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ammait

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ammait or dil.ie/3165

Forms: aimmit

n ī, f. Also aimmit. See O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 151 , Vendr. Lex.

(a) woman with supernatural powers, witch, hag; spectre ( in banaimit, Cóir Anm. 54 , bena., LL 22326 the prefix is merely intensive). Equated with bandraí, CCath. 3091 . Used of a Fury (Tisiphone), TTebe 3448 . ind a.¤ , LL 13887 . na teora ammiti, 13881 . amait chaillige, SG 181.8 . Fedelm ingen Moethaire . . . ind aimmit, Anecd. iii 57.3 . for foesam . . . na haimmiti, 12 . trí h-amaite bít[e] i ndrochthig óiged .i. sentrichem senchaillige, roschaullach ingine móile, sirite gillai, Triads 114 . coire aimite witch's cauldron, Corm. Y 295 . ar am[m]aid ná ar drochduine, Acall. 585 . Muine na n-Ammaite (n. loc.), 6763 . huath na amait na aidhmilled, 6355 . geliti glinni ┐ amati adgaill, Cog. 174.10 . fúath Dubhais . . . ┐ amoid Sleibh in Chláir, Duan. F. i 80.17 . re h-aslach na n-amaidead n-ifernaidi, MR 166.18 . iomdha . . . amaid arrachta, TSh. 6621 (`spectre', Gloss.).

(b) foolish woman: amaid ógmhaighdine, Desid. 899 . na hamaideadho (sic) ógbhan, 1463 . urlabhra amaidi ┐ tuathbhanglór, MR 294.21 . an amaid the foolish (woman), Proverbs xiv 1 .

Cf. ammatán.