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2 échtach

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adj (écht) prowessful, death-dealing, destructive: a llaith ghaile...┐ a n-onchoin échtacha, TTr.² 1079 . ML 136 z . beithir échtach (of a chief), O'Gr. Cat. 510.14 . gríbh é.¤ , TD 23.13 . onchú é.¤ , TSh. 1160 . fan nGréig n-éachtaigh n-iorghalaigh, TD 13.25 . an cú...marbtur le mac Deictine...da laimh iolbuadhaigh echtaigh, ZCP ii 344 . 12 . ní béas leis bheith éachtach i ndálaibh ban | is da éis bheith na gheibirne lá na mac, Ó Bruad. ii 156 . As subst.: cech echtach, cach angbaid i slabraid rosnass `every murderer' LL 147a45 = PRIA iii 550 . Cf. éachtaigh bhus éilmheach uim Ṡ. gléighilleadha éidighthe ...warriors (?) Ó Bruad. i 84 . In npr.: in Échtach Oscair (a steed), Acall. 270 . ind Echtach Amairgin (a shield), Ériu iv 28.7 (the latter may belong to 1 échtach , in ref. to the shrieking of shields).

? 1 échtach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. ? 1 échtach or dil.ie/19548
Last Revised: 2013

 

n f. some kind of night bird, an owl (?): eichtghe .i. échtach .i. én áiridhe, O'Cl. grechach na n-echtach , CCath. 4171 = strix nocturna Luc. Phars. vi 689 . na hethaidi aidhchidi .i. in écthach (v.l. ectach) ┐ inn iatlu ┐ in bubo, 881 . Meyer ( Wortk. 224 ) would connect this with iachtaid howls ( -échta, Wb. 4a22 ) and éigem. Cf. osnad echtge, Corm. Y 662 = Corm. Tr. p. 81 , and echtach quasi nechtach aidchi...Echtach didiu ar is i n-aidchi foluatar, unde echtlann dicitur. Echtcha hominum abiectione [leg. ab eiectione?] .i. o innarba feda. adarbetar a cain ┐ a rechtgi echtca sin, unde echtbran, echtgal, O'Mulc. 368 .