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3 aí (d s. of 2 áe?). In phrase ar aí, and with demonstr. ar aí
sin, araide (resolved by Zimmer, KZ xxx 5 ff. , as: ar a aí
65sin (the possessive is written only in late exx.), ar a aí side.
Cf. ar apa, ar apaide s.v. apa). Note the alliteration in: ba
rogarb araí in robud, Met. Dinds. iv 250.63 .
I As prep. phrase folld. by gen. or by verbal clause. (a) on
account of, because of: arái na feli Caindich `on account of
70Caindech's feast-day
', Mon. Tall. 135.8 . enech cóicid do brith
. . . araí óenḟir, LU 9209 ( FB 94 ). cíarbo dú dogra don tír /
ar ái in ríg-sin sech cach ríg? Met. Dinds. iii 200.6 . ar aoi
dioghla m'amghaire because I had avenged the ill-treatment I
had received
, Duan. Finn i 86.26 . ar aoi an éinpheacaidh,
75 DDána 20.12 . ar aoi clóghuine an Choimdheadh, 46.15 . ger
bhó hoirdearc Sean mac cuinn . . . ar aoí a ccoccadh friSaxoibh
, FM v 1748.5 . madh ar máise (: báise) for my sake,
Arch. iii 295 § 16 . ronnassa secht qumala for in mbantreb-
taich . . . ar ae tect il-lu[b]gort Gūaire, 1.11 . araí beith can
80bíad oentráth, RC vii 300.168 . ni haire ro-raid in t-aingel so
ar-ái co mad i nGalilee toisech atcifitís a apstail Ísu `on
account of its being in G. first that the apostles would see Jesus
',
PH 3416 . ar aoi a héiginsi d'fhurtacht, `for helping her
necessity
', Studies 1921, 75 § 18 . ar aoi ar fhuluing ar ar son
85 on account of what he suffered for our sake, Desid. 6256 . araoi
sin cuirit . . . for that reason, Fl. Earls 120.13 . co nar bo
h-áil dóibh dol i n-imcheine on mbaile ar a aoídhi, FM vi
2212.9 .
(b) as regards, in the matter of: is adbur rig arái delbha,
Sc.M² § 14R . ni frith díb oenfer foleith / folilsad arái ṅgaisc-
5[e]id, SR 5776 . a Capadóic dó ar-ái chineoil, PH 1124 . ni
dlegad som arai dleastanuis sin `as regards legal right they
are not entitled thereto
', RC xxiv 186.20 . gidh im bhocht ar
áoi mbiorair though I am poor as regards watercress, Buile
S. 86.14 (§ 43) . Aodh ba sóamh díobh ar aoí n-aoisi gion
10gurbhó hé ar aoí n-oirbertais, FM vi 1916.7 . cidh daíne ar
ai fhuatha is [anm]anna indligthecha ar aí n-ecna `for though
men in form they are brutish beasts in intelligence
', St. Ercuil
1311 . In dates: i n-oct kalaind Mái ar-ái lathi mís greni
in the matter of the day of the month, PH 1106 . for-ái lathi
15mís grene,—inand ón ┐ ar-ái lathi sechtmaine is-in bliadain
hi-tám, 6920 .
(c) for the sake of, for: ar ái oenḟer (n-aoinfir, v.l.)
d'imchomét, TBC 1674 .
II As adv. with adversative force nevertheless, however:
20 nad biu-sa resna sluagaib ní ba siriu, bar F. . . . dessid F.
riasna sluagaib arái, TBC 496 . ┐ arai fessa dam mo thustidi
féin nevertheless let me know (who were) my own parents,
LU 1682 . ranic tra co ham tuismeda di ┐ arai nir scuir dind
fhognam, RC xxiv 190.11 . tugad dise hé . . . ┐ aráoi ni
25móite fuair-siom sláinte, TTebe 807 . arai som dano dofocrait
cath for Eochaid in spite of that, LL 14402 . tangatar . . .
ina aghaidh, ar a aoi ni ró chumhaingset ní dhó, FM iii 88.11 .
bátar acc folmaise a bfobartha . . . ara aoí ní dheirgensat
`but, however they did not do so', vi 1884.14 . arái sin ní théit
30immach, TBC 198 . arái sein barroega F., 4413 . ar-aí sin ra
érig Crom D., MU² 504 . arai sin tra roshantaigh imon
comairli . . . do dhenum, Aen. 779 . fairend . . . dogníat
trócaire . . . ┐ biit araíde i llaxai, LU 2195 ( FA 27 ). ro
chuindig ceat a athar ┐ ni tharut dí. Araide dochuaid si
35cen chetugud dó, IT i 40.8 . araide batar sonairte seom,
74.19 . robæ dano comēt leisseom ar inn ingin. ┐ araide
rostoirrchestar quidam vir nobilis , Rawl. 147a44 . adlesc-som
aráide do dhul i ndíthrub, PH 4743 .
See arecha. Note also (as conj.): araíde nocha herbartha-su, lest you say, Alex. 828 = araba, Anecd. v 2.9 . See also Bard. Synt. Tr. 17.27ff.

40 ? 4 aí n swan: ai no aoi .i. eala, O'Cl. ai a swan Eg. Gl. 665 .
Cf. æ chanas, Auraic. 407 . Prob. a mistake for aí .i. elada
(2 aí), see Lochlann ii 205-6 .

5 aí xsee .

aial xsee ahel.

45 aib xsee oíb.

aibbgetus n= aipche: ba gléire descad ┐ ba a. ¤ a hóla and-sin
`the ripeness of his drinking', CRR 8 (14.1) .

aibéil,-e xsee aipéil, -e.

aibéis xsee aibis.

50 áibéis n boasting: dhuit is aibhéis a troimcheasda `their sore
suffering is thy boast
', Ériu i 26.176 . See Dinn.

aibél xsee aipéil.

aíbel(l) xsee oíbell.

aíbel(l)teóir xsee oíbelteóir.

55 aibenn: perh. subst. use of oíbind, see Vendr. Lex.: im lot do
aibinne .i. do suide dala, Laws i 166.26, 170.15 Comm.
(aimmine, v.l.). ma da cuire nech ni do breit d'aibindib do
greaga, 164.7 Comm. (= aibhnibh, O'D. 74 (H 3.17, c. 63)
`? affixes cloth (bréit) to the stalls of thy horses (to frighten them)',
60Plummer MS. notes). aimenn .i. tulach, ut est aimend ceniuil,
O'Mulc. 99 . ? maigen f[e]irt .i. feart æibind (aibinn, aiminn
v.l.) ind oenaig. Perh. read; feart .i. a. ¤ ind oenaig, Ériu xvii
70 § 11 ( Laws iv 214.25 ). See aibinn.

aibgetus xsee aibbgetus.

65 aibgitir n f. (Lat. abecdarium. On phonetic value of the con-
sonants see Thurn. Gramm. p. 567 ). In O.Ir. indecl. in
sg. n p. apgitri, Wb. 19d12 . d p. apgitrib, 19d5 . Later g s.
na haibgitrech , Auraic. 315 . abgitrech, Lib. Hymn. i 6.124 .
(a) alphabet: tri gné forsin apgitir, BCr. 33a8 (Thes. ii
7020.37). ord abbgitir dorat forsna consona, Sg. 23b5 , 24a10 .
iar n-urd apgitrech, LB 237a21 . fo numir apgitrech na
nEbraide, Ériu xi 105.11 . ciodh as aibghitear ann? IGT
Introd. 1.3 . ó Éireannchaibh fuaradar na Sacsanaigh
aibghidir ar dtús, Keat. i 66.1 . aibghitre na dtrí bprímhbhéarladh,
75 ii 101 . an leitir dhéidheanach d'aibghitir nahEabhra
, TSh. 713 .
(b) set of alphabetical symbols: ó ro scríb abbgitir dó, Ériu
xviii 18 § 24 . scribais P. abgitir dó, Trip.² 1246 = abbgitir,
1269 . tri cét abgitrech roscrib, Trip. ii 552.5 ( LL 352 marg.
80inf. ). benair aibghitir ogaim ┐ a. ¤ ua (leg. uad) .i. tiasca ai i
nainm De, O'C. 985 (H 3.18, p. 424b). ni saithi cen aipgitri
`there are no sages without alphabets', Auraic. 387 .
(c) Fig. beginnings, elements: abgitir crabaith gl. elimenta
. . . sermonum Dei, Wb. 33c13 (cf. the text Apgitir Crábaid,
85 ZCP iii 447 . For A. ¤ in Betha see Jn. Celt. Stud. ii 173 ff ).
apgitri gl. elimenta, 19d12 . aipgiter .i. tinscetal nó bunadh,
ut est cetheora aibgitre gaisi, O'Dav. 1 ( Triads 251 ). créud
as aibghitir sbioradālta ann? Parrth. Anma 6286 . do
tinnscnadh a. ¤ na himresna `the ABC of the business was
begun
', Caithr. Thoirdh. 41.17 .