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Cite this: eDIL s.v. conar or dil.ie/11989
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: -chonaire, conairib, conuir, conair

n ā, f. Cf. n p. -chonaire, Corm. Y 1224 (106.2) , d p. conairib, Laws v 320.1 Comm. , Marco P. 55 . conuir f., IGT Decl. § 13 .

(a) way, road, path : conair .i. cen fēr, cen ar, Corm. Y 233 . c.¤ . . . coi en-fir etc., O'Mulc. 239 . lasin conair imme-tiagat `along the way(?) on which they go', Ml. 45c9 . isfride imtiagam . . . ar conair gl. in die . . . ambulemus, Wb. 6a30 . forsnaib conaraib gl. in semitís, Ml. 143b2 . isí a mbó dofeth c.¤ remib, Vita Br. 24 . conara an-imthelgthe (see imthelcud II), SR 5420 . co nach roba c.¤ do-chóstis there was no way by which they could go, BDD² 252 . ? trūag do sāebaib c.¤ , ACL iii 241 § 13 . conair chúan a well-trodden way, LL 38003 ( RC xiii 48 ). conair éludha an escape-route, CCath. 1380 . conair theichidh, TTr.² 1872 . ar gcumgachad na gconarad coitchend highways, MR 256.23 . bar comrac cét c.¤ where 100 roads meet (?), TBC-LL² 2961 . at rédi ar conara, Alex. 939 = ZCP xxx 148.51 . cnaí conaírí (see cnaí), BB 257b48 . ní conair fraoch a bhfeirge, LBranach 5209 `smooth path', n. cuirfed-sa coimghi c[h]onaire umat (charm or incantation), ML² 460 .

Fig. ? cor dom chonair / dol an domhain an diadhachta `to put piety out of my way of life', Aithd. D. 89.26 . nach léir dhó an chonair chóir (of the penitent), TSh. 9250 . ba chonair . . . bocht ┐ nocht resort , SG 27.37 . do chách gidh conair choitchionn (of the Passion), DDána 23.32 .

(b) way, means, method, procedure: conair (a s.) d'admilliud [Adim], SR 1132 . bo ch.¤ letartha cach n-ulind, LU 6402 . bec nār chonair chonais ground for a quarrel, TBC-I¹ 2600 . ní conair chissa not the way to obtain payment, Acall. 7008 . conair molta míorbhalla `to tell of her marvels is a way of praising her', Dán Dé xxv 47 . hi conair bar mughaighti, Grail 3301 .

(c) legal process, procedure : Cóic Conara Fugill five ways of bringing action (title), Cóic Con. 15 § 1 . cid is log ┐ is aimsir . . . dona conairib fuigill, O'Curry 2178 ( Eg. 88, 6(7)b ). co ro aichnea in conair fugill is aicinta do, Laws v 8.11 Comm. in conar aicenta . . . conar saerda, Cóic Con. 25.1 - 2 .

(d) In phrases (adv., conj.): for cend conaire, see 1 cenn. tánicc . . . hi gcenn conaire do Ch. `came . . . to meet', Fianaig. 92.24 . for conair on the road, Trip.² 1047 . Vita Br. 37 . ni bia[e] for conair you will not be wandering about, SCano 329 . atbert . . . A. fris-sim for conair obiter(?), PH 1178 . ar aenconair ar ndis together, Ann. Conn. 1315.8 . i bhfritheing na conaire tar a n-ais back again, TSh. 9235 . in conair bui aiged a leptha facing his bed, PH 57 . [cá?] conair cinnius in muad-macaem ale what brings the noble youth hither? MR 292.13 . cach conair ranice everywhere he went, Ann. Conn. 1286.2 . adubairt riu dul 'na rogha conuir anywhere they liked, ZCP vi 48.30 .

Compd. róid chumhga do chonuirréidhigh made into smooth paths, DDána 89.21 .