áirne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áirne or dil.ie/2312

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(a) sloe, fruit of the blackthorn: airnne gl. glandium, Sg. 49b17 . pruni .i. airni, Med. Gl. 65 ( Arch. i 327 ). sīoluch scīach, dercu iuech / airni, cnóa, K. and H. 21 . cráeb droigin fo dubairnib (: tairngib), Met. Dinds. iii 62.96 . na háirni a h-Éblind, RC xiii 46.24 . secht n-airmedae . . . d'airnib cumrai dondcorcra, Aisl. MC 124.20 . mion-ubhall nō mōr-áirne, Feis TC 1044 . subha craobh ┐ āirne, Measgra D. 39.41 . na droighne loma um Leamhuin / coingre orra d'áirneadhuibh. IGT Decl. ex. 1363 . trian d'áirnibh dubh corcra . . ., FM ii 822.9 . sugh airnida ngoirt, Rosa Ang. 312.8 .

(b) kernel (of a nut): foracaib leth ind airne don gillu, RC viii 57 n.10 = ind eitne, text. leth n-airne na cno, RC xxv 346 § 3 . arinnus .i. olcairne .i. cloch, O'Dav. 183 . (c) In phr. áirne toile testicle : airne toile .i. magarrla O'Dav. § 159 . na hairne toile, ocus in toil ḟeith Laws iii 354.16 . Cf. airnne gl. glandium Sg. 49 b 17 .