echrais

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Forms: Echrais

n f. I A horse-fair, race(?): eachrais .i. áonach, O'Cl. : eachrais Ratha Line itir ogaib Dal nAraidhe BR 6 ( PRIA liv C 18 § 5 , 22.127 ).

II A rapid movement, rush, sally, charge: eachrais .i. iomramh, O'Cl. at-cluinti...echrais na n-anradh ica n-imbirt `sally' CCath. 5932 . bruth fola, eachrais churadh MR 170.11 . o't-concatar...eachrais na nAlbanach ic comáirlech caich `sallies of the A.' 242.12 . dogníd echrais n-imluaith, Ériu viii 44.36 . See Ériu ix 16.12 .

III A resort, meeting-place (?): cumad echrais con ┐ gilla a cell-som co bráth (a malediction), BColm. 62.27 . pn Echrais Ulad, name of the king of Ulster's residence at Tara: in long Muman ┐ in long Laigen ┐ in chóisir Connacht ┐ in eachraiss Ulad FDG 26 . Keat. iii 552 . echrais na n-amos (at Tara), BLism. 158 b 1 , ZCP xx 481 .

IV Resting-place (?): tarraid a chlaidem i n-echruis for a c[h]líu `in readiness' Fianaig. 84.33 . Cf. ecrus.