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65 ecnaid adj i wise,learned , assubst. asage,scholar: is
ferr in t-og eccnaidh nā in sen borb anecna=melior est
puer sapiens quam senex stultus Laws iv 378.2 .eter
ecnaidib ┐ anecnaidib, Thurn., Zu Ir. Hss. u. Litt. i 18 .
sean cach ecnaid, Arch. iii 228.82 .banscál ecnaid
5(: frecraib) SR 6961 (=mulier sapiens).ecnaid no drui
3231 .ro tinoiled a dhrúide ┐ a ecnaide PH 378 .
ecnaid cráibthech dot airli, Ériu i 197.10 .fo reir...
anmcharat ecnaid, Cáin Ad. § 34 .saethar ecnada 'na gin,
saethar buirb 'na laim the scholar labors with his mouth,
10the churl with his hand
Arch iii 314.27 .somilis fiad
borbaib, sérb fiad ecnaidib PH 4662 .amal atberait ind
ecnaid 7742 .fria suidib fria ecnadeib SR 3236 . (v p.)a
sruthi uaisle ecnaide PH 19 .don aos eagnoidh ealadhna,
Studies 1919, 440 . Luc. Fid. 390.13 .lasna hecnadaibh
15eolchu, Auraic. 2335 =lasna hegnadu eolcha 47 .in rig-
ecnaid(Solomon) PH 4060 .do Adamnán...do ard-ecnaid
iarthair domain LU 27a31 = FA 3 .Domhnall Ua M.,
aird-eccnaidh Laighean FM ii 1026.4 .
Cf. ind écnaide:etlaide(éttlaide) SR 8181.8389 .
20 Compar.:cona boi remut rig bus ecnaide ┐ bus eolchu
indai PH 3969 .eaccnaide Lism. L. 1088 .conid tre-
bairiu ┐ conid ecnaidiu more prudent and wiser RC xxv 244 .
3.cenn caich...besid n-uaisliu, besid trebaire, besid n-ecnuigiu
each one's chief is...one who is nobler, more prudent, wiser
25than he
Laws ii 278.23 ( ZCP xiv 369 ). Assuperl.:is é
Solam ba hecnaide do doinib domain PH 3953 .do bhí
C. ar na ríoghaibh is eagnaidhe do ghabh Éirinn, Keat. ii
4735 . See2 ecnaide.

1 ecnaide n wisdom: t'indracus ┐ t'ógi ┐ t'ecnaide, Aisl.
30MC 105.28 . Possibly forecnaige, abstr. of1 ecnach.

2 ecnaide adj wise,learned ;n asage,scholar =ecnaid(fr.
wh. in pl. it is not distinguishable),q.v.:amhail adeir an
Gréigeach philosophos .i. grádhuightheoir na heagna ré
duine eagnaidhe, Keat. ii 159 .duine eagnuidhe cráibh-
35theach iii 2624 .duine uasal óg eagnuidhe 3269 .fear
dhíobh 'na amadán ┐ fear oile eagnaidhe, TSh. 9614 .idir
doctúiribh eagnaidhe na heagailse 5005 .dogheibh croidhe
an duine eagnuidhe éolus, Prov. xviii 15 .gliocas an
eagnuidhe xiv 8 .

40 ecnaidech adj o-ā wise,learned ;n awise man, ascholar:
bídh an t-eagnuidheach ag tabhairt fhoircheadail ┐ foghluma
uaidh, Eochairsgiath 58.30 .ná bíodh an t-eagnaidheach
glórmhar as a eagna=sapiens TSh. 3505 .g p. Fleadh na
nEagnaidheach the Banquet of the Wise Men(title of
45Plutarch's treatise) 277 .

ecnaidecht n ā,f. wisdom,knowledge: dia n-uaisle ┐
dia n-ecnaidecht, Aisl. MC 105.22 .a hidhna ┐ a hinnrucus
┐ a hecnaidecht(of Écse daughter of Dán), Anecd. ii
51.6 .

50 ? ecnaige: xsee 1 and2 ecnaide.

1 ecnaigid v g iswise,understands: dob fhearr liom
go n-eagnuighidís ┐ go dtuigdis=utinam saperent et intel-
ligerent TSh. 6858 .

2 ecnaigid v(possiblyé-;cf. 2 ecna(e)) reveals: tardad
55dicealtartairsib co ros-ecnadh[leg.-ecnaig?] Dia do
thuridhin Chorca tri ZCP viii 103.7 (=corus ḟoillsid, Ériu ii
186.25 ).Cf. écnad.

ecnaithi? adj cretta fuidbechta fuaim talmantriuin torm
écnaithi ad-rainfet comarbae cumachta LL 119b45 .Cf.
60 écndaigthe.

écndach n o,n. n p. écnaige LB 211b18 . I Reviling,
slandering,defaming: ecndag .i. ni d(a)g .i.non bonum,
quid peius detracere? O'Mulc. 357 .éccnach .i. imdheargadh,
O'Cl. beim, egnach no toibheim,a Blemish Eg. Gl. 718
65( Arch. iii 169 ).eícndag comnissim Wb 1c6 .écndach
cáich 30c6 .ná bith fochunn uaimm fein dom æcnduch
let me give no cause for speaking evil of me(gl.quid
blasphemor) 11c1 .na dena foghluim ag mnaibh cu nach
derntur h'égnach, Lism. L. 3456 = Lat. L. 105.11 (=ne
5blasphemeris).ni dénad écnach neich, Thes. ii 327.36 .
tosach écnaig airbire LL 345b20 = Anecd. iii 16.4 .ag
éccnach a n-eascarat, Ériu iv 212.6 .Esp. ofblasphemy:
t'ecndachsu a Dæ(gl.de te sentire impia) Ml 91a3 . 93a11 .
eícndag ind raith diadi(maledicti gratia) Wb 29a7 .du
10écnduch Dǽ Ml 29a11 . 43b13 .ecnach SR 4694 . PH 479 .
du ecnduch di Dia Ml 72b5 .ind écndaig dorigensat Assair
do Dia 48b18 .doréll for écnuch na Trínoti, Trip. 44.17 .
LL 278a49 .is e ecnach na Trinóti, ferta Meic Dé do chur i
lleth Belzebúb PH 6435 .ní fil do pecdaib na hicat
15acht ecndach an Spiruta naeib ZCP iii 30.28 .Of
defamationorsatireby a poet: do áir ┐ d'ēcnuch, Corm.
Y 694 (grómma).immdergad immandergthar duine iarna
haīr no iarna hécṅdug, Bodl. Corm. s. leos .atait secht
cenela aire la Feine...lesainm lenus aer-aicetal ecnach
20n-egnairce..., Laws v 228.26 .tainsithar é o bias cach ga
eccnach, im aois ocus im innracus iv 384.25 .cleas
...donidis na filid oc ecnuch, Auraic. 1333 .ni chlos a
écnach a cath, Acall. 2007 . See also ZCP v 503.17 . viii
217 § 4 . Auraic. 1934 . 5184 .ni fuilit imderctha na
25écnaige lind, Anecd. v 4.10 . LB 211b18 .
II Accusing,backbiting,complainingof,murmuring
against: ní hobair duine maith | écnach a ṡluaig re
prímhḟlaith to complain of people to their chief Acall.
595 .eccnach ┐ iomchosaoid do dhol o maithibh Gall ar
30an Iustis gus an rígh complaints...were made to the king
against the justiciary by the...nobles
FM v 1418.5 .téid
dá éagnach rena athair complained of him to his father
Keat. ii 5943 .do-ní gearán ┐ éagnach ar an rígh ré
huaislibh na Spáinne, TSh. 5491 .is é sin do-ní Iob
35d' éagnach ar an mbás 548 .ag éagnach ar aindísle...na
colna 2097 .ag so mar do-ní Beda eagnach ar an
ngníomh-so deplores this deed Keat. iii 2230 . With subj.
gen.:Tír Cannain...nis-tā dar éis a n-ecnaig SR 4734 .
tú...ga gcosg soin | do bhrosd ar n-éagnach oruibh stirred
40me to reproach thee
GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 568 .
III Complaining,grievingover,lamenting (with gen.
or absol.):eagnach, osnadh, uchbhadhach, eaccaoin Kirk ,
= Eg. Gl. 271 ( Arch. iii 155 ).scuir dot h'uchbadaigh
etdot h'ecnach imamsa TBC p. 669 n. 10 .iomdha
45agam...cás égnaigh, Studies 1923, 80 .aga éagnach go
mór ┐ ag caoineadh a bháis, Mac. an Iolair 17.11 .ge be
lá is lugha da egnach | ata a chumha a n-egcruth oirn,
Rel. Celt. ii 218.15 .ro eist an Coimdhe gerān ┐ ēgnach
na ffīrēn so the plaint Fl. Earls 222.22 .dá éagnach so,
50 TSh. 1388 .is é sin do-ní Pól d' éagnach... this is what
Paul complains of
2931 .a chara, éisd rem éagnach, Ir.
Monthly 1920, 54 .rún m' éagnaigh the matter of my grief
Ó Bruad. iii 214 .