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70 2 techt nOrig. same wd. as prec., see Sarauw, Irske Studier
p. 92 , Osthoff, ZCP vi 419 ff. g s. techta. n a p. techta. g p.
techt, Ml 129a12 . In Early Mod. Ir. the sg. techt is usually
replaced by techtaire, q.v., and teachta is given as pl. only
at IGT Decl. § 180 . See TSh., St. Ercuil. g p. teachtadh,
75 Marco P. 96 . teachdadh, Ez. xvii 15.
Messenger, envoy, courier : inna t. ¤ gl. nuntiorum, Ml
129a12 . t. ¤ gl. uas, Sg. 65b5 . 102a1 . luid t. ¤ co n-ascadaib
húad, SR 3053 . fóidis Dauid ... | t. ¤ co Ispas ... | co tuctha
dó ... | Michol, 6566 . frisáiliur do thechta `I expect thy
80messengers
,' Fél. Ep. 560 . luid L. frisna techtaib co Temraig,
LU 3512 ( SC 27 ). techtai fri sudhi iniar, Laws iv 338.12
`messengers behind him,' RC xxiv 406 . dothaed t. ¤ co Mac
nÓ. o M., Ériu xii 156.10 . na haisnísen dabreth in t. ¤ for
ánruth na hAsia, TTr. 1586 . dol do theachta ar fhairge
85fhuair to go as an envoy, PBocht 10.12 . iomdha teachtaire
i dtigh Dé ... | sgaoilidh sé a theachta ar ar dtí, Dán Dé
xxiii 1 . docuadar techta uatha, St. Ercuil 995 . faidis
techta ar a cend, Cog. 62.8 . trí theachta lé forfhógra an
bháis, TSh. 8510.

3 techt n(shortened form of techtad, Thurn., St. in E. Ir.
5Law 12 n. ) g s. techta, Met. Dinds. iii 366.19 . possession(s),
property : cu naititiu for teacht muighe ┐ tighe outdoor and
household possessions
, Laws ii 350.14 Comm. bennacht
Coimdedh ... fora t. ¤ muige ┐ taigi, fora mbeodhail ┐ a
marbdail `possession of field and of house,' Ériu iii 4.11 .
10 nach ndithachtaidh ndithur .i. cen t. ¤ maighi naighi, H. 3. 18,
257 ( O'C. 506 ). t. ¤ iar n-ditecht `possession after non-
possession
,' Laws i 254.11 . ? acht foracba techta fine i
noige `if he leaves the property of the tribe intact,' iii 44.16 .
? dliged ellaig selbe ... caide a t. ¤ side, H. 3. 18, 386a ( O'C.
15 850 ). for triun tellaig is techta `(rights) over a third of
hearth and having
,' Met. Dinds. iii 366.19 . techta in talman |
tictís co Tuathal dia thaig (`earth's productions'), SG
361.21 . bēimend Tūathail tūathaig t. ¤ of the possessions,
ZCP xi 109 § 15 , see techtmar. ? tan domm-í t. ¤ irguis `when
20the great boon may come to me
,' Fél. Ep. 561 . t. ¤ .i. dliged,
Stowe Gl. 134 (? or to téchtae).

técht adj[o, ā] In syll. verse indecl. in sg. n a p. téachta, g p.
téacht. IGT Decl. § 181 , § 197 . See ZCP vii 370.
(a) Of fluids thick, sluggish, viscid : in Mhuir T. ¤ the Dead
25Sea
, Maund. 92 . anaici Mara T. ¤ , 102 . mara techta tuil-
brena, Lism. L. 3664 . muir théacht a déar, DDána 32.32 .
benaidh in as conad tiug ┐ conad techt, Corm. 7.3 . d'ass
roth. ¤ , d'ass nāt rothecht, d'ass lebarthecht, d'ass eter dā
thecht, Aisl. MC 101. 8 - 10 . loim t. ¤ , IT iii 83.23 . fuil do
30chuirp ina crú th. ¤ , SG 230.17 .
(b) Hence calm, undisturbed in phrases tond t. ¤ , topar t. ¤
describing a peaceful country (or from meaning (c) ?) :
do bí Ére 'na tuinn t. ¤ , Anecd. i 33 § 63 . fear agá raibhe ó
Choirrsliabh co Bun Duibhe ina linn láin ┐ ina thobar th. ¤ ,
35 FM iv 1208.11 . Coicceadh Uladh ina linn lain ina thopar
thecht ┐ ina thuinn teccle, vi 2142.11 . ? Here also : d'fios
díginne tuinni t. ¤ , IGT Introd. 24.6 .
(c) frozen : i leith re Muir Techt the Arctic Ocean (?),
BB 492a13 (Alex.), see téchtmuir infra. ? linnte téachta,
40 DDána 73.1 .
Compds. : ¤ dathaigid : crú an Chédchathaigh ... | far
thécht-dathaigh fiadh Fionntoin for whom he (? Conn)
besmeared F.F. (? with blood
), Gleanings 30 § 8 . ¤ fhairrge :
idir mhuir thana agus théachtfhairrge the deep (sluggish)
45 sea (?) (`the frozen sea'), Aithd. D. 61.18 . ¤ muir : ni dechaid
A. isna crichaib borétaib i lleth fri t. the frozen sea (the
Arctic
?), Alex. 437 = i leith re muir techt, BB 492a13 .
¤ sluag : in técttiughthromsluagh the dense ... army, Caithr.
Thoirdh. 102.23 . ¤ tond frozen wave : locha ... | dá ndáil
50reodh tug 'n-a dtēachttannaibh, Aithd. D. 61.22 .

1 techta gerund. of téit : ní teachta dheit linn ile | ar
eachtra you ought not to go, DDána 74.71 .

? 2 techta ind is ē in lobur bus trēn, | is ē in trēn bus t. ¤ (: nerta),
ZCP iii 208.8 .

55 techtach adj o, ā (? 3 techt) : nír imtig talmain tectaig | laoch
mar Eachtair mac Prim (`the solid earth'), Duan. Finn i
51 § 39. t. ¤ Hérenn, Dairchaill, Triads 27 v.l. (trichtach,
text).

techtad n[u, m.] vn. of techtaid. (a) having, possessing :
60 teachtadh .i. sealbhughadh, O'Cl. cen t. ¤ na nanae, Ml
68c8 . techta[d] tuinide `lawful possession,' Laws iv 20.1 .
ni hidan dano lais dondhí da taberr a thaechtad `to keep
possession of it
,' Mon. Tall. 143.16 . gnīm co n-iris, nertad
n-óg | t. ¤ na tróg is na trén, BColm. 100.8 .
65(b) taking possession of ; subjugating : iar t. ¤ chōic ngiall
a nErind ┐ a .iiii. a hAlpa, Rawl. 136b24 . iar ttechtadh ┐
iar ttendghabhail an tíre, FM v 1664.18 . fata tait ic t. ¤
caich `long have they been subjugating others,' Cog. 56.6 .
a theachtad ┐ a thimchellad `close upon him and press him'
70(a warrior), MR 270.14 . ba ruathar rig t. ¤ treoin `regal his
onslaught subduing the strong
,' Fen. 144.3 .
Note also : ar na dearna deabaidh | immon Teamair
techtadh (? sic leg. : sechtar) `as a possession,' Todd Nenn.
140.6 . tend mo teachtad mar ba des | ag neartad a naem
75seanchas, BB 232a47 . See also techtmar.

téchtae I Adj. io, iā (a) legal, due, as prescribed by law,
tradition, etc. : inna aimsir téchti `at its legal time,' Wb
23d23 . tēchta `gebührend,' Cóic Con. Fug. 15 § 1 . ni cert
menip techta `es ist nicht `genau richtig' wenn es nicht
80`gebührend' ist
,' 23 § 23 . ni techta fair ni bes mo, Laws
ii 256.3 . co cuiriud for fiadnaise di athgabail techta `that
it is legal distress
,' i 102.z . tri basa techta (.i. dlightheacha),
Mann. and Cust. iii 107 n. co coingillib techta `with lawful
pledges
,' Laws i 264.z . ocht nduirn a fot do toimsib laime
85techta (a legal measure of length), ii 246.8 . cain lanam-
nussa techta, i 40.23 . nár choillet ... tara cháin t. ¤ , BDD²
921 . fria folta técti, ZCP viii 316.18 . O Neill eile do ghairm
dEnri ócc ... ┐ nir bhó techta, FM iv 1200.15 . Eccles. :
turbaide techta in domnaig `lawful exemptions of Sunday,'
Ériu ii 208 § 32 . do manchaib téchtaib `to proper `manach'
5tenants
,' i 219.5 . urddu téchtai `prescribed offices,' 219.9 .
in altóir cona haidmib téchtaib `the altar with its proper
utensils
,' 12 , cf. BDD² 1355 . Gramm., etc.: ar ba in .is.
bá téchte tobarthid do thecht, Sg. 117a5 . trefoclae techtae
do filedaib, LU 9787 . tri filidecht techtai, ZCP xii
10363.34 .
(b) In more general sense fitting, proper, suitable: ished
as técte dúib, Wb 9b17 . anas techte .i. féil(e) ┐ genas,
28b11 . ni techtae totnugud do suidib, Ml 43a11 . air cech
ceneliu ciuil honid techtae molad dáe, 51c2 . cona tuirim
15téchti `with its due attribute (?),' Fél. Ep. 390 . ni techtu
dam dal fri fer ... hi fiadnaisi na sethar as sinu andu, LU
10320 . ba techta doibh Feargus ... do thobairt chucu,
Ériu viii 174.34 . an techta damh fein ní don péin
si d'fulang? Aisl. Tund. 105.22 . aibghitear sunn feibh as
20teachta a thaithmheach, IGT Introd. 1.1 . cethracha long
... cona congaib thechta, Leb. Gab. 226.27 .
II n Subst., io, n. (a) In Laws legal rightness, that which is
in conformity with law (of dues, fines, etc.): techta iar
n-etechtu, Laws i 254.12 . a taisbenad cach techta, cona
25mesaib ..., ii 248.9 . do somuine nad bid a techta ann
`which are not the lawful amount,' ii 316.7 . iar techta ` law-
fully ,' ii 362.22 . adragar cach fria techta `all are restrained
by their own rules
,' iii 14.12 . co tabar techte di magin dian
da foxlaiter `what is lawfully due,' iv 202.4 . techta primgene
30`the lawful firstlings,' iii 38.7 . secht flathe ... na dlegait
techta saer-giallna, v 358.1 . máinigter comarbai for a
thechtu thoich, LU 3479 . `techta' dligeadh, Met. Gl.
27 § 35 . in fer gá m-bí techta rig `the regal right,' MR
40.15 . In titles of law-tracts: amail atberr a Cain techta,
35 O'Dav. 629. An Teachta Breatha (sic leg.), Content. vi 259 .
In Cóic Con. Fug. name of the fourth type of legal procedure
(`Urteilsweg'), frequently meaning what the lord was
entitled to demand from his tenants, but perh. referring
originally to the status of the tenant, i.e. to what extent he
40was free or unfree, Cóic Con. Fug. p. 10 . sreth failsigthi na conaire fugill is
techta `auf dem Urteilsweg, der `techta' ist,' 21 § 14 . techta do
bithbunad bidh .i. bid side do neoch isin bith, a bunad,
inní is dir no is coir do, d'agra forin conair fuigill is techta,
53 § 114. bunadtagra for techta, 60 § 144. Cf. cách
45d'ordugud fora thechta fen aco .i. eter rigraid ┐ ollamhnaibh,
IT iii 186.23 . Eccles.: nech gonus ... macclérech ... a
téchtu cāna Adomnāin, Cáin Ad. 24.y . acht ropa techtae
adlúsat `provided that they drink a proper amount,' Mon.
Tall. 147.24 . a techta do denam isind domnuch ... .i.
50cáoccae nó cét slechtan ` due observances ,' 161.16 . acht na
deach tar a théchta provided he does not transgress its pro-
prieties
(of marriage), Ériu v 26.8 . nach eclas oc ná bí a
tēchta `proper equipment' (i.e. altar-fittings), i 219.y .
tēchta comna `dues of communion,' 220.7 . Metr.; cade
55techta dechnada máir?, IT iii 7.6 .
(b) More generally that which is proper, due, meet; meed,
proper amount: taibrith a téichte ṅdoib, Wb 6a20 . ar
iss ed a thechte arna rascra a menme contra deum, `this
is the right of it
,' Thes. ii 253.7 . rōt .i. ro-fada tēit tar tēchtae,
60 Corm. Y 1120 . rom gab B. chucai for acci a threbi coro
ferad mo théchtai oca, LU 10289 =`so that I got my due
with him
,' Archaeol. Review i 74 . do thechta feraind `thy
meed of land
,' Ériu xii 152.15 . eochair thoirrchius tēchta,
ZCP vi 270 § 3 . claidib .i. techta nanruda, LL 187c23 .
65 cin memraim a quinque, ar it cōic stuaga a techta, O'Mulc.
228 . teachta na hidparta the fitting rites of the sacrifice,
CCath. 956 . techta óencatha `proper order of battle' (of
soldiers drawn up), 5395 . do rad a ttéchta do na huaislibh
(at division of booty), FM vi 2346.11 . breith um techta eich
70 the points of a horse, 23 P 3, 20a ( O'C. 1863 ).
(c) In phrase ina théchtu in its proper form, arrangement:
bíid cach gním inna thechtu gl. secundum ordinem, Wb
13a28 . rocurit dano a forbonna andsin úadib ┐ rocóraigit
i n-a téchtu, LU 9774 , `and arranged matters duly,' RC vi
75167 . mā beith neuch adcobra in fhīrinne, is dūal dō robē
d'eolus les inna tēchtai ... cēn bus anfíriēn an duine, nī
cumaing forūacrae fīrinnde inna tēchta, ZCP iii 450. 20 - 25 .
Cf. decechla na lube sin iarna techtai `separated those herbs
according to their properties
,' RC xii 68.14 .