4 ar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 4 ar or dil.ie/3905

Forms: aire, air, airib, or

n o. In early texts also with g s. aire, d s. air (cf. d pl. airib: -maigib, Metr. Dinds. iv 232.33 ). Perh. orig. o, n. with early adoption of s-inflection (see the remarks on dún, GOI § 280 ). m., IGT Decl. § 68 (d s. or).

(a) act of ploughing, tilling, cultivating; husbandry: a.¤ ab eo quod est aro .i. airim, Corm. Y 13 . a.¤ ab aro uel ab aruo, unde arbur .i. ar-fēr .i. ḟēr mbroga, O'Mulc. 52 . a.¤ .i. treabhadh, O'Cl. a.¤ ┐ buain, Laws ii 366.19 . dam fri ha.¤ , i 122.10 . in dam aire, ZCP xv 308 § 3 . fir suicc .i. biss oc aur, O'Curry 801 ( H 3.18, 371b ). oin eich ag a.¤ for bla `the loan of a horse to plough upon land', Laws v 278.4 . slan doibsium int a.¤ sin do denum, Laws iii 270.1 . fri ha.¤ ┐ fri trebad in talman, Fél. 88.24 . a menma i n-a.¤ ┐ i mbuain do gres, PH 3548 . co raairdis laa n-air, LL 220b29 ( TTr. 260 ). lá air n-indraic, Ériu i 220 § 14 . a lá áir, O'Curry 2145 ( Eg. 88, 3(4)a ) (a labourrent, Plummer MS notes, cf. a.¤ manach duty-work , Reeves Ad. 369 and see Ériu ix 157 - 8 ). re hūair n-air for the ploughing, ZCP viii 221.7 . Mairt a n-a.¤, Mairt hi corad sil a ngurt, RC xii 106 § 160 . sgur don ithir dh'or, IGT Decl. ex. 875 . ní léig fuacht do a.¤ ná obair do dhēanamh, Párl. na mB. 3423 . Fig. tabair ucht ar a.¤ na haithrighe to cultivate repentance, TSh. 6940 . Cf. further: go nár fágbatar . . . d'araib ná d'innmasaib ` agriculture (implements and produce)', Caithr. Thoirdh. 136.10 .

(b) the land ploughed, cultivated land: hit air for your ploughed land, Laws i 162.21 . mad boui occi ┐ a.¤ da ṡesrech .x. esiden `he had a field, making a ploughland of twelve teams', Ériu v 114.2 . tarrúd úire ar airib, Metr. Dinds. iv 232.33 . a silad in air sin o fhiaclaib na nathrach, TTebe 68 . ?tarsna tri lán-air `ploughlands', Misc. Hag. Hib. 106 § 20 . ag buain a hair `reap its tillage', O'Gr. Cat. 442.14 . iomdha feadhbh gan a.¤ gan ura `farmless . . . widows', Ó Bruad. ii x 2 . a.¤ gan fhál `unfenced tillage-land', LBranach 651 . fál fa a.¤ , O'Gr. Cat. 392.33 .