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Cite this: eDIL s.v. ad-suidi or
Last Revised: 2019


Forms: atsuidhim, adsudi, a-t-suidi, a-ta-suidi, -asstai, ad-suidet, ad-suiter, ad-dom-suiter, -astaider, ad-suidetar, adsuighidter, -astaiter, asta, -astad, adsode, a-ta-sode, -astae, -asta, -astat, roastar, -astatais, adsuife, -astaibther, adrosoid, atrosoid, adsaidh, adrodad, -asta, roasta, astide, astaithi, astad, fastód, astaid, fastaid, fostaid, astaigid, fostaigid, fastóid, -astád

v (* ad-suid-, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 637 ). Indic. pres. 1 s. atsuidhim, O'Curry 1066 ( H 3.18, 440b ). 2 s. adsudi, Ml. 114c6 . 3 s. a-t-suidi, Sg. 66a20 . a-ta-suidi, 64b3 . -asstai, Ml. 114a19 . 3 pl. ad-suidet, Sg. 4b15 . Pass. sg. ad-suiter. Ml. 68d5 . ad-dom-suiter, Thes. ii 3.33 . -astaider, Sg. 3a4 . Pl. ad-suidetar, ZCP xiii 22.11 . adsuighidter, Laws iv 142.z Comm. 144.2 Comm. -astaiter, i 30.27 . Ipv. 2 s. asta, LU 2983 . 3 s. -astad, Wb. 10d7 . Subj. pres. 2 s. adsode, Wb. 10a9 . a-ta-sode, 10 . -astae, Ml. 55a19 . 3 s. -asta, Ml. 126a6 . 3 pl. -astat, Wb. 29a16 . Pass. sg. with ro: mad roastar , Ériu vii 154 § 3 . Subj. impf. 3 pl. -astatais, Laws iii 2.2 . Fut. 3 s. adsuife, CMT² 30 § 29 n. Pass. s. -astaibther, Laws i 192.4 Comm. Pret. and perf. 3 s. adrosoid, Ml. 97d16 . atrosoid, 39a16 . adsaidh, O'Curry 469 ( H 3.18, 246 ). Pass. sg. adrodad, Laws i 52.3 . = atroadh, O'D. 19 ( H 3.17, col. 397 = CIH v 1897.11 , Contract Law 222 ). Pl. -asta, Lism. L. 2514 . roasta, LL 22122 . Part. astide gl. adpensum, Ml. 20a22 . Vbl. of necess. astaithi, Laws v 286.11 Comm. Vn. astad, fastód.

Later as simple vb. astaid, fastaid, fostaid. Also astaigid (fastaigid, fostaigid). Cf. fostaid, fostaigid. Occas. with long vowel in second syll.: fastóid, LU 2109 . -astád, TTr.² 1141 (see under fostaid). IGT Verbs § 64 , § 80, 106 . See also assoith.

(a) stops, holds back, detains, hinders: nach nastad in cretmech `let the believer not detain him', Wb. 10a7 . ci atasode lat ar écin `though thou keep her with thee perforce', 10a10 . atrosoid gl. (se mali uicisitudine) suspenderit, Ml. 39a16 . ni astaider ┐ ni timmorcar fri slond nintliuchta gl. quae a nullo affectu mentis proficiscitur, Sg. 3a4 . atomsuide serc Dé, IT iii 51 § 95 . adrodad fri less na túad / isin port co bráth it has been detained for the good of the people, Trip.² 786 . asta dinetan fort cind stop a little while, LU 2983 . timchellaid . . . múr . . . ┐ fastóid (astaid, v.l.) anmand inna pectach, LU 2109 ( FA 17 ). coro asta na heonu cen togairad C. so that the birds were prevented from calling to C., LL 22122 . im amus ceneoil do denam de dus i n-astaibther no tuilithe do radh ris to know whether he will be kept or be regarded as an interloper, Laws i 192.4 Comm. dia mbed da clad íme . . . adsuitear leo `he is restrained by them', iv 158.3 Comm. . . . eoin ┐ énluithe Leithi Mogha do thiachtain cuigi isin crainnsin co n-asta uile acasom, Lism. L. 2514 . o samain co medón erraig ro hast ind imguin ultu, RC vi 188.15 . astaid da n-ag dibh he seizes two deer, v 200 § 12 . mad roastar cach mil díb i mbethu lasin merlech if each of these animals be detained alive, Ériu vii 154 § 3 . Intrans: asdofe (gl. no adsuife) ant ór ina broinn 'the gold will stick in his belly', CMT² 30 § 29 .

(b) Legal fixes, makes permanent or legal, binds, establishes: ni astat nadmann in diupairt bonds do not bind such a fraudulent arrangement, ZCP xiii 22.29 ( Bürgschaft 10 ). cenisnasta naidm na raith adasuidhe dliged law establishes them, 24.1 (§ 39). astud cáich hi coruib bel, ar ro buí in biuth i mbailiuth mani astaitis cuir bél if verbal contracts were not binding, ZCP xvi 176 § 6 ( Laws i 40.24 ). man[i] astat cuir bel . . . cia beth dono cuir bel and adsuidet adi, Laws ii 130.2 Comm. atsuiter cuir bél la Feine amuil ad-rodad Adam ina derbdubairt: at-bath in biuth uile ar aenuball `as Adam was bound by his deception' (i.e. the Fall was considered as a contract whereby Adam exchanged the immortality of man for an apple), ZCP xvi 177 § 13 . fosuid cach aititiu adsuidet folaid, Laws iii 10.8 . cona ndilsi feibh as dech atsaitar (no atsuitar) dilsi, Ériu ii 4 n. 46 . atait .x. nailche annscuichthecha atsuidet cach ndilsi, O'Curry 416b ( H 3.18, 229a ). ?adsuighe crích cadesin . . . ar id comarda criche insin that defines a `crích', Laws iv 142.24 . With FRI and FOR: it e trénailche in sin frisa n-astaiter bretha in betha for those are the strong rocks to which the judgements of the world are bound fast (i.e. which support the law), ZCP xvi 175 § 1 ( Laws i 30.27 ). nī nī nach breth berar . . . nad fri hapstal n-uasal n-astaigther (nascaider v.l.) i.e. no judgement is effective unless a holy apostle guarantees it(?), Corm. Y 1224 ( Anecd. iv 106.19 ). adsuidetar tra frisna [na]dmann so ┐ ni diuprat, is de ata adsuidet naidmann ┐ ni diuprat they are held binding (as valid) by these `naidms' but the latter do not guarantee fraud; therefore it is said `naidms' bind but do not cheat, ZCP xiii 22.11 ( Bürgschaft 9 § 25 ). is misech maine astaithur fri som(m)uine n-aircendcha he is entitled to do this when he is not bound by dues already given, ZCP xv 248 § 6 ( Laws ii 210.15 ). Cf. also: at-chíu a chlaideb . . . ina intiuch . . . conid fri crúaid n-aurrdric n-aister, BDD² 1037 . ni asta rudrad rugnassa . . . manab for ailchib udhpart astaiter, O'Curry 2471 (Eg. 88, 38a2). nach breath nad astaiter fors nach aei (i.e. on `fír' and `dliged'), Laws v 10.4 . Note also: atasuidi for sobus íar córus fine `he holds them (viz. the aforesaid dependents) fast to good conduct (i.e. he must see that they fulfil their legal duties)', Críth G. 341 and note. adsuide fis .i. dia festar for nech olc do denamh adsuidhe fiacha(ib) fair it makes him liable to fines, O'Curry 483 ( H 3.18, p. 251 ). cia met i n-astaither cach dib `to what extent each of them is confirmed in his rights', Laws iv 344.8 . Note also: mani astat in da recht peccad foir unless the two laws convict him of sin, Wb. 29a16 . With IN-: atsuidi neutur isnaib anmannaib in es a n-accomol fri neutur i n-immognom `their connexion with a neuter in construction establishes the neuter in the nouns in -es', Sg. 66a20 .

2 aile

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Forms: n-ailedh, ailedaib

n io, m. ?Also t, m. g p. na n-ailedh , Laws v 462.31 Comm. d p. ailedaib, iv 130.8 Comm. (see Norsk tidsskrift for Sprogvidenskap vii 347 ). Cf. ala, Laws iv 100.7

Fence, palisade (esp. to prevent cattle from trespassing): a.¤ airgid dara medon (of an island), RC ix 18.20 . atait secht n-a.¤ la Feine a comaithces . . . tond-a.¤, tracht-a.¤ , etc., Laws v 270.13 . co dentar coimai[th]ces? anrandtar a.¤ ar treisi, ingaibtar a.¤ ime dia cuicti, iv 70.18 . in fearann uma ndentar in ta.¤ , 23 Comm. ara tairgealla cach ara ceathra for cach n-a.¤ , 124.12 . .i. co tuca cach gell . . . fri cach cinaid do niat a cethra im dul tar in a.¤ . . ., 22 Comm. coscrad a.¤ , v 474.13 . brised na n-ailed, 462.31 Comm. cid clannas a.¤? noil ┐ iuail. caide iuaill? a.¤ in ime fa tri cen sena, iv 142.1 Comm. brisid in aili riasna buaib, i 174.12 Comm. aithgin n-a.¤ ┐ na n-airbe, 98.8 . airbeda na aileda, iv 124.19 Comm. di ba ind isin a.¤ , i 236.4 Comm. ma ro cuirestar sen aili ┐ sen airbedh, iv 74.22 Comm. cinta comaithcesa . . . ini do dena re hoiledaib ┐ re hairbedaib, iii 186.1 . See 1 búaile, 2 nocht compds.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ainces or
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Forms: ainces, aingcess, ainces, Aṅgciss, aingcessa, ainchesa, aincesa, angcessa, aincis, aṅceiss, ingcis, aingcis, aiṅgciss, ainciss, aṅceiss, aingcisi, angcisi, aṅgcissi, ainchios, ainches, ánchesa, anchesuib, nAṅgciss

n Form and inflection variable. (i) n s. ainces, Ériu v 94.24 . aingcess, LU 8215 . a s. ainces, Trip.² 172 . g s. Aṅgciss ( (: riss), LL 3281 , (: geiss, 3353 ). n p. aingcessa, LU 10831 = ainchesa, Ériu xii 178 § 9 (TE2.) (see below). a p. aincesa, Laws v 352.20 . angcessa, Ériu i 218 § 3 . (ii) n s. aincis, LU 6144 ( TBC-I¹ 1657 ). aṅceiss, RC xiii 446 § 27 . ingcis, Ériu iv 54 § 25 . an aingcis , TSh. 3303 . a s. aiṅgciss, TBC-I¹ 263 ( aingcess, LU 4754 ). ainciss, Metr. Dinds. iv 242.30 . aṅceiss, ZCP xi 83 § 28 . g s. aingcisi, BNnÉ 128.27 . angcisi, 126.33 . n p. aṅgcissi, LL 3366 . (iii) ainches (perh. separate word, cf. ceis f. = ceist, Contribb. p. xxvi s.v. cesach) a s. ainchios, A IV 1, 98.10 . d s. ainches, Ériu xii 186 § 18 (TE2). n p. ánchesa, 178 § 6 (ib.). d p. anchesuib, Laws ii 66.15 .

(a) pain, ailment, complaint: ní no ícad a ances (: les), LU 4292 . a nol meda dí dobreth / nī bo ances cech thucai `'twas no hurt whoever gave it', Thes. ii 347.4 (Hy. v) .i. ni bu domain, 348.26 . cethri . . . cen tedmann cen aṅceiss (aṅces foraib, v.l.), ZCP xi 83 § 28 . forithin gach angcisi etar dáoinibh ┐ cethraibh, BNnÉ 126.33 . ós siabhradh meallta meise / gan súil éirghe ón aincis-se, Dánta Gr. 47.58 . tréde neimthigedar liaig: dígallræ, díainme, comchissi cen ainchiss (ainces, v.l.) `a painless examination', Triads 119 (? or under (c) infra, certain diagnosis). Frequ. in association with galar: ro ícc cech ngalar ┐ cech n-a.¤ , Trip.² 172 . is ed fotera galar ┐ angcessa forsna clanna, Ériu i 218 § 3 . gallra ┐ aincesa, Laws v 352.20 . Note also: [fer] . . . don fainicc galar nainches, an unknown disease(?), RC iii 344.20 ( n-ainchis, Aisl. Óeng. 47 § 4 ); ?leg. galar ┐ ainces (but cf. (c) infra). saíba ┐ mortlada, ┐ gallra, ancessa for tuatha, ZCP xi 89 § 18 . Cf. galar .i. gnáthach ┐ aincis .i. ingnathach, O'Dav. 1049 . a sore: gerr ┐ loisg an aingcis 'cut and burn the sore' Celtica ii 34 § 8 .

(b) difficulty, trouble, vexation, annoyance: bid aingcess la Ultu in dal so do gleód it will be impossible, LU 8215 ( FB 16 ). ba aincis mór lei an ro bíth leis día slógaib she was greatly disturbed, 6144 (TBC). ba aingcess laiss in dál dodfánic he was perplexed about the matter, 8774 ( FB 58 ). is torcda . . . no taí frim mor decrai ┐ mór aingcessa do thabairt form, 10831 = mórdhecrai ┐ mórainchesa `to lay such hardship and infliction upon me', Ériu xii 178 § 9 (TE2.). iarsain imsaitis for deis / cen sil n-úabair na haincceiss, SR 1126 . noco tucad cucci ríam aṅceiss bud doilgiu leo `a more grievous annoyance', RC xiii 446 § 27 . cach aincis tar a racha a furtacht . . . dó, Acall. 6778 . agh ┐ accais ┐ aingces, LL 404b24 . ní ruirmiu . . . a tainic de ancessaib Eireann, AFM ii 600.17 . aingcis .i. mallachd, O'Cl. Fig. Of persons etc.: o 'tcuala . . . in n-ainceis sin (i.e. Antaeus) icc indredh na hAffraicci, CCath. 2920 . na hamaiti ┐ na haincisi atá ac milliud in tiri, Acall. 6767 . Of weather: bile Tortan trom a ḟúaim / fri hainciss síne rorúaid, Metr. Dinds. iv 242.30 . ro ferastur tromsneachta mor ┐ aincis ḟuardachta ar in cóiced, Acall. 3508 .

(c) doubt, difficulty, perplexity (frequ. ainches in this meaning): cid dogenaidh . . . don ainches doforfainicc `what will you do because of the doubt that has come upon you?' Ériu xii 186 § 18 (TE2.). do ceist ┐ do ances for Senchān in scēl sin S. was perplexed and uncertain about that story (the Táin), ACL iii 4.18 . fer dana . . . do ná bi ces na a.¤ i gcetheoruibh rannuibh fis filidhechta, Ériu xiii 18.10 ; cf. O'Dav. 409 : ces .i. gnáthach, a.¤ .i. ingnáthach [ut est] dí na bí ces na a.¤ i cetheoraib randaib fesa na filidechta (so in etymol. gloss on éces: .i. dona bi ces na ha.¤ do fhastodh fair, Laws iv 358.1 Comm. ēces .i. ēcmachtces .i. ēcmacht a ches d[o] airiuc i cetheora rannaib fis filidechta, Corm. Y 538 ). innis sgéala gan aincheas / nách beam i n-ainbhfeas umad, TD 38.1 . In phrases: atá i n-a.¤ x is in doubt about x: gibé rabh . . . / i n-aincheas bhar n-urfhoghaill `in doubt of thy speech' (i.e. of its meaning), Studies 1921, 74 § 7 . an chúis do cuireadh 'n-a leith . . . do bhí i n-aincheas a hinnill, DDána 63.14 . atá x ina a.¤ for y y does not know about x: sin do bheith 'na aincheas ort that you should not know that, Desid. 259 . ní feas ní 'n-a aincheas orra / d'ailcheas rolla ríghleabhar, DDána 122.16 . bíodh nach raibh orra aincheas `though they were not ignorant', Content. xv 39 . na seinleabhair do léughadh (ni nach bfuil 'na aincheas ar eolchaibh), RC iv 355.12 . fios ionaid an eiseirge / do bí orra 'na ainffios (aincheas, ainchios v.ll.), BNnÉ 198 § 30 .

(d) Legal difficult case or decision: cidh i fis, cid i nanfis, cidh i na.¤ [ro loisced], O'Curry 1168 ( H 3.18, 464a ). Here the `ainces' refers to an act which is not justified but is almost a necessary consequence or condition of one which is justified i.e., a man entitled to slay another has to burn his house to effect it but this he was not entitled to do, Plummer MS notes. lan-fiach . . . a fis, leth fiach i n-anfis ┐ cethraime a n-ances, Laws v 162.2 Comm. cach ninndligidh athgabala acht nimid ime (leg. mini dime) dethbere do ainfis no aincheas, ii 48.12 .i. nocha caoemnucuir gan na neche sin do dénum co inndligthuch, 50.3 Comm. leath fiach cach ainfis . . . ceathruma cach a.¤ , 52.26 . muna fuilet seoit acu [is] ances athgabhala do riagail riu, i 108.10 Comm. nocha racha in athgabail i llobadh dia rabat na deithbir(s)e so air .i. anfis, no ances, no econnus, no etged, 102.22 Comm. di anchesuibh athgabala, ii 66.15 . ma forae neach cinuid [i] nainceas no etghe, iii 66.15 . in t-aidni frisnindli breth .i. noco n-uil acht glanadh ┐ cinnedh luig (= luic, O'Curry 323 from H 3.18, 178a ) ┐ aincesa atarru ┐ in t-ollam, v 100.23 Comm. is tré erchóiliud foillsighter aincesa in betha it is though legal prouncements that the difficulties of the world are made clear, O'Dav. 812 . breth im ancesa tuath, O'D. 1573 (H. 5.15, 5b). lia do fír . . . [f]ri aiṅcessa (ancesa, anchesa v.ll.) mara .i. frisinni is anfis do neoch, forna-fagabthar breth acht fir ṅDe in cases of great perplexity, Cóic Con. 16 § 3 (see p. 64). ainceas a nendac echtrand itir manchu cille, O'Curry 986 ( H 3.18, 424a ). ? is hé . . . ba rí for Mume intan dobreth arances mbrethe alLeith Cuind co Mumain, Fianaig. 30.24 . a.¤ quasi anceps .i. aincid a fis ort, Corm. Y 89 . anches . . . .i. cuntabairt, O'Mulc. 45 .

As Ibar macc nAṅgciss , LL 3281 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ainfis or
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Forms: ainbhes, ainbhis, ainbhesa

n (1 fis). ainbhes (ainmhes, ainbhḟis v.l.) (g s. and n p. ainbhis, ainbhesa) m., IGT Decl. § 38 . See ZCP xxv 89-90 . ignorance, lack of knowledge or information: leath fiach cach a.¤ `half fine for each case of ignorance', Laws ii 52.6 . cuic seoit cach ninndligidh athgabala acht nimid ime (sic) dethbere do a.¤ no aincheas, 48.12 . cidh is fis ┐ cidh is anfis ┐ cidh is aincis, iv 228.14 . elguin ┐ toiscidh anfis ┐ eitge, i 262.2 . targud eicne no anfesa, iii 114.19 Comm. aititiu ainfesa in codnaid, v 496.7 Comm. na hiumurcruidh rucad a n-ainfius, ii 52.9 Comm. mad étged no anfes lethfīach ind ┐ arra cuir as n-étged ┐ as n-anfes, Cáin Ad. 35 . comláithre lánfíachaib fis, lethḟíachaib anḟis, Tec. Corm. § 2.19 . a.¤ lanfiachaig , O'Dav. 1404 . pa hainbfios (of a man arrested for a crime in which he has had no participation), ZCP vii 305.17 . is aire is fó anfis conatigh a ghell `that he stipulated an unknown pledge', Ériu xii 182 § 11 (TE2). a chur dom agallamh . . . on ainfhios (gan ḟios v.l.) secretly, IT ii2 111.41 . bo geis . . . don ḟilidh anfis do beith fair, ACL iii 4.20 . ni maith int anfis, Auraic. 734 . [tonn] ainmfesa, ZCP xiii 204.15 . hi n-glassaib ┐ gebendaib ┐ anfissib, Alex. 1098 (`in Verborgenheit'). ro h-athchuirid na hainfeasa, MR 100.9 . is mesea in fíada fíreólach foillsiges cech n-a.¤ do chách, Ériu iv 144.9 . do chlaochlóidh peacadh an tsinnsir an t-éolas i n-ainbhfios, TSh. 2897 . maith an leigheas í ar an ainbhios (of the Creed), DDána 15.3 . ní d'ainbhfios mealltar mac Seaáin, L. Cl. A. B. 237.1 . mince as aimhleas dí ná dhamh / ainbheas do ghabh sí ar a son, DDána 21.5 . méad bhar n-ainbhis . . . i riaghlachaibh an chogaidh, Content. xvi 70 .

In phrases. is a.¤ DO: ni anfius dúib gl. ipsi enim scitis, Wb. 25a11 . arnap anfius doib uili, c31 . robu anfiss dosom in rolég fa nacc, Sg. 148a6 . nā cairigh . . . bēs is anḟis dō, Ériu viii 156.26 . ni hainfis dúinn tra inni imarubredh forainn, BB 415a31 . mad aínbfis dono daím (leg. don dāim?) in tir in ro scuirseat a neocho, Laws iv 106.26 Comm. atá i n-a.¤ x is ignorant of x: tuigid cách an t-aighneas úd / 'n-a ainbheas go bráth ná bíod, Dán Dé ix 21 . fiarfaig a ainm da rabair ina ainmfis if you don't know it, ZCP x 223.17 . atá x i n-a.¤, y y is ignorant of x: in ni no bid n-a aínfis, RC v 201 § 18 . atá mór neich n-ar n-anfis there are many things we don't know, LL 206b54 ( Duan. F. i 29.12 ). atá ina a.¤ FOR (AR): suil raibh 'n-a ainbhios oruinn lest we be ignorant of it, Aithd. D. 75.25 . éinneith . . . atá 'na ainbhfhios ort, Desid. 7024 . ní bhia i n-a ainbhios oram / Dia's an saidhbhreas nach sirim, PBocht 57.17 . With OC: cia rét fil i n-anfis ocond fairind do-fucat in Comdid oc nách fil nách n-anfis, LU 2671 . With fo-gaib: ní foicbea anfis de 'because of it you will not be at a loss', Loinges mac nDuíl Dermait 56 § 21 .

Attrib. g s. cen precept dond aís anfiss, Wb. 13b11 . urcar anfis fir hi ceó, LU 3864 ( SCC § 38 ). athgabail anfiss, Laws i 246.x . dar lem ni h-echtra ainfis, MacCarthy 406.16 . beich anfeasa . . . beich feasa i.e. swarming bees whose owner is not known . . . is known, O'D. 2316 ( Rawl. B 506 f. 32c ). ?Adv. gaibiu anfis, ibu [anfis] . . . .i. cia beith a fis ocund, cenco fil, íbthar i n-anmum Ísu in ignorance(?), Trip.² 549 .


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n (imbe) bad or defective fence: mad caithe tar airbe ┐ bid anime is leth-cathaidh fil ann, ar conlui an anime in cathaigh `for the defective fence lessens(?) the trespass', Ériu x 115 § 40 ( Laws iv 124.30 ). cadiad caithe aile? a nastad it seilb cene fola (= ce ni folo) aile an uir ┐ rathus anime fort iarsuidiu the responsibility for a defective fence rests on thee, ib. (140.23-4). icad cach cinaid a claid di cach anime do-rona nech ina tir do neoch forroi `let each (co-tenant) pay the liability of his ditch in respect of each defective fence which any one (of the co-tenants) has made in his land, to anyone whom it (i.e. the defective fence) may have injured', ib. ( Laws iv 220.11 ). lán fiach ma[d] tar lán ime, trian ma[d] tri anime, O'Curry 722 ( H 3.18, p. 346 ).

4 aire

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[io, n.] vn. of ar-fen. See LEIA and BBCS xxvi 447 . act of making a dam; dam, fence (on a stream), weir: a.¤ .i. cora ēisc, ut dixit a.¤ ēisc [ḟlatha], O'Mulc. 101 . a.¤ .i. cora éisg, O'Cl. a.¤, cora a fishing-weir, Eg. Gl. 677 . athgabail tresi . . . hi ta.¤ , Laws i 162.22 . im a.¤ fri sruth, 202.1 .i. ime ar cind in srotha, 204.25 Comm. a.¤ eisc (sic leg.) flatha, O'D. 1628 (H. 5.15, p. 16a). a.¤ .i. ime nó fal, ut est a.¤ eisci flatha .i. ime do denam ar cinn eisc na flatha ┐ adeir sé: ni techta ni bes [mó] nó trian inn uisce do a.¤ (.i. do ime) `to dam more than a third of the water', O'Dav. 60 . a.¤ srabha sraibh .i. draighin, Auraic. 1192 = O'Dav. 180 (.i. fal). clíatha draigin is derg-scíach / gníset moa n-áth dia a.¤ to fence it, Metr. Dinds. iii 316.3 . Fig. sech is áire do Albain óig / mind n-óir D. Ch. (i.e. Colm Cille,) iv 98.y .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. airimmid or


Forms: airimidh

v (airimme) makes a protecting fence; wards off . Used in Laws in etymol. glosses on ar-fen and imm-fen: imfean ceachtar in da comarba .i. ímíd .i. uirimed cechtarde in da coimetaid orba fuil ime, co roib íme comlan ann, iv 128.26 . imfean .i. airimed cach don leth seo ┐ don leth aili iman rot, 140 . arfenat .i. airimmit, ii 322.14 . ? arfen fiadhna co foltaib .i. o tairgither in foola sin a fiadnaise fiadan .i. taidben fri fiadna nó airimidse na folta sin, O'Dav. 943 . ar feich cenn a memra .i. airime in ceann na memair, O'Curry 283 ( H 3.18 151 ) = airimidh, 2112 H 4.22, 78b


Cite this: eDIL s.v. airscartad or


u, [m.] vn. of ar-scarta, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 616 .

(a) act of removing, clearing away. Of expelling an enemy etc.: aurscartad n-echtrand, ZCP xii 238 § 65 . do urscartad na slóg di Maig M., LL 13949 ( RC iii 179.3 ). in n-irscartad comlaind the driving out (of the enemy) in conflict, LL 305b22 ( SG 383.1 ). Ísu . . . tria erscartad iffirn the clearing out (harrowing) of hell, LL 14212 . do'n erscartad do-rat-som fors-in tempul (of the money-changers), PH 4404 . da mbe ursgartad ar fleghuib / eiridh si roim cach co grott, H 3.18, 37.28 . Of removing people etc. when work likely to cause an accident is in progress: slainti easbu ┐ etorbu do cetsceinm na slisne . . . iar ndliged urfocra ┐ urscarta, Laws v 156.z Comm. ised dlegar urfocra ┐ urscartad do riagail riú urfocra do codnachaib ┐ urscartad rob ┐ ecodnach, iii 174.5 Comm. See also s. airscar. Of animals: ? ursgartad in chon araig, O'Curry 1028 ( H 3.18, 432b ) (= eascairi in con, Laws iii 272.9 Comm. ). urrscartadh gu marbadh dani in cat ┐ urrscartadh gan marbadh dani in cu thall, O'D. 2302 ( Rawl. B 506, fo. 29d ). Of clearing a space, etc.: caithge raite .i. ime fris . . . ┐ a slaige ┐ a nurscartadh, Laws iv 144.23 . erscartadh na ttighedh o tempal doire do dhénamh, AFM ii 1146.5 . [do] uhí urscardadh an leath thall uile fa chomhair mic rí É. the space was cleared in the farther half of the house(?), Feis Tighe Chonáin 1621 .

(b) = airscar (b): amra an teg h-i sin itir irscartad ┐ dergudha, Ir. MSS. Ser. i 178.8 ( YBL 118b3 ). aurscartad derggibair fo mrechtruncain uile, TBFr. 73 . eter irscartad ┐ imdorus (a palace), LU 8048 ( FB 1 ). airinich créduma ┐ aurscartud dergibair, 8730 (55) . fora imdorus ┐ a urscartad, O'Curry 810 ( H 3.18, 374b ). imdorus duin cona aurscartad, 882 (ib. 395a).

? 2 allad

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n for ime indric, no abann domain, no a.¤ ` cliff ', Laws iv 138.6 Comm. Cf. 2 aile.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. anfaitches or


n (faitches) carelessness, inadvertence, lack of caution: anfót .i. anfaitchius, Fél.² cxiv § 30 (3) . anfot .i. . . . in tanfoitcius, Laws ii 2.17 Comm. is ed agurthar fuirre [i]nt anfoit lethfiach ┐ indethbir torbai ┐ anfaitces leth[fia]ch, Cóic Con. 18 § 10 (a.¤ may originally have merely been a gloss on anfoit, p. 71). ar imbed na n-anfaithches `for the multitude of the negligences', RC xx 54.14 (ACC). di fuachtain nó do anfaitchius `of injury or incaution', 278.1 (ib.). Ceall-dara do loscadh tria a.¤ drochmna, AU i 564.3 . i nguasachtaib tria anfhaitchius `though carelessness', PH 4859 . In more general sense: nachustarla anfaitchess `may calamity never come upon them', BColm. 50.21 .

In Laws frequ. in contexts referring to persons not responsible for their actions (insane persons, minors, etc.): fal anfaitceis, v 508.19 .i. in ime doni in ti ac na bi faitechus ceille co comlan, 21 Comm. ni abbail iriu anfuidces (.i. mac bec) . . . cia do beth anfaitces ceille fair, O'Curry 430 (H 3.18, 233b); 1745 ( 23 Q 6, 32 ). anfaidces .i. ceille in duine mir, no mac bac (sic), 433 ( ib. 234b ). atait a tri fors na laigh aititiu . . . .i. baes (.i. in mic bic) ┐ anfis (.i. in codnaig) ┐ a.¤ .i. fer echtar fine, 440 (ib. 237a ); cf. trí fors ná tuit aititiu 'na ré: bás, anfis, a.¤ , Triads 162 . ni tuit aititiu for . . . anfis na hanfaitcheas .i. ceille in duine mir no in ti oca mbi anfaitceas ceille, in fear leathcuinn, O'Curry 1902 ( 23 P 3, 23 (21)b ). is [s]aor cia ro astaithe cor socuinn cen a.¤ .i. in cunnradh doní in degh codnach cen a.¤ ceille air, 2398 ( Eg. 88, 31(32)b ). is ogh slán don ecmacht ainfis anfaitcis acht luighi nama, 2642 ( Eg. 88, f. 55ab ). anfaitces .i. ni caomnagair gin a marbadh .i. in fer ro marb tathair no do brathair ┐ is borblachus gin uiriasacht, no is anbothachus ceilli fodera dosam sin, 2646 (ib.). egmacht, ainfis, ainfaitces ni forbrad dire tar faoth forais, Laws iv 228.12 .

1 apad

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 apad or
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o, n. Vn. of ad-boind. act of proclaiming, giving notice . In Laws used of the period of notice given before the process of athgabál is begun: [d]o airlither anta for athgabala ┐ da napa[d] do cuisin do cach athgabail . . . a.¤ cuicthe do fechemuin ┐ a.¤ dechmaide do feine, Laws i 262.20 . cintach cach fine iar n-elodh iar n-apa iar n-urfogra, 264.14 . robui in athgabail cen anad cen apadh cen dithim, 80.7 Comm. nocha ninnruighi é . . . a gabail athgabala . . . muna roibe fath is deach aice in gach sofis anta ┐ apuid, ii 88.16 Comm. a.¤ naile o mhnaoi ┐ tesus is tir a foircend na haoile ┐ anadh se la notice of two days is given by a woman and she goes into the land at the end of two days, iv 22.16 Comm. abad teora dechmadh do tabairt iman ferann; abad cach lae do tabairt ime re re na cétdechmaidhe, 2.18 Comm. muna fuil forus aice etir, nocha nfuil re do acht apud raite air i.e. if he has no land of his own he is given the notice of common land, ii 90.9 Comm. iar naimsir apaid . . . uair inann a.¤ ┐ urḟoccra sunn, O'Curry 1444 (H 3.18, 645a). cin a.¤ .i. focedoir; cin forfogra .i. iardain, 2245 ( Eg. 88, 18(19)a ). a.¤ ┐ forais, Cáin Ad. 39 . ? Matudán miad / a.¤ mál ial (a.¤ adbal ial v.l.) / cotgaib cach riad / roimdidi, IT iii 57 § 109 . Note also: adhbo .i. abach .i. earfhuagra, O'Cl.

See also dían-apad.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. araít or


n f. covering, cloak, mantle: arit odor immi, LU 8519 ( FB 37 ). áráit . . . uimbe . . . eitig fri hairechtus aithe aenbroit na hároiti sin, IT i 271.y ( FB 37 Eg.). aráidi gorma ┐ breaca, TBC-LL¹ 5473 . araid gormcorcra ime , 5476 . araid odhur ghlas imbe guna lan do chongaib ┐ do chnamaib, RC xliii 78.8 . a ḟir uird na harāide (: Samāire) / mairg is meraige a dāna, ZCP x 44. 27 . .l. coire n-umai ┐ .l. araid merach, Anecd. i 12.11 (see SCano 376 n. ). araoid cover, carpet, toilet, table-cloth , P. O'C.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. ar-labrathar or


Forms: airlabra

v speaks (legal pleads) for, on behalf of: aire tuisi dofet fine comcenel do co rig ┐ aroslabra `and speaks for them', Laws iv 346.23 . fechem ardalabráthar, i 268.16 .i. is e fethem beas ag labrad tar a cenn no ime (sic leg., Plummer MS notes), 302.30 Comm. conn ar-do-labraidtar, v 436.12 .i. in codnach bis ac urlabra tar a cend, 16 Comm. arda (leg. ara, ed.) lesaib labrit(h)er cirt coir who speak for their affairs according to right order (Thurn.), ZCP xiv 379 § 43 ( Laws ii 306 ). is hé arelabrathar Mumain n-uili .i. biad Mumu huile ina gellsine, Laud 610, 99b2 (cited from Meyer Contribb.). ol is tusso ara-labrathar who speakest in his stead, IT ii2 243.28 .

Vn. airlabra.

2 as

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Forms: as, ais, asa, asa

n m. as (óir) m. (g s. and n p. ais, asa), IGT Decl. § 38 . shoe, slipper; hose: `a.¤ .i. bróg a shoe, rather a stocking. Pl. asa Engl. hose ', P. O'C. hais .i. broga . . . hasaib haccrandaib .i. asa dergarimoind(?) ima cosaibh .i. asaite imtecht a tribuis ┐ a cuarain ime , O'Dav. 1068 . cúis tuirse mar táithe i nglas / fa gnáithe i n-a.¤ cuisne an chos more usual to have your foot in a shoe frozen hard, DDána 79.28 . sról no a.¤ donn fa dhemheas / do legheas bhas corr chuireas, IGT Decl. ex. 1339 . a dá ass . . . a dī lāmhann, ZCP vi 271.18 . ass (osann, osanna v.ll.) fá chois an Ríghmhilidh sin, ITS i 122.30 . go n-asaibh airgid fhinnghil / fa colpaip séimhe soillsi `he wore gaiters(?)', Duan. F. ii 392 § 80 . ass arcait ima cois cli / . . . / ass orda ima chois ndeis, Manners and Customs iii 166 n. ro fháccaibh a ionnchomhardha .i. lethass `one slipper', AFM vi 1876.6 (of a claimant to a chieftaincy, see O'Brien, Celtica ii 351-3 ). Hence fer in ais (asa) óir used in class. verse of persons of high rank (`inaugurated chief', O'Brien): fear scéith óir is aonasa (: Aodha-sa), LBranach 750 . fer an ais óir ar a eing / budh tóir ar in nGlais nGaibhnind, IGT Decl. ex. 999 . fear an éngha 's an ais óir / ní thérna tóir ar ais úaidh, ex. 1054 . dá chrann ḟir an órasa / ní rann sin 's an Sémussa, ex. 1055 . ar ngabhail géill an ais (: lais) óir, LBranach 6605 . mac Aodha na n-a.¤ n-óir, O'R. Poems 1924 . mac Sēmais do thimchail tīr / cas imc[h]air in ēnais ōir, Butler Poems 2214 . Cf. 1 assa(e).

Compd. mac Aengusa aslethain broad-shoed , LB 15b36 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. athgabáil or


Earlier -ál ā, f., vn. of ad-gaib.

(a) In legal sense of the process of recovery of debts, etc. by distraint. See the tracts in Laws i 64, ii 122 and the account in Laws i xlvi . Also in concr. sense of the goods so taken. For meanings with qualifying words see these. do cetir slict athgabala, heading of tract dealing with seizure, Laws i 64 . atait secht n-athgabala gabar la feine nacon toibget lesa cia ro nasaiter cia ro gaibtar . . . athgabul airach laisi mbi aithach fortha, etc., v 254.1 . atait secht sealba . . . na gaibter athgabail . . . ina teallach .i. noco dlegar athgabail . . . da techtugad, iv 6.6 , 14 Comm. gaibead imme .i. gabair a.¤ aire conderna ime `let a distress be made upon him', 128.19 Comm. apad ┐ troscadh do thabairt air, ┐ a.¤ da gabáil de iarsin (in the case of a person who cannot or will not perform the services of `fubu' and `rubu' for his land), 134.1 Comm. atait secht foruis . . . arachuille coir n-athgabala . . . otha suidiu dligi cach forus n-athgabala dia faithce fodesin i.e. there are seven illegal pounds for cattle . . . these apart anyone may detain them in their own green, v 266.19 . a.¤ ar fut distress after delay, i 208.19 Comm. contrasted with a.¤ tulla immediate distress, 24 Comm. athgabail toxail itir crichaib imdergaib, 74.x Comm. toxal .i. athgabāil ind fir fine do gabáil ō c[h]inaid in c[h]intaig, Corm. Y 788 . mad áil donti geibes in na.¤ daeine do gabail i nathgabail, O'D. 2271 ( Rawl. B 506, 23c ). más comdliged gabthar an athgabháil cid cindti na fiacha is aisic na athgabhála ┐ dilsi na fiacha the article taken in distraint, O'D. 915 (H 3.17, c. 652). apadh ┐ troscadh for in flaith ┐ aithgabail do gabhail don aithiuch fortha i.e. distress is accepted by the `aithech fortha' on behalf of the king, 908 (H 3.17, c. 648). daine di-neime[d] . . . no gabait som forru in athgabail do gabail um cinuig in rig, Laws v 254.x Comm. rucus slān fuaslaicthi di a.¤ . . . ba deithbir ar ba athgabāil gabtha fri indliged .i. nī acclaid fuatach na hathgabāla dina-daimth[er] dligid na cirtt i.e. the taking back of the article by the person distrained against, Thurn., ZCP xv 364 § 48 . rucus forus n-athgabāla i n-alachrīch I decided that it was lawful to impound beyond the territory, § 49.

(b) With similar meaning in less specialized texts: do-bádi [fingal] a greit ┐ a a.¤ pledge (`Pfand'), ZCP xi 85 § 38 . crō ō inn dano, is hēisidh[e] saighes fine ar urradhas ar ath-athgabāil (sic), Ériu i 214.27 . athgabhail .i. cró aighe, O'Cl. cía fuaitges in n-a.¤ `who seizes the pledge', Metr. Dinds. iii 212.30 and Corr. ní lamar la graifne in gáid / élud, aithne, a.¤ , 18.224 . di marc hi n-athgabāil in satisfaction, ZCP vii 305.14 .

(c) In phr. fo-ácaib a.¤ leaves, gives pledge, security (in compensation), leaves possessions: ni ḟaicfed dano a.¤ túath nó chenél lasa mairfide som the people by whom he should be slain would die destitute, RC viii 50.5 (`no folk by whom he would be slain would get reprisal', Stokes). ní ba mór itir faicebtha athgabāil `thou shalt not leave any great inheritance(?)', Ériu viii 157.y . nocon(on)faicebsa a.¤ latt intan immosceram, RC xiii 436 § 4 . So also: na ricfa a anim nem ┐ na biad a a.¤ i talmain he will leave no goods on earth, LL 354d8 . cen athgabail nime na talman ūadhibh should leave neither spiritual nor worldly inheritance (?), Cáin Ad. 31 . nambad iarfasti a chiniud la cách / ┐ nad mbíad a athgabail día chiniud co bráth that none should ask after his people and that he should leave no inheritance to his people, Trip.² 2515 .

(d) In phr. co n-a.¤ including , cen a.¤ excluding: na huile cneda . . . otha bas go banbeim go nathgabail an bais ┐ gin athgabail an banbeim, Laws iv 232.11 Comm. coruicce ard-airig .i. co nathgabail in airig aird, v 402.27 Comm. o ind in méoir co n-a.¤ maethan a n-imdha, Thr. Ir. Gl. 17.20 . in lin . . . airimther o dialt co bricht cona n-athghabhail diblinaib inclusive, Auraic. 904 . can athgabail Ṡlainge not including S., Fen. 46.1 .

(e) In general sense of plunder, booty: cloc ┐ salm do eclais geill do rígaib . . . aithgabáil do fennethaíb, LU 9787 . do thabairt braite ┐ athgabala esti, TTr.² 386 . coblach do thecht . . . ┐ a.¤ do thabairt uadib coro[b] buide leo assec E. dar éis na hathgabala to take spoil from them, LL 229a47 ( TTr. 898 ). athgabhail .i. creach, O'Cl.

(I) act of receiving again: nách éidir an baistteadh . . . d'athghabháil one cannot receive baptism a second time, Desid. 4960 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. athlumpaire or
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n (cf. lompaire, luimpre). Plummer MS. notes, on the basis of athlumrar cited below, suggests connection with lommraid, and defines as `bare grass, grass that has been grazed, not meadow or preserved grass'; bare pasture, close-eaten pasture, P. O'C. fer folo .i. fér na caille nó na hathbuaile no mad fér athlompaire, O'Dav. 964 . treidib miach miter cach nethemain, miach i na.¤ , Laws iv 78.7 .i. feis athlumpuire feoir ethamuin tsamrata, 80.4 Comm. mas i athlompaire feoir ethamain geimreta, 22 Comm. i n-airlim athlumpuire mona geimreta re dighuin mona samrata, 80.5 Comm. mas i athlompuire mona no caille no athbuailidh geimreta no athlumpuire feoir ethamain samrata, 82.15 Comm. dethbir digoin ┐ athlompaire, 84.10 Comm. in bo i n-a.¤ geimreta no i ndiguin athbuaile samrata, v 468.6 Comm. athlumpuire di, ii 76.7 Comm. (oppd. to rinn feoir, 8 ). tir da secht cumala d'athlompair aige, O'Curry 1849 (23 Q 6 (RIA), 51a). Note also: má dar lan ime in athlumrar is bo, Laws iv 158.11 Comm. See also athbronnad EIF 45 n. 134 .

2 barrach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 barrach or


Forms: bharraigh

n o (1 barr) tops (of trees and plants); tow, hards of flax : b.¤ uir-beithi do scuabaib cengail ime tops of green birch as winding-sheets (?) about him (descr. of buried giant), Todd Nenn. 206.8 . borrlus .i. b.¤ losa `tops of leeks', O'Dav. 288. salann ┐ b.¤ do cuimilt do `rub salt and tow on it', Celtica ii 52 § 18 . cris do b.¤ cnaibi `belt of hempen tow', Grail 2914 . lúireach bharraidh (leg. bharraigh, ed.) `a corselet of . . . tow', Duan. F. ii 216 § 6. b.¤ tiomsuighthe ( = stupa collecta, Ecclesiasticus xxi 10 ) tow pressed together, TSh. 6729 . biáidh an neartmhar mar bh.¤ = tow, Isaiah i 31. snaithe barruigh `a thread of tow', Eg. Gl. 755. b.¤ lín fibres or hards of flax, tow : ultach do bh.¤ lín an armful of hards of flax, TSh. 419 , cf. 5382 . stubble (of flax): amhail fhéar thirim nó b.¤ lín ( = sicut foenum et stipula, cf. 1 Corinth. iii 12 ), TSh. 5382. stubble, straw: ataoi ag inghreim ar bh.¤ thirim ( = stipulam siccam persequeris, Job xiii 25 ), TSh. 3367.

2 bath

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n (-á- ?) expld. as sea: bādud .i. ōndī is baath .i. muir, Corm. Y 113 (= Corm. 6 ). immbath .i. ocian .i. b.¤ muir, ut est muir iter Ēirinn ┐ Albain, 753 . b .i. muir, ut est sruth n-imbath n-ard .i. sruth ard ime do b.¤ .i. do muir, O'Dav. 193. Note also: boiscell bada (.i. muir) buimigte, KZ xxxiii 82.38 . ? beir ant ogham beg-sa ad lāim / ┐ imcair é tar bāidh, ZCP x 341.31 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. beinndil or
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n (a p. ?) (OE bendel, Bidrag 40 -41 ): do cuiredur beinndil uma cend conach faicedh [se] aenduine acu `a bandel ', Fier. 67. beindel (?) ime `a bandoleer (?) about him ´ Bretha 26 § 6.1 .

bíail, biáil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. bíail, biáil or


Forms: biáil, biail, bíail, bieil, biel, bela, béla, bela, bealaib

n i, m., later also f. (see LU 9031 , Tur. 131 cited below); Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 311 , ii 54 , GOI § 106 , § 302 (fem.). n s. biáil, Sg. 46b6 , biail, 67a6 , Tur. 131 , bíail, LU 9015. bieil, LL 13608 ( Irish Texts i 34 § 6 ). biel, Ériu i 44.3 . g s. in bela , Ml. 112b12 . béla, LL 13582 ( Irish Texts i 33 § 2 ). a pl. bela, O'Mulc. 809. d pl. bealaib, Aisl. Tond. 101 § 2.

Axe, hatchet; battle-axe: gl. securis, Sg. 46b6 , 67a6 , biáil .i. bithail .i. bí fæbar, Thr. Ir. Gl. 7. im biaill .i. bis ina ail ina aititin; no aill ni isin bith, no bith hail le ni na hail .i. in tuath conadh, Laws i 124.14 , 138. z Comm. docer in biail dia samthig, Tur. 131. Of working implements: fidba[e], biáil, gaí gona cethra[e], Críth G. 180. ogam tirda . . . .i. biail, loman, fidba, strathar, Auraic. 5725. nech immaber biail i n-domnach . . . dílsi a bela (belu, beeola, v.ll.), Ériu ii 206 § 27. doḟoíd . . . a gilla . . . co Ecet Salach (i.e. a smith) do chor béla i tenid, LL 13582 ( Irish Texts i 33 § 2 ). co laignib ┐ bacaib ┐ belaib, Dinds. 20.4 . cia buailter do bielaib ┐ ordaib, Ériu ii 114 § 44. cárna samaisci do indarggain fo thál ┐ béuil (biail, v.l.), Fraech 227 . i fomailt do bela, do fidbai `for wearing down thy hatchet', Laws i 166.25 . sair ┐ thuithait ┐ cach aes tail ┐ beili, gad ima beli, ii 118.25 Comm. biail imfaebur, for lar rig treibi, iii 272.23 .i. slan don mogaid ma beir ime faebur ac a beil, 25 Comm. = bíail .i. tuagh . . . .i. is [s]lán don mogha faobur a biaile d'imirt ar lar tighi in righ, O'Dav. 313. tairnid . . . in mbial fora munél ┐ a cul rempi, LU 9031 ( FB 78 ). iar cor dó brechta hi fáebur in bélae, 9027 note ( FB 77 ). ider díul an biala, RC xiii 30.9 . beim do biail, 10. fuaim biaili ic brudh bidbadh, CCath. 6077. ro ghabhadar do beimennaib borbnertmara . . . fair do biailibh bellethna `broad-bladed axes', Stair Erc. 2188. rongabh biail mbithgéir ina laimh, AFM iii 178.18 . eatham frichnama, Laws iv 276.5 .i. tir in bela som `axe-land', 15 Comm. In n.loc.: ó Thulaig Béla buide (: ména), Metr. Dinds. iv 226.15 .

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