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oirgid vO.Ir.orcaid, Mid.Ir.oirgid, laterairgid(palatalstem
already in O.Ir., Thes. i 492.23 ).
Early forms:pres. 3 s. orcaid, Ml. 19d6 .orggaid, LU 5583.
65 nodn-oirg, Laws i 12.23 .rel. orcas, Wb. 28a4 .oirges, Laws
i 12.12 .3 pl. orgait, LL 252a43 .rel. oircte, Ériu i 195.7 .
subj. pres. 2 s. nis-roirr, Arch. iii 318 § 65. rooir , O'Dav. 115.
3 s. orr, Sg. 12b7 .nosn-órr, LU 7119 ( BDD 79 ).rooir [leg.
orr], O'Dav. 1328. 3 pl. roorat , Laws iv 140.27 .fut. 2 s.
70 inníírr , Ml. 77a10 , 13 , 15 .inda-hierr, 77a16 .3 s.(with1 pl.
pron. suff.)íurth-und, LU 8809 ( FB 61 ). (with3 pl.pron.
suff.)iurthass(= íurthus ), Corm. Y 1082 =iurtaisLB,iurrus
Bodl.rel. íuras, LU 7137 ( BDD 78 ).3 pl. iurait, ZCP xiii 380.
21 .cond. 1 pl. nádn-íurmaís, LU 7069 ( BDD 73 ).pret. 3 s.
75 roort , Ml. 48c8 ,cf. 63b12 .ort, SR 6203 , 6227 , TBC2 817. ro
hort , SR 7233. roart , 6729 , LL 8b15 .nim-rum-art-sa, 125b10
( Ériu v 210.60 ).con-art , TBC 2847. oirt, Ält.Ir.Dicht. ii 6
§ 2 (Rawl. =ortLL),cf. 27 § 1. huirt, Ériu iii 137.57 . (with
3 s.f. pron. suff.)ortus, BB 40b25 = Leb. Gab. i 258.8 .rel.
80 orta, ZCP viii 308.8 .2 pl. ortabair-se, LU 7132 ( BDD 81 ).
3 pl. ortatar, LL 14b32 .pass. pres. s. orgar( orggar v.l.),
Ériu ii 210.3 .impf. s. n[o]oircthe , Thes. i 492.23 ( Tur. 110c ).
subj. pres. s. rohorthar , IT iii 53.17 .roortar , Laws iv 140.25 .
fut. s. iurthar, LU 7120. íurtar, 7134 .níhíurthar , 7478
85( BDD 80 , 81 , 102 b ).cond. s. roiurtha , LL 252b27 .noírrthá ,
LU 7044 ( BDD 69 ).pret. s. roort passim.rohort , LU 8010.
rel. ortae, Fél. Jan. 26 , Mar. 6 ( orta v.l.). LL 122b42 . LU
7466 ( BDD 101c ).orte, Trip. 166.6 .ortaappears also in non-
rel. use: Rawl. 88b55 ;rohorta , CCath. 30. pl. orta, Ériu iv
22.11 .roorta , LU 10738 ( IT i 122.29 ).roorte , Trip. 16.9 .
5 as-rorta, AU 840. Part.(a)ortae, (b)oircthe,airgthe(Mid.Ir.).
Vn. orgun(orgain).
In Mid.Ir. the stemoirg-,airg-gradually prevails and is
treated as a weakvb.withf-fut.,s-pret.;fut. 3 s. oirgfid,
TBC2 79 ( LU 4588 ).con-airgife , TBC 614. pret. 2 s. oirgis-se.
10 O'Dav. 115. 3 s. raairg , TBC 2049. raairgestar , LL 171a41
( CRR 4 ).1 pl. ra-tas-airgsemar, TBC 5697. The3 s. pret. (ro)
ort continues in use till late in Mid.Ir.
The follg. spurious formations arise in Mid.Ir.: (a) from fut.
stemiur-:pres. 3 pl. úrait(=iurait), LB 277a22 .pret. 3 s.
15 doiur , RC xxiv 284 § 27 ( YBL 179b19 , BB 259b8 );cf. iurthais,
Ält.Ir.Dicht. i 41.3 ( Rawl. 115b13 ).pass. cond. nííurfaithe ,
LU 7156 ( BDD 83 ).níhurfaithe , Anecd. ii 50.10 .Cf. iurad,
RC xxiv 284 § 27 ( YBL 179b8 ).
(b) from pret. stemort-:3 s. fut. rel. ortbas, ZCP xiii 26.23 .
20 pret. 1 s. gurortus , Duan. Finn i 86.13 .roortas , MR 286.19 .
3 s.(with pron. suff.)ortsus, BB 378b19 .3 pl. roortsat ,
Met. Dinds. iii 254.12 . Hugh Roe 60.25 (f. 16b) .pass. fut.
ortábthar, LU 7499 ( BDD 102 g ).pass. pret. rohortadh ,
Cóir Ann. 174. FM i 94.4 .Cf. nodn-ortad-som . . . he, RC
25 xiii 9.1 . (but see p. 19 n. ). Such forms often appear side by
side with those inoirg-,airg-.
(a) kills,slays :nech orcas a fini, gl.homicidis, Wb. 28a4 .
as nert Dáe . . . ru hort a naimtea, Ml. 63b12 .ort Dauíd derb
deich mili, | ort Saúl serb óen-mili, SR 6227. diar-hort
30Heruad in maccraid, 7544 .co n-art Tamun can anmain,
TBC 2847. oirt triunu talman, Ält.Ir.Dicht. ii 6 § 2. gur
ortus é lem buille, Duan. Finn. i 86.13 .pass. bid mé cet[n]a-
ortábthar I shall be the first slain, BDD 102 g .dia r-ort Gerg
la C., Ériu iv 30.26 .ro orte isind orgain . . . athair Patraic ┐
35a máthair, Trip. 16.9 (=ro hóircthe, Eg.).ro hoirced ón
leomuin, PH 8403. ro marbad C. léo ┐ ro hortadh in ríghrad,
Cóir An. 174. cath . . . i ro ort Maol dúin, Content. vi 212
(archaism). Of killing or injuring animals:cia ro horr eich a
n-aonach .i. cidbe oirgit na heocha, 23 Q 16 p. 1a ( O'C. 1585 ).
40Infig.sense:na hocht n-airig dualchae oircte anmain
which destroy the soul, Ériu i 195.7 .dia mbat an[a]mchara
neich, a anmain nis-roirr, Arch. iii 318 § 65.
With cogn. acc.:co n-airgife guin ┐ fuligud dúib, TBC 614.
mairg iuras in n-orgain woe to him that shall wreak the slaughter,
45 BDD 90. mad orgain airrleacht[a] ro hoirg nech if it be a fatal
assault one has committed
, Ériu xi 69.22 ,cf. O'Dav. 115.
(b) despoils,ravages,devastates (usual sense in later lang.,
but found in early Mid.Ir.):ro art Dauid . . . tír nAmmoin,
SR 6729. ra airg Dúg Sobairchi, TBC 2049. ro oirg Mumain,
50 Arch. iii 304.5 .luid . . . co teach B. gurus ort ┐ gur airg
cathraig D., Dinds. 49 ( RC xv 443.11 ).ro aircset dún Mechair
┐ ro ortsat a mac, Lism.L. 1952. gorro ortsat ┐ gurro oirccset
an baile, Hugh Roe 60.25 (f. 16b) .in róm relgech ná rairged
that was not rifled, Met. Dinds. i 6.20 .ro hairgedh ┐ ro loiscedh
55Inis L., Cog. 4.20 .ro hurtha [sic] ┐ ro hairgthe tuatha ┐
cealla leó, FM i 458.14 .in lá do aircc Críst ifrenn harrowed
Hell
, RC xxiv 383.3 ,cf. Dán Dé xx 41 , Ériu iii 144 § 16.
(c) in law texts, occas. punishes,fines :ni hort neach intiu
Concobur Coirpre .i. nocho n-oircthe neach ina cinaid, O'Don.
60Suppl. s.v. oircthe `punished, fined' (< H. 4.22,p. 67 ).craet
orgair ind mása rob cét cintach so? . . . orgair inn .i. airgiter
a cur fén ind, H. 3.17 c. 646 ( O'Don. 904 ).meic neich aile
nocha n-airg, | acht a meic fēn ros-timairg(Christ) does not
chastise another's sons
, ZCP vii 297.13 .
65(d)oirgid x fo (imb) y despoils x of y:uch a airccit . . . do
airccis mé fam De`thou hast robbed me of my God', BNnÉ
102.4 .mairg do airg fá haon-mhac í`who has wounded her
through
(?robbed her of) her Son', Dán Dé xxvi 38. at ili mo
pecctha . . . airc me impo, a Dé`despoil me of them', Irish Lit.
70 8.6 .Cf. arcgid na benna ma mbuar he dishorns their cattle(?),
LL 33b3 , where the idiom is different.
(e)árgit glinni, BDD 46 n. 2 =dobertatár glinni disiu ┐
anall they gave pledges on both sides, LU text.Cf.Eng.`to
strike a bargain'(Plummer MS. notes).

75 oirgnech(oircnech) adj o,ā. (orgun)given toravagingorslaughter,
aggressive,predatory :ba-sa o. ¤ i mbsa dechenborach, Tec.
Corm. § 8. Conall oirggnech, AU 679 (sobriquet).mac
Conaill oircnich, 731 .tailach airgnech na cumal(of Tara),
LL 21a10 (:cairptech).rob i in rigi cathach coccach . . .
80airgneach`full of battles, wars, . . . ravaging', Cog. 100.28 . In
passive sense, ravaged,ruined :in bódhíbhadh . . . conidh lan-
airgnigh sochaide i nErinn, ALC i 132.22 .Cf.follg.

oirgnid (oircnid) n i,m.(orgun)aslayer,murderer , generally in
compds.cosmail-oircnid inter(= Ir.eter?)athir-oircnidnó
85tuistid-oircnid a like-slayer, whether father-slayer or parent-slayer,
Sg. 12b6 (gl.parricida, analysed aspari-cida).sethar-oircnid,
gl.sororicida, 13b1 .pl. athar-oircnidi, gl.parricidalia [arma],
Ml. 18c15 .Barabás duinorcnig homicide, PH 3262. Conall
oirgnidh, RC xvii 205.24 (sobriquet).Cf. orgnith nitha, ZCP
viii 307.9 (rhet.). In later lang. supplanted in compds. by
5 marbthach.