airard

Cite this: eDIL s.v. airard or dil.ie/1597
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adj (ard) very high, tall, very noble : fossad a.¤ airdirech, LL 4433 . tellach . . . irard airísel, MacCongl. 95.26 . dar senbennaib . . . sléibhe uraird Elpa, CCath. 398 . co druim n-urard nEoghabhail, Cog. 86.15 . Durad urard ainglidi / risa n-abar Ard cuille, Anecd. ii 23 § 12 . fegaid Teach Mairise . . . ard aniar irard atúaidh, Metr. Dinds. i 20.99 . carput . . . co creitt n-uraird, Comp. CC 100.20 . óclach seta fata n-a.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 5170 . rosc mbrecht n-urard (irard, ereard, erard, v.l.) i n-a chind, TBC-LL¹ 5323 . rosc n-airárd n-adanta, LL 253a45 . echrada . . . aurardai, BDD² 452 . co pudrallaib imgerra urardda, MU² 773 . dā rosg āille urarda oighreata uainidhe 'two beautiful, noble, icy, green eyes', BDC 230.137​ . Of sound: airlabra a.¤ , 750 . Fig. coṅgraim n-écside ite erarda very important , TBC-LL¹ 4381 . Adv. atomregar . . . co herard, MacCongl. 83.27 . As n.pr.: [A]urard (Irard, v.l.) Mac Coissi, Anecd. ii 42 ff. Hence in n.loc. Cluain Iráird Clonard, Hog. Onom. 265 . As subst. high ground, eminence: i n-urard na tulcha, TBC-LL¹ 5220 . upper part: is amlaid ros-uidhiged lathrach in tighi sin .i. leith[red] fóa fotúaidh ┐ a urard anes, RC xv 282 § 26 (Dinds.). In grammar apparently the condition of a word with the vowel a added to the stem e.g. of fer it is said: ni airecar a urard .i. fera, Auraic. 1798 (= a forard, 1997 ).