apaig

Cite this: eDIL s.v. apaig or dil.ie/3865

Forms: aibig

adj i (ad-bong, Thurn. Gramm. p. 92 ). Later also aibig.

(a) ripe, matured (of fruit, etc.): intan is apuid a cetna torad, Ériu ii 116 § 50 . antan as abaigh an fín, O'Mulc. 213 . būain guirt riasīu dob abaidh, Corm. Y 394 (= bas abbuig, LL 374b29 ). brón guirt a.¤ , Triads 68 . gurtu apchi in tíre do loscad, LB 127a35 . cnuas ic tuttim cnuas na bláth . . . ┐ cnuas abbaig, LL 206a41 . dā dēis dēc lān-aipchi, ZCP v 24.z . ba ferr gomtis aipche . . . ro fíoradh son go mbattar ina náen broin abaigh (of apples), BNnÉ 293 § 14 . na harbh- uracha chum a bheith abuighe, Cín Lae Ó Meall. 23.15 . eang abaigh `that vigorous land', Sc. G. St. iv 138 § 2 . Fig. tnúdh is abaidh (: cagaidh) adhuintear `it is a ready desire that is ignited', TD 1.46 . ripe, mature (of age): masé as sgél ar sgoith Line /gan bheith abaidh aimsire, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 168.50 . In assoc. with éc: go lá m'éaga aibidh (aibig MSS), Hackett xx 55 . ? i n-uair ecai abbaid (: ainig) `at the time of death's warning' (see apad), Fél.² cxix 10 .

(b) Fig. ready, ripe, well-prepared (frequ. with follg. vn. constr.): is mithig ┐ is a.¤ léo do ríchtain, Trip.² 259 . in tan as n-apaid fuil námad do testin, BDD² 1245 . conid abaid cech frithorcain do thidecht, RC xii 428 § 17 . is apaigh ┐ is urlam ac na deib dith . . . in ciniudha daenna do denum, CCath. 1012 . an barrach abaigh ré fadódh, TSh. 6731 . is abaid trá an tarrngaire the prophecy has come true, IGT Decl. ex. 726 . an ríghfhleadh ann do b'abaidh (: aguibh), DDána 48.24 . ag triall caguidh gibé bheas / ní habuidh é acht led t'oideas fit to wage war, Studies 1919, 439 § 5 . an uair do-gheibh aibche iomchuibhghe sinn, Mac Aingil 4940 . Adv. go abaigh ullamh, Fl. Earls 144.9 .

(c) Of mental qualities mature: flaith abaid, Todd Nenn. cv 9 . fan drongḟolt n-ālaind n-abaigh, ZCP viii 226.10 . ollamh aibidh, Ó Bruad. i 54 § viii . go ccomhairle n-abuidh, Parrth. Anma 3286 .

Superl. cnū lán is aipghi don fhiodh, O'R. Poems 1683 . an slog as aipchi āirmim `the most expert host', Hy Fiachr. 228.14 .