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1 recht n u,m.O.Ir.n s. inrect , Wb. 13d27 .g s. indrechto , 15a34 ,
cf. 1d16 , 21b13 , Ml. 60b12 , 74b7 .recto, Thes. ii 247.15 ( Cambr.
38a ), Wb. 2b26 .rectto, 1d15 , 4d11 .rechta, 18c9 , 21c1 (rccta).
25 Ml. 74b5 . Mid.Ir.rechta.n d. in darecht , Wb. 29a16 .n p.
recte, 29a16 .a p. tri dub-rechtu, Thes. ii 357.5 ( Hy. vii ). In
Mid.Ir. occas. treated asneut.:n s. recht n-airberta, Eg. 88 f.
21a ( O'C. 2280 ), Alex. 851 below (perh. to be taken asd s.).
Occas. writtenracht.reacht m.(g s. n p. -a), IGT Dec. § 95
30(p. 127.14) .
(a) law , in wide sense of a collective system of prescripts,
whether traditional or codified or inherent; in Glosses = Lat.
lex(later superseded bydliged).reacht, dlighe, lagh, Eg. Gl.
520 .forcetul recto Dee, Thes. ii 247.15 .iar riaglaib in rechta
35diada, PH 4227 .rom-soír-sa rect spirto di rect pectho(gl.
lex spiritus . . . a lege peccati ), Wb. 3d20 .in rect comaccobuir
file i mballaib caích the law of concupiscence , 13d27 .ro taisfen
filidecht ┐ brethemnas ┐ recht fer nErend olchéna, RC vi
165.2 ( LU 9777 ).is tre ḟír flathemon cach recht rán, ZCP xi
4081 § 12 .recht, ┐ enech, ┐ ainim(foundations of social ordi-
nances), Laws i 230.4 (glossed:recht, .i. flatha. Enech, .i.
Feni . . . Ainim, .i. eclasa, ib. 9 ).fer rechta i n-ecosc dilsigh . . .
. . . do marbhadh, iii 214.20 (i.e.killing a man who is within
the protection of the law, ahomo legalis, in mistake for an
45outlaw).elodhach rechta`an absconder from law', v 174.17 .
breth rechta a legal judgement , PH 2810 .mar ar horduigheadh
reacht is dlighe . . . ar Éirinn, Keat. iii 2349 .
(b)recht aicnid the law of nature (morality arising from
natural instinct):tar recht ṅ-aicnid, gl.cis naturae leges, Sg.
50 217b16 . Used esp. of the moral law before the Mosaic legisla-
tion:recht aicnig ro bai la firu Erind [sic] co tiachtain creitme,
Laws iii 26 y .ateoch huile thuicsenchu rechta aicnid, im
Aibel, im Sheth,etc., Ir. Lit. 32.15 .ni aidlingcet o nachaib
rechtaib nā fúiglib nā brethemnachtaib acht recht n-aicnid
55namma, Alex. 851 .
(c) in Glosses and earliest rel. lit. used (generally without
art.) in special sense of the Mosaic law (later a qualifying gen.
or adj. is usual):is he-side ro fiugrad i rrechtetadfiadar i
soscelu, Wb. 18c8 .is ed ro boi hi rrecht digal cutrummae
60frissin peccad, Ml. 54c2 .in recht arsata Muisi, PH 487 .
Gamaliél .i. sai rechta, 1649 .aos rechta(those under the
Mosaic dispensation), Hib. Min. 7.206 .luid fo recht . . . Críst
i callaind Enair was made subject to the law (by circumcision),
Fél. Jan. 1 .do fuagradh isin tsenrecht can muic do ithe,
65 Maund. 61 .eagluis an tsean-rachda, Eochairsg. 5 z .ro scríb
[Moyse] i llébraib in rechta fáthacda, PH 5731 .ateoch huli
thuicsinchu rechta fatha, im Eliam, im Eliseum,etc. the law
of the prophets
, Ir. Lit. 32.20 .racht faide . . . .i. diriataidh na
faistine ro bi ac na faidhib anallut, Laws iii 30.23 .
70Of the new dispensation or Gospel law:in da recht . . .
uetus et nouum nóna tri recte .i.naturaerl, Wb. 29a16 .on
dib rachtaib .i. ho phetarlaicc ┐ nufhiadnaise, PH 6783 .
coinneal tóidhius teóra reachta(of Colum C.), ZCP viii 197
§ 11 (asfem.).ateoch huile thuicsenchu rechta nuafiadnaise,
75 Ir. Lit. 32.22 .scéla an rechta naeí, RC x 184.3 .seacht sacra-
muinti an nuai-reacht, Mac Aingil 2.8 Pref. ).
r. ¤ litre thewritten law, scripture:racht n-aicnig ┐ racht litre
(.i. tucastar Patraic leis), Laws iii 28.3 , 7 .Cf. ib. 30.31 .ateoch
huili thuicsenchu rechta litre, im Moysi,etc., Ir. Lit. 32.18
80(whererecht. l.is used of O.T.). Similarly:doridnacht
recht bérlai báin do Moyse, Ériu iv 136.7 (wherebérla bán=
Latin, the lang. of Scripture).
In later writers of Scripture or church law:don Choimdi[d]
ni comharba | nech nā lega a recht, Arch. iii 313 § 14 .a n-
85aghoidh reachta ┐ chreidimh eguilsi De, Fl. Earls 112.28 .
éin-eglas, éun-bhaisdedh ┐ éin-réchd, Parrth. Anma 52.20 .
(d) ofa particularlaworordinance :dia ro fuirmed recht
Adomnáin for Góedelaib, FA 32 =r. ¤ nA., LB.intí téte fo
recht n-imdibi the law of circumcision , Wb. 20a12 .do rect
fognama do fiur the law of service to a husband , 10b22 . So in
5 pl.:i carnd fhind na racht is na riaghal, Ériu x 84 § 75
(:seacht,leg. reacht).sruth Tibir i rRóim na recht, ZCP viii
106 § 7 . Loosely used in chevilles:innis dúinni tré rechtaib
(i.e.as is due?), Anecd. i 29 § 34 .
(e) authority,rule :Maelmorda . . . glorda a ṡét is a recht ríg.
10 LL 30a29 .do chruas rechta ríg Ailig`sway', O'Gr. Cat. 384.7 .
níor chanas . . . glór ribh acht do reacht leabhar`according to
the books
', Content. xxiv 23 .recht n-abaidh iar sein ro gab
the authority (office) of an abbot , ZCP viii 115.6 .
(f) in abstr. sense right,lawfulness :racht .i. ceart, Lec. Gl.
15 116 M .recht .i. cuimsech, O'Dav. 1349 .lucht mo ríartha ba
recht lais do beith accom he thought it right that I should have
people to serve me
(?), ZCP viii 220 § 31 .a ndernadar a daoine |
re Dia dh'adhbhar egaoine | reacht lind go dtanaig astegh | ar
brághaid ghill na nGaoidheal we deemed it just until it was
20visited upon the hostage of the G.
, Ir. Texts ii 105 y . ?ra recht
rubad, TBC 1667 (`das Recht der Erstechungen', Windisch).
?fri cach racht cid fiala a flaithe though their chiefs be generous
to every claim
(?), Arch. iii 296 § 38 .
Rare in compds.:mór a recht-blad dar rígaib`his rightful
25fame
', Met. Dinds. ii 48.34 .dā recht-iarla`two just rulers'
( administrators of law ?), MacCarthy 176 § 5 ( LL 128a51 ).

2 recht n u,m. reacht (ó dhá cheill), IGT Dec. § 95 (p. 127.14) ,
declined like1 recht. Mod.racht.
Aparoxysm,outburst(of anger, passion,etc.): co n-epert la
30recht ┐ feirg, RC ix 456.1 ( LU 1672 ).ro gab recht hé`fury',
xiii 66 § 66 ( LL 301b43 ).ba recht a[i]cnid leo sin, ba ferg
`frenzy of mind', Cog. 72.2 .ge do atadh rim-sa a reacht
though his fury swelled up against me , Ériu iv 216.9 .go reacht
┐ go ffraech neimhe, Fl. Earls 138.16 .ro gab . . . buinne roda
35rechta an t-imperi, ZCP vi 40.24 .mathair Eoin . . . a rosc
mongach nar mor reacht free from anger, calm (?), viii 562 § 9 .
reacht gan adhbhar eatorra(of two bards in contention).
Content. xi 1 . ?gach glór . . . ba oilbhéim da bhar n-onóir, |
do chuir mé le ceart ar gcúl, | do badh reacht gan é d'iompúdh
40( it would have made me furious not to confute it ?), xxix 6
(dob anreacht v.l.).sluag as ferr ráinic gach racht`touched the
utmost pitch of valour
', Caithr. Toirdh. 122.28 . Of grief:
leigedh an rigan a rec[h]t let the queen lay aside her violent
grief
, ZCP vi 269 § 3 .racht gola a fit of weeping , RC xxiii 28.3 .
45Of a horse:an t-ech . . . línuidh reacht hí ara n-oman, Ériu iv
214 y . ?dom-árfás recht ruad-theined a furious blaze (?), RC
xxiii 418 § 33 (`a form of red fire' transl. as if =richt). A fit
(of apoplexy, in medical sense): Seoan rí Saxan . . . a hég do
reacht, ALC i 254.15 .
50Compds. ¤ aicnetach (aicentach) passionate,stormy :cet
ridiri rechtaigenntach, ZCP vi 45.2 .ro sgrech in rigan co
rechtaicenntach, 99.21 (of grief).an Mhuir Romur reacht-
aigeantach, CF 887 ,cf. 927 . ¤ bruth, BDD 100 (a) ( LU 7373 ).

3 recht n theitch,impetigo :rectgl.impetiginem, Thes. ii 38.17 .

55 4 recht n ahuman being? a class ofperson ?cach recht .i. cach
richt duine, Laws iii 24.29 Comm. =cach recht .i. cach
gradh tuait[h]e, H. 3. 18 p. 381a b ( O'C. 833 ).alidh cach recht
a otrus la Fene`every condition of person is entitled to his
nursing
', Bretha Crólige § 17 ( Ériu xii 14 ).ben gadas ar cach
60recht`who robs everybody', Bretha Crólige § 44 ( Ériu xii 34 ); Bretha Crólige § 24 gl. 8 .
Cf.also:reacht nar an re aipthiughadh(of one cut off in
youth), Ir. Texts ii 105 § 12 .reacht`a man', O'R.Cf.
richt (b), (c). See ZCP xiv 380.24 .

rechta adj. straight ? (g s.of1 recht?):for rout recta (.i. for sligi
65dirig), LL 316c12 (:fec[h]ta).uasna rinni recta(of spears),
265a17 ( MU 22.12 ) (:bec[h]ta).

1 rechtach adj o,ā. (1 recht) just,equitable,law-giving : (as sobri-
quet)pn FedelmedRechtach , LU 4165 = Met. Dinds. ii 14.1
(`F. the Lawgiver';rechtaid,rechtmar v.ll.).

70 2 rechtach adj o,ā. (richt) possessing. . .forms,appearances, in
compd.: is and sin cét-riastarda im Choinculaind, co nderna
uathbásach n-ilrechtach n-iṅgantach de of many (i.e. shifting ?)
forms , TBC 2590 = TBC² 1929 ( LU 6443 ).

rechtaid n i,m. ajudge,lawgiver(?); alegal person(?):
75 rechtaid cách co lelbu`every one is a lawgiver till it comes
to children
', Tec. Corm. § 31.5 .is rechtaid cach for a deis
fodeisin (.i. is indraicthi cach ar a ferann), Laws i 230.7 , 18
(i.e.every man is master in his own domain?).ba rachtaigh
criche, iv 16.22 .rechtaidh amhail Moysi, BNnÉ 44 § 2 .
80 senrechtaid búada, FB 46 .rechtaid geill a ruler entitled to
hostages
, Bretha Crólige § 32 ( Ériu xii 26 ), applied to a
woman-ruler. Aspnsobriquet:Fedlimid Rechtaidh .i. bretha
rechta do fhoghnaidís dó, Cóir Anm. 110 .g s. mac Feidlimthe
Rectaid, LL 35a23 .meic FédlimtheRechtuda, LB 62a8
85( Thr. Hom. 52.21 ).n du. in da Feidlimid Reachtaidi, BDD 8 .
Also occurs asnpr. m.