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60 oíb n f.andm.O.Ir.oíph, Wb. 7c1 . Mid.Ir.oíb,aíb,oeb,aeb.
g s.(?a p.)lan-aeba, SR 46. aóbh(on dath) m.,g s. aoibh,
aobha, IGT Dec. § 38.3 .aebh f.,g s. aeibhe, § 39.3 .áobh,
ib. 9 . ?aeib f., § 14.11 .
(a) the orig. sense seems semblance,appearance,aspect,
65 natureorcondition (of things or abstracts).alind á oíph in
forcitil nemnech immurgu a inne the form (manner) of the
teaching is attractive, but its substance is poisonous
, Wb. 7c1 .
lestar lán, cen áeb n-engaig, | in Spírta saér, SR 7111 (=leg.
aíb . . . saír).én uais co n-aib ḟorórda, 4280 .on berla Ebraide
70namá ro labairset . . . do-thaitne aeb a mberla dílis do chach
(i.e. to each the language spoken appeared to be his own), PH
5487 .dorala saine aibe for erlabra lochta na Galilee fri
haitrebtachaib Ierusalem(i.e. the Galileans had a different
way of speaking from the inhabitants of Jerusalem), 3191 .
75 ro ḟigius . . . craeb choibniusa . . . cen aíb ndoilgiusa, LL 143a
36 .Aengus cen oib n-indligid`semblance of illegality', Fél.
p. xxv 9 ( LB 106b46 ).Cf. aib .i. cosmailis, Lec. Gl. 420. aibh
no aoibh .i. cosmhaileas, O'Cl.áobh (innad [inandv.l.]), IGT
Dec. § 39.9 .
80(b) beautyorattractiveness (of appearance, nature or dis-
position) ;cf. áobh (ōn dath), IGT § 38.3 .aéb na gréni a gel-
lám, LL 140a11 .aéb chuirp don ḟīrgil, ib. 40 .co rus-carsat
inghina righ . . . ar a oirscelaibh oeibhe ┐ engnúmha, ZCP
xiii 166.6 .in ben co n-aíb rathmair ríg`the king's wife gracious
85and lovely
', Met. Dinds. i 8.26 .ingen briugad . . . co ndeilb
luchar co lán-aíb, iii 174.102 .ro bo geis don rígh go n-aeibh
`the beautiful King', Ériu iv 176.8 .aiged in airdrig . . . cona
haíb ┐ cona háilli, MR 114.18 .pl. taithnid aoba for a dre[i]ch
beauties, charms(of the isle of Rachru), ZCP x 53.25 (perh. an
abstr.,cf. oíbe).
5In Mart. Gorm. freq. used in speaking of saints, perhaps in
moral sense of grace :Colman co n-aib ḟīr-ōig, Mart. Gorm. Dec. 15. Gun-
denes co ndegh-aeib, July 18 .Anmere na hóeibi, Nov. 2. Cf.
a Iosu . . . tindlaicc damh aeib is eolus, BB 399a31 .
The expression:co n-oíbis freq. in poetry, used adverbially
10or as cheville:finnaid, a druide, co n-áeb, TBC 728 =aoib, St.
dorochair Ellim co n-aíb, LL 128a21 .docer la Eochaid co
n-aíb, 128b51 ( MacCarthy 170 § 2 , 188 § 6 ).
Folld. by gen.:meicc Eladan aeb idna, ZCP xiv 175.3 =
aob iodhna`beauty of weapons', Leb. Gab. i 158. cath F. for
15laechraid Laigen . . . áeb na Herenn`delight of Ireland', Arch.
Hib. ii 60 § 26 ( LL 183a2 ).aoibh eoil ar ghréin 's ar ghealaigh
(of a cleric and scholar), Arch. Hib. i 93.3 .
Of condition, vigour;prosperity,felicity,affluence :fa mór
m'allud ocus m'aéib, Anecd. i 36.5 (of the Hawk of Achill).
20 nír dúr a allud 's a aeb, LL 33a36 .don druing fa mór aoibh
is á[i]gh, Ériu i 100.14 .Gúaire na háebe, LL 297b29 .fer d'a
tuc Dia aibh ┐ grasa co mór`felicity', AU iii 148.12 .cenn
aibhe ┐ aitis fear nEreann`cheerfulness', FM iv 1146.17 .níor
shiubhail iath . . . nach bíodh fa lán aoibhe an ḟir(i.e. every
25land he travelled in tasted of his affability), Arch. Hib. i 91
§ 13 .an tí dobheir 's dogheibh grádh | do fhan sé go bráth fá
aoibh is always in bliss, Dánta Grádha xi 12 .da mbeith ar an
ealadhuin aoibh nō onoir ag Gaoidhealuibh if learning were
held in favour or honour by Gaels
, YBL 170a45 (scribe's
30colophon).
(c) in Mart. Gorm. freq. used as anadj.in composition with
another preceding adj.Failbe finn-óeb (.i. aebh alainn),
Mart. Gorm. Apr. 29. pápa Félic fír-áeb, July 29 .Euseb oll-oeb, Aug. 25.
Beatrix og ol[l]-aib, July 29 .Cf. fri sratha slan-aeb, SR 54
35(=g p.?). In mod. lang.aoibhis used as anadj.:múscail
méinn aontadhach aoibh`a kindly spirit of unity', O'Bruad.
ii 10.13 .aoibh`pleasant, civil, courteous', O'R.
Compds. (a) with follg. adj.:Fergus oeb-ghel, Gorm. May
29 .an taobh aoibhgheal mar uan tonn, A. Ó Dálaigh xxiv 6.
40 aebglan, Gorm. Apr. 8. oebnār, ib. Sep. 20. sluadh nime
naomaingligh aob aiblidh (= oíb-oíbligh), ZCP viii 211.16 .
(b) with noun:Agapitus aebdrech of gracious countenance,
Gorm. Aug. 6. ra ḟacsin a áebdreche, RC xxix 211 § 1. hi
niurt athar ┐ aobmaic ┐ aobspirda, ZCP vi 258.14 .for
45oebnemh, Gorm. Sep. 23.

oíba n(<oí-bath`sheep-death'?) mortalityordiseaseamong sheep
or cattle?oi . . . ainm ina caeirech, iss de isper oibaut dicitur
coinba, duineba, amol iss ainm do bās ba, ZCP iii 245 y .

oíbda(oeb-,aeb-) adj io,iā. (oíb) beautiful,gracious,fine, of per-
50sons and things. Oengus hua Aiblen áebda, LU 3080 =
aedbdha, Fél. 52.35 .oirdned Petair . . . ind ḟir oebda, Gorm.
Feb. 19. meic aibda alli uasli, Cog. 160.17 .Deirdre aobhdha,
Keat. Poems 63. úas aigthib áebda áenḟir`comely face', Met.
Dinds. iv 2.28 .ainech aibhda ro mmac nDe`fair honour to
55the Son of God
', Ériu viii 67.15 .dá n-all n-áebda imnaissi,
FB 45. rap aebda orddnidi a árus, LL 227a6 ( TTr. 722 ).
tobur aebda, Cog. 54.3 .compar. th'aurlabra fíal, óebdu de, |
ic sídugad sochaide`thy noble eloquence, lovelier thereby', Met.
Dinds. iii 182.191 = LL 197a21 ,cf. 210b23 .

60 oíbdacht n ā,f. áebhdhacht, IGT Dec. § 26.5 . Beauty;gracious-
ness, courtesy .maic Ibaid co n-óebdacht`of I. the comely',
Met. Dinds. iii 216.11 .cend gaili ┐ gascid . . . ┐ aebdachta
fear talman, Cog. 166.9 .a aebhdhacht re hainnrib`his cour-
teousness to women
', MR 116.14 .ní raibh neach nó dearsccaig-
65feadh de ar aobhdhacht` comeliness ', FM vi 1906.5 .

oíbe n[iā.f.] (oíb) beauty,attractiveness,graciousness :ben dó co
n-aíbe ḟinde | Aíde ingen Ochinde, Met. Dinds. iii 94.9 (n-aíbi
v.l.).cend . . . aibi ┐ ánlechta na hAsia, LL 244b21 ( TTr.
2070 ) (=oíb?).co ndathaib aíbi, 141b20 (=oób?).do bhí im
70ruire-se . . . oirbheart is aoibhe, Keat. Poems 763.

1 oíbell n o,m. aoibheall(an eallaigh) m., IGT Dec. § 11.18 .
Heat,high temperature , esp. of cattle or animals in the breed-
ing-season.airlim n-aibil (.i. in tan bis aibell orra re teas
ngréine), Laws iv 92 y , 94.4 (of cattle).erlim ria toraind no
75aibeall`leaping on account of thunder or sultriness', 104.8
Comm. gelistar .i. ainm d'áth uisce a mbít cethra for oíbell,
Corm. p. 22 =for uíbhel, Corm. Y 674. amal elta bo ar aibell,
Cog. 192.2 .cobair mbech ┐ bu i n-oibiull(tasks permitted on
Sunday), LB 204b48 ,cf. dol a ndiaid . . . bóu a n-aibiull,
80 Anecd. iii 22.9 (aoibeall v.l.).erball bo aibhill, Tromd. Guaire
745 .cuaine na ccon . . . ag dol fa aoibheall, IGT Dec. ex. 459.
Cf.mod. phrase:i mí aoibhill(folld. by gen.) `in the month of
heat' = in the heyday,flush: [i] mí áoibhill a ḟeirge, IGT Dec.
ex. 489 .i mí a. a ratha saoghalta, TSh. 542. i mí a. na n-
85ainmhian, 8671 . The mod. adj.aoibhealloraoibhill` bright,
merry ' (of fine weather,etc.) is prob. orig. gen. of this word.
Cf. 2 óibellwith which this word may have orig. been
identical.