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2 úaite adj io-iā few (cf. úathatae) :ili ceanna, ūatte enech,
ZCP viii 195 § 10 .cf. RC xxvi 36 § 175 . § 179 .cid am
laech-sa, ... | att uaitte (it uaiti,v.l.) mo chomairle, TBC
1678 .ro gab maidm for Ultu ar abu ar bati (=batir) úati,
65 LU 1510 .biat olca fir | biat uati rig .i. iar ṅdligud, LL
188az .robdar úaite a n-éolaig, ┐ robdar ile a n-anéolaich,
Ériu iv 126.10 .bát úaiti meic aptha na cille so, BNnÉ 14
§ 16 (v.l. budh tearc mic bháis).bidhat úaiti meic bet[h]adh
as docum nimhe, 17 § 30 (v.l. budh beg do macaibh bethadh
70rachas).isat uati do populsa, LB 126b35 .as uaiththe na
fir, ZCP xvi 333 .gémad uaiti, gemad lia, | in fer, gá mbí
techta rig, `whether few or many be his hosts,' MR 40.14 .
Cf. FDG 304 .cenmot[h]a dano drecta uaiti ocus sceolanna
terca filet do lucht iarthair an domain i ffarradh C. annsud,
75 CCath. 5507 .ger'uaiti (v.l.uathudh) aittrebaidi na cathrach
sin, TTebe 1471 . Here perh. belongs :hi fuba do grega,
.i. it uaite frit, Laws i 164.13 . Plummer (MS notes)
translates : `the horses were alone as far as you were
concerned, you had no one attending to them
.'
80 Compar.:ba hūatiu hi feraib oldās A.`he had fewer
men than A.
', Fianaig. 36.9 .ni bes uaitiu .xx. fri crich
a nechtair`he does not have less than twenty men going into
a neighbouring territory
' (sc.theansruth), Mann. and
Cust. iii 517.19 .batar uati lestair argait ann oldát lestair
85óir, Alex. 600 .ni r-bo uati oltas fiche mile, PH 2456 .
níptar uati oltás ilmíle, 2523 .
Assubst.:huaiti foirbthi dun popul=pauci perfecti,
Ml. 90c12 (=huathad do aís foirbthiu 90c11 ).dorad
bennachtain do D. ... ┐ dona húaitibh robattar immaille
friu`to the few,' BNnÉ 41 § 83 .

5 úaitecht n ā,f. fewness: robo tenn in tinol ┐ uaitecht in
adbair robi ag an tinol mor sin roimthig a hErinn, Ériu
viii 6 § 6 .ba geránach iad ar iomad a námhad, ┐ ar a
n-uaitecht féin, TFrag. 206.11 .

úaithbélta,úaithmélta adj io-iā` awful ' TSh. Gl. ; open,
10 yawning(?)(cf. óbélda,óbéla) ;uaithbhealta`awful,
terrible,frightful ' P. O'C. búithreadh na mbiasd n-uaith-
bhéalda`the bellowing of the gaping brutes,' TD 4.33 (see
TD ii 212 ).iomdha ann ... oill-phiast atmhar ainmheach
uaith-bhéalta, TSh. 6622 .go dteilgthear i n-uaimh uaith-
15bhéalta ifrinn iad, 9663 .Of showers of rain : éin-chioth
uaithmhéalta d'ḟearthain`dreadful,' Ir. Monthly 1920,
595 § 21 ( DDána p. 238 ).fearfaidhear fraisi uathmhéalda,
Ir. Monthly 1920, 596 § 25 ( DDána ib. ).

úaithbéltas n m.` awfulness,frightfulness ,' TSh. Gl. : Of
20hell :uaimh il-phiastach gach uaith-bhéaltais, TSh. 6662 .

úaithchle: ind uaithchle .i. uathbhásacha, O'Cl.

úaithed xsee1 úathad.

úaithméla adj io-iā(cf. úaithbélta,-mélta) awful: ní mó do
aontuigh Éabha | acht éinpheacadh uaithmhéala, DDána
25 20.11 .

1 úaithne n(olderúatne; acc. to O'Rahilly, Sc. Gael. St. iii 67
a singulative ofúat`wood,' laterfúat,q.v. Cf. fúatne)
(a)apost, aprop, asupport, apillar: úaithne úaidhne
úaidne m. IGT,Decl. § 2 . uatne.i. uait (v.l.uaid) suigdigter
30(v.l.suidigtar) in deilb, Corm. Y 1279 .gabhal fulaing,
posd, úaitne, más`a base, pillar, undersetter' Kirk ( Eg. Gl.
365 ).Of thesupportsof a house : grianan in enuaitne
(v.l.enuaine) the name of one of the houses at Temair , FDG
27 ( MR 6 ).ro ḟorchongair an caislén do chor ar uaith-
35nedhaibh iar sin, ┐ ro leccadh go lár(a ref. to props used
while undermining the walls, foot-note) FM v 1316.10 .
foraim [viz.cenn Duinn Bó] ar an fhuaithne úd thall`place
it on yonder post
,' TFrag. 46.13 .nicon facatár nech and
acht catt bec boí forsind lár oc cluchiu forsna cetheóraib
40úaitnib lecdaib bátar and. no linged di cech úaitniu for
araili, LU 1705 - 6 .luid arísi co rrabi fora úaitni, 1723 .
Of thesupport,postof abedorcouch: benaid a cló n-argit
ro boí ina láim frisin n-úaitni créduma inna imda, LU 8273 .
iss and bátar for uaitne cerna in cholbai, LL 306b1 .uaithne
45don iobhar āluinn | fám iomdhaigh KMMisc. 366 § 7 .tarla
mh'ucht fan uaithne ccorr,ib. atconncadair tri huathnedha
... aga himfulang .i. uaitne i ndath snechta ..., RC x 185.24 .
comhard re húathnibh na leaptha, Feis Tighe Chonáin
1567 .cetra huaithne um gach leabaid | d'ór is d'airced
50coimecair, SG 112.5 .thefoundationsof the earth : an
té noch chroitheas an talamh as a áit, agus go ccrioth-
nuighid a úaithnighe, Job ix 6 .Of the supports of the
discus: mias adbulmor iaraind no umaidi ar uaitnedaib
iaraind 'na lamaib, TTebe 2470 .Cf. gur ab iad [viz.na
55subháilcidhe bunadhasacha `cardinal virtues'] is Toi-
breacha, bun, ┐ ... Uaithnighe do mhórán Subháilceadh
oile, Donlevy 198 .
(b)fig.or metaph. (of people) :da uaithne agha ┐
iorghaile fer nE.(of Cú Chulainn and Fer Diad), TBC 471
60n. 6 .úaidne Moighe cáoim Chédne (: cúairdne), IGT,
Decl. ex. 1172 .uaitne na sgol lé bhfuil gach fáidh-ḟile,
Ir. Monthly 1920, 482.5 .aoidhe sgeoil uaignigh anduibh
| d'uaitnibh an eoil ḟuaramair, 1919, 456.14 .tú an treas
uaithne don oineach, 1928, 609.20 .dá uaithne oinigh
65Eireann, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 111.16 .dá uaitne teanna an
talmhan, Ir. Monthly 1923, 587.15 .lán ... | an teach
d'uaithnibh iorghoile`pillars of valour,' 1919, 105.37 .
le huaithnibh catha Cláir Laighean, 1920, 209.15 .na
n-uaithnedhaib imresna`pillars in the fight,' O'Gr. Cat.
70 502.17 .uaithne oir na nÉilech, AU iii 582.23 .Cf. ML²
1579 .uaithne briste berne baoghail, FM v 1636.10 .in
dara huatni airechais ... Erend, Cog. 52.23 .ceithre uaithne
... oirechais Alban, MR 248.9 .in t-uaithne airechais,
Acall. 64 (of Patrick).da uatni congbala ... flathamnais
75Erend, Cog. 70.9 .uaithneda fíchdha F., ML² 1362 .Cf.
ML 100.27 .uaithne ót inis d'imthigh ..., Hackett xiv 13 .
giodh truagh liom fuainne na faire`the prop of vigilance,'
Ó Bruad. i 176.18 .fuainne ós fearaibh, ii 60.9 .d'éag
mo nuair an fuainne d'ḟuiling | anntrom cháich ..., 180.13 .
80As a legal term :huaitne(in a list of 26 grades of
dignity), Laws iv 344.5 (sequel to Críth Gabhlach).huaitne ;
fonluing ocus frisellaghar in fer .i. friseillget troigh ocus
aidheilgen ; fer foloing einechgresa chin imluad fine, Laws
iv 350.24 . see Mann. and Cust. iii 519 where tr. `a pillar
85of endurance and attendance
' (i.e.`a term applied to a man
appointed to attend to and supply the wants of the wretched
and homeless poor ; the relieving officer of the ancient Irish
,'
ib. Gl. Index p. 604 ).
(Of the legs of a boar):ro éirigh in muc ar a
huathneduib dímóra derid, Fianaig. 66.17 .