully', Ériu v 134.73 (leg. phruinn=
phroinn?).do chrú na gceap . . . d'fhéadadh poinn of the stock
that had much power
, O'Bruad. ii 202.8 .poinn`much, a great
deal
', P. O'C.

poindige n(abstr. frompoind) importance,substance,profit : used
50(apparently only) as pred. with cop. or asadj. isnempoindighi
deit a triall you will gain nothing by attempting it, CCath. 1679 .
In later romance used of things and persons, apparently in
sensesubstantial,strong,effective :ar gabhail póindídhí Parrtho-
loin, BB 25b48 .peilir poindighi prais, ZCP vi 284.19 .piasta
55poindighi, 286.1 .paganach poinnighi primarrachta`strong',
277.28 .Plurens puinnidhe priomharrachta`stately', Ériu v
198.635 .

poindigech adj o, ā. ?ní maith in fín arrsaid co poindidach mar
leighes amhain, Rosa Ang. 88.21 =gu poinnigeach ach mar
60l., P; Vocab. suggestspontic(< Lat.ponticus), but perh. a
deriv. ofpoindige:old wine of strength is not good except as
a remedy
?Cf.also:(mirtus) ata brigh fhostuighteach ann ona
poinnteghdhacht , C iv 2,29rb17 (leg. poindigecht strength,
pungency
?).

65 poinnmidhe adj io, iā. grand,stately :tar príomhdhoirsibh poinn-
mhidhe pálásta parrthais, TSh. 2575 .poindmhídhe`pontific,
sacred, grand, stately
', P. O'C. A corrupt form ofpoindige?
butcf. fuinnmhidhe(fuinneamhail) ` forceful,active ', Dinneen.

poipín n m.(Romance)apoppy :poipín geal, O'Gr. Cat. 181.9 .
70 popín, Rosa Ang. 108.3 .sugh popin, 110.3 .

póir n f.(Romance)apore :pl. gach ní dúnas na poirí, Rosa Ang.
50.7 .na poiré, ib. 4 .dunadh na poiridh, 122.12 .oslugud na
poired, O'Gr. Cat. 178.9 .

póiremail adj i. porous :ball focuasach poireamail(of the lung),
75 O'Gr. Cat. 189.2 .

póirse n m.(Romance loan-word)aporticoorporch :in poirsi . . .
idir an eclais ┐ an halla, ITS xix 104 y .póirse, 2 Chron. xxix
17 .g s. na ccoimhéduigh an phóirse, 1 Chron. ix 19 .maille ris an
tteampall ┐ póirseadh na cúirte, Ezek. xli 15 .

80 ? poise n power,ability? don poisi ┐ don brig aicenta o tuirmedh
ainim cach réd`to the power and natural force', Laws i 36.6
Comm.; = Lat.posse, acc. to Gloss.

póit n f.(Lat.potio?)adrinkordraught :putraic .i. poit-ricc .i.
potus regisbis inte, Corm. Y 1069 (perh. a fictitious formation).
85In late lit.excessivedrinking,tippling :an lucht chleachtas
póit is ólas a lán fíona E. O'Rahilly² xxxix 17 .ar an bpótaire
. . . i ndiaidh déanta na póite, TSh. 9244 .i n-eiricc na póite ┐
na misge, ZCP iv 422.1 .