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tinnscna,-ad,-am,-ain(t) nMid. Ir.vnn.ofdo-innscanna
(tinnscnaid).tinnsgnam,g s. tinnsganta, IGT Decl. § 47 .
tinnscain(t)may be a back-formation from this.
(a)act ofbeginning: tindscna sluaigid na Tana, Lec.
190b25 .cuis cuimnigthe na raed dochuaid seochad ┐ cuis
5tindscanta na raed n-anaithnich, 166b19 .dochuaidh ass
tra na riga sin amal teit foscad gaeithi no tindscna aislingi,
YBL 168a36 .bíd in bás beo ... ┐ in crich oc tinnscna,
PH 7466 .ríar Dé san bhráth a bhochta | nírbh é tráth a
thinnsganta (sic leg.), IGT Decl. ex. 1274 .lámh indiu
10im thionnsgnamh, a thríonóid, DDána 33.1 .fiarfaighter
annso ce dib so o n-a coir an leiges do tinnsgaint ar tuis,
RC xlix 9 § 4 .tinscna baili marcaid do denam la Cormac
mac Tomaltaig, Ann. Conn. 1231.12 .tinnscna cocaid
etir h. Ruairc ┐ Clainn Dondchaidh, 1388.8 .caissel do
15thinnscna le hUilliam Búrc, ALC i 224.16 .... nar chedaigh
an naomh do Shuibhne an ecclas do thionnsgana, ITS xii
174.14 .ac tinnscaint óna fiabrusaib, O'Gr. Cat. 211.34.
... liathnuimhir líne | do shinsearaibh tinnscnaimh an
taoisigh the ancestors who founded his race, Hackett xxxix 16.
20(b)act ofdevising;design,project: ag dēanamh gacha
uilc ... d'a mb'fhéidir le duine do thionsgnamh nā smūai-
neadh, ZCP iv 398.9 .do briseadh amach mo thionnscanta,
Job xvii 11 .doní an tanduine tionsgnamh a naghaidh an
ionnruic, Ps. xxxvii 12 .┐ líonfuighear iad da dtionnscan-
25taibh féin, Prov. i 31 .toirmiscthior tionnscanta, xv 22 .
is é so an tionnscnamh do tionnscnadh ar an ndomhan
uile, Is. xiv 26 .ní chuirfidh do chraobhsgaoileadh fá deara
dhamhsa mo thionnsgnadh a chur i n-dearmad, GJ xvii 10b .
chum bais na Croiche ... an bás bo pheannaidíghe agus bo
30thárcuisnighe dob fheidir a thionsgain, Challoner, Smuain
Go Maith Air(1820), 26.31 .gur ab éigionn ... riaghalacha
airighthe do thionsgaint do dhaoinibh airighthe, 196.16 .

tinnscnaid xsee *do-innscanna.

tinnscnas n o,m.(tinnscnaid) beginning,inception: ni do
35réir tosaigh tinnscnuis uilidi`not by priority of universal
inception
,' Rosa Ang. 130.5 .

tinnscra n[io],n.(*to-ind-ess-cren) dowry,bride-price . For
a full study see Thurneysen, ZCP xv 356 - 360 , xvi 227 ;
Stud. in E. Ir. Law 119 ff.
40(a) paymentto thebride's tuath(?) orfather(part of which
might revert to the bride herself
): ferr tūath tinnscra, Anec.
iii 18.17 .cach tua[i]th a tindscra, ZCP xvii 50 § 18 .as.
berad iarum fri maccu Milead bad tocha doib a tir fen ┐
ni threicfidis cen tindscra friu ar cairdes doib. Is de at
45fir crendai mnai i n-Eri co brath ar im chrenad lanamnai
isin doman oilchenai, xix 157.6 .ba saeth lia brathrea gait
disi in tinscrae erru, Irish Texts i 6 § 16 .ní thibrind i tind-
scra cid Meidbi insin, TBFr. 185 .ní ragaib ... can a tind-
scra [do thabairt] do Buchet, RC xxv 30 § 13 .maithbet
50a t. ¤ ┐ a tochra na hingine út duib, ML 160.14 .
(b) paymentby thebridegroom to the bride: dombeur
an ingen dit ... ┐ icfad fein a tinnscrai, ZCP iii 259.6 =dobér
in n-ingin duit ... ┐ ícfat féin a tinscra, LU 10453 .mo th. ¤
choir dam, BDD² 61 .ícaid Conchubor tinnscrai Emirie
55íarnamaruch, ZCP iii 261.26 .ba dímian mór leo Fergus
dia tabairt hi tindscra, Ériu iv 24.12 .conid h-e tindscra
Alexandir di in ferann sin, Alex. 526 .ni bái dano innmas
laiss ┐ baí ferand conid é tindscra tucad di in slíab út, LL
167a54 .tilach no thogfad ... ina tindscra, issed caibchi ro
60thogastar, LL 13b29 =tindsgna, BB 40b43 .mine renusa
in cumail út ... toicebhut sa mu thinnscrai dhit, ┐ ragat
uait, Lism. L. 1159 .dligid ... inghen comarba Maedócc
do tabairt d'fior ┐ crodh ┐ tionnsgra do tabairt le, BNnÉ
202 § 43 .ro pōssadh sē mnā dēg in la sin dīp, an pāpa ar
65n-īc a ttinnscra, Fl. Earls 178.10 .
(c) price paidto a woman for atemporary union: tasec
tindscrai iar feiss la fer, ZCP xv 356 § 44 .cid do ratais ina
tindscra?, Ir. MSS. Ser. i Part 1, 174.x ( YBL 118a13 ).
a hernaidm-si co n-icc tinnscrae, ZCP iii 251.y .ro ḟáidh
70le bur ninghin i n-aiscidh ┐ ní tuc tindscra no coipche di,
TBC p. 761 n. 10 .d'fheis letsu thanac tar cend tindscra ┐
tirochraici, Acall. 4953 .tinnsccra iar n-indsma, Aisl. MC
73.6 .
(d) paymentfor agiven termofservice: indleas gach
75tindsgra fri derge dligid o reachtaib comamsa, 23 P 3,fo.
20a ( O'C. 1862 ).dobreth dó ... a tinscra cétna itir ingen
┐ dechelt ┐ carpat ┐ tír, LU 6107 = TBC² 1635 .cach tindscra
donuiscet cenel, 23 Q 6,34a ( O'C. 1755 ). ?nach t. ¤ Fene
fordiastar tedmaim, O'Dav. 691.
80(e)(woman's)property: t. ¤ .i. crodh, Stowe Gl. 142 .tind-
scra .i. crod [mná], Lec. Gl. 371.

tinntech n[o,m.;ā,f.] sheath: cor chuir a claideb 'na tind-
tech, TTebe 3394 .rabean a chlaidim asa thinntig, 3945 .
tarlaicc a cloidhim as a thenntig, D iv 2,72 vb29 . See
85 fintech,intech.

tinntén n[o,m.] (teine) hearth,furnace: i tt. ¤ na bpían go
bráth, RC xxiii 36.22 .atáid mo chnámha arna losgadh
mar thinntén na teineadh, Ps. cii 3 .teinteán, TSh.