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étrócaire n iā, f. (neg. of trócaire) mercilessness, severity:
65 a n-étrocaire ┐ a n-ecendsa FA 1 LB. na déra dolécet oc
éttrócaire friu when no mercy is shown them Ériu ii
194.6 . In Laws severity of a fine, strictness (oppd. to
trócaire equity): aithgin dib...a trocaire sin; a ettrocaire,
nis ta ni itir, Laws v 182.16 Comm. is dilsi na hairme do
5trocaire...ocus cumal a etrocaire `forfeiture of the
stock is the leniency (of the case)...and a `cumal' in
severity of law
' iv 26.7 Comm. See étrócar.

étrócairech adj o-ā (étrócaire) merciless, cruel: in ghein
aingidh edrocaireach...i. Cadín mac Adhaimh D iv 2, 43
10[41]ra7 . As subst. n s m.: go dtéid an t-éadtrócaireach
i n-amharas ar Dhia, TSh. 1908 .

étrócar adj o-ā, also i (neg. of trócar) unmerciful, relent-
less, cruel: ind étrocar (gl. inmisericorditer) Ml 127b8 . fri
cech nert n-amnas n-étrocar (n-etrocair v.l.) Hy vii 49 .
15 airchinnig etrócair FA 25 . fer angid etróccar PH 818 .
2556 (étrocar). slog...ámnus etrocar 8104 . a rig trócar
ailgen ar maithem h'uilc fen, a iúdic angid etrocair fri
logud a pheccaid do neoch aile 8235 . tecait na démna...
co hagarb etrócar 8209 . dona hecendsaib ┐ dona
20hécraibdechu ┐ dona hetrocairib FA 1 LB. cath
amhnus ettrócair FM ii 1158.13 . In Laws n strictness
(=étrócaire, q.v.): bo cach aenfir dibh a etrocar no secht
mba a lin uile a trocaire a cow for each man is the severe
fine
Laws i 186.2 Comm. in aithgin ┐ lan dire leo uile a
25etrocar iv 202.16 Comm. Transf., of a piteous cry intoler-
able: dogniat na hanmunda pecdachu nuallguba...ndichu-
maing ndochraid ndifaisnesi n-étrocair nemnig... PH 8315 .

étrocht, -acht adj o-ā d a s f. etroicht PH 3378 . etraicht,
Ériu ii 100.17 . edroicht YBL 318a1 . n p. etrochta SR
30 2136 . LU 107a1 (but one or both of these may belong to
étrochta, q.v.). Bright, shining, lustrous: drocht gach dubh,
drocht gach dorcha | edrocht gach glan, gach sorc[h]a,
Met. Gl., Ff. 11 . étrocht áge, Fél. Feb. 10 . etach
n-etracht, Mon. Tall. § 86 . eoin gela etrochta SR 2136 .
35 ba hetrocht amal gréin a ngnúise PH 1084 . gné ailgen
etrocht, amal snechta 3560 . amal gréin n-etraicht, Ériu
ii 100.17 . i ndeilb etroicht in tshóignén PH 3378 . co
facadar...in oenmnai n-alaind n-edroicht YBL 318a1 . mná
finna etrochta FB 53 . atchíu a scíath n-etrocht LL 91a
4030 . co lennaib etractaib shining mantles LL 248b1 . múr
éadrocht TD 27.7 . síol gC. na gcolg n-é. ¤ 27.17 . Inis
C. | na gcuan n-é. ¤ 11.1 . a ghnúis é. 19.42 . Fig.:
etrocht rád `brilliant saying' (chev.) MacCarthy 24.4 .
bá hedrocht o breithir ┐ o ghniomh é RC xxv 388.3 .
45 Cf. an liric | eanghach éadrochd `the lyre, loud brilliant'
Studies 1923, 597 . Compar.: has etrachta cach aingel...
oldas in grian, Ériu ii 142.15 ; 100.19 .
COMPDS. ¤ gel bright-white: don mnaí etrachtgil LL
145b31 = SG 84 . ¤ glan pure and radiant: (buiden)
50dathalainn étrochtglan TBC 5545 St (edrocht-ghlan H).
indiaid inn uain etrochtglain the Lamb pure-shining
MacCarthy 44.12 (cf. SR 600 ). claidem...cona min-
truaill edrochtglain forordhai of unsullied sheen CCath.
4693 . ¤ oll: in t-úan alaind etrochtoll shining and plump (?)
55 LU 4310 .

1 étrochta adj io-iā bright, shining: v s. a sheinchríoch
éadrochta , Measgra D. 50.44 . d s f. dá ghnúis áluinn
éadrochta TD 8.25 . g s m. i ndiaid ind Uain etrochtai
SR 600 . n p. gnúsi alle etroctai TBC 5683 (cf. SR 2136 ,
60cited under étrocht). g p. go gcrannaibh eang n-éadrochta
gaily-flagged masts Measgra D. 56.44 .

2 étrochta, -achta n iā, f. brightness, lustre, effulgence ;
fig. splendour: etrochta ésci (snechtai v.l.) Hy vii 25 .
étrochta gréne LU 2473 . etrachta esce ┐ grene, Ériu ii
65118.15 . cid adbul in taitnem...fil i tír na nǽm, is aidbliu
...ind etrochta fil i mmaig muintire nime FA 7 . comsoillse
fri etrochta rétland 16 . o etrochta líac logmar 18 . dia
n-áne dia n-etrochta SR 726 . duroscibet-sidi hua etrachtai
cumachtai sech cech riga in splendour of power Ml 84b1 .
5 di etrachtu ┐ ane ┐ soilse a gnuisi, Ériu ii 142.14 . co
n-etrochtai snechta 118.18 . With pref.: isnaib rug-
etrachtaib (gl. in praeclaris) Ml 37d3 .