áithe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áithe or dil.ie/2604

n , f. (1 áith).

(a) In physical sense sharpness: acutus .i. áithæ, Sg. 108a4 . co ntescfad finna . . . ar athi ┐ ailtnidecht, LU 6432 (TBC). claideb . . . ara géri ┐ ara áthi, TTr.² 1001 .

(b) Extended uses. Of mental processes: arddi ┐ aithi na freiscisen fil o duini co Dia, Rawl. 70a20 . tria á.¤ . . . A. `Scharfsinn', Alex. 141 . nār fētatar forni feróglach fulung i n-urc[h]omair a āithi, Fianaig. 94.14 . seiftness, lightness: ar áthi ┐ imétrummi im-tháncatar so swiftly and lightly have they travelled, MU² 566 . ra léic úad . . . feib ra léiced dlaí omthaind bar áthi ┐ étrummi (of a pillar-stone), 650 . as seabhac úas aill me ar glice ┐ aithe ┐ nert, Leb. Gab. 264 n.1 .