Ériu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. Ériu or dil.ie/20288
Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: Ériu, Heriu, Eriu, Eri, Éir, Heriu, Hére, Éire, nÉrenn, hÉrenn, Éreand, Éireann, nHerind, Herind, Éirinn, Ēire, Héiriu, Érinn, Éirinn, nhEre, hÉre, Érennmag, Erendmag

n, n.l. f.; see KZ xlvii 233 . ZCP xv 197 (cf. xiv 328 ). (a) Ireland: nom. Ériu, IT i 219.11 . Heriu LL 127a1 . Eriu (: trēnu), BB 29a14 . Hereo (: so), Metr. Dinds. iii 20.248 . Eri, BB 9a45 . 49b40 . Éir, IGT, Decl. ex. 1077 . TD 10.14 . With art. ind Heriu , LL 4a 13 . ní hí an Eire-si an Eire bhí anallód ann, O'Gr. Cat. 613 . voc. a Hére (Eiriu v.l.), Fél. July 24 . a Éire , Gadelica i 11.1 . gen. cend fáithe nÉrenn , Fél. Nov. 29 . co núagaib na hÉrenn , Ep. 284 . Éreand (: cémeand), IGT, Decl. ex. 1259 . Éireann (: séimhseang), TD 2.26 . acc. tanic i nHerind LL 4a45 . gabsat Herind , 4ax . 129b45 . tilid Éirinn (: éineing) TD 10.11 . forfhāgoip sē Ēire , Fl. Earls 2.2 . Cf. fo ḟail Héiriu , Ériu iv 92 § 4 . dat. dond Érinn , Thes. ii 312.5 ( Hy ii 15 ). dh'Éirinn (: Féilim), IGT, Decl. ex. 37 . ni fil i nhEre , TBC-I¹ 1238 . i n-hÉre , Fél. Ap. 5 . In phr. : nis-fetursa i nHerind in triar sin, acht manid hé in triar, etc. BDD 83 (`I know not at all,' Henebry, RC xxii 418 , cf. mod. Ir. pé i nÉirinn é; but here prob. sense is literal, cf. ni fetursa di feraib Herend nach di feraib betha, manip é... BDD 94.131 ). gi bé i nÉirinn ór gadadh, TD 38.8 .

COMP. Érennmag s, n. conmelat echtrainn hErennmag RC xxvi 46.244 . Erendmag, LL 8b4 . 287a29 .

(b) eponymous goddess of Ireland : acallsat Herind i nUisniuch, LL i 1595 .