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2 ruibne

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Forms: ruibne, ruibhneadha

n a large number, multitude, host (of things or persons); Trip. 676 conjectures the derivation < ro-buidne; if so the word is orig. a plural. Confined to early and poetic lit. is rubne todernam (of Hell), LU 2451 ( RC iv 252 ). co rubnib riches rúad, LU 2429 . ruibni ruada richessa, SR 8293 , cf. 884 . at líu luibni fidbad fann | no ruibni rinndglan retglann the hosts of the stars , 7292 , cf. ruibni rétlannai, 8161 . buidni biasta . . . ruibni riastrai fri anriad (denizens of Hell), 878 . fir duba . . . co ndath éc oss ruibnib rád, Trip. 116.2 ; the verse is quoted in the Corrigenda p. 676 from a Brussels MS.: dath écc os ruibhne ród .i. dath báis ar na buidhnibh do baoi ós na slighthibh; but ruibne must refer to the follg. g p.; cf. le Mag Lifi ruibnibh rōd, Ériu x 82 § 61 . in rót ríam co raibne rán `the highway once trodden by an illustrious concourse', Metr. Dinds. iv 260 (raighne v.l.). Luad oc Dún Chuair . . . co rubnib is co rigdacht `retinue', 316 . réna rubnib dám throngs of bards , LL 185a52 ( Arch. Hib. ii 85 § 47 ). at ruibni ruad-gascid warrior-hosts , 264b38 ( MU 20.9 ). muínter í Chonchobhair . . . ruibne na ro-ghlōire, IT iii 92 § 136 ( Bruchst. i § 42 ). ? ruibne ro-ratas for cāi, ZCP vi 260.16 , cf. ib. 13 (B. na f.). ruibhneadha roda reachtmhara (of waves), ML 46.11 . ruibhneadha `great bands', O'R. (who gives also ruibhne). i ruibnib retha running at full speed (?): co tegtis 'na ruibnibh ro-retha (of cattle), Moling § 1 . tainic Oscur ana ruibnedhaibh ro-dhiana reatha a timcheall a chatha fēin, CF 805 .