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etraigid v g (?) (see KM, Wortk. 49 ) has to do with,
has dealings with; interferes with: a meic Ciss clechtaig
... | na hettraig mac nIessé do not interfere with SR 6017 .
na ettruiccidh clann Eoghoin, Moirthimch. Érenn 27 . ni
65hetraigim rúna Dé (: teclaigim) SR 8001 . ni hetragim
dāla ban I do not meddle with women 3178 . past subj.
asbert in liaig fri C....na etraiged mnai `that he should not
have connexion with a woman
' Death-tales 8.9 . ond uair
atbath Noe nar | co aimsir...nAbram | ni frith dib oenfer
5fo leith | nohetraiged in Coimdeid SR 2684 (Strachan
would read nā he. treat with contumely (?) Verbal Syst.,
Index, s.v. )

etráin n(rarely -án ) f. (eter-áin, KM, Wortk. 49 ).
edráin, f. (gen. -ána, -áine) IGT, Decl. § 42 . I Interference
10with, meddling with, intervening between (persons quarrel-
ling): nachamtaidled cos na lām, | nā tath [leg. táet ?] duini
dom hétran let none come to meddle with me (i.e. my body)
SR 2054 . dogní C. a n-etrain interposes between them
FB 33 . eircid cussin fer folimathar for n-etrain who will
15undertake to intervene between you (settle your dispute
) ib.
romarb da cét díb resiu tarnaic a n-etráin before intervention
could be made
LL 303a9 (= RC xiii 76.19 ). TBC 4580 .
na bi acmaing a n-etrana da comraigtis that it would be
impossible to part them if they met (in battle
) Cog. 130.1 .
20 dorigned etrain eturru they were separated (of combatants)
Acall. 6724 . trodaid-si bar ceathrar co ti Niall do bar
n-eadrain till N. comes to separate you RC xxiv 194.27 .
atbert fria macuib deabaidh...do dhenamh ar daigh co tised
in clérech dia n-etrain, Lism. L. 3094 . ar thegmáil mbun-
25uidh I Bloid | curuid eadráin ní ḟédoid warriors cannot
intervene
Ériu iv 216.20 . ar dteagmháil... | lat gá head-
ráin d' ḟoighidin `settled by thy patience' Ir. Monthly 1921 ,
113 . ciall a n-abraim is eadráin the drift of my discourse
is conciliation
Content. xi 15 . gorbo comfocus doib uair
30na hetrana ┐ in deiligthe .i. la in morcat[h]a the hour of inter-
vention
(i.e. settling, deciding) CCath. 3882 . cúis na
teagmhála ó tá ann | ní lá eadrána d'Éamann `it is no day
for E. to make peace
' TD 18.12 . in fer etrana coitchend an
impartial person who interposes
(in a fight) Laws iii
35192.13 Comm. . 236.24 . in fer edrana coitcinde 238.22 . fer leth-
etrana a person who interposes in the interests of one side
238.15 . 192.15 . Of literal local separation: do bhí an
Bhanna...aga n-edráin ALC i 566.10 .
II An interfering on behalf of someone; a defending,
40 protecting (usually with ar, for of pers. or thing warded off):
nad fordamarsa gol ban ┐ macc cen etráin forru without
being protected from
(i.e. prevented from succouring ?) them
LL 119a1 . nach fédfadís Ulaid h'eadráin formsa could not
save thee from me
MR 42.13 = FDG 323 . ica for n-etar-
45guide im calma do denam...da n-etrain for cumachta
Cesair, CCath. 5520 . nir docuir me d'eadráin air, Ériu iv
216.15 . D. do marbadh d'en-urchur ṡoighde, ag edráin
a muinntire fein ara cheile `in separating his people from
each other
' (in an internal dissension) AU 1424 = occ
50ettráin a mhuintire fein for aroile FM iv 860.8 . gé do-ríne
Muire amháin | an líne uile d'eadráin, Dán Dé xvii 28 .
ni rofhedsatt a slogh feisin a n-edrain nach a n-anacal,
Hugh Roe² 70.20 (f. 37b) . urra a n-eadrána `their
defender
' TD 17.16 . docuaid in comrac a hinad edtrana
55`the battle went beyond interposition' MR 266.19 . Cf. da
ingin la Loth...ro dailset immarcraid fina fora n-athair
ar daig a n-etrana, Rawl. 72a24 ( Gen. 19.32 ).

? etráinid v(etráin ? or perh. eter + anaid; cf. etrantach)
interferes with; checks, wards off: mani etrantis na coin
60in muicc ropad ḟasach lea co hAlpain LL 167a33 = mene
etraintis, Dinds. 74 .

étraith ?: ind Emain etraith orba laech | ba hé a cetḟlaith
Cimbáeth LL 21a46 .

etránach adj o-ā meddlesome (?): teist dober Cu Arad
65ort | tu labor olcc eltaide edranach IT iii 104 § 202 .