asaít

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n f. parturition, childbirth, travail: dentar th' asait and, LU 3189 . na mnā . . . / a n-osaīt i n-ōenaidche `the women were brought to bed on the same night', Ériu xvi 162 § 22 . ro scáich a asaitsi ara chind co mbert emun . . . iachtaidsi dano lia hasait, LL 14573 . mostic Eithne anair / dia hassait i Cruachan-maig, Metr. Dinds. iv 32.2 . ni rabutar h-idain na assaite furri, Todd Lect. vi 49.3 . ó dosrocht amm asaíte (: claíte), Metr. Dinds. iv 128.4 . mad . . . for chaillich aithrigi adbaill dí asáit `who dies in childbed', Ériu vii 170 § 17 . mna fri uaithne .i. . . . itir breith in leinib ┐ a lan-assait, O'Curry 2147 ( Eg. 88, 3(4)a ). mi ria n-asait ┐ mi iar n-asait, Laws i 180.23 Comm. (period during which a man who got a `cumal' with child was bound to provide a substitute for her).