Sooooo, 'as' means "out" and "out of him" AND "out of it"?
Yes, because they both use é. However, asti can also mean 'out if it', depending on what 'it' is referring to. In this case, tá mè bródúil asti could refer to a boat, which is can be called í even though it's masculine.
"I have pride in him" is not accepted.