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eigre, oigre, eiger, eigir, oigir n(eidre, etc. also
common) heir, inheritor, successor, descendant (often
equivalent to mac). The earliest dateable ex. recorded is
eigher (:deiredh) in a 13th cent. poem 23 N 28, 35 (see
25below), but eigre (oigre), the commoner form, may be
older.
(a) eigre, oigre m.: oigri eghre IGT Decl. § 2 . eigri
an iarla the earl's heir ex. 98 = Ridgeway Essays
324.11 . FM v 1530.21 . TD 32.36 . eidhre Dé (i.e.
30Christ), Dán Dé ii 21 . tú ar nAthair...tú ar n-oidhre xxvii
13 . mac i n-ionadh an athar | dob oircheas... | a athair na
oighre dhó | ...as ḟachain iarghnó, GF, Ir. Monthly
1919, 625 . lúad m'eigre fom' inad, Met. Dinds. iii 62.
111 . a hairm 'na eigre dissi her place was heir to her
35(i.e. it carried on her name) 60.75 . oighre (eighre) Cuirc
(= descendant of Corc) GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 284 . TD
9.51 . go mbia triur óigred oc fir husarachta .i. bésti ┐
nathracha ┐ cruma PH 7587 . díchor óigrechta ona hóigrib
dílsi 7784 . dá oighribh TD 32.70 . asé in mac thusmes is
40oigri air dia eis, Marco P. 67 . Keat. iii 2104 . ni fuil do
cloind agum acht aeiningen ┐ is i is oigri orum ZCP vi 52.
22 . Ériu v 198.639 . athair gan oighre, mathair gan
mhac, TSh. 1169 . nach fuighedh se a dhiol clemhnuis da
mbiadh oighre denta ar a shliochd ar tus, Rel. Celt. ii 158.
4522 . cibé...doní oighre don eaglais, TSh. 5152 . With
gen. or ar of what is inherited: a chealla...dfagbáil
'ga n-urradhaibh ┐ 'ga n-oighredhaibh iomcuibhde dia éis
BNnÉ 264.11 . cinnit aca oigre...do denomh do naomh-
Muire ar a n-uile innmhus, Fl.Earls 192.20 . Cf. an Rí as
50oighre ar na hainglibh, A. Ó Dálaigh i 10 . éisdid...rér
nduain d'inghin a n-oighre the daughter of their inheritor
(i.e. of him who has succeeded to headship over them)
GF., Ir. Monthly 1919, 225 .
an t-oíghre , Matt. xxi 38 . an t-óighre , Gal. iv 1 . pl.
55 oighrighe, Gal. iii 29 .
(b) eiger: fer cedmhaoite curadh | ni heccaointe a eigher,
23 N 28, 35 ; cf. Ir. Monthly 1921, 290 .
(c) eigir, oigir m.: in tráth sháiles duine mac díles do
beth aige, is de dogní oighir PH 7785 . mac airdríogh gan
60oighir air IGT, Decl. ex. 1043 . mo char id gheimhil...
fearr dhamh iná mh'eidhir ann, Dán Dé ix 2 . críoch gan
oighir gan iarmhua, O'Gr. Cat. 452 = Studies 1921, 420 .
rí Oiligh dob é a athair | sé 'na oighir d' Ultachaibh, Ir.
Monthly 1921, 202 = YBL 374a37 . gurb é is aonoighir d'
65Eirinn TD 8.18 . g s. ar úaigh oighir Eóin IGT, Decl. ex.
365 . i n-uaig eigir [sic leg.] Ealanáir of E.'s son O'Gr.
Cat. 381.10 .

eigrecht, oigrecht n f. (eigre) inheritance, heritage,
patrimony, (inherited) possession: oighreachd eighreachd
5 IGT, Decl. § 26 . eighreachd (: ceinnbheart) exx. 590 . 559 .
do glac sé oighrecht a shenathar cuigi .i. iarlacht o Berbuic
ZCP vi 105.13 . in óigrecht do beth for sechrán ona
hóigrib dílsi PH 7786 . benaid sé na dáine asa frému ic
buain a n-oigrechta díb 7663 . roinn na hóidhrechta mar is
10cóir .i. na fiacha d'íc ar tús, ┐ trian do mnái posta, etc.
Expugn. Hib. 54 . guidhidh a athair ┐ a mathair é
im anmhain aga n-oidhreacht BNnÉ 3.29 . lucht ...
| da ttucc iar n-écc a oighrecht 256.8 . a roibi don
tsaegul acu d'ferann ┐ d'oigrecht, Maund. 199 . bíoth slán
15...go bhfuil d'oighreacht ar Ḟiadh bhFáil | acht foirneart
gliadh dá gabháil TD 17.1 . eighreacht Seaáin ar fiadh
bhF. | fuair O., 17.49 . dámadh ó oighreacht athar | do
bhiadh sealbh Éireann aca, Content. xiii 18 . críoch
Éibhir...eighriocht í nách ionronna TD 24.38 . ríoghdhacht
20na seanma... | eighriocht re a n-eirigh inntinn, Studies
1920, 98 . tug C. an gcruit... | fada is oighreacht bróin an
bronnadh TD 25.30 . an oidhrechd nemhdha do gheall
Dia dhóibh, Parrth. Anma 70.2 . Luc. Fid. 35z . aon-mhac
duine uasail agá raibhe oighreacht mhór 'na chomhair, TSh.
25 351 . iar gcur a mheic ó oighreacht 5152 . Attrib. gen.:
mac oidhreachta son and heir FM vi 1982.28 . v 1716 w .
mac oighearachta, Keat. iii 604 . do ól deoch ar mhac
oireachta [leg. oighr—] Uí F. ┐ goireas O F. dhe,
Maguires of F. § 81 . róimh eighreachta an eangnomha
30 valour's hereditary capital TD 3.4 .

eigred: xsee aigred.

eigreóc n ice: do bui eidhreóc ar an uisce BCC § 287 .
See aig—.

éigrinn adj(neg. of grinn) uncertain, inaccurate:
35 cach réim tic ar Erinn | ní hégrind (sic leg.) dochím-si
ZCP iii 31.32 . mar nach aithrisder uaidh | go nderna...
| lámhach éigrinn acht aonlá (: ghéigṡlim) 23 L 17, 52 a
(= Louth Arch. Journ. v 20 ). éigrinn go ndaingnidhe a
dháil | céidrinn ainmhire ógáin 92 b .

40 éile: xsee éle.

Éilech pn o-ā pertaining to Éile (= Ely-O'Carroll, see
Ele, Onom. ); a native of Eile; one of the O'Cearbhaill
kindred. IGT, Decl. § 11 , 12 , 18 . TD 34.17 .

éile(o)chad, éilechon: xsee éiligud.

45 éilem n o, m. suing, claiming; disputing: is annamh
...neach dom éiliomhsa, Ó Bruad. ii 28 . atáimse dá
éileamhsan am ghadhar I am suing him for my dog
PCT 855 . ag díol bhar bhfiach 's 'na dhiaidh dá n-éileamh,
Dánta P. Feiritéir 1064 . See éiligud.

50 eilemeint n element: cræd is consain and? aroili elimint
nach fedann guth do denam can guthaide ZCP xii 294 .
28 [elimtint MS]. an uile nidh, mar atá na flaithis, na
réalta ┐ na heilemeintidhe, Corp. Astron. 2.4 . In pl.
also rudiments: eilemeinte nó cnamhṡuim an teguisg
55chriósdaidhe, Dowley § 2az .

eilemeintech adj o-ā elemental: réigiún flaitheasach ┐
réigiún eilemeinteach the elemental region (i.e. the ter-
restrial or region of the elements) Corp. Astron. 4.5 .

eiletrum n m. (< L. feretrum). A form in o- also occurs,
60see below. A bier, a litter: gach marbh...nocuirthe a
n-eilitrum n-ordhai, Marco P. 22 . do curedh Sir G. a
n-eiledrum ZCP vi 99.31 . dis ridiri... ┐ eletrom icca
imcur eturra ┐ ridiri athgaeta isin eletrom D iv 2, 57rb 16 .
an t-elitromm 57rb 20 . dul i n-eiliotrom amhail mharbh,
65 Keat. ii 2511 . curthar corp an ríogh i n-oileadrom órdha
┐ bearar go heaglais...na cathrach...é, Mac. an Iolair
18.13 .