íarmérge

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Forms: íarmérgi

n , f. (lit. after-rising) the name of one of the canonical hours . See Best, KMMisc. 162 ff . íarmérgi, IGT Decl. § 3.30 .

I matins, nocturns : iarméirge cert la sruithi | diad n-aidchi, tossach laithi `the right nocturn according to sages [is] the end of the night, the beginning of day,' Ériu iii 100 § 22. iter midnocht ┐ īarmērgiu, ZCP ix 449.7 . trichae salm cech iarméirgi | dá ṡálm deëc do midnocht, Ériu iii 98 § 19. īarmērge, ar is and radīult Petar, 116.15 . im díb trathaib i naidchib .i. im espartain ┐ im iairmergi, Fél.² xcviii 12. doronadh mirbuil mor isin aidhche adbath—in adhaigh do solustughudh ota iarmeirghi co gairm in coiligh `from nocturn to the call of the cock,' AU ii 174.y . biad iarmergi `the Beati of nocturns,' Mon. Tall. 131.3 . dogní ind crosfigild ... im iarmergi aidchi tairridi notlaic `at nocturns on the night following Epiphany,' Mon. Tall. 138.34 . im trath cecha iarmeirghi dorddaid ceol mbind `matins,' Ériu ii 116 § 47. umin iarmeirgi isin aidhche, O'Curry 1909 (< 23 P 3, fo. 23 ). etir iarmerge is tiugnar between nocturns and matins, SR 810. ni roairigset na sruithi ind iarmeirghi in adaig-sin cu primh iarnamarach, Lism. L. 4198. medón aidchi iarom ... Is é tráth són dodeochaid in chaillech do béim chluic do íarmérgi, RC ix 452.y . tar éis na híarmhēirghe aréir | is ann do ráidh rium Ó Néill, KMMisc. 366 § 3. techt don iarmerghi mór saeth | ... munbad omun Fiadhat find | gid bind in cloch ni thiagh dó, Ériu ii 229.8 . iarmērge ūar lethrannach | fri mōidmuigi mōir against great boasting, ZCP vi 271 § 4. conid cualai oc celebrad íarmerge ina eclais, LL 282a19 . iarmhéirghe an mheadhóin oidhche, Keat. iii 1120. do cleachtaoi leó ... aoine ┐ iairmhéirghe, TSh. 2269.

II The time when this office was performed, i.e. midnight, daybreak (the confusion here is due to the fact that Matins, though properly the midnight office, came in the late Middle Ages, to be celebrated immediately before lauds, the first of the day-hours of the Church. See Gougaud, Christianity in Celtic Lands, p. 333 ) : guth circe fráoich an tsléibhe | do cluinsin im iarmhéirghe `to hear at dawn,' BS 152.12 . o thá iarmeirge co muichdedoil `from midnight to day-break,' AFM iii 10.2 . leasc leam éirghe san íarmhérghe | d'éis chogalta, IGT Decl. ex. 1190. ésca ní faicfidher, | ūathmar an īarmēirge, ZCP viii 212.18 . is damna deōr | labra donn eōn gun īarmēirgi, ACL iii 234 § 6.