Cite this: eDIL s.v. olchena or dil.ie/33790

Forms: olchenae, archena

adv. compd. of ol `beyond' and cene `without it' = `besides', see Ped. ii 197. O.Ir. olchenae, -chene (olchaene, Sg. 27a7 , -chena 111b5 ). In Mid.Ir. gradually replaced by archena. Used after a subst. (generally one preceded by cach or a plural), or the pron. cách, when one or more individuals of the same class have been already mentioned particularly, in the senses the others, the rest (= Lat. ceteri); besides, in addition; in general.

sainred n-eulais leu isin dān . . . sech cách fodglein olchene beyond all others who learn it, Ml. 37b12 . adfét a scéla do Choin Culaind ┐ do chach olchena to all the rest, SC 20. absque Corinto uel i ccach lucc imbet Cristidi olchene in all other places in which there are Christians, Wb. 7d1 . Temair Luachra ┐ Temair Bregha ┐ cach Temair olcena dofil i nEire, Dinds. 50 ( RC xv 444 x ). ro iccais clamu ┐ dallu ┐ cech n-aincess olchena, PH 1358. co ndeochatar mudhaigh . . . lasind canoin o.¤ (the pslams) were lost with the rest of the canon, Hib. Min. 7.211 . im Chonchobar ┐ imón rigraid olchenae, FB 44 ( LU 8579 ). is Euseph duchoid i nEgipt ┐ maicc Iacoib olchene the other sons of Jacob, Ml. 84c9 . atgládastar Concobar co nUltaib olchena, FB 5. cor pianad he ni bud ulli oldait a braithre olcena, PH 6648. cenn cridi ┐ alaaili réta olchena and other things besides, Sg. 111b5 . is la Aasab in psalm ┐ alaili psailim olcena this psalm and other psalms as well, Hib. Min. 5.153 . is lour dā preceptóir i n-aeclis no thríi descipuil olchene et foglimthidi two teachers or three: disciples in addi- tion and students, Wb. 13a9 . cach primgeinit .i. . . . cach fermac . . . ┐ cach fermil dno olcena every male animal as well, Laws iii 38.11 . fir Erenn uili . . . iter eclais ┐ tuaith ┐ aos gacho dána olchena in general, ZCP viii 111.24 . mirbuli meic Dé do chur i lleth Belzebúb ┐ for nefni o. attributing . . . to B. and making nought of them generally, PH 6436. co toirset firu Erenn o.¤ don fleid, MR 22.8 .

In contrast to previous members of a sentence: sellach dosli leth-fiachu ni tairdelbai, ni goin, dogni gnimu o.¤ `a looker- on . . . who does not . . . but does all the other acts', Laws i 242.1 .

Rarely beginning a sentence: olcena atsuiter cuir bel `in like manner (? moreover, also) are fixed contracts by word of mouth', Laws i 52.3 .