aithgne

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Verbal noun of ad·gnin

Noun[edit]

aithgne (io-stem, genitive aichinte or aithennta, dative singular aithgniu)

  1. Verbal noun of ad·gnin.
  2. act of knowing, recognising, perceiving; knowledge, recognition, perception
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 42b13
      do aithgniu ┐ etarcnu dǽ treu
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 19d9
      ar is hé as eola fri aidgne ind athar
      glosses missit Deus Spiritum Filii sui in corda uestra
    1. (transferred meaning) characteristic by which something can be recognised
  3. coming to recognise, getting to know
  4. recognition (as in recognition of a poet by his patron), generosity

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1] s.v. 2 aithne