ágasta

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ágasta or dil.ie/692

Forms: áigesta

adj also áigesta (cf. ad-ágathar, áigsech and Ped. ii 22 ). to be feared, fearful, dreadful: teagdais i naghathar in fuilech formag cnete .i. [i]n[i]d aigesta .i. egail lasinti . . . a cned do tormac in which it is to be feared, Ériu xii 18 § 23 and gl. trūagh .i. . . . āgusta dō gurab trū (i.e. one who dreads being `trú'), Corm. Y 1238 . as aghasta in set-sa suas . . . nidait as aghusta, Lism. L. 4454 . is aidesda leis eg, O'C. 1245 (H 3.18, p. 500). Perh. also: magh .i. mō is āghusta ē oldās in fid, Corm. Y 898 . is luath ágasta a n-érim `their motion is quick and agile', MR 82.15 . Compar. is grannu ┐ is aigestu, Rawl. 80b46 . As subst. n terror, object of dread: do lamaib namut ┐ cecha agesta, Ir. Lit. 34.25 .