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50 ecmong,ecmoc (vn.ofad-cumaing).
I Ahappening,occurrence, hence apoint,conjuncture;
always ind s.in the phrase:i n-e. ¤ na rée-se (┐ na haimsire-
se) at this particular time,on this occasion ; a common
formula in sermons and orations on special occasions or
55festivals of saints:in firén...diata airtach i n-ecmong na
réasea ocus na haimsiri, Trip. 174 .inti diata lith ┐ foraith-
met a n-ecmhong na ree-sea ┐ na haimsire, Lism. L. 32 .
in-ecmong,etc. 4630 . PH 6523 : YBL 164a49 .i n-ecmung,
etc. PH 1475 .i n-ecmoc 1104 . 1106 .ind-ecmaing na
60ree-sea, BColm. 4.3 . Anecd. ii 11.23 . In other con-
texts:is i n-ecmong ra ree-sin ┐ na hamsire roboi isin fhích
...aroli fer at that time and period there dwelt a certain
man
PH 6532 .marbh in righan Iulia i necmung na
réisi ┐ na haimsire, CCath. 207 .is in-e[c]mung na rea-
65sin ┐ na haimsire-sin rofaillsigit faistineada 819 .i n-ecmaing
na ree sin tánaicc an iustís`at that time' (on the day
appointed) FM vi 1954.6 .i n-eacmhaing na ree sin .i. isin
ffoghmhar 2332.10 . MR 260.8 . II Lapse,conclusionof a
period of time: an tir d'fagbhail doibh i n-ecmaing (.i. i
5ndeiredh) na ree sin at the end of that period FM ii 610.15 .
bátar annsidhe co cent naoi míos...┐ rochuir na géill i
n-eacmhaing na ree sin go Donnchadh 642.13 .i
n-ecmhaing naoi mbliadhna iar ccath Cluana tarbh
800.11 . In:roraitaigestar C. an ecmhuing lamdo do-
10gnid an ingen ZCP xiii 262.22 , the true reading may be
acmhaing capacity,etc. Cf. curub o fine dligtigh gebus e .i.
og a mbia eacmuing na neche sin`who is able to bear these
things
' Laws ii 284.14 Comm.

1 ecna(e) n io,n.laterf., rarelym. nom. ecne
15 Wb 7c15 . 8b3 .æcne 8a10 .écnæ Ml 51b7 .ecnae
O'Mulc. 361 .ecnæ Ml 128d9 .écna SR 7005 (unrimed).
(in, ind)ecna PH 6862.7106 .egna, O'Gr. Cat. 556.18 .
(an)eagna Prov. viii 1 .voc. a ḟírecnai, Hib. Min. 43.4 .
gen. ecni Sg 2a2 . écnai(imláin) SR 7038 . ecnai(eruill)
20 7058 .(in(d))ecnai , Fél. Feb. 9 . PH 6861 . Lat. L. 110.6 .
ecna PH 3961 ,etc. (na h)eagna , TSh. 1847 ,etc. acc.
ecne Wb 8a14 .æccne 2a17 .ecnae Ml 89c5 .ecnai
PH 7103 .egna, Ériu iii 144 § 13 ,etc. dat. æcnu Wb 8a10 .
écnu SR 7001 . 7025 (: frecru).
25 I Wisdom,knowledge,enlightenment , used to render Lat.
sapientia, and frequently of Divine wisdom or of spiritual
knowledge, but also applied tohumanlearning in its widest
sense; ofacquiredknowledge ; rarely intelligence,skill
(see ex. fr. ZCP xi 151 below):philosophos .i. grádhuigh-
30theoir na heagna, Keat. ii 159 .is huad cach n-ecne(gl.
solo sapienti Deo) Wb 7c15 .aní nad comnactar doíni
tria n-ecne( 1 Cor. i 25 ) 8a14 .nad fes cid as maith no
as olc...manidtarti écnae Dæ Ml 51b7 .ind ecna diadai
PH 7106 .hi cach ceniul fis ┐ ecni(gl.in omni studio)
35 Sg 2a2 .éula i fiussetæcnu(gl.oportet episcopum...esse...
doctorem) Wb 28b23 .multitudo scientiae .i. immad fessa
┐ ecna PH 6237 .nad imradi ecna na crabad na suith,
Ériu vii 138.6 .buith cen æccne(gl.non est intelligens)
Wb 2a17 .tucad roga | do Solum... | da ruc egna
40d'ardrogain Solomon took wisdom as his choice Ériu iii
144 § 13 . PH 3961 . SR 7005 .o rath ecna ┐ fhatsine
PH 3659 . 4490 .tús na heagna omhan Dé(=initium
sapientiae timor Domini) A. Ó Dálaigh xlii 1 .luid do
ḟogluim ecnai cusin uasal-epscop(=sapientiam addiscens),
45 Lat. L. 110.6 . Arch. iii 12.5 .sinnsear la fine, feabta
la flaith, ecna la heclais, Laws iv 372.1 .secht ngraidh
ecna dno docuisin .i. rosai ocus saidh, anruth ocus sruth
do aill, ocus fursaintid,etc. 354.22 .imusfreccrat
gradha ecna ocus eclasa fri gradha file ocus Féne; acht is
50ecna mathair cacha dana dib conid as a bais uile hebhait
356.25 .egna gan fhos | fregra abaid gan eolos`wisdom
without stability
' (of superficial attainments), O'Gr. Cat. 556.
18 .damad derb leis dul go grod | ...ni dingnad egna na
modh | ar egla a dul don shaeghul ZCP vii 301 .go raibhe
55'na ollamh i n-eagna agus i n-eolus, Keat. ii 2059 .ná
meas m'eagna ar m'óige...is sine ná m'aois m'fhoghluim,
Dánfhocail § 114 .éolus...eagna knowledge...knowledge
Prov. xviii 15 .gach uile eagna all wisdom xviii 1 .Cf.
iar seanchaidib na gaedilgi annso anuas.iar senchus in ecna
60imurro so sís, Laws i 34.24 Comm.
Ofaneruditework (?): d'ēis a dhēnta sa dhīola | le
Dia ag deanamh eissīogha | bhur n-egna dobeir gan bhuil
| (a) fir na hegna d'iarroidh`poetry' (acquired knowledge?)
ZCP x 267 § 5 = Measgra D. 179 . pn
65In epithets:sruaim ṅ-ecnai(of St. Sechnall), Fél. Nov.
27 .sruaim ecna uaigh(St. Cainnech), Arch. iii 220.15 .
muir n-eccna(St. Colum C.) ZCP viii 197 § 13 .
In the follg. ex. the meaning is apparently understand-
ing,intelligence>skill: anmanda mōr | co n-ecnu ōg clessa
5combraiss ZCP xi 151 § 39 = Anecd. i 55.8 , see note on
eagnamhandeangnamhin Gadelica i 297 n.1 (cf. ITS
xxiv 149 ).Cf. co n-écnu óg, in ref. to Solomon, SR 7001 . pn
Personified:Ecna mac na trí ṅDea ṅDana, Imm. in da
Th. 139 ( RC xxvi 30 ).Ergna mac Ecnai 138 . see also
10cit. above fr. Laws iv 356 .
IIOf persons,adj wise,enlightened ; assubst. awise man,
philosopher,sage: n s. æcne(gl.sapiens) Wb 9c14 . 8d10 .
mainba æcne lib if I be not wise in your opinion 17c10 .
is and is ecneetis fissid cách, iar n-etarcnu Crist(gl.in quo
15sunt omnes thesauri sapientiae et scientiae) 26d25 .cith sui
cid espoc cith ecna, Ériu vii 138.6 .is angel is ecna
nóeb | cech óen dogní toil ind ríg| IT i 319.13 = LL
284b33 .g s. isnaib inscib...ind aecni words of the sage
Cam. 38a ( Thes. ii 246.25 ).n p. nitatæcnihuili all are
20not wise
Wb 8a17 .act rísam nem bimmi æcnietbimmi
foirbthi uili 12c9 .d p. arnaib huilib geintib écnib(gl.
Graecisopp. tobarbaris) 1b6 .nech di æcnib in domuin
8b4 . Of things:is ecnae ind ord preceuptae se Ml 68c9 .
Compar.:cenn caich...besa ecna who is wiser than he
25 Laws iv 374.4 (see ZCP xiv 369 ).