othrus, (uthrus)

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Forms: othrusa, othrais

n u and later o, m. (2 othar) g s. othrusa, Laws. othrais, TBC-LL¹ 1289. ar n-éirghi dhó asan orthus, ZCP xxxiii 133 § 16 .

(a) the state of being ill, illness, passing into sense being nursed, treated, etc. during illness ; distinguished from `galar': indsguchad ngalair .i. gairit. indsguchad n-othrusa .i. fatta, Laws v 296.27 , 28 Comm. (strictly `galar' is used rather of the malady, `othrus' of the resulting confinement). ra crechtnaigit . . . co mbátar i n-othrus cach óen ná erbailt díb fochetóir, LL 242b37 ( TTr. 1934 ). bud fota a othrus . . . cip a thochras ri clerchib, 149b38 . ni ba teg legis no othrais uaím-se dó (= he will not need a hospital when I have done with him), TBC-LL¹ 1289 . ro crechtnaiged Achil . . . ┐ ro báss ica othrus co fata TTr. 1566. is annso donithea an othrus [leg. a n-o. ?] na Féine óna lotuib, Acall. 6187. co roibi 'ga fothrus isin charnn, Dinds. 132 ( RC xvi 137.25 ). a meth n-uthruis nāra horm rabh 'na rolla sum may not His wasting illness be set down against me in His record, ACL iii 234 § 11. gid meath n- uthrais uaim da c[h]neidh | luagh a uthrais noco fhuil though the wasting illness of His wound comes from me, not (from me) is the price of His healing (?), 236 § 13 (prob. a play on double meaning). a n-urthus [leg. uthrus] a c[h]oissi, AU iii 376.2 . leigheas gach othrais anma, TSh. 8163. g s. as attrib.: na fiora gonta ┐ othrais the wounded and disabled, Cog. 212 y . lucht othrais, 214.3 . Used as adj.: go nar therno as an gcath idir ṡlán ┐ othrus sound or disabled, Ériu i 92.8 .

(b) as law-term sick-maintenance or provision made for a wounded or disabled person by the causer of the injury: the orig. expression being folach (fulach) n-othrusa, see Laws iv 300 ad fin., MacNeill, Law of status 284 n. 2 and cf. fulach. trí ná dlegat othrus who are not entitled to sick-maintenance, Triads 183. secht n-aithsceanmanda . . . nā tuillit fiachu nā othrus, Laws v 156.12 , cf. 476.25 . ní híctar o.¤ isin faill sick- maintenance is not paid where there has been negligence, iv 50.11 Comm. o.¤ cach seoit bristur curub slan, ii 64.14 Comm. i corus otrusa, iv 300 z . Cf. othras .i. fo thōir uais under noble help (?), Corm. Y 1035. For the regulations in Irish law con- cerning sick-maintenance, see the tract Bretha Crólige edited by Binchy, in Ériu xii 1 follg .

Compds. i n-othraisleabaidh a sick-bed , AFM vi 2232.21 . a hothraslotaibh na hanma, TSh. 2319 (injuries involving long illness, serious).