2 ón, (óin)

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Forms: óna, onai, ona, úan, ón, úain, óin

n i, f. g s. óna. n p. onai, Laws v 370.1 . ona, 278.1 . Vn. of oidid, = O.Ir. úan, ón, ā, f. and s, n. ( Cáin Ónae 37 ); later úain is used as distinct from óin.

The act of lending; a loan ; freq. coupled with airlecad, cf. oc uain et airlicud, Wb. 31c5 , where Edd. Thes. translate: `in loaning (commodare) and lending (mutuo dare )'; in Laws iii 492 n. 3 it is said that `óin' means a loan without charge, interest being charged if it is not returned within a specified time, whereas `airlecad' means loan with charge or interest, but this distinction is not always borne out, see Cáin Ónae 32-35 . In lit. the word is used in a wide sense. oin .i. iasacht, O'Dav. 1312 ; similarly O'Cl. `oin' [on v.l.] cennach, `uain' iasacht, Metr. Gl. Ff. 68 (i.e. hiring as oppd. to lending?). ? oin .i. o inde tic do nech, Corm. Y 1037. íasacht follán [iasachta saera v.l.], óin [saine, oin ar oin v.l.] fri toich `lending without stint, acceptable loans' (?), Tec. Corm. § 3.36 ; perh. lending gratuitously, a loan on fitting occasion (or on due security?). bid aithrech ón is iasacht (of the loan or gift of a horse), Metr. Dinds. iii 454.68 . combeth a haisec dia hón (= that she might be restored after being carried off), i 8.47 . dligi[d] cach oin a taisic, Laws v 278.8 . cāin ona la Fene: on fri hairchenn, oin fri hanaircenn lending for a specified or for an indefinite period, v 368.9 . atait secht n-ona oidither la Feine nā dlegar a taisic, 278.1 . re ré na hona no na fochraca `during the term of the loan or the hire', 210.18 Comm. di tir foc[h]raice no ona `hired or let land', i 138.34 Comm. ar oin no ar airlicud on loan or at interest, ii 374.26 Comm. (common formula). cach ni doberur i n-oin ┐ i n-airlicud, 46.7 Comm.