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oires

Cite this: eDIL s.v. oires or dil.ie/33724

Forms: oires, oiris, oireas

n m. (aires?) oires (m. g s. oir-esa, -is), IGT Dec. § 38.19 . Later also fem.: oiris (ón aimsir), § 13.12 . oireas f., Dinneen .

History, knowledge or record of events (in loose sense, includ- ing oral tradition): ughdair, annála is oireas, Content. v 134. Leabar Oiris agus An[n]ala, Ériu i 78 (title). tú gein ṡochair ṡíol nDálaigh, | tú a n-éanoireas annálaigh `the pride of their annals', TD 27.26 . gu bfhuil an tṡenmoir sin . . . 'na haireas ag a lan do dhainibh is told of by many, AU iii 182.14 . pl. ad imdha airisi na blíadnai-sa, ALC i 14.13 . See aires and cf. mod. iris which seems to represent this word (e.g. iris-leabhar) as well as o.¤ Ir. iriss `faith'.