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airchetal

Cite this: eDIL s.v. airchetal or dil.ie/1707
Last Revised: 2013

 

Forms: aircetal

o, n. Freq. also aircetal. For delenition of -rch- see Ériu xxxii 81 . Later m. Vn. of ar-cain. (a) metrical composition, poem; poetry: bailir .i. urcetal, Goid. 78 § 202 (Dúil Laithne). iomchomurcar dath ┐ tothacht . . . in gach airchedol, Ériu xiii 14.z . dlegar do cach filid nemdiubairtce aircedail, Laws v 458.24 . ro facaib [Patraic] acu . . . genelaige fer nErenn, aisti cach aircedail ┐ duili sluinnti, Laws i 44.19 Comm. asi sin in bo dochuindgeas ar is bithblicht in t-aircetal, Anecd. i 50.13 . a.¤ doroindi seom do D. . . . airg . . . co n-[a]irchedal do rig Erenn, Anecd. i 8.8 ( SCano 234 ). fri snádud neich dothíssad co n-airchetul, LU 5081 (TBC). is dorcha a fidrad inn airchedail the interpretation of the poetry is obscure, Ériu v 32.7 . raind espai ┐ airchetail `idle staves and songs', RC xiv 418 § 35 ( LL 12833 ). buár suád .i. airchetla beca ara tabraiter bae do suid, xxvi 22 § 66 and n. ( LL 187a33 ). et doriṅgni in gló[ṡ]náthi airchetail seo iarsin, TFerbe 99 . d'immbud ēcnai ┐ eōlais ┐ aircetail, MacCongl. 21.17 . istu[d]loc toghaidhi do ecna Dé ┐ día a.¤ amail Pól apstal, BColm. 104.26 . saoi . . . hi senchus ┐ hi filidheacht ┐ i n-airchetal, AFM ii 870.9 . is don chanaid sin atá in t-arcetal sa, Fen. 194.5 . In sense of tairchetal: ro aisneidh doib uili aircetla in catha catharda, CCath. 1062 . Perh. name of a class of metres (descr. as having trisyllabic line-endings): do aistib ind aircetail i coitchinn indso, IT iii 67 . trethsillabach in t-a.¤ , 105 § 208 . See p. 127. toimsiter aisti inn aircetail fri haltaib na ndaeni, Auraic. 1509 . Name of a type of satire: cis lir fodla aire . . . a tri .i. aisnes ┐ ail ┐ aircetal, BB 299a6 (= Jn. Celt. Stud. i 201 ). aircetal aíre dano ataait .x. fodla fair-side, 25 (ib.). do labhair an Tighearna ar tus i ngach uile aircheatal trid na faidhibh teaching, ITS xxix 166.11 . (b) ability to compose poetry : in fili nád ḟrithgnai, ┐biid airchetal oca … mani bé airchetal la mac ind ḟiled 'the poet who does not attend a course of study, and has ability in poetry … if the son of the poet does not have ability in poetry' UR 106 § 8 . eter frithgnum ┐ airchetal 'both with regard to having pursued a course of study and having ability in poetry' 106 § 10 . fer lasa mbí airchetal n-án ┐ filedacht án 'a man who has splendid poetry, and splendid poetic standing' 114 § 22 .

As n. pr. maic Ollaman Airchetail, Anecd. ii 47.18 .

dorchae

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Forms: doirche, doirchi, d., dorchai, dorcha, dorcha, doirche, dorcha, doirche, dorcha, dorche, dorcha, doirche, Doirche

adj io, iā. Also doirche, n p f. doirchi, SR 63 .

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(a) dark, gloomy: d.¤ , Sg. 165a marg. inf. Ml. 40c15 . inn-aithchi dorchi, 30a4 . dorchai gl. (nocte) caeca, Thes. ii 31.22 . tem .i. cach ndorchi, Corm. Y 1213 . dobar .i. cach ndorche, 424 . tromcheó doborda dorcha, FB § 36 . tír ndub ndorcha, FA § 21 LB. sruth usci duib dorchai, § 30 . nél dorcha, SR 3967 . i ndiamraib dorchuib, 7576 . il-luc dub dorchu, Fél. March 9 . slog dub dorcha . . . do démnaib, PH 8101 . a n-inada dorcha, Laws v 326.15 Comm. a ndoiribh doirchibh, BS 116.11 . Dia diamair nach dorcha | rī sorcha, ACL iii 221.14 . Compar. dorchu ina dubgémriud, FA § 30 LB. is doirche ná gach doghroinn 'it is grimmer than any affliction', Giolla Brighde 46 § 25 . Of persons in the dark: is dorcha cech oen i n-ecmais ecnai, PH 6861 . ar mo beth dall dorcha i n-uamthig thalman, TTebe 179 . Of colour, complexion, etc.: in dub ind liath | ind odar doirchi datha | nidat soirchi, SR 63 . bra-dorcha dark-browed , LL 266b42 . suile dorcha, 24 P 3, 173.11 . a bhfechuin do bheith aduathmhar dorcha (aspectus horridus obscurusque), 23 K 42, 191.2 . a n-ētaigi do bheith dorcha, Fl. Earls 254.16 . fear doirche, 3 C 13, 571.19 . Emann dorcha (a sobriquet?), AFM v 1280 .

(b) Fig. not clear, obscure: ba dorcha la cách in labra, IT iii 187.1 . is dorcha a fidrad inn airchedail , Ériu v 32.7 . cid dorche sāmad cāich ┐ cid rūndae, Corm. Y 803 . can briathar dorcha nā dochiallach do radha, Lib. Flav. i 21b . eolus dorcha, Eochairsg. 68.30 . is radharc spéucláire dorcha atá aguinn anois, 1 Corinth. xiii 12 . (Women are) doirche gusmara `gloomy' (enigmatic?), Tec. Corm. § 16.39 .

(c) obscure, unknown (?): mor an buaidh do fhior dorcha | sorcha a theist ar ḟedh Eirenn, Sitzungsb. Pr. Akad. 1919 v 93 § 32 . ? ingen druad Dil nar dorcha, Lec. 399a3 .

(d) gloomy, morose (?): adv. do chaithsiod biadh go dorcha dórdánach, PCT 647 .

II As subst. io, n. dorcha doirche m., IGT Decl. § 2 . dorcha doirche, Abstr. Nouns § 5 .

(a) darkness, gloom: ri dorigne sorcha saer | ┐ dorcha, SR 18 . tarblaing dorcha dar cach mag, 7761 . la díth ndorchae dispelling the darkness, Fél. Dec. 25 . forcoemnacar dorcha mór for talmain, PH 3347 . dar dorca na hoidche, 3512 . at dorcha i soillsi, Tec. Corm. § 16.120 (possibly adj.). Oft. pl., esp. in older texts (through influence of Lat. tenebrae?): is Dǽ int soilse amal as nDæ inna dorche , Ml. 140c5 , cf. 54b20 . dond fritobairt fritataibret na dorche don shoilsi, Sg. 183b3 . fo doirchib, SR 7993 . i mbithdorchib, 1748 . in popul dessid i ndorchaib, Trip.² 2 . dodechatar dorchai tar forgnúis in talman, 568 . soillsi cumuscthae a dorchib, Corm. Y 26 . rodallait o dorchuib phecda, PH 3911 . du. uisce Bo N. d'ol eter da dorcha , BB 267a36 = iter da doirche `between two darknesses' (i.e. between dawn and night?), Leb. Cert. 24.6 . mac dorc[h]oi a son of darkness (i.e. of sin), ZCP iii 453 . mac doirche a child begotten clandestinely , Laws v 452.16 .

In concrete sense: trí d.¤ ná dlegat mná do imthecht, Triads 100 . trí dorcha Hérenn: úam Chnogba, etc., 42 . cach fid ┐ cach fásach, cach dorcha ┐ cach diamair, TBC-LL¹ 3531 .

(b) Fig. obscurity, mystery: creic soirche fri doirche .i. creicc gāith fri baeth, ZCP xiii 22.27 . dall na doirche . . . na inderb obscurity (something unproved) (Thurn.), xiv 366 § 26 . fo aicned soirche no doirche of the clearness or obscurity (of a legal case), Laws v 252.19 Comm. ar a doirchi ┐ ar a dot[h]uigsi, Corm. Y 561 . doirche rúin, ML 110.15 . trí dorcha in betha: aithne, ráthaiges, altrom (things of which the issue cannot be foreseen), Triads 249 .

(c) As n.pr. m. Dorche m. Ailgile, Rawl. 160b25 . Usually mythol. or alleg.: Dub ┐ Dobur ┐ Doirche (cup-bearers of the Tuatha De Danann), Lec. 25a40 . gen. maic Doirche , Metr. Dinds. iii 4.26 . Name of a mound at Tara: dá dhumhae . . . Dall ┐ D.¤ , RC xv 282 § 23 . Metr. Dinds. i 18 .

In compds. dorch-, q.v. See also dorchacht (c).

1 dúas

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Forms: dúais, duas, duais, dúasu, dúaise

n ā, f. Later dúais. duas, IGT Decl. § 39 . duais, § 14 . a p. dúasu (: úasu), Metr. Dinds. iii 302.62 . gift, reward, esp. a recompense given to poets: doas ind immuin, Trip.² 2899 . rucus indīlsi ṅduais that the reward does not belong to the poet, ZCP xv 309 . duas teachta do file, Laws v 212 ( .i. in duais dligthech doberar don filid, Comm. ). dúas mo duane, LL 45b22 . dentar lim-sa d.¤ . . . do chnuass na cnō cumraide a reward from (for?) the harvest of fragrant nuts, 38a40 ( Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. i 79 ). dorónus dōibh dua[i]n . . . ni tardad dúas dar a hēisi, ACL iii 296 § 45 . tabhair [ar] mo dhán . . . | díolgadh m'uilc gidh daor an d.¤ , A. Ó Dálaigh xvii 3 . Colum Cille nar críon duais, BNnÉ 253 . dofucus in mboin-sea i nduais n-airchedail , IT ii2 244 . i nduais filed, Laws v 128 . eochair duaisi duana songs bring forth gifts, ZCP vi 270 . do chuingid duaisi duaine, Acall. 5488 . iar femed na duaisi, RC xii 119 . duasa cinnte ar son a nduan ┐ a ndréacht, Keat. iii 1498 . cia dobheir uaidh duasa ar dhántaibh?, Keat. Poems 518 . rí is mō do dāil do duasaib ┐ derlaicib d'filedaib, BB 333a26 (late entry). ar duasaibh duanmholta, AFM vi 1906 . In wider sense, of a gift in general: doss .i. fili quasi duass .i. tinscra, Corm. Y 459 ; O'Mulc. 323 . Deissi .i. duaisi ar is a tinnscra mhná tucad doib ferann, Cóir Anm. 169 . cf. BB 251b39 (= dúis?). duais do chionn chomaoine a gift in return for kindness, KMMisc. 346 . is curata an seasamh le ar bheanadar duais ar bith the stand whereby they wrung any boon at all, Ó Bruad. iii 166 . Fionn fial na nd.¤ , Oss. iv 54 . ben dian fri duasu eager for gifts, Metr. Dinds. iii 302 .

Compds. ¤bog yielding (liberal) in gifts: Guaire duasbhog, Keat. Poems 829 ; 1353 . ¤línmar: Nualuidh dhuaislíonmhar abounding in gifts, 3 C 12, 257.12 . ¤mór: degfher duasmhór dána `accustomed to rich guerdons', SG 337 . saoi dearlaictheach duasmhór deigh-einigh munificent , AFM v 1724 ; vi 1996 . ¤ordairc (airderc): tar éis Cormaic, an daonnachtach d., 3 C 13, 832.5 . ¤úr: an triathfear d. whose bounty never withers, Ó Bruad. xiii 19 n.

See dúis, with which this word is somet. confused (esp. in pl. dúaise).

1 fidrad

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Forms: fidraid, fidradaibh

n o, n. later m. (also ā, f. ) coll. (fid.). The fem. collective may be a later formation, the old word being a noun of nature or material like clesrad, samrad (see Thurn. on echrad, KZ xlviii 64 ).

(a) trees, a wood: fo ḟ.¤ Pardois SR 1340 . fri f.¤ , 1390 . Fig. for f.¤ n-ais `a wood of age' RC xxvi 28.111 . pl. tibit fidraid `woods smile' 32.152 . Transf. of branches, etc.: fiodhradh bile, TD 29.30 . fiodhradh feóir `grassy stalks' ib. 9 . Gen. of trees regarded as timber: do fidrud saindil Secheim of Shechem wood SR 4224 . d'f.¤ [figrad v.l.] na ruadrama ` handles ' CCath. 2794 . ni deligthe acht a rusclána ria fidradh (of the timber of ships) 1911 . do buain fhidhraid ┐ adhbair loingis, L. Chl. S. § 9 . crann mór d'aoinfhiodhraidh áluinn (of a flagstaff) GF, Ir. Monthly 1919, 102 . do chaoilḟíodhraidh, ML 76.2 . pl. cona fidradaibh brec-rin[n]ta forta, CCath. 5463 (of arrows; `barbs ' ? Stokes, but perh. part of shaft).

(b) letters (of alphabet): da chomfhuaim fhidraid two alliterating words Auraic. 5363 . ēcomuaim fidraid breaking of alliteration 5217 . co n-imuaim fidraig, IT iii 29.12 . f.¤ cubaid harmonious lettering, harmony of letters, alliteration betw. final word of a stanza and the first accented word of the follg. one Fél. 14.30 ; also called f.¤ freccomail (.i. occomol a deirid fri tossach [ar]aile iar fedaib), IT iii 30.27 . Cf. fidhradh .i. culadh, O'Curry 147 (< H 3.18, 652 ).

(c) signification (?), explanation (?): atchonnarc aislingthi ... in fitir nech úaib a ḟ.¤ ? RC xiii 72.18 . is dorcha a f.¤ inn airchedail , Ériu v 32.7 .

Cf. figrad.

1 fotha

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Forms: fotha, fothu, fotha, fotha, fothai, f., fatha, fotha, fotha, -dha, fothada, f., f.

n o, m. (& n. ?). n s. in fotha , Sg. 4b3 . d s. fothu, Wb. 8c18 . Ml. 120d20 . a s. fotha, BCr. 33b4 . n p. fotha, SR 4245 . fothai, 8081 . Treated as neut. : f.¤ ndeich, Corm. Y 447 . f.¤ n-utmall, Triads 173 (but : in f.¤ utmall, Sg. 4b3 ). f.¤ n-aimser, ZCP viii 195 § 2 (chev.). fatha mbúaidre, BS 30.22 (poem). fatha, fotha m., n p. fotha, -dha, IGT, Decl. § 2 ; pl. fothada, LB 1a52 .

Acc. to Thurn. ZCP xiii 301 <*fo-suide `subsidium', hence

(a) foundation, basis, bottom: cumtach don fothu Wb. 8c18 . for fothu (gl. super basem) Ml. 120d20 ; f.¤ (gl. fundamentum) Sg. 4b3 ; (crepido) BCr. 33b4 . iarsnaib fothib (gl. post ... crepundia ; taken as = crepido ? or fig. ?) Ml. 44c13 . f.¤ .i. fundameint, O'Cl. fundamentum .i. f.¤ , Auraic. 400 . fothai fudomnai domuin, SR 8081 . rochraithit fothada na haibesi, PH 35 ( LB 1a ). a[c] cumdach na catrach, ... a[c] cor a f.¤ , Aen. 304 . co ro toccbhadh cúirte cloch ... da fothaibh fulaing, AFM vi 2012.9 . Base, socle (of a pillar, etc.) : se f.¤ dec. ... do arggot ... dá f.¤ dib cech oenchláir (of boards of Tabernacle = bases argenteas Exodus xxvi 19 ) SR 4245 = se ḟ.¤ ... dí ḟ.¤ , LB 120b30 , se fothai, BB 241b36 . cona fot[h]aib clārda[ib] fotae (fothu v.l.) `tabular bases' (of quivers) CCath. 5452 .

(b) in fig. sense foundation, origin, source , often of persons. ba hiat .xii. f.¤ na heclaisi, LB 146b5 . is iat sin [viz. firta Crist] is f.¤ ┐ is bunad di cech ṡoscela ..., 149a17 . brethem cen f.¤ n-eoluis, Laws v 352z . f.¤ n-utmall eolais, Triads 173 (a `door of falsehood'). Eua ... f.¤ febda fírclainne, SR 1064 . na Fothaig ... f.¤ suith iat, ar ísí cetchlann ruc Fuinche `foundation of offspring' Fianaig. 4.3 . Cormac ... ba f.¤ fondbalc flatha, Metr. Dinds. i 36 . Cf. fer fatha na fregra (epithet of the high-king Domnall ua Neill) BB 50b34 ( MacCarthy 424 ). Fotha bec, F.¤ mór (titles of law-tracts), O'D. 1582 , 1584 ( H 5.15, p. 7a , 7b0 ). An extension of this is : f.¤ ` patterne ' RSClára 36b .

(c) cause, ground, reason: Cf. ciho fothaib son (gl. quibus ... facibus accensi sunt ... ut armari ... non timerent) Ml. 16b19 . f.¤ .i. adhbhar, O'Cl. is he tra f.¤ dia raibe in scel sa, ACL iii 4.8 . sé fatha fiadhnach fa fuil | bás F. the manifest cause from which the death of F. occurred Lec. 311r42 (= cf. f.¤ fiamach, MacCarthy 420 < BB 50b8 ). eg don gargfatha fiadhnach ib. Lec. 311r 41 . creac[h]a ... eir nách bí fōir ná fatha without remedy or reason ZCP viii 226.1 . doróni cói ... ┐ nír bó gan ḟ.¤ dhó, TTr.² 1715 . bud forderg in fatha, is olc tachar flatha | re fatha gan chin, Fianaig. 84. 10 - 12 . conid ed sin f.¤ cocaid Connacht ┐ fer Muman, RC xxiv 186 § 19 . conid f.¤ do chosnum ... ib. is e sin f.¤ aideda Fergusa, Laws i 68.17 . fatha marbtha Eóin ain, Ériu iv 174 § 4 . fatha tuidhechta Mu chua a hUlltaib, Lism. L. 4654 . damhna dér ┐ f.¤ fíorchaoíneadh, AFM v 1616.15 . in fatha ara n[d]eachaid sair the reason he went ACL iii 324.9 . ar in f.¤ sin for that reason Cóir Anm. 102 . ar na fothaibh sin, AFM v 1860.7 . ca fatha um nách fuigbeadh ? why not ? ZCP viii 563 § 25 . don fh.¤ ima roluidh, Leb. Gab.(i) i 222 . anba in fatha forceatuil (of the warnings of Doomsday) D IV 2, 89ra (= DDána p. 87 ).

(d) by extension used of landed estate or property (regarded as basis of legal status ?) : f.¤ na n-uasal `property' Laws iii 234.20 . f.¤ ┐ rith (= principal & interest) ; bo dona gradhaibh Feine ina f.¤ ┐ bo for rith ; ... ceithre ba ... itir fotha ┐ rith, H 3.17, c. 549, 10 ; 13 ( Laws iii 234 ). raith laisa mbi f.¤ (.i. ac a mbi bunad tochusa) `a surety who has a basis' v 498.8 , 27 . is cumrachta f.¤ fri flaith, fri heclais, ZCP xii 365.25 . Cf. có saorthar filedha ? O neillghibh airchedail, go bḟotha go bfoirbthethaidh foghloma ..., Ériu xiii 17.34 . Tir da locha forsiung f.¤ , LL 37b7 ( Auraic. 5135 ). Cf. Metr. Dinds. iii 408.20 .

teclaid

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Forms: —gh—

Mid. Ir. vb. from do-ecmalla, perh. under infl. of 2 teclaim, q.v. collects, gathers, assembles (trans. and intrans.): cethri mara ... | teclait isin sáebchuithe (Coire Breccáin), Metr. Dinds. iv 80.8 . o theaglaidh (? sic leg.; —gh—, text) Erind | co forudh na Teamhrach, Leb. Cert. 142.1 . in sluag tennso tecclaim | ebrainn ┐ elbeim, Gorm. May 12 . a tinól tenn teclat let them muster their strong assembly, March 6 . techail (? leg. tecail) in luaithread n-uli, PH 1269 . frisin mbéist ... imma rothecail ócbath ... thuascirt in domain, TTr.² 149 . ise thall rosteacail (sic leg.) | lochta imda in airchedail that brought together (i.e. summarised) the various faults of poetic composition, Lec. 162c27 . ? Here also: co tegail ben blicht bo finne ... .i. cinnas teglamas in ben blicht na bo finne, Eg. 88, fo. 17 (18)c ( O'Curry 2240 ).