aithméla

Cite this: eDIL s.v. aithméla or dil.ie/2745

Forms: aithméile, aithmhéla, aithmhéili

n [], f. (méla). Also aithméile. aithmhéla, aithmhéili f., IGT Decl. § 3 .

(a) shame, discomfiture: ba mór a athméla leis `disgrace', CCath. 1442 . ní ro leicc an aithmeile don lucht fors ro sraoíneadh cedamus a lenmain doridhisi, FM vi 2216.21 . tiaghaidhsiumh tar a nais fó aithmhela, 1982.24 .

(b) regret, remorse: etech gan athmela refusal without compunction, Trip. xlii 20 . do mét na haithmhela dogob e `contrition', Ériu ii 82.24 . [nach gē]bdaīs mar aithmēla c[h]ucu a n-innarbadh [a h-Eirinn] that they would not regret having been banished from Ireland, ML² 573 . cen ḟuirech cen aithméile, Met. Dinds. iii 198.18 . athnár an uair aithmhéala remorse, Dán Dé xxv 14 . tug a luagh d'aithmhéile air / a bhainchéile uadh d'iarraidh `he gave him due cause of remorse for seeking his wife from him', TD 20.41 . go mbí searbhas aithmhéile air iar ndéanamh an mhíghníomha, TSh. 9493 . gur gap aithmhēle ┐ aithreachus é, Fl. Earls 50.19 .

(c) grief: mar dasilsead na dera / on ingin tre athmela, Met. Dinds. iv 12.22 . mór an acfuinn aithmhéala, Dán Dé v 26 . ná báidh d'aithmhéile th' intinn, DDána 68.26 . sgiamh aithmhéile a sorrowful face, 79.21 . móide do béd fear Féili / a ben d'ég dá aithméli, IGT Decl. ex. 217 .