áesmar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áesmar or dil.ie/655
Last Revised: 2019

 

adj o, ā (1 áes) aged: admuiniur secht n-ingena / dolbte snāthi macc n-āesmar `who fashion the threads of the sons of long life', Misc. Hib. 19.26 = IT iii 53.10 . cemad aesmar a fiacail, O'Curry 732 ( H 3.18, p. 350 ). intan rob arrsaid ┐ rob aesmur . . . he, BB 236a43 . o'tcuala . . . an lánamhain n-áesmair sin do theacht, Irish Texts iii 15 § 5 . Of age, adult: do ṡnadhmad re araili a meic ┐ a n-ingena . . . intan ba haesmhur iat, Marco P. 124 . i gcléith chogaidh ní dú dol / 's gan tú go habaigh aosmhar, DDána 105.23 . ó nách aosmhar le cómrach . . . sinn, CF Eg. 253 . Of status, venerable : da bádur ... go fíraenda forus[ta] aesmhar do rér an tseanrachta 'they were ... righteous, steadfast and venerable, obedient to the Old Law', Ev.Inf. (LFF) 193 § 41.1 . Compar. an drong rob aésmaire dibh, Stair Erc. 2364 . Superl. in caingin is aosmaire aimsir of longest standing, O'Curry 1615 (RIA 23 Q 6, p. 6a-b).

As subst. veteran (cf. arsaid): ollbaige uathmara na naesmar `the fearsome battle-cries of the veterans', Ériu viii 36.1 .