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ulairt ? ind Macc Con macc laechda Lugaid | is ar phudair is
d'eitchi; | ormsa imroet ulairt | imrubairt ar mo shéitchi,
LL 146b25 (`it is for evil and from spite that he had his way
with me
(?) ),' PRIA iii (3rd Ser.) 542 § 12 ).

5 ulaithe n pl.: seeailad.

ulbroc n ā,f. bosom,breast: a s. an fogebed in gilla di scothaib
(.i. boladhmaraib) dobered i n-ulbroic in cleirich, Trip.
36.3 .d s. con facatar ni: in maccoem mbecc ind ulbroig
Concobuir, IT i 140.20 ; ib. 145.14 =i mbrolluch Chon-
10chobair, LL 144b15 .

ulbu n(gl.mataxa), Ir. Gl. 93 . "mataxa(μάταξα) in Martial
means `raw silk'; it also meant `a cord or line,'" Stokes,
note ib. p. 47 .

ulcachán n o,m. anowl: g s. craidhiulcachain , Ros. Angl.
15 234.9 .Cf. ulchobchán.

ulcha n f. beard (see the verses entitled `geisi ulcai' RIA Ir.
MSS. Ser. i 190 , YBL 196b32 , but in Laws iii 354.8 , where it
is rendered ` whiskers ' it seems to have a different meaning
fromfésóc):ulchai .i. cai (.i. tech) na hoili hí .i. tech,
20 Corm. Y 1284 .ulcha .i. fésóg, O'Cl.; P. O'C. Cormac
Ulḟada .i. ulchai ḟadai lais, Cóir Anm. 113 =ulcha ḟada .i.
féasóg ḟada do bhí air, Keat. ii 4631 .greann .i. ulcha,
Lec. Gl. 519 .n s. ulcha, IGT,Decl. § 8 .asbertatár ...
fri Coin Culaind dognithe a cutbiud isin dúnud úair nad baí
25ulcha laiss, LU 6127 ( TBC² 1640 ).ulcha degablach issí
buide úrchass bha smech, TBC 5175 (=u. ¤ degablanach ...
occa, TBC² 3149 .ulcha éicsi imchass imma smech, TBC
5186 .Cf. 5207 .ulcha úrchas imlebur is í lethan lanmór co
mbenad rí imlind ár n-ichtur, LL 237b11 ( TTr. 1528 ).ulcha
30degablach dondchiar fair, LL 266ay ( MU 30 ).ulcha dobrach ,
Corm. Y 496 .ulcha immlebur fair, PH 1490 .Cf. 1967 ;
7026 .ulcha fhota lais, 2103 .Cf. 3093 .co roibi a ulchu
┐ a folt ar lasad, Aen. 3006 .ulcha fors in mbannscáil, ┐ in
ferscál cen ulchain, FDG 144 ( MR 20.10 ).ceithirn dian
35toich ulchai`who are entitled to a beard,' RIA Ir. MSS. Ser. i
190.5 ( YBL 196b34 ).a s. tall tra Patraicc a ulchai do Fiac,
Hy. ii pref. ( Thes. ii 308 ).fil a ulcha léith im laimh, FM i
260.10 .taisbenais in ulcha sin doib uile, TBC 2278 .cor
chroith a ulcha ar in slog, | in garb-ḟer, Met. Dinds. iii
40464.63 (rochroith a ulcha ┐ robean a deda, Dinds. 80 ).
ni hétar forsin trénfer comrac frim cen ulchi, LU 5759 .
find uile in fer sain eter ḟolt ┐ rosc ┐ ulcha, TBC 5348 .ni
miedh ... liom moethmaccoemh og gan ulchaingan ḟésoig
d'ionnsaige, 2264 .folt cen ulchai ar in ḟir-naem(i.e.St.
45John the Beloved), Ériu iii 194 § 6 .folt cass cen ulchai
etir, 196 § 10 .ro thocuib Senchán a ulchain a n-airdi,
Tromd. Guaire 994 .dorad Coroneus ... bem do' thinni for
lasadh for a ulchain do Ebus, Aen. 3005 .g s. con eigius
duib geisi ulchai | in cach inbaid, YBL 196b32 ( RIA Ir.
50MSS Ser. i 190 ).na fir midba cethra bliadhna déc, fichtighi,
trichtaighe, no cuaird uilche aos na fer midba, O'D. 1952
( Add. 4783 f. 7d ,cf. ulchachandulchaige).amail thaidbsin
ulchan druidhechta, TBC p. 309 n. 5 .finnfadh a chinn
┐ a ulchan, Fl. Earls 230.27 .d s. donulchain (gl.barbae)
55`to the beard,' Lor. Gild. 111 . `greann' ainm d'ulchain,
Met. Gl. Ff. 40 .tuingim ... gur fhoibres do gabail ar
[h']ulcain ┐ fhiacla do crothadh a t'ucht,' ZCP vi 93.32 .
fa hulchain an imbertaigh | go hurdail an echmarcaigh,
IGT,Decl. ex. 295 .is fer gan fhios im ulchainse, SG 249x .
60 insanulchai , YBL 196b47 ( RIA Ir. MSS Ser. i 192 ).n p.
co ro asat a n-ulchada, Rawl. 79a20 .ulchadha liatha leó,
Cóir Anm. 245 .g p. adbal ead a n-ulcan-sum`great is the
length of their beards
,' MR 184z .
Ulcha smérthain(v.l. smertha)afalse beardfastened on
65to the face: ba hassu dó ulcha smérthain do dénam leiss,
LU 6128 .ulcha smeartha .i. feasog bhreige do ghabhail
fair, TBC p. 309 note 4 .do cuir ieramh Cúculainn ulcha
smertha fair, TBC 2277 (bogni Cc. ulcha smearthain fair,
v.l.).commail uilchi smerthain dam-sa latt, LU 5757 .
70In phr.:for ul treith .i. ulchi fri ulchi frisin rig, Rawl.
109b24 ( RC xxvi 29 n. 1 ).
Metaph.:oglaech bís a n-ulcha náim`a layman that
is ever `in a saint's beard
' (i.e.`that defies, obstructs, annoys
him'), O'Gr. Cat. 329.27 .tar ulcha Fleisge finne | tar
75colbha na Cochruinne`over the brink(?),' Duan. F. i 28z
(=co hinber Flesci finni, LL 206b39 , RC vii 294 ).
Cf. bren-ulcha:buide bren-ulcha buíc, BB 296a5 .cass-
ulcha: cas-ulcha ... fair, BB 14b6 .is amlaid rogenair co
trilis fot da lám fair ┐ co cass-ulcha, LL 319b7 .leth-ulcha:
80 rober[r]tha a leth-u[l]chi, SR 6720 (dimidiam partem barbae
2 Reg. x 4 ).
Inn. pr.:Ulchu Derg HuaCaillaidhe, ..., CS 106.13 =
Ulcha dergO Caellaighe, Tig. ( RC xvii 206 ).

ulchabc(h)án: xseeulchobchán.

85 ulc(h)ach adj o-ā(ulcha) bearded: asbertside dano dá fessed
acht combad fer ulcach nod ngonad no mairfedsom he ind,
LU 6111 .ín Gall Ulcach, RC xvii 234.27 (Tig., butcf.
AU 729 ).aesta ulchach liath, D iv 2,57vb 40 .is ulcach
Cú Chulaind is cubaid do niaid comrac fris, LU 6133 .is
ulchach in fer ud adchiusa thall, bar Medb, TBC 311 n. 1 .
5 n p. oigulchaig , TBC p. 180.25 . In the phr.:o cheteoraibh
bliadhnaibh deg co fichtigh co cuairt ulcaidh(?=gh) `till
the encircling of beard
,' Laws iv 302.14 .Cf.ex. given under
ulchaige. With prefix:com-ulchach, Todd Lect. vi 39 .
mór-ulcach:fo frith fer mor-ulcach ind, Todd Nenn. 206.7 .
10 Cf. aulcach, O'C. 860 cited above under2 ulach.