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airet n(*ari + fot, O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 177 ff. ?Cf. senairotib,
Thes. ii 239.18 . Gender doubtful. Orig. o, n., O'Rahilly.
Taken as f. in Sg. 148a6 by Thurn. Gramm. p. 157 , see below,
and treated as f. in later language. airet, Wb. 25d1 . eret,
Ml. 107d8 etc., Sg. 148a6 . erat, Ml. 33a1 . arat, 80b7 .
5 Length, interval, space (of time, less freq. also of space),
later amount, quantity. Very frequent in conjunctive and
adverbial phrases.
I (a) is ed á eret is gessi dia cene ṁbether in hac uita this is
how long
, Ml. 107d8 . is ed a erat fritammiurat inna huli,
10 33a1 . á eret tias in cascc isin mís how late E. falls in the month,
Thes. ii 39.25 . a oired ba ferr dó ar bánbiudh a time of
similar duration during which he fared better as regards white
meat
, Hib. Min. 67.4 . iss ed eret no bitis Ulaid insin i mMaig
M., LU 3223 ( SC § 1 ). Of space: lagat inna saigte . . . ┐ a
15arat dia tochuirther `the distance from which it is shot', Ml.
80b7 . is he a. ¤ sain rosaig / lassar lái brátha brethaig, SR 2531 .
(b) a. ¤ as long as, as far as: a. ¤ nombeinn isnaib imnedaib,
Ml. 59a22 . a. ¤ mbete im theglachsa, BDD² 312 . a. ¤ bés . . . a
cutrumesi do súg inda curpsom `so long . . . as there is this
20much juice in his body
', Mon. Tall. 150.39 (§ 61) . a. ¤ nat negar
`so long as it is not washed', 155.24 (§ 67) . erett bett aboss 'ga
tigh, BColm. 98.32 . Eas Rúaid heret aiges núall as long as
Assaroe resounds
, Ériu iv 150.27 . airiut ba beo iat, Marco P.
98 . eiret tēiti uiseōc as high as a lark soars, TBC² 3613 .
25 oiret teit cloch a taball, PH 3040 . See Hull, ZCP xxix 121 - 2 .
(c) With article: an a. ¤ ropsa béo, Trip.² 1434 . a n-a. ¤ ro
bátar sruithi Eirend occó ari, 2996 . an oired dobi-seom a
C.C. as long as, RC xviii 268.11 (Tig.). an oiread ro bí M. ag
rádha a shoiscéla, Im. Brain i 65.4 . in a. ¤ bātar ag dēnomh
30na hadmhāla, Fl. Earls 64.3 . in oiriut tra do geb in tuasal
neach bus cutruma res in isul `as long as (i.e. provided)
the noble gets an advocate equal in rank to the man of lower class
',
Laws ii 84.24. Comm. Of space: an airat ro soich a scor sidhe
for gach leith `as far as their `scor'-lands extend on every side',
35 Laws iv 226.z . in oiret dochoid how far, PH 3039 .
In mixed construction with both article (or prep.?) and
poss.: ina a. ¤ báttar fein ar foccra during the period of their
proscription
, FM vi 1974.3 .
(d) With cia how long, how far? cia arat gl. quandiu, Ml.
40 32d22 . cia a. ¤ co tíchtin nancrist how long (it will be) till the
coming
, Wb. 25d1 . ce hairead uathaibh go tír how far they
were from land
, BB 39a26 . With rel. clause: cia eret mbete oc
m ingraimmim se? `how long will they be persecuting me?'
Ml. 33a9 . cia hairett atáidh sunn? RC xxvi 376.8 . nocon fess
45cairet rochúaid how far, RC xiii 442 § 15 . cia a. ¤ imthéit? how
far does it go
? TBC 1146 .
(e) With article and demonstr. in adverbial phrase for
that long, during that (amount of) time (case of a. ¤ doubtful, see
O'Rahilly and Thurn. ad loc. cit. In most exx. apparently a s.
50of a fem. noun): ind eret sa gl. tandiu, Ml. 114b14 . ?inn
heret sin imbói, Sg. 148a6 (so O'Rahilly loc. cit.; accus.,
Thurn. Gramm. p. 157 ) i.e. during the time he was in Rome.
ni rabe isin bith ní dognethe in n-eret sin léu acht cluchi, LU
3225 ( SC § 1 ). at forbaeltiseom in n-a. ¤ sin, 2277 . fífat-sa
55forsna slógaib in n-a. ¤ sin, 6312 (TBC). inn-airet-sain during
that time
, RC xiii 110 § 147 .
II (a) amount, quantity, usually in phrases meaning as
much as, etc.: in óiret cétna as much again, Maund. 212 .
in oirid sin `so much as that', Aen. 2558 . a naei n-a. ¤ `nine
60times the value (of the thing stolen)
', Marco P. 41 . is i an oiread
(uirid, MS.), O'Gr. Cat. 307.30 . aiseoguidh sé seacht noirid
he shall restore seven fold, Prov. vi 31 . sudh mérsi ┐ sugh
fenéil oired da gach sugh `of either juice an equal bulk', O'Gr.
Cat. 225.4 .
65(b) In phr. in a. ¤ sin DI so much (of): inn a. ¤ sin da slúag that
many of their host
, MU² 681 . anuireadsa do chuidiughadh,
Carsw. 20.7 . an oiret sin do leic oigre, Marco P. 225 . Note
also: a oirett shin ele d'airde do beith ann that it was as high
again
, BNnÉ 71 § 121 . With mixed construction: a rád . . .
70co ndingenad Dia . . . ina airett sin d'éccórad `would do such
injustice
', Maund. 118 .
(c) With prep. FRI: na losa . . . dobertai . . . do C. doberedh
oired ris fein d'Fir diad dib sin gave as much to F.D. as he
took for himself
, TBC p. 517 n.9 . dogebuir oired rium-sa dhe
75 you shall share it equally with me, ZCP vi 99.6 . beth ar
uired re og mac to be on the same terms with, Fen. 348.22 . nár
tualaing iadsan oiret re Mac Conmara do dénam could not
do as much as M.
, Caithr. Thoirdh. 85.10 . ar oiret aimsire
fris of the same age as he, FM v 1734.24 . go rabhadar Laighin
80cheithre uiread do shluagh ré fearaibh Mumhan `had a host
four times as numerous
', Keat. iii 3212 . go bhfuil a urad
d'ughdardhas agam fein leis an mbiobla, Luc. Fid. 323.16 . na
hiarr duais ach uiread leó look not for any more reward than
they do
, Measgra D. 7.112 .
85(d) With ocus and rel. clause: uiread grádha . . . ┐ atá
aige dhó féin, Desid. 6041 . urad as do bhí ag Criosd, Luc.
Fid. 323.16 . Note also: a uiread . . . ┐ a ttiobhra Dia dhuit,
Desid. 4600 . oiread (uiriod, MS.) a bhfuarais aréir as much as
you got last night
, Ériu i 97.y .
(e) With gen. as much as, even (in neg. and condit. clauses):
5 gan uiret deilcc bruit do bhúain da fhiodhbadh not to take
even athorn
, Anecd. iii 6.12 . a. ¤ in grain[n]e musdaird do ṡeirc
Isa, Marco P. 8 . airead copán as much as a single cup, ZCP
viii 563 § 18 . gu hoiread an fhocail dhíomhaoin as lúgha dá
ndubhart even the idlest word I have spoken, Desid. 1177 .
10Note also: mór da n-uiredaibh great quantities of them,
Aisl. Tund. 132 § 6 .

airét n(ét) great jealousy, zeal: ni rogénair . . . nech . . . bhadh mo
deithitin ┐ iret imm eccluis nDe, Lism. L. 4488 . atá oram 'na
oiréad it is a cause of jealousy to me, Dánta Gr. 72.2 . do
15ghabh uiréad naoimh chloinne Néill `the saints . . . became
very envious
', Keat. iii 1895 . mar innistear tre oiréd, Duan.
Finn i 51.22 .

airétrom(m) adj(étromm) very light; unstable: nell urétrom aerdha,
CCath. 364 . da scaburassan . . . uretroma, 4668 . scíath
20. . . co mbil óir áith airétruim, LL 237b31 ( TTr. 1543 ). acc
iomuaim a n-ionar n-uiréttrom . . . fria ccnesaibh, FM vi
1918.10 . mina tegma . . . cēill n-āith n-airētraim n-imglain,
ZCP vi 267 § 7 . oclaich . . . escaidhe uretroma, CCath.
5372 . i nagaid aiccenta . . . uretruim . . . a muintire,
25 4622 . Adv. ro lingestair . . . go hurettrom athlamh, TBC
3891 .

airétromma n(airétromm): torbatu, airétrumma, fosta `an easy
bearing
', Triads 215 .

airḟáemad vn. of airḟáemaid. act of accepting, consenting to (a
30process of law): urfaemad a toicheda no aurfaemad do gabail
athgabala, Laws i 90.13 Comm. is dir a toiched d'urfaemad,
88.10 Comm. dlegur a furfaema, 294.20 Comm. in feichiumh
leth[ard] do urfhoemhudh, O'D. 134 ( H. 3.17, c. 112 ).

airḟáemaid xsee ar-foím.

35 airḟaire n(faire) act of keeping watch: ar oman gabhala aurfaire
air in mbaile, BB 34b50 . díol 'n-a fhorbhais . . . dá urḟaire
/ fuair, DDána 83.12 .

airḟairsing adj(fairsing) very spacious: fianboth fada urfairsing,
Acall. 1544 v.l.

40 airḟéchain n(féchain) act of surveying, reconnoitring: rachad-sa
d'fhios ┐ d'uirfhéachain an tslúaigh úd, CRR² 72.3 .

airḟeithid v(1 fethid) awaits, (views?): mad eara-neastur a cintu
.i. ma é urfethius a cinta, Laws ii 282.22 Comm. ara neithet
dibline cina . . . .i. urfeithi[d] cach dib a ceile, O'C. 2245 ( Eg.
4588, 18 (19)a ).

airḟeithem vn. of airḟeithid act of awaiting, viewing: or rather act of assuming responsibility for: arda
neithit . . . .i. aca nurfeichem, Laws ii 306.13 Comm. ardo
aicce .i. bis acan airfeichem and, v 464.14 Comm. ag
urfeitham tar a cend, O'Dav. 151 . See ar-neät (c)

50 airḟind adj(1 finn) very white: a hEua fossad herḟind SR 1906 .
aurfinda .i. ceinnfinda white in front (?) (of horses), Ériu ii
3 n. 29 . dathogam . . . aicme ailme .i. alath odhar . . . irfind,
Auraic. 5701 .

airḟinde n(airḟind) great brightness: forbrice ┐ eirfhinne inna
55nguse, Ériu ii 104 § 12 .

?airḟine n aititiud cægac a comuir uirfine ara griun fadeisin cen gail cen fogail cen fonaidm , O'Don. 750 ( H. 3. 17 542 = 684 ( 501 ).

airḟis xsee airis.

1 airfitech (airfitiud) I Adj. o, ā musical, harmonious: salm-
cetlaidh lanbhind lanairpeitech do Dhia, Lism. L. 4500 . tir
ilcheolach airphetech, 3858 . sasad a. ¤ na naingel, Rawl. B.
60512, fo. 70c (Plummer MS. notes). glāim gilla uasail oirchetail
oirfitig aín, Aisl. MC 87.4 . As adv. na ro-etsium co herfhetech
fri hecnach with pleasure(?), PH 6876 .
II Subst. o, m. oirfideach m. IGT Decl. § 22 . minstrel,
player, musician: aes ciuil ┐ oirfidid oilcena, Laws v 108.20 .
65 binnius airfitig inna guth, MU² 749 . int áes dána ┐ na
hairfitig, 847 . a. ¤ re tētaib, Arch. iii 223.23 . oirfideach ré
seinm ┐ re gabháil duan ┐ dréacht do láthair an ríogh,
Keat. ii 5338 . airfidech Ailella ┐ Meadba . . ., Celt. Rev. iv
112.1 . tré ucht-bruinne an oirfidich, 11 . gabhuid na hoir-
70fidigh . . . ag iaraidh bi[dh], BNnÉ 163 § 31 . gingob é in
fer dána ifus / is oirfidech é a oenar, SG 248.40 . cúic óirfitig
na féinne, 108.26 . re hil-gles a hoirfideach, MR 102.18 .
saormaighistir senma ┐ airpheteach and a minstrel, FM iii
612.6 . ?cech urḟaidech, O'Don. 2212 (Nero A vii, 146b).

75 2 airfitech n o, [m.] (airfitiud) music, minstrelsy: sói shenma ┐
oirfidigh Erenn, ALC i 462.5 . is é Dond bo fer airfidig
([air]fitiuch v.l.) as dech bai inn Erinn iter senchas . . . ┐
cach ciniul airfidig, RC xxiv 50.1 . oc cantain ciūil ┐ airfidigh,
ZCP v 501.20 . iomdha oirfideach eoin bhinn / ag mac
80inghine Iaichim, DDána 37.22 .

airfitid n(airfitiud) i, [m.] musician: baí már do immud cach
thurchomraic . . . ┐ do airfitib adamraib, LU 10133 . in
tan . . . dobertís na hairfiti di is and atbered si, IT i 77.8
(Lg.). cia dobertais airfite in domain chuice, LL 278b35 .
85 ni hairfidig in mer `the madwoman is not a minstrel', Laws i
138.1 Comm.