ate

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asseverative particle truly, indeed, nay . See Thurn. Gramm. 541 . inní nad n-imcai a.¤ immaaccai `is it a thing He does not consider? Yea, He considers it', Ml. 114a15 . a.¤ æm ní fercaigedar gl. num quid irascitur, 24b18 . a.¤ ní chumgaim gl. quasi uero possim, Thes. ii 4.30 . ba doich lim bith i n-athḟocus daib . . . nom-bemis. athe is imḟocus etruinn, IT ii2 190.1 . nír bo sén maith dolodbair . . . do saigid in duni-seo. adde is fir ciatberthar son, 214.50 ( LU 1599 ). cid sin sein . . . adde . . . bídh sin Moraind ondíu co brath he, iii 190 § 16 . adgladustar for leith. a.¤ ni beoga (sic MS., see Aisl. Óeng. 46 n.2 ) do imtecto, RC iii 344.14 . As introductory particle well: a.¤ ar Mel ┐ Melchu fri Brigit, atcuas dún Patraicc do tuidecht, Vita Br. 40 .