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- n. A tribe or group of people in Ireland, having a loose voluntary system of governance entered into through contracts by all members.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Irish territorial division, or an association of persons. See the quotation.
The portion of territory ruled over by a sub-king was called tuath (too-a) and contained within it, at all events in later times, members of different descents.
“Cruithen” is recognisably the Irish word “Cruithne” and “tuaith” is from the Irish “tuath” meaning a people or tribe and their territory.
The tribe or tuath was governed by its own chief or king (Ri or Toisech); each province or Mor
The chief, both of the tuath and the sept, was elected by the tribe or clansmen.
The modern Celtic form is the Irish tuath, in ancient Celtic it must have been teuta, touta, of which we actually have the adjective toutius in the Gaulish inscription of Nismes.
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