1 ale

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ale or dil.ie/2897
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Forms: aile

Also aile , alla, alla-alla, aill, ale, aili, ole. Interjection used in hailing or challenging: so, well, now , etc.: maith aile, TBC-I¹ 2316 . maith aile or in ri, YBL 138a40 = a.¤ , LL 282b11 . amai ole is tú láech as dech fil i nHerind, LU 5768 (TBC). mased a.¤ ar C., IT ii2 125.79 . a.¤ leic ass a Ḟerguis, TBC-LL¹ 764 . aile is áibind in carn, 1204 . ali, ced eter sin?, TTr.² 856 . in cumce in taige duit a.¤? is the house too narrow for you then? LU 9194 ( FB 92 ). alla alla for CuCh. cía fil alla mástat carait conná 'musnágat, 9090 (84). cionas daoine iad a.¤ , Cog. 202.9 . in fetrais . . . soithfir dom riachtain-sea . . .? cá soithfir sin alé?, Acall. 6791 . fingal étrom . . . andso a.¤ , TBC-LL¹ 4299 . cid and sain a.¤?, LL 235b25 ( TTr. 1386 ). in fil mo cobair-si a.¤ etir?, ZCP vii 306.17 . Expressing surprise, often accompanied by disapproval or dismay: ale, a mhic bic … at-ciu ni foilli imbre an macraid 'hey, young boy … I see that it is not gentleness that you inflict on the youths' TBC St. 824 . aill amai ... tancatar námait a n-dún 'woe! … enemies have come into the fortress' FB2 30.16 . Indeed : ale … cibe raidhit eclacha do druim do leanna-sa ┐ do bidh, na tabair dot aoídh ina dott aire e indeed, whatever messengers say on the strength of your drink and your food, pay no heed or attention to it TBC St. 145 , Celtica xxv 91-92 . See amae.