1 luch

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Forms: lochadh, lochthadh, L., Lochad

n usually t and nt, f. with loch- in obl. cases. Perh. orig. vocalic stem as the alternation u/o is unexplained (see GOI 206. See also ZCP xxviii 70 - 1 ), and the dental does not appear in the archaic compds. ¤gabháil, ¤donn (infra). In later lang. ā, f. So IGT Decl. § 133 , where g p. lochadh is declared faulty, and lochthadh with -th- is required for the `dúnadh'.

Mouse : glenaid l.¤ inna línsam, Thes. ii 293.20 . hinglen l.¤ inna gerchrub, 24 . lúaithidir lochaid (lochait v.l.) iar forgarmain, Corm. Y 1059 . l.¤ i comraínd (term of opprobrium), IT iii 100 § 172 . fuath lochad landai lordai, SR 5431 (`o written over u', n. 0 ). meracht a lochad of the mouse it is chasing (a cat), Laws iii 296.9 Comm . ona lochtaib, O'Dav. 918 . cech mallacht . . . robé forsin lochaid duaid ochair ind libiur-se, KZ xxxi 254.17 . l.¤ fael ┐ sinnach, Todd Nenn. 218.6 . amal charas in l.¤ biad in fidchait, PH 7737 . mani estais na lochtha . . . la tabairt na lochad inna béolu, RC xiii 446.7 . dona lochthuibh, IGT Introd. 22.28 . cidh áilit na lochaidh, BNnÉ 53.28 . aga lionadh do lochaibh fionnfadhachaibh, 26 . in duirb mét lochad, LL 329a43 . ag ithe féola . . . na luiche, Isaiah lxvi 17 . cúig lucha óir, 1 Sam. vi 4 . dál . . . don chat ris an luich, TSh. 2344 . plag lochad ic Galloib ┐ ig Laignip, CS 256.4 . catt re lochaid (of a bad stepmother), ZCP vi 268.6 . lochaidh ag ithe na ngort uile, AFM ii 988.16 . mar bhaighte do cuirfídhe i ttrap chum loch do mharbhadh, Párl. na mB. 1273 . ní mó coin inaitt lochait an oilein sin `rats', Maund. 146.

l.¤ francach rat, l.¤ becc mouse: ithitt féoil cach uile ainmidhi itir lochta frangcacha ┐ lochta becca, Maund. 114 . l.¤ francach gl. rula (Lat. wd. unexpld.), Ir. Gl. 248. Note also: dos-nancatar . . . lochaid Indecda ┐ ethaite aerdha, Alex. 748. luch dall gl. talpa = mole, Ir. Gl. 249.

As n. pr. f. L.¤ , V. SS. Hib. ii 10.y .

In n. loc.: for Ross Lochad , LU 4607 ( TBC-I¹ 138 ). See Hog. Onom.

Compds. ¤gabáil: bla cat luchgabail catching mice, Laws iii 296.7 . ¤donn (¤thonn) but this prob. in origin from *luch ' wolf', thus wolf-brown, wolf-skin Ériu xxxvi 175-76 . In n. pr. Luchdond letrad lecne líach, Metr. Dinds. ii 80.21 . See note ib. p. 108 . Dumae ind Luchduinn, Dinds. 1 ( LL 3890 ). isí fochaid tánaise iar sin .i. in luch donn (leg. Luchdonn) .i. cuilén fúair mac na baintrebthaigi a cúas omna, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 28.6 . See O'Rahilly, EIHM 79 n . Luchdond (-tondd v.l.) cainte fil i nEmain Macha . . . grech in Luchduinn, BDD 54 = Luchton Cáinti . . . gréch ind Luchduind, BDD² 484 - 86 . Cf. in luchthond lámdérg Loegaire, LU 8615 ( FB 46 . luch donn, Eg.). ¤thigern: ro ṡaltair forin Luchthigern (of a woman), LL 6285 ( ZCP xxiv 141 § 33 ).