cóir, cáir

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right, just. As subst. with various meanings. (a) right, justice, just claim: fri huair gcóra, at a time when just claims are in question, 474; cóir fán ttaobh thinn ós iomdha, since there is many a claim against this weakly body, 1117. (b) arrangement, disposition: a ccóir comhráidh do-chuadair, 1054. (c) favourable wind: cóir 'na n-aghaidh ar n-iompádh, the favourable wind having turned against them, 292 n.

Poems on the Butlers of Ormond, Cahir and Dunboyne (A.D. 1400–1650). Editor: James Carney.

just, fitting. As subst. ‘justice’, ‘just demands’, 106, 340: cf. BP, glossary. Other exx. of this almost technical sense: do chóir ag éineing ní fhuil, no territory has what is justly yours; ní fhuil énbhonn d’iomarcaidh dod cháir ag, has not more than a groat’s worth of what is yours, 2247; do chóir aca ní anfadh, what is justly yours would not remain with them, 2254   égóir as neg. of cóir ‘just demands’ (?): ní fhuil t’égóir ag Ultaibh, the Ulstermen have not what you hold in spite of them (what is yours unjustly) (?), 2245   cóir ‘arrangement’, ‘disposition’: buidhne go ccáir chogaidh, hosts arrayed for combat, 1716; cf. BP, glossary

Poems on the O'Reillys. Editor: James Carney.

(42), a rightwhat is due to, do chuirfeadh sé a gc. 'n-a gcoinne 4285; do ch. chloinne Céin 4286; cóir Luighnigh 4100; ar chóir 1255 n; do chóir 4414 n.

The Book of O'Hara: Leabhar Í Eadhra. Editor: Lambert McKenna S.J.

  1. f., right, power, authority, orra sin amháin bhíos a ch., 754; 3636
  2. fit, just, right, 3645, 8584; compar. córa, 2060, 2655, 5003; sec. compar. córaide, 326
  3. in phr. dá ch., ‘near him,’ 762, 5210

Trí Bior-Ghaoithe an Bháis: The Three Shafts of Death. Author: Geoffrey Keating. Editor: Osborn Bergin.

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