prep. = eter; not in the Glosses; dardáin, however, points to the existence of dar as early as the Old-Ir.
period. The earliest example from Mid.-Ir. MSS occurs
LL 91 a 14
: etar a chnedaib ┐ etar a chrechtaib dar a
áltaib ┐ dar a ilgonaib. Compare further
AFM ii 602. 7
dromchla Éreann dar dá muir (in verse). Cf. mod. der
(Munster): der ṡaṁra is geiṁreadh both summer and
winter; deir, dir (Kerry) = Old-Ir. etir; v. eter.