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Cite this: eDIL s.v. cned or
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Forms: cnedh

n ā, f. cnedh f., IGT Decl. 39 (91.16) . wound, etc.: glas na cneid (a s.) `discoloration nor sore', Bretha 24 .i. dub, n. cen cneid ngalair `without ailing wound' (of virgin-birth), Blathm. 4 . logh othrusa na cneidhe, Laws ii 32.z Comm. c.¤ o failiugadh suas . . . c.¤ o fuiliughadh sís a bleeding wound . . . a livid bruise(?), iii 138.9 , 12 Comm. nach cnead be[s] slan re mesaib , iv 48.14 . ic dígail ar c.¤ , LU 9903 . a cluche c.¤ `game of wounds' (funeral rites), Metr. Dinds. iii 50.35 . co cneid wounded, LL 375b25 . Adam con-immud achnéd (: dognéth), SR 1410 ( Wortk. 37 suggests athchned). ba chnedaib Crist zounds! PH 7324 . bel na cneidi the mouth of the wound, Rosa Angl. 240.z . ar seán gcneadh `propitiously', Content. xxx 31 . Coll.: sgaoilidh cneadh a cuibhrighibh wounds burst from their bandages, LBranach 859 . a lan cneidi ┐ galair, Stair Erc. 2505 . Note also: an c.¤ darub aimn sginannsia, Mackinnon Cat. 33.11 . don cneidh chléibh `abscess in the side', O'Gr. Cat. 274.30 . leighis cneadha m'anma (addressed to Christ), DDána 13.5 . ? Of an incision made by a surgeon: dena cned eile fan innas cédna don taib tis 'make another incision in the same way lower down' Celtica xvii 116 § 10 .

In phr. is c.¤ la: antan . . . nach c.¤ libh bar mbráithri . . . do beith hir-retaib forbasaibh `ye do not deem it . . . sad', RC xxv 392.17 . c.¤ lem an lúathglacadh (of passion of Christ), ZCP viii 205.29 . Prov. ag codlad ar a cneid sen ignoring her (i.e. Ireland's) troubles, O'Gr. Cat. 479.5 . do choideóladh sé ar mo chneidh, Dánta Gr. 46.31 .

Compds. at cuala . . . cnead-osnadhach comeigin Congail `loud groans', MR 260.9 . See also cneidṡicne. With adj.: roineimh na gcló gcneadharsaidh `of the wounds inflicted . . . of old', Aithd. D. 65.18 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. comdíre or
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n (díre), equal `díre' fine, equal honour-price: .u. seotu comdire cac cnis `equal mulct', Bretha 27 . c.¤ do rig ┐ epscop, ZCP xvi 175.y ( Laws i 40.15 ). a comdirib, a comriaraib, O'Curry 1907 ( 23 P 3, 23(21)d ). is aire conaimes na comdire seo i cuic setaib, Laws v 476.27 . ro suidiged i coimdiriu for .vi. setaib (of bishop or `saí'), 390.8 . dlighid comdiri cuma fri a righ, Anecd. ii 75.9 . Predicative use of g. s.: it comdíri fri séotu trebe '[they] incur equal penalty with household goods', Bechbretha 84 § 51 . atá amser inid comdíri tairdbe cach fhedo fria bunepe 'there is a time in which the lopping of every tree has an equal penalty to the cutting of its trunk', Bechbretha 60 § 16 . comdire la feine . . . ge, corr, caitine, O'Curry 2478 ( Eg. 88, 38 (39)d ). comdire diguin ┐ bas, 2627 ( Eg. 88, 53 (54)c ). deich cerda comdire (of types of verse), IT iii 59.12 .

With FRI: c.¤ a ben fri cach recht hi mesaib croligi `his wife has equal dīre with each class', BCrólige 3 . hi comdire fri a huasal neimthiu cethra, Laws iv 198.z . comdire ollum fri rig naen tuaithe .i. comeneclann, O'Curry 1950 (H 4.22, 5).


Cite this: eDIL s.v. díchaingen or


adj (caingen) that does not allow of pleading at law, extra-judicial (?): nach cnead be slan re mesaib is dicaingen (sic leg.) la Feine every wound that is healed before adjudication is not to be brought into court, according to the Féni , Laws iv 48 .

focal, focull

Cite this: eDIL s.v. focal, focull or


Forms: focull, foccull, focull, focla, focail, —ḟocull, focul, focal, facul, focal(l), facal(l), foccul(l), facul(l), facuil-se

n o, n., later m. (for etym. see Bergin, Ériu xii 135 ). n s. focull, Ml. 24d30 . d s. dun foccull , 125a11 . n du. in da focull sa, 51a14 . n p. tri focla , Corm. Y 1228 . tri focail , Laws ii 242.10 ( SM Facs. 29b ). a p. —ḟocull, YBL 54b8 . g p. inna focul (gl. dictionum) Sg. 26a7 . focal facul (foghluma), focal(l) facal(l) (ón phersain, i.e., vn. of foclaid, q.v.) IGT, Decl. § 17 . As vn., foccul(l) facul(l) (on fuláiremh, add. v.l.), Verbs § 52 . n p. na facuil-se , Decl. ex. 766 . do bhí an t-érlamh 'gá ḟocall, Verbs ex. 463 .

(a) in general sense a word, a vocable: f.¤ quasi uoca[bu]lum .i. guthán, Corm. Y 621 . focul i.e. a uocula , O'Mulc. 552 . Oppd. to bríathar: na digebad cid a oenḟocul dia briathraib a single word that she said Mon. Tall. § 61 . Marc ... ná dlig focul faille `who deserves no word of neglect' Fél. Ap. 25 . a inde in focail is sencus meaning of the word `senchus' Laws i 32.3 Comm. `aingil' is inand iarneterchert fhocuil ┐ `techtaireda', PH 7151 . cid uathad in timna-sa i fhoclaib, aráide is lethan hi cēill, 5839 . In compd. preceded by a defining word: búadfocol an rorādis ... issed ainm forbia co bráth (= you have hit on the exact word) LU 10060 . na ferba filed-sa (inand són ┐ na breath-focla briathar), MR 126.19 . ōr nad fil lem féin findḟocla fair words IT i 68.20 . fir domuin ... no ṡídaigfed da thrí findḟoclaib he would pacify with his three fair words LL 267b41 ( MU² 759 ).

(b) by extension, of connected speech, phrase: senḟoccul sein ... la cach sruith an old saying, proverb SR 2897 . senḟocul so srethaib cland: ni lassamain cech n-oenchrand, TBC-LL¹ 2345 . See senḟocul. cid focal isin nadmaimm naiscess an feichem dofui[d]ben inna folta sa ? Aicc macu, rombia fiach, etc., what is the word in the contract ... that establishes these ? Bind gurantees, etc., Bürgschaft p. 18 . C. do mharbad d'Ua T. ... tre iomagallam ḟocail tarla etorra, ALC i 368.4 ( focal , Ann. Conn. 1245 § 1 . iomaccaillaimh feircci FM). f.¤ coirmdhighe `mere words of ale-drinking' Studies 1921, 589 . do réir ḟocail Mhaóise, Exodus viii 31 .

Cf. gabuis in aithgabail fri focul. fogellsat Sencha, bertside doib deisi fri focal, ar foloing focul co arubaruch, O'Curry 785 (< H 3.18, 367a ).

(c) of an estimate, award, judgment, etc.: tabair mo trí lanḟocull damsa, IT ii2 227.31 = ar ndtri drinnrusc, Eg. (glossed: focul .i. athchuinghi, 256 ). conid ceitri fichid bo cuid focall ┐ impide (of a ransom) AU 1029 (transl. `persuading bribe' in Cod. Clar., AFM ii 818 n .) = ceithre fichit bó ḟocail ┐ impidhe FM. dlegur dosom ... mes ┐ focul na críche do tobartas [do thabairt do v.l.] re sétaib `the estimation and award [test ?] of that territory' Laws iii 154.18 Comm. a ṡeoit d'idnacul do dia thig, ┐ mes ┐ focol a críche féin dó leo id. 24 Comm . In Laws a judgment or approval on test (Approbazion, Gutheissung nach Probe Thurn. ZCP xiv 350 ): tri focail for braich (i.e. malt must stand three tests), Laws ii 242.10 ; 244.11 (glossed: .i. tri fromaid, 244.12 ). cona mesaib ┐ a toimsib, cona foclaib techtaib (of a calf due to the lord) 248.10 . cona focal (.i. na miach .i. narub searb iatt), iv 94.7 (15) . gaib fort laim fiach damsa huait ... isind forus [s]a ... cona focal ┐ a dilsi ┐ a dilmaine im seilbsi, Bürgschaft 15 § 51a . 17 § 53. (`Richtigerklärung'). ollam foccail (.i. intí foclaiter conid ollam) an approved ollam (one who has passed the tests) Laws v 114.18 ; see MacNeill, PRIA xxxvi C 16. 281 n. 3 . Cf. is focul ata fuirre ┐ ni hincrechad de-side (of a woman who alienates property illegally), Stud. in E. Ir. Law 69 n. 2 . Cf. iar ndifoilgid ... .i. berar fear feine ┐ liaigh dia focol as ndifolaig, O'Curry 802 (< H 3.18, 372a ; not in Laws i 226 - 8 ).

(d) word i.e. promise: [a] fhocal do bhrisdedh ar Muntrós to break his promise to M. Rel. Celt. ii 184.34 . Parole; guarantee: do rattadh f.¤ ┐ cairde caicthidhisi on iarla doibsimoh AFM vi 2302.23 . riasiu ro chaithsiot deiredh a ffocail before the expiration of their parole, ib. z 0 . iar ndeiliucchadh ré focal an Iarla, ┐ gan focal an phrionnsa nó aoinneich eile aca, 2304.6 .

(e) gramm. a noun: re hucht n-innsgne ┐ molta ┐ bfocuil pronoun, adjective and noun IGT, Introd. § 16 . ar mholadh ┐ ar fhocal, § 19 . Of part of a finite verb ib. 168.22 ; 170.25 .

Compds. focal-cháid reverent of speech: fear ... firén foculchāidh, RC xii 320 § 1 . ¤gér: fileadha focailghéara ` pungent-worded ' TD 34.7 .

oenme, (onme)

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adv. orig. a noun, compd. of oen+be < ben- `strike' (cf. mod. and late Mid.Ir. inmhe `wealth' < O.Ir. indeb)? Used as adv., either with prep. or alone, in sense together; at the same time, simultaneously ; confined to early lit., later in B. na f.

As subst.: óinme .i. maille. óinme rígh móir .i. maille ris an righ mór, O'Cl. lotar in coicer cucai-som fon oenme, TBC-LL¹ 1740 = fón oínme, LU 6240. rotindsat iat a n-aenme, ACL iii 311.1 (B. na f.). Absol.: armuinter a ḟéle | onme for óenlíni | la paiss Eusébi, Fél. Oct. 2 (oinme, omne v.l.); glossed: onme .i. simul, p. 220 (same gl. occurs LL 363 m. sup.). dlom Fíacc ocus Fiachraig | onme, Fél. Oct. 12 (onmhe, omne, omni v.l.). ar ndi onme luan fri luan (.i. ar mbeith taobh fri taobh), ZCP v 488 § 6 (B. na f.). ? bid onme moth cen choscrad, RC xxvi 52 § 282 (glossed .i. bid amlaid-so cen discailiud). onme .i. imalle . . . dia n-iarfastar onme . . . .i. . . . dia n-acarthar imalle, O'Dav. 1329. ? aen .i. inann ut est áen memesaid [aen me mesaib v.l.] ro-mbrogad midligid .i. is inand ro mesemnachta robrogad, O'Dav. 165 (leg. aenme mesaib . . . midliged?).

1 sain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 sain or
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adj i

(a) different, distinct, separate (from other things): s.¤ .i. égsamhail no neimhionann, O'Cl. saini gl. aliae, Sg. 6a16 . liter sh.¤ , 6b6 . alaill sh.¤ gl. aliud aliquid, 24 . hi personaib sainib, 28b2 . s.¤ gl. alia, 39b5 . gl. aliud, Ml. 3a12 . s.¤ póc ┐ pócnat, Sg. 46a3 . is s.¤ indí asidrubairt ┐ indí frisanérbrath gl. diversarum personarum, 220a10 . is s.¤ int soilse ┐ it saini inna rinn gl. aliud est quam ipsa sunt, Ml. 145d3 . s.¤ dán cáich `different (is) every one's gift', Wb. 5d7 . níp s.¤ a n-asberthar ho giun et a mbess hi cridiu, 5d14 . cosmulius tuib arataat ilsenman . . . is s.¤ cach nae .i. is s.¤ fri cath s.¤ fri scor, 12c46 . is s.¤ aní asberar indi et dogníther, 14c21 , cf. 28c1 , PH 7007 . nách s.¤ sollamain la hEgeptacdu ┐ la heclais in descirt, PH 6922 . nī s.¤ in fīrendacht ┐ Christus, ZCP v 498.6 . slicht s.¤ so (.i. sís) another (a different) version, LU 5211 = TBC-I¹ 733 . sliocht s.¤ sen-leabhair memraim, Geneal. Tracts i 50.12 . gen innile soine do cur an-aon cumusc ria ceile, Laws i 304.5 Comm . ropsat s.¤ ┐ ropsat suaichnid ó cách, MR 214.16 . ropsat saine sloinnti . . . cach deg-slua[i]g, 214.10 . cid at saine laithi i ttangator, Leb. Gab.(i) 118.28 . With FRI different from: is s.¤ dofhoirṅde són frisin roithnigud `what this signifies is different from radiance', Sg. 36a3 . ni s.¤ mo gnim frisaní no radim non aliter esse audeo quam dico, Ml. 47b13 . im chomalliud . . . forcetuil ba s.¤ fria fhor[c]etul fen, PH 6522 . is s.¤ a mbreithamnacht saidhi frisna frithib olcena, Laws v 322.y Comm . ba s.¤ frisin dorala do [d]reachtaib da sloghaibh i tirib ele isin doman fared differently, CCath. 2598 . As adv.: is s.¤ donadbantar sensibus ┐ amal bís it appears to the senses otherwise than it really is, Thes. ii 4.32 .

(b) peculiar, special (of a characteristic which distinguishes one thing from others): is s.¤ ordo dogní cechtar nái, Wb. 10b11 . s.¤ persan sluindes an aiinm ┐ in briathar, Sg. 189a9 . s.¤ gnīm fristēit cach narm úad, TBC-I¹ 70 = is [s]aingním, TBC-LL¹ 276 . is s.¤ dath ┐ écosc cacha húaire tadbat fair it has a different colour . . . each time, BDD² 998 (cf. Anecd. ii 6.3 ). is s.¤ cerd cech uí, LL 147a4 ( PRIA xix 546 § 3 ). ba s.¤ rindaigecht gach sceith dib, Ériu v 72.5 . is s.¤ coir cech oenduine | s.¤ aicned cech uilc every man has his own particular failing, every evil its own nature, LB 261b59 = is s.¤ cōir cech oendīne, s.¤ aicned cach luicc, ZCP xiii 28.3 . forcetul s.¤ don eclais ┐ do lucht in tsoegail one doctrine for the church and another for the laity, PH 1671 . ba s.¤ belra do Petar ┐ dona hIúdaidib, 3190 . secht mbliadna fichet s.¤ sluind | ro pa rí(g) Fland . . . `distinctly tell' (?), Arch. Hib. ii 94 § 27 . in cach lá ra seachtmain s.¤ `for a week set apart', Metr. Dinds. iii 16.191 . co saidbri s.¤ , ib. 199 .

(c) is s.¤ dom (limm) it is (I consider it) something special for me (i.e. something exceptional, an opportunity, privilege. Cf. sainemail and other derivv.). is [s]ain (s.¤ , LU) limsa ōn, ol in lōech. Bid s.¤ duidsea innosa isinn āth ucud, ar C. it will be a fine thing for you (ironically), TBC-I¹ 647 . bidh sain ní (sain-ní?) dōibsom . . . dianragabsa dībrugud isin (asin, LU) tailm, 1054 . ni sáin . . . laiss a tabairt, TBC-LL¹ 2067 (reference to Cú C. who has refused to give Redg a spear demanded by him). But in literal sense: is [s]ain lium ┐ na cuir dligtecha romainn `I consider them different from the lawful contracts mentioned above', Laws i 52.24 Comm .

As subst. with gen.: in dá ech . . . comaille acht nammá co sain delba ┐ datha, LU 9254 (leg. saine?). ? soin fearaind tuccadh ann, O'D. 2400 ( Rawl. B 506, 50b ).


(a) with nouns (the more usual construction in attrib. use) different; peculiar, special (of that which is special to the individual), excellent (for this meaning cf. sainemail and other derivv.). ¤accuis: s. do duaid sech cách gl. sibi aliam causam esse quam gentibus, Ml. 36c11 . ¤amor (< Lat. amor): ba sainamor do cech oen atchid he was the special love of everyone who saw him RC xiii 221.6 , 226 (Scél Baili Binnbérlaig) . ¤bás: foircniter hua s. sech cách `by a special death', Ml. 73d7 . ¤buaid: ni clos i nErinn co se | do sainbuadhaibh aenoidhche so many fine triumphs (i.e. great events) taking place in one night, Anecd. ii 5.19 . ¤chais: ba saincais seom di Ailinn A.'s special love, RC xiii 221 = sainserc, MS. Mat. 472 . ¤chenélae: sainchenelae srogill, Wb. 17d3 . ¤chenélchae: ar shainchenélchi gl. specialis, Sg. 28b12 . ¤cherd: bíth a menmasam fri seilgg | mu menma céin im saincheirdd `my special craft', Thes. ii 293.15 . fo láim suad saincherda `some cunning craftsman', RC iii 177.19 . ¤chland: Gaill . . . ainm do sainc[h]landaib nō do saerc[h]landaib Franc particular tribes, Corm. Y 683 (55.z) . re tecmaisin sainclaindi (sic leg.?) re saine n-athar, Laws iii 400.2 . ¤choém: sainchóim ind ríg `the special favourites of the king', Wb. 28d5 . tricha fer di saincháemaib A., TBFr. 253 . ¤chomarde: a s. sin, Wb. 26b31 . ¤chor: tri nata[t] túalaing sainchuir `incapable of special contracts ', Triads 151 . ¤chrod private property: seisedh a saincruidh, Laws ii 386.3 Comm . ¤chron see separate article. ¤dán: cechtar nathar fria saindan his special art, SP ii § 1 ( Thes. ii 293 ). ba s. disi dál pouring out (the liquor) was her special function, LU 10894 . ¤delgna `secret spot', Metr. Dinds. ii 28.23 . ¤díles, ¤dílse see separate articles. ¤doíre: in doich bid saindóire dúnni et barnaip?, Wb. 10d1 . ¤écosc: s. noe `a peculiar species of ship', Sg. 69a24 . is hecen sainecoscc leosom for a ccrannaib innaní prechite pacem, Wb. 5a5 . ¤én eagle see senén. ¤eire: conaccasom in clerech oc buain a shaineri cutting his own special load, Ériu v 236.73 . ¤ḟer: sainfer muntaire, Ml. 61c2 . Gobban s. sluagda, Gorm. Nov. 5 . fa slōghaib sain[ḟ]ear srianbalcc, Death-tales of the Ulster heroes 18 § 1 = sainser, ZCP x 42.17 . ¤ḟeth: ecosc no sainfeth individual aspect, O'Dav. 1417 . ¤ḟolad: sain folad cacha rainne `different meaning', Sg. 26b9 . ¤gaeth: sainghāeth fri dairbhribh Doire. ZCP x 339 § 14 . ¤gemm, Gorm. Sept. 19 . ¤gnúis see separate article. ¤intliucht: ní techta sain intṡliucht and feissin `it has no special sense in itself', Sg. 50a2 (non ab aliqua speciali significatione). ¤ithe: lassin tigerna ragas do shainól nó sh. . . . ar belaib a dámi `special eating', RC xxvi 42 § 223 (i.e. who has special drink and food for himself apart from his company?). ¤lind: brócoit .i. s. dognither do braich special drink, Corm. 7 brócoit. fri hól sainlenda, ib. bóge. ¤maicne: tri senoraig . . . do shainmaicne in lochta ro crochsat Crist of the very descendants of those who . . ., LB 159b24 . ? ¤ mesaib (d pl.): a saillméth do s., ZCP vi 271.21 (perquisite of a monk or cenobite). ¤miscais: mac dia tabuir aithir sainmiscuis, Laws iii 62.12 (cf. miscais glé, 3 ). cen ingreim, cen sainmiscuis private enmity, ACL iii 320 § 90 . ¤muinter: ocht fichti fer mór do ṡainmuntir Ailella ┐ Medba retinue, bodyguard, household, TBC-LL¹ 4944 . cethri firu déc dia s. fessin, TBC-I¹ 1675 . sainmhuintir Uí Domhnaill, AFM v 1480.2 , cf. vi 1924.8 . co cóicc lanamhnaibh décc día sainmhuintír imaille friú of their own people, Leb. Gab.(i) 236.28 . ¤muinterus: is aroli sainmúinnterus bói dó fri tigerna na n-ech a special friendship, PH 4441 . ¤ól: tuccad cori cét . . . do loimm . . . dia shainōl don rīg `as a special drink', MacCongl. 107.18 . See under ¤ithe. co ng(h)abhsat occ s. for ar oile `to drink to each other', Hugh Roe 190.13 (51a ). ¤rann: co roselb i sain-rainn son | in slíab `as his special portion', Metr. Dinds. ii 54.15 . ¤ṡerc(ach) see separate articles. ¤ṡlabrae: at-chíusa . . . sainslabra sainigthi remib a special herd, BDD² 462 . ¤ṡuidiugud: ni sainsuidiugad it is not an arrangement different from the usual one, Laws iii 176.16 Comm . ¤techtad: airchinnech . . . cen s. feb `private possession of goods', Ériu iii 106 § 45 . ¤teglach: atúsa sund mo s. díb tríchtaib cét with my retinue, TBC-I¹ 178 . is é a s. sin na trí .lll. maccaem, BDD² 1142 . ¤tintúd, Ml. 60c2 . saintintud, 87b2 . ¤toirthige: ar saintoirthigi `for special fruitfulness', Ml. 83d9 . ¤treb: co riacht in sliab . . . ar ba s. di her own abode, LL 216b12 . saintreabh .i. treabh no teach áiridhe, O'Cl. ¤trebad: combi túalaing saintrebtha separate husbandry, Críth G. 78 .

(b) with adjj. generally in adverbial sense specially , with intensive force (but also peculiar to the individual): ¤airlech: abbair fris, níp sotal . . . s. Ar it ferr airli oldās airle self-opiniated (?), ZCP xi 86 § 42 (`er soll nicht nur mit sich selber Rat halten', Thurn.). ¤amrae: do . . . cumtaigib sainamraib, LU 8064 ( FB 3 ). co ndérgodaib sainamraib, 9049 (79) . ¤brecc: sról santbrecc (sic), TBC-LL¹ 3097 . ¤bres: fri sluag s. particularly brave, IT iii 40 § 36 = Bruchst. i § 3 . ¤dian: na sluag s., Arch. Hib. ii 61 § 46 . ¤díles see separate article. ¤dleith? co tart do Ádam iar sreith | fria danad cach sil sáindleith, SR 1922 (leg. saindil, Wortk. 129 ). ¤fhoichlech: sainfoichlech (sic leg.?) gl. concuriosus, Ml. 90b2 .

(c) with vb.: ¤mescaid: ní nomsainmescca ó mac Dé | dirairmescca mac Dé dia whatever sunders me from the Son of God, ZCP vii 269 § 13 .


Cite this: eDIL s.v. téchtae or


I Adj. io, iā

(a) legal, due, as prescribed by law, tradition, etc. : inna aimsir téchti `at its legal time,' Wb. 23d23 . tēchta `gebührend,' Cóic Con. 15 § 1 . ni cert menip techta `es ist nicht `genau richtig' wenn es nicht `gebührend' ist,' 23 § 23 . ni techta fair ni bes mo, Laws ii 256.3 . co cuiriud for fiadnaise di athgabail techta `that it is legal distress,' i 102.z . tri basa techta (.i. dlightheacha), Manners and Customs iii 107 n. co coingillib techta `with lawful pledges,' Laws i 264.z . ocht nduirn a fot do toimsib laime techta (a legal measure of length), ii 246.8 . cain lanamnussa techta, i 40.23 . nár choillet ... tara cháin t.¤ , BDD² 921 . fria folta técti, ZCP viii 316.18 . O Neill eile do ghairm dEnri ócc ... ┐ nir bhó techta, AFM iv 1200.15 . Eccles. : turbaide techta in domnaig `lawful exemptions of Sunday,' Ériu ii 208 § 32 . do manchaib téchtaib `to proper `manach' tenants,' i 219.5 . urddu téchtai `prescribed offices,' 219.9 . in altóir cona haidmib téchtaib `the altar with its proper utensils,' 12 , cf. BDD² 1355 . Gramm., etc.: ar ba in .is. bá téchte tobarthid do thecht, Sg. 117a5 . trefoclae techtae do filedaib, LU 9787 . tri filidecht techtai, ZCP xii 363.34 .

(b) In more general sense fitting, proper, suitable: ished as técte dúib, Wb. 9b17 . anas techte .i. féil(e) ┐ genas, 28b11 . ni techtae totnugud do suidib, Ml. 43a11 . air cech ceneliu ciuil honid techtae molad dáe, 51c2 . cona tuirim téchti `with its due attribute (?),' Fél. Ep. 390 . ni techtu dam dal fri fer ... hi fiadnaisi na sethar as sinu andu, LU 10320 . ba techta doibh Feargus ... do thobairt chucu, Ériu viii 174.34 . an techta damh fein ní don péin si d'fulang?, Aisl. Tond. 105.22 . aibghitear sunn feibh as teachta a thaithmheach, IGT Introd. 1.1 . cethracha long ... cona congaib thechta, Leb. Gab.(i) 226.27 .

II n Subst., io, n.

(a) In Laws legal rightness, that which is in conformity with law (of dues, fines, etc.): techta iar n-etechtu, Laws i 254.12 . a taisbenad cach techta, cona mesaib ..., ii 248.9 . do somuine nad bid a techta ann `which are not the lawful amount,' ii 316.7 . iar techta ` lawfully ,' ii 362.22 . adragar cach fria techta `all are restrained by their own rules,' iii 14.12 . co tabar techte di magin dian da foxlaiter `what is lawfully due,' iv 202.4 . techta primgene `the lawful firstlings,' iii 38.7 . secht flathe ... na dlegait techta saer-giallna, v 358.1 . máinigter comarbai for a thechtu thoich, LU 3479 . `techta' dligeadh, Metr. Gl. 27 § 35 . in fer gá m-bí techta rig `the regal right,' MR 40.15 . In titles of law-tracts: amail atberr a Cain techta, O'Dav. 629. An Teachta Breatha (sic leg.), Content. vi 259 . In Cóic Con. Fug. name of the fourth type of legal procedure (`Urteilsweg'), frequently meaning what the lord was entitled to demand from his tenants, but perh. referring originally to the status of the tenant, i.e. to what extent he was free or unfree, Cóic Con. p. 10 . sreth failsigthi na conaire fugill is techta `auf dem Urteilsweg, der `techta' ist,' 21 § 14 . techta do bithbunad bidh .i. bid side do neoch isin bith, a bunad, inní is dir no is coir do, d'agra forin conair fuigill is techta, 53 § 114. bunadtagra for techta, 60 § 144. Cf. cách d'ordugud fora thechta fen aco .i. eter rigraid ┐ ollamhnaibh, IT iii 186.23 . Eccles.: nech gonus ... macclérech ... a téchtu cāna Adomnāin, Cáin Ad. 24.y . acht ropa techtae adlúsat `provided that they drink a proper amount,' Mon. Tall. 147.24 . a techta do denam isind domnuch ... .i. cáoccae nó cét slechtan ` due observances ,' 161.16 . acht na deach tar a théchta provided he does not transgress its proprieties (of marriage), Ériu v 26.8 . nach eclas oc ná bí a tēchta `proper equipment' (i.e. altar-fittings), i 219.y . tēchta comna `dues of communion,' 220.7 . Metr.; cade techta dechnada máir?, IT iii 7.6 .

(b) More generally that which is proper, due, meet; meet, proper amount: taibrith a téichte ṅdoib, Wb. 6a20 . ar iss ed a thechte arna rascra a menme contra deum, `this is the right of it,' Thes. ii 253.7 . rōt .i. ro-fada tēit tar tēchtae, Corm. Y 1120 . rom gab B. chucai for acci a threbi coro ferad mo théchtai oca, LU 10289 =`so that I got my due with him,' Archaeol. Review i 74 . do thechta feraind `thy meed of land,' Ériu xii 152.15 . eochair thoirrchius tēchta, ZCP vi 270 § 3 . claidib .i. techta nanruda, LL 187c23 . cin memraim a quinque, ar it cōic stuaga a techta, O'Mulc. 228 . teachta na hidparta the fitting rites of the sacrifice, CCath. 956 . techta óencatha `proper order of battle' (of soldiers drawn up), 5395 . do rad a ttéchta do na huaislibh (at division of booty), AFM vi 2346.11 . breith um techta eich the points of a horse, 23 P 3, 20a ( O'Curry 1863 ).

(c) In phrase ina théchtu in its proper form, arrangement: bíid cach gním inna thechtu gl. secundum ordinem, Wb. 13a28 . rocurit dano a forbonna andsin úadib ┐ rocóraigit i n-a téchtu, LU 9774 , `and arranged matters duly,' RC vi 167 . mā beith neuch adcobra in fhīrinne, is dūal dō robē d'eolus les inna tēchtai ... cēn bus anfíriēn an duine, nī cumaing forūacrae fīrinnde inna tēchta, ZCP iii 450. 20 - 25 . Cf. decechla na lube sin iarna techtai `separated those herbs according to their properties,' RC xii 68.14 .