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1 éim, ém in Glosses also ǽm, æm. Apparently a
by-form of ám (q.v.) of which it is often a variant read-
65ing. Used as a particle of asseveration or affirmation,
usually emphasising the word or clause which it follows,
but often merely expletive ; truly, indeed, in sooth, then .
I In direct speech (a) in introducing a direct statement
without reference to a foregoing one : a fortéitsi ǽm (gl.
5 adiuvantibus et vobis...donationis 2 Cor. i 11 ) Wb 14c3 .
is messi ém, ol M., dorat fo menmain Aililla do seirc-siu
IT i 127.31 . nir bo chucumsa ém, or sé, robo chóir dál
inna caurath sin do thabairt FB 56 . fochen om eim
IT i 144.16 = fo cean ám dhuit ZCP v 501.25 . maith
10ém a Ultu, bar C., in fagaimse acaib nech etc., , well
then
CRR § 26 . is demin em nach eiberind gai it is
certain, surely
YBL 62b14 ( = am 284b16 ). ML 78.10 . a
uasail, ol se, da festasu eim, ni suaill etc., , if thou but
knewest
CCath. 4517 . is do émh, ar sé, dodechadhsa
15chucutsa, do innisin duit, etc., TTr.² 82 .
(b) in response to a question, appeal, or command :
citné briathra robatar? it hǽ æm inso .i. quando , etc. Ml
61b7 . inn é Cormac sút? is é ón ém TBC 185 . cid dogena
... ? ol C. dogénsa ém, ol B., imcossáit na ríg FB 6 . nad
20fuarais aile? ar M. fuar-sa ém gilla TBC 1741 . cia cunta-
bairt ro boi aige...? robo doig em leis curba duine namá
PH 4784 . cia airm ita Ibar? sund ém, TBC 1125 . ate
œm ní fercaigedar (gl. numquid irascitur?) Ml 24b18 .
cia tintud forata na psalmu...? tintud septin eim is he fil
25forna psalmaib, Hib. Min. 10.333 . a treidhe arrecar do
cach hsairsi...ind airecar dont sairsisea..arecar eim 3.91 .
ZCP v 501.32 . IT i 144.20 . in cenel no in gne in
etargoiri? is cenel eim, uair dianairmidi a gnei, Auraic.
894.14 (emh). 859 (emh). do iarraid ṡocraide chucatsa
30dodechadhsa [ar T.]... Cía no techtaindse éimh, ar P., firu
in talman...dus-berainnse uile letsu, TTr.² 105 . maith a
ingen, ar se,...in limsa doraga? dar ar mbrethir ém, ol sí,
fil uaib, etc. IT i 226.9 . cuire samla fair, ol M., a crúth,
...dath a ech...atchíu-sa ém, ol F., na dá ech, etc. FB 44 - 45 .
35 ind ēlife lim-so? ni ēlub ēm ZCP iv 38.10 .
(c) in responding to or commenting on a statement (not
a direct question) : duaircibed ǽm Ml 29c11 . (haec
requies mea :) bid fír æm olsesom is sunt bia-sa i n-eilithri
co llae messa 137b7 . ra ǽra Dia duún ǽm (gl. dirigat
40viam nostram ad vos) Wb 25a31 . ammi fáilti ǽm calléic
in tribulationibus (gl. quasi tristes, semper autem gaudentes)
16a6 . Cf. eius femininum (atá ém) eadem, neutrum (ata
dano ) Sg 201a8 , 9 . ní ragam, ol seat...bid messu dúib
ém, ol se, a ndogen-sa céin co tisaid lim FB 6 . a cláin trúaig
45[or Laeg] rosíachtatar Ulaid Crúachain o chíanaib. nír
rathaigsem eter ém, a Láig 43 . nir bo chucumsa ém [or
A.], robo chóir dál inna caurath...ní bá nech bas ferr
nodgléfe ém [or S.] atai-siu 56 . Negation : co n-epertis ón
nadmbu choir...ní ed æm insin dorigensat that they should
50say it was not right...that however is not what they have
done
Ml 136b4 .
After noch : isindí nachimrindarpaise noch ǽm am
ísrahélde Wb 5a18 .
II In indirect speech or narrative (a) with reference to
55a preceding statement, expressing assent or confirmation or
negation : nathó, for C., am scith aithbristi indiu...ba
fír ém dosom ani sin he spoke indeed the truth FB 31 .
atberimse frib, ar Ísu, is oen uaib nomomairnfese. oen em
he o áirim ┐ nirbo oen o airilliud one, indeed, in number,
60 PH 5112 .
(b) in introducing a clause expanding or developing a
preliminary general statement : sochaidi trá do nǽbaib...
dia rofaillsigtheá rúine flatha nimi fón cumma sin...Rofoill-
siged ém do Phetar apstal ind long, etc. FA 2 (LU).
65 tinoilit i n-aigid F. Ba maith em in ti cusa tancus annsin
.i. F., RC xxiv 184.4 . in Bethil...cathair sin in rig
Dauida, in rotusmed Ísu Crist...cubaid ém, ce mad isin
cathraig rigdai no genfed mac in ríg 'twas fitting indeed
PH 6940 . atat noi ngraid for ainglib nime...saraphin em
5is e in cetna grad 6234 .
(c) often as a mere particle of transition in adding a
fresh statement almost = further, moreover : ro tarrngired o
fháthib, roterchan ém Dauid PH 5533 . édpraid dī túis don
choimdid intí...édpraid em in morail...intí... he offers incense
10who...and he offers myrrh who...
7109 . fedhair eim
banindsge for ferindsge intan isberar `is i in gobur',
Auraic. 3167 ( = fedair dno 537 .) feadair em ferinsce, etc.
530 . 3161 (eim).