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60 ésca(e), éisce n io, n., later m. nom. æscæ Bcr 33d5 .
æscae Sg 61a26 . aesca Bcr 33b1 . (with art.) a n-ésca
3d . in t-ésca , CCath. 258 . ésca éisce IGT, Decl. § 2 . acc.
(with art.) a n-æscae Bcr 33b18 . esca, MacCarthy 396.
12 = BB 48b9 . dat. escu Bcr 32a6 . esca PH 6988 .
65 gen. aescai Bcr 3c . Thes. ii 40.32 . æsci 39.27 . escai
41.28 . AU 1023 . (with art.) ind escai . ib. éscai, CCath.
3942 . ésci Bcr 32a8 . CCath. 450 . (with art.) ind
ésci PH 5072 . ésca LU 36a23 . esca BB 42b7 . esga
21b32 . eisci, CCath. 849 . the moon: aesca bís com-
5matain os talam (gl. pernox luna) Bcr 33b1 . esga (gl. luna)
Ir. Gl. 234 . cach mí aescai every lunar month Bcr 3c .
grian gel...ocus esca SR 7917 . Arch. iii 242.14 . esca
.i. aos-ca, ar atat aosa ili and o aon co trichait, Corm.
Y 572 . do thoscélad aís ésci Bcr 32a8 . ercrai escai
10 AU 1023 . CCath. 849 . mar ésga a n-am urdhubhuidh,
Studies 1918, 453 . co tartsom grein ┐ esca friu (as
guarantees), MacCarthy 396.12 = BB 48b9 . Keat. iii
588 (éasca). pn
As complimentary epithet: a éisgi derg os gach dhún
15 IGT, Decl. ex. 88 . a éasga an einigh (to the Virgin Mary),
A. Ó Dálaigh xiv 5 . a éasga as ghloine ná an ghrian xxii 1 .

escach adj watery (?): inis amlaidh diandorala muir an
escach, Anecd. i 54 § 34 .

1 escaid n bog: see esca.

20 2 escaid n(see Ped. ii 606 ; Vendryes, RC xlv 167 -
170 ) cleansing (esp. of removing vermin): oc escaid a
lēne TBC² 1118 . ní talla a leni de acht mad fria...nighi
nó eascaith, Ériu vii 140.19 . ben ic aiscid a chind IT
ii1 181.196 . Ériu ii 22.23 . can aisce coisi na chinn
25(on Sunday), O'D. 1948 .

éscaid adj i prompt, willing, alert, quick, eager; speedy,
swift (cf. esceth .i. nepscith, Corm. Y 521 . esced .i.
es[s]cith .i. ni scith ar aurlataid, O'Mulc. 435 ): am escid-
sea for atha FB 35 . laech alaind escaid TBC 5335 .
30 intí is laind ┐ is escaid, gresed in lesc ( = alacer et impiger)
PH 5825 . laind ┐ escaid iar toil ┐ iar comairle a menman
4744 . athlum i n-imguin ┐ esgaid a n-eangnam, Fianaig.
76.11 . ní ba roescaid ar ná ba dáiscuir do not bustle too
much (be not over-officious
) Tec. Corm. 19.33 . IT i 214.10
35(roescid). oclaich escaidhe uretroma utmalla, CCath.
5371 . re sliasdaibh eich ésgaidh of a swift (or spirited?)
steed
IGT, Decl. ex. 1225 . for a ngabraibh escaidi,
D iv 2, 57 [55]vb11 . le taidhlibh each n-ésguidhe IGT,
Decl. ex. 838 . dá mbeinn éasgaidh n-aigeanta `if my spirits
40were nimble
' Ir. Review 1913, 624 . ná bí éasgaidh ar
h'aimhleas, Dánta Gr.² 105.2 . eusgaidh fá na gcuid do
thabairt uatha, 1 Tim. vi 18 . grása le a ndiongnam toil
Dé coimhéusgaidh re hainglib nimhe, Parrthas Anma
125.5 = Luc. Fid. 77.4 . an rosg atá aneasgaigh | geárr
45ó budh easgaidh isi a short time since it was lively
Miscell. Celt. Soc. 340.19 . Adv.: dunad do gabáil co
hellom ┐ co héscaid TBC 431 . co laind ┐ co héscaid as
taburtha ind almsu PH 6030 . bidh co humal éscaid
indraic , humble, willing, upright ZCP vi 272.16 . ergid
50a ogu...co hescaid MR 122.1 . do freccradar Goill go
soinnimh sair-ésccaidh é FM iii 232.1 . aithech...gebid
ar n-eich co escaid LL 207a4 = RC vii 296.114 . Duan. Ḟ. i
29.16 (hésgaidh). ní ro étadh anísin co héscaid `was not
readily got
' TTr.² 1443 . docuaidh...co prap, primescaid,
55 ZCP vi 45.15 . is é. ¤ lim I am ready, eager for: nír escaidh
le B. in cuid rainic do féin do roinn re nech B. was loth to
share
Acall. 920 . ni rabusa lá nach budh éscaid lém labra
riut 7913 . aister ba ésgaidh linn a journey we took
readily
O'Gr. Cat. 352.25 . adhbhar béime don taoibh
60theas | éasgaidh libh é mar aighneas anything dishonouring
to the south you are ready to use as argument
Content. xvii
9 . na heirgead uaib d'innsaigid na himreasna acht cach aen
ris a héscaidh a hindsaighidh let none of you go...save such
as are eager to approach it
MR 126.8 . Compar.: nach éasga
65chríochnuigheas an reathaidhe a réim...ioná mar chríoch-
nuigheas an duine a bheatha, TSh. 7634 . As superl.:
robtar iatt...teachta robtar eallmha ésccaidhe dia erḟuagra
[sic leg.] the speediest messengers Hugh Roe 290.11 (f. 76b) .
Cf. dí laim escaide fri nem RC xv 491.4 , where escaide
5seems pp., the arms extended towards heaven (?). Cf.
eiscsiu. Further down we have di laim fœna the arms
hanging down
.