espoc

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x see epscop.

espocóitecht

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n f. office of a bishop; bishopric, diocese: in fer leginn do dul a n-espucoidecht, Laws i 58.29 Comm. nach lór le haoin-easpogóideacht amháin aoin-easpog amháin, Keat. iii 288 . i n-espuccóideacht Cluana Mic Nóis FM iii 206.10 . tugadh esbogoidechd na heguilsi do Línus, Mac Aingil 516 . coimheudadh .. gnās na hesbogoidechta ina mbía the usage of the diocese (as to tithes) Luc. Fid. 119 . See epscopóitecht.

espolóit

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x see esbalóit.

esrad

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n u, m. (esair ?) strewing (with rushes, etc.), bedding, littering, litter (for cattle, etc.): esrad úrluachra ina lepdaib, Acall. 7972 . esrad na muc, Laws ii 366.22 Comm. ar esrud `for littering' 372.4 Comm. ar easradh 416.10 Comm. cuitigh easartha `the share for littering' 416.25 Comm. Cf. na háir ┐ na hesraigi ar slesaib Sleibi C. the litters of slain (?) Celt. Rev. viii 16 = na hesraidi `dispersions' TTebe 858 .

Metaph. (?): cia lin d'ernailib dligheas cach fethem...? ni hannsa...esrad ┐ uraithmed ┐ aithfegad, etc., foundation (?) Cóic Conara 27 § 6 (see note). Cf. esruth. For esrad, Aisl. MC 123.25 , see esréd.

esraen

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n (sroín-?) dispersion, scattering: M....baoi for foghail ┐ esraon ó Ua nD. `who was plundering and in revolt' FM vi 2124.4 (divided from and in flight from ? foghail = fodhail ?). Cf. esraíniud.

esraid

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Forms: esraiter, heasradh

v (esair ?) sprinkles, strews: imper. pass. marbthar lat ┐ esraiter a ḟuil dar in dun BB 210b12 . perf. pass. do heasradh ┐ do hurlúachradh rightheach na hE., ITS v 4 y . The first cit. may belong to esroíd— see under esrédid.

esráin ?

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n f. IGT, Decl. 42 . Cf. esrán ?

esraíniud

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n m. scattering, dispersion: d'esrainiudh a carrac estibh to scatter (dislodge) their blocks of stone (of demolishing walls) CCath. 656 .

esrais, esrus

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Forms: esrais(s), t-easrus

n n s. esrais(s) PH 356 . CCath. 1376 . an t-easrus FM vi 1896.3 . Hugh Roe² 6.22 (f. 3b) . An outlet, passage; means; opportunity: rosuidiged longphort for muigib...┐ for esrassaib imáidble in díthrib LB 129a47 . ar āthaib ┐ ar asraisib Irruis fords and passes Celt. Rev. iv 14.4 . na rabi esraiss uilc do denam aice (of a dragon shut up in a cave) PH 356 . ó fuair sligid ┐ asrus gabhála na tíre, CCath. 216 . da mbeith accam asrus etarguide 5521 . robtar ile na hasrusa ecca ┐ robtar saini na sligthi bais means and ways of death 6107 . e.¤ élóda a way of escape: nír bó ail leis esrais eludha d'ḟághbáil, CCath. 1376 (slighi nó asrus v.l.). conair teichidh nó asrus eloda 2704 . 3148 . na bui conair no esrus elúdha ag Ó C. asin ccaistiall, Hugh Roe 206.17 (f. 55a) . caidhe an t-easrus eludha fóghébhadh FM vi 1896.3 . Hugh Roe² 6.22 (f. 3b) . ní ro ḟaccaibh conair na easrus éludha...ar na rolá forairedha FM vi 2212 x .

esraíte

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adj (cf. esrédid) dispersed, scattered: co ro scailter do boill co esraiti YBL 173d1 . ni ro dluithighset re socraite in tsenaidh, acht batar co hedluit[h] esraiti uathu for leith, CCath. 5697 . odconnairc B. muintir F. go hessraoíte lá a n-édalaibh dispersed with their spoils FM iii 286.17 . vi 2214.16 . ro imthighsiot go hesraíte anor- daighthe in loose disarray v 1452.18 .

esrán ?

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n o, m. IGT, Decl. § 35 . cuin benfas dar n-esrán inn | an chnesbhán..., ex. 907 . inmhain a hesrán 'sa haoibh | 's is inmhain sestan a sluagh `its welcome and its amenity' O'Gr. Cat. 474 . bádhadh oinigh is easráin, Ir. Monthly 1920, 109 z ; dá chúis doghra... | dá dhomhna an easráin d'adhuint ib. § 11 . Possibly a colloquial form of esair (q.v.) in the sense of a `spread' of food , or a comfortable resting-place, hence hospitality . Cf. esráin ?