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ochair n f.orig.r-st., Ped. i 123 ,cf.W.ochr; in late MSS. often
50 eochairthrough confusion witheochair`key'.
Anedge,border,side , in wide sense.ochair ind libuir-se, KZ
xxxi 254 .dessid . . . for ochair na conaire, SR 3746. for
ochair linni Gabon, 6578 (=iuxta piscinam G., 2 Reg. ii 13 ).
amal timchellas tond mara ochra cuan ┐ calad, TTebe 3093
55(eochra, Eg.),cf. 3521 .doronait ochra ammalta . . . do
bordaibh in catha`serried edges', CCath. 5838. Aspnsobriquet:
Ailill Ochair Aga Battle-edge (?), LU 1644 (scribe H) = RC ix
452.5 .Ailill Ochir Ága, LU 1657 (M).
Compds. (a) with noun, gen. in lit. sense: ¤ bél:ic tepersain
60. . . a gingobaiph ┐ a heocurbelaibh na n-ech(i.e. from the
points and sides of the horses' mouths), CCath. 4957. ¤ bord:
corrthar chaém . . . immá ochorbord in inair edge,hem , LL
237b22 ( TTr. 1536 ).ra sudigit sretha di ruadramaib ara
ochorborddaib, LL 219b31 (`bulwark-edges', of a ship, TTr. 190 ).
65 ¤ ciumas:fri hoc[h] archimsaibh an cathbair[r]`edge-fringes',
CCath. 5276 ,cf. 5867 . ¤ druimne:in n-ochurdruimnib a
n-uamann`in the edge-ridges of their seams' (of quivers), CCath.
5456 . ¤ imbel:a fhir ocharimmil chuicid Ulad`of the march',
RC x 365.31 .bratt . . . co n-achárimlib argit borders, LL 267b
7031 ( MU 38.12 ).i n-ochorimlib na ṅGaethlaigi shores, 232b9
( TTr. 1131 ).co heochairimlibh an chuain, FM vi 1926.1 .
In composition with a vn. the sense is doubtful; possibly =
`nearly'. ¤ bádud:do batar for a n-ocharbádhudh`were ship-
wrecked
' (?on the verge of drowning), CCath. 2116 ,cf. 2149 .
75 ¤ snám:go mbadar for fogluasacht ┐ for ogursnam [ochur-
v.l.] for ur na hinnsi, CCath. 2642 (of rafts on the shore set
afloat at last by the incoming tide).for ochursnam ina cru
fein almost swimming, wallowing(?), 5126 ,cf. immensâ popu-
los in caede natantîs, Phars. vii 294. a n-inatraighi for
80ochursnam re [a] cosaibh`their entrails streaming(?)against
their feet
', 6116 ,cf. fusa solo vitalia, Phars. vii 620. Stokes,
Gloss., takesochar-in the last three exx. as = swift,sharp .
(b) with adj. = - edged : ¤ gér: do slennaib aithi ochurgera
na slegh, CCath. 5899. ¤ glas:a haibhnibh ochurglassa,
85 5221 . ¤ gorm:ind ḟairgge ochargorm, TBC 5028 ,cf. 5976 and
4755 (ochor-); in all cases St. haseochairgorm.ar uiscidhib
ochargorma, Acall. 7229. fon aibeis eocharguirm, Met. Dinds.
iii 292.10 .ic mallascnam in mara eocairguirm [ocur-, ochur-
v.l.], CCath. 3552.
See alsoocharchless,cetharochairandeochair.

5 ochan(?ochain,ochán) n[f.]asigh,groanorlamentation :pl.
batar annsin oc maithrechaib . . . ochna aidbli chiamra
toirsecha, LB 140b58 (`groans', Todd Lect. vi 81.10 ).ochna
ré creich ngnáthferge, SG 251.24 .ro chuirsiot a n-ochána ┐
a n-osnadha ina diaidh, ZCP x 8 n. 8 . Perh. orig. same word
10asuchán`woe, alas'; butcf. ochen.
The follg. exx. of sing. may represent a different word:trí
labra ata ferr túa:ochán [uchan, oconnv.l.] ríg do chath
`inciting a king to battle', Triads 112. cora tinolad leis tuaiscert
ṅHerenn et atnaig 'can achain ┐ roráid,etc., LL 305b49
15(`began urging them', Stokes, RC xiii 96.2 ; `made his plaint to
them
', SG ii 419.3 ).
Cf.further:conid de atá Ochaín forsin telaig .i. och caíni .i.
ind ochfad ┐ ind écaíni dodronsat fir Herend oc caini Neill
and, LU 4097 (etymology ofOchan f., name of a hill in Co.
20Meath, see Hog. Onom. s.v. Ochann );cf. Met. Dinds. ii 38.37 .
grodghair is ochán ag bárdaibh, Keat. Poems 473 , may be
the same as the interj.uchánorochón.

ocharchless n o,m. (a)name of some kind ofweapon ?ra gabsa-
tar dá sciath chliss . . . ḟorro ┐ a n-ocht ochar chliss, a n-ocht
25clettíni ┐ a n-ocht cuilg ndét, TBC 3556 =a n-ocht ochracha
cliss, St., but the LL word seems a compd.; Windisch trans-
lates `Tartschen zum Kampfspiel',i.e. targes; `missive-shields',
O'Curry, Mann. and Cust. ii 303.
(b)name of afeat :docuadar . . . ara clesaibh .i. secht
30n-ocarcleasa,etc., RC xi 29.29 . The follg. exx. prob. repre-
sent same word:rothcless ┐ otharcless ┐ cless for análaib
(Cuchulainn's feats), LU 10342 (`invalidating feat', Mann. and
Cust. ii 372 , as if <othar).rothchless ┐ otar[-chless?] ┐ cless
for análaib, LU 5972 =ochtarc[h]leas, TBC2 1504 YBL.roth-
35chless ┐ ótar ┐ cless for analaib, LL 107a46 ( Ériu iv 30.11 ).
Possibly a compd. ofochair`edge'.

ochell? n nib ocheall, nib imleimneach(defects in a horse),
R.I.A.23 P 3 f. 20a ( O'C. 1863 ).

ochen? n antifana . . . erat ei de fine ad finem in nomine Domini
40Dei Patris et Filii atque Spiritus sancti Jesu Christi benigni
hoc autem dicitur in Scotica lingua ochen, Ardm. f. 9b1 =
Thes. ii 45.6 , Trip. 303.13 .Arefrain ?

ochfad,-ach xseeuchbad,-ach.

ochla, x PH 8246 , seefochla.

45 ? ochlach: n Ailbhi Armderg o Athlis a hochlachaib Ḟed[a]
Gaible anall, Acall. 6460 ; Stokes suggestseochrachaib
(?ochrachaib) ` edges,borders '; perh. meant foróclachaib.

óchnech adj[o,ā.]name of ashield :ind Óchnech Ḟlidais, Ériu iv
28.5 .Cf. Óchain.

50 ochra n f. pl.(Lat.ocreae?) leggings :ochra .i. bróga, O'Cl.eochra
.i. brogaut esta dí eochra, O'Dav. 814. etir a assa ┐ a ochrai,
Triads 222 (glossed:ochradh .i. alt, p. 42 ).g p. buí seom oc
fuáim ochra imma chossa, LL 284a10 = ZCP xviii 91 y .d p.
cona ochraib . . . ima lurg[n]ib, Aisl. MC 89.7 .snaithi
55findruine asa n-ochruib. Assai . . . impuib dana, IT iii 238.
101 .

ochrach adj o,ā. (ochair) having(well-defined?) edges or borders:
mag . . . cúlach cernach ochrach, TBC 1215 =eochrach, St.
?ilar ṁbrothlach . . . na mbiasta n-ochrach n-airderg(de-
60scription of Hell), SR 898 ; Stokes emendsocrach`hungry',
but the formoccorachwould be expected in SR; perh.angular
or someth. similar.

ochras n o,m. bosom : (fig.)mar ránag . . . soir go hochras na
n-airdtreabh, Measgra D. 18.14 . Seefochrus.

65 ochsad n ā,f. (a)asigh,groanorplaint :ochsad, iachtad, RC
xxiii 400.2 .co tarut L. cneit ┐ ochsaid moir os aird, PH 791.
atbert co n-ochsaid moir ┐ cneit, LB 144a27 .oxad leomain
growl(?), FB 48. ocsadh análut dicitur: ni fil acht oxsadh
[sic], H. 3.18 p. 73 ( O'C. 117 ).
70(b) cessation,pause ?ochsadh .i. cumsanadhut dicitur: cen
uarad cin ochsad, H. 3.18 p. 73 ( O'C. 117 ).

ochsaid v ā. (cf. ochsad) sighs,uttersaplaint ?pres.dep.is
immum-sa ochsatar Ulaid uile, FB 24 (loq.Emer).

ochsal n ā,f.(< Lat.axilla,cf.W.asgell`wing') O.Ir.oxal:d s.
75 isindoxil , Thes. ii 255.9 ( Stowe Miss. 64b ),cf. Thes. ii 254.4 .g s. cache
oxile , 255.4 .d p. donaiboxalaib , Thes. i 486.33 ( Tur. 35 ).
Mid.Ir.ochsal(l),ocsal(l), occas, with metath.oscal(l). Mod.
asgall.osgal(l) asgal(l) oschal(l) aschal(l), IGT Dec. § 12.16 .
(a)anarmpit :gabais in mnaí foa lethoxail deis, LU 10910 =
80 fóa lethoscail, ZCP v 526.24 .isind achsaill toíbe deiss Ísu,
LB 251a68 =i n-oxil in tuib deiss, Thes. ii 254.4 .o thana a
thaíb co tiug a ochsaille, TBC2 1903 (LU) =oxaille, TBC
2562 .i nderc a oxaile, TBC2 1327 (oxaille, LU).i ndeirc a
occsaille, FM vi 1978.19 .co derc a osgaile, Fianaig. 84.31 .on
85oscail co cheile di(of a pig), Acall. 2231. du. cu airbaccaib a
dā ochsal, LL 266b46 ( MU 32.32 ).conice a dí ocsail, MR 18.4 .
asa díb n-axalaib, LU 5676 =n-oxalaib, TBC2 1202. pl. ó
filltib a occsall co llet[h]an a les, CCath. 5238. bolgmedon . . .
cen asna co achsala[i]b, LL 210a61 .
(b)awing (cf.W.asgell):donaib oxalaib, Tur. 35 (gl.ad
5ascellas, cf. Levit. i 15 - 17Vulg.).
(c)transf. of anangle,bendorsharp curvaturein general:
isind oxil ochtarthuaiscerdig in the left upper angle (of a cross),
Thes. ii 255.9 .tarrla cloidheamh F. a n-oscail uachtarach
[sic] sceith righ an domain`the upper shoulder of the shield'.
10 CF 896. Aráib . . . ó hochsail Romuir(= from the gulf of the
Red Sea), LL 135b7 .ro cuirit muntera Lagen i n-ascaill Gall
`the angle possessed by the foreigners', Cog. 110.6 (taken by
Hogan Onom. asn.l.).