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eisrecht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. eisrecht or dil.ie/19890
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: estrechta, eisdreacht

n u, m. one who is outside or not bound by the law: esrecht .i. ni thairchilla recht, Ir. Gl. 18 = esricht .i. ni taircella recht, Corm. Y 515 . Esp. applied to persons or animals or articles not amenable to ordinary rules (e.g. as regards distraint), as: (1) kinless persons (2) idiots (3) pet animals or toys (the more usual meaning in legal material, EIF 181 n. 162 ). (1) eisreacht .i. dilleachta, O'Cl. (2) ro boí mac fir an bhaile ina obhloir ┐ ina eisrecht (of an idiot) MR 274.21 (cf. rob aiti...eisdrecht ┐ obhloire, Acall. 3183 ). (3) cin cach eisrechta (.i. na petadha), Laws i 156.29 - 160.8 ; 162.23 - 166.1 . eisrecta tiscena (.i. na heisrechta becca...i. coin ┐ cait becc[a]), v 250.4-15 . milchoin ┐ eisrechta olchena, Corm. Y 1018 (éisrechta Bodl. estrechta LB). im esrechta macraide .i. catín no lúb no bacán no liatróit, O'D. 502 ( H 3.17 c. 405 ). Laws i 124.13 . re henaib ┐ re huanaib ┐ re heistrechtaib in tighe household pets Laws iii 416.9 Comm. The eisrecht may be a wild or a domesticated animal: is leith .u. seoit ┐ sesed eneclainne isin eisrecht n-allaigh .i. leith in neich dobertha isin eisrecht cennaigh, O'Curry 351 ( = H 3.18, 193 (b) b ). intí romill immum in estrecht truagh (of a pet fly) Moling 74 . Cf. eisdreacht, m. IGT, Decl. § 24 (é- ?). eisdeacht fada as fada dhamh | ar aba an eisdreachd abadh, ex. 844 .