1 écndairc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 écndairc or dil.ie/19627

adj i

I Absent , opp. to frecndairc: amrad .i. ecnairc rāidh...ni rādh acht is amrādh....i. ni fri nech frecnairc rāidhim nī, ach fri nech ecnairc, H 3.18, 616a (gl. on Amra CC). aisndeis ecndairc indib huilib (tertiae personae) Sg 161b3 . dég rombu écndaircc dó he was absent from him 148a6 . mairg in iath ecnaircc aerthiar RC xx 44.23 = LU 5b31 . tucfait o teorfégad spirtalla a mmenman na réta ata ecnairce dóib they will under- stand...the things that are absent LU 36az = RC xxv 248.5 . ēcndairc fri frecndairc, a fault in literary composition, viz. using address and narrative with reference to a single person in the same stanza (cf. faisnéis is agalluimh a n-énrann IGT, Introd. § 2 ), Auraic. 5171 , etc. Cf. Met. Dinds. iii 54.9 , cited below. nir bu ecnairc (with gl.: .i. ni bu écnaigthid) Hy v 5 ( Thes. ii 327 ) is obscure.

II Absence: écndairc cian ut ille (gl. absenti) Sg 138a2 . ecṅdairc ocus (gl. quasi absenti) 138a3 . nis n-ecnairc mogha midhiter dire .i. ni mesamnaighann an brethem eneclann...do neoch a n-ecmais a tochusa, Laws iv 378.20 . asbreth fri cechtarde i n-ecndairg araile to each of them separately Ériu iii 137.52 . g s. as attrib.: taiselbad n-ecnairce discovery in absence Laws v 328.24 Comm. aer- aicetal ecnach n-egnairce recitation of a slanderous satire in absence 228.27 . Esp. in formula i n-écnairc (with gen. or absol.) in the absence (of): a n-ecnairc meanman in the absence of full mental powers (of a minor) Laws v 510.5 . i n-aighidh a fir...a n-ecnairc in the presence of her partner ...in his absence ii 380.1 Comm. mad i n-ecnairc; mad i n-a fiadnaise v 356.28 Comm. athgabail forniatar i n-ecnairc ne[i]ch ii 124.28 C. éccnairc .i. an aimsir do- cuaidh thort the time which is past O'Cl. seems based on: frecnairc fri hecnairc anois | a lucht imdénma in ḟenchuis, Met. Dinds. iii 54.9 , but the sense is not well supported.

III In the phr. ar écn(d)airc for the sake of (a common formula in prayer or adjuration). The earlier sense may have been instead of , a not unlikely, development from for the absence of. In: ar éicndirc ma frisaiccid Crist (gl. rogamus vos...per adventum Domini nostri) Wb 25d24 the sense is doubtful; either = ar é.¤ Crist, ma frissidnaiccid for Christ's sake, if ye expect Him or (even) in His absence, if so be ye expect His coming.Cf. in macc amnas ro dasgāid | Brigtæ ar écnairc a rríg `for her King's sake' Thes. ii 336.2 ( Hy v 35 ); with gl.: .i. ar in rig i tai ecnarcus tabair ní...damsa, olse for the sake of the king who is absent from thee i.e. in whose place thou art (?). a Chríst cotamróither...ar écnairc do gérat, ib. Fél., Ep. 72 (cf. under 2 écndairc). ar écnairc Maicc Maire 384 , 404 , 526 . arécnairc do martrae 514 . ar egnarc a croichesium ...ar ecnairc a esergi, Ériu i 122.30 , 32 .