airlabrae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. airlabrae or dil.ie/2160

adj , f. Vn. of ar-labrathar.

(a) right to speak, act of speaking on behalf of another: ar is lour in fer diairlabri `to speak for her', Wb. 28b15 . briathar nDé dom erlabrai to speak for me, Trip.² 3184 ( Thes. ii 356 ). erlabra dont ṡinsiur . . . ┐ acaldaim, 1486 . tacra im leas mna nad eta urlabra i.e. who has nobody to plead for her(?), Laws v 252.10 . ni tabarta urlabra acht do triur i n-Erinn fer comgne etc., i 18.6 Comm. tus n-urlabra, Cóic Con. 45 § 72 ( Laws ii 280 ) (`den Vortritt der Rede (das erste Wort)'). oc erlabrai Ulad, MU² 985 . fear ḟriotáilte ┐ urlabhra, PCT 725 .

(b) speech, eloquence in general: is erlabra dímaín a ndogníd what you say is vain, LL 14647 . atgeoinsium for erlabrai ind fir combo druth, LU 5874 (TBC). muna tucad aithne ara nurrlabraib unless he recognised them by their voices, CF 835 . iter gaís ┐ álaig ┐ errlabrae, BDD² 1076 . ní éistend-som ra hirlabra neich, MU² 716 . airlabra airard admall aci, 750 . earlaphra caoin do denam to make fair speeches. TFrag. 118.18 . co n-indised som do M. fó cleith ┐ fo irlabra secretly(?), LB 122a38 (fo leith only, Celtica iv 34.4620 ). fóirfidh t'urlabhra mh'imshníomh, DDána 67.42 . Extended applications: inis lán d'énaib . . . oc núal ┐ erlapra go mór, RC ix 492 n. 10 . is binn orlabhra a haibhniodh, Studies 1920, 568 § 22 .

(c) act or faculty of speech: tenga cu nurlabra, Laws iii 348.12 Comm. dobered forminde fora erlabrai she would begin to stammer, LU 3259 ( SCC § 5 ). dimbúaid n-erlabra, BColm. 96.24 . bacaidh si in urrlabra, Rosa Angl. 246.6 . easbaidh urlabhra, TSh. 1753 . Concr. tongue: rind aurlabra cech ḟir . . . aurlabrai na cethrae, LU 3231 ( SCC § 2 ).