4 erc

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Forms: ercce, ercca, n-earc

n (2 erc ÉC xxiii 49 ) a spotted or red-eared cow; a cow: earc .i. bó, O'Cl. (cf. under ercne infra). g s. (?) co n-ubullrosc ercce IT iii 247.111 . pl. ercca Iuchna, amnus buar (with gl.: .i. tri bae) RC xxiii 325.21 ; 306.31 . earca iuchna .i. cenél bho .i. ba fionna ódeargha .i. cluaisdearga white cows with red ears O'Cl. im na teor[a] herca Iuchna, Ériu ii 20.5 . g p. na mbo .i. na n-earc 20.6 . gáir graifni ┐ gáir erca, Acall. 452 = gair ercca (.i. bó) LL 206a37 (= g s. ?). ined erc 'suitable place for cows' Ériu xxxix 136 . Cf. earca rainn .i. do bheireadh bo ar rannaibh, O'Cl. (see 2 ercaid).

5 erc

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Forms: airce

n (? 2 erc ÉC xxiii 49 ) f. a reptile of some kind, lizard (?): e.¤ sléibhe viper (?): rug an bhen ... | da eirc ṡléibhi ┐ énmac, Ériu v 82.4 . is amhlaidh dobhádar an dá earc sin ┐ earc [arc v.l.] in gach láimh don leanb sin dibh 80.31 (cf. dá athair nimhe ar fud mo chuirp 80.16 ). ba torrach an peist ... go haimsir a mbreithi dona hanmannuibh ┐ iad ag a cognam ┐ ag a sgoltad ga mbreith mur bhis toirrces na herci slebhe, Aisl. Tund. 129 z . 104.6 . toirrcheas na heirce, Dánta Gr.² 69.23 .

e.¤ luachra lizard, eft: an earc luachra, Lev. xi 30 . da ndearna an airc luachra créacht ar neach, TSh. 7187 . g s. airce luachra 7188 .

6 erc

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n (? 2 erc ÉC xxiii 49 ) a bee: earc .i. beach, O'Cl. , Met. Gl., Ff. 51 . Cf. earc .i. mil [= míl ?] ib. ib. and earcamhail `sweet as honey' P. O'C.

7 erc

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Forms: eirc

n falsehood, deceit: a s. can eirc n-ecndaig TBC² 846 (in a rhetoric with gl.: .i. cen bréic LU). Cf. erc .i. brecadh, O'Mulc. 414 (this may be brecad adorning, besprinkling; carving, see 2 ercaid).

? erca

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n multitude: erca (.i. immad) brech (.i. mac tire) biathais dia bir, LL i 6398 . Cf. 1 ercaid.

ercad

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n pricking, etching, engraving, cutting (?): Ercnat .i. druinech, huar ercad tall isin t[ṡ]engaidilc rinnaigecht sen indossa, Fel. p. 42.9 = Trip. 668.15 . ruc diabul . . Ísu ... i sliab nOlifet, no i sliab fhuathaigthe aile ar chena .i. a thaidbsin dó tria rindad no tria ercad i n-a menmain carving or engraving it in his mind (?) PH 4867 (= in montem Oliuéti, vel figuratum ib. p. 428.6 ).

1 ercaid

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v (a) fills: in nglaschéo mór ra ercc in comás eter nem ┐ talmain filled the space TBC 5042 (= ro lion in forbas St. ro lin na glendu TBC² 3110 ). 5055 . earcdaois na sluaigh .i. do liondáois na sluaigh, O'Cl. under ercadh (cf. for Emain erctais na sl. BB 395a35 = a hE. éirgset, Met. Dinds. iv 44.17 ). Here, perhaps, the following: triar fer ... roda erc bruth ocus brigh, Anecd. ii 61.17 . Feradach ... | ercad cech n-ing co n-ilgráin LL 132a5 . im-Mag nÁï erctais fuidb which spoils used to fill Met. Dinds iv 44.22 . SR 4009 . TFerbe 884 . 893 . Mag nElta erctais curaig ( no curaid) LL 161a33 = Met. Dinds. iii 108.65 (see note ib. 497 ). i ndail Emna ercdair sáir IT i 79.20 (see varr.). cethri lochu fo linn lóir | erccsat dar Fótla fírmóir, 'they spread' Eg. 1782 55 a 2 . The form erctha, frequent in obscure chevilles, seems in some cases to be pres. 3 pl. rel. (cf. toingthe TBC² 3625 . toigthe 717 LU). a hEmain erctha carpait which chariots fill (?) RC xiv 402.1 . Cf. 2 ercaid, and erctha.

(b) abounds, increases (?): co ro hercad grād Dē and ZCP xiii 25.9 = BB 266b14 . andar lat batar frossa findnémand erctais ina cend used to abound (?) TBC 208 (of teeth; possibly were sprinkled,cf. 2 ercaid b). maic Ḟ., ercad graig whose steeds were prolific (?) Met. Dinds. iv 56.187 .

2 ercaid

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Forms: earcam

v (a) pricks, pierces, wounds; reddens (cf. 2 erc): oc Elpa ... rodn-erca saiget gelain a lightning-shaft pierced him LL 132b3 . Cf. earcam `I paint or colour red ... I kill, bleed' P. O'C.

(b) adorns, displays, makes known (? cf. O'Mulc. 414 , cited s. 7 erc): tri cóicta gol, erctha raind | im Chlidna `as staves declare' Met. Dinds. iii 210.11 . i 46.7 . RC xiv 426.7 . (O'Clery's: earca rainn .i. dobheireadh ba ar rannaibh gave kine for verses, does not suggest that he understood the phrase.) clann Amargin ercctha chned ZCP viii 218.1 (= ercda cned 333.19 ). Ohel, Abia erctha buáid SR 5513 (possibly this belongs to 1 ercaid: who increase triumph?). ainim d’Ultaib eircda bī 'a blemish on the Ulstermen whom the living praise' BDC 124.328 . ocht rig coecat ... o Amalgaid erccait māil | co Domnall as champions declare (?) ZCP ix 462 § 2 .

For ro herc m'úald, Arch. iii 216 § 8 , we should perhaps read ro sherc (= ro sherg).

erchad?

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ind dubnél nemi | glass erchad | imfaebor derg | crua credbaigthi, TFerbe 183 ( IT iii 476 ).

erchailed?

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n hindering, stopping: earchaileadh .i. crosadh, O'Cl. perhaps from airchaill, but cf. érchoíliud.

erchennchaide

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adj (air- ?), certainly, certain: ercheann- chaidhe .i. fírchinnte fixed, settled O'Cl. Cf. airchenn.