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Cite this: eDIL s.v. echtra or dil.ie/19563

Forms: eachtra, heachtra, echtrai, hechtradha, eachtradha

n , f. (echtar Celtica xv 18 ) n s. an eachtra , Studies 1919, 255 . g s. na heachtra , A. Ó Dálaigh xxx 6 . n p. echtrai LL 189c55 . a p. na hechtradha , Anecd. ii 44.6 . eachtradha, Carswell 19 . An expedition, journey, voyage ; usually in sense of an adventurous journey, an expedition in quest of adventure: téit e.¤ (ar e.¤) goes on a journey, an adventure: Crimthann mac L. isé do-chuaid in n-echtra a Dun C. la Nair...co mbae coicthigis ar mis ann, Rawl. 136a40 . dia ndechaid in n-echtra do thig Uilc LU 119a10 = Proc. RIA iii 532 . luid uaithe echtra n-etruim | d'iarraid tṡelga, Acall. 3839 . rachair ar eachtra n-imchéin ML 36.13 . dochuaidh ar eachtra a hÉirinn, Keat. i 202.3 .

con ébailt aithle a echtra LL 129a44 . dom echtra hi tech nUilc LU 119b19 = Proc. RIA iii 536 . do-lluid Cet... do chuairt ectra la Ulto LL 123bz = Death-tales 4 . gach gnim gaiscidh dia nderna fura echtra ZCP vi 80.15 . eachtra Íosa anuas do nimh, A. Ó Dálaigh xlvii 6 . Of a warlike expedition, a hosting, enterprise: is muna thechta cath cain | gan echtra air seach righaib he is not obliged to go on expeditions more than other kings BB 281b7 = BR 258 . sluaigheadh ag síol Ádhaimh | budh í an eachtra fhada, Dán Dé viii 3 . Studies 1920, 417 y . rug leis san eachtra é, TSh. 6981 . millidh...eachtra an aithrighigh spoils the enterprise of the penitent 10453 . Of a journey, pilgrimage: an tan do rindi Seon (i.e. Maundeville) a echtra ZCP ii 2.29 . iar ndul do Dh. ar eachtra don Róimh da oilithre, Keat. iii 4586 . ar e.¤ abroad, on a journey; in exile: do bhí sé is an ógh ar eachtra, Dán Dé x 11 . gan teachtaire...nach bia ar eachtra ar dhaoinibh journeying to the people xxiii 1 . ge tamaitne ar echtra ┐ ar indarba, Celt. Rev. vii 332 = TTebe 677 . ar mbeith ar eachtra dhóibh, tograid...triall dá ndúthaigh, TSh. 9614 . i n-e.¤ : an t-iarla do chor ar eachtra don Aiffric. Agus ar mbeith don iarla san eachtra soin... 5488 .

Transf., a tale, narrative, history: rofiarfaig in ri scela dib; ro frecair N. ┐ ro indis in echtra RC xxiv 202 . eachtradha dimhaoineacha...saoghalta do cumadh ar thuathaibh dé dhanond, Carswell 19 . eachtradha...an phobaill gheindtlidhe `history' 5 . dá gcuirinn síos annso mar do thuit C...┐ iomad oile do churadhaibh...go mbiadh eachtra adhbhal ré a hiomluadh orra, Keat. ii 3411 . éirim na heachtra 2939 .

Esp. as title of one of the recognised classes of tales, LL 189c55 = MS. Mat. 589 . togla ┐ tana...echtra ┐ aidheda, Laws i 46.5 .