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3 ó n s,n.O.Ir. *au.g s. indaue , Corm. Y 149 ,cf. 54 .úae, LU
7252 ( BDD 91 ). ?ai, Auraic. 4649. d s. in-óe , LU 3709 ( SC
33 ).aui, Corm. Y 662. aráui , 44 .ohuí , LU 7287 ( BDD 94 ).
óu, ZCP xiii 373.6 .a s. friaóanair, Corm. Y 44. co úae, LU
50 7276 ( BDD 93 =uoe, BDD2 909 ).n d. dā n-ō , Corm. Y 1059
( Anecd. iv 93.19 ).daauo , 414 =díóe , Corm. p. 15. n p. oi,
Corm. Y 414 (= hóe , Corm. 15.1 ).óa(disyll.), 419 ( Anecd. iv
34 z ).oa, LL 248a31 ( TBFr. 20 ). O'Mulc. 190. ?a p. oi, LL
267a8 .d p. auaib, LL 249a9 .aíb, LU 8347 ( FB 24 ).óeib,
55 TBC 5948. uif, Anecd. iii 54.4 . In Mid.Ir. occas. treated as
fem., see exx. below. Often confounded with.
Anear ; early obsolete and confined to heroic lit. and
poetry. (a) in literal sense:o (.i. cluas), Auraic. 1228 .ó [éo
v.l.] cluas, Met. Gl. Ff. 40. Lec. Gl. 213. co heo .i. co cluaiss,
60 ib. 275 .imm ó (.i. im chluais), LL 208a9 ( IT i 162.4 ).ara .i.
ar áui .i. fria ó anair, Corm. Y 44 (i.e. the temple is in front of
the ear).andord ela, inmain aui (: coi) sweet to the ear, 662 .
Cf. Bruchst. i § 157 .tri luirg fíacal o huí di arailiu, BDD 94.
secht traigid eter a ó ┐ a beolo, Ériu iv 26.9 .di cluais mo dhá
65ó the hearing of my ears, ZCP vi 258.15 . ?ó Chorc ó gcorcair
`of the purple ears', Content. v 119 (ó, í gCorcaighMSS.). Of
animals:ó ó go erboll(of a bull), TBC 6159. for hoib na mbo,
Ériu ii 20 § 1. ó aíb ech ┐ analaib fer, LU 8347 ( FB 24 ),cf.
gabáil na n-ésse biid uasaib [leg.uas aíb] ┐ análaib, 9294 .
70 uasa uif na n-ech, Anecd. iii 54.4 .da n-o phill, ITS v 112.25
(a proverbial term of disparagement),cf. dá ó phill ar La-
bhraidh Lorc, Keat. ii 2697.
(b)somepartof acloak , possibly a loop or eyelet on the
edge through which a brooch could be passed to secure the
75opposite sides of the garment:delg óir . . . i n-óe cecha brec-
lenni, LU 3709 ( SC 33 ).conaccai side oi dia brutt forsin
tṡnechtu, LL 287a8 (the wearer is nearly buried in snow).
cetheora oa dubglassa for cech brutt, 248a31 ( TBFr. 20 ).Cf.
brat corcra . . . cona ceothoraib oraib [leg.óaib?] ōir fair, IT ii
80177.92 (ifóaibbe the right reading, the `ó' was prob. a gold
ring or eyelet). ?cet[h]re heo corccra for gach brut. mbrotgha
arga[i]t ina mbrutaib, IT iii 238.99 .gebuid eó do chochuill . . .
gabuis ói a cochuill, Ériu v 120.15 , 17 .
(c) partof ashield, apparently aprojection(spike or boss?)
85from therimorcornersorsurface;perh. =`point, pin':
gebid [Conchobar] scíath ra sciath and .i. ra Fergus mac R.,
.i. in n-óchain Conchobair cona cethri óeibh [hóaibh, heoibh,
heouibhv.l.] óir ┐ cona cethri sethrachaib (do) derggóir . . .
Gia ro boí da threisi . . . ra búail F. a sciath bar C., ra boí da
chalmacht . . . ra choṅgaib C. in sciath, connā ra chomraic ó
5in scéith ra hó Conchobair cid itir, TBC 5981 - 5990 =conár
comraic ó fri hó an sceith, St.;a aó fri hó in sceith, H;a eo
fria heo an sgiath, Add. Windisch takes the last sentence to
mean that C. held his shield so firmly that its `ó' did not touch
his ear; the variant readings seem to imply that both com-
10batants attacked each other with their shields.Cf. TBC2
3580 :ind Ochain . . . cetheora benna ōir fair(i.e. horns), and
Ériu iv 28.4 :ind Ochoin Chonchobair . . . cethri imle óir impe
(i.e. rims). cindu fer for óeibh sciath, TBC 5948 (=óaibh,
St. H.,comhribh, Add.).
15(d)part of achessboard :clár findruine . . . co cetheoraib
auaib ┐ uilneib óir, LL 249a9 ( TBFr. 91 ) =auip, ZCP iv
35.18 ; perh. rings or handles for lifting.
(e) partof apitcherorvesselforliquor(anearorcurved
handle?): dabach .i. de-uach .i. dā auo fuirri, ar ni bitis oi for
20na hēnaib ar tus, Corm. Y 414. dabach arcait . . . escra ōir
ar a óu, ZCP xiii 373.6 ( Baile in Scáil § 6 ) =for a ur, iii 459.24 .
m'o-sa fri hoo na derba, o na derba frisin ngrian, Ériu v 36.3 .
teighed mh'orda dar oe mair in bledhi isin fin`over the edge of
the cup
', Lism.L. 4419.
25Compds. (a) with adj. in sense having. . .ears : ¤ derg:bó
find audercc, Irish Texts i 3 § 5 .bó . . . hóderg, Aisl. MC
113.9 .i rriocht samhaisci finne óderge, TBC 2293. secht cét
ṁbó óiderg, Met. Dinds. iii 106.55 .seacht mba ódhearga,
ML 4.9 . Of a shield (seecabove):ar a sgéith uaine ódheirg,
30 Duan. Finn i 3.5 . ¤ find:d s f. oifinn(of a cow), O'Gr. Cat.
145.10 . ¤ mór:ar da n-echaib . . . ómair, TBC 3377. See
alsoóchaín.
(b) with subst., qualifying the latter: ¤ brat(?eobrat)m.
aheadpiece,helmet :obhrat [óbrat, eobratv.l.] bá hainm do
35chenbhor, Met. Gl. Ff. 35. Cf. eobhrat .i. ceanbhar, O'Cl.,
andeobarr. ¤ cuimrech n.: auchuimriuch [eo comrach,
Eg.]n-óir mo [leg.i n-ó] chach fir`an ear-tie', BDD 119 (perh.
=ó-nasc). ¤ nasc an ornament attached to the ear(? ear-ring ):
aunasc .i. nasc aue .i. ōrnasc nobid im c[h]luasaib na
40saorchland, Corm. Y 54. ¤ nascach f. ear-rings(coll.)?ind
únascach órdai no túidmenta do chluais na n-ingen iarna
mbreith, PH 5717.

4 ó n grandson seeúa.

1 óa n f.O.Ir. form of Mid.Ir.ae,theliver .óa nó tromchride, gl.
45 iecur, Sg. 65b2 .amal rongab cride et óa, Wb. 12b1 .caebb ·oo·,
Sg. 6b15 (gl.iȧcur: the true reading iscur, but the scribe
perhaps understoodiecur).co mmemaid ind oe alltarach,
TBC2 1328. g s. trifidum iacor (.i. in macc hoe tredluigthe),
Gild. Lor. 213. pl. dobertar a n-óe uile i n-oen áitt . . . o ṡhain
50immach is Mag nOí in mag sain, LL 27a29 (fanciful derivation
of Mag nAí).ra ḟacaib [in Dond] crúach da óeib and, go rop
de atá Cruachna Ae, TBC 6184. bó co n-oeib ítha with fat
livers
, LL 358.1 =co n-aib itha, ZCP vii 305 z ,cf. iii 218 § 36 .
Seeae.

55 2 óa adj. compar.seeóc.

óach adj o,ā. (3 ó)having (big?) ears: berach oach(epithets of a
calf), Ériu vii 6.9 .Aindind óach`keen-eared', Met. Dinds. iv
234.42 . In compd.:dabach .i. de-uach(i.e.two-handled),
Corm. Y 414 =de-hoach, LB.mullach .i. mul-oach .i.
60cluasach, 918 ,cf. Lec. Gl. 276. brasach .i. bras-oach .i. oa
mora let[h]na le, O'Mulc. 190.

óal n thecheek :oal, gl.bucca, Sg. 22b8 . Seeoíl.Cf. Ailill Oalch-
loin, Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 41 § 37.

óam adj superl.ofóc q.v.

65 oar (? óar) n avoice,cry? oar .i. guth no gairm, Corm. p. 33.
Corm. Y 1004. O'Cl. See3 ór.

ob n ariver seeabandaba. ?inis Leimin . . . ata ar in muir . . .
┐ in Tracia ob ri hob ria`Thrace opposite', TTebe 1836 (leg.or
ri hor?). Calder quotes:òb`a creek' (Norse origin), MacBain,
70Etym. Dict. of the Gaelic Lang.

oba n f. IGT Dec. § 3.7 . Seeopad.

obair xseeopair.

1 obann n name of acattle-disease ?is iat na galair tecmaisech,
maolgarb . . . ┐ bedhgach ┐ obann ┐ idu, H. 3.18 p. 446a ( O'C.
75 1098 ).peisti no bolg no o. ¤ , ib. 166 ( O'C. 302 ).

2 obann adj.seeopunn.

óbar n vain-glory :i n-obar, Wb. 27a9 . Seeuabar.

obbad,-aid xseeopad, -aid.

obeid xseeobid.

80 obel(obil) n(Lat.obelus)anobelus, asignshaped like a dagger or
spit, used to indicate spurious readings in MSS.Orig.masc.:
in tan foruirim obell ┐ astric foir when he put obelus and asterisk
upon it
, Ml. 2a6 (of the LXX version of the Psalms). Later
treated asfem. iā- st.:nach ní dorormacht Septin . . . dorat
85Cirine obail fair. Obail didiu .i.uirga iugalans.i. flesc gonus,
Hib. Min. 10.339 (=obil, Harl.).fo obail ┐ aistreisc, ib. 336 .
ro glinnig na salmu fo obil ┐ astrisc, LU 799 ( ACC § 54 Comm. ).
tintus Septin . . . rocertaig Duid . . . fo obil is fo aistreisc,
ZCP iii 22.15 .oibilid est uirgo iualans (leg. virga iugulans)
H. 3.18 p. 562 ( O'C. 1469 ).