Cite this: eDIL s.v. aineól or

n (eól) ignorance (frequ. of the way); that of which one is ignorant, frequ. concrete of unknown places, paths, etc.: aniul .i. aes uasal do chein mair, O'Curry 478 ( H 3.18, 249 ). gidh bé do bheith 'n-a n-ainiul if there be anyone who does not know of them, DDána 60.9 . gabháil rinn d'aithle ar n-ain-iúil `aid us after our folly' (straying?), A. Ó Dálaigh xiii 2 . m' anam mo chorp is mo cheól / rop sáer ar olc ar aneól `let them escape evil and oblivion' Metr. Dinds. iii 398.36 . In concrete sense strange country, unknown place: gach buaigh berar a naineol necraite .i. . . . a crich ecraite, O'Curry 1766 ( 23 Q 6, 36 a ). totim la hóga aniūil `to fall by warriors of another land', Fianaig. 10.8 (perh. to be referred to aineóil). taistel iuil is ainiuil (sic leg.), BNnÉ 199.30 . In phrase ar a.¤ astray: taréis na Féine ar a.¤ wandering about, the F. gone, Duan. F. i 3.x . is he is cath sin . . . / mo do ber Ere ar aneol that will most leave Ireland without any guidance, Fen. 378.2 . ná léig m'anam ar ainiúl / ót uan . . . `let not my soul stray', A. Ó Dálaigh xi 8 . resiuu nobetis ar aneol ana fochair-sim `rather than become landless men with himself', Ann. Conn. 1315.8 . See aineóil.