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2 airbe n name of some type of literary composition: `airbhe' is
`fáth' da ainm d'aisde, Met. Gl. 29 § 52 . mina. ¤ cerd .i. aisteda
beca, LL 187b19 ( RC xxvi 24 § 83 ). minarba quasi minuitur ,
Corm. Y 901 . airbhe .i. ainm aisde, O'Cl. Cf. muc(c)airbe.

5 3 airbe xsee aurba.

airbéimnech n(béimmnech) great smiting: dochuaidh a nert asa
lamhaibh risan uirbheimnech ┐ risan ttuarguin sin, RC xxix
130 § 40 .

? airbél n(bél): tri lorg línfíaclach o urbél co úae, LU 7276 = o
10ur bél co uoe, BDD² 909 .

1 airber n[ā, f.] See Lochlann ii 209 . armful, bundle: a. ¤ .i. frit
anair bere .i. eter do dī lāim ar is fort muin ere [n-]aile,
Corm. Y 58 . airbhir .i. ualach bheireas duine idir a dhá
láimh, O'Cl. gabais airbir dib fria ais (of clubs thrown as
15 missiles ), TBC² 391 . cóic ṡéoit i n-osolggud a thige díchmairc
colpdach i n-airbir, Críth Gabl. 212 . medón in tuimm
luachra lee i n-airbir fo leith, Fing. R. 514 ( LL 271a12 ).
tuc-som airbir bec oirthind fhota, PH 522 . Fig. cuilt ní
saidhbhir 'mun Saidhbhsin / airbhir fhuilt ní hanaidhbhsigh,
20 Magauran 1890 .

2 airber xsee 2 arbar.

airbern n(bern) defect: nach a. ¤ a aithgin fri eiric on ceili cia
do-ragba airigiu[d], ZCP xiv 348.15 (= Laws ii 242.15 ).
ní mó is a. ¤ a rand oltás a thoitt `there is no more defect (in)
25the part than (in) the whole of it (i.e. the Sacrament)
' (Plummer
MS. notes), LB 257b54 . nī fil erbern de nach mathusa (sic)
ann-som `there is no lack of any goodness in him', BColm. 6.6 .
slat airbirn name of a metre , prob. so called because one of
its lines is rhymeless, IT iii 104 § 204 , 145 .

30 airbernach adj o, ā (bernach) gapped, defective: is a. ¤ a tochus
tareisi a sabaill do loscadh, O'C. 539 ( H. 3.18, p. 266a ). nír
bí an aiscidh a. ¤ , BNnÉ 204.13 . is easbadach a leth eniclann
uad . . . uair `beas a. ¤ airilliudh arlen a leth', Laws v 50.y.
Comm. = beas airbern a. ¤ , 70.20 Comm. nách oirbhearnach í
35ag imtheacht (of a treasure-ship), TD 7.27 . an ré an uair as
oirbhearnach waning , Aithd. D. 20.6 . foirne ón hoirbhear-
nach m'amharc people whom I miss seeing (of the deaths of
two patrons), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 113.68 . rob esbadhach
uirbearnach ro bhattar, FM vi 1986.19 . ionnas nach beth an
40rém ríoghraidhe uirbhernach incomplete , Geneal. Tracts 98.7 .

airbernad vn. of airbernaid. oirbernachadh, IGT Verbs § 84 .
act of diminishing; diminution, impairment: gan cert a
shinnser do laghdughadh ná d'uirbhernadh fair fein, FM vi
2294.11 . la diabul fuiririud cin a. ¤ , Laws iv 346.z Comm. ni
45lemtha a. ¤ ar a cudich `this supply durst not be lessened', Cog.
50.5 . do thoit na haipgitrech dobeir frecra sound et ni da
hurbernadh i.e. corresponds to the whole alphabet and not to
a part only, Auraic. 3385 . tré áibnes in árdflaithis gan urberr-
nad ag uasal Muircertach i.e. that M. had regained his
50supreme chieftainship entire, Caithr. Thoirdh. 120.15 . d'admh-
áil ós áird . . . gan oirbhernadh (of religion), Desid. 5015 .
Iosa do thoigheacht . . . gan oirbhearnadh a gloine na
hiomláine, 6306 . ro benatar rannchuid ┐ uirbhernadh go
fiū dā mīle corōin gacha mīssa de `fraction', Fl. Earls 178.31 .

55 airbernaid v(airbern). Also airbernaigid. IGT Verbs § 84 .
makes a gap in, impairs, diminishes: minub is[n]a fiachuib
eirce airbernu `unless it makes a gap in the fines of wergild',
BCrólige 19 . isi drochfolaidh airbernus trian, Laws ii
318.19 Comm. ni uirberndand a eniclann uime, v 32.23
60Comm. na airberntar fris eneclann indsin, O'C. 698 ( H. 3.18,
337 ). uair cidbé oirbhernus a ōighi aoinfecht ní hathnuaidh-
ighter dó hi doridisi, Grail 2400 . co ro huirbhernaigh[edh] a
nuasail ┐ co ro traothadh a ttreóin, FM vi 2072.8 .
Vn. airbernad.

65 ? airbernaig n(a s.): saoí gan imresain gan oirbernaigh ` reproach ',
FM iv 672.11 (leg. -ad?).

?airberntais n trí fóindil drochbanais: fóindil scél ┐ataid ┐a. ¤ , ` housewifery '. Triads 181 .

airbert n f. Inflected partly as i- partly as a-stem, see Thurn.
Gramm. p. 449 . Later also m. oirbeart (g s. and n p. -irt,
-ta) m., IGT Decl. § 25 . oirbhirt (g s. and n p. -e, -a) f. § 42 .
70 Vn. of ar-beir. IGT Verbs § 83 .
(a) act of using, employing, exercising, practising: epscop
dobeir ūasalgráda for nech nā bī tūalaing [a] n-airberta eter
chrābud ┐ léigend (i c. ┐ l., LB 11b46 ), Ériu i 218 § 3 . a. ¤
bansgál i n-orgain using women in warfare, Cáin Ad. § 52 .
75In phrase a. ¤ gaiscid: robai C. oc a. ¤ (airimbert v.l.) gaiscid hi
tuaimim a scēith, TBC² 1507 . combu thúalaing airbirt
gascid, LU 1668 . in tan ro scáig do chách a. ¤ a gaiscid,
BDD² 1090 .
(b) Hence without qualifying word heroic deed, exploit:
80 intan is mac bec dogní in a. ¤ ucut who performs that feat of
arms
, Ériu i 114 § 3 . Alb na na. ¤ , LL 21620 . ro molsat uili
maithi na Tr. in oirbert ro triallsat praised the undertaking,
Aen. 2087 . do ronsat airbirt tenn treorach attempt, Acall.
3408 . gibé oirbheart do-né neach / ní hoirdhearc é gan
85eineach `whatever exploit one may do', Studies 1924, 244 § 25 .
minic do-rinnis-si . . . oirbheart nā budh nār do neach,
O'R. Poems 415 . prowess. valour, courage: a uaisle a oirbheart
. . . ag díon clú coróna Saghsan, Aithd. D. 25.17 . an t-Alax-
andar . . . tanaiste . . . ar oirbert, Cog. 204.6 . gebtaitt . . .
cuicced Ulad re nerbert `by prowess', Fen. 276.16 . imar-
5baidh einigh ┐ engnamha ┐ oirbearta na h-Erenn . . . d'im-
radh, MR 94.19 . fer co n-a. ¤ , SG 18.33 . an tan ráinig Irial
san ríoghacht ┐ doghabh oirbheart ┐ arrachtas ré a ais,
Keat. ii 1829 . a. ¤ .i. treoir, O'Cl.
(c) Of labour in general exertion, effort: roimigh A. lé
10oirbert féin `by his own effort', Ériu iii 166 § 22 . acht do
rachad rea oirbert fein ina tir duthchais, Ann. Conn. 1315.9 .
ni ar a n-a. ¤ fein tangatar they did not come of their own will,
O'C. 2536 ( Eg. 88, 44(45)d ). oirbert no imram do denam, CF
57 . tús oirbheart ann mar do éirigh when He began to do things
15(of Christ), Aithd. D. 77.1 . do-ghéan uime mh'oirbheirt féin
I will take my own measures about it, DDána 101.28 . Of
making preparation: dēna fēin t'a. ¤ colēic (of one being ban-
ished), Ériu iii 154 § 8 . In phrase a. ¤ catha war equipment (cf.
airmert): niba hannsa . . . gabail na nelipint sea fria
20hairbirt catha sin with that(?) war gear, BB 496a24 (IT ii2
101.) ro gabad . . . airberta in catha, Alex. 575 .
(d) act of practising law, pleading: tar a. ¤ faesma in spite of
protection being pleaded
, Laws i 100.8 Comm. ni tathbongar a. ¤
la aneolus, O'C. 418 ( H. 3.18, p. 229b ). dia ndernut serbus oc
25airbiurt, Laws i 296.4 Comm. recht nairberta .i. cin roairde
cin roisli, O'C. 2280 ( Eg. 88 fo. 21(22)a ). cin astad nairberta,
O'C. 813 ( H. 3.18, 375b ). astad airberta ┐ a. ¤ aoi iarna hastad,
O'D. 560 ( H. 3.17, c. 439 ). a ha. ¤ feichemnais ┐ breithemnais,
Laws iii 90.13 Comm. gan airbhert n-imṡena, Ériu xiii
3027.29 ( O'Dav. 161 ). tri cumtaig gáisse . . . dagaigni do
airbirt, Triads 178 . aigni airberta (special type of pleader),
Ir. Recht 46.x . In phrase bérla n-airberta language of plead-
ing(?): cloch, trī anmann lé .i. onn a īarmbērla, cloch a
gnāthbērla, cloech a bērla n-airberta ar inní chlōes cach
35raod, Corm. Y 213 (or in meaning (e)?).
(e) import, use, application of words: bunad ┐ inde ┐ a. ¤
conagar don focul is senchus, Laws i 30.y Comm. eitged . . .
a a. ¤ .i. a eipert fir ani nach [follus .i.] scoth is in focul [bud-
ein], co fagabar and trena tur, iii 90.16 Comm. insci .i.
40 scientia (.i. ecna) a bunadh Laitne. Scothenga a a. ¤ , Auraic.
571 . fid fundamentum a bunad Laitne fo edh a hinni fotha no
fid ae a a. ¤ , 763 . atat da aithfeghad for imchomarc .i. imch-
omarc iar n-inni thoirni ┐ imchomarc iar n-airbhirt nanairbirenn
bith, 1895 . airbheart .i. tuigsi no ciall, O'Cl.
45 cumgi airberta (of women), LL 344d34 . Note also: a. ¤ .i.
aircetal, ut est a. ¤ cin [cil-]ceill .i. do denum cen claon ceille,
O'Dav. 49 .
(f) In phrase a. ¤ biuth (bith) (d s. of bith world, see Thurn.
Gramm. p. 162 ) act of using, enjoying: a. ¤ biuth comlabrae gl.
50 bonorum ussu `the use of speech', Ml. 59a10 . ind erbert biuth
gl. ut ipsarum rerum possit illis manere certa profussio uel
functio, 68b14 . Esp. of food: ba ṅdílmain dossom a. ¤ biuth di
thorud a precepte, Wb. 10d14 . cid tol dó a. ¤ biuth inna
túare, 11b18 . rann aile do airbirt bith doibsom `another part
55to be eaten by them
', 10d18 . oc airbirt biuth coirp Crist,
11b14 . do erbeirt biuth gl. esui, Ml. 20d1 . ind erbert biuth,
61c9 . ar a. ¤ bith don crann urgartha . . . .i. ar na. ¤ do roinne
da bethughadh im chaithem thora[idh] in crainn, O'C. 1750
( 23 Q 6, 33 b ). edam .i. airbirt bith .i. edo , Corm. Y 518 .
60Hence of sustenance, food-supplies: riagail im aon airbirt
bith o noin do noin one meal, Laws iii 14.21 Comm. an
ccuimge a rabattar d'esbaidh airberta bith, FM vi 2252.3 .
tria aidilge airberta bith do beith for an mbárda in con-
sequence of the warders' needing food
, 2140.15 . do cuingheadh
65. . . airberta bith uirfheóla, Hugh Roe 272.10 (fo. 72a) . ag
goid bhar nathardha ┐ bhar nairbherta bith foraibh, 208.26
(fo. 55b) . Note also: cid saill, cid feoil a a. ¤ `whether his repast
be
. . .', Ériu iii 104 § 34 .
Later also use, custom, habit, mode of life: is ar chol dor-
70ímther leo dún ar n-a. ¤ bith ┐ ar fógnam do dúilib dé, Alex.
925 . fogníatt dia na. ¤ bioth ┐ bestatadh, Hugh Roe 178.y
(fo. 48a ). ar deismirecht a betha inmedhonaigh, ┐ a a. ¤ bith
cach laithi, BNnÉ 19 § 42 . airbheart bith .i. beatha,
O'Cl. aen airbeirt bith gl. catholicus, O'C. 91 ( H. 3.18,
75 66 ).