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ocían, (océn)

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ocían, (océn) or dil.ie/33458

Forms: acían, acén, oicén, aicén, aigéan, aigén

n o, m. (Lat. oceanus) also acían, acén, oicén, aicén, mod. aigéan. aigén (g s. -éin, -én), IGT Dec. § 35.12 .

The ocean, generally of deep sea as oppd. to shallower water near land. d s. ind ocian, Corm. Y 825 = in oceano , LB. in tocéb mo churchan cíar | forin n-ocían n-uchtlethan n-án?, Auraic. 5353 ( LL 37c44 ) = os aigen uchtlet[h]an, ZCP x 46.5 . connici in n-acían muridi fuineta, LU 30. ond ocian thiar (i.e. the Atlantic), Fianaig. 30.17 . atá ailen ele a muir accíon, Maund. § 261 (leg. muir-a.?). san oigian, Keat. ii 1717. feghaidh an t-aiccen uadha for cech leith, BNnÉ 52.5 (but: forin occían, ib. 6 ). aran aicen nemforcennach, Ériu iv 142.10 (oician v.l.). Exceptionally treated as fem.: āsfaid carraic fora druim | issind acen octaig duind, LL 278a8 . In loose sense: co ndernai occian imdomain don conair `made deep water of the path', CCath. 2639. g s. ós fudumnaib aicgéin, SR 6 . os inis . . . ocein ollbrais, Anecd. i 55 § 39. ic dubhimram inn oiccéin, CCath. 2652. onfaissi occiain `diving the ocean' (of a futile undertaking), 4396 . a n-airther aiceoin, ZCP v 504 § 4 . le piastaibh an aigéoin, BNnÉ 73 § 130.

Of particular seas: o muir Chaisp siar cusin ocían sirecda, LB 150a21 . o aiccian imdomuin . . . Mara Romuir, BB 240b40 . issin n-ocian de Tirrén, LL 190c30 . ón aigéan dá ngairthear Mare Euxinum, Keat. i 174.18 . Fig. oigéan ainbhis, Content. xxv 13 . i n-aigeun anbhail na hanmann, Eochairsg. 47.4 . pl. (in loose sense) set daberar a aicenaib, Laws iii 422.10 . a murlochaib .i. a haicdenaib [sic], v 298.18 Comm. bristear amach na haigéin the deeps, Proverbs iii 20.