1 éicnech

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adj o-ā (éicen)

(1) forcible, violent; oppressive; grievous: éicnech ra imluaid a bais | ar a ḟindgruaid Enecglais LL 49a43 . ríge n-ecnech 147a40 = Proc. RIA iii p. 550 . aidedha ecnecha, CCath. 6105 . co n-urailtis co heiccnech fair comfaicsiugud do talam 3943 . doig eignech a distressing pang YBL 389a20 = Ir. Monthly 1921, 159 . ar chathbhuaidh éignigh `hard-won victory' TD 24.40 . don bróin anfaltaig éigneig (of venomous serpents), Ó Heódhusa, O'Gr. Cat. 461.11 . iad lán d'aindícheall éigneach ...ag creachadh a gcarad, TSh. 5411 . anfhlatha éigne- acha 6997 .

(2) distressful, impatient; urgent, importunate: tucsat a muinter gáire...écnecha ina diaid LB 143a32 . gáir guil ┐ basgaire co serb écnech etuailngech PH 394 . no gabtís glés do chloidmib ┐ d'echlascaib...doib...comba hoengleo écnech ecaintech uaimnech in cathair uli LB 155a17 . gabh- uid na hoirfidigh go heigneach ag iarraidh bídh, BNnÉ 163.25 . crodh na cruinne 'sa maoine | cidh éigneach daoine iompa, Dánfhocail 49 .

(3) difficult(?): do ceimnigh a spirad co feignech ann, Aisl. Tund. 121.12 (= co henirt, 94.7 ).

As npr.: Eicnech mac Colggen AU 721 = Eignech YBL 206b17 .

2 éicnech

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adj o-ā (éicne) abounding in salmon, salmon- bearing: san tseanAfraig...aibhnigh éignigh TD 1.19 . don eing éignig `salmon-bearing domain' Ó Heódhusa, O'Gr. Cat. 459.9 . a ráith éigneach eathar-rad (to an island fortress), Ir. Monthly 1920, 539 .

éicnedach

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Forms: -eda

adj o-ā (éicne; cf. the pl. -eda) abounding in salmon, salmon-bearing: do Boind aibind eigneadaig, Anecd. i 17.10 . ó Iasca an ḟuind éignedaig, Hy Fiachr. 256.16 .

éicnige

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n , f. (1 éicnech) force, violence: cuicc galair dobheir Mac Dé | d'aos m'esccaine is m'eiccnighe BNnÉ 286.18 . ní fhuil dá éignighe do-bheir duine amus ar aithrighe do dhéanamh nach mó... the more violently...the more... TSh. 2341 .

éicnigid

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v g (éicen)

(1) compels, constrains, forces, oppresses: féch th'uabar, éignig do réim `do violence to thine impetus' O'Gr. Cat. 457.10 . mé chuige is mairg do éignigh, Content. xvii 11 .

(2) ravishes, violates: éigneochthar a mná, Is. xiii 16 . ní meastar liom...nách éigneóbhadh uaim mh'aontaidh, Dánta Gr.² 41.24 .

éicnigud

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u, m. (vn. of éicnigid)

(1) compelling, forcing, oppressing: brúghadh, sarughadh, eigniughadh... (synon.) Kirk = Eg. Gloss ., Arch. iii 148 . mo blaith-eglais d'eignig- headh ┐ d'esonorughadh, Ériu v 92.1 . an t-aidhbhirseóir ...ag inneall a ilchleas ré a héigniughadh léna aimsighthibh, TSh. 2125 . éagcaoine na n-anam...'gá n-éigniughadh lé hilphianaibh 6541 .

(2) ravishing, violating: écnigud óenmná LU 53b10 . ar n-eigniugudh h'ingine ina seomra fein ZCP vi 54.28 . TSh. 5832 . ben d'éigniughadh, Parrth. an Anma 172 . O'Hussey T.C. 172.18 . Keat. ii 1700 . i ndíoghail a héignighthe, Keat. ii 4375 .

éicse

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n , f.

(1) divination, the faculty of divination; wisdom, the profession of a seer (cf. éicsiu): luid in mac do ḟoglaim écsi i nAlbain...corbo eolach i n-écsi. luid laa and... co mbúi for brú mara, ar bá baile fallsigthe éicsi do grés lasna filedu for brú usci...ro la bricht forsin tuind, coro ḟallsiged dó cid rombói, cotárfas dó, etc. RC xxvi 8 . ni thalla adar n-écsi (v.l. ollomnas)...i n-oenbale, uair forosnái th' eicsi duit it ollam ar eolas, ibid. co ndernui IIII flescca ibir ocus scrípuidh oghumm inntib, ocus foillsighthir do triana eochraib écsi ocus triana oghumm, .i. E. do bith i sith B., IT i 129.23 . coll écsi a hazel of divination (?) Met. Dinds. iii 286.24 . Cf. also: aisneis na heisce (= éicse ?), Anecd. v 23 , n. 1, 2 (cf. Auraic. 5244 - 6 ). Eochaid Rígéiges...robai F. oca chuired chucai do eicsi do `to make verse for him' (to perform divination for him?) Ériu viii 156.2 .

(2) revelation, lore, learning; esp. poetry, poetic composition; also the poetic art, poetic skill or faculty, the calling of a poet: ro theich in topur...tria chocur na céol- éicse, Met. Dinds. iii 290.50 . is aisti rathmar...is eicsiu athlam...debidi imrind IT iii 106 § 15 . oi issan éxi ainm ina cæirech `oi' is the word for sheep in poetry ZCP iii 245.30 . cia dán airbere? ar in rí. écse, ol sé what art dost thou practice? poetry LL 289a36 = RC xiii 442z . tuccais an éccsi nglain...ót mathair from thy mother thou hast inherited poetic faculty ZCP viii 109.27 . ar duthchus a mathar dodhechaidh re heiccsi took to the poetic pro- fession 110.5 . an exe ata let co becht 110.2 . ní dia eícsi do tha[i]dbsin doib, Ériu vii 4.27 ; 198.15 . ní bhaoi... aonmac gallócclaigh as mó do chendaigh dḟíon ┐ d'éiccsi iná an tÉ. sin FM v 1728.20 . tús anóra gér dual di | fa tuar ansógha in éigsi, O'Gr. Cat. 392.11 . gidh beag Ieam a ndéinim dhi | a nEirinn is fhearr mh'éigsi, Ir. Review 1913, 625 . níor fháguibh don éigsesi...tim ná cruaidh gan chuartoghadh, Studies 1923, 423 . daoire na n-éigseadh the dearness of the poems TD 11.34 . i n-aghaidh céille 's fírinne na sein-éigse, Content. xvi 138 .

(3) the poetic profession, the bardic order; poets: iar fírdligud na hecsi the custom of the poetic profession IT iii 23.25 . an éigse d'óighréir TD 31.13 . do-nímis—éigse an taoibh thuaidh, molta we, the poets 3.3 . ceann na héigse is na saoithedh, O'Gr. Cat. 582.4 .

pn Personified: Eicsi ilgradhach inghen Dána, Anecd. ii 50.16 . Cf. áit ar thaispen an eicsi cenn do Lugh, Acall. 1941 .

fochairich eícsi (pl.), term for a species of poetic com- position, IT iii 51 § 95 (see p. 113 ).

COMPD. éicsi-gel of pleasant verse: don ealtain éigsei- ghil, Ó Heódhusa, Ir. Monthly 1920, 651 .

éicsech

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adj o-ā (éicse) pertaining to, or having poetry or learning; fond of learning or poetry: don bhaidhbh éigsigh (of a chief), Ir. Monthly 1920, 111 . creach na mBrianach gcliarach n-éigseach, D. MacCarrth. 6.82 .

éicsi?

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adj ulcha éicsi imchass imma smech (v.l. ecsidhe St. H) TBC 5186 . 5207 . Cf. éicside.

éicside

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adj io-iā bright, conspicuous (?): écsidhe .i. solasda. ulcha écsidhe .i. feasóg faicealach no solas, O'Cl. ulcha ecsidhe TBC 5186 . 5207 v.l. (St.). congraim n-écside forro 4381 = congraim n-an n-eicside foraib TBC² 2808 . Cf. éicsi.

éicsín

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Forms: t-eigsin, t-eicsin, ēicsīne

n (perh. a by-form of éicsíne, q.v.) a student of poetry, a poet's pupil or apprentice: eicsín beg a hiarthor Éireann (= Cerball Ó Dálaig), Ériu iv 52.39 . cf. in t-eigsin , in t-eicsin , Corm. Y p. 69.25 , 26 (lethech), where the second = in t-ēces, p. 69.23 , etc. and the first possibly = an t-ēicsīne , p. 69.22 , etc. tri chaegad éceas agus tri chaegad eicsín, Oss. v 38.7 .