arrachtas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. arrachtas or dil.ie/4253

n o, m. (arracht)

(a) strength, vigour; resolution: co nac[h] raibe nert na á.¤ a n-en-duine, Celt. Rev. iv 204.3 . arrachtus cuirp, 138. x . ar n-athnuaidhedh a brigh ┐ a harrachtais, Smaointe B. Chr. 4309 . fer a aoísi ┐ a arrachtuis do dhénamh a chomhmaith do gniomh gaisgidh, Ériu v 184.381 . ar uaill ar aicned ar arachtus, RC x 188.5 . ar engnum ┐ ar árrachtus, Fianaig. 70.1 .

(b) valour, bravery: gach med do arachtus doni, Aen. 2898 . d'árrachtas na ngníomh, Keat. i 228.17 . do bhí baois, a bharr foltchas / it aois ann is a.¤ at your age, he was foolish as well as brave, DDána 84.38 . le hiomarcraidh arrachtais, FM v 1564.z .

(c) pre-eminence, superiority: mór an t-arrdhachtus do ghabhadar . . . a cC. `pre-eminence', IT ii2 150.6 . gur ghabh- adar neart ┐ a.¤ ann, Keat. ii 908 .