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Cite this: eDIL s.v. ad-slig or
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Forms: adslig, adsléi, aslacht, aslaigid, faslaigid, aslach

v (* ad-slig-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 631 ). Indic. pres. 3 s. adslig, Wb. 14d27 . Subj. pres. 3 s. adsléi, 20b2 . Perf. 3 s. ro aslacht , SR 1404 . Later as simple vb. aslaigid, faslaigid. Vn. aslach.

Tempts, entreats, urges, tries to induce. Usually with FOR and follg. verbal phrase: ciadsléi nech fuirib `though anyone tempt you', Wb. 20b2 . where the sense is to be completed by the Lat. ueritati non obaedire. ró aslacht foraib ainmne do dénum entreated them to be patient, Trip.² 2790 . is si ro aslaig fair combad he bad reilic adnacthi dó, LU 4109 . is me roaslaig for Adam . . . in imarbus ┐ for Cain Aibel do marbad, Fél. 74.26 . noaslaicfind for ind ríg na dernai olc fritt I would persuade the king not to harm you, Anecd. iii 74.13 . is ed ro-aslaigset Barabás do anocul ┐ Ísu do crochad this is what they urged, to release B. and crucify Jesus, PH 3272 . co roaslaighset for A. . . . techt do thóchuiriudh Achíl, TTr.² 1451 . ro fhaslaig ar áis ┐ ar écin fors in uile chinead . . . a adrad amal Dia, LB 235a17 . nacha nfasluighiunn dlighedh ar duine `the law does not require of a man', Laws ii 222.23 Comm. aisleōchad-sa Fearghus fēisin teacht ann 'I will persuade Fergus himself to go there', BDC 252.476​​ . Note also: ro aslaigh iad im chomhalladh in ro geallsat, AFM v 1872.23 . do asluigheadar . . . cead suaimhnis dóib féin, Maguires of F. § 66 . co ro faslaiged gradh Aenias i cridhi Didaine `and instil love of A. in the heart of D.' Aen. 386 . roaslaighsium . . . gorta for a muintir we have brought down famine on his people, CCath. 4587 . roaslaig mōr n-uar / isin mBrosnaig bāin `he endured much cold', BColm. 16.23 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. aiprisce or


n , f. (aiprisc) brittleness, frailty: ar ecnairc . . . aprisci in adbhuir dian-ar-forcoimnacair, Ériu ii 122 § 62 . o aibrisci na nádúire daenda, De Contemptu 294 . ind aiprisci daonda gl. fragilitas humana, Rawl. B 512 68a (Plummer MS. notes). don foirind dogéntais imarbus tria a.¤ , PH 3181 . na ro-epletís i n-aprisce pecctha, 3036 . uair dob aitnid do a aipriscci ┐ a so[ch]loiti cusna pecthaib, Grail 3712 . ar aibrisge ┐ ar aithghiorra bhios gach én ní . . . da chriochnughadh leis how easily and in what short time it can be done (of printing), Carswell 19.1 .

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Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ar or


Forms: ar, air, er, eir, air, er, ar, arin,, airind, air, airnaib, armo, aire, aratobarr, arandéntar, arambiat, ara, armbad, ara, arindepur, aridlabrathar, arna, áirium, erum, erumm, erom, erut, ærut, airiut, airut, airiut, aurut, airiu, airi, airi, erre, airri, airre, airthe, erunn, erund, erond, airiund, airriun, airund, airib, airibsi, airiubsi, airiuibsi, eruibsi, erru, erriu, erro, airriu, airiu, erthu, airthiu, airtho, airib, airaib, or(u)m, or(u)t, air, uirre, orainn, oirinn, oraib, orru, orrtha

prep., leniting, with accus. and dat. See GOI § 823 , Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 150 , Frazer, ZCP viii 5 , Williams, Celtica ii 305 ; IGT Introd. § 130 .

Usually spelt ar. air, Ml. 51c2 , 2d2 ; er, 122a16 , BB 449a10 ; eir, Ériu iv 180 § 39 . The spellings air, er, etc. (more freq. in later lang.) and the modern pronunciation show that O. Ir. ar as simple prep.was replaced by a conflation of airi and fo(i)r (3 s. n. of 1 ar and 1 for).

In Mid. Ir. 1 for and 1 íar are frequently spelt ar. See III, IV below and the articles on these words.

With article arin, -int, -a, etc. Note also airind, Ml. 31b17 , air ind, 53a15 . arndi (= arindí), Ériu vii 138.4 . airnaib, Ml. 110d9 .

With poss. armo (m'), -do (t'), -a, -ar, -far (-bar) etc. Note also ar mh'éigse, Content. ix 26 . aire slicht, L. Chl. S. 2 .

With rel. part. ara: aratobarr, Wb. 12d29 . arandéntar, 2a10 . cid arambiat , Ml. 56b9 . ara n-eperr, Críth G. 1 . With copula: cid armbad , Wb. 11a19 . cidar impotabis, Ml. 56a13 . cid arnabu son, ib. ardott áigthe, LU 5656 = arṅdotāigi, TBC-I¹ 1178 (taking áigthi as vbl. of necess.). ara trēn, ACL iii 239 § 32 . ara n-amra, ZCP vii 312 § 26 . Before inf. pron. arindepur, Wb. 5a31 . aridlabrathar, 7d2 . With neg. arna airecht, Sg. 198b3 . arnach faca, ZCP xiii 169.13 .

With pron. suff. Early forms. 1 s. áirium, Wb. 7a12 . erum, LL 286a25 . erumm, PH 1397 . erom, 1503 . 2 s. erut, Wb. 27d19 , 29d7 , YBL 326b42 , PH 6565 . ærut, Ml. 2d8 . airiut, Blathm. 569 , LL 289b30 . airut, LU 8086 . GOI § 437 also gives airiut, aurut without reff. as `old forms which occur only in later sources' ( p. 272 ). 3 s. m. and n. GOI § 437 gives airiu as the dat. form (cf. airiu, O'Dav. 22 ?), airi as the accus. airi is the usual form passim in the early language. Cf. áiri, Wb. 11b21 . f. (accus. and dat. not distinguished) erre, Irish Texts i 3 § 8 (sic MS. See Ir. Hist. Stud. i 347 ). airri, SR 405 (emended to airre, GOI § 437 ). airthe, LL 286a7 . 1 pl. erunn, Wb. 15d13 , Ériu ii 124 § 65 . erund, LU 597 . erond, 588 . airiund, TBC-I¹ 170 . airriun, ZCP xi 110 § 26 . airund, LU 593 . 2 pl. airib, Wb. 20a3 , 22d25 , 27c19 , Metr. Dinds. iv 232.33 . airibsi, Wb. 14d25 , a33 , 16a26 . airiubsi, 15c1 , 17a5 . airiuibsi, 16c23 . eruibsi, 27d7 . Ml. 2a11 . 3 pl. acc. erru, Wb. 4d20 , 11a29 ; ZCP ii 315.26 . erriu, Wb. 9c8 , 11a20 . erro, LL 289b30 . airriu, Wb. 15a23 , 21d11 , O'Dav. 985 . airiu, Wb. 11d11 , Laws iv 176.7 . erthu, LL 280a1 . RC viii 154 § 5 . airthiu, LU 4915 . ZCP viii 310.22 . airtho, TBC-I¹ 409 . dat. airib, Laws iv 162.2 . airaib, 114.21 Comm.

In later lang. all pronominal forms influenced by those of for, giving or(u)m, or(u)t, air, uirre (uirthe), orainn (oirn. oirinn, O'Gr. Cat. 556.25 ), oraib ( oirb, BColm. 100.3 ), orru (orra, orrtha), etc.

The presumed distinction between ar with accus. when motion is implied and with dat. when no motion is implied ( Zeuss 622 ; with reservations Vendryes Gramm. § 283 ; see also Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 73 - 74 , Williams loc. cit.) appears most clearly in the stereotyped phrases ar chenn towards, ar chiunn ahead of, before (see 1 cenn): ar beolu towards, ar bélaib before, in front of (see bél). The dat. is usual in ar cach láu daily (see ) and in ar thosuch ( Sg. 203a7 , see tosach). Usage is less clear outside fixed phrases, and that of the various collections of O. Ir. glosses differs (the available material is also much reduced by the frequent identity of form of a s. and d s. of nouns). The accus. is regular in Wb. in senses of taking away from and counting as , and also in glosses on Lat. ob, the dat. where the meaning is with regard to, instead of and in glosses on Lat. super. Both cases are found where the meaning is for the sake of, because of . In Ml. accus. is constant only in set phrases. The dat. is usual in meaning counts as , do-beir ar (for?) calls and in glosses on Lat. dat. without preposition (ar gentib gl. gentibus, 78a12 , 89c2 ) and where a Lat. compd. noun is treated as two words (arintinmlegun gl. promulgatione, 71c18 ). In general use the meanings saving from, instead of, in meaning of, in return for, on account of, because of, for the sake of, for the purpose of are all found both with accus. and dat. In Sg. the meanings instead of and on account of are found with both cases. See also IGT Introd. § 130 , Bard. Synt. Tr. 2 - 4 , 17 , 20 (where detailed rules are given for accus. and dat. both with simple ar and for compd. preps. such as ar aghaidh, etc.).


(a) Much less freq. in concrete or physical meanings than in more abstract ones. Perh. before, in front of in (case of follg. noun not certain): dá [n]dorus [n-]and, comla[e] ar ala n-aí, clíath ar alailiu (-e, MS.) `in front of' (Gloss.), Críth G. 100 . ar Tuatha Dé Danann `before the T.D.D.', Ériu xii 152 § 15 (TE). cethridoruis airri (recte airre) im-mach, SR 405 . ó beit fíanna fer nÉrenn ┐ Alban do Chonaire ar thig, BDD² 1416 . Cf. 1081 , 1400 , 1492 . ? airiu . . . iarmo in front of it . . . behind it(?), O'Dav. 22 . Cf. airber .i. frit anair bere .i. eter do dī lāim, ar is fort muin bere ere [n-]aile, Corm. Y 58 . Acc. to Binchy, SCano p. 33 , frequent in meaning east of, the only example cited being: acon loch ar Mag Aí `by the lake east of Mag Aí', Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 32 § 2 (`on'). Cf. Airbri .i. fri Bri Eli anair, O'Mulc. 70 = Dinds. 16 ( RC xv 308 ). ? a nAicill ar Temair, Anecd. i 17.1 . Cf. perh. Síd ar Femin, LU 7846 ( BDD 140 ), etc. (or for al?). Perh. orig. with concrete force also in: do té(i)t aitire ar ḟer feras in fuil, Críth G. 52 `goes surety for', Gloss. Concrete meaning is perh. also to be assumed in the phrases agaid ar (late, orig. for?), ar agaid, ar amus, ar beolu, ar bélaib, bél ar bél, ar chenn, ar chiunn, ar dorus, ar dreich, ar fed, ar gnúis, ar leth, ar medón, ar ṡúil, ar thosuch, ar thús, ar úairib. See under the nouns concerned. With more abstract force in ar aí, ar apu (see 3 aí, 1 apa). Here may also be included: doire acummisc arúir `of their being mixed with mould', Wb. 13d3 . úachtar ar lemlacht dó mixed with, Críth G. 63 . loim midc do chumasc ar usciu `to mix a sip of whey with water', Mon. Tall. 143.25 . ba fial ṅdō buith arnaib ōcaib, cēin dogēni calma among, TBC-I¹ 1266 = LU 5739 . ? tiucfa in mac cētna ar bar cloind, ZCP viii 563 § 27 (for?). Perh. for for in: ó fó-certa a ṡrúb ar géscoe against a branch, BDD² 349 (= ar gésce, 355 ). conadh ar x. míli cathrach do shiublaighdis techta Magnuis Cam . . . ō maduin co fescor `to ten thousand cities', Marco P. 96 .

Rarely of time. See ariu before .

(b) In the follg. exx. the meaning is also more or less concr., though the precise meaning of the obscure, and it would be possible to consider them as early exx. of the replacing of for by ar (see III, and fo-ceird III): arnarala for cubus áiri, Wb. 11b21 (see note). Cf. focheird mo menma airi `my mind is set on him', Ériu ii 92 § 2 . ón lá tarrla ar n-airi air, iv 220.27 . torala dia archeill do degnimu su `let God bring to mind thy good deeds', Ml. 43b15 . iscor lame ardodced buith ocairbiathad sainte gl. nam qui volunt divites f[i]eri, incidunt in temptationem, Wb. 29b18 . ? Cf. ni comarleiced (.i. nir cetaig) dó cor lamha aire (.i. dul do sacarbhaic) cin foghlaim, Trip.² 243 . mabeidní dirúnaib dothéi armenmuin indfir, Wb. 13a12 . Note also: arnaib réib ilib gl. et qui ascendit super omnes caelos, 22a8 .

(c) In compd. numerals (with dat., see Celtica ii 312 ): a n-óen ar fichit (fichet, MS) the twenty-one, Ml. 2d2 . cóic míli ochtmugat ar chét one hundred and eighty five thousand, 34b17 . a ocht deac ar chét, BCr. 32d2 . deichinbair ar dib fichtib ar trib cétaib, Trip.² 3104 . secht cathae ar chetharchait / ar secht cétaib is huilliu, ZCP viii 313.34 . cōicer ar ceithri fichtib, 219.29 . fer ar sheisir seven men, Celt. Rev. x 348.23 . fri re tri n-aidhche ar mís, RC xviii 162.32 . Note also: tāinic buiden mōr . . . dōig lim is ar trichaid cēt inti approximately(?), TBC-I¹ 3142 (text perh. faulty).

II In a wide variety of abstract meanings for the most part deriving independently from those given under I.

(a) for, for the sake of, on behalf of, etc. (often gl. Lat. pro) (with accus. and dat. See Celtica ii 309 ): cia dudrigni dia mór di maith erriu, Wb. 11a20 . innahí dorigeni Día ar maccu Israhel, 30 . mirabilia dorígeni Dia ar maccaib Israhel, 28 . massu arinbethid . . . dagníu, 13c11 . mor ní as dénti ní airriu, 15a23 (in sense of mod. déanaim rud ar I obey, see Thes. Suppl. 51 ). niarséuti . . . robcarsi tíamthe, 23d4 . ar erchru gl. pro defectu, Ml. 31a4 . dusrigeni dia erru amal robu thol doib, 54a34 . fri assaru ar maccu israhel gl. rerum gestarum (testimonio), 94d2 . ara bǽsaib som .i. ar denum a thule gl. pro suis ritibus laborantes, 87b20 . a ndorigēnai in rí / do ḟertaib ar ṡanct Brigti, Thes. ii 332.4 (Hy. v). or ar Bran nailither, 286.34 (inscr.). lānamain . . . nī fil etarscarad dōib acht ar Dia, Corm. Y 824 . léicfider cach bean do mnáib airiut thou wilt be preferred to all other women, BDD² 59 . ar ghaol for the sake of relationship, Studies 1918, 99 § 15 . dorindedh mainistreacha ┐ sepeil le ar anmain Gyi `for the soul of G.' ZCP vi 90.11 . See also under meince, 1 pairt. Freq. in sense of (praying) for, see airnigde, guide, guidid, oráit.

(b) for the sake of, by in adjurations and invocations: dilig dam . . . / ar Maire n-amra n-Ingin, SR 7820 . ar do chumachtae . . . tesaircc dam-sa mo chūrcha, BColm. 54.3 . ar do thrīnōiteacht, a Thrīnōit, ACL iii 241 § 2 . ar t'fhírinni riutsa, na furáil etc. by thy honour, CCath. 1659 . ar na deib rib, TTebe 4025 . síol Ádhaimh . . . / ar do thocht díobh slánaigh sinn, Dán Dé ix 22 .

(c) on account of, because of (with accus. and dat. Glossing Latin ob, pro, propter): ar ar comoicsi do bás on account of, Wb. 14b25 . aracethardese gl. quam ob causam, 31b24 . ob mirationem .i. airinn adamrugud, Ml. 61a15 . ar chosmaili ind fochuinn diaragbtha gl. causae uicinitate, 35b24 . ar ét im chrabud gl. pro zelo religionis, 36d24 . arna lithu gl. propter cultús diuini festa, 47b2 . arna pecthu immefolngat guasacht do anmin gl. propter animae pericula, 7 . cid arnaibhisiu .i. arnaib hi forodamarsa gl. ob ista, 58d13 . ní ar pianaib do thabairt forru `not on account of the infliction of punishments upon them', 114b7 . ara foirbthetu fadesin, Wb. 6c19 . tocombaig a ṡlán ara ḟornert because of, Críth G. 415 . ar ṡóethaib because of grievances, 581 . ar ilar a imarbus , ZCP viii 104.7 . Corco Bāiscind ar a nert / nī damaid cert d'Eoganacht, v 500.16 .

With a variety of nouns in more or less stereotyped phrases: ar na h-ádhbharaibh sin for those reasons, ML 58.11 . ar[a] airmitin som through respect for him, Ériu iv 30.23 . ar t'ḟuath, i 97.32 . ni diles ni doberar ar uathbas `nothing is lawful which is given out of terror', Laws iv 286.25 . See also under áis, cairde, 1 cúis, 1 écndairc, éicen, ecla, 1 gart, midlachas, miscais, omun, sant, serc, úacht, etc.

Common with abstr. nouns from adjj. in the construction: nīr fētatar a tōcbāil ar a truma because of her weight = because she was so heavy, Anecd. iii 9.8 . ar dúire a drochdelba, Ériu iv 102.16 . ar ḟebus na cuidechtae because the company was so excellent, BColm. 78.18 . ar a laechdacht, ZCP viii 318.12 . ar cumga in puill nír féd dul amach, Ériu v 49.7 . in senadh ic á adhradh ar a uaisle, CCath. 334 . ar ghoire do ghaoil, Dán Dé xi 11 . Without poss. or gen.: cona tisa . . . in dam tarais ar airdi (a fence), Laws iv 76.19 Comm.

Freq. in advv.and conjj. in O. Ir. glosses. 3 s. n. as adv. on account of it, therefore: fristemlighter cid ind aier airi, Ml. 73c2 . ni bad pronomen airi, Sg. 203b2 . isairi doroigu dia geinti hore . . . this is why . . . because, Wb. 5b12 . is airi inso rogabad som hi rige, Ml. 14a4 . cinid airi doberr desimrecht acht ar atrebthach nand, Sg. 35b13 . With article and i: arindi gl. eo, Sg. 190a4 . ni arindí . . . sed quia not because . . . but because, 5a4 . arindisin gl. ei, Ml. 54c6 . arndi furumai sár for cach toil, Ériu vii 138.3 . With se: ní nád ṁbed arse di chorp gl. ideo, Wb. 12a22 . arse gl. ob hoc, Ml. 18d15 , gl. qua re, 29d1 . isarse gl. quo circa, Enchir. Aug. 70b , 81b ( ZCP vii 480 , 484 ). airechas ceneóil airsiu (leg. airsin? edd. airriu, Ped. MS Index to Wb. glosses) ní airechas fidei, Wb. 1b12 . Later: air sin on account of that, CCath. 2350 . Note also: ar a smuaintighib do beith . . . a mbeat[h]aidh an tigerna so that his thoughts might be in, etc., BCC § 5 (cf. ara).

(d) instead of, in place of, as substitute for, in meaning of (meaning confined to O. Ir. glosses. With dat., occas. with accus.): arnab geintib huilib taken as referring to all the Gentiles gl. Iudeos et Grecos omnes, Wb. 2a15 . foirbthe ar anfoirbthu gl. decem milia, a perfect (number) for an imperfect, 9a10 . corda .i. arin duiniu huli lesom gl. a parte totum, Ml. 53a2 . todochide ar sechmadachtae n-anfoirbthe gl. commotatio . . . temporum `future for imperfect', 62a16 . arnaib bolcaib gl. pro uesicis, 99a4 . fogur cechtar de ar alaliu ┐ fogur na liter naile airriusom, Sg. 4a8 . ni roscríbad ar naill (leg. ar na aill, edd.), 6b3 . a ṡuidigud ar anmmaimm dílius, 27a1 .

Often with as-beir, do-beir etc.: dobeir inso arnab uilib cumactib gl. supra omnem principatum et potestatem et uirtutem et dominationem, Wb. 21a13 . epert innan (MS. inna) aisndisen arnaib gnimaib gl. dicit autem non quia talia locuti sunt Scribae . . . sed quia talia fecerint, Ml. 16d3 . a ndurigni duaid in gnim sin in tengad do airbirt ar gnimaib in choirp, 31b24 . intan asmbersom pes ┐ manus nochis arnaib gnimaib són dungniat som honaib ballaib hisin atbeirsom, 56b3 . tri suidigud dosom inna cluas arin chorp huiliu, 60b16 . arnaib fedaib sonartaib ardaib gl. pro terribilibus arbustís cedros possuit, 146a6 .

The idiom ad-rími ar counts as (with accus. and dat.) is prob. to be assigned to this section: ní ármisom ar chumactte, Wb. 6a1 . cenid ar chomsuidigthib adrímther inna fortórmach so, Sg. 202a5 . See ad-rími. With LA: petra les arin trediusa sís he takes petra as standing for, Ml. 60a7 . in loc lesom híc arnaib aitrebthidib gl. a loco habitatores intellegite, 144c3 .

(e) in return for, in exchange for, as price of, in payment for, as equivalent of (with accus.): airitiu lóge ar mo precept in return for, Wb. 10d31 . rotbīa a lōg airi you shall have a reward for it, TBC-I¹ 585 . is lá cach(a) tíre do-tét dlega(i)r aire `is due for it', Ériu xvii 70.4 . Freq. do-beir lóg etc. ar: ainm indlóge doberr domiledaib armílte, Wb. 3c1 . intan dobera Dia fochraicci ar degnimu, Ml. 90c14 . screpul doberar do gilli . . . ar comaitecht do neuch o pecad `a groat that is given to a lad for accompanying someone in a sin', Mon. Tall. 143.9 . nī tibur-so in tinnscra sin(ee) cid ar Meidb C. feissin I wouldn't give a brideprice like that for M. herself, ZCP iv 39.7 (cf. TBFr. 185 ). ní conrogab terochraic . . . ar forbrissiud fir truaig `reward for oppressing a wretched man', Ml. 36a32 . ni riat na dánu diadi ara n-indeb domunde sell for, Wb. 28c2 . ríthæ . . . ar ech ndonn, Thes. ii 240.1 (Ardm.). tale damsa a log ar epert do firinne lat, Ml. 36a32 . síodh Dhé 'gá ceannach ar chrodh being bought for herds, Dán Dé xxvii 33 . With vbs. of leaving, abandoning: ni dérsid for sóiri ar fognam, Wb. 20b10 . roleicc creitim ar in paganacht he left the faith for paganism, Anecd. iii 72.28 . as uime do trēig Temraigh / ar Chend Maghair, ZCP viii 108.19 . Denoting preference: ragaid duit aire . . . rígi hÉrend in preference to him, BColm. 68.18 . do mholfuinn fear an leithléighinn 'gá mbíadh beatha ghlan . . . arfhear láinléighinn 'gá mbíadh beatha némhthromdha, Mac Aingil 4782 .

(f) for the purpose of, in order to obtain (as far as the exx. serve with accus. in Wb. and dat. in Ml. The exx. from Wb. given here, however, could equally be referred to the preceding section): precept arbiad in order to obtain food, Wb. 10d13 . madarlóg pridchasa, 23 . is arnach nindocbáil móir fodaimim se inso, 23b12 . asberat isar indeb isdénti tol dǽ, 29b12 . arind etarimdibiu (arindetar imdibiu, MS.) gl. pro interfectione aduersariorum, Ml. 36b23 . ar chuindriug pectho gl. instrumentum est divinae iustitiae `for the correction of sin', 49b7 . gabthe dunad les fris arinoillus for protection, 55c1 . asberar ar thormuch pectha for the purpose of increasing sin(?), 76a5 . bliadain lán dano do M. [┐] a muindtir uli for usciu ┐ bargin ar tuaslucud anmae B. `to obtain the release of the soul of B.,' Mon. Tall. 133.29 . serc fochraici ara n-as[c]nam, piana do imchaisiu ara n-imgabail in order to avoid them, Ériu vii 138.28 . is rimsa . . . rohérbad ar eisnéis it is to me it was entrusted for relating, iv 144.21 . annsa lebur tuc sé dóib ar choimét a ndligid feín `for keeping', Maund. 61 . Also perh. in phrase ar olc fri, see olc (because of?).

(g) by virtue of, by means of, through (dat.): condenad fingail ar chuinged soinmige do gl. mercari peccato securitatem, Ml. 39a6 . ? ar gressaib gal / glenaid luch inna línsam `by feats of valour', Thes. ii 293.20 . ni ar lín óc brister cath, Ériu ix 47 § 18 . ar neart a n-engnama by dint of their prowess, ML² 286 . gaibsit tír and ar chlaideb by the sword, ZCP viii 313.21 .

(h) In general sense of in respect of, with regard to, in the matter of, relating to, etc. (appar. with dat.) (the ascription of some exx. to this section is tentative): desmrecht insin ar aimsir deirb that is an example of, Sg. 66b17 , cf. exemplum ara airiuc far diull tanaisiu, 106b20 , exemplum inso ara rangabalda asrubart, 39a5 . annsom hi taurgillib tairgille ar bechaib, Laws iv 162.1 . rucus tairgilli ar bechaib `für Bienen ist ein `tairgille' . . . zu stellen', ZCP xv 319 § 12 . ? isam ómun ar a aisnéis I am afraid to relate it, LU 5349 . is fon samla-sin . . /gníth . . . a cét-chumma / Temrach . . . / ar áibnius in beauty, Metr. Dinds. i 10.64 . fear feadhma deas ar gach ndān in every art, ZCP viii 562 § 16 . bean as ghloine ar ghníomharthaibh `purest in deeds', A. Ó Dálaigh xv 15 . issí eisimplair Crist . . . do lenfadís ar míne ┐ ar buaine, ar deirc ┐ ar trocaire, Maund. 123 . ro derscnaigh d'ógaibh a chomaoisi ar goil ┐ gaisccedh, Leb. Gab.(i) 200.7 . Also in phr. ar chuit, see cuit. For do-beir teist ar see teist. See airbág.

Common in phr. of type: teine . . . ar thes crabaidh (of a person) a fire . . . in heat of piety = a paragon of piety, Anecd. iii 5.19 . Muridach, ba muir ar crūa[i]s, ZCP viii 299.34 . deochain ar grādaib ┐ sacart ar ūaisle a deacon in rank and a priest in reputation, BColm. 82. 15 - 16 . ba laech ar gaisced, RC xxiv 184.4 . a éan choluim ar cheannsa, Dán Dé i 19 . mar lile ar lí, Dánta Gr. 30.14 .

(i) about (of stories, books, reading, etc. In late exx. only. Perh. orig. for in this meaning): iomda ar Lasair ferta amhra many wonderful miracles (are said to have been performed) by L., Ériu v 90.4 . is mebair linn . . . / in seanchus fil ar Mag Ráin the lore about M., iv 156.18 . Leabhar Oiris ┐ An[n]ála ar Cogthaibh . . . Éireann, i 78 . craoibsgaoileadh ar chath Cluana Tairbh description of the battle of C., 16 n. léighmid ar Alexander n-uaibhrech, etc., Mac Aingil 872 . léan ba sgéal ar fianaibh Fáil, Magauran 2790 . Cf. sgriobhthar ortha go . . ., Ó Héodhusa 68.16 .

(j) With verbs of depriving, stealing, hiding, lacking, etc. from (accus. and dat.): tri airchellad donaib sommaib a n-anae airnaib bochtaib, Ml. 90a11 . is amne asruluús airi, Wb. 17d16 . a manaig do béim ar Lommān, BColm. 84.16 . ní bēram-ne t'áthius ort we shall not take thy victory from thee, 74.22 . ni cumscaichthi cumachtae nairi gl. hoc potestatem literae motare non debuit, Sg. 6a5 . ni fil nach díchlith airi, Wb. 1a4 . tesbanat boíll aíriu, 11d11 . in dá ṡét tesbanat airi, Críth G. 130 . ní gette na brithemnachta becca erriu you would not snatch the petty judgements from them, Wb. 9c8 . nī gatar a forgall ar domun degmnā, Cáin Ad. 4 . a tellad errusom, Wb. 11a29 . dives cui (.i. isar) clam tollitur , Enchir. Aug. 76b ( ZCP vii 482.27 .)

(k) With verbs of protecting, saving from , defending against (accus. and dat.): ainsium Crīst ar cech nernbās, Thes. ii 352.4 (Hy. vi). Dīa dom chobair . . . / ar cech ṅgúasacht, 350.16 (ibid.). dia dítin ar in pecthach, Ml. 57c4 . dia diden . . . ar náimdib, Thes. ii 354.2 . airnaib imnedaib doneimni a dǽ, Ml. 110d9 . fri himdegail cuirp . . . ar demnaib, Thes. ii 354.4 . diar snádud . . . / ar gábud, 359.6 . for soirad ar senachrib, Ml. 33b21 . air ni bói numsoiradsa ar chumachtae ṅduini, 74b13 . Continuing a Latin construction: ar thes inna gréne són ┐ ara naimtib gl. quae etiam inumbraret eos et regeret, 97c4 . arnaib cumachtgaib gl. difensionem, 103c7 . arnaib hi sin gl. ut illis eripiat, 117b4 . defensionis . . . ar maccaib israhel, 124b10 . Note also: comad chādus ar cach ngúasacht that it might be a halidom against every danger, BColm. 96.10 . tucc dam a Dē mōir / . . . / ar pīanu na plāg / tonna dīana dēr, ACL iii 232 § 1 .

III In later lang. ar and for become a single preposition (often with surviving difference in follg. mutation, see the examples in Bard. Synt. Tr. p. 2 ff. ). The follg. are exx. of ar for earlier for. Of local relations (for I): imda gol gargc ar a brú many a fierce wail in its lap, BColm. 100.6 . ar saebchoire in a maelstrom, 94.12 . tarrúd úire ar airib / for leccaib ar láech-maigib, Metr. Dinds. iv 232.34 . seóit Cluana maic Nóis do foillsechadh ar Gallaib Luimnigh `were discovered with', RC xviii 53.12 . Of quasi-local relations, etc. (II). Of point of time (c): ar na tri soldomnaib `on the three chief feasts', Mon. Tall. 129.27 . ar notlaice ┐ caiscc ┐ cengciges, Ériu vii 150.30 . Of rule, sway, over (f): ba rī tenn ar Tūathmumain, ZCP viii 119.28 . flaithius ┐ forlamhus ar crichaib . . . na cruinne, CCath. 1 . In addition to (g): cotardda trá ar se mo chendsa ardo chend my head in addition to thine, RC iii 185.8 . credo ┐ pater . . . ar cech m-biait, xv 490 § 26 ( for cach mbiait, § 32 ). Affecting, afflicting, etc. (h): bíd oirb oman Dé do neim, BColm. 100.3 . trom orm a innisi, ZCP viii 200.25 . duaithnid ar dainib in domain incomprehensible to, Fen. 38. 16 . Subsisting on (j): ar geilt féoir feeding on grass, Ériu iv 156.12 . ar usci ┐ bairgin, RC xv 491 § 30 , cf. for usci ┐ bairgin, 490 § 26 . In a state or condition (k): na biad ar in mbreith sin `that she would not abide by that judgement', RC xxiv 196.1 . nírbo borg báeth ar bruidin it was not a foolish castle engaged in brawling, Metr. Dinds. i 32.46 . With vb. of motion: ge deach rī Conaill a ccēin / ar slūaiged rí Temhra tréin, ZCP viii 116.21 . To express the dativus incommodi (m): adbathadar uile thorad parrthais ar Adam `were forfeited by Adam', Laws iv 266.14 . adbathadar ar Aongus a thire, 15 . rogabsat tech air they stormed the house in which he was, BColm. 72.4 . ni cloifithir oirb bar cath, YBL 314b55 . Perh. also: ben clucc ar Cellach against, Cáin Ad. 18 . cogadh mór le Domnall . . . ar Brian, Ériu i 78.5 . In phrases (p): ar bith c[h]é on this earth, BColm. 100.3 . ar comairci C. under the protection of C., 86.28 . ar debaid in haste, LL 7493 . ar lár cháich in the midst of everybody, Ériu iv 222.28 . ar neam in heaven, Anecd. i 39.114 . ar ṡeilbh (sic leg.) éicsi, Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919, v 92 § 9 . With verbs (III): dorad min aire `put meal over it', Mon. Tall. 147.11 . dobert trian forcridi . . . ar chuid cach lae `added one third of water to the daily allowance', 7 . do thabairt geinti ar ireis, ZCP iii 22.6 .

Note also: rostatlaig ar thenn-medón he clasped her by the sturdy waist, Ériu iv 104.8 . roghabh nathraigh mbí ar bolgán `by the belly', CCath. 4194 .

IV Replacing ÍAR. Of time (I): ar cath Ch. after the battle of C., ZCP viii 314.18 . arsin, Ériu iv 132.1 . is ar sein anid sí co arnabárach thereupon she remains till the morrow, ZCP viii 309.20 . ar n-ēirghi grēine at the rising of the sun, ML² 1333 . sóaidh co brónach dia taigh ar marbadh a maic, RC xviii 45.31 . ar tteacht ór tticch, ZCP viii 219 § 13 . do bātar ar n-a crēchtnugad, ML² 386 . ar ngabāil gīall for Mumain, ZCP viii 119.31 . Of place (II): arsin t[s]eit along the way, Mon. Tall. 153.20 . ar slige Póil is Petair in the track of Paul and Peter, Ériu v 24.24 . According to (III): suidfither gach aon duine . . . ar miadh ┐ ar dligedh ┐ ar a sognim[r]adh, RC xxviii 22 § 49 . ar a fidhair fen do cruthaigh Día é in His own image, BCC § 408 .

For use as conjunction see 2 ar, 1 ara.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. as-lena or
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Forms: éilnid, aslenaimm, arruneillestar, aslentar, aslentae, asrollennad, roheilled, asrulenta, asrulenta, éilned

v (* ess-len-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 566 ). Also as simple vb. éilnid. pollutes, defiles, violates: aslenaimm gl. luo, Sg. 54a8 . gl. attamino, 17a1 ; aslennim gl. attamino , ZCP xxi 281.13 . gl. ceno (= [a]caeno, Ascoli 155 ), Sg. 173a4 . aslenim no fledigim gl. ceno coeno, ZCP xxi 281.21 . aslentis a menma fadesin tri adéitched, Ml. 74c3 . in loc diambu thabarthi ermitiu feid . . . atléntaissom, 22a4 . arruneillestar gl. profanante, 63a14 (see GOI 418 ). lase nad reildisem-ni, 63d15 . lase asrulensat gl. ritús profanando, 74a3 . dun elled asslentar huanaib salaib corpthaib . . . du cach escmun aslentar hua drochgnimaib, 92d12 . aslentar gl. profanari, 129c17 . aslentae gl. reconcinarier(mistaken for conquinare, Thes. ii 117 ), Sg. 64a18 . asrollennad gl. pulluta est, Ml. 124d17 . roheilled gl. uiolatus, 127a13 . asrulenta gl. inquinatæ sunt, 28a22 . asrulenta gl. impiata sunt, 100c18 . arnā hēilnet a cairpthiu oc dul for cāi that they may not dirty their chariots when going on a visit, Corm. Y 1082 . uball .i. . . . Eba-eill .i. īarsindī roellustar Eba fair isind imarbus , 1272 . eillneadh .i. cinidh, ut est, ni eill Iacob ar lepaid a mic .i. nirbo cintach, O'Curry 573 (H 3. 18, 285). ar na roelnitís roisc in nóib o básaib na n[d]óine necraibdech, RC ii 388 § 13 . ro elnebair . . . in eclais, PH 4590 . rohelned . . . hi o sacurd in tempuil she was violated, Rawl. 73b28 . gura héilned ┐ gura coirbed in fhuil ass isna lestraib, Alex. 539 = rohelnistair ┐ ro corp in fuil ┐ dodechaid asna leastraibh, IT ii2 98 . michoimédaich ┐ elnid ar soboid-ne (sic) they defile our sabbath, YBL 141a26 (cf. PH 2587 ).

In Laws freq. of the besmirching of a man's honour and resulting cancellation of any legal privileges due to his position (Plummer MS notes): nach sal aslén(n)a ainech duini bíit a trí ocá díunuch, Críth G. 308 . a tri . . . atlendai miadh, Laws iv 344.15 . ceithre gona . . . nad eillnet coimge laime, 252.18 folaid core fri fine . . cennib gaeth acht nis nellne a baés, iii 54.4 . it fastaide a sochuir ┐ a dochuir . . . acht tri cuir .i. manchi ┐ gialna ┐ ni as-lēn fini, ZCP xv 311 § 7 gl. 1 . cuir aslénat orba .i. mainche no giallna, ZCP xiii 23.21 . cach indligid atlen ua ┐ iarmo ┐ innua, O'Curry 2246 ( Eg. 88, 18(19)a ). les-ainm lenus .i. inní islen . . . co n-aslenand, Laws v 230.3 Comm.

Cf. éilnigid.

Vn. éilned.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. díchuirid or


Forms: diocuir

v (also díchraid) (díchor) banishes, expels, ejects, dispels: diocuir drive, Eg. Gl. 250 . dicurid pudar na talman da bur cosaib (= excutite pulverem), 3 B 22, 23b17 . díchuirid [Conall] na díberg[a] . . . ó Brudin sechtair, BDD 149 . nach duine co n-ainimh nó co ngalar . . . dicuiridh a shoethu dhe, Ériu ii 116 . dicuiridh bron ┐ dubachus o neach dispels, 23 Q 5, 49.9 . ibther deoch . . . ┐ dichraidh an fiabrus uait, C IV 2, 18a20 . díbrid ┐ díochuirid an anam as a hionadh, TSh. 1082 . dogebha neamh acht co ndichuirea Luirig do neart ata for in neclais provided thou dislodge L. from the power he has over the church, Todd Nenn. 182 . dichuiream Adam a Parrdus `let us drive A. from paradise', Lec. 530b22 . ingen . . . do dhícurfedh uadh cuma Derdrindi `who would make him forget his sorrow for D.', BB 257b1 . annsa cnoc . . . do dīchrus na demhna I cast out, ZCP xii 388 . ro-indarb A. in Forand sin ┐ rodichair san Eithioip, BB 19a6 . rodíchuir . . . in n-arracht, Imr. Brain ii 303 . do díchair na sluaig scattered, Celt. Rev. iv 14 . mar do dhíochuir C. ar gcáirdeas rejected, ML 118 . gur dhíochuir an Tighearna iad, Jeremiah xlvi 15 . rasdicuirseat Gaedil tar muir, Todd Nenn. 52 . do dichuirsead Muimnich they dispersed the Munstermen, RC xvi 137 . do dhicuirsiod Conaire . . . a Mumhain amach, ML 8 . do dhíothchuireadar iad fa ioltuathaibh na talmhan, Gadelica 37 . is triasin scribtuir noib díchuirther irse ond eclais, MS. Mat. 613 . cen co dithcuirther though he is not dismissed, Laws i 294 Comm. min dicuirte Mocuda had not M. been banished, BNnÉ 303 . is tre imarbus rodicuridh hí a Tír Tairngaire Ériu iii 162 . ge thainig creideamh a n-Erinn, ní ro dichuirthea na dāna sin, BB 35a30 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dílgud or


Forms: dílgotho, dilgutha, dílgutha, dilgudo, dilguda, dílguda, dilguid, dilgeda, dilgadh

u, m. vn. of do-luigi. IGT Verbs § 83 . g s. dílgotho, dilgutha, Wb. 2c17 ; 14c19 . dílgutha, dilgudo, dilguda, Ml. 55d5 ; 32d15 ; 46b29 . dílguda usually in mid.Ir. but dilguid, PH 2323 . dilgeda, Laws v 386 (text).

(a) forgiveness, pardon, remission, forgiving . The person forgiven is regularly indicated by the prep. DO; the thing forgiven to the person is expressed in the O.Ir. glosses by gen., in M.Ir. also by the prepp. DO, I N-, TAR CEND; once in SR by dat. without prep. (1700). d.¤ pecctho, Wb. 5c8 . d.¤ do chách, 14d23 . cen d.¤ cech ancridi dognethe frib, 9c20 . rad dilgutha pecthe, 14c19 . dilgud a pecthe ndoib tri baithis, Tur. 45 . conairleci d.¤ ar pecthae ṅdún, Ml. 105c9 . ba chuimnech dilguda duinni fochosmailius dundrolgis don popul robo[i] in egept, 46b29 . postulo veniam a Deo .i. dotluchor dilgad o Dia, Corm. Y 20 (Anecd. iv). ni dlig demun dilgud, Laws i 8 . nech nad roich inní frisa mbi ferc do dilgad do-suidiu inna cridiu denad aithrigi du dia colleir he who cannot forgive in his heart him with whom he is angered let him repent earnestly to God, Ériu vii 170 . tria chai pectha co n-iris dilguda `of lamenting over sins, with faith in forgiveness', ib. co tardad Dia dilgud ṅglan | cennach ṅdibdud do Adam, SR 1647 . im dilgud dot immarbos, 1608 . gadatar Dia . . . | im dilgud d'Adaum hifus | dia gábud, dia immarbus, 1651 . dorigni Dia . . . | slandilgud cinad Adaim, 1654 . gadamar huili Dia ṅdil | im dilgud duib for cintaib, 1700 . dilgadh ┐ dilgend mo phecthadh, Otia ii 97 . gabsait buaid iar ṅd.¤ , Fél. Oct. 29 . gabam ar ferge firbruth | tabram dilgud diar naimdibh, ACL iii 321 . do chungid dilguda dia chintaib (Pref. to Celebra Iuda), Lib. Hymn. i 17 . causa quia voluit Deum laudare .i. do chuinchid dilguda dona tri cathaib doroine (pref. to Altus Pr.), 63 . cuinnig co Dia ndilgudach dilgud m'uilc, CF p. 88 ( GJ iv 56 ). ond úair gebas cach duine céill for dilgud dó aneich dogéna di ulc, RC vi 164 . im dála dilgotha, 165 . guid in Coimdid um dilgud duit dar cend t'imarbois, MacCarthy 64 . im d.¤ do thabairt duib da bar cintaib, 66 (cf. SR 1700 ). im dilgud do Adam ina imarbus , 64 . i ndilgud chinad ┐ targabal (in remissionem peccatorum, Matthew xxvi 28 ), PH 5055 . dilgud dam i cinaid cech ecora doronus, 2240 . tabair dilgud dam do mo peccthaib, 8057 . ó dígail co d.¤ , 3508 . i comartha dilguda, 3117 . a choland chruaid . . . a choimet na fergi, a dermat in dilghudai, 8241 . oc iarraid dilguid, 2323 . do Gilla Modubda dron | co darda Dia gach dilgadh, MacCarthy 436 (BB). aitchim díolghadh glé, Ó Bruad. ii 44 . nach tú fós do dhearlaic dhamh | dóchas díolgaidh am pheacadh, GJ iv 150 (transl. of Dies Irae, early 13th-cent. MS.). diolgadh .i. maitheamh, O'Cl. absolution (theol.): do admhaig a pecadha agus d'iarr maithmechas. tug Ciarán diolgadh dhi, SG 9 .

(b) remission, dispensation (of a penalty, debt, etc.): atcondaircsom ind figeill na nóine do d.¤ `he has seen the noon-day vigil excused', Mon. Tall. 135.5 (§ 22) . dilgud ina boraime remission of the tribute, AU 694 . Laws distinguish between dilgadh full remission (of fine) and timdibe curtailment, mitigation: isi in trocaire dilgadh no timdibe aneich dleghar ann, Laws iv 252 Comm. deithbir itir dilgadh ocus timdibe, ib. is rechtaid dilgeda ben cach briugad `the wife of each brewy may lawfully remit', Laws v 386 . ? Of the sruth do aill: is tualaing a forcetal conoisce gné naisneisin co ndilgudh im an aes mbecleighind `in mercy to the people of little learning', Laws iv 356 Comm.

? diolghadh ` payment, reward ', P. O'C.

Cf. dílogad.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. dligid, or
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Forms: dlegair, rodlecht, dligid

v On the forms see Bergin, Jn. Celt. Stud. i 183 ff . IGT Verbs § 35 . Cf. also § 18 and also Peritia ix 122 .

In O.Ir. the general meaning is

(a) is entitled to, has a right to, is owed (as a debt), passing into the kindred sense

(b) deserves, merits .

The construction is: dligim x do y I am entitled to x (thing) from y (person); y owes me x; I deserve x from y ; the corresponding pass. being: dlegair x do y x is due from y. With Lat. dative (hence Ir. DO): dlegair discipulis orare, Wb. 26a32 . In Mid. Ir. DO was confused with and ultimately supplanted by DE, the prep. being felt rather as = Lat. de, cf. Thes. ii 347.41 : amal rodlecht de misero as (much as) was due from a poor fellow.

(a) With DO: dligim ní duit I have a claim on you (refers to quod . . . mihi debes), Wb. 32a20 . ní asriad do feichemain rodligestar ní do who had a claim upon him, Ml. 36a29 . meni dlessad fhíachu do neoch unless some one . . . owed him debts, TBC-LL¹ 2988 . lind rodlecht rí Lagen do ríg Ua C. ale to which the king of L. was entitled from the king of Uí C., Thes. ii 347.34 . Without prep. : dligsius Feradach F. possessed it as a right (obj. `bith'), Rawl. 116c20 ( Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 17 § 7 ). síl . . . notlessad ríge forn `that would have a right to reign over us', Fél. 132.30 . iss mé dliges fiachu, BDD 70 . gébat-sa a tech issin ní nondligim I will take the house in requital of what is due to me, 73 . ní dlig laech a enecland dia mbé i n-ecmais a arm no warrior is entitled to honour-price, TBC-I¹ 1671 . a curathmír do Loegairiu uair iss é nondlig, FB 14 . ni dligthi comardad fris you have no right to put yourselves on a level with him, 41 . in rí ac ná bia sin uile | ni dlig āirim rigraide, ACL iii 223.26 . merendo pretium stupri .i. dligid si fiach a saothair (explanation of `merdrech'), Corm. Y 140 . bargen trichat ungae . . . dlegait in bráthair im nóin, Ériu iii 102 . ni dlig demun dilgud, Laws i 8.23 . magh bec as na dlig giall out of which he is not entitled to a hostage, 82.10 Comm. indlighid don fechemuin . . . troscad . . . um ní nar dligustar, 88.22 Comm. dlegait beich iii bliadan suire bees are entitled to three years exemption, iv 164 . cidh urrunnus nodleisead int athair don coibche whatever share of the nuptial present the father might be entitled to, 60.24 Comm. dleaghaid Muscraidi trian cach turchairthe dochuirfead tond hi tir, Lec. 126b36 . dleaghaid aigidh a riar guests are entitled to attention, Hy Fiach. 40 . dodligh Ua C. an marbadh ísin i ndioghal mharbhtha a dearbhrathar O'C. had a right to slay (him), AFM v 1770 .

Folld. by dependent clause: di mnai . . . dlegtae a mbreith for otrus who are entitled to sick-maintenance, Ériu xii 30 § 37 . dligim a lethid sud do rada `I have a right to say such a thing', RC xix 144 . ni dleagaid a ngabail a fhiadnaisi they are not entitled to be accepted as evidence, YBL 142a52 . dlegait flaithe fonuaslaicter a ngella chiefs are entitled to the redemption of their pledges, Laws iii 24 .

With pers. obj.: ail dún descin ríg nondlig the king who has a claim on us (i.e. whom we serve), Metr. Dinds. ii 36 .

Absol.: sech gach baili a ndligim every stead in which I have rights (?), ZCP xii 387 .

Folld. by DE: dligim dít-su .i. marbad mo chomcheili I have a claim on thee, namely, for the slaying of my comrade, RC iii 184 ( LL 122a46 ). atat ar commáine fair . . . dlegmait de ar foirithin we are entitled to help from him, Hib. Min. p. 65 . millsen dliges rī Caisil dib, Corm. Y 140 . nach forbech dliges rí Locha Léin de Chorco Tri, ZCP viii 316 . corr in bass do-dligis dind shapely the hand which we owe Thee (of the hand of Christ), ACL iii 243 § 23 . an rí is damhna an rígh arís | dá mharbhnaidh dím do dhleisdis, Book of O'Conor Don 260a27 . má dhligheann tú éinní dhe, Philemon 18 . Cf. also Luke vii 41 , xvi 5 , where the prep. used is probably de.

Folld. by ó: (of a wound) ni dligh focruic leada on fir fodadfich is not entiled to (i.e. does not give the injured party a right to) payment of the leech from the man who inflicts it, Ériu xii 16 § 19 . croidhe eile dhlighim uaidh, | an croidhe-si uaim do bhris, Dánta Gr. 50.3 .

(b) deserves, merits: ni dlig digail he does not deserve punishment, Wb. 4c23 . ni dligi bennachtain, Goid. 180 . dligid ecna airmitin, Tec. Corm. § 15 . dlegat péin ┐ damain forru, PH 4076 . dlegat onoir ┐ oirmitiu mor (leg. oirmitin móir?) doib (where doib refers to subj. of verb), 1505 . dlegait tríst ar techt ó Chríst (men) deserve a curse when they depart from Christ, Metr. Dinds. iii 12 . ni radligiusa diultud frim i Temraich, LL 51b9 . nach tuc as acht drong do dligh he brought out only those who deserved it, Ériu iv 118 . ón dammain dliges tria chomchétfaid n-imarbais, RC xxv 242 . ernifes do chách amal dlé, 248 . is mo . . . m'indirgi inas mar dligim logad (= quam ut veniam merear, Gen. iv 13 ), Lec. 531a31 . dlighidh gach maith a luaighidheacht, TSh. 4875 . Folld. by DE: ni holc rodlecht dím do ben no evil hath thy wife deserved of me, Metr. Dinds. iii 388 . By ó: ni dlegait fiach o Dia o nach do doniat saethar they deserve (earn) no recompense from God, ZCP iv 389 . do dhlighis achmusán uaim, KMMisc. 346 .

II Pass. dlegair x do y

(a) x is due from y; y owes x, (b) x is required of, is incumbent on y (where x generally a vn. or clause). In O.Ir. the construction is felt to be personal, as is shown by the use of pl. form; later it comes to be impers., esp. in cases of type (b).

(a) ní dlegar ní duib gl. nemini quicquam debeatis, Wb. 6a24 . manud dlegar ni do gl. si aliquid . . . debet, 32a18 . dlegtir féich dúib you owe debts, 4a10 . cia no-dlestá miach óir do cech ḟir díb though each man of them should owe a bushel of gold, TFerbe 31 .

With DE: ni dlegar cimbid dim c[h]iniul a captive is not due from my tribe, TBC-I¹ 2142 = dom, TBC-LL¹ 1579 . imin mbiadh a ndlesta in cumul de for which the c. would be due from him, Laws ii 268 Comm. Absol.: i ndlegur no na dlegur in cin whether the debt is due or not, Laws ii 52 Comm.

(b) dlegar dom I am bound to, ought to; absol. it is due, right, necessary: dlegair domsa precept do cách gl. debitor sum, Wb. 1b8 . dlegair do comalnad ind huili rechto gl. debitor est universae legis faciendae, 20a12 . dlegair doib ministrare gl. debent m., 7a8 ; 13a17 . dlegair do neuch attlugud buide do Dia gl. debiti est, Ml. 55a7 . a coic cach lae d'fhiss . . . dlegair do cach intliuchtach, SR 262 . ised dlegur don aite in marcuigucht do munadh dho, Laws ii 156 Comm. ised dlegair don rig cuindrech cáich, PH 4099 . mar dlegar don cleir in chuing, Hy Fiach. 240 . go ndleaghair dhúinn bheith i n-oirchill ar an éag, TSh. 886 . With depend. clause: dlegair do flaithaib donimairget cach dib it is incumbent on princes to levy, Laws iii 20 . dlegar don rig nach derna fell, YBL 168a15 . Absol.: ni dlegar accubur inna ndrochgnimae, Ml. 90d11 . dlegair ón condib inducbal do Dia aní as inducbal dia muntair, 90b13 . dlegtair samaisci móra bale na bít tairb heifers must needs be big where there are no bulls, IT i 72 . nico dlegar tuaslucud for feoil there should be no relaxation as regards meat, Mon. Tall. § 51 . dia peccaige i nDia dleghar a chlochad, PH 2749 . do foillsiugud in neich dlegair do dénum hi tempul Dé, 4533 . ni dligther snámh a mhúnadh dhóibh muna raibhe uisce a comhfochruibe there is no obligation to teach, Laws ii 156 Comm. ní dlegar coindmed do dénum . . . forru, BColm. 64 . ní dleaghair cion staire do thabhairt ar a scríbhinn, Keat. i 56 . dleagur an fual do toghairm isna tedmannaibh so, 23 P 10, 29a33 . Perf. (esp. in chevilles): feib rodlecht as was due, SR 1301 . fuair a aidid, mar rodlecht, Metr. Dinds. iii 6 . ruc uan degrand mar rodlecht, LL 153b15 . iar n-imarbus doib nir dlecht, Lec. 533a32 .

Folld. by DE: dlegair duin (nó dín) dul do'n glan-rúin, PH 5216 . mna delbda . . . a ndermat ni dlegar dím, LL 137a12 . ni dlegur de a foirithin he is not bound to give him relief, Laws ii 58 . airlisi . . . ni dleghar de dire `is not entitled (amenable?) to a fine', 70.25 (III (c) ?). dlegair de a crod uile do breith ind it is required of him to bring, iv 20 Comm. cach comaithech asa tir dotroich, dlegar de a glanad, Corm. Y 1082 . ni dlegar dím acht oen-ailgis isind lo sa I am not bound to grant more than one request, RC iii 179 . dlegar dínn ar n-imcaissin do thimorcain, PH 6869 . is ed dlegar dib-sium co rocharut he-sium, 4098 . do chinn tslōighidh nāch dlecht diobh to which they were not bound, ZCP viii 116 (dlecht?). ni dlegar dim gāi do rād, Lec. 84b15 . malairt do dligheadh dínne the exchange I should have made, A. Ó Dálaigh xxiii 3 . ní dleaghair díom scéala do thabhairt duit-se, Keat. ii 6347 . a mharbhnadh ní díom dlíghear | ním ollamh re oirfideadh, Ó Bruad. ii 150 .

With AR, ó: dlegar ar in dar[a] fer ni dlegar on alaile it is required of, Laws ii 272.22 Comm. In follg. cases there is an ellipse: erlam grind [is] manach min . . . combrugaid is deorad De | uadaib dlegar apdaine it is from these that the office of abbot should be filled, ZCP xii 385 = gabthar, Wortk. 212 ; cf. ZCP ix 470.7 . is o Muscraidi dlegar ollam i Caisel dogres, Lec. 126b41 .

III In Mid. Ir. dligid is often used in act. voice in sense ought, is bound to, owes , a meaning developed from above use of passive, but which is implicit in some cases (esp. in neg. sentences) which strictly belong to I: ní dlig comraind curadmír the champion's bit is not entitled to division (i.e. should not be divided), FB 68 . trí dorchae ná dlegat mná do imthecht into which women have no right to go, Triads 100 . dligid óg eladha it is the part of a young man (to acquire) learning, ZCP vi 261 . hiteat sin lín dath dligius cach cochull oiffrind ann, LB 108a62 .

(a) Of moral or legal obligation ought, is bound to, must; in late texts the condit. is often used of moral obligation (cf. Fr. il devrait): an t-ollamh cuinghes gach ní . . . dligidh a bhrondadh amhail chuinghes, ZCP viii 109 § 3 . ni dlig ollamh ainbfeile, § 2 . cecha marbt[h]ar diobh . . . dlighid a íoc rí Temrach the king of T. is bound to pay for him, 116 . dligid na righ . . . besa . . . do mhūna da gclannuibh, Ériu v 132 . dlighidh seanchaid seneolus na n-airdrigh d'aisneis, MR 96 . dligid eascob oirned crismad coisercad, Lec. 341a49 . dligid in fili gorob feallsam the f. ought to be a philosopher, 313a25 . ní sinne dlighus Eireannaigh do chabair, CF 241 . dlighidh eól ar uile chumhachtuibh connsuineadh he should have knowledge of, IGT Introd. 2 . ós ann dhlighim biad (bead, MSS.) dod réir since it is my duty, I will obey you, Content. xiv 5 . gurab eadh do dhlighfidís smuaineadh, TSh. 153 . go ndligheann sé a choguas do bheith glan aige he ought to have a clear conscience, Eochairsg. 36 . níor dhlighis mo dhíon you were not bound to protect me, A. Ó Dálaigh xxvii 8 . gan rún bréige . . . do dlighfeadh triath Banbha breagh ought to be without, Book of O'Conor Don 255bz . Of logical necessity: laidaightur an teas nádúrdha acu . . . dá réir sin dlighid bheth meta consequently they are necessarily timid (of inhabitants of hot countries), 24 P 3, 172.14 . ca dobheir gach uili allus ar bíth co ndlighenn sé blais sailti do bheth air why must all perspiration have a salty taste, 173.24 .

(b) Impers. construction: is aire sin nach dlig a lecud ass it is not right to release him, PH 2817 . da marbad De gin cor dlig though it was not right, ACL iii 245 . Breaga ┐ Cuailgne . . . ni dlig a ndearmad, Lec. 356b8 . cūisi eile rothógbattur ar aird as a ndleisiod a mharbhadh for which he ought to be killed, TFrag. 170 . is maith do dlisfidh a n-ulc do denam, uair is adbul a n-ecoiri it would be quite right to do them injury, TTebe 2628 v.l. (amae dlestis, text).

(c) Owes, with DO of creditor: dligid cech rí réil | ēric Nēill ón Nás every king of N. owes Niall's eric, KMMisc. 272 . cert cech ríg . . . do chlannaib Neill . . . acht triar ni (ná, v.l.) dlig cert, 260 . dlestis sin onoir ndeolaid duit they would owe thee, Fen. 358 . an gradh do dhlighmíd d'ar gcomharsain, Donlevy 80 . Similarly in pass., O.Ir. dlegar x do y x is due from (owed by) y coming to mean x is due to y: im cert cach fenneda .i. cach set dlegar don fennid, Laws i 206 . dlegar d'Ultaib (dlegait Ulaid, LL) tabach gēill it is the right of the Ulstermen to levy, KMMisc. 272 . dlegair do lind locha Léin | athchomarc, Metr. Dinds. iii 260 . dleaghair do shluagh shíol Luighdheach | sreathnughadh cath sluagh Muimhneach, Keat. iii 3074 (poem). Rarely with DE: nach airlisi . . . ni dleghar de dire `every "arlis"-enclosure . . . is not entitled to a fine' (?), Laws ii 70 (II (b) ?). ag seo in glacc-sa a nguin do glaicci, | a maic De, mar dlegar dit as is due to Thee, ACL iii 243 § 24 (construction due to rhyme with ícc?).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. doíraid or


Forms: rodasdaersatar, rodosdairsatar, doirthi, doírad

v (doír)

(a) debases, takes captive, enslaves: daorthar in cach do-beir a rath i toetlodh, Laws ii 216.25 Comm. (gl. daerrath cach tothlu sech fine) `sich selber gemein mache', ZCP xv 253 . ara ndaordais an flaitheas . . . do sil na mban ninglan, O'Curry 2241 ( Eg. 88, 17b ). ar grád Dé, ná dóer th'anmain | do chind ellaim étarbaig, LB 6 marg. inf. dóerad bidbadu let him enslave criminals, Tec. Corm. 6 . ac cói ri demon rosdaera (nosdaera, v.l.), Imr. Brain ii 302 . daoraid iad féin . . . d'Eoghan ar a n-anacol, ML 10 . cia rondaira-ne dot' réir | co ronsaera Beniemein though thou make us thy thralls, SR 3599 . non doirtis gl. manciparent, Ml. 28c18 . gl. capere, 34a7 . rondoerfa sind uli, PH 779 . rodas daer . . . ri na Moáb enslaved them, SR 5289 . amail rodóersat [Eigeptacdai] meic hIsrael, Ériu iv 142 . rodasdaersatar, SR 5293 . rodosdairsatar, 3665 . dénaid calma dún, na rodoerthar 'n-ar ndís, PH 3875 . daerfaithar bar mná, Alex. 213 . rodaeraid maic I. re righ Cannan, YBL 296a1 . rodaerait ┐ romoghsanaigitt iatt, Cog. 42 . rodairait cach oen, 80 . rodaertha la Grecu, Lec. 552b9 . Part. arrumtar doirthi gl. captae, Ml. 34d10 . taithmig na doertha set free captives, LB 74a10 ( Trip. clxvii ).

(b) condemns: frithir cach díles daeras drochgním who condemns (?), O'Dav. 996 . ? daerfaid-sidi cach n-aen nach idnaid . . . (prophecy of St. Brigit), Lec. 212c34 . ar do dhúthchus ná dáor oineach (: chraobh), IGT Decl. ex. 1059 . ro-cuireadh dliccheadh fair go ro daoradh dochum báis, AFM vi 1906 . imarbus in ubaill imar daerad in cinead daenna, Lec. 549a14 . lāndaorthae cach n-ur .i. cach n-olc, Corm. Y 1270 .

Vn. doírad.


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v g (eilned) defiles, pollutes : is menicc élnigther popul uli tria imarbus in aenduine, PH 4219 . gurub amhlaid ellnighter a n-ingina their maidens are deflowered Marco P. 102 .

? ellaid

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v diverges, strays: impf. subj. s. 3 dia n-ellad [for: dia ndellad?]...on fhuigell fhíren, PH 4139 . perf. s. 3 saithemail breth rombirt tall | ar bannscáil n-ann ó ro ell when she went astray [ John viii 7 ] ZCP x 47.3 . Probably Mid. Ir. forms from 1 do-ella. Cf. uball .i. Eba-eill .i. iarsindi ro ellustar Eba fair isind imarbus , Corm. Y 1272 .

immarmus, immormus, immorbus

Cite this: eDIL s.v. immarmus, immormus, immorbus or


Forms: immormus, immormus, immormussa, n-immarmus, n-immarmossae, immarbois, imarbos, imarbhas

vn. of imm-ruimdethar. u, m. later decld. in gs. and gp. as `o' stem. n s. int immormus, Wb. 10c11 . a s. cen immormus , 11d5 . g s. immormussa, 14a15 . d s. ré n-immarmus , 9b16 . g p. inna n-immarmossae , Ml. 105a2 . Cf. g s. immarbois, SR 4994. g p. imarbos, SR 1448. imarbhas m. IGT Decl. § 38.

transgression, sin (esp. applied to the Fall): dar timne recto dognither int immarmus, Wb. 3c36 . do asdud pectho no immarmussa foir, Wb. 29a15 . amal durolged dia aithrib iar n-immarmus, Ml. 124b3 . iar nimmarmus iudae `after the crime of Judas,' Thes. ii 254.12 . (Stowe Missal). áit inna bí bás nó peccad na imorbus, LU 9997. fir is mná míne fo doss | cen peccad cen immorboss, Imr. Brain § 41. robai in nim ria n-imarbos, SR 814. cid fo dera co tabuir logud don duine o do rigne pecad ... ocus nach tabuir logud don aingel o darigne imarbas `after his rebellion,' Laws i 10.9 Comm. adbathadar tresin niumarbus uile thorad parrathais ar Adam, iv 266.14 Comm. temel imorbais Adaim, IT i 133.6 . peccad craind an imarbois, PH 2448. ní fríoth leis ionta i n-éinchéim | ... | d'airdhibh uilc no iomarbhais, TD 7 § 11. srían rea corp in gach corgus | oc riar na n-ocht n-iomarbus (of the capital sins), BNnÉ 282.28 .

Followed by the prep. i n-: hore is immarmus hí crist anas olcc lasin brathir, Wb. 10c11 . ru-p follus do chach ... a pheccad ┐ a imarbus i nDia, PH 5319.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. indas or
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Forms: indas, innas, indus, ionnas, n-indas, indassa, hindus, hindsa

n u, n. later m. vn. of in-fét, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii § 722 . n s. indas, Wb. 33c9 . innas, LU 3453. indus, TBC-I¹ 327. ionnas, Ó Bruad. i 124.3 . a s. ar n-indas , Wb. 15b13 . ? g s. indassa (gl. quantummodo), Ml. 61b2 . d s. dá hindus , KMMisc. 194 § 9. ? n p. inna hindsa , Laws v 434.1 .

? Orig. meaning, account .


(a) manner, kind, nature, appearance, condition: ised inso a indas ind ḟir `this is the kind of the man,' Wb. 33c9 . is ed indas ind fir seo átrebfea hi tabernacuil dé, Ml. 36a19 . is tabartha do airi indus in cheneōil cosatīagam `the character of the tribe,' TBC-I¹ 327. rait ōn rota i mmbï a hinas in which it is its character to live, Corm. Y 1112. cosmail innas a gaile | fri Coin Culaind Murtheimne, LU 4558. ba cumung dano cid ar indus in a way ?, 10582 . intan doecat na hindso so `when these conditions arise,' Laws v 128.19 . crand n-Alab ... samailter a indas fri deilb nduine, Ériu ii 118.1 . ticc úair a n-ionnus taidhbhsi `in fashion like a wraith,' ix 4.43 . combái dá hindus cach blad | acht in t-im[b]as 'na aenar `her condition had every [gift of] fame, save ...,' KMMisc. 194 § 9. atchaoi gan cleasuigheacht a hionnas | nach feoidhfidh go fóill im ghoile its nature, Ó Bruad. ii 188.19 . ? To this: ro gab Dond do sin leith aile | iar n-urd innaiss (: irrais), Todd Nenn. 248.2 . romolus Dál Cais ... ní fúar indus da n-écnach `I found no occasion to revile them,' Metr. Dinds. iii 310.82 . dá madh ionnus é d'iarraidh | ní iarraid na hOirghiallaigh `even were it feasible to claim it,' TD 9§ 37.

(b) method, way: ní fhuil ... spring i nglas ná watch ... nach fuil ionnas a n-innill ag Nóiris that N. is not able to adjust, Ó Bruad. ii 234.4 .

? To this, an attempt, estimate ?: `is doraid an nuidi' Dobēr indus fair I shall make an attempt at it ?, TBC-I¹ 378 = indass LU, ardmes LL.

(c) Folld. by noun in gen., like: an buinne bríoghmhar ionnas taoide the vigorous youth like a tide, Ó Bruad. iii 146.11 . ionnas an achta lear tachtadh an t-uan, 170.3 .

(d) fo indas in the manner of, like: roboi coróin ordha fa cenn fa indus ríg, D IV 2, 72rb8 . is fírien tra fuan indassin tabart diglae foraibsom `in accordance with that condition,' Ml. 74c20 . dorat tár fon n-indas-sin forsin cóiced n-uile, ScM. § 14. is foan n-indussin rogab into saltair, Hib. Min. 222. roáinius fon indus cetna doridisi, PH 1560.

II Used adverbially:

(a) tráth ba lethmarb ind innas sin, LU 9074. tuitfimit-ni in n-indas cétna, Mer. Uil. 187. is frecra ailgen ... in indus-sa do-rat Ísu for diabul súnd, PH 4813. oir ni bad maith e innus ele `for it is not good any other way,' Rosa Angl. 114.6 . ni biam indas ndochraid we shall not be (i.e. act) in a disgraceful manner, Anecd. v 3.6 .

(b) Folld. by rel. clause:

(i) as, how, so that: rofessursa indas nombiedsi `I shall know how ye are,' Wb. 9a21 . tuucthar ... indas fograigte inna duli `the way in which the elements sound,' Ml. 42c2 . gnímu cosmaili du denum du christ indas as-nda-fiadam-ni dundarigni `such as we declare that He did,' 93d14 . a denam indus bu dligthige in a more lawful way, Laws v 158.26 Comm. rohordaigset indas no roindfitis crō ┐ dībad how they would divide, Ériu i 214.6 . am mebrachsa ... indus robas indte cosin n-uair-se ┐ indus bether indti béos co bráth, iv 138.17-18 . co na gabat a chomorbus-som indus as díngbala doib, PH 4247. bui diabul oc a thur indus no mellfad se Adam, Todd Lect. iii 50.8 . co fesed Petar indus bud cóir aircisecht don foirind dogéntais imarbus , PH 3180.

(ii) cía indas how, in what manner: décaid a eredig ┐ a arma cia indas rundgabsat, Ml. 55c1 . cindas rainnfither in mucc ? ... cīa indas ... acht a rrann ar chomramaib ?, ScM. § 6. cip indus bes trá a torrachtain ... cugum `however his coming to me may be,' TTebe 3707 . See cindas.

(c) indas ... co ... so that , indas ... nach so that ... not (generally consecutive folld. by indic., but somet. final folld. by subj. and later by condit.): rachad ar lar na n-allmurach indas co tuiti dream eigin dibh lium no no co tuiter-sa leo-san, CF 99. don ochtmad asna ... doronta Eua, indus co m[b]ad cutruma do hi, Todd Lect. iii 48.12 . coroin imma cenn do spínan ghel a comhcruaidh sin indus cur rith fuil a chind rena agaid `so hard that ...,' Maund. § 15. tuittfit na sleibhti ann innus co mbet aird ar aird frisna glenntaib so that they will be level with ..., RC xxviii 312 § 11. ni fuaradar an riaruighadh (sic) mar búdh mían leo, ionnus gur sgaoil an tárm ... `and therefore the army broke up,' Rel. Celt. ii 166.11 . innas nach tibred a athair aichni ar a mac so that a father would not know his son, Cog. 198.14 . guidhidh ionnus nach biadh bhar dteitheadh san gheimhreadh ná san Sabbóit, TSh. 4114. ionnas nach rachadh an chuid-se da foircheadal ... faoi lár, Donlevy xv 11 . ionnus na boicht sháiseóchar leis sin, go nguidhdís Dia so that the poor ... may pray God, TSh. 3963. guidh arna marbhaibh, ionnus an tan bhiaid san bheathaidh mharthanaigh nach tugdaois faill ar guidhe ar do shon, 4981 . ionnas ar buile nach biadh `lest she should go mad,' Ó Bruad. ii 120.17 . as ... go: as go mbeith sé cosmhuil rinde, Carswell² 14.451 . as go madh ēidir leō, Carswell² 21.684 . as go bfētfamaois ar dtoile peacthacha do mharbhadh, Carswell² 39.1322 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. malartaigid or
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Forms: malartaigther, malartugha

v g (malart) denom.

I Ruins, destroys: not-malartaigend, FB 67 Eg. élnigther ┐ malartaigther in popul uli tria imarbus in aen-duine, PH 4219.

II Later use:

(a) changes: vn. ag malartugha na pēine moire . . . a bpein mbig, Luc. Fid. 231.4 . doghéana tú iad do mhalairtiughadh (= mutabis eos), TSh. 9939.

(b) exchanges: is truagh . . . an scéal so malartuigheadh linn this news that has been exchanged between us, Hackett x 1. Cf. malartnaigid.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. nícon or
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Forms: nícon, níco, noco, nocho (n-), nocha (n-), nocha, nochan, nacon, nícon, Nícon, nocon, nochon

adv. of negation, a strengthened form of ní, used before vbs. The second element -con is expld. as perfective particle com- (con-) Études Celt. xv 505 , Akten Marburg 112-13 but see Ériu xxi 90-92 . Used at the beginning of a main clause with the indic. (or potential or optative subj.), folld. by the conjunct form of the vb. In the Glosses, the particle -con is always written in conjunction with the vb., ní either standing as a separate word or joined to it. The initial consonant of the vb. is lenited (not always expressed in MSS.).

In Mid.Ir. the form nícon somet. becomes níco before a consonant, and is early weakened to noco (noco n- before a vowel or lenited f); later with lenited c, nocho (n-), nocha (n-), which prevail in later Mid.Ir.; early Mod.Ir. nocha (generally eclipsing follg. cons., nochan before a vowel and lenited f), still persisting in North Ireland and in Scottish Gaelic in the neg. cha, chan.

In O.Ir. nacon replaces nícon in dependent clauses; this construction disappears in Mid.Ir.

Nícon (nocon, nochon) expresses a more emphatic denial than ní alone (in later usage there is not much difference).

(a) nícon (níco n-): O.Ir. níconchoscram we destroy not, Wb. 2b21 . ni conchechrat they will not love, 30c4 . ni conchloor act for caínscél may I hear nothing but good of you, 23b41 . ni-conḟil, Sg. 188a4 (but: ní confil, Wb. 12d5 , Ml. 92a8 ). ní con-talla obbad fair, Sg. 90a2 . nicontuislifea, gl. nihil . . . elabitur, Ml. 27b18 . ní con bia cumscugud for pianad, 26d12 . ní conrogab terochraic, 36a32 . ni con ruaccobrus ní, gl. nunquam concupivi, 136b7 . Before vowel: ni conairigur-sa na imned I feel no tribulation, Wb. 16a28 . ní conétada, Sg. 188a4 .

Mid.Ir. nícon tora etir, SCC 40. niconromolastar, Mon. Tall. 10. nícon-ér-sium tria bith sír he will never rise, PH 1860. níco dlegar, Mon. Tall. 51. nico ro troisci, 72 . níco fil crich fora flaithius, PH 1808 , cf. 710 , 6614 . nico tarut Í. nach freccra, 3251 . ráthaigit na minpheccda . . . ┐ ní co ráthaigit na morphecdai, 3231 .

(b) noco(n): noco rag-sa ar cuiriud mná, SCC 32. noco bia . . . i pēin, SR 2043. noco laimed nech, 4877 . noco dentar, PH 5551. nech bud chalmu . . . cosindiu nocon ḟuaross, TBC-LL¹ 3674. nocon uil nech cen imarbus , PH 3181 ( = nocon-ḟuil). noco díultab-sa ┐ nocon fhuiceb tu, 3009 . nocon cēl-sa I will not hide (it), ACL iii 296 § 37. noco rogenair . . . duine bad choimiu, SR 2245. noco rom-saebad I have not been deceived, PH 1795. nocor ḟer banne not a drop (of rain) fell, LB 65b58 = Lat. Lives 85 z (nocar).

(c) nocho(n), nocha(n): nocho chretiub-sa duitsiu, LU 9224. nochonepér rit insein, SR 1309. nocha bhí clúmh trés an gcreig | nach creid . . . dhuid there is no verdure on the rock but trusts to thee, Dán Dé xxix 26 . nocha chéal, Content. xxviii 28. dā bfinnadh . . . nacha dingnadh maith he would not do good, ZCP vii 301 § 3. nocho ro díultus . . . ar na bochtaib . . . nocho ro fhuirgius iat, PH 6031. mo lām nochor leadair duine never injured any man, ACL iii 241 § 3. nochan faidiubh-sa le fer, TBC-LL¹ 4483 St. nochon ḟidir mac duine, ZCP vii 303 § 9. nuchun eirg, Ériu iii 198.1 .

(d) with eclipsis of follg. cons., due to confusion of con with the preverb con- (com-), Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 210 , or the conj. co-n, Thurn. Hdb. § 851 ; only once in Glosses: nícon dét do nach ailiu insin that applies (téit) to none other, Ml. 53a17 . Occas. in Mid.Ir.: nico mbia bríg isindi sin that will not matter, Mon. Tall. 66. níco mbia maith det-siu siu no táll, PH 1812. níco ndeine tú fén do ícc thou canst not heal thyself, 3336 . nico ndénat aithrige, 6476 . nocha mbia, Content. xxvii 16.

(e) with inf. pron.; in Glosses only in three cases in Ml.: ni con-d-robae-som ind rae sin he had not that time, Ml. 41a5 . ni con-da-bia nem they will not have heaven, 69a8 . ní cos-fuar-sa inna furgrad sin I found not those remains, 57d3 (pron. proleptic). Later fairly common: nochom-tha labra, SR 2088. nuchumtha ní radim de I have nothing to say thereof, TBC-LL¹ 800 , cf. 1483 . noconom tha a samail, LU 7007 ( BDD 66 , nimtha v.l.), cf. 8391 ( FB 26 ). nocot-bia airmitiu thou shalt have no reverence, SR 847. nichat-léicfider sech láim, LL 47b42 = RC xx 12 § 21 . nochos-tibrea re cétluth will not give her as a mate, TBC-LL¹ 3502. atchiam cách . . . ┐ nicon n-acci nech no one sees us, LU 10865 ( IT i 133.5 ). nichar-fail tlacht we have no raiment, SR 1560. nocho-for-bia . . . airchra bíid, 4063 . nicos-tánic riam ┐ nicos-ticfa dírimm bas choímiu never came to them and never will come to them, LL 248b11 ( TBFr. 46 ) = nicus-tanic . . . noconus-ticfo, ZCP iv 34.4 .

(f) with copula (Mid.Ir., not in Glosses): nocon alaind mar atai far from lovely is thy appearance, SR 1305. noco choir duin, 1545 ; cf. nicon choir etir laisim, Mon. Tall. 15. noco chath nā tuitt rí, CRR 5. `In béo do thigernae?' `Nocon béo immorro', BDD 166. noco buidech Dia, PH 8371. nicon ed not so, by no means (answer to a question), Mon. Tall. 21. nocon ed namma not only that, SCC 31. nicon ḟiu la credal, Fél. Prol. 111 (nocon, nochon v.l.). nochan fhoráil, Dán Dé xxv 6 . nocha nḟer mar soin Seafraigh S. is not a man of that sort, IGT Dec. ex. 509. nucu maith rí ac nā bít géill, | noco maith geill cen geimle, LL 146b35 ( PRIA iii 542 § 17 ). a mbrughaidh nocha brónaigh, IGT Dec. ex. 782 = nírsat brónuigh `their yeomen were not sad', Ériu iv 116 § 24. noco n-annsa doman-sa ata mo flaithemnus, PH 2709. nochon do biuc bae dia brig not little was his strength, ZCP viii 217 § 5. With pret.: nochorbo choimsech, SR 6091. nocorb éicen, TBC-LL¹ 949.

(g) in O.Ir. con is combined with the conj. ná (occas. nád) in subord. clauses: connaconbeth leu etir that it should not be with him at all, Ml. 35c2 , cf. 103d9 . connacon bet acht degnimai less, 129a9 . arnaconroib dethiden for neuch, Wb. 15d11 . connachonroib, Ml. 23d6 . amal slaidred . . . di naconbi moín from which no treasure is wont to be, 85b7 . nad conbiad íc dō that there would be no healing for him, 58a9 . For a further development of nacon, see nó co.

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Forms: reir, réir, ríara, réir, ríar, réir

n ā, f., a s. reir, Ml. 103b16 . d s. réir. n p. ríara. In later Mid.Ir. also masc.; n s. réir (treated as fem.) also occurs. ríar m. (g s. n p. -a), IGT Dec. § 95 (p. 127. 6) . réir f., § 14.18 .

(a) will, wish, oft. of expression of will demand, request; decision ; with subj. gen. mad mo ríar-sa dognethe, Wb. 9d25 . `iss í mo riar-sa' ol C. `a dul-si isind les caillech', Mon. Tall. § 7 . do riar duit, a c[h]leirig !, BColm. 50.17 . dorón-sa do réir-siu, a Rí may I do thy will , Fél. Prol. 269 . dligid athair a ōgrēir every father is entitled to his full will (i.e. entire obedience), Anecd. iii 14.15 . ro-das-bennach Finnia féig | combad chennach dia c[h]óemréir, LU 4296 . nir cumaingset a riar don airdri could not obtain their will of the highking , BNnÉ 324.1 (= ni bhfuairsid a réir on a., St.). do tabairt réiri Pátraic to do P.'s will , Trip. 164.25 . dorinne [Ádhamh] mí-réir Dé do dhéanamh réire Éabha, TSh. 3529 . no telgedh urcar a riara dhíbh used to hurl a cast of them at his will , CCath. 3843 cf. BDD 88 (= LU 7227 ). co tardsat Ula[i]dh eteredha a riara fein do D. hostages of his own choice , AU ii 86.11 (a. 1111). comad do denum a riar-som tanic to fulfil his commands , Cog. 130.18 . With prep.: a reir leaga according to the physician's directions , Ériu xii 22 § 27 .

do réir with gen.

(a) at the will of, obedient to : masu du réir spirito ataaith, Wb. 20b16 . ar buid doib du reir Dae, Ml. 96b3 . aṅgeil . . . do reir Dé fri techtairecht, SR 690 . bí dom réir obey me , CRR 53 . co rabais ós cach ocus cach dot reir (advice to a king), LL 148a41 ( KMMisc. 262 § 14 ). dosbēra a náimtiu dia reir will subdue , PH 3950 . nī fil i nHérind mac as ḟerr do rēir a athar more obedient to his father , RC xiii 383.2 ( LL 272a45 ). in cenn do bithre[i]r na mball, na baill do bith-reir in cintt ever at the service of , ZCP vii 298.5 .

(b) on the authority of, according to : do réir léx ┐ chanóine, PH 7561 . ticdis a ndruíde . . . do reir a n-uird, 335 . do reir gheallamhnaibh De, Luc. Fid. 223.21 . As conj. do réir amal, do réir mar: do réir amal ba bés dona geintib, TTr. 484 . do reir amal frit[h] iat, CCath. 4410 . do réir mar ráinig a leas according as the need has arisen , Content. viii 10 . do réir mar léaghthar san ochtmhadh caibidil, TSh. 20 . Cf. also: iad do reir spere no compais comcruind `ranged in a circle like sphere or compass', ZCP vi 59.3 . dá réir ní measda maighdean compared with her no maiden is to be esteemed , A. Ó Dálaigh xi 1 . nitear sin a réir a chéile 'in due order, systematically (?)' SGS xviii 106.15 .

fo réir with gen.

(a) under the will (domination) of: fo a réir, gl. in passione desiderii, Wb. 25b3 . air nibu fua réir fesin boi-som, gl. iudicio suo, Ml. 14b13 ; cf. ro boí fo mam augairi aili ┐ fua ráer, gl. sub magisterio, 100b16 (cua, Thes.). críoch . . . fá riar ainbhfine eachtronn, TSh. 5367 .

(b) at loose, at liberty (late use, prob. = fo a reir under his own control ): ní dleaghar iarnach orra . . . acht bheith fa réir they must not be ironed, but have their liberty , TD 9.25 . da mbeith se fein fa réir, L. Chl. S. 40 § 30 . ni bhiodh do chuibhreach ortha acht slabrad oir no a mbeith fa reir, ib. 118 (quoted from Celtic Scotland iii 465 ). fá réir `free, loose', Eg. Gl. 526 .

téit (dotéit) i rréir (with gen.) submits to, accepts the decision of; etir in n-áis dut[h]iagat inna réir, Ml. 103b16 . cach n-imresain bís isin tig . . . is ina réir tiagait uli every quarrel . . . is decided by him , BDD 85 . techt immi . . . i rréir nAilella to submit to A.'s decision about it , FB 16 . táncas i rréir Maic Con the matter was submitted to M. for decision , RC xiii 460 § 63 . dothaet . . . i re[i]r nAdamnain, Anecd. ii 12.15 . Cf. dom réir thigdís gach lá, Content. i 7 .

ic réir: no bíd cách icot ógréir, TFerbe 278 .

tar réir: hō luid Adam tar réir transgressed [God's] will , Wb. 3c37 . This expression seems to have become petrified and is used without gen.: co ndeochaid in t-archaingel dar reir, Ériu ii 108 § 22 . gel-c[h]ruth teite tar reir beauty that transgresses , ZCP vi 267 § 11 .

arusc réire `a saying (word) of will ', introducing an arbitrary example or illustration of a foregoing statement, for instance , Lat. exempli gratiâ: amal nad techta nech a siansu corai intan ṁbís i mmescai arusc rere ní aicci ni lia mescai for instance, he sees nothing for his drunkenness , Ml. 94c3 . cid arfaoma anmchardine neich bess siniu indas, aruscc rere de aiti no sinserbrathair of one older than himself, for instance a tutor or elder brother , Mon. Tall. 79 . taurthait .i. arosc reire .i. foceirrdi aurchur n-úait, etc., LL 179a37 ( Thr. Ir. Gl. 44 ) = arosc friaré, LB ( Corm. 43 ) (a mistake perh. due to confusion of re- with prep.) = uerbi gratia, Corm. Y 1229 . ardrosc rere .i. uerbi gracia , O'Dav. 84 . In IT iii 102 § 192 arosc rere (sic leg.) seems used as name of a kind of verse, but prob. the name (for which see 49 § 89 ) has fallen out, and `a. r.¤ ' is meant to introduce the illustration given.

(b) demand, stipulation, rule ; in legal texts used (1) of a `flaith' or lord to denote the stipulations which he makes with the `céle' or tenant, (2) of a judge's decision as to what the defendant shall pay, (3) in pl. of services, tributes, etc. due from a céle ; see ZCP xiv 368 . it luga a meatha ┐ a riar side the penalties and stipulations are less in that case , xiv 367.28 . dligid rath rīara, Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. i 16.14 . intí loingess nad-oige reir di troscud he who eats without fulfilling the demand on the score of fasting , ZCP xv 261 § 4 (i.e. the debtor whose creditor `fasts on' him and who eats without satisfying the creditor's claim). intī troisces tar taircsin rēir[e] dō who fasts beyond the offer of his demand , § 5 (i.e. the creditor who persists in fasting after satisfaction has been offered him). Of a legal verdict or assessment: asrin Eochu Domlén .l. bō dī . . . a rréir Cormaic by (lit. out of) the sentence of C. , ZCP viii 319.31 . dligid in t-epscop cumail de asa réir budesin no a réir neich bus chomgrad dó, Ériu i 219 § 7 . cach breithemhnacht uile berar ar aicedhaibh ┐ ferannaibh, is riar is ráite ré gach ni díbh, H 3.17 c. 549 ( O'D. 764 ), i.e. `ríar' is a general term for all judgements of the class.

(c) of claims (to compensation, tribute, etc.) made by a king or abbot: co ruc giallu o mac M. . . . ┐ a reír o Gallaib, RC xvii 388.7 . go bhfuair géill Osraighe ┐ a réir féin, Ériu i 79.8 . dofarcaid M. a réir dó di ṡétaib offered him his own award of valuables , Imr. Brain 46.11 = dofarraid, LU 10950 . tanic rí Lagen . . . cona réir do rig Erend came to the king of Ireland bringing the compensation demanded by him , LL 375b38 . go ttaratt . . . a riar fein d'Ua Neill, AFM vi 2146.18 . do tabairt a riara do tsedaib ┐ mainib dó, Anecd. ii 77 y . ro imposat cen riar without [obtaining] their demands , RC xviii 300.22 . Of clergy: Domnall . . . comarba Patraic for cuairt Ceniuil Eogain, co tuc a reir exacted his dues , AU ii 50.5 , cf. 76.13 . AFM ii 990.9 .

(d) of supplying physical needs, attendance, hospitality, maintenance ; in early lit. this sense is implied in the fundamental one; later the follg. gen. is often in objective relation. boí in ben día réir co fothrocud ┐ co folcud ┐ co lennaib, LU 9047 ( FB 79 ). amlaid sin tra ro ordaig Dia do clainn Israel reir na heclaisi do denum ┐ in eclais do reir do chach i coitchinde that they should serve the Tabernacle and that all should serve it , LB 123a53 . acc ríar gach fir do bhiadh 's do lionn, BNnÉ 287 § 275 . do dénamh réire ferainn doibh to make provision of land for them , 35 § 58 . ré hucht na comhdhála do riar `before the company were served', Keat. ii 3910 . a mhuinntir do riar don mhin, TSh. 4927 . riar aoidheadh, L. Cl. A. B. 250 § 41 . tuc . . . reir aīghedh ar echtranduibh, Irish Texts ii 90 § 30 . Of maintenance of poets (esp. in late poetry): cothughadh cliar . . . riar na héigse, Keat. Poems 1410 . doní sgol do réir, Ir. Monthly 1919 225.11 (= DDána 99.11 ). ag ríar ar mhuirear, ar chléir, ar dháimh, O'Rah. x 23 (ed. 1911) . riar don chléir, Ó Bruad. ii 130.10 . Hence O'R.: riar `distribution'; riara `victuals'. Of serving a parish: má bhíonn dhá pharráisde ina gcúram ar an sagart ┐ nach féadfadh a riar araon le haon aifrinn, Eochairsg. 118.26 .

(e) submitting to, obeying , with obj. gen. This sense is already implied in some exx. from early lit.: cech dílmain . . . fil cen recht, cen réir `without (monastic) rule, without obedience', Fél. 4.13 . eólaige rebraid, aneólaige réire `unskilled in obedience', Tec. Corm. § 16.80 (of women). gan ríar an ríogh, A. Ó Dálaigh xxix 9 . ni heidir Dia do riar gan creideamh, Luc. Fid. 360.9 . ó nach tig riar an dá rann since I cannot agree with both parties (in a dispute), Content. ix 17 .

(f) as a verbal noun subduing, governing : srian rea corp in gach corgus | oc riar na n-ocht n-imarbus `subduing the eight (deadly) sins' (of Maedóc of Ferns), BNnÉ 282.28 . fá riar ainbhfine eachtronn under foreign rule , TSh. 5367 .

Compd. gabais Niall . . . ríge riarglain sovranty of pure (undisputed) obedience (?), LL 181b49 ( Arch. Hib. ii 49 § 20 ).