Neil McLeod wrote:
> If "écht(a) íar n-athbrath" is a proverbial expression...
Of course I would like it to be, as you can imagine. It might be
useful if one could locate some other fixed expressions of the same
X íar Y
Checking Sengoídelc, I found only this in the collection:
Cid as méithi saill tuircc mesa?
Miscais do·berar íar serc.
What is fatter than the bacon of an acorn-fed boar?
Hatred that comes after love.
The second line could be reduced to simply "miscais íar serc" with no
loss of coherence. I'll bet there are more like this out there, but
the trick is finding them. I'll send this now and go hunting!