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5 eochair n one of the lower flanges of the triangular or
60 leaf-shaped spear-head (?): ro gab Aengus in crimall [a spear]
anuas da healchaing ┐ tuc buille di a Cellach cor marbustar
he; cor ben a heochair dar suil Cormaic coro lethchaech hé
┐ ro ben a hurlunn a ndruim rechtaire na T. aca tarraing a
Cellach, Laws iii 82 z ; cf. other versions of the story:
65 og tabairt do an gai a broind an maic taraill in slabrad
(brefe na slabraidi LU. brefne a slabradige H 3.17 ) dar
suil Cormaic...┐ conecmaing a hirland a n-edan an rechtaire,
Anecd. i 16.13 (similarly Ériu iii 136.3 ). atroeraid Oengus
in tsleig triit. bi dano indala slabrad suil ind rig ... in tan
5do sreng in sleig a dochum rodbi fochoir na sleigi triasind
deogbaire, Rawl. 131b31 (where fochoir seems a by-form of
eochair). This passage in Laws iii 82 is apparently referred
to in: eochraib aithre [leg. áithe ?] aithighi, in an
obscure rhetoric on A.'s crime, Laws v 266.8 . Cf. also,
10perhaps: no thorc n-eocraide (a chattel liable to seizure in
certain cases), with gl.: in torc cusna eochraib aithi, cusna
fiaclaib bir-athi .i. muc corusa fine .i. amail eochra aithe a
fiacla v 444.16 Comm.
Cf. (e)ochair-gér under 7 eochair. pn
15Here perhaps: Ailill Ochair Aga LU 22a32 = RC ix
452.4 , where Stokes takes Ochair as g s. and translates `A.
of the edge of battle
,' but the word, whatever its meaning,
is possibly in apposition to Ailill, despite the fact that it
does not alter with the gen. in : mac Ailello Ochair Aga,
20 Anecd. i 51.7 .

6 eochair n`a keystone, a corner-stone, an angle or nook '
P. O'C. Cf. eochuir .i. cromdīrech, Corm. Y 546 = O'Mulc.
369 , and 7 eochair.

7 eochair, ochair n(the latter form is the usual one in
25early texts and is probably the older; cf. 2 fochair) an
edge, border, rim: eochair .i. imeal, O'Cl. dessid Moisi ...
for ochair na conaire SR 3746 . 6578 . fo eochair na
habhunn, Acall. 1839 (a fochur [leg. -uir ?] na ha. v.l. ). conici
leth-eochair in feraind boundary, limit Laws iv 20.21 Comm.
30 amal timchellas tond mara moir ochra (eochra v.l.) cuan ┐
calad, Celt. Rev. x 314.21 = TTebe 3093 . Duma na mban...
ar a ochair uachtarach BB 351b43 = innell, Met. Dinds. i
18.62 . Bile Tortan...doruart mor sin dia ochair BB
410a38 (= eochair, Met. Dinds. iv 240.12 ). doronait ochra
35ammalta i cosmailius bili bernaig do bordaibh in catha
cechtarda `serried edges' CCath. 5838 .
COMPDS. (in some of the exx. given below the meaning
of (e)ochair is doubtful): ocharbádud?: do batar fora
n-ocharbádhudh (imbaghadh v.l.) `were shipwrecked'
40 CCath. 2116 . robúi for ocharbadhudh (imbadad v.l.)
`drowning' 2149 .
¤ bél edge of mouth, lips (?): in cuvur-uanfadh ic
tepersain a gingobaibh ┐ a heocurbelaibh na n-ech `muzzles'
CCath. 4957 . Cf. áth Unchi Eochairbéoil, Met. Dinds.
45 iii 98.24 . U. Ochairbél...is de asberar ochairbel de, fo
daig ni labrad Unci acht tri lathi ┐ tri aidchi ria Samain
┐ iar Samuin LL 193a14 .
¤ bláith smooth-edged: a haighleannaibh iomdhoimhne
eochairbhláithe na n-oirear `deep, clear-winding creeks'
50 ML 44.27 .
¤ bord edge, rim: corrthar ... immá ochorbord inn
inair sin LL 237b22 (= TTr. 1536 ). rasudigit sretha...di
ruadramaib ara ochorborddaib (of a ship) 219b31 = TTr.
109 (`bulwark-edges'). dar eochar-bordaib in aigeoin,
55 TTebe 1167 .
¤ brecc (?)-speckled, epithet of salmon: éicni áilli
ochorbrecca LL 219b40 = TTr. 196 . na héicne áille
eochurbrecca, Acall. 3762.2476 (`in their graduated hues'
SG ii 165 ). 2332 (`in their diversely shaded hues' SG ii
60161 ).
¤ chimas fringe (?): fri hocharchimsaibh an cathbairr,
CCath. 5276 . dar ochurchimsaib na n-assan iarnaidhe
5867 .
¤ chless name of a feat (?): oc imbert chless .i. eter
65ubullcless ... et rothcless et ocharcless ... ZCP ix 155.22
= ochtarcleas TBC² 1504 (otar LU). ragabsatar dá sciath-
chliss ...┐ a n-ocht n-ocharchliss TBC 3556 (n-ochracha
cliss St). docuadar ara clesaibh gaile ┐ gaisgid .i. seacht
n-ocaircleasa, etc. ZCP x 302.18 .
5 ¤ chróebach? do roighne sgiath n-órdha n-eochuircrao-
bhaigh ML 128.16 .
¤ druimm outer-ridge: cona cruinnchimsaib ... arna
coimeccur inn ochur-druimnib a n-uamann (of quivers),
CCath. 5456 .
10 ¤ gér sharp-edged: do slennaib aithi ochurgera na slegh,
CCath. 5899 . Cf. 5 eochair.
¤ glan clean-brinked: srotha eocharglana, Lism.L. 3709 .
¤ glas green-edged: a haibhnibh aillib ochurglassa,
CCath. 5221 . ceithri bliadna Crimthaind cais | osan Erinn
15eocharglas [sic] BB 47b16 = immelglais LL 129a13 .
¤ gorm blue-surfaced (?); when used of the sea blue-
rimmed would suit very well, and might be suggested
by the horizon line, but when applied simply to spring
water the meaning is not clear; it would seem that
20the epithet has in such cases been carried over
mechanically from contexts where blue-rimmed is suit-
able: ind ḟairgge eithrech ochargorm TBC 5028
(eochair-g. St) 4755 . 5976 . tipra Chonnlai... | bói fon
aibeis n-eocharguirm, Met. Dinds. iii 292.10 . ic mall-
25ascnam in mara eocairguirm, CCath. 3352 (ocur-, ochur-
v.l.). for tencaisin na haibheisi eochairguirme 1447 . táinic
ródbhuindi d'uisqi eocharghorm asin carraic, Acall. 3629 .
in dabuch do línad d'uisci eocharghorm 419 . do chuir in
t-uisqi eocharghorm im a ghnúis 1834 . tipra...dobérsa
30duib for a lár | usce eochargorm 3607 (`sparkling' SG ii
195 ). ar uiscidhib ochargorma 7229 n. criochaib eochair-
ghormai na hAlban RC xxix 110.17 .
¤ immel outer edge: eochair-imle an mhara .i. imil
┐ uilleanna an mhara edges and angles (?) O'Cl. s.
35 eochair. uas eochair-imlib mara Toirrian TBC² 2493 . go
heochair-imlibh na habonn TBC 3877 (St). TTebe 875 .
a heocharimlib tṡleibe Fuait, Acall. 5322 . 6591 . 7297 . in
curchin...ind eochar-imill in lochai, Aisl. MC 119.31 . fa
eochairimlibh an mhara RC xxix 140.15 ; 144.30 . ZCP vi
4050.30 . caistiall baoi for eochair-imeal an chuain, Hugh
Roe² 17.14 (f. 9b) . a fhir ocharimmil chuicid Ulad `of
the march
' RC x 365.31 . Cf. bratt...co n-achárimlib argit
LL 267b31 = MU 38.12 .
¤ snám swimming or floating by the shore (?): bet
45san chorn ar eocharsnám SG 239.20 . for ochursnam ina
cru fein, CCath. 5126 , cf. 6116 . do cing in lan mara fona
rathannaib go mbadar for ogursnam (ochur~ v.l.) for ur na
hinnsi 2642 .