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cechar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cechar or dil.ie/8422

 

Forms: -air

n f., occas. as k-stem, but a d s. usually -air. quagmire, slough, bog, in a few exx. also mud, dirt: palus .i. cechor ( cethor , cetor, MSS), Thes. ii 48.9 . cechair .i. cec[h]air a huachtar ┐ uisce a hichtar etc., O'Dav. 514 . cia rosgni iarcechraig gleo (: dechraig), SR 7878 , where inf. pron. appar. refers to cech ṅduil, 7869 ; `chaos', Plummer MS notes, but possibly d s f. of cechrach. d'aithle an chluidh is na ceachrach, Laud 615, 106 (cited from Meyer Contribb.). conid corastar dar droichtiu ind liss isin cechair, Irish Texts i 33 § 3 . As n. loc. o Clúain dá acra isin Cechair, Gorm. Sept. 21 n.1 . Listed (freq. with coin) as a hazard of cattle: ní ro briathar la cach ín ala ar coin ┐ ceachair ┐ ceathras `quagmires', Laws iv 100.7 . imain fo chechair `puddle', v 138.12 . Cf. a samlaidh re coin no re cechair (of an insult), O'Curry 1846 ( 23 Q 6, 50b ). cobair cethrae ar choin ┐ cechair, Harl. 5280, 38a (cited Metr. Gl.). cobair bó hi c.¤ (permitted on Sunday), Ériu ii 210.1 ( cechair, LB 204b19 ). acht donesairtis for chona ┐ cheachair (of herds), Hugh Roe² 56.22 .

`ceachoir' ionann í is lathach, Metr. Gl. 26 § 28 . ceachair .i. lathach, O'Cl. luid cona asaib lana do chechair, Ériu v 28.24 . don otrach ┐ don chechair ier niochtar, Hugh Roe² 326.25 .