abaise

Cite this: eDIL s.v. abaise or dil.ie/38

n (twice with á-, see below). According to O'Rahilly, Sc.G.St. iii 52 a by-form of aidhbhse with primary meaning appearance, display: na hábhaisi ┐ na hairrdhena sin `those appearances(?) and signs' (i.e. that behaviour), MR 302.2, 316.27, 232.17 . Hence carriage, demeanour, manner . Perh. have been influenced by abairt. raba (= robud) .i. abaisi, Lec. Gl. 217M . abhaissi accaib nach faccamarne . . . riam .i. múr tened umaib cach n-áidchi ┐ nach áil lib nech dabur faicsin, Acall. 6110 . re sir dechsain a h-innell ┐ a h-a.¤ (i.e. of a war-goddess), RC i 48.27 . re h abaisib na n-arracht, MR 230.23 . dorignetar drocha.¤ `rough usage', Caithr. Thoirdh. 35.22 . Note also: oc imacallaim ┐ oc ábassib macoemdachta fri Crist engaged in childish behaviour (?), LB 142a19 . ag abais ┐ ac fochuidiub ┐ ag sgigi faei(dh) Celtica vii 167.120 .