áinbech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. áinbech or dil.ie/1166

adj o, ā. Apparently wet, rainy, humid. Used in Fél. as laudatory adj., and explained by glossators as abundant, plentiful: án lanomain . . . / fris-snaig etla á.¤ (: cráibdech), Fél. March 24 .i. déra iumda no eolchaire imda, Fél². lix § 24 . sluind mo Chuae Ballae / bolg co n-ordun anbich (: chrabdig) `with abundant sovranty', March 30 . Sabína sóer á.¤ (: cráib- dech) `noble abundant(?)', July 20 .i. mor no trom no uasal imluadan, Fél.² cxiv § 20 . ainbheach .i. déura iomdha no fearthain, iomdha a subháilchibh, O'Cl. Perh. also in: it ainmecha na cúite, Hib. Min. 66.9 .

n As subst. ā, [f.] wet weather: ba tair coidchi inna gort / fon mbith ferais anbig (anmich v.l.) (: chrábdig) .i. snigi án, flechud mór, Thes. ii 334.4 , 37 . lathe anbige (ánbige v.l.), 335.2 .i. flechuid moir, 336.34 . Cf. is lé topacht in lathe ṁbuana dia mbu anmech fon tír archena `when there was a rainstorm throughout the rest of the country', Fél. 56.16 ( LL 353d12 ).