anfáth

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n (fáth) non-cause, unreason: na clerig na creid co brath / uair ni chanait acht anfath nonsense , RC xxiii 416.18 . sacart cemad garb a guth / amail bīs salchar re sruth / acht co nderna sē a thrātha / folcaid uile a anbfātha it washes away all his thoughtlessness(?), ACL iii 222.17 . gá sena, nir dhichell dhamh / tuilledh is teóra bliadhan / mo chedfher cumainn do chách / ecen urraim don anfáth one must yield to necessity, Irish Texts ii 79.6 . ? ní bia fáitsine cobrath / on ló gabthai dim a.¤ , FDG 561 . In chevilles: is amlaid thicfa do bráth / mac de athar cen anfáth, KMMisc. 156.132 . do rer rechtai cin anḟath, 158.148 . gan anfath, BB 231a36 . can anfháth `without fail', Ir. Review 1912, 248 § 2 . gan anbfath, Irish Texts iii 57.104 . See anbáth.