túaiscertach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. túaiscertach or dil.ie/42184

Forms: tuascerddacha, iarthuaiscerddach

adj o, ā (túaiscert) northern (occas. also left-hand) : tuascerddacha gl. (a meredianis plagis ad) boreales, BCr. 33c1 . iarthuaiscerddach gl. ethesiarum, 37b5 . isind oxil ochtarthuaiscerdig ... a nichtarthuaiscerdach `in the left upper angle ... the left lower (of the cross), Thes. ii 255.9 , 10 . i n-ulinn airthirthuaiscertaig na Déisi deiscirt, Trip.² 2329 . barsan leith túascertach (of a ford), TBC-LL¹ 3388 . i n-insib tuascertachaib in domain, LL 9a1 . don fhir thuaiscertach ... is a tricha cet to the man in the north of the cantred, ZCP viii 541.26 . for sliss tuaiscertach slebe Sióin, PH 4447 . comaidim na Sceithia tuaiscertaigi, TTebe 4770 . in trian tuaisgceartach indsi Breatan, Todd Nenn. 40.z . fis in mesraighthi tuaiscertaigh, CCath. 41 . an leth tuaiscertach do Triun mhór Arda Macha, AFM ii 1090.20 . fear ... tuaiscertach a tuaiscert catha ... C., MR 152.5 . a theagasc don ealbha thuaisceartaigh `to the flock on the left' (`the wicked viz. the goats as opposed to the sheep,' note), Ó Bruad. iii 174.15 .

As subst. o, m. a northerner: madh i mbethaidh mic Eathach, | dom hisadh an tuaiscertach, AFM i 230.4 . re freagarthaib ... in tuaiscertaig, MR 158.8 . morslúaiged tuaiscert(er)ach `a great hosting of northerners,' RC xii 350 § 44.