ainfesach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ainfesach or dil.ie/1328

Forms: aimfesach

adj o, ā (fesach). Also aimfesach.

(a) ignorant: is econn ainbfesach . . . na briathra sin do rádh, St. Ercuil 1417 . maigisder aimfesach, Ir. Gl. 392 . innis dúinn . . . na scéla, óir atámait ainmfesach, RC xxiv 371.7 . ní háil linn bhar mbeith ainbhfiosach do thaoibh na marbh, TSh. 5869 . ce bes a.¤ isna tosaigib dlighenn sé bheith a.¤ annsa ní atá andiagh na tosach, O'C. 2222 ( Eg. 88 f. 16(17)b ). ainmhfhes- ach a suidiuchud na sdairi so, ZCP xiii 179.27 . do badur ainfhisach a n-inntind Iruaith um ceann an Mhacaimh they were ignorant of Herod's intentions, Smaointe B. Chr. 888 . cidh ainmfisach fort-sa sin though you are ignorant of that, Grail 16.z . In mock n.pr. Ainbfesach mac Becceoluis, Anecd. ii 49 § 10 . As subst. ní marsin do chroidhe a nainbhfiosaigh `the heart of the foolish doeth not so', Prov. xv 7 . an tainbh- fiosach do theagasg, Donl. 196.5 .

(b) rough, rude: arán amh ainbhfiosach sean-eorna, E. O'Rahilly 236.18 = arán omh úrgharbh, PCT 52 . tug amus ainbfeasach amhchaoin ar Chonall, 519 .