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aprainn

Cite this: eDIL s.v. aprainn or dil.ie/3884

 

expld. by glossators as poverty; bad . Usually as interjection with prec. copula and follg. dep. clause alas that: ba abrain nachamgaibthersea taracenn `it is a grief that I am not taken', Trip. 150.6 = cid nachim gaibther-sa, Trip.² 2229 . apraind cen cath isind úair / do Medb co triun in tslúaig, LU 5784 (TBC). apraind ná bása for mo nirt deside, 6370 (ib.). appraind ┐ bithappraind nach hé C. fil it richt, 3353 ( SCC 14 ). appraind nacham ḟuilsea do nirt beith eturru dom choiss deside, LL 12117 (TBC). apraind a Léith Macha!, 14257 . ba hapraind nadáil cuardríg . . ., Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 8 § 12 . apprinn graece . . . .i. dommatu .i. is dometu na dernad, O'Mulc. 51 . `abrann' olc is dirsan ann, Metr. Gl. 17 § 44 . a.¤ .i. olc .i. truagh, O'Cl.

As subst. f.: is mór an a.¤ foropairt `the evil thou hast committed', Ériu ii 222.2 . anaid gal cāich dia ndēntar dīgabā(i)l aprainde diminution of wretchedness, Corm. Y 418 .

? dometu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? dometu or dil.ie/18100

 

ind apprinn .i. . . . dommatu .i. is d.¤ na dernad, O'Mulc. 51 . is d.¤ for cette .i. deurc for uan .i. debec for bic, 751 .

2 Méithe, ? Meithe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 Méithe, ? Meithe or dil.ie/31858

 

Forms: Méithe, Méthe

pn io, n. name of a place (? hill) in N. Ireland, perh. in Co. Louth. Meithi Tog . . . Ath Meithi nEuin, TBC-I¹ 816 , 817 = Méithe . . . Méthe nEoin (both n s.), LU 5293 , 5295 = Meide in Togmaill ┐ Mede ind Eoin, TBC-LL¹ 1462 ; the explanation given TBC-I¹ 819 apparently connects the word with méide `neck'. ó Meitiu ┐ Cheitiu, TBC-I¹ 1188 (= ó Méthiu ┐ Cethíu, LU 5664 ), cf. 1767 . Cf. also the follg.: di meittiu for cettiu .i. da chnocc i maig Mogna, LL 161b marg. s. is dometu for cette .i. deurc for uan .i. debec for bic (leg. de metu . . . de urc . . . de bec?), O'Mulc. 751 , which seems a cant expression meaning possibly `a change without profit' (for the worse); cf. 2 meithel.