anmcharae

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n (ainim(m) + carae) soul-friend, confessor, spiritual director: is maid mo anamchare gl. nonne Iesum . . . uidi? Wb. 10c17 . anamchairtea gl. doctores, 22a9 . do bar nanam- chairtib, 14a32 . do gabail M. . . . d'anmcharait, Fél. 8.x . an mhuinntear do ní a bhfaoisidin re hanmcharaid airidhe, Rule of Tall. 21 . air is coland cen chend duine cen anmchar- ait, LL 283b26 . anmchara eagailse do bhíodh i n-áit an druadh, Keat. ii 5344 . clerig ┐ caillecha fri heclais fo reir anmcarat, Laws iii 14.13 . [ní] . . . ar son beth cen test . . . acht ar son beith cen anmcarait . . . ┐ nemthecht do pennait not for being without reliable witness but for being without a confessor (of a `cumal'), O'C. 1965 (H 4.22, 12). bó a cach annteist ternas o fír Dé dia ngaba anmcara . . . ┐ go tarda freitech, a trian don fer dosnimairg fri Crist the fine of a cow from every untrustworthy witness . . . if he accept a confessor and make atonement, 2436 ( Eg. 88, 35(36)c ). saeraidh anmchara é ar cumail andtestais ┐ ar arra n-anntesta the fact that he has an `a.¤' is enough to exempt him from . . ., O'D. 2342 ( Rawl. B 506, 38a ). a[t]hlaech ar a tabair anmcara a theist, Laws iv 366.10 .