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(prep.+3 sg. pron.), used enclitically after comparatives, mói-, lughai-, meis- (<measa), “by it,” “on account of it,” the “it” referring to what follows. This may be a noun or pronoun, or prep. pron. or a verb-noun clause, or a clause introduced by go, nach, má, muna, or an independent clause; cf. 6 11, 8 30, 31, 28 12, 77 13, 84 26; the -de may be omitted, cf. 58 8, 67 5, 69 13, 88 34, 100 5, 17.

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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