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1 éim,ém in Glosses alsoǽm,æm. Apparently a
by-form ofám(q.v.) of which it is often a variant read-
65ing. Used as aparticleof asseveration or affirmation,
usually emphasising the word or clause which it follows,
but often merely expletive ; truly,indeed,in sooth,then .
IIn direct speech (a) in introducing a direct statement
without reference to a foregoing one :a fortéitsi ǽm(gl.
5 adiuvantibus et vobis...donationis 2 Cor. i 11 ) Wb 14c3 .
is messi ém, ol M., dorat fo menmain Aililla do seirc-siu
IT i 127.31 .nir bo chucumsa ém, or sé, robo chóir dál
inna caurath sin do thabairt FB 56 .fochen om eim
IT i 144.16 =fo cean ám dhuit ZCP v 501.25 .maith
10ém a Ultu, bar C., in fagaimse acaib nech etc., ,well
then
CRR § 26 .is demin em nach eiberind gai it is
certain, surely
YBL 62b14 ( =am 284b16 ). ML 78.10 .a
uasail, ol se, da festasu eim, ni suaill etc., ,if thou but
knewest
CCath. 4517 .is do émh, ar sé, dodechadhsa
15chucutsa, do innisin duit,etc., TTr.² 82 .
(b) in response to a question, appeal, or command :
citné briathra robatar? it hǽ æm inso .i.quando ,etc. Ml
61b7 .inn é Cormac sút? is é ón ém TBC 185 .cid dogena
... ? ol C. dogénsa ém, ol B., imcossáit na ríg FB 6 .nad
20fuarais aile? ar M. fuar-sa ém gilla TBC 1741 .cia cunta-
bairt ro boi aige...? robo doig em leis curba duine namá
PH 4784 .cia airm ita Ibar? sund ém, TBC 1125 .ate
œm ní fercaigedar(gl.numquid irascitur?) Ml 24b18 .
cia tintud forata na psalmu...? tintud septin eim is he fil
25forna psalmaib, Hib. Min. 10.333 .a treidhe arrecar do
cach hsairsi...ind airecar dont sairsisea..arecar eim 3.91 .
ZCP v 501.32 . IT i 144.20 .in cenel no in gne in
etargoiri? is cenel eim, uair dianairmidi a gnei, Auraic.
894.14 (emh). 859 (emh).do iarraid ṡocraide chucatsa
30dodechadhsa [ar T.]... Cía no techtaindse éimh, ar P., firu
in talman...dus-berainnse uile letsu, TTr.² 105 .maith a
ingen, ar se,...in limsa doraga? dar ar mbrethir ém, ol sí,
fil uaib,etc. IT i 226.9 .cuire samla fair, ol M., a crúth,
...dath a ech...atchíu-sa ém, ol F., na dá ech,etc. FB 44 - 45 .
35 ind ēlife lim-so? ni ēlub ēm ZCP iv 38.10 .
(c) in responding to or commenting on a statement (not
a direct question) :duaircibed ǽm Ml 29c11 . (haec
requies mea:)bid fír æm olsesom is sunt bia-sa i n-eilithri
co llae messa 137b7 .ra ǽra Dia duún ǽm(gl.dirigat
40viam nostram ad vos) Wb 25a31 .ammi fáilti ǽm calléic
in tribulationibus(gl.quasi tristes, semper autem gaudentes)
16a6 .Cf. eius femininum(atá ém)eadem, neutrum(ata
dano ) Sg 201a8 , 9 .ní ragam, ol seat...bid messu dúib
ém, ol se, a ndogen-sa céin co tisaid lim FB 6 .a cláin trúaig
45[or Laeg] rosíachtatar Ulaid Crúachain o chíanaib. nír
rathaigsem eterém, a Láig 43 .nir bo chucumsa ém [or
A.], robo chóir dál inna caurath...ní bá nech bas ferr
nodgléfe ém [or S.] atai-siu 56 . Negation :co n-epertis ón
nadmbu choir...ní ed æm insin dorigensat that they should
50say it was not right...that however is not what they have
done
Ml 136b4 .
Afternoch:isindí nachimrindarpaise noch ǽm am
ísrahélde Wb 5a18 .
IIIn indirect speech or narrative (a) with reference to
55a preceding statement, expressing assent or confirmation or
negation :nathó, for C., am scith aithbristi indiu...ba
fír ém dosom ani sin he spoke indeed the truth FB 31 .
atberimse frib, ar Ísu, is oen uaib nomomairnfese. oen em
he o áirim ┐ nirbo oen o airilliud one, indeed, in number,
60 PH 5112 .
(b) in introducing a clause expanding or developing a
preliminary general statement :sochaidi trá do nǽbaib...
dia rofaillsigtheá rúine flatha nimi fón cumma sin...Rofoill-
siged ém do Phetar apstal ind long,etc. FA 2 (LU).
65 tinoilit i n-aigid F. Ba maith em in ti cusa tancus annsin
.i. F., RC xxiv 184.4 .in Bethil...cathair sin in rig
Dauida, in rotusmed Ísu Crist...cubaid ém, ce mad isin
cathraig rigdai no genfed mac in ríg 'twas fitting indeed
PH 6940 .atat noi ngraid for ainglib nime...saraphin em
5is e in cetna grad 6234 .
(c) often as a mere particle of transition in adding a
fresh statement almost = further,moreover: ro tarrngired o
fháthib, roterchan ém Dauid PH 5533 .édpraid dī túis don
choimdid intí...édpraid em in morail...intí... he offers incense
10who...and he offers myrrh who...
7109 .fedhair eim
banindsge for ferindsge intan isberar `is i in gobur',
Auraic. 3167 ( =fedair dno 537 .)feadair em ferinsce,etc.
530 . 3161 (eim).