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éccíallach adj o-ā (neg. of cíallach) wanting sense, foolish :
eigciallach v.l. of eccrionna BNnÉ 244 (18th cent. MS.).

éccíallaid, -e adj(cíall) (a) wanting sense, irrational :
for graigibh eciallaidibh na n-echradh, CCath. 3127 . na
5mbótháinteadh ┐ na n-anmann n-eicciallaidh FM vi 2016.15 .
do bhethodhachaibh égciallaidhe, O'Hussey T.C. 28 . gona
bheathadhchuibh égiallaidhe, Luc. Fid. 34 . ré brumachaibh
éigciallaidhe, TSh. 3438 . (b) beside oneself ; frantic, head-
strong : urrach allmarda écíallaidhe `a savage, frantic
10haul
' CCath. 1829 . do éirigh...a mhuinter go hécciallaidh
allmharadha ITS v 36 . eirge at[h]lam eigiallaidhi do denam,
Celt. Rev. iv 12.1 . YBL 337b8 . 338a7 . ón chath ḟossaidh
éigiallaidh `stubborn headstrong fighters' TD 16.56 .

éccíallda : adjsee éccíalla. ré hóig-eachaibh éigciallda
15( = jumentis insipientibus Ps. xlviii 13 ) TSh. 1391 . Cf.
preceding.

eccim ? adj at-chondairc sí cruth ┐ comdelb, heccim ┐
écosc, timthach ┐ arm ┐ erriud...cach miled fo leith
LL 221a5 = TTr. 280 . Cf. cindas na hecgmi na taicgme
20bhá tecat Ulaid isin tulaig TBC 5164 . sochraid indas ind
eícmi ┐ inn airm ┐ inn eirrid LL 231ax = TTr. 1041
( = indas in toichmi TTr². 498 . LL 402b23 ). Cf. LL
236b1 , cited under éicne (end of art.).

éccin(n)te adj(neg. of cinnte) undetermined , hence (a)
25 uncertain, doubtful : rop ecindti leó a toighecht doridisi D iv
2, 41 [39]vb 6 . gurab obann éigcinnte uair an bháis,
TSh. 785 . As subst. in an extended sense : imdha a huilc
'sa héigcinnte `her evils and uncertainties' O'Gr. Cat. 466 .
(b) indefinite : im fiachaib eiccindti `indefinite debts'
30 Laws v 122 Comm. ceart .i. im cinnti, dlige .i. um ecinnte
`indefinite claims' 162 (gl. on : tech as nacon damar ceart
na dlige do duine 160 ). a bfearund in fir na damund cert um
cindti, na dliged um ecinnte 206 Comm. iv 52.14 Comm.
nuimhir éccinnte do mhuintir an gobernora FM v 1844 .
35 uimhir éigcinnte (opp. to áireamh cinnte a definite number)
Content. vi 86 . TSh. 7862 . (c) infinite, unlimited : Gailian
Ipocráid amhra | gér bh' égcinnte a n-eladhna, O'Gr. Cat.
556.5 . go bpianaibh éigcinnte gan ḟoircend, O'Hussey TC
131 . naomhthacht éigcinnte nách éidir do mhedoghadh 94 .

40 éccin(n)tech adj o-ā (neg. of cinntech), (a) indefinite, undeter-
mined (in sense, extent or number), uncertain : is ecintech
in gním arafolmathar (gl. futurum cum incertum sit) Sg
147b4 . is ecintech in tert-persan the third person is indefinite
211b10 . athgabail ecinntech `not the exact measure (of
45the claim but) distress
' Laws i 64.19 Comm. smachtgilli
ecinntech 276.8 Comm. (tar ceart no dligedh .i.) im
fiachuib cinntacha .i. im ecinntach ascertained debts...not
ascertained
ii 70.9 Comm. saor ┐ daor .i. cinntech ar
ecinntech sin ar na uile daine i Senchas Mar certain for
50uncertain
(i.e. definite, fixed categories) i 42.3 Comm.
The phr. cinntech ar éccintech is frequently applied to the
use of a definite number to express an unascertained one
like Engl. in round numbers : cet cell cosa taet tonn mara
┐ cintech ar ecintech ann ACC 93 ( RC xx 270 ). cóic cét
55óenach immosech | cid cintech ar écintech, Met. Dinds. iv
158 . Hence, with no number expressed, to denote a vast
indefinite number : co ro marbhadh cinntech ar eccintech
díobh `an unascertained number' FM vi 2028 z . cinntech
ar eccinntech da gach cenel eiscc [sic leg.] Leb. Gab. i 266 .
60(b) infinite, unbounded, innumerable : is cindtech ┐ is
eicindtech...airem muintiri nime .i. cindtech em i lleth fria
Dia ┐ ecindtech i leth fria dainib YBL 169b28 = PH 6217 .
airem ar immatt eccintech reckoning an infinite number
CCath. 4401 . robo aiream for eccinteach, Expug. Hib.
65 37 .