áithes

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áithes or dil.ie/2635

Forms: áthas

n u, later o, m. (1 áith) Also áthas.

(a) sharpness, keenness: taithiunn . . . ni fristarddam ar n-áthius, Thes. ii 293.19 . ? is ē tricius ┐ āttius imoroget, TBC-I¹ 2554 .

(b) successful feat, exploit, victory: is maith in celmuine . . . bud lindi a n-ait[h]us `ours will be the triumph over them', Aen. 1943 . búaid n-échta ┐ áithesa for fer th'inaid, BColm. 72.14 . a haithli in áthais after the victory, Mer. Uil. 205 . dodēntar āthus dā druim victory will be achieved as a result of it (of the reciting of a prayer), ZCP x 345 § 7 . ba há.¤ go n-anáithes do desmumhain sin `a triumph without joy', AFM iii 388.3 . muinnter na bainrioghna dfaghbáil an áithesa sin ar a n-esscairdibh, vi 2176.3 . do cumhnaigh Oisín a áithesa móra, CF² 507 . do éirigh iomad áithis leis i n-aghaidh díbhfeargach `he had much success against rebels', Keat. ii 653 . d'aithius aenorchuir by a single successful shot, Ann. Conn. 1398.24 . re háithius aenbéime, MR 302.8 . á.¤ imgona, 254.23 . mar Fhionn ar ghliocas mar Oscar ar áitheas, Hackett xl 238 .

(c) joy: na bith athus ort tri beth ad ridiri `rejoice not in being a knight', ZCP vi 28.15 . See further under anáithes