ernach

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n o, m. (ïarn) an iron tool or utensil: earnach .i. iarnach no iarann, O'Cl. d'ernuch ┐ do lethrudh ┐ do chrannghail irons and leather and timber Laws ii 412. 9 Comm. focerded ... dia cheliu clæchludh ernaigh (axe, pick and shovel) BB 373b14 (= ernnaid, Dinds. 44 ). Metr. Dinds. iii 198.20 . óg a ernaig `his implements complete' Laws iv 104.50 . na treabthaigh nir togbadair | na hernaidh a hiotrachoibh never lifted the irons (i.e. plough-share) out of the furrows ZCP ii 349.14 . Fig. do-bheir don fhuacht a earnach, | oighidh fleisgi fíonTeamrach 'the death of the scion of wine-abounding Teamhair gives to the cold its cutting-edge', Celtica xxvi 98 § 13 .