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úachtarach adj(earlieróchtarach,q.v.)o-ā(úachtar,óchtar)
(a) upper,higher: in pars ochtarach, Thes. ii 255.1 ( Stowe
75Miss. 65b ).[co ruc] a chléthe n-óchtarach din tig, LU
1476 .is assu de tabairt in ferso huachtaraig the preceding
verse
, Ml. 107c16 .coica cubat, ... | isin taibled ichtarach,
| ... | is in tricha 'sind uachtaruch(of dimensions of Ark),
SR 2452 .are .i. rē ū. ¤ in duine, Corm. Y 44 .in cend n-u. ¤
80 the upper end (of a pillar-stone), Aisl. MC 47.20 .tair dond
áth u. ¤ , LU 6192 .ciṅgis C. co mbái for ind u. ¤ in bera,
TBC 1948 ( LL 72b33 ).benais béim ... don charput u. ¤
fora forcli, LU 6460 .sé ar sgáth an sgéith úachdaraigh,
IGT,Decl. ex. 472 .seomra uáchdarach, Acts i 13 .annsa
85chleibhín u. ¤ , Gen. xl 17 .lottar ... P. ┐ C. iar conair thís,
Ó. ... iarsiṅ chonair uachtaraig, Trip. 134.16 .tres na
rannuibh uachdarach`through the upper coasts,' Acts.
xix 1 .a mullach na craóibhe úachdaruigh, Isa. xvii 6 .
Of thebody: in leth uachtarach (uactair,v.l.), CCath.
2092 .pl. tri leca ... ┐ a llethe úachtarcha ina lócharnaib,
5 LU 2055 ( FA 13 ).go sráid Shión uachtaraigh,ad plateam
supernae Sion TSh. 7997 .smúainedh ... ar ... glōir ... in
flaithemnuiss uachtaraigh`of Heaven above,' Fl. Earls
156.6 .gusin ffaithemnus uachtarach, 210.17 .ic a srained
a n-ifernd as na sostaib uachtarachaib(of St. Michael
10driving out the wicked angels), PH 6271 .Cf.:do thiom-
chuil, ..., | ciorcla na gcorp n-uachtarach, | an dá pholas
tuaidh is teas, | ... |`he traversed ... the circles of the heavenly
bodies
,' Studies 1918, 282.13 .etach u. ¤ `upper garment,'
Thes. ii 336.37 ( Hy. v Comm. ). Assubst.:girru cach n-u. ¤
15lais`upper garment,' Aisl. MC 43.23 .
(b) superior(in rank)oppd. toíchtarach:co roige in
fer ú. ¤ `uppermost,' Laws iv 258.22 Comm.
(c) final,decisive: tug Conghal an chreacht uachtarach
uirrisi .i. do bhen a ceann d'a coluinn, ITS v 142.24 .
20 Compar.andsuperl.:as uachtarchu(gl. [caelum] superius),
Ml. 130b4 .huachtarchu, ib. 42b19 .as ailliu cach gesca
as uachtarachu, the higher a branch, the more beautiful it is ,
ZCP xiv 16.17 .is uaisli cach grad anas (leg.as) uacht-
a[ra]chu dib, 17.1 .tri graid his uachtarchom dib(of the
25angels), SR 669 .an dís sin dob uachtaraighe no fa sine,
`senior in standing,' Rule of Tall. § 94 .

úachtarán n(somet.úachtrán)o,m.(úachtar) (a)ahead, a
leader, achief: Rosa Failghe an crotha caoimh | uachtaran
cloinne Cat[h]aoir, LL 394.9 .Tomás mac Sémuis mic
30Piaruis ... uas Builtéraibh 'na u. ¤ L.Cl. A. Buidhe,2.28 .
ardthrétuir, ┐ u. ¤ lochta aidhmillte chóiccidh Chonnacht
leader of the plunderers , FM v 1818.12 .bíd ullamh chum
bheith 'na n-uachtaránaibh(of people born under the
planet Sol), Corp. Astron. 80 § 21 .clár nocha bí gan
35bhranán, | ní bhí ál gan uachtarán`there is no brood without
a leader
,' Studies 1924, 243.15 .úachdaráin na sagart
the chief priests , Matt. xxi 15 .
(b)apresidentorgovernor: baoi U. ¤ ... ós cionn Tire A.
..., mar uachtarán`as a president,' Hy Fiachr. 328.8 .
40 búi i n-a árd-guibernōir ┐ i n-a ú. ¤ ō rīgh na Spāinne uassan
gcathraig sin, Fl. Earls 94.16 .guibernōir Spāinneach ba
huachtarān sa mbaili, ib. 44.4 .dála an Uachtaráin ...
| chum a déinsi ag reic mo sgéal, TD 22.14 .
(c)aruler,overseer: feadhmannach, nó ú. ¤ overseer or
45ruler
, Prov. vi 7 .déna u. ¤ díobh ós cionn máirnéisi, Gen.
xlvii 6 .an uáir phécaidheas u. ¤ , Lev. iv 22 .
(d)a religioussuperior: maille le húmhlacht a uach-
taráin`in obedience to his Superior,' FM i lxviii 8 .ar aithne
m'uacthráin, MS. Mat. 550.14 .daoine riaghalta; ... go
50mbí a dtoil ceangailte ar thoil a n-uachtaráin, TSh. 5116 .
neach díbh do bheith ina u. ¤ i mainistir ele, ITS xvi 34.10 .
aroile canānach·ba huachtarān issin sēpēl, Fl. Earls 136.4 .
cuiriss ... teachtaireacht go huachtarān na heguilsi, ib. 50.18 .
an fhírinne do cheilt air ar nu. ¤ dlisdionach`lawful superior,'
55 Donlevy 72 .persecution ... a ndeghaidh prinnsa ┐ uacht-
arāin na n-apstal naomhtha .i. Petar, Fl. Earls 206.17 .
Somet. qualified by gs.cille:iarradh an taisiocóir comhairle
air an uachtarán cille spiritual superior , Donlevy 106 .
an tan do bheirid na huachtaráin cille cead uighe d'ithe,
60 ib. 118 .
(e) Freq. in religious poetry:u. ¤ naomh-ógh nimhe
`the Lord of Heaven's holy virgins,' A. Ó Dálaigh xv 5 .is
é as u. ¤ orra(of St. Michael), Dán Dé xiv 12 ( YBL 371b ).
(f)amaster, ateacher: náir dhúinn 's ní dúinn as ra-
65náir | mo sgol más iad m'uachtaráin`my scholars being
set above me
,' Ir. Monthly 1923, 586.8 .
Oppd. toíochtarán:idir u. ¤ ┐ íochtarán, both high and
low
(of upper and lower grades of society), TSh. 82 .
In:an lá so d'aois an uachtarán`this day of our era'
70 E. O'Rahilly xlii 32 .
With a gs. denotingsome abstractquality(in which a
person excels):Conn ... uachtaran einich ocus engnamha
Ghaoidheal Laighean, ALC ii 174.8 .

úachtaránacht n(úachtarán),úachtarántacht ā,f. authority,
75 power(eccles. and civil):gach uile ūachtdaranachd ┐ gach
uile chumhachd, 1 Cor. xv 24 .ós cionn gach uile uach-
daranáchda, Eph. i 21 .an ti as eagnaidhe do chur a
n-uachtaranacht na heaglaise, MS. Mat. 583.10 = Gen. Tr.
p. 30 .ma atá uachtaránacht nó cumhachta aige ós a
80gcionn, Donlevy 110x .Of acastle: caisslēn ... ag a ffuil
cennus ┐ uachtarānacht ar in gcathraigh uile, `commanding
and having power over
,' Fl. Earls 40.6 ,cf. ib. 74.17 ; 90.22 ;
96.12 .cf. ionadh āirigthe ar nach roibhi cennus nō u. ¤ ...
ag ēn-duine, ib. 124.21 .
85 úachtarántacht: ag an bPápa atá uachtarántacht ar an
Eagluis, Eochairsg. 6.16 .do dhéuna sé uachtarántacht
ort`he shall rule over thee,' Gen. iii 16 .tucc uachtarán-
tacht dó ar nuimir airidhe do chédaibh saighdiuiridhe
`he gave him the command of some hundreds of soldiers,'
FM vi 2056.2 .