1 amm

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 amm or dil.ie/3157

n n., later m. Perh. o-stem, the form áim, LU 7656 (`time', BDD 122 ) being for áin (óen), and in aim when a gen. of time (see exx. below).

Time, point of time: a.¤ aile a second time, LB 231a23 . ón ló ro delaig rinde . . . co ham na huaire sea, Acall. 3452 . cá ham san ló, TSh. 1174 . slechtsat tri maige, méd n-a.¤ `after many a spell', Met. Dinds. iii 198.13 . as ann báttar . . . mun amsa a ccomhghar do Loch mic F., FM iii 224.12 . ann amaibh eile at other times, Donl. iv 23 . Of age: cid óc th'am-sa `though young thy age', Ériu iv 100 § 36 . right time, due season: leis commus ar marbthane / in tan tic in ta.¤ (: cland), LL 306a26 . doriacht a ham ┐ rotuisim oen ingin time of delivery, Dinds. 41 ( RC xv 432 ). do b'é a am `it was high time', PBocht 13.28 . go nár bo ham dóibh luamaireacht, ML 108.13 . a nam ┐ a nanam, 2 Tim iv 2 . 'na a.¤ in its right time: slighe Dé d'imtheacht 'n-a ham to pursue God's way at the proper time, DDána 3.17 . do-bheir i seachmall a déanamh 'na ham in its due time, TSh. 7392 . fós ós chách do-chuaidh 'n-a am / go hág ar an uair do b'fhearr, DDána 93.27 . With qual. gen.: dessid C. i n-Emain cor bo amm scailti till it was time to disperse, TBC 965 . ám tuismedha, CCath. 648 . ind am éicne in time of need, Lism. L. 3273 . i nam foghelta, Laws ii 114.18 Comm. o do rodha (= do raga) aim iunta `time of laying', iii 380.4 Comm. (leg. aimser?). a.¤ treabhtha, IT iii 196 § 46 . a n-am brēithre Dē d'ēistecht, Arch. iii 222.12 . mar sin dóib co ham deirid oidche, SG 56.8 . is am [d'ḟéachain], A. Ó Dálaigh xv 18 . In phrase fo-gaib (or similar vb.) a.¤ (ar) finds time, opportunity (for); gets a chance of: fuair ríghbhean am ar n-eagair found time to arrange us, DDána 48.24 . ó fríoth an t-amsa ar Oileach `having got a chance of O.' Aithd. D. 37.23 . nach faghthar ort am / cruas do chaitheamh liom that you would never have the chance of treating me harshly(?), PBocht 5.25 . mar fuair ar ṡíol Ádhaimh am when (Christ's) time to save Adam's race had come, DDána 3.22 . nach bhfághuid am air urnaigh do dheunadh, Donl. 478.6 . Note further: am a thabhairt d'a shearbhfhóghantuighibh . . . urnaigh do dheunadh `to allow his servants time . . . ', Donl. 478.22 .

Adverbial: nach am (not) at any time, Laws i 254.21 Comm. dáig bá snímaig cech a.¤ thair `they were distressed perpetually', Met. Dinds. iii 4.31 . in ám-sin tra ro-thatin óc milid . . ., PH 7230 . is gach am, Dán Dé xxvi 13 . gach ré n-am alternately, TSh. 6220 . i n-a.¤ at the right time: Muire ┐ naoimh go ttíghid ionar bhfochair a n-am, Párl. na mB. 318 . an lóirghnīomh do dhénamh a n-am, Mac Aingil 3926 . seanḟocal ré rádh i n-am, Content. xxvii 9 .

Phr. a n-a.¤ , in a.¤ (aim) when: ana.¤ dollodar, Blathm. 317 . a n-am luide don chrund siúil, LU 10609 = in am, Comp. Con C. 6 § 6 . in aim tra ráncatar Emain, LU 8935 ( FB 70 ). inaim robo sāithech . . . Fer Diad, TBC² 2221 . in am inat ṡlána secht ṁ-bliadna déc, TBC 1065 (in aim, 1386 ). in gach am no tomaithead egendail forro `whensoever', CCath. 924 . in n-am bias a chorp a ngill `when he is in need', PH 7548 . sealbh na n-uile an t-am fa bhfuair, Aithd. D. 66.37 . With follg. i n-: an am inda frecrat anfolaid, Laws ii 326.11 .i. an uair, 17 Comm. in am in tochumlat when they swarm (of bees), iv 176.21 .