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íarmóracht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. íarmóracht or dil.ie/27033

Forms: īarmōracht, iarmhorechta, iarmhoireacht

n ā, f. vn. of íarmi-fórat. n s. in īarmōracht (sic leg.), Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 6 § 5 . g s. iarmhorechta, O'Curry 289 (< H 3.18, p. 159 ).

(a)

(i) pursuit, search; act of pursuing or seeking: a dhidin ar lucht a iarmhorechta, O'Curry 289 (< H 3.18, p. 159 ). i n-í.¤ na n-én arnách elaitís, LU 5733. leicc damhsa imtecht ... gan íarmhóracht uait, BNnÉ i 207 § 57. is and tanic Medb isin i.¤ , ZCP i 105.14 . Caoilte ┐ tosach na féine dom iarmhōiracht, Feis Tighe Chonáin 1218. ag a iarmoirecht `in pursuit of him,' MR 262.7 . iarmoracht cruid pursuit of cattle, Laws i 266.21 . ocus gu tug maidhm ... ó na h-allmarachaib sin ar a haird-rig gan a hi.¤ , Hy Maine 134.18 . dot iaraigh-si ┐ dot iarmoracht tresan cath, CF 854. tuc iarmoracht ara chlaidem fen ┐ mar fuair é `searched for,' RC xix 46 § 60. rotchúala-sa ... ind ingen rod[a]láa immach oco í.¤ , TBFr. 333. Goill Connacht do chur dom dhruim | nó a n-iarmhoireacht ní fhéadaim, DDána 82 § 35.

(ii) act of pursuing with intent to rescue or retrieve: tiagair o Ailill ┐ o Medb do í.¤ a mmuntiri, LU 5880. atát lim trénfir dodigenat m'íarmoracht, 10259 . ni rolamair Mac Coissi iarmoracht no innsaighidh a cruidh forra, Anecd. ii 42.9 . roghluaiseadar rompa ... a n-i.¤ an tṡagairt, Ériu v 92.11 . ag i.¤ a n-athar, AFM v 1686.16 . lotar Lagin do iarmoracht a mbraiti to retrieve the booty taken from them, RC viii 52.z .

(iii) Metaph. Of following a branch of learning: mac ro bui a[g] iarmoracht a dhana, O'Curry 172 (< H 3.18, p. 96 ). Of observing (a feast): coimétaid in cáisc ... d'iarmoracht ocus d'airichill cecha bliadna, LB 123a25 .

(b)

(i) inquiry, act of inquiring: cid no taí do í.¤ indí sin asking about , LU 1679. iarmhoireacht `inquiry,' Eg. Gl. 402. tar éis móide íarmhoireacht do dhénamh `after vows to make enquiry,' Proverbs xx 25.

(ii) (subject of) inquiry: eól dam ... Benn Foibni ... a hainm is a hiarmoracht `its name and its lore,' Metr. Dinds. iv 86.4 .

(c) In concrete sense:

(i) a pursuing party: donarraid in īarmōracht Ulad (sic leg.) ina diaid, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 6 § 5 . cona tarraidh iarmóirecht, AFM ii 698.4 .

(ii) something sought: as deimhin lem ... go bhfuil an iarmoracht úd an chleirigh agad `that thou hast what the cleric is seeking,' Ériu v 98.9 .

(d) prosecution, suit: eisiumh do shaoradh on accra ┐ on i.¤ do bái fair, BNnÉ i 239.3 . an fhuinn fhuair gan iarmhóracht (: chródhacht), Top. Poems² 1596.

(e) `the rear'?: tucad na galgada ┐ in gillannraid i niarmoracht na nog `in the rear of the youths,' Ériu viii 42.5 .