1 amarc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 amarc or dil.ie/3085

n o, m. IGT Decl. § 11 .

(a) act of looking at. With obj. gen.: dobhí ag á n-amharc astech looking into the house at them, IT ii2 139 n.2 . ar ndul d'amharc uamha an leómhain, TD 16.37 . In proverbial expressions: seinm cruitte dara ha.¤ playing a harp without being able to see it (of an uncertain friendship), LL 18415 (but see Ériu xx 194 ). béim dar a.¤ a blow from behind, TFerbe 594 . Fig. d'amharc gach othrais . . . dá mbí ar a anam, TSh. 1631 . Cf. is fíorghlaine do shúile na chum uilc damharc, Hab. i 13 . Usually with prep. AR: do fhech Maolmuire tairis d'a.¤ ar in muinntir sin, L. Chl. Suibhne 34.27 . ar namharc na dhiaigh ar an dorus, Rel. Celt. ii 190.18 . mar fuair Béacán amharc ar Dhiarmaid `got sight of', Keat. iii 1074 . ré hamharc ar néallaibh nimhe (method of divination), ii 5445 . i n-ēiric na n-amharc claon máiliseach do bheiridis ar fearaibh neamh-phósda, ZCP iv 416.20 . d'éis m'amaraic ar Bhanba, Hackett viii 2 .

(b) faculty of sight: díoth amhairc, Dán Dé xix 13 . dallta focétoir co mbói cen a.¤ , LB 146a20 . amharc . . . shúl, TSh. 7252 . atáim i n-easbhaidh amhoirc, DDána 6.1 . Fig. aiseag amhairc a intinne, TSh. 204 .

(c) object of sight, view, prospect: a.¤ súl is sáimhe `the most delightful prospect', Hy Fiachr. 424.7 . amharc aiérach accat, Studies 1920, 261 § 2 . Fig. amharc súl glainḟréimhe Gall `object of the glances' (Edmund Burke), TD 18.31 .

(d) Various: rostenn cen nach n-a.¤ `he harried them, in- visible', Met. Dinds. iv 74.87 (cheville ?). Críosd ara cubhaidh amharg regard, reverence(?), A. Ó Dálaigh i 7 . a hamharc out of sight, TSh. 5223 . feadh amhairc ón mhúr amach `when just in sight of the rampart', TD 8.9 . gan coimhéadaidh uaibh d'amharc `keeping watch for thee', 19.12 .