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cerc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cerc or dil.ie/8748

 

n ā, f. hen : c.¤ gl. gallina, Ir. Gl. 196 . smacht peata chuirre ┐ circe, Laws iv 114.10 . cearc gan run, v 80.12 . nomad loighi na circi in gac en da henaib, iii 380.2 Comm. da miach ar circ cein dotas, miach ar caileach cein n-iunas, v 82.16 Comm. cerca ┐ geodh, 166.19 Comm. gl. eoin aititin `domestic fowl', 5 . seig .i. seboc (.i.) foxla orcu ┐ cerca, O'Dav. 1480 . c.¤ i cill, crand eidneanach (opprobrious epithet), IT iii 89 § 115 . comeis lini oen chirci `as much as the clutch of eggs of one hen', Cog. 48.y . Cf. Caithr. CC 1.y . uga cercc, MacCongl. 101.3 . gan uiread eoin chirce da mhaoin féin ar chumas fhir an tighe, Keat. iii 2756 . ? tria ḟochond na hoenbreithe / fó cia beith c.¤ i trebad, LL 6322 .

Of female of other birds: c.¤ fraich re aidche n-adhuair grouse , Acall. 3679 . guth circe fráoich an tsléibhe, BS 152.11 . Cf. cercai odrai / a frāech rūad, K. and H. 27 . a hūi Scandail, / a scīan espa, / a ch.¤ usci, / a choss escra water-hen (as opprobrious epithet), Bruchst. 32 § 73 ( IT iii 102 § 191 ).

C.¤ Boirche name of a legendary bird: Ard Fothaidh . . . Fothad Airgthech . . . conatail and co cend teora coigtighes fri foghar ceirce Bairche, Dinds. 89 . dia faigdi 'mo oen deirc i ndon circe Boirche rucsat an eceis aniar, 64 . an Chearc Bhoirche, DDána 121.29 . Cearc Bhoirche . . . / gér chúis iomráidh a hainm sin, Studies 1921, 257 § 3 .

querc name of a letter in Énogam, Auraic. 5694 .

As n. pr. f. C.¤ ingen Echach, LL 354b57 . In n. pr. m. Cú Cercca, Cóir Anm. 214 .

éices

Cite this: eDIL s.v. éices or dil.ie/19717

 

Forms: éces, éice, t-eigess, écis, éicis, ecis, eiciss, eceis, eceis, ecis, egsi, éigse, éicsiu, ecsiu, éicse, éicseo, éigse, heicsiu, hexe, hexi, heicsi, hécseo, éces, eges, éigeas, eicsi, écsib, eixibh, éigsibh

n o, m. n s. éces, éice, Corm. Bodl. s. lethech . in t-eigess , Corm. Y p. 90.25 . g s. ind écis , Metr. Dinds. i 50.67 . ind éicis , Corm. Bodl. s. lethech . n p. ind ecis , Corm. Y, p. 91.7 . ind eiciss , p. ix 27 . and eceis , p. x 22 . an eceis , Dinds. 64 (v.l. in ecis BB. in egsi , Lec.). éigse TD 8.16 (but this may be collect.; cf. éicse). v p. a éicsiu hÉrenn, Ériu vii 220.10 . a ecsiu Fail, ZCP viii 105 y . a éicse Banbha, Metr. Dinds. iv 316.19 . a éicseo (: so) 316 z . a éigse , Keat. ii 1641 . a p. inna heicsiu , Corm. Y p. 93.2 (= inna hexe , p. x 14 . na hexi , p. xv 27 , inna heicsi , Bodl.). lasna hécseo , Metr. Dinds. iii 146.12 . g p. éces LL 128a1 = MacCarthy 166 . eges, Corm. Y p. 91.3 (= écces, p. viii z ). éigeas, TD 3.10 . d p. eicsi, Auraic. 2120 . écsib, Metr. Dinds. iii 104.9 . eixibh, ZCP viii 109.23 . éigsibh, TD 11.15 .

The word may be cognate with (do)-écci, and the original meaning is probably seer (see éicse), but though this would suit the context in many exx. it is commonest in the general sense of scholar, learned man, sage, poet ; often used as an equivalent of fili , but the latter is (in Middle and later Irish, at least) a more specialized term: eces .i. ecmacht-ces .i. ecmacht a ches d[o] airiuc i cetheora rannaib fis filidechta, Corm. Y 538 . fofuair clocenn ind oirci ┐ dobert hi ceist dond filid...tethnæ iarum in t-éces tre tenm laido conepert cáin, etc. cend moga heime inso, Corm. Bodl. s. Mugeme . eraicept na n-eiges (.i. na n-ai gan ches .i. na bfiled), Auraic. 2260 - 3 . la heigius .i. filid, 2794 . drecht d'écsib... cardáis tractad cech cetail, Metr. Dinds. iii 104.9 . laidh... is dir...d'éicsib ocus d'ḟileadaibh d'aisneis, MR 92.4 . éices ocus filid in rig .i. Dub Diad Drai a ainmside, MR 46.5 . écess óenmná `a sibyl' Ériu iv 100 . an t-eigeas, ML 22.13 = an draoi, 20.23 . an t-ord éigius `the bardic order' Ériu ix 164 § 14 . Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919, 92 § 5 . Studies 1925, 403 . is iomdha leabhar sgríobhtha síos ag éigsibh ar éachtaibh Ḟinn..., Oss. iv 272 .

Of a member of a bardic retinue: in t-eigess di muinthir Senchain, Corm. Y p. 90.25 s. prull (= intecsine, Bodl.). coíca écces a líon cenmotha eixíni, Corm. Y viii z . ni ruc (Senchán) co Guaire acht tri chaegad éceas agus tri chaegad eicsín, Oss. v 38.6 .

As title after npr.: Senc[h]an eices hErenn uili, Corm. Y p. x 16 (= eges, p. 93.3 ). Seanc[h]an eiceas, file agus primhollamh Con[n]acht, Oss. v 32.9 . Torna éces, LU 38a22 . YBL 188b8 . do réir Thorna Éigeas, Keat. ii 5462 .

COMPDS. (a) éices-mac: in t-éigess-mac | dá ngoirthí Daighre Dúanach, Duan. F. p. 10 x . (b) éicsfili: budh iomdha...éigsḟilidh dá riar, Ó Héodhusa, Ir. Monthly 1920, 651 .

fele, féle

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fele, féle or dil.ie/21542

 

n poetry, science; a poet: féle .i. écsi no éceis , Thr. Ir. Gl. 20 = fele .i. ecess, Corm. Y 599 . O'Dav. 877 (ecas). file .i. f.¤ ai, Auraic. 3308 . Perhaps an invention, cf. 2 fel.