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1 ríag n ā,f.oft. writtenriad(h);a p. riaguoccurs in LB 240b31 ,
80 Alex. 953 .Agibbet? riag gabul, gl.patibulum, Sg. 53a20 (perh.
intended as an alternative gloss,patibulumbeing derived
frompatiorin the text).croch, riagh (ó énchéill), IGT Dec.
§ 39.10 (f.).d s. réigh, ib. ex. 1080 (réidh v.l.).Gen. in wider
sensepunishment,torture; in early relig. lit. freq. used of
85 martyrdomor ofpainsofhell. ríag már Martiáni, Fél.
July 2 ; quoted by O'Dav. 1360 with gl..i. césadh. ar Christ
céssais riaga, Feb. 23 . Prol. 52 .do bith-aitreb pēne ┐ rége
(of hell), LU 1405 ( RC xxi 384.4 ).d'insaigid iffirn . . . co
n-immud a pían ┐ a ríag, FA 21 ( LU 2143 ).ro domsib-sea
sech riaga, ACC 141 ( RC xx 414 ) =sech riagu, LB 240b31 .
5 g s.as attrib.:nách óen gebas do immun . . . ní bá péne ná
réigi(= will not be doomed to hell), Trip. 116.26 ;cf. ní pá
pene na régi(= may I not be doomed to hell), Mon. Tall. §8
(see Thurn., KZ xlviii 63 ). Of punishment in general:gemel
cruaid i coiss | is riag rúad ria ais`a red cross (?) on the back',
10 KMMisc. 270.3 (perh. of stripes or lashes).dobeir riagh don
áes fogla, Sitzungsb. der Preuss. Akad. 1919 v 92 § 11 .ron-
gastigh Iudas budéin | ocus dorat hi cruad-rēig, Ériu iii
198 § 23 .doberat piana diḟulachta ┐ riagu tenṅtigi, Alex.
953 =riaga, Anecd. v 6.5 ,riada, BB ( IT ii2106 ).Ard na
15Riag height of the executions , Met. Dinds. iii 414.1 (see Hog.
Onom.).ic Crois na Riag, AU ii 226.11 (see Hog.).

? 2 ríag: ind línbarr .i. caille gela .i. riagh léine, O'Dav. 1149 .
Cf. riagh .i. riaghalta, O'Cl.

ríagad u,m. vn.ofríagaid. Punishing,torturing :riaghadh .i.
20crochadh, O'Cl.riagad .i. tollad, O'Dav. 1381 .don ti doni
imrim in eich .i. a riagudh, Laws v 212.24 (leg. ríadad?).
a cuirp a bhus do crochadh ┐ a n-anmunda do riagad tall,
PH 7333 .tria chorp Crist do riadud, 2448 .na hí forc[h]omat
riagail ni tabhair riaghad orra, Sitzungsb. d. Preuss. Akad.
25 1919 v 93 § 24 .da riagad . . . da n-ilpianad, Met. Dinds. iii
416.33 .rucadh misi . . . co loc an chrochda dom riadhadh,
Ériu v 148.46 .g s. uamdoirsi pianta ┐ riagta, CCath. 4262 .
tigherna . . . riaghtha mhac mbáis, FM vi 2298.1 .

ríagaid v ā, inflicts punishmentortorture,punishes,executes :
30 noco ba rí ná ríagfa(i.e.a king must inflict punishment), ZCP
iv 469.3 .rom-riagthar hi nglaccaib na ndrong ṅdemnach(i.e.
in hell), PH 8261 .coro riagad la Simón, LL 128a35 = Mac-
Carthy 172 § 3 (ofSétnak. of Irel.,cf. Keat. ii 2205 :do
riadhadh a bhaill ó chéile lé Simeon Breacc).do crochad a
35colla ┐ do riagad iad, Caithr. Cellaig 846 .coro riagta co mór
eat, LB 159b27 .coro riagtha secht fichit diibh`were hanged',
AU 985 .cota-riagfaider amail ribar .i. coro tolltar amail
criathar, O'Dav. 1381 .ro riaghadh .i. do crochadh, O'Cl. In
weakened sense: ?rincne . . . is eisside cat mac .i. iarsinni
40riachas na macaime becca no rigait [riaghaitv.l.,sic leg.] na
macaim eissimh, O'Dav. 1365 `because it comes to the little
children; or the little children reach to it
', Stokes; it torments
( scratches ) . . . torment (tease) it ?

ríagail xseeréalandríagal.

45 ríagailt n f. the act ofregulating :a riagailt re aithgin [in ruib]
`it is to be ruled by the compensation for the beast', Laws iii
362.6 Comm. Cf. ríagal.

ríagaire n io,m. atorturer,executioner :in tan bias in mairtir i
foiditin ┐ in riagaire oc dénam na ḟert, Fél.² clxxxvi ( LB 101
50 marg. d.).pl. nidat dee . . . acht it riagaire duib-si, Alex. 906
=riagairethaifirn, Anecd. v 4.23 .o gnúsib grannaib na
riagaire(of devils), PH 5626 .ic tionol a riaghaired┐ a pian-
tori, CCath. 4255 .

ríagal n ā,f.(Lat.rēgula) O.Ir.ríagol,-ul; latern s. riagail.n s.
55 riagol, Sg. 32a2 , 41a4 , 178a2 .a s. riagoil, 9c22 .d s. riagoil,
220a5 .riaghal riaghail, IGT Dec. § 10.10 , § 37.10 (g s. n p.
riaghla). In later Ir. somet. withgutturalst. inpl.
(a)Arule(whetherprescription, law, tradition or custom):
used in a less definite and legal sense thandliged. In Sg.
60commonly of rules of grammar, orthography,etc.:iar
riagoil chenelaig aiccend the general rule of accents , 220a5 .cia
forcomam-ni riagoil sen-grec hi scríbunt(=scripturam anti-
quam servamus), 9a22 .ní thabrat-som smacht no recht no
ríagail ar denam a peccaid, LU 2378 ( RC iv 250 § 16 ).is hí
65ind riaguil chert . . . fognad cách Dé mog, Fél. 4.15 .it é do
theoir riagla . . . ainme ocus umaldóit, serc in C[h]oimded,
Ériu i 194.7 .riagail soscéli cluined ocus ríagail mín manach
let him hear the rule of the Gospel , Ériu iii 100 § 25a .is mairg
ailter cen ríagail, Arch. iii 215 § 3 .riagla naemh nEirenn
70d'ḟogluim(=regulas), Lat. Lives 105.10 .iar riagail na
sruthi, PH 5555 .riagla na n-aínted rules for fasts , 5553 .
riagail na Casc, MacCarthy 308.7 ( BB 13b ).co riaglaib ic
clerchib, Cog. 140.12 .i riaghlachaibh an chogaidh the rules of
war
, Content. xvi 70 .do réir riaghlach an réasúin, Eochairsg.
75 53.22 .díogha a reachta is riaghla a ré(i.e.rejecting the laws
and standards of their time), Hackett xlii 80 .
In Laws Comm. oft. used to glosscáin,e.g. Laws iv 166.2 , v
236.20 , 292.9 , 480.24 .do reir riaghla . . . in lanamnais, ii
342.29 . Asvn.:anadh ┐ dithim do riagail uirri a haithle a
80dethbiriusa, i 302.7 .Cf. riagailt.
Esp. of a monastic Rule laid down by the founder or head
of a monastery:nach oen, ol Maol Rúoin . . . forcomedar mo
riaguil who observes my Rule , Mon. Tall. § 6 .aon troscut i
riagail Comgeild there is one fast in Comgall's Rule , § 68 .luid
85. . . co Roim do acallaim Grigair for cend uird ┐ riagla(i.e.
regarding the rule of a monastery), LU 3095 . ?Eri ogh, inis
na naomh | co n-imad riaghal [sic leg.] ro-caemh, MacCarthy
408.12 ( BB 49b41 ). Hence a techn. term for the metrical rules
incorporating the precepts of a religious founder: ut esta
Riaguil Ailbe, O'Dav. 1003 ;cf. Ériu iii 92 fg .
5Passing into sense of rule,authority :cóic cét déc rigḟer atát
fót ríagail, LL 297a41 ( SG 364.34 ).fo riaguil ríg nime, Fél.
Ep. 96 .co rāith cech recht asa riaghuil, ZCP viii 196.8
(prophecy of degenerate times: has lost its authority ? or has
swerved from its tenor
?).gébhuidh Banbha arís riaghuil will
10submit to rule or law
, IGT Dec. ex. 697 .iomchoruidh lámh
an . . . dhúthrachtaigh ríaghail shall bear rule , Prov. xii 24 .
Cf. mac Riagaill ráin, ba riagail`who was a ruler', Met. Dinds.
iii 338.20 .
Of a rule of life, line of conduct,etc.:ba hí seo riagol a
15chrabuid .i. no gebed in uli ṡalmu,etc.(=quotidiana eius vita),
Lat. Lives 62.13 ( LB 29a66 ).ar cruas a riagla ┐ a mbethad
(of the Irish saints), BCC § 155 .San Clára fa cruaidhe
riaghail, PBocht 1 § 12 .Cf. a Chú cosin caemriagail, TBC
3672 .focherdedh dub cusna findu, findiu a riaghal whiter its
20condition
(of a sheep changing colour), Anecd. i 57 § 60 (leg.
riaghol, :iarom).
In loose sense:tri chét bliadan . . . tri riagla rímim(= I
calculate correctly), LL 5b19 ..xl. bliadan . . . is réil in riagail,
131b8 ( Trip. 538 § 46 ).rāidhim rit do reir riaghlach, ZCP vii
25301 § 5 ,cf. § 12 .tri noi . . . rimthir fo riaghluibh reilibh, AU
927 ,cf. FM 927 .ni ba saeib-riagail ua slat | re hae[i]nbliadain
adbathsat, MacCarthy 310 y ( BB 13b33 ),i.e.their death was
no unjust rule (fate, sentence) because of their raid?
(b) in concrete sense,arule,measure,line :cid riagail
30focerta forsna traigthib sin, is ing ma 'dchotad ēgōir n-indib
`if a measure [carpenter's rule, Gloss.] were put on the feet ',
BDD 2 .co tairsedh riaghail dromann an sceith [na sciath
v.l.] for airenaigibh na cat[h] isin coir cetna doridhisi(i.e.the
front line of the battalions reformed in the same order as
35before), CCath. 5847 . Of a ruled line in a manuscript:dul tar
riagail(of a scribe), Flower Cat. 261 .