Definitions (by source)
- v.n.of aithnim. (a) knowledge, recognition; do thaobh eólais is aithne, 1201; do mhian an-aithne d’aoighidh, so that a stranger (poet) might recognise them, 3444. (b) ‘recognition’ in the special, almost technical, sense of ‘recognition of a poet by a patron,’ in this sense synonymous with ‘generosity’: an daonnacht ‘s an deaghaithne, 171; fear aithne na healadhna,1075; ar chumann isar aithne, 1218; personified Aithne, 1933; lochd ní fhuighinn ar haithne, 2311; here also belongs (?) cion aithne damh-sa 3945. c) an order, command: do ghabh … aithne an druadh, 733.
- aithnidh, known. ní haithne dhamh, 3161.