> Ni fo airmirt ind airle
>> do na hocaib a Tui(r?)be
>> Conall robidh Aed Slane
>> Aed Slane robid Suibne.
Thanks, Neil. I will try this.
The counsel was no restraint
to the young men in Tuirbe.
Conall has killed Aed Slane
Aed Slane has killed Suibne.
The verb 'robidh/robid' looks like a form of 'benaid' (beats, strikes, slays) or 'rubaid' (kills,
eDIL lists 'ro bíth' as a perfect 3rd singular passive form of 'benaid' at B 72 approx line
38, but I think we need an active form here. 'rubaid' is a 3rd singular present indicative
form of a verb that is not very well attested; DIL says it is "not always easy to distinguish
from forms of 'benaid'" and lists '3s? ruibidh'.
I guessed that our verbforms might be perfect because that makes the most sense. Also
other sources (below) have 3rd singular perfect forms of 'benaid' .. 'ro-bi '; DIL also lists
Tuirbe (Turvey) is about 20 miles from the Hill of Tara. Comments welcome. Liz
From the Onomasticon --
al. Ui Cormaicc in Meath, Lec. 212; ¶ Turvey, nr Swords, c. Dub.; ¶ by Synecdoche Bregia,
Ui., or perh. for Fingall, Fen.; ¶ Ui. and Fen. have T. Tuirmhe; ¶ v. Rc. xvii. 165; ¶ T. Turbi,
desc. fr. Eber Find, Ll. 14, Lec. 61.
Pd. viii. 38; ¶ Turvey, c. Dub., Mi., Mm.; ¶ Óic Tuirbe, Bb. 48; ¶ Fir Tuirbhi, Md.; ¶ rex
Turbi, Ui.; ¶ nr Donabate in N. of c. Dub.; ¶ nr Turvey, c. Dub., is Portrane, on the hill
overlooking the main sea on which the new asylum is built, the workmen, in 1898 or 1899,
digging the foundations, found a subterranean sepulchral chamber lined with small stones;
¶ a long approach, also lined with stones, led to it, and in it was the skeleton of a man of
large size; ¶ the whole was cleared away, and the skeleton was thrown over the bank of
rubbish; ¶ d. Tuirbe, Bb. 48; ¶ Tuirmhe betw. Collamair Breag and Mag n-Ealta, SE. of
Indber na Bóinde, Lis. 196.
>Silva Gadelica 75.3f:
>N í fo airmirt in araile . do na hócaib a tuirme : Conall rombíth Aed
>sláini . Aed sláini rombíth Suibne
>YBL 689d (-- = suspension stroke)
>Ni fo airmirt in airli [/] dona hogaib a turmi [/] Conall rombi oed slani
>[/] oed sl-- rombi suib--
>Annals of Ulster:
>Ni nuair a rith airle . donaib ocaibh al Thuirbe . Conall ro-bi Aedh Slaine
>. Aedh Slaine ro-bi Suibne
>Níor bu airmirt in airle / dona ogaib Tuait Tuirbhe; / Conall rombí Aedh
>Slaine, / Aedh Slaine rombí Suibhne
>Annals of Tigernach
>Ni bu airmirt ind airle / do ócaib Tuaithe Tu[i]rbe, / Conall robíí Aedh
>Slaíne, / Aed Slaíne rom-bí Suibne