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airmaisid v(airmaisiu) (a) hits the mark, aims at, strikes: ni anad
co n-ermaised in ubull no bíd for cind in chualli until he
hit the apple
, LL 14424 . dus an ermaismís a lín an tsluaigh,
65 CS 52.23 (perh. a mistake; in ruirmemis, RC xvii 143.18 ,
Tig.). rodiormuis an teidhm tar nach dtíaghar `the disease
from which there is no escape attacked him
', ALC ii 402.4 . a
Éisirt nit lenbaide / is fer fíre rot ermuis, SG 241.5 . commáin
ria cur romermais `it has fallen to my lot to make requital
70therein
', Met. Dinds. iii 54.13 . rosirmais óen-ainm uile `one
name served for all
', iv 136.40 . ór do urmaised sén . . . do'n
ard-fhlaith `was ordained', MR 106.7 . caoi . . . gur ur[mh]ais
`till she had recourse to weeping', A. Ó Dálaigh li § 24 . ur-
maisdir `it is ascertained', Misc. Celt. Soc. 152.4 . With FOR
75(AR) hits on, comes upon, finds: da n-urmaisi tú uirre, ní
roithfe tú tairrsi even if thou dost find her, Ériu iii 164 § 20 .
nir urmaiseadar ar h-Isu, YBL 147b39 . nir urmais ar a leas
`he could find no way of bettering his case', Duan. Finn ii 110
§ 38 . ro urmais bó . . . foran erlamh, `one of the cows . . .
80chanced on the patron
', BNnÉ 127 § 15 . is ann sin ro h-úrmh-
aisead aco-sum ar aenchomairli, MR 314.13 . na hescaraird ar
a nuirmeosadh, Caithr. Thoirdh. 74.24 . amail roermais forro
`as they came to his mind', Grail 2567 . Equivalent to fétaid:
ro tinnscain . . . for tabairt a coibsena . . . amail is dicra ro
85fet ┐ ro irmuis forro, Grail 1133 . With I: rourmais se . . .
isin glenn i rabadar na Coin chanced to come into, ZCP xiii 214.3 .
(b) manages to, succeeds in, can: innis dūn nī dia maithis.
ni ermaisim or seisen, Ériu ii 28 § 10 . cure airddmes dun
tarsin slōg . . . is mesc lemsa anisiu, ni ermaissim, TBC²
294 . níro hairmised cóir a dénma . . . cusinnocht, Airne F.
5 207 . co na ro-ermaisetar . . . descaid do chumasc ar in mein,
PH 5076 . conar urmais ríghi . . . d'ordugud `he was unable
to rule
. . .', Ériu iii 150 § 2 . ní urmhais neach ní do rádh,
DDána 29.18 . co nár urmaisettar a neolaigh saighidh gus an
ionadh chinnte, FM vi 2282.x .
10 Cf. ar-midethar.

airmaisiu n, f. vn. of ar-midethar, Ped. ii 578 . Also airmaisin.
urmoissi, ormoisi, earmaisi f. (g s. -ean. n p. -eana), IGT Decl.
§ 143 . urmaisin, ormaisin, ermaisin f. (g s. and n p. -ne), § 144.
Verbs § 65 .
15(a) act of arriving at, hitting upon: is fuasnad dut menmain
siu tuisled ho ermaissiu firinne trí mrechtrad na tintathach `to
fail to reach the truth
', Ml. 2d5 . rob urusa a urmaisi to perceive
it
, Arch. iii 245 § 17 . duiligh tratha d'urmaisin difficult to
distinguish the canonical hours
, Anecd. ii 24 § 11 . ni raibhe . . .
20lucht conístáis ermaisi Hectoir ar febas na hersclaige `that
could strike H.
', LL 405a38 ( TTr.² 1099 ). ni bi duine . . . gan a
fhod urdalta airchennta oidhedha d'urmaisi, MR 268.23 .
cin ermaisi slidhi without finding the way, Grail 1209 . With
AR: d'úrmaisi uile ar aen chomairli, MR 314.15 . urmas ar
25Ch. to meet C., BNnÉ 137.14 .
(b) mental capacity, faculty: urmaisin maith do, da fétadh
áiremh . . . a fine achievement, ZCP x 6 n.4 . is and sin dus-
fanicc a n-urmaisi do cāch ┐ a n-irlabra, Grail 268 . ro boi
sist cen labra cen ermasin, 2502 . urmaisi airig strength of mind
30befitting a noble
, MR 192.2 .

airmaisnech adj o, ā (airmaisiu). Also airmaisech well-aimed:
urcar ághmar urmaisnech, IT ii2 139.417 . o imrum urlum
urmaisnech `dexterous and resolute rowing', Aen. 208 . com-
lunn . . . urmaisnech, St. Ercuil 338 . Of a person steadfast,
35 unflinching(?): meic Amalgaidh urmaisnigh (: gaisccidh),
BNnÉ 281 § 266 . le bráithribh urmhuisnecha E., L. Cl. A.
Buidhe 8.15 . ionadh urmaisnech áiridhe, Misc. Hag. Hib.
105 § 16 `? convenient or definite, fixed on', Plummer MS.
notes. As adv. co hathlum urmaisnech, ZCP vi 34.26 .
40 do aithnigheadar co hurmaisnech gurab . . ., Comp. Con C.
88.14 . ro an co humal urmaisnech, Études Celt. i 88.2 .

airmaisnige n iā, f. (airmaisnech) accuracy of aim: urmaisnighi
a n-urchar, Caithr. Thoirdh. 77.9 .

airmaisniugad n= airmaisiu: bādar ag guidhe Dé . . . fá gan
45Sir Uill. d'fhagháil nā urmaisniughadh fair, Eachtra Uill.
2301 . urmaisni[ughadh] ar sgéulaibh . . . d'fhiafraighe dhe
to succeed in, 4194 .

airmaith adj(maith) very good: ecnaid ermaith cach dana, SR
2703 . Asia írmaith ar cach leth, LL 16176 .

50 airmarb adj(marb): fiad deilb ind ócdaim hermairb lifeless (of the
golden calf), SR 4120 .

airmass adj(mass) very beautiful: innmassa ermasa, ZCP iii 3
n. 23 ( Rawl. 130b30 ).

airmbert xsee airmert.

55 airmbertad n= airimbert: oc a. ¤ in chaithme preparing the food,
Alex. 706 .

áirmech adj o, ā (áirem) (a) numerous: mór do arbrib ármecha,
LL 232b17 ( TTr. 1138 ). tigheas flaithemhail acmhaingeach
áirmheach, Hackett xl 126 .
60(b) noteworthy, famous: trí mile ban airmech, LL 3611 . don
impir airmhech soin, ITS xix 6.1 . dob aithesach á. ¤ in con-
sabal sin, L. Chl. Suibhne 41 . mac áirmheach Airt Chaomh-
ánaigh, DDána 100.10 . do b'áirmheach idir sgolaibh,
Measgra D. 62.10 . ridire occ armech, Ann. Conn. 1247.7 .

65 airmed n ā, f. (med) measure of grain, dry measure: ermed .i.
med tomais quia aridas res metitur , Corm. Y 553 . airmheadh
.i. meadh thomhais, O'Cl. airbidh ┐ airmeth dethbir eturru
.i. tomus ima lin ┐ ima met airmeth .i. medh tomuis arba no
bracha .i. criathur, O'Dav. 148 . med, a. ¤ , forrach, Triads 138 .
70 che(i)thir méich mracha ┐ ḟidlan[n] airmeide di tharu `a
wooden vessel (or platter) containing the full of an `a. ¤ ' of kiln-
dried wheat
', Críth Gabl. 140 and n. tomus cach airmide,
Laws v 486.15 .i. airmedh tomais coitcend, 488.15 Comm.
dorat do P. in n-airmid mini, Trip.² 2182 . lán armide méich,
75 MU² 728 . secht n-airmedae ardcathrach d'airnib, Aisl. MC
124.20 . tabair in n-armidh chét do t'indsaigid ┐ tabair a
tri lan d'ór inti, Acall. 5838 . As n. pr. A. ¤ (a physician of the
T. Dé D.), ZCP viii 105.23 .

airmedón n(medón) the very middle, centre: go rachomraicsetar
80a cind ar n-uactur ┐ a cossa ar n-íctur ┐ a lláma ar n-irmedón,
TBC 3808 . folt dond fri tuind folt find iar n-irmedón, LL
189a33 . láech . . . eturru bar a. ¤ , MU² 529 . in n-airc testemain
i n-armedon, BB 241b8 (ina medon, LB 120ax ; YBL
291ax ).

85 airmeirb adj(meirb): cíarbo a. ¤ lend `though we thought them feeble',
Fianaig. 12 § 16 .