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75 taca n I (a) prop,support: a's ní bhiadh Oisín fann gan t. ¤
cléibh, Oss. iii 254.8 .an dream éisdeas é (Aifrionn) as é
air ... leath-luighe re taca` any thing ,' Donl. 432.14 .cathair
atá suidhte air thacaibh amuigh air thonntaibh na fairrge
(Venice), GJ i 289b33 .ba th. ¤ maith lem' anacal a lámh 's
80a ghlór, Hackett xviii 20 .t. ¤ lem' cheann, ZCP v 206.34 .
(b)afoothold,stance: is annsin tuc som a chos re tacca na
talman, Acall. 6996 = SG 219.26 `gave his foot a solid bearing
on the ground
.'do druid Cuanna a bhonn re t. ¤ ┐ re tiugh na
talman, MR 284.25 .aingeal ... | gá mbí troigh re t. ¤ , PBocht
85 4.52 . (c) rung in a ladder(metaphor.) : t. ¤ a n-airde anond,
Arch. iii 237 § 21 = Studies 1934, 297 § 21 `this step in the
ascent to Heaven
' (drēimire, § 20 ).mairg téid a tacaib
in chraind`woe to him who slips from the steps of the ladder,'
§ 22. (d)asupporter,helper,mainstay: t. ¤ é dá gach fhogh-
laidh, IGT Decl. ex. 809 .Tadhg ua Baoighill sonus ┐
5taccadh tuaiscirt Ereann, FM iii 202.11 .ar d-t. ¤ , ar rian,
a's ar n-díon, Oss. iv 106.16 .an t-Iarla ó Thallaibh ba
th. ¤ le comhrac, ITS iii 56.75 .
II (a)apoint of time: ocus is follus gurab .b. do bí an
t. ¤ sin agad`where you have B for Sunday Letter as is mani-
10fest
,' O'Gr. Cat. 290.32. conuic an t. ¤ a tet an grian a necci-
nocsium, Ir. Astr. Tr. 54.24 .i dt. ¤ a bhraith`in the hour
of His betrayal
,' Dán Dé xxvi 41 .co t. ¤ medon aichi, Ir.
Astr. Tr. 54.13 .bliadain go t. ¤ so ayear ago , O'Don. Suppl.
gan t. ¤ stáide`without stop or halt,' Oss. vi 108.26 . (b) In
15phrasei t. ¤ fri near,abutting: i t. ¤ fria loch Lir`that abutted
on L.L.
,' Mélusine iv 298.17 = BNnÉ p. 81 n. .hi tacca
frisna múru`attached to the walls,' ZCP xvii 227.8 . Mod.
i dt. ¤ le, Dinneen.
Various obscure exx.:dod tacca uaimsi dodeacasa o
20Romanc(h)aib, BB 135a25 .ni contimairc mac duine | acan
nech damus tacai no mortal inflicts restraint on the man
who submits to it willingly ?
, Ériu ii 227 § 6 . ?doib ro bo
tacha in maidhm mor (: macha, perh. formaca sons ?), Rawl.
79a21 .ar dhluth ar inneach th'oige | tarla t. ¤ banchoige,
25 Content. xxii 17 note 4 .arus is amlaid sin ro lealtar do
taccaid dud mullach, BB 497a17 (cf. tocad?).

? tacach adj ní t. ¤ a seol fá sech`to display them separately is
not
proper ,' Caithr. Toirrdh. 103.22 .

tacaid xseetocad.

30 1 tacair adj. g s.ofsubstantive? (to-ad-gair-, Ascoli, Gloss.
Pal.-Hib. 436 .doaithg., Zeuss 881b . Seetacra).Cf. tacar
.i. maith, madh tacar leó .i. más maith leó, O'Cl.is tacar
do, Ériu xii 146.1 (=tachair, ZCP v 524.6 ). Attributive use
rare. (a) meet,proper: ni t. ¤ denum domuin dind soscélu,
35 Wb 13a21 .is tacaír dúnn a chaínfochell asar corp, 15c24 .
tacir dún, 15d26 .ar ni t. ¤ la suide móidmiche do neuch,
17c13 .is t. ¤ censae occa forcitul, 20c3 ,cf. 31c24 .is t. ¤
arṅdip samlid do chách, 22c11 . 31b19 . 33b13 . 28a2 .do
deicsin neich as t. ¤ doib, Ml 47d7 .cia beith nech bess anumal,
40t. ¤ ní rochráiter`it is fitting that he should not be tormented,'
Ériu iii 104 § 36 .t. ¤ do neoch nisdais reid Inber Cind Beara,
YBL 132b7 .
(b) advisable,suitable: is tacir deit ni táirle lat`it is best
for thee that he come not with thee
,' Wb 30d20 .is taccar dait,
45foichle i[n] fer dothoet ar do chend, TBC² 649 .is t. ¤ duit
tra ni fhorbara anfót do rád you would do well not to say
anything indiscreet
, Ber. der Gesellsch. der Wissensch.
zu Leipzig 1884, 339.3 ( LL 125b55 ).is t. ¤ do chách a fochell
everyone should heed it, Ériu ii 194.14 .atat fir doibh sunn,
50ar Medb. Bid t. ¤ dib-si ón, ar Fearghus, TBC 5680 .doberad
cath damsa ma tacar doib if it is to their advantage, TBC²
3103 (=madi tecra leo, TBC 5017 ,madh ail leo, St., H).
? Attributive use :atnaig Nero menod taccuir fair`put
a proper peg on it
,' RC x 214 § 3.

55 2 tacair adj., attrib.g s.of noun meaning art,contrivance.
Cf. mic gan chás i gcríochaibh liag | cá t. ¤ an tighe othrais
what help are they ?(?), Keat. Poems 1207 . See TSh. Gloss.
and Dinneen s.v. tacar .
(a) artificial,contrived: t. ¤ .i. ni bi bunad, H.3.18,383a
60( O'C. 841 ).ní thréicfea ... do ghruag ar ghalldacht th. ¤
`an artificial English mode,' Irish Review 1912, 471 § 2 .
a ngalldacht t. ¤ níor aistrigh uatha, Keat. Poems 1452 .
an grádh t. ¤ , TSh. 8954 .re haigthibh adhuathmara t. ¤
`dreadful contrived faces' (i.e. masks), ITS xix 64.7 . (b)
65 Of personsfalse: an rígh beag breagach t. ¤ , 23. I. 1,67 .
Cf. tighearna t. ¤ `amiddleman, anunder-landlord ,' O'Don.
Suppl. (c) foreign,exotic: gaillite t. ¤ .i. na gall-seoit tar
muir`foreign valuables,' Laws v 220.12 , 21 = O'Dav. 1051.
(d) of ignobleorforeign extractionordescent,outcast(?) :
70 fine t. ¤ .i. in fine tochuirid cuca .i. meic faosma, Laws v
318.2 , 6 .is dona finib t. ¤ seo biti bothaig ┐ fuidir ┐ sen-
cleithi, H.3.18,227a ( O'C. 413 ). (e)Of childrenabandoned,
foundling: ba tacuir .i. ingen docuirthear do cill im bulg
no for beinn croisse, H.3.17 col. 428 ( O'D. 529 ).mac
75tocair .i. do binn croisi, H.3.18,222b ( O'C. 399 ).tri dalta
las in eclais ... .i. mac tocair ocus mac gaibius do rat ocus
mac gaibes sochraiti,ib. Cf. muna toracht is in crich é .i.
in mac tocraigh,ib.( O'C. 400 ).

tacairt xseetacra.

80 tacar n o,m.(to-ad-cur-, Ped. ii 499 ). (a) gathering,collecting,
collection: beich bhecca acc tionol ┐ acc tiomsuccadh a
ttacair ┐ a ttigedhais, BNnÉ 57.37 .gan trealamh, gan t. ¤ ,
gan trebairecht do thriall, MR 102.9 .do thacur ┐ do thim-
sugad luirech, 224.7 .tachar (leg.tacar) ┐ tinol a n-ech ┐
85a n-airm, ZCP xiii 170.3 . ?o thochur máine, Lism. L.
1182 . ?gabsad ... tocur na senclum ass they began to pick
out the old feathers
(?), RC x 76.2 v.l. (b) levying,mustering
(of troops) : nim-mór as tabarta i n-árim na tacair the
gatherings (of troops) are not much to be accounted of (?)
,
TTr. 932 .cethri fichit long do thacur ┐ d'foirithin in
5morchatha(?), Alex. 119 .do shluagh thacair thiomargaidh
`a summoned and pressed army,' TD 2.38 . 4.45 .Cf. ar
cuicti do tacur cuigi summon(?), Laws i 252.35 Comm.
Note also :t. ¤ ghiolla an rechtaire gear , RC xxix 219.25 .is
cóll gessi don tigsea a thachur (?leg.thacur) for áenfer,
10 Aisl. MC 15.11 .rotrellaim tacur a luingi, Celt. Rev. ix
126.20 (=tachar, TTebe 2045 ).t. ¤ ` plenty, amultitude,
provision ,' O'R.