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2 fó

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Forms: fo, fó

n (same as preceding word ?) m. a prince, lord (poet.): fó .i. flaith, tighearna no rí, O'Cl. foi .i. flaith, unde ... nip indemain fochlach foe ..., Corm. Y 661 . ba hé in fó co fresabra, Metr. Dinds. iii 58.62 . g s. i ccedfuidh a fo (.i. a fiadhnuisi a tiagerna) in the presence of his lord ZCP v 483 § 5 (B. na f.). g p. caoga fó , ZCP viii 102.11 = coeca righ, Ériu ii 186 .

2 fochla

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Forms: fochlai, ochlai

n m. (but g s. fordorus na fochlai , CCath. 3086 ).

(a) digging, rooting, burrowing: im rubu foichlige ... .i. im na robaib bis ar fochlae `which scrape' (e.g. young pigs or cocks) Laws i 190.15 Comm.

(b) a cavity, hole (in the earth): co n-acadar fochlui mar amail bid beolu uama, Otia i 115 § 6 . airm na bia f.¤ freim [sic] `where there is no place for the root' (i.e. no pit dug) Laws iv 382.29 . ar mothuittet eich i fochluib, LL 120a29 . Maol Maedhócc ... do chendach Bachla Iosa ┐ dia tabhairt as a f.¤ `from its cave' (i.e. the place where it had been buried or hidden in troubled times ?) AFM ii 1048 . Esp. an animal's burrow or den: f.¤ leomhain .i. tochailt, uaimh no poll leomhain, no f.¤ .i. ionadh suidhe leomhain, amhail atā f.¤ feinneadh, O'Cl., (probably ref. to: in foc[h]la leoman, CCath. 4903 ). foran bf.¤ leomain, Hugh Roe 156.3 (f. 41b) . tic in dael assa fochlai, Fél. 44.2 . tócaibtís ind anmannai ... a cenna asa fochluib LU 1692 ( RC ix 474 ). isin fochlae talman i mbi nathir, CCath. 3084 . v s. a ochlai dorchai na sinnach !, PH 8246 = a fhochlaig, YBL 162b40 . Excavation, trench: clasacha ┐ uamh-fhochladha talmhan ro claidhset ... for ciund na nGall, Hugh Roe, 170.15 (f. 45b) . Cf. dorónta fochlói ┐ rátha móra [im in Trói] `casemates' TTr.² 197 .

See 1 fochlach and fochlaid.

1 fochlach

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Forms: fhochlaig

n o, m. (= 2 fochla ?): ērigh suas ... as t[ḟ]ochlach `out of your hiding-place ' (of a stone chest) Cáin Ad. 15 . v s. a fhochlaig na sinnach den YBL 162b40 (cf. 2 fochla).

2 fochlach

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adj o-ā manibad airmitiu níe | nip indemain f.¤ fōe, Corm. Y 661 s.v. foī `prince'; ` seated ' (1 fochla) Corm. Tr. p. 81 .

? indemain:

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ind manibad airmitiu níe | nip indemain fochlach foe `unless there is honour of evil not unsafe is a seated chieftain' ?, Corm. Tr. 81.3 = Corm. Y 661.


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Last Revised: 2013


Forms: mi[d]bhaid

n a legal term occurring in the term fer m.¤ given to a member of a low class of freeman, appar. a young man not yet possessed of hereditary land , his father being alive (Thurneysen, ZCP xiv 343 , 361 , cf. MacNeill, MacNeill, Law of status 277 n. 1 ; MacNeill, ib. 283 n. 1 , explains as fer midboth `a between-house man', `a man of mid-cottages', from 2 both `booth, cabin'), a youth living on his father's land. is e bēs foloing fer midbad, Laws ii 258.18 . saeiri fir m.¤ , v 106.18 . cadeat grad tuaithi? Fer midba, bo-aire, etc., iv 298.12 (Crith Gabl.) = fer midbotha, ib. 17 . fer midhbadh (grade of the Féne corresponding to fochlach in grades of poets), 354.21 . ōtā fer miudbu co righ, ii 146.10 Comm. (extremes of rank). cema he righ Ereann ┐ in fear mbidhbaid, H 3.18 p. 218ab ( O'Curry 388 ), cf. Laws v 42.23 . ōna teora fearuibh midbuidh `the three lowest grades', Laws ii 152.12 Comm. na tri fir midba, a tri n-eineclann, H 3.18 p. 177b ( O'Curry 322 ); the three classes of fer m.¤ , acc. to this passage, were aged respectively 14, 20, and 30, cf. Laws iv 300.

Cf. further: immat buar. terc ass. midhbuidh tromm in gach tír (signs of degenerate times) `dependants burdensome', SG 80.9 = mi[d]bhaid, Lism. L. p. xxvi (= BLism. 29a2 ), where Stokes quotes P. O'C. : miodhbhaidh .i. eineachlann `a mulct or fine'; cf. miodbhaidh .i. eineaclann honour-price , O'Cl. , a gloss perh. due to misunderstanding of a passage like that from H 3.18, 177b quoted above. The meaning above may be men of low standing or juniors .


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ind manibad airmitiu níe | nip indemain fochlach foe, Corm. Y 661 s.v. fōi; `unless there is honour of evil not unsafe is a seated champion' (?), Corm. Tr. 81. Cf. 4 ní.

1 ocht

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indecl. num. adj. eight . As adj., eclipses the initial of a follg. subst.: ocht n-aisli, Corm. Y 447. ocht n-aimsera, PH 6892 . o.¤ mbíastai, FA 21 ( LU 2147 ). o.¤ ngemma, FB 51 ( LU 8675 ). oct ṅdelbae ┐ oct ṅgné, Sg. 166a1 . ocht nduirn, Laws ii 238.10 . o.¤ clettíni, TBC-LL¹ 2556. iar forba ocht láa, PH 5658. o.¤ penginde, 3213 . o.¤ sillaba, Corm. Y 447. With art.: na hocht coire chenna the eight capital sins, PH 8033. celebrait na ocht trath, FA 7 ( LU 2010 ) = na hocht tratha, LB. na hocht sailm, Hib. Min. 4.125 . huanaib oct-sa from these eight (words), Sg. 90b8 . Absol.: cis lir lanamna docuisin la Feine? A ocht, Laws ii 344.2 (= Stud. in E. Ir. Law 3.10 ). a ocht deac ar chét (gl. cxviii), BCr. 32d2 . a hocht déc eighteen, MacCarthy 186 § 1. ocht ṁbliadna sescat sixty-eight , SR 2257. Multiplying a follg. numeral: ocht fichti, TBC-LL¹ 4944. ocht cét laéch, CRR 48. dá ṅ-ocht cét (= 1600), Fél. June 22 . In dates: i n-ocht Kalaind Mái the eighth day before the Kalends of May, PH 1438. i n-ocht Id Enair (i.e. January 6), 6920 .

Used in compds. (a) with noun, chiefly in names of metres: ¤bricht, IT iii 98 § 159. ¤chasbairdne, 89 § 115. ¤fichtech pertaining to the number 28; having 28 parts: ocht-fhichtech é, muna bisex in bliadhain, ocus mad bliadhain bisex is nai-fhichtech, MR 112y (of the zodiacal sign Aquarius). acht ginmótha oct-fichtech Feabra nama, MR 108.12 . ¤ ḟochlach , IT iii 57 § 108 . ¤randaigecht, 80 § 54. ¤rindaird, 90 § 123. ¤slisiu: sleg ochtshlision 'a spear made from eight splittings of wood', BDC 106.44 .​ (b) generally with adjs. derived from nouns: ¤c[h]obradach `eight-bossed' (of a shield), CCath. 5313. ¤slisnech: do ochts[h]lisnig úindsend, MacCongl. 95.24 (as subst.). ¤ tairrngech (epithet of a steed), IGT Dec. ex. 730. ¤tédach having eight strings; as subst. ā, f. used of a musical stringed instrument: tall a ochttedaich mbic chuicci, ZCP v 500.10 .