2 sorchae

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Forms: soirche

n [, f.] (cf. 1 sorchae). Also soirche.

(a) light, brightness : sorcha .i. solas, O'Cl. ri dorigne sorcha saer | ┐ dorcha . . ., SR 17 . is uaisle na gach radh udacht fri bás . . . na confitir an soirche fon doirche teis a ainm, O'Curry 1743 ( 23 Q 6, 31 ). do-llēce dorche do ṡorche | do-llēce brōn do ḟāilti, ZCP xi 96 § 54 . for soirchi samluain, RC xxvi 28. n. 7 (= soilsi, text). go sorcha maidne dia luain, AFM vi 2194.z . ó rig Thire na Sorcha, TBC-LL¹ 2587 .

(b) In legal phrases. mac soirche lit. son of light, i.e. of legitimate (or legitimized) birth (?): do mac soirce iar ndoirce .i. iarna tabairt do fir de, O'Curry 1996 ( H 4.22, 28 ). mac itir soirche ┐ doirchi .i. mac forcair, O'Curry 2235 ( Eg. 88, 17a ). mac soirche, mac doirche iar soirche, mac soirche iar ndoirche, mac itir soirche ┐ doirche, O'Curry 2232 ( Eg. 88, 16b ). ré soirche lit. period of light (illumination, inspiration?): brethem ro bui a nécmais a breithi ann sin ┐ re soirchi no doirchi d'aithféghad dorini iarrath. Is ann atá re soirchi do intan adrubairt fuair hí ┐ nocha nitir cáit i fuair, O'D. 1573 ( H 5.15, 5b ). Note also: is í in soirchi . . . treisi soirchi in fénechais, cuicthi soirchi na filidechta dechmaidh soirchi in leigind, ib. (cf. O'D. 644 - 5 ). cuinge esbuide .i. cuinghi re risin ni is esbadach uadh d'a breith .i. fo aicned soirche no doirche, Laws v 252.18 Comm . Hence of persons: creic soirche fri doirche .i. creicc gaith fri baeth, ZCP xiii 22.26 .