airbertach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. airbertach or dil.ie/1623

adj o, ā (airbert)

(a) practised, skilled, ingenious, accomplished: is a.¤ isind fiss nua (glossing airbertad naiss), RC xxvi 52 n.4 . clanda airbertacha Iacob, BB 238b10 . don droing náir oirbheartaigh fhéil, DDána 117.11 . Of warriors expert, dexterous: fer ansergach . . . airctech, airbhertach (of Caesar), CCath. 350 . sluag a.¤ , MR 214.21 . na honchoin oirbertacha, SG 271.10 . lámh oirbheartach lé mbí ar mbágh, A. Ó Dálaigh xviii 4 . ionnsoighidh aindiúid a.¤ , Hugh Roe 298.1 (fo. 78a) . In bad sense: an demhon oirbhertach wily, BNnÉ 67 § 106 . As adv. ar caithim a aisi gu . . . aithesach oirbertach `profitably', AU iii 340.9 . As subst. oirbhertach an eccna uill (of St. Maedóc), BNnÉ 253 § 209 . As n.pr. a.¤ . . scailes sūithi, ZCP iii 23.11 .

(b) In sense derived from airbert biuth: a scela cain-airbertacha ar bith stories of their good mode of life, BB 497b33 (IT ii2 105.14). iasc a.¤ a mbith doib, 496a 31 (ib. 101.20 ). cat[h]lac[h] .i. catholicus gréc .i. uniuersalis a laitin .i. aen-a.¤ , H 3.18, p. 633 .

See also under airbert(n)ugud, airnbertach.