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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.

1 ón indecl. neut. sing.demonstr.pron., lenited form ofsón
(>sodin, Ped. i 316 ), and used in nearly the same way. This,
5 that , referring to someth. preceding, either a neuter noun or
(more often) a statement. (a) generally with copula:commarí
far ṅdígal huaimse is coru dúib ónquam uindictam reddere
that your vengeance should proceed from me, that is meeter for
you
, Wb. 5d37 .amal as do maccaib .i. iar forcitul ón that is,
10after teaching
, 16a14 (gl.tanquam filiis).de iudeib ón, gl.
seductores qui de circumcisione sunt, 31b15 .in testimni donuc
sum riam is do imthrenugud ón . . . as n-inunn tosach pre-
ceptae Iohain ┐ Íesu( = his citation of the previous texts is
to prove that,etc.), Thes. i 486.37 ( Tur. 39 ).tibit . . . ┐ do-
15berat gáir dó. Bá do chuitbiud Loegairi ón this was to deride
L.
, FB 64. `Ni ba mor' ar F. `.i. mo breith latt do Emain
Macha . . .' Ba écen ón(i.e. it was necessary to comply with
the demand), IT i 106.17 .`Rop sén maith dūn' ol iat. . . .
`Ni pu sén maith itir ón', MR 18.1 . With npr. or pers. pron.
20as pred. (= Fr.c'est, Germ.das ist):`Inn é Cormac sút?' ar
cách. `Is é ón ém' ar Medb, TBC 185. `Táet ferthigis fri
Máel Dúin' ol G. `Máel Dúin ón ém' ol sisi so that is M.! LU
1798 ( RC ix 488.9 ).
Esp. common in phrases like:is dethbir, fír, inonn, refer-
25ring to a foregoing statement or word:ar ilib . . . ┐ ni ar na
huilib doínib. Deithbir ón, uair ní dona hulib doínib ro
tharmnaig césad Crist, PH 5228. `Fír dam-sa ón' bar C.
I spoke the truth in that, TBC 1110. ni bat ecra ind ḟir sin (is
inund ón ┐ ni deceltar dam), 445 (a gloss incorporated in the
30text).`Elẏ Elẏ . . .' is inann on ┐ `a mo Dé', PH 3349.
Regularly used in connexion with theneut. pron. ed:is
hed ón as fír, Wb. 13b23 ,cf. 22a3 .is ed ón fogní la M. such is
M.'s practice
, Mon. Tall. § 33. mad ed ón if that be so, § 56.
coica macc . . . ed ón ruc Eua do clainn[sic leg.], MacCarthy
35 26.14 .Is ed ón that is sobecomes later a formula of assent =yes
(Mod.Ir.seadh):`Gaoth druadh sonn' ol D. `Asseadh on' ol A.
Leb. Gab. i 256.5 .`Is alaind an n-inghen úd' ar A. `Ass edh
ón' ar C., BCC § 241. Ed ón= Lat.id est, seeed,R.I.A.
Dict. E col. 59
, and Thurneysen, ZCP xviii 427. cid ed ón
40 though that be so, even so, TBC 3009.
After the interrogativescid,cindus:`Ced ón, a meic bic'
for C. `nad fetar . . .?' what is that?( = what do you mean ?),
TBC 930. `Cid on' ar se `nach mebal daib . . . ? TTebe 3408 .
profetia didiu is í gnúis forta na salma ┐ cindus ón and how is
45that so ?
Hib. Min. 3.82 .
(b) with other verbs, as subj.:`Airg-siu dia guidi . . .'
Dogníther ón(the behest is obeyed), IT i 74.15 .dorónad ón
(that prediction) was fulfilled, Mon. Tall. 34. `Is missi in
Cuchulaind. . . .' `Ro[m-]mairc-se ón ém' ar in gilla that is the
50worse for me
, TBC 1415.
As obj.:nicon laimemmar-ni ón, Wb. 17b8 ,cf. 18a19 .ní
thabur duit ón I do not put it for thee, Sg. 173b2 (where the
lenited vb. indicates a 3 s. neut. inf. pron.),cf. 179a4 .ni
Maolrúoin imargu asrubart frissim ón it was not M. who had
55told him to do so
, Mon. Tall. 5. Asadvbl. acc.:`Am écen-sa
tocht i nherus inalta. . . .' `Mairgg théitónám' ar S. woe to
him who goes on such an errand
, TBC 558. `Ergc co Comgell.
. . .' Docoid-som ón dano, Ériu ii 222.4 (cf. Mon. Tall. 154.9 ) ;
cf. dachóid son dano, ib. 12 . Perh. also in follg. exx. where it
60displaces a pl. or a masc. pron.:aithirgid bésu diand-aithirsid
ón mend your ways; if ye mend them, Wb. 9a23 .ra fess . . . na
tibertha [in Dond Cualnge] ar áis co tuctha ar écin ┐ do-
bērthar ón and he shall be given ! TBC 160.
(c) rarely referring to someth. following:nicon géb-sa ón
65dít-su ón cid cossin n-echaire théisi I will not hinder thee from
going to a groom
, LL 251a40 = TBFr. 314 (repetition ofón
prob. a mistake).dethbir ón duit-siu cia no gaba in n-étach
sin imut, PH 8186.
(d) in Mid.Ir. the pronominal character ofóntends to dis-
70appear and it is freq. found in conjunction with another
pron. or a subst. (not necessarily neut.), becoming finally an
expletive particle:`Ro charas tusai . . .' ar sisi. `Ni ba
tochuiriuth drochcarat det-si ón aní sein' ol Eochaid(i.e. that
avowal will not prove an invitation to an unworthy lover),
75 IT i 120.27 .ba hé so clerech ba ferr enech a nÉrinn. Follus
ón sin, BColm. 98.24 .is andsain ra iarfaig C. . . . in tan ón
bai nél solus bharsin grein namely when there was a cloud, TBC
5860 (refers toandsain).fer fíren forglige . . . fer ón nā ro
aentaig fri col nā peccad, PH 2913. `Tabair oirmitiu do
80Adam. . . .' `Ni thiber-sa on' or L. `oirmitiu do A.', LB 109b54
= MacCarthy 44.18 .`Cid ara n-aince orum in laech so?'
ar A. `Ar bithin on' ar T. `dorat . . . dam' it is because, BB
426a48 .turas cródha dhósomh ón an turas hisin, FM ii 1056.
19 .
85(e) in later Mid.Ir. poetry often used as expletive to secure
the full number of syllables, esp. with repetitions; a device
called in prosody `formolad'.fer-on a formoladh, Auraic.
1793 (declension of `fer').ben-on a formoladh, 1839 .co
clothaib, clu nadh gand ōn, 5284 .maith bethu bithi ann ōn,
5286 .amrán sin na mban-ón binn, Met. Dinds. ii 30.61 .cid
5ón cid diata Temair? i 2.16 .cuma leam ón cuma lem, TBC
4461 St.,cf. 4469 , 4477 , 4493 .Becan ón is ón Becan, SG
105.26 .