a-tú

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[EC beith], Pres. a-tú, -fuilim; a-taoi, -fuile; a-tá, -fuil; a-tám, a-táma(o)id, -fuilmid, -fuileam; a-táthaoi, atáithe, -fuilte; a-tá(i)d, -fuilead, -id; a-tátha(i)r, -fuiltear; the forms a-tú, etc. are used in statements (“I am,” “thou art”, etc.), to express “who (which) am, art, is, are” a-tá (3 sg.) alone is right, but in clauses as an fear, etc. a-tú do bhualadh, “whom, etc. I am striking” any pers. or numb. of a-tú may be used: cf. 24 P 8 219; after mar the forms a-tú, etc. (generally tú, etc.) are used, and so also after gé, má, etc.; the forms tú, etc. are used after rel. + prep. (gá dtú, etc. may > gá dú, etc.); the forms fuilim, etc. are used as conjunctive forms, the 3 sg. also as rel. (who, which, is, are). Consuet. Pres. bím; bí; bídh, -bí; bímid, -bímid, -bíom; bíthe; bíd; bhíos; bíthear; Imperf. do bhínn; do bhíodh, do bhíoth; do bhímis; do bhídis; do bhíthe; fut. biad, -biu; bia; biaidh, -bia; beimid, -biam; biaid, beid, -biad, -beid; bhias; beithear; Cond. do bheinn; do bheitheá; do bhiadh, do bhiath; do bheimis, do bheamaois; do bheidis, do bheadaois; do beithe; Perf. do bhá, do bhádhas, -rabha, -rabhadhas; do bhádhais, -rabhadhais; baoi, do bhaoi, do bhí, -raibhe, -rabha; do bháma(i)r, -rabhama(i)r; do bhábha(i)r, -rabhabha(i)r; do bháda(i)r, -rabhada(i)r; do bas, do bhás, -rabhas; Subj. –bear, -rabhar; -béis, -rabhais; -bé, -ra(i)bh; -beam, -rabham; -bead, -rabhad; rel. bheas; -beithear; Imp. Subj. –beinn, -rabhuinn; -beitheá; -beadh, -beath, -beith, -rabhadh; -beimis, beama(o)is, -rabhma(o)is; -beidis, -rabhda(o)is; Imper. bíor, bím; bí; bíoth, bíodh; bíom; bídh, bíthe; bíod; Part. necess. beithte; vn. beith, bheith. (N.B.—Forms as fuilim may > foilim, terminations in –the may > -thí, those in –is > -ís.); for beith, Pr. Sbj. cf 1 1[?] n. Uses: a-tú ag I am with 39 39; a-tú ar, I rely on, depend on, 11 3, 22 9, 50 10, 69 14, 86 1; a-tá sé ar it is incumbent on 52 10; a-tú do I deal with, am engaged on, thinking of, etc. 5 5, 12 22, 47 14, DiD 7 16, 20, 20 30; a-tá sé do it is meant for 18 16; a-tú do dhul 47 14 n; a-tá go 59 19; bíodh go although 59 30; a-tú le I am on the side of 11 8; a-tú re I am against 20 18; a-tú re, le I deal with, refer to 17 21, 22 4, 40 37, 58 2; a-tá uaim ar 34 22; ní fhuil + acc. 60 46 n; Pass. a-táthar go tuirseach 39 37; Part. necess. ón soi-bheithte saoir 58 13; ní beithte ag cuimhne 68 27; ní beithte an bhuirbe fa rún 64 40; ní beithte go mbuidhre 19 12.

Aithdioghluim Dána: A Miscellany of Irish Bardic Poetry, Historical and Religious, including the Historical Poems of the Duanaire in the Yellow Book of Lecan. Vol II, Translations, Notes, Vocabulary. Editor: Lambert McKenna S.J.

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