arsaidecht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. arsaidecht or dil.ie/4289

Forms: airsidecht

n [ā, f.] (arsaid). Also airsidecht.

(a) old age, great age; state of growing old: arsaighecht gan crapha old age without piety, Ériu v 140.y . in-aimsir do sheanórdhachta nó th'arsaidheachta, TSh. 165 . re narsud[echt] ┐ re faidi a naimsiri, Ir. Astr. Tr. 72.19 . ro mhaoluighedar a ingne le h-ársuigheacht (of a bird), Celt. Rev. x 142.28 . on a [a]rrsaigecht fen (of the sea), Ir. Astr. Tr. 42.4 . is inchreidte dhó an ársaidheacht atáa ann (of Irish history), Keat. i 80.22 . an oigi gan airsidecht growing old, RC xxviii 322 § 49 . rachfuid . . . a narrsuigheachd, Isa. 19 .

(b) inveteracy (in sin): léicess uad a.¤ a thol collaide, PH 4619 .

(c) state of being a veteran in war, skill in war acquired by long practice; military prowess (see Éigse iii 205 ): ro airig C. airsidhecht muintire Poimp, CCath. 5712 . tre airsidheact na n-anradh, 5893 . gan airsideacht 'na urchuraib `no prowess in his casts', TTebe 3184 . a airsighecht erradh, ZCP vi 44.6 . o t'connairc in Dubloingeas airsideacht Oillella `heroism', Celt. Rev. iv 22 note m . in gach eigindal ┐ fri gach airsidecht `in every feat of valour', St. Ercuil 1350 .