otan

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x Corm. Y 1034 , see othan.

otar

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n name of a feat , see ocharchless.

óthá, (ótá)

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Forms: atá

prep. orig. ó+ataa, atá (3 s. pres. of subst. vb.) ` from [where] is ', folld. by nom. case, subj. of the vb.; in Mid.Ir. regarded as a prep. (with dat. or acc.) = from ; used to indicate the nearer limit of a space (series, etc.), always folld. by a complementary prep. or prep. phrase (co, corrici) with the further limit; obsolete by end of Mid.Ir. period. huatha `ipse' conrici `sapit' (= from where `ipse' stands to `sapit'), Ml. 114a17 . hothá `beatus uir' usque `non sic', 15c2 ; cf. Wb. 15a22 (óthá). otha `beatus' corrici `domine', Mon. Tall. § 31. Cf. Hib. Min. 4.121 ; 12.389 . ótha crích Drommo Nit cu glais Tamlachtae, Thes. ii 238.8 ( Ardm. 17a2 ). adám [= óthám] berrad com bonnaib from my head to my feet, TBC 4710 . oda [= óthá a] berrad coa bonnaib, 4736 = o a bearradh, St. ótá in corthair airtheraig . . . co airther tiri T., LL 232a34 , cf. 43 ( TTr. 1112 , 1118 ). ótha muru na Trói corici scuru na nGréc, TTr.2 1045. otha Beneuento gusin Róimh, Fl. Earls 246.8 . trícha ríg . . . óthá Lugaid co Diármait, RC xvi 411 y . cech rig dib ato Fhorann Cingcris co Forann Nectenipus, LB 119b27 .

othach

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x see athach and othoch.

othad

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x see athad.

óthad

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x see úathad.

othain

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x see othan.

othan

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n f. a word of obscure meaning, found in poetic and cryptic lang., perh. stone, (? clay, soil) or burial-chamber, grave? ? otan, uait rugad a ḟot (ḟót?), Corm. Y 1034. Esp. in g s. in the expression: adba othna, a kenning for `grave': adba othna .i. adba huath-uinne .i. uath ūir ┐ ond cloch .i. adba uire ┐ cloiche, Corm. Y 80 = adba othnoe, Corm. p. 5 ; cf. O'Dav. 1323 (othna). na hí bíte fri handgaibh | foce[i]rd i n-adhboidh n-othna he casts into the grave (?), Sits 1919 v 93 § 24 . i n[adbai] n-othrai [leg. n-othnai], RC xxvi 26 § 94 (.i. i n-adbai uath-uinni, LL 187b31 ). etir othain ┐ acenn (achend v.l.), ib. § 95 , glossed .i. itir in cainnell ┐ in tine between the torch and the fire, O'Dav. 1323 ; eter in n-adnacul ┐ in mesrugud, LL 187b33 ; between the grave and the fire [of Doom]?

The (same?) word is found in place-names: abbas Othnae Mōre, AU 773 (place near Fahan, Co. Donegal). Muru Othna more, LL 347c43 . i nOthain mbic, Rawl. 92c51 . for Oithin bicc, AU 717 ; see Hogan Onom. s.v. Othain .

1 othar

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Forms: othur

n o,m. orig. neut.? n s. othur n-aili, BB 307a48 = IT iii 26.24 .

(a) work, labour : iar n-othur slúaig `after warlike labours', Met. Dinds. ii 20.36 (othrus v.l.; `tendance? sickness?', Gloss.). ? cú othair érEmna the working hound (i.e. watch-dog), FB 68 ( LU 8896 ); of Cú Chulaind, cf. bíam-sa cú-sa do imdegail do chethra, LU 5027 ( TBC2 538 ). ? ata othur n-aili for duain .i. tulcasad for deriud na cetramthan tusighe, etc., IT iii 26.24 .

(b) wage, recompense, due : othur .i. tuarusdal, H. 3.18 p. 285 ( O'C. 570 ). cach forngabail (.i. cen log no othar sochraiti), H. 3.18 233a ( O'C. 429 ). othur blíadna . . . ó cach ríg do cach ro-láech a year's wage, Met. Dinds. iii 68.25 . bith for mu chur ┐ m'othur [sic leg.] `to be under my covenant and wage', RC xiv 406 x ( LL 108b46 ). ? tuaristol righ Cobha . . . deich [g]claidimh othair, BR 164 z (`ten wounding swords' transl.) = ocair, BB. pl. odhra ┐ tuaristla righ Ailigh dia thuathaibh . . . ar bhiathadh, BR 126.10 (tributes in kind due to k. of Ailech). do othraibh ┐ do thuaristalaibh Uladh, 154.14 . batar ic cuingid a n-othar, Dinds. 22 ( RC xv 321.15 ).

2 othar, (uthar)

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Forms: uithir, othair

n o,m. (orig. same word as preceding? cf. secondary sense of saethar and of Lat. labor) g s. uithir, othair.

(a) sickness, illness (of the condition, not the disease): carais Senán síor-othar . . . triocha galar ina chorp, ZCP i 64 § 89 . ní gairit m'othur ar m'olc, vi 263 x (said by a penitent sick man, prob. a play on double meaning of word = my recompense follows soon on my wrong-doing). g s. as attrib. ill, sick, wounded : don fir uithir, Laws i 130.12 Comm. dúthracht duini uithir, Ériu iii 104 § 35 (text uncertain). gebe duine othair dhech . . . ticfa slan, Lism.L. 2711. a n-aes uthair their wounded, Cog. 214.29 . fíoch na ndearnann n- othair wounded palms, Dán Dé x 2 (: shuthain, leg. n-uthair). Cf. ó Fothud 'na huthair `from F. on his bed of death', Fianaig. 10 § 7.

In late poetry and heroic lit. occas. in sense wound : go ndeachaidh an tṡleagh . . . a n-othar oslaigthe éagha a gaping, deadly wound, ML 88.21 . othar an áigh `death-wound', Dán Dé xxvi 39 . na créachta fhuair . . . sirim . . . cleith na n-othar soin oruinn that those wounds may be hidden, v 17 .

(b) state of being tended in illness, nursing, sick-attendance : bretha ind óic athgoiti . . . co mbátar oca n-othor lía muintir fessin, LU 1595 = IT ii2 214.44 . do chuinchid ossaid . . . fri othur a créchtnaigthe, TTr.2 1227. in Lachlann . . . do dhalladh ┐ a ég a n-uthur a dhallta, AU ii 388.3 = a écc ina othar, FM iv 466.12 . sé 'na luighi a n-uthur a choissi, AU iii 374.21 .

(c) a sick or wounded man: athgabail huithir (.i. . . . in fir uithir), Laws i 226.24 , 228.13 . d'othraib .i. d'aes lobair, Corm. Y 597. it bāna ind othair filet forsin lar, LU 1502 ( MU 50.30 ). na hothair foracaibset the wounded, Ériu iii 141.209 . a n-uthair, Ir. Texts ii 26 § 8 (n p.). gur bho hothar eaga hé (i.e. dying), Ml. 140.13 . In medical texts a patient : curtur an t-othar a n-inadh fuar, Rosa Ang. 60.5 .

(d) exceptionally for otharlige, a grave, cemetery : Oileach . . . Nás . . . Eamhain . . . othair seal na seanchuradh `were once the graves of the old heroes', Content. iv 39. feart is leacht is othar, ib. note.

Compds. ¤beo wounded (but still) living (cf. beo-marb): na hotharbi forfhacabsat Ossairgi . . . rosgegnatar na Desse, Rawl. 132b51 . ¤chless, see ocharchless. ¤lige

(a) lying ill or wounded : oithirligi galair, Laws v 310.2 . boi C. ina othar- ligiu andside, TBC2 2735. im C. ina othorlige chró, LL 165b51 . co imad cend . . . ┐ colann i n-otharlige chró (of a battle- field), LB 129b43 . C. do thromghuin . . . gur bho hotharlighe bāis dó, FM ii 1038.14 . i n-othairlighe écca on (his) deathbed, Leb. Gab. i 226.18 . mor n-occlaech . . . doroc[h]ratar i n-othurligib ecca, CCath. 6027 , cf. FM i 500 y . baoí siumh i n-othairlighe a chos (i.e. undergoing treatment for his feet), vi 1926.22 .

(b) a grave, burial-place : conid and atá otharlige a chind his head is buried there, LL 121b40 . is occu ata othorlige Maic Con, Fianaig. 36.21 . sepultus est i n-otharlige a athar, ZCP viii 111.27 . ro hadnacht e i n-othairlighe a shen ┐ a shinnser, Hugh Roe 158.2 (f. 42a) . FM iv 1052.6 . ¤linn: gur chuir mórán . . . a n-othairlinntibh éaga `sick pools of death' (of a battle-field), Todd Lect. iv 72.9 .

othna, (othnoe)

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