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80 2 án I adj o, ā. See O'Rahilly, Early Ir. Hist. and Myth. 286 ff.
Pokorny, Jn. Celt. St. i 129 - 130 . fiery, bright, glowing:
saigtea ana gl. sagitas . . . ardentes, Ml. 24c3 . cosind saigit
áin, 133a4 . ar licc áin tentidi, TBC 3384 . Appar. also in
compd. derc (= derg?)-á. ¤ : for licc dercain, RC xi 444.25 .
85 amal sladar iasc mbrec for licc dergáin co sústaib iarind,
LU 8655 ( FB 48 ). uaim ifirn áin fiery(?), Ériu ii 229 § 6 .
grían á. ¤ (or similar phrase) frequ. used of a person: ān
grīan grīssach / goires brēoda B., Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 15 . in
grían á. ¤ (of Moling), Fél. June 17 . lassar gréne áne (of St.
Patrick), Mar. 17. Cf. Senac[h] á. ¤ mar oebill, Gorm. Feb. 11 .
5Perh. also: buidne ana do ainglib shining(?), LU 1993 ( FA
6 ). áes án bright (or splendid) folk applied to otherworld
people and synonymous with áes síde: aes á. ¤ nó sithc[h]aire,
O'Dav. 1600 . do brigh go millthighe leisan aois áin (sic)
no leisna siodh-bhruighibh gach mac, BNnÉ 164.4 . Cf.
10 poc aosáin `a fairy stroke', RC iv 178 .
In more general sense as eulogistic adj. brilliant, splendid,
glorious: an .i. uasal, O'Cl. hān flaith for Temair, Ériu xvi
147.15 . dend Eoganacht áin sin, Fél. Oct. 20 . Ailill á. ¤ ,
TBC 483 . a Emer á. ¤ folt-buide, LU 3946 ( SC 44 ). it āna
15ind ōic, TBC² 165 . ni rubaim níth n-erred n-á. ¤ , LU 6230
(TBC). gillai óca ána airegda, MU² 74 . co trebur co
caomar cembedha ana airccecha, O'D. 2201 ( Nero A vii,
140a ). amais ana immglicca, Alex. 3 . Of a place: Emain
á. ¤ , LL 7515 . Ailbhe Imligh áin, Cog. 96.27 . Of water:
20 ri c[ria]thras usce n-an n-úar, SR 41 . for in n-ocian
n-ucht-lethan n-á. ¤ , Auraic. 5353 . Very frequ. as epithet
of Ireland: ōs Ēirinn āin, Bruchst. 56 § 125 . Hérend áine,
Met. Dinds. iv 150.8 , etc. Of feats, games: co clessaib ana,
TBC 1851 . na cleasa ána iolordha, ITS xxiv 46.34 . bá
25há. ¤ aircech aibind nobítis láith gaile . . . isin tig sin, LU
10131 . Of speech , etc. mad sulbair ┐ mad á. ¤ in precept
`brilliant', Wb. 8a5 . ba suī, ba ān, ba airdirc, Bruchst.
41 § 7 . ogh-briathra ána, MR 160.7 .
Appar. also swift, speedy (see O'Rahilly loc. cit. and p.
30 517 ): for a ndíb neachaibh ána udmalla, FM vi 1920.18 .
rogres a eochu ana athloma, TTebe 2862 . fer á. ¤ athlamh,
TBC 5324 . am tren, am an, am athlum, IT i 141.19 .
con- facatar na cet[h]a ana imtroma ┐ na casrac[h]a ana im-
luat[h]a, CCath. 4953 . tucadar cuir ana athluma d'aroile,
35 CF 491 . Hence in glossaries: a. ¤ .i. luath ut est airgiu ána
.i. it luatha do airrechtain, O'Dav. 13 . a. ¤ .i. ésgaid no luath,
O'Cl. fir conoencosaibh ana (.i. luatha) (: lāna), Leb. Gab.
52.1 .
Compar. is áiniu dúibsi a n-asbiursa `it is nobler for you
40what I say
', Wb. 5a10 . dírimm bas choímiu ná bess áiniu,
TBFr. 47 . ? is edh doberiud bruith isna hōgaib no-gontais
ann, comtar aniu iarnauārach, RC xii 94 § 123 . co nād būi
i fēin Find [fer] bad áiniu ┐ bad escaidiu ō sain [im]mach
`swifter', Four Songs 22.7 .
45 Superl. is é rí as ánem ┐ as ordnidhem . . . tánic in domun
uile, BDD² 1070 . In phrase in tan ba háinem (do) x when
x was at the height of his performance, at his best:
intan ba
hánem dó, BDD 109 . in tan tra ba h-aínium doib beith
for sin luindi sin when their anger was at its fiercest, BB
50 437b26 . an tan ba háinemh dona Gallaibh foran abairt
atrubhramor, Hugh Roe 36.11 (fo. 10a) . an tan bá h-aínemh
dóibh isuidhe `when they were here making merry', FM v
1862.17 . Compar. used as superl.: in tráth rop ániu doib
oc ól when their feast was at its height, LL 14637 . intan ba
55haniu flaith Cuirc hi Caisiul, Anecd. iii 59.30 . in tan tra
b'aine in gleo sin when that noise was at its height, Aen.
2830 . in tan tra ba h-aine ic tafann na fiadmil, 727 . in tan
ba haine do o[c] cathugadh fri lucht na long, BB 419a8 .
Adv. gabait ar a ól co h-á. ¤ , LL 207b15 . go hā. ¤ , ZCP viii
60115 § 28 . nert Erenn ni gab co han, Fen. 64.19 . ? ro
gerradh . . . co roan .i. co ro-luath, Leb. Gab. 102 n.2 .
II As subst. glory, splendour, etc. orgin. o, n. ni ain something
of splendour
, Auraic. 1585 . Aimirgen indse Gáedel / ar
n-ór, ar n-á. ¤ , ar n-óebel `our glory', Ériu iv 136.18 . As o, m.
65 splendid person: gach á. ¤ is éigeas, Keat. ii 1752 ( BB 43a 56 ).
Compds. ? ¤ -bó: caeca an bó a hO. ` fine cows ', BR 64.1 .
¤ -breó bright flame , Fél. June 2 . ¤ -chainnel bright torch:
da ánchaindil gascid Gaedel, TBC 3771 ( LL 10730 ) = anch.,
3769 ( 10729 ). ? ¤ -chend: doluid Eocho anchend ed, LL
70 375a28 (no rhyme). la hEochaid Ānchend, ZCP xi 65 § 16 .
¤ -ḟer: bītis āinfir (: fáilid) maille frim glorious men, Ériu ii
95 § 4 . ¤ -loise: dā ānloise `splendid flames' (of heroes), TBC²
3313 . ¤ -rí splendid king: Maicc Cairpri, cāine ānrīg, Ält. Ir.
Dicht. ii 18 § 2 . ¤ -spirut: án spirut nóeb nert nime `splendid
75holy spirit
', Thes. ii 351.2 (Hy. vi).

3 án n ā, f. cup, drinking-vessel: techta fuillema gill aine trenege,
Laws v 410.21 .i. sithla tre-bennaigi .i. sithal umha sea ┐
sithal craind thuas, 412.4 Comm. = O'Dav. 150 . an .i. sithel
ut est ana tuilcenna, O'Dav. 174 . an .i. sdábha no soidheach,
80O'Cl. es bec a ain iphthi compí sāithech, ZCP vi 257 § 6
deich longa deich nāna deich cucho, Ériu ii 28 § 12 . ? Fig.
an mac [bāid] robói / nói mīsaib im āin (: bāin) womb ,
BColm. 16.22 . A silver cup left beside a well was a test
of the king's peace: āna .i. stāba beaca bītis for tiprataib
85isnaib cānaib dlúthib inde dicitur: daimid āna for lindib
┐ ba do argud batir mincib . . . fri hōl tra do dāinib scīthaib
esib dobertis na lestair-si forsna tibradaib ┐ ba ō rīgaib
dobertis forra do promad a cāna, Corm. Y 48 . ind rā[i]th
. . . / i mbīth tiprān fo āin gil, ib. á. ¤ .i. sithal no soithech asa
nebhar uisce na srothan ut est a n-ána for sruamannaib i
5sidh socoméd sernar flatha .i. is fir lium conad comét sida
dona flathaib ic a srethnaighther sithla for na sruthanaib,
O'Dav. 119 , 1464 . Hence perh. án explained as fír by
glossators = test (cf. leastur Baduirn, IT iii 191 § 19 ): án
[.i.] fír, Met. Gl. 9 § 4 . an is rann ban is binne/anmonna íad
10d'ḟírinne, 27 § 34 . á. ¤ fír is ní forus fand, LU 528 . á. ¤ .i. fír,
Cóir Anm. § 13 . More doubtfully in: ana cach tuinide do
nescarthar .i. fir lium in ferann dontí escerthar ina tuinide,
O'C. 337 (H 3.18, 185b), 711 (ib. 342) = ain cach t., O'D. 621
(H 3.17, c. 463). ana gala gaudai lama luatha . . . .i. is fir
15lium in galannas do gniat na lama tre gail, O'C. 342 ( H. 3.18,
190a ), O'C. 716 ( ib. 344 ). ana gallda luathit lama .i. is fir lium
an gaoil gallda no luaidhit ó lama, 1765 (23 Q 6, 36 a). á. ¤
gach gala gonta nurrad, 2314 (Eg. 88, 24 (25)b). ba há. ¤
fis no ainchis, ib.