étromm

Cite this: eDIL s.v. étromm or dil.ie/20924
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adj o-ā (neg. of 3 trom)

(a) not heavy, light; airy, buoyant: cid etrum aicned ind reto dia tormastar a mét dogní trumai ndo, Ml. 20a19 . is étrum in digal, 126b6 . is étrom...mám in Choimded, Ériu i 197 § 14 . ·c· t· p· is airi asbertar étrumma [=leves] ┐ slemna huare nád techtad tinfeth, Sg. 10a8 . craisech...etrom, TBC-I¹ 2792 . gæ etromm TBC-LL¹ 5571 . (inar) étrom, TBC-I¹ 1871 . dena airc dhuit do crandaib edroma, BB 22a14 . folt n-etrom fluffy (?) hair TBC-LL¹ 5259 . amal eltain n-etruim n-aidherda, LB 227b48 . tabair séol étrom forsin carpat `give a light course to the chariot' [guide it gently? or equip it lightly (?)] MU 14.9 = LL 263b27 . robtur étroma a longa, CCath. 1974 . dochúatar a n-etromuib a n-étach ┐ a n-imthromaib a n-arm their light dresses and their heavy armature Fianaig. 78.3 . Hence of buoyant behaviour, lighthearted, cheerful; easy: ina suidhe co hionnḟuar étrom ærdha, Ériu v 76.35 . luid uaithi echtra n-étruimm a giddy venture Metr. Dinds. iii 206. 14 . Here probably: triar n-álaind n-étrom, MU 28 x = LL 266a29 . Of colour, delicate, light: fil i cechtar a da grúad | tibri derg...tibri gorm | tibri corcra dath n-étrom, IT i 221. 10 . Milit. light(-armed), mobile: dia namhsaibh ettroma, Hugh Roe 166.15 (f. 44b) . In gramm. consuine étrom is a consonant of the class comprising the single or lenited liquids and nasals and the lenited forms of the voiced stops: connsuine theanna ┐ édtroma, IGT Introd. § 23 . fuilngeann an connsuine bog connsuine chrúaidhe ┐ theanna ┐ édtroma mar áon ris do bharr san chomhardadh a mbí, IGT Introd. § 25 . nion éadrom, Celtica xxvii 60 § 7 . ruis éadrom, Celtica 60 § 9 .

(b) slight, trifling, unimportant: fingal etrom induthrachtach a slight wounding (?) TBC-I¹ 2795 . TBC-LL¹ 4299 . ce madh etrom anbfann a adbar though its subject was trivial CCath. 4498 . le lán duirn do dhán éadtrom, Content. xxv 6 . Compar. and superl.: condid étrummu dæ ón in bochtae ...tri frescissin messa firiein... doib, Ml. 90a11 . ni rolinges o tú beó | æin-leim badh hettromó `I have never leaped a single leap that was lighter' BS 44.4 . ó's é is éadtroma ré haistear do dhéanamh faoi the lightest to travel in (of a cloak) TSh. 6952 . madh iad bhus éadtruime coirthe whose guilt is lighter 6285 . is éttruime íad ná an díomhaóineas lighter than vanity Psalms lxii 9 .