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écndaigidir, écn(d)aigid v g I Slanders, reviles,
55 satirizes: amal non-ǽicndichtherni (gl. sicut blasphe-
mamur) Wb 2a11 . æcndigitir (gl. detrahunt) Ml 126d16 .
nech eacnaigter a máthair no athair...mad nech aile
ecnaigedar, Ériu vii 162.1 , 4 . ní ecnaige do cheile LL 360
marg. inf. Acall. 603 v.l. co ro écnaigitis ainm Meic Dé
60 PH 2175 . is trithe roécnaigset cleirig L. hé reviled him
Fél., Ap. 29 Comm. ni raib eneach iconti egnaigeas in fili,
Auraic. 1334 . ecnaigfid ind eglais (the poet) will satirize
the church
Aisl. MC 115.11 . aighidh in ollaman for ferann
in righ no egnaidhfedh IT iii 97.4 = BB 294a35 . níor
65éagnuidheas aicme Chuinn, Content. v 6 . do ghlór féin do
éagnuigh ibh xxiv 2 . With di of obj.: fuair druid...ró
ecnaigestar di ógi Maire `who mocked at Mary's virginity'
Trip. 36.9 . ro écnaig aroli drui do Pátraic, Thr. Hom.
20.22 . rosécnaid don iris Cristaide LB 27a13 = Trip. 456.2 .
5 II Accuses, complains of: nár écnaighi ...a mhuinntir re
tigerna do not make complaint against a people to their lord
Acall. 594 . III Laments, deplores: ro ēgnaigh lē uile
threplait an ardespoig, Fl. Earls 144.24 . do éignuighdar
riú cumhga a bhferainn, 23 E 26, 169.22 .

10 écndaigthe (as verb. necess. of écndaigid(ir)) to be
deplored, lamented: éagnaighthe re Dia a dochar her ill-
plight should be deplored to God
A. Ó Dalaigh liii 11 .

écndaigthid n i a slanderer, backbiter, reviler: ni bu
écnaigthid .i. ni dénad écnach neich, Thes. ii 327.36
15( Hy v Comm. ). inna n-écndaigthide (gl. obtractatorum)
Ml 2d9 . Cf. ni bur n-ecnaigid Dé ye shall not be blasphemers
SR 4871 .

écndaigthide adj io-iā slanderous, blasphemous: a p.
écndaigthidi .i. dorigensatsom do ecnduch Dǽ (gl. blas-
20phema... verba) Ml 43b13 .

1 écndairc adj i I Absent , opp. to frecndairc: amrad .i.
ecnairc rāidh...ni rādh acht is amrādh....i. ni fri nech
frecnairc rāidhim nī, ach fri nech ecnairc, H 3.18, 616a
(gl. on Amra CC). aisndeis ecndairc indib huilib (tertiae
25personae) Sg 161b3 . dég rombu écndaircc dó he was
absent from him
148a6 . mairg in iath ecnaircc aerthiar
RC xx 44.23 = LU 5b31 . tucfait o teorfégad spirtalla a
mmenman na réta ata ecnairce dóib they will under-
stand...the things that are absent
LU 36az = RC xxv 248.5 .
30 ēcndairc fri frecndairc, a fault in literary composition, viz.
using address and narrative with reference to a single
person in the same stanza (cf. faisnéis is agalluimh a
n-énrann IGT, Introd. § 2 ), Auraic. 5171 , etc. Cf. Met.
Dinds. iii 54.9 , cited below. nir bu ecnairc (with gl.: .i.
35ni bu écnaigthid) Hy v 5 ( Thes. ii 327 ) is obscure.
II Absence: écndairc cian ut ille (gl. absenti) Sg
138a2 . ecṅdairc ocus (gl. quasi absenti) 138a3 . nis
n-ecnairc mogha midhiter dire .i. ni mesamnaighann an
brethem eneclann...do neoch a n-ecmais a tochusa, Laws
40 iv 378.20 . asbreth fri cechtarde i n-ecndairg araile to each
of them separately
Ériu iii 137.52 . g s. as attrib.: taiselbad
n-ecnairce discovery in absence Laws v 328.24 Comm. aer-
aicetal ecnach n-egnairce recitation of a slanderous satire in
absence
228.27 . Esp. in formula i n-écnairc (with gen. or
45absol.) in the absence (of): a n-ecnairc meanman in the
absence of full mental powers
(of a minor) Laws v 510.5 .
i n-aighidh a fir...a n-ecnairc in the presence of her partner
...in his absence
ii 380.1 Comm. mad i n-ecnairc; mad i
n-a fiadnaise v 356.28 Comm. athgabail forniatar i
50n-ecnairc ne[i]ch ii 124.28 C. éccnairc .i. an aimsir do-
cuaidh thort the time which is past O'Cl. seems based on:
frecnairc fri hecnairc anois | a lucht imdénma in ḟenchuis,
Met. Dinds. iii 54.9 , but the sense is not well supported.
III In the phr. ar écn(d)airc for the sake of (a common
55formula in prayer or adjuration). The earlier sense may
have been instead of , a not unlikely, development from for
the absence of
. In: ar éicndirc ma frisaiccid Crist (gl.
rogamus vos...per adventum Domini nostri) Wb 25d24
the sense is doubtful; either = ar é. ¤ Crist, ma frissidnaiccid
60 for Christ's sake, if ye expect Him or (even) in His absence,
if so be ye expect His coming
.Cf. in macc amnas ro
dasgāid | Brigtæ ar écnairc a rríg `for her King's sake'
Thes. ii 336.2 ( Hy v 35 ); with gl.: .i. ar in rig i tai
ecnarcus tabair ní...damsa, olse for the sake of the king
65who is absent from thee
i.e. in whose place thou art (?).
a Chríst cotamróither...ar écnairc do gérat, ib. Fél., Ep. 72
(cf. under 2 écndairc). ar écnairc Maicc Maire 384 , 404 ,
526 . arécnairc do martrae 514 . ar egnarc a croichesium
...ar ecnairc a esergi, Ériu i 122.30 , 32 .