áesán

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n (2 áes) (a) fairies: imad c[h]liabh is imad c[h]orp | ar teitheadh an a[e]sain dod lot | Muire ┐ Bridid na tri feart | co tigid dod c[h]abair anocht 'may Mary and Brigid of the three miracles come to your aid tonight about your chest and your body, lest the fairies harm you' Éigse xii 200 (NLI G11, p. 394b32) .

(b) sickness caused by fairies: obaid a n-aigid áesain 'a charm against ‘fairy sickness’ (‘fairy stroke'?)' ibid. (NLI G11, p. 394b40) .

áesc

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n (see Vendr. Lex.) shell: aesc gl. clasendix (quid significat concham qua signum tegitur), Sg. 69a5 . ǽsc gl. concha, Thes. ii 231.3 . Cf. faesc (s.v. faísce).

áesclad

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n act of washing, cleansing: fodb do aesclad .i. nemnesam in tétach no co nígther ┐ ó nígther é is nesam, O'D. 1627 (H. 5.15, p. 16a). fodb do aesclad .i. atach (leg. étach) in mairb má ro nighedh hé is anad náine for in athgabail, ib. = do fhaesculad, O'C. 1061 ( H. 3.18, p. 439a ); do foesclad, O'C. 1148 (H 3.18, p. 457a) a.¤ .i. nighe nó glanadh, ut est fodb d'a.¤ .i. cetach (= edach, O'C. 2750 ) in mairb do uisge-luagh, do luadh ar in uisce, O'Dav. 170 .

aesib

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x see éis(s)e.

áesmaire

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n , f. (áesmar) old age: ar críne ┐ aesmaire, Ériu iv 134.15 . dia óci na dia oesmaire, LB 156b 22 . gach aosmhuire da mbia an toirrchius as moide an guasact, 23 K 42, 73.5 .

áesmairecht

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n f. (áesmaire) old age, seniority: nocan ar aesmair- echt fodeligther ae, O'C. 732 ( H. 3.18, p. 350 ). In follg. perh. veterancy, maturity, doughtiness (cf. arsaidecht): dob ingnadh aille a cuirp ┐ a aesmuracht (aesmuire v.l.) fen, Fier. 73 (`nobleness(?)'; v.l. adds: ┐ saire a faicsina).

áesmar

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adj o, ā (1 áes) aged: admuiniur secht n-ingena / dolbte snāthi macc n-āesmar `who fashion the threads of the sons of long life', Misc. Hib. 19.26 = IT iii 53.10 . cemad aesmar a fiacail, O'C. 732 ( H. 3.18, p. 350 ). intan rob arrsaid ┐ rob aesmur . . . he, BB 236a43 . o'tcuala . . . an lánamhain n-áesmair sin do theacht, Ir. Texts iii 15 § 5 . Of age, adult: do ṡnadhmad re araili a meic ┐ a n-ingena . . . intan ba haesmhur iat, Marco P. 124 . i gcléith chogaidh ní dú dol / 's gan tú go habaigh aosmhar, DDána 105.23 . ó nách aosmhar le cómrach . . . sinn, CF Eg. 253 . Compar. an drong rob aésmaire dibh, St. Ercuil 2364 . Superl. in caingin is aosmaire aimsir of longest standing, O'C. 1615 (RIA 23 Q 6, p. 6a-b).

As subst. veteran (cf. arsaid): ollbaige uathmara na naesmar `the fearsome battle-cries of the veterans', Ériu viii 36.1 .

áesta

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adj io, iā (1 áes) old, ancient: duine sen síroesta, LB 122a29 . ba fíraesta he, 123b3 . a fhir aingidhe aosdo, DDána 22.21 . aibide aosta athchaitte, TSh. 2261 . díbirt sleachta Néill náraidh / lén bhus aosda d'annálaibh, which will live long(?), L. Cl. A. Buidhe 121.34 . a hannálaibh aosta Eireann, Keat. iii 24 . feilm áosda, O'R. Poems 199 .

áestacht

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n (áesta) age: gach neach dá aosdacht aguinn no matter how old, Dán Dé xiv 5 . aosdacht fear n-anbhfann, Content. xiii 19 .

? áestu

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n (1 áes) old age: acht ron-ithed ria mbas nicon etarbai aestu ina imdhuidh acht cend i cotlud, Ériu ii 118 § 54 = ní arsaigenn an géin mharus, RC xxiv 376.13 .

áeth

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x see oeth.