Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtaide or

adj io,iā. legal; pertaining (or according) to the law ; in Wb. and PH in restricted sense of the Mosaic Law. dígal rectide forru, gl. per legem iudicabuntur, Wb. 1d3 . fírinne rectide, gl. iustitiam quae in lege est, 24a1 . tri hiris . . . ní tri gnímu rechtidi, 2b24 . crich do dul for in forbunn rechtaide la tuidecht soscela, PH 3450 . isna edpartaib rechtaidib, 5322 . In wider sense lawful: ro tharclamsat Lagin a chis rectaide dó, LL 160a17 . ? dognithea airig doib comdar reachtaidi uile ( =so that they all attained legal status, of serfs), BDD 8 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtaigid or

Forms: réchtaigim

v g. legislates: réchtaigim, gl. lēgo (< lēgare), Sg. 60b16 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtaire or

n io,m.

(a) a steward, bailiff, administrator : in early Irish heroic lit. generally the major-domo of a king or chief who directed his household and whose duties somet. included collecting food-dues or tributes; also used of deputies or governors appointed by a ruler over a city or province. rechtaire .i. rector a rege , Corm. Y 1078 = .i. rechtorairge, Corm. p. 38 . regerent[ur] .i. rechtire forru, Thes. i 497.20 ( Ardm. 179a1 , of Blastus, chamberlain of Herod, Acts xii 20 ). rectire ind ríg, gl. praepositus regis, Wb. 17d13 (a prima manu). rechtaire, gl. villicus, Sg. 156b1 . ond rechtairiu, gl. villico, Pcr. 65a3 . rechtaire teglaig Conaire . . . fer conic suide ┐ lige ┐ bíad do chách, BDD 86 ( LU 7184 ). coica rectaire randa lasin flaith, LL 28b38 , cf. rechtairi ┐ banrechtairi ic roind ┐ ic dáil dóib (of household of Tara), Ériu iv 124 § 2 . is é ropo primrechtaire fer ṅHerend, LL 165b28 (of Lindgadan, called `rannaire Osraige', Met. Dinds. iv 218.7 ) = is hé ba rondaire ┐ ba sluagh-rechtaire fer nErenn, Dinds. 119 ( RC xvi 71.28 ). luid rechtaire ríg Bretan do chuinchid chísa grotha (= pro- curator regis), Lat. Lives 49.7 . Margg . . . rechtaire ríg Fomóre . . . dolluid dochum ṅHerend do thobuch a chísa, LL 160a14 . maoir no rechtuire in rí, Laws ii 94.4 Comm. ro ráidh D. fri a rechtairiu ┐ fri hoes tobaig a chana, MR 16.3 ( FDG 110 ). do ordaich . . . maeru ┐ reachtairedu in cach tir ┐ in cach thuaith (of a Danish conqueror), Cog. 48.12 . batar rechtairea rig Roman . . . for indsip fuinid, Death-tales 12 § 1 = reacht- uireadha righ an domuin, 14 § 2 (appar. procurators appointed by the Roman emperor). Of officials employed to collect certain imposts or fines: rechtaire Cāna Adomnān, Cáin Ad. § 48 . do rechtairib na cána (i.e. the Cáin Domnaig), Ériu ii 208 § 29 .

In monasteries the prior (dispensator, economus) was somet. called in Irish rechtaire: rechtaire na mBocht, FM ii 904.4 (i.e. of the Community of Maol Ciaráin Mac Con na mBocht; the translator of the Annals of Clonmacnois a. 1069 alludes to the same person as `the steward of that family').

(b) a judge? reachtaire .i. rí no breitheamh, O'Cl. (perh. an inference from particular exx.).

(c) in late lang. somet. a herd or dairy-farmer : tug x mba fithchead ┐ tarbh ┐ dís rachtaireada ┐ dís bhainrachtaireadha leis, ITS xvi 116 z . Cf. reachtaire `a dairy-man . . . a small farmer who rents a number of milch-cows ', Dinneen; and: rechtaire .i. rechtorairge, Corm. p. 38 (= rector airge if not a mistake for r.¤ a rege Corm. Y 1078 ?).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtairecht or

n ā,f. the office or function of a `rechtaire'? ind acraidecht .i. ind rechtairecht ind fuillema [fuiilema, MS.], gl. usurae exactio, Ml. 36a25 (`the judicial exaction of the interest', Thes.).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtardacht or

n ā,f. legal knowledge, jurisprudence : saoi recht- ardhachta, TFrag. 214.8 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtas or

n m.

(a) authority, administration : ní ḟuil rechtas ríg foraib, Met. Dinds. i 44.71 . darad in ferann tair doib ┐ rechtus na Temrach, YBL 181a38 . don tṡiol is saire rechtcus (: cennchas), Quiggin, Prolegomena 50.14 . ? rechtus ro gab- sum ┐ lanrige la Cobhthach, Rawl. 131a41 (of Labraid Loingsech) = fechtas, ZCP iii 7.6 .

(b) stewardship : reachtas nó stíobhardacht, TSh. 7104 , 9982 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtge or

Forms: rechtga

n ,f. also rechtga, the framing of laws; the administra- tion of law and justice, exercise of the function of government ; authority : [conro]ibtis oc denum rechtche la rigaib, gl. volentes esse legis doctores, Wb. 28a1 . dia mbē ri [isnaib tuathaib] is rechtge sōn amail is maith lais, Corm. Y 144 (i.e. the king has supreme authority). rechtge la flaith government in the hands of the prince (necessary to the people's welfare), Tec. Corm. § 3.13 . ba holc leo . . . Temair a bith cen rechtgi ríg furri, SC 21 ( LU 3440 ). ataat ceitheorai rechtgi gellus rig for a tuathai. Rechtgai fenechais cétamus; is tuatha dodeguiset, is righ no dedluthai. Na teora rechtgai eile, is rí dodenimmairgg: rechtga iar cath do madmmaim [sic leg.] furru . . . rechtga iar ndunebai ┐ rechtga rig, amail rongab rechtga righ Caisil la Mumain. Ar ataat teorai rechtgai ata córai do righ do giull for a tuatha: rechtgai do indarbbu echtarciniul . . . ┐ rechtgai fri tuar toraid ┐ rechtt crettme adannai amail ronngab recht Ad- hamnain, Laws iv 334.1 fg . = Críth Gablach 514 - 524 where `rechtge' is defined as ordinance, special law : see also p. 104 for discussion; the four kinds of r.¤ mentioned first are apparently the administration of the `fénechas' or common Irish law which is in the first place adopted by the people, government after a national defeat, after a plague and over subordinate kings; further the king has authority in uniting his people to expel foreign invaders, to promote agricultural produce, and in carrying out a religious edict like Cáin Adamnáin. denaid rechtge chóir (Ith's advice to the Tuathan kings), LL 12a20 = reaichtghe, Leb. Gab. i 244.19 . bid dluithi rechtge do dliged `let the law of thy rule be consoli- dated', Ériu viii 173.17 . ni fil rechtgi lib, ar ni chumgaid olc nā maith do gním, Alex. 988 . im chorus a mbescna ┐ a rechtgai, about the fitness of their customs and their laws , LU 9743 . Rule, reign : fuilcech . . . fand tosach a rechta [rechtgi v.l.], ZCP iv 453 z .

Transf. of natural phenomena: Loch Rudraige ruad cen rechtga (i.e. turbulent, stormy), LL 5b31 , cf. Leb. Gab. i 66.2 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtmaire or

n ,f. (2 rechtmar) a passionate nature, uncontrol- lable temper : ata do tangnat ┐ diumsaigi ┐ do rechtmairi Priaim, BB 441b23 .

1 rechtmar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 rechtmar or

adj o,ā. (1 recht) lawful, legitimate : Helend in rigan rechtmár `rightful', PH 485 . .viii. ṁbliadna buí i rrigi recht- mair, LL 137b6 (`she ruled uprightly', RC xlvii 294.4 ). Law- abiding, law-giving : (as sobriquet) pn Feidlímíd Rechtmar `the Lawgiver', MacCarthy 308.10 (< BB 13b ), cf. RC xvii 6.15 (Tig.) and FM i 102.1 . is uime do gairthí Feidlimidh Reacht- mhar dhe tré fheabhas na mbreath reachta do beirthí . . . ré n-a linn, Keat. ii 4013 ; also called F. Rechtaid.

2 rechtmar

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adj o,ā. (2 recht) passionate, furious : righan rechtmur ro-aingidhi, ZCP vi 277.10 . rig-milid rechtmar, MR 224.22 . trī righ roda rechtmara, ML² 1839 . comrac . . . reachtmar, CF 482 . rúathar rechtmar, Ériu v 182.326 . dochuaidh co rechtmar ro-arrachta a comdail na curadh, ZCP vi 67.27 . Later rachtmar: co rachtmar ruatharborb, Comp. Con C. iii 109.12 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. rechtmoe? or

ind nual nad ranic . . . rechtmoe mo Christ cumachtach col Colum Cilli, Rawl. 106b36 , glossed: ni ranic col indirgid- etaig cu dú itá mo Crist (poem on Colum C. ascribed to Adamnán).