2 úais

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adj (ós) (probably same word as 1 úais, see Thurneysen ZCP xviii 374 , cited below; see also Deutsche, Kelten und Iren 99 ). difficult, beyond control : uais .i. ionnsa no dóiligh, P. O'C. i ngalar ú.¤ ḟota, Metr. Dinds. iv 212.25 (`difficult to cure, tedious' v 313 ). is u.¤ do fir fine do thabairt fria céili, Triads 220 . acht ba n-ú.¤ la B. do [omit] dul dosom tar a chenn, Ériu xi 156 h .

As subst. neut. a hard, difficult thing : pl. trí húais rátha ┐ aitiri ┐ nadma .i. dul fri dénam dúine ríg ┐ daurthaige ┐ choiri (.i. trí neithe as anfae [=ansa] nó as doiligh dhaibh), Triads 220 . atait tri os raithe .i. rath fri dui ┐ daurthach ┐ caire n-uma fo bith frichgnuma doibh, Bürgschaft p. 26 § 72 . Cf. uais ┐ urgairt, uáis ... .i. rí ┐ righeges, eapscop ┐ airchinnech ┐ pri[m]saoi, Ériu xiii 29.14 . raith ar uais ┐ urguirt, Laws v 224.6 . trí húais dóib : dul ar ríg, etc.; secht n-aurgarta dóib : dul ar deoraid, etc. `three hard things ; seven prohibitions' [= forbidden ones ], Triads 235 . Thurneysen, ZCP xviii 373 - 4 takes the meaning in these passages to be lit. 'too high' ( beyond capacity , cf. also uais no urgairt no egmacht, Laws iv 58.5 , where the transl. `poverty' seems doubtful. See 3 úais). cis lir uais athgabail, Laws ii 84.19 . uais n-airechta (.i. sui, rig, rigdamna, ... in lucht is doilgi do nech im caingin fris isin oirecht), Laws i 84.28 (86.9) = huas n-a. .i. ri ┐ sui ┐ espuc, O'Curry 787 ( H 3.18, 367b ).

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