? olcoicthe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? olcoicthe or dil.ie/33797

Forms: olcaigthe, olcaigid

ind gabsat . . . 'na neol olcoichthe [arracht] | for sleib Conmaicne Connacht, LL 10b8 (of the landing of the Tuatha D.D.) = 'na nēll olcoicti arracht `as a cloud of great fighting spectres', Leb. Gab.(i) i 156.3 (taking as < oll-cocad) = na neil ollchoicthe arracht the clouds full of great spectre-battles, ZCP xiv 174.7 . The gloss in Leb. Gab gives: tangator . . . do dhénamh coccaidh nertmair in ollcoigid. The rhyme: Con- maicne suggests the reading olcaigthe, part. of *olcaigid or g s. of olcugud.