anfainne

Cite this: eDIL s.v. anfainne or dil.ie/3551

n (anfann). Also -b-, -m-

(a) great weakness: ro leic eslainte ┐ anḟaindi furri, BB 237a21 . cemad anbainde tíssad fris though he should become exhausted, LB 235b29 . in anfaindhi ┐ in nemnerte, Aen. 2889 . gan urchra, gan anfainne (anmainne MS), RC xxviii 322 § 49 . rachaidh t'urumus a n-anmainne ┐ a n-ecla thy presumption will turn into weakness and fear, Fier. 27 . atá dom anmhbhḟainne such is my weakness, ZCP viii 203.9 . an tan nach cuirind in fiabrus in brigh a n-anmaindi (anbainne v.l.), RC xlix 18 § 4 . anmuindi craidhi, Rosa Ang. 50.1 . anmainne radairc, Ir. Astr. Tr. 106.12 .

(b) swoon, faint: do eirig asa hanbaindi from her swoon, Laud 610, f. 8a (quoted from Plummer MS notes). do thoit [i] taisi ┐ trom-anmfainne fainted, ZCP vi 27.27 . iar clos na mbriathar sin . . . ro ghabh anb[f]ainde hí `she swooned', St. Ercuil 2230 . indus co ndechaidh si a n-anfhainne, Smaointe B. Chr. 4398 . táinig anbhfainne mhór ar an sagart, Keat. iii 1680 . antan dus fainic anbfainne écca chucca, FM vi 2162.y .