airchenn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. airchenn or dil.ie/1702

adj o, ā (cenn)

(a) certain, fixed, definite: olais airchenn teicht do écaib `since going to death is certain', Thes. ii 296.9 . hūasal trínóit donfosca / do nāch airchenn bás baile, 351.1 (Hy. vi). an no bíth aircind (.i. fircinnte) doib, Arch. iii 12 § 18 . inti omba irchend ar n-áilgius (of Colum Cille), LU 593 . is todochaide n-airchend ind esergi fein, 2614 . ar in mbās is airchionn do gach aon, Fl. Earls 156.4 . aircheann .i. fir- chinnte, O'Cl. In phrase is a.¤ (folld. by dependent clause): is airchen á buid `it is certain that it is', Wb. 11d3 . ar is airchenn ṁbes salt `it is certain that there should be a leap', Thes. ii 10.3 (BCr.). ar ni ha.¤ combat commeti ule cuirp na esergi, LU 2546 . cid airchind beth inti connaigi-siu i com- ḟocus, TBC 1735 . is airchind ni ruc buáid na bissech doib, 4407 . acht cid airchind ra-bétis eich bad luaithiu ná eich Conaill and, CRR 42 § 36 . ( LL 176a26 ). noco n-a.¤ bar mbeith uili d'áeneolus tre bithu, Mer. Uil. 132 . dia ind laithi airchinn the end of the fixed period, Laws v 370.13 Comm. i forus aidche naircinne, ii 124.18 Comm. iar na clos do Bioth . . . gorbo haircend co ttargadh dile for an ccruinde, Leb. Gab. 8 § 9 . bíathad airchenn fixed refection i.e. the annual food-rent (bés tige) due from every base client to his lord in return for his fief, see Críth Gabl. p. 75 : a chóic céli gíallnai dligid bíathad n-airchenn do cach áe, 332 . sét cach céili dia ndlig bíathad n-airchenn (-cinnai, -cenncai v.ll. ), 380 . ?Adv. techt co hairchend for cind Phoir directly, straight ahead , Alex. 609 . = techta ar ecin, IT ii2 99 .

As subst. certainty, destiny: a n-airchend fil ar ar cinn `the end which awaits us', Ériu i 68.12 (airchinn?). as airchend ar-da-tá mani dernat aithrige, Rawl. B. 512, 44b1 . limit, end: on fri haírchenn a fixed-term loan, Laws v 368.9 . résiu tí aircheand na nomaighi, O'C. 1879 ( RIA 23 P 3 , 21(23)a ). ?aircenn muid (aircheimniugud, aircennmuig v.l.) di lebuir no do legund `a fixed measure of labour or reading', Ériu vii 138.25 = mad (mod v.l.) airchiund dia laubuir ┐ ernaigti, 172.18 .

(b) prominent, leading: ?drong nairitcda naircend, O'D. 2191 (Nero A vii, 133b). Superl.: honaib toisechaib .i. hua neuch as aircendam ┐ as erríndem cecha soinmige gl. prior- ibus `from what is first and highest of every prosperity', Ml. 56b22 .

(c) chaste : ro coiglestar Dilgud Grinde ingin n-aircind fris sin '"Dear Word of Exactness" has thought of, with regard to that, a chaste young female (or bird?)' Peritia iii 449.11 . act ænairceand i naidhchib tectaibh 'aside from one chaste (woman) on lawful nights' CIH vi 2337.17 , Peritia iii 452 . iar nendgus airchend 'according to chaste innocence' CIH vi 2212.28 , Peritia iii 452 . As subst. leader, chief: ardon-bath ba ar n-a.¤ adlicen .i. atbath oronn inti o mba a.¤ ar n-ailgius dligthech . . . nó inti bá a.¤ fri airchisecht ar n-adlice atbath, ACC § 14 ( RC xx 162 ). Also airdchenn (perh. ard + c.): M. . . . airchend iar- thair Eorpa, Mart. Don. 294.17 = airdcenn, FM ii 1084.2 . comad é . . . budh toisech ┐ bud airdceand don lucht ele dib, Grail 1659 . cumal gacha graid . . . iar n-enngus ┐ oirceand .i. ar a beth a nglaine co fircinte, Laws v 24.1 Comm.

Cf. airchinn.