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étarbaige n iā,f.(étarbach) uselessness,unprofitableness:
cia no beth sencus aile and...is bec cach senchus dib i n-[a]
aithfegad sum, ar a n-etarbaige iar firinde`because of their
uselessness
' Introd. to SM, Laws i 34.18 .ficell .i. ar a
5hedtarbaighe`a chessboard [is a difficult pledge] because
of its unprofitableness
' v 250.13 .

etarball n interval(?): cen caithim re, cen etarbaill
aimsire RC xxxvii 346 § 13 .Cf. etaruall.

etarbás: xseeetirbás.

10 etar-bí v(bíu; some of the exx. below may belong to
*etar-ben).is between ; is distinct from (?) :with subj.ní
or impersonally with acc. ;pres. ind. aní [amailv.l.]etirbí
fiachu etirbí comlaidre in proportion to the fines is the
co-responsibility
(?) Cáin Ad. 47 (cf. iterbi ni cluas ┐ aicsen,
15 O'C. 879 =aritgair...aicsi, O'Dav. 31 ).adaigh eadarba
the space of ground which lies between Laws v 482 z
(with gl. :in adaigh bis etarru, itir na ferandaib 484.22 .
adich etarba .i. a tir comaidhech ..i. co cethri ┐ rl.
O'C. 871 ).slabrad for chimig, adaig eatarba, in glas 484.
205 , with gl. :in adaigh bis etarru, in glas ┐ in cimid the
extent (of chain) between the lock and the captive
(?) 486.6 .
ba .i. fal etarba damscuite a fence which separates(?) O'Dav.
327 .da aichi no a trí etarbaí itir do ceili, Laws iv 48.19
Comm. , is obscure and perh. corrupt (leg. i tír do ch.? or :
25 itir dá ch.?).ispertside inneterbied a ngnimu acht tissed
dó co hǽs ferdattad. aspert cāch eterdobíed ZCP ix 133 =
TBC² 504 (eterbíad a gnímu...eterdabíadLU ;acht t.
doibLUY. The readinga ng.is probably to be retained,
as the om. of n before gn is not uncommon).
30 Cf. acht ron-ithed [a thorad] ria mbas nicon etarbai
aestu ina imdhuidh acht cend i cotlud, Ériu ii 118.13 ,
which seems corrupt.

etarbúas,etarúas,-úais adj inmid-air,aloft: ní
roiched bun a bunsaige lár trath co ngebed a barr etarla
35etarbuas TBC 896 (=condagaibeth resiu dorodsad a bun
for lār TBC² 382 ).tarraid M. caem-dóit Congail eadarla
eadarbhuas gan tibriud re talmain MR 300.27 .gebthi C.
in roth ┐ ba hetarbuas tarraid hé in mid-air he caught it
FB 64 .no cinged for a chúlu etarbúas fot n-aurchora he
40would spring backwards in mid-air
88 .rolingestar in
béist etaruas i n-aeor LB 202a = PH 7237 .muna
deachais isin ær edrauas [sic] forfoluamain BB 484b20 =
Aen. 3175 .rolinges...súas isin ǽér eadarbhúas, Buile Ṡ.
44.2 . Fl. Earls 140.15 .ossé etarbúas imbi imma cúaird
45 FB 87 .masa comesargain do dib ordaib etarbuas if two
sledges collide (while brandished) in the air
Laws iii
188.15 Comm. ic foluamain isin ær eturuas LB 230ax .
amalbói in nathair umaide ic maccu Israel for slaitt
etaruas, Todd Lect. vi 18.8 .rotócbait etaruas i tempul
50Ṡolman iat LB 222a35 .an donāl doní an cū suas | ┐ a
gob etarbhūas its muzzle thrust up in the air ZCP xiii 7.16
= Mélusine v 85 .mergi Fergail occu etrubuas ar totim a
mergead uli, Cog. 176 y .isin aér edarbhuas FM vi
2012.10 .uaistibh ettarbuas 2198.5 .an coibeis baoi
55uasda etarbhúas, Hugh Roe² 43.2 (f. 23a) .an firmament
etirbhuas FM v 1700.11 .don aer etaruas, Fl. Earls
188.9 .-úais:lía cloiche ara dernnaind, ┐ dobered ró
n-urchair di...┐ do rithed fuithe ┐ do gabad etarbuais ina
glaic hi, Acall. 5811 .eadarbhúais, aidhmhillte, ar
60lithiughadh, doigh, amhluadh intinne, anbhùain,etc., Kirk .
Cf. eadarbhuasandeadarbháos` bustle,tumult,fright,
madness, Buil[e] Suib[ne],' P. O'C.

etarbúasach adj o-ā(etarbúas)suspended in the air, aloft,
hovering above
:glas-neoill utmalla etarbhuasacha, CCath.
65 4362 .na haquili...eitecha etarbuasacha 4927 .neoill
eadarbhuasacha an aeidhéir, Mac. an Iolair 20.23 .na
mergedha etarbhuasacha, Lism.L. 3078 . in cuvuruanfadh
anal-utmall etarbuasach ic tepersain...a heocurbelaibh na
n-ech, CCath. 4956 .each...allata eterbuasach plunging
5 4735 .do ling a n-airde go heturbhúasach RC xxix 112.
23 .do thóguibh le go hédrom edurbhuasach aerdha...é,
Ériu v 168.100 .do thógbuinn in muc...co heturuhasach
aggarb(of a hawk lifting prey), Anecd. i 38.23 .d'eilltibh
eadurbhúasacha flighty, skittish Acall. 3512 n.