turchairthe

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Forms: turchuirthe, torchorthe

n (turchur ? Or part. formation from *to-air-(fo ?)-cuir- ?). turchuirthe torchorthe, m. IGT Decl. § 2 . Cf. murchuirthe.

(a) valuables cast up by the sea, wrack, hence wealth, goods: a tráchta, a turcharthi (Tara), Ériu iv 148.3 . trian cach th.¤ dia cuirend tond hi tir nEirenn, Irish Texts i 20 § 9 . iasg i n-inbhear ón aithbhe | is i dtrághaibh torchairthe, Content. vi 67 . na torchoirthi ag serg i srib `(finny) wealth ,' O'Gr. Cat. 374.27. dál tuinne fa thorchuirthibh (Christ's victory over the world), Studies 1933, 307 § 2 . a thonn i dtráigh thorchairthe (Mary), A. Ó Dálaigh xi 6. turc[h]airthi mara ┐ tíre, ML² 1022 . More generally: lingid longa ... le torchurthaibh troma taidhbhseacha éigin a tíorthaibh imchiana ` commodities ,' Ó Bruad. i 112.3 . do chruthaidh ... talamh gona thorrthaibh ┐ gona thurchurthuibh, Carswell 26.11 . rogha sín, mórthoirthe mes | tochairthe, síth is suaimhnes, GJ i 353.92 .

(b) Of persons chance or unexpected arrival; waif foundling: is maith in turcharthi fil ocut ... .i. mac rig nime, Todd Lect. vi 68.9 . mo bith im thurcaire thuilighi can fis m' athar no mo mathar `a bastard waif,' TTebe 120 . is tucmaid é linn a lé | do ba caem ár turchairthé (i.e. Cnú Deróil the dwarf), SG 108.23 . mar thorchuire tugadh dhí | nuachar na ríghe ... | an té rug é ... | is é thug an torchairthe (of a dead son), DDána 76.7 . ag so ... turcurtha fuarusa `here is a waif I found,' ITS v 158.19 . Note also: ba granna in turcairthi atconncas annsin, in ammait aingidh Ericto witch , CCath. 4020 . ní mochen cuma tic in turcharthe atá and sin (of the arrival of an enemy), Comp. CC 119.8 . ní tharla chugam-sa ariamh ... tarchartha badh toicemhla liom ... nó iad, 129.26 . ingnad t.¤ fuair Fionn | ... | in triar fer ... | ocus aenchú etorrú, SG 206.29 . ? rí in talman do th.¤ | is adbal ind ainbtine (death of Aed Ainmirech), 372.34 ( LL 48a3 ). t.¤ troch (contemptuous descr. of a lean pig), Irish Texts i 26.2 .

(c) windfall, find, good luck, success, prosperity: as maith in turcairthe tarla cuccut ` godsend ,' CCath. 3340 . is maith in turchurtha so (of a mountain of gold), Mer. Uil. 29 . In phr. t.¤ flatha of the special good fortune or prosperity enjoyed by a particular ruler: cisi turcurta flatha ind fir sin ?, BDD 66 v.l. t.¤ flatha fuair Conn ... .i. abhocc, Acall. 7982 . turchartha flatha ag fior Chliach (of a drinking-cup), Studies 1927, 287 § 6 (= t.¤ fleacha, Aithd. D. 9.6 ). t.¤ catha opportunity of giving battle, CCath. 1692 . turchairthi ┐ toicthi na n-gliad the success and fortune of the conflicts, MR 240.z . t.¤ selga fuair Find ... .i. dam cacha deissi d'Fhiannaib Eirenn, Acall. 6611 . turchuirthe grás mar thuile i dtír (Mary), Aithd. D. 82.6 . olc an turcurtha an cual tuccais leat (to a boy gathering firewood), MR 276.6 . o nach mair an milidh sin, | do fuair tu do turcairte whose lucky portion thou wert (?), Celt. Rev. iv 108.31 .

Note also in pejorative sense; ba dubach ... D. don turchairthi sin unfortunate event (?), YBL 208b14 . adubhairt nach ttainig a tthúaith no a n-egluis torchurtha bu mesa na iad `never either in lay household or clerical had there been worse doings,' RC xxix 220.8 .