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50 ecmong, ecmoc (vn. of ad-cumaing).
I A happening, occurrence, hence a point, conjuncture;
always in d s. in the phrase: i n-e. ¤ na rée-se (┐ na haimsire-
se) at this particular time, on this occasion ; a common
formula in sermons and orations on special occasions or
55festivals of saints: in firén...diata airtach i n-ecmong na
réasea ocus na haimsiri, Trip. 174 . inti diata lith ┐ foraith-
met a n-ecmhong na ree-sea ┐ na haimsire, Lism. L. 32 .
in-ecmong, etc. 4630 . PH 6523 : YBL 164a49 . i n-ecmung,
etc. PH 1475 . i n-ecmoc 1104 . 1106 . ind-ecmaing na
60ree-sea, BColm. 4.3 . Anecd. ii 11.23 . In other con-
texts: is i n-ecmong ra ree-sin ┐ na hamsire roboi isin fhích
...aroli fer at that time and period there dwelt a certain
man
PH 6532 . marbh in righan Iulia i necmung na
réisi ┐ na haimsire, CCath. 207 . is in-e[c]mung na rea-
65sin ┐ na haimsire-sin rofaillsigit faistineada 819 . i n-ecmaing
na ree sin tánaicc an iustís `at that time' (on the day
appointed) FM vi 1954.6 . i n-eacmhaing na ree sin .i. isin
ffoghmhar 2332.10 . MR 260.8 . II Lapse, conclusion of a
period of time: an tir d'fagbhail doibh i n-ecmaing (.i. i
5ndeiredh) na ree sin at the end of that period FM ii 610.15 .
bátar annsidhe co cent naoi míos...┐ rochuir na géill i
n-eacmhaing na ree sin go Donnchadh 642.13 . i
n-ecmhaing naoi mbliadhna iar ccath Cluana tarbh
800.11 . In: roraitaigestar C. an ecmhuing lamdo do-
10gnid an ingen ZCP xiii 262.22 , the true reading may be
acmhaing capacity, etc. Cf. curub o fine dligtigh gebus e .i.
og a mbia eacmuing na neche sin `who is able to bear these
things
' Laws ii 284.14 Comm.

1 ecna(e) n io, n. later f., rarely m. nom. ecne
15 Wb 7c15 . 8b3 . æcne 8a10 . écnæ Ml 51b7 . ecnae
O'Mulc. 361 . ecnæ Ml 128d9 . écna SR 7005 (unrimed).
(in, ind) ecna PH 6862.7106 . egna, O'Gr. Cat. 556.18 .
(an) eagna Prov. viii 1 . voc. a ḟírecnai, Hib. Min. 43.4 .
gen. ecni Sg 2a2 . écnai (imláin) SR 7038 . ecnai (eruill)
20 7058 . (in(d)) ecnai , Fél. Feb. 9 . PH 6861 . Lat. L. 110.6 .
ecna PH 3961 , etc. (na h)eagna , TSh. 1847 , etc. acc.
ecne Wb 8a14 . æccne 2a17 . ecnae Ml 89c5 . ecnai
PH 7103 . egna, Ériu iii 144 § 13 , etc. dat. æcnu Wb 8a10 .
écnu SR 7001 . 7025 (: frecru).
25 I Wisdom, knowledge, enlightenment , used to render Lat.
sapientia, and frequently of Divine wisdom or of spiritual
knowledge, but also applied to human learning in its widest
sense; of acquired knowledge ; rarely intelligence, skill
(see ex. fr. ZCP xi 151 below): philosophos .i. grádhuigh-
30theoir na heagna, Keat. ii 159 . is huad cach n-ecne (gl.
solo sapienti Deo) Wb 7c15 . aní nad comnactar doíni
tria n-ecne ( 1 Cor. i 25 ) 8a14 . nad fes cid as maith no
as olc...manidtarti écnae Dæ Ml 51b7 . ind ecna diadai
PH 7106 . hi cach ceniul fis ┐ ecni (gl. in omni studio)
35 Sg 2a2 . éula i fiuss et æcnu (gl. oportet episcopum...esse...
doctorem) Wb 28b23 . multitudo scientiae .i. immad fessa
┐ ecna PH 6237 . nad imradi ecna na crabad na suith,
Ériu vii 138.6 . buith cen æccne (gl. non est intelligens)
Wb 2a17 . tucad roga | do Solum... | da ruc egna
40d'ardrogain Solomon took wisdom as his choice Ériu iii
144 § 13 . PH 3961 . SR 7005 . o rath ecna ┐ fhatsine
PH 3659 . 4490 . tús na heagna omhan Dé (= initium
sapientiae timor Domini) A. Ó Dálaigh xlii 1 . luid do
ḟogluim ecnai cusin uasal-epscop (= sapientiam addiscens),
45 Lat. L. 110.6 . Arch. iii 12.5 . sinnsear la fine, feabta
la flaith, ecna la heclais, Laws iv 372.1 . secht ngraidh
ecna dno docuisin .i. rosai ocus saidh, anruth ocus sruth
do aill, ocus fursaintid, etc. 354.22 . imusfreccrat
gradha ecna ocus eclasa fri gradha file ocus Féne; acht is
50ecna mathair cacha dana dib conid as a bais uile hebhait
356.25 . egna gan fhos | fregra abaid gan eolos `wisdom
without stability
' (of superficial attainments), O'Gr. Cat. 556.
18 . damad derb leis dul go grod | ...ni dingnad egna na
modh | ar egla a dul don shaeghul ZCP vii 301 . go raibhe
55'na ollamh i n-eagna agus i n-eolus, Keat. ii 2059 . ná
meas m'eagna ar m'óige...is sine ná m'aois m'fhoghluim,
Dánfhocail § 114 . éolus...eagna knowledge...knowledge
Prov. xviii 15 . gach uile eagna all wisdom xviii 1 . Cf.
iar seanchaidib na gaedilgi annso anuas.iar senchus in ecna
60imurro so sís, Laws i 34.24 Comm.
Of an erudite work (?): d'ēis a dhēnta sa dhīola | le
Dia ag deanamh eissīogha | bhur n-egna dobeir gan bhuil
| (a) fir na hegna d'iarroidh `poetry' (acquired knowledge?)
ZCP x 267 § 5 = Measgra D. 179 . pn
65In epithets: sruaim ṅ-ecnai (of St. Sechnall), Fél. Nov.
27 . sruaim ecna uaigh (St. Cainnech), Arch. iii 220.15 .
muir n-eccna (St. Colum C.) ZCP viii 197 § 13 .
In the follg. ex. the meaning is apparently understand-
ing, intelligence>skill: anmanda mōr | co n-ecnu ōg clessa
5combraiss ZCP xi 151 § 39 = Anecd. i 55.8 , see note on
eagnamh and eangnamh in Gadelica i 297 n.1 (cf. ITS
xxiv 149 ). Cf. co n-écnu óg, in ref. to Solomon, SR 7001 . pn
Personified: Ecna mac na trí ṅDea ṅDana, Imm. in da
Th. 139 ( RC xxvi 30 ). Ergna mac Ecnai 138 . see also
10cit. above fr. Laws iv 356 .
II Of persons,adj wise, enlightened ; as subst. a wise man,
philosopher, sage: n s. æcne (gl. sapiens) Wb 9c14 . 8d10 .
mainba æcne lib if I be not wise in your opinion 17c10 .
is and is ecne et is fissid cách, iar n-etarcnu Crist (gl. in quo
15sunt omnes thesauri sapientiae et scientiae) 26d25 . cith sui
cid espoc cith ecna, Ériu vii 138.6 . is angel is ecna
nóeb | cech óen dogní toil ind ríg | IT i 319.13 = LL
284b33 . g s. isnaib inscib...ind aecni words of the sage
Cam. 38a ( Thes. ii 246.25 ). n p. nitat æcni huili all are
20not wise
Wb 8a17 . act rísam nem bimmi æcni et bimmi
foirbthi uili 12c9 . d p. arnaib huilib geintib écnib (gl.
Graecis opp. to barbaris) 1b6 . nech di æcnib in domuin
8b4 . Of things: is ecnae ind ord preceuptae se Ml 68c9 .
Compar.: cenn caich...besa ecna who is wiser than he
25 Laws iv 374.4 (see ZCP xiv 369 ).