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áirem

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áirem or dil.ie/1927
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Forms: áram, áireamh, -imh, -mhe, áirimh, -mhe

n ā, f. Later also m. O. Ir. áram. áireamh (g s. and n p. -imh, -mhe) m. IGT Decl. § 101 . áirimh, f. (g s. and n p. -mhe), § 150 . Vn. of ad-rími.

(a) act of counting, reckoning, estimating; number, numeral: tri thogairm nanmae dæ ┐ arim a degmaine, Ml. 102d17 . ārem gl. et in calculo, Mittelalterliche volkssprachige Glossen 18 . bidh i a n-arim [fír]chert / do gaethaib da gaeth deec, SR 51 . baí ica n-áirim tria fisidecht, LU 2852 . Forgall . . . ansu árim a ilcumachta impossible to count, 10265 . teimel imorbuis Adaim / dodonarcheil ar araim `hath prevented us from being counted', Ériu xii 180.z (TE2). ocht míli déc a n-arim míli eighteen thousand reckoning by thousands, LL 219b5 ( TTr. 173 ). sé rígh ḟichead d'áireamh flath `in the reckoning of princes', TD 7.46 . is ed ro harmed ann xx. mili ar arem ainfir `twenty thousand to a man', Ann. Conn. 1256.5 . go ráinicc trí chétt cenn in airemh dibh, AFM iii 588.11 . áireamh a fhearta / lia ná áireamh sneachta sin, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxvi 10 . airim craeibhi ar conuibh Finn i.e. Finn's hounds are as numerous as branches, Acall. 192 . snaidhm díamhair ar tháobh na táibhle / sáor ag íarraidh áirmhe as, IGT Decl. ex. 1385 . dofarcat cech nárim `who surpass every number', Fél. July 15 . co ndechaidh tar airem a nesbadha their losses were innumerable, RC xviii 173.2 (Tig.). ni fuil airim ara med do clēirchib . . ., 30.33 . ro femed a airium and ar marbad do gallaib, Cog. 38.1 . number, numeral: huare is haram foirbthe ind aram séde `because the number six is a perfect number', Thes. ii 31.25 . numerus .i. is á n-aram `it is their number', Ml. 18d3 . isí chetne aram sainigedar fri hunáir, Sg. 41b9 . na nota áram gl. numerorum figurae, 6b21 . frisin n-araim ṅgrecdi gl. ad Graecum numerum, Thes. ii 34.28 . fotha airim (airmi v.l.) = fundamentum numeri, Auraic. 690 = fotha airme, 3319 . lochdach iomurbháidh a ttús chomhfhocuil . . . no áireamh i.e. a numeral is not to be used as first element in a compound, IGT Introd. 24.23 .

(b) certain collective quantity, amount, sum: in n-arim gl. summam, Ml. 36a27 . amal bid i n-araim gl. in summa, 88c12 . In Laws used in the technical sense of the proper number of stock which a claimant may place on land to which he lays claim, Plummer MS. notes: biri airem lat .i. da ech i llaim, O'Curry 850 ( H 3.18, p. 386a ). dobeir do airim isa tir, O'Curry 851 (ib.). berid forcraid nairme hi tir, ib. dilse nairme i.e. forfeiture of the cattle in an illegal entry, O'D. 746 (H. 3.17, col. 541). dia mbera airaín (sic leg.) for airím teachta do dainib ┐ eachaib if he brings any persons or horses in excess of the legal number (it is all forfeited), Laws iv 26.3 Comm. is leth dilsi nairme i sodhuin, 26 Comm. fiac techtai[g]the . . . ┐ dilsi nairme, iii 148.6 Comm. cenmotha airme ata mo, ii 110.14 .

(c) reckoning, computation (of time): 1602 do réir airmhe na Saccsan ┐ do reir rímhe na Romhan as 1603, AFM vi 2322.y . re n-aiream suas co saerNín, BB 14a5 ( MacCarthy 316.z ). do réir áirimh na nEabhraidheach, Keat. ii 124 . ind áireamh na naes, Leb. Gab.(i) 2.13 .

(d) grammatical number: áram inchosaig dede ar is áram ilair . . . acht asringba óen, Sg. 71a2 . dobriathar áirme `numeral adverb', 71b14 . ar is coitchen ade cacha áirme, 198a14 . dechor nuird in arim fil indib ┐ it anmmann uirdd fo ṡodain, 41b7 . ní aiccidit di aram air cia beit dobriathra persandi robiat sidi cen áraim, 71b8 . ni techtat arim, 161a2 . doḟoirdet áraim, 203b11 . do chenelaib ┐ áirmib ecsamlib `to different genders and numbers', 211a14 . etir di árim, 72a2 . trissin n-airim nilair, Ml. 48c19 .

(e) act of enumerating, recounting: ni tairesad a thuruim, no a asneis, no a arium no a innisi [an] ro odimset Gaedil, Cog. 50.18 . Machabeus . . . / cen árem ni foelab, Gorm. March 31 . áireamh ┐ iomrádh a n-éacht ┐ a n-áitheas do dhéanamh, TSh. 5578 . beag dhe ré n-áireamh na aghaidh little can be said against him, Content. xxv 10 . cóir a n-anmanna dh'airemh, IGT Decl. ex. 1136 . gi bé do dáileadh damhsa / gan é d'áireamh oramsa that you did not count against me, TD 14.9 . ní chlos éin-bhean aca sin . . . ós breacmhoigh Éireann d'áireamh no woman amongst them is heard of as having ruled over Ireland, Content. xxx 21 .

(f) estimation, repute, account: docuala h'airem ┐ h'ardnos, ZCP vi 25.21 . fuair ar eachtra áireamh ríogh `wins kingly glory on foray', Magauran 1683 . aon dhuine ba mó . . . aireamh, AFM iv 680.5 . ant aentaisech dob ferr icht ┐ airem ┐ enech, Ann. Conn. 1281.3 . [ní dearnadh] . . . ó ló [th'éaga] . . . / míorbhail nar chuir áireamh ort, DDána 59.32 .

(g) act of reckoning with, among (LA, I N-): is la brethir a n-áram gl. quare non sunt separanda a uerbo, Sg. 26b17 . nephdenom rainne di foleith acht a aram la ainm, 188a22 . mad t'árim immorro bail i m-biat dagláich, TBC-LL¹ 1851 . 'sgan mindeabhaidh ann d'áireamh, TD 4.18 . In phrases: téit i n-a.¤ : tet i n-airium aitgina do cuic seoit na hoidhche sin the five seds of that night are reckoned as part of his restitution, Laws ii 16.28 Comm. ni teit i nairem cinad do cuilain do breith having brought forth whelps is not taken into account in its trespasses, iii 416.1 . do-beir i n-a.¤ takes into account: nim-mór as tabart[h]a i n-árim na tacair, LL 229b44 ( TTr. 932 ). ni tardat i n-airium cenela n-examla, BB 3a7 . ní thibérsa tusa i n-áirem `I will hold thee of no account', PH 1804 .

(h) regarding, reckoning as (AR): ba háiremh ar easbuidh dUltaibh a iondsoigid fothaibh his attack as good as meant defeat (lit. loss) to the men of U., ZCP xiv 232.1 . meic ríogh san fhochla fhéinneadh / fíon gléigheal ortha d'áireamh they were reckoned as, IGT Decl. ex. 139 . clann M. . . . gé fhuairsed urri áirem though they have been reckoned amongst them (lit. her) (?), Hy Fiach. 214.2 .

buiden

Cite this: eDIL s.v. buiden or dil.ie/7360
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Forms: -ú-, buidhean, buidnib

n ā, f. Inflected GOI 183. In PH fairly freq. with -ú- in syncopated forms. buidhean f., IGT Decl. § 54.

Band, group, collection of persons; of warriors troop, company (in two exx. specifically of footsoldiers): ho buidnib gl. copis, Ml. 34c15 . buidnea gl. cuneos, 112b9 . inna buidnea gl. turmae, 62b14 . 112b7 . torb quasi turba .i. b.¤ no numerus , Corm. 42 = Corm. Y 1218. buden quasi poden, pos enim graece pess interpretatur ar is for cois bis in b.¤ , O'Mulc. 170. buidhne aingel = choros, Lat. Lives 104 § 100. sech drongu .i. sech buidne, Thes. ii 325.35 . i ṁbuidnib, Fél. Ep. 295. comarbae buidne, LU 3384 ( SCC 17 ). cach buden immá túsech, 8103 ( FB 7 ). is for cois bis in b.¤ , YBL 422a40 ( Trip. clxxix 25 ). tre buidnib ban mbōeth, Ériu iii 14 § 3. Muire dá mbé ar mo bhuidhin on my side, DDána 40.24 . in began buidhni, Stair Erc. 1188. triallaid . . . d'aon-bhuidhin in a body, Keat. i 204.34 . bude(i)n becc marcach, Ann. Conn. 1406.4 .

With follg. numeral: ríi b.¤ . . . secht cét cacha buidne, Críth G. 457 `king of bands', each b.¤ containing 700 men, appar. the contingent supplied by each túath , p. 104 . buden cóic cét déc, CRR 47. do bhíodh tríochad i mbuidhin an ollaimh, Keat. iii 1223. Note also: na regad chenel C. tar buidin, Trip.² 1713.

As dat. of accompaniment: tanic L. . . . budin trí chét oclách, CRR 49. Hence in chevilles: d p. buidnib bann, ACL iii 223.25 . buidnib blá, SR 3423. buidnib dér, LL 13846. buidnib sel, 23274 ( CRR 57 ). buidnib sét, ZCP viii 108.11 .

Less freq. of things: in b.¤ buaball, IT iii 70 §§ 22 , 19 ( Bruchst. 16 § 30 ). b.¤ do rāpēroip `a collection ', Fl. Earls 100.y .

In later lang somet. in quasi-pronominal use: an bhuidhin bhíos gan neart the weak , Dán Dé xxv 18 . don bhuidhin dhlighes etc. = unto those who, RSClára 108b . b.¤ do cleirchibh . . . b.¤ eile . . . an tres b.¤ some . . . others . . . others, TFrag. 110.17 .

Compds. ? b.¤ choisc: gl. kerethi; gl. pelethi, mirabiles (names of warrior bands) Études Celt. xxii 211 § 28, 29 . ? do bráth buiden-glas, Fél.² clxxii 40. buidheantsluagh, Oss. iii 174.16 .

N

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Forms: nin, n, n, N, n, nn, n, n, nd, nn, nd, nn, nn, rn, rd, n, ln, ll, -nl-, -ll-, n, n, n, N, n

was the fifth letter of the Ogham alphabet, and was called by the name nin ` ash-tree '. It was the last letter of the first aicme or letter-group, of which the first two were beithe (b) and luis (l), hence the whole alphabet was often called beithe-luis-nuin; see Auraic. 976 , 1171 , 2806 , 5505 .

In Irish script n, medial or final (rarely initial) is commonly expressed by a horizontal stroke above the preceding letter.

1. Irish n is of four kinds, according as it is unlenited or lenited, non-palatal or palatal.

N is unlenited in the following cases: when an absolute initial; in the combination sn; in gemination; after r; before a dental (d, t). In these cases, (a) when followed by a non-palatal vowel, it is a dental, produced by pressing the flattened tip of the tongue against the upper teeth, (b) when followed by a palatal one, it approximates to the sound of gn in Ital. ogni, Fr. ivrogne. Unlenited n is ordinarily written nn in medial and final position.

Lenited n, (c) when non-palatal, corresponds to the ordinary European pronunciation of the letter; (d) when palatal, is a weakened form of (b). Cf. IGT Introd. § 8 , where apparently `.n. trom' = unlenited n (ceann, corn, coirndearg) and `.n. séimh' = lenited n. See Pedersen Vgl. Gr. i 152 § 95 , Thurn. Hdb. § 132.

2. In loan-words from Latin, n remains; if final in the Irish derivative it appears unlenited, e.g. mulenn < Lat. molina.

3. O.Ir. nd, medial or final, passes into nn during the Mid. Ir. period; e.g. bendacht (Lat. benedictio), cland (Lat. planta, W. plant), find `white', `hair', gránde `horrible', lend, lind `liquid', mind `diadem', proind (Lat. prandium), rind `point, star' = Mid.Ir. bennacht, clann, finn, gránna, linn, etc. This change occurred early in the case of the art.: np. inda, Thes. ii 47.24 (Philarg.), indá, Wb. 20d5 , beside inna, Thes. ii 247.16 ( Cambr. 38a ); but it is indicated in other occasional spellings in the Glosses, e.g. claínn, Wb. 5b33 ; finnae, gl. pilorum, Ml. 72b16 ; linn, Tur. 109a ; proinn, Wb. 28c20 ; pronn, 31b22 ; rinn (np.), Ml. 145d3 . The spelling nd, though no longer corresponding to the pronunciation, continues in use in Mid.Ir. beside nn, and is somet. substituted for nn in words where the latter is the orig. form; e.g. cend, crand, land, mann, rand for cenn (W. pen), crann (W. pren), lann (< Lat. lamina), mand `manna' (Lat. manna), rann (W. rhan). Occas. final rn appears as rd (prob. a mistake for rnd due to omission of the compendium for n), e.g. ocht ṅdúird, LB 63a28 ( IT i 40.22 ) = nduirn (dorn); cartt, ZCP ii 314 x (=carn).

4. Medial ln is assimilated to ll, a change which begins in the O.Ir. period; e.g. élned `pollution' (as-len-), Wb. 11b9 = eilled, Ml. 22b1 ; dun elled, 92d12 ; part. éilnithe, Wb. 31b29 = eillidi (gs.), Ml. 63a16 ; do fuillned (fo-lín-), Ml. 26c6 = do fuilled, 69b6 ; nud-comálnabadar who shall fulfil it, Ml. 46c20 , beside -comallammar, ib., -comallas(atar), 105a6 (< comlán). Similarly -nl- becomes -ll-: brollach (< bron-lach, cf. bruinne and 1 brú, gs. bronn), fiallach (< fian-lach), tellach `hearth' (cf. 1 teine `fire').

Coming between two other consonants n often falls out, e.g. áildiu (< *áilndiu), superl. of álaind `beautiful'; ní cumgat, 3 pl. pres. of con-icc (3 s. ní cumaing); aisdís, forgaire, frecdairc, scríbdid, variant spellings of aisndís, forngaire, frecndairc, scríbndid. See ZCP v 1.

5. Initial n is occas. prosthetic, due either to orig. eclipsis of an initial vowel, e.g. Dún n-Áis (= Dún Náis, mod. Naas?), Loch Nén, (prob. = Loch nÉn), or to influence of the art.; for prob. exx. see Nairmein, 1 nairne, nangtha, napa, ? 1 nena, noll; the word nuimir (Lat. numerus , O.Ir. umir) is prob. a learned re-formation. Conversely, an initial n may be dropped through being assigned to the art.; cf. es `weasel', 3 úall `cry, wail', úna `famine', with 1 nes(s), 1 núall, núna.

6. N marks nasalization of initial vowels and initial d, g, see Pedersen Vgl. Gr. § 261 fg ., Thurn. Hdb. § 237 , and IGT Introd. § 8.

7. In Mid.Ir. n is oft. used in the formation of adjs. in -ach, -aide, abstract nouns and denom. vbs. on the analogy of forms in -ach, etc. derived from n-stems; such derivations are found beside forms without n; e.g. bendachtnach, bennachtnach(bendacht, gs. -an); bertnaigid `shakes, brandishes', beside bertaigid; créchtnaigid `wounds' (crécht); machtnaigid `wonders', beside machtaigid; mainnechtnach, -naige, beside mainnechtach; mairgnech `lamentation' (mairg); malartnach, -naigid, beside malartach, -aigid; neimnech `venomous', neimnige`virulence' (neim); nemnaige `sanctity' (nem).

nuimir

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n ā, f. (also gutt. st.) (< Lat. numerus ) = uimir. A number: ni numir a haon acht is uadh ḟasait na numrecha, Corm. Y 447. is lia clann Adaim arind numir atchuadammar, Éigse iii 224 (Rawl. B. 502 69 a 37) . in nuimir óir the Golden Number, Fél. p. xx 17 (scribal entry of 1467), cf. O'Gr. Cat. 290.25. do coimhlionadh na nuimire bliadhan, Leb. Gab.(i) i 4.2 . do mhédughadh nuimhri bhar tteghluigh, Mac Aingil 108.4 . d'fhaisnéis nuimhreach an tsluaigh, Keat. ii 2586. cuirthear an uimhir chinnte . . . ar son nuimhreach éigcinnte, TSh. 7861. g p. Leabhar na Nuimhreach the Book of Numbers, 374 (= Uibhreacha, Bedell). mórán nuimer diarmidhe do doínibh, AU iii 508.23 . In concrete sense of a number (group) of individuals: naei nuimhir (= n-uimhir?) ag car do chlu `nine hosts praising Thee', A. Ó Dálaigh xii 9. Of chronological computation: an 8 la Feb. 1664 do réir na nuimre as mo `according to the greater computation' (i.e. New Style), MS. Mat. 561.26 .

torb

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n crowd, multitude ?: torb quasi turb a turba , Corm. Y 1218 = torb quasi turba .i. buiden no numerus , Thr. Ir. Gl. 42.

uimir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. uimir or dil.ie/42997
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n f. (by-form of nuimir, Éigse iii 224 ) number : nisfil crích ná uimir for immud a ecna (=non est numerus ), LB 253b47 ( FA 1 ). umir na Trinoti, LB 216a38 ( MacCongl. 49 ). in umir séda, LB 42 ( MacCongl. 51 ). uimer anba dá mnāib, Celt. Rev. iv 206.28 . uibhir choir na leabhar ata diadha, Luc. Fid. 283.20 . d'uibhir na soighideóireadh, Isaiah xxi 17 . ar uimhir na buidhne bhí na ndáil, Midnight court 75 . pl. Uibhreacha=Numbers, O.T. gen. fod a n-uimreach, BB 33b45 . Leabhar na nUibhreach, Eochairsg. 59.29 . do réir uibhre, Jeremiah ii 28 .