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opaid (obbaid) vb., compd. ofod-bond-, Ped. ii 476. In O.Ir.
found only in conjunct forms:s-subj. 2 s. niobbais , ZCP iii
454.10 .niopae (obais,obuis v.l.), Ériu i 199.6 (Riagail
80Comghaill, about A.D. 800?).3 s. conim-op, Ml. 20b6 .arna
oip , 42a2 .s-fut. 1 s. niobus-sa , ZCP xiii 280.6 . Thepret.in
O.Ir. is supplied byad-bond-:3 s. atbobuid, LU 10954. In
Mid.Ir. treated as a simple vb. withs-pret.
Refuses,declines,rejects (someth. offered):no frithbhrui-
85dheadh (.i. no obad) biadh in druad, Lat. Lives 68.5 .ro
opastar B. in cailech. `Cid' or in fer gráid `ara n-opai?', 84 x .
ní ro ob M. in grad sin, 90.1 .ní ro obai Pátraic inní sin, Trip.
54.2 .cuich ro opabad [no oibebad, Eg.]caradrad fhir mar
thusu? TTebe 676 . WithFORof pers.:dogrés ní op idparta |
forsin cách dodn-imgera`never should he refuse offerings to
5(?decline . . . from) any one', Ériu iii 98 § 14 (Rule of Ailbe).
obbsat fair C. ┐ L. in cennach sin, FB 77. ro op poicc forsin
caillig, RC xxiv 198.10 .póg ar Íobhas gion gur ob though He
declined not Judas' kiss
, Dán Dé xx 12.
With pers. obj.:co tainic araile fer co Dubthach do
10chuinchid a ingine . . . ros-opustar tra B.(=respuebat eum),
Lat. Lives 71.13 .ra repestar [leg.ra opastar] na techta sin
┐ ní thánic leo, TBC 3013. no gebedh forend dib cuigi ina
luing, ro obad foirend ele, Aen. 1316.
Refuses(to give, do someth.): ni gess, ni obbais ask nought,
15refuse nought
, ZCP iii 454.10 .ro ob tiachtain chugainne, Aen.
748 .opais an ingen a coimlebaid, RC xxiv 278 § 15. ro opsat
Túath Dé D. a chorugud, Acall. 6849. nar diult sīoth, nar
ob ēissīod, ZCP ii 335.11 .don chloinn ba chlaon . . . obthar
libh . . . gach gin chloinne tlátha tríd(= refuse to bear chil-
20dren to . . .), Keat. Poems 1319. Esp. ofdecliningorshirking
combat: nā hob cath!, Cog. 126.5 .ní obuid in cath cruaidh,
Fianaig. 76.18 .mac . . . nocho n-obann imguin, Anecd. i
49.5 .
See alsooipdid.

25 opair xseeopar.

opairecht n ā,f.(opar) activity?dexterityorskillin an art or
occupation? in ingen aile . . . fri clesaigecht ┐ lemenda ┐ fri
hopairecht(of Salome), PH 892.

opar (opair) n ā,f.(Lat.opera)n s. opar( LU 4351 );obarcon-
30tinues in use besideopair(obair) throughout Mid.Ir. period.
d p. oiprib, Wb. 9d19 (a prima manu).obair(g s. oibre,obra),
IGT Dec. § 42.16 .obar, § 56 . In Mid.Ir. generally treated as
gutturalstem in pl.
(a) work,activity,employment,occupation in wide sense:
35 oparab operacione , Corm. Y 1012 =opair, Corm. p. 33.
arna epíltis oc opairsemper working, Ml. 121d16 .ni hopair
niad náre diffidence is no business of a champion, TBC 3275.
togaes denma opre proper folk for work(i.e. fighting), 5238 =
degh-aos denma oibre, St.ro bai a n-obair ┐ a feidm ic a
40fulang(= they were sustained by their activity, of soldiers in
battle), CCath. 5911. oc admilliud na hoipre frustrating the
work
(a siege), Met. Dinds. ii 4.28 .an tí ler obair bhar
mbasuccadh whose endeavour it was to kill you, BNnÉ 73
§ 130 .deilbh oige ní hobair dhuit`the making of poetry is not
45a thing for you!
' Content. xxii 29. obair fhaoilte`an act of
thanksgiving
' (?), A. Ó Dálaigh xlix 18. Esp. menial work,toil,
labour :mugsaine ┐ daer-opair, TBC 1760. fer oibre a work-
man
, Laws v 280.12 Comm. praind fir opra, O'Mulc. 16.
lucht na hoibre, ML 2.18 .an tí ag nach biodh leighionn
50dobheirdís obair dho . . . .i.opus manuum , Rule of Tall. 32
§ 54 .obair don daoirseach(=opus servo), TSh. 1874. an
seachtmhadh lá . . . ní dhéana tú obair ar bith ann, Exod.
xx 10 .
Of alaboriousordifficult undertaking: ferais snechta mór
55. . . gurbh' obair doibh a n-airm do chongbáil, Cóir An. 70
( IT iii 318.25 ).in ochtar is calma . . . a n-opar 'com tharraing
esti`the eight strongest men . . . had hard work to pull me out',
Aisl. MC 93.4 .obar . . . | breith na bpobal i bparrthus`'tis
hard for Him to bring His people to Paradise
', Dán Dé xviii 30.
60 duine . . . don fhuil-se Ádhaimh . . . mar Mhoire is obair gur
fhás it is a strange thing that one like M. should have sprung
from Adam's race
, A. Ó Dálaigh xii 5.
In loose sense of doings,goingson,etc.:is ait an obair-se
ar Thadhg this is a queer thing for T. to be doing, Content.
65 xxv 1 .féach féin an obair-si, a Áodh . . . san uair-se tharla ar
Thomás, Dánta Grádha 41.1(ed. 1926)= Ériu ix 2 (= see for
yourself what T. is up to now! making love to your wife).
In pl. works,deeds :din dib oiprib(gl.nolite fraudare invicem,
1 Cor. vii 5 ), Wb. 9d19 (of the two works,i.e.reciprocal activity,
70coition, see Ped. ii 469 ; edd. Thes. amend:dindiboiprid`to
defraud yourselves
').deth-oibrecha (leg.degh-) good works,
ZCP vi 90.10 .oibreacha na trócaire, TSh. 1830. idir oibrea-
chaibh Phádraic . . . scríobh sé Historia Hiberniae, Keat. i
152.81 .
75(b)in concrete sense apieceofworkmanship (late use; often
of buildings).obair lín net-work, 1 Kings vii 20. d'obair
ṡnáithede needlework, Exod. xxviii 39. doronsat obair ingnadh
. . . .i. caislén crainn, Expug. Hib. § 13. obair croinn ┐ cloiche
(i.e. a building), FM vi 2270.2 .go ffuil in caislen sin . . . ar
80oibreachoip lan-daingne na cristaigeachta`one of the greatest
fortresses
', Fl. Earls 66.29 .

opdálach adj o,ā.given torefusing (<opad)?bocdālach ratha in
rī rēidh, | ni hopdālach catha cruaidh not one that shirks
battle
(?), ZCP viii 228 § 22 ; seems compounded ofop-`to
85refuse
' anddálach, prob. coined for the occasion.

opne xseeoipne.