atam

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n also atom o, m. (Lat. atomus, see Du Cange ) atom, smallest division of time etc.: di huáir deac ┐ iiii brottae ┐ unga ┐ atom. Thes. ii 10.7 (BCr.). se hadaim lxx. ar tri ceadaib in ostint, MR 108.8 . Of measure: cethra hadaim fichet in grainne `twenty-four atoms to the grain', Laws v 18.9 Comm. urina athomosa . . . .i. an fual ina mbí morán adamh, 23 K 42, 130.14 . atomi .i. cuirp mar adoimh, 179.15 . an t-adamh ghabhas tré ghréin `the mote in the sunbeam', A. Ó Dálaigh xxviii 2 . ? an triún fa tréine 'sgach glonn / do stiúr Éire gan adom, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 275. 104 . d'ḟagháil attomha d'ḟás a n-athardha, Ó Bruad. iii 90.15 . ní ḟacadar attomh budh damhna cáis, 118.3 . Cf. dadom.