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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 .

rigid v s-fut. 3 s. ririss, ZCP xii 235 § 53 , 237 § 58 , 238 § 64 (B.
5in Scáil). redupl.pret. 3 s. reraig, Thes. ii 340.2 , 341.2 .Pass.
subj. pr. 3 s. noriastar , Laws v 152.16 Comm. ?nosriastar ,
RC xii 90 § 107 .pret. s. rorecht , Ml. 20a23 , 39c11 .part.
rechtae, Ml. 39c38 .pl. rechti, 20a23 .vn. rige.
In Mid.Ir. commonly treated as a weak vb. withb-fut.
10(3 pl. rigfet, Cáin Ad. 11 ;pass. rigfidir, SR 4727 ) ands-pret.;
the3 s. pret. reraighowever continues long in use in poet.
style in sense (b);part. rigthe.
Pedersen, Vergl. Gram. ii 592 , 593 , distinguishes two
different rootsreg-(rig-), (1) `bind' found only in compds,e.g.
15 conrig; (2) `stretch'. The exx. given under (b) below seem
more akin to the former meaning; see also (c) and the vn.rige.
(a) stretches,distends : gl.expandere, Ml. 39c11 ,distendere,
39c38 , 20a23 .rigid-som a láim co L., FB 82 .ro rigi a láim,
86 ( LU 9107 ).ro reraig Noe uad a láim, SR 2573 (rirorig
20MS.).ro rergedar . . . a lama dia saigedbolgoib, BB 432a9 .
rigset lama dia claidmib, TBC² 2186 . CCath. 2118 .tuinech
torachta ros rig im thalmain, SR 191 (of stretching the
heavens to encompass earth).alanuair rosriced aroile nos
imairced amail bolc ngobann used to distend itself . . . to con-
25tract
, Laws i 72.17 .torrach . . . .i. ro racht a bru immon
ngein, Corm. Y 1264 .rí ro reraig . . . cóic bliadna déc . . . do
forcraid for a saegul who added fifteen years to his life , SR 7237 .
niro rigius reim dar recht I have not unduly lengthened , LL
143a35 .Cf. coic cét rig rán regtai rainn the stanzas stretch it
30out
,i.e. set forth at length (?), SR 4015 (=regait-i?).maidid for
Ultu . . . regair in ruac co Glenn R. the rout is extended ,i.e.
reaches to Glen R. , Rawl. 142b28 .no rig . . . a tor dithoghluidhi
dia anacal`gets him into', Marco P. 10 . Of lengthening vowels:
omnes uocales produci . . . po[s]sunt. . . .i. co caemnachtar co
35regdar, Auraic. 1077 .
(b) directs;controls,subdues,rules ; for transitioncf. reraig
iarum a carpat fo thúaith directed , Hy. v 51 .doceir Cú . . .
reraig buidne, LL 121b42 .reraig Herind ardrí Molt, 43a18 .
reraig Bresal bith [m]buaibthech`beherrschte', Ält. Ir. Dicht.
40 i 17 § 6 ( Rawl. 116b18 ).imratar muncind, rergatar Scithia,
LL 14b32 = BB 42a45 =rerdator, Leb. Gab. i 278.6 .reraig
roi . . . for macc Loṅgsig`he fought a field against' (? won
a battle
), Arch. Hib. ii 56 § 23 ( LL 182b10 ).ririss roi Locha
Lebind, ZCP xii 237 § 58 .ririss giallu Cairnd Lugdach will
45exact
(?), 238 § 64 .bantracht . . . na cíchloisc[th]i ro rergatar
in nAssia móir . . . co slait ┐ . . . indriudh who had invaded ,
TTr.² 57 =réraigsetar, LL 223a19 .riris goí cloifid fīr, LL
119b50 . Intrans.:ard húa Canaind . . . ro-trén-reraig co ron-
dedaig Aed Ailig ruled in strength till A. crushed him (?), LL
50 184b11 ( Arch. Hib. ii 74 § 65 ).batar rechtmara na rig rergaiter
remi isna cathaib sin who had previously commanded (?), Alex.
633 .
(c) binds ? acc. to Ped. ii 592 this meaning is confined to
compds., butcf.the follg. exx.:ma [do] lias no airbe no
55riastar a loegh`if . . . her calf is tied', Laws v 152.16 Comm. =
cunriastar, H. 3. 17 c. 263 ( O'Don. 342 ) =adriastar, ib. c. 364
( O'Don. 467 ).ni ragar neach tar a cumang, Laws v 466.24
(glossed.i. noco n-oircther, 470.22 ) =ní foregur, H. 3.17
c. 501 ( O'Don. 683 ) where it is expld. by the maximnemo
60potest ad impossibile obligari.Prob. for:ní áragar(ad-regar).

rigin adj i. (a) in physical sense tough,hard,unyielding :fid rigin,
O'Mulc. 493 .cliatha . . . crannrighne`oars with stiff shafts',
CF 32 .airm righni ruadha, IT iii 87 § 98 ( Bruchst. i § 53 ).
a bodhadhaibh blaith-righne smooth, tough bows , FM v 1646.5 .
65 biadha righne`viscous foods', Rosa Ang. 324.8 . ?boár .i.
sgamach nó . . . galar righin, O'Dav. 291 (some kind of scab
affecting cattle).cach conair amreidh . . . cach aenach rigin
( hard to drive on ?), H. 3. 18 p. 351 ( O'C. 734 ). Of liquids:dubh
righin thick ink , O'Gr. Cat. 120.17 .is omh righin na lenna
70 viscous , Rosa Ang. 44.8 .
(b) infig.sense slow,dilatory,prolix :niba rigin, gl.non
patiemur expositionem longius evagari, Ml. 25a5 .n p f. rigne
célide`stiff when paying a visit' (of women; given to prolong
their visits
?), Tec. Corm. § 16.37 .dochóidh . . . go cobhsaidh
75ceim-righin, FM vi 1938.8 .cubhuidh triall rīgh co righin
deliberately , Ir. Texts ii 58 § 8 .do na heasláintibh righne
`chronic diseases', O'Gr. Cat. 239.19 .
In late poetry used of eyes in complimentary sense slow-
moving,tranquil (cf.similar use ofmall):i bpéarla do chlaon-
80rosc righin, Keat. Poems 319 . O'Bruad. i 8.7 .
Cf. rigne.

ríglach n ā,f.ando,m.
(a)awarrior (apparently one of higher standing than an
`óclach'):dias cét-riglach, TBC 4357 .coícait ríglach rígda,
85 Met. Dinds. i 34.84 (firláoch,primloech v.ll.).bet riglaig dia
reir, BColm. 10 z ; 50.9
(b)aveteran? hence anold person , occas. applied to women:
righlaech .i. senóir, H. 3.18,628a ( O'C. 1380 ).rioghlach .i.
céid-sheanóir .i. duine breic-liath, O'Cl.r. ¤ .i. seanchailleach,
ib. riglach liath(of St. Patrick), Trip. 210.20 .riglach fionn-
5liath(of Cathbad), TBC 5474 .fir ríglaich`grey-bearded men',
Met. Dinds. iii 18.219 .airecht ríglach(beneficial to a state),
LL 343b38 =a. riaglach, Tec. Corm. § 3.10 . Of a woman:
sen-Garman . . . ránic mór rót in ríglach, Met. Dinds. iii 242.11 .
Possibly the word may be used in its orig. sense in above exx.,
10the meaning given by the glossators being an inference from
its application to aged persons.