áinius

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Forms: áines, áines, áinis, áinesa

n u, m. (án. Form influenced by oíbnius with which it is frequently coupled, O'Rahilly, E. Ir. Hist. and Myth. p. 287 . See also Vendr. Lex.). Later also áines o, m. áines m. (g s. and n p. áinis, áinesa), IGT Decl. § 38 . Verbs § 83 .

(a) splendour, delightfulness, pleasantness: a āinius ┐ a airrdricus, TBC² 355 . ar th'airscélaib ┐ t'ánius, BDD² 55 . ar is tu ceand anissa ┐ airdercusa ┐ grian na Greci uile, LL 398a16 . mor n-orddain ┐ ániusa, Ériu iv 28 § 18 . gur bhó hadbha do chonaibh allta cill mocheallócc iar gach náines baoí innte gó sin, FM v 1654.2 .

(b) pleasure, enjoyment, sport, play: fecht n-āinius[a] a journey of pleasure, Corm. Y 1059 (perh. visitation, cf. SCano 293). cluchi ┐ céti ┐ ánius ┐ aibinnius, LU 3226 . ní dingén aínes festa / ro líon cuma mo chraide, SG 61.12 . cen ainíus / in caingen dorigenus, BB 303a24 (Liad. and Curithir). áines menma `cheerfulness of spirit', O'Gr. Cat. 472.25 . dá mbeith áineas Banbha ar bun were Banbha's happiness assured, Content. xxv 3 . áineasa ┐ antláis . . . na hanma, TSh. 8722 . cosg dubha, dúsgadh áinis (: fis) (of a poet), DDána 73.42 . milse meala, meisge chorm . . . do bhí dhamh 'na n-áineas orm, TD 25.18 . ruagadh áinis, áladh airgthe treón the banishing of joy (of the power of age and death), Hackett xii 27 . áines tar gomh ag mnaí mérchuirr / ag dol ar cháoi ndérthruim dhí, IGT Decl. ex. 987 . aineas gan imdheargadh n-áoin, Studies 1918, 452 § 7 . in tan ba háines do when he pleased, LB 130a 15 . ba sedh rob aines ┐ rob airecc tuile dóibh their favourite amusement was, FM v 1864.8 . ?In specialized sense: is lasna firu-sa a naenur a mbreth ┐ ænius (áinius v.l. p. 205) ┐ eolus `these men alone have . . . their skill', IT iii 187.4 . Of the bliss of heaven: Pardus . . . co n-ainius, co n-aebinneos, SR 974 . ní inisfea nech . . . a anius ┐ a aibnius, LU 2023 . cumachta . . . in Chomded . . . mórthimchell ind rigsuide . . . co n-ánius ┐ co n-áibinnius, 2048 ( FA 12 ). Of games, sport: gebid a adbena ániusa, TBC 886 . turcbaid- sium a oenluirg n-ániusa, 914 = a lorg áne, LU 4869 . fo bíth in chluichi ┐ ind ániusa, LL 292b16 . a haithle a n-oenaig ┐ a n-aniusa, LU 2238 ( FA § 30 ). inn aimser ainesa in time of sport, CCath. 5250 . dénat ánius eturru (of hunting with dogs), Anecd. i 9.22 . As quasi-vn.: ic ol ┐ ic ánius ┐ ic áibnius, TBC 189 . ag imagallamh ┐ ag āines bhriathar re aroile, Fl. Earls 78.20 . rogabsat ac ain[is] imacallma fria araile, Grail 642 . mé ag áineas tar m'eólchoire, Studies 1924, 88 § 24 . robadur ag aines ┐ ag urgairdiugudh foran iarla `joking', ZCP vi 297.10 .

Cf. 1 áine.