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Forms: airmirt, airmearta

o, n. Vn. of ar-berta, Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 476 . See also LEIA Cf. airimbert. For fuller treatment of this word and airimbert see Études Celt. ii 135 .

(a) act of preparing, providing, getting ready; equipment, apparatus, etc.: huand airmiurt gl. apparatu, Ml. 40d12 . huand airmbiurt gl. (armorumque) instructu, 65a8 . isa n-a.¤ gl. in apparatum, 98a7 . a airmbert in catha sin equipment, Alex. 570 = a airmerta, BB 493a36 . innid dún a n-airmerta, `gib uns ihre Ausrüstung an', ZCP xii 245 § 8 .

(b) effort, endeavour, exertion: da n-airmbheartaib a n-Erinn, BB 25a21 . ó airmbertaibh na n-eurlamh `through the achievements of the patrons', KMMisc. 168.3 ( IGT Decl. ex. 1329 ). ro faccaibh B. airmberta maithe i nG. . . . buaidh foghlama . . . `good institutions', BNnÉ 31 § 44 . do tuic an righan arna hairmertaibh sin gur . . . `happenings', Stair Erc. 65 .

(c) prohibition, taboo, spell . In this sense sometimes airmirt (infl. of airmit?). Note also g s. (or g p.) airmearta, TD 1.9 . ba a.¤ di Ulltaib nī labrad nech dīb acht fri Conc[h]obar, TBC-I¹ 2988 ( geiss d'Ultaib labrad rena ríg, geis don ríg labrad rena druidib, TBC-LL¹ 4724 ; but see Celtica xxiii 57 ). nad fetar armirt (airmit v.l. St.) fil do macraid conid geiss dóib mac dar tír cuccu, TBC-LL¹ 931 . gesa ┐ airmberta, 2295 . geis is ágh is airmirt ort, Duan. F. i 41.29 . ? ni bu airmirt ind airle / do ócaib Tuaithe Tu[i]rbe, RC xvii 165.7 (Tig.). fear ḟuaslaicthe a airmearta `to dissolve its enchantments', TD 1.9 . go dtí an tairngeartaidh dar dhán / si as a hairmeartaibh d'iompádh, 38 . aidhmirt (airmirt v.l.) [ainm] ar gheis, Metr. Gl. 15 § 33 . airmeart .i. geis, O'Cl.