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esrad n u, m. (esair ?) strewing (with rushes, etc.),
bedding, littering, litter (for cattle, etc.): esrad úrluachra
ina lepdaib, Acall. 7972 . esrad na muc, Laws ii 366.22
65Comm. ar esrud `for littering' 372.4 Comm. ar easradh
416.10 Comm. cuitigh easartha `the share for littering'
416.25 Comm. Cf. na háir ┐ na hesraigi ar slesaib Sleibi
C. the litters of slain (?) Celt. Rev. viii 16 = na hesraidi
`dispersions' TTebe 858 .
5Metaph. (?): cia lin d'ernailib dligheas cach fethem...?
ni hannsa...esrad ┐ uraithmed ┐ aithfegad, etc., foundation (?)
Cóic Conara 27 § 6 (see note). Cf. esruth. For esrad, Aisl.
MC 123.25 , see esréd.

esraen n(sroín-?) dispersion, scattering: M....baoi
10for foghail ┐ esraon ó Ua nD. `who was plundering and in
revolt
' FM vi 2124.4 (divided from and in flight from ?
foghail = fodhail ?). Cf. esraíniud.

esraid v(esair ?) sprinkles, strews: imper. pass. marbthar
lat ┐ esraiter a ḟuil dar in dun BB 210b12 . perf. pass. do
15 heasradh ┐ do hurlúachradh rightheach na hE., ITS v 4 y .
The first cit. may belong to esroíd— see under esrédid.

esráin ? n f. IGT, Decl. 42 . Cf. esrán ?

esraíniud n m. scattering, dispersion: d'esrainiudh a
carrac estibh to scatter (dislodge) their blocks of stone (of
20demolishing walls) CCath. 656 .

esrais, esrus n n s. esrais(s) PH 356 . CCath. 1376 .
an t-easrus FM vi 1896.3 . Hugh Roe² 6.22 (f. 3b) . An
outlet, passage; means; opportunity: rosuidiged longphort
for muigib...┐ for esrassaib imáidble in díthrib LB 129a47 .
25 ar āthaib ┐ ar asraisib Irruis fords and passes Celt. Rev. iv
14.4 . na rabi esraiss uilc do denam aice (of a dragon shut
up in a cave) PH 356 . ó fuair sligid ┐ asrus gabhála na
tíre, CCath. 216 . da mbeith accam asrus etarguide 5521 .
robtar ile na hasrusa ecca ┐ robtar saini na sligthi bais
30 means and ways of death 6107 . e. ¤ élóda a way of escape:
nír bó ail leis esrais eludha d'ḟághbáil, CCath. 1376 (slighi
nó asrus v.l.). conair teichidh nó asrus eloda 2704 . 3148 .
na bui conair no esrus elúdha ag Ó C. asin ccaistiall,
Hugh Roe 206.17 (f. 55a) . caidhe an t-easrus eludha
35fóghébhadh FM vi 1896.3 . Hugh Roe² 6.22 (f. 3b) . ní
ro ḟaccaibh conair na easrus éludha...ar na rolá forairedha
FM vi 2212 x .

esraíte adj(cf. esrédid) dispersed, scattered: co ro scailter
do boill co esraiti YBL 173d1 . ni ro dluithighset re
40socraite in tsenaidh, acht batar co hedluit[h] esraiti uathu
for leith, CCath. 5697 . odconnairc B. muintir F. go
hessraoíte lá a n-édalaibh dispersed with their spoils FM
iii 286.17 . vi 2214.16 . ro imthighsiot go hesraíte anor-
daighthe in loose disarray v 1452.18 .

45 esrán ? n o, m. IGT, Decl. § 35 . cuin benfas dar n-esrán
inn | an chnesbhán..., ex. 907 . inmhain a hesrán 'sa haoibh
| 's is inmhain sestan a sluagh `its welcome and its
amenity
' O'Gr. Cat. 474 . bádhadh oinigh is easráin, Ir.
Monthly 1920, 109 z ; dá chúis doghra... | dá dhomhna an
50easráin d'adhuint ib. § 11 . Possibly a colloquial form of esair
(q.v.) in the sense of a `spread' of food , or a comfortable
resting-place
, hence hospitality . Cf. esráin ?

esrantaid n i (rannaid) a non-participant, one deprived
of a share: esrantaid cech maith (gl. utilitatis expertem)
55 Ml 31a12 .

esréd n m. (es-sr- ? cf. Ped. ii 626 ) IGT, Decl. § 38 .
Dispersing; scattering (?): With hard -d: bráen esréda
(: teisréga, late fut. of do-essairc) IGT, Decl. ex. 1014 .
ballán uisge a heisréd [sic leg. ?], ex. 1013 . ierna
60n-esred di mil ┐ do shalond sprinkled, smeared Aisl.
MC 117.27 (= esrad 123.25 ). brat eisréide (esreda,
eisreite v.l.) fan ngréis `a wrapping-cloth' TD 37.5 .
With lenited -d or -th: i mblogaib ┐ esreud in fragments
and dispersed
(of the Psalms before their compilation)
65 Hib. Min. 7.208 . Cf. is dibdud dun tenid a choscrad
┐ assreud Ml 48c33 . ducoid cách huainn a leth for assreud
63c19 . co ndechador i n-esriuth, indala rand dibh la mac
nI., ind rann n-aile la S., AU 892 . The last ex. perh.
belongs to esruth, q.v. See esrédiud and esríat.