anfann

Cite this: eDIL s.v. anfann or dil.ie/3559

Forms: anbann, anmann

adj (2 fann). Also anbann, anmann.

(a) very weak, feeble: teach in duine nertmair . . .teach in duine anmaind, O'C. 562 (H 3.18, 280). oc slait brait sloig . . . anbaind na nÍudaide, LB 157a16 . ag aos anffand anarrachta an tíre, FM v 1664.21 . sluaghadh anbhfann (: anmann), TD 16.37 . é anbonn ó ṡiled (sic leg.) a fola, Fianaig. 98.12 . anḟand a tāeb / tabram dar sāer in soitheach-sa its sides are weak, let us bring this vessel to our Wright (of the body), Arch. iii 234 § 4 . ar it anmand cluithe (= clōithe) cath . . . `since thou art weak in winning battles', ZCP iii 204.5 . ōgh anbann anaesmur `tender youth', vi 48.22 . cuirp anmanna, Ir. Astr. Tr. 140.13 . aran anmfann eórna, ÉC i 86.15 . teine do cur a cend teinidh ┐ an condum do beith anmann (debilibus), Rosa Ang. 116.8 . Compar. combad anbainde iat de, LB 144a3 . ōs é rob anmainne isin cathugudh since he was the weaker . . ., ZCP vi 61.19 . Adv. roghab reme iartain co h-anfand co M., RC xiii 60 § 55 . lodsam co scíth anfand ass, LL 207a48 .

As subst.: nos bered in tíí ba tresi dib a chuit on anbhánd, LB 155b36 . noshoerad na bochtu ┐ na ha[n]mhfhanna, Lism. L. 4890 . do chrechadh thrōgh is anmḟand, ZCP xii 392.17 .

(b) sad, dejected. Adv. do bi sisi co hanbann (moestissime), Smaointe B. Chr. 4545 . ag feithemh a celi co hanbhann, 4624 .