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amnas ,

Cite this: eDIL s.v. amnas , or dil.ie/3185

Forms: amainsi

adj o, ā pl. amainsi (see Thurn. Gramm. p. 225 , Vendr. Lex., ZCP ix 289 ff. ). a.¤ .i. dana, Lec. Gl. 333 . amhnas .i. doilidh no amhnáireach, O'Cl. a.¤ quasi amnes, ab eo quod est amnestia .i. uile-dīlgend, Corm. Y 34 . ?a.¤ a graeco amnestia .i. obliuio peccati (.i. nempeccad), O'Mulc. 97 .

(a) strong, hard, rough, cruel, etc. Of persons: in macc a.¤ (of a robber), Thes. ii 336.2 . am a.¤ ar gail ┐ gaisciud, LU 10293 . ba ha.¤ fri ecrata, IT i 79.7 (Lg.). co slúag ámhnas áichthidi, TTr.² 418 . tri ánchaindli amainsi (of warriors), LL 225b23 ( TTr. 619 ). gríobh amhnas, TD 26.6 . Compar. mac Naithech is amainsi cech rét, Anecd. ii 55 § 16 . Of animals: béist lánámhnas, TTr.² 1151 . fúargg ind eich angbaid amnais, Met. Dinds. iii 456.82 . Of a place: ic cosnamh chuain . . . crichi fíramainsi frithbertaigi Frigia, LL 235a21 ( TTr. 1344 ). Of the sea: tar muir nIcht na.¤ `stormy', Todd Nenn. 272.10 . Various: nīm thairle erchor a.¤ (.i. temptatio diabulica .i. aminnas .i. drochinnas), Thes. ii 352.3 (Hy. vi). a rruisc roamnais, LU 7733 . sleag aithger a.¤ , TTebe 3053 . geimel alainn a.¤ , Ir. Gl. 59.17 . cath a.¤ , LU 1610 . Of sounds: conggairet gairm n-a.¤ fair harsh- sounding , LU 9092 ( FB 84 ). severe, trying, irksome (in sub- jective sense): at amainsi na fuili rabertatar fort, TBC 4383 . na .x. plaga amainsi, BB 240a37 . oenét a.¤ Ailella `the sole keen jealousy of A.', RC xxiii 308 § 21 . is amnus dam beith isin dail sin, Laws i 6.26 Comm. is a.¤, is andiarraid (of monastic rule), Ériu iii 104 § 37a . Superl. cainte ba geriu ┐ ba gortiu ┐ ba amainsiu bai in hErin, Rawl. B 512, 114c52 (Plummer MS notes). Adv. gonais . . . co ha.¤ Fiachra `wounded F. severely', RC xxiv 184 § 16 . ro chathaigsetar . . . co ha.¤ , LU 220 . amhnus rohaithisighedh sharply He was reviled, ZCP viii 205.y .

(b) keen, clever, crafty: ciamad amnus co ngais he, Laws i 156.8 Comm. tria intliucht na.¤ , BB 332a7 . na mná (g s.) . . . amaindsi `cunning', Ériu xii 152.7 (TE2). batar amainsi bar comairli, BB 490a28 . níp a.¤ `too eager', Ériu iii 98 § 9 . a ing[en] ālainn a.¤ vivacious, quick-witted(?), ZCP xiii 170.20 . a órcháin a.¤ brilliant(?) (of the morning), SG 56.31 . Compar. tressiu cach gniaid éolchu cach druid amainsiu cach filid, LU 10266 .

As subst. cruelty, harm: feiss cech duine bí doní olc ┐ amhnus frim chorp ┐ mh'anmuin, ZCP vi 258.21 . na h-amainsi ┐ na h-ainigne tucais ar Ulltaibh, MR 202.6 . ocum imdegail ar amainsib in chentair ┐ ar phein in alltair, Ir. Gl. 140 n.147 . ? amansi mora na mac, IT i 158.16 . Cf. amainse.