áin

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áin or dil.ie/1161

Forms: áine

ā, f. and i, f. see Thurn. Gramm. § 736 . Also áine. Vn. of aigid.

(a) act of driving (animals etc.): cuic seoit a n-ain (.i. inund .i. ind) ┐ a tain (.i. imach .i. as), Laws iv 156.20 ; 158.7 Comm. ni haclaide ain bo do tarb, 156.21 . [d]ilmuine ana aiges, ii 72.8 . i ndeguidh na hana, 13 Comm. atait secht n-imana . . . na tuillit fiacha . . . ain bo a fer, etc., v 136.6 . fothla ┐ tothla ┐ an ┐ airgsiu (species of `duinecaithe' or man-trespass ), iv 98.18 Comm. andilsi do flaithib fothla tothla an tan aircsiu, ZCP xii 366.16 ( H. 3.18, 7b ) = án tán `driving in, driving out', PRIA xxxvi (1921-4) 310.71 . á .i. táin. O'Cl.

(b) Of games: in tan ba há.¤ phuill dognitis when they were driving (balls) into a hole, LU 4985 . oc āin līathrōidi, TBC² 495 . oc aine (áni LU) līathrōidi, TBC² 428 . a lorg āne, 381 = l. ána, 390 . bai seom . . . oc aine feacht ann, YBL 181a24 . iar n-áine faebur `play of blades', Met. Dinds. iv 330.14 . ?ba hathlamh áine im úaga, i 6.8 . Of racing horses: ōenach .i. āine ech, Corm. Y 1002 . ōen nde blaī āne ech n-oenaig, ZCP xi 93 § 28 . Of holding a fair: ní cumhaing aenach do á.¤ , FM ii 594.y (cf. 1 aige).

Note also: an mac [bāid] robói / nói mīsaib im āin (: bāin) `in my womb', BColm. 16.22 .