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1 úathad , óthad, úaithed

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 úathad , óthad, úaithed or dil.ie/42815
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Forms: úathadh, úathadh, úathadh, úathad, úathad, indhuathad, nóthud, nothud, nothuth

n (see Ériu iii 74 ) o-ā, freq. used substantivally. N.pl. and cpv. forms wrongly listed s.v. 2 úaite q.v.

(a) a small number, a few : úathadh , IGT, Decl. § 11 . úathadh .i. beagán, O'Cl. ainm d'áon `úathadh', Metr. Gl. Ff. 21 (aon ainm uathaidh; ┐ aen ainm gach uathaid v.l.). húathad ṅdóine do chretim diib few persons would believe (`pauci, paucitas hominum'), Wb. 4d4 . cid an uathath nísiu (gl. et ego relictus sum solus, et qu[a]erunt animam meam), 5a26 (=`hanc unitatem, hunc unum' Ascoli 131 ). huathad foirbthe a few perfect men Ml. 90c12 (cf. 2 úaite). conna torchair acht uathed mbeg im Chonaire .i. nónbor nammá, BDD 158 U (huathad Y). uathad becc, LB 149a58 . subaith cach n-ōthath ` singleness ,' Fianaig. 38.8 . táinig annsin le hiomud coguidh uathadh fear agas foirne ar mhórán d'Éirinn, PCT 680 . is i toil ar Fiadhad find | ūathad brāthar fo aencuing a few brothers beneath one [monastic] rule , Ériu ii 229 § 7 . hūathad ōclaoch innide, Ériu i 39 § 5 . as cómhartha fainne uathadh sochraide, ML 104.3 . do bhí uathadh ban sa gcáthair, ITS i 108.29 . atāt deich primratha fichet forsin sceolsa, ┐ is lōr ūathad dīb for desmberecht, MacCongl. 111z . Attrib. gen.: atchondarc and fert n-úathaid `a lonely grave,' Metr. Dinds. iii 228.29 , cf.: rogab lige n-uachail (v.l. n-uathaid) n-ard, ii 14.55 . d s. hua huathud do áis foirbthiu (gl. paucís uirtutis studio praeditis), Ml. 90c11 . iomad asa ag uathadh cruidh, TD 1. 54 . go n-uathadh oile i n-a choimhiteacht, Fl. Earls 190.26 . co n-uathadh do chlandaibh Néill, AFM iii 108.4 . an t-uaithed ro baoi 'na farrad, TFrag. 122.6 . ro thairis uaithtedh i ffarrad Ch., 208.18 . ní tearna ... acht dias ... ┐ uaitheadh beag leó, 146.19 . Adverbial use (dat. or nom. of accompaniment) with a small number: ní ba úaithed dondriga (gl. in adventu Domini nostri cum omnibus sanctis eius), Wb. 25a38 . iss ed ... roráid M. ra F. can tocht úaithed í cend rig Herenn co feraib Herenn imme, RC xiii 46.6 . tiagam huathud sluag co pupaill morscoith, TBC-I¹ 1067 . Tigernan do dhul ..., uathadh sochraide, with a small body of troops , AFM iv 720.10 . co nach ternó dhibh ass acht mac D. uathad ar echaib, ALC i 196.4 . conus-tarraidh Aenghus ... uathadh orro, RC xvii 354.3 . With subst. vb.: rí Crúachan nocha ttéid troighid | beith uathad is doiligh dhó, `for his forces to be small is grievous to him,' KMMisc. 172 § 23 . gé do bhí uathadh fan aim-sin, DDána 17.8 .

i n-úathad alone, with a small number: fēle, ar nī bī a n-uathad, O'Mulc. 60 . teid D. lā n-aen do seilg, co rucsat na laeic[h] sin fair a n-uathad óa muintir, Marco P. 98 . gur fhágbhadar M. ... 'na uatha ┐ 'na aonar, ITS i 12.3 . rofiarfuigh do P. cid imma mboi in uathadh ind sin, D IV 2, 73rb 8 . gearr go rabhad 'na n-uathadh (úadh-, MS), | Rāth Tuathail is Ráth Teamhra `soon shall they be lonely,' KMMisc. 352.1 Cf. ní bhfuilim acht am uathadh `we are but a handful,' Oss. vi 136 . fatigus i n-uathad `heedfulness in solitude,' Ériu vii 138 . As pred. of cop.: is huathath (gl. rarus est [qui nesciat]), BCr. 31d1 . as ūathad dan hoiris, Irish Texts ii 9 § 28 . is uathadh dona heolchuibh aga bfuil fios, RC xxix 116 § 12 . rob ūathad mo dám `I was only a party of one,' MacCongl. 19.23 . tinolaid for sluagad slan, | ni ba huathad for comdal, SR 1374 . rop u.¤ i sanasaib, LL 343d20 . giarb uathed do dám malle though few was thy train along with thee , LL 87b25 . ua huathad eolaig (Eg. eolach) inn usci sin, few knew of , TTebe 1752 (but: as úathadh na fir, lochtach; as uaiththe na fir, cóir , ZCP xvi 333 ). cid uathad in timna-sa i fhoclaib, aráide is lethan hi ceill, PH 5838 . rob uathadh a chomhaoisi there were few as old as he , ZCP xi 44 § 52 . traigle i nach uathadh ḟuidhre, IT iii 85 § 83 ( Bruchst. 88 ). do Chrúachain cháid cen chaite, | ac' nach úathaid (v.l. úathad) ecraite `whose foemen are not few,' Metr. Dinds. iii 348.16 . teagh ... is (Mss. um, as) nach uathadh urra um Aodh, DDána 119.23 . Cop. not expressed: uathadh bean i mbia t'úire, Ir. Monthly 1919, 226.26 . uathadh loingeas an ríogh ráin, ML 82.27 .

In phr. is úathad do is alone, is with a small number: ba fūathad do Chond in tan sin, ZCP viii 276.9 . ba ūathad dō, 10 . is uathadh duinn anosa `we are few now,' BNnÉ. 41 § 84 . is cumung ... ar ferand-ni ┐ as uathad d'ar sluagaib, Aen. 1872 ( BB 469b40 ). mad úathad do a ndeilb fhagla | dleaghar suil re sodamhna, Irish Texts ii 25 § 3 . do-chonnarc uair, nár bh'uathadh dhíbh-se, | gé taoi anocht gan scot re scaoithibh, Keat. Poems 1475 (to Cahir). With cop. omitted: uathadh dot aos cuidighthe, Content. vii 16 . Advb.: indhuathad (gl. raro), Sg. 137b2 .

Contrasted with words denoting multitude. With ilar: tucais nuachar a Dhe dhamh | is mé an t-úathad re hilar, Irish Texts ii 15 § 36 . ger bhuathadh i naghaidh iolair eisiomh, AFM iii 576.5 . tug go huathadh iolar sluagh | a shiobhal fa ruathar ríogh `many a host he made small' i.e. reduced to a unit , Ir. Monthly 1919, 399.23 ( DDána p. 298 ). With imad: nír an uathadh ná imad a n-áeninad rena aigid, Comp. CC 109.15 . ar uathadh nó ar iomad sluaigh, TD 19.8 . With sochuide: cit sochudi bid huathad creitfes diib, Wb. 4d5 . cía lín ro lá insé | inn úated nó in sochaide, LU 4747 . curach berar for sál i n-domnach cid úathad cid sochaide nodmbera, `whether it be one or many,' Ériu ii 206 § 24 . nim dersaige fri úathad nomdíusca immorro fri sochaide, LU 5119 . trí húathaid ata ferr sochaidi: úathad dagbríathar, úathad bó hi feór, úathad carat im chuirm `three fewnesses that are better than plenty,' Triads 93 . eter uathad ┐ sochaide `one and all,' BNnÉ 267 § 235 . i núathud ┐ hi sochaidi alone and in a multitude Thes. ii 356.21 . ó uathad co sochaidi, Lism. L. 723 .

(b) The singular number (gramm.): ilar ar huathud són plural for singular , Ml. 145d5 . is fo huath[ud] amal sodin an institutae creaturae is in the singular , 42b12 . ut nomina pluralia techtaite huathath that have a singular number , Sg. 71b3 . ní rochinnset ó nach uathuth etir they have not descended from any singular at all , ib. hothad ut mei meus singular 198a22 . i narim hodid in the singular number , 66b9 . i nóthud in the singular, 41a8 . i nothud , 92b2 . i nothuth , 198b3 . sum, es, est, a uathad its singular , Auraic. 310 . cen uathad fri ilar, 1942 , cf. 5058 . cetperso in uathaid sum, 325 . tres perso in huathaid, est, 326 . persa tanaisti huathaid es 305 . cid ar a n-eipertsium guta ┐ consaine, uair guthaigi uathaid ┐ consaini iolair?, 2756 . itait amh a tri i n-uathad .i. sum, es, est, 323 , cf. 1641 etc. dlighidh aithne ar lochduibh iomdha oile mur atá ... iollradh re húathadh (a metrical fault), IGT, Introd. § 2 . as díobh aithne ar chíalluibh úathaidh ┐ iollraidh, ib. ainm uathaidh an fhocuil do fíafróchthaoi dhe d'fhéchain ar tús, § 3 . ga líon siolla san fhocal as sía do Gháoidhilg do chomhfhocal no d'ainm úathaidh, § 1 . ainm úathaidh cáol ... ainm úathaidh leathan, ZCP xvi 333 .

With the ordinals to distinguish the units from the tens (see Ériu xxii 179 ). Of the age of the moon : hi coicid huathid (gl. quinta luna) in the fifth , BCr. 33b7 . in n-ochtmadh uathaid rogenair Brigit, i cedain sainriudh: i n-ochtmad dec rogabh caille, Lism. L. 1351 . Natiuitas S.B. día cédaoín an ochtmadh uatha[i]d escca Febhra, CS 22.14 . Nativítas S.B. dia cetaine in uííí.mad uathaid esca, LB 220 marg. inf. in. deachmadh uathadh (v.l. ind x. maid uathaid) escai i mís Mai, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. i 23 n. 25 . aimsir gemhreta ann, ┐ tres uathaidh ar [ai] ais ésci, CCath. 449 . hi cuigeadh uathadh gan eill | doruacht Ceassair in Erinn, BB 22a46 ( ITS xxxv 228 ). Kl. Enair for cetain, ocus oen uathadh fuirri `the first day of the moon,' CS 338.8 . ail uathaidh fuirri, RC xviii 284.2 (Tig.). dechmadh uathadh fuirre, 56 . ALC i 292.6 .