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2 port n o,m. atune,melody (late):sinnis port síthbhinn ar a
chruit, Keat. ii 2562 .sinneas cuir ┐ puirt, Ériu iv 56.28 .
gallphoirt` foreign tunes ', Oss. v 148 x .suirghe gach sáimh le
a phortaibh, Hackett xlvi 25 . (Fig.)an senphort aithridhe do
5sheinn Pádruig the old refrain of repentance, Mac Aingil pref.
9.3 . In compd.:rígmac Gillapádraig puirtghrednaigh`mirth-
tuneful
', Caithr. Thoirdh. 110.19 .port`a merry tune or jig',
P. O'C.

1 portach adj.<1 port?portach leug | todaidm [leg.
10tomaidm] n-ēisc, IT iii 63 § 124 (Laud 610, Song of Amairgen)
=partach lág, LL 12b50 =fortacht laigh | mṅiportach lugh,
BB 39b27 =portac[h] laid`a port song', Leb. Gab. i 268.3 ,
glossed:as laoidh ataim do dhenomh ag port ar daigh eiscc
do tobruchtadh uaidh`this is a song I am making at a port
15(?shore) that fish may burst from it',i.e. a song on reaching
land
?i rre Abraim mod mór 's derbda portach Partholón ,
LL 144a18 (synchronistic poem by Gilla in Choimded) =it is
certain that P. landed
?Cf.the epithetportglanapplied to
Partholón(1 port compds.) andportachas.

20 2 portach adj o, ā. (2 port) tuneful: síodhaidhe portach(of a musi-
cian), Keat. Poems 253 .lér lean sibh an séis bportaigh,
Studies 1919, 612 § 8 .

3 portach n o,m.(1 port)abog :hi bpoll phortaigh abog-hole .
ZCP x 20 n. 6 =móna, text.portach`a bog, a bank of peat',
25Dinneen.

portachas m. lucht lenamna Cathucóin | riu ní denad borb-
laechas; | ra saigtis nir thiamda | ria cind bliadna i portachas,
LL 149b22 (poem on Cathal Finghaine k. of Munster † 737
FM). A deriv. of1 port, harbourage ?

30 portchaine n f. aharlot ?portchaine, gl.meirdrech muine, Laws
v 176.16 (where it is printed as two words and transld.
`assignation').partchuine .i.partem canis habens; noa
part[e]gontar hí; noa parta[leg. partu]communi , Corm. Y
1070 .in portcuine luighi m[ná] gabas maine re lithi [= lighe?],
35 Eg. 88 f. 50d ( O'C. 2597 ).port caine`a place of meeting'
O'Don. Sup.

pósad u,m.(vn.ofpósaid)the act ofmarryingorespousing,
marriage :co rinne [Dia] pósad er tús iter Adám ┐ Eua, PH
7772 .ord in phósta, 7771 .luach in posta(i.e.therecompense
40given to the priest formarryinga couple), Acall. 7834 .ro
badur ag eistecht risin posad sin, ZCP vi 283.6 (of a declara-
tionofmutual love, not a marriage by rite).do gabhad lā
docum posta eturra, 64 y .do feronn phusta( landgiven as
marriage-portion ), ALC i 350.20 .pósadh bliadhna a marriage
45contract for a year
, Keat. i 62.14 .Awedding :dochúadar do
chum an fpósda, Matth. xxv 10 .

pósaid v ā. (Romance loan-word < Lat.spons-are Ped. i 206 ; not
found in earlier Mid.Ir.) marries,espouses :pósaid fer ben, PH
7789 .is í a ben gáeil fen phósas, 7790 .nír pósta h'athair ┐ do
50máthair re cheli, 2659 (pret. pass.).do phósas bean(=uxorem
duxi), TSh. 7557 .an tí lér posadh bean, 7555 .rom possadh
do reir in reachta I was espoused, Fl. Earls 116.14 .Ofbestow-
ing inmarriage :do phós a inghean féin ris, Keat. ii 649 .
gorub é a n-athair fen do pós re C. iad, BCC § 66 . Of the
55priest:ro chengail Pátraic iat ┐ ro phós, Acall. 7832 .
Seepósadandpósta.

posit adj i. (Lat.positivus) positive, ofpositive degree (gram. term):
asposit , gl.positivum [adverbium], Sg. 39a28 . Asnoun,the
positive degree :inposit , Sg. 41b3 .g s. hi lucposit , 45a14 .n p.
60 positi, 45a2 , 3 .possit ┐ comparait ┐ superlait, Auraic. 643 .

post n m.(Romance loan-word) alsoposta,apost,prop :posd,
úaitne, más`abase,pillar,undersetter ', Eg. Gl. 365 :posda a
dteampoll Dé, Rev. iii 12 . Gen. in fig. sense:bud e . . . bus
cend ┐ bus posda don eclais, BCC § 40 .ca posta is fearr dhar
65bhfosta a n-iath Éirenn what stay is best to support us, Ériu i
16.19 .post congbhala ┐ cothaighthe d'aos foghlama, FM v
1684.7 ,cf. vi 1908.7 , and 2222.13 (cited under1 port).a phosd
cothaighthe is sé sin, TD 22a5 .énphost einigh Eireann, FM
iv 690.12 ,cf. Keat. Poems 1051 .v s. a phosd gáidh chagaidh
70d'íbh Cuinn`prop of battle', Ériu ix 10.115 .pl. da posda-
dhaibh congmala`supporting posts', FM vi 2012.10 .ina
postaighibh feramla a timcill Sir Gyi, ZCP vi 28.27 (of persons).

1 posta n(Eng. or Romance loan-word) post,courierorofficial
conveyance :gur scrip in guibernoir le posta go righ Frangc, Fl.
75Earls 22.11 .eirgiss M. a posta go Pairis`post-haste,' ib. 15 ,cf.
24.12 , 21 .baile posta apost-town , 76.7 .
Compd.post-eachraidh post-horses , 30.16. Mod.post(m.).

2 posta n post,prop , seepost.

pósta adj io, iā. (part.ofpósaid) married,wedded :fer pósta a
80married man, a husband
, PH 7721 .ben pósta do chomarsan
wife, 7764 .mac lánomna pósta, 2670 .lucht pósta, LB 147b46 .
ar dtréigean a fir phósta, TSh. 1506 .fear mná pósta, Psa.
xix 5 .triar ban posda three wives, BCC § 66 .

pota n m.(Eng. loan-word?)apot :an pota órrgha, Hebr. ix 4 .
85 dā pota .x. óir, Maund. 80 .

pótaire n m. ahard drinker,toper :dobheir an pótaire dúil don
digh d'ól, TSh. 2005 . Prov. xxiii 21 .pl. potairidhe na
bPleimeanach, Eochairsg. 3.9 .pótairedha, Mac Aingil 214.6 .
a measg phótaireadh fíona, Prov. xxiii 20 .