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2 úain

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Forms: úaine

n f. (g s. úaine, IGT, Decl. § 14 ).

(a) time, leisure, opportunity : is (ní) hú.¤ do has (has not) time, etc. for: lasse bas nuáin do `when he shall have leisure' (gl. cum ei uacuum fuerit), Wb. 14a25 . roboí a saindodcad for cach connarbú huaín dóib coiniud a n-óg `so that they had no leisure to bewail their virgins,' Ml. 100a3 . nochan-uain dam I haven't time , Lism. L. 1561 . co ro huain doib ernaigthe do denum fri ré in chorgais chesta `that they may have leisure to pray,' PH 4997 . With cop. and inf. pron.: nimhuain fri acallaim neich I have no time , SR 1185 . (= ni huain dam a., MacCarthy 52 ). falti indiu ní dam úain, IT i 79.19 . nidam uain-siu do thuidhecht libh, Lism. L. 1815 . Cf. diamsa úain no innisfind, LL 198b60 . nidat uain dia n-airlegunn thou hast not time to read them , Anecd. v 2.8 ( Alex. 827 ) = nocondombuain-siu dun urlegend, BB 498a3 .

Later: tá u.¤ agam ar: a nuáir bhiás úain agumsa air, Acts xxiv 25 . cf. tigidh líom, ... go m-biadh u.¤ aguin air lámha do dearga, CF p. 62. 141 . Cf. (Mod.): go bhfuaireadar uain le teacht air dtír, MacCongl. p. 132z .

is (ní) hú.¤ with prep. or gen. it is (is not) a fitting time for: ni hu.¤ do theicheadh 'nar dtír, | do chuaidh dhínn ar bhfeitheamh féin, L. Cl. A. B. 79.103 . as u.¤ dom dhula, ... | do thruaill an chumha mo chorp, 79.81 .

With gaibid: gá fios damh, ... | an mbiam an uair oile ann? | an uain bhus goire gabham, TSh. 1829 = Dán Dé v 5 .

Cf. iarraid mar uain ar an oide faoisidneach, TSh. 9065 . Defined by follg. gen.: tabhraidh dhúinn uain agallmha `an opportunity of pleading,' Content. xxviii 1 . nach faghaim u.¤ th'agallmha, TD 22a10 . trés an ndóchas bhíos aca ré hu.¤ aithrighe d'fhagháil, TSh. 7390 . cosmhail ... | nach fuair tú ... | ... | u.¤ cadail ar do chearchuill, Content. xxiv 21 . Cf. L. Cl. A. B. 125.32 . dochóidh u.¤ calaidh ar chách, PBocht 26.7 . u.¤ deabhtha ní dó dobheire, L. Cl. A. B. 222.77 . dá n-aghum u.¤ saothraighthe, 218.18 . u.¤ sgíosa ní lamhthair liom, Studies 1933, 140.13 . ní hu.¤ adhmholta ar éan-chor | m'anlochta an uair ḟoillséachar, A. Ó Dálaigh xlvii 3 .

(b) a turn, a spell, an opportunity : uain, seal, am, a turn, a course , Kirk ( Eg. Gl. 614 ). noca tucustar u.¤ neich do neoch sech a ceili dib (of the turns of the customers at the mill), Laws i 200.12 Comm. críoch O Felme fuair an fear, | ar u.¤ seilbhe na sinsear `in his turn of ancestral possession' (i.e. he got the territory by hereditary succession), Top. Poems 90.16 . do gabh Eire a hu.¤ cumadh, Ériu viii 86 (`turn of trouble,' O'Gr. Cat. 338.25 ). ní fhúair ealta ú.¤ ar loch, L. Cl. A. B. 81.145 . tabhair an ú.¤ d'fhéin Line | 's don Mhidhe féin uair oile, 74.115 . u.¤ na hathardha d'ḟagháil `a spell of the patrimony,' TD 32.71 . fer astegh d'ḟagháil na húaine | fear ag gabháil dúaine duit, IGT, Decl. ex. 683 ( v.l. niorbh iongnadh bean d'ḟaghail t'uaine). cinn ṡluaigh is iad ar h'aghaidh | ni ḟaghaidh siad uain oraibh, TD 10.30 . ní bhí acht u.¤ an tí nach tig | don uaigh ag an tí tháinig, Ir. Monthly 1922, 419.36 ( DDána p. 172 ). cuimhnigh ... | nach fuighe ... | u.¤ ar an rígh uair eile | bídh uair ag an impidhe, PBocht 14.38 .

Possibly uain loan is the same word in this usage; cf. cach úain co toiseach, ACL iii 227.24 ( ZCP xvii 51 ).

(c) = advantage (over someone): munbadh an uain frith ar Cenel CConaill don chur sin `were it not for the advantage taken of the C.C.' AFM v 1576.8 . go ro frith an u.¤ sin ar Ua Neill, vi 2022.4 .

(d) of time; point of time; season : is í sin uain agus aímsir adubert ... teacht a ttír, CF p. 63.146 . do rugais é a cinn na huaine sin a mainnser ... an esail, Études Celt. i 83.21 . time (of year), season : i n-aroile lō ūain ḟogamair robī F. ... i Caisil, ZCP v 500 (`in the season of autumn,' Manners and Customs iii 262 ). guidh orm i n-uain an chreidimh `in the hour of,' A. Ó Dálaigh xxxv 2 .

(e) time (on earth), lifetime : ní gan adhbhar uair gach geall; mh'amhgar, a uain dob aithghearr, L. Cl. A. B. 143.140 .

(f) time, reign (of a king, etc.): do bhrígh go n-áirimhthear libh | uimhir trír ar uain éin-ḟir, Content. v 126 . fiche bliadhain fuair an fear | d'u.¤ ar giallaibh na nGaoidheal, TD 32.29 . níor chaith d'u.¤ acht éanlá ann, | téarná suil fuair an fearann, 32.43 .

(g) ar úainibh in turn : cuiris I. ┐ a muinnter a n-anála ar uainibh fon súdraill, BNnÉ 5 § 11 . uch, a Coimdhe, créd do-bheir | na roigne d'ég ar úainibh (—imh MS.), IGT, Decl. ex. 256 . seal damh i dtigh a theghlaigh | seal oile 'gon ingheanraidh; | adhbhar smuainidh a Dhé dhamh | mé ar uainibh san dá ionadh, L. Cl. A. B. 68.100 . roinn ar uainibh uair an lá (: uairibh), Dán Dé ix 27 . sealuidheacht flaithis, eadhon, gach re mbliadhan ag gach aon díobh ar uainibh (v.l. ar uairibh), Keat. i 222.45 . bás d'fhulang diaidh i ndiaidh ar uainibh, TSh. 115 . do ghabh ... agá malairt idir a lámhaibh, ┐ ar uainibh ag iniúchadh na gceann, 7708 . biadhadh bocht is nocht ar uainibh, Keat. Poems 1411 .

(h) d'úain nó d'anbhúain = in season or out of season: gan mo liaigh do léigin uaim | re headh laoi d'uain nó d'anbhuain, Ir. Monthly 1929, 661.5 ( DDána p. 16 ). naisgim ort d'úain nó d'anbhúain a breith libh, L. Cl. A. B. 65.2 . ná sgaraid ris d'uain nó d'anbhuain `come weal come woe,' TD 16.51 . ni háil leis, d'u.¤ nó d'a. | a beith aonaidhche ar aidhlinn `be there peace or disturbance,' 19.8 (of a sword).

(i) With co: am eól co húain in cech airm (v.l. huaim) `completely,' Metr. Dinds. iii 266.3 ( LL 155a12 ). rolen co húain in gairm glan | de sin Ath Lúain na lestar `perpetually,' Metr. Dinds. iii 372.81 ( LL 158a41 ). atbér frib co húain, Metr. Dinds. iii 378.1 . ogam fail sin gabuil glúair, | findat na druíde co húain (v.l. co naeb; co mbuaid; ar nuair), Metr. Dinds. iv 78.14 ( BB 398a17 ). co hopunn, co hūain | tuc dam topur dér `opportunely,' Ériu vi 113 ( ACL iii 232 ). guith an chluig do chluinim-se | dom rad-sa go huain (: Cluain), Celt. Rev. x 133.29 (= in season i.e. at the time for prayer ?). do airmius daibhsi co huain `leisurely,' Fen. 62.5 . is as ro baistead co huain `happily,' ib. 242.11 . ár laeich ár ngadhair co huain | ac faghail um an caemchluain, `at their own discretion' SG 105.10 . ( Acall. 502 , `leisurely').

(j) = respite, grace : do chuinghi[d] úaine enbliadna for C., Leb. Gab.(i) i 78 § 54 . nir deonaigh acht uain bliadhna, 106.16 (glossed: ... cairde bliadna). uain an ualaigh-sin ní fhuil | 'gá ghruaidh nua-luisnigh náraigh, `ceases not to bear that burden' Ir. Monthly 1927, 593.23 ( DDána p. 405 ).