étarbae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. étarbae or dil.ie/20664

n io, n., later m. a thing of no profit, a useless, vain thing: cor im Cruachain dia Samna | ni hada acht is etarba it is not meet, it is unprofitable (unlucky ?), to make a covenant concerning C. on the day of Samain BB 268a12 = Leb. Cert. 20.6 . torbae iar n-etórbu, Laws i 254.10 . buailis in fear coin na mna | da bhois gerbo etarbha, BB 25b30 . dá raibh coir i gcionn mh'anma | dom aighne budh éadtarbha | bheith...ar mo leas-sa, Dán Dé iv 6 . dogéna ór...do indebar na n-ech...┐ da cech étarba olchena rubbish, trash PH 7276 . tarfas dam fīs, fúaim n-amra | romloisc grīs a hetarba the foolishness of it has made me blush (?) (Pharaoh and his dream) SR 3310 .