anḟochain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. anḟochain or dil.ie/3569

Forms: anachain

n (fochonn). Also anachain (see Éigse ix 271 ).

(a) lack of cause; mischance: M. . . . do marbad tria a.¤ `through mischance', Ann. Conn. 1254.12 . tri ainfis no tri anachainn, O'C. 285 (H 3.18, 157), 295 (162). co fuair eg narb' anachain, BB 59a10 . bladh oirne ní hanachain fame must needs come to us, Caithr. Thoirdh. 69.20 .

(b) evil motive, something done to harm, injury: it chiontaibh (id hanachuin, ann hanachain tú v.l.), BNnÉ 237 n.7 . dáilfiod duit . . . / sgoth mo cheirde . . . / mar dhíol im anachuin ort in satisfaction for my injury to you, Aithd. D. 34.21 . do-ghéantasa . . . / fa cheann séad . . . / céad anachain `a hundred other injuries', TD 19.11 . leanfuid . . . / ar chogthaibh, ar choirrbheartaibh / ar anachain . . . `in doing hurt', 21.14 . d'éis a dtug d'anachain air after all the bitter campaigning he has taken on himself(?), DDána 75.13 . níor bh' í so amháin anfhochain na mBreathnach an tan soin (of the raids of the Picts), Keat. ii 6129 . do dhéantar anachán do nimh air a shon `a misfortune will be sent from heaven', ZCP ii 560.14 . táinic anfhochain ó dhia ar Dhíoma i ndíogail a aindlighidh, SG 5.24 . nochar féch d'anfochain ná do guasacht `pain or peril', Caithr. Thoirdh. 10.22 . ré hiomchar gach anfhochaine theagmhas dóibh, TSh. 8451 . iomad d'anfhochainibh ┐ d'amhgaraibh, 9533 . d'imtheacht uainn le hanachain `to have gone from us by misfortune', Misc. Celt. Soc. 370.6 .