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45 ecal adj(<*ek(s)gal, an exception to the rule that in
adjectival compds. ā-stems become i-stems, Thurneysen
KZ 44, 115 ). Cf. ecail.
I Fearful, timorous: ecal .i. cen gail, O'Mulc. 354 .
egal .i. gin gal aige, Corm. Y 551 . ecal cech uamnach,
50 Tec. Corm. § 13.20 . ecal cach athgonaid he who has been
wounded is cautious
(gl. on: ál cech angtha) § 13.23 n.
andgid cech ecal § 13.25 . udmall cach n-ecol, Arch. iii
230 . ecal ar bás (gl. ignavam vitam) Ml 109d1 . nibbát
ecal SC 25 . eirg fó baithis ar Petar | rissin rig narbut
55ecal LB p. 80 = Fél.¹ xxxvi (Jan. 18 n.) Ri rosaer Petur |
ba hecgal ria n-a bádud SR 7394 . nochar é in t-egal
uaimhnech no timorous coward Acall. 1592 . n p. commimmis
ecil hi fochidib (gl. non dedit Deus nobis spiritum timoris)
Wb 29d16 . comdar ecla faebair, Todd Nenn. 138 = BB
60 204b28 . Cf. biat ecla ria Cass, Proc. RIA iii 550 §
30 = LL 147a36 .
II Something to be feared, a danger: nirb ecal doib ni
and they had nothing to fear there PH 226 . ZCP vi 48.16 .
fad na reimhsi leagar lim | eagal a cinn treimhsi thall the
65length of the course allowed to me will prove a peril yonder
after a space
IGT, Decl. ex. 1371 . méad ar gceana is
eagal ann, Dán Dé xvii 19 = YBL 392a . eagal mo char as
a chumann | ná rabh Peadar umam fuar, Studies 1919, 75 .
ní ba heccal dó faobhra (of a limb rendered invulnerable)
5 BNnÉ 293 . ní heagal duit `thou needest not fear' Keat.
iii 1021 . Common in phr. is e. ¤ limm I fear, apprehend:
ecol leo mochscelie den oclaich RC xii 88.9 . rob ecal lium
mo thogaethad ó diabul PH 1549 . ni hecal latsu Dia 2886 .
ní aorfainn, níor eagal lais, | dreagan do ṡaorchlainn
10Ṡéarlais TD 23.19 . With the connotation likelihood, proba-
bility: a Chiarraoi caoinidh Éamonn | díbh ní heagal
aithréallann [sic leg.] another champion is not to be expected
Ó Bruad. ii 146 .
COMPD.: ¤ mór: in énlaith ecal-mór `formidable' Met.
15Dinds. iii 258 .

ecán n craw, crop: eagán TD 34.16 . craw eagán éin,
Begley-MacCurtin .

ecar: xsee ecor.

ecartad: n ar atagammar e. ¤ in tṡlóig móir immuind do
20cach leith LL 220a26 = TTr. 222 ` pouring out.'

ecartha, -ch: xsee ecor—

écath n a fish-hook: ǽcath gl. hamus Sg 4a6 . ecne...ō
ēcad cach airchis ēsc is ēcad, O'Mulc. 361a . ēcad .i.
sāith ecca .i. biad n-ecca .i. pisci (= bait?) 355 . Cf.
25 atlochur do Dia i n-étad | innocht dom ḟeis oenḟéccad (v.l.
hénecad, einécad) `a single morsel ' ZCP iii 212 .

1 ecca ? ind ecca sin TBC² 1494 = is acca a rad TBC 2086 .

2 ecca ? n daoine becca, étach n-ecca, ilar coca (pro-
phesying degenerate days) ZCP viii 196 . Cf. ec.

30 éccaem adj(neg. of coem) unkindly, unlovely: as gram. t.:
ruidles don insci aicenta cæmh; diles don insci aicenta
ecæm `natural kindly gender...natural unkindly gender'.
Auraic. 842 = aiccenta euccaom 3709 YBL.

1 éccaín adj(neg. of caín) rough; unseemly, ugly: ecaín
35(gl. indecentem) Bcr 43c2 . eccáin gl. indecens ZCP vii 481
( Enchir. Aug. 73a ). Fuamnach Midir marb co hecain |
garb di ┐ d'Étain a hét LL 137a29 . Cf. bun ar éagcaoin
(?) Ó Bruad. ii 118 .

2 éccaín n complaining, groaning: re lucht coimheda
40an cuirp caoimh | doní a easlainte d'eccaóin BNnÉ 277 .
eochan et eagaoin TBC 2253 v.l. tuc ecain don gnim co
ngrain, Ériu v 246 may be an ex. of this word. eaccaoin
synon. of eagnach, osnadh, uchbhadhach, Kirk .

éccaínde adj(2 eccaín) grievous, plaintful : luc ifernnach
45ecainde ZCP iii 34.6 .

éccaíne n(possibly fr. 1 éccaín with primary meaning
friction, discomfort: The first syll. undoubtedly came to
be identified with éc death and the word is in usage a
synonym of coíne) groaning, lamentation, mourning: gen.
50 athach écaine (: cētaīne) SR 8103 . do-lluid chucu M....
d'ḟuatuch Étáine co n-úath | dia mbái écáine iltúath, Met.
Dinds. iii 350 (= is annsin rothócbatar banntrocta fer
nErinn a ngáiri guil IT i 128 ). rotirmai sécáine uilc |
d'ingnais Étáine 352 (= rotirmaiss écaine ocus mór olcc...
55duit bith i n-ingnaiss do mna IT i 129z ). nior erig riam
gan eccaine (of a wounded warrior) TBC 2253 St.
égaine gan taithleach lamentation without appeasement
(of sinners in torment) RC xxiv 382 . nochar chuirset
riam co sé | ēnchath as mó egcaine, Acall. 1142 . damhna
60eccáoine, Buile Ṡ. § 67 . ní dhó as mhó ḟuil ar n-éagcaoine,
Gofraidh Fionn, Ir. Monthly 1919, 168 . i ndeaghaidh
mh'éagaoine after my lamentation TD 3.50 . go
gcualadar éagcaoine Thaidhg T.'s moaning Keat. ii 4571 .
thuilleas éagcaoine na marbh who earn the reproaches of the
65dead
TSh. 4572 .
As vn.: ra gab C. ac écáine ┐ ac airchisecht Fir diad
TBC 4005 . isbert Conall na briathrasa oc egaine Concobair
in lamentation for C.('s death) Ériu viii 172 . ac écaine in
fhir nóim do crochad PH 2441 . robadar icá n-écaine co
5fata, Acall. 3423 . ic uchbadhaigh ┐ ac egáini moir, CCath.
500 . Buile Ṡ. § 66 . complaining (of): cid tai d'accaine ┐
d'egaine, a ingen ? YBL 63b33 . is córa duit...t'imned
d'écáine fris, Mer. Ulix 222 (D iv 2). gun Róimh ag
éagcaoine a huilc TD 24.24 . ag éagcaoine na guaise
10 bewailing the peril TSh. 2126 . a éagcaoine é féin do
bheith ag dul ar seachrán 9591 . ag éagcaoine ar Dhia ris
féin 4250 .