ailbéimm

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ailbéimm or dil.ie/964

Forms: oilbéim

n Also oilbéim (cf. 1, 2 ail and béimm)

(a) stumbling, knocking against a stone: ?is béss didu ind liacc benir il-béim friss gl. offenderunt in lapidem offensionis, Wb. 4d15 (`many blows', See, however, Strachan, Selections from old-Irish Glosses 4th ed. p. 124 ). ni tegemad oilbeim do re cloich (non offendet pedes suos ad lapidem), Rosa Ang. 62.19 . ni faghann oilbheim ┐ ni fuilighter air, ib. n.4. co na ro-bera do chos ail-béim (ne forte offendas ad lapidem pedem tuum), PH 4716 .

(b) offence, scandal: a.¤ Hérenn Cell Rúaid, Triads 30 . .i. cill as measa do cheallaibh nó béim aithesach no ceall dáir, p. 36 . rob oilbheim adhbal d'eineach . . . tuaisceirt Ereann tuitim an trír ísin, FM v 1636.4 . gídh gurab oilbhéim é dona Iúduighibh, Donl. 400.23 . oilbhéim do thabhairt d'aoinneach, 340.27 . fuáradar oilbhéim fá chloich noilbhéime, Rom. ix 32 . an choir . . . do chur i leith na n-Éireannach mar oilbhéim dóibh, Keat. i 60 z . a bhean nar iarr oilbhéim d'aon `who never sought the harm of any', A. Ó Dálaigh xxii 6 . imdhigmet cen ail-bém, PH 6810 . tusa uainn ag anamain / i ndáil in tslóig cen ailbéim, SG 265.5 . ní thug oilbhéim don anam, DDána 52.13 .

(c) impediment, obstruction: ni fil nach locht . . . isind [ḟ]ir sin do neoch is ailbéim aiccenta do churp duiniu there is no fault in that man that could be called a natural defect in the human body, RC xxii 209 n.l . an talamh ní fhuair oilbhéim the earth was not damaged, PBocht 25 § 10 . da fadadh slighe gan oilbeim on talmain `if it got space without obstruction from the earth', Ir. Astr. Tr. 16.16 . fríoth oilbhéim re samh- luigh soin / ar coirrṠhléibh . . . Chláraigh a like disaster happened on . . ., DDána 64.26 .