ní ed a méit

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, ‘it is not its size’, i.e. that is not all there is to it.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /n͈ʲiː eð a ṽʲeːdʲ/

Conjunction[edit]

ed a méit

  1. not only
    • 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. 23c7
      Ní hed a méit non·chretid-si act fo·daimid fochidi airi.
      Not only do you pl believe it, but you endure sufferings for it.