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es(s)amain adj(omun) fearless,bold,daring: am essamin
do thabirt testassa airibsi I am bold to give evidence Wb
16a26 . (with gen.)am essamin se precepte fearless in
preaching
23b7 .cia fiu esámain(gl.quam temerarium) Ml
65 27d8 .nibbát ecal ocal opond esamain be neither timid nor
violent, precipitate and rash IT i 213.19 .is esamain(the
question) is a bold one
(?) Anecd. ii 12.3 . (Adv.)tanic co
hesamain ┐ confergach i n-agaid Patraic, Trip. 456.1 .co
dána ┐ co hesamain PH 5137 .Compar.:it essamnu de
5 they are the more fearless Wb 23b12 .esamnu(gl.
audentior) Ml 29a12 .esamnu...du écnduch dǽ bolder to
blaspheme God
ib. 11 .Cf. esamain .i. lasamain,ut estoc
esamain airbert i cuairt, O'Dav. 772 (cf. 799 ).esomain
(essomuinv.l.) .i. obann no lasamain,ut estis esomain
10naillech .i. is lasamain fri tabairt luighi`he is a sudden
swearer
,i.e. he is on fire to take an oath' 781 .pnAs
sobriquet:mac Elcaib Essamain`son of E. the fearless'
Aisl. MC 75.8 ; 119.24 (Esomain).Cf. es(s)omon.

es(s)amnae n iā,f.(essamain) (1) boldness,confidence:
15 ní nuae dunni ind esamnae so dit ditin-siu(gl.de
protectione tua fiducia) Ml 110d12 .a s. int [leg.inn]esamni
ind firiéin dut chreitim-siu(gl.fiduciam) the confidence of
the righteous man to believe thee 142b2 .in n-esamni nad
lugimem(gl.confidentiam non minimam) 14b10 .inesamni
20(gl.impudentiam) 25b9 .tre essamni cumachti through
confidence of power
Wb 17a7 .d s. ní rabæ di esamni Duaid
David had not the boldness Ml 33c17 .is danatus ┐ is
essamna mor do Throianaib tuidecht co Grecu LL 399b36
= TTr.² 245 .dál fria hessamna a tryst with boldness(?)
25 Aisl. MC 95. 7 .Cf. fornes fir iar mbag esamna the
declaration
(i.e. test, proof) of a man (comes) after (his)
vaunt of confidence(?) O'Dav. 799 =forneis iar mbagh
esomna 781 .oc esamna airbert .i. ar in airbert
lasamain 799 =oc esamain airbert 772 . Asnpr. m.:
30 Rogen mac Essamna Emna maic Blaith ZCP viii 292.13 .
(2)awelcome: ferais esomni fris`she made him wel-
come
' RC xi 446.68 =feraiss eussoman (.i. failti) friss
ZCP iii 251.8 .Cf. es(s)omon.

es(s)anmide adj io-iā(anmide) lifeless: is andsin arránic
35Echaich esanmide, Trip. 178.22 .bat imda cuirp essanmide
esḟulide fó chonaib ┐ chuanartaib LL 236b15 = TTr. 1454 .

esard n contention,struggle: easárd` contention,dis-
union,quarrel,better easórd disorder ' P.O'C. ní díoth
cuidighthe tá ar Thadhg | an tréimhse atá i n-easard it is
40not lack of aid that ails T. when he is in a contention

Content. x 22 .fa bheith i n-easard`because he is engaged
in a dispute
' xxv i .

esarg-: xseeesorc-.

-esarlaither v(apparentlypres. subj. pass.ofas-cuir
45 throws off;overthrows):a choclaid arna hesarlaithernech
fair that one may not beoverthrown on it(sc.the road)
Bodl. Corm. s. ro(u)t ( Corm. Y 1082 ;esarlatharLB).

esarn,esern n(<L.exhibernum, see K. Meyer, Wortk.
34 and Vendryes, RC xxxviii 22 )year-oldwine: esarn .i. ni
50úrfin...esuern ní nue-ḟinsed uetuss , O'Mulc. 447 .cenéle
dáileman: mórmenmnach meda...itfa eserni, Triads 231 .

esartae io-iā(part.ofas-oirc) smitten: is hosuidib ropu
esartae Tur 94 .esartaib(gl.caesis) Ml 36b17 . 37b29 .

esartaid n i,m.(nom. ag. ofas-oirc)asmiter:gl.Caeṡsar
55(=caesorfr.caedo) Sg 50a22 .

es(s)artha,e(s)arda io-iā(part.ofesraid) strewn,
littered: robatar gríanana...essarda do aín ┐ do urluachair
LL 263a37 = MU 12.5 .a bhfoirgneadha áille easartha
`well-littered buildings' ML 76.5 .

60 esba(e) n io,m.(bae good, profit) uselessness,vanity,
folly;idleness,play,wantonness: easba .i. diomhaoines,
O'Cl. BCC § 399 .mad espe dom a nopridchim if it be useless
Wb 19d17 .bad n-esbae dam du frecur ceill-siu that
it is useless for me to worship Thee
Ml 132b3 .fretech cech
65espi`renunciation of every vanity' Mon. Tall. § 56 .is espa
(.i. is feles) a techt TBC² 169 (= LU 56b22 ).esba .i.
filus, O'C. 1388 < H 3.18,630 .ba hespa ecóir imlúad
trenḟir ri comai cluchi LL 228a36 = TTr. 819 .guide
cech maicc lére...ní hespae, Fél. Epil. 430 .oc cles-
5rad ┐ oc espai dona slogaib=variis lusit artibus
(of a pet fox) Todd Lect. v 85.14 = IT i 46.25 .
dia ndernur uabur no esba commit arrogance or folly
LL 279a30 .u. na hespa 33 . YBL 164a5 .érniud mo
chesta...corop espa olloman a poet's sport(?) LL 141b29 .
10In Laws, with ref. to actsperformed without serious
intention, in the course ofplay,sport,heedless trifling (opp.
totorba, which refers to an act committed in course of
business):in torba no in t-esba iii 96.13 .re bec-
deithbirius no re espa 250.27 Comm. mas re hesba atait
15maraen`if both are (riding) for amusement' 258.10 Comm.
a n-esbo`their idle offences' v 150.26 Comm. Of an
idleperson; oneat play: slan don torbach in t-esba the
person on business is exempt as regards the idler
(if he ac-
cidentally injure the latter) iii 258.16 Comm. gen.as attrib.:
20 raindespai wanton staves LL 110a32 . RC xxiv 46.1 .
TFrag. 34.11 .fri forluamainn-espai `idle volatility' Ériu
vii 172.18 .Cf. Ailill Cethech...cethech .i. beimnechut
diciturbemnech fer espai, Rawl. 124a15 .bá saethar n-espa
dóib tíchtain a vain labor LL 220b22 = TTr. 255 .dercad
25espo, Aisl. Tund. 95.16 .gan ridh [reithv.l.] n-espo
frivolous running(on Sunday) Anecd. iii 21.5 .re heirim
n-espa...re heirim torba riding for amusement...on
business
Laws iii 258.15 Comm. scian espa useless
dagger
(a contemptuous epithet) IT iii 102 § 191 =
30 Bruchst. § 73 . In stricter sense useless,invalid:
teora nadmand aspa invalid covenants Laws iv 54.6 .i
n-esba idle,unoccupied: na bi a n-espa, is ed timarna in
Ri, | lubra, legad, ernaigthi, denadh egin na ni ZCP vii
310.22 .forcetul nó scribend nó cecip tarba, arna beither
35ind-espa...ut Dominus ait: non apparebis ante me
vacu[u]s iii 29.31 .Cf. comhcetlud a n-espaibh BNnÉ
305.28 v.l. im raind a tíri d'espaib | dorigset mor d'imres-
naib SR 5125 .