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85 ruibnech o,ā adj.of uncertain meaning, prob. (a) armedwith
aspear(spears)(1 ruibne), or (b) attendedbythrongsorhosts
(2 ruibne); but between these senses it is impossible to dis-
tinguish.ruibhneach `armed with a pike'; `having vast crowds,
very powerful'; `strongly guarded'
, O'R.ruibnech .i. ro-
buidhnech,ut est. . . ri ruibnech, H. 3. 18 p. 467 ( O'C. 1178 ).
5 d'acallaim na ríg ruibnech`slaughtering' (? host-attended ), Met.
Dinds. ii 4 .an righbard ruibhnech`royal bard of lances' (? with
a retinue
), FM ii 786.13 .torc ruchtach ruibnech, H. 3.18
p. 284 ( O'C. 569 ); powerful ? ( tusked ?).co hEss Rúaid ruibnech
`spearful', RC xx 52.30 = BCC 372.12 (`spear-crowded'); where
10hosts assemble
?ro fearsead comrac . . . ruibhnech reachtmar
`powerful', CF 481 .cend rúad ruibnech`mangled', Met. Dinds.
iii 114 .roth ruibneach a wheel armed with spears , M. and C. ii
280 .rosc ruibnech piercing (?), TTebe 4540 .

ruibric n(late Eng. or Latin loan-word, Lat.rubrica):arubric :a
15ruibhríc an leabhair aithfrinn, O'Hussey TC 198.1 .

ruic,-e inprep.phraseco ruic (ruice), seero-icc.

? ruice: ruici .i. comrac,ut estar is baeth nech conid fri ro-
baeth ruici .i. condric, O'Dav. 1337 (ruice,ruci, MSS. in both
places); `any one is foolish that encounters a fool', Stokes,
20taking as3 s. pres.of avb.; any one is a fool till he meets a
greater fool
?Cf.however:ruice`a rebuke, defeat, reproach',
O'R. (=ruccae).

1 ruiced n m. shame,reproach ?ruicedh rús, imdherg aithfer,
Metr. Gl. Ff. 62 .Cf. ruccad&ruccae.

25 2 ruiced n[m.]the act oflifting,raising ?ruiced ni hainm gan
monur, | do thógbháil is d'árdugud, Metr. Gl. Ff. 7 .

? rúïd vb.a form ofráïd?roinde na n-ardchúiced | ind-Uisnech
rúitt (: cúic)`the points . . . run towards U.', Ériu iv 154.7
(rúit v.l.).

30 ? ruidbe n reflection?dues payableto achief? ruidbe .i. biathad,
ut estis tualaingg ron-íca a cinta ┐ a ruidbe .i. is cuimgech
e a flaith do biathad, O'Dav. 1390 ; by Stokes taken as =
ruibde, a formation from enclitic ro-forms ofbiathaid,cf.
ruibdither .i. biathad, 1385 . Perhapsro+dibe,vn.ofdi-ben-
35 cuts away. Cf.`cutting' in Ir. hist. =tallage.

ruidbech n m. arobber ?ruidbech [ruibechv.l.] .i. meirlech, ut
est cid rathach madh ruidhbech .i mad rodibech no mad
meirlech, O'Dav. 1346 ; the glossro-dibechsuggests the sense
veryniggardly,miserly . For the quotation,cf. lándire . . .
40donn innraic doni maith dia tochas cid rathach ma ruibech,
(RIA)23 Q 6 p. 50a ( O'C. 1843 ) =ruibed, H. 3. 18 p. 454a
( O'C. 1138 ) which may be associated withruidbe.trechintach
cach ruidbeach, H. 3. 18 p. 338 ( O'C. 700 ).

1 ruide n=ro-uide agreat journey ? (but seeuide)is mór do muir
45is do thír | do mac ríg, don ruide rúaid`on that gallant journey',
Met. Dinds. iii 120 (ruire v.l.); glossed in one MS..i. as iomdha
muir ┐ tir ina rug mac an riogh a ro-uidhe laechdha.In TBC²
152 for:a cétna rude,leg. n-ude, see LU 4614 .

? 2 ruide adj v s. a fir rudi(n.l.?), SC 28 = LU 3533 (said to Cuchu-
50laind).ardruiri ind roith . . . garg-ruide fri croich coemnair,
SR 1078 .mac do Murcadh ri ruidhe (: orduighe), LL 394.53 .
ruide im ro-chorp carcrastar (.i. ruanaid ro carcrastar a ro-
chorp), ZCP iii 223 § 5 (Amra Senáin) =rue, LB 241a . Perh.
orig. ruddy, hencestrong,powerful,heroicor someth. similar
55(cf. ruided).ar do geinemain a mBethil Iuda, | ar do ruidib
trégda | a[r] do rélaind rigda`by Thy pierced hands(?)', Ir. Lit.
8 x (dhruídibh tréda, draítib trégha v.ll.);context andv.ll.
suggest a reference to the Magi.

ruided(ruidiud) n u,m. the act ofturning red,flushing,blushing :
60 nāre . . . .i. in ruidiud tic isin grūaid, Corm. Y 983 .rudiud
ro-álaind fo grúad cechtar n-ae, BDD 99 .inmain lemm do
ruidiud rán, TBC 4043 .cen rudiud, Fél. Ep. 145 .ruidedh
saerclainne . . . a n-úar a molta nō a n-aortha, ZCP xiii 270.10 .
forsin rūanaid (.i. a ruidiud ig gabáil lāma Mocuta), 381 § 35
65(seeruanaid).ticc a ruidhedh Aodha aird`a blush came over
noble A.
', BNnÉ 36 § 64 =imdherccadh, ib.l.20 .ro-ruided
a gruaide, ZCP xi 94.4 .le ruidhedh gnúissi na míled, CCath.
1729 .do ruadhruidhedh rīgh, Anecd. ii 74.6 .cona elscud ┐
ruidiud tened(of precious stones), Alex. 591 . ?linfaid cloen-
70cheo cairechda | cech rind reil co rian ruided, SR 8096 (=co
rian-ruided the red glow of the sea ?).
?g s. ceitri raithi ruidi cath | dun Eochaid, BB 46b40 =
rúthi cath, LL 128a30 (`four quarters of continuous battles',
MacCarthy 172 ; of the reddeningi.e.carnage of battles ?).Cf.
75 deich cét atrochair . . . is tri cét ruti gal | do neoch bered
tuarastal, LL 204a37 (line defective). Seeruidid.

ruidél n[m.]name of aplantwithred flowers; `theherb Robert',
P. O'C. ruidhel, gl.titimallus, Arch. i 333.8 .ruidhel .r.
[= rígh?], ib. 23 .ruiteal (ruithél) rígh herb Robert , Hog.
80Luibh. (from O'Curry's MS. Eng.-Irish Botany).pudar
ruidhel, 23 K 42,417.8 . ?fig. cindfid re[a] cois . . . cland
Cuilén cruaid | 'na ruidhél rígh`a prince's guard' (?), Caithr.
Thoirdh. 97.2 .fiche deithnebar . . . mar rudhél do'n droing
ar dath | do cloind Cuilén gu créchtach`right well raddled all
85were they
', 123.21 (the simile in both exx. seems suggested by
the hue of the warriors).