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aith-, ath-

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Forms: aith-, ath-

prep. prefix forming compounds with nouns, adjj. and verbs, leniting. For the O. Ir. forms see Thurn. Gramm. § 824 . In later lang. aith- is usual before palatals, ath- before non-palatals. Before following dentals delenition took place (for the phonetics cf. Thurn. Gramm. § 148 , IGT Introd. § 49 ), and the resulting consonant was voiceless even when the second element began with d- (the phonetic form is somet. obscured by etymological spellings). See aithtinól, aithTemair, attain, attochomlad, attoga, attoísech, attrách- tad; aitdelb, aitdénam, aithdliged, aitdebaid, attáil, atdán- aigthe, etc. With verbs and verbal nouns corresponds in sense to Latin re-, with nouns second, a further, with nouns indicating persons ex- (as in aithrí deposed king), worn out, degenerate. Freq. with merely intensive force.

? aith

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adj follg. seem to be merely etymol. glosses: obad luighi do sa baile is a.¤ ┐ is adha do caitham a mná, O'C. 2432 (Eg. 88, 35 b). no obad luighi an baile is a.¤ di a denamh gin slanugadh don feithemain, ib. Note also: cuaille feda i feilm n-airgit a.¤ i fochlucht, Ériu xi 48.16 = cuaille fedha a feilm nairgid . . . ada a bfothlacht, O'C. 2479 ( Eg. 88, 38b-39a ) (cf. athaba). Adv. luid Asal in a n-diaid co hada no co ha.¤ da niarraidh, Laws i 66.6 Comm.

1 áith

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adj i

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(a) sharp, keen. In physical sense, of a blade, point, etc.: amal in n-altain n-á.¤ , Ml. 72b8 . ette no benn múir no pinna á.¤ gl. pinna, Sg. 67a7 . mar bad do altain á.¤ etruim nad berrtha, TBC 1892 . gae aith etromm, 5570 . cloidem á.¤ amhnas, 5501 . bera áithe, PH 1204 . clocha . . . aithe, IT i 190.27 . in torc cusna eochraibh aithi .i. cusna fiaclaib bir- athi, Laws v 444.16 Comm. a sheanshaoghlach á.¤ ḟionnḟuar (to a weapon), TD 33.10 . Equative: ba háthithir delc sciach, LU 5920 (TBC) = ba hathidir, LL 12539 . Compar. áithiu cech delg is ou, PH 4136 . cia mes (.i. faebur) is áithe na glám? Ériu xiii 81 § 287 . slega ba haithiu rinde, BB 490a16 . Superl. cía háithemh eó? what is sharpest of points? (of satire), Ériu xiii 25.6 . Cf. O'Dav. 40 , 770 . Compd. ¤rind: tar éis Bresail á. áith , Met. Dinds. iv 144.6 . ? guaire aithrind fair he had sharp-pointed bristles (of a sea-cat), BNnÉ 77 § 146 = g. aitenndai, Lism. L. 3798 (cf. adrind).

(b) Of mental powers keen, acute, sensitive: ba há.¤ á inntlecht, Aisl. MC 17.11 . ropat áithe étrumma a bretha ┐ a chocerta, Tec. Corm. § 6.49 . Cellachán á.¤ imgrind, Ériu i 128.18 . no shárgind én aith im og I used to rob the keen bird of its egg, IT i 158.12 ( LL 20181 ). gan fhear gcoimhghníomha an fhéil á.¤ , DDána 91.41 . einech urlam á.¤ , KMMisc. 274 § 67 . Compds. ¤-airec: aith-airec acutum inuentum , Hib. Min. 8.253 . ¤-chíall: in drui sin amnas co n-aithcheil (: Béil), LL 17750 .

(c) quick, active, keen: at aithi athluma for n-errid, BB 429b35 . a óghmhacaoimh á. éadtruim, DDána 67.13 . aith .i. luath ut est aithem gaibes tuinide .i. is aithi no is oibne gaibis tuinide ma don teallach medhónach (= is aithiu aem .i. is luaithiu, Laws iv 2.10 Comm. ). Nó aith .i. gér, ut est aith amail altain, O'Dav. 126 . aith .i. ger no luath, O'Cl. Adv. ro lenait . . . co haith, Cog. 76.12 . o romgeibh fúacht isind aigh / tigim go háith 'na aghaidh, Buile S. 58 . ? aith ro classa ri airbriu / di ráith fri daigniu demniu, LL 705 (ait aitt v.l., ITS xxxix 170 § 12 ). Compd. tar tuinn anfaidh áithneartmhara, DDána 89.8 .

II Subst.: áith éachtach comhlainn (of a sword), Measgra D. 14.25 . ? esbadach aith īarna dīth inna thacht (of a pig), (B. na f.), Ériu vii 6 § 7 . ? aith cen lén (cheville), SR 5249 .

2 áith

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Forms: á., áithe, átha, aithiu, háthaib, athanna, athandaib

n i, f. á.¤ (g s. and n p. áithe, átha) f. IGT Decl. § 42 . Note also a p. aithiu, O'D. 2270 ( Rawl. B 506, 23b ) (= re háthaib , Laws iv 118.22 Comm. ) and n p. athanna, Ann. Conn. 1235.17 . d p. athandaib, Hib. Min. 66 § 6 . See Lochlann ii 214 .

Drying-kiln (for grain): criathar atho gl. cribrum areale, Thes. ii 235.7 . canaba .i. aith , Codex Salmanticensis col. 379 (Plummer MS. notes). cóic lethunga argait i tírad i n-á.¤ aidchi domnaig ┐ loscad na hátha, Ériu ii 206 § 27 . tirad a n-aith, bleith a muileand, Laws v 474.2 . tech dia ndentar aith , 162.17 . in ni fobentar a caisiul na hatha tar eis in tirtha, 488.13 Comm. athgabail chota i n-aith muiland in dunad, i 216.3 . bla susta aith , iii 220.15 .i. slan a mbrisenn in tsuist isin aith , 16 Comm. tellach na hatha, 264.3 Comm. cuit i n-á.¤, i mmuili[u]nn, Críth Gabl. 96 . indtechta tria críathar n-átha i.e. ground to pieces, BDD² 1295 . ro erb M. fris frestal na hatha, Fél. 12.10 . ? ar (amail) dorucastar ┐ dofuarcar al-lár n-athae, O'Mulc. 424 . gabais tene in aith , Lism. L. 4303 . ro loiscsem bar n-átha de / is ro millsem bar muille, SG 247.37 . sgriostar leis go bruinne mbrátha / a muille a n-átha a n-iothlanna, TD 16.23 . bárr áithe, GJ vi 149a35 . áit[h] na mbríceadh `brickkiln', Nahum iii 14 . sórn áithche (sic) na mbríceadh, 2 Sam. xii 31 .

de-áith

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adj i. Two-edged : haec bipennis .i. deáith, Sg 67 a 4 . frassa tiuga...darmaib deáthi ri díburgud LL 239 b 49 . TTr. 1712 . —A cpd of de- and áith .

†de-áith

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adj i. Slothful, lazy , Contrib. A vox nihili, v. deeid.