ansmacht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ansmacht or dil.ie/3786

n (smacht) oppressive rule, tyranny: triana anffoltaibh ┐ trena a.¤ forra, FM v 1510.2 . med ansmachta ┐ annirt, TFrag. 184.22 . do fhalaigh gach annsmacht, Studies 1920, 418.22 . tré a.¤ na maor, Atlantis iv 164.10 . ainméen ┐ a.¤ . . . an impire, Fl. Earls 118.z . táinig d'a.¤ (sic leg., see Ériu xii 230 ) Gall, Keat. Poems 1365 . a.¤ Gall dóibh, TD 3.11 . tír fa a.¤ Gall do traochadh, E. O'Rahilly 6.6 .