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éccuibdes n u, m. (a) want of harmony, congruity,
union , in phr. i n-écuibdius severally (opp. to: i cuibdius
in concert, agreement ): icait da trian secht cumala i cuibdes,
no secht cumala o cach fir co diairmithi i n-ecuibdes,
5 Laws iii 116.9 Comm. is fiach gaiti...uatha, maroen a
cuibdiuss no o cechtarde a n-ecuibdius v 122.24 Comm.
(b) prosod. false rime: (trefocul) cen ecuibdius, Auraic.
1943 . 5059 . can écuibdius 5190 . nai scēith dīten, co
nduilgius, | aincit uili ecuibdhius 2060 .

10 éccuibsech adj o-ā (neg. of cuibsech) without conscience;
unconscious, unreasoning, unreflecting (?): in follg. quotation
applied to erratic and purposeless movements of a patient:
ubi residere uult aeger in ipso morbi vigore malum indicium
est ... .i. in tan eirgheas an t-easlan go hobann no go
15heccuibhsioch isin staid 23 K 42, 194 . Cf. 2 éccobsaid.

éccuimlecht n disadvantage , in all follg. cases gl. in-
commodum: ecomlecht nó saeth, Enchir. Aug. 76 b ( ZCP
vii 482 ). d s. dond ecuimliucht Ml 35d30 . ho nach
ecuimliucht 39d8 . do ecumliucht 39c36 . huand ecum-
20liucht 106b10 .

éccuimne n(neg. of cuimne) forgetfulness, oblivion: righain R....egcuimni ar a heolchuire YBL
374a24 = Ir. Monthly 1921, 201 . seanchairt chíosa chláir
L. | ar ndul uatha ar éagcuimhne having fallen out of
25remembrance TD 32.70 .

éccuimnech adj o-ā (neg. of cuimnech) forgetful: gurub
egcuimnech na daine loitighe `wounded men are unmindful'
Fier. 91 .

éccuimsech adj o-ā (neg. of coimsech) immoderate, ex-
30cessive : d s f. fá inghreim éagcoimsigh na n-éagcráibhtheach,
TSh. 6108 . a hanbhroid éagcuimsigh na hÉigipte 7755 .

éccum(m)a adj(neg. of cumme) unequal, inadequate:
ni fitir arma écuma a fechiumh no arma ferr fri araile `he
does not know whether his law-agent is equal to
[?] or better
35than the other
' Laws ii 48.18 Comm. ni fuair fechium acht
in fechiumh thuc cidh écuma though an incompetent one
50.12 Comm. nis gaibet ecuma airechta persons `unqualified
for a court'
(i.e. incompetent to plead before an assembly?)
i 92.9 Comm.

40 éccumachta adj(neg. of cumachta) beyond (one's) power
or capacity;
impossible: cach n-ecmacht .i. cach ni is
eccomachta don fir amuich which is outside the control of (?)
Laws v 158.25 Comm. secht n-ecmachta .i. atait secht
neiche is ecumachta do ghabail isin rath `which it is im-
45possible to receive in the stock
' 222.6 Comm. is egmachta
in t-ōl so .i. is ecumachta BB 250a37 , cf. Cóir Anm. 77 .

éccumachtach adj o-ā (neg. of cumachtach) impotent,
powerless: g p. inna n-ecumachtach (gl. impotentum) Ml
56c7 .

50 éccumachtge n iā, f. impossibility: ní hua écumachtgi
.i. daitsiu, á Dǽ not from its being impossible, that is to Thee
(gl. impossibilitate) Ml 88b7 .

éccumang n m. (neg. of cumang) inability, impotence
(but also used objectively of circumstances, etc., which are
55beyond one's power or control): acht ma ecumung except
where it is impossible
(with gl.: in inbuidh na caemnugair
a denum) Laws ii 290.25 ( ZCP xiv 377 ). ecumung innso
uile all these (regulations) are in cases of inability Laws 60.18 .
ni forrachta nech i n-ecumung `let no man be forced while
60in a state of inability
' (with gl.: nocha n-oircter neach ima
ní ima cumtur é a n-ing) 92.15 . is diles iar ndechmaid acht
mad ecumang no turbaide (the stock of the lord) is forfeit
after ten days unless it is a case of powerlessness or a
necessity which absolves
310 ( ZCP xiv 382 ). a ndaidhbre
65d'foillsiughadh fiadha, ima n-eccumang ar dóirchios na
bliadna sin do thabairt uatha as well as their inability to
pay the tax
... Leb. Gab. i 78.25 . an t-eccumang a mbatar
the helpless state they were in 196.10 = an t-egcumhang
23 E 26, p. 161 . eccumang is applied by the medieval
5grammarians to (a) a consonant which is altered by the
addition of h (i.e. lenited); (b) a vowel which is merely a
glide, to distinguish it from the true syllabic vowel; (c) also
represents nihil as applied to u in quis etc., see Origg. i 4 ,
8 cited Auraic. Introd. xxxvii . lanchumang i fedaib, cumang
10a forfedaibh, egumang a mutibh, lethchumang a leathgutaibh
`full power in vowels, power in diphthongs, want of power in
mutes, and half power in semi-vowels
' Auraic. 1207 . 4318 .
caite deochair eter a n-egumang ┐ a n-aimnert? ecumang
in tan bithi [= mbíte] fo nihilus ina nguthaigib [sic leg. ?]
15amal rogab find it is powerlessness when they are nullified
as vowels, as in the case of
fi[o]nd, Auraic. 970 . egcumoung,
an tan is fo nialus na guthaige amal ata fidh 3897 . 3900 .
egcumang ....i. a taophomnaibh in tan don-ouccaiph uath
cend doiuph powerlessness...i.e. in consonants when 'h' meets
3900-2 . Gne aile: egcumong: an tan piti fo nialus,
ut est: quoniam, quidem, lasin Laitneoir [ Origg. i 4 , 8 ;
see above] no in tan biti tri guthaighe a n-aontsillaib lasin
n-Gaidel, ut est Briain, gliaid, feoil, beoir 3909 . caiti
deochair iter a n-egcumoung ┐ a n-aimhnert? eccoumong:
25in tan na bit comung occai. aimnert immorro ni berar a
comang uadhaibh auchd ni mor chena i bfarrad na bfidh
n-airedha 3912 . Apparently the vowels constituting the
ogam digraphs ea, etc., were not ranked as ` powerless ,' but
as ` weak ': aimnert immorro in tan bit i comsuidigthib
30cutrumaib na defogair ┐ isna forfedaib amal ata fer ┐ ben,
Auraic. 972 - 4 . Thus in `fear' the a has `aimnert'; in
`Briain' the second i has `éccumang.'