enechgreiss, ainechgreiss

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Forms: enechgris, enechgris, enechgressa, inechgreso, ainechgres, enechgrís, enechruice, enechgrisi

n n s. enechgris, Laws v 96.6 . a s. enechgris, FB 71 . a p. enechgressa, IT i 325.29 . inechgreso, 141.27 ; 142.21 . g p. ainechgres, Thes. ii 292.10 . enechgrís, rendering enechruice in commentary ZCP xv 348.21 . g s. enechgrisi ( Laws ii 204 x ) is apparently a distinct word, a comparatively late compd. of 1 enech + grís.

(a) an attack (direct or indirect) on one's honour, an attempt to humiliate, a slander (cf. 1 enech II): cultech ndemin...rugnith ar chiunn ainechgres a storehouse...made as a defence against slanders (i.e. filled with provender so that the host need never blush at lack of refreshment for his guests, cf. enechrucce B) Thes. ii 292.10 . forellsid inn ēcis for mianuib decmuici ar daig enich Guairi do brith, ┐ rofrestuil in Cuimdiu inechgresa in rig tar a chent the poets set themselves to demand impossible boons in order to take away G.'s honour, but the Lord warded off the attacks on the king's repute ACL iii 3.11 . forriuth a n-enech ┐ a n-inechgreso, IT i 141.27 . dofich uar n-inechgreso huili he avenges all affronts to your honour 142.21 . 325.29 . difichim a n-enechgresa ulie, ZCP iii 236.22 . Cf. engress.

(b) the compensatory payment due for an attempt to defame, the fine for an attack on a person's honour; ⅟21 of `eneclann': teora fodla fuil for inchaib duine .i. enicland ┐ enechruice ┐ enechgriss (.i. trian ┐ in t-aenmad rann fichit), Laws v 96.6 . teora eirce... .i. eneclann ┐ dire ┐ aithgin .i. eneclann ┐ enechruice ┐ enechgris, iii 26.27 Comm. arm bes fiu a enechgris do cach aen no ina aenmad rann fichet dia enechlaind `when they amount to each one's blush-fine or the twenty-first part of his honour price' ii 256. 12 Comm. (where the transl. takes the word as enechgrís). When O'Curry, Manners and Customs iii 471 defines enechgris as `a dishonour such as that of receiving stolen goods' he refers to the following: enechgris i n-innib foglad amal rogab set nach aili gatar as do thir na gaibter fort comairce no do snadug, H 3.18, 120 = enechgris a n-indaib ind foghla. is cubaidh iarom ind innalaill .i. ind érco i n-ind foghla, amail rongab: sēt nach aile gadar as do thir nat gaibe, etc. Corm. Y 533 (for: ind fogla see ZCP xvi 267 ).