ar-peiti

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ar-peiti or dil.ie/4244
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Forms: arabeiti, airfitiud

v (* ar-sét, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 627 ). Presumed short vowel of root due to infl. of prot. forms, ib. Initial p- (somet. b-) usual in deut. forms, f- in prot. forms, see GOI 124 . Freq. also with -tt- in deut. forms. Cf. also peited, peitid. Somet. treated as simple verb airfitid (see also airfitigid).

For the orig. literal meaning blows or sounds before see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 627 , 480.3 . In the exx. us. sounds to, plays for, entertains, etc., with subject meaning music, entertainment , etc.: arpeti cech díne it entertains (edifies?) every group, Fél. Ep. 79 (of the Félire). aruspeittet céola ┐ airfiti music and entertainment perform for them, TBFr. 287 . fūaim na gāithe frisin leman ardonpeiti makes music for us, ZCP vii 310 § 7 = ardos peti, Reeves Ad. 274.19 . arpetitis rīgu . . . ceōl na n-ēn . . ., ZCP iii 39 § 12 (ceōl neut. pl.?). don fir roairfitset uili whom all amused, xii 291.3 (of musical instruments, etc.). is tṡenchoss ardospeitted `in the legend that chanted to them', Metr. Dinds. iii 104.11 . dáig nosoerfeted a medar because their mirth used to entertain them, Ériu iv 124.y . is ed no-arfitedh Connachtai gach lai, eisin ac a indisi doip . . . this was what used to amuse, ZCP i 103.y . atat . . . brechtrad fors na cetfadaib ┐ fors na h-ulib ailib arpetet do duine which give pleasure to man, Alex. 998 . atat araile . . . arpetet o ṡúilib i fégad cumtach gémm . . . ┐ nis oirfitet diar cluassaib ná sróna, arpetet caínbolud . . . ┐ nirpetet (= ni arpetet) o ṡúilib, 1001-4 . Note further: arbeittet bairdni bindi / . . . ainm nAeda sweet poems extol (`modulate') the name of A., Thes. ii 295 § 8 . arrospetti mael an animal's head is their portion (at a feast), LL 3773 (see 1 mael (f)). arpéite na hócasa (of the head of a dead warrior), SG 412.15 . Exact application uncertain (and vb. perh. redundant) in: bao sūan ┐ ālgeni arapete in mac dēgenuch ar thrumma ina brithi, ZCP iv 36.19 = arabeitte, TBFr. 115 . See Études Celt. ii 16 . In TBFr. 114 , where MS has arbíth = ara bith, ZCP iv 36.17 , and where ed. has emended to arabeiti, the verb should perh. be referred to ar-tá.

Later (?) with subj. meaning musician(s), etc.: aruspettet (.i. sennit) a n-áes ciuil their musicians play to them, LU 4736 ( TBC-I¹ 250 ). ardopetet iarom a n-áes ciúil ┐ airfite, 8181 ( FB 13 ). cāine ailme ardommpetead `the bravest band makes music to me', K. and H. 30 . arrospedet ceól . . . na mna maithe the good women play music to them, Anecd. i 61§ 98 . airfid Laigniu anocht feib roairfedis do thigerna o chianaib `amuse the Leinstermen . . . as thou amusedst . . .', RC xxiv 62 § 21 . airfided nech aili thu anocht `let someone else amuse thee', 50 § 7. ? arpetend carbach fo chruch, LL 20178 ( Oss. i 49 . Leg. -ind?).

Vn. airfitiud. IGT Verbs § 83 .