ammaitecht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ammaitecht or dil.ie/3167

n [ā, f.]

(a) profession or activity of an ammait; witchcraft, evil influence, etc.; rofoghluinnset na hingina fessa ┐ duile ┐ amaidecht (.i. glicus), Thurn. Zu Ir. Hdschr. ii 15. 15 . tri amaidecht ingeine Ulcain, ZCP xii 375.3 . ba heolach sidhe an cach ceird draidechta ┐ aimidechta (of a woman), RC xxiv 176.12 . batar Tuathai De Danonn aig foglaim . . . druidechtai ┐ amaidechtai, RC xii 56 § 1 . dogensa . . . etir caemslecht ┐ admilliud ┐ amaidichtai, 92 § 119 (said by the Dagda). As quasi-Vn.: banaimiti íatside nóbíth ag aimitecht ┐ ag aidmilled mac mbeg, Cóir Anm. 54 .

(b) foolishness: lán . . . d'aimidecht `folly' (of the body), RC xxiii 10.2 . fanmhuin ina dhíthchreideamh ┐ ina amaid- eacht (of a profane scoffer), Eochairsg. 88.39 .