asbeir do

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Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

as·beir do

  1. to call (name, refer to)
    • 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. 15d20:
      combuisse ciasberthe peccatum di
      wherefore it is just that it should be called ‘peccatum.’
  2. to give (a name) to
    • 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. 70a6:
      .i. conna epreid ainm dia ndoib
      i.e. that he might not give them the name of gods
  3. to apply a word to
    • 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. 110d16:
      .i. nachdú hitadbadar beus ání as deus is dufolud nephchumscaigthiu as ber
      i.e. wherever the word Deus is shewn further, it is applied to an unchangeable substance

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