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1 engach adj o-ā noisy, vociferous (?): eanghach .i.
glorach no cainnteach, O'Cl. engach .i. en-guach .i. duine
55labar-guach, O'Mulc. 400 . enghach .i. bregach no cainntech,
O'C. 968 < H 3.18, 416 . Aed Engach (.i. en fíachach .i.
en uisci no quod verius est .i. labar) ZCP xii 237z . aniar
ind odur engach (of the west wind) SR 72 . fri clainn
n-engaig nIacoib 4122 . 4718 . co túatha nAmmon n-engach
60 5578 . ialla ainble engacha | imriadat cech n-iath (of bird
flocks) 8125 . a hua engach Athemas (Saul to Michal)
6006 . cid ēige, a aithig engaig? ZCP viii 264.19 . fer
garb serb borb...engach anbal, Tec. Corm. § 28 . Héle
fáith...lestar lán cen áeb n-engaig | in Spírta... SR 7111 .
65 sluag étig engach, Met. Dinds. iii 20.259 . ág e. ¤ `a noisy
strife
' 404.11 . Cf. gasraid...āgmar engach, Cog. 160.7
(2 engach ?). dodechaid Lochru co rosir ┐ co engach co
cosnam ┐ cestaib fri Patraic `noisily' Trip. 44.15 = Arch. iii
14.18 and Todd Lect. v 6.13 . cach flaith...ó Nín co Léo
5lemnach...ro rím co hengach ZCP x 271.3 (heanghach
v.l.). Cf. ba henghach (nō hecgach) ro thacair fria a
mathair LB 222 b55 . ciarb engach, nirb imecal `innocent'
(i.e. = ennac) Fél. 238.10 . As subst.: (a) babbler,
prater (?): is tú in t-engach Iacób (Isaac to Jacob)
10 SR 2876 . (b) noise, vociferation, gabbling (?): ferr éstecht
inda hengach ZCP iv 468 § 1 . Cf. enchache and engaige.

2 engach adj o-ā: the meaning is not certain, but from
the contexts the most likely suggestion is: decorated with
piece-work (or patches, either joined together or laid on
15appliqué) so as to form stripes or a chequer or pattern;
this is suggested by the combination of epithets in CCath.
5312 (where allusion is no doubt to leather covering of
shield); then probably connected with 2 eng (a), q.v.; cf.
also O'Dav. 1056 (quoted ibid.): di sciathaib tuí tæbgela.
20┐ corcra condualcha ┐ engacha úanidi LL 235 b45 = TTr.
1402 . trí scēith engacha co dtuágmhilaibh fiondruine
forra TBC 5536 St. sciath engach uaine, Acall. 1035 .
Fianaig. 88.6 . CCath. 4946 . 5312 . Duan. Ḟ. i 35.18 . scabal
engach, Fianaig. 84.29 . étach e. ¤ , Acall. 6995 . (na hétaigi)
25engacha idlaighi órdaighi aladbreca 3410 n. inar engach
órsnáithech, SG 268.13 . cotún síoda soinemhuil | ...
engach `a silk jerkin...gussetted' Rel. Celt. ii 260.37 .
Here perhaps: meirge righ Breatan... | srol reandach,
gorm is geal | co heangach arna amhladh `in folds dis-
30played
' MR 228.16 (the transl., however, refers rather to
3 engach). Hence also variegated , eangach ` pied, parti-
coloured, striped ' P. O'C. : cach slis seng, cach sliasat
gel | bid engach dub fo deired streaked (mottled) and livid
(? of corruption of body aḟter death) Arch. iii 239.22 . Of
35 land, countryside, perh. in ref. to the patch-work effect of
fields as seen from an eminence: céile an chláir eangaigh
iubraigh, Top. Poems 84.24 . san iaith eangaigh Ḟódla-so,
Ó Bruad. iii 78.20 . See Measgra D., p. 250 .

3 engach adj o-ā grooved, undulating: eangach ` impressed,
40 grooved ' P. O'C. : ór engach `chased gold' Met. Dinds. iv
84.59 . Fig.: an táin mheidhreach...na gcúl ngleannach
n-eangach n-ómrach with undulating amber locks (of fair
women) Hackett xxvi 62 .

4 engach ? ind `eangach' gres gusmhar go rath, Met. Gl. ,
45 Eg. 21 . Cf. next.

5 engach n a net (?): painteár, dul, rib, eangach, Kirk =
Arch. iii 163.516 (éan a bpaintéar, Amos iii 5 ). Cf. eangach
úir-iaruinn `network of armour' O'Bruad. ii 136.6 . See
Measgra D., p. 250 .

50 engaid v(1 eng) pursues, tracks: engais Gabran cléir
chachta | ...for slicht Lurgan, Met. Dinds. iii 158.17 .
engsat in muicc... | dar cach ndairbre 408.11 , hence
probably: eangsad [sic leg.] .i. dochuadar ar eing no ar
lorg, O'Cl. s.v. eang.

55 engaige n(1 engach) scurrility (?): fosdacht re feirg...
agas éisteacht re héangaidhe, agas taoi re tagra ML 100.23 .
Cf. enchache.

engbaid adj i fierce, cruel: romarb Cailte cona neim |
d'urchuir [sic] aindisc rop engbaid `by a fatal cast that was
60cruel
' Acall. 6947 . fertan Find...ba fert fir andiuid
engmaid 4027 . Probably = angbaid.

englaimm n n, n. the thread in the shuttle in weav-
ing, woof: eanglaim .i. inneach, O'Cl. a p. englemen (gl.
licia), Thes. ii 47.20 ; 48.31 . Fig.: mochen a chlaidib
65Cherbaill! bat menic i mór-eṅglaim `oft hast thou been in
the great woof (of war)
' RC xx 9 § 1 . a p. atconnairc na
dairedha dluithi...do slegaibh os a cennaibh ┐ a n-englumma
aigh ┐ a[n-]innec[h] urbadha their woofs of battle and their
weft of bane
CCath. 5439 .