airenach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. airenach or dil.ie/1928

n o, [n.?] (enech? See Vendr. Lex.)

(a) forepart, forward position: aireanach .i. tosach, O'Cl. im a.¤ inn Atha Ferthain fri C. antuaith, IT ii1 175.1 . nir ḟagaibh . . . aird na oirchinn na airenach don chath gan iaraidh, CF 855 . ro tócbuid tuir . . . os a.¤ na cladh sin, CCath. 1749 . Fig. dáig ní herenach anbal / a genelach gnáth-adbal, `for his . . . pedigree is no sordid preface', Metr. Dinds. iii 340.27 . In prep. phrase i n-a.¤ in the fore-front, chief place of: triar i n-airenuch na buidni, MU² 528 . i n-airinuch, 605 . i nairenach mac n-Israel, Alex. 463 . prímṡuide do Nerain / i nairenuch (airiunach v.l.) phéne, Fél. Prol. 118 . conrotacht rígimdae . . . i n-airinuch ind rígthige, LU 8053 ( FB § 2 ). in n-airenac[h]aibh na cath, 5841 .

(b) frontage of buildings etc.: roderscaigestar a tech so . . . eter úatni ┐ airinigi, LU 8047 ( FB § 1 ). tech . . . mbrecht rungcein for a ursainde ┐ a airinchiu, O'Curry 811 ( H 3.18, 374b ). cluicine for cind cacha suainemna for ind aireanach ar bélaib in rechtaire, Anecd. i 1.12 ( SCano 11 ). Of the head and tail boards of a bed (imda): airinech do crédumu for cech imdai, TBFr. 73 . dá auraineach arggait impe fo diór, 81 . flesc argait isind airinniuch rosaiged midlissiu in taige, 82 . .xxx. traiged i n-ardai cech airinig créduma boí istig, LU 10121 . dessid forsind airiniuch na imdai i mboí Cú Ch., 3301 ( SCC § 10 ). imdui A. . . . airinig airgdidi impe ┐ steill chreduma ┐ flesc airgdide ocond airinuch, 8734 ( FB § 55 ). eoin óir forsna h-airenchaib, Ériu iv 30 § 21 .

(c) Various: airinach .i. sciath, O'Curry 1491 ( H 3.18, 666b ). airinach for argid . . ., O'D. 2216 (Nero A vii, 148b) (cf. órainech s.v. 1 ór) = O'D. 711 ( H 3.17, 519 ).

(d) airinach Fian (name of alder or letter f in ogam alphabet), Auraic. 5536 .

(e) Name of a plant: spagula (leg. spergula? note) maior .i. airinneach, Med. Gl. C. 101 ( ACL i 336 ).