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éche interj lo (an exclamation): eche (.i. ni dorcha .i. is follus)
BDD 62 = LU 86a25 (v.l. éché, héhé). éche, for CūChulaind
FB 34 . Cf. ecce.

echgracha? ind mōra echgracha echracha Alais TBC²
5 3095 = echrad...echrad... LL ( TBC 4993 ).

Echionda adj io-iā (Lat. Echionius) Theban : robai ar
sechran sechnon na crichi urairde Echionda, TTebe 234 .

1 echlach n ā, f. IGT, Decl. § 12 . messenger, courier;
attendant: eachlach .i. giolla turais, O'Cl. : triar eachlach
10.i. giollaidhe, Oss. iii 126 . ind echlach thaisech...ind
echlach tanaise TBC 127 . comartha n-echlaige 1720 .
cia d'echlachaib hErend sin do imluad athisc ┐ irlabra
frimsa one of the couriers 1720 . Mac Róth ind
echlach 85 . ní gonaim aradu no echlacha 1260 . do-
15chuatar a echluchu ┐ a oblori...úad ┐ roṡirsit hErinn ule
IT i 119.4 . 129.11 . bith etir echlachu ┐ oblóire tigi
Conchobair TBC 1198 . fiarfaigis F. scela di ┐ indissid
ind echlach [v.l. ethlach] a toisc dó, Acall. 3000 . ZCP xiii
169.26 . eachlacha aisdir, Todd Lect. iv 70.17 . robhaoi
20gille occ athoigidh chuca...i ndon echlaighi, Hugh Roe²
10.3 (f. 5b) . e. ¤ urláir a household servant, domestic: mo
mogaid ┐ m'echlacha urlair, Celt. Rev. ii 32 . re mnáibh is
re hechlachuib urláir, Acall. 586 . See Ériu ix 15 .

2 echlach n ā, f. a prostitute (evidently a special use
25of 1 echlach): hechlagh .i. merdrech, O'Curry Transcr. 860
( H. 3. 18, 389 ). echlach oides a corp do cach, Laws v 272.
4 . forcraid coibche fri eachlaid iv 56.29 . atait da
[e]achlaid cor la Feine there are two kinds of echlach of
[i.e. bound by] covenants with the Féni
, ib. (.i. da cor focer-
30daiter fri hechlacha 58.25 ). bean fristabar coibche .i.
is echlaigh [sic] cor insin she is a covenanted harlot
O'Curry Transcr. 860 ( H. 3. 18, 389 ). Cf. Laws v 510.23 .

echlachus n o, m. the function of an `echlach': rodus-
bi... | a claind... | nad gabdais greim n-echlachuis | do
35Lebarchaim...d'echlaig coicid Chonchobair | i[c]cosnam a
dlesdenais YBL 177a43 = BB 257b35 .

echlaim n some part of a cloak or garment, trimming,
embroidery, border (?): lene co n-echlaim i custul cota nglun
TBC² 3160 . brat buidi co n-echlaim gil i faithi imbi 3200 .
40 Cf. for echlaim Loga `on Lugh's horserod (?)' Imm. in dá
Th. § 120 , RC xxvi 28 (see note ib.). luith eachlaime da
achlais, Laws v 482 x .

echlanta: is é Nothelmus tucastar epistil o Grigoir...
co Saxano. is iat roforcan Albin comtis echlanta don sairse
45Beid noibh ZCP ii 322.1 = Anecd. iii 64.10 ; probably a
miswriting of eclanta, a Mid.-Ir. verb. of necess. from
as-gleinn.

echlas, echlais n f. (g s. echlaise). Cf. 2 echlasc. I
A horse-cloth (?): in echlas múldae (gl. mulionicam
50paenolam) Sg 33b5 .
II A shelter for horses or cattle; a stall: dorigenta
furopra ic aradaib Ulad, colomna cloch do thócbáil eturru
ar scathaib a n-ech, eturru ┐ in snechta, cundat marthanaig
béos echlasa ech Ulad o ṡin ille MU 16.30 = LL 264a37 .
55 na heich ina cuimrech dligthech, in cenn fri bac ina
n-echailsib, Laws iv 104 x Comm. O'Dav. 1126 . echlas (ón
leabaidh) IGT, Decl. § 12. ex. 555 . eachlais (ón leabaidh)
§ 13 . Cf. luith eachlaime da achlais `for the horse-boy'
Laws v 482 x . It is noteworthy that both echla(i)s and
60 echla(i)sg become confused with echlach in traditional
recitations, see Ériu ix 16.2 , 17 . In n.l.: a hEchlais
Banguba, Acall. 363 .

1 echlasc, echlaisc n f. (cf. ech-flesc, s. ech, compds.)
a horse-switch ; some of the exx. suggest that being thrust
65into the ground, it was also utilised as a tethering post
(cf. 2 echlasc): eachlasg .i. slat, O'Cl. echlasg, eachluisc
(ón tslait) IGT, Decl. § 12 , 13 . congnaid ech .i. aiten nó
echlasc, Anecd. iii 43 (= echlaisg, Auraic. 4297 ). sadid
eclasc ann ropu dos iarum, Trip. 158.23 . coica echlasc
5findruini co mbaccánaib óir ina lamaib, Tochm. Ferbe 37 .
cach bail roṡáid a echlaisc TBC 2046 (= echfleisc TBC²
1353 ). ro gab echlaisc di plied a horse-switch on her
RC xiii 381.15 . Aisl. MC 17.21 . flescbemnech na slat
┐ na n-echlasc i lámhaibh na laech oc gresechtlaighiudh
10na ndam ┐ na n-ech ┐ na n-assán, CCath. 1836 . IGT,
Decl. exx. 554 . 584 . marcach an eich... | con echluisc ina
leth-laimh BCC § 338 . eachlasg fuinnsionn ML 32.15 . SG
245.29 . bile sa barr bunchasda | idhe and is eachlusca
IGT, Decl. ex. 553 . pnAs plant-name: reghia .i. eachlasca
15ban sithi .i. bernan muc, Arch i 334.47 .