irúath, irúaid

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Forms: irúath, irúaid

n (late Lat. herodius, described by Du Cange as 'rapacissima avis ... qui et aquilam vincit' < Greek ἐρωδιός 'heron', Ériu xxxv 131-32 ) Legendary giant bird . The form irúath is m., irúaid f. en inna mete dermhaire dianad ainm Hiruath i tirib India, Ériu ii 120.10 . in t-iruath os gach eon an, RC xxx 186.9 ( Hy Many fo. 67ax ). an méad rug ... Sliabh Síon os na sléibhtibh, agus an ioruaidh os an éanlaith, ITS i 52.14 . tú an ioruaidh ós gach ealta, 3 C 13, 752.7 .