2 cathach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 cathach or dil.ie/8348

ā, f. (subst. use of 1 c.) relic, reliquary, taken to battle to ensure victory: tri meirgi . . . .i. in Ch. ┐ in Clog Padraic . . . ┐ in Mísach Cairnig, RC xxiii 404.15 ( Aided M. 217 ). c.¤ Iarlaithe do sarughudh le Dal Cais, RC xviii 152.6 = iar saruccadh cathaighe Iarlaithe, CS 336.2 . Of Colm Cille's psalter: iomcoimhéd cathaighe Colaim Cille, FM v 1612.7 (see n.). ro beanadh bheós an ch.¤ Colm Chille amach, iv 1232.20 . Of St Caillín: ro ordaig . . . C. c.¤ . . . do Conmaicnib do bris[iud catha] rompa (of a hazel cross), Fen. 194.3 . ? Cf. a ch.¤ Ché (of a chieftain), DDána 110.50 . Perh. also enclosure : imain i catha (? leg. cathaig) saeth bedhgaidh driving into an enclosure infected by bedgach CIH i 6.25 , EIF 197 n. 90 . Cf. Contract Law 315-16 .