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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.).

1 ocht indecl. num. adj. eight . Asadj., eclipses the initial of a
15follg. subst.:ocht n-aisli, Corm. Y 447. ocht n-aimsera, PH
6892 .o. ¤ mbíastai, FA 21 ( LU 2147 ).o. ¤ ngemma, FB 51 ( LU
8675 ).oct ṅdelbae ┐ oct ṅgné, Sg. 166a1 .ocht nduirn, Laws
ii 238.10 .o. ¤ clettíni, TBC 2556. iar forba ocht láa, PH 5658.
o. ¤ penginde, 3213 .o. ¤ sillaba, Corm. Y 447. With art.:na
20hocht coire chenna the eight capital sins, PH 8033. celebrait
na ocht trath, FA 7 ( LU 2010 ) =na hocht tratha, LB.na
hocht sailm, Hib. Min. 4.125 .huanaib oct-sa from these eight
(words), Sg. 90b8 . Absol.:cis lir lanamna docuisin la Feine?
A ocht, Laws ii 344.2 (= Stud. in E. Ir. Law 3.10 ).a ocht
25deac ar chét(gl.cxviii), Bcr. 32d2 .a hocht déc eighteen,
MacCarthy 186 § 1. ocht ṁbliadna sescat sixty-eight , SR 2257.
Multiplying a follg. numeral:ocht fichti, TBC 4944. ocht cét
laéch, CRR 48. dá ṅ-ocht cét(= 1600), Fél. June 22 . In
dates:i n-ocht Kalaind Mái the eighth day before the Kalends of
30May
, PH 1438. i n-ocht Id Enair(i.e. January 6), 6920 .
Used in compds. (a) with noun, chiefly in names of metres:
¤ bricht, IT iii 98 § 159. ¤ chasbairdne, 89 § 115. ¤ ḟoch-
lach, 57 § 108. ¤ randaigecht, 80 § 54. ¤ rindaird, 90 § 123.
(b) generally with adjs. derived from nouns: ¤ c[h]obradach
35`eight-bossed' (of a shield), CCath. 5313. ¤ slisnech octagonal :
do ochts[h]lisnig úindsend, Aisl. MC 95.24 (assubst.). ¤
tairrngech(epithet of a steed), IGT Dec. ex. 730. ¤ tédach
having eight strings; assubst. ā,f.used of a musical stringed
instrument:tall a ochttedaich mbic chuicci, ZCP v 500.10 .

40 2 ocht n breast seeucht.

ócht xearlier O.Ir. form ofúacht cold, q.v. ochtetgorte, Wb.
15d29 .ar ócht et gorti, 10d24 , 25 .

ochta n m. a group of eight things, anoctad :friochta , Auraic.
1022 .g s. inochta , 932 .

45 ochtáb(-áib?) n ā,f.(Lat.octava) octave(of a Church festival):
co hochtáib na cingtighisi, BNnÉ 57 § 66. co hoctaif na
hEipifanie, 59 § 73. go la . . . octaibhe, Mart. Don. Aug. 3.

ochtach n ā,f. (a)apineorfir tree :ochtach (.i. in crand giuís),
Laws iv 146.22 , 148.5 (one of the `airig feda', `chieftain trees').
50 Auraic. 1194. (b) transf.aspearorlance ?forruim (.i. ro gon)
tend (.i. laech) do chrund ochtga (.i. crund gai i mbít ocht
láma), LU 457 ( ACC 2 Comm. ),cf. RC xx 150.16 , Auraic. 5397.
(c)aridge-pole :ochtach .i. fegi in tigi, YBL 172a19 .ogthach
.i. ōigh-thech .i. ōguide a tech dia buith fair the house is more
55complete for its being on it
, Corm. Y 1016 =ochtach, Corm.
p. 34 .coro laí a ochtaig on tig, FB 64. lan in tigi co hochthaig,
Anecd. i 5.2 .tech foa ochtaig findruine, ZCP xiii 373.2 =fo
octae, iii 459.20 .pl. cetheora ochtga humai for imdái Ailella,
LL 248b48 ( TBFr. 79 ; `corner-poles', RC xxiv 145.10 ).drom-
60clai ┐ ochtaige na ngríanán, TTr.2 1867 .tigi co n-ochtachaib
findruine, IT ii1179.1 . Seeochtgach.

ochtar n o,m.(ocht)a group of eight persons(strictly men, but
somet. in wider application), folld. by part. gen. orDE.ochtur
claidbech, FB 7. ro pridchai epscop M. doib a n-octor caillech
65 to the eight nuns, Thes. ii 330.10 .ochtor da hechlachaib, TBC
6075 .ochtur dō ac denum cana(i.e. eight attendants), Laws
v 32.3 .ochtur do dergór, Acall. 3950 (of `chess-men' or pieces
in a game).nim-reilce . . . dond ochtar ard airdeirc, ZCP vi
260.5 (the capital sins, reckoned as eight).fer le hochtar nine
70men
, AU iii 472.1 .cor bāig na huili daine acht Noi ochtur,
D IV 2,26ra12 (i.e. Noah as one of eight).dochuaid Patraic
ochtur mor la gilla, Trip. 458.1 = LB 27a40 ;P. went as one of
a `great octad'
(i.e.nine) including a boy?cf. mórṡesser. With
poss. pron. (cf. a oenur):Noe a ochtur . . . 'na hethur, SR
75 2721 .g s. ere ochtair cethruir bachlach, IT iii 72 § 28 (=a
burden for eight and four
,i.e. twelve? `für vier und zwanzig
Kerle
', Meyer, Bruchst. i § 40 ).Nae ┐ a muindtear ochtair
eight (in all), BB 21b33 .g du. anmanna an dá ochtair ghrinn,
Oss. iv 18.5 .

80 óchtar n o,m.(O.Ir. form ofúachtar)the upper part,top :i
n-ichtur aetheris ┐ i n-ochtur aeris, Bcr. 33c9 ( Thes. ii 22.38 ),
cf. 32a3 .for ochtar do chinn, Thes. ii 249.3 . In place-names:
dirrógel Cummen . . . Ochter n-Achid, Thes. ii 239.15 ( Ardm.
17a2 ) = mod.Oughteragh.i nOchtar [óchturv.l.] Cháerthin,
85 Trip. 132.15 .ind-Ochtur Cuillenn, 198.5 ; see Hog. Onom. for
other exx.; gradually superseded byúachtar.
In compds.:ind ochtardescerdach the right upper angle.
Thes. ii 255.10 ( Stowe Miss. 65b ).isind oxil ochtarthuaiscerdig
left upper, Thes. ii 255.9 .