ernbas

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Forms: ernbais

n o, n. (íarn + 1 bás) primarily death by iron, i.e. by sword or spear, hence a deed of slaughter or violence; slaying: earnbhas .i. iarnbhás .i. bás ó iarainn [sic], O'Cl. ainsium Crist ar cech n-ernbas (.i. ar cech n-iarnbas), Thes. ii 352.4 ( Hy vi 14 ). in cloidem-so | arm da ndingantar ernmas (Fergas) SG 252.24 . ág is ernbas (ernmas v.l.), Metr. Dinds. iii 90.24 . Rawl. 76a49 . co n-ágaib, co n-hernmassaib (: glassaib), SR 4688 . ma daronais erndmossa, Metr. Dinds. iv 360.132 = Ériu v 223 . da n-ech... nīscumgad ēca ernmuis death from weapons could not reach them ZCP xii 245 § 9 . biaid ernbas im rígu slaughter 233. 2 . docuaidh araill dib...dia mbádhadh, uair ussa éc earnbás (any) death is better than to be slaughtered Expugn. Hib. 14 . Cf. assu éc ernbais , BDD 79 (LU. YBL), where the form seems g s. as attrib.: easier than a death of slaughter (?). guin ernbais (.i. ...g. iairn), Leb. Gab.(i) i 104.15 . for a n-occlachaibh ernmais death-dealing warriors Anecd. ii 33. 20 . is é cét-ernmas ngascid daringni; na da bhanchanti ...barressairg cách dib da chind araile his first warlike deed was to take the two satirists...and dash them together TBC-LL¹ 6043 . ba mactad leo an ernmas doronsat .i. coiccill da naimdibh ┐ a commarbad fein, CCath. 2828 . da trian a n-erndmais ┐ a n-engnuma `of their bravery and vigour' MR 270.21 . ler n-ernmas sea of slaughter (?) SR 5634 (a cheville). Fig., as npr.: Ernmas ingen Etarlaim...mathair na tri mban, LL 10a39 . Badbh is Macha...ingheana āna Earnmais, BB 33b13 = LL 10b28 . tri ingena Ernbais na bantuathige, LL 9b39 .