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1 marcach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 marcach or dil.ie/31590
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: marcachu, marcagh, marcach

n o, m., (a) a rider, horseman: gl. eques, Sg. 50a23 . a p. marcachu, gl. ascensores, Ml. 34c10 . marcagh [marcach LB] .i. eich imdæ lais, Corm. Y 851. for marcuch in maige, SCC 29 ( LU 3577 ). trí marcaig ind rig .i. a thrí ridire, BDD 117. tricha marcach, TBC-I¹ 1038. i lLaignib na læchmarcach, ZCP viii 106.5 . crech m.¤ , AU 999. do theilg an m.¤ ┐ an t-each san muir (= ascensorem, Exodus xv 1 ), TSh. 5911.

(b) messenger Celtica vii 32 : táet cet láech úaib … ┐ téiti marcach día acallaim co tí a óenur do acallaim na ingini, LU 5935 . eirged marcach úaib or Diarmait co tí Mane dom accallaim dís ┐ ragatsa dís ara cend, 6657 .

In fig. expressions: m.¤ in mara (of Manannán mac Lir), SCC 45. saltrad ar demon . . . na rab m.¤ ar t'anmuin lest he bestride thy soul, ZCP vi 264 § 7. mairg brisses cath . . . ar marcachaib canoni, LL 149b33 , cf. SG 70.11 ; 'those bearing the message of the canonical scriptures' Celtica vii 32 . m.¤ soiscela (of a bishop), ACL iii 307.1 ; 'one bearing the message of the Gospel' Celtica vii 32 . m.¤ duaine (apparently the `recaire' or reciter who carried the song from the poet to the patron and recited it): glossed .i. reacaire ghabhas dán, O'Cl. eineclann risin m.¤ nduaine, Laws v 230.18 Comm. a marcaid duaine, UR 102 § 3.9 . Called mescetlach, O'Dav. 1226. mad é in fili ┐ in m.¤ duaine bes ann . . . mad é in m.¤ ┐ in fer dia ndernad [in duan], H 3.17 c. 672 ( O'D. 963 ). m.¤ na comladh (gl. digma), Ir. Gl. 127 (a specimen, pattern ?). m.¤ for gach ceard draoidheachta an adept , MS. Mat. 579.36 (D. MacFirbisigh).