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rúac(ruaic) n ā,f. rúag f., IGT Dec. § 39.13 .rúaig f., § 42.8 .
(a)Arush,dash; gen. in hostile sense, anonset,attack: tri chét
70. . . dorochair leis sin n-oenrúaic, LL 205b15 .triur do bhrisedh
gach aon ruaig, IT ii2145.598 .ro impadar . . . do tabairt
ruaca dhoibh, ┐ ni ro foemad uatha in ruaic, ALC i 216.19 .
gach ain fer do bered air, do rinn ruaga, Celt. Rev. iv 18.9 .
Garb rige na rúac rot`of the bold raids', Met. Dinds. iv 204 .
75 an mac righ sin na ruag te, Ir. Texts ii p. 43 § 26 .seabhac na
ruag, Hackett xxxix 108 . Without hostile sense:ag dol dó
'na rúaig fán ccrannaigh, BNnÉ 138 vii 9 ,cf. 139.42 .gluaisim
don ruaig sin im sháir-rioth | go hEochaill, Keat. Poems 453 .
(b) Esp.arout ,in ruac i mMaig Adar . . . ria n-óa Lachlaind,
80 LL 183b11 ( Arch. Hib. ii 63 § 66 ).do chuir N. an ruaig . . .
orrtha put them to flight , IT ii2142.515 .tugais na Gulla fa
ruaig, Cog. 80.8 .a Úa Gofraid nar gab ruaic who suffered not
aefeat
, Ir. Texts ii p. 44 § 29 .a frithguin na ruaga, AU iii
436.14 .ag leanmhain na ruaige, Keat. ii 1480 .ba réidh gach
85ro-choill do na ruaghaibh the fugitives , ML 142.12 .
(c)fig. acourse,career :lé hógaibh . . . ag breith a ruag
reabhraidh, TSh. 523 .damh is dual a ruaig do ríomhadh
to recount his career , Hackett xxxix 7 .Cf. an fersa gabhait
na ruaig`which the mighty recite', BNnÉ 170.17 .
Compds.n ruagchath abattle-onslaught , TSh. 3129 . ¤ mer:ad
5rigda ruaigmhera ba[r] riga`furiously routing', Aen. 2455 .

rúacad u,m. vn.ofruacaid.Putting toflight,routing,expel-
ling :can a bás nó can a rūacad without killing or putting
him to flight
, Death-tales 36 § 4 .don tár-fhlaith is eadh as
ghnáth | ruagadh ruathar gach ré dtráth to rout and be routed
10in turn
, Content. xviii 119 .a ruagadh as an eaglais to expel ,
TSh. 5189 .ac rúagadh droch-áeir as, Maund. 249 .gor
ghabhsat ruaccadh fó chédóir chuca took to flight , FM v 1672.8 .
fear ruagtha fiadhaigh a man to rouse the game , Content. ii 28 .

rúacaid(rúaicid) v routs,drivesaway,expels: 3 s. pr. ruácaid hé,
15 BColm. 40.2 .imp. ruaig . . . iat (sc.mo phecctha), Ir. Lit. 8.16
(ruacc v.l.).pret. ram ruagsitar [mo pheccaid], 6.7 .gur ruaicc
demuin a dainibh, Maund. 117 .do bhríogh . . . gur ruagais
uait comhrádh an Tighearna, do ruaig an Tighearna thusa
(=proiecisti . . . proiecit), TSh. 8329 .do ruaigsead reacht
20Tighearna(=abiecerunt), 1602 .gur ruagadar . . . síol Éibhir
siar, Keat. ii 3593 .part. do bheith ruagtha ó onóir na glóire,
TSh. 6403 .

rúach n(B. na f.)a smallpoolorpuddle ?v s. a ruach . . . inann
sin ┐ lodan (lodán, lochánv.ll.), Tromdh. Guaire 149 ( Ir. Med.
25and Mod. Series ii ). ?fo mo ruach | comruc fri mna[i] mo
druad, Ériu v 34.17 (ruacht, MS., t a later addition; the
rhyme requiresruach).

rúacht xseero-saig.

rúachtad n u,m. defeating,destroying? ruidhbh 'arna ruachtad
30 champions after being worsted (?), Acall. 432 =midhaigh
'arna rébhadh, ib. n. Cf. ruacht`defeat, rout, undoing',
O'R.;ruachtain,ruachtadh`act ofrouting,defeating,des-
troying ', Dinneen.

rúachtain n f.late contamination ofrochtain(ro-saig) and
35 riachtain<ríchtain(ro-icc).rochtain rúachdain ríchtain,
IGT Dec. § 148 .The act ofarriving,reaching: íar rúachtain
'san righe, Studies 1919 73.9 .tar[r] dom ruachtain, Ir. Re-
view 1913, 625 § 21 .do ruachtain uainne i n-aon-luing going
from us
, Ir. Monthly 1926, 471 § 2 .

40 ? rúachtus ind e do righ-ruachtus | ar a ro-ghlēre | ar a fhīr-
shuarcus, IT iii 92 § 134 .

rúacmar adj o,ā.thatroutsordefeats,victorious :ridire ruagmhar,
Keat. Poems 1391 .

rúad adj o,ā. (a)lit.red, of abrownishordark red (opp. to derg =
45bright red), oft. of blood-stains (opp. to fland, the colour of
freshly shed blood).atchiu forderg forro, atchiu ruad, TBC
224 .crú rúad, SC 37 ( LU 3815 ).rinni ruada(a p.), SC 15 ( LU
3363 ).dobo ruadh colc don coinne, Ir. Texts ii 21 § 38 .
tulcha ruada(in Hell), IT i 190.25 ( FA 30 LB).ro ba lis
50ballach breic-derg in lis-so . . . cid rāith ruad aniu, Acall.
2739 (of russet hue of faded vegetation).folt dond ┐ ulcha
fota ruad, PH 3093 .tlacht ní thig cen rúad`polish comes not
without a dye
', Met. Dinds. iii 54 (quoted by O'Cl.s.v. ruadh
with gl..i. rúamann).linn ruad red humour, choler , Rosa Ang.
55 306.11 .dragún . . . ruadh(=draco rufus), TSh. 7854 .aran
ruadh brown bread ,(RIA)23 P 10 ³,19a9 . (Equative)cethrar
. . . ruadaigthir druímnín derg-oir, ZCP xiii 256.25 .
Freq. as sobriquet = red-haired , and in place-names.Muir
Ruad the Red Sea (later Mid.Ir. = O.I.muir robur);cf. Muir
60Romuir ruad, SR 4021 .tria Muir Ruad, PH 1712 .go nuige
an Mhuir Rúaidh, Joshua xxiv 6 ; Exod. xiii 18 .
(b)fig.in poetry and rhetorical style, strong,mighty,formid-
able :ruadh .i. trēn no lāidir, O'Cl.do mac Mugair, don rúad
ro gab in ríge, LL 44a28 .Nabcodon rúad roglach, Fél. Prol.
6594 .in rúad ruirech`the fierce captain', Met. Dinds. iv 74 .cen
rurig ruag, AU 918 =ruadh, FM ii 594.25 .ro gab ríge
rúad, SR 5545 .is mór do muir is do thír | . . . don ruide rúaid
adventurous(difficult,dangerous)journey(?), Met. Dinds. iii
120 (glossed:ro-uidhe laechda no laidir).railge rúada ro-
70móra`sturdy oaks', CRR 34 .sruth ruadh robarta, ZCP vi
94.22 .gusan sáile searbh-ruadh, Content. xxviii 20 .ré
gaoith ruaidh, TSh. 9133 :cf. ruadh-ghaoith, Keat. Poems
380 .sileadh deór rúadh bitter tears , IGT Dec. ex. 1081 . Prob.
in the alleg.npr. m.:maic Ruaid Ro-fesa, Anecd. ii 48.10 .
75Freq. in unstable compds. in sensesadj (a) of colour:fer ruad-
brec, BB 427b22 ,cf. breac-ruadh, ib. 9 . ¤ chend:tri ruadchind
Laigen, Rawl. 136a31 .na tri ruadchind, LL 166b41 . ¤ derg,
TBC 5410 . ¤ fuil:buinne ruadh-fhola, CCath. 2032 . ¤ mael:
bachlaich . . . ruadmáela, Acall. 3796 (`foxy and bald', O'Gr.).
80In sense bloody: co rruadchathaib, LL 23a14 . ¤ rind:bás
obunn do ruaidh-rinne, Acall. 1851 .ruaidhrinn .i. reanna
dearga no fáobhair dhearga, O'Cl. ¤ rinnech, TBC 3987
(epithet of a warrior). LU 10405 .Magh R. ruadrindach of
the red spears
, BCC 372.24 . ¤ rucce`red shame', TBC 4538 ;
85for explanation of word which implies sense (b) also, see 4536 .
(b) strong,mighty :ruadhbuinne robhurta, CCath. 308 ,cf. 1217 ,
2839 , TSh. 2078 .ruadhchath ro-mór a great and strong bat-
talion
, RC xviii 301.16 .rúad-daire ro-mór, CRR 34 .rúad-
gním, LL 183b31 ( Arch. Hib. ii 70 § 8 ).