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1 assa

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geminating particle inserted between two comparatives to express continuous increase, GOI § 377 : nesso assanesso gl. ut ardeam `nearer and nearer', Wb. 12 b34a . ferr asaferr gl. de die in diem, 15c5 . corrop mooassamoo ┐ corrop ferrassaferr gl. magis ac magis, 23b1 . bit messa assammessa gl. proficient in peius, 30c25 . dia ndénae-su a n-uile-se, be ferr asa (isa v.l.) ferr `thou shalt be better and better', Ériu iii 108 § 55 . Later reduced to 'sa: neso 'sa neso ticdis don indsi, RC ix 474.6 . is lethan a īchtar ┐ is cōile sa cōile corice a ūachtar (of a cowl), Corm. Y 262 . mo 'sa mó risan fhíor-faidh `ever growing towards', BNnÉ 228.2 . See 7 sa.

? 2 assa

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n co cōic a.¤ Elpiōn (arda, asa (.i. benna), aison, v.l.), Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 41 § 28 .

1 assa(e)

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Forms: assa, máelassa

n io, m. IGT Decl. § 2 . shoe, sandal, slipper: assa gl. soccus, Sg. 22b9 (see Études Celt. xi 116 ). isin asa roboi fo cois deis, MacCongl. 125.1 . rolaad gille fomm assai `a gillie would take off my shoes', 69.30 . nutasigthe du gallasu gl. gallicas (= caligas) tuas, Thes. i 497.18 . is e no ṅgébad a assa imme, LU 364 (ACC). da assa co foraíb óir impu, 4513 . asso argait imm a cosa, Anecd. i 61 § 90 . se dubassi dóib ar crand, BDD 112 ( LU 7586 ). dochūadar ar n-asa hi fūal, Corm. Y 596 ; ar n-asai, Thr. Ir. Gl. 20.28 . assai immálli . . . etir a thraigthi ┐ talmain, LL 231a44 ( TTr. 1039 ). ? ní té dogrés cen assu (assai, assa, aisi v.ll.: maissi) `he must never go without sandals', Ériu iii 96 § 5 . ros ben a assa ┐ a broga de dia chossaib, LB 236a49 . ro tebrinn ola tria talmain . . . go ttainicc tara assa (brogaibh v.l.), BNnÉ 17 § 33 . taraill a asa oc dul isinn tech in comla, Ériu v 28.15 . i coirtgead da ban asu . . . da fer asa, Laws iv 148.19 . direnar dagassaib, Críth G. 232 . hais .i. broga, amail adeir senchus hasaib haccrandaib .i. asa degarimoind(?) ima cosaib, O'Dav. 1068 . cona assaib slemna . . . ima bunnu, MacCongl. 89.6 . calciatos sandalis .i. o assaib, RC viii 369.4 . asa .i. bróga, O'Cl. asa fionn cáonna um gach coll mossy covering, IGT Decl. ex. 122 . dlaí a.¤ a wisp put in shoes for comfort: aitherach dlui n-assa , Laws i 268.7 . Used in divination: ic tarchitul forsin dlái . . . fil imm asso, LU 4460 . berid ind ingen dloí ind assa colleic, 4465 . in fil in dloí isind assa?, 4472 . For compd. máelassa see 1 mael compds.

Cf. 2 as, assán.

2 assa(e)

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adj io, iā easy, light: is asse duib maid do denum, Wb. 4a4 . mad asse dom gl. uellim autem esse apud uos, 20a1 . ni asse tacre . . . friss, 25b14 . ni asse nóib di suidib, 3d28 . connabí asse a aicsin leu, Ml. 116a1 . Ɔnách ase ditia do buith uandí as dis. , Sg. 104b4 . con[n]ách assa[e] bóaire do cach áe, Críth G. 147 . inge .vii. n-uasalchuru nadat assai do thaithbiuch, Ériu xvii 66 § 7 ( Laws iv 210.1 ). ni hassa bith fria, LL 12434 . ro gabh an ní nad asa, AFM i 336.3 . nocho n-asa a n-áirim gním Laigen, SG 375.37 . dia m-bad assa do etir if it was at all possible for him(?), Alex. 809 . In cheville: cúairt n-assa , Metr. Dinds. iii 290.63 .

Compar. as asu, Sg. 187a3 . ? assu éc ernbáis, BDD² 718 . is assu ém damsa . . . oldás daitsiu, LU 4790 (TBC). is asso in tsīrgorta / oldās in sīrloscadh more bearable, ZCP vii 311 § 20 . Note also: astul .i. slisen nō gāe libuir nō assude a dul, Corm. Y 19 = assaite a dul, O'Mulc. 96 . Cf. 1 usa. With neg. it is difficult (on idiom see St. fr. Táin Gloss.): ní assu du chách imram isindroféith, Ml. 126a7 . ar ní assu nach ai araili dib one is just as difficult as the other, LU 2080 ( FA 15 ). ni asu araile, Laws iv 184.11 `it is one of the most difficult', Plummer MS notes. in t-oenchrand ni h-assu a chlód which it is not possible to fell(?), TBC-LL¹ 2349 . ní hassu dún . . . a idnaide, LU 5666 (TBC). In phrase is a.¤ la considers easy: is asa lim fuaidridh do cur, IT iii 201.3 . With compar.: is assu linn scarad friar corp, Wb. 15c22 . ba assu limm oldaas for n-imdibe-si, 20b9 . iss asu chách lind `the easiest thing in the world', MacCongl. 103.18 . ce de bid assu latsu?, TBC-I¹ 1221 (`which of the two would you deem the lighter?' St. fr. Táin Gloss.). Note also: co mbad esaiti leo a fecht ┐ a slogad, TBC-LL¹ 189 . With superl.: cia tír ass asam lat do thabairt dúinne, ZCP viii 318.34 .

As subst. in phr. iar n-assu after (the time when it was) easy (feasible); too late: cobair iar n-asa (sic leg., edd.), Mon. Tall. 164.22 (§ 90) . rabert giarb í in chobair iar n-assu (iarnasa v.l.), TBC-LL¹ 3942 . bid aithrigi iar n-assu, Ériu ii 138 § 134 . aithirge iar n-assu, LB 101 marg. inf. cia dorada aitrige / is hí ind hí iar n-assa , TFrag. 110.10 . bés bidh edón cidh áes Arda as nesa / mani pad ferr, a Dé, iar n-as[s]u / nī bud messu, ACL iii 297 § 57 . But perh. difft. word.

As n.pr. Assa a ainmsi . . . ar ba hurussa a haltram, LL 12425 . Assa a hainm gó sin anald, ar ba hailgen, RC vi 174.20 .