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étsecht, éstecht ā, f., later also m. (vn. of in-tuasi, see
éistid) hearing, the act or faculty of hearing; listening,
25 hearkening: (a) conidchuale éitsecht Dǽ so that the hearing
of God heard it
(gl. invocanti auditum) Ml 20a2 . inna
éitsechtae (gl. audiendi) 70a2 . ni fíu dúibsi insin do
é(it)secht...ni ba maith a áidlea dúib a n-étsecte Wb
18c11 . cen a éitsecht (non...audire) Ml 21b11 . cluasa
30Dǽ diar n-eitsecht 24a18 . do eitsecht a magistir 53c18 .
oc eitsecht inna preceptorae 122c2 . do etsecht procepti,
Mon. Tall. § 71 . dlegar coimet in étsechta PH 6875 .
dobera...etsecht do bodruib 2270 . clogc fri beim eitsechta
a affrinn a `bell to sound (the summons) for hearing his
35mass'
BColm. 64.7 . (b) doratad erlabra ┐ esdecht dó
PH 1363 . gurab inand a dénum ┐ a estecht 7691 .
doraidset fhrium estecht...t'foircetail 447 . iarna estecht sin
uli dona hIudaidib 2935 . ac eistecht a tidnacuil o cluais
hearing its conveyance with the ear (one of the three certain
40guarantees of ownership of property) Laws v 498.14
Comm. (cf. etsecht clúas, Tec. Corm. § 2.27 = étsechtaib
cluasaib LL 343b25 ). is e na roleic nach n-anairchius
chuice riam triana eistechtuibh never let aught unseemly
(come) to him through his hearing (faculty of hearing? or
45 things heard?) Lism. L. 4892 . iar n-eisteacht oifrind
FM iii 402.17 . an t-éisdeacht, Rom. x 17 . céadfaidh na
héisteachta, TSh. 1652 . ag clódh chéadfadh mh'éisdeachta
my sense of hearing Studies 1918, 281 . With fri (re, le)
of obj.: (a) etsecht fri briathraib dimaine PH 6877 . a
50ḟir benas clocc...atait sluaig ac etsecht ris, Arch. iii 233.
19 . tancatar...do étsecht fria hoifrenn, BColm. 52.32 .
(b) estecht re fúaim TBC 6165 . batar oc estecht fris sin
PH 3351 . oc estecht fri Ísu 3372 . ag éisteacht ré
beathaidh na n-ard-aithreach...agá léaghadh, TSh. 403 .
55In special sense listening for information, waiting for
significant sounds, reconnoitring: (a) cia raghas dond
eitseacht isa tir YBL 94b8 (= éistecht LU 85a7 . BDD
49 ). (b) acc eistecht fris an tír ina thimcheall FM v
1574.7 . binnithir cach ceól a éstecht FA 2 (LU; binde
60LB). dechruigit [fodla na bairdne] i sillabaib ┐ i n-étsecht
cuibdiussa ó chluais (tri esdeachtaibh v.l.) IT iii 7.2 (cf.
cit. from Corm. Y 41 underestecht, to which this ex. may
belong). By extension silence, holding one's peace: (b) ase
an t-eisdiocht as frecrad do gach ceist amadanaigh silence
65is the (best) answer to a foolish question
Ériu v 130 § 52 .
Cf. ase eisdecht as ferr ann smuine ar dia meditation on God
is the best silence
132 § 59 .

étsid, éstid n i a hearer, listener ; (a) n s. rob étsid
cech mathiusa listener to all that is good LL 343d18 =
5 Tec. Corm. § 6.34 . n p. ind héitsidi Wb 30d9 . a p. inna
eitsidi Ml 53c8 . g p. is bées donaib dagforcitlidib molad
ingni inna n-étside to praise the understanding of the
hearers
Wb 11b6 . d p. guide ara eitsidib to pray for his
hearers
Ml 58d16 . (b) is emiltius fri hestidib LU 97b39 .
10 Dia do bennachad na n-éstidi uli 31b35 .

étside io-iā (part. of in-tuasi) capable of hearing: a
n-éitside (gl. audibile) Ml 136a9 .

éttae io-iā (part. of ad-cota) gained: étae (gl. conquisita)
Ml 129a3 . étib 69a5 .

15 ettáil ? n i márflaith cen étail `in the great sinless (?)
kingdom' Fél. Sept. 4 (attail etail, ettail, v.l.). gnim caisil,
croisfighill, slechtain, ernaigthi idhan, a dhera uadh cen
ettail shedding tears without intermission (?) ZCP vii
306.23 = cen édáil LL 358 left marg. Coire Breccáin,
20bail i fail | cen ettáil, cen imresain, Met. Dinds. iv 80 .

ette n f. (?) n s. ette Sg 67a7 . eite IGT, Decl. ex. 1110 .
g s. eitte SR 624 . n p. eti LU 3265 . ette LB 176b33 .
etteda 176b48 . eitidha YBL 85a17 . eiteadha TD 20.45 .
a p. ette LU 2281 . etti LB 243b46 . eiteda RC xxvi 140.1 .
25 eiteadha TD 20.51 . g p. itte SR 1026 . eitedh, Ériu ii
120.12 . eiteagh iii 160.26 (ítech, gl. avium pennarum
Ml 40c9 , seems to be the adj.: of winged birds, see ettech).
d p. itib Ml 80a7 . ZCP viii 108.18 . etteib SR 622 .
ettib, Rawl. 79a29 . eitib, Ériu iii 156.18 . Acall. 6277 .
30 eiteadhaibh, TSh. 175c .
I A wing, pinion; fin: (a) in lit. sense: ette (gl. pinna)
Sg 67a7 . ho itib (gl. alis) Ml 80a7 . ro fersatar [in
énlaith] gleic dia n-itib frisin loch, Dinds. 68 (neitib BB
385bz ). forluathar ar ite `it speeds on the wing' Ériu ii
35120.13 . tennait [ind eóin] a n-ette fria curpu LU 2281 .
tré sciath n-ete indala heóin 3282 . do chroitis [na heóin]
a n-eiteda RC xxvi 140.1 . fosccud a eitedh in tan sgailes
uadha iat, Ériu ii 120.12 . i n-ettib Hiruphin the wings of
the cherubim
Rawl. 79a29 . aingel Dé...┐ cethri hette
40fair PH 2094 . etti iarnaidi leo (of locusts), Ériu ii 194.1 .
Fin: bradán...tri duirn ┐ dá mhér i fad a eite brághat `the
fin of its neck
' FM ii 996.10 . eite éo, Gleanings 17.9
(corresp. to cnáimh bradáin, Keat. ii 5404 ). Of some part
of a spear: laigen .i. gai co n-eitib TBC² 2563 . (b) transf.
45 the wing of an army: gia ra thiasmáis i ndib carptib ánd
itte co araile from one wing (of an army) to another TBC
5863 (ón eti, on eite, v.l.). .dc. marcach isin dara heiti dib
in one wing CCath. 4876 . eitedha catha Cesair 5701 .
doronsat eitedha catha dia marcshluagh...dia ndíbh leithibh,
50 Hugh Roe 166.14 (f. 44b) . Peak or tail of cloak (?):
eiti brec baí 'na mhatal, Cóir Anm. 126 . II A feather,
plume: enlaithi Abuaidi...nochu torchair eite asa sciathaib
na cluim o thosach domuin, Ériu ii 128.6 . ni dechaid eti
dib YBL 85a23 . Here also, probably: teag...┐ se
55lethtuighthi do eitib en IT iii 195.5 , 15 . ZCP viii 108.
18 . Acall. 787 .
As npr.: Ingen ┐ Ette (names of two birds) IT iii 243.
248 = Eti ┐ Sengan BB 384b19 . Cf. Eitte is Engan,
Dinds. 66 .

60 étte n age: étte .i. aois, iar mbuaidh áoide ┐ étte .i. iar
mbuaidh óige ┐ áoise, O'Cl. Cf. ag aos og ┐ eata [first `a'
subscript], Luc. Fid. 344.11 .

ettech, ittech adj I o-ā (a) winged; (of fish) having fins;
having
wing-like appendages: ítech (gl. velocitate avium
65pennarum) Ml 40c9 . a chacc cuirre...ittige, Bruchst.
36 § 86 = etighe IT iii 102 § 189 . eóin etecha LU 2422 .
immad n-en n-ittech, Rawl. 78b25 . fuair dreim ndedgair
n-ittich | do demnaib fo dímiccin, Met. Dinds. iv 84.69 .
cnáim ind íaich ettig LL 129b22 . coichline ettech immi
5 LU 9277 . 10235 . cochall eitech imbe TBC² 2573 .
(b) flying, fluttering (?): na mergeda ailli eitecha,
Marco P. 57 . CCath. 3109 , etc. Cf. ind detech (leg.
etech) Móchae Noéndroma (name of a crozier fallen from
heaven), Trip. 40.8 ( Todd Lect. v 51.3 ) = ind itchech
10Mochoe `volatilis' ib. n. 1 . ind Eittech Mochoe 452.17 .
This meaning would also be possible for some of the exx.
in (a). n II Collect. wings, fins: an uile iasc ar a mbia
eiteach, Deut. xiv 9 . Lev. xi 9 . dá madh pinn eiteach na
n-éan, Dánfhocail 84 . Cf. imdibe a n-edaigh `their wings
15being clipped
' (of hens) Laws iv 118.30 Comm. See
ZCP iv 355 .