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30 éicne n io,m. n s. in t-écne LL 250a28 (=indécne ZCP
iv 40.3 ).in t-éicne 251a43 .in t-éicni , Trip. 146.13 .in
t-eigne YBL 371a31 = Dán Dé xiv 6 .an t-éigne TD 17.35 .
g s. indéicni LL 251a9 .a du. in dáécne LB 203b12 .n p.
écne LU 26b16 .éicne, Acall. 3761 .eignedha KMMisc.
35 313.28 .a p. éicne, Trip. 142.5 .écne LU 26b15 .éigneadha,
Dán Dé vi 40 . TD 15.53 .g p. ecne LL 7a24 .éicned,
Acall. 3513 .d p. éignibh, Dán Dé xxviii 27 . TD 15.30 .
eicnedaib, Acall. 3513 n.
Asalmon: éigne .i. bradan, O'Cl. eigni no bradan(gl.eo),
40 Leb. Gab. i 264 n.5 . 104 n. 6 .cf. bradán ball-corcra
d'aigneadhaibh [sic] Mara Romuir ML 38.30 .rollásat a
llína ocus rogabsat éicne móra, Trip. 142.5 .nach ǽ mór
gaibter i nEss Rúaid ised atberat ind iascairi: Drobessach
in t-éicni(because the salmon of the Drobaís were the
45best), 146.13 .rom chuir in Coimdhe...hi richt égne ar
gach n-úarán, Anecd. i 26 § 14 .do lleblaing in t-écne ar a
chend LL 250a28 .dia toichle iasc i n-inberaib rot bia
éicni TBC 1833 (=hé TBC² 1168 .eú ZCP ix 148z ).na
héicne áille eochurbrecca nobith ré grian ┐ re grinnell co
50mmbidis ré slisbordaib in churaig acco(in a storm), Acall.
3761 . LL 219b40 = TTr. 196 .lingid bric is eignedha (v.l.
breiceigne) | do chlar-bharr gacha tuinne, KMMisc. 313.28 .
=lingid eiccne ilbreca | tar drumcladh... BCC § 355a .ráinic
O. co griantracht an tobair ┐ atconnuic na hocht n-éicne áilli
55eochairbreaca ann, Acall. 2332 (=na hocht mbratáin 2335 .
ocht maigre 2370 ).na coic eicne filead isin topur IT iii
195.19 (=na bratán, Met. Dinds. iii 292.24 ). (of snowy
weather :)inum éicned do dul a cuassaib bruach ann
(d'eicnedaib...do dul a cusalaib talman...v.l.), Acall. 3513 .
60 cora alainn...ecne breca ballcorcrai | do lingdís os a cindse
BCC § 355a = KMMisc. 314.26 .Eas Ruaid...cén beit
eicne ga imlúad, Ériu iv 150 .dar Ess Ruaid ecne n-amra
LL 7a24 (= Leb. Gab. i 104 , where it is glossed by:na
mbradán mór).an t-éigne ó Eas Ruaidh TD 17.35 .mar
65ṡeargus sibh na sreabha | nách iomchruid na héigneadha,
15.53 . As an edible:dobert ind inailt in méis...┐ in
t-éicne fonaithe fuirre isé fuillechta fo mil LL 251a43 .
Somet. apparently asa generic term forfish: ro bendach
Crist na cóic bairgena ┐ in dá écne, Eriu ii 198.24 .cf.
5 sneachta... ┐ aig anaicenta...co ro la ar di cethraibh ┐ enaibh
┐ eicnibh AU 916 .táinig gorta... | do bhí sí ar an ealtain
éan | do bhí ar éignibh an aigéan TD 15.30 .
in t-eiccne ercoitech .i. ceneli bratan sin, CCath. 4149
(=echeneis Phars. vi 675 ).Esp. in mystical or religious
10significance(the significance of the salmon in Irish pre-
Christian cults seems to have blended with the use of the
fish as a Christian symbol):ecne dergoir(the form said to
have been assumed by the supernatural begetter of a saint)
Fél. 112.25 (Ap. 7, Comm.) .éigne órda(a magical salmon)
15 ML 38.34 . See also below (Meton.), andcf. .Fig.:is
mise Fintan fili | nirsam écne óenlindi, Met. Dinds. i 4 .
mé an t-éigne is é ar mearaghadh | cuir slán ar an inbhear
inn | ón trágh a inghean Iaichim, Dán Dé xv 11 . xiv 6 .
Meton., of ahero,champion: arsid Eorpa. eigni tuindi
20 BB 290a1 = IT iii 72 § 29 .aitreabh gach aoinéigne of
every nobleman
Ó Bruad. iii 14.5 . The punning line:
eicni nach bi err 'na adrad(of Christ), Arch. iii 242 § 12 , is
probably to be referred to the use of the fish as an emblem
of Christ.Transf., of abanner,standard(?): ra arthraig-
25setar dam dna éicne n-án n-anrud ┐ timthachta na trenḟer
LL 236b1 (nanadded above;leg. é. ¤ na n-ánrud? =étaige ┐
timthaige...na rig ┐ na tóisech TTr.² 889 .Cf. eccim).

1 éicnech adj o-ā(éicen) (1) forcible,violent;oppressive;
grievous: éicnech ra imluaid a bais | ar a ḟindgruaid
30Enecglais LL 49a43 .ríge n-ecnech 147a40 = Proc. RIA iii
p. 550 .aidedha ecnecha, CCath. 6105 .co n-urailtis co
heiccnech fair comfaicsiugud do talam 3943 .doig eignech
a distressing pang YBL 389a20 = Ir. Monthly 1921, 159 .
ar chathbhuaidh éignigh`hard-won victory' TD 24.40 .
35 don bróin anfaltaig éigneig(of venomous serpents),
Ó Heódhusa, O'Gr. Cat. 461.11 .iad lán d'aindícheall éigneach
...ag creachadh a gcarad, TSh. 5411 .anfhlatha éigne-
acha 6997 . (2) distressful,impatient;urgent,importunate: tucsat
a muinter gáire...écnecha ina diaid LB 143a32 .gáir guil
40┐ basgaire co serb écnech etuailngech PH 394 .no gabtís
glés do chloidmib ┐ d'echlascaib...doib...comba hoengleo
écnech ecaintech uaimnech in cathair uli LB 155a17 .gabh-
uid na hoirfidigh go heigneach ag iarraidh bídh, BNnÉ
163.25 .crodh na cruinne 'sa maoine | cidh éigneach
45daoine iompa, Dánfhocail 49 .
(3) difficult(?): do ceimnigh a spirad co feignech ann,
Aisl. Tund. 121.12 (=co henirt, 94.7 ).
Asnpr.:Eicnech mac Colggen AU 721 =Eignech
YBL 206b17 .

50 2 éicnech adj o-ā(éicne) abounding in salmon, salmon-
bearing: san tseanAfraig...aibhnigh éignigh TD 1.19 .don
eing éignig`salmon-bearing domain' Ó Heódhusa, O'Gr.
Cat. 459.9 .a ráith éigneach eathar-rad(to an island
fortress), Ir. Monthly 1920, 539 .

55 éicnedach adj o-ā(éicne;cf.thepl. -eda)abounding
in salmon,salmon-bearing: do Boind aibind eigneadaig,
Anecd. i 17.10 .ó Iasca an ḟuind éignedaig, Hy Fiachr.
256.16 .

éicnige n iā,f.(1 éicnech) force,violence: cuicc galair
60dobheir Mac Dé | d'aos m'esccaine is m'eiccnighe BNnÉ
286.18 .ní fhuil dá éignighe do-bheir duine amus ar
aithrighe do dhéanamh nach mó... the more violently...the
more
... TSh. 2341 .

éicnigid v g(éicen) (1) compels,constrains,forces,
65 oppresses: féch th'uabar, éignig do réim`do violence to
thine impetus' O'Gr. Cat. 457.10 .mé chuige is mairg
do éignigh, Content. xvii 11 . (2) ravishes,violates:
éigneochthar a mná, Is. xiii 16 .ní meastar liom...nách
éigneóbhadh uaim mh'aontaidh, Dánta Gr.² 41.24 .