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1 lúachair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 lúachair or dil.ie/30761
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Forms: lúachra

n [i,] f. (see Sages, Saints and Storytellers 455 ) g s. and n p. lúachra. IGT Decl. § 10.

Collect. rushes .

(a) ain .i. luachair, O'Dav. 20 . lūac[h]air .i. liuc[h]-úir .i. fliuc[h]-ūir uimbe, Corm. Y 846 . im deir . . . do luachra as fine (? atonement) for thy rushes, Laws i 166.y . luachair in muirmuige (sic leg.), 170.25 Comm . luachair for Tebtha `[to set] rushes over T.', Metr. Dinds. ii 6.60 . isin tuirpill luachrai, Fél. 180.21 = isinpurtt luachrai, Fél.² cxxviii 23 . oc búain na luachra, Fing. R. 514 . táinic lúachra (luachra, MS) lúad `rustling of rushes has come', Ériu xvii 90 § 7 . bert (lúachra), IGT Decl. § 15 . is cosmhail mo ghnaoi re lígh na luachra, Keat. Poems 1425 . simhin luachra a single rush, BNnÉ 42.2 .

(b) rushes as bedding material: etaighe fo na rigaib, ┐ luachair fo na gradaib otha sin amach, Laws iii 296.17 Comm . gach leaba . . . / iomlan do linn 's do luachair, Irish Texts ii 2 § 10 . annsa leis luighi ar luachair, Ir. Review ii 472 § 9. sen corma ┐ núa lúachra old ale and fresh rushes, IGT Decl. ex. 685.

(c) rushy place, marsh : aidlis Eochaid in l.¤ `E. approached the rush-bed', Metr. Dinds. iii 344.73 . roshír cech l.¤ 'masech `sought out every rush-bed in turn', 342.65 .

(d) In n. loc. (see also Hog. Onom.): luid Find for Luachair, RC vii 294 § 61 . tri deslémend Luac[h]ra, LU 4022 ( SCC 47 ). Lúachair Deadhaidh, IGT Decl. § 200 . Teamair Lúachra, ibid. i lLuachair Deirg, LU 4172.

úcaire

Cite this: eDIL s.v. úcaire or dil.ie/42854
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n io, m. (? earlier túcaire, cf. túcáil. Eng. loanword, Éigse ix 8 ) a fuller, tucker (of cloth) : do sladadh an t-úcaire iar dteacht ó cheardchaidh, TD 34.15 . Fig. : úcaire na ruag `the foray-fuller' (of a champion), Ó Bruad. i 42 . Úcaire na Seachtmhuine (title of a romantic tale), Flower Cat. 359y . g s. a slighe mhóir mhachaire a núcaire, 2 Kings xviii 17 . Isaiah vii 3 . d s. fagh iomlaoíd ón úcoire, L. Cl. A. B. 122.56 . pl. sgol, amhas, ucairí, ghresuidhthe, thailliuiri ┐ lucht ceirde, Luc. Fid. 332y . ... cum an lochta aga mbi ceird fuar f liuc h mar atait iasgairi ┐ ucairi, 23 P 10³, 34a3 . úcairidhe, PCT 1279 .