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rechtge n iā,f. also rechtga, the framing of laws; the administra-
tion of law and justice, exercise of the function of government :
70 [conro]ibtis oc denum rechtche la rigaib, gl. volentes esse legis
doctores, Wb. 28a1 . dia mbē ri [isnaib tuathaib] is rechtge sōn
amail is maith lais, Corm. Y 144 (i.e. the king has supreme
authority). rechtge la flaith government in the hands of the prince
(necessary to the people's welfare), Tec. Corm. § 3.13 . ba holc
75leo . . . Temair a bith cen rechtgi ríg furri, SC 21 ( LU 3440 ).
ataat ceitheorai rechtgi gellus rig for a tuathai. Rechtgai
fenechais cétamus; is tuatha dodeguiset, is righ no dedluthai.
Na teora rechtgai eile, is rí dodenimmairgg: rechtga iar cath
do madmmaim [sic leg.] furru . . . rechtga iar ndunebai ┐
80rechtga rig, amail rongab rechtga righ Caisil la Mumain. Ar
ataat teorai rechtgai ata córai do righ do giull for a tuatha:
rechtgai do indarbbu echtarciniul . . . ┐ rechtgai fri tuar
toraid ┐ rechtt crettme adannai amail ronngab recht Ad-
hamnain, Laws iv 334.1 fg . = Críth Gablach 514 - 524 where
85`rechtge' is defined as ordinance, special law : see also p. 104
for discussion; the four kinds of r. ¤ mentioned first are
apparently the administration of the `fénechas' or common
Irish law which is in the first place adopted by the people,
government after a national defeat, after a plague and over
subordinate kings; further the king has authority in uniting
5his people to expel foreign invaders, to promote agricultural
produce, and in carrying out a religious edict like Cáin
Adamnáin. denaid rechtge chóir (Ith's advice to the Tuathan
kings), LL 12a20 = reaichtghe, Leb. Gab. i 244.19 . bid
dluithi rechtge do dliged `let the law of thy rule be consoli-
10dated
', Ériu viii 173.17 . ni fil rechtgi lib, ar ni chumgaid olc
nā maith do gním, Alex. 988 . im chorus a mbescna ┐ a
rechtgai, about the fitness of their customs and their laws , LU
9743 . Rule, reign : fuilcech . . . fand tosach a rechta [rechtgi
v.l.], ZCP iv 453 z .
15Transf. of natural phenomena: Loch Rudraige ruad cen
rechtga (i.e. turbulent, stormy), LL 5b31 , cf. Leb. Gab. i 66.2 .

rechtmaire n iā,f. (2 rechtmar) a passionate nature, uncontrol-
lable temper : ata do tangnat ┐ diumsaigi ┐ do rechtmairi
Priaim, BB 441b23 .

20 1 rechtmar adj o,ā. (1 recht) lawful, legitimate : Helend in rigan
rechtmár `rightful', PH 485 . .viii. ṁbliadna buí i rrigi recht-
mair, LL 137b6 (`she ruled uprightly', RC xlvii 294.4 ). Law-
abiding, law-giving : (as sobriquet) pn Feidlímíd Rechtmar `the
Lawgiver
', MacCarthy 308.10 (< BB 13b ), cf. RC xvii 6.15
25(Tig.) and FM i 102.1 . is uime do gairthí Feidlimidh Reacht-
mhar dhe tré fheabhas na mbreath reachta do beirthí . . . ré
n-a linn, Keat. ii 4013 ; also called F. Rechtaid.

2 rechtmar adj o,ā. (2 recht) passionate, furious : righan rechtmur
ro-aingidhi, ZCP vi 277.10 . rig-milid rechtmar, MR 224.22 .
30 trī righ roda rechtmara, ML² 1839 . comrac . . . reachtmar,
CF 482 . rúathar rechtmar, Ériu v 182.326 . dochuaidh co
rechtmar ro-arrachta a comdail na curadh, ZCP vi 67.27 .
Later rachtmar: co rachtmar ruatharborb, Comp. Con C.
iii 109.12 .

35 rechtmoe? ind nual nad ranic . . . rechtmoe mo Christ cumachtach
col Colum Cilli, Rawl. 106b36 , glossed: ni ranic col indirgid-
etaig cu dú itá mo Crist (poem on Colum C. ascribed to
Adamnán).

? rechtnaiged n m. the act of regulating : is eadh in reachtnaigedh
40ar urdu [sic leg.] na hatgabala `the regulation of the prescription
of the distress
', Laws ii 100.9 Comm.

rechtrad? ind ni do ruirmead .i. ni rechtradh ma cintuch `the
debtor is not included in it
', Laws ii 100.9 Comm.

?réclam n [a]ébind lem réclam daim dēin | resin féin i fid dā dall
45 bellowing (?), LL 298a11 ( SG 366.11 ).

? reclugud n m. (n?) story-telling, narration ? reclugud ṅgairit
(.i. scela gairddi), LL 343c38 = scélugud, Tec Corm. § 4.14
(reclumad Lec., reaglugad BB).

recne xsee reicne.

50 recomrac, recomarc (ré-?) n o,m. (compd. of comrac `meeting,
juncture') a disyllable : recomarc in deach tanaisi .i. re-
chomrugad fri araill . . . .i. dialt fri dialt, ut est Corbmac,
Corm. Y 447 s.v. deach. dialt ┐ recomarc, O'Dav. 428 . cis lir
dech docussin? Ni ansa: a ocht, dialt ┐ recomrac, etc.,
55 Auraic. 1214 . recomarc, 1240 . n p. recomraig, 1501 . cetri
randa . . . ┐ i recomrac forba cacha rainde, IT iii 7 § 6 (i re-
comarc, BB). A metre with disyllabic verse-endings : recomarc
.i. deṡillabach ina rennaib, is fuire-side daroine Oengus in
Félire, Fél. 4.29 (treated as fem.? but the fem. pron. may
60refer to rinnaird previously mentioned).

recomarcach(ré-?) adj o,ā. disyllabic: focul recomhracach, Auraic.
1721 . debide guilbnech dialtach . . . debide guilbnech re-
comraccach, IT iii 19 § 53 , § 54 (recomarcach, BB). ollbairdni
recomarcach, 10 § 13 n.

65 rectha part. nec. of rec(c)aid sells: ní ren duine tir mic De .i.
nocha rectha do duine ferann mic De, H. 3. 18 p. 235a ( O'C.
433 ).

recus n some kind of fine or compensation ? airgiter comlaintius
na aithgina ann sceo recusa, Laws iii 538.10 Comm. oll sceo
70eiric aithgina . . . .i. sceo recusa, ib. 35 .

? redaige n f. is mellca ar a redaigi (of heaven), LL 371a46
(= *réidige smoothness, serenity ?).

redg ngender doubtful; treated as fem., LL 47a38 below. ridhg
readhg m. and f. (g s. n p. -a), IGT Dec. § 95 (p. 127.19) . Mod.
75 ríodhg f., Dinneen.
Apparently a sudden impulsive movement (inspired by
anger, fear, etc.), a start, dash, spring, often of an assault or
attack. bedg, no redg, no lua, no saebleim (of horses), Laws
iii 180.17 ; cf. rer . . . inde dicitur rerg no redg frisin boin mir,
80 Corm. Y 1103 . Cú na cerda . . . rob redg robda dar glasmhuir,
Cóir Anm. 266 (of the hound of Culann, brought by his master
from Spain; `furious', Stokes, but seems a noun: it was a
daring dash across the sea
?). co n-érracht Lugaid Riab ṅderg |
ropo thalchair a thren-redg, LL 129a40 ( MacCarthy 198 § 2 ).
85 noí ṁbliadna Bressi na mberg | rapo mór tressia [leg. tressi]
a thrén-redg, LL 128a28 ( MacCarthy 172 § 6 ). cath Torand ba fortamail
| co tres rúad co reidg (: feirg), LL 47a38 ( RC xxix 212 § 19
`with a rush'). rucsad-sum da trenredg trice . . . i cert-
chomhdháil a cheli (of combatants), MR 298.16 . ruc-sum tri
trenreadga tinneanais d'imgabail na hirgaili, 234.15 . im Rus
5na redc `Ross of the rages', RC xx 136y (ACC Comm.). nocho
chath na tuitt rí redg | ar cruadbach [is?] ar comfherg `a stout
king
' (?), CRR § 5 (prob. corrupt). ac righ na redg, SG 26.31 .
ridhg anfaidh, IGT Dec. ex. 1687 . readhga fuara tinnis `fits of
pain
', Keat. iii 1852 .