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lec(h)tus

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n m. (lecht? or Lat. lectus?) grave: doclaited a lectus , Arch. iii 311.10 (B. na f.). o lechtus an abaic . . . siar, Petrie Tara 145.28 (lecht, v.l.).

tús

Cite this: eDIL s.v. tús or dil.ie/42552

Forms: tuus, tús, tūis, túise, túis, túis, dtúis, tós, duís, tuís

n uor o O. Ir. a d s. tuus (disyll., Met Dinds. iv 330.18 . Arch. iii 318 § 65 . TBC² 233 = tús monosyll., LU 4710 ). ? g s. tūis, Bruchst. 6.4 . Also ā, f. in phr. aire túise , etc. (but see Peritia v 56 n. 7 ). (see II (c) infra). Note ar túis , TD 29.28 . a s. túis, Ó Bruad. i 14.4 . Also spoken Ir. ar dtúis . o and u, m., IGT Decl. § 38 (87.13) . In Mod. Ir. also frequ. tós. See Ped. i 308 , Hessen ZCP ix 28.

I Act of leading: roorddnestar Duid cethrur ... do thus inna clas `to lead the choirs,' Hib. Min. 166 . comairle Dé dom thuus `for my guidance,' Met. Dinds. iv 330.18 . dall ic tu[u]s daill the blind leading the blind, Arch. iii 318 § 65 . la cēt im cēt druad diar tuus leading us (?), TBC² 3076 = dar tus , TBC 4963.

II

(a) forefront, front position: dobreth ... tuus na conaire do F. ríasin slúag, LU 4699 = tuus na dīrma, TBC² 226 . rogab P. t.¤ rempu dochum na cathrach, TTr.² 1827 . t'eichsi ag béin túsa d'íbh Táil getting the start of (?), IGT Decl. ex. 996 . t.¤ sligheadh, Aithd.D. 38.29 . Frequ. van, battlefront of an army: trēnfher cach tūis `ein Kämpe jeder Fronte,' Bruchst. 6.4 = duís, tuís, IT iii 40 § 36 . t.¤ t'féine, IGT Decl. ex. 282 . deireadh i gclódh t.¤ ag tocht `the van in an onslaught,' TD 27.17 . dorinnadar ... ceand slúaigh túis tochair do R. `army chief of the vanguard,' Expugn. Hib. 21 . tós gach tochair, 41 . t.¤ a' tslúaigh, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 42.29 . a tus in cablaigh, St. Ercuil 715 . a tūs an gābaidh, ML² 2099 . Note also: mo rí i mmarthus os int slóg (sic leg. : sanctus) as leader , SR 581.

(b) precedence, pre-eminence, rank: t.¤ dia mnaí ría mnaib Ulad, LU 8917 ( FB 68 ). `apair róm,' ol Brigit. `tós dligius ferscal' a man has the right to speak first, Ir. Texts i 18 § 54 . intí tet á tuis[i]ghacht na flathusa gelfine .i. in cumal tsenor- ba, tus n-aibsena `der Vortritt bei der `Anzeige' (?),' Cóic Con. Fug. 16 § 3 . tus n-urlabra `den Vortritt der Rede (das erste Wort),' 45 § 72 . See p. 70 . t.¤ do far claind co bráth for an clainn sea precedence ... over, Ériu iii 137.46 . t.¤ dighe, t.¤ leabtha agus ionnalta ar mhaithibh Éirionn i dTigh Miodh- chuarta aca, L.Cl.A.Buidhe 50.28 . do ghabh t.¤ gach óil aco, TD 34.25 . t.¤ as cóir d'fhior fhurfhógra `a herald must go first,' Aithd.D. 46.13 . muna bheith t.¤ aice ón éag (of Christ's hand), DDána 21a.24 . t.¤ comuirle `the initiative in counsel,' O'Gr. Cat. 475.15. bí t.¤ suidhe ag an saidhbhir, 532.8 . t.¤ onóra ┐ airmittne cáich ga ceile dibh do com- malairt imoseach, BNnÉ 247 § 199 . tug an nádúr ... | túis na sráide ó mhnáibh na ndéithe `precedence o'er the Graces,' Ó Bruad. i 14.4 . in t-aenridiri is mó a gniim ┐ a tus isin cruinne ` rank ,' ZCP vi 58.7 .

(c) In the legal phr. aire túise, one of the noble grades: aire túise, cid ara n-eperr ? Arindí as toísech a ceníul ┐ dofet airig n-ard, Críth Gabl. 386 . aire tuise .i. tuisechu i n-urd aisnesin he ina'n t-aire ard, Laws v 24.26 Comm. ogairi tuisi, 78.x .i. in t-ogaire is ferr .i. taisech na n-ogaireach, in boaire is taire, 80.11 Comm. gá n-oireachaibh tuisi, Hard. ii 298.3 . hit dī airig dēsa, ard, | tūisea, ZCP v 499 § 5 . Note also: dliged tuise .i. dliged toisigechta na gelfine `bei Anspruch auf Führung,' Cóic Con. Fug. 16 § 3 . lia dfir ... fri dliged tuisi, O'C. 2181 ( Eg. 88, fo. 6(7)c ). lógh tuisi .i. in logh sainraidh dligis an tuat don righ gaibes foro do gres, O'C. 535 ( H. 3. 18, 265b ). Cf. 2 túis.

III

(a) beginning. Of an action, happening, etc.: amal bís arán i n-a th.¤ da cech caithem, PH 7534 . Poimp ... is é do chuir | t.¤ cogaidh i gceann Shéasoir `first made war,' TD 18.18 . ní tháinig fa th.¤ an chuiridh `came not at the beginning,' 16.35 . ní tós lóin as líonmhuire the beginn- ing of a meal, Aithd.D. 67.15 . is t.¤ mire rosmhear- aigh, Content. xxv 4 . tós peacaidh, Dán Dé vii 19 . a dt.¤ gach urnaighthe, Donl. 26.1 . Of words, literary com- positions, etc.: na gnéithe don Gháoidhilg nach cóir a tt.¤ chomhfhocal, IGT Introd. 2.18 . tós is deireadh gach duaine, Content. xxviii 4 . t.¤ na seanma, Studies 1920, 97 § 1 . Of the elements of a subject: Mac Seaáin ... | ó tharraidh t.¤ muirléighinn, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 177.138 . Of periods of time: a t.¤ in lái, PH 2003 . eirig reomat imárach | t.¤ na maitne, SG 60.7 . o th.¤ domain, PH 3645 . lá (= la) t.¤ in gemhridh, CCath. 2322 . ó th.¤ go hearr aimsire, TD 28.22 . t.¤ na síon dteasbhaigh, PBocht 10.24 . o th.¤ corghais go mion-Chaisg, Donl. 116.15 . Of a man's life: o th.¤ mo bethad cu crochad C., PH 700 . ó th.¤ m'aimsire, DDána 11.9 . as mo thós do melladh mé `from my very inception,' O'Gr. Cat. 523.17. Various: is lethan dóib in drochet o th.¤ co dered, LU 2151 ( FA 22 ). truagh mar thángadar a Parrthas | peacadh Ádhaimh do b'é a dtós (of the human race), DDána 26.2 . do bhrígh go bhfuil gan t.¤ gan deireadh (of God), Donl. 20.5 .

(b) best, choice, pick, cream: ro ghab tus a fesa ┐ a eoluis, RC xliii 8.18 . t.¤ do fhleidhe ag dol dúinne, Aithd.D. 56.16 . t.¤ a ghlóire is gar do mhaoith even its finest glory is near to sorrow (of the world), 73.23 . a fhíon túsa an tábhairne, PBocht 23.43 . freagair t.¤ an tábhairne `ask for the choice of my wine-store,' Aithd.D. 40.23 .

IV In adv. phrases.

(a) in tuus first, in the first place: cuin is tūalaing coisc alanali ? Ō chanasca (= chotnasca) fadesin induus, ZCP iii 451.26 , `when he has corrected himself first,' Ériu xiv 146 , q.v.

With prepp. (b) With ar, for. O. Ir. ar thuus, later ar, for tús , Mod. Ir. ar (d)tús . first, firstly, in the first place, originally, etc. Of place: is airi doralad ar thuus in salmso `therefore was the psalm put first,' Ml 14b12 . innahí batar buthi ar thuus `the things that should have been first,' 23c16 . 29a8 . a mmiseriam do thabairt ar thuus, 31c9 . andabeirsom ar thuus `what he puts first,' 47a14 . ar th.¤ do chlannaib Adaim first among the descendants of A., SR 2706 . is iat atat ar t.¤ in n-umir na noem, PH 436 . don fhir ar tus to the first man, TTebe 690 . Of time (the only use in Mod. Ir.): imbí bid in soirad donerchanatsom ar thuus, Ml 19b11 . robu du thabernacuil robu ainm son ar thuus, 100b12 . nach missi téite ar thuus that I am not the first to die, SR 2036 . fairend diarbo chumu[n]c ar th.¤ ┐ ... lethan fo deóid at first ... at the end , LU 2160 ( FA 23 ). do imchosnom dul isa tech ar th.¤ , LU 8257 ( FB 20 ). is īat tucc mucco i nhĒrinn ar tūs , ZCP viii 105.29 . dos bert in leth hí sin for t.¤ , IT i 40.28 . ar dus itir, Laws i 26.5 Comm. nocho n-ib ... noco n-eba so for t.¤ , RC xxiv 178.15 . ar t.¤ ríam, ZCP viii 105.16 . an sean ar tós má iheasda, Dán Dé xvii 12 . is é do chreid i gCríost ... | ar t.¤ namh, Content. xxviii 46 . ar dtós, PBocht 13.26 . ar th.¤ riam the first ever , L.Chl.Suibhne 52.20 . rochinn Sir Boos dul a fhortacht na maigdine for tus , ZCP iv 382.29 . smuain ... ar t.¤ , Desid. 667 . gidh be bhíos ar tt.¤ iona chúis féin, Prov. xviii 17.

(c) With i = (b): indroet som sochaidi hi t.¤ `at first he had received many,' Mon. Tall 135.17 . i dtós, PBocht 25.3 . go ngabhthar mo dhuan sa tós, Content. xxviii 71 . As prep.: i dt.¤ cháich do-chonnaic mé | sleagha in front of everyone, Aithd.D. 16.36 .

(d) With ó from the beginning, originally , but usually identical in meaning with (b): ó th.¤ ` at once ,' O'Gr. Cat. 400.8. sionn féin do thogaibh ó th.¤ , Dán Dé iii 3 . truagh dhúinn gan do thuigse ó th.¤ , xix 10 . do budh ro-dhocair a chaitheamh, go hāiridhe ó th.¤ at first , Desid. 6616 . an Chruinne ... chom ar thriallsat ō thūs, Fl. Earls 12.16 .

Various: Dīa dam frim lorg ... | Dīa dom thúus `before me,' Thes. ii 350.15 . gur theastuigh roimh nóin | ar dtuar a blátha d'áille a hearraigh um thós in the beginning of the beauty of her spring, Hackett xii 14.

Text perh. defective in: is olc gréimm m'fhoglamma dam ... cen gabáil ar m'aicned t.¤ co n-gabainn ar m'anáil `if I do not first control my nature till I have kept my breath,' Mer. Uil. 243 . na rolegtis uaidib an tossach tart[h]atar don tus na cairrgi (of a race between ships), Aen. 1021.