téchtae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. téchtae or dil.ie/40277

I Adj. io, iā

(a) legal, due, as prescribed by law, tradition, etc. : inna aimsir téchti `at its legal time,' Wb. 23d23 . tēchta `gebührend,' Cóic Con. 15 § 1 . ni cert menip techta `es ist nicht `genau richtig' wenn es nicht `gebührend' ist,' 23 § 23 . ni techta fair ni bes mo, Laws ii 256.3 . co cuiriud for fiadnaise di athgabail techta `that it is legal distress,' i 102.z . tri basa techta (.i. dlightheacha), Manners and Customs iii 107 n. co coingillib techta `with lawful pledges,' Laws i 264.z . ocht nduirn a fot do toimsib laime techta (a legal measure of length), ii 246.8 . cain lanamnussa techta, i 40.23 . nár choillet ... tara cháin t.¤ , BDD² 921 . fria folta técti, ZCP viii 316.18 . O Neill eile do ghairm dEnri ócc ... ┐ nir bhó techta, AFM iv 1200.15 . Eccles. : turbaide techta in domnaig `lawful exemptions of Sunday,' Ériu ii 208 § 32 . do manchaib téchtaib `to proper `manach' tenants,' i 219.5 . urddu téchtai `prescribed offices,' 219.9 . in altóir cona haidmib téchtaib `the altar with its proper utensils,' 12 , cf. BDD² 1355 . Gramm., etc.: ar ba in .is. bá téchte tobarthid do thecht, Sg. 117a5 . trefoclae techtae do filedaib, LU 9787 . tri filidecht techtai, ZCP xii 363.34 .

(b) In more general sense fitting, proper, suitable: ished as técte dúib, Wb. 9b17 . anas techte .i. féil(e) ┐ genas, 28b11 . ni techtae totnugud do suidib, Ml. 43a11 . air cech ceneliu ciuil honid techtae molad dáe, 51c2 . cona tuirim téchti `with its due attribute (?),' Fél. Ep. 390 . ni techtu dam dal fri fer ... hi fiadnaisi na sethar as sinu andu, LU 10320 . ba techta doibh Feargus ... do thobairt chucu, Ériu viii 174.34 . an techta damh fein ní don péin si d'fulang?, Aisl. Tond. 105.22 . aibghitear sunn feibh as teachta a thaithmheach, IGT Introd. 1.1 . cethracha long ... cona congaib thechta, Leb. Gab.(i) 226.27 .

II n Subst., io, n.

(a) In Laws legal rightness, that which is in conformity with law (of dues, fines, etc.): techta iar n-etechtu, Laws i 254.12 . a taisbenad cach techta, cona mesaib ..., ii 248.9 . do somuine nad bid a techta ann `which are not the lawful amount,' ii 316.7 . iar techta ` lawfully ,' ii 362.22 . adragar cach fria techta `all are restrained by their own rules,' iii 14.12 . co tabar techte di magin dian da foxlaiter `what is lawfully due,' iv 202.4 . techta primgene `the lawful firstlings,' iii 38.7 . secht flathe ... na dlegait techta saer-giallna, v 358.1 . máinigter comarbai for a thechtu thoich, LU 3479 . `techta' dligeadh, Metr. Gl. 27 § 35 . in fer gá m-bí techta rig `the regal right,' MR 40.15 . In titles of law-tracts: amail atberr a Cain techta, O'Dav. 629. An Teachta Breatha (sic leg.), Content. vi 259 . In Cóic Con. Fug. name of the fourth type of legal procedure (`Urteilsweg'), frequently meaning what the lord was entitled to demand from his tenants, but perh. referring originally to the status of the tenant, i.e. to what extent he was free or unfree, Cóic Con. p. 10 . sreth failsigthi na conaire fugill is techta `auf dem Urteilsweg, der `techta' ist,' 21 § 14 . techta do bithbunad bidh .i. bid side do neoch isin bith, a bunad, inní is dir no is coir do, d'agra forin conair fuigill is techta, 53 § 114. bunadtagra for techta, 60 § 144. Cf. cách d'ordugud fora thechta fen aco .i. eter rigraid ┐ ollamhnaibh, IT iii 186.23 . Eccles.: nech gonus ... macclérech ... a téchtu cāna Adomnāin, Cáin Ad. 24.y . acht ropa techtae adlúsat `provided that they drink a proper amount,' Mon. Tall. 147.24 . a techta do denam isind domnuch ... .i. cáoccae nó cét slechtan ` due observances ,' 161.16 . acht na deach tar a théchta provided he does not transgress its proprieties (of marriage), Ériu v 26.8 . nach eclas oc ná bí a tēchta `proper equipment' (i.e. altar-fittings), i 219.y . tēchta comna `dues of communion,' 220.7 . Metr.; cade techta dechnada máir?, IT iii 7.6 .

(b) More generally that which is proper, due, meet; meet, proper amount: taibrith a téichte ṅdoib, Wb. 6a20 . ar iss ed a thechte arna rascra a menme contra deum, `this is the right of it,' Thes. ii 253.7 . rōt .i. ro-fada tēit tar tēchtae, Corm. Y 1120 . rom gab B. chucai for acci a threbi coro ferad mo théchtai oca, LU 10289 =`so that I got my due with him,' Archaeol. Review i 74 . do thechta feraind `thy meed of land,' Ériu xii 152.15 . eochair thoirrchius tēchta, ZCP vi 270 § 3 . claidib .i. techta nanruda, LL 187c23 . cin memraim a quinque, ar it cōic stuaga a techta, O'Mulc. 228 . teachta na hidparta the fitting rites of the sacrifice, CCath. 956 . techta óencatha `proper order of battle' (of soldiers drawn up), 5395 . do rad a ttéchta do na huaislibh (at division of booty), AFM vi 2346.11 . breith um techta eich the points of a horse, 23 P 3, 20a ( O'Curry 1863 ).

(c) In phrase ina théchtu in its proper form, arrangement: bíid cach gním inna thechtu gl. secundum ordinem, Wb. 13a28 . rocurit dano a forbonna andsin úadib ┐ rocóraigit i n-a téchtu, LU 9774 , `and arranged matters duly,' RC vi 167 . mā beith neuch adcobra in fhīrinne, is dūal dō robē d'eolus les inna tēchtai ... cēn bus anfíriēn an duine, nī cumaing forūacrae fīrinnde inna tēchta, ZCP iii 450. 20 - 25 . Cf. decechla na lube sin iarna techtai `separated those herbs according to their properties,' RC xii 68.14 .