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adbar n o, n. a s. isa n-a. ¤ , Ml. 138c3 . n p. adbara, LL 218b31
85( TTr. 123 ). adhbhar m. IGT Decl. § 11 . See Celtica i 337 .
I (a) matter, material: isa na. ¤ nephdelbaigthe gl. informem-
que materiam, Ml. 138c3 . ri rothepi . . . / asin cheta. ¤ admas /
talam . . ., SR 30 . ba terc cach n-a. ¤ dó he had little of any
substance
, LU 11008 . aprisce in adbhuir dian-ar-forcoim-
nacair `the fragility of the matter whereof we have been made',
5 Ériu ii 122 § 62 . co cruthaigfea in comdiu . . . curpa dind
adbur toltanaigfes do cip é méit . . . in t-a. ¤ , LU 2595 . a. ¤
tened, BColm. 54.20 . d'iarraidh adhbhair cruite,
Keat. ii 2692 . a. ¤ in ard-naim the ingredients of the saint i.e. his discent
or genealogy
SG 18.3 . Med. iomad adhbhair (adhbhar v.l.),
10 festering matter, Trompa na bhF. 7436 .
(b) materials etc., serving a special purpose, gear, equip-
ment: roderscaigestar a tech so eter adbur ┐ elathain, LU
8046 ( FB 1 ). mad fige a loscad etir garmain ┐ cech n-a. ¤
olchena `the loom-beam and all other materials', Ériu ii 206
15§ 27 . a h-adbara ┐ a aídimmi (of a ship), LL 218b31 ( TTr.
123 ). nirthá do lín na h adbor cathugud trisna barbárdu sa
`he has neither number nor gear to fight', 220a25 (ib. 220). is
athais mor daib muna derntai calma amlaid sin ┐ febus in
adbair fuil agaib, Aen. 2465 .
20 (c) Of persons with follg. gen. in sense of makings (of),
one fit to be (hardly to be distinguished from damna in similar
use, in spite of O'Don. Gr. p. 445 ): a. ¤ ríg, Sc.M² § 14 . int a. ¤
rig is ferr do bi da coiced fein, Ann. Conn. 1272.4 . airchideóch-
ain Tuama . . . ┐ a. ¤ aird-espuic Hy Fiachr. 114.12 (`? arch-
25deacon with right of succession
', Plummer MS notes). a. ¤
suad, AU ii 508.4 . a. ¤ gaiscedaig the makings of a warrior,
LL 8581 . is breath adhbhair Ioldánaigh / do bhí ar Eoin
E. was estimated as a young `Ildánach ', Arch. Hib. i 90 § vi .
Hence of a grade of poet: itir éceas ┐ adhbar i.e. both poets
30and students (of poetry), Oss. v 40.5 . adhbhar oideadh young
poets
(makings of teachers), DDána 46.3 . do chuir geall . . . /
fa dhán re hadhbhar eile challenged another student about a
poem
, 90.16 . Note also: ni raibi do shluagh adbhur cathaig-
the friu there was not any army fit to fight with them, TTr.² 1438 .
35 Hence of successors (actual or potential) to particular
offices (kingship, abbacy, etc.) usually with eulogistic im-
plications: D. rí Midhi ┐ a. ¤ ríg Erenn, RC xviii 277.13
(Tig.). a. ¤ tigerna Breagh, FM ii 880.14 . ádbar comarba
Phattraicc, 762.7 . C. a. ¤ ollaman na Brefne, Ann. Conn. 1411
40§ 22 . gurvo hadhbhar nuachair d'Eirinn antí Conall, ZCP xiv
223.12 . an t-adhbur imperi bis inadíaidh ` heir-apparent ',
Maund. 192 . adhbhur a chlemhna his intended son-in-law,
Ériu v 188.451 .
(d) subject-matter (of discussion, literary work, etc.): do
45chum do sgeóil do bhuain ré hádhbhar i.e. so that your
fable should have a bearing on the matter under discussion,
Desid. 3563 . in tan adchid in filid . . . in tadbur a subject
for his poem
, Laws i 44.3 Comm. adhbhar ceoil ar gcomh-
labhra `the sweet subject of our language', Content. xxv 1 .
50 neithe nach beanann ré hadhbhar which are not to the point,
TSh. 9063 . a bhaoghlaigh / do chor-sa is adhbhar aonaigh
thy business is idle market talk, DDána 4.9 . dob é m'oide ar
adhbhoraibh, TD 23.9 .
II (a) cause, ground, reason: ciadcobrinn moidim do dénum
55ni bói a. ¤ híc, Wb. 17d17 . a. ¤ fáilte, 20a9 . adbur na cnete,
IT i 123.7 . a. ¤ móide cause of anger, Dán Dé xxv. 15 . ionnbhúr
n-adhbhar uathbháis ┐ miosguis ag Dia, Trompa na bhF.
457 . adhbhar cumhadh, TD 14.4 . a adhbhar d'iomchar na
croiche / i gcoinne an bháis do bhí ag drud the reason for
60carrying his cross
, DDána 30.12 . adhbair asa ndleghait soin,
ZCP viii 116 § 16 . is é is a. ¤ dóibh chuige sin, Corp. Astron. 2.9 .
is é adhbhur ma tánac chucaib-si, do innisin scéal an domain
díb, RC xxiv 371.3 . mór n-adhbhar fárbh aontuighthe, TD
20.53 . cuma leis ternó nó gan terno a cath acht co cuired a
65clú adhbar dá adhbaraibh provide he should be famous for
some reason
(?), Expugn. Hib. § 15 . corop i n-adbur na
haighi sin rogaba bás that he may die because of that fawn,
Todd Nenn. 182.12 . tuig . . . fa adhbar áiridhe . . . gurab
edh as áil linn `that for a certain reason we desire', CS 2.1 . ar
70an adhbhar go ttoirmeasccann an fercc . . . carthanacht
etorra féin, Ériu xv 28 § 2 . ar an adhbhar in aimsir S.
Clára . . . ní raibhe áonchlabhsdra aca, 96 § 3 . ar adhbharaibh
aile `for other reasons', FM ii 918 note c. méid m'orchra ar
an adhbhar-sa for this reason, Misc. Celt. Soc. 380.6 .
75 (b) Of the cause of a quarrel, battle, etc.: cath . . . fa a. ¤
coir, RC xxiii 404.15 . sila ┐ adbair in catha, CCath. 3852 .
is d'adbaraibh catha Chula Dremne sin, RC xvii 143.4 . is a. ¤
ṅdegdebtha, LL 12109 . Hence absolutely in sense of casus
belli: adbur no bidbanus, O'D. 1376 (E 3.5, 26a). can adbur
80can bidbanus, Laws v 142.18 Comm. olc in ta. ¤ dia mbói sin
LL 20624 . fobith . . . a nadbair ┐ a nesaenta re aroile, FM
iv 1010.22 . tosach an adhbhair eiséin `he is the cause of the
dispute
' TD 3.26 .
(c) Of the ground, pretext for a claim, charge :bít oc dénum
85adbair do argain na n-óglach, PH 7528 . dall-adbur no
ferai form `you bring an unfounded charge against me, RC
xiv 243.44 . caide in t-abur assa fuighmis hé?, Acall. 5215 .
fágbhaim an t-adhbhar faoi féin / ní beag nod dfhior mar
eiséin affair(?), Ir. Review 1913, 625 § 20 . ní ḟuil ní d'adhbhar
aige, TD 8.32 . nár lim gan a. ¤ éigin without some pretext (of
5someone returning uninvited), O'Gr. Cat. 352.19 . sé 'na
ṡeanadhbhar ó ṡin an ancient cause ever since, TD 7.33 . anaic
sinn ar ár n-damnadh / glanaidh sinn ó ar sean-adhbhar,
Misc. Celt. Soc. 382.4 .
In phrase lucht adbair people who bring charges, com-
10plaints(?); people with a grievance(?): mhaithmhechas na
naindligheadh do thabhairt do lucht adhbhair, O'Hussey
T.C. 230 z . lucht adhbhair tar éis a ndiomdha, TD 29.19 .
bíse it armaibh re hucht gcean / a lucht adhbhair go n-airg-
thear, 19.15 .