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Emain

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Forms: Emain, hEmain, hEmuin, nEmain, Emain, Emna, Emna, Emnó

i, n.l., f.

I Navan Fort, near Armagh: nom. ceth leth ata Emain , TBC-I¹ 376 . Emuin Machæ, LL 126a16 . acc. fri hEmain anair, TBC-I¹ 429 . tanic co hEmain, IT i 216.8 . dat. a hEmuin , IT i 144.19 . i nEmain Macha 136.2 . o Emain Macha, TBC-I¹ 1829 . gen. os Emna oenuch AU 902 . borg Emna , Fél. Prol. 193 . i coiced Emnó (: bó), CRR 4 . for dóe na rrátha .i. na Emna, IT i 72.4 . for dou na hEmna, 76.2 (v.l. for tua na hEmnai, for tua ina hEmna).

II the name of an elfin fort, or region: cróib dind abaill a hEmain (.i. Emne(a) nomen regionis), Imr. Brain 3 . Eamhain mheic Lir mheic Mhidhir, 23 H 8, 59a . Freq. E. Ablach: Eamhain Abhlach, 23 H 8, 59a . is e in M. sin robai a nAraind, ┐ as fria side adberar Eamain Ablach, RC xxiv 274 § 7 . dún in Eamhno Abhlaighe (sic leg.) like Emain of the apple-trees Ériu v 56.72 . Síth Emna, Skene's Celtic Scotland iii 410 = 23 H 8, 59a . ZCP viii 194 . TD ii 215 . Cf. Emne.

emain

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x see 1 emon.

2 emon, emain

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Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: emna

n f. (possibly identical with 1 emon) a species of verse, apparently a stanza with couplets similar in structure: emon airchitel ar it cosmaili a da lethcomarc unde anamain [= anemuin, Corm.] dicitur .i. ni emon acht is ceatharreig, O'Mulc. 391 = Corm. Y 574 . ech cach emhain ina chain-chennas coir, 'for every emain (the due payment is) a steed in its fair proper bridle' O'Dav. § 531 , ZCP xx 483 . ind anamain mór...cethri re inti-sside .i. nath ┐ anair, laíd ┐ emain , IT iii 59 § 114 . Cf. 60 § 118 . 96 § 152 . Auraic. 1578 . 3673 . is i so in eamhain, IT iii 97 § 156 . n p. emna, 59 § 112 . in cethramad [rand] emun imrind `e. i.' is the fourth (species of) stanza 64.11 . is í seo ind emain imrind (of a stanza 72+73in which the separate couplets have deibide rime i.e. rinn and airdrinn, while a-c, b-d also rime) 68 § 8 . impud na hemna (i.e. reversing the order of the lines in the above stanza to 73+72) 68 § 9 . eamain imceand imrind (a rearrangement of deibide imrind mór) 69 § 11 . See also ZCP xvii 270.12 .

The emain belonged to the syllabus of the cano or fourth-year student ( IT iii 36 ), and the reward for it was two cows, or a steed of equal worth: da ba ar emain , Laws v 58.9 Comm. , 62.23 Comm .