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Cite this: eDIL s.v. portchaine or


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n f. a harlot ? portchaine, gl. meirdrech muine, Laws v 176.16 (where it is printed as two words and transld. `assignation'). partchuine .i. partem canis habens; no a part[e] gontar hí; no a parta [leg. partu ] communi , Corm. Y 1070 . in portcuine luighi m[ná] gabas maine re lithi [= lighe?], Eg. 88 f. 50d ( O'Curry 2597 ). port caine `a place of meeting' O'Don. Sup.