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75 rígdacht n ā,f.later oft.rígacht,rígeacht.
(a) kingliness,kingly qualities :ar rígdacht, CRR 27 .rí for
righdhacht ┐ milid ar gnimaib(of Caesar), CCath. 351 .
engnum a at[h]ar ┐ ri[g]dacht a senat[h]ar, Cog. 192.18 .
fear lán do rath, ┐ do rioghacht, FM iv 830.4 .mo mhórdhacht
80as mo rígheacht, Oss. iv 168.19 (of a woman). Royalty :ór dō
a dualcus a rígdatta [leg.-dachta] by virtue of his royalty , PH
7018 ,cf. Arch. iii 245.5 .duine d'fhuil na righachta of royal
blood
, BCC § 287 .g s.as attrib.:do somaisi a erridh ríghdachta,
CCath. 4681 .rellta rigdachta, Arch. iii 245.8 .
85(b)akingdom (common later use):rígdacht na hUngaire,
Maund. 7 .righdhocht Caldea, 129 .righacht na Fraingce, Fl.
Earls 24.11 .do ghabháil ríoghaichte Saxan, FM ii 1050 z .
do chuir Dia as a ríoghdhacht é, TSh. 3463 .pl. do chroith
rioghachda, Isa. xiv 16 .nach bhfuil comhacht . . . ag an
bpapa ar bhar righeachtuibh, Luc. Fid. 310.19 .

5 rígdaide adj io,iā. kingly,magnificent :roscbéim rígdaide, CRR 34 .
erriud rígdaidi, TBC 4396 .

rígdomna n io,m. lit. `materialof aking', hence theheir-
apparentof akingorchief; somet. merelysonof aking(chief),
prince.See RC xli 238 . For technical meaning see MacNeill,
10 Studies 1919, 367 ; 640 .rig, rigdamna, Laws v 226.34 .eter
ríg ┐ rígain ┐ rigdomna, TBC 405 .eter ríg ┐ rígdomna ┐
airig, FB 12 .Conghalach . . . rigdomna mBregh, AU 892 .
ridomna Ailigh, 934 .ridomna Erend, 949 .rigdomna Saxan,
RC xvii 181.1 (Tig.).righdomhna Laighen, FM i 498.13 .
15Of a princess:Míchol . . . rígdomna mac nIsrahél, SR 6008 .
pl. tri rigdomna do Saxanaib, BDD 116 .tri rigdamnai na
hAsia, LL 225b28 ( TTr. 623 ).ri Connacht ┐ a rigdamnadae,
Ann. Conn. 1236.16 .creach la righdhamhnaibh, no toiseach-
aibh, hUa Máine, FM ii 854.7 .dia mboí . . . Cond. C. hi
20Cenandos hi ferann rígdomna[sic leg.], LU 3138 .

rígdomnacht n ā,f. thepositionofheir-apparent :is é [Laegaier
Lorc] bá rígh Erenn . . . ┐ Cobhthach Cael a ríghdhamhnacht
Erenn, Cóir Anm. 93 .ríghdamhnacht Muman, 70 ( p. 322 ).
docuaidh ar cuairt rioghdamnacht, BNnÉ 230 § 139 (of son
25of high-king).

rige iā,f. vn.ofrigid.
(a)the act ofstretchingordistending :amal dunerbarar
fidboc i caimmi . . . iarsindí romboi hi rigi after it has been
stretched
(i.e. straight ), Ml. 99d1 .rige oíle`blowing out his
30cheeks
', Triads 116 .scaílis a cride 'na curp iarna rige, Met.
Dinds. iv 148.34 . In intrans. sense of extending,reaching :
fata in rigi doberat Ulaid ḟoraind`long is the reach that the U.
are making towards us
' (of the advance of the U.), CRR 2 .
nert na n-óc ic rige andeas(i.e.advancing from the south),
35 Met. Dinds. iii 308.73 .fairsing in roth co rige`wide spreads
the circle
', iv 82.17 (:bine). Of poetic composition:du rigi
rand to stretch (i.e. compose) quatrains , Auraic. 2121 .oendialt
fri righe [rigiv.l.] . . . a do fri timargain for lengthening . . . for
shortening
(?), 5418 .
40 r. ¤ fri`stretching against', contending(vying) with: beag
dtarbha righe re a rath`to strive against their fortune', TD 9.3 ,
cf. 13.33 , 20.47 .do righe ┐ do freasabhra frissiumh, FM vi
2266.22 .gan righ dibh ag righe ribh, Ir. Texts ii 98 § 13 .
a mhaighdean gan righe ria unrivalled, peerless , PBocht
45 p. 65 § 43 .tú an síor-óigh gan righe reat, Timth. vi 2 p. 36
§ 14 .Cf. lucht righe rómhghnáith Té`the disputants of Té's
chief home
', Content. xii 4 .ná faigbed rath ria rige`that she
should find no grace before the contest
', Met. Dinds. iv 128.59 .
(b) binding,controlling,ruling :ba hi in rīgi co rige | flaithius
50fíre foirgclide far-reaching sovereignty , ZCP ix 468.2 .rí rigi
`far-ruling', Met. Dinds. iii 342.69 (:bini),cf. ii 32.78 (see
Corr.) and iv 58.17 .an dlighe . . . lughaide a righe 's a réim
its control and sway , Hackett liv 18 .
(c) puttingtoshame,reproach ?a thoisc dobo thúar rige | do
55thig na mná mídige`his errand was an omen of reproach to the
house
', Met. Dinds. iii 56.29 (perh. `approach', Glossary);cf.
righe .i. imdheargadh; tuar righe .i. tuar imdheargaidh, O'Cl.;
tuar righe rath tighearna, (TCD) H. 4. 5,p. 124 (Abbott-
Gwynn Cat. 172 ), but meaning is doubtful.

60 ríge n io,n., laterf, ( Ériu xii 218 )n s. righen-uasal, ZCP viii
197 § 2 a s. rige, Ml. 14a4 .d s. rigu, 71c17 ; in Mid.Ir. somet.
rígiu.g s. rigi, Ml. 44d29 .
Ruling;kingship,sovereignty :in bith trúag . . . is duthain
a ríge, Fél. Prol. 158 .no chuinchitis na Saxain . . . rígi forro
65co Ida[sic leg.] that I. should rule over them , LU 288 .dia
ndena a rige ┐ a follamnus iarsna riaglaib-sea if he rule , PH
4280 .du gabail rigi for chenn á athar to assume the sove-
reignty
, Ml. 44d29 .cech righdamhna . . . nocha gēbha rige a
t[h]ire, Anecd. ii 31.5 .teit F. co Temraid do theclomad na
70rigi dō fein to collect (i.e. get) the kingship for himself , Ériu ii
178.3 (late Mid.Ir. text from Lec.).boí secht ṁbliadna i rrígu
Ulad ruling Ulster , TBC 463 .rígi na cathrach, PH 4033 .
Oengus mac N. hi rrígu ┐ L. i mbreithemnus, Ériu iii 140.166 .
ríge láech nErend, FB 8 .righi can frithbert unopposed rule ,
75 CCath. 3361 .tuath huili do rigiu cen cosnum fris to rule the
whole tuath without opposition
, Laws iv 328.12 Comm.
braighde Eirenn . . . gabhais tre righe is tre neart by the
strength of his rule
(?), ZCP viii 108.28 .co ttugsat Goill a
ríghe dhó acknowledged his authority , FM ii 1066.2 .
80In relig. poetry freq. a synonym fortheKingdomofHeaven
(oft. without art.):for nim consenai a ríge he strove after his
kingdom in heaven
, Hy. ii 28 .ro siachtatar ríge, Fél. Prol. 70 .
ron-snádat dond rígu, ib. Jan. 23 .rige la Día a ndeoidh retha,
ZCP viii 197 § 2 .

85 riged m.latevn.formation fromrigid,the act ofstretching :
fuair a righedh ar carr(= he was stretched on a rack ), FM v
1818.13 .righeadh na n-arach(=collapsa tempora),(RIA)23
K 42,188.2 .gan rígheadh, gan róitheannadh, ML 46.23 =
righi, ML² 683 .