úaistreóir

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n m. in etym. gl. on aistreóir (cf. aistire) a janitor : uaistreoir .i. uasa bis a treoir in tan is clog cloigtige, Laws v 22.7 Comm. Plummer thinks it is prob. intended as a compd. uais-treoir noble strength , or guidance .

úait ?

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ind féis in uait nithlaind, O'D. 1671 ( H 5.15, 25b ). O'D. 907 ( H 3.17, c. 648 ). O'C. 1022 ( H 3.18, p. 431b ) (anuait). Plummer, Ériu ix 29 , took inuait to be subj. of inotgim, but the following n- is difficult to explain in that case.

1 úa(i)te

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n , f. (úathad ; cf. úathatae) oneness ; a small number, fewness, a few : ar a n-uati ┐ a n-utmailli for their fewness , Ml. 123a2 , 5 . ūaite séire `rare meals' (as a cure for gluttony), Ériu vii 136.16 ( ZCP iii 25 ). a n-uaiti i n- aenaicmi (i.e. the ogham letters) their singleness in one group , Auraic. 963 . is dortad ratha do rīg ro-uaiti, ML² 1384 . munbhadh uaite a n-áesa airligh, FM vi 2130.24 . mór di fertaib ... doróne [Dia] tré Patraic inna gillacht ; acht aisnefimit uáiti do ilib díb `a few of many of them,' Trip. 10.9 = uati, Thr. Hom. 6.13 . innesat uaiti don bantrocht I shall recount a few of LL 136b21 ( RC xlvii 289 ). a n-ainm Dé laipeōram uaite do ilibh .i. begān do mōrān ar shupāilcip Loreta, Fl. Earls 110.13 . ro gonaitt uaite do dheiredh an tslóigh `a few of the rear,' FM iv 740.14 . ní fil ém diar n-úaiti `we are not so few indeed,' Ériu iv 142 § 19 . má beth tra do hūaite ind āessa gráid lasna tūatha if ... the ordained folk be so few , Ériu i 220 § 13 . ba heccail les a thothim fri Gallaib in uati sluaig ocus socraidi, Cog., 62.9 . o'tconnaic a n-uaite shluaig iat, Caithr. CC. 14.8 . o d'con- nairc Fergus Oilill ... a n-uaiti tren-fer, Celt. Rev. iv 16.21 . do brissed sīdha air dā mbeth a n-uaiti, ML² 1010 . nibu dirsan dait do úati ara cind or Lugaid (`it would not be sad for you alone before them' Faraday) LU 5532 (=uaiti TBC² 1049 ).

Contrasted with lín : cia pa lin, cia ba n-uaite whether many or few Laws v 400 z . itir a lín ocus a n-uaite `their full number and their smallest number' Laws iv 344.9 . in lin no inn uaite son n-oencongbalach `the whole or one of the ... sounds,' Auraic. 903 . caite tomus fri fid? ni ansa : co feisear a llín ┐ a n-uaite `their number and their single- ness,' 944 . a lin a coic aicmib ┐ a n-uaiti i n-aenaicmi 963 .

With ordinal (cf. úathad) : a dó sechtmogat ... ar mile bliadan o gein Crist co bliadain mbáin | sechtmaide uate enāir, Trip. 530 § 6 ( LL 130b33 ) i.e. the moon was in its seventh day on Jan. 1, 1072, Trip. 531 n.

2 úaite

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Ghost-word, forms here properly n p. or cpv. of 1 úathad, Ériu xxii 178 : ili ceanna, ūatte enech, ZCP viii 195 § 10 . cf. RC xxvi 36 § 175 . § 179 . cid am laech-sa, ... | att uaitte (it uaiti, v.l.) mo chomairle, TBC 1678 . ro gab maidm for Ultu ar abu ar bati (=batir) úati, LU 1510 . biat olca fir | biat uati rig .i. iar ṅdligud, LL 188az . robdar úaite a n-éolaig, ┐ robdar ile a n-anéolaich, Ériu iv 126.10 . bát úaiti meic aptha na cille so, BNnÉ 14 § 16 (v.l. budh tearc mic bháis). bidhat úaiti meic bet[h]adh as docum nimhe, 17 § 30 (v.l. budh beg do macaibh bethadh rachas). isat uati do populsa, LB 126b35 . as uaiththe na fir, ZCP xvi 333 . gémad uaiti, gemad lia, | in fer, gá mbí techta rig, `whether few or many be his hosts,' MR 40.14 . Cf. FDG 304 . cenmot[h]a dano drecta uaiti ocus sceolanna terca filet do lucht iarthair an domain i ffarradh C. annsud, CCath. 5507 . ger'uaiti (v.l. uathudh) aittrebaidi na cathrach sin, TTebe 1471 . Here perh. belongs : hi fuba do grega, .i. it uaite frit, Laws i 164.13 . Plummer (MS notes) translates : `the horses were alone as far as you were concerned, you had no one attending to them.'

Compar. : ba hūatiu hi feraib oldās A. `he had fewer men than A.', Fianaig. 36.9 . ni bes uaitiu .xx. fri crich a nechtair `he does not have less than twenty men going into a neighbouring territory' (sc. the ansruth), Mann. and Cust. iii 517.19 . batar uati lestair argait ann oldát lestair óir, Alex. 600 . ni r-bo uati oltas fiche mile, PH 2456 . níptar uati oltás ilmíle, 2523 .

As subst. : huaiti foirbthi dun popul=pauci perfecti, Ml. 90c12 (=huathad do aís foirbthiu 90c11 ). dorad bennachtain do D. ... ┐ dona húaitibh robattar immaille friu `to the few,' BNnÉ 41 § 83 .

úaitecht

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n ā, f. fewness : robo tenn in tinol ┐ uaitecht in adbair robi ag an tinol mor sin roimthig a hErinn, Ériu viii 6 § 6 . ba geránach iad ar iomad a námhad, ┐ ar a n-uaitecht féin, TFrag. 206.11 .

uaith

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interj (? nonce rendering of Latin vah!) ah!, oh!: uaith (uait, v.l.) a scristóir teampuill Dé (uaith .i. canamain dímaiach hé darub tucsi asanóir fort a [s]cristóir teampuill Dé, mar adubrader) Celtica vii 176.423 (Fiarfaidhi San Anselmuis) .

úaithbélta, úaithmélta

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adj io-iā ` awful ' TSh. Gl. ; open, yawning (?) (cf. óbélda, óbéla) ; uaithbhealta `awful, terrible, frightful ' P. O'C. búithreadh na mbiasd n-uaith- bhéalda `the bellowing of the gaping brutes,' TD 4.33 (see TD ii 212 ). iomdha ann ... oill-phiast atmhar ainmheach uaith-bhéalta, TSh. 6622 . go dteilgthear i n-uaimh uaith- bhéalta ifrinn iad, 9663 . Of showers of rain : éin-chioth uaithmhéalta d'ḟearthain `dreadful,' Ir. Monthly 1920, 595 § 21 ( DDána p. 238 ). fearfaidhear fraisi uathmhéalda, Ir. Monthly 1920, 596 § 25 ( DDána ib. ).

úaithbéltas

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n m. ` awfulness, frightfulness ,' TSh. Gl. : Of hell : uaimh il-phiastach gach uaith-bhéaltais, TSh. 6662 .

úaithchle

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ind uaithchle .i. uathbhásacha, O'Cl.

úaithed

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x see 1 úathad.

úaithméla

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adj io-iā (cf. úaithbélta, -mélta) awful : ní mó do aontuigh Éabha | acht éinpheacadh uaithmhéala, DDána 20.11 .