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vn. of adbartaigidir act of opposing: oca.¤ dialailiu , Ml. 26b20 .

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Forms: oile, eile, arch, aild, aile, aile, aill, aile, aill, aili, ailiu, ailiu, áili, aili, aili, aile, ailib, aile, aili, aile, aili, aili, a., n-aill, n-aile, éile, éle, aill, aili, ailiu, ailiu, aile, alaill, allail, alaill, alaili, alailiu, aili, alaaili, alaili, n-aile, allaili, aile, alaili, aili, alaile, holailiu, horaili, fulailiu, folaill, hualailiu, alaile, alaill, alaile, arele, lelele, alaill, aláil, araill, alaili, aláili, álaili, araili, áréli, alailiu, arailiu, alaili, aili, lialailiu, liala ailiu, aile, alailib, alaili, aréli, alaili, indala, indala, dondala, indala, indala, indala, all, AILE, ALAILE, arailiu, alailiu, alaile, (a)la, al(l)

In later lang. oile, eile other, one of two, second , pronominal used as adj. and noun. Inflected as io, iā -stem except in n a s. neut. (aill, see below). GOI §§ 486 ff. , Hamp, Études Celt. ix 477 (aill, arch. aild). Old-Irish forms. Stressed forms

(a) aile (as adj. follows noun; as subst. always with article or nach). As adj. n s m. aile, Wb. 12c46 . n. aill, 9c3 . a s m. aile, Wb. 9d31 . n. aill, 13a1 . g s. aili, Sg. 30a2 . d s. ailiu, Wb. 21a7 . ailiu, Sg. 30b4 . n p. áili, Wb. 12b1 . aili, 22d14 . a p. aili, Sg. 28a6 . g p. aile, Wb. 12b3 . d p. ailib, Wb. 12b11 . Fem. n s. aile, Wb. 10d18 . a s. aili, Sg. 189a8 . g s. aile, Sg. 188a12 . n p. aili, Sg. 22a3 . a p. aili, Sg. 191a2 .

n As subst. n s m. nach a.¤ , Wb. 20a10 . n s n. a n-aill , Wb. 4b24 . a s m. nach n-aile , Wb. 8a3 . éile, éle (influence of céile, GOI p. 308 ), 6a15 , 6c18 . a s n. na aill , Wb. 17c23 . g s. nach aili , Wb. 17b28 . d s. nach ailiu , Sg. 209b12 . a p. amal na heliu, Sg. 9b1 . ailiu gl. quos (nullos tepefacit sol), Ml. 94b20 . Fem. g s. inna aile , Thes. ii 15.42 (BCr.).

(b) With double stem ala aile, alaile, with dissimilation araile (with stress on -ail-) (as adj. precedes noun; as subst. does not take article or other proclitic, cf. Ped. Ériu xv 188 ff.).

As adj. n s n. alaill ṡain, Sg. 6b24 . allail (recte alaill, edd.) pronomen , 209b10 . g s. alaili thríuin, Sg. 96a4 . d s. alailiu chruth, Ml. 98d1 . n p. alá aili aidme, Ml. 89a9 . alaaili réta, Sg. 111b5 . a p. alaili dliged, Ml. 18c11 . g p. ala n-aile ndoine, Ml. 54a21 .

Fem. a s. allaili mbeasti, RC xi 446.1 . g s. ala aile aidme, Ml. 51c5 . d s. alaili tain gl. quando, Sg. 222b2 . n p. ala aili interiecta, Sg. 10a1 .

When used with a prep. ending in a vowel alaile sometimes drops its initial: holailiu, Ml. 80a2 . horaili, 2a6 . fulailiu (sic MS.), 102d2 . folaill, Laws iv 102.14 . But hualailiu, Ml. 40d17 . Sg. 25b12 . With la see substantival use infra.

n As subst. n s m. alaile, Wb. 6b20 . n s n. alaill, 7d11 . a s m. alaile, Wb. 5d15 . arele, 9c19 . With la: lelele, 16c24 . a s n. alaill, 4c33 . aláil, 12a10 . araill, 23b21 . g s. alaili, Wb. 4c13 . aláili, 12a34 . álaili, 13a9 . araili, Sg. 10a10 . áréli, Wb. 13a5 . d s. alailiu, Wb. 2a14 . arailiu, 21a13 . n p. alaili, Wb. 13a16 . ala aili , Sg. 215a1 . a p. with la, lialailiu, Ml. 14a4 (liaailiu, MS.). liala ailiu, Sg. 32b5 . g p. ala n-aile (gl. reliquorum), Ml. 37a21 . Sg. 201b15 . d p. alailib, Wb. 25b13 . Sg. 208b8 . Fem. a s. fri alaili , Sg. 202a4 . d s. aréli (see above), Wb. 8a7 , alaili, Sg. 189a7 . 212b3 .

In Bardic verse this form alliterates with words beginning either with r- or vowels: líonmhar dá reic re-roile, DDána 61.3 . sgol i n-ucht ar-oile ag ól, 103.25 .

(c) Unstressed forms (always adjectival preceding noun or aí, see below, and most usually with preceding article or cach). With article (both words indecl.) n s m. indala mmod, Ml. 45b11 . a s m. indala fer, Wb. 4c16 . d s. dondala lucht, Wb. 16c20 . n s f. indala chlas, Ml. 138d1 . g s f. indala rainne, Sg. 74b7 . a s n. indala lestar, Wb. 4c32 . With cach, usually cach la: cach la sel, Wb. 15d9 . cach le céin, Ml. 19c1 . Without art. somet. also all, see C I (a) below.

A. The form AILE.

I As adj. following its noun other, second: frituidecht a.¤ anísiu, Sg. 21b11 . pronomen naill, 197b17 . fogur na liter na.¤ , 4a8 . guidiu itge n-a.¤ , Fél. Ep. 413 . anní nail as much again, IT ii1 180.177 . cethri fogaetha a.¤ , SR 49 . immon michil lasin crosfigill-so immon muiri lasind crosfigell na.¤ immasech `with the next', Mon. Tall. 137.z (§ 28) . do nach raod aliu `to any other matter', 143.30 (§ 43) . isind le[i]th ailiu, Críth G. 591 (eliu, MS.). do c[h]ellaib elib, BColm. 62.20 . forsin triur aili `the other three', RC xxiv 174.10 . aisceda imda eili, Sc.M² § 4 R . Longínus in ainm ele, PH 673 . a dhuine dhiombuain eile, DDána 27.3 . céd eili d'uaislib `a hundred other nobles', IGT Decl. ex. 60 . ┐ ní eili and furthermore, Hy Maine 161.31 . beag oile as congnamh ré chois `little else', Dán Dé x 17 . aill with non-neut. noun: ro-lēcus-[s]a gaí n-aill cucut-su, Sc.M² § 13 . issin láim n-aill, MU² 543 . do thuc bulli n-aill, TBC-LL¹ 1998 . fecht n-aile (n-aill), úair a.¤ another time, on another occasion see fecht and 2 úar. Of future time, next, forthcoming: lathi n-and resint samḟuin a.¤ cind bliadna, LU 3298 ( SCC § 10 ). cosin caiscc naili `until the next Easter', Mon. Tall. 132.17 (§ 12) . nach (na) . . . a.¤ (aill) any other . . . : nábat nacha arm aili `let it not be any other arms', Wb. 11d14 . dochum nacha rainne a.¤ , Sg. 188a12 . indtan noteigdis nach leth aili, Mon. Tall. 129.18 (§ 6) . in nacha reduibh ailib, Ériu ii 106.9 . Masc. with neut. noun: huare nad fil na nert n-a.¤ , Ml. 29d5 .

n II As subst.

(a) another, the other, others etc.: cuit inna aine ┐ inna a.¤ of the one and of the other, Thes. ii 15.42 (Bcr.). amal na heliu `like the others', Sg. 9b2 . arus leth do fallaib an aill do doebdadaib `for half is due for the neglects, the other for the claimants,' Laws iv 126.21 Comm. mad a.¤ da lina beta olca folaid `one of two parties', ii 366.11 . ma a.¤ dá lína bes anfoltach, O'D. 565 ( H 3.17, 441 ). co ndearnadhsom in a.¤ chédna likewise, TFrag. 22.22 . mani tucad . . . ní din chéttadall ni bered a n-aill, Sc.M² § 1 . ní fargaib bennachtain ┐ ní thuc anaill (alali, v.l.), RC viii 52.25 . aroile . . . anaill the one . . . the other (ref. to léo), Grail 3399 .

(b) period of two days: a.¤ do mnaib . . . treisi do rig, Laws i 78.15 . nat ṡasai aena tar a.¤ `that one day should not be extended beyond two days', 120.18 . athgabail a.¤ itir uin ┐ treise rosmidir Sencha, 126.11 . cach athgabail a.¤ , 144.24 .i. for ata anad naili ┐ apad aili, 146.21 Comm. is for dail na haili, 146.12 Comm. athgabail a.¤ do ingin im comorbus a mathar, 146.y .i. ar ata anadh naili, 148.3. Comm. a.¤ déc space of twelve days (cf. a.¤ déc one twelfth , (g) infra): a.¤ do mnaib, a.¤ dec doib im roe, Laws i 78.15 .

(c) Frequ. a n-aill something else, anything else: nimbe anaild arbera bith `he has nothing else that he may eat', Mon. Tall. 146.16 (§ 50) . ind lethbairgin ┐ ind cethramtu nó anaild `the half loaf and the quarter or other quantity, 151.z (§ 63) , ní fogbat merdrecha Ulad a n-aill acht foraim én dóib, LU 3254 ( SCC § 5 ). it é do theoir ríagla / nítroib anaill bas diliu `have thou naught else dearer', Ériu i 194 § 7 . in fil anaill? ol Grigoir `is there anything else?' ZCP iii 30.21 .

(d) Hence with ocus, etc. furthermore: ┐ anaill forácbus[s]a . . ., LL 279a7 . ┐ anaill béus, iarfaig-siu and furthermore, ask . . ., TBC-LL¹ 1920 . ┐ dano a n-aill and úair ni chesend nech, LU 2654 . ┐ anaill niro tagaill . . ., Grail 2786 . Cf. similar use of araill: et araill aile dana béus, TBC-LL¹ 106 . ┐ araill and, dano, . . . ní fil rígain . . ., LU 4015 ( SCC § 46 ). araill ele bheós ro leth ainm . . ., AFM v 1858.z . ┐ araill ele nir bó siodhach . . ., vi 2052.10 .

(e) Uninflected aill . . . aill one . . . another, some . . . others (not found in O. Ir. Glosses): imrordus in rígraid / . . . / aill úas laithib lígdaib / aill fo díanaib déraib some . . . others, Fél. Prol. 23 . aill fir mair . . . / aill ingene húage `one of a mighty man . . . another of a virginal maiden', June 5 . áill fri cumaid . . . aill ele fri teichead (of persons), Alex. 309 . .lll. carpdech . . . aill bruitt budi aill bruit deirg `some in yellow mantles others in red mantles', RC xiv 412.8 . Hence adverbially partly . . . partly: aill is tóla catha crūach / aill is cōra cacha crích, ZCP xi 110 § 30 . go ruc in ingen leis aill ar áis aill ar égin, Ériu xi 46.13 . Cf. aill .i. aonfecht .. . ut est aill torla tres tochuired, O'Dav. 34 , Ériu xiii 15.11 .

(f) With nach any other: arna arroímatsom nach na.¤ `lest they should receive any one else', Wb. 14d37 . cen acaldaim nach aili, Sg. 153b7 . cen acomol naich aili do `without joining any other to it', 197b17 . nib écen na aill, Wb. 22d12 . ni gessid na aill act búaid precepte, Wb. 26a34 . ní epur na haill `I say nothing more', Sg. p. 217 marg. sup. (Thes. ii xxii). in fail na aill adcota[r] dam, Trip.² 1323 . cona bía cuit do nach ailiu i nHére, 2766 . do-bérad naill ( = na aill) would give something else, BDD² 276 . With partitive DI something else of: asbéram na aill diar ṅgnímaib, Wb. 17c23 . in fuil anaill d'ingantaib air?, Grail 2983 . Cf. aill do buadaib Duind C. andso something of the triumphs, TBC-LL¹ 1529 .

(g) In numerals (fractions). a.¤ déac one twelfth: oile dég f., IGT Decl. § 3 . oil a dég (oil dhég v.l.) lochdach, IGT Decl. § 14 . aili deac brotto `the twelfth part of a second', Thes. ii 13.29 (BCr.). erpais Patraic aili deac Erend dó the twelfth part of Ireland, Trip.² 911 . `a.¤ dhéc the twelfth part, the Brehon's fee . Anglicé allayéag,' O'Don. Suppl. ni uil aile déc dosomh ┐ atá éiric a gubreite fairsium, O'D. 536 ( H 3.17, 432 ). da tecarthar ni da folaid cruid on breithemain, no ailedec, Laws i 234.17 Comm. diablad na aile dec, 234.18 Comm. no co thormaigi fa geall co roib aile dec, v 252.20 Comm. log a breithemnuis, aile dec, 212.22 Comm. Perh. also in: ni bhía an oile dēgsi am díaigh / nach foighe Ó Bríain d'éicsi úaim, IGT Decl. ex. 216 . barr na ngēg uile re n-idnaibh / uile dég gun fidhbaidh ortt (lochtach), ex. 225 . Cf. Kl. enair for dardain ail uathaid fuirre `the second day of the moon thereon', RC xviii 176.27 (Tig.). 284.2 . For ail dec 35.9 Stokes suggests reading ail uathaid.

B. The form ALAILE etc.

I As adj.

(a) other: aliud pronomen . i. is allail (recte alaill, edd.) pronomen , Sg. 209b10 . cenn cridi ┐ alaaili réta `and other things', 111b5 . sech alaili dliged ┐ indliuchtu `apart from other sayings and meanings', Ml. 18c11 . imtech[t] Boinde . . . ┐ alanaile n-aband, AU i 308. 11 , cf. 330.4 , 374.4 . In later lang. neut. form somet. used after noun irrespective of gender: leth in moige . . . al-leth allaill, RC xi 446.52 . don taeb araill, Stair Erc. 782 . isin luing araill, Grail 2969 . isind láim anaill, TBC-LL¹ 1719 . Note also: adhaigh n-aill n-aile another night, BNnÉ 324 § 38 .

(b) Usually some, a certain (gl. quidam, aliquis): hualailiu chlausul gl. uelut in clausula, Ml. 40d17 . holailiu lon gl. quodam adipe, 80a2 . ainm alaili thríuin `name of a certain hero', Sg. 96a4 . alaill ṡain, 6b24 . hualailiu mud gl. quodammodo, 25b12 . con alailiu fogoir (leg. fogur, edd.) gl. aliquo `with some sound', 39a2 . alaili tain gl. quando, 222b1a . ac gūmāidim ala naile nairec ninganta falsely boasting of various wonderful inventions, Corm. Y 825 . cornan alaili cuislendach, `a certain piper Cornan', Mon. Tall. 131.23 (§ 10) . alaili fáith marb, Trip.² 1395 . di araile anmcharait, ACL iii 5.3 . aroile fer angid, PH 818 . doní . . . araile gaitt irisech `she commits a certain pious theft', BColm. 84.10 . i n-araile domnuch, ZCP iii 33.15 . ro indsaig araile carruic . . . ┐ ros buail, Grail 1435 . in araile locc i lLaighis `at a certain place', AFM ii 1066.3 . Cf. co aroile mainistir ecin, RC x 187.4 .

n II As subst.

(a) another, the other: ni ferr nech alailiu, Wb. 2a16 . ni áir do neuch molad alaili, 16a24 . is coitchen do cechtar de ainm alaili `the name of each is common to both', Ml. 14d12 . intí diib bes tresa orcaid alaile, Ml. 19d6 . tar cenn alanaile gl. aliorumuice, 95d9 . Sg. 201b15 . cenmathá dobrethir ┐ alaaili `except the adverb and other (parts of speech)', 71b17 . muidit secht catha ren Osseirgé for na Déise . . . asberat araile is tricha cath others say, Ériu iii 138.102 . in foirend is craibdige araile `the folk who are more believing than the rest', PH 6363 . coná baí aithgne neich sech alaile díb, TBFr. 271 . cach gabal tra issuidiu araile hisesam `every other division is sung sitting, the next standing', Mon. Tall. 140.4 (§ 31) . gach clas ro claideadh do línadh do arbaim alaill do imbim the furrows to be filled alternately with corn and butter, Laws iv 98.14 Comm. drécht diib i nAidniu, araill diib oc Dubcechair, ZCP viii 305.30 . Hence alaile . . . alaile etc. (the) one . . . the other, another: biit alaili and rofinnatar a pecte rosíu (sic) docói grád forru alaili is iarum . . ., Wb. 29a28 . alaaili diib hi remthechtas . . . alaaili dano it coitchena eter remthechtas, Sg. 215a1 . Later araill . . . de is used of all genders: comérgit Ulaid araill díb . . . araill, LU 5017 . Cf. a dá grúad . . . co ndeirgi fola laíg ┐ araill eile co solusgili sneachta, BDD² 38 . Also when first part of phrase contains ind ala (infra).

(b) With idea of mutual action each other: con rochra cách a.¤ lit. that each may love the other (= that all may love each other), Wb. 6d1 . rosbennach cách dib elathain aroile, Fél. 4.20 . Eogan . . .┐ Oed . . . do marbad aroili, Ann. Conn. 1340.12 . ar bruinnib ┐ ochtaip aroile ┐ a chēile, Fl. Earls, 80.17 . Frequ. with prepp.: combad imned for araill domsa so that it should be trouble upon trouble for me, Wb. 23b21 . Cf. in peccath for arele, 9c19 . is ball cách dialailiu , 5d4 . ar a ndig cechtar dīb sech anaile (araile v.l.) so that they can get past each other (of two chariots), Corm. Y 1082 (96.11) . ni dernai nechtar n-ai olc fri araili, TBFr. 24.3 = fria chéile, 420 . ón tráth co roili, BDD² 1251 . lán ón orsain go ar-oile / an teach . . ., DDána 85.37 . casmhail a rún dá-roile, 92.6 . an ro loitseat Goill ┐ Geraltaig imo roile (roile) isan tansa `the injuries mutually done upon each other', AFM v 1734.15 . dīss derbrāthor dieroile `two . . . brothers', Fl. Earls 124.1 . ?asrean a ceile agh fo laill do `his neighbour shall give him another calf', Laws iv 102.14 Comm.

(c) somebody, something; a certain person or thing . In sg.: araill tra cairigedarsom there is a certain thing (?) (`there are other things now which he blames'), Wb. 25b9 . So also: [con]-secha alaill indib (`he corrects another thing in them'), 26c1 . aroile do lāmhoip S. Niclās `one of the hands', Fl. Earls 80.20 . ba ingnad liasna Fomoire alaill tarfas doib isin cath a certain thing, RC xii 92 § 122 . atpert aroile fris `a certain man', Stair Erc. 1449 . Note also: ara ara bélaib isin charput sin araile forseng fánfota forbrec a charioteer in front of him . . . and he was, LU 9274 . In pl.: is sí cétbaid alanaile `this is the opinion of some', Ml. 36a1 . circunflex la grecu for alailib diib, Sg. 208b8 . With DI: araill d'feraib Midi `some of the men of M.', RC xviii 23.31 . do deachaidh fein cona mac . . . ┐ ar oile dia mhuintir innte, Leb. Gab.(i) 242.26 . d'foraithmet araill dona neithibh remraiti, 272.6 . araill d'áes na cemenn sin, CCath. 86 .

(d) As adv. (d s n.) arailiu `otherwise', Wb. 21a13 (introducing an alternative explanation); cf. alailiu chruth gl. aliter, Ml. 98d1 . alailiu, Wb. 9a23 (see Bergin, Ériu xiv 29 ; xvii 1; Pedersen, Ériu xv 188 ). alaile, Anecd. iii 59.2 . araili .i. gne eile, Laws iv 68.3 . Perh. also in TBC-I¹ 1044 , TBC-LL¹ 1833 ff. (reading ... cadān co leith. Allaile (alailiu LU) dia tonda etc.) .

C. The form (a)la, al(l).

I As adj.

(a) other, one of two, second (in this use a `compositional prefix', GOI § 394 ): all-aidchi on another night, IT ii2 194.21 . alachéill in sin, ZCP viii 313.29 . Morc .i. ala flaith na Fomoire, Leb. Gab.(i) 80.30 . béra cend ríg alathúaithi lat, BDD² 727 . fria lesa alabrugh of other territories, O'Curry 454 ( H 3.18, 242a ). rogrād fir alathīre 'great love of a man of another land', Ériu ii 15 § 2 . ? nach for ala thire tí tarrassais 'that you did not abide upon the surface of another land', PMLA lvi 940 ( LL 37013 ). li ala lécuinn Saul `by one of S.'s cheeks', Ml. 55c1 . ala n-or di i teg, a n-aill fri sīn, Corm. Y 35 (aurso). ala thred dub alaili find, Anecd. i 57 § 58 . tēora blaī būirig . . . blaī mescae . . . alablaī dúnaid la túatha téchtai tecraiter the second exemption, ZCP xi 83.1 . cath Ocha alachath `the second battle', RC xiii 54.10 . ala-chor second contract, Laws ii 274.z . mád ala feacht iar mbrethaib forru `for the second time', 66.16 . See also under compds. and 1 al. See also under allabrig.

(b) With article ind ala one of two, (the) one (. . . the other) (see also B II (a) supra): dotóeth indala fiacail airthir a chinn `one of the two teeth', Thes. ii 248.9 . arambé indala rann cen diall `that one of the two parts be undeclined', Sg. 74b6 . ind ala c. gl. praetermisit unam c (i.e. by writing hoc for hocc), 205b5 . co lluid tré scíath n-ete indala heóin one of the two birds, LU 3282 ( SCC § 7 ). doroigu ind ala fer . . . et romiscsigestar alaile, Wb. 4c16 . is léir dorigni indala lestar is dínnimu dongní alaill, 4c32-33 . ni coir dídnad dondala lucht et troscud dond lucht ailiu, 16c20 . īadais andala (indara, LU) sūil . . . asoilg alaile, TBC-I¹ 394 . benaid . . . Mac Cecht a chend dondala fir . . . ro boí in fer aile oc élúd, LU 7942 . Loch nE. dindala leith di ┐ Slíab C. dind leith ailiu, Trip.² 1957 . Later indara: indara láim dó fri ubull bragat in chon. dobeir araile fria chúl one of his hands, LU 5012 . indara fecht . . . canait ceol . . . in fecht n-aill contúaset fri ceól muintire nime, 1978 ( FA 5 ). is hé indara fer . . . ró an . . . Donnmal int aili, Trip.² 1521 .

(c) ind ala the second (cf. tánaiste): cengsat siar dind ara chur `for the second time', Metr. Dinds. iii 4.33 . isin dara cét lá deidenach don ré `on the second last day of the term', Laws iv 136.1 Comm. Hence in compd. numerals: ala rann deac `one twelfth', Thes. ii 13.29 (BCr.). issed indala nainmm déc the twelfth name, Thr. Ir. Gl. 25.9 = indara hainm, Corm. Y 750 . indala descipul lxx at the seventy-second disciple, Laws i 20.2 Comm. fir errainne co alasét sesed with sixty-two `séts' ZCP xii 361.21 . ?torad cach trethain ala cairrge, Laws v 484.2 (Comm. takes as all beyond). Cf. co treathan ala cairge no ala caire, O'Curry 20 ( H 3.18, 9a ).

(d) cach (a)la every other, every second: cach la céin . . . in céin naili sometimes . . . sometimes, Ml. 19b1, 3 . cachlacein `alternately', Mon. Tall. 146.29 (§ 52) . is i fescur cachlacēin / dlegar dīdnad dōib they are entitled to a meal on alternate days at vesper-time (of fasting regulations), ZCP xiii 29.14 . cach la sel dún for imrádud dé in sel aile for precept `at one time meditating on God, at another time preaching', Wb. 15d9 . ammarbad cach la sel iarum do a mbeogud indtale dia marbad `he continues alternately to mortify and revive them from their dying state', Mon. Tall. 147.16 (§ 52) . bó cona timthuch cech la blíadnai . . . colp[d]ach ḟirenn lee in mblíadnai n-aili every second year, Críth G. 266 . cach alablīa[dain] every second year, Corm. Y 1082 ( Anecd. iv 96.16 ). cach ara bliadain, Laws iv 140.29 Comm. druinech cechla bean / crecōir cechla fer, ZCP ix 170.17 . ate cuir treineacha la Feine cach la fear dia urgaire, alaili dia forngaire, Laws iv 54.13 . gach re n-am alternately, Dán Dé v 41 .

II n As subst. indala n-aí (invariable) one of the two: is dochu ind ala nái oldaas a n-aill, Wb. 4b24 . togu ind ala n-ái . . . damnad alaili `to choose one of the twain . . . to condem the other', 4c13 . ci atbela ind ala n-ái ni epil alaill, Sg. 30a3 . ind ala n-aí antúaid alaile andess, 67b22 . co n-accai in da mnaí . . . indala n-ai brat úaine impe alaili brat corcra, LU 3285 ( SCC § 8 ). elcuig indalanae, ruibidh alailiu, ZCP viii 105.11 . da fítt . . . inddala hí do tabirt do Día . . . araile do tomailt fadein, Mon. Tall. 161.10 (§ 80) . Later also ala (n-)aí: ar lēicse ala aí di arailiu, ZCP xv 316 § 10 . ni frith ala ai do thacru, 354 § 42 . dá [n]dorus [n]-and—comla[e] ar ala n-aí, clíath ar alailiu, Críth G. 101 . bōthar, talla dā boin fair .i. alanāi for fot alaile for tarsnae, Corm. Y 1082 ( Anecd. iv 96.17 ).

COMPDS. cosnamach fri hailecricha, Ériu viii 173.28 . i n-ailithír, Trip.² 2033 . asna hailithírib foreign countries, TTr.² 1747 (cf. ailithir). aile máthair, Sg. 152a2 (not treated as compd. by GOI § 394 . Perh. infl. by the Lat. altera mater). See also C I (a) above.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. amus or


Forms: amhus, amsa

n o, m. amhus m. (g s. and n p. -uis), IGT Decl. § 17 . a p. amsa, AFM iii 290.20 .

Hireling, servant, attendant: amos .i. am-ḟos īarsinnī nāt gaib fos, sed de loco ad locum .i. ō luc .i. ō t[h]igerna dialailiu , Corm. Y 12 . na n-a.¤ gl. satilitum, Goid. 69.5 . amuis ríg a king's attendants, Críth G. 577 . cía lín di amsaib as choir do ríg?, 582 . a dhair ┐ a dhicinn ┐ a amhais, O'Curry 2500 ( Eg. 88, 40(41)d ). aicde amhus .i. ni hinaitire ┐ ni hinraith, 509 (H 3.18, 258). in t-a.¤ dona fes mathair nó athair, Ériu xii 144.4 (TE2). amhus no rechtaire, BCrólige 22 gl. 5 . a riocht amhois dorīacht Tadhg, ZCP viii 223 § 15 . asbert Feradach ní thibred a ingen do a.¤ , LL 287b2 . otá a.¤ co roich ríg, 204a35 . in tech mór milib a.¤ , 3549 . ? grengsait Laigniu laichaib d'amsaib / assa tírib, 4965 . a trí (sc. dath) i n-éadach an amhais, Keat. ii 1918 . cruadh-dháil na n-amhus crudelitas ministrantium, TSh. 6385 . aon amhus do rachadh im íolchruthaibh (of a poet), Hackett xx 10 . As abusive epithet: a amais anuasail ┐ a muidh modurdha `hireling', ZCP vi 282.10 . amhus `a reprobate' (of an unscrupulous administrator), O'Rah. xvii § 26 . a.¤ aen-tigi indoor or resident servant, Laws v 72.25 Comm. a.¤ ruin no raid no imacallma confidential servant, 24 Comm. , 74.13 Comm. See also under airéirge, 1 ben compds., coímthecht, coinnmed, 1 fer compds., mías, ríg-, 1 taithigid.

In special sense of hired soldier, mercenary: a Goill 's a amais imdha, ZCP viii 226 § 18 . amais ana imglici co laignib, Alex. 3 . imut Fiann imut amhus, ZCP xi 44 § 61 . iter . . . amsu ┐ anrada, CCath. 4531 . rucsat . . . amhsa righ Muman fair, AFM ii 946.13 . bró amhus, IGT Decl. ex. 598 .

Possibly collect. in following: a.¤ urrud . . . a.¤ deorad native hirelings, hirelings from outside the territory , Laws v 74.1 Comm. torchratar a n-a.¤ imdegla `household guard', Fianaig. 92.28 . thusa ┐ do mhuinntir: sgol amhas, ucairí, ghresuidhthe, etc., Luc. Fid. 5031 .

1 ara

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ara or


Forms: ar

conj., nasalising, folld. by subj. See GOI § 898 . Reduced to ar before the neg. ná, before forms of the copula (often as air, see GOI § 803 ), before inf. pron. ( Wb. 12a3 ) and in the later ar co; note also a rnacathar, Ml. 68b9 .

(a) As final conj. that, in order that . Translating Lat. ut, ne with subjunctive: arimp do mórad dǽ uile gl. ut gratia . . . abundet in gloriam Dei, Wb. 15c4 . arinchomalnathar cach ṅgrád gl. ut . . . ornent in omnibus, 31c14 . arimpfollus gl. ut . . . euidens fiat, 32a2 . arna derlind gl. ne fratrem meum scandalizem, 10c14 . arna foircnea for crabud and gl. ne ab inuicem consummemini, 20b13 . arna ecmailtigetar gl. né insolescant, Ml. 27c6 .

Continuing the sense of a Latin ipv.: arnachitrindarpither frisin fírini per superbiam gl. noli altum sapere sed time, Wb. 5b33 . armbat irlithiu dé domini mandatís dei gl. serui obaedite dominís carnalibus, 22d2 . arnap éicen a ngóire in æclis gl. . . . non grauetur aeclesia, 29a10 .

In order that, so that in general: gigestesi dia linn arafulsam ar fochidi in order that we may bear, Wb. 14c2a . is dobar tinchosc ara-ndernaid a n-do-gniam, 16a24 . arnaroib na eícmailt i n-ellug inna æcaillse, 22c20 . arna farcabtis cen forcitlaid that they might have a teacher, 31d13 . arna roib cummasc foir to avoid confusion, Sg. 2a8 . mo chorp rop sigith sóethrach / arnādrīs iffernn, Thes. ii 353.5 (Hy. vi). a mesrugud . . . arnara fochund galir. Mon. Tall. 152.11 (§ 63) . dénaid oenbuidin . . . arnachab-accastar as tír, BDD² 435 . a sith do denam ar comad tresiti iad, Ériu viii 174.35 . ar gomadh tormach neirt don aird-ri, BNnÉ 321.y .

With as-beir (fri) introducing commands, injunctions, etc.: is hed asbeirsom híc aratartar airmitiu féid donaib preceptorib he here commands that honour be given, Wb. 15a19 . asber . . . arandathidisom di maith, 21d11 . asrubart dia friu som aracelebartis a sollumnu God has directed them to celebrate His feasts, Ml. 102d3 . asbeirsom frisnatorus arndacumcabat he commands the gates to be lifted up, 46a12 . abbair fri F. arim remḟissid arad sencharpait tell F. that he should be a foreseeing driver of an old chariot, ZCP xi 83 § 27 . asbert . . . ara scortís a cairptiu ┐ ara cuirtis cor . . ., LU 10577 . ráid friss arco tí coragba mo chor, LL 12690 (TBC).

With other verbs: focairther ō Dil arnā rogonta nech ann dona Déisib, Ériu iii 140.188 . dlegar . . . ar a mbe fer uaidib they must appoint a man, Laws iv 172.13 . aílit na naeimh anti Ruadhan . . . ar co tairsiudh co cutrama friu, BNnÉ 321 § 23 . ro fholāir in mhīchinneamain fuirre ar go ffessadh `misfortune drove her to find out', Fl. Earls 34.14 . Cf. tria itche Patraic forsin Coimdid arco tísed a trocaire forru, RC xii 428 § 17 .

After adjj. of suitability, desirability, etc.: is tacair arndip samlaid do chách, Wb. 22c11 . ised as maith la dia airimp etc., Ml. 130b8 . issed as cóir . . . arnachadfercaigthersu `that thou shouldst not be angry', Mon. Tall. 142.7 (§ 37) . as maith laisim . . . ariondgella (sic leg.) ┐ arindbó, 134.18 . Similarly: signum són araroib saingné fornaib gnímaib, Wb. 5a5 . After clause introduced by amal: amal fongní cach ball dialailiu . . . arafogna . . ., Wb. 12a12 . amal ata cáinchumracig side armba . . ., 30b23 .

Introducing wishes, recommendations, etc.: sechihed ríi a less arintaibrid di, Wb. 7b3 . airndib múcnae ┐ airndib ecmailt á n-étach . . . innaní prithchite . . . ┐ condib trianuile ṁbethaid gl. uestis profetae . . . indicat austeram uitam praedicantium, Tur. 71 . arinfestar cach dune may it be known to all, LU 3509 ( SCC 27 ). cach ōen comaldathar in cāin si . . . arim sírsaegul . . . ┐ arop airmitnech fēith, Cáin Ad. 30 . arnā ecmonga ait[h]ber fearga for ar n-aimiris may our lack of faith be not sternly punished, Ériu ii 122 § 62 .

(b) As explicative conj.: connách moidea nech arbed áarilliud nod nícad so that no one may boast that it was his merit that saved him, Wb. 2b4 (see note in Thes.). ní torménmar ni ara mbetis in gnimai sin `we had not expected that those deeds should be', Ml. 115b1 . dorochóinset arndabeth intairisem hirobatar riam they despaired of having, 131c9 . ? airm i fuirsitis in torcc arimbad and furruimtis a praintech, Thes. ii 242.4 (Ardm.). ní fitir ara mbeth and he knew not that it was there, Trip.² 1428 . cia beith ara rogba bóairechas riasíu ropo chúairddulchach though he undertake, Críth G. 67 . ni fetathar ar mad rí nad bi ecnaid no one can be a king who is not wise, Anecd. v 2.4 ( Alex. 822 ).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. aslach or


Forms: faslach

o, n. vn. of ad-slig. Also faslach. act of tempting, inducing, instigating; temptation: dogníat cach pecad trea n-a.¤ -som, Wb. 30c14 . it mathi side oc aslug, 30c13 . hond asluch messidiu gl. iudiciali suggestu, Ml. 26c9 . huand asluch gl. sugestu, 109b5 . inna a.¤ gl. suggestiones, 38a6 . in miaslaig gl. malæ persuasionis, 28b7 . fri aslaige demnae `against seductions of devils', Fél. Ep. 198 . atomriug indiu . . . ar aslaigib dūalche `against temptations of vices', Thes. ii 356.17 . tria fhaslach na rígna fair at the instigation of the queen, PH 904 . braighde Laigen . . . do marbad . . . ar a.¤ Tigernáin Ua Ruairc, RC xviii 280.2 (Tig.). re ha.¤ na n-amaidead n-ifernaidi, MR 166.18 . bi dom a.¤, a chruth fial, Dánta Gr. 11.38 . Attempt, attack: ni fail aslaig ar Hérind, Metr. Dinds. iii 104.3 `it is no place for an attempt upon Ireland(?)', Dict. Fasc. 2 fail. fiarfaighis . . . scela an faslaigh sin . . . .i. an macamh . . . do marbad, Ériu iii 160 § 13 .

With obj. gen. or vn. clause of the action urged on a person: is glicc som oc aslug in phectho `in tempting to sin', Wb. 14d27 . triaslach foir giallae dialailiu `by tempting him to submit to another', Ml. 141d1 . oc a.¤ cach uilc, LU 2440 . ic asslach fair cech maithiusa `persuading him to every good thing', RC xxvii 302 § 76 . cid he is auctor oc a.¤ in césta, PH 3270 . a a.¤ for fearaib Erenn . . . in righi dia braithir, BB 263b44 . ro ghabhsidhe for a.¤ iomfuirigh for lucht an teichidh, AFM vi 2286.2 . ic faslach for A. tocht i nagaidh D. `urging A. to enter against D.,' Aen. 1079 .

In weaker sense of persuading, influencing, suggesting; persuasion, suggestion: air biid a.¤ oc eráil inna brithemnachtae condárbastar gné firinne fuiri gl. tribunalis sugestus caelestis describitur, Ml. 95b6 . ni ar onoir det-siu . . . acht ar asslach ┐ comarli m'oessa grada, PH 636 . ag a.¤ ┐ ag eadarghuidhe ort, Carswell 63.17 . tré a.¤ atchuingidh by dint of persuasion, ML 60.21 . conad he a n-a.¤ ┐ a n-impide-sein air-sim, MR 168.17 . lucht aslaig ┐ urála, CCath. 523 .

Of petitioning for a parley, truce: ni hasslach fuaratar . . . ┐ ni trocaire, CCath. 5766 . teachta do chor uatha d'a.¤ síodha, AFM v 1360.15 . nīr gab aon a.¤ uad (of Conn), ML² 1625 . In sense of wheedling, soliciting: forbrissed cech trūaig, a.¤ cech triūin (signs of `avaritia'), ZCP iii 26.2 . is trom céadaslaigh na gcliar / ar fonn ngéagarsaidh nGailian poets' requests, DDána 117.7 . a.¤ .i. furáilemh, O'Cl. faslach .i. furail, Lec. Gl. 384 , Stowe Gl. 372 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. cách or
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pron. the one, each, everyone, all, etc. gen. cáich, later also cáig ( chách, Párl. na mB. 985 , 1038 v.l.). IGT Decl. § 64 . Takes sg. vb., in later lang. either sg. or pl. (see PH 1053 , 1426 , DDána, Aithd. D.). As antecedent of rel. clause often with prec. art. in. Note also: cith anidan ind c.¤ `though all (who bring it) be impure', Mon. Tall. 160.2 . don c[h]ach sin to each of those(?), Laws iv 196.22 Comm. Unstressed form cach (separate entry). See GOI 310 - 11 ; O'Brien, Ir. Hist. Stud. i 351 .

(a) In general sense (the) one, each one, everyone, all, all others, the rest : do Duaid sech c.¤ , Ml. 36c11 . diglae for cach, 37c21 . hua ch.¤ , 56b45 . dibochtai chaich, 61a9 . dulogaid do ch.¤ `ye forgive everyone', 65a10 . it huaisliu c.¤ gl. transcendis, 108d2 . dénum maith fri c.¤ gl. operemur bonum ad omnes, Wb. 20c17 . precept do c.¤ gl. Grecis et Barbaris, sapientibus et insipientibus debitor sum, 1b8 . a n-imdibe adchi c.¤ , 2a2 . doberat maldact in for c.¤ , 2a23 . is dílmain la c.¤ ar n-orcun-ni, 4b23 . is sain dán cáich, 5d5 . nertad ch.¤ `let him encourage everyone', 5d11 . a n-as maith la c.¤ dénad gl. unusquisque, 6b18 . taiccéra c.¤ dará chen fessin gl. unusquisque nostrum, 6b28 . ícce caích tri iriss gl. dies salutis, 15d24 . ni fiad ch.¤ gl. seorsum his . . . , 18d8 . i taig ríg amal . . . i taig cáich, gl. in ceteris omnibus, 23b9 . condid diib ro gab c.¤ deissemrecht gl. omnibus credentibus, 24c14 . nad soiriu cach `is not nobler than anyone (else)', Sg. 161b10 . cáich auuair `every man's in turn', Thes. ii 235.15 . is cāich a hūair a n-āros so, ZCP viii 312.3 . sluind dó ri cāch brēthir, beir dó ri cāch brēthir, xi 80.22 . ma fri cinta caich fadesin gabur athgabail `of the person himself', Laws ii 100.8 . amra! amra! ol c.¤ they all said, TBFr. 290 . lí súla cáich, LU 8319 ( FB 23 ). ropo thír cāich ala n-úair it belonged to others, Hail Brigit 2 . i ndíaid cāich after everyone else, BColm. 94.28 . nach síoth broide cheanglaid c.¤ , DDána 3.9 . mór do ch.¤ do chuaidh, PBocht 5.41 `much of the world', notes. c.¤ `thy foes', Aithd. D. 20.23 . nachar scríobh neach oile do c.¤ `none of the others', Keat. iii 441 . gibē ele do ch.¤ `of the rest', RSClára 134b . ní fiú éin-ní c.¤ = nihil prosunt caetera, TSh. 9402 . fear mar chach an ordinary man, Luc. Fid. 5060 , Dánta Gr. 34.24 . fonn . . . a cc.¤ eile dhá mholadh to be fond of being praised by others, Desid. 765 . arnach dechsad fo cāch inro triallsat `that it might not get about', Grail 3356 . luid L. dano cumma cháich with the rest, Fing. R. 339 . a ccumma chaigh, Hugh Roe² 10.9 .

(b) In sequence cách . . . alaile the one . . . the other, one another, each other : c.¤ fri alaile gl. inuicem, Wb. 1c1 ; 5d15 , 21d12 , 22b9 . is ball c.¤ dialailiu gl. alter altirius, 5d4 . con rochra c.¤ alaile gl. in alterutrum, 6d1 . forcanad c.¤ alaile gl. loquentes uobismet ipsís in salmis, 22c8 . ó ch.¤ dialailiu , Críth G. 9 . cotnerig cach díb diaraili rose up against each other (of three warriors), LU 8993 ( FB 74 ). With céile: natiubrad c.¤ a chéle gl. inuicem, Wb. 9d20 . celebrais c.¤ dia-cheile díb, RC iii 180.5 .

(c) With follg. prep. DI, ó in partitive sense: ní tucai c.¤ dib belrae alaili gl. nulla gens, Ml. 42c7 . cach díb i ndiad alaili gl. ut semen eius continua successione regnaret, 42b5 . c.¤ díob, Mon. Tall. 132.14 . c.¤ úaib contra alium gl. inuicem, Wb. 25a34 . tuitfidh c.¤ uaibh you will all fall, DDána 10.2 . See cach I (d).

(d) With follg. emphasizing word: cach uile, LB 132b11 . re cach etir `with the rest', Cog. 168.13 . do fen . . . ┐ do chach archena, TTebe 1500 .

(e) With follg. rel. clause he (who) (see O'Brien, loc. cit., Bergin, OIPG 208 ) everyone (who), all (who) (the sg. and distributive senses cannot in all cases be distinguished with certainty): aineclann cháich as a aí of the owner (of a mill), Críth G. 240 . bennacht for cach ó tuctha on him who has given it, Vita Br. 27 . bennacht . . . for cach donancamar, Anecd. i 11.19 ( SCano 350 ). ba calma cach isa cend `valorous was he', Ériu v 244.205 . c.¤ thanic and (in cách, v.l.) he who is there, TBC-LL¹ 5290 . In sense of everyone, all : ó ch.¤ nád fil and gl. quicunque sunt fratres, Wb. 24b30 . sech c.¤ fodglein olchene `beyond all others who learn it', Ml. 37b12 . c.¤ rodgab `every one who has sung it', Thes. ii 349.8 (Hy. ii). do-bebae do-beba . . . cāch boī cāch bias, ZCP xi 85 § 37 . mairg c.¤ roda-ortsom, Fél. Prol. 57 .

(f) With preceding article in singular sense: ni thucci in c.¤ rod chluinethar he that hears it, Wb. 12c46 (see OIPG 208 ). in cāch dosfuc do bethu, Thes. ii 316.4 (Hy. ii). menmain (accus.) iond caich dia n-aisnedtar, Mon. Tall. 127.19 . in cach ferus na fuili he who inflicts, BCrólige 58 n.1 . cosin c.¤ no charim. Fél. Ep. 50 . fo bíth . . . in cháich o tudchad, LU 3431 ( SCC 20 ). mo-ngenar do'n chach do-s-gní, PH 8423 . gach cara . . . / loiteas an c.¤ nos carond `who injures his lover', O'Hara 1270 . croidheadha an cháich léghfeas, Desid. 120 . In sense of everyone, all : in c.¤ dobeir . . . frisin c.¤ diatabir `every one' (he who ?), Sg. 188a31 . in c.¤ gl. omnis . . . qui . . . , Ml. 43a1 . ní lat in c.¤ forsa mmitter, Wb. 6b22 everyone ? (perh. he who , Bergin, OIPG 208 ). tri hiris in cháich cretes, 2b11 . for in cach is rig `against every king', Laws iv 52.12 . dígde ind caich rocradis `to beseech pardon of everyone thou hast offended', Mon. Tall. 141.25 . Pl. sense seems intended in: is foirbthe in c.¤ diaro scribad et ni ecen acairigud ref. to omnibus sanctis, Wb. 23a10 . don chach frisambí immalde de aos sruith `in regard to such elderly people as live with him', Mon. Tall. 152.23 . ag díubhrugud in cháich boí annsa tor, Cóir Anm. 146 . So also: robtar foiltigh remibh an c.¤ baoi fora ccind, Hugh Roe² 50.9 .

(g) In phr. ar ch.¤ , a ch.¤ , sa ch.¤ in general, on the whole : truagh sa ch.¤ an comhorrtha `what a sad portent', O'Hara 1588 . ? aonrāith a gc.¤ do choigleas, Butler Poems 930 `of all dwellings the one I have chosen', Gloss. Usually with comparatives indicating successive increases in the quality denoted by the adj. (Engl. bigger and bigger, the bigger): trummu á peccad ar ch.¤ nachmod formberat `their sin is heavier and heavier as they increase', Ml. 71c1 . combat foirbthiu ar ch.¤ for ṅgnímae `more and more perfect', Wb. 13d29 . ní ba messu ar ch.¤ a ngné, Metr. Dinds. ii 22.56 . is ferr a chāch it is better than ever, Bruchst. i 62 § 141 . iss messa a cach ar cach ló, IT i 121.23 ( TE 7 Eg.). ní ba mó ach.¤ óṡeo immach ever greater, Metr. Dinds. iii 46.83 . ni bot scithæ acach at all, RC xii 82 § 80 . fuaire a ch.¤ a-taoi fám chionn ever colder. Dánta Gr. 86.8 . With omission in writing of unstressed a: iss assu 'ch.¤ lind, MacCongl. 103.18 . budh truime ch.¤ ar gcodladh, Dán Dé xvii 6 . núidhe ch.¤ , PBocht 1.38 . With sa: ní mo ní lugu sa chach hí it is neither bigger nor smaller, BB 262b19 . fa ferr sa c.¤ do bi sí an uair sin féin it grew better and better from that very time, ITS xvi 56.18 . teirce sa c.¤ mo charuid, KMMisc. 358.9 . móide sa c.¤ do chuntas, A. Ó Dálaigh xl 7 . nī lugha-sa-chāch nō `not less than', Fl. Earls 70.8 . ní lughaide-sa-chāch roimeglaighset `nevertheless', 30.31 .

? teccait āigid, fācboit ail, / saigit go glain nGāidil ngil / nocha chumai cāch is cách / dia ferta-sa an fāth, a fir, ZCP xii 292.10 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. cechtar or


Forms: chechtair

indecl. pron. (ceachtair (n s.), BDD² 350 . chechtair (g s.), TTebe 4518 ). With follg. gen. or de (see below). See GOI 311 .

(a) each (of), both (of). With noun in g du.: fric.¤ indafersaso, Ml. 112d1 . c.¤ inda leithe sin gl. in duas partes, Sg. 25b6 . c.¤ dalino, 162b2 . c.¤ indapopul `each of the two peoples', Ml. 46b30 . an diall óch.¤ indarann gl. ex utraque parte, Sg. 74b5 . for c.¤ adaṡyllab, 220b8 . baí fer c.¤ a da thóeb, LL 19636 ( Metr. Dinds. iv 54 ).

(b) With follg. pers. pron.: marb c.¤ nathar dialailiu `dead is each of us twain to the other', Wb. 20c26 . maith la c.¤ nár a dán, Thes. ii 294.2 . c.¤ fathar, BNnÉ 303 § 12 . c.¤ nái .i. mulier et innubta , Wb. 10b11 . hic.¤ nái, Sg. 42b5 (see note). is dilmain ṅdo ch.¤ ṅhái, 215a2 . a toirsegud . . . cectarnai diaraile, Cog. 58.25 . With added poss. adj.: a ccura c.¤ nae, Hugh Roe² 188.1 .

(c) With 3 pl. pron. replaced by de (see GOI 280 ): iscosc et cuindrech forcechtarde, Wb. 19c21 . iscoitchen doc.¤ de ainm alaili gl. commoni uocabulo utrumque significatur, Ml. 14d12 . is cummae m bis menmae c.¤ de fri togais alaili, 31a23 . fogur c.¤ de aralailiu gl. alternos inter se sonos, Sg. 4a8 . óin guth fri c.¤ de gl. per haec duo tempora, 147a5 . c.¤ de, Ériu v 222.30 . BColm. 92.19 . i c.¤ de in each case, Laws i 94.23 Comm. See cechtardae.

(d) With pleonastic use of pron. and de: c.¤ n-ai a da brúad each of his two brows, IT i 310.38 . im chechtarnae dhíobh, Hugh Roe² 96.12 . lá ceachtarna aca, AFM v 1358.10 . cechtarde nadaprimleth, SR 4290 . cóeca ban cechtarde na da ban aili the fifty attendants of each of the other two women, LU 8375 ( FB 25 ). ceactar de na da mart, O'D. 1748 ( H 2.16, 937 ). is fiach . . . do ch.¤ de dibh, O'Curry 1930 (23 P 3, 25b). go ro ghon cechtar nae diobh aroile, AFM vi 2162.6 . See cechtarnae.

(e) In later lang. either (of two), one or other (of two or more) (freq. in neg. or condit. sentences): gan ceachtar ag géile (= géillead) ar aon taobh, Oss. iv 112.20 . ma fer lesach acrus c.¤ de `either of them', Laws i 146.28 Comm. c.¤ de glóir ┐ sonus nó . . . `eyther glory and happyness, or . . . ', RSClára 143a .

(f) With DI and dat. or 3 pl. of prep. (DI, OC): ní mó do rinneas aoinní / . . . / i n-aghaidh ceachtar dhíobh, Content. xvi 9 . gur gnáthach ceachtar do cheithre hainiarsmaibh . . . ag toidheacht, TSh. 5424 . c.¤ acu one or other of them, Stair Erc. 1827 . a cceachtar don dá dhoras, Desid. 3443 . an tan nach bhfuil ceachtar dhíobh díleas, Donlevy 478.27 . With DO: nó gur bás do cheachtar dhuinn, Oss. iv 140.4 .

1 do

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 do or


Forms: dond, donaib, dunaib, donab, dona, dond, donaibhí, dunaibh, donahí, dom, domsa, damsa, duit, dait, deit, det, dit, duid, daid, duitt, duitsiu, deitsiu, detsiu, détso, detsi, dutsi, d, do, dóu, dou, dáu, dossom, dosom, d, di, díi, disi, dúnn, dunn, duún, dúun, dún, dun, duin, dú(i)nn, dúnni, dunni, dúni, dúinniu, dúnai, dúib, duib, duíb, dib, dib, daoibh, dúibsi, dúbsi, dóib, doib, duaib, dáib, doaib, doibsom, dom, dum, dot, dut, dot, dod, do, do, dia, doa, diar, dear, dar, dia n-, doa n-, dua, dá, dia n-, da, dona, donach, do

prep. with dat., leniting (see GOI §§ 435 . 832 ).

Forms: do (usual at all periods); du often in O.Ir., Wb. 5c14 , 33b6 ; Ml. 15a16 , 16a7 , 90a7 , b13 ; Acr. 13b3 ; Thes. ii 240.16 , 241.4 , 242.10 (Ardm.), 294.4 ( SP ii 16 ), 45.29 ; du Chaissil, AU 714 ; du for fogail, SCC § 13 . dó, Ml. 15d3 . dú, Wb. 5d19 .

In Mid and early Mod. Ir. often da, dá, esp. before cech: da cech tráth, LB 261b38 ; dá cech duine, PH 3985 ; dá bar n-óid, 5963 ; da gach nduine, Keat. iii 2087 (poem).

Vowel generally elided before vowel of f: d'agbáil, SCC § 29 . d'is cech réta, § 32 ( do facbail, Laws iv 206.14 ; do foghnumh, 250.6 Comm. ).

Freq. confused with 1 de, di, q.v.

With article: sg. dond irsolcoth, Wb. 22d27 . dond lethtomus, BCr. 31b3 . dund fercach, Ml. 22d13 . Thes. i 498.21 (Ardm.). dund insi, SCC § 17 . dunt foirbthetaid, Ml. 14c8 . dunt imluad, 15a17 . don chomursain, PH 2748 . don fhairind, 4959 . pl. donaib, Wb. 7b1 , Sg. 69b7 . dunaib, Acr. 8a2 . Thes. i 497.16 (Ardm.). dundaib (archaic), Thes. ii 247.12 ( Cambr. 38a ). donab, 33.28 . Mid. and mod. Ir. dona.

With art. and í: dond, Wb. 3c31 . pl. donaibhí, Sg. 156b7 . dunaibh, Wb. 2c10 . donahí, Ml. 46c7 .

With pron. suff.: 1 s. dom (usual in Wb. and Sg.), dam (in Ml.). domsa, Wb. 3c33 , etc. damsa, TBC-LL¹ 1110 . 2 s. duit (usual in Wb. and Sg.). dait common in Ml., TBC-I¹ 1056 , 1209 , 1334 (LU). deit, Wb. 6a11 , 12 ; 28d15 , etc. LL 275a50 . det, Wb. 5b29 . dit, 5b32 . Sg. 179a4 . TBC-I¹ 1056 , 1209 , 1334 (YBL). duid, TBC-I¹ 531 . daid, 1042 (YBL). duitt, PH 7915 . duitsiu, Wb. 6b14 . deitsiu, 30a8 . detsiu, 32c12 . détso, 6c7 . detsi, IT i 130.27 . dutsi, PH 4092 . 3 s. m. and n. commonly d, Wb. 1c12 ; 1d20 , etc. do, 2a2 ; 2c6 , etc. dóu, Trip. 218.24 . dou, Todd Lect. vi 57.10 . dáu, Trip.² 2862 . Trip. 338.22 . Thes. ii 294.3 ( SP ii 15 ). With emphasizing part. vowel usually short: dossom, Wb. 6d10 ; 9d8 . dosom, 3b7 , etc., Ml. 14a4 . f. d, Wb. 11c13 , etc. di, 7b3 . díi, Fél. 4.9 . With emphasizing part.: disi, ACL iii 309.10 . 1 p. dúnn, Wb. 2d13 ; 25c9 , etc. dunn, 26b1 . duún, 3a12 ; 4b10 ; 25c10 . dúun, 4b11 ; 10c21 . dún, 14c8 ; 20d15 , etc. dun, 14c9 . duin, FB § 49 . In later lang. dú(i)nn. With emphasizing part.: dúnni, Wb. 1a3 ; 3c15 . dunni, Ml. 110d12 , 13 . dúni, 121b13 . dúinniu, IT i 129.2 . dúnai (: clūdhai), ACL iii 298 § 58 . 2 p. dúib, Wb. 3b8 , 12 ; 6c25 , etc. duib, 13b3 ; 33b8 . duíb, 24a26 . In Mid. Ir. also dib, PH 761 , 1075 ; dib, 1433 . In later lang. daoibh. With emphasizing part.: dúibsi, Wb. 3b13 . dúbsi, 15d8 (a prima manu). 3 p. dóib, Wb. 6c24 ; 30d8 , etc. doib, 1d6 ; 12b2 . duaib, Thes. ii 238.13 ; 240.17 (Ardm.). dáib, PH 7392 . doaib, Sg. 50a3 . AU 687 , 797 . SR 7272 (sic leg.). With emphasizing part.: doibsom, Wb. 13a31 . ¤sem, 28d19 .

With poss. 1 s. dom: dum, Thes. ii 241.12 ; dumm imdídnaad, 13 . 2 s. dot: dut, Ml. 2d5 . Mid. Ir. dot, dod, do do. 3 s. dia; doa, Anecd. iii 48.5 ; 58.9 . 1 p. diar, Wb. 2d2 . dear (archaic), Thes. ii 245.8 (Cambr.) Mid.Ir. also dar: dár ṅdeeb-ni, PH 709 . 2 p. do far fírianugud, Wb. 3b27 . do bor mbrethugud, FB § 57 . do bar taig, SR 4829 . dia bhar saighidh, BNnÉ 303 § 12 . 3 p. dia n-. doa n-, Fianaig. 34.12 . Mon. Tall. § 59 , 62 . dua, RC xi 452.141 . Later also dá. See ZCP xxiv 227 ; xxv 254 .

With rel. dia n-: indí dia ruchretsid-si, Wb. 8c11 . intí dia ndílgid-si, 14d24 . secht mbráthre dia mbo . . . carcar, Fél. July 10 . dua mberar, Mon. Tall. § 11 . See 1 is. Mid. Ir. also da (dá): dontí da tucus, IT i 124.22 . With neg. dona, donach: dona-robu gnath, Ml. 129d3 . fer . . . dunar-ructhae act oentuistiu, Thes. ii 241.9 (Ardm.). do nach bis on to him who has it not, Laws iv 240 .

With alaile (araile): dialailiu , Ml. 87d13 . IT i 67.8 . díarailiu, FB § 55 . diaroli fir, PH 1483 .

To, for, etc. Used in O.Ir. Glosses (a) to translate Lat. ad, Wb. 3b14 ; 30d10 ; 16b5 (cid do uáir gl. etsi ad horam, the Lat. being literally translated), Tur. 35 . Ml. 15a16 ; 16a8 . Sg. 3b30 ; 67b10 ; 188a18 ; 217a7 . Thes. i 498.23 . (b) to render a dat., Wb. 9b8 ; 18c2 ; 28a5 . Ml. 2d10 ; 15b8b ; 17c11 . Sg. 20a6 ; 41b12 ; 69b7 ; 193a3 ; 209b6 ; 214a3 . Acr. 8a2 ; 13b3 . PCr. 65b2 . Thes. ii 34.29 ; cf. Caeur .i. do Chaieur (Cáieur being explained as dat. of Cáier), Corm. Y 698 . Hence:

A Introducing the terminus ad quem; in phrases expressing purpose, etc.

I Of destination after vbs. of motion, etc.: cumtach don fothu building to the foundation, Wb. 8c18 . téicht do Róim, Thes. ii 296.3 . lotar dia crích, FB § 56 . eirg dot thoigh, BS 44 . ho persin do persin, Sg. 209b12 . o thír do thír, SR 6835 . a inad d'inad, Laws iv 36.12 . With ellipse of vb. of motion: co cúalatar culgaire carpait dund insi (coming) to the island, SCC § 17 . Hence with pron. 3 s. n. expressing motion, see 2 dó. With abstracts: massu thol atomaig do that drives me to it, Wb. 10d26 . adcuiretar do hógi they return to integrity, Sg. 73b2 . Similarly in expressions like téit do applies to, téit do láim, gaibid do láim; dabeir d'a óid, etc. (see 1 téit, gaibid, lám, etc.).

II With follg. vn. in phrases expressing purpose.

(a) Prec. by vb.: is do immarchor chóre dotíagat it is to carry peace they come, Wb. 5a5 . todiusgadar ind anim do dénum maith, 5c18 . ní du for fogail dodeochammar-ni, SCC § 13 . dul d'fhios na sagart dá nglanadh, TSh. 375 . Cf. further: indíi adchobra-som do hícc those whom he desires to save, Wb. 28b1 . cid comarlecther foraib do daul immach that leave should be given them to go out, Mon. Tall. § 53 .

In prayers, wishes, etc., with ellipsis of vb.: Día dom chobair ar cech ṅguasacht (may) God (come) to my aid, Hy. vi 3 . cíall Dé dom imthus, Thes. ii 356.8 . dó (do +3 s. neut. pron.) to that end, for that purpose , anticipating a follg. vn. or clause or referring to a foregoing one: is do arroiéit-sa gratiam, do precept do chách, Wb. 6d14 . dó dobreth biad la Duid, | dia nertad, SR 6450 . acht má dothisad Arddrí secht nime dó ní reg-sa I will not go though . . . should come to force me, Trip.² 1355 . is do dodeochadsa . . . con-écius duib a scel-sa, Ériu ii 104 .

(b) Prec. by noun: dliged remdeicsen do dechrugud etir maithi ┐ ulcu a law of providence to distinguish between good and bad, Ml. 19d2 . huare nád robatar suin do shlund in dúildetad, Sg. 45b1 . nidat uain dia n-airlegunn thou hast no leisure to read them, Anecd. v 2 .

(c) Prec. by adj.: irlaim do dul bais, Wb. 16a3 . gilla comadas do faire dūine ríg, FB § 89 . is saidbir in spirut nóeb do thídnocul cecha maithiusa, PH 5454 . ni bfuil rí . . . is fearr do thabairt tuarustail, Ériu viii 136 . Cf. also: batar inricci du báas worthy of death, Wb. 5c14 .

III In follg. in sense of Eng. as (lit. for the purpose of being, to serve as): bíid-son do thogarthid this then is (for) a vocative, Sg. 78a2 . pauper laṡuide do fhemun he regards p. as a feminine, 64b5 . bíit a triur do anmaim ind eiúin gl. vultur et vulturus et vulturius, 93a2 . non fit do anmimm díles, 31b21 . conid riagolda caro dond ainmmnid c. is regular as the nominative, 93b5 ; 104b5 . mōrthar occa Cathluain . . . do rig foraibh, Todd Nenn. 140 . daine chaithit do biudh they eat human beings as food, RC xxxiv 308 . ó taoi dam' iarraidh d'óglách since you want me for a servant, A. Ó Dálaigh l 16 .

IV With vn. to express the idea of entering upon or continuing in a state or action: a mbátar do lepthugud when they were (on the point of?) going to bed IT i 67 . cid 'mo atai diar lenamuin? why art thou pursuing us? SR 1722 . mun beith cailleach an mhuilinn d'atach Christ frim, BS 122 . Impers.: do muintir in fhir atathar do crochad, PH 3172 . Used redundantly: int Ísu oc a raba Hiruath d'iarraid, 2841 . in banliccerd occatathar d'iarraid, Anecd. iv p. xvi = oc atathar cuingidh, p. 93 .

With poss. in passive sense: an uair bhíos dá chor amach when he is being evicted, TSh. 794 . go raibhe dá ilchéasadh so that he was being tortured, 564 .

V The construction subst. + do + vn. In sentences of the type (a) ansu liumsa ind oís anechtir dia fius it is more grievous to me that the outland folk should know it, Wb. 16d12 (where ind oís is virtual subject of the vn.) and (b) ní date leu in coimdiu do crochad it is not agreeable to them that the Lord was crucified (lit. to crucify the Lord), 8a6 (where in coimdiu is virtual object of the vn.), the O.Ir. construction is identical; in both sentences the case of the nouns oís , coimdiu is determined by their syntactical relation to the whole sentence, that of subject, while do + vn. stands in syntactical relation not to the whole sentence but to the noun, its function being that of a gerund. Similarly in the sentence: cocarad chaingnimu du denum he loved to do good deeds, Ml. 14a8 , the subst. caingnímu is the object of the sentence while du denum has the meaning for the doing, to be done. Exceptions are, however, frequent, see below. In each of the sections 1-4 the subsection (a) consists of exx. where the subst. is the virtual subject of the vn., (b) of exx. where it is the virtual object.

1 Subst. is subject of the whole sentence and therefore nom. case.

(a) dofórmaich fochricc dosom sochude do creittim tria precept that a multitude has believed through his preaching increaseth the reward for him, Wb. 1b5 . issed as brig la Dia menmae do biuth hi figraib that the mind should be in the symbols, Thes. ii 255.13 . saoth lem int aos leigind do dul ind ifern, ZCP viii 470 . ba lonn lais in mnai cuil do bith oc Hiruath he was indignant that the adulteress should be with H., PH 861 . (Infl. of Lat. accus. and infin. constr.?)

(b) is maith int óis éula do accaldam, Wb. 3c4 . is bésad leusom in fid do thóbu, 5b42 . nipu techta in briathar diadhai . . . do scriphund ind oenluc, Hib. Min. 96 . is cóir ind almsu do thabairt, PH 6136 . With accus. of subst. (in first two exx. perh. dat. for nom.): is ferr dó in almsain do thabairt, PH 4969 (= melius est elimosinam dare, LB 47b55 ). dlegar dínn ar n-imcaissin do thimorcain, PH 6870 . ba machtnadh lasna Felistindaibh na fioru nomarbdais d'faicsin do cathughadh friu, Leb. Gab.(i) 146 .

2 Subst. as object of sentence (rarer in O.Ir.).

(a) nisn-águr dom díchill I do not fear that they will neglect me, Hy. v 105 . rocúala in n-eress cetna do fhorbairt, Thes. ii 311 . ni fitir in mnai dia brath he knew not that the woman was betraying him, SR 3207 . rocuala Sattan in uli noemu do shubugud, PH 3819 . With nom. for accus.: cuirfid [diabul] na boill d'fhognum do fén, 7799 . atfét Lucás aingil do thidecht do nim, 3043 .

(b) cocarad chaingnimu du denum, Ml. 14a8 . itconnacabar bar náimtiu do bádud, PH 1713 . forcongair D. cnamu do thabairt hi cuthi, 1219 . With nom. for accus.: atbert fria múintir int apstal do thuarcain, PH 2141 . atbert Ner na hapstail do cúibrech, 1858 . atcondairc-som ind figeill . . . do dílgud, Mon. Tall. § 22 .

3 Subst. is governed by a prep.

(a) for riaguil do buith isnaib anmanaib-se dotėt híc he touches on the fact that there is a rule, Sg. 108a3 . fre terci . . . do tecmung, Mon. Tall. § 12 .

(b) hua anmmaim ailiu do thórmuch friss, Sg. 30b4 . Cain Patraic . . . cen chleirciu do marbad, Thes. ii 306 . tria doirse . . . na cathrach do forbrissiud, SR 5348 . ar meisge ó chaoraibh na fíneamhna d'ithe, TSh. 8421 .

4 Subst. in genitive relation to sentence.

(a) cui[n]chid flaithiusa Dé do thuidecht, PH 7907 .

(b) cen imcabáil `cum nobis' do epirt, Sg. 203a8 . ruc leis tásc a muintiri do marbad do E., FB § 69 . tar cend cissa ┐ indmussa do thabairt do, PH 51 . ré linn choróine do chur ar an impire, TSh. 661 .

5 The construction subst. + do + vn. may be used absolutely with force of the Lat. gerundive: ind .u. do accomol frisin fers ṅdédenach the `u' is to be added, Sg. 136a2 . um do glanad i nderiud ferso `um' is to be elided, 136a1 . Hence in continuation of prec. clause: dia n-oscailter in chomla sa ┐ diabul do ligad istech if . . . and the devil be admitted, PH 7797 . is mairg thic annsa saegul-sa ┐ na huilc-si do thecht trit, 7791 .

6 Subst. + do + vn. replacing finite tenses (esp. in annals): Góidil immorro do rad dib o Goediul Glas they are called G., Thes. ii 316 . Lugaig du gabail rige nErenn took the kingship of Ireland, MacCarthy 306 . bellum do madhmaim for hU Fiachrach, AU 815 .

B Introducing a dative.

I Introducing indirect object (generally name of a person).

(a) With trans. vbs. denoting giving, granting, assigning, offering, etc.: do-beir, daimid, do-indnaig, dálaid etc. (see under individual vbs.). With vbs. of telling, revealing, promising, etc.: in-fét (ad-fét), as-indet, (Mid. Ir. indissid), do-adbat, do-airchain, etc. Under the same head may be placed cases like: hore doninfedam etargne Crist do chách we inspire in all, Wb. 14d32 ; do Christ cachain ailli unto C. he sang praise, Fél. Apr. 26 . Exceptionally with as-beir says: asbert G. do na feoldenmaigib, PH 1432 . With vbs. of ordering, commanding, advising, etc.: lasse forcongur fírinni dúib, Wb. 19d25 . rohordaig in guth dona nemdaib, SR 606 . ro erb don mac mebrugud a aiccepta, Fél. p. 12 . molaid do advises (but molaid + acc. praises ). With vbs.of forgiving, remitting: dorolaig Dia do in n-uaill dorigni, Ml. 50d15 . romaith C. a dá trían . . . dá thigernu, LL 111b40 ( RC xiv 430 ). With vbs. of asking, entreating, praying, etc.: frecre do neoch immechomarcar duit, Sg. 197b10 . condartin do arrogáid dom what he asked of me, 209b26 . cech ní rochuinges do Dia, Thes. ii 318.39 . With vbs. of ascribing, referring, imputing, etc.: a n-adruirmed do Abracham what has been reckoned unto A., Wb. 2d7 . duaisilbi do a scribend, Thes. ii 225.28 . So also with as-beir ascribes; assigns (a name), calls: asbeir-som a n-accobor don spirut, Wb. 4b3 . ní eperr acht hilar dóib do-gres (referring to Gemini), Sg. 73a11 . is airi asberthe emisarius don buc the goat was called `emissarius', Tur. 110e . Similarly with vbs. of naming, gairmid, ainmnigid. With vbs. of allowing: issamlid léicfimmi-ni doibsom aisndis, Ml. 14d10 . nir fulaing d'ēnduine a glacudh, ZCP ix 248 . With vbs. of causing, doing (someth. to someone): imfolngi comrorcain do sochaidi, Ml. 56b9 . dogní trumai ndo causes heaviness to it, 20a19 . Of comparing, adapting, etc.: ithé sidi conṅdelggaddar do persanaib, Sg. 39a11 . dligid is entitled to takes do (later de) of pers. (see dligid).

(b) Freq. in intrans. constr. with vbs. denoting to serve, yield, obey; rule; oppose, injure, offend; satisfy, please; believe, trust; thank (atluchedar buide); assent; greet; answer, correspond; suit; indulge, spare, pity, etc.; deny, refuse (a number of these verbs show other constructions also, see s.v.): bad dú Dia fognem gl. Domino servientes, Wb. 5d19 . roirladigsetar genti do hiriss, 7c16 . sléchtid Isserninus du Pátricc, Thes. ii 241 . Currech Life . . . is terc rí dia rodamain to whom he yielded, Metr. Dinds. iii 234 . tigernaigit ┐ follamnaigit do na cóic gradaib, PH 6242 . cor urchoidigh a truma dóibh, CCath. 2075 . manu toltnaiged do, Sg. 72b6 . rochreitset do precept, Wb. 24d23 . atluchur do Dia, 3b19 . an olcc dia cocéitbani to which thou consentest, 1c10 . co robennach cach díb dia chele, Thes. ii 335 . frisgair in testemin-se dondaib dligedaib, Sg. 193b6 . immidaircet do Christ which are appropriate to C., Ml. 2d4 . arcessi do neoch bes meldach less, Wb. 4c19 . dlomis Fíacc dóib, Thes. ii 242 . Also with vbs. of happening, befalling, meeting, etc. , including certain cases of intrans. vbs. of motion: ni do cach brethir tecming persona not all vbs. have personal inflection, Sg. 161a1 . is ann dorala dosom a denam, Thes. ii 299 . amal forcoémnacair do Loegairiu, FB § 83 . doroacht saegul sír damsa, Ériu iv 132 . intan tanic dó lobrai, Thes. ii 318 .

(c) With many adjs. and abstracts denoting proximity, likeness, equality, identity and their opposites; relationship; figurative relations (fitness, propriety, possession, etc.) and feelings (in sense towards, Lat. erga). In many cases it is hard to decide whether the ex. belongs to this or the following section (II): is nesa do geintib, Wb. 2b17 . fri praenomen cosmail do, Sg. 28a15 . is cotarsne don dúalig in sualig, Wb. 9b8 . immar-bdais meic dó, PH 4097 . húere atta mbrāthir dūnd since they are kinsmen of ours, ZCP viii 316 . combat irlithi geinti do hiriss obedient to the faith, Wb. 7c14 . is do is dír anní is psalmus , Hib. Min. 281 . is foluss dún it is evident to us, Sg. 40b14 . rop trócar rí nime dún, Hy. vi 23 . do bhádar cennsa do Chiarán, SG 3 . serc Dǽ dúibsi et for serc-si do Dia `God's love to you' (rather your love for God, etc. , see III (c) below), Wb. 18b21 . is miscuis do Dia, 3d33 . écennais . . . do na pecdachaib, PH 3478 . do marbadh iad ó esgcáirdib dhóib by enemies of theirs, SG 7 .

(d) After certain interjections: monuar dhamh, BS 40 . ach ach do ail alas for the stone! LL 181a32 . ach do phéin, ACL iii 236 § 10 . uch d'aithis, LB 106b57 . uchachan . . . don gabad fil ar mo chinn, ACL iii 233 . fochen duit a Loig, SCC § 16 (cf. fochen Conall . . . fochen Cet, IT i 103 , 104 ). mochen duib, IT i 99 .

II Introducing the person (or thing) interested in an action, state, event, or circumstance.

1 Dat. of interest in strict sense (including the dativus commodi vel incommodi) after vbs., substantives, and adjs.

(a) fo besad fir trebuir crenas tíir dia chlaind, Wb. 29d23 . condaig indocbáil dia thigerni et non sibi ipsi , 8d20 . roshuidig . . . manistir dó (= sibi monasterium conlocavit), Lat. Lives 91 . tafnetar coin alta dí wolves hunted (it) for her, Hy. v 60 . ni accim maith dúib I see no good for you, TBC-LL¹ 1780 . noco treciub duit . . . immāin tāna bó Cualṅge I will not abandon for thy sake, 1661 . dona hurtroighib rodolba Banba do macaib Miled which B. fashioned for (= against) the sons of M., Corm. Y 949 (dat. incomm.). nech diuscai debuith dia brathair who stirs up mischief against, Ériu vii 162 . cuimnigidh . . . do clandaibh Cuinn a n-anuabhar remember against, ZCP xiv 229 .

Freq. with parts of body, somet. in combination with a poss. pron.: ní forroim cid drisiuc for toind dó, TBC-I¹ 1206 . co rogab sonn in dúne dóib dar sróin, Metr. Dinds. iii 82 . gebid dúrna dar a gnúis dó, PH 2331 .

The dat. incommodi is freq. after vbs. (both trans. and intrans.) denoting a hostile movement, attack, etc.: dosleic dóib he shoots at them, SCC § 7 . focherd N. aurchor dó, TBC-I¹ 1292 . rodibairg in ngai dó, RC iii 178 . atraig cech fer di alailiu, IT i 67 . dús in fagbad . . . taidbsiu (leg. taidbsin?) do thir na talmain, SR 2584 , cf. 5823 . mairfit Ulaid a mblechtach do gressaib ┐ glammaib . . . dar cend a n-enig the U. will kill their milch-kine (to ward off) attacks and lampoons (in Folge von Beleidigungen und Satiren, Wind.), TBC-LL¹ 1737 .

(b) After nouns and adjs.: rop ámm tusmeda do mnái in rig, Lat. Lives 66 . oénach diar n-ócaib a gathering-place for our youths, Metr. Dinds. ii 80 . lx bliadan robo lān do Patraic, Thes. ii 313 . ba terc cach n-adbar dó, Imr. Brain i 52 . in lám is dílmain dom my disengaged hand, Fél. p. 200 . Esp. after a subst. employed as pred. with the copula: sóire do chách ar sóire-ni, Wb. 14b11 . togu damsa aní sin, Thes. ii 225.18 . issi in bānmartre du duiniu, 247 . ní lesainm dait Cuculaind, FB § 11 . anas muir glan don nói . . . is mag meld . . . damsa, Imr. Brain § 34 .

Note also: attroilli dúnn delegi (= diligi) a nobis he deserves of us to be loved by us, Wb. 2d13 . is doib-sin rochan in senchaid of them the shanachie has sung, Fianaig. 4 . sir in baile . . . don litin search the town for the porridge, SG 243 . do bhatur . . . ag iarraidh Erenn do scela Tana, ZCP ix 244 . atcondairc-siom ind figeill . . . do dílgud i Tamlachti do Chaindech excused for (in honour of) C., Mon. Tall. § 22 .

2 After the copula folld. by an adj. or abstract denoting what is desirable, advantageous, usual, fit, lawful, right, indifferent, necessary, etc. , or the reverse, for a person, the virtual subject being generally a vn., infinitive phrase or clause, e.g. is áil (maith, olc, mairg, bés, gnáth, cet, cóir, dliged, geiss, cumme, écen, etc.) dó; further in a variety of expressions such as: is fír (gó) dó; is cian (éim, fota, mithid) dó. For exx. see these words, and cf. further: nír fhírda dó dul don chath, SR 6903 . ba féliu duit th'immfholuch oldás teiched it were nobler for you to hide yourself, TBC-LL¹ 1973 . is col dúin dia foirglem it is a sin for us to assert it, Fél. Ep. 98 . cathugud ceilgi as clē dūind, ACL iii 327 § 30 . ni hidan lais dondhí da taberr a thaechtad he does not consider it clean dealing for the person . . . to keep it, Mon. Tall. § 41 . Contrast: is maith dom it is good for me with is m. limm I deem it a good thing: is lesc lim-sa inní sin, bar C., teiched ria n-oenfer . . . Ni lesc ám duit-siu ón, bar F., dáig techfet-sa remut-su, TBC-LL¹ 2875 . ní ba fochen leu a forcital the teaching will not be welcome to them, Wb. 30d7 . is fochen dóib they are welcome, IT i 99 . is ced dó a bith marb masa ced ra Dia let him die (lit. he has leave to die) if God permits, Moling § 62 . in annso is áil duit airisiumh? — Massedh as áil le Dia, as ann, BNnÉ 17 § 30 . in tol damsa . . . anadh sunn? is it (God's) will for me to remain here? 79 § 152 .

3 Used as the Lat. dativus ethicus (dative of pers. interested in a statement) with an imperative; only with pronouns: an dún we pray thee to wait, CRR § 6 . apair dam fri mac Saráin, Ériu iii 96 § 1 . teilg-su dún orchur forru, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 32 . ling dūinn lēim dona lēimennuibh sin rolingthea, BS 62 .

4 Used with subst. vb. to denote loosely possession, appurtenances, etc. ; freq. with an adv. of place, in which case it is hardly to be distinguished from cases given under II 1 (a) above: issed file do hodie this is (the form) it has at present, Sg. 140a3 . ataat ilsenman dosuidiu it has many sounds, Wb. 12c46 . dechor inna pían bete donaib pecthachaib, 13c26 . fail a mor-abba dam I have good cause, TBC-LL¹ 219 . ni bia tarba do draidechta duit, PH 2187 . ni be mundteras dó fri banscala let him have no friendship with women, Mon. Tall. § 61 . Exceptionally with copula: ? combed doib foraithmet bed torbach that there should be to them a profitable recollection, Ml. 23a2 . bid duit rige Lagen co brath, Thes. ii 341.19 . céinmair dia mba findchride, Imr. Brain § 28 .

5 With subst. vb. in the idiom: atú dó I am concerned with him, have to deal with him, generally with hostile significance I am angry with him, have something against him; oft. in impers. constr.: ished inso romboth dossom that is why they were angry with him, Wb. 19a9 , cf. 5b31 . is hed dathar dún gl. maledicimur quod speramus, 28d4 , cf. 21c9 . ni nach cin aile notaid dom it is for no other fault you are hostile to me, 19d26 . cid tai-siu don mac? what have you against the lad? TBC-LL¹ 1041 , cf. 940 , 1144 . rohinnisedh dó in fāth 'ma rabas dó, Moling § 51 . cidh 'ma bfuile damh?, ZCP x 10 . tacram a scel . . . atái dam `the matter with which thou reproachest me', Ériu vii 225 . The idiom: cid di atái? what ails thee? LL 202a9 , where do is used with neut. rel. pron., may perhaps rather be explained as an elliptical construction under the head A II; as also the later idiom: gá táim dó (why should I dwell on it?): furtacht Banba . . . gá ttá mé dho . . . ag so an té dar tairrngireadh, 3 C 3, 633.11 .

6 Used with ellipse of copula in the interrogation cid dó . . . ? why (does) he . . . ? (lit. what is it to him? with emphasis on pron.): cid dait gan a gabail aní gabas cách? why dost thou not take . . . ? TBC-LL¹ 3042 . cid dún can techt i n-agid Conculaind? why should we not go? TBC-I¹ 1484 (LU). cid duit mo ṡarugadh-sa do dhenamh?, ZCP viii 553 . cid dait-siu ná bad lat in curathmír why shouldst not thou have the champion's bit? FB § 8 .

7 Often used in impers. constr. after the copula to introduce the virtual subj. when the predicate is (a) an adverbial expression, or somet. (b) an adj., or (c) an interrog. adv.

(a) ní úainni duib-si ye are not from us, Wb. 18b9 . ní i n-óen diaithir doib they are not in one orbit, BCr. 18d5 . fora fóessam dún may we be under their protection, Hy. v 106 . bá doigh leo comad a sídib di, TE § 5 ( IT i 120 ). fa righ ┐ sagart Melcisideic ┐ mar an gceudna do Chríost, Eochairsg. 26 . Especially after DE followed by noun in pl. to denote class to which the virtual subject belongs (see Bergin, Ériu xi 149 ): de Iudéib do Barnaip, di geintib do Thit B. was a Jew, T. a Gentile, Wb. 18d6 . di Grecaib dóib huili, Sg. 31b2 . robo do mnáib glicca in domain di, Acall. 7426 . Note also: is de corpore dissi (i.e. the eye), Wb. 12a26 . Freq. joined with expressions of time, the copula being omitted: bliadain lan dó oc tinól na flede, FB § 1 . for tuili doib . . . cethracha lá ┐ aidche, SR 2523 , cf. 4820 .

(b) ní segda dom, Trip.² 1765 . madh calma duitsiu inā dósom if thou art more valiant than he, Ériu v 152 . conadh treisi don toictiu inas duin that Fate is stronger than we, CCath. 4072 .

(c) can duibse? whence are ye? Sg. 242a2 . can deit a ingen? TE § 5 ( IT i 120 ). cinnas do a rad . . . ? why should he say . . .?, Thes. ii 311.19 . cinnus do sluagh tire Temrach? how is it with the host . . .?, Snedg. u. Mac R 12 .

8 Freq. used after vbs. in impers. construction, esp. compds. with imm- denoting reciprocal action: ní 'manacige dó frim-sa he shall not see me, Ériu ii 194 . comorogaib dóib a ndís the pair grappled with each other, Metr. Dinds. iii 82 . imatarla doib, Anecd. v 11 . imatarraid dūn, ib. immotaéth dóib both sides will fall, LL 275a30 . immacomsinitar dóib, FB § 38 . With intrans. vbs.: ó thánic dóib co dérgud, FB § 80 . ó do chomraic dóib i n-aeninud when they met, SG 360 . anais don Caillin i Tul[aig] C. remained, Fen. 180 . With subst. vb.: fil dún ó thossuch dúle cen áiss we are without age, Imr. Brain § 44 . fochtus Diarmait innus na bé ndi, RC xi 129 . Cf. further: robá-sa i n-imṡnim mor . . . co roglé dam till I arrived at a decision, IT i 98 . co roglé dó a caithim uile, BNnÉ 300 . co tair damh-sai aislingi . . . d'indisin duit till I have finished telling you my dream, MacCongl. 117 . With ellipse of vb.: as tir duit get thee out of the country, RC xx 24 . dún sís dond ath down with us to the ford, TBC-I¹ 1193 . dochum na chuchdiri dóib, Mon. Tall. § 12 .

III Introducing agent after passive (finite), verbal of necess., and (most freq.) vn.

(a) After pass. vb.: imberthar fidcella dún let us play chess, SCC § 3 . toirimt[h]er tōraind in lis don mnái, Corm. Y 502 . doberar dam duid gid ni nar chuindgis thou shalt receive from me, YBL 167a4 . doces do co roba ben he perceived (it seemed to him?) that it was a woman, Todd Nenn. 210 . cumachta na flatha dia tardad in fín, LL 282b3 `by whom the wine was given', Meyer, GJ iv 217 .

(b) After verbal of necess. and participial adjs. compounded with in-: ní tabarthi dímess do neoch for nach n-énirt, Wb. 6c19 . ni denti duib-si anisin, Ml. 82a7 . connarb inríata dó in chonar, FB § 36 . is inchreidte dóibh they ought to believe, Eochairsg. 21.34 .

(c) After vn. both of trans. and intrans. vbs.: airitiu colno do Christ, Wb. 31d2 . tre atlogud buide donaib nóibaib thanksgiving by the saints, 17a3 . slige dund aingiul inna nAssar the slaying of the A. by the angel, Ml. 16c12 . rena richtin du Pool before P. reached it, Thes. i 495 ( Ardm. 107b ). fer do marbad do Moise, SR 3726 . scrin Dochoma do briseadh doaibh, AU 797 . (Intrans. vb.) magthad lasuidiu cretem do geintib, Wb. 5a1 . oc techt dam dar Maig L., SCC § 34 . buid domsa i n-iriss, Wb. 5b20 . iure feidligthe disi i n-ógi by the principle of its remaining in integrity, Sg. 16a14 .

With IAR and vn.: iarna grísad dond araid on being urged on by the charioteer, FB § 43 . iar ndiultad do Petar a thigerna, PH 605 . iar mbeith ceangailte d'ár lámhaibh (= ligatis manibus), TSh. 6762 . ar gclos a anma d'Éirinn, SG 1 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. do-immchella or


Forms: to-n-imchéla, dodomchela, du-n-immerchell, dorimchell, do-s-rimchell, duimcheltar, timchell, timchellad, timchellaid, timchillid, timchellaigid

v (* to-imb-cell-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 483 ). Indic. pres. 3 s. to-n-imchéla, Thes. ii 33 . dodomchela (= do-d-imchela), LU 10051 . Perf. 3 s. du-n-immerchell, Ml. 108a12 . dorimchell, BDD § 154 . do-s-rimchell, TBC-I¹ 1997 , TBC-LL¹ 2652 . Pass. pres. s. duimcheltar, Ml. 108a14 . Vn. timchell, timchellad. Later as simple vb. timchellaid, timchillid, timchellaigid. IGT Verbs §§ 52 , 65 , 84 .

(a) goes round, makes a circuit of: gl. ambire, Ml. 108a14 ; BCr. 36c1 . cech mbliadain dosstimchellae (of the sun), SR 180 . annamh tír dar thimchil grian, 3 C 13, 788.14 . na renda thimceallat in doman, Ériu ii 126 . nochar thimcilsit renna | cenn amar cenn Ailella, Celt. Rev. iv 24 . timchellad (leg. timchellat) a tech imme cúaird ón dorus dialailiu they march round the house, TBFr. 83 . doimchellaind mo dúrais `I went the round of my abode', Imr. Brain ii 290 ( LU 1312 ). rothimchill fo thrí in topur, Metr. Dinds. ii 30 . timchillsead Erind fo thri sailed round, BB 39a23 . dosrimcheallsat Erinn, Leb. Gab.(i) i 250 . dobērthar duid . . . ina timcellfa do charbat co haidchi as much (land) as thy chariot shall go round, BB 192a29 . rotimchell cath na columan fo thrí, Fianaig. 94 . do thimchill E. an cath fa naoi, ML 134 . Macne Conchobuir . . . ní rothimchell cath ná crech | nónbur ardosaraigfed, ZCP viii 217 . Cf. TBC-I¹ 1997 , TBC-LL¹ 2652 . luidh dochum na heglaisi ┐ do thimcoll martra, Ériu v 120 . timchelat (leg. timchellad) reilicc, Ériu ii 228 . toimchiullu (leg. -a) hEreo hule co fuair ind ingin traverses , RC iii 345 . is e timchellas hErind ind-ōenlō, TBC-I¹ 1110 . doimchellind hEirind, Imr. Brain ii 288 . do thimchil aoin-bhean Éirinn, Keat. iii 4134 (poem). rotimchellus in tír I scoured the country, PH 1570 . timchillit . . . oirer Bóinne, O'Gr. Cat. 502 . gur thimchill sé na seacht dtuatha so Ḟearmanach, Maguires of F. § 54 . dorimchell rigusciu hErend, BDD § 154 . dlighidh a saerbiathadh . . . secib dú timcella every place he visits in his circuit, Laws iv 344 Comm. In loose sense: in tí timcellus int arathair . . . no ní d'a timcelltar in arathair, in brot the person that goes round (keeps about) the plough or the thing which is made to go round it, the goad, v 488 Comm. timchelsat teora cúarda cech ḟir díb ir-ríge `they went round three circuits each man of them' (i.e. each took three turns), RC xvi 280 . Intrans.: ǽrat tonimchéla luna inna óenmís as far as Luna goes round, Thes. ii 33 . doimchealla[t] creasa immon nem, Ériu ii 110 . quodcunque mare nad timchella imac(h)uairt ut Mare Terrenum which does not circulate (?), Corm. Y 753 . rothimchill dáil teallaigh aca rations went round, ITS v 12 .

(b) surrounds, encompasses: gl. amictari, Ml. 90d5 . Mons Sión .i. duimchella son in cathraig andes ┐ aniar ┐ antuaid, 67d8 . fo cosmailis nacha catrach tonimcella oen-mūr, Hib. Min. 220 . na trí mūir . . . timchellait in primcathraig, SR 422 . in chathir . . . dosrimchelsat secht múir, 5059 . égusc na cóic righthighi timchilles na secht neime, RC xxiv 372 . an tan dotnimcellat (leg. dodn-) drechta gialna when . . . surround him, Laws iv 336 Comm. do thimchealladar iomad do mhadadhaibh mé (= circumdederunt), TSh. 3880 . do baei . . . gur thimchealaigh, IGT Verbs ex. 830 . an ḟcoil thimchiollus an cnaim, 23 K 42, 103.16 . In med. tracts freq. = anoints, poultices: timcillter a[n] nescóid le casia ┐ le huisci, 23 P 10, 54 . timcillter an goin lé cre Armenia, 67.42 . timtillter an tsuil le licium , 89.7 . Surrounds (one thing with another), with pers. subj.: timchillid in Coimdiu in cuthi o níul, PH 1222 . gur bé Dia . . . do thimchill mé le n-a líon, Job xix 6 . do thimchioll sé na huisceadha lé teorannuibh, Psalms xxvi 10 . timcheallfaid th'eascaraid 'na mainnir thú (= circumdabunt te vallo), TSh. 1064 . In sense limits, sets bounds to: tarla buille do trosttán Senáin don Chlárach, gur thimchill a shaoghal cut short his life, ZCP x 12 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. fo-gní or
Last Revised: 2019


Forms: fognad, fognid, fognat, fongni, -fognai, fongniat, -fognat, fogníth, fogníd, -fognad, -fogna, fognem, fogneith, -fognad, fungensa, fogéna, foruigéni, foruigenai, forrogéna, -forgeni, -forgein, -forgeni, -forgénsam, foruigensid, foruigensat, fosrugensat, fosrugensatar, foruigénair, -forgenair, fogníther, gníter, fognífe, fom-gnifet, fognifet, fog(a)n-, ognaid, foghnuidh, -ḟognand, foighéanaidh, ḟógnais, ḟogain, ḟogainset, ḟoghainset, fegfognad, fognaigther, fognaighter

v O. Ir. forms: ipv. 3 s. fognad, Wb. 20b11 . 2 pl. fognid, 3b28 . 3 pl. fognat, AM 14.105 . ind. pres. 3 s. amal fongni , 12a12 . -fognai, Laws i 228.16 . 3 pl. fongniat, Ml. 112b4 . -fognat, Sg. 203a17 . imperf. 3 s. fogníth, LU 6433 . fogníd, Mon. Tall. § 12 . -fognad, Hy ii 6 . subj. pres. 3 s. -fogna, Wb. 12a12 . 1 pl. fognem, Wb. 5d19 . 2 pl. fogneith, 20a11 . past 3 s. -fognad, Trip. 16.26 (207) . fut. 1 s. lasse fungensa , Ml. 78d2 . 3 s. fogéna, Sg. 198a19 . perf. 3 s. foruigéni, Wb. 13b7 . foruigenai, Trip. 16.20 ( -génai, Trip.² 202 . Cf. forrogéna .i. do fhoghain, O'Cl.). -forgeni, Ml. 44c9 . -forgein (leg. -forgeni), Mon. Tall. § 80 . 1 pl. -forgénsam, Wb. 3c15 . 2 pl. foruigensid, 3b28 . 3 pl. foruigensat, 1b22 . fosrugensat, SR 3690 . fosrugensatar, 5251 . Dep. 3 s. foruigénair, Trip. 16.26 (208) . -forgenair ZCP iii 248 n. 18 .

Pass. pres. s. fogníther, Wb. 27b9 . pl. amal fon gníter , ib.

Vn. fognam, q.v.

Later forms: fut. 3 s. fognífe, Trip. 70.10 (746) . pl. fom-gnifet, SR 852 . fognifet, BB 278a37 (= fogenaid, 129a18 ). Commonly in Mid. Ir. the verb is treated as a weak simplex, with stem fog(a)n-. Cf. fogniat .i. ..., fognait ... fogniter .i. fognaither doib, Laws v 96. 14 - 15 . pres. 3 s. ognaid, IGT 111 ex. 396 . foghnuidh, Proverbs xvii 22 . -ḟognand, LL 145b40 . fut. 3 s. foighéanaidh, TD 9.54 . pret. - perf. 2 s. ro ḟógnais PH 8244 . 3 ro ḟogain , LU 270 . PH 4574 . pl. dia ra ḟogainset , PH 7085 . nir ḟoghainset , CCath. 1993 .

I In general sense serves, is of use

(a) serves, is subject to (a person), with acc. or DO: saer daer dagdana daig fogniat ┐ fogniter they serve and are served Laws v 96.10 . foruigénairsom .uíí. mbliadna fo bés na nEbraidi, Trip. 16.26 (208) . in ré foghnad while they are giving service (of oxen, cows, etc.) Laws iv 106.19 Comm. gaire cach fir fine fogne fine ina foltaib coiraib, iii 54.2 ( SM Facs. 52a ). óre as ṅdúil foruigensat nach dúlem it is the creature they have served, not the Creator Wb. 1b22 . amal fongníter ídil síc fogníther donaib ánib as idols are served, so service is rendered to riches 27b9 . fognad cach dialailiu , Wb. 20b11 . fomgnifet ind il-aiṅgil, SR 852 . ni fognai lam laim (.i. ni fognand lam ... do laim), Laws i 228.16 (legal maxim, `hand does not serve hand'). in dias aile, fosgniat mor di tuathaib, AU 624 = dia fognad, AFM 620 . tánic [Pledias = Palladius] co roḟogain do Dia i Fordun, LU 270 . co toimniudh cech ae ... dia bhfoghnad cumad do a oenar foighneth, Lism. L. 144 . in Día día fegfognad (imperf.) LU 4316 = dia ndegḟognand, LL 145b 40 . Niall bus rí ... ┐ is dō foigēnat a brāthri, ZCP viii 304z . is dó fhoighentai ┐ foighenus in cenel-sa him both ye and this race shall serve Lism. L. 1837 . Cf. a gabail fodagniat, Laws iv 282.12 ( SM Facs. 4a2 ). olc an tigerna dar fhognumar, RC xiv 32 . tigernas diabuil dia rafhogainset anallana, PH 7085 . (fig.) fognad dúib ág is ernbas! may danger and destruction wait on you! Metr. Dinds. iii 90 . With DI of thing used: na fearanda dia fodnaidis (= which they tilled), Lec. 185vb10 (= BB 255a30 (fognaitis). is and is ben-si intan fognaithir dia sliasait, Auraic. 609 = fognaigther, 3086 . fogníatt dia n-airbert bioth they conform to their manner of life Hugh Roe 178y (f. 48a) . dia mbad choire órdaigi | co ndrolaib óir da fognann with rings (staves ?) of gold which it serves (i.e. by which it is moved? `with golden hooks to move it' MR 59 ) FDG 503 .

Cf. (of a shield:) inbaid fogníth ind oclaig [ = in t-oclach LL] fáeborchless di, LU 6433 = TBC-LL¹ 2579 (= in uair doriged a les in t-oglaech sin faeburcles do dhenamh dib, H 2.17 ). See II.

With transference of obj. renders service as equivalent for; renders, pays: mad in ceile bis daidbir, fogni lōg ina set (.i. .. do ni seic logh na set d'fognum) he renders the value of the `seds' in service Laws ii 340.1 . secht seotu ... fogniat enech (sic leg.), i 134.10 Comm . conidh iaramh foghnaid cis `they pay tribute' Leb. Cert. 110.19 = fogniat, BB 273a12 .

Cf. is a fidnemedaib fognitis filid a ngressa, O'Mulc. 830 (this may belong to II).

(b) of things, etc. with DO of pers., serves = is used (by): a [n]gnathbérla fogni do cach, ACL iii 247.23 . na tri chonnsuine dhég fhoghnus do luchd dénta an dána dírigh IGT, Introd. § 1 . popal iat da fognaitis fesa ┐ faistine who were wont to employ CCath. 725 . conidh hī-sin ealada rofodhain doib ō sin amach, ZCP xii 291.36 . crú ... nár ḟoghain d'each that was never worn by a horse TD 29.27 . as ruamhar fognídh dia mhanc[h]aib (i.e. his monks used spades, not ploughs) BNnÉ 294§18 . do denamh na hairce gos na haidhmibh rosfoghain (sic MS.) di with the tools required for it Leb. Gab.(i) i 8 . do gach ni ro fhoighenadh do daoinibh ib. tuc ... bachall dó ┐ ... gach indstraimint eli do foigeonadh d'espog that a bishop would need BCC § 252 . nach catu forfogain doib a nErinn whatever honour was paid to them Laws i 46.18 . Absol. : atat .clv. bliadan and o roḟogain int argat sain since that money was current LL 361 marg. sup. ( Mart. Tall. 114 ). ni fognae a thelgadh noe is not in use Auraic. 1871 . Impers. pass.: ní haclaigh cia fognaighter innaib `nothing is demanded if service is obtained from them' (sc. impounded animals) Laws iv 106.17 Comm.

Cf. is timna Rechta rofoghnamh (rofoghnad v.l.) doibh it is the testament of the Law they used (i.e. followed) IT iii 202x .

(c) is of use to, avails, profits , with DO (and sometimes obj. NÍ). ni ro fogain tra ni do Moingḟind in chelg sin, RC xxiv 180 . do treced tigerna ... arna hetalaib ┐ arna buaib nar fogain doib, Ann. Conn. 1236 § 8 (but ALC has here: ar na hédalaib tarla dhóibh ann sin mar nar ḟoghuin `as became them not'). athfuabairt Atha Luain ... acht nochor foghain doib, RC xviii 57.29 . tuc F. claidheamh leis ┐ nir fhodhuin dó it did not help him ITS xix 52 . nír ḟoghainset a n-urchair ... dóibh o hoin anunn then they could not make use of their casts (i.e. could not shoot their arrows, etc., they were so close together) CCath. 1993 . a rádh nach foghnann commaoine ... dona marbhaibh is of no use to TSh. 4332 . nar ḟoghain dóibh gan uisge d'faghail that they must needs procure water Ériu v 186.409 . olc do fhoghain dí ... tocht dí dá chobhair, Dán Dé ii 18 . foigheánaidh dáibh `it shall profit them' (of a course of action) TD 9.54 . inné nach foghnann duit duine ele dot breith ann sin? will it not do you to be carried there by some one else? BNnÉ 179.4 . ní fhognaim dhuit mar dhearbhráthair, PBocht 6 § 22 . Of medical treatment: don cuislinn, tuic curub doib so is mó foghnus `that it avails most for' Rosa Angl. 42.4 . Of attire, etc.: an t-edach nar foghain di, Duan. F. ii 332 . ní hé gach aonṡrian ḟoghnas don each, Studies 1933, 406 .

Absol. : slainti ┐ sirc[h]ennsa as edh ḟognus ann, ZCP viii 204 § 25 [is practised (?) Cf. d]. Med.: adeir G. na fognann cuisle sa cas sin, Rosa Angl. 42z . ni ro foghain it was of no avail RC xxxvii 346 § 24 . foghnuidh croidhe súgach amhuil leighios, Proverbs xvii 22 .

(d) With LA of pers. is used (by), passing into sense is practised (by), is the wont (of): forrugeine la Gaidelai flesc idaith domitte frissna collnai the G. used to employ a rod to measure corpses Corm. Y 606 (forugena LB). fidad inní forfogen la G. di tomus coland, Thr. Ir. Gl. 21 . cnoī bongar dia domnaich ní fogní leisim a cathim it is not his practice to eat Mon. Tall. § 13 (= nir ghnath leis ..., Rule of Tallaght § 62 ). isí figeld fodgníod la Duiblitir, Mon. Tall. § 33 (= as gnath le, Rule of Tallaght § 102 ). sailm ... ┐ biait fogníad madin la sochuidi `are used by some' Mon. Tall. § 5 . ainm do c[h]oire ... fognithe la hoes cerda. Is e ... cruth fogniad la haes cerda a caldron that was used by the poets. This is how they used it (leg. fogníd ? ) Corm. Y 141 .

Cf. nach tan ... bither cen rig isnaib tuathaib is brathcai fogni etorra .i. fria urradus, Corm. Y 144 = fogniad forru fri hu., Thr. Ir. Gl. 7 .

(e) with FRI serves with regard to = is construed with (a case, part of speech); for idiom cf. servit autem hoc uerbum fri tobarthid, Thes. ii 227.33 ( PCr. 59a2 ): fri áinsid fogní in briathar asberr intelligo the verb `intelligo' is construed with an accusative Sg. 149a4 . intain foṅgniat fri anmman when they are construed with nouns 220b9 . fri a cocenél fogéna, 198a19 . ni fognat fri a ngenitnesidi 203a17 . A similar construction is loosely used in follg.: is briathar ... `abco' ┐ is fria sidhe fogniat in trachturi ceill n-aile the commentators use it in another sense Hib. Min. 14. 466 .

II Through confusion of preverbs (cf. Ériu xiv 129 ) in Mid. Ir. period frequently used in deuterot. forms for do-gní: smirammair fogní C. do chnāmib, TBC-LL¹ 4624 = do rinne St. cluichi puill fognithi for faichthi na Emna, 972 . is aire fogníd Medb sin, 697 (dogníd St). fogni atlaigthi buide do Dia, PH 6663 . and sin bhoghní C. ulcha smerthain fair, RC xv 63 . fogniat snáth do thusmhedh they cause fibre to be produced Marco P. 26 . gach osadh fogníodh Rónán robrisedh Suibhne, BS § 7 . fognítis [rognidis v.l.] gnímu garga, Metr. Dinds. iii 368 . gach cinel ciuil rob āl doib fógnitis fochétoir, Aisl. Tond. 117 § 2 . is a chumachta-side fonrignine cen mescai, LL 282b5 ( YBL 138a33 reads: fonrigmidne). ni ba sindadh no aoradh fogniset, ZCP vii 305.13 . bognítha guin gal[ann] de, CRR § 26 . Cf. O'Mulc. 830 , cited at end of I a above.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. fo-loing or
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Forms: fulget, fulngat, foloing, -fulaing, fochoimlich, -fochomlaing, follongam, -fulgam, -fulngidsi, folongat, -fulngat, fulungáinse, fulós, follós, fullós, foluis, follo, fundló, folo, -ful, foil, -fulsam, -fochomolsam, -fochomalsid, follosat, fodacomilset, folostais, folilus, -fóelus, folilais, -foelais, -fáelais, foelais, -fáel, faol, -faelsaid, folilsat, -foelsat, fulilsain, folilsad, -foelsad, -fáelsad, -foí[l]sitis, -fhoilsatis, -faílsaitís, focoemallag, focoimlachtar, -fulustar, fulilastar, -foelustar, folilastae, -fulachta, -fulgiut, -ḟuilgitis, -fulgadar, ros-fulgetar, fos-foilṅged, barḟaelsaind, fothroelagair, ḟaerlaṅgair, forlangair, foroerlangair, forerlangair, foramroerlongair, forfoelnangair, forfulngarair, foraelangair, faelangair, fóelangatar, ḟoelangtar, foraelangtar, fhaelastar, faelsatar, fhaelsat, -faerlannair, fulang-, fuilng-, fulaing, fuiling, fuilngebaid, ḟuiléangam, fuilengmais, fuiléangadh, rofulaing, roḟulangair, -ḟulngamair, fulngadh

v (see Bergin, Ériu xii 221 ). In O.-Ir. the -n- is confined to the present stem, and the perf. particle is com. The -n- is also occasionally dropped in syncope, see exx. below, and Thurn., GOI § 180 .

Early forms : ipv. 2 pl. fulget (= fulngid) Wb. 20c5 (a primâ manu). 3 pl. fulngat, Ml. 60d4 . ind. pres. 3 s. foloing Wb. 29d17 . -fulaing, Ml. 77d3 ; 6 . perf. fochoimlich (rel.), Bürgschaft I § 72 . -fochomlaing, Laws iv 314y . 1 pl. follongam, Wb. 14b15 . -fulgam, Ml. 77d6 ; 7 . 2 pl. -fulngidsi, Wb. 8c3 . 3 pl. folongat, Ml. 35a3 . -fulngat, 122a8 . impf. 1 s. fulungáinse, Études Celt. xl 73 ( Ml. 86c13 ​). subj. pres. 1 s. fulós, Ml. 33a2 . follós, 62b12 . fullós, 58c12 . 2 sg. foluis, Ériu i 199 n. 12 . 3 s. follo, Ml. 32d18 . amal fundló , 32d2 . folo TBC-I¹ 3136 . -ful, Ml. 32d5 . ( remi foil , 23a8 ). 1 pl. -fulsam Wb. 14c2a . perf. -fochomolsam, 14b15 . 2 pl. perf. -fochomalsid, 11b2 . 3 pl. follosat, Ml. 69a7 (cf. fodacomilset, Laws iii 18.20 ?). past subj. 3 pl. folostais, Ml. 104c5 . fut. 1 s. folilus sa, Wb. 23b25 . -fóelus [s]a, LU 7133 ( BDD 81 ). 2 sg. folilais ; -foelais, YBL 10a42 . -fáelais, LU 5723 = foelais TBC-I¹ 1250 . 3 s. -fáel (as subj.), Anecd. i 75.7 (cf. faol ... .i. fulang, O'Cl.). 2 pl. -faelsaid, LU 5911 . 3 pl. folilsat, Wb. 25d15 . Ml. 80a13 . -foelsat, SR 8163 . 8291 . sec. fut. 1 s. fulilsain se, Ml. 73d1 . 3 s. folilsad, SR 5776 . LU 5828 ( BDD 38 ). -foelsad, LU 7827 ( BDD 138 ). -fáelsad, LU 1888 . 3 pl. -foí[l]sitis, Wb. 15a20 . -fhoilsatis, Ériu ii 140 § 152 . -faílsaitís, TTr.² 1470 . perf. 1 s. focoemallag sa, Acr. 3a1 ( Thes. ii 1 ). 3 pl. focoimlachtar, Ml. 47c6 . Pass. pres. subj. s. -fulustar, O'Dav. 153 . BCrólige § 8 . fut. s. fulilastar, Ml. 109b7 . -foelustar, MacCongl. 95.15 . sec. fut. s. folilastae, LU 1515 ( MU² 1013 ). pret. pl. -fulachta, Laws iv 14y ( Ériu xii 199 ). Vn. fulach, fulang, q.v. The -n- of pres. stem is occasionally omitted in prototonic forms (cf. Wb. 20c5 , Ml. 77d6 , cited above) : -fulgiut, ZCP viii 104.6 . -ḟuilgitis 217 § 9 ( Rawl. 158.17 ). Cf. -fulgadar, Laws v 372.3 . ros-fulgetar, LL 64b41 ( TBC-LL¹ 1097 ). With fo repeated : fos-foilṅged, LL 67b49 ( TBC-LL¹ 1368 ). Cf. barḟaelsaind, LL 146b41 .

Various spurious formations occur :

(1) perf. 3 s. (?) fothroelagair, LL 163b44 ( Metr. Dinds. iv 38 , see note ib. 383 ). ni ḟaerlaṅgair , LL 87a15 ( TBC-LL¹ 3832 ). ni forlangair (?) Aen. 2144 . foroerlangair, LB 173a23 ( PH 1654 ). forerlangair, Lism. L. 4215 . foramroerlongair, Ériu iv 128.22 (fomrelaing v.l.). na forfoelnangair , Mon. Tall. § 73 = forfulngarair, Anecd. i 75.17 ( ni foraelangair , Leb. Gab.(i) i 82.20 ; na ro faelangair , 26z , are artificial). 3 pl. ni fóelangatar , TTr.² 1696 . na ḟoelangtar , 1710 . ni foraelangtar , Hugh Roe 64.24 (f. 17b) (artificial).

(2) from fut. protot. stem : 3 s. nir fhaelastar , TTebe 783 . 3 pl. nir faelsatar ib. 215 . ni ro fhaelsat , Marco P. 115 . Pass. pres. s. (?) -faerlannair, Dinds. 78 (Lec.).

In later Mid.Ir. treated as a simple vb., stem fulang- or fuilng- (foilng-); ipv. 2 s. fulaing, PBocht 3 § 35 . fuiling, 11 § 37 fut. 3 s. fuilngebaid, LB 71a21 ( PH 6116 ). 1 pl. ní ḟuiléangam TD 18.1 (cf. IGT III § 52 ). sec. fut. a fuilengmais , CCath. 5142 . 3 s. dho fuiléangadh , 23 L 17, 124b ( DDána 96 § 13 ). 3 s. perf. rofulaing (dep. ní roḟulangair , LL 299b4 ). pl. 1 -ḟulngamair, IGT III ex. 440 . pass. do fulngadh , ex. 441 .

In Glosses in general sense bears, supports ; gl. ferre Ml. pass. ; perferre 47c6 . 69a7 . Enchir. Aug. 76b ( ZCP vii 482 ) ; portare Wb. 20c5 ; supportare Ml. 73d1 ; sustinere 33a2 ; fulcire 109b7 .

(a) bears, sustains, supports (lit. and fig.) ; of bearing burdens Wb. 20c5 . Ml. 33a2 . secht cind cia nos faílsaindse though I had seven heads LL 44a2 . toethsat ruibni rétlannai ... nis foelsat a tētbannai, SR 8161 . nís fáelsad féin nach in curach (the sea) would bear neither them nor the curragh LU 1888 ( ICM xxiii ). co follo fonna fodlongat that he may support the foundations which support him ZCP xi 83 § 27 . Cf. it eat na sualche sin ... fhuiglit amal columna na rigu ( Proverbs xx 28 ) PH 4125 . Transf. supports, maintains: is é [Dia] dorosat na huile ... ┐ fodoloing, ZCP iv 242.4 . issed lotur ... co nAilill ┐ co Meidb, ar ro fetatar issí lanamain roḟailsad the pair who would support (maintain) [them] IT i 77.2 ( LL 261a13 ). forcraid a cethri ... nad-fochomlaing a thír `the excess of his cattle which his lands cannot sustain' Laws iv 314y ( Críth G. 251 ).

Freq. of maintaining one in sickness : ata triar ... is la fine a n-cthrus ; ni tuille fiachu na otrus ceni fulustar nach ae, BCrólige 8 . cac[h] fuil tra folongar i n-othrad `every wound [the victim of] which is supported on sick-maintenance' 10 . tabraiter a seóit ... chucaib cora ḟuilṅge sein sib that they may support you LL 241a6 ( TTr. 1796 ). na budh machtnadh ... cenidh fáel indt usce ┐ int aran ... índ óes penni through bread and water does not suffice to sustain Anecd. i 75.7 . Cf. ¤forfulngarair ib. 17 (= ¤forfoelnangair, Mon. Tall. § 73 ). boí bancara oc Find ... is i foluingedh Find do bíudh ┐ étgud supported F. with (i.e. provided) Dinds. 49 .

Upholds, observes: dá bhfuilngeam nós bhus nós glan, Dán Dé xxvi 14 .

(b) sustains, endures, holds out against (an evil, enemy, etc.) : ni tabir Dia fornni ... fochith nád fochomolsam that we cannot bear Wb. 14b15 . ni fulgam ni trummai inna fochodo, Ml. 77d6 . ni foigebthar ... nech folo Ultu anyone to withstand the Ulstermen TBC-I¹ 3136 . ni frith dib oenfer ... folilsad ar aí ṅgaiscid who could face (Goliath) SR 5776 . ni fhaelais ind caur you will not hold out against RC xiii 8.11 . no ḟailsaitís cech docair chatha, TTr.² 1626 . ni ro fhuiling G. an t-uisge ara oighritacht, BNnÉ 109 § 41 . gus nad ḟulaṅgar, TBC-LL¹ 5300 . forneart nach fulaingter, MR 202.8 . do fhocair F. ... cur chuca go digair dasachtach ┐ nir fuilngetar na sersenaig sin, acht romebad dib, Ann. Conn. 1237 § 2 . ná cuindig do chís for duine nad foel (i.e., who cannot pay it) KMMisc. 262 § 13 .

Extensions of meaning : ní fuar sa cosse ingin follongad i n-airius dala imacallaim ... frim who could hold her own against me in converse (i.e. in an encounter of wits) LU 10317 (= ZCP iii 237 ). co tardad dó gaisced Conchobair ... falloingside ... eseom withstood (i.e. was strong enough for him LU 5048 (cf. the intrans. use : ro ḟulngestar [in carpat] dó, TBC-LL¹ 1128 ). d'ass ... foloing in (v.l. a) slucud chocnum `milk the swallowing of which needs chewing' (= which can be chewed) MacCongl. 101.10 . dā tērnad Eogan ... barḟaelsaind éc mo ṡé macc I could bear the death of my (other) six sons LL 146b41 ( PRIA 1893, 544 ). an tan na ro ḟulaing [sic MSS] Fursa séselbhe na morshluagh ..., RC xxv 396 § 14 (= tumultus non facile ferret, Bede).

Absol. : nicon foelais amal atai a n-ingnais do thlachta, MacCarthy 54.16 ( LB 111a25 ). 'na egmais ni fhuilngimsi I endure not (to be) without him Ériu xi 201.19 . fuilngidh ar feadh geamhoidhche | gan cheann fa theach do thabhairt, DDána 96 § 14 . cuich folilsad gan omhun fair ... dia tencad renna nime ... ic toitim ? who could behold without fear ? CCath. 1116 (cf. c).

(c) in neg. (esp. condit.) sentences followed by vn. clause = cannot (could not) sustain, endure to: ni foí[l]sitis déicsin a gnúsa (gl. ut non possent intendere in faciem Moysi) Wb. 15a20 . ni foelsad nech dib cen gári none of them could refrain from laughing LU 7827 ( BDD 138 ). ni mo rofaelusa tuitim na Rómha do tencaisin no more shall I endure to see CCath. 1117 . ni faeltais [fedfadis v.l.] a n-eich a n-imochur, TTebe 1756 . ni ro fhaolustar a tomailt ara sheirbhi, BNnÉ 294.1 . tiaghaid ... a gconair ná ro fhuilngsit riam roime dul ann by which they had never before been able to go 184 . ní ro-fhaelsat fos forsna heilifaintib could not stop (?) the elephants Marco P. 115 (see 1 FOSS). ni rofhuilngsetar na suili peccthacha sella[d] frisna liga noiba, Ériu ii 122 § 61 . ni foraelangtar ... friotairisiomh friu, Hugh Roe 64.24 (f. 17b) . With ellipse of vn.: aen ochtar ... as nar fhaelsat braon dia cru from whom they could not draw a drop of blood Marco P. 148 . Cf. nir ael fulang do gan a digail air (v.l. nir fet a fhulang), TTebe 2892 .

(d) endures, remains: fogellsat S. : birtside doib deisi fri focul, ar foloing focul co arubaruch, H 3.18, 367a ( O'Curry 785 ). Cf. DDána 96 , cited above under (b).

(e) undergoes, suffers: in tíí fuilnges martra, PH 1608 . is e foroerlangair in noe-combádad fó thri, 1654 . folilais... piana ifirnn mina ḟáelais mo reir-si, RC x 86.8 ( YBL 10a42 ). nír fulaing aenridire arsaidh dochar isin cath no veteran knight has suffered hardship Fier. 10 . ro fhulaing pais iarumannsa crann césta, Études Celt. i 83.30 . d'éis na n-ainbhreath do ḟuluing, TD 24.31 . as í an éigean ḟuileongmaoid, Ériu i 93.3 . gurab luaithe ... do ḟuileongmaois bas, Luc. Fid. 85.5 .

(f) in Laws (text) is liable to, is responsible for (a duty, payment, etc.) ; mad he folo a cinaid [sic leg., see Stud. in E. Ir. Law 114 n. 5 ] if he be answerable for her offence Laws iv 62.10 . is ē bēs foloing aencinnid in sein, Laws ii 256.25 (see ZCP xiv 360 ). is ē bēs foloing fer midbad in sein. ni tēchta fair nī bes mō `it is the food-rent which the f.¤m. submits to. It is not lawful that more should be imposed upon him' Laws ii 258.15 ( ZCP xiv 360 ). is e bes aenciniuda in so, foloing asa miad this is the rent of a single scion which he is liable for (can render) in accordance with his rank ZCP xiv 347 . cia méd do cethraib folongat cinaid duine .i. boin nama, H 3.18, 376a ( O'Curry 815 ). Cf. ni fulaing nech deolaid deolaid dialailiu .i. nochon imuilngend neach ni i ndeoladchaire i n-aiscidh da cheile, SM Facs. 10by ( Laws iv 164.12 : `no one entitled to a gratuity is liable to a gratuity to another'). But Dr. Binchy takes the second deolaid as dittography and would render no one is obliged to support gratuity for another, comparing : ni fulaing nech na deolaith diaraili[u], Caratnia 12 .

(g) in foregoing senses used also in impers. construction with DO of pers. : ní ro ḟulaṅgair do Leith Cuind, co roemid forru Conn's Half did not hold their ground RC xiii 50. 6 ( LL 299b4 ). ní foraelangair do trenferaibh na cathrach airisiomh, Leb. Gab.(i) i 82.20 . ni forlangair dō gan a digail he needs must avenge him Aen. 2144 . dobert C. cis nach faerlannair forro a rent which could not be endured Dinds. 78 . With pass.: nír fuilngedh dó gu ndeachaid (= he was impelled to go) Ériu iv 224 § 46 . nir barulngither da ngillaib óca ... nacor-memaid rosc-béim ... díb triasin cath their young pages could not hold themselves back from making a dash (?) CRR 34 .

(h) brooks, suffers, (with vn.) allows: dūn fir foluing aīr (.i. dia lēigi aīr co hindligthech) `of a man who tolerates satire' Laws v 168.12 (170.3) . ní ḟuilngeadh bochta .. ina freacnairc, Aisl. Tond. 93 § 1 . muna fhuilnge ar meas do Mhuire unless He lets us be judged by M. Dán Dé x 3 . fuilngidh cliar fa ól ar h'uillinn suffer poets to feast beside thee TD 29.15 . gan chrích Néill fút ná fulaing suffer not the land of N. to be unsubmissive to thee 6.16 . ní ḟuileonguidh an Tighearna anam a nionruic do dhul do ghorta, Proverbs x 3 . an bhfuileongtha tusa dhamh sin do chruthughadh ? Ni ḟuileongfad would you allow me to demonstrate ? I will not Luc. Fid. 275 . gidhedh trath aidmheoghair ... fuileongfad but when you acknowledge ... [then] I will allow you 276 . do ḟuiling ... an ríghe gan roinn ... do Mhaoil Ṡeachluinn allowed the kingdom to be undivided in possession of M. Content. vi 158 . créad fár ḟuluing a bhiodhbha | Éire dá ghaol why did his foe let E. be held ... by his stock ? ib. 108 . bai dia hainféli-si na ro faelangair gan luighe na fochair she insisted on his lying with her Leb. Gab.(i) i 26z (possibly to c, above, he could not but, must needs. cf. nis foelsat a ngnímrada | do bith fiad gnúis ind Ruirech, SR 8291 (lit. their deeds did not support them for being ... ?).

(i) Sometimes apparently confused with fo-luigi (cf. above), e.g. In Luachair ... | ba himda sleg 'na slúagthaig ; | i n-aimsir D. | nosfuilngtis a scoth-ṡemair, Metr. Dinds. iii 236.16 (see p. 520 ). See also Ériu xii 221 .

? Ni fria fáth fuilngenn, Ériu xiii 16.33 = nach fria etc. .i. ni hisin fo feith ara n-imfuilngither eneclann doib, H 3.18, 207b2 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. fris-oirg or


Forms: fridoirced, frithorcaid, frisorcai, fritamm, frisoirc, frisorcat, fritammorcat, frithorgat, frisorcad, frisoirctis, frissidnoirctis, fris n orr, frischomarr, frisn orrat, frisn orrad, frisorthe, frissiurr, fritamm ior, fritatn iarr, frisn errat, fritamm iurat, friscomurt, frisort, friscomart, friscommart, -frithchomart, friscomartatar, fris comartat, frissorcar, frisnorgar, frisnorratar, fritum chomart

v O.Ir. forms: ipv. 3 s. na fridoirced , Wb. 14a27 . 2 pl. na frithorcaid , Ml. 114a9 . pres. 2 s. frisorcai ssiu, Ml. 44b31 . fritamm oirci, 44b26 . 3 s. frisoirc, 63b17 . 3 pl. frisorcat, 15a8 . fritammorcat, 39c27 . nad frithorgat , 79a2 . impf. 3 s. frisorcad, 118a1 . 3 pl. frisoirctis, 67b14 . with rel. infixed pron. frissidnoirctis, 39a20 . pres. subj. 3 s. rel. fris n orr 15a10 . (with perf. -com-) frischomarr, 77a12 . 3 pl. rel. frisn orrat, 80b9 . past subj. 3 s. rel. frisn orrad, 124d8 . 2 pl. frisorthe, Wb. 10c12 . fut. 1 s. frissiurr, Ml. 37c12 . 3 s. fritamm ior, 32d27 . fritatn iarr, 93a15 . 3 pl. rel. frisn errat, 100c9 . fritamm iurat, 33a1 . pret. and perf. (in Glosses with perf. com-) 1 sg. friscomurt sa, Wb. 33a12 . 3 s. frisort, Trip. 138.17 (1597) . friscomart, Ml. 63b11 . friscommart, ZCP xii 365.19 . -frithchomart, Ml. 47a2 . 3 pl. friscomartatar, Wb. 5b11 . fris comartat, Ml. 111b1 . Pass. pres. s. frissorcar, Wb. 6c13 . frisnorgar, Ml. 77d10 (see note in Thes). pres. subj. pl. rel. frisnorratar, Enchir. Aug. 70a ( ZCP vii 480 ). perf. s. fritum chomart sa, Wb. 33a12 . pp. frithortae, vn. frithorcun, q.v.

Molests, offends, injures , with acc. or DO or FRI of pers.; glosses offendere, afficere (in-, of-ficere), laedere, affligere, aversari, insultari; not common in Mid. Ir. is mese nad frithchomart nech (qui laeserim neminem) Ml. 47a2 . fris nahi fritamm orcat sa, 62c21 . na fridoirced nech dialailiu Wb. 14a27 . format is cummae frisoirc dundí bes isliu ┐ bes huaisliu, Ériu vii 160.13 . frisort dó uisqe ... et maledixit ei (= opposed his passage), Trip. 138.17 (1597) . With FRI : is amal bid fri Crist frisorthe, Wb. 10c12 . Absol. ar cech ulc ... frisoirg forsin talmain, Fél. Ep. 444 . Cf. acht rutuaisi ┐ ni fritorga `does not contradict' Ériu vii 168.30 (corrupt ?).

Cf. frithortaid.

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Forms: mé, messe, meisse, mese, sni, ni, snisni, snissni, snissi, snissni, sisni, sinni, nini, ninni, sinne, sinn, snisni, snisni, sinni, muí, nathar, nár, n-athar, n-ár, mmui, ind, ind, -m(m)-, -n(n)-, -dom(m)-, -dam(m)-, -don(n-), -dan(n)-, atom-, cotam-, fritom-, atan(n)-, coton-, nim, -n-, ar, -m(m), -um(m), -am(m), -un(n), -m(m), -n(n), -sa, -so, -su, -se, -sea, -ni, -ne, sni, mes(s)e, snisni, ni, dam-sa, dún-ni

pron. of 1 pers. sing.

I Independent (accented) forms:

1 nom. s. mé; with emphatic suffix messe, meisse, mese (Glosses), in Mid.Ir. also mis(s)e, the common later form. pl. sni (? only found as emphasizing particle , Wb. 15c20 ), ni (? see Wb. 19d8 quoted below). (emphatic) snisni, Wb. 6c22 , Ml. 32a20 , 93c11 , 102c2 , 127c2 ; snissni, Wb. 23d23 . snissi (leg. snissni?), 10d7 . sisni, Ml. 78a1 , 92c2 . sinni, 63c15 , 138c11a . (is) nini , Wb. 33a7 , Ml. 43d5 (níni). is ninni , 93d3 , 133d3 . Mid.Ir. sinne, sinn (sind).

In Mid. and Early Mod. Ir. sometimes with lenited -m- when used as object of verb or with copula: do bhrosnaidh mhé, Carswell² 9.247 . cionnas do mealladh mhé?, Desid. 800 . da fechair mhe ag dul um deisi 'going into mine armour', Fier. 27 . doberim mhe fein cen comaithes duid ┐ dena do bail fein dim, ZCP vi 49.2 . ní fer gualann rígh mhe ..., acht fer fiadhnaisi rígh 'I am not a man to be beside the king; I am one to be before a king', Acall. 2362 . inbaid bhad chrechtach . . . mhe, TBC-LL¹ 6061 . tug a éag i gcōmhnaidhe | mhé gan ionnramh chóig gcéadfadh, Measgra D. 62.28 . mances duitsi mhé, RC xiv 48 § 56 . ni tualuing mhé beith ica bhfegadh, Caithr. CC 21.1 .

(a) used as subj. with 3 s. cop. followed by a rel. clause (if the subj. of both clauses is the same, the vb. of the latter is also 3 s.):

as mmé m'oínur aridrochell (gl. ego et non alius), Sg. 202a7 . is mé as apstal geinte, Wb. 5b17 . amal bid me féin no theised, 32a17 . ni mé as beo (= non ego), 19a18 . is mé dochóid darsin smacht, SR 1529. is mé ro bæglaiged, SCC 44. is messe ro phroidech doib, Wb. 10c20 . is mese nad frithchomart nech (gl. qui laeserim neminem), Ml. 47a2 . is mése . . . coiblethar céim, FB 23. is messi ém dorat, etc., IT i 127.31 (LU) = is misiu, Eg. messe ragas for astur, SCC 44. ní me no ragad i n-agid Conculaind, TBC-LL¹ 1580. pl. snisni ata sonortu (gl. nos firmiores), Wb. 6c22 . is snisni (gl. nos . . . qui), Ml. 93c11 ; (gl. nos . . . quos) 32a20 , cf. 102b15 , 127c2 . is níni foralaig, gl. nos quos [straverat], 43d5 . is sinn ro sáraig in flaith it is we who offended, SR 1521. ni sinn ro gab do maithius, 1729 . sinde ro marb hé it was we who slew him, Fél. 44.5 .

(b) in Mid.Ir. also as subj. (virtual or grammatical) of 3 s. cop. when the pred. is a subst. or adj. (replacing the O.Ir. personal forms of the cop.); is x mé = O.Ir. am x. The follg. exx. from Glosses anticipate this construction: mé féin són that is (means) myself, Ml. 109d3 (gl. sancta mea, expld. as standing for the speaker himself); maic ni dosom we are sons of His, Wb. 19d8 . is mé a cnú chridi I am their hearts' core, FB 24. in tan ba gilla bec mi, LL 32075 (TTr.) . dāig is mi . . . ársid imdegla Ulad, TBC-LL¹ 1667 (= osamé, H. 2.17). inbaid bhad chrechtach . . . mhe when I was wounded, 6061 . is oilithri cid olc me though bad I am a pilgrim, ACL iii 243 § 31. is mesi Ísu, PH 3732. misse Marcellinus I am M., 612 . Cristaige misse I am a Christian, 633 . tussu Dia, meise duine, 5248 . pl. bid calma . . . sinni , TBC-LL¹ 3279 (= sinne, TBC-I¹ 2469 ). in tráth ata scítha iat, cid dúnni na bad scítha sind? why should we not be weary? 3623 . sinde Petar ┐ Pol, PH 414. bid subach sind, ACL iii 234 § 8.

(c) in absol. construction standing outside a sent. to emphasize a verb of first pers. contained in it, often preceded by os (later is, ocus, see Thurneysen, ZCP 16.275 ) or cid; or in an ellipt. sent. in connexion with an adv., etc., esp. in contrast to a pron. of second or third pers. or a subst. (in these cases the emphatic form is usual):

sinde imorro, ni berum breith fortsu, PH 607. os me chene am faelid I too am joyous, Thes. ii 293.25 ( SP ii 6 ). os me (gl. ipse), Wb. 11a14 ; Ml. 21a1 . is me crechtach I being wounded, TBC-LL¹ 2380. ro boi sochaide fom mámus ┐ me oc fognam, PH 1140. dobertis cech n-olc . . . form os mese oc taircitul cech maith doibsom, Ml. 54c30 . osní credentes in Christo (gl. ipsi), Wb. 19a15 . Sg. 26b1 . cid snissni nín-moídem even we boast not, Wb. 23d23 . cretmit-ne cid sind, PH 1232. ni fil nech and . . . acht meisse m'oínur, Wb. 5a25 . do inis Maddoc dún .i. meisse ┐ Coirbbre, Sg. 194a ( Thes. ii p. xxi ). messe ┐ Pangur Bán, SP ii 1 ( Thes. ii 293 ). tri la . . . do bith duit-siu i sruth Tigir, mésse i nIordanén secht la, SR 1591. is trúag aní . . . 'n-ar ṅdaltanaib Scathche, missi crechtach . . . tussu gan charptiu, TBC-LL¹ 4147. acso me here I am! PH 638. messi d'a rád riu ! that I should say so to them! CRR 14.

(d) in Mid. and later Ir. used as subj. with passive vb., replacing the earlier infixed pron.

2 gen. s. muí (later sometimes maoi); (emph.) muí-s(s)e. pl. (du.) nathar, nár (by Pedersen, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii §§ 407 , 480 , 482 , analysed as n-athar, n-ár). For atonic forms used as poss. adj., see 1 mo and 5 ar.

mui (gl. mei), Sg. 209a7 . 200b10 . muisse (gl. meam), Wb. 1b3 . marb cechtar nathar dialailiu each of us twain is dead to the other, 20c26 . cechtar nathar fria saindán, Thes. ii 293. 14 ( SP ii 1 ). maith la cechtar nár a dán, 294.2 . cechtar náthar, LU 5229 ( TBC-I¹ 752 ), cf. Fianaig. 12 § 22. nechtar nátharni, LU 1433 ( MU 46.9 ).

Used as indecl. subst.: is and nad bí muí na taí there is neither `mine' nor `thine', LU 10848 ( IT i 132 ). inna mmui-sea (gl. mea taken as neut. pl.), Wb. 18d13 . Cf. muin mai .i. os leam mo shealbh, O'Cl.

In oldest lit. (poetry and rhetorical prose) muí is used to strengthen the atonic possessive, standing before it or after the follg. subst. (see ZCP xii 439 ): tacud iar mār muī mo chelmuine (.i. iar mórthacad regat, is í mo chélmaine dam), Lib. Hymn. i 184 = iar mar moi (.i. mei), Rawl. 106b22 . rect moi mo Christ, ib. (= moe, Rawl.). moai [leg. maoi?] mo rosc (.i. rop limm mo radarc), ZCP iii 224 § 10 (Amra Senáin). moe mó dia, LU 3081 = SG 236. saeru mo gene maoi, O'Dav. 1034. tí mo macain mui `the cloak of a child of mine', 1555 . muí mo chain cetmuinter, Anecd. iii 28.8 (moi v.l.). mui mo macc mui mo ingen, ib. 18 .

3 acc. (obj. of vb.): in O.Ir. and early Mid.Ir. the infixed pron. is used to express the obj.; the use of the independent forms (perhaps confined at first to the emphatic forms) becomes common later, esp. with imperative, and in course of time displaces the infixed pron., see Strachan, Ériu i 176 f .

(a) ni aichne nech acht missi fodessin he recognizes no one but me, TBC-LL¹ 1005. atat tri coecait . . . acum . . . noco treicfitis messe, SCC 44. dochluinet mé, PH 2714. creid mé ┐ dam ┐ indam!, 7311 . dorónsabar bar triur mesi cúnntabartach the three of you have made me doubtful, 1805 . freagair ar grad Muire me!, ACL iii 241 § 3. na ro dilsigea sinn do Lucifer, LB 112a30 ( MacCarthy 62.19 ) = nachar-ṅdilsi Dia, SR 1551. co ra-shaera sind, PH 764. gab chucat sind!, 184 . saer sinne! 2884 . (reflex.) dobermais sínn fein i ndilsi, 7233 .

Supplementing infixed pron.: is e rom-cuir cum comruic me, ZCP vi 101.25 . co ron-timorcmis sind fodein, PH 4938.

(b) in late Mid.Ir. the form ind comes into use as acc. pl. and continues in Mod.Ir. till recent times: ni ro lecea índ i ndérchoined, PH 7961 (only instance). beandaig ind!, ACL iii 241 § 1. nach sluic in lar uili ind, 242 § 9. ná fuirigh inn in ngioll grása, Dán Dé xii 10. na léig inn a ccathughadh achd saor inn o olc, Matthew vi 13. Rarely used as nom., with cop.: mec oenathar ┐ oenmathar ind , LB 113b62 . ma dubach ind o'n aithrigi, ACL iii 234 § 8. da mbeith decelt tarainne | is ind ar cæ do teghluigh, ZCP ix 167.3 ( = os sinn).

II Infixed forms: in O.Ir. and earlier Mid.Ir. used with vb. to express the acc. (occas. also dat., also reflex. and reciprocal relations), see Thurn. Hdb. 244. In later Mid.Ir. the infixed form gradually falls into disuse, giving way to the independent, see Ó Catháin, ZCP xix 1.

(a) O.Ir. forms:

(a) after the prefixes no-, ro-, do-, di-, fo-, ar-, imm-, and the negations ní, nách-: s. -m(m)-, leniting follg. consonant. pl. -n(n)-; occas. with vowel inserted between prefix and pron. (esp. after nách), for examples see -n-

(b) in rel. constr. and after prefixes ad-, aith-, con-, ess-, etar-, for-, frith-, in-: s. -dom(m)-, -dam(m)-. pl. -don(n-), -dan(n)-. The prefixes ad- (aith-, ess-, in-), con-, frith-, com- bined with the pron. give the forms atom- (-am-), cotam-, fritom-, pl. atan(n)-, coton-.

For full treatment of inf. pron. in Glosses see Sommer, ZCP i 181 - 7 .

(b) in O.Ir. the inf. pron. is sometimes used idiomatically as dat. with 3 s. subst. vb., apparently unstressed, in impers. constr. folld. by adj. or subst., as equivalent for a copula-clause: nim-tha laám I am not a hand, Wb. 12a21 . nímptha fírion I am not righteous, 8d24 . nimtha maith do chath I am no good for fighting, SCC 13. Also with follg. noun subject ním-thá I have not (non est mihi): nimthá-sa cumac dóib I am not able for them, LU 1515 ( MU 52.10 ). Cf. SR 3761 quoted under (c). But ním fil I am not: ci nín fil lib although we are not with you, Wb. 16b9 , where the pronoun is accusative.

See attá and 1 is.

(c) in Mid.Ir. the poss. 5 ar is often used instead of -n- in pl.: at-ar-fail cen duine trén we are without a strong man, SR 3761. ních-ar-fail tlacht no dagbíad we have neither raiment nor food, 1560 (for -ch cf. 2088 ). cid nach-ar-cobrai? why dost thou not help us? 3759 . is trúag aní narta [ = no-ar-ta] de what comes to us therefrom (i.e. our consequent plight), TBC-LL¹ 4150. in dóig in-ar-tísed Conchobar? is it likely that C. would have come to us? 815 , cf. 834 . rar-cluin he has heard us, 3342 . rar-marnestar, 3688 . issed rar-metair-ne, CRR 5. co n-or-mbaiter so that we are drowned, RC ix 461. ailim trocaire ṅDe co n-or-bera uili . . . isin flaith, YBL 166b34 . nach-ar-leic i n-amus!, PH 7961. aprisci in adbhuir dian-ar-forcoimnacair whereof we have been created, Ériu ii 122 § 62. fa breith an Coimghe ror-cum, Rel. Celt. ii 280.16 . For: ar = 1 pl. pres. cop., see 1 is.

III Suffixed forms with vb.: s. -m(m), -um(m), -am(m); pl. -un(n).

(a) with 3 s. cop. in dat. relation: issum ecen precept it is necessary for me to teach, Wb. 10d24 . isim écen-sa techt, LU 4694 ( TBC-LL¹ 221 ). ním dil (.i. ni hinmain lem), Hy. ii 44. ni fuigeba-su curaid . . . bádam [ = bad-am] fiu-sa thou wilt not find a champion who would be worth me, SCC 42. In Mid.Ir. the suffix comes to be regarded as a personal inflection of the cop., hence the forms isam, bam, badam; see 1 is.

(b) with 3 s. of subst. vb. in dat. and of other vbs. in acc. relation, in pres. ind. and pret. and pres. subj.: tathum dual do bruc I have cause for grief, LL 147a23 = PRIA iii 548 § 20. tathum ó Día praind, Anecd. i 64.6 . tathum .i. ata agam, O'Dav. 1603. sastum ( = sásaid-um), Ériu ii 63 § 1. ainsium Crist may Christ protect me, Hy. vi 14. ní rubí-m-sea do gæ has not wounded me, SCC 41. táthunn ní as nessa, Fél. 217. taithiunn . . . ni fristarddam ar n-áthius we have something to which to apply our acuteness, Thes. ii 293.19 ( SP ii 3 ). ainsiund .i. ro ainge sind may he protect us, 352.33 ( Hy. vi 14 Comm. ).

Used in prayer-formulas, often with a spurious s-subj. with force of optative: moightiumh [ = mogaid- or mogad-um?] . . . slánuightium, ZCP vi 258.10 . snaidhsium saorsam carsam, ib. 3 . snaidhsim Dia, x 347.4 . molsum gach maith . . . biadsum . . . griansum grian . . . saorsum gach dūn . . . mārsim Dia . . . caomsum Coimdi, ib. 5 - 7 .

IV Suffixed form with prep., s. -m(m), pl. -n(n); see under the several prepositions.

V Emphasizing particle, s. -sa, -so, later occas. -su; (after palatal cons. or vowels e, i) -se, later also -sea. pl. -ni, later -ne; laimir-sni (gl. audemus), Wb. 15c20 (a prima manu), is an archaic form.

Added to (a) independent form of pron., mes(s)e, snisni, etc., see I above.

(b) subst. preceded by poss. adj.: im labrad-sa, Wb. 14c23 . mo fochidi-se, 25a10 . dum popul-sa, Ml. 77a13 . mo popuil-se, ib. 12 . mo dam-sa, CRR 4. mo throit-se, 5 . form dreich-sea, SCC 40. mo chomarli-sea, FB 8. dom'ic-sa, IT i 125.28 (LU). imm dáil-si, 126.2 . ar n-inmedónach-ni, Ml. 67d14 . ar mbreth-ni, FB 62. ar cuit-ni, CRR 17. fo daig ar n-ícca-ne, PH 176.

(c) pred. of cop. in first pers. (O. and early Mid.Ir.): am cimbid-se, Wb. 27c22 . nita-chumme-se, 20c25 . ni ba dimicthe-se, 21d3 . am trú-sa, SCC 7. isam ben-sa, FB 30. bíam [ = bam] cú-sa, LU 5027 ( TBC-I¹ 538 ). robummar bibdid-ni dait-siu, Ml. 62d5 . air [im]mi ardu-ni de we are the higher, 23d23 .

(d) vb. used in first pers. to emphasize the subj.: attóo-sa, Wb. 12a21 . biuu-sa, 16d8 . tíagu-ssa, 17b18 . co ní ārim-se, 14d17 . biat-sa, PH 1244. biat-su fēn, 6756 . da mbeind-se, CRR 8. ó gabus-sa, SCC 17. After 1 s. s-pret. one s is commonly omitted in Mid.Ir. texts: robádusa ( = bádus-sa), Acall. 5019. tucusa, PH 3826. rochésasa, 3268 . marbsa ( = marbus-sa), IT i 158.10 ( LL 154b6 ). pl. tiagme-ni , Wb. 15b28 . léicfimmi-ni, Ml. 14d10 . dodeochammár-ni, SCC 13. dogenam-ne, FB 16. forodam-ne, PH 6603. dúnmait-ne, 6868 .

(e) trans. vb. with inf. pron. obj. of first pers. to emphasize the obj.: rom-thoicther-sa, Thes. ii 293.6 ( SP I ). nacham-indarbanar-sa, Ml. 56a22 . du-m-em-se protect me, 72d11 . cotom-gaba-sa . . . conom-thic-se, FB 24. is e rom-forcan-sa, PH 1798. ro-n-mess-ni (gl. aestimati sumus), Wb. 4b22 . issed rar-metair-ne, CRR 5. ni rubím-sea, SCC 41 (pron. suff.).

(f) prep. with suff. pron. of first pers., dam-sa, dún-ni, etc., see the several preps.

1 tallann

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 tallann or


Forms: thallond, -tallanda

n (< Lat. talentum). In O. Ir. prob. o, n. d s. thallond, Wb. 17c13 . n p. -tallanda, Ml. 69c2 . In Mid. and Mod. Ir. ā, f. IGT Decl. § 12 (61.z) .

I talent, gift in abstract sense: arafogna talland cáich uanni dialailiu , Wb. 12a12 . móidmiche do neuch in nach thallond, 17c13 . degthimthrechta ┐ degtallanda gl. officia, Ml. 69c2 (perh. ` good desires ,' cf. talentum `volonté,' Ducange, Thes. i 722 . sóer talland `noble desire,' Fél. Dec. 31 ). fear creanus tir ... dia tallaind tidnaic Dia do .i. talland ata a leigend isin fir leigind, no a filidecht isin filid, Laws v 20.15 , 24 . o thaillnibh ┐ o danaib ... in Spirta Nóim, Lism. L. 737.

II In concrete sense.

(a) talent (the standard of weight): mind ... | i rabi t.¤ dergóir, SR 6728 . .vii. cét talland argait báin, LU 9375 . sé tallní sescat, Rawl. 79a47 . a chisde óir na dtrí dt.¤ , PBocht 4.32 . dorindedh t.¤ oir don allus-sin ar a bois, BCC 70.30 . do na deich ttallannoiph fichet ar ar reacadh an Slānaightheóir ... la Iudāss, Fl. Earls 196.10 . tug sé cúig talanna do dhuine aca, Matthew xxv 15.

(b) fine (?): isin tallainn doberar for neach i marbadh a conbuachalla, H 4.22 p. 33 ( O'Curry 2009 ).

(c) division, portion, jot: ceithre tallona na haimsire sin .i. ceithre rāithe na bliadhna, Feis Tighe Chonáin 614 . mairg nách tugann ... | tallan éigin dá hinntinn | don ráith `some thing of her desire,' TD 1.11 . cian ó thaluinn not merely a portion (?), DDána 99.9 . is ann sin benas [t]allann sceoil eile risin Caithréim, ITS v 68.4 . t.¤ do thallannaib na fiannaigechta, Acall. 3193 . tír gan tallaind do thathaoir, Top. Poems 96.16 . ? To this: da dtagra duine ... t.¤ d'ainbhios nó d'fhorbhthas (uathbhás, v.l.) `in spells of folly and violence,' Content. xx 4 . See TD 1.11 n.