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2 ailt

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 ailt or dil.ie/1074

n (cf. altan) edge, blade; edged weapon(?): a.¤ .i. faebar, Lec. Gl. 305 . gerithir a gae ri a.¤ , LL 6391 . As an object used in swearing an oath: is inann a.¤ ┐ minn, amail adeir . . . toingthi fo a.¤ neimhe .i. fona minnaib is aith amail altain, O'Dav. 160 . ar altaib (arfelltaib v.l.) ar neimib / ardonceltair cuirer, ZCP x 346 § 2 . ?Fig. dó co roeirned dia a.¤ / na huile cesta atchondairc by his keenness, Metr. Dinds. iii 178.147 . Perh. also: Mac Leinin an gai géir gloin / Molaga fá dheoigh mar a.¤ `like a hero', ZCP x 28.6 .

Compd. ¤-berach: soighead . . . ailtbhearach `razor-edged', TD 16.66 .