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65 ecnaid adj i wise, learned , as subst. a sage, scholar: is
ferr in t-og eccnaidh nā in sen borb anecna = melior est
puer sapiens quam senex stultus Laws iv 378.2 . eter
ecnaidib ┐ anecnaidib, Thurn., Zu Ir. Hss. u. Litt. i 18 .
sean cach ecnaid, Arch. iii 228.82 . banscál ecnaid
5(: frecraib) SR 6961 (= mulier sapiens). ecnaid no drui
3231 . ro tinoiled a dhrúide ┐ a ecnaide PH 378 .
ecnaid cráibthech dot airli, Ériu i 197.10 . fo reir...
anmcharat ecnaid, Cáin Ad. § 34 . saethar ecnada 'na gin,
saethar buirb 'na laim the scholar labors with his mouth,
10the churl with his hand
Arch iii 314.27 . somilis fiad
borbaib, sérb fiad ecnaidib PH 4662 . amal atberait ind
ecnaid 7742 . fria suidib fria ecnadeib SR 3236 . (v p.) a
sruthi uaisle ecnaide PH 19 . don aos eagnoidh ealadhna,
Studies 1919, 440 . Luc. Fid. 390.13 . lasna hecnadaibh
15eolchu, Auraic. 2335 = lasna hegnadu eolcha 47 . in rig-
ecnaid (Solomon) PH 4060 . do Adamnán...do ard-ecnaid
iarthair domain LU 27a31 = FA 3 . Domhnall Ua M.,
aird-eccnaidh Laighean FM ii 1026.4 .
Cf. ind écnaide: etlaide (éttlaide) SR 8181.8389 .
20 Compar.: cona boi remut rig bus ecnaide ┐ bus eolchu
indai PH 3969 . eaccnaide Lism. L. 1088 . conid tre-
bairiu ┐ conid ecnaidiu more prudent and wiser RC xxv 244 .
3. cenn caich...besid n-uaisliu, besid trebaire, besid n-ecnuigiu
each one's chief is...one who is nobler, more prudent, wiser
25than he
Laws ii 278.23 ( ZCP xiv 369 ). As superl.: is é
Solam ba hecnaide do doinib domain PH 3953 . do bhí
C. ar na ríoghaibh is eagnaidhe do ghabh Éirinn, Keat. ii
4735 . See 2 ecnaide.

1 ecnaide n wisdom: t'indracus ┐ t'ógi ┐ t'ecnaide, Aisl.
30MC 105.28 . Possibly for ecnaige, abstr. of 1 ecnach.

2 ecnaide adj wise, learned ; n a sage, scholar = ecnaid (fr.
wh. in pl. it is not distinguishable), q.v.: amhail adeir an
Gréigeach philosophos .i. grádhuightheoir na heagna ré
duine eagnaidhe, Keat. ii 159 . duine eagnuidhe cráibh-
35theach iii 2624 . duine uasal óg eagnuidhe 3269 . fear
dhíobh 'na amadán ┐ fear oile eagnaidhe, TSh. 9614 . idir
doctúiribh eagnaidhe na heagailse 5005 . dogheibh croidhe
an duine eagnuidhe éolus, Prov. xviii 15 . gliocas an
eagnuidhe xiv 8 .

40 ecnaidech adj o-ā wise, learned ; n a wise man, a scholar:
bídh an t-eagnuidheach ag tabhairt fhoircheadail ┐ foghluma
uaidh, Eochairsgiath 58.30 . ná bíodh an t-eagnaidheach
glórmhar as a eagna = sapiens TSh. 3505 . g p. Fleadh na
nEagnaidheach the Banquet of the Wise Men (title of
45Plutarch's treatise) 277 .

ecnaidecht n ā, f. wisdom, knowledge: dia n-uaisle ┐
dia n-ecnaidecht, Aisl. MC 105.22 . a hidhna ┐ a hinnrucus
┐ a hecnaidecht (of Écse daughter of Dán), Anecd. ii
51.6 .

50 ? ecnaige: xsee 1 and 2 ecnaide.

1 ecnaigid v g is wise, understands: dob fhearr liom
go n-eagnuighidís ┐ go dtuigdis = utinam saperent et intel-
ligerent TSh. 6858 .

2 ecnaigid v(possibly é-; cf. 2 ecna(e)) reveals: tardad
55dicealtar tairsib co ros-ecnadh [leg. -ecnaig?] Dia do
thuridhin Chorca tri ZCP viii 103.7 (= corus ḟoillsid, Ériu ii
186.25 ). Cf. écnad.

ecnaithi? adj cretta fuidbechta fuaim talman triuin torm
écnaithi ad-rainfet comarbae cumachta LL 119b45 . Cf.
60 écndaigthe.

écndach n o, n. n p. écnaige LB 211b18 . I Reviling,
slandering, defaming: ecndag .i. ni d(a)g .i. non bonum,
quid peius detracere? O'Mulc. 357 . éccnach .i. imdheargadh,
O'Cl. beim, egnach no toibheim, a Blemish Eg. Gl. 718
65( Arch. iii 169 ). eícndag comnissim Wb 1c6 . écndach
cáich 30c6 . ná bith fochunn uaimm fein dom æcnduch
let me give no cause for speaking evil of me (gl. quid
blasphemor) 11c1 . na dena foghluim ag mnaibh cu nach
derntur h'égnach, Lism. L. 3456 = Lat. L. 105.11 (= ne
5blasphemeris). ni dénad écnach neich, Thes. ii 327.36 .
tosach écnaig airbire LL 345b20 = Anecd. iii 16.4 . ag
éccnach a n-eascarat, Ériu iv 212.6 . Esp. of blasphemy:
t'ecndachsu a Dæ (gl. de te sentire impia) Ml 91a3 . 93a11 .
eícndag ind raith diadi (maledicti gratia) Wb 29a7 . du
10écnduch Dǽ Ml 29a11 . 43b13 . ecnach SR 4694 . PH 479 .
du ecnduch di Dia Ml 72b5 . ind écndaig dorigensat Assair
do Dia 48b18 . doréll for écnuch na Trínoti, Trip. 44.17 .
LL 278a49 . is e ecnach na Trinóti, ferta Meic Dé do chur i
lleth Belzebúb PH 6435 . ní fil do pecdaib na hicat
15acht ecndach an Spiruta naeib ZCP iii 30.28 . Of
defamation or satire by a poet: do áir ┐ d'ēcnuch, Corm.
Y 694 (grómma). immdergad immandergthar duine iarna
haīr no iarna hécṅdug, Bodl. Corm. s. leos . atait secht
cenela aire la Feine...lesainm lenus aer-aicetal ecnach
20n-egnairce..., Laws v 228.26 . tainsithar é o bias cach ga
eccnach, im aois ocus im innracus iv 384.25 . cleas
...donidis na filid oc ecnuch, Auraic. 1333 . ni chlos a
écnach a cath, Acall. 2007 . See also ZCP v 503.17 . viii
217 § 4 . Auraic. 1934 . 5184 . ni fuilit imderctha na
25écnaige lind, Anecd. v 4.10 . LB 211b18 .
II Accusing, backbiting, complaining of, murmuring
against: ní hobair duine maith | écnach a ṡluaig re
prímhḟlaith to complain of people to their chief Acall.
595 . eccnach ┐ iomchosaoid do dhol o maithibh Gall ar
30an Iustis gus an rígh complaints...were made to the king
against the justiciary by the...nobles
FM v 1418.5 . téid
dá éagnach rena athair complained of him to his father
Keat. ii 5943 . do-ní gearán ┐ éagnach ar an rígh ré
huaislibh na Spáinne, TSh. 5491 . is é sin do-ní Iob
35d' éagnach ar an mbás 548 . ag éagnach ar aindísle...na
colna 2097 . ag so mar do-ní Beda eagnach ar an
ngníomh-so deplores this deed Keat. iii 2230 . With subj.
gen.: Tír Cannain...nis-tā dar éis a n-ecnaig SR 4734 .
tú...ga gcosg soin | do bhrosd ar n-éagnach oruibh stirred
40me to reproach thee
GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 568 .
III Complaining, grieving over, lamenting (with gen.
or absol.): eagnach, osnadh, uchbhadhach, eaccaoin Kirk ,
= Eg. Gl. 271 ( Arch. iii 155 ). scuir dot h'uchbadaigh
et dot h'ecnach imamsa TBC p. 669 n. 10 . iomdha
45agam...cás égnaigh, Studies 1923, 80 . aga éagnach go
mór ┐ ag caoineadh a bháis, Mac. an Iolair 17.11 . ge be
lá is lugha da egnach | ata a chumha a n-egcruth oirn,
Rel. Celt. ii 218.15 . ro eist an Coimdhe gerān ┐ ēgnach
na ffīrēn so the plaint Fl. Earls 222.22 . dá éagnach so,
50 TSh. 1388 . is é sin do-ní Pól d' éagnach... this is what
Paul complains of
2931 . a chara, éisd rem éagnach, Ir.
Monthly 1920, 54 . rún m' éagnaigh the matter of my grief
Ó Bruad. iii 214 .