árbach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. árbach or dil.ie/3969

Forms: airbach, ármach, armaigh

n o, m. ? Orig. n. Quantity of initial vowel not fixed by rhyme but usually written long. Perh. airbach infl. by ár. Also written ármach (infl. of ármag). Note n s. armaigh (: Garaidh), Ériu i 28.192 (metri gratia).

Slaughter, carnage: rīg Airgīall ule i n-á.¤ / acht macc Rúadrach, Arch. Hib. ii 61 § 44 . roimigh beogonta asan arbach `the slaughter', ZCP vi 38.29 . gur chuir trom- ármach (arbhach v.l.) air, CRR 96.7 . an tan it-connairc in t-arbach, Grail 3332 . for-uaratar U. . . . i mmesc ind arbaich, 2752 . tre lár in armuig tucadar a munter, TTebe 4056 . iarsin tancatar amach / forru ar écin, cíarb arbach, Met. Dinds. iii 392.102 . d'innchomarta ármuig `omen of slaughter', MR 236.5 . ar ionad an ármhaigh, Keat. i 202.y . ag fadhbhadh na ffer ngonta seachnón an ármhaigh, FM v 1646.y . go tteagoitt na Goill anoir / do dioghail orra a n-ármhoigh `to avenge their slaughter', Duan. Finn ii 164 § 36 . budh dreamhoin a n-ármhoighe `their slaughters will be dreadful', 164 § 38 . thug sé don ármhach iad, Is. xxxiv 2 . Of hell: mairg recus tir na mbéo ar tir na marb ┐ arin arbach naduathmar, LB 256b51 .