oenar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. oenar or dil.ie/33521

n o,m. a compd. of oen+fer, Thurn. Hdb. § 387 , but see Ped. ii 136. énar áonar, IGT Dec. § 11 (p. 55.1) .

(a) a single individual, one alone ; strictly of persons only, used of both sexes and numbers, generally as appositional dat. with poss. pron., referring to a noun or pron. expressed or implicit (as subj. or obj. of vb.), in sense alone, by oneself : ni fil nech and . . . acht meisse m'oínur save I alone, Wb. 5a25 . mé i ndaire . . . m'oenur i tirib anheoil, SR 3180. m'aenur dolod forsin mbith, m'aenur ragad de, Ériu ii 56 § 14. don- úadhus m'oenur é, Cóir An. 70 (p. 320.18) . nā hadair dee bréci, acht me féin m'aenur, PH 7311. domroiched for rith soithech . . . co roich m'oenar moch, Arch. iii 232 § 2 (`that it may reach me betimes', Ériu vi 113 ). tusu t'oínur, Ml. 78b18 . ní nad roichet Ulaid uli, rosoichi-siu th'óenur, FB 11. ni fil cuit . . . acht duit-siu th'óenur, SC 6. it' agaid-sea th'oenur against thee alone, PH 8194. arná dernae tré báegul | m'óenur t'óenur ar Demun, Ériu i 198.6 (= lest you find yourself tête- à-tête with the Devil? Prob. a cant phrase). a oinur, gl. (qui finxit) singulatim, Ml. 53a9 . ro marb tríar for trichait díb a oenur, SC 36. curther a n-ugturas hi lleith Duid a oenur, Hib. Min. 4.128 . dérgud do Máel D. a óenur ┐ dérgud cach triir dia muintir a separate couch for M., LU 1815 ( RC ix 490.12 ). níro rathaig nech díb aní sin acht Fand a hoenur, SC 45. noí carpait fóthi a oenur for her special use, TBC 695. napad airib far n-oínur for yourselves only, Wb. 22d25 . is la demnaib a n-oenur a airichas, FA 29. ro bu la filedu a n-aenur brei- themnus, Laws i 18.12 .

léicid . . . a oenur leaves . . . alone, does not meddle with: léic he a oenur, PH 3356. leic a oenur in fognam give up serving, RC xxiv 192.18 . leac[ad] iarsin a n-imrom a aenur they desist from rowing, RC ix 18.15 .

With omission of poss. pron.: cen nech n-aili . . . acht se oenur 's a óenben, SR 1888. in duine fodein aonur, Laws i 270.22 . do Coinculaind aenur, Ériu i 120.2 . leic aenur in mignim desist from the evil deed, TTebe 2130 . d'ar ndéanamh dheit éanar to make us Thine only, Dán Dé xvi 22.

Later with prep. i n- and poss. pron.: tucus-[s]a a m'oenur amus fair, PH 3840. tusa at'aonar, Ériu ii 56 § 13. mac mheic Concubhair . . . ní hÉirionnach 'na aonor `he is not a mere Irishman', Ériu v 64.2 . ní maith an duine bheith 'na áonar, Gen. ii 18.

Rarely as subst. one person : ni fortreisi oeth oenuir ardmius ilmile . . . .i. ni treisi toimdin a sochaide oldass luighe n-aonfir `the oath of one man', O'Dav. 36.

(b) occas. in sense of oneself, of one's own accord, without external agency ; esp. of things. noda-sínet na claidib a n-óenur, BDD 76. conda-samaigetar [na trualli] impu a n-oenur (the sheaths) encase (the swords) of themselves, 95 . con- acca in muilenn for bleith a oenar, Lism.L. 2001. gach glas iata . . . da oslaicead 'na haenar, ZCP v 24 § 3. sicip leth tíassat ind ocdaim a n-oenar, Trip. 252.27 . co n-erbail a aonar died a natural death, Leb. Gab. i 202.20 . coro marbhtha iad idir nō go n-eiblidis a n-aenar do ghorta, FM vi 2074.11 .

(c) in late texts occas. in the construction: is o.¤ dom I am alone, solitary . cona bad aenur do i[n] céin no biad immalle fris, D IV 2, 73vb6 . aonar dhamhsa eidir dhaoinibh, Ir. Review 1913, 594 § 1 . Cf. Ó hEachaidh ní háonur leis | ceis cheathair fhaobhar re ais Ó hE. is not lonely while his harp is beside him, IGT Introd. § 18.

(d) in mod. lang. the gen. aonair is used as an adj. = lonely, solitary : Carrig na C. 'na fothraigh aonair a lonely ruin, D. MacCarrthaigh 4.27 . See Dinneen s.v. aonair.