acarb

Cite this: eDIL s.v. acarb or dil.ie/120

Forms: aggarb, adgarb, adhgharbh, agharbh

adj o, ā (ad + garb). aggarb, Desid. Gloss. Later also adgarb ( Celtica i 338 ). adhgharbh, PCT 332, 533, 1049 . agharbh, Feis TC 499 , 544 .

Very rough, very fierce: acer .i. agarb, Ir. Gl. 385 . accra .i. ai agarb, O'Mulc. 14 . caillech . . ./ is sí acgarb écosmail, Met. Dinds. iv 138.72 . robdar scairbigi acgarba in coicer sin, Anecd. i 46.15 . in cend attnech a.¤ mór út, RC xiv 428.5 ( LL 12977 ). na n-athach n-uathmar n-agarbh, BB 43b3 . slíabh cairrcidhe acarbh, CCath. 1338 . in tsrotha aggairp, Fl. Earls 88.4 . inna haidchi imdorcha acgairbi, TTebe 267 . cech finna sescnidi imluati a.¤ (of hair), RC xiv 404.7 ( LL 12638 ). agastar agarb iarrain a rough bridle of iron, SG 260.15 . lán an eascra aghghairbh iairnaidhe, Feis TC 544 . cath . . . agarb, Cog. 110.12 . conid eccenais accarb do na pecdachaib, PH 3478 .

Compar. and superl.: acairbiu hé . . . andá tír na pían (of a wall of fire), LU 2221 ( FA 29 ). mas re fiadh is acairbi nas is aithgin isin coin a deer that is fiercer than he, Laws v 194.24 Comm. slíabh . . . is accairbhi do ṡleibhtibh, CCath. 1202 .

Adv.: co áigthide ┐ co ha.¤ , LU 2131 ( FA 20 ). secib ni raiter co hacgarb, Auraic. 466 = co hacarp, 2931 .

Cf. athgarb.