ruirech

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ruirech or dil.ie/35745

Forms: ruirech

n o, m. a king, ruler, chief ; a rare word, prob. due to mistaking the g p. ruirech in the title rí r.¤ for an adj. or noun in apposition (cf. do ri ruiriuch, Laws ii 224.9 ). ? sé bliadna ruirac co ro-gail | Irrechtach mac Dungalaig `overking', Arch. Hib. ii 93 § 18 ( LL 185b33 ); prob. a mistake for some vb., the line being hypercatalectic. ainm gach rig ┐ gach ruirigh . . . ro gēbadh flaithus na hEtaili, Aen. 1960 . gart an ruirich (of Colum Cille), ZCP viii 197 § 8 leg. ruirech?). For: rét[g]lu ruireach, AFM i 512 , see ? 2 ruirthech.