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2 fert

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 fert or

[n ā, f. ] a shaft or pole (?) (`axletree', O'Curry, MS Glossary), used apparently like `fertas' of the hind-poles projecting from a chariot: a brat itir di fert in charpaid siar IT ii2 242.18 . cumraigis [in dam allaid] itir dia ḟeirt in charpait, TBC-I¹ 690 = da fert LU. itir di fert in charpait 703 (YU). bae cenn airech air ar feirt, | for ar sithbi bae egairc, Rawl. 158.2 = for ar firt, BB 153b36 , for airbirt, LL 331c21 . ZCP viii 333.14 (but latter reading unmetrical). ? COMPD.: fert-bacán: a hook or fixture of some kind attached to the `fert' of a chariot when unyoked , as a stay or rest (?): cengailter na heich ┐ cuiriter na carb(ait) et a f.¤—bacana iaraind arna cairbth[e]chaibh nach scailedh RC xi 319.32 (cf. ceangoilter ar bfrithbhacain iarnoidhe ar na carbaduibh, ZCP x 290.25 .

opar, (opair)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. opar, (opair) or
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: opar, obar, opair, oiprib, obair, oibre, obra, obar

n ā, f. (Lat. opera) n s. opar ( LU 4351 ); obar con- tinues in use beside opair (obair) throughout Mid.Ir. period. d p. oiprib, Wb. 9d19 (a prima manu). obair (g s. oibre, obra), IGT Dec. § 42.16 . obar, § 56 . In Mid.Ir. generally treated as guttural stem in pl.

(a) work, activity, employment, occupation in wide sense: opar ab operacione , Corm. Y 1012 = opair, Corm. p. 33. arna epíltis oc opair semper working, Ml. 121d16 . ni hopair niad náre diffidence is no business of a champion, TBC-LL¹ 3275. togaes denma opre proper folk for work (i.e. fighting), 5238 = degh-aos denma oibre, St. ro bai a n-obair ┐ a feidm ic a fulang (= they were sustained by their activity, of soldiers in battle), CCath. 5911. oc admilliud na hoipre frustrating the work (a siege), Metr. Dinds. ii 4.28 . an tí ler obair bhar mbasuccadh whose endeavour it was to kill you, BNnÉ 73 § 130 . deilbh oige ní hobair dhuit `the making of poetry is not a thing for you!' Content. xxii 29. obair fhaoilte `an act of thanksgiving' (?), A. Ó Dálaigh xlix 18. Esp. menial work, toil, labour : mugsaine ┐ daer-opair, TBC-LL¹ 1760. fer oibre a work- man, Laws v 280.12 Comm. praind fir opra, O'Mulc. 16. lucht na hoibre, ML 2.18 . an tí ag nach biodh leighionn dobheirdís obair dho . . . .i. opus manuum , Rule of Tallaght 32 § 54 . obair don daoirseach (= opus servo), TSh. 1874. an seachtmhadh lá . . . ní dhéana tú obair ar bith ann, Exodus xx 10 .

Of a laborious or difficult undertaking: in ochtar is calma . . . a n-opar 'com tharraing esti `the eight strongest men . . . had hard work to pull me out', MacCongl. 93.4 . In the phrase (is) opair hardly, scarcely : ferais snechta mór dóibh gurbh obair doibh a n-airm do chongbáil 'so that they could scarcely hold their weapons' Cóir Anm. ii 21 , Celtica xiii 122 . obar . . . | breith na bpobal i bparrthus, Dán Dé xviii 30 ; 'His people can scarcely gain entrance to Paradise' Celtica xiii 122 . duine . . . don fhuil-se Ádhaimh . . . mar Mhoire is obair gur fhás, A. Ó Dálaigh xii 5 ; 'scarcely one like Mary arose from among those who descended from Adam ' Celtica xiii 122 .

In loose sense of doings, goings on, etc.: is ait an obair-se ar Thadhg this is a queer thing for T. to be doing, Content. xxv 1 . féach féin an obair-si, a Áodh . . . san uair-se tharla ar Thomás, Dánta Gr. 41.1 (ed. 1926) = Ériu ix 2 (= see for yourself what T. is up to now! making love to your wife).

In pl. works, deeds : din dib oiprib (gl. nolite fraudare invicem, 1 Corinth. vii 5 ), Wb. 9d19 (leg. frudare inuicem, Ogma 236 ). (of the two works, i.e. reciprocal activity, coition, see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 469 ). deth-oibrecha (leg. degh-) good works, ZCP vi 90.10 . oibreacha na trócaire, TSh. 1830. idir oibrea- chaibh Phádraic . . . scríobh sé Historia Hiberniae, Keat. i 152.81 .

(b) in concrete sense a piece of workmanship (late use; often of buildings). obair lín net-work, 1 Kings vii 20. d'obair ṡnáithede needlework, Exodus xxviii 39. doronsat obair ingnadh . . . .i. caislén crainn, Expugn. Hib. § 13. obair croinn ┐ cloiche (i.e. a building), AFM vi 2270.2 . go ffuil in caislen sin . . . ar oibreachoip lan-daingne na cristaigeachta `one of the greatest fortresses', Fl. Earls 66.29 .