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omun(ómun) n uando,m.O.Ir.n s. ómun, Ml. 33c7 , 59a18 ,
(with art.)intómun , 42d9 ;hómon, Wb. 6a7 ;hómun, Wb.
16a21 ;d s. ómun, Thes. ii 21.35 ( Bcr. 33b14 ); butn s. homun,
80 Ml. 79b2 , 96a10 ;a s. homun, 55c10 ;omun, Wb. 29d15 ;g s.
(h)omno, Ml. 128b7 , 9 .omna, Laws text.a p. ómnu, LU 599
(o-st.). In Mid.Ir. alwaysŏmun(as attested by rhyme), pos-
sibly the orig. form; the Gaulish and Brythonic cognates
show ŏ,cf.W.ofn(see Ped. i 49 ). Fromómuncomes the
85Mid.Ir. variant formúamun, which is often used indifferently
withomunand finally supersedes it. In Mid.Ir. treated as
o-st. (occas. asfem.,d s. uamain, TBC 1345 , LL 34a17 ).
úamhan omhan(o,m.), IGT Dec. § 17.19 .úamhain omhain
(f.) § 150.6 .
IAssubst. fear, the state of beingafraid , absol. or with gen.
5of cause of fear; transl. Lat.timor, metusin Glosses.oman .i.
ecla, O'Dav. 1319. int ómun fil la suidib, gl.cum metuant,
Ml. 42d9 .nos gébad ule crith ┐ uamun, FA 14 ( LU 2070 ) =
oman, LB.ecla nó uamun, CRR 20. ros-lín oman, PH 1121.
uaman, 1244 .fer . . . cen omon, TBC 31. foce[i]rd a n-oman
10cach tuaith casts . . . into dread, Fianaig. 12.15 . With obj.
gen.:robú mór a homun lium-sa(gl.metuebam), Ml. 96a10 .
ómun Dáe the fear of God, 33c7 ,cf. 55c10 , Wb. 16a21 .omon
Fíadat, ZCP v 499 § 4. ar ecla ┐ ar úamun Conculaind, TBC
1608 .cromfait a cinnu ar m'ecla ┐ ar m'uamain, 1345 .cid
15do chana dúib ar n-uaman-ne do beth foraib? what causes you
to be afraid of us
? PH 3399. tre omun fochide, Wb. 29d15 .
ar ómun pían n-iffirnd, FA 33 ( LU 2282 ) =ar uamun, LB.
omun báis, PH 3830. (with proleptic poss. pron.)ata a uaman
oruinde co n[d]ingna sé fasach do crichaib S. we are afraid he
20will devastate
, ZCP vi 295.8 .tig an bás . . . an tan is lugha
bhíos a uamhan orra, TSh. 546. eagla Dé . . . tar omhan
chréatúra, 6819 . Rarely with subj. gen.:in toirsi dorigne Ísu,
noco n-ar a omun fén doróine`through fear for himself', PH
3026 .dorochar-sa fri talum for mét mo omain, 3730 .g s.(a)
25 ermitiu omno Dáe, Ml. 128d9 .cor omna`a contract of fear'
(one entered into under intimidation), Laws iv 208.32 Comm.
fonascc omna, v 376.3 ,cf. 186.7 . (b)boegal i n-ecmais omain
daring in the absence of [cause for] fear, PH 3010 ;cf. 3730 .
pl.in sense terrors, causes of fear:frisbered omnu huain, ACC
30 16 ( RC xx 164 ) =ómnu, LU 599 ,cf. O'Dav. 1319. all fri
homna, Anecd. i 68 § 155. sciath fri homna i n-ernaidhe,
FM i 524.16 (poem).
Aspred.,is o. ¤ limm Ifear, amapprehensive :is omun lium-sa
do chlod-sa I fear thou art vanquished, PH 1793. is omun
35leam-sa . . . saethar do chaithimh fria gnimradh idhul, Marco
P. 1 .is omain leis a mac do facbail, Laws ii 164.22 Comm.
Ml. 96a10 (quoted above). With cop. and dat. pron.:isam
ómun ar a aisnéis, LU 5349 =omun, TBC2 873 YBL.isim
omun ar in mbein`I have fear of the woman', RC xvii 132.22 ,
40 cf. MacCarthy 398.4 .
IIAsadj.generally aspred. (a) afraid,apprehensive :dia
mbad úamain ṁ'ḟer if my husband were a coward, TBC 36 =
imeaclachSt.,omhnachAdd.nibtis omain neich they feared
no one
, ZCP iii 38.25 . (b) fearful,terrible :bás ┐ cach ní
45homain, Corm. p. 13 s.v. ceal(g s.?).ge fuair bas tre re[i]m
n-uaban`in his dread career', Celt. Rev. iv 214.6 (possibly
g pl.).
Compds.Huamanchenn(npr. m.), ZCP viii 326.20 .mac
Huamanchind, ib. 23 .omungnath(<gnáth`wont, habit')
50 a state of fear?o. dorognad, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 41 § 32 ( Rawl.
115b27 ),cf. Wortk. § 7. Marstrander RC xxxvi 339 takes the
word asnpr. m., comparingSmirgnath( § 38 in same poem),
Faelgnath,Domungnath, BB 158a27 .

1 on n[o,n.]n p. tri on, ZCP xii 363.1 .
55 Ablemishordisfigurement; in early sagas used of ablister(?)
raised by a poet's satire on the face of his victim, and hence
fig. ablotorstainon one'sreputation, a socialdisgraceordis-
qualification (always in this sense in Laws text, save once); an
early word, confined to poetic usage and legal texts.on .i.
60ainim, Lec. Gl. 361. O'Dav. 1307. O'Cl.fogeib teora boulga
for a aghaidh . . . .i. on ┐ anim ┐ easbaidh .i. dearg ┐ glas ┐
ban, Corm. Y 698 ( p. 59.14 ).coro facaibset tri bolga for a
gruaidib .i. on ┐ ainim ┐ aithis .i. dubh ┐ derg ┐ ban, RC xxiv
278 § 15. mor n-anrud . . . forsa-tardus on ┐ ainim ┐ espaidh,
65 Anecd. ii 54.8 .dit glāime gom | nā raibh on | for inchaibh
tuaithe let there be no blemish on the faces (blot on the honour)
of the tribe, Arch. iii 295 § 27. athgabail treisi . . . imm on, im
ainbed`for a visible blemish, for a concealed blemish', Laws i
174.30 , glossed.i. i n-incaib, 176.16 .esorgain do mic, do
70moga . . . on it inchaib, 232.3 .im on les-anma`the blemish of
a nickname
', 236 y .Cf. ní on anma dam a radh`to say it is
no soul's blemish to me
' (?no libel on my part), O'Dav. 1307.
tri on brethemon . . . baes ┐ aneolus ┐ eitges, ZCP xii 363.1
(H. 3.18 p. 9 a).nir on dó it was no shame to him( = it was a
75credit to him), LL 35a34 .conā roib locht nō on nō anim . . .
otha a hínd co a bond(of a woman), Aisl. MC 97.19 .Cen on
without blemish (fault), very common in poetry:fer sóer
socheniúil cen on cen ainim, Thes. ii 241.8 ( Ardm. 18a1 ).issé
úagṡlán cen on cen anim, LL 250b44 ( TBFr. 269 ).doíni
80delgnaidi cen on, IT i 133.4 ( LU 10862 ).Iacob mac Ailphi
cen on, Ériu iii 196.5 .Niall gan on, Content. ii 7. fognad
cách Dé mog cen on, Fél. 4.16 ,cf. FM i 408 z .is é mo thimna
cen on, RC xiii 460 § 60. tri meich bracha cen on (.i. im
⃛ṡeirbi), Laws ii 250.1 , 12 .

85 ? 2 on (? ón) n o,m. anidiot :[ni gaibter athgabail druith nā
dasachtaidh] nā oin [nā oinmiti]`male idiot', Laws ii 44 z ,
glossed:oin .i. on an fer [oinmiti .i. femen], 46.3 ; text doubt-
ful.Cf. onánandónna.