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rétán n o,m.(dim. ofrét)a littlething,trifle :rétan, gl.recula
(res), Sg. 47a7 .

rétglu n n,f.(compd. of2 rét)astar :retglu .i. ret-gle ar a soillsi,
Corm. Y 1086 .n d. dírétglainn , Fél. Mar. 3 (retglaind,ret-
5laind,retlainn v.ll.).n p. inna rétglainn rígdai, July 29 (ret-
glann,-glainde,retlainde,-lanna v.ll.).d p. retglannaib, Thes.
ii 294.12 ( SP iii 2 ).o na cethri rétglannaib, SR 1054 =
redlannaib, MacCarthy 46 z ( LB 110a27 ).g p. retha retglann,
SR 5274 . Mid.Ir.rétlu,rétla q.v.

10 rethach adj o-ā. running,coursing (<rith)?ro thriall cach rían
rethach`every running sea', Arch. Hib. ii 73 § 49 = LL
184a43 . ?om rig rethach(of God), Ériu ii 66.5 (retach,rath-
v.l.;leg. rathach?). ? Assubst.:Áni . . . ben Echach | gaini
grind a rethach riss, LL 139a11 =a retach, RC xlvii 302.2
15(`her career with him was small pleasure').

rethaige n io,m.(rith)arunner :luaithe . . . ioná reathaidhe
(=velociores cursore), TSh. 7633 .is tréan . . . an reathuidhe
(of the fleeting world), Hackett xxv 11 (rathuighe v.l.).

réthair: ind r. ¤ in gerrain, Trip.² 2936 (=rethair in g.`the running
20of the nag
,' Trip. 248 ).

rethanach xseereithinech.

rether (in the expressionsr. ¤ fuinnemaandr. ¤ -derg) a word of
doubtful meaning; by Zimmer ZCP i 96 - 7 taken as a deriv.
of A.S.hridder`sieve',r. ¤ fuinnema representingA.S.vindva-
25hridder`winnowing sieve', whilederg= O.Ir.derc`hole',
r. ¤ -dergbeing equivalent to `sieve-hole'. On the other hand
Pedersen ii 634 takesfuinnemaasg s.vn. offo-snī-, com-
paring adj.funemda, LL 107a35 and mod.fuinneamh`energy,
vigour
'. Zimmer's derivation, though ingenious, is not
30convincing. Thea s. rethir occurs LU 9106 (see below), but
elsewhere the form is rether.Cf. réthairandrethreán. n
(a)corbo lúathidir rethir fuinnema imón peist immá cuaird,
FB 86 ( LU 9106 ); by Wind. assigned doubtfully torether,
reatharO'R. `sieve', by Henderson ITS ii translated `winnow-
35ing riddle
'; perh. a vigorous run, rush ?Cf. imreithis uime a
da troigid . . . co mbidis luighigir riathar fuinnema, BB
248a9 =imrethidis . . . comtis luathidir ruathur funemda,
Ériu iv 30.3 (< LL 107a35 ).
(b)r. ¤ -derg:ondar dossom in del chlis . . . conid-ndérna
40retherderg de, LU 5147 = TBC² 664 (in YBL the wordderg
is added later on an erasure); that it may make a red running
of him
,i.e. cause him to stream with blood ?béraid comthrom
inn ubaill tria chuladaig co ndiṅge retherderg de fria chend
anechtair, TBC 1267 ; `so dass er ein Siebloch daraus macht',
45Wind.; so that he made it (the brain) flow down the back of his
head in a red stream
?cf. co nderna rechderg de, 1272 (a mis-
take). Perh. we should read: retherderg.

rethet n abuilding-site ?dobert D. ferann di .i. rethet daurthigi
i Tuaith dá maige, IT i 41.23 ( LB 82 l. 18 from end);cf. Fél.
50 64.20 (raith v.l.); `the site of an oratory', Stokes. Perh. a
place-name; there was a place called Rechet in Leix and
Tuath dá maige lay between Leix and Offaly.

rethid v runs , seereithid.

rethlen xseeroithlén.

55 rethnaigid v g. (<rethanach,reithinech) becomes serene :ro
failtnig in t-aer ┐ ro rethnaighestair na reanna the planets
became benign
, MR 100.11 .

rethoric xseeretoiric.

rethreān? ind daringni rethrean rebach bossi di(sc.of the image of
60Saturn), LL 230a40 ( TTr. 967 ).Cf. rether.

rétlannach adj o,ā. (<rétlu), later by metath.réltannach, starry,
containing stars :do nim rindach no retlandach, O'Dav. 1359 .
an [= ón] stuaigh reltannaigh, BNnÉ 283.28 Starlike,
sparkling,radiant :blodbeim . . . sciath . . . ruthnech ruad
65retlannach, Cog. 180.7 .reodh realtánach, Buile S. 76.17 .a
grian reltandaig!(of Christ), Ir. Lit. 6.15 .

rétlu(rétla) n n,f.Mid.Ir. form ofrétglu; during the Mid.
Ir. period varies in form and inflexion, different forms
being used contemporaneously (oft. in same text): (a)rétlu
70(rétla)g s. -nn,d s. -inn; (b) from thed s.stem a spuriousg s.
rétlainneis formed; (c)rélta n-stem, due to metath.; occas.
rélla; (d) in early Mod.Ir.n s. rélt(réalt) is found.rélta
réalda(rélla v.l.)f.(g s. -n(n),-inne;n p. -in(n),-n(n)a), IGT
Dec. § 121 .d s. réllaind, ex. 1889 .réllain, 1893 .g p. réldand,
75 1894 .
Astar :retla .i. raed glē a bright thing , Lec. Gl. 144 .ruthen
amal rétlaind, FA 10 =amail rédlaind, LB.rí ro ruithnig
rétlaind ráin | riasna druidib, SR 7537 (the formrétgluis
used 1054 , 5274 ).retla thaitnemach, Aen. 601 (butrelta,
80 604 ).in redlu resna draide, PH 7067 .i tóraind inna réd-
lainde, 7049 .an rélta a túaidh the polar star , Maund. 155 (cf.
ar an réltain o thuaidh, MacAingil 61.1 ;fios airde réaltann
an taoibhe thuaidh`of the north star', Keat. ii 177 ).le treoir
na réltainne, Maund. 136 .ré ós réalluinn`the moon above
85stars
', TD 25.13 (d s.ford p.).rédlu do arthrucch hi secht
calainn Mai, FM ii 890.4 (archaism).rélla iongnáth, v 1700.9 .
réalt i raonaibh aedhreamhla, Keat. Poems 70 .réulta mór,
Revel. viii 10 .ar bḟaicsin an rélta, Matth. ii 10 .
pl. renda nime ┐ redlanda, FA 30 LB ( IT i 191.24 ).fri
etrochta rétland, FA 16 LU =redland, LB.rimfeith rind
5nime . . . .i. no airmebad retlanna nime, LU 868 ( ACC 64
Comm. ).in ḟirmimint cona frossaib rétland, TBC 5975 .go
n-airiomthior . . . rettlanda nimhe, Cog. 42.3 .frais . . . da
reatlannaib, 178.21 .dorigni esca ┐ reltanda ┐ renda nime,
BB 15a31 .mar bhíd réaltana um ré lán, TD 28.27 (butn p.
10 réaltoin, 4.44 ).tuitfid na réltanna do neamh, Matth. xxiv 29 .
re reultaibh dearg-óir(of spangles), Oss. iv 236.11 .airemh
reltan(a hopeless attempt), Ir. Texts ii 103 § 53 .r. ¤ mongach
`ahairy star',comet :ind retlu mongach, AU 1018 . CCath.
832 . LL 26a15 .fan réaltoin móir mongaigh, TD 4.23 .
15 Fig.of persons (common in relig. lit. and poetry):retlu
[Ruis?] Bruicc(of St. Moling), LL 305b29 .in retlu solusta(of
a cleric), AU ii 174.9 .rédlu ruirt[h]ech(of a saint), LB 101b =
rétlu, FM i 512(a.868),cf. Bruchst. § 106 .in redlu thait-
nemach Georgi, PH 1123 .réadla eoil na hóghachta`guiding
20star
' (of the Virgin), A. Ó Dálaigh x 2 .réalta shluaigh
Shligigh, TD 17.60 ,cf. ib. 46 and 2.22 (réalla).dá réaltuinn
iuil an einigh, Keat. Poems 1079 .o aimsir bhar n-uasal-
brathar .i. na retlainne rigshoillsi, MR 126.14 .Of amansion
orfortress: réalta cloiche . . . ós linn Locha na nEigeas, Ériu
25 v 60.113 .Retla na filed(name of a building in Tara), FDG
2.27 = MR,6.9 .Réalta na bhFileadh, mar a mbídis brei-
theamhain ┐ filidhe Éireann re cumadh cánach, Keat. iii 555 .
Compds.:meic ríogh na réaltoinn-chneas`glistening skins',
TD 26.7 .rosg réaltunn-tais`star-soft eye', 14.3 .