aistrech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. aistrech or dil.ie/2523

Forms: astrach

adj o, ā (astar). Also astrach.

(a) journeying, roving: robad astrach aidchi is lá / eter sídaib Setantá, LU 3562 ( SC § 29 ). da righdanna (sic) oga aistreacha, KMMisc. 312.29 . drem d'ainglib bas astaraigh, ZCP viii 217.7 . ba a.¤ Albain leis he travelled throughout Scotland(?), Skene, Chronicles of the Picts and Scots 89.9 (`Scotland was unsettled in his time(?)', Plummer MS. notes). ciodh ná ba déanta dhamh-sa / gémadh aisdreach oram-sa . . . dámadh tarbha d'Eoghan though it would mean a journey for me, DDána 65.32 . do sdéd astrach ochttairrngech, IGT Decl. ex. 730 . eass . . . a.¤ , MR 104.13 . aistreach ré triall i slighe na subháilceadh fit to travel, TSh. 9359 . In vaguer eulogistic sense: in aigtibh na n-anradh n-astarach `toiling', CCath. 4992 . anraidh . . . aistreac[h]a antrenta, 5368 . téid . . . go géig n-aisdrigh nEochaille, DDána 86.15 . na ngnímh n-aisdireach n-inghill, Misc. Celt. Soc. 374.20 . ? `aisdrech' umal, Met. Gl. 32 § 7 . Compar. . . . ba luaimnighe láin aisttrighe `who was more energetic in his expeditions', FM v 1736.1 . Adv. slóigh Uladh . . . ┐ iad go h-aisderach éadalach, ML 84.3 . As subst. a astruigh . . . / in-iath aineoil, Skene, Chronicles of the Picts and Scots 93.5 . a aistrigh an toirbheirt truim, Studies 1921, 257 § 1 .

(b) restless, unsteady: do beith na foghlaidh aisttreach essadhal, FM v 1748.3 . saoí . . . móraiccentach aisdreach essadhal, vi 2366.7 . ba . . . aistreach essadhal ro thochaith Aéd Rúadh an cheitt-bliadhain sin restlessly, Hugh Roe 58.5 (f. 15b) . Of a house: aisdrich (sic) ar Lon-letrich cró rickety(?), RC xi 131.2 .