> Ailech cen g(h)iall
>> Tem(h)air hi traig.
>> Daurluis cen biad.
>> Line cen luad.
>> Luachair i llen.
>> Emain co huar.
>> Maisten cen miad.
>> Carman cen riad.
I have --
Ailech without a hostage.
Darluis without food.
Line not mentioned.
Luachair in sorrow.
Maisten without honor.
Carman without a course.
tráig -- 'strand, shore...metaphorically exhaustion, death frequently with preposition fo'.
See DIL T column 272. Briefly, I thought about St Patrik's prediction that Ireland will be
under water 7 years before the end of the world. Since it is on a high hill, Tara could be on
the shore at the end of the world. But I doubt that is what is meant here.
lúad -- act of moving...mentioning'
úar -- adjective 'cold..bleak'. I did not see a discussion of its use as substantive in DIL, but
use of an adjective with 'co' could indicate an adverb phrase.
ríad- 'act pf riding or driving...course, journey, career'. There is a second questuonable
reading 'authority, control
Rhyming rules are complicated and involve both the vowels and the types of consonants.
These are the rhymes that I see --
míad, ríad,biad -- Although the dictionary headword for 'biad' does not have a fada, there
are several examples in the entry with a fada. I think the vowels in these three words
would sound the same.
Comments welcome, Liz