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áth aba

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n (2 áth + ? 1 ab EIF 184 n. 10 , 310 n. 285 , EIS 211 ) m. hellebore, deadly night-shade; water-dropwort; hemlock: eliborus nigher .i. in t-athaba dubh, RC ix 231 fo. 30a . athabæ quasi bath .i. bās, Corm. Y 63 . athaba i fothlacht hellebore among esculent plants(?), Thr. Ir. Gl. 34 s.v. orc treith = ath[aba] i fothracht, Corm. Y 1018 . amal aithaba isin fochlucht, Ériu xi 48.21 . doromailt . . . etir na lubid árchena ind athaba, RC ii 390 § 18 . hirchoitigi ┐ néimnechu oltás áthaba, Alex. 658 . crim muicce fíada ar áth n-aba 'hart’s tongue mixed with hemlock' EIS 142 § 25 . Also tathaba: duilleog in tathaba, sug in tathaba, O'Gr. Cat. 181.10 , 20 . amail is adheitge in athghaba (sic) a mesc an fothlachta, O'Curry 2479 ( Eg. 88, 39(40)a ) = an tathabha, 1586 ( 23 Q 6, 1 a ).