2 oentama

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 oentama or dil.ie/33547

n ,f. unmarried state, celibacy (but not necessarily virginity): nír mhill in rí . . . a hóige ná a haentama, SG 354. 36 . taiscfet-sa m'aentuma, BB 447b20 . is iat imat a leannan . . . rofuridh [= ro fuirigh] a oentúmha that kept him un- married, ZCP xiii 166.7 . lé haontumha do dhéanamh (= per continentiam), TSh. 10414. i n-o.¤ unwedded, celibate : do bhoí ingen . . . ag in rígh a n-áentuma, Cóir Anm. 38. atait ingena . . . i n-aentumha i nEadail, Aen. 2903. Herudiatis a beth i n-oentama `free to marry', PH 837. boí Ness . . . a mathair- seom i n-oentama, Ériu iv 22 z . Nesa . . . bui ind-oentuime, Lism.L. xxxiv 23.

In fig. sense, of places, etc.: anocht sgaoilid na sgola, | leabtha uadha a n-aontomha `widowed', Studies 1924, 85 § 1 . ro hannlaicedh a n-aentuma re Sir Gyi hi `she was buried alone beside (? apart from) Sir G.', ZCP vi 100.8 . Temair agá trom- gerán a bfuair d'ulc na haontuma (i.e. without a lord), Caithr. Toirdh. 94.10 . aontumha ó olcaibh abstention, TSh. 10833.