attach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. attach or dil.ie/4928

Forms: atach, ataig, atuch, attug, attuch, -attoch

n o, n., later m. vn. of ad-teich. IGT Verbs § 52 . n s. atach, Ml. 40b13 . g s. ataig, 40b12 . d s. atuch, 121d10 , 121c21 . attug, Anecd. i 41.2 . attuch, LL 243a6 ( TTr. 1947 ). -attoch, RC xx 136.16 (ACC).

I

(a) refuge (perh. orig. meaning). In Ml. regularly glossing Lat. effugio ( Ml. 40b12 , 13 , 121d10 ), effugium ( 54b21 , 107d1 ), refugium ( 49d14 , 66d1 , 121c21 ). Note also: isedh is a.¤ and, a radh ataim for comairce, O'C. 2034.4 ( H. 4.22, 57a ). Cf. atach .i. radh, ut est atach faesma .i. a rad ata faosam form, O'Dav. 143 . atach comairce, atach faesma (`to plead protection; to plead sanctuary'), Laws v 310.5 .

Hence (b) in phrase cathir attaig a city of refuge: sé cathracha attaig úaig (sex refugii civitates, Jos. xx ), SR 5195 . caithir dína ataig, Fél.² xxxiii § 4 . conid sí cathir attaig as dech fil la Grecu, LL 280a40 ( RC viii 154.x ). bidh cathair ataigh do cell thy church will be a city of refuge, Anecd. ii 38 § 14 . isna .x. primcatrachaib ataigh, H. 3.18, 366b23 ( O'C. 783 ).

II

(a) act of invoking (the construction is a.¤ x fri y act of invoking, appealing to x against y, in order to obtain someth. from y): a.¤ trócaire frib gl. obsecro itaque uos . . . per misericordiam Dei, Wb. 5c17 . digbail neich den praind ┐ attag nde fris to take away part of the meal, and to invoke God in the matter (i.e. by praying ut ne nos inducas in ten- tationem, etc.), Mon. Tall. 149.1 (§ 58) . iar natach anma dé do'n rechtairiu fris, SG 67.25 `after he (the steward) had adjured him by the name of God', Plummer MS. notes. a.¤ ṅdaibri ┐ dibi ┐ dothchernais fri diaid in domain dedenaig .i. ragaid cách i mmunigin a daidbri ┐ a dothchernais i nderiud domain, LL 24753 .

In phrases with follg. g s. a.¤ nuilc lit. an invoking of evil, used of curse, imprecation: ba hatach n-uilc ac cách dia chéle díb fria ré fotta iarsin `for a long time afterwards it was a form of cursing one another among them', BColm. 58.14 . The sense of a.¤ drochbérlai is not clear: se comartha déc droch-thacrai .i. . . . a.¤ droch-berla ilar nathise, LL 345e6 . atach ndroichbhérla .i. bheith anchainnteach, O'Cl. Perh. also in: ocht dtrátha ar atach árach `eight hours to implore safeguards', Dán Dé xxiv 2 .

(b) act of praying, beseeching (with gen. of God, person): oc atach dé `praying to God', Mon. Tall. 130.12 (§ 7) . dia degattoch, RC xx 136.16 (ACC). atach cāin an Coimdi, ZCP x 347 § 17 . ac atach ┐ ac etarguidi in Comded, YBL 84az . rachuaid ... d'attuch Priaim, LL 243a6 ( TTr. 1947 ). t'atach ┐ do molad to pray to thee and to praise thee, Rawl. B 512 f. 41d (Plummer MS. notes). déana atach Dé dom dhíon, A. Ó Dálaigh xxvii 1 .

With IMM of thing prayed for: oté diar n-attug im chobair doib, Anecd. i 41.2 . ag atach an duilem (sic) im furtacht, ZCP vi 51.22 . ag techt chuige . . . da atach um reite riu, Rel. Celt. ii 204.18 .

(c) prayer, request. In Laws, plea, demand: uaisliu thernaightisi ┐ tresi tu attaig the strength of thy prayer, LB 260a47 (cf. RC xxvi 368.15 ). issed attach adessam, Thes. ii 300.2 ( Hy. i 4 ). dosgnit duthracht nataigh (guidhe, v.l.) forsan cCoimdhe, BNnÉ 324 § 37 . dob feirde dó an tatach sin, FM v 1570.17 . Legal: aircsi ┐ atach ┐ taircsiu dlighidh, O'Don. 2352 ( Rawl. B 506 f. 40c ). dul for atach ndícumaing, O'Don. 543 ( H. 3.17, 435 ). ? atach rig rindad ramud `the demand of a king for the cutting of his roads', Laws iii 306.7 Comm. Transfd. of God: is e bás ┐ crith ┐ atach na ndúl he whom the elements beseech, Todd Lect. vi 69.2 . Note also: ar atach (aslach, v.l.) ndiabail at the Devil's request, instigation, BNnÉ 321 § 26 .

III Various: a.¤ dā derbrāthar inso (fanciful description of wound), TBC² 2837 . athach (sic) da dearbhbhrathar .i. íarraidh dá dearbhbrathar, O'Cl. trí fóindil drochbanais: foindil scél ┐ ataid ┐ airberntais (oppd. to the trí fostai dagbanais . . . gensa . . .), Triads 181 . do dénam síd ┐ attaig `intercession of peace', Arch. Hib. iv 204 . In legal phrases: a.¤ saíre `Bitte um Freiheit', plea for freedom, appar. used concretely for a number of people wishing to become free tenants of a lord, cf. in fichitmad rann do ina atach sechtar crich for his prayer (i.e. for those who ask him for friendship) (Thurn.), Ir. Recht 51 . int atach saíre co seotu no cen seotu, ceithri beimmena forro sidhe `die ''Bitte um Freiheit'' mit Wertgegenständen oder ohne Wertgegenstände', 50.2 , 13 . ? crō armedōn .i. téit mōrtūaith īarna n-atugh do sochrait aiccme bīs hūadhaib hi céin, Ériu i 215.4 . In chevilles: ní ha.¤ ṁbille, Fél. Aug. 8 (p. 175) . fri a.¤ n-án, SR 6705 .