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Cite this: eDIL s.v. aitherrechtaigthe or


I Subst. io, n. (cf. aitherrach, aitherracht?) patronymic: ar is in oensillaib forbeir a n-a.¤ sech a cognomen, Sg. 32a1 (see Thes. ii 84 note g). ainmm ninchoisc cenéuil issed file la laitnóri tar hési naitherrechtaichthe la grecu, 30b8 . issi fil isind aitherrechtaigthu, 5 .

II Adj. io, iā: i n-engraicc anmmae aitherrechtaigthi gl. loco patronomicorum, Sg. 30b16 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. amfos or


n (1 foss) in etymol. expl. of amus: amfos no anfos .i. inti nabi foss [air] acht ho locc do locc (de loco ad locum), Thr. Ir. Gl. 1 = amos .i. am-ḟos, Corm. Y 12 . So also Ériu xiii 62 § 5 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. amus or


Forms: amhus, amsa

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

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

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

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

1 ar

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.

1 ard

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ard or
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Forms: árd, árt, art, arad, arad, arrad, arruidṡliocht

also árd. árt, Wb. 24d9 . art, Thes. ii 235.15 . Somet. arad metri gratia, esp. in later lang.: arad, IT iii 104 § 202 . arrad, Ó Bruad. i 32 § xiv . arruidṡliocht, 23 G 24, 239.4 .

I Adj. o, ā

(a) Of objects not in contact with ground high: innahí ruptar ardda dunnai (of planets), Thes. ii 11.42 (BCr.). In compds. tri ardlémend, LU 4021 ( SCC 47 ). ard-luth a eich high motion, CCath. 4712 . ardnem na náemh, RC xxiv 372.25 . Cf. airdrenn, 2 airdrech.

(b) high above ground, elevated, lofty . Of a place: huand luc digas no a.¤ gl. e loco editiore, Ml. 58a12 . 47c19 . isna lucu arda, 23d23 . Of a mountain etc.: hi tilchaib ardaib, Ml. 14a9 . iter da sliab arda, TTebe 898 . Of a building etc.: gríanána . . . ardda, MU² 201 . i n-iomdhaidh aird raised high from floor(?), Magauran 1380 . Cf. compd. ¤-lepaid: iomdaighe ┐ árdleapthacha, RC xiv 30 § 12 . go rabat ind (leg. id ?) ardleabaidh / a mna a meic may they be in Thy high bed (place of honour ?), Anecd. ii 33 § 17 . mairidh an fhithchioll eagair / do h-imbearthaoi a n-áirdleabaidh, ML 50.6 . Of a tree tall: ind huinnius ardd, Sg. 67a11 . arnaib fedaib sonartaib ardaib, Ml. 146a6 . crann a.¤ , Stair Erc. 384 . Of a vessel in compds.: fó inbiur in ardchori `lofty cauldron' (deep ?), MacCongl. 39.17 . airdiena (ardíana v.l.) ibardha deep(?) yew vessels, Anecd. ii 58 § 20 . Cf. 1 ardán.

(c) Of the sea: cathair ṡlúaigh do airg d'ḟoiléim / a ngoibéil chúain aird ainiúil deep(?), IGT Decl. ex. 518 . In compds.: an ardmhuir thened high sea, ocean (?), Ériu ii 124 § 68 (calque from Lat. altum mare , Deutsche, Kelten und Iren 99 ). tar ard mhuir cciachdhuibh `tossing', Ir. Review 1913, 624 § 16 . dún is inber is ard-ler, Metr. Dinds. iii 112.34 .

(d) Of sounds loud: a.¤ aniu . . . gáir guil, Cog. 96.3 . frecra n-a.¤ n-obéle loud answer, Tec. Corm. § 25.12 . traetaít na ciulu islí na ciuil arda, BB 327b33 . In compds.: blūsair .i. nuall ardegóir, O'Mulc. 180 = O'Dav. 329 . firfid Findbennach fri dond Cúalnge ardburach loud bellowing, LU 10401 . ag Eochaid Ardghair `of the loud cry', Ériu i 81 § 11 . ardghaire mbaeth loud foolish laugh, Fél. 206.y . do breth a hardguth for aird, LL 9226 (TBC). árdghothach ┐ easurramach loud and stubborn, Proverbs vii 11 .

(e) Of colour: fual . . . á.¤ , Rosa Angl. 188.4 .

(f) In fig. usage. Of rank or superior quality noble, dist- inguished: aire ardd, one of the grades of nobility , Críth G. 368 and p. 69 . Andreas a.¤ a ordan, Fél. Feb. 6 . bit áird úas dind ḟlatha exalted (of saints), Prol. 155. a bhanaltra charthannach an Chomhachtaigh aoird mighty(?), Hackett xix 41 . óclách a.¤, imnair, IT i 79.2 . art .i. uasal, Metr. Gl. 27 § 35 . Stowe Gl. 22 . Of foundations, institutions etc. ba cóir ceniptis árdda do chongbala-su, Trip.² 1564 . bid á.¤ bid úasal do chathir i talum, 472 . abb ecailse ardae, Fél. Jan. 2 . sacramaint ro-a.¤ a cuirp fein august, Smaointe B. Chr. 3324 . Of a place: bátir Érenn ardae / la m'Luóc . . . / grían Liss móir de Albae they were of noble Ireland, Fél. June 25 . Of a feast: ré Notlaicc aird aurgaiss, Fél. Nov. 13 . In compds.: domhnaighe . . . ┐ airdfheile, AFM ii 952.15 , casc . . . ardshollumun na bliadne principal festival, Lism. L. 323 . Gramm. ón táoibhréim a. iollraidh i.e., the g p. in a dental, IGT Introd. § 142 (see ísel).

In phr. ardu árosc, see árosc.

(g) great, extensive(?): ba ha.¤ in coscur .i. ba mor, Thes. ii 334.1 (Hy. v). a.¤ .i. mor nó sochaide, ut est a.¤ in athlighi .i. sochaide facbhuit ina lige, O'Dav. 21 .

(h) proud: ná bísi ard nó íseall, L. Cl. A. B. 132.58 . atbert athesc a.¤ proud answer, LL 19874 .

(i) difficult, laborious, arduous (based on Lat. arduus JCL ix 44 ): is rét a.¤ .i. foglaim inna hirisse foirbthe gl. res ardua atque difficilis, Ml. 14c10 . roart lessom epert friusom intsamli dæ, Wb. 24c10 .

Equative: ardithir . . . seólcrand prímlui[n]gi, LU 6474 (TBC). airdithir neolla nime gach fer dib, RC xvii 416.38 . goma hairdithir re h-én, MR 300.11 .

Compar.: cia thes hi loc bes ardu ní ardu de, Ml. 23d23 . ni arddu feisin quam a chocéle, Sg. 161b9 . ni artu ní nim `nothing is higher than heaven', Thes. ii 248.3 . arddu (arddiu v.l.) dōinib / acht nōibrī nime, Ält. Ir. Dicht. ii 10 § 4 . airdiu cach múr araile, LU 2037 ( FA 11 ). airddiu, IT i 77.13 . harda (: Alba = Albu), ZCP viii 197.11 . airdi sa hairdi `higher and higher', Études Celt. i 87.23 . As superl. caithir fhionn as airde múr, DDána 119.19 .

Superl. dobeir grád as ardam, Fél. Ep. 207 . ardam dossaibh highest of bushes, Auraic. 5548 . ardam iactadh loudest of groanings, 5575 .

Adv.: eigis co ha.¤ , TTebe 4407 . ? teist dober cu arad ort / tu labor olcc eltaide edranach, IT iii 104 § 202 . is a.¤ do ghradaigh si sibh she has loved you much, Smaointe B. Chr. 4970 . ag foillsiughadh go ha.¤ showing openly, Donlevy 62.28 . In phrase ós a.¤ : gan feis lé fear ós a.¤ `publicly', Keat. ii 2924 , cf. 1 aird.

II Subst. o

(a) high place, height: etir fán ┐ ardd, Ml. 140a2 . conid Temair a hainm ind aird sin, ZCP viii 313.29 . cit n-é . . . ardae ┐ indbera do-riadhad ? BDD² 456 . rith fri ha.¤ , Tec. Corm. § 21.8 . tar Echtge na n-a.¤ 's na n-áth, ZCP viii 222.8 . triall . . . ó arduibh iarthuir Eireann `hills', Ir. Review 1913, 624 § 16 . bás an daig[h]f[h]ir . . . / do theilg thuinn a n-aighidh aird, Bard. Synt. Tr. 24.28 . gan leath-trom learg d'fhán nó d'a.¤ (: bard), DDána 119.18 . eirnithe cach na.¤ (of a wound. Cf. cnocbéim), BCrólige 64 . ní léimid na héisc le hárdaibh eas, Hackett xv 12 . mar do ghabh sruth Iordan . . . a n-aghaidh áird i.e. flowed backwards, up-stream? Eochairsg. 66.2 (cf. Joshua iii 16 ). Frequ. in nn. loc: Ard nGabla, Metr. Dinds. i 40.29 . Ard n-Umai, RC xvi 79.20 . For further exx. see Hog. Onom.

(b) Of persons: isel fri art `lowly towards the high' (proud ?), Thes. ii 235.15 . in t-a.¤ . . . Ailill na n-áth, LL 4207 . tú in t-a.¤ ós gach iomaire, O'R. Poems 26 . a n-aird ┐ a n-airdirc, CCath. 4409 . ? ní cria . . . di ardd (di aird v.l.) `do not buy . . . from a superior', Tec. Corm. § 19.7 . art fine, one of the titles of the head of the `fine' (`den aus der oder über die `fine' Hervorragenden', Thurn., Mélanges ... à H. Pedersen 302 . In this phrase always with final -t. Cf. 1 art etc.): a.¤ uasal, unde dicitur a.¤ fine, Corm. Y 26 . in t-a.¤ fine .i. inti is airdi don fine, O'Dav. 486 . dia mbe a.¤ fine ar aird . . . is a.¤ fine icus, Laws v 224.14 Comm. dia tisad a.¤ fine fae, 13 Comm.

(c) Various: is caín cech a.¤ , LU 3915 ( SCC 43 ). a.¤ n-athe (of a king), ZCP viii 108.6 . tomus fri arddu (a sign of bad pleading), LL 345e14 ( Tec. Corm. § 22 n.12 ). ní guais áidh . . . / do bheanfodh dhe dol ar a.¤ (: Tadhg) `from growing to be great', O'Hara 4400 . In phrase a.¤ i n-a.¤ fri see 1 aird.

(d) Metrical term for a final rhyming or consonating syllable in the metre rinnard , see RC vi 273 , 298 ; vii 87 ff. ; Murphy Metrics 28 , 35 . rindaird dá n-a.¤, rinnaird tri n-a.¤, rinnaird iiii n-a.¤ , Fél. 4.z ., IT iii 137 . fil and mór nard ṅáille (of the metre of the Fél.), Fél. Ep. 83 . In compd. ¤-breccad internal assonance, IT iii 87 § 95 .

Compds. Used with nouns, adjj. and verbs. Besides its use in literal sense often indicates pre-eminence in rank or excellency over others of the same designation e.g. ardrí over-king (see ). ardḟlaith (flaith. ardlathi ` chief princes ', Wb. 1a3 ). ardap (ap) chief abbot (of the a. of Clonmacnoise, RC xviii 287.15 Tig.). ardepscop (epscop) archbishop . ardṡuí (suí) chief sage. ardáenach (óenach, of Taillte, Keat. ii 3851 ). ardídal ( ídal. á. na Héirenn .i. Cenn Crúaich, Trip.² 1005 ). Cf. ardchaerich adobcomnaicsi, ardlias duib, lias bec anisiu, caerig beca ann you are important sheep and have a great fold; this is a small fold with small sheep in it, Anecd. i 41.25 . Frequ. a mere intensive or alliterative prefix adding little to the meaning. A representative selection is given below. Some compds. have been included above to illustrate meanings.

(a) With nouns. ¤-aicned haughtiness: nír dhénta uaill na ardaignedh, Études Celt. i 85.28 . ¤-ammus judgement, estimate (interchanges with airdmes), O'Curry 1063 ( H 3.18, 439a ) = airdmes, O'D. 1629 (H. 5.15, 16b). O'D. 542 ( H 3.17, 434 ). O'Curry 2578 ( Eg. 88, 49(50)a ). ¤-broenud gl. imber, Metr. Gl. 5.2 , RC xx 276.23 (ACC). ¤-chell chief church: na tri haird-cealla (Maedóc's settlements), BNnÉ 260 § 220 . ? ¤-chellach incumbent of an ardchell(?): Adamnan ardcellach, Flower Cat. 490.30 . ¤-chend, as adj. having a lofty head: ech . . . ardchend, LU 8661 ( FB 49 ). da ech . . . ardchind, 8592 (ib. 45 ). for echaib ardchendaib, Alex. 253 . a Brain ardchind, LL 306a7 . As subst. a. iarthair Eorpa ar . . . ecna, AFM ii 838.2 . Moling 50 . ¤chless juggling in the air: ardchless co n-ublaib 'juggling in the air with balls' Celtica viii 149 (Mellbretha) . ¤-chustal: a. ┐ drochgné fair, LU 10829 `his loins girt(?)', Ériu xii 178 § 9 (TE). ¤-chor: ardchur ag an bpríomháid air while the primate had authority over him, Keat. iii 303 . árdchor aige ar na Scotaibh he had supremacy over the Scots, i 14.16. ¤-gabáil: gabaid a lēnid i n-ardgabāil `tucked up his shirt', MacCongl. 9.25 . in ardgabail-sea doníat in cuanairt . . . `high-catching', Acall. 7385 . claideb . . . i n-a. gaili fora chris raised, uplifted (for action), LU 6561 (TBC) = i n-ardgabail churad bar a chlíu, TBC-LL¹ 5340 . So also RC xliii 82 § 84 . seol grás uaidhe ar ardghabháil `a sail of graces is hoisted by Him', Aithd. D. 60.5 . do ardgabalaib in domuin chief conquests, ZCP iii 17.2 . ¤-gal: go gclos go nemh an a., Duan. F. i 32.9 . As co teach Eachdach meic Ardgail, ZCP viii 219.27 . ¤-gním breast-work, rampart: airdgníma (adhgnímha v.l.) caelaig, CCath. 1394 . ¤-mac : ardmhac oglaig (oppd. to certmac o.), O'Curry 285 (H 3.18, 157) `chief son', Plummer MS notes. crichaireacht ... a taiseach, ┐a n-ard mac n-oglach, ┐ a n-olloman, Iar Conn. 368 (H. 2. 17, 188b). ¤-menma: dimus ┐a. arrogance, CCath. 3868 . ¤-mess: nir nanacht airdmes roclos / no chairdes no condolbos great esteem did not save him, SR 3135 . tria na n-a. ra halta / a cairdes bud ceṅgalta, LL 7134 . ¤-nemed: atnaig tar fót crúach i n-a. di[a] díte he conveys him over the bloody ground into full sanctuary for his protection, Críth G. 54 . ¤-nert superior power: ardneart Muman do gabail dó, AFM ii 1098.8 . ¤-nós: alladh ┐ ardnos, AFM vi 2368.4 . As Grigair mac Ardnōis, ZCP viii 114.25 . ¤-phersa : techtiri ártphersine gl. Christi apostoli, Wb. 24d9 . ¤-radarc : ed ardradairc . . . úan fa deas atá `of a great prospect', Ériu iv 142.16 . gurab eissan ardriaghlaightheoir nimhe & talmhan e, Adtimchiol 27b11 . ¤ríge high kingship : debthaig immonn-ardríge, SR 6538 . ¤-scél : innisim dó mh'airdsgēla great news, ZCP viii 220.40 . ¤-ṡreb : ō chéibh īochtuir airdshreibhi, O'R. Poems 204 . ¤taoiseach 'haut chef' Études Celt. xii 514 . ¤-thuile : abann ard-tuile in full spate, BNnÉ 108 § 33 .

(b) With adjj. ¤-aicentach: do bhádar árdaigeantach haughty, Ezekiel xvi 50 . ¤érmach, éirmech: an agh fholuaimneach ard-érmeach, Acall. (Leabh. ó Laimhsgr.) ii 27.22 . ¤-mór : esculus . . . .i. fid arddmár `a very high tree', Sg. 53a7 . ar muraib ardmoraib an baili, TTebe 4453 . trí chert Amairgen ardmóir, LL 1762 . ¤-menmnach : airecht . . . a. high-spirited, CCath. 5362 . ¤-medrach sportive (of a wave), ML 94.16 . ¤-mín : a ingenraid n-a. tall and gentle, LU 3601 ( SCC 30 ). óclach seta fata . . . n-a., LL 11793 . ¤-réil : co sleib n-Ailp n-a. lofty and bright, Rawl. 78b35 . ¤-úallach high and haughty. As a. ingen Ḟind, Acall. 6453 . ¤-úasal : a ardrí . . . a., MU² 834 . cech etha ardūasail imbeth, ZCP xi 92 § 19 .

(c) With vbs. ¤-chuirid : d'ardchuir m'atuirse which increased my sadness, Hackett xii 29 . ¤-ḟodlaid : maith fáth ro hardfódlad de was nobly divided(?), LB 185a21 . ¤-gaibid : ro ardgaib Assal, Fen. 342.20 . ¤-légaid : airdleghais B. . . . an leabar ngreccda read aloud, BNnÉ 84 § 169 (cf. ar-léga). ¤-lesaigid ir: ro hoiled ┐ ro hardleasaidhedh í (of Mary), Ev.Inf. (LFF) 171 § 24 . ró hoiled ┐ rohardleasáigiodh iad educated to a high standard, RC xiv 28 § 6 . ¤-mesaid : ar a eól is ardmesta `for his knowledge he deserves high esteem', Metr. Dinds. iii 438.8 . ¤-rígaid: airdrīghaigh rí, ZCP viii 205.4 . ¤-thidlaicid: ro edhbair ┐ ro ardthiodhlaic he nobly bestowed, Anecd. iii 6. x .

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n f. (Lat. qualitas, Wortk. 172 )

(a) quality, property : isna cáilibh nadura = in qualitate naturae (sic leg.), O'D. 542 ( H 3.17, 434 ). foladh ┐ . . . c.¤ substance and quality, O'Gr. Cat. 254.27 . is ó'n tsubiecht gabus gach quail tosac[h], 259.29 . co fuil gach uile corp . . . cumasc[th]a as a cáilib féin, 246.23 . in tan gabtar in fín . . . a c.¤ laidir, 215.10 . cail gotha `quality of voice', Auraic. 601 . tria chail na tr. n-indsge, 3774 . is ed inchoisces qāil ind ḟocail as locusta .ii loco sta , ZCP xii 370.12 . do réir cháile ┐ chaindigheachta bídh, TSh. 8067 . ní fuil órd cailidh (cailli, v.l.) ná métaighti ar pianaib ifirn, De Contemptu 2593 . an t-aran d'ithe 'n-a cail fein, BCC 438.11 . c.¤ na persan `condition of the person', RSClára 68 § 1 . fir fa ch.¤ a gcionaidh, DDána 98.7 . créd hí an cháill shonuis do bhí oruibh blessedness, Galatians iv 15 . ? iar cálaib (: fácaib) garb ro gáel gail, SR 6167 .

(b) characteristic, trait : cáile maithe anma, Párl. na mB. 40 . ní coimseach mo ch.¤ ó chorp, PBocht 11A. 25 . is beg oram c.¤ na mban I do not like the ways of women, Duan. F. i 85 § 12 . go mbíd cáile sna hainmhinntibh . . . budh inleanta dona daoinibh, TSh. 2626 . an ch.¤ ón ceanamhla sind, O'Hara 1331 .

(c) repute, reputation : co clú is co c.¤ , SG 29.42 . cion ┐ c.¤ , AFM v 1630.5 . Í. Mh. as chruth-ghlaine c.¤ , Content. xxix 23 . inshluaghaidh a ch.¤ don coin, ZCP ii 344.12 `the fame of it (the deed) was as good as a hosting', Ir. Syll. Poetry 104 . cúirt go gc.¤ ar chócaireacht `famous for', Timth. vi 37 § 5 . ní c.¤ duit a bheith chomh h-uaibhreach, Hard. i 335.15 . Also cáile: an tí do raid is feas a ch.¤ ` fame ', O'Rah. 104.73 .

(d) measure, amount : dá mbeith c.¤ don éagcóir féin aige, Maguires of F. 25 . Frequ. with éicin some, a certain amount : go ffúair c.¤ éiccin ṡaothair ag sccríobhadh na Riaghla, RSClára 36.x . c.¤ éigin sholais do thabairt don aos óg, RC iv 355.2 . nō go ccodhludh cāil éigin, Feis Tighe Chonáin 38 . iomad re rádh re F. ┐ c.¤ éigin re P., Celtica i 93.190 . a gc.¤ éigin in some sort, Mac Aingil 156 .

(e) With prep. I N- way, respect; a mórán do cháilibh, Párl. na mB. 1838 . croinn . . . / nír mheabhoidh orrtha i n-éanch. in any respect, O'Hara 2462 . san ch.¤-sin in that respect, Desid. 4398 . créud í an cháill a rabhabhair fáoi eagluisibh eile?, 2 Cor. xii 13 . With AR: ní ar aon-ch.¤ amháin, TSh. 6488 .

(f) In conj. phrase i gc.¤ (co n-) so that : i gc.¤ go measaim, Hackett² xxx 29 . a gc.¤ gur taosga . . . , Mac Aingil 162 . With Vn. a g-cail a n-imrisin do t-slánughadh aturra with a view to settling their dispute, Hy Maine 161.35 .

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n o, [m.] (cloch) arch. clocher, GOI § 265 . stony place : coiche notglen c.¤ slebe? `who clears the stone-place of the mountain?' Leb. Gab.(i) 264.10 = coiche nod gleith clochur slébe, LL 1563 (.i. cóich glefes cech ceist acht misse). (glen, gleith corruption of geil?). iar cnis (scis, cris, v.ll.) chlochair, Metr. Dinds. iv 104.54 ( LL 23398 ) (`over the surface of a causeway'). ? Fig. ó rombíät immalle / i clochur in garbṡlige `stone-dyke of fierce slaughter', Fianaig. 26.5 .

As n. loc. a loco qui Clocher uocatur , Thes. ii 261.27 (Ardm.). qui est i Clochur, Trip.² 1833 . for brú Chlochair, LL 27788 . g s. in n. loc. espoc Droma clochair, Fél. 186.4 . combo lan a mmag dina lecaib. Is dé ata Mag Clochair, LU 5889 . ? Mál i Clíu Máil Sen i Clochair, 2715 (? omission before Clochair).


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Forms: digsib

adj high, lofty ; n a height: diggass .i. di-coiss .i. ní indula do chois, H 3.18, 69b ; cf. O'Mulc. 312 . díoghais .i. ard, O'Cl. digas no ard (gl. edito), Ml. 47c19 ; digas gl. loco edito, , 41c9 . isin digas (gl. in edito), 32a16 . digas gl. pro loco monitissimo ac edito et inmobili, , Ml. 60 a 8 . fo digas na Temrach, LL 30b11 = fo dígais, BB 350a25 , RC xv 281 , cf. O'Cl. s.v. pl. inna díxa, Ml. 96c9 . d p. digsib (gl. in editis), 106d12 . Compar. réim as díxu, Fél. Jan. 21 , Ep. 54 . gein Pilipp as díxu, Fél. May 1 . rád as díxu, Fél. Jan. 18 . dond rígfhlaith as dixu, Fél. Oct. 23 . ba dixu .i. ba hairdi, O'Dav. 261 , cf. 643 . díxu .i. airde, Stowe Gl. 335 . diocsa .i. ard, O'Cl. (quoting Fél. May 1 ). See dígsa.


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Forms: engraic, n-engraicc, ængreicc

n (2 grác) place, stead, function (= L. vicis): a s. gaibit inna pronomina aittrebthacha engraic anmae dílis ind aitrebthado take the place of the proper name of the possessor Sg. 200b10 . gaibit engraic anmmae dílis (gl. propriorum loco fungi videntur) 204a7 . d s. i n-engraicc anmmae aitherrechtaigthi (gl. loco patronomicorum) 30b16 . hon engraic uil[c] taræsi ind uilc (gl. a vicissitudine malorum) Ml. 38c19 . ængreicc (`a gloss on the adverb "vix" which the scribe has mistaken for...nom. of vicem, vice,' Stokes) KZ xxxi 247.31 .


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Forms: ḟoisde, fossudlār, fosta

I adj o-ā (orig. u, see GOI § 358 and cf. fossud TBC-LL¹ 5562 ). ben ḟosadh (ḟasadh), don mnoí ḟosaidh, mac na mná foisdi, IGT, Decl. § 142 (for meaning here cf. ben fosta, Stair Erc. 1106 , see 2 fosta). superl. as ḟoisde ib. IGT ex. 1951 .

(a) stationary, fixed: f.¤ (gl. iacentem) Sg. 13a5 . f.¤ ... .i. fossuid .i. manens in loco , O'Mulc. 586 .

Cf. fossod a tond medrach, LU 2979 .

(b) firm, steady ; (fig.) steadfast, consistent: tochim f.¤ n-álaind, LU 8252 ( FB 20 ). a chéim fosad, MacCongl. 35.7 . a hEua f.¤ herḟind !, SR 1906 . apair fris ... ba fosath, ZCP xi 96 § 55 . nit cualai ... neuch asroepred bat rrofossad ind fer hisin, Mon. Tall. § 76 (= Rule of Tallaght § 67 , cited s.v. fossaid). ria athair f.¤ fírḟial, Ériu iv 98 . aí f.¤ `firm pleading' Triads 174 . doromailt uile co fosadh ┐ co hālainn ` steadily ' BNnÉ 300 § 3 . Here, perhaps LU 2979 cited above under (a). As interj. : fossud a laich, or G., ni áigther ní steady ! LL 287a13 .

Cf. TBC-LL¹ 833 quoted s.v. 2 fosta.

(c) of land (legal or techn. term ?) : tir fosad a mbí maith cech maith, itir ith ┐ blicht ┐ lín ` inhabited land ' (? level or arable land) Laws iv 276.6 Comm.

In compds. apparently in sense either of fixed (firm) or level: ¤chlár : fosadhclár na faithche ` surface ' CCath. 1840 (fossudlar v.l.). ¤chobradh, of boss of a shield , CCath. 5318 . ¤chongbál : ic fosadhcongmhail stiúre an flaithiusa ` steadily holding ' 4620 . ¤glenn : cach fán ┐ cach fosadglenn, YBL 309b52 ( MR 240 ). ¤lár ground, floor ; folld. by gen. middle: a fosadlar Fernmaighi, Fianaig. 70.21 . i bhfosadhlar longphuirt, Lism. L. 3141 . i cathaír ... ar fosadlar in tighi, BB 447a9 = Mer. Uil. 213 . fossudlār, CCath. 1840 v.l. ¤mag : fosudhmagh ` camping-ground ' CCath. 1733 . fos-adhmagh, 2509 . ¤mullach : i f. tṡleibe F., Acall. 3446 . ō ḟosadhmhullach a chinn crown ML 112.2 .

See also fossaid and 1 fosta.

II Subst. o, n. and m.

(a) a fixed or stable position, a station, halting-place ; abode: f.¤ n-aurard (of Tara), Ériu iv 92 § 2 (= f.¤ airard, LL 33b13 ). co tech Eogain ..., co fosud fer Fernmaige, LL 111b32 ( RC xiv 430 ). rogab f.¤ ┐ foslongport, Cog. 48.5 (sosadh v.l.). pl. Troini ... sedes a eterchert .i. fosta , YBL 169b39 = sosta, PH 6239 . Cf. na secht nimi ... cid dosgni fostaib cen bēt ? what makes them stable ? SR 7951 .

(b) halting, staying, abiding (in a place) : ag siubal ... gan anadh gan fhosad, RC xxviii 310 § 5 . is carrag fria fosug a rock for stability (of Cú Chulainn) ZCP x 301.1 . Cf. dia targa [do] foshudsu a nEtail `your settling in Italy' Aen. 1877 .

(c) a flat surface ; a crown, summit (?) : fri fosad a edain IT ii2 242.15 Eg. i fossadh a édain, CCath. 2178 (cf. cava tempora Luc. Phars. iii 706 ). hi fossud a mullaich, TBC-I¹ 1207 bentai hi fossud a mullaich, TBC-I¹ 1207 (= LU 5681 ; i comard a chind, TBC-LL¹ 1899 ). go fosadh mullaigh chnuic F., AFM v 1572.2 . for fosaid mullaig slébi Sióin, LB 130a57 (perhaps a compd. in each case, see mullach, fossad-mullach above).

Cf. do eim f.¤ `it guards the brain-pan' Metr. Dinds. iv 332 .

? íarumdíge, íarumdirge

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Forms: -dirge

n (? < díge a satisfying, Contribb. The form -dirge may be a corruption) after-satisfaction? (occurs only glossing íartaige, q.v., and refers perhaps to the settlement of the liability expressed in that word): digde .i. sith, ut est iardaige .i. iarmdigde .i. in alio loco .i. in iarmdige .i. sith .i. cumal gach aenaig .i. diburdud, O'Dav. 590. cu niardaige gaire .i. cus in iarumdighe is adha dlechtuin don fir fine, gaire in tsenorach coitcind ..., Laws ii 282.29 Comm. naombrethach gach niardaighi .i. isi in naomad breath do berar do iaramdighe, da dighe iaram a .vii. cumala ..., O'Curry 1637 (< 23 Q 6, p. 10a ). Cf. O'D. 561 (< H 3.17, col. 438 ). iartuigiu conteathgatur .i. coitceann techtuit .i. in iarumdirge, coitceannuigit gaire in tseanoruch coitchinn, Laws ii 284.19 Comm. corus iardaige cidh ar a neibenar (sic) .i. coir seis, seis coir iaramdeirge fonadma in ferainn cid ara ráiter no ara naisnéiter? Ni hannsa. aram cóir iardaighe cach fir fine fri araile .i. ar aní is cóir do cach fir fine iaramdeirge fonadma in ferainn for in fir fine aile, O'D. 785 (< H 3.17, cols. 563 , 564 ).


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Forms: immun, immun, immuin, immund, ymmuin, immna, immunn, immnaib, imainn, imanda, imand

n o, m. (Lat. hymnus) n s. int immun , Trip.² 1341. a s. immun, Trip.² 1340. g s. ind immuin , Lib. Hymn. 17.55 . d s. isind immund , LU p. 14 n. b . n p. ymmuin, Lib. Hymn. 100.25 . a p. immna, Lism. L. 3417. g p. immunn, 3421 . d p. immnaib, PH 1596. d s. cusinn imainn , Lism. L. 984 and n p. imanda, PH 958 seem to show a change over to ā decl. ? To this imand, decl. as ā, f. IGT Decl. § 12.

hymn: emmun ab [h]ymno .i. laus , O'Mulc. 392. nách óen gébas do immun, Trip.² 1341. ymmon do-r-roega i't biu `a hymn which thou hast chosen in thy lifetime,' Lib. Hymn. 102.51 . attaat ratha imda forind immun sa, 65.68 . imman michel laisim re (sic leg.) codlad ┐ immun maire matin, Mon. Tall. 137.17 . in alio locó doronad corp ind immuin, LU 294. rochansat immund ┐ cantaicc logmair do, PH 2155. gabhais a shalma ┐ a immna molta don Coimdhid, Lism. L. 3417. docluinti foghur gotha Coluim cille ... in tan nobhith ic cantain a shalm ┐ a immum, Lism. L. 3421.

In phrase i.¤ anma (regarded as one of the duties of the Church towards people) hymn for the dead?, prayer for the dead?: (Some of the exx. seem to show confusion between imman(n) m. hymn and 3 imna n. gift, q.v.) praicecht ocus oiffrenn ocus imaind anma on eclais da manchaib, Laws ii 344 - 26 . baithes ocus comna ocus umaind anma, iii 32.31 . procept ocus oifrend ocus imand nanma, iii 32.22 Comm. imna anma hi sesam, ZCP iii 29.24 .


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Forms: incoisce, incosaig, inchoissig, inchosaich, inchoisig, inchoisget, inchoisged, inchoisc, incoisc, incoisce, in- coississed, inchoissised, in-coisis, inchoisc, incoissegar, inchoisechar, incoisgedar, inchoisciter, inchoisecht, inrochosecht, incoiscthi, inchoiscid, incoiscid, inchoiscidh, -edh, ioncoisg, incoiscithur, hincoiscedh

v (in(d)-com-sech) indic. pres. s. 2 incoisce, Laws iv 108. 1 Comm. 3 incosaig, Sg. 208a9 . inchoissig (rel.), Ml. 59a7 . inchosaich, TBC-I¹ 623. ní inchoisig , Sg. 9a16 . pl. 3 ní inchoisget , Sg. 202b3 . impf. s 3 inchoisged, 9a16 . ipv. s. 2 inchoisc, Trip.² 1140. incoisc, LU 4864. subj. pres. s. 3 ? incoisce, Laws iv 144.1 Comm. subj. past. s. 3 in- coississed, Ml. 24c22 . rel. inchoissised, Wb. 2c7 . Ml. 56a13 . fut. s. 2 in-coisis, Bürgschaft 28 § 76b . pret. s. 3 ro inchoisc , Trip.² 1186. Pass. pres. s. incoissegar, Ml. 127d14 . inchoisechar, Sg. 198a3 . pl. incoisgedar, 29a2 . inchoisciter, PH 3066. pret. s. inchoisecht, Ml. 16c10 . inrochosecht, Ériu iii 142.233 . Part. pl. incoiscthi, Ml. 49a7 . Later declined as an i- verb, inchoiscid: indic. pres. s. 3 incoiscid, LB 251a3 . subj. past s. 3 co ro inchoiscidh (leg. -edh), RC xlvi 228.9 . pret. s. 3 ro ioncoisg , Leb. Gab.(i) 10.15 . Pass. indic. pres. s. incoiscithur, Laws ii 154.5 Comm. pret. s. ro hincoiscedh , TTebe 3589 .

(a) signifies, indicates, points out: conrobad inna chorp ní inchoissised tóbe uitiorum `so that there might be in his body something to signify ...,' Wb. 2c7 . a cétna n-etargnae inchoisechar per ille `the first cognition which is signified,' Sg. 198a3 . áram inchosaig dede `the number that signifies a pair of things,' 71a2 . suin do ṡlund ind úildetad inchoisget, 45b1 . dind intliucht inchoisget, 53a10 . incoissegar deacht ┐ doinacht críst tris in loc inna aisndísen, Ml. 127d14 . son inchoissised longud, 56a13 . is ed inchosaig a frecndarcus `it is that which indicates His presence,' 116d3 . atcoisged amal bid hi frecndairc nobeth `he used to point out him as though he were present,' 24c15 . is tremfeidligud suthin inchosig permaneo non sic maneo, 21d4 . ro inchoisc Pátraic dó altóir chlochtha ... fo talmain `indicavit,' Trip.² 1042. ro inchoisc Pátraic dóib cosmailius in luicc cona méur ó chill Garat, 1186 . incoiscsiu damsa ced leth atá Emain, LU 4864. crích íncoisce ail adrada `a district which a stone of worship marks,' Laws iv 142.16 Comm. crich insin nad incoiscet nach comarda ┐ nad cuindrighther senchaide, O'Curry 33 ( H 3.18, p. 13 ). gillfai ┐ in-coisis `dass du Unterpfand stellen und anzeigen (aussagen) wirst,' Bürgschaft 28 § 76b . is ed inchoisciter dúin-ne triasin ernaigti thrédai do-roine Ísu ..., PH 3066. conadh ime rofaid Dia an lucaist co ro inchoiscidh (leg. -edh) do ... that he might show him, RC xlvi 228.9 . ised inchoisces qāil ind ḟocail as locusta .i. loco sta , ZCP xii 370.12 . issed inrochosecht tre sodain (sic leg., Ed.) sladi muintire Coirpri what was signified was, Ériu iii 142.233 .

(b) teaches: incoiscithur do marcuighecht `he is taught horsemanship,' Laws ii 154.5 Comm. is amne íncoisce doib scor ann `thou instructest them', iv 108.1 Comm. as eadh ro ioncoisg-side doib, long do dhenamh, Leb. Gab.(i) 10.15 . cia ro incoisc dhuit sin olse mo druidh ol in righ who thus instructed you?, BB 210b30 .

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n o, m. (Lat. locus)? log lag, IGT Decl. § 69.


(a) place (in general, usually inhabited or intended for habitation): log .i. inad, O'Mulc. 16. ab hibernis locis .i. ō locaib imechtrachaib mundi, 700 . locc i mbítis prim-sacairt oc irnigdi, Wb. 10d15 . i ccach lucc i mbet Cristidi olchene, 7d1 . locc rélto et foilsichtho `locality of explaining and manifesting', 12d15 . in l.¤ lesom hic arnaib aitrebthidib (referring to `Sion'), Ml. 144c3 . cia l.¤ sainriud dia regtais gl. in morem pecoris, 99b10 . tri dul isna lucu arda, 23d23 . l.¤ i mbiat arma gl. armamentarium, Sg. 35a13 . i lluc dub dorchu, Fél. March 9 . is fri cathardu ┐ eclaisi domiditer luicc .i. primluic, p. 2.5 . alaili locc ná ranic int uisci (in a house), Trip.² 119 . Temair . . . cech locc as mbí aurgnam dēicsi iter mag ┐ tech, Corm. Y 1212. discretus locus .i. log discre[i]tech, 408 . Caisil .i. . . . cīs dobertha ō feraib Ērenn cossin luc sin, 391 . i ndorus eccalsa . . . i lluc lére `a place of piety', Ériu iii 100 § 25b . lāifitir la rī[g] grēine / a l.¤ pēine fadeoid (of Hell), 30 § 11 . ructha Pól cu locc in díchennta, PH 1869 . ro-aittrebam isna hinata sin ┐ na lucca iar-sin, 757 . dia pecdaige nech i llocc airithe, issed is techta dó imgabail in luic-sin, ┐ dul i llocc aile do aithrige ind, 6454 .

(b) Extended applications. dwelling (place), habitation: inna diamri no inna imdoirsea inna l.¤ cossecarthae gl. domorum claustra, Ml. 92d5 . locc umdaingen umat cona ōendorus, ZCP iii 29 § 4 . roba locc do Dia in cride-sea, ACL iii 232.31 . for cubus cáich inna lucc `each in his cell', Ériu iii 100 § 26 . di cech rét etir locc ┐ ēdach ┐ dig ┐ bīad, ZCP iii 29.2 . plot of ground, site : logg di ṡubuip, K. and H. 21 . asbert Fiacc . . . nand rigad con tísed Patricc do thoorund a luic lais ┐ dia choisecrad ┐ co mbed húad nu ggabad a l.¤ , Thes. ii 242.6 (Ardm.). dochuaidh Fursa . . . d'iarraidh luic ┐ ionaid i ngébadh, RC xxv 388 § 1 . luid tar lār luic / īar mbēimmim chluic caillech combrass, ZCP xi 149 § 7a . Of ships, anchorage: do chuireadar amach . . . a laoidheanga as a leapthaibh ┐ as a lógaib leathna, ML 44.26 . Of a defensive position or precinct: seacht ngadhair do ghadhraibh puill / leis gach laoi im lug an anaim, Aithd. D. 50.25 (cf. toghla an chraoi, 24 ). lucht fill nach lá im log / gá dtá sinn dar slad besieging me, 52.19 . Of a place or spot on the body: ma gorith l.¤ cith ine chuis nú ine láim, Thes. ii 245.36 (Cambr.) (loch, MS.). tanic . . . fuil . . . a lluc in crechta moir-sin amach, PH 145. Of literary works, etc. place of origin or composition, etc.: cethardai condagar da cech elathain .i. locc ┐ aimser ┐ persa ┐ fáth airicc place, time, author and occasion, Fél. 2.1 . locc don laidse Teamair, Laws i 2.1 . l.¤ dī (i.e. don Táin) cētamus lige Fergusa . . . āitt in rohadnucht, ACL iii 3.2 . l.¤ do Seanchus hi samradh ┐ i fogmur [Teamuir] . . . ┐ Raith Guthaird . . . a l.¤ a ngeimrid ┐ a n-errach, Laws i 2.5 (the place where it was taught?). position (of words, letters, etc.): réil aersoilcthe beoil oca fogur isind luc-sin `manifest in the opening of the mouth at the sound of it in that position' (i.e. the position of m as the initial of a word), Sg. 14a16 . dia luc fadesin no do luc infinite gl. nomina videntur esse quae tamen loco infinitiuorum ponuntur, 154b1 . is beoaigti [is]ind luc-sa in fechtnach `in this passage', Hib. Min. 452 . in titail saingnusta adfesar do suidib ar cind inna llocaib sainredhchaib `in their special places', 290 . Of the sun: ro thaitne . . . in grian . . . fri re dí laithe cen gluasacht asin oenluc, LB 124 § 39. Of position in order: is fisid cid armad locc conesta ar tús, ┐ aimser isin lucc thanaisi, ┐ persan isin tres lucc, Fél. 2.3 . immaircidhi dano cidh isin caecatmadh lucc no beith in psalm n-aithrighe `that the psalm of repentance should be in the fiftieth place', Hib. Min. 204 . isin cuiced lug, Laws iii 70.z Comm .


(a) hollow, pit, ditch : is si ro ḟossaigh a chenn fri cloich . . . co nderna in chloch luicc ┐ cnuic ina chiunn, Cóir Anm. 273 . ro padar lana na sligthe ┐ na luic comfachraibe don ṡneachta, RC xlvi 235 § 6 . dorinne B. locc dia sail . . . ┐ do líon an bráon an locc, BNnÉ 179 § 34 . boi . . . locc mbecc . . . cechtar a dí leccoin a dimple, LB 148b33 . a lag a dhá súl, Duan. F. i 78.45 . srut[h] . . . ag imtecht . . . isna loguibh sin `ditches', ZCP vi 284.16 (equated with díg, 14 ). an uair bhíos dall a ccionn daill, tuited araon sa lag (in foveam, Matthew xv 14 ), Mac Aingil 4645 . cuirthear an lacht . . . i log ar lár an mhachaire `hollow', Keat. ii 1740. Fig. is log dómhain bēul na mban ccoimhthightheach `a deep pit', Proverbs xxii 14.

(b) burial place, grave : dona llocaib inro hadnaicit, LB 181b2 . co n-aurslaic in l.¤ a mbo (sic) Petar apstal hi Roim, Harl. 5280, fo. 36a (cited from O'Mulc.). fuarumar iarum tri luccai tra isin adnocul . . . .i. Stephanus isin cetna lucc, PH 1583 - 4 .

III In prepositional and adverbial phrases, i luc in place of, instead of: hi luc ranngabála gl. participii officio, Sg. 193b2 . co nducad b inná l.¤ `and b was put in its place', 17a5 . hi luc posit atá ego hic, 45a14 . corop `subsequens' tí i ll.¤ `precedentis', Lib. Hymn. i 64.56 . indles imorro do forbaid dib dul i lloc araili `for any accent of them to go in place of another', Auraic. 822 . totinsma daerchland ic dul / i ll.¤ saerchland re slonnud, LL 17906. Cf. do luc inna n-anmman inchoisc ceníuil `(in place) of the names of cognition', Sg. 28b4 . a lluc i lloc from place to place : for fainiul a lluc i lluc, LU 250 . rochumscaig Patraic a lluc hi ll.¤ , Trip. ii 396.30 . In the same sense, ó luc do luc: ō luc do lucc iter utmaille ┐ labhrai, Corm. Y 422.

In nn. loc. Lag an aonaigh, AFM i 22 n.u . Lag odhar, Reeves Ad. 429 . Lag an dobharchon, ibid.

Compds. With noun. ¤aimser (a dvandva compd.) place and time : comad hē so a logaimser, YBL 219b36 (see Wortk. 130 § 1 ). is e immorro ord fil isin libur so .i. a brollach ar tus ┐ a l. post, BB 299b41 .

With adj. ¤lán chock-full: tegh osda loclan do oig[edha]ibh, Aisl. Tond. 101 § 5 . glennṡuili loclīatha `grey-pitted', CCath. 4024 . ¤mór deep: go ndearntaoi láthair logmhór do shoicheadh ós cionn a ghlún dó ┐ do cuirthí innte é, Keat. ii 5198.


Cite this: eDIL s.v. tairchell or


n o vn. of do-aircheil.

(a) surrounding, comprehending, enclosing: t.¤ .i. timchell, ut est t.¤ tomais, O'Dav. 1584. ní chumgat na dúile a th.¤-sum nach a thacmuc, PH 3406 . nipv techta in briathar diadhai spirtuidhi do tairchill ┐ do scriphund ind oenlucc uerbum spiritale comprehendi ┐ scribi in vno loco non debuit, Hib. Min. 3.z . Traicia ainm a tíre | go síre a séolta | iar na tairchiul teachta | a n-airthiur na h-Eorpa according to its proper boundaries (?), Todd Nenn. 130.1 . aithgin cach fedha o taircell co diraind circumference, border , Laws i 134.24 Comm. cen dín demin dia tairchel surrounding, hence protecting (against Goliath), SR 5798 . ní fil taircealla foraib `there is no restraint upon them,' Laws iv 114.24 Comm. feichem ocus fear taircill ocus fiadnaisi `pledge-man' (`collector,' Plummer MS. notes), ii 124.5 Comm. Cf. tairgille.

(b) robbery, plundering: bid cu aigh ┐ taircill `will be a hound of battle and rapine,' RC xxiv 174.15 = SG 331.3 . re toirchill tic, re toirchill téit, Comp. CC 101.23 . is don gabhail sin ┐ do thaircheallaibh Eachach ... do chan Colom Cille exploits , BB 31a19 .

(c) Various: ba hē mēt rolad cor dia indtleacht na hingine ... co mbo taircill ┐ combo hēccōir a ndognīdis a lāma was so perturbed that the work of her hands went all awry, ZCP xiii 262.21 . iar tinnrud tairchil cach greim | do fidrud saindil secheim, SR 4223 . comad oin iar tairceall cros | doro in fotan glas after visiting crosses (as an act of piety), Lism. L. 3506 . As Aig ┐ Taíg ┐ Taircheall a tri coin, BB 35a13 . T.¤ ainm Molling, Lism. L. 301.4 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. temair or
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Forms: Temro, Temrae, Temair, Teamhair

n i, later k, f. g s. Temro, Thes. ii 263.31 . Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 16 § 1 . Temrae, BColm. 72.11 . ? Temair, Metr. Dinds. i 46.1 . IGT § 151 . Latinized Temoria, Thes. ii 259.3 .

(a) any high place, eminence, hill ; in some of these exx. we have to do with a metaphorical use of the placename (e.g. t.¤ feda), EIF 382, 654 , The Kingship and Landscape of Tara 427 : grec rotruaillned and téomora (? Θεώρημα, Θεωρέω, τιμωρέω, , CMCS xv 15 n. 68 ) i.e. conspicio. t.¤ din cach loch (locc, Y) ba hurgna decsin iter mhag ┐ tech ut diciter t.¤ na duath .i. grianan no tulach. t.¤ in tige .i. grianan, Corm. 42 . a verbo Greco temoro .i. conspicio. úair is t.¤ ainm do cech inad asnid soirb fegad radairc. unde dicitur t.¤ na tuathe t.¤ in tige, LL 159a9 . t.¤ cech n-ard cech n-irgna | ... | t.¤ cech mbennach mbirda | acht mad Emain, Metr. Dinds. i 10.65 . omnis locus conspicuus et emineus sive in campo sive in domo sive in quocumque loco sit, vocabulo quod dicitur t.¤ nominari potest ... ut dicitur t.¤ na tuaithi et in toighi ..., RC xv 278 § 4 . doglinn glasaib temrach .i. tinóltar é a glaisinib na tulach, t.¤ tulach da reir sin, O'Dav. 616. for t.¤ ┐ dingna na cathrach, TTr.² 205 . ? dianforba t.¤ telchaind, IT iii 17.15 . in t.¤ feda, crann is áirde bís isin fídh eside, H 5.15, 28a ( O'D. 1676 ). temhair .i. gruaidh, ut est niam temra rosa .i. is í t.¤ th'aighthi do gruaidh, O'Dav. 1546. Cf. Ériu xiii 14.13 . ? To this: teamair .i. aibhinn, Stowe Gl. 126 = Lec. Gl. 27 , 191 . See túaithebair.

(b) n. loc. Tara in Co. Meath. See Metr. Dinds. i 1 - 45 , Rennes Dinds., RC xv 277 ff. T.¤ .i. te múr múr Téa ingine Lúgdach maic hItha, Corm. 42 . ac Tea móir ingin Lugdech | ...conad uaithi atá T.¤ , Metr. Dinds. i 4.36 . According to Met. Dinds. originally called T.¤ Breg: T.¤ Breg, cid ní diatá | ... | cuin do dedail frisin mbruig | cuin robo T. T.? `when did the place come to be called T. (instead of T.B.)' (notes), i 2.1 . But the opposite seems implied in: T.¤ diatá T.¤ Breg, i 20.105 . óclach do thuaith Temra Breag, Acall. 2001 . T.¤ tuathi ┐ tigi | ... | mathair anai cech fhine, Metr. Dinds. i 10.69 . lengait Temuir, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 41 § 29 (temraig, v.l.). seach Theamair, BDD² 174 . co Temraig, Thes. ii 354.8 . doirrseóir Temra, Corm. 28 Milgitan. feis Temra, IT i 118.26 . bid fās tír Temrach túae, Thes. ii 314.3 . go rabus ag impod na Temrach, Laws i 6.14 . o Themuir, Thes. ii 241.5 . día tíagad do Th.¤ , BDD² 155 . hi Temraig, Thes. ii 307.7 . co Teamraig na Righ, CF 519 . dessel Temra, RC xv 284 § 38 . Saltair Temrach, Metr. Dinds. i 14.10 .

Also in other nn. loc.: i T.¤ Chualṅge, TBC-LL¹ 1492 . Teamhar hEirionn, CF Eg. 198 . T.¤ Érna, IGT Decl. ex. 2160 . T.¤ Lochrae, LU 6928 (BDD). T.¤ Luachra, RC xv 444 § 50 . tangadar co T.¤ Luachra, Acall. 5629 . ó Theamhar Luachra Deagha, CF Eg. 65 . See Hog. Onom. As name of an Ogam letter: aicme huatha: hOchae, Dindrigh, T.¤, Cerae, Quorann (Dinnogam), Auraic. 5689 . As (of a woman) : Teamhair, inghean Ui Mhuirgheasa, Hy Fiach. 120.11 .