aithris

Cite this: eDIL s.v. aithris or dil.ie/2789

n f. Perh. aith- with airis or oires, cf. MU² 255 cited below, which may, however, contain a separate word. IGT Decl. § 13 . Verbs § 65 .

(a) act of telling, relating (with gen. or AR, FOR); relation, account: rotriall a.¤ gach neth adconnairc (= cuncta quae viderat recitavit), Aisl. Tund. 119 § 3 . aoibhneas nách éidir . . . d'a.¤ , Desid. 4826 . beid ag na daoinibh ó bheól go beól . . . dá n-a.¤ , TSh. 1255 . tu easbal dob annsa leis / a-táthair ort 'ga a.¤ `it is told of thee', Dán Dé i 9 . fobairt ait[h]risi no aissneisin for cathugud in lai sin, CCath. 4401 . créd í an aithrisi (= aithris-se) ó Áth Cliath, Ériu viii 85.110 .

(b) act of imitating, copying; imitation; example: a.¤ nar fháilte charad `a pretence' (of Judas' kiss), Dán Dé xx 12 . len a.¤ na ríg roime `pursue the example', Hy Fiachr. 290.7 . fo dhaighin . . . fogluma ┐ aithrisi . . . ro-ḟrestail . . . na rig- miled sin in order to learn and copy the parryings . . . of those warriors, MR 268.2 . gan a.¤ a n-engnuma, 220.z. ? cuirfedh Piaras d'a.¤ Emuinn, Flower Cat. 476.21 . do-gní a.¤ with gen. imitates: doroine cách a a.¤ , PH 974 . a.¤ an leómhain . . . do dhéanamh, TSh. 2622 . With follg. AR: a.¤ con macsain ar M., Studies 1920, 418.21 . ag a.¤ ar an nathair nimhe, Desid. 4042 . ní ar na daoinibh díomsacha do ní a.¤ , Desid. 2687 . AR, FOR a.¤ in imitation of: táncatar echrada Ulad fora n-ath- iris, MU² 255 . ar athris a athar Dauid, LB 221b1 . ar a.¤ na hirlabra sin do ordaig in t-ugdar na ferba filed sa, MR 126.18 . adeir Bucananus . . . ar a.¤ Epiphanius, Keat. i 228.1 .