7 eochair, ochair

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n (the latter form is the usual one in early texts and is probably the older; cf. 2 fochair) an edge, border, rim: eochair .i. imeal, O'Cl. dessid Moisi ... for ochair na conaire SR 3746 . 6578 . fo eochair na habhunn, Acall. 1839 (a fochur [leg. -uir ?] na ha. v.l. ). conici leth-eochair in feraind boundary, limit Laws iv 20.21 Comm. amal timchellas tond mara moir ochra (eochra v.l.) cuan ┐ calad, Celt. Rev. x 314.21 = TTebe 3093 . Duma na mban... ar a ochair uachtarach BB 351b43 = innell, Met. Dinds. i 18.62 . Bile Tortan...doruart mor sin dia ochair BB 410a38 (= eochair, Met. Dinds. iv 240.12 ). doronait ochra ammalta i cosmailius bili bernaig do bordaibh in catha cechtarda `serried edges' CCath. 5838 .

COMPDS. (in some of the exx. given below the meaning of (e)ochair is doubtful): ocharbádud?: do batar fora n-ocharbádhudh (imbaghadh v.l.) `were shipwrecked' CCath. 2116 . robúi for ocharbadhudh (imbadad v.l.) `drowning' 2149 .

¤bél edge of mouth, lips (?): in cuvur-uanfadh ic tepersain a gingobaibh ┐ a heocurbelaibh na n-ech `muzzles' CCath. 4957 . Cf. áth Unchi Eochairbéoil, Met. Dinds. iii 98.24 . U. Ochairbél...is de asberar ochairbel de, fo daig ni labrad Unci acht tri lathi ┐ tri aidchi ria Samain ┐ iar Samuin LL 193a14 .

¤bláith smooth-edged: a haighleannaibh iomdhoimhne eochairbhláithe na n-oirear `deep, clear-winding creeks' ML 44.27 .

¤bord edge, rim: corrthar ... immá ochorbord inn inair sin LL 237b22 (= TTr. 1536 ). rasudigit sretha...di ruadramaib ara ochorborddaib (of a ship) 219b31 = TTr. 109 (`bulwark-edges'). dar eochar-bordaib in aigeoin, TTebe 1167 .

¤brecc (?)-speckled, epithet of salmon: éicni áilli ochorbrecca LL 219b40 = TTr. 196 . na héicne áille eochurbrecca, Acall. 3762.2476 (`in their graduated hues' SG ii 165 ). 2332 (`in their diversely shaded hues' SG ii 161 ).

¤chimas fringe (?): fri hocharchimsaibh an cathbairr, CCath. 5276 . dar ochurchimsaib na n-assan iarnaidhe 5867 .

¤chless name of a feat (?): oc imbert chless .i. eter ubullcless ... et rothcless et ocharcless ... ZCP ix 155.22 = ochtarcleas TBC² 1504 (otar LU). ragabsatar dá sciath- chliss ...┐ a n-ocht n-ocharchliss TBC 3556 (n-ochracha cliss St). docuadar ara clesaibh gaile ┐ gaisgid .i. seacht n-ocaircleasa, etc. ZCP x 302.18 .

¤chróebach? do roighne sgiath n-órdha n-eochuircrao- bhaigh ML 128.16 .

¤druimm outer-ridge: cona cruinnchimsaib ... arna coimeccur inn ochur-druimnib a n-uamann (of quivers), CCath. 5456 .

¤gér sharp-edged: do slennaib aithi ochurgera na slegh, CCath. 5899 . Cf. 5 eochair.

¤glan clean-brinked: srotha eocharglana, Lism.L. 3709 .

¤glas green-edged: a haibhnibh aillib ochurglassa, CCath. 5221 . ceithri bliadna Crimthaind cais | osan Erinn eocharglas [sic] BB 47b16 = immelglais LL 129a13 .

¤gorm blue-surfaced (?); when used of the sea blue- rimmed would suit very well, and might be suggested by the horizon line, but when applied simply to spring water the meaning is not clear; it would seem that the epithet has in such cases been carried over mechanically from contexts where blue-rimmed is suit- able: ind ḟairgge eithrech ochargorm TBC 5028 (eochair-g. St) 4755 . 5976 . tipra Chonnlai... | bói fon aibeis n-eocharguirm, Met. Dinds. iii 292.10 . ic mall- ascnam in mara eocairguirm, CCath. 3352 (ocur-, ochur- v.l.). for tencaisin na haibheisi eochairguirme 1447 . táinic ródbhuindi d'uisqi eocharghorm asin carraic, Acall. 3629 . in dabuch do línad d'uisci eocharghorm 419 . do chuir in t-uisqi eocharghorm im a ghnúis 1834 . tipra...dobérsa duib for a lár | usce eochargorm 3607 (`sparkling' SG ii 195 ). ar uiscidhib ochargorma 7229 n. criochaib eochair- ghormai na hAlban RC xxix 110.17 .

¤immel outer edge: eochair-imle an mhara .i. imil ┐ uilleanna an mhara edges and angles (?) O'Cl. s. eochair. uas eochair-imlib mara Toirrian TBC² 2493 . go heochair-imlibh na habonn TBC 3877 (St). TTebe 875 . a heocharimlib tṡleibe Fuait, Acall. 5322 . 6591 . 7297 . in curchin...ind eochar-imill in lochai, Aisl. MC 119.31 . fa eochairimlibh an mhara RC xxix 140.15 ; 144.30 . ZCP vi 50.30 . caistiall baoi for eochair-imeal an chuain, Hugh Roe² 17.14 (f. 9b) . a fhir ocharimmil chuicid Ulad `of the march' RC x 365.31 . Cf. bratt...co n-achárimlib argit LL 267b31 = MU 38.12 .

¤snám swimming or floating by the shore (?): bet san chorn ar eocharsnám SG 239.20 . for ochursnam ina cru fein, CCath. 5126 , cf. 6116 . do cing in lan mara fona rathannaib go mbadar for ogursnam (ochur~ v.l.) for ur na hinnsi 2642 .

eochra

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n hose: see ochra.

eochrach, ochrach

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adj o-ā (6 or 7 eochair) having borders or corners: (mag) cúlach cernach ochrach glennach TBC 1215 (eochrach St). tech Mi[d]chuarta...a himmel garb nochrach, etc. IT iii 51.3 .

eochraid

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n the name of a metre: eochraid tri .xx. focul IT iii 55 § 104 . gne naill do hechred (eocraidh v.l.): cuícsrethaid 56 § 105 . gne naill do echraid (eochraidh v.l.) .i. reicne dechubaid (see ZCP viii 286 for ex.) § 106 . Other varieties are ochtḟoclach and sruth de haill (di all v.l.) 57 § 108 , § 109 .

eoc[h]raide ?

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n epithet of a boar: torc n.e.¤ , Laws v 442.23 (with gl. : .i. in torc cusna eochraib aithi, cusna fiaclaib bir-athi 444.16 ). See under 5 eochair.

eochróracht

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n (1 eochair) power of the keys, wardship: doratad e.¤ na cathrach nemdai dó, co n-iadand ┐ co n-erslaicend ria cech n-oen PH 1924 .

? eoda

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n úasal cach n-eoda, Arch. iii 228.79 , perhaps for ndeóda.

Eófrait

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Forms: Eofrait, nEofrait, nEofrait, Eufrait, Eofrait, nEofraite

n.fl. the Euphrates: acc. Siria re Eofrait aniar, Rawl. 78a2 . 77bz . gen. sruth nEofrait (: gleo-throit) ZCP iii 19.7 . co crich nEofrait SR 5252 . o sruth Eufrait LL 142a37 = Eofrait, Rawl. 76b13 . for sruth nEofraite BB 7a19 (prose).

eograinde

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n point (?) : co rainic a eograinde fri talmain (eograinne v.l.) TBC p. 869 n. 12 = go róchomraic a ḟograin ri talmain (of a sword) TBC 6005 = grinni in claideb [sic] TBC² 3587 . Cf. fograinne.

1 eól

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Forms: iúl, eóil, íuil, iúil

n o, m. later also iúl (confusion of d s. and n s.); gen. eóil, íuil, iúil.

n I

(a) knowledge (of a person or thing); acquaintance (with person or thing); experience (in), skill: eol .i. eolas, O'Cl. i fuithriu aesa iúil seers (?) RC xxvi 26.102 . aingeal dorad a eol damh an angel made him known to me BNnÉ 7.25 . dlighidh eól ar uile chumhachtuibh connsuineadh IGT, Introd. 2.14 . ben nár chuir eól ar an éra who has not learnt to refuse Studies 1920, 419 . sgaraidh remh'eol know me no more Buile S. 16.19 . dorad dó...sgaith a heóil 'sa hionmhuine (poesy to a poet; possibly this is meaning b), Studies, 1923, 422 . dom iúl, ní fhuil...guais is aidhbhsighe so far as I know, to my knowledge TSh. 2091 . Cf. is éraise in rét in tserc | téit a héol cen immitecht (where a he. may mean knowledge of it or out of knowledge, into oblivion; astray) IT i 225.10 , and: romcobrat ar eol, let them aid me for acquaintance sake (?) Molling 48 .

In phrase: is e.¤ dom, I know, am experienced, skilled: in eól dúib a dindṡenchas ? Met. Dinds. iv 58.2 ; 146.1 . LL 150a49 . as eol dam...cétna breithem ruc in cétbrith, Ériu iv 134.26 ; 136.2 . mas eol do budhen a gabail if he himself knows how to take it Laws ii 18.12 Comm. níor eol dí a cáin do chomhall (of Eve), Dán Dé vii 32 . ní heól do leigheas do dhéanamh = curare nescit TSh. 8172.6466 .

With oc: eól a ḟatha acainne the reason whereof is known to us Met. Dinds. iv 172.8 .

(b) esp. lore, history (here perhaps: etir sruthu íuil RC xxvi 26.99 ): ceann ar seiniúil `head of our ancient lore' Studies 1920, 98 . innisidh eóil na hÉireann narrator of Ireland's lore TD 3.29 . tobar lomnán d'ḟírṡreibh eóil (of a book of historical tales) 25.28 . ná ceil gach iúl dá n-úarais (to a book stored with various kinds of learning), Studies 1919, 440 .

(c) that which is known or familiar, esp. of places, accustomed surroundings, home: eol .i. gnáth, ut est; ránic coa euol fén an fer | tar gach ler, Im. Br. i 41 (< Harl. 5280, 49b2 ) = ZCP iv 160 n. 2 . mo brogad ḟor mara mūr | mu c[h]ūl do t[h]ochar frim ēol ZCP x 45.16 . ni tharga co bráth dia echtra coa eol he will never return home from his adventure Dinds. 97 (= sheol SG ii 471.41 < LL 170b ). Met. Dinds. iv 144.10 . ag imsoi dia eol (.i. agh impos ina eol conicce in baile asa tuccad hi) (of a cow which strays back to its former home), Laws v 268.18 ( 25 ). re huaman a himana...da hiul agus da hoirrsleibtib firaicinti fein from fear of being driven from her familiar place and her own kindly mountain pastures (of a cow) YBL 340b30 = Celt. Rev. iv 108.13 . am úathad im eól `I am alone in my home' Buile S. 24.25 . d'iarraidh m'eóil `to seek tidings of me' (to seek my home ?) TD 39.11 . Gen. as attrib.: om íathaib iúil from my homelands Ériu v 209.37 . IT iii 14 § 31 . ar ttaistel iuil is ainiuil [sic leg.] journeying through places known and unknown BNnÉ 199.30 .

Cf. mo disi a n-eol Mumhan (.i. mo bheithsi a n-iath Muimhnech) ZCP v 488.6 . Hence, perhaps: sa glaineól .i. sa glainfheronn, Leb. Gab. i 102 n. 10 .

In npr.: Eochaid Iúil IT i 220.20 . tír Echach Iuil (eóil ? : sceoil) 217.12 . cneit Echach Iúil (: biuil) 222.16 .

(d) information, direction, guidance; right way: ro imtighset rompa for iul na hingine by the maiden's guidance ZCP iv 383.9 . beir eol d'E... | is an tír guide E. GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 283 . sa tslighe dhírigh 'na ndál...dorinne an t-iúl guided A. Ó Dálaigh iii 7 . seolais [probably ṡeolas is the right reading] an uile ar an iúl [a n-i. text] in the right path xii 2 . dobhéara ar iúl i 8. clann nach foil ar iúl erring children iii 5 . réadla eoil na hóghachta virginity's guiding star x 2 . gan ḟear n-eoil without a guide vi 4 . Rel. Celt. ii 226.20 . ní cóir an dall gan fear n-iúil, A. Ó Dálaigh vi 3 . do dénoim eoil don fedain | le treoir...ngeinealaig, Hy Fiachr. 278.13 . téid a leith eóil na huaime goes in the direction of (?) IGT, Decl. ex. 1165 .

Cf. ní sirthir riamh eól aithnidh, ex. 1299 .

II As adj., knowing, acquainted with, versed in: am eól...in cech airm | 'sin sceól, Met. Dinds. iii 266.3 . bamsa heól...do sceól in chlíath-átha 314.3 .

Cf. eol ┐ aneol...eola aneola, O'Mulc. 404 .

? 2 eól

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n grief (?): sunna damh i n-eol, Molling 48 , rendered `here I am in grief' RC xxviii 71 .