ád

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Forms: áda, ág

n g s. áda. Also spelt ág. good luck, prosperity, success: imridh an t-ágh na fhochoir i.e. fortune favours him, Arch. Hib. i 90 § x . o rancadar dar sál sair / co n-á.¤ is co n-ollbladaib, Met. Dinds. ii 30.2 . sgiamh co n-agh, MR 228.1 . ni dam agh-sa a indesen it is not a good thing for me to have to tell it, Anecd. iii 47.10 . ni ar eirig ádh na amhantur dhoibh, ALC ii 498.2 . ní ḟaghaim ágh ná éadáil `luck or fortune', Content. ii 53 . is ádh don tuaith gan luach iona gcaithfeadh proinn `the common people's lot is not to have their dinner's price', Ó Bruad. ii 20.25 . ní fhéadann an tnúthach . . . ágh a chomharsan d'fhaigsin, TSh. 9319 . d'ádh éanorchair through a single lucky shot? (or perh. to be referred to 2 ág), Aithd. D. 23.32 . In phrase (atá) d'á.¤ ar: dol tar a riaghail d'ágh ort `thou hast the luck to over-step their rule', Studies 1920, 262.6 . grádh ar m'aire acht a hannsa / ní raibhe d'ádh oramsa, Aithd. D. 12.23 . dá mbeath d'ádh ar Oileach Néid / fa soidheach lán a leithéid if fortune favoured O., DDána 76.12 , With defining gen. ádh urroma the good fortune to be respected. DDána 100.22 . laoich uaisle go n-ágh n-oinigh `the noble warriors of triumphant honour', Studies 1920, 567.12 . ádh orchra i.e. absence of trouble, Aithd. D. 3.3 . Common in chevilles: mor int adh, Fen. 244.1 . Mamínítus fa mor ag (: imslan), MacCarthy 312.4 . līth n-ágha, Feis TC 1518 . is scél ádha, Acall. 659 .