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éicnigid v g (éicen) (1) compels, constrains, forces,
65 oppresses: féch th'uabar, éignig do réim `do violence to
thine impetus' O'Gr. Cat. 457.10 . mé chuige is mairg
do éignigh, Content. xvii 11 . (2) ravishes, violates:
éigneochthar a mná, Is. xiii 16 . ní meastar liom...nách
éigneóbhadh uaim mh'aontaidh, Dánta Gr.² 41.24 .

5 éicnigud u, m. (vn. of éicnigid) (1) compelling, forcing,
oppressing: brúghadh, sarughadh, eigniughadh... (synon.)
Kirk = Eg. Gloss ., Arch. iii 148 . mo blaith-eglais d'eignig-
headh ┐ d'esonorughadh, Ériu v 92.1 . an t-aidhbhirseóir
...ag inneall a ilchleas ré a héigniughadh léna aimsighthibh,
10 TSh. 2125 . éagcaoine na n-anam...'gá n-éigniughadh
lé hilphianaibh 6541 . (2) ravishing, violating: écnigud
óenmná LU 53b10 . ar n-eigniugudh h'ingine ina seomra
fein ZCP vi 54.28 . TSh. 5832 . ben d'éigniughadh,
Parrth. an Anma 172 . O'Hussey T.C. 172.18 . Keat.
15 ii 1700 . i ndíoghail a héignighthe, Keat. ii 4375 .

éicse n iā, f. (1) divination, the faculty of divination;
wisdom, the profession of a seer (cf. éicsiu): luid in mac do
ḟoglaim écsi i nAlbain...corbo eolach i n-écsi. luid laa and...
co mbúi for brú mara, ar bá baile fallsigthe éicsi do grés
20lasna filedu for brú usci...ro la bricht forsin tuind, coro
ḟallsiged dó cid rombói, cotárfas dó, etc. RC xxvi 8 . ni thalla
adar n-écsi (v.l. ollomnas)...i n-oenbale, uair forosnái
th' eicsi duit it ollam ar eolas, ibid. co ndernui IIII flescca
ibir ocus scrípuidh oghumm inntib, ocus foillsighthir do
25triana eochraib écsi ocus triana oghumm, .i. E. do bith i
sith B., IT i 129.23 . coll écsi a hazel of divination (?)
Met. Dinds. iii 286.24 . Cf. also: aisneis na heisce
(= éicse ?), Anecd. v 23 , n. 1, 2 (cf. Auraic. 5244 - 6 ).
Eochaid Rígéiges...robai F. oca chuired chucai do eicsi do
30`to make verse for him' (to perform divination for him?)
Ériu viii 156.2 . (2) revelation, lore, learning; esp. poetry,
poetic composition; also the poetic art, poetic skill or faculty,
the calling of a poet: ro theich in topur...tria chocur na céol-
éicse, Met. Dinds. iii 290.50 . is aisti rathmar...is eicsiu
35athlam...debidi imrind IT iii 106 § 15 . oi issan éxi ainm
ina cæirech `oi' is the word for sheep in poetry ZCP iii
245.30 . cia dán airbere? ar in rí. écse, ol sé what art
dost thou practice? poetry
LL 289a36 = RC xiii 442z .
tuccais an éccsi nglain...ót mathair from thy mother thou
40hast inherited poetic faculty
ZCP viii 109.27 . ar duthchus
a mathar dodhechaidh re heiccsi took to the poetic pro-
fession 110.5 . an exe ata let co becht 110.2 . ní dia eícsi
do tha[i]dbsin doib, Ériu vii 4.27 ; 198.15 . ní bhaoi...
aonmac gallócclaigh as mó do chendaigh dḟíon ┐ d'éiccsi iná
45an tÉ. sin FM v 1728.20 . tús anóra gér dual di | fa tuar
ansógha in éigsi, O'Gr. Cat. 392.11 . gidh beag Ieam a
ndéinim dhi | a nEirinn is fhearr mh'éigsi, Ir. Review 1913,
625 . níor fháguibh don éigsesi...tim ná cruaidh gan
chuartoghadh, Studies 1923, 423 . daoire na n-éigseadh
50 the dearness of the poems TD 11.34 . i n-aghaidh céille 's
fírinne na sein-éigse, Content. xvi 138 .
(3) the poetic profession, the bardic order; poets: iar
fírdligud na hecsi the custom of the poetic profession IT iii
23.25 . an éigse d'óighréir TD 31.13 . do-nímis—éigse
55an taoibh thuaidh, molta we, the poets 3.3 . ceann na héigse
is na saoithedh, O'Gr. Cat. 582.4 . pn
Personified: Eicsi ilgradhach inghen Dána, Anecd. ii
50.16 . Cf. áit ar thaispen an eicsi cenn do Lugh, Acall.
1941 .
60 fochairich eícsi (pl.), term for a species of poetic com-
position, IT iii 51 § 95 (see p. 113 ).
COMPD. éicsi-gel of pleasant verse: don ealtain éigsei-
ghil, Ó Heódhusa, Ir. Monthly 1920, 651 .

éicsech adj o-ā (éicse) pertaining to, or having poetry
65or learning; fond of learning or poetry: don bhaidhbh
éigsigh (of a chief), Ir. Monthly 1920, 111 . creach na
mBrianach gcliarach n-éigseach, D. MacCarrth. 6.82 .