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airṡlíab

Cite this: eDIL s.v. airṡlíab or dil.ie/2403

n (slíab) `district in front of, or facing the mountain' O'Brien, Ir. Hist. Stud. i 348 ; foothills, high land: ní bu airgech airslébe (eirlébe v.l.) / gēnais for medón maige `she was not a milkmaid of a mountain-side', Thes. ii 328.5 (Hy. v). amal tic banni dían dílend a hucht airṡlébi, LL 243b14 ( TTr. 1988 ). i mullach erslēbe, MacCongl. 125.35 . i fail airshlēbi, 95.24 . inn erṡlébe, LU 6909 ( SG 373.4 ). airm i n-adnacht 'sind aursléib, Metr. Dinds. iii 228.34 . mín a achaidh 'sa uirṡliabh, Top. Poems 68.2 . Íbh Eachach . . . idir fhiodhbhaidh is oirṡliabh, DDána 96.19 . re h-úaman a h-imána . . . dá h-íul ┐ d'a h-orlepthib (hoirrsleibtibh v.l.) fir-aithenta fein (of a cow being ejected from its accustomed pastures), Celt. Rev. iv 108.13 . ? boi a mathair ind inbaidsin i nairleba fri togairt, Irish Texts i 4 § 12 (= is amlaid robhui in máthair a n-indlobrai aracind-si, ┐ bui for airghi, Lism. L. 1266 ) (see O'Brien, Ir. Hist. Stud. i 348 . Gwynn, Hermathena xxiii 144 , would read i n-airle ba `in a cow byre').