baccach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. baccach or dil.ie/5075
Last Revised: 2013

adj o, ā (1 bacc)

I lame: icais in mac mbacach, Vita Br. 39. is and ro gonad Mac Con/cor b.¤ ríam, Ériu xiv 159 § 27 ( LL 3383 ). da mbia an t-ech bacach, Celtica ii 52.109 . robúi in leoghan breoiti, b.¤ , ZCP vi 61.16 . do bhí sé bacach ann a ladhairg, Gen. xxxii 31. Metr. of metres containing shortened line: randaigecht b.¤ mor, IT iii 79 § 49. sedradh bhacach, 88 § 108. See Murphy Metrics 84.

II As subst.

(a) lame person: bacuchu gl. luscu, Thes. ii 316.15 (Hy. ii). imthecht dona bacachaibh the lame made to walk, Blathm. 37. bacach ┐ caech ┐ clam ┐ daisechtach, Vita Br. 38. na bacaigh, Laws iii 170.13 Comm. do-ni bacach don n-ech caimingnech goes lame, Celtica ii 52.91 . do-rat Isu . . . a rusca do na dallaib, ┐ imtecht do na baccachaib, PH 4533.

Of the raven’s cry: mad laoch clerech is bacach adeir an fiach `if it be a lay cleric (?) the raven says bacach´ Ériu viii 121 .

(b) Name of a disease; polio (?) (Ir. Hist. Stud. vi 185 ): pestis que dicitur b.¤ cum uentris profluuio , AU i 156.15 = bacach, RC xvii 221.21 (Tig.), CS 116.15 .