2 íar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 íar or dil.ie/26932

n end, hinder part: íar cach ndéidhinach, Cóir Anm. § 45. anair ... aon a hīar .i. i n-āentarmfortcend a forcend, Corm. Y 41. iar a phearsan le maide go róintear, Ó Bruad. i 82.10 .

Forms many compounds, e.g. íarcomarc, íarcuibdius, íarsheng, íarshlis, íarthuaiscertach (see below). The initial of the second element may originally have been lenited but, perhaps due to confusion with words whose first element was 1 íar, eclipsis seems to have been more general. In compounds its meaning is end, back, west (this last because the Irish faced east when naming the points of the com- pass, cf. dess, tuaid).

?=íar-nóin the end of the day? evening?: do ghéabhtha i ngothaibh na n-éan | moladh gach éan-lá [agus] iar, A. Ó Dálaigh xx 8. [im] iar nocha ghabhaim guais `in my eventide I feel no fear,' PBocht 7 § 9. bíom féin gut eidhir re n-iar `let thy Son receive me before evening,' Aithd.D. 84 § 9.