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es(s)omon

Cite this: eDIL s.v. es(s)omon or dil.ie/20552

 

Forms: essemón

n I A cessation of fear, hence a respite; a truce: ronbith essoman lais co comtastar fer do let us have a truce with him TBC-I¹ 1235 (essomon, Eg. essemón LU). essomon tri laithi ┐ teora n-aidchi, RC xxv 346.14 . dorónsat essomon trī laa ┐ n-oidchi etarru, ZCP viii 312.17 . ailthus E. imm esomon asks them for a truce 313.5 . gaid essomon bliadna do a respite, delay Anecd. iii 59.3 . digensat essomon fri soegul nO., 60.13 .

II A welcome: fearus Eochaidh esemain (.i. fáilti) fris, ZCP v 523 x . fuidis Guaire essomuin friu, ACL iii 3.9 . easomain .i. fáilte, O'Cl. Cf. es(s)amain, es(s)amnae.