oráit

Cite this: eDIL s.v. oráit or dil.ie/33938

Forms: oróit, oráit, oráid, oraoid

n i,f. (Lat. oratio) O.Ir. oróit; later oráit, oráid. oraoid, IGT Dec. § 13.17 .

(a) a prayer (prob. a ritual prayer rather than an extempore one): orait ab oratione .i. airnaigthi, Corm. Y 1014 = oróit, Corm. p. 34. `oráit' bennacht, Met. Gl. Ff. 29 (óraoid v.l.). issed canir . . . oróit `Columbai sancte súme nos . . .', Mon. Tall. 8. rom-bith oróit let, a Maire! (= pray for me), Hy. vi 23 . aroit lem, a cleirich! pray for me, Aisl. MC 125.6 . ima ndernai[s]-siu t'oróit, 17.8 (verse). geb arait damsa im na curcha dia comgi ar na conu alltae, BColm. 54.7 . Esp. in formula: oróit do (ar) a prayer [is asked] for . . ., common on tombstones (generally contracted ō), see Thes. ii 286 , 287 . orait do Moelmhuiri, LU 2764 (entry of year 1345). oráid do Domnall, 2766 . pl. dognit oraite . . . ina ttengaidh uodén, Fl. Earls 122.7 .

(b) a speech, oration (cf. W. arawd), late use: dorinne sé oraíd dóibh, Acts xii 21 . maille re uersaidhip ┐ oraidip laitne, Fl. Earls 36.17 .