óclachas

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Forms: ócláchus, oclachsa, óclachais

n u and o, m. also ócláchus. g s. oclachsa, Ml. 46b22 ; later óclachais.

The condition of being an `óclach', hence

(a) the age of man- hood ; in Ml. possibly of adolescence, later of ripe manhood, the prime of life. ho oclachas ón cenid ed as chetnae n-aís in homine (gl. aetate prima), Ml. 44c26 . ind oclachsa nó ind oited (gl. iuventutis), 46b22 . colamna ais . . . .i. naoidendacht ┐ macdacht, gillacht ┐ oglachass, sendatu ┐ diblideta, Corm. Y 322 . gníma óclachais (oppd. to macgníma), TBC-LL¹ 983. i n-aís macantachta . . . i n-aeis a oglachais, ZCP viii 539.23 .

(b) hence manly vigour, valour, quality or functions of a warrior : baí dia nertmaire ┐ dá óclachas dasfucastar in cathmilid, TBC-LL¹ 775. buaidh n-óglachuis ┐ ngaisccidh, ITS v 170.11 . a n-engnumh ┐ a n-oglachus, MR 314.17 . Conall ar láochdhacht . . . Mac Lughach ar ócclachus, AFM iii 110.9 . má's e h'órd an t-óclachas, Acall. 580 (`if armed service be thy design', SG ii 115 ).

(c) service, vassalage (common late meaning): ní mérad it' ócláchas, SG 262.6 . amhsaine ┐ ógláchas do dhéanamh, TSh. 2212 . dorighneadar óglachas d'á mbréig-dealbhaibh, Eochairsg. 24.35 . oglachus umul do thabhairt dō (of feudal service), ITS xix 66.23 .

(d) name of a late kind of verse (`the servile metre . . . made in imitation of all kinds of Dan direach', O'Don. Gram. 424 ; cf. MacCarthy, Todd Lect. iii 108 ). fer denta rann oglachais, AU iii 256.19 . See E. Knott, Ir. Syll. Poetry 2.