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.

afameinn, abamin

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Forms: af(f)amenad

conj. (orig. a vb.) introducing an optative clause would that, I should like etc. See Thurn. Gramm. § 899 . Vendryes, Etudes Celt. viii 304 ff. , ZCP lvii 65 , Die keltischen Primärverben 475 . ` o' aduerbium est uocandi et optandi .i. o .i. afameinn pro vtinam ', Sg. 207b14 . With nasalizing rel. clause: abamin for-n-aidminte `would that thou wouldst call to mind', 161b11 . With non-rel. constr.: afomensa dognethea `would that thou wouldst do it', H. 3.18 , p. 41 marg. sup. a menain si congabaind an Chaisc dóib ar ái cormae, Ir. Texts i 7 § 23 `I should like to keep Easter for them in the matter of ale', Ir. Hist. Stud. i 126 § 23 and note p. 350 . Preterital af(f)amenad is used for past wishes (of another person): forcomnacair buith a maicc som hi róim affamenad som didiu no légad a macc inn heret sin imbói . . . ┐ afamenad raḟessed in roleg . . ., Sg. 148a6 . Cf. fomenainn, do-ménainn.

affacht

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n (Lat. affectus, Vendr. Lex.) affacht ab affectu [.i.] ōn athascnam, O'Mulc. 29 .

af(f)aing

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n (prob. AS loanword, see SCano 46 n. or from Lat. offic(ina), Ériu xxiii 52 ) name of lowest unit of value, penny, scruple: puingene .i. screbul meidi inbiche, is ē sin screpul nGaoidel .i. oiffing (ofing, Corm. Bodl.; opuingc, LB), Corm. Y 1050 . seland cernæ .i. offaing, Thr. Ir. Gl. p. 35 s.v. pinginn. afaing .i. screpul . . . .i. iiii. scripuil fichit no .iiii. afuingi fichit, O'Dav. 25 . co n-eccid do in dabaig . . . ┐ nocho testa afaing esti, Anecd. i 3.4 . ni getar afaing asin churach sa, 5.17 . dobered side affaiṅg ndergóir cacha dige no ibed dond epscop, LL 278b37 (cf. faing no fang .i. sgreaball, dobheireadh a fhaing ndeargóir don easpug, O'Cl.). rotbiasu . . . ind affaing cacha dige nó ib sa, LL 279a6 .

afforaise

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n f. (Lat. or Rom. loanword) aphorism: a ngluais na hafforise so, O'Gr. Cat. 222.1 . an uair do cuiredh na hafforisedha so a ngaoidhilg, .19 . a ngluais na h-afraisi so (aifrisi, v.l.), RC xlix 17.5 .