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75 taca n I (a) prop, support : a's ní bhiadh Oisín fann gan t. ¤
cléibh, Oss. iii 254.8 . an dream éisdeas é (Aifrionn) as é
air ... leath-luighe re taca ` any thing ,' Donl. 432.14 . cathair
atá suidhte air thacaibh amuigh air thonntaibh na fairrge
(Venice), GJ i 289b33 . ba th. ¤ maith lem' anacal a lámh 's
80a ghlór, Hackett xviii 20 . t. ¤ lem' cheann, ZCP v 206.34 .
(b) a foothold, stance : is annsin tuc som a chos re tacca na
talman, Acall. 6996 = SG 219.26 `gave his foot a solid bearing
on the ground
.' do druid Cuanna a bhonn re t. ¤ ┐ re tiugh na
talman, MR 284.25 . aingeal ... | gá mbí troigh re t. ¤ , PBocht
85 4.52 . (c) rung in a ladder (metaphor.) : t. ¤ a n-airde anond,
Arch. iii 237 § 21 = Studies 1934, 297 § 21 `this step in the
ascent to Heaven
' (drēimire, § 20 ). mairg téid a tacaib
in chraind `woe to him who slips from the steps of the ladder,'
§ 22. (d) a supporter, helper, mainstay : t. ¤ é dá gach fhogh-
laidh, IGT Decl. ex. 809 . Tadhg ua Baoighill sonus ┐
5taccadh tuaiscirt Ereann, FM iii 202.11 . ar d-t. ¤ , ar rian,
a's ar n-díon, Oss. iv 106.16 . an t-Iarla ó Thallaibh ba
th. ¤ le comhrac, ITS iii 56.75 .
II (a) a point of time : ocus is follus gurab .b. do bí an
t. ¤ sin agad `where you have B for Sunday Letter as is mani-
10fest
,' O'Gr. Cat. 290.32. conuic an t. ¤ a tet an grian a necci-
nocsium, Ir. Astr. Tr. 54.24 . i dt. ¤ a bhraith `in the hour
of His betrayal
,' Dán Dé xxvi 41 . co t. ¤ medon aichi, Ir.
Astr. Tr. 54.13 . bliadain go t. ¤ so a year ago , O'Don. Suppl.
gan t. ¤ stáide `without stop or halt,' Oss. vi 108.26 . (b) In
15phrase i t. ¤ fri near, abutting : i t. ¤ fria loch Lir `that abutted
on L.L.
,' Mélusine iv 298.17 = BNnÉ p. 81 n. . hi tacca
frisna múru `attached to the walls,' ZCP xvii 227.8 . Mod.
i dt. ¤ le, Dinneen.
Various obscure exx.: dod tacca uaimsi dodeacasa o
20Romanc(h)aib, BB 135a25 . ni contimairc mac duine | acan
nech damus tacai no mortal inflicts restraint on the man
who submits to it willingly ?
, Ériu ii 227 § 6 . ? doib ro bo
tacha in maidhm mor (: macha, perh. for maca sons ?), Rawl.
79a21 . ar dhluth ar inneach th'oige | tarla t. ¤ banchoige,
25 Content. xxii 17 note 4 . arus is amlaid sin ro lealtar do
taccaid dud mullach, BB 497a17 (cf. tocad ?).

? tacach adj ní t. ¤ a seol fá sech `to display them separately is
not
proper ,' Caithr. Toirrdh. 103.22 .

tacaid xsee tocad.

30 1 tacair adj. g s. of substantive ? (to-ad-gair-, Ascoli, Gloss.
Pal.-Hib. 436 . doaithg., Zeuss 881b . See tacra). Cf. tacar
.i. maith, madh tacar leó .i. más maith leó, O'Cl. is tacar
do, Ériu xii 146.1 (=tachair, ZCP v 524.6 ). Attributive use
rare. (a) meet, proper : ni t. ¤ denum domuin dind soscélu,
35 Wb 13a21 . is tacaír dúnn a chaínfochell asar corp, 15c24 .
tacir dún, 15d26 . ar ni t. ¤ la suide móidmiche do neuch,
17c13 . is t. ¤ censae occa forcitul, 20c3 , cf. 31c24 . is t. ¤
arṅdip samlid do chách, 22c11 . 31b19 . 33b13 . 28a2 . do
deicsin neich as t. ¤ doib, Ml 47d7 . cia beith nech bess anumal,
40t. ¤ ní rochráiter `it is fitting that he should not be tormented,'
Ériu iii 104 § 36 . t. ¤ do neoch nisdais reid Inber Cind Beara,
YBL 132b7 .
(b) advisable, suitable : is tacir deit ni táirle lat `it is best
for thee that he come not with thee
,' Wb 30d20 . is taccar dait,
45foichle i[n] fer dothoet ar do chend, TBC² 649 . is t. ¤ duit
tra ni fhorbara anfót do rád you would do well not to say
anything indiscreet
, Ber. der Gesellsch. der Wissensch.
zu Leipzig 1884, 339.3 ( LL 125b55 ). is t. ¤ do chách a fochell
everyone should heed it, Ériu ii 194.14 . atat fir doibh sunn,
50ar Medb. Bid t. ¤ dib-si ón, ar Fearghus, TBC 5680 . doberad
cath damsa ma tacar doib if it is to their advantage, TBC²
3103 (=madi tecra leo, TBC 5017 , madh ail leo, St., H).
? Attributive use : atnaig Nero menod taccuir fair `put
a proper peg on it
,' RC x 214 § 3.

55 2 tacair adj., attrib. g s. of noun meaning art, contrivance.
Cf. mic gan chás i gcríochaibh liag | cá t. ¤ an tighe othrais
what help are they ? (?), Keat. Poems 1207 . See TSh. Gloss.
and Dinneen s.v. tacar .
(a) artificial, contrived : t. ¤ .i. ni bi bunad, H.3.18, 383a
60( O'C. 841 ). ní thréicfea ... do ghruag ar ghalldacht th. ¤
`an artificial English mode,' Irish Review 1912, 471 § 2 .
a ngalldacht t. ¤ níor aistrigh uatha, Keat. Poems 1452 .
an grádh t. ¤ , TSh. 8954 . re haigthibh adhuathmara t. ¤
`dreadful contrived faces' (i.e. masks), ITS xix 64.7 . (b)
65 Of persons false : an rígh beag breagach t. ¤ , 23. I. 1, 67 .
Cf. tighearna t. ¤ `a middleman, an under-landlord ,' O'Don.
Suppl. (c) foreign, exotic : gaillite t. ¤ .i. na gall-seoit tar
muir `foreign valuables,' Laws v 220.12 , 21 = O'Dav. 1051.
(d) of ignoble or foreign extraction or descent, outcast (?) :
70 fine t. ¤ .i. in fine tochuirid cuca .i. meic faosma, Laws v
318.2 , 6 . is dona finib t. ¤ seo biti bothaig ┐ fuidir ┐ sen-
cleithi, H.3.18, 227a ( O'C. 413 ). (e) Of children abandoned,
foundling : ba tacuir .i. ingen docuirthear do cill im bulg
no for beinn croisse, H.3.17 col. 428 ( O'D. 529 ). mac
75tocair .i. do binn croisi, H.3.18, 222b ( O'C. 399 ). tri dalta
las in eclais ... .i. mac tocair ocus mac gaibius do rat ocus
mac gaibes sochraiti, ib. Cf. muna toracht is in crich é .i.
in mac tocraigh, ib. ( O'C. 400 ).

tacairt xsee tacra.

80 tacar n o, m. (to-ad-cur-, Ped. ii 499 ). (a) gathering, collecting,
collection : beich bhecca acc tionol ┐ acc tiomsuccadh a
ttacair ┐ a ttigedhais, BNnÉ 57.37 . gan trealamh, gan t. ¤ ,
gan trebairecht do thriall, MR 102.9 . do thacur ┐ do thim-
sugad luirech, 224.7 . tachar (leg. tacar) ┐ tinol a n-ech ┐
85a n-airm, ZCP xiii 170.3 . ? o thochur máine, Lism. L.
1182 . ? gabsad ... tocur na senclum ass they began to pick
out the old feathers
(?), RC x 76.2 v.l. (b) levying, mustering
(of troops) : nim-mór as tabarta i n-árim na tacair the
gatherings (of troops) are not much to be accounted of (?)
,
TTr. 932 . cethri fichit long do thacur ┐ d'foirithin in
5morchatha (?), Alex. 119 . do shluagh thacair thiomargaidh
`a summoned and pressed army,' TD 2.38 . 4.45 . Cf. ar
cuicti do tacur cuigi summon (?), Laws i 252.35 Comm.
Note also : t. ¤ ghiolla an rechtaire gear , RC xxix 219.25 . is
cóll gessi don tigsea a thachur (? leg. thacur) for áenfer,
10 Aisl. MC 15.11 . rotrellaim tacur a luingi, Celt. Rev. ix
126.20 (=tachar, TTebe 2045 ). t. ¤ ` plenty, a multitude,
provision ,' O'R.