ar-cain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ar-cain or dil.ie/3993

Forms: arcanai, aracain, airchetal

v (air-can-, Ped. ii 479 ) sings, chants, recites. Applied to poetry, charms, and magical formulas as also to legal pronouncements and maxims, see Watkins, Celtica vi 214 . On the filid as custodians of traditional law see Binchy, Ériu xvii 5 . Indic. pres. 2 s. dál arcanai , Arch. iii 297 § 51 . dona búadaib arcanai of the victories which you recite, Airne F. 201 . 3 s. aracain gl. incinere, Ml. 64c14 . amail arinchain fénechas as the native law recites, Críth Gabl. 21 . is don grád so arcain fénechas, 272 . aracain (.i. fīrcanim-se do caire in sofesa) coire sofis sernar dliged cachadāna, Anecd. v 23.7 . arcain (.i. fīrcanaid . . .) coire nerma intlectuib raith, 26.3 . fert ar-cain cúi chrúaid `the hardy cuckoo sings', Ériu xvii 90 § 9 . 3 pl. derb lasna druídib . . . aridchanat who chant it, Airne F. 279 . 1 pl. Moninne . . . arcanam, LL 371c14 . Pass. sg. arcanar gl. cantatur, Thes. ii 18.33 . tri sáir Hérenn arcanar, Fen. 30.5 . Pass. pl. arcantar gl. præcinuntur hoc carmine, Ml. 66c7 . Imperf. indic. pass. sg. arsenti ┐ arcantá and .i. . . . no chantaís filid, LU 10134 . Pret. 3 s. arcáchain dó tria imbas forosnai conid and asbert na bríathra sa (verse follows), LU 10348 . Pass. sg. breithemnus . . . arachet araclais arachor `it has been sung', Laws i 46.17 . Appar. as synonym of for-cain in: admall . . . arcain side in bardne so sis, IT iii 43 § 52 . tuathbard . . . forcain side rannaigecht, 44.11 .

Vn. airchetal.