airthend

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adj (tend)

(a) very strict, austere: Gaius arthenn, Gorm. March 4 . Philip uasal arthenn, June 6 . Perh. also aitrige . . . nerthind (a s.), Gael. 50 , 130 (taken as érthinn, Blathm. 446 ). ? de hirthend iarir ascatae, Studia Celtica Upsaliensia ii 61 § 3 (Conailla Medb míchuru) .

(b) As subst. o, name of a kind of grass; `timothy-grass (Pheum pratense), the best kind of fodder grass', ZCP xvii 421 . Cf. EIF 42 . asbert C. . . . a.¤ da blíadan do thabairt dia n-echaib, LU 8834 ( FB § 63 ). ? tailc don airtend (sic leg.) gnuis, Ériu i 138.17 = maith donairnengnūis, ii 56 § 8 . Cf. Murphy Lyrics 9.8 . tuc som oirbir bec oirthind fhota fum sa, PH 522 . ar lar ind [fh]eoir ┐ in airthind, TTebe 2061 . ac ithi in [fh]eoir ┐ inn airthind do chasc a hitad, 2073 . fairb ┐ fionnairthenn, Caithr. Thoirdh. 35.7 .