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ametis n(Lat. or Engl. loanword): iesper nó cristal nó a. ¤
amethyst , Maund. 195 .

amfos n(1 foss) in etymol. expl. of amus: amfos no anfos .i.
inti nabi foss [air] acht ho locc do locc (de loco ad locum),
5 Thr. Ir. Gl. 1 = amos .i. am-ḟos, Corm. Y 12 . So also Ériu
xiii 62 § 5 .

amgaire n(amgar) hardship, misfortune: a. ¤ cen inmaine `affliction
without love
', Met. Dinds. iv 320.12 . brithem ard cen a. ¤
`unperplexed', 322.43 . ná rabh tres an bhfolt bhfionn-
10bhuidhe / ort amhghoire, DDána 114.7 . brosdadh amh-
ghaire, Aithd. D. 45.1 . do bi ag innisin a amhgoire dho,
Acall. 3535 v.l.

amgann adj(gann) unscanty, liberal: Maelanfaidh amgand, Gorm.
Jan.31 . May 10. Oct. 7. ? nírb a. ¤ (niorba gall, v.l.) a
15n-uide, Met. Dinds. iv 212.18 (`not extensive was their journey',
v 143 ).

amgar adj(1 gar) With unlen. -g-, TSh. Gloss ., cf. amhghar:
adhbhar, TD 14.4 , DDána 1.4 . (a) difficult, troublesome,
distressful: amhghar dhamhsa an deónughadh, TD 14.4 .
20 Compar. cás as amhghaire, Aithd. D. 45.8 . As predicate
with pronominal subject distressed, miserable (? or as adv.):
tú go cian ó chiontaibh Éabha / amhghar sibh ar son bhar
ngaoil, Magauran 1484 . ámghar sinn dar ccrádh fan cclainn,
Rel. Celt. ii 232.z . is amhghar atamaid anosa `we are in
25trouble now
', ZCP vi 292.16 . Adv. ag sile déor . . . co hamhgar,
Oss. v 134.10 . ? a. ¤ thugsat achmusán `bitterly they began
chiding
', Ériu i 26.172 . (b) As subst. o, m. difficulty, per-
plexity, inconvenience; affliction, distress: gach amhgar da
tarrla etir in imper ┐ R. disagreement , Fier. 13 . díoth orm
30is éigin orra / atú i n-amhghar eatorra `I am in a strait
between the two
', TD 44.4 . fuacht, teasbach, íota . . . ┐ gach
amhgar oile, TSh. 517 . fil amhgar mór isin tír so .i. tuile
cuiledh, BNnÉ 80 § 160 . mór n-amhghar, DDána 1.4 .
méala an t-amhghar so d'fulang (`the grievance'), Misc. Celt.
35Soc. 364.z . tar éis an ámhgair úd, Mark xiii 24 . deth-
frighidh a hamhgar `affliction', Jer. xlviii 16 . lúathghair-
ighios fá amhgar `is glad at calamities', Prov. xvii 5 . In
special constructions: tabhair don lucht bhias na amghar
he `give it to the people who need it', Ériu v 138 § 125 . do
40dhearlaic sibhsi . . . / tré bheith 'na n-amhghar oruinn / do
dhá ghoirmdhearc dhamhsa am dhall. . . . , Studies 1921,
258 § 7 . With gar: gar fallsa amhghar Éabha `her deceptive
gain meant trouble for Eve
(?)', Aithd. D. 69.29 . gar is amhgar,
PBocht 26.3 .

45 amgarach adj= amgar: as amhgharach atámíd uimeso, Ériu v
170.112 . go mbiaidh bocht amhgarach, TSh. 9943 (see
under amgar).

amglan adj(glan) impure: anmanna amhghlana na bpeacthach,
TSh. 6605 .

50 amgné n(gné) evil aspect: iarum rosrathaig Túath Dé / ros-
brathaig úath is amgné, Met. Dinds. iii 4.46 .

amgoisti: n a. ¤ .i. cairdes Crist, O'C. 970 (H 3. 18, 416). amh-
goiste godfather , O'R. (`prop. abghoiste'). Cf. goistibe.

amirissech xsee amairsech.

55 1 amla advby-form of amlaid. thus, in that way: do bhí Aodh
amhla 'na Aichil (: damhna), DDána 110.42 . bearthar
le móirfhear amhla ar Éinleighin, 109.4 . caithréim eile
amhla sain / do-ghéantar . . ., 107.33 . `Long Mhéig Uidhir'
amhla sain / bhias ar an athluing éachtaigh, 107.29 . ní bhfuil
60ar talamh ná a ttor / neach amhla acht mé am' aonar such
a one
, Celt. Rev. x 139.24 .

? 2 amla: n gan a a. ¤ ┐ gan a aimhleas ┐ gan a aimsiugud d'Ainnti-
crisd, Éigse vii 249.32 .

amlabar adj(labar) dumb, mute: a. ¤ gl. mutus, Ml. 49b1 . amlabra
65gl. muta, 42c6 . imfolngai són a. ¤ inní frissarater, 42c4 . mad
huaicniud bes a. ¤ , 59a12 . dunaib anmandib amlabrib, 55d25 .
o a. ¤ gl. a muto i.e. from the word `mutus', Sg. 37b22 . mutus
.i. a. ¤ , Auraic. 469 . mutus, amlapar .i. ainm do mnai bailph,
2934 (YBL). mutus .i. amlobar, Lec. Gl. 218 . bodor ┐ a. ¤ ,
70 SR 7634 . buidir amlabair a mmathair ┐ a n-athair, LL
13355 . anmanna amlabra in usci, BColm. 16 § 13 . idail
. . . ámlabra, PH 731 . amlabhar .i. balbh, O'Cl. As subst.:
in ta. ¤ án, Fél. June 20 . ?na oinmit, na ambil, na amlobair,
O'Dav. 293 . a thenga [do thabhairt] do amhlabhar, FM iv
75936.2 .

amlabra n(amlabar) dumbness: ita i n-amlabra on uair atchual-
aidh tonngar na dilenn, Anecd. ii 3.4 = Airne F. 71 . ícaid
an mac do dhoilli ┐ [an ingen] do amhlobhrai, BNnÉ 16 § 24 .

1 amlach adj o, ā (cf. 2 amlaid) variegated, ornamented, decorated:
80 a n-inair amlacha iubaili ilgresacha `curling', CF 249 . seaca
. . . a. ¤ , Butler Poems 2268 . na n-éideadh n-órshnáth n-a. ¤
`variegated' (of hangings in a church), Aithd. D. 88.24 .
teaghdhais . . . a. ¤ aol-chreatach, Butler Poems 1832 . a
mhúir na n-aolchlár n-a. ¤ , TD 28.8 . dorus . . . sduagha aille
85amlacha fair `with beautiful emblematic arches on it', Marco
P. 77 . dá chomhlaidh chrios n-amhlach n-ard, DDána 119.34 .
MR xiv 25 . cuarsciath a. ¤ , CCath. 5312 . toirrcheas bric
amlaigh eithrigh, IGT Decl. ex. 2073 . a chraobh phuirt
bhraonamlaigh Bhreagh, Magauran 2734 . dod dhreich
amlaigh, 2442 . Note also: a. ¤ undexterous, unexpert, unhandy,
5 awkward, uneconomical , Celtica vi 68 .