1 étir, éter

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Forms: setar, etir, éitir, éidir, eiter, etear, éidear

adj later also with prothetic f-. Thurneysen ( ZCP xi 310 ) takes the early form to be sétir (q.v.; con- nected with sétrech strong, powerful) of which he notes the follg. exx.: in setir lat tuidecht, Corm. Y 92.2 s.v. prull (setar 23 N 10 . setar Harl.). in ba setir lim, Anecd. iii 59.8 . caniseter latsu mo shnadhudh?...seiter dino TBC² 1151 (setir...seitir LU 5630 ). Cf. also: ni setir .i. nir bo éter LL 317a7 . cipé díb...lasim sétar FB 94 (rismadseidir, Voss.).

etir, Mon. Tall. § 54 . éitir, Acall. 3201 n. éidir, Keat. ii 229.568 . TSh. 1007 , etc. eiter TBC² 520 . etear BB 461b41 . éidear (: géiggeal) TD 4.17 ; 23.23 . In Mid- Ir. the word seems to have become confused with the pass. pres. of ad-cota (protot.). Cf. co nach étir in chned ...do legius...; is mar sin ni fétar in chned...do lesugud PH 7644 . o nach fétar fiss dígbala in uilc sin d'fhaisnés, is mar sin nach étir a leigess 7787 . ní hetar innas aile sin acht...tria forcetul in Chomded do chomollad LU 2693 . Able; possible, feasible: is eidir na muiti a tinsgetul uadaiph fein mutes can begin with their own sound Auraic. 3008 . ba héittir go tticfadh it might come to pass Fl. Earls 144.35 . cionnus budh éidir N. do bheith...? how could N. be...? Keat. ii 229 . is iomdha... do sgéalaibh budh éidir do chur síos, TSh. 5508 . is éidir a rádh 1211 . ní mó is éidir fios...d'fagháil, Job xxxvi 26 . With neg.: a aithriogadh ni héidir he cannot be unkinged BNnÉ 278.12 . ní héidear a holc d'áireamh TD 4.17 . ní héidir sin do bheith fírinneach, Keat. ii 568 . do bhríogh nach éidir do bheith ann acht éin Dia amháin, TSh. 1007 . ní héidir a mheas 396 . With la (le, re): ní bes etir la neoch do tabirt fair di maith, Mon. Tall. § 54 . nech ris ba heitir erdorn claidib...do gabáil CRR 17 . da mudh eidir lat mo tṡarugad, Laws v 276.2 Comm. neach lasin eter in tarbsa da chosnum, Aen. 1070 . taispen damsa do nert...mas étir let, Fier. 4 . nech le bud etir a bacail dibh 201 . ba heitir lais a radha, Fl. Earls 184.25 . connarbo eiter leo a ṅgluasacht they could not move TBC² 520 . ni hetear le tiachtain she is not able to come Aen. 1170 . nírb éitir leis imtecht do denam, Acall. 3201 n. innus nacharb eitir a creidimain it would be impossible to believe Fier. 49 . fuarusa...seal dob aoibhne dárbh fhéidir, Studies 1918, 452 . is (ní) é.¤ dom it is (im-)possible for me (in my case): nách éidear dhí é d'éimdheadh TD 15.35 . is éidir dhamh díol do thabhairt as `I can give payment for it' 22.15 . ní héidir dhó gan bheith críochnuighthe tráth éigin it must come to an end some time TSh. 3158 .