annam

Cite this: eDIL s.v. annam or dil.ie/3710

Forms: annmha

adj o, ā (an + dám, Gwynn, Hermathena xlviii 145 ). pl. annmha (annaimhe, proscribed form), Bard. Synt. Tr. 68 § 17a .

(a) alone, unaccompanied; lonely: is andam . . . lasin n-anmain iar comgnáis . . . na colla . . . insaigid . . . co rígsuide in dúleman, LU 2077 ( FA 15 ) (`lonesome for the soul . . .', Gwynn loc. cit.). cid cain deicsiu Muighe Fail / anam (annam v.l.) iar ngnais Muigi M. `'tis desolate after frequenting M.', Ériu xii 180 § 10 (TE). andam aicsiu ind Inbir / . . . / cen laech Fernaide `a lonely sight is the I.' (Gwynn), AU i 378.21 .

(b) seldom, occurring only rarely: ní frith . . . láech a tairisme . . . andam sin, a Laegairi, or C., Sc. M² § 9R . tú dá innise is annamh, Aithd.D. 11.21 . annamh toradh ná tug siad `scarcely is there a fruit that they have not won', TD 29.39 . failet lim-sa . . . di ingein mar nach annom `as is not rare', ZCP ii 134.20 . nir bh'andam a breth . . . / a creach ar Gallaibh . . ., BB 57a31 . As adv.: is annam do tigedh sé amach acht re diu láe, St. Ercuil 1939 . Compar. as annmha galruightear na seandaóine naid na daóini óga, 23 K 42, 22.13 . In phr. is a.¤ la it is seldom in the case of, it is unusual for (x to do so and so): andam leo crad a ndalta, Anecd. ii 70.7 . rop annam lat bith cen t'arm, TFerbe 470 . ba hannam re trenfheraib tomaitheam air cein ba beo, TTebe 3473 . bid andam lib beith fó chís do rig eli, Alex. 210 . ba hannam leo in ní sin they were not accustomed to that, 427 . an ní dob annamh la h-ua neill frith faill iomcoimhetta fair, FM vi 2020.12 . ro b'annamh lim láthair . . . d'fácbháil, MR 308.21 .

Attrib.: an dianaister annamh ainmeinic, Hugh Roe² 20.21 (fo. 6a) . ar ghlór mín i n-uair annuimh `in gentle rare-spoken voice', Aithd. D. 41.13 . In sense of rare, strange, unusual: Aodh . . . an airm annaimh `of the wonderful weapon'(?), O'R. Poems 489 and n. grés annamh ag inghin Oilill `precious needle-work', O'Hara 4187 . fuair . . . an réir n-annaimh n-éadálaigh `that extraordinary award of goods', TD 3.25 . ceas naoidhean an eóin annaimh (of the cuckoo during winter), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 164.69 . ríoghradh an uaignis annoimh who are seldom unattended, 114.93 . a ghrādh buan gach fhir annaimh `of every guest (i.e. visiting poet)', O'R. Poems 2305 and Gloss. searc gach éinfhir annaimh í, O'Hara 2934 . Cf. oirchiosachd aoidheadh n-annamh (a work of charity), Mac Aingil 3612 . aoighe sgeoil uaignigh annaimh, DDána 97.14 . sgél go ccéill n-uainghigh n-annaimh, O'R. Poems 531 .

? brigh annum .i. quert uadside for a fidh coibnesa, BB 310a37 (kenning for the letter Q) = brig anduine .i. ceirtech, Anecd. iii 44.16 .