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eigre,oigre,eiger,eigir,oigir n(eidre,etc.also
common) heir,inheritor,successor,descendant (often
equivalent to mac). The earliest dateable ex. recorded is
eigher (:deiredh)in a 13th cent. poem 23 N 28,35 (see
25below), buteigre(oigre), the commoner form, may be
older.
(a)eigre,oigre m.:oigri eghre IGT Decl. § 2 .eigri
an iarla the earl's heir ex. 98 = Ridgeway Essays
324.11 . FM v 1530.21 . TD 32.36 .eidhre Dé(i.e.
30Christ), Dán Dé ii 21 .tú ar nAthair...tú ar n-oidhre xxvii
13 .mac i n-ionadh an athar | dob oircheas... | a athair na
oighre dhó | ...as ḟachain iarghnó, GF, Ir. Monthly
1919, 625 .lúad m'eigre fom' inad, Met. Dinds. iii 62.
111 .a hairm 'na eigre dissi her place was heir to her
35(i.e.it carried on her name) 60.75 .oighre (eighre) Cuirc
(= descendant of Corc) GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 284 . TD
9.51 .go mbia triur óigred oc fir husarachta .i. bésti ┐
nathracha ┐ cruma PH 7587 .díchor óigrechta ona hóigrib
dílsi 7784 .dá oighribh TD 32.70 .asé in mac thusmes is
40oigri air dia eis, Marco P. 67 . Keat. iii 2104 .ni fuil do
cloind agum acht aeiningen ┐ is i is oigri orum ZCP vi 52.
22 . Ériu v 198.639 .athair gan oighre, mathair gan
mhac, TSh. 1169 .nach fuighedh se a dhiol clemhnuis da
mbiadh oighre denta ar a shliochd ar tus, Rel. Celt. ii 158.
4522 .cibé...doní oighre don eaglais, TSh. 5152 . With
gen. orarof what is inherited:a chealla...dfagbáil
'ga n-urradhaibh ┐ 'ga n-oighredhaibh iomcuibhde dia éis
BNnÉ 264.11 .cinnit aca oigre...do denomh do naomh-
Muire ar a n-uile innmhus, Fl.Earls 192.20 .Cf. an Rí as
50oighre ar na hainglibh, A. Ó Dálaigh i 10 .éisdid...rér
nduain d'inghin a n-oighre the daughter of their inheritor
(i.e.of him who has succeeded to headship over them)
GF., Ir. Monthly 1919, 225 .
ant-oíghre , Matt. xxi 38 .ant-óighre , Gal. iv 1 .pl.
55 oighrighe, Gal. iii 29 .
(b)eiger:fer cedmhaoite curadh| ni heccaointe a eigher,
23 N 28,35 ;cf. Ir. Monthly 1921, 290 .
(c)eigir,oigir m.:in tráth sháiles duine mac díles do
beth aige, is de dogní oighir PH 7785 .mac airdríogh gan
60oighir air IGT,Decl. ex. 1043 .mo char id gheimhil...
fearr dhamh iná mh'eidhir ann, Dán Dé ix 2 .críoch gan
oighir gan iarmhua, O'Gr. Cat. 452 = Studies 1921, 420 .
rí Oiligh dob é a athair | sé 'na oighir d' Ultachaibh, Ir.
Monthly 1921, 202 = YBL 374a37 .gurb é is aonoighir d'
65Eirinn TD 8.18 .g s. ar úaigh oighir Eóin IGT,Decl. ex.
365 .i n-uaig eigir [sic leg.] Ealanáir of E.'s son O'Gr.
Cat. 381.10 .

eigrecht,oigrecht n f.(eigre) inheritance,heritage,
patrimony, (inherited)possession: oighreachd eighreachd
5 IGT,Decl. § 26 .eighreachd (: ceinnbheart) exx. 590 . 559 .
do glac sé oighrecht a shenathar cuigi .i. iarlacht o Berbuic
ZCP vi 105.13 .in óigrecht do beth for sechrán ona
hóigrib dílsi PH 7786 .benaid sé na dáine asa frému ic
buain a n-oigrechta díb 7663 .roinn na hóidhrechta mar is
10cóir .i. na fiacha d'íc ar tús, ┐ trian do mnái posta,etc.
Expugn. Hib. 54 .guidhidh a athair ┐ a mathair é
im anmhain aga n-oidhreacht BNnÉ 3.29 .lucht ...
| da ttucc iar n-écc a oighrecht 256.8 .a roibi don
tsaegul acu d'ferann ┐ d'oigrecht, Maund. 199 .bíoth slán
15...go bhfuil d'oighreacht ar Ḟiadh bhFáil | acht foirneart
gliadh dá gabháil TD 17.1 .eighreacht Seaáin ar fiadh
bhF. | fuair O., 17.49 .dámadh ó oighreacht athar | do
bhiadh sealbh Éireann aca, Content. xiii 18 .críoch
Éibhir...eighriocht í nách ionronna TD 24.38 .ríoghdhacht
20na seanma... | eighriocht re a n-eirigh inntinn, Studies
1920, 98 .tug C. an gcruit... | fada is oighreacht bróin an
bronnadh TD 25.30 .an oidhrechd nemhdha do gheall
Dia dhóibh, Parrth. Anma 70.2 . Luc. Fid. 35z .aon-mhac
duine uasail agá raibhe oighreacht mhór 'na chomhair, TSh.
25 351 .iar gcur a mheic ó oighreacht 5152 . Attrib.gen.:
mac oidhreachta son and heir FM vi 1982.28 . v 1716 w .
mac oighearachta, Keat. iii 604 .do ól deoch ar mhac
oireachta [leg.oighr—] Uí F. ┐ goireas O F. dhe,
Maguires of F. § 81 .róimh eighreachta an eangnomha
30 valour's hereditary capital TD 3.4 .

eigred: xseeaigred.

eigreóc n ice: do bui eidhreóc ar an uisce BCC § 287 .
Seeaig—.

éigrinn adj(neg. ofgrinn) uncertain,inaccurate:
35 cach réim tic ar Erinn | ní hégrind (sic leg.) dochím-si
ZCP iii 31.32 .mar nach aithrisder uaidh | go nderna...
| lámhach éigrinn acht aonlá (: ghéigṡlim) 23 L 17,52 a
(= Louth Arch. Journ. v 20 ).éigrinn go ndaingnidhe a
dháil | céidrinn ainmhire ógáin 92 b .

40 éile: xseeéle.

Éilech pn o-ā pertaining toÉile (= Ely-O'Carroll, see
Ele,Onom. );a native ofEile; one of theO'Cearbhaill
kindred. IGT,Decl. § 11 , 12 , 18 . TD 34.17 .

éile(o)chad,éilechon: xseeéiligud.

45 éilem n o,m. suing,claiming;disputing: is annamh
...neach dom éiliomhsa, Ó Bruad. ii 28 .atáimse dá
éileamhsan am ghadhar I am suing him for my dog
PCT 855 .ag díol bhar bhfiach 's 'na dhiaidh dá n-éileamh,
Dánta P. Feiritéir 1064 . Seeéiligud.

50 eilemeint n element: cræd is consain and? aroili elimint
nach fedann guth do denam can guthaide ZCP xii 294 .
28 [elimtintMS].an uile nidh, mar atá na flaithis, na
réalta ┐ na heilemeintidhe, Corp. Astron. 2.4 . Inpl.
also rudiments: eilemeinte nó cnamhṡuim an teguisg
55chriósdaidhe, Dowley § 2az .

eilemeintech adj o-ā elemental: réigiún flaitheasach ┐
réigiún eilemeinteach the elemental region(i.e.the ter-
restrial or region of the elements) Corp. Astron. 4.5 .

eiletrum n m.(< L.feretrum). A form ino-also occurs,
60see below.Abier, alitter: gach marbh...nocuirthe a
n-eilitrum n-ordhai, Marco P. 22 .do curedh Sir G. a
n-eiledrum ZCP vi 99.31 .dis ridiri... ┐ eletrom icca
imcur eturra ┐ ridiri athgaeta isin eletrom D iv 2,57rb 16 .
an t-elitromm 57rb 20 .dul i n-eiliotrom amhail mharbh,
65 Keat. ii 2511 .curthar corp an ríogh i n-oileadrom órdha
┐ bearar go heaglais...na cathrach...é, Mac. an Iolair
18.13 .