ainmech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ainmech or dil.ie/1439

adj o, ā (ainim) having a blemish, disfigured, maimed: ni dligidh fer ailes ni diarraidh mad a.¤ , Laws ii 180.5 Comm. ecnaithi gach nainmhech, iv 384.27 Comm. dímhes gach n-ainmhech, Ériu xiii 15.15 . bit a.¤ cech duni every man will be blemished, RC xxvi 36 § 180 . ō mbeith fēin ainmhech easbadhach, ML² 1948 . gé mad eslán a.¤ hé, RC xxiv 375.29 . is fearr linn . . . ar rí do bheith ainmheach ioná a éag, Keat. ii 3138 . combtar bithainmhigh go an écc, Hugh Roe 288.15 (fo. 76a) . brosna bodhbha biothainmheach `permanently spoiled' (of wounded men), MR 274.9 . In cheville: mod n-a.¤ (: Laignech), LL 6224 . As adv. go hainmeach, Laws v 202.y Comm. bia in t-anum co ha.¤ de, ZCP vi 268.12 .

(b) In active sense pointing to a blemish, insulting (causing a blemish?): cosc n-a.¤ .i. ainimh dferthain uirri, O'D. 928 ( H. 3.17, c. 658a ). doer cach daor a.¤ , 878 (ib. 393b). radh n-ainbeach, O'C. 457 ( H. 3.18, 243ab ). labrad n-a.¤ , Laws v 146.8 Comm. intamail a.¤ aithisech `reviling comparison', MR 124.13 . rusn-esert co nglamaib anmechaib (sic leg.), Dinds. 32 ( RC xv 335.4 ).