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1 acht

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(freq. act in O. Ir. glosses). See GOI § 908 . Later ach.

I As prep. with accus. (see Ériu xvii 79 , ZCP xxv 237 , Ériu lx 137-42 )

(a) save, except (lit. outside, Thurn.): cách act tiamthe `every one save Timothy', Wb. 23d5 . bacc de echaib a.¤ serrchu, Laws ii 118.9 . a.¤ cuit naige fine, iv 194.26 . roslechtsat do Patric a.¤ cóicḟir all except five bowed to P., Trip.² 1652 . fiche a.¤ sé bliadna i.e. 14 years, LL 15069 . ar di-legad síl Dubthaig Daīl ... acht claind Moathaire 'for [all] the descendants of Dubthach the Beetle were destroyed ... except for the kindred of Mothaire', Aided Echach 96 §4 (g) (h) . di-legath síl Dubthig Dōeltengath and act cethra conchuiriu, Aided Echach 94 § 1​ . achd ré n-aithrighe d'fhagháil save that there was time for repentance, DDána 64.9 .

(b) More freq. after neg. vb. as in: act aní ropridchussa dúib (nothing) save gl. nihil . . . sapietis, Wb. 20b4 . nand asse díchenglad cor mbél . . . inge (acht, MS) nóe curu it is not proper to dissolve contracts . . . except for nine contracts . . . Ériu xvii 66 §§ 4 , 5 .

(c) Hence in sense of Engl. only, merely , etc. (cf. Fr. ne . . . que): ar ni arilsem-ni act dígail for we have deserved only punishment, Wb. 20d14 . ni bí nach dethiden foir act fognam do día his only care is to serve God, 10b9 . ni gessid . . . act búaid precepte, 26a34 . nicon chloor act for caínscél, 23b41 . connaccon bet a.¤ degnimai less so that he may have only good works, Ml. 129a9 . ní rádat som a.¤ bréic ┐ togaís they speak only lies and deceit, 31a18 . in tan nád techtat a.¤ oin aimsir `when they have only one time', Sg. 5a10 . nī fūar a ssēt a.¤ Maire `I have found not her like save Mary', Thes. ii 349.4 (Hy. v). a.¤ fo thri nico rotroisci M. `that M. never fasted but thrice', Mon. Tall. 157.5 (§ 72) muna bed a.¤ don dornsann ní himtecar la suidaib, Laws iv 158.5 . nach ístais biad . . . a.¤ biad Conchobair, IT i 75.15 . conna-ruc a.¤ oīnchois ūaim, Sc.M² 12 . ni boi arm la Hiruath . ... a.¤ bocṡlaitt moir, PH 850 (a.¤ bocslat mor, v.l., ZCP xiv 147.7 ). na déantar lámh dhearg a.¤let none but her be outlawed(?) Dán Dé ix 9 . nach fuil a.¤ talam ┐ luaith san cholainn daonna nothing but earth and ashes, TSh. 432 . gan a.¤ mac tíre 'na sesamh rena brollach only a wolf standing at her breast (instead of her own calf), BNnÉ 164 § 34 . Note also: dearna a láimhe a.¤ a lámh oile / clár do b'áilne snoidhe sain, DDána 32.22 , where a neg. is implied (see notes).

(d) With emphasising nammá, amáin: a.¤ comparit neutair nammá gl. non inuenitur nisi neutri generis, Sg. 41a8 . act seircc ndée tantum (= nammá) gl. non quaerit quae sua sunt, Wb. 12c2 . a.¤ nammá renders Lat. nisi forte, 9d21 , 12c32 . a.¤ éolas nammá, TBFr. 392 . ní thérna díb a.¤ oenchóicer namá, BDD² 1494 . teach . . . cen dorus . . . a.¤ seinistir ┐ forleas namá a house without any door but a window and skylight only, 81 . a.¤ dá angel amáin ní bátar and, LL 291a3 . ní bhí a.¤ an moladh amháin / ní don domhan a.¤ díoláimh `save praise alone', TD 31.8 . a.¤ trōcaire Dé amhāin, Fl. Earls 134.20 .

(e) So also with follg. mad (cf. acht má as conjunction infra): a.¤ mad a claind `unless it be her (own) children' (gl. docere autem mulieri non permitto), Wb. 28b13 . ni ruc . . . claind . . . a.¤ mad óeningin, IT i 130.14 . nád aithgainethar . . . a.¤ mad indred n-indligthech, Críth G. 564 . noco ria nech dib ar éc . . . a.¤ mad Essu ┐ Caleb, SR 4732 . a.¤ mad aenfer, Anecd. i 63 § 115 . indis dam firindi, riam nucha n-ebartais a.¤ mad guth ceart, Fen. 156.21 . ni bhíodh neach aga ghoire a.¤ madh na hoighe allaid `save only the deer', ZCP i 64 § 57 .

(f) Hence in adv. phrase a.¤ (mad) becc lit. except (but only) a little, hence almost: combo marb a.¤ bec until he was almost dead, LU 3290 ( SCC 8 ). a mboi de ór . . . oca a.¤ becc almost all the gold they had, PH 999 . fāsughudh C. . . . a.¤ becc `almost total devastation', RC xvii 384.23 (Tig.). corloiscit cella fer Midhi a.¤ mad becc, 389.7 .

II As conjunction

(a) In sense save only that, except that (folld. by nasalising rel. clause in O.Ir., see GOI § 503 ) (freq. with nammá): ro legsat canóin amal rundalégsam-ni a.¤ ronda-sáibset-som tantum `they have read the Scripture text as we have read it save only that they have perverted it', Ml. 24d24 . accobor la mmenmuin maid do imradud act nandléicci concupiscentia carnalis , Wb. 3d13 . Borg Emna ro tetha / a.¤ mairte a clocha `save that its stones remain', Fél. Prol. 194 . is bēlra dligthech concanat, a.¤ nat aithgnet cluasa dōine, Ériu ii 118 § 54 . a.¤ nach deachaidh tar muir Manann, riámh ní rosgabh rí ba fearr, Keat. ii 5755 . So also in the following (where rel. not marked): haue a.¤ ro noebad / do Dunlang `a grandson, save that he has been hallowed, of D.', Fél. April 11 . manid caindleóracht in tige as ail duit do chosnamh a.¤ namá bid mó bas loscud don tig oldás bas suillse don tegluch except that the house is more likely to catch fire than its inmates to get light, LU 9197 ( FB 92 ). conrotacht . . . a tech . . . fo chosmailius na Cráebrúadi . . . a.¤ nammá ro derscaigestar a tech so . . . do thigib inna hamsiri, 8046 ( FB 1 ). coro ṡollsigset in catraig na dluma derga . . . a.¤ ni loisctís nech nama without however burning anyone, LB 152b41 .

(b) With má, mani, cé (see Vendryes, Ériu xvi 21f. ). With má except if, unless: act ma chotchela gl. numquid Israhel non cognouit, Wb. 5a9 . act massu made in chretem rochretsid gl. nisi frustra credidistis, 13a34 . act mad melltach lassin fer `unless it be agreeable to the husband', 9d17 . act mad óentu dúib occa gl. ex consensu, 9d22 . tír Cannain . . . / nista . . . / a.¤ ma rannait . . . / for meic iar for n-adnacul unless your sons divide it SR 4735 . ní dligther fothud a thige do neoch . . . a.¤ ma ḟrisnasar a ḟlaith, Críth G. 79 . nocho chumcaid-si imchaisin Críst a.¤ ma blasti bás ar thús, Trip.² 1147 . ní talla a léni de a.¤ mad fria huaim `he may not take off his shirt except it be to stitch it', Ériu vii 140 . Note also: a.¤ má dothísad Arddrí secht nime dó ní reg-sa, Trip.² 1354 .

(c) With mani except if . . . not. So in some early exx., but later = a.¤ má or mani: a.¤ manidchomalnid a rropridchad dúib gl. nisi forte reprobi estis (you show that God is in you except you fulfil not what has been preached to you, Wb. 18b7 . ni ba messi dogena a.¤ manimléicther ind it is not I who will do it unless I am not allowed in i.e. provided I am not forbidden to enter, RC xxv 26.9 . noco mberthar uaimse ait na halma ass (leg. a.¤ Vendryes, loc. cit.) manip aúrderg limsa, LU 5029 (TBC) unless I do not consider them visible i.e. worthy of being seen (Vendryes). a.¤ minab edrud ┐ grian, `provided it be not between thee and the sun', Ériu viii 122.28 . In follg. exx. = a.¤ má, a.¤ mani: ni segar baithis acht menip dóig bes marb in gein unless the child seems likely to die, Ériu ii 208 § 32 . fotdáilfind i n-ilpartib . . . a.¤ manibad F. were it not for F. LU 5673 (TBC). ?is mesi . . . dliges a caurathmir a.¤ mani brister anfír form unless I am treated unfairly, LU 8986 ( FB 74 ). ni raga ass . . . a.¤ manit ainge ben unless a woman protect you, 3352 ( SCC 14 ). ní maith duit imthecht t'oenur a.¤ mani[d] dáil fir no thēig, Fing. R. 91 . acht mana maidi in talam found unless the ground breaks under us, TBC-I¹ 3577 = mono thaeth (muna maidhi, muna maoighthfe v.ll.), TBC-LL¹ 5975 . ni ra cotail C. risin re sin, a.¤ mani chotlad fithisin ṁbic . . . C. did not sleep during that time except for a little while, 2473 = a.¤ mad mani chotlad, LU 6338 . nach fer gentor a.¤ mona bentar a cend de unless his head is cut off, RC xii 88 § 99 . a.¤ mana bera lat in topur so `unless you take away this well', Lism. L. 4669 . a.¤ muna faghbam ní dar cobair orra sin ní bia duine a mbethaid unless we can find something to protect us from them there will not be a person alive, Acall. 6174 . ní dénann urchóitt do neach acht mona derna nech urcóit di, Maund. 33 . nad ḟetar-sa . . . act manip íat in Galían, CRR 11 . a.¤ munab í M. th' iarraidh, Eachtra Uill. 4300 .

(d) With cia even though, even if: act ci nip lour `even though it be not sufficient', Wb. 11d15 . nach facamur riamh roimhi, / a.¤ gér cian ar comnoide though long has been our sojourn, Ériu iv 114.32 . tu easbal dob annsa leis /. . ./ a.¤ ger ionmhuin gach easbal, Dán Dé i 9 . ba menmarc leis co mberadh buaidh a.¤ ge bhadar ced fan fer `he wished to defeat them even though they were a hundred to one', Stair Erc. 1471 . acht gidh mór do maith doronuis co ró-so, ZCP vi 67.8 . for imegla a bhāssaigthe a.¤ ge ro baoi i n-a Pāpa, Fl. Earls 206.20 . a.¤ gér laoch mear even though he was a swift warrior, LBranach 7210 . Samson, a.¤ gér chalma a neart, Éigse iv 188.71 .

(e) In conditional sense if only, provided that (folld. in O. Ir. by perfective subj. except where an impossible condition is implied, see GOI § 904 ): bíth and beos acht ropo i tuil dée `let him still abide therein provided it be in God's will', Wb. 10a25 . act ní arbarat biuth inna túari provided they eat not the foods, 10c1 . bid maith mo menmese act rocloor for cáinscéilsi `my mind will be glad provided I hear good news of you', 23d2 . atá comeisseírge act rocretem oipred dæ, 27a15 . ni imned lim act rop Crist pridches, 23b24 . buí cara damsa isin tírsea . . . a.¤ rofeasmais conair dá thig if only we knew the way to his house, BDD² 262 . a.¤ rop coir ní gellas, Críth G. 505 . a.¤ ropom airdric-se (ropa airdercsa LU), maith lim cen co bend buan acht oenlaa, TBC-I¹ 571 . ata lasna tuati beith lór dóib do ascnam nime acht doratat ní dona hanmchairtib (sic leg.) `the lay folk deem it enough to win a place in heaven if only they have given something to their confessors', Mon. Tall. 141.16 (§ 35) . doémat na trī sailm-sea . . . acht rogabthar gach dīa, ZCP iii 30.23 . With non-perfective vb.: a.¤ ni bed úall and `if only there were no pride in it', Wb. 10b27 . nico mórbrig laisim and a.¤ ní cometestar dond accobar `he counts it no great matter provided there be no yielding to desire', Mon. Tall. 152.7 (§ 63) . a.¤ com-messind-se mo maccu nī diṅgentais do chride chrád if only I were able to control my sons, Fing. R. 498 . Note also: noco nindligthech do gin co tuca abad acht techtugad do breith `provided that he has brought the means of taking possession', Laws iv 4.15 .

(f) Similarly with follg. co n-: ríge láech nErend . . . dait . . . a.¤ co nderna mo chomarlisea provided thou do, LU 8114 ( FB 8 ). a.¤ cor damthar fír fer dam ol sé atbér, 9213 (94) . a.¤ co rabat glinni mo diṅgbála ria provided there are sureties to satisfy me, MU² 64 . a.¤ co nde[r]nat maith / flaith uaidib co bráth, Trip.² 1798 . cretfemit do Christ a.¤ co ro-fhindamm a nert, PH 345 . nis-fil do plāig . . . for bith nachus-bera sin for cūlu, a.¤ corup léir guidter Dia occai, RC xii 430 § 21 . With non-perfective vb.: asbert . . . nod lemad a mbrethugud a.¤ co ndaimtis nammá fora breith, LU 9012 ( FB 76 ). dá fessed a.¤ combad fer ulcach nod ngonad no mairfedsom he ind (mixed constr.) 6110 (TBC). cuma a dteasda uan dom aois / gan suan feasda a.¤ go bhféadmaois, Dán Dé xvii 5 . a cōir féine a.¤ go bhfagha / ni dóigh Éire i n-aontamha, TD 24.1 . Hence as soon as: act arroilgither ind epistilse dúibsi berthir úaib Laudocensibus gl. et cum lecta fuerit apud vos aepistola [haec] facite ut et in L. aeclesia legatur, Wb. 27d13 . aiggelat sa hé a.¤ co roisc int oirned as soon as the ordination is ended, RC xlii 134 § 9 . acht co ndernair hoc rechtair romhat dochum an prainntighe, RC xxvi 374.1 . With non-perfective vb.: ragat a.¤ co fiasur in n-airm atá I will go as soon as I know where he is, LU 3373 ( SCC 17 ). bérthar cainnli duit acht co tumthar, Lism. L. 1996 .

(g) In adversative sense but: énirt a cocubussom . . . act nosnerta in sonirt, Wb. 10c3 . coir irnigde tra inso act ní chumcamni, 4a27 . robatar leosom eter desciplu . . . act dorigénsat in descipuil dechor etarru, 7d10 . cenél Maicc Ercae as tressam . . . a.¤ nochon follamnaiget amal ardrígu, Trip.² 1064 . lánsíth i nHérinn . . . a.¤ buí imneissi chatha iter dá Chorpre, BDD² 230 .

(h) Often introducing a positive clause oppd. to a preceding neg. one or vice versa: ni imdibe dualche . . . act is imdibe colno, Wb. 21b11 . conibé eter in peccato act co beid in pænitentia , 9b2 . ní bo ar seirc móidme act conrobad torbe dúibsi triit, 17a13 . ní dron act is diuit et is glé, 17b4 . ni ar Abracham . . . a.¤ is diar foirbthetuni, 2d2 . ni delb ad-rorsat act is cosmulius delbe, 1b19 . ba torad saithir dúun . . . act ní bad nertad na mbraithre, 10c21 . is hé láech is áildem . . . a.¤ níba s[h]uthain, TBFr. 5 . ni hainfis a.¤ día necar doniam indnos it is not in ignorance, but to set them forth that we proceed in this way, Mon. Tall. 154.27 (§ 66) . co rrabe . . . cen dig cen biad, a.¤ 'co immorchor ón taíb co araile, Sc.M² 3 . In sense at all events, however: mór di ḟertaib . . . doróne . . . acht aisnédfimne úaiti do ilib díb, Trip.² 110 . nī himda persa . . . is fessach crēd . . . in bāss geipit, acht nī thernoighit tar aiss amach go bráth, Fl. Earls 70.31 . Note also: munup do saighe selbha a.¤ for ecin `unless he seizes land by force only', Laws iv 26.16 Comm. nídnanaid a crothad nach a flescad a.¤ a nidi `it is no protection to shake or beat it, but only to wash it', Mon. Tall. 155.2 (67) . ná dearbh as a.¤ go hairech, Content. vi 27 .

(i) On cases where the prec. neg. sentence contains a word meaning only: ni hed a méit nonchretidsi act fodaimid fochidi airi `not only do ye believe it but ye endure sufferings therefor', Wb. 23c7 . nípat hé . . . nammá beite isind inducbáil sin a.¤ bieit cit geinti, 4c40 . nirbo chuit eperte tantum act robatar cid ferte dia imthrenugud, 24c5 . ni namá na duile aicside do chumscugud . . . a.¤ ro-chumscaigit gráda nime, PH 152 .

(j) In the idiom a.¤ ní . . . ní not only not . . . but not (cf. sech): a.¤ ní ructaisseom airesom ní rucadsom foraibsom not only could they not get away from him but he could not catch up with them, BDD² 300 and note. a.¤ nis leicim nis étaim, TBC-LL¹ 2334 (= sech LU). a.¤ ni trebad ni coimge, Metr. Dinds. iv 332.36 . a.¤ ni gonab-sa ni gonfa-sa mo moindter-sa, Ériu v 32.23 . a.¤ ní mó a cách ní lugu `not only is it not increasing but it is not less', Otia ii 81.2 . In positive constr.: acht ba dimdach ba debthach, SR 5688 . atbert in drui: a.¤ saerfaithir do mathair doberthar duit na bú as well as freeing your mother the cows will be given to you, IT i 40.x . Note also: a.¤ ní buaid a denam imbáruch is mó is dimbúaid a denam innocht, TBC-LL¹ 1866 .

(k) With cia: cindas rainnfither in mucc . . . cīa indas . . . a.¤ a-rann ar chomramaib in what other way, Sc.M² § 6 . cid, ol si, acht maillechut-sa tú co sír, PH 8262 . Introducing a phrase: cid fil ann didiu (sic leg.) a.¤ amal itcualae, PH 834 . cid fil ann immorro acht ni dechaidh aonnech ina ndocum, Stair Erc. 449 . Note also: aní ná roich lám, cid a.¤, / is écen dam a dúthracht, LU 3935 (`yet' SCC § 44 ).

(l) As quasi-conjunction in idioms with cen (gan): gan é a.¤ i naois ōiglenaib `seeing he was but of young child's age', O'Gr. Cat. 381.13 . gan lios . . . a.¤ lán do dhoire dharach, TD 28.7 . gan duine a.¤ ag dol ar séad, Dán Dé ix 34 . gan duine . . . do dol faoi . . . acht le custam do dhīol `that no one should go under it without paying custom', Fl. Earls 90.4 . brugh. loch. Lugh inand ghabhaid a.¤ gan illradh ag Lugh, IGT Decl. p. 81 § 29 . Note also: ní fuil mac Gaoidhil ná Goill / a.¤ lán dá éanghrádh uile, TD 17.57 . ní bhí leó a urdail a.¤ d'ór /. . ./ cinn a bhfagha suaine a sleagh / nó truaille tana dtroigheadh `they have not so much as the heads of their javelins . . . but is gold', 9.29 .

In introductory phrases: a.¤ chena is alaind cech nderg, LU 3914 ( SCC 43 ). gabhuis Columcille in salm . . . acht cena ni rolegh-som acht aibghiter namá cosin, Lism. L. 823 . a.¤ nammá atáa mí nád n-imthet rí a.¤ cethrur however there is a month when a king goes about accompanied by four only, Críth G. 535 . acht atá ní chena, bar F., is fiach fola ┐ feola dó-som é, TBC-LL¹ 2989 . See also cena. cid (trá) a.¤, cid fil and (trá) a.¤ etc., see trá II(b). a.¤ (mad) énní however, nevertheless, at all events: achtmadh enní, do marbhadh ceithre fir décc [dibh], AFM v 1328.4 . acht aenni, do bitis debtha dermara eturro, Ann. Conn. 1315.4 . acht aen ni . . . bemitt ar aenconair, 1315.8 .

III As subst. ise cuit in achta ann this is the function of the word `acht' in that passage, O'D. 745 (H 3.17 col. 541) (possibly to be referred to 2 acht).

5 acht

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n a.¤ .i. corp nó cubat nó gním ut alius dicit: a.¤ (.i. corp) co saethraib ar seircc Dé / a.¤ (.i. corp) co n-oene is co n-óge / fri figlib ro sin a a.¤ (.i. a chubat) / ro rir cech ṅdan ar diadacht (.i. ar gnim ndiada), ACC 85 ( RC xx 268 ). ecmacht dano a gno dó .i. accu mó a a.¤ .i. a chubat ar robatar .xu. ina airdi, LL 371d15 . mar ta innte a clí (ach v.l.) 's a corp, BNnÉ 260 § 220 and Gloss.

2 grád

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n u, n. love, affection, fondness, charity : amor (gl. grad), Ir. Gl. 1081 . cardōit a caritate .i. grād, Corm. Y 282 . ro buadir in rograd hí dorat do Coinculaind, LU 3923 ( SCC 44 ). is mebul duit ... laigi fri bangrád, LU 3590 ( SCC 30 ). is grád do macalla mo grad-sae ocus mo ṡercc ... dontí da tucus, IT i 124.20 - 21 . ar med do grada, Ériu ii 89 § 9 . ar grad hoinigh for the sake of your honour, TBC-LL¹ 173 n. 13 . in mnai ba ro-mor grad lais, PH 841 . tuc grad ... do `she fell in love with him,' RC vi 184.20 . With obj. gen. : cen serc cen grád Dé accu, FA 27 (LBr.). Do gradh im cride, | do serc im anmain, Ériu ii 90 § 13 . éd tre mergrádh a mná `jealousy on account of immoderate love of his wife,' ZCP viii 108.z . in t-í ... cosna bí grád na uamun in choimded, PH 5299 . grad in t-saegail, 7757 . co ralin grada chatha cosnama crideada ... curada na Greige tré aslach an deí Mairt, TTebe 1178 . aoibhinn an galar grádh mná, Dánta Gr. 2.1 . ar grād Muire, ACL iii 241 § 3 . er grad Dia `for the love of God,' PH 7709 . ar ghrádh na bochtachta, TSh. 353 ; 399 . With prep. ar : is mōr in grād duit ar duini | nach sluic in lār uili ind, ACL iii 242 § 9 . do mhēid mo ghrādh uirthe 'such was my love for her' Celtica iv 65.8 . With fri (later re, la) : ba mó a grad fri Gargán oldait a uli cethra, PH 7178 . an tan atámuid a ngrádh re Dia in the state of grace, Donlevy 362.27 . With do : miscais in t-shaegail ┐ grád do Dia, PH 6863 . ar son a mhórghraidh dhúinn, Parrth. Anma 138.17 . apstal is moo do-rat grád ┐ seirc do'n choimdid, PH 1640 . Pl. favour, good graces : i ngrādaib icond ardríg 'in favour with the high king', SR (Greene) 3276​​ . robói i ngrádaib roríg, Metr. Dinds. iii 300.25 . nā sgáil rūn nā cogar airdrīgh ... | is ferr duit beith ina ngrādaib, ZCP vi 272 § 8 . do grad for the sake of : is écóir dóib do grad indmais no caradraidh bregc do dénum, Maund. 25 . As vn. : do thuatha oc do grád `thy peoples loving thee,' PRIA iii 548 § 18 . thugas grádh don bhfuath `I have fallen in love with hatred,' Dánta Gr. 90.1 . ní dhiongnann grádh olc don chomharsain, Romans xiii 10 . ba mōr ... in grād ┐ in scrūdadh croide a gcoimdēcsain `to behold them moved one much to charity,' Fl. Earls 98.10 . creideamh, dóthchas ná grádh Faith, Hope or Charity, Donlevy 210.9 . gan fuath nó grádh without prejudice, Donlevy Pref. x 29 . ni bhfuil aoin-ní cruaidh air an té ata a ngrádh to him who loves, ib. 470.26 . fer gráda a trusted or confidential servant : dam-sa bat fer grada, TBC-LL¹ 3058 . cuirid side fer ngrada dó do inneithiomh delba C., ACL iii 308 vi 16 . fiallach gradha retainers, CCath. 3383 . oés gráda confidants, men of trust, retainers : aes grádha Mongáin [iat] arna cur a richtaibh cléirech, Imr. Brain i 66.5 . Tadhg rí Con[n]acht do marbad ... do aes gradha fén a fill, RC xviii 18.28 . romarbait se fichit do aes gradha meic Maelsechlainn, AU ii 210.18 (an. 1187) . ar marbad a muintiri ocus aessa grada, Cog. 62.3 . Also dilecti : tráth do-bheir sealbh oighreachta dá aos gráidh féin an tan do-gheibhid bás, TSh. 2731 . dh'aos ghraidh De (= dilectis Dei, Romans i 7 ), Luc. Fid. 385.16 .

Compds. ¤chland beloved children : ar ghairi dia gradhcloinn, Leb. Gab.(i) i 62.6 . ¤fher a confidant (?) : dia fessed rūn ṅgradḟer (: rāided = ngraider, BB 151b14 ) ṅglōir, Rawl. 156b18 . ¤gemm : Mathusalem, érim ṅgrinn, | bahe in gradgemm ria ndilinn, SR 2254 . ¤greit a lovable champion , Fél. March 19 . fo gradgreit echtrann n-adrúad, SR 7194 . ¤grinn : frit' seircc ṅgraidgrinn is mé Issau, ib. 2879 . ¤oll : atreab n-alaind crotha gradhuill, Anecd. i 71 § 188 . ecosc na loc (sic leg.) crotha gradhuill n-aluind n-ile, ib. 51 § 2 . samtha graduill (cheville), EaB ii 784 § 22 .

ildae

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adj io, iā (il) manifold, plural: hua thuislib ildaib `from plural cases,' Sg. 198b3 . frisna briathra huathati ┐ hilddai, 71b12 . inna popul n-echtrann ... air is i.¤ á populus hua cheill, Ml. 67b25 . insin ciall ainsedo illdai `of the accusative plural,' 68c14 . persan immorru is ildha `the author, however, is plural,' Hib. Min. 103. is uatata ┐ is ilda ind lebor sa `is one and is manifold', 217 . ba hilmain .i. ... illda a inmai[n]echt im seircc ndē, Fél.² xlv gl. 11 .

As subst., plural number: sum, es, est, a uathad. Sumus, estis, sunt, a illda, Auraic. 311.

? To this : ilbach ┐ ilda ó ailcib nominati sunt, O'Mulc. 710.

immaircide

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Forms: immaircidib, nephimmaircide, immaircidiu, immaircidid

adj io, iā suitable, fitting, appropriate, becoming: iustum est .i. is i.¤ , Ml. 127c5 . oportuno .i. immaircidi, 81b6 . is i.¤ frisin ceill, 27d22 . robu i.¤ lialailiu, 14a4 . hore is do crist et dond eclis is i.¤ , Wb. 22c17 . cia airm indid i.¤ do epert amén, 12d18 . is i.¤ cerubé subiunctiuus pro imperatiuo, Sg. 163b6 . seircc immircidi do dia gl. caritatem, Wb. 12b26 . hond forcitul immaircidiu gl. conuenienti testimonio, Ml. 35b12 . immaircidib gl. conuenientibus [uerbis], 34a14 . nephimmaircide gl. inconueniens, 17b6 . Compar. ba immaircidiu frisinn intliucht, 27b9 . Adv. ind immaircidid gl. bene, 66d3 . ind immaircidid (MS. immaircidib) gl. oportunae, 75b10 .

immaircidhi cidh isin caecatmadh lucc no beith in psalm, Hib. Min. 203. fólamastar cathraig do chongbail and ol pa immaircede leis `it seemed to him convenient,' Trip.² 1956. imarchide andíol dichoid de muldach muire ... cethe cathbarr nogabtha forsind cetul `it is fitting that the song (?) which came from the head of the Virgin Mary ... should be set ...,' Mon. Tall. 127.9 . is ed is imarcidi laiseom den scribul sin `he considers it proper in regard to that groat,' 143.12 . ialla órda no bítis fria groigib na n-elefint ... in tan ba himarcaide, Alex. 623. as í sutt do fpian imairgide-siu, Aisl. Tond. 100 § 2. tuirem na mbīad n-imda n-imorcide n-ēcsamail, MacCongl. 71.3 . ni imaircidi eturru intan feadair innsci for a n-aill .i. ferinsci for baninnsci, Auraic. 528. gur bo hadha ┐ gur bho hiomairgdhe doibh dul do dhíoghail a mbrathar, Leb. Gab.(i) 246.5 . comhairlighit gur vo himairgidhe dōip a lēigen gach ndīreach gusin fFrainc, Fl. Earls 10.19 . gur bhó hiomairccidhe dhó gé no dhiccsedh fó sídh `that it was meet for him to come,' AFM vi 2334.6 . ba himairgide ┐ ba himchubaid dosom sin, Fen. 164.15 . of a size to fit: ní raibe diib diamad imairgide (of a ring), RC xii 72 § 42. ba himaircithe go tallfad lanomain ina lige foro laur (of a ladle), 86.6 .

inmainecht

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[n ā, f.] (inmaine) love, affection: illda a hinmai[n]echt im seircc nde, Fél.² xlv § 11 . is mou is ar a uamun nofhógnatis dó thall, inás ar a grad ┐ ar a i.¤ , PH 7873.

miscais

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Forms: miscuis, miscsen, miscen, misc(e)n-, miscne, miscena, miscai[s]e

n n, f., (compd. of cais `hatred', Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 10 ; for prefix cf. misceird, misimbert and see Wortk. § 9 ). O.Ir. miscuis; the g.s. does not occur in Glosses. Mid.Ir. g s. miscsen, LU 783 (as if<miscsiu), later miscen, LB 256b32 ( miscin, ZCP i 459. 14 ), whence arises a new oblique stem misc(e)n-, g s. miscne ( miscine, ZCP xiii 266.2 ), pl. miscena, Triads 179. Rarely treated as ā-st.; do tabairt miscai[s]e ar Find, Rawl. B 506 fo. 47d ( O'D. 2387 ).

Hatred, dislike: cais .i. m.¤ , LU 784 , cf. Corm. Y 940. As pred. with copula hateful, hated: is miscuis do Dia, gl. inimica est Deo, Wb. 3d33 . cid nech bad mó m.¤ lat the one whom thou shouldst most hate, SR 6001. raba m.¤ lé-side a leschland, LL 218a25 ( TTr. 86 ). PH 6665. fá mioscais leó an tí Niall, AFM vi 2344.4 . (Compar.) conidh misgaisiu lasna tuathaibh na tigerna clechtait forru innāt na tigernada aili that the peoples hate the rulers with whom they are acquainted more than other rulers, CCath. 5106. As subst.: doratsat . . . m.¤ moir do Ner they hated Nero greatly, PH 1906. tardsat uile m.¤ dia trebaire, Aen. 1763. With obj. gen.: arna epret is ara miscuis . . . act is ara seircc out of hatred to them . . . out of love to them, Wb. 7d8 . ni ar do miscuis (miscais LU) not from dislike of you, TBC-I¹ 1148. rofidir a m.¤ acon ingin he knew the girl hated him, ZCP i 459.29 . do dhioghail a mhisccne for R. to punish R. for his animosity towards him, AFM v 2330.24 . With subj. gen. a thing hated, an object of hatred: m.¤ na ṅgataige one hated of thieves, IT iii 74 § 34 = Bruchst. i § 50 . miscus gach buirb a tinchosc the churl hates reproof (?), Ériu ii 229 § 9. mioscuis Ephraim the envy of E., Isaiah xi 13. miosguis, Eg. Gl. 112. Pl. in distributive sense: trí miscena [miscna v.l.] indsci `three hateful things in speech', Triads 179. inti oca mbítis miscne, RC xx 248 § 51. eter miscenaib (= inter odia), PH 5924.

serc

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Forms: Searc

n ā, f. A dependent gen. is usually objective but object may in later lang. be introduced by DO ( Fél. Prol. 148 , Stair Erc. 1140 , PBocht 5.34 ); also once with FOR ( Stair Erc. 1169 ). Described by GOI § 721 as `vb.n. of caraid (cf. Pedersen Vgl. Gr. § 677 ) but see GOI p. 683 (Translators' Notes 157 ) ; see also Stud. Celt. ii 92 .

love (both sacred and profane): mór in ts.¤ condechuith in crucem pro nobís, Wb. 22b11 . cid intain ronmoitsem ní bo ar seirc móidme, 17a13 . s.¤ dáe dúibsi et far s.¤ si do dia gl. caritas Dei, 18b21 . móa léu sercc a tuile quam dei, 30c11 . coro fessid méit for serce lemsa gl. ut sciatis quam caritatem habeam habundantius in uobís, 14d16 . is uisse a sercc dorat mór di maid duún it is proper to love Him, 4b10 . húise a ṡ.gl. amandus, Sg. 59b5 . amal as n-ed as moam s.¤ linnai adchotadsam triar saithar saindiles, Ml. 92c5 . arnach corathar i mmoth ┐ machthad dia seirc ┐ dia n-accubur, 68b9 . combad cutrummae frisin seirc rocar Crist inn eclais, 65d5 . inna sercae gl. affectionis, 53c10 . nī bu ūarach im ṡeirc Dé (of St. Brigid) Thes. ii 332.2 ( Hy. v ). s.¤ mór do Macc Maire `great love for Mary's Son', Fél. Prol. 148 . ar ṡeirc ríg ro charsat (rocarsat, rotcarsat, v.ll.) `for affection towards the King whom they have loved', May 8 . foruigenai dia Coimdid itir homoint ┐ abstainit . . . ┐ seirc nDé ┐ chomnesom, Trip.² 247 . do s.¤ am anmuin, do grad im craidhe (a prayer), Ériu ii 90 § 12 . ro char sercc tecmuis, RC iii 345.4 . ní frith luth seirce sóerligi | . . . conom thicse, LU 8328 (rhetoric). as descaid serci sírsilliud, 10728 . fo chosmailius Con Culaind ┐ ara seirc for love of him, 3260 ( SCC 5 ). ro charas tusai ┐ tucus seircc ┐ inmaine duit, IT i 120.23 ( TE 5 ). is grád do macalla | mo grad-sae, ┐ mo ṡercc ┐ m'inmaine dontí da tucus, 124.21 ( TE 9 ). miscais in chenntuir s.¤ ind altair `hatred of this world, love of the world to come', Ériu vii 138 § 1d . do urail a seirci fuirre `to press his love upon her', Laws v 294.z Comm . na ba machtad la nech comdire don[a] athlaechuib . . . mad beith dia seirc la Dia ┐ di met a saethair, iv 366.19 . is mac faosma ar searc `adopted from affection', 288.y Comm . altrumu seirce cen iarraith `fosterage of affection without fosterage-fee', ii 168.z (glossed: in taltruma do ni nech ar se[i]rc (sic leg.?). asbertsi frimsa dombérad seirc mblíadnai damsa, TBFr. 334 . ar met a seirci leis for the love he bore her, ZCP xiii 262.17 . fer díb cech lái fri seirc sét | dia ṅgeilt is dia lan-chomét, Metr. Dinds. iv 338.19 (`to guard the stock from sickness'). ? g pl. fada a ghúbha re saoth searc (: righfheart), ML 22.11 . ba eth as[c]nam isin flaith | . . . | in ri berus breit[h] for cach, | a s[h]erc ┐ a omun, MacCarthy 134.g . impait o sheircc in domain-sea forab airchindech diabul, PH 7118 . is e ro-mid ar nefní na huli ar mét serci Crist occe, 1674 . tanic s.¤ ┐ sirinmaine doib innd fir robai ar echtra, TTebe 223 . cuiridh Íosa . . . | briocht seirce san té thoghas `the charm of attractiveness', Aithd. D. 37.3 . la truma a seirci for E., Stair Erc. 1169 . co roibhe s.¤ siradhbul aigi do[n] mnai, 1140 . dá bhrígh budh dleacht dúnn | searc do rígh na ríogh, PBocht 5.34 . i mbeirt chumhadh | do sheirc Iarla Urmhumhan, Aithd. D. 36.7 . dáil a seirce `the bestowal of her love', TD 29.17 . tibhre seirce 'na silleadh `a smile of love', 13.8 . searc mná Ír dhuit, Aoidh, ná léig a bhfaill, 35.1 . g s. used attributively: ic torrachtain lennain ┐ mna serce `lady-love', RC xiii 222.38 . do thuit a dleacht-scéimh sheirce | dá gnúis álainn inniolta, Keat. Poems 1121 .

As the name of a group of tales: mad ferr lat . . . fisi ┐ serca ┐ sluagid, Anecd. ii 45.20 . Serc Crede do Canann mac Gartnain, 46.3 . As npr. Searc (a hound's name), Oss. iv 20.13 .

a beloved person or thing (cf. sainṡerc): asbert Findabair iarum ba hē a céts., TBC-I¹ 2914 . is tusa mo cedghradh-sa ┐ s.¤ mo chridhe, Stair Erc. 525 . a shearc m' anma (to the Trinity), Aithd. D. 70.1c . clereach gen ni | ni searc ri neach, IT iii 84 § 76 . ? To this: airer sula s.¤ , O'Dav. 178 .

Compds. ¤ball: Aigi sáir co serc-ballaib `of the love-spots', Metr. Dinds. ii 66.16 . ¤betha: mór mo shúil ré sheirc-bheathaidh `delightful life' (sc. in Heaven), A. Ó Dálaigh xxxi 9 . ¤bla: fria serc-bla sláin `loved spot', Metr. Dinds. iv 84.63 . ¤blad: ar bar serc-blaid sír-éistid `loved fame', iii 16.192 . hi flaith Nechtain . . . | co serc-blaid co sith-rúin, 218.30 . Damairne co serc-blaid sain, 282.71 . ¤brath loving betrayal (?): gabhaim oram mar iúl ghlan | senchus bhur sean do dhearbhadh, | dar searcbhrath séd mo sheisi | san séd shearcach shuirgheisi, L. Cl. A. B. 277.143 . ¤chluthair (see clithar, Meyer Contribb.): suadhach shámhghlan shármhaith shearc-cluthair (of a fair woman), Hackett xii 11 . ¤ṡiur a loving sister : brathar duit M. | sercsiur duit in mathair dan mac, Cog. 122.6 .

In adjj. derived from nouns: ¤gnásach: n pl. serc[g]nasai boairec `a 'bōaire''s favourites (?)', BCrólige 54 . ¤thnúthach desirous of love (?): do charas tar aon an Déirdre dheagh-ghnúiseach | . . . shaor-ghlan shearc-thnúthach, Keat. Poems 63 (`love-envious, exciting envious love', Glossary).

1 serg

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Forms: tsirg

n o, m.

(a) decline, wasting sickness : ma beith hi seurc gl. sí infirmetur, Ml. 142c3 . bliadain lan dó i siurc 'he had been a full year ailing', Bethu Brigte 8 § 25 . masa searg no do-galur, Laws v 132n. 3 . na hi ro uaisi gatus sirg dona macaib beca .i. camana, ┐ liatroiti, ┐ luboca, i 138.32 Comm . (etym. gl. on essrechta maccru). focherd A. i s.¤ de, LU 10730 (TE). uchan is crú mo craide | s.¤ for marcuch in maige, 3577 ( SCC 29 . H). nisibed nech dib fín acht intí nobid i sérg = (nisi quem infirmitas cogisset) Lat. Lives 93.1 . Attrib. gen. in ben tsirg cin sug nirt gl. anbobracht, Laws i 140.35 Comm . (cf. Corm. Y 42 ). ben sirg sin gus na fuil sailechtu fesi re fear féin, Laws iii 558.10 . in fer siric, i. 130.20 Comm . sarachan seirg (of a dead pig), Irish Texts i 32 § 54 . Cf. dia rob dall na bodar . . . no sirg, O'D. 934 ( H 3.17, 658c ).

In the same sense, s.¤ galuir: o ro erig in rig iarnabárach is amlaid ro bói, mar do beith i searg galair (sic MS.), RC xxiii 410 § 20 . gabais s.¤ galuir rí Caṅgigu co táinic a thiughlaithe, Marco P. 117 . i s.¤ galair . . . do chumhaid a mhná, Lism. L. 2794 . Donnchadh . . . do écc iarná beith hi seircc ghalair ochta re bliadhain láin `under pulmonary consumption', AFM iv 962.2 . Fedhlimidh . . . d'écc iar mbeith i s.¤ galair fri ré fhoda, 972.6 = lubra, Ann. Conn. 1451.2 . nir dheilig taobh ré derccadh dhó acht a bheith a s.¤ siorghalair, ITS v 70.6 .

(b) as quasi-vn. act of lessening, shrinking, contracting, declining, wasting : adaig oc siniud . . . s.¤ for cech sírlo, LB 102 marg. inf. ro gab for s.¤ ┐ digbail, for crapad ┐ for feodugud `began to shrivel' (of entrails used for prognostication), CCath. 973 . atā . . . forbairt na teora mbliadan forro ō sin gusaniu, nō s.¤ na teora mbliadan (of people changed by a three years' absence), ZCP v 501.z . searg an uilc ┐ na fingala doden ar mo comalta as e ata ar mo tsirig, x 306.8 - 9 . deacair searg duilghe na dáimhe `it is difficult to abate the discontent of companies', TD 29.16 . dob orusa a searg mar soin | fearg na folasa Fiachoidh, 15.53 . an fhearg ní luaithe leat-sa | ná ag searg uaithe t'aigneadh-sa thy mind withering (?) on account of it, DDána 88.8 . searg, seargadh, IGT Verbs § 117 .

gaibid s.¤ abates, becomes lessened : a fhearg ┐ í ar galuibh | gabhaidh sí searg ar slighidh, PBocht 21.9 . ar s.¤ in his declining years (?): sláinte maith ┐ sé ar searg | nó gur chaith a ré ag Risdeard, IGT Verbs ex. 987 .

Compds. ¤esnach `lean-ribbed': ré sleasaibh seirg-easnacha a gcneas, TSh. 2266 . ¤mag `withered plain': debthaigis Dagda, nar diúit, | ri [luas] for serc-maig na sét, Ériu vii 228.22 (possibly n. loc.). ¤therc `shrunk and scanty': lind nach serg-therc fri sam-dul, Metr. Dinds. iii 338.3 .

sír

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adj o, ā long, lasting, constant :

(a) rarely of objects: fil and sírchriss senPhóil déin 'there is the lengthy belt of vigorous old Paul' Celtica xv 33, 38 . Sírlamh . sír .i. foda .i. lamha foda badar aigi, Cóir Anm. 248 . folt tiug s.¤ fair, RC vii 128.12 (? = síar). mag s.¤ na sond is na sleg, Metr. Dinds. iii 426.19 .

(b) usually of duration of time: sir cach sendligedh cacha cricha condealg (glossed : i[s] suthain cach sendeiligud), Laws iv 50.12 and 15 . iar serbchrochaib síraib `after long bitter crosses', Fél. May 13 . sægul s.¤ , Ériu iv 132.21 . tria aimsera síra, v 46.3 . bás s.¤ tall don anmain, PH 7812 . beatha shíor ar sheal ngairid, DDána 37.2 . ceangal síor ó soin i-le | ag a síol i Moigh Mheidhbhe, 90.20 . ar gcealgthóir síor `my eternal deceiver', Aithd. D. 52.14 . a bhronnadh bhíos síor `O generous heart ever bestowing gifts', 54.10 . galar trom is teinneas síor, A. Ó Dálaigh xxxvii 8 . ainm síor ar ainm n-iasachta, TD 22a.48 . siosma síor ┐ gleic ghnáthach, TSh. 2937 .

As subst., a long time (?): rí congaib iar siraib seircc , SR 7215 . aeine ┐ satharnd, sir ngnath (cheville), Laws iv 218.9 Comm. ? To this: failet ann srotha . . . | fri sasad sloig, sir sotlaib, | fail ann mór do findtopraib, SR 499 .

In the phr. tré bithu sír for ever , the adj. is not declined (except: tré bithu síri (sira, siora, sirai, sire, v.ll.) (: findrígi), Imr. Brain 55 ). The phr. is later freq. replaced by tré bith sír. tré bithu s.¤ , Imr. Brain 18 . tría bithu s.¤ , LU 2057 . tria bitha s.¤ , ZCP viii 108.13 . ni ro-oslaice tria bithu sir dorus na huamu-sa, PH 352 . éirgidh dá bhur bpianadh tré bhiotha shíor, Desid. 3838 . ó nach fuil fuasgladh 'na gcionn tré bhiotha síor (of the damned), TSh. 6277 . tria bith s.¤ , LU 2401 (H). is and bís ar n-aittreb-ne tria bith sir, PH 758 . tre bhith síor, DDána 68.38 . TD 25.31 . tré bhioth siór, Carswell 17.7 . seachnoidh mé tre bhioth shíor, Desid. 157 . tré bhithibh síor, Celtica xxii 153 § 7 . trē bhithe sīor, Beatha S. F. 3213 .

do ṡír ever, always, for ever, constantly, continually, frequently : fliuchaimsir do ṡir, AU iii 446.27 . adermaid co tacmhann sin cu minic ┐ nach tacmhann do tshír that this occurs frequently but not constantly, O'Gr. Cat. 246.z . teine bithbéo do beith ar lasad do s.¤ , RC xxviii 320 § 37 . foireann do shíor thaibhgheas tnúidh `the race ever exciting envy', Aithd. D. 25.1 . nach do réir oghuim do shíor chuirthear comhardadh, gé chuirthear úair éigin é, IGT Introd. 3.1 . aithne an neith tar nach éidir leis dénamh do shíor ever, 2.y . is náir dhuit . . . | asmuilt do shíor ar mhac De, Oss. iv 222.z . do ṡíor tairse ná teagur `never be they violated', TD 19.19 . bídh do shíor ag righe ré bheith ós a ccionn, Desid. 2915 . ag biothchuimhniughadh an bháis . . . do shíor, TSh. 135 . ní loingedh do ṡ.¤ acht dia Domhnaigh, AFM i 304.z . mur nach bhfaichfithid gnus De do ṡíor, Luc. Fid. 51.3 . dá mbuaireamh de shíor, ITS iii 291.15 . leith a muigh do shíor . . . d'fuil, Donlevy 126.1 .

co sír for ever, always : co hattreb parrduis i frecnarcus de co s.¤ , Three Hom. 96.z . amal bís sútrall for lassad co s.¤ , PH 8250 . mé ar seachrán go síor, Aithd. D. 52.1 .

ó ṡír from all time : ní fhuil enni ó shíor ann acht Dia amháin, Desid. 6071 .

Compar. sía, síriu, síre. longer, farther : ni aufuirig gō-airechta tar nī be[s] sīru huin beyond a single day, Laws i 120.20 (glossed: .i. nochan fīrfuirget in airecht anad isīa uirri nā anad naine, 122.5 Comm . ). ar a[s] sireiu ro said aor oldas an moladh, O'D. 2207 ( Nero A. vii, 143b ). [h]irem .i. is sía, ut est hírem i n-uidhib aitiri uidhe itir rig .i. is dona reib is sia (as superl.). O'Dav. 1066 . sīa īarom rosīachta dealg ūaithe saira bēlaib oldās dar a hais sīar, Corm. Y 502 . gaimen .i. gaimfinn is sīa a find-side quod [h]ieme occiditur , 242 . [ní] ba síri traigidh húad ille ┐ hinnonn airm hi toethsad, BDD² 1096 . na bris dúin cairptiu . . . ní as siriu, TBC-LL¹ 765 . ni rabi láech is-síu (léoch isía MS.) nótheghed do dhigháil a uilc i críchaib cíana . . . oldáss, TTr.² 36 . nī budh síriu farther, ZCP xiv 263.7 . nocha sia a-nonn iná nóin | do-chóidh . . ., DDána 42.4 . neimh ar saighnéin as sia goimh, 95.11 . do bharr ní bhia ar t'oirbhire | nach sia crann ar gcomhdhuine `Thy reproach (of us) can never be so high that the tree of our salvation will not be higher still', Aithd. D. 65.17 . dó as chóra cosnamh na ríghe | rí Oirghiall madh hé bhus sia of older origin (?), 28.10 . áit is sia i mbíd do bhunadh | . . . cnuic roidhiamhra bheann mBanbha `in no place are they so long settled as in . . .', TD 21.8 . as éidir . . . ochd siolla do chur a ccomhfhocal, ┐ ní cóir ní as sía iná sin do chur ann, IGT Introd. 31.6 . sia 'sa sía no snaidis on innsi, RC ix 474.5 (ICM). is sia 's is sia an óige uam `ever further', Aithd. D. 69.6 . sía de the longer, the farther : condib sia de ind rann, Sg. 201b16 . guma[d] síaiti ūadha cend na bliadna-sin `the further off', Fianaig. 68.6 . comad siaide ro ṡoised `that he might advance the farther', MR 318.17 .

Superl. síam, sírem. longest, farthest : is t'ernaidm a[s] sírem mérus i nHéirinn, Trip.² 962 . ó túsa issin dún sa iss ed laithe inso as síam limm, TBFr. 134 . do-iaghaitt . . . bhail as siriomh conrangatar, Hugh Roe 46.9 . Of stature, tallest : an as sírem diib ni segat acht cubat (of dwarfs), Ériu ii 130 § 102 .

For equative see sithithir.

Compds. (freq. merely intensive or for alliteration). Usual meaning, ever-, eternal, long-, lasting, continual(ly)-:

(a) with nouns and vnn.: ni síratrab act is cuit fresligi `a continual dwelling', Wb. 3d4 . is cuit esbicuil nírbo sirbaás `it is a passing cup, it was not eternal death', 32d4 . nicon-da-bia nem acht sírbuith i n-adnaclaib, Ml. 69a8 . [mac] fri silad, fri sírtuistin, SR 2818 . sencha sir-cuimne `an antiquary of long memory', Laws v 368.3 . anas sirect (? leg. sir[ḟ]ec[h]t) do imthecht, 'a long journey (?)' Anecd. iii 59.8 , ZCP xxvii 66 . fosernar sir focal .i. is maith sernaiter in suthin focal, iv 384.23 . iar sircacht in chorgis `long privations', Mon. Tall. 68 (156.6) . hi sirgalur ┐ hi sírshnim, IT i 121.18 . téta mendchrot aca seinm allámaib ṡirṡúad (`bewährter Meister'), TBC-LL¹ 210 . sáim a sírdeired its very end, Ériu iv 106 § 56 . dobeir seodu ┐ sirmaine ór ┐ airgett doib, BB 415b25 . an as diultadach dib, is écen a sírchoimet (of the Ten Commandments), PH 7299 . a shuile oc sírchái, 7760 . seoid dá síorchur inn is uadha (of a mansion), TD 11.21 . Andoich saer co sírclú, Gorm. Sept. 24 . gé táimne re seal gá síordhul repeatedly, PBocht 1.28 . is ní fhuil go deó fóirthin ná fuascladh dháibh | ó shíorbhrat reódha, Hackett xxi 32 . ro bui sí ac síratach in dee . . . co hurtosach na maidni, Stair Erc. 2254 . ag síorthuitim a bpeacadh . . . ┐ ag síréirghe as, Donlevy 220.11 - 12 . budh cóir gur síor-aithrighe beatha an Chríosduidhe air talamh, 312.1 . is gnáth sealbh ar gach shíoriasacht, Maguires of F. 12 .

(b) with adjj.: bith sírḟlaithech, AM 4.23 . síraistae gl. longaeuus, Ml. 90a13 . i mbethaid . . . | seirgthig, snimaig, sirsaethraig, SR 1446 . ar slóg sírrechtach | . . . sirdemin, LU 10374 (rhetoric). ropad sírshaeglach 'that he would be long-lived', BCC² 233.331 . blogha soilléire suaichionta síor-bheaga `minute', ML 132.16 . a ochlai dorchai na sinnach sírchelgach, PH 8246 . Escop Eocho . . . | rí na rígh de sírbuidhech, SG 19.6 . sruth sanntach síradhbul sleibhi, Stair Erc. 891 . an t-amadán síorchainteach `a prating fool', Proverbs x 8 . neach san ló is líonmhaire caint | ní dó is síorghaire substaint, Dánfhocail 53 .

(c) with verbs: na síreclaig de ar Día | ar in fírecnaid Finnía do not despair, LU 4307 . ar bar serc-blaid síréistid `steadily hearken!', Metr. Dinds. iii 16.192 . áitt i sírbói Sen-Garman, 250.104 . síorchaithfitt biadh do thermoinn, Irish Texts iv 82 § 17 . do na mór olcaibh ro shíolaidh ┐ ro shíorchlandaigh i n-inis Ereann a los écca Aodha, AFM vi 2298.26 . is follas co sír-éisdear go trócaireach gnáth-urnuigh na hEagluise, Donlevy 442.5 . barra gach crainn síor-chuireas toradh ┐ cnuas, O'Rah. v 7 .

In dvandva compds.: a fulang co sír sír, IT i 187.25 . ceol combind comaentadach comchubaid bár-oen frinde anosa co sír-sír, PH 8339 . in ceol sirrechtach sírbhuan, SG 108.15 . seolchrand sirfhada sirmor na luingi, TTebe 1970 .