aidlesc

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Forms: aimlesc

adj o, ā (ad + lesc. Later aimlesc, O'Rahilly, Celtica i 338 ). loath, reluctant: adlesc-som . . . do dhul i ndíthrub, PH 4743 . na bi aidleasg fa anmain be not loath to stay, Ériu xi 197.5 . ger bho haidlescc leó . . . imscaradh do bith etorra, Hugh Roe 52.21 (fo. 14b) . ní liom nach aidhleasg éirghe / i n-ionam na hIairmhéirghe, Dán Dé iv 15 . ba haimlesc ┐ ba himnár leis na braithribh . . . im[ḟ]orrán catha atarru féin, CCath. 2294 . leasg amleasg sind gu Áth Cliath . . . is dian is mall m'imthecht, ZCP viii 229 § 1 (where a.¤ has its proper sense of ` un-reluctant, willing, eager ', O'Rahilly loc. cit.). Note also: in crand cnūasadlescbog gentle, pleasant(?) (but text doubtful), Arch. iii 307 § 21 . Adv. mur a nglacthar go haimhleisg epistil S. Seim (i.e. is grudgingly admitted as canonical), Luc. Fid. 279.17 .

n As subst. biaidh an taimhleasg fa dhuibhchios, Prov. xii 24 .