anflaith

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n (1 flaith)

(a) misrule, tyranny: in t-anforran ┐ in n-anflathi (leg. anflaith?), Cog. 52.1 . do thairnium anflatha, Ériu i 130.48 .

(b) non-lord, commoner; usurper, tyrant: to-léci anflaith do ḟírḟlaith 'the un-ruler [ = false ruler] yields to the true ruler' AM 16 § 54k , Ériu xxx 194-95 . rosaig anḟlaith lethaithgein moíne móges, Críth G. 273 `a non-lord (i.e. a former churl),' p. 32 . fer fothla also called a.¤ , Manners and Customs ii p. 36 . flaith foceird fri a.¤ , Laws v 358.8 (expld. in p. 360 Comm. as one who accepts stock from an unlawful or extern chieftain). a.¤ táinic itir dá degflaith sunn, O'D. 1583 (H 5.15, 7b). nocon erred anflatha, LU 3764 ( SCC 34 ). rondlomsat . . . assa rigu, ar ba a.¤ , RC xiii 462 § 66 . immusnaerfat anflathi, xxvi 40 § 210 . dobebat flathi ria n-anflathib, 38 § 191 . biat ile anflathe, 36 § 179 . tairnebtait na h-anflathe tocébdait na fingarta, LL 308a5 ( SG 388.20 ). mane tarset anflaithe, BColm. 50.7 . forlamus anflatha, Cog. 10.17 . (of a ruler) nírb a.¤ anaobhdha, KMMisc. 346.25 . is é is anfhlaith ann an tí do-ní follamhnughadh . . . do réir neirt is ní do réir cheirt, Keat. iii 4146 .