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1 esnach n o, m. collect. ribs: taoibh ┐ ochta ┐ aighthe
┐ easnach ML 138.13 . asnach, Maund. 42 . bíd boghadha
65acu dia n-esnach they have bows made of their (the
gryphons') ribs
238 . don asnach (gl. costas), Lor. Gild. 170 .
gur ṡearg comhmór soin...gur léir a easnach tré n-a aibíd,
Keat. iii 1637 (cf. 1643 ). g s. aen-clíab easnaig iná
medhónaib RC xxiv 380.11 . Cf. asna.

5 2 esnach ?: adj a dáil Uisnig esnaig úair, Met. Dinds. iii
120.2 . don chúirt chomhlaigh easnaigh ḟinn, Ir. Monthly
1923, 642 . Cf. asnach.

? 3 esnach: n esnach énán ` chorus of the little birds'
Im. Br. 20 ; reading doubtful, cf. 1 esnad.

10 1 esnad n f. (see K. Meyer, Wortk. 230 ) a musical
sound, a roaring or droning, used of the moaning or roaring
of wind, the singing of certain birds, and a certain kind of
human singing (humming ?): esnad .i. abhran, O'Dav. 777
(citing Fél. Ep. 157 , see below). easnadh, .i. ceol; e. ¤ .i.
15amhrán no binneas; e. ¤ na gaoithe .i. osnadh na gáoithe,
O'Cl. esnad .i. ni nath acht is duchann, O'Mulc. 431 .
Corm. Y 562 . esna .i. fogar vel ceol, O'C., Law Tr. 2016
(< H 4.22, 36a ). esnadh gaithe rodo seite, Snedg. u. Mac R.
§ 22 = YBL 12b6 . esnad na gáithe gairge, Met. Dinds. iii
20212.45 . atchualasa and dana esnad gaithi aduairi LL 235b
20 = ( TTr. 1382 ). isí esnad gaithi... 236a5 = TTr. 1411 .
esnad na cóic n-ess, Met. Dinds. i 42.57 . fogur gáeithe...
amal esnad mbrátha `blast of Doom' TTr.² 852 . essnad ealao,
alaind ceoul, K. and H. 29 . esnad daim LL 298a31 = SG
25 366.27 . gair bind banchuire. esnadh cubaidh, Snedg. u.
Mac R. § 41 = YBL 13a17 . ba hesnad ainm in chiuil
dignitis na fianæ um an bfulacht fiansæ, Corm. Y 562 .
cach óen dia mba esnad | a sóerchetul mbúansa, Fél. Ep.
157 (with gl.: [.i. adban] .i. canfas co binn, O'Dav. 777 ).
30 esnad (essnad YBL) in choicat láech...do airfitiud in tan
batis mesca na dáma. esnad dano in choicat ingen...ina
lennaib corcraib...┐ a n-esnad [a sianan ┐ a n-andord ┐ a
n-esnam v.l.] oc airfitiud in tṡlúaig. esnad in choecat
chruitte ac talgud in tslúaig do chiul RC xxv 30 § 15 - 17 .
35 pl. esnada Tigi Buchat `The Songs of Buchet's House'
32.5 (esnad, esnamh v.l.). essnad th. Buiched YBL 113a46 .
tromm essnadha Assail `the groans of A.' FM an. 884 (see
KM, Wortk. 230 ). Cf. 3 esnach.

? 2 esnad: n easnadh time, weather P.O'C. ; this may
40be based on: naoi ccéd bliadain buan n-esnadh ` harmony '
FM ii 652.8 .

esnadach adj o-ā (esnaid ?) adorned with insertion or
inset work, slashed (?): leni esnadach orsnáith IT iii
193.19 . léine esnadhach órṡnáith, Acall. 7267 . lenti
45esnadacha RC xxi 152 z .

esnádud n u, m. (vn. of in-snádi) delaying, postponing:
tri æsnadud inna diglae do thabairt foraib (gl. nec fecerit
dilatio meliores) Ml 24c1 . nach cóir fuirech na hesnadud
na timna ndiada cen a comallad isind aimsir i n-aithnigter
50 PH 5700 . cen esnadud ┐ cen [n]ách fuirech = sine
dilatione 6025 . d'esnadhudh in catha to postpone CCath.
2392 . gan essnadadh 5470 . gan iomḟuireach nó easnádhadh
isin eglais FM vi 1926.14 . Hugh Roe² 18.8 (f. 10a) .
créd an t-essnádhadh nó an t-iomḟuireach baoí for an
55sochraide ro gealladh FM vi 2294.23 .

esnaid i (?) (vn. of in-snaid) inserting, ingrafting: in
fid do thóbu ┐ fid aile do esnid and (gl. insertus es in bonam
olivam) Wb 5b42 . An insertion, inset (of embroidery,
inlaid metal, etc.): n s. claideb corthaire...esnaid óir and
60 TBC² 35 . slegui...con n-esnaduib oir ┐ arccuid ina taebuib
IT iii 238.107 . sceith...co n-easnadaib creduma iarna
thaebaib RC xxiv 144.9 = ZCP iv 33.21 . lénti bangela co
n-esnadaib corcraib iar[na] toebaib (i.e. slashed with
crimson ?), TFerbe 1 . leinti laingela con n-esnathuib
65corcraib IT iii 239.137 .