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85 ? 2 taircsenach adj o, ā (metathesis of tarcaisnech ?) con-
temptible, vile: taircsionach .i. tarcaisneach, O'Cl. comtis
buidni buaidertha ┐ comtis taircsenaich techig re trethan
in Tiabanda sin aca tuargain `exhausted fugitives,' TTebe
3130 . ` Mean, vile ,' O'R.

1 taircsiu n n,f. Mid. and Mod. Ir. vn. of do-fargaid (see
5 Ériu xi 139 f. ) tairgsi, IGT § 3 (44.8) . tairgsin, § 13 (66.1) .
n s. taircsiu, LL 119b y. Laws iii 288.23 . tairgsi, H.5.15, 9a
( O'D. 1593 ). tairgsin, Sitzb. 1919 v 93 § 33 . Laws v
436.13 . a s. tairscin, Laws v 16.14 Comm. taircsi, MR
318.19 . d s. tairgsi, ZCP viii 548.12 . tairgse, IGT Decl.
10ex. 195 . a p. tairgsiona, Keat. ii 268 . tairgsionna, Oss.
iii 210.14 .
I (a) offering, offer: iar toircsin na cumuile `after tender
of the
`cumhal,' Laws i 204.7 Comm. taircsin lainbiatha
an offer of full food, ii 20.18 Comm. na ba meisti a taircsin
15do itir (of attendance on a sick man), iii 480.1 . ata flaith
dono is toircsi do-foirgither ceile do `dem ein Genosse
dargeboten (gestellt) wird
,' is edh dlegar ceile do taircsin do
`muss man ihm einen Genossen stellen,' ZCP xv 375.15 , 21
(text and Comm.). in t-uardha oighreta do beith ... cen
20taircsin toraidh `proffer of fruit,' CCath. 2364 . ro feradar
... ardcomrac ... gan turbrud gan tairgsin `without quarter,'
CF 667 . tairgsin mo lot do leigheas the offer to heal my
wounds
, DDána 6.32 . techta ... do thaircsin siida doib,
Ann. Conn. 1262.8 . na tairgsiona tug Niúl dó, Keat. ii
25268 . ar na dtairgsin do na huachdaránuibh (Paul and Silas),
Acts xvi 20 . Cf. nir lamsat tairgsin do na buáin ris with-
stand (offer battle ?)
, Celt. Rev. iv 18.8 . ┐ nach ail le Dia
tusa da tairgsin sin ata da met sin do guasacht (i.e. single
combat), RC xix 24.3 . (b) t. ¤ dligid offering appeal to law,
30 legal settlement (of a dispute or claim): is cin tairgsin dlighed
doib sin, Laws i 112.29 Comm. taircsin dligid a n-aimsir
troisce offering law during a fast (an offence), v 178.14
Comm. aircsi ┐ atach ┐ t. ¤ dlighidh, Rawl. B 506, 40c ( O'D.
2352 - 3 ). Cf. gabur tar taircsin cirt, Laws v 258.22 Comm.
35 athgabail gabar tar taircsin in nois bis a cric cairdi a dis-
traint taken in disregard of an offer in accordance with the
custom of the territory
, v 256.13 Comm. brethem ... dligis
toircsin tuilchi .i. o cach tairsin do isin tulaidh dala,
H.3.18, 151.13 ( O'C. 276 ) = dligid toircsin taulche, Eg.
4088 fo. 2(3)d ( O'C. 2145 ).
II attempting, undertaking, effort: tairgsin āirmhe ar
nionaibh attempting to number waves, Sitzb. 1919 v 93 § 33 .
tairccsin mheallta muinntire Brenainn don diabhal, BNnÉ
63.29 . tairgsin dá thabhairt fá riaghail an attempt to render
45him obedient
, PBocht 10.17 . ag tairgsin táir ar Thórna
attempting to insult T., Content. xvi 185 . acc tairccsin elaídh
ar eccin, FM iv 928.x . ag tairgsin duine do shaoradh ar
bhás, O'Hussey T.C. 176.z . Cf. also: gur bo tairgsi tric
... gach crathad ... cuirp ` effort ,' MR 256.6 . gan taircsi
50gan tapad ... re tainsemad na togruma, 318.19 .
? taircsin .i. tacmaing nó foruaislighetu, ut est cis lir
toircsin cach fine .i. cia lin toirrcis nó foruaisliges ar cach
fine .i. dosnarcadar, O'Dav. 1507 , cf. Laws v 436.13 , 15 .
fen .i. tairgsin no aitairgither nó taisbenad, O'Dav. 943.

55 2 taircsiu n n,f. Mid. Ir. vn. of do-airicc (see tairecc, and
Ériu xi 140 ) tairgsin, tairsin, IGT Decl. § 148 . finishing,
completing, coming or bringing to an end: iar toircsin a trocha
when their fate was accomplished, Met. Dinds. iii 408.22 . is
i in long do bádud tusa do taircsin ┐ do saegal do thoidecht
60(interpretation of a dream), RC xxiii 422.9 . iar torcsin
tra ar n-espartan, PH 521 . nocha nfuil foesum don ti oca
ndentur in lubhra iar taircsin a denma, Laws ii 36.21 Comm.
ar tairgsin aibneasa an aenaigh (caithemh, v.l.), Études
Celt. ii 270.z . iar tairccsin immorro in medhoin-lái do
65cheilebhradh doibh, BNnÉ 79.1 . iar ttairccsin an phroi-
cepta, FM i 418.4 . Note also: ar d-taircsin a n-arm when
their weapons had become useless
, TBC p. 643 n. 8. ar
tairgsin a n-arm ┐ ar scoltadh a sciath, CF 488 . See 2 tairsin.

? taircthe ind taircthi rúin (cheville), SR 4355.

70 1 taircthech adj o, ā (? tairecc, or with -á- = táircedach): clan-
daigeadh crand toradhtairctheach do dena[m ?] torad
fruit-producing (?), BB 15b5 . re tuathaib ... taircdecha ...
Temhra, MR 124.11 .

2 taircthech adj o, ā (tairgid, see do-fargaid): an ealbha thairg-
75theach shírthréidhtheach ` obsequious , Ó Bruad. iii 18.

3 taircthech xsee tairrngech.

? taircuibe ind fir thairccuibi a trian triamomessa moín, ZCP
xii 361.19 .

tairdbe n io, n. vn. of *do-airdben, see ZCP xviii 308 - 9 .
80On forms with -t- see Ped. ii 462.5 . cutting, tearing, digging:
basa chausa tairtbe buden a hound who tore companies
(Cú Chulainn), LU 9328 . o moslái dia t. ¤ tra | dar sál fairge
sruth-sóeba `when he hastened to cut loose the ship,' Met.
Dinds. ii 28.21 . Applied to cutting (injuring ?) of trees:
85 mad tair[d]be, direnar fo t. ¤ cach feda ... as coimdire tairddbe
cach feda fria bunebe, Laws iv 168.22 - 6 . aimser inad
comdiri tairtbe .i. i naimsir sam samrid ┐ fomair daig in
toraid bis foraib, H.3.18, 397a-b ( O'C. 890 ). ni rainig
tar trian tairdbi (? sic leg., tairdib, MS.), 432a-b ( O'C. 1026 ).
? Cf. masa lantimchell no lantardined misa marbtath is
5landiri in chraind ann. Masa leth tairdined ... Masam da
trian tairinedh misa beotadh ... Mas let tairmhedh misa
beothad no cethraimhthi tairdne misa marbtadh ... in
tainmrainne do lan tairdmhedh no lethairdmedh, Rawl.
B 506, 57c-d ( O'Don. 2434 ). is e coir denma na clasach ...
10tri troighthi ina tardbe it is to be dug three feet deep, Laws iv
76.10 Comm. ? Cf. ar torsi gach tartme, Fen. 284.7 .
? tairtbhe .i. tadhall, no cuairt, O'Cl.