On 11/4/05 22:09, "Neil McLeod" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I wonder if the three waves might have some significance as a portent as
> well? A legal commentary on injuries describes the symptoms of the most
> serious injury (crólige báis; deadly bed-wound) as consisting of 'na trí
> tonna' (the three waves). These turn out to be three waves of blood:
> blood from the wound, blood in the urine, and blood vomited up from the
For "bruith thoinne" in Mod Ir see under bruith 1 in FGB - to do with blood
and possibly the best dictionary example of bruith having to do with
circulation rather than only with (figurative) heat.
Another line -
DIL under 'airdech' refers to a legal phrase 'rath tar airdig' "precise
meaning unclear" and gives a number of examples (one to do with contracts
even). Anything on that one?