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1 ercaid v (a) fills: in nglaschéo mór ra ercc in comás
eter nem ┐ talmain filled the space TBC 5042 (= ro lion in
forbas St. ro lin na glendu TBC² 3110 ). 5055 . earcdaois na
65sluaigh .i. do liondáois na sluaigh, O'Cl. under ercadh (cf.
for Emain erctais na sl. BB 395a35 = a hE. éirgset, Met.
Dinds. iv 44.17 ). Here, perhaps, the following: triar fer
... roda erc bruth ocus brigh, Anecd. ii 61.17 . Feradach
... | ercad cech n-ing co n-ilgráin LL 132a5 . im-Mag nÁï
5erctais fuidb which spoils used to fill Met. Dinds iv 44.22 .
SR 4009 . TFerbe 884 . 893 . Mag nElta erctais curaig ( no
curaid) LL 161a33 = Met. Dinds. iii 108.65 (see note ib. 497 ).
i ndail Emna ercdair sáir IT i 79.20 (see varr.). The form
erctha, frequent in obscure chevilles, seems in some cases
10to be pres. 3 pl. rel. (cf. toingthe TBC² 3625 . toigthe 717
LU). a hEmain erctha carpait which chariots fill (?) RC
xiv 402.1 . Cf. 2 ercaid, and erctha.
(b) abounds, increases (?): co ro hercad grād Dē and
ZCP xiii 25.9 = BB 266b14 . andar lat batar frossa
15findnémand erctais ina cend used to abound (?) TBC 208
(of teeth; possibly were sprinkled,cf. 2 ercaid b). maic Ḟ.,
ercad graig whose steeds were prolific (?) Met. Dinds. iv
56.187 .

2 ercaid v(a) pricks, pierces, wounds; reddens (cf.
20 2 erc): oc Elpa ... rodn-erca saiget gelain a lightning-shaft
pierced him
LL 132b3 . Cf. earcam `I paint or colour red
... I kill, bleed
' P. O'C.
(b) adorns, displays, makes known (? cf. O'Mulc. 414 ,
cited s. 7 erc): here perhaps: tri cóicta gol, erctha raind |
25im Chlidna `as staves declare' Met. Dinds. iii 210.11 . i 46.7 .
RC xiv 426.7 . (O'Clery's: earca rainn .i. dobheireadh ba
ar rannaibh gave kine for verses, does not suggest that he
understood the phrase.) Cf. also: clann Amargin ercctha
chned ZCP viii 218.1 (= ercda cned 333.19 ). Ohel, Abia
30erctha buáid SR 5513 (possibly this belongs to 1 ercaid: who
increase triumph
?). ocht rig coecat ... o Amalgaid erccait
māil | co Domnall as champions declare (?) ZCP ix 462 § 2 .
For ro herc m'úald, Arch. iii 216 § 8 , we should perhaps
read ro sherc (= ro sherg).

35 erchad?: ind dubnél nemi | glass erchad | imfaebor derg |
crua credbaigthi, TFerbe 183 ( IT iii 476 ).

erchailed? n hindering, stopping: earchaileadh .i.
crosadh, O'Cl. perhaps from airchaill, but cf. érchoíliud.

erchennchaide adj(air- ?), certainly, certain: ercheann-
40chaidhe .i. fírchinnte fixed, settled O'Cl. Cf. airchenn.

erchóat: xsee airchót.

érchoíliud u, m. (vn. of as-rochoíli). (a) definition;
decision, determination, resolve: n s. in t-ærchoiliud Ml 22c3 .
in t-ǽrchoiliud 136d6 . in t-erchoiliud inna diglae Dæ
45(gl. decretum) 31d1 . herchoilud fabulae definition of
Acr 13b2 ( Thes. ii 6 ). herchoíliuth folaith (gl.
nomen) Sg 27b9 . mad hinunn herchoiliud ┐ accidentia
doib 188d7 . a s. erchoiliud nominis (gl. definitionem)
188a10 . d s. dond érchoiliud Ml 22c3 . dund e. ¤ ib. g s.
50 ind ærchoiltea (gl. decreti) 26d13 . n p. ind ærchoilti (gl. vota)
74d9 . erchoilti ib. a p. mo ærchoíltiusa (gl. vota mea)
132c15 . Cf. inna fírérchoílte Sg 199b3 . nib é erchailiud
lat: is hé so fit nocaithiub dogres `do not make a resolution'
Mon. Tall. § 47 . Here perhaps: fer do airgair a bith-
55erchuiliud `a man whom his perpetual injunction has for-
bidden it
' (of one not entitled to interest for the loan of his
weapons, explained in Comm. as a retired warrior who goes
on pilgrimage) Laws v 420.10 (cf. Stokes on O'Dav. 512 ).
ethech cen erchoiliud lying without restraint, reckless false-
(?) ZCP iii 26.1 = éthech cen erchuiliud, Ériu vii
152.27 . Cf. also erchailed, supra.
(b) a solution, a legal pronouncement, sentence: érchóiliud
[ércuiled, erchailed MSS.] .i. is tré erchóiliud
[erchaoiled, erchailedh MSS.] foillsighter aincesa in betha,
65 O'Dav. 812 .
Cf. ercailud, ercaile, Laws iii 94.14 , 19 . and dligid
anidhan urchailedh (urchaoladh, v.l.), Anecd. iii 14.20 .