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coimhthíos, m. (gs. -ís). Strangeness; aloofness, shyness. ~ a dhéanamh le duine, to ‘make strange’ with s.o.; to keep aloof from, be shy in the presence of, s.o. Rinne an leanbh ~ liom, the child made strange with me, was afraid to come near me. Bíonn ~ air le daoine, he is uneasy in the presence of people. Níl ~ ar bith ann, he is in no way bashful. (Var:gs. ~a; coimhthíocht f)
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