almsa

Cite this: eDIL s.v. almsa or dil.ie/3002

Forms: almsan, almsa, -adha, almsan, almsain, almsana, almsaine

n (Lat. eleēmosyna). O. Ir. almsan ā, f. Later almsa m. (pl. -adha), IGT Decl. § 2 . f. (g s. and g p. almsan. n p. almsain), § 8 . Note also g s. (or g p.?) almsana, Ann. Conn. 1336.2 . almsaine, Met. Dinds. iv 322.36 may be another form of sg.

Alms (usually in sg. but occas. also in pl.): is ind almsan arafocair anúas `it is the alms he suggests above', Wb. 16d7 . ni epur frib in n-almsin berar do hI., ibid. resind almsin, 16c6 . oc ailli a almsine, 16d2 . tabairt inna almsine, 16c21 . dobeirsom ainm bendachtan dond almsin, 16d14 . tabairt almsan, Ml. 103b13 . almsan quasi elim-son ab elimoysina .i. ar is ard fogar na halmsan, Corm. Y 25 . figell, āine, ernaigthe, | almsan tan nos-gēne, Ériu ii 172 § 5 . abstanit ┐ gabail necnairci ┐ almsanae ` almsgiving ', Mon. Tall. 133.26 (§ 18) . doberat almsana bíd ┐ etaig, LU 2384 . mur argdidi . . . día n-almsanaib, LU 2194 . a.¤ ar neamh ┐ neach fāi, Arch. iii 236 § 8 . a.¤ menic maith, LL 18896 . go dtug Brian fáinne óir . . . i n-almsain ar altóir Árdamacha, Ériu i 82 § 16 . romarb cách díb araile / ac cosnam a n-almsaine, Met. Dinds. i 18.68 . monaidh óir a n-almsodha, DDána 100.16 . tabhruidh ní dhamhsa ar mo dhuain / a rí ┐ a.¤ a n-énúair, IGT Decl. ex. 117 . do dhearlaic sibhsi . . . / . . . / do dhá ghoirmdhearc dhamhsa am dhall / a.¤ bhus oirdhearc agam, Studies 1921, 258 § 7 .