lupracán, luchorpán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lupracán, luchorpán or dil.ie/30904
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Forms: lucorpain

n o, m. (? Lat. lupercus, see CMCS lxiv 47-84 ) supernatural, diminutive creature, later anglicised as leprechaun : See Wortk. 130 (100) , Binchy, Ériu xvi 41 n. 2 , Laws i 71 n. 5 : abac nō lucharbān gl. nanus, O'Mulc. 828 . dolotar . . . luchorpain cusin rig `sprites', Ériu xvi 36.16 . lucorpain, 37.x . Origin variously explained in Sex Aetates Mundi: tarmideochatar . . . clanna Seth . . . ro geinset torothuir in domuin .i. fomoraig ┐ luchorpain ┐ cech n-ecosc, Rawl. 70a5 . As result of Noah's curse on Cham in section headed: de senchas na torothor .i. na luprucan (`over p is written c, and over c, p', note), LU 112 = Rawl. 71b36 . huad (i.e. Cam) rogenatar . . . / líne luchorpan lerda / is cach duine dodelbda (o above an originale), 76a44 = LL 17480. Note further: o táid líne luprucan (of daughter of Cham, who conceived of a fish), O'Curry 266 ( H 3.18, 151 ). in ag feraib Bolg na mbad / ainm do líne lupracan, BB 349b12 . i ndelbhaibh abhac, ┐ luchurpán, BNnÉ 65.13 . túatha atat a n-deiscert na hIndía .i. na lupracain ┐ is íad is lugha do síl Adaim, RC xxiv 380.16 . trénfer tuaithe luchra ┐ lupracán, SG 238.17 . daine ┐ adharca orro ┐ lupracain ┐ fomorigh = pigmei, Celtica ii 121.27 . i ndealbhuibh abhac, ┐ luchrapan, Lism. L. 3776 . See also lupracánach, luchrapánach and luchorp.