Cite this: eDIL s.v. airthúasacht or


[ā, f.] vn. of ar-túaisi, act of keeping silent, usually in sense of remaining silent with regard to something, not demurring, not making a complaint, not obeying an order, etc. a n-erthuasacht gl. taceri, not to use them, to suppress them (of ambiguous forms), Sg. 138b8 . aurrtuasacht siu[i]l .i. firdacht ria in tan bis seoladh fuirre .i. gaende no caile, O'Curry 2309 ( Eg. 88 fo. 23b ). itā iubail inna urtuasacht .i. dechmad remaining silent about it (failure to make a complaint) has a term of ten days, ZCP xv 316 § 10 . ? uirtuasacht .i. éistecht ut est airthuasacht cunnartha, H 3.18, 416 . is lugha ro lamhsat urtuasacht a breithre and less did they dare to disregard his word, CCath. 1788 v. l. (fuirech, text). ní lamhtha urthuasacht a bhreithre idir `durst not be disobeyed', AFM vi 2120.20 . With transference of meaning: is éigin aurthúasacht a brethi ind fir sin one has to abide by the decision of that man, BDD² 798 .

In Laws Comm. phr. i n-a.¤ in glosses on compds. of -túaisi: ben bís i nurtuasacht a slethe can a fograd who does not announce that she has been violated, v 274.9 (ar-a-tuaisi, text). contuaisi runata nad foeige .i. bidh a nurrthuasacht rúine in Athar neamhdha does not reveal (?), O'Curry 2529 ( Eg. 88, fo. 44(45) ). ? in fer bis a n-urrtuasacht an aimsire (sic) itir ar medon, O'Curry 1902 (23. P. 3, 23(21)b) (con-tuaisi) = 436 (H.3.18, 286a). bera gach nurcunn contuaisi i forngaire sochar no dochar etc. .i. brethemnaighsi for gach nuasal codnach bis [i] nurthuasacht, 2397 (Eg. 88, 31(32)b). co naisneis breithre de do cach inda tuaise, Laws iii 32.33 .i. co nuasal indisin breithre dé (.i. procept) don cach bis a nurtuassa[cht] ria, 34.8 Comm.