achrann

Cite this: eDIL s.v. achrann or dil.ie/197

Forms: eachrann

n o, m. Also eachrann.

(a) thicket, tangled undergrowth (the orig. meaning, O'Rahilly, Sc. G. St. i 34 ): i measg dhrisleach nó acharainn na gcoillte, Trompa na bhF. 6861 . do theigéamadh i laithigh nó i ndris nó i gcloich nó i n-achrann éigin oile é, TSh. 10421 . In phr. i n-achrann entangled hence firmly fixed : i n-achrann ionna gcroíthibh, Trompa na bhF. 116 . ag sin an peacadh i n-achrann i n-bhar n-anma, 560 . dochum bhūr gcongmhāil i n-achrann ┐ i nglasaibh aige féin, 4346 .

(b) strife, dissension: plé, clampar ┐ achrann, Trompa na bhF. 757 . feidhim dhlighe achrann (eacrann, achruinn v.l.) ná pléid, 7528 . buairt ┐ achrann, 3276 . eachrann uadha ní hannamh éilmhighthear `not seldom is he challanged to fight'(?), Ó Bruad. i 80.y . an uile achrann . . . a réighteach every dispute, E. O'Rahilly xxxii 41 .