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étig

Cite this: eDIL s.v. étig or dil.ie/20860

Forms: etchi

adj i unnatural, unseemly, uncomely; ugly, repulsive (opp. to álaind and 1 cáem): etich .i. nephdithe .i. is doescair cāch can etach n-imbe. etig didiu ni cumtaig [= coimtig ?] cruth, O'Mulc. 462 (for first definition here cf. amlaid rochuired in macc | cen étach... | immar ros fuc in chumal | étig adtrúag..., Ériu iv 94 § 8 ). édidh .i. gránna, ZCP v 484.3 ( etig ). cid álind cid etig , Sg. 28b6 . étig sin (turpe, of a cacophonous combination) 138b2 . da sciath... | aincit ecommuaim n-eitig, Auraic. 2066 . aigned caom ┐ aigned n-eitig. a. caom: is i sron no suil na mna. a. n-eitigh: is e (no is i) fiacail no bel na mna, 3131 . 600 . (of a garment:) eitig fri hairechtus unseemly for an assembly FB 37 Eg. (si hetig, Voss.). ciarbo alaind taitnemach inn étachsa...is nemthaitnemach étig aduathmar i trasta he, PH 8166 . secht múir imón cathraigsin | ba etig a dend its aspect was terrifying LU 9383 (= heitigh, Anecd. iii 54.22 ). buden is í éitigh uathmar, TBC-LL¹ 5399 . ben...┐ sí éidigh imodhur urgrándha, Anecd. i 77.3 . ba heitigh anaithnid...an míl, Lism. L. 2216 . amaid éidigh, TSh. 6621 . amharc éidigh uathbhásach an aidhbhirseóra 6656 . ata crand i ndorus liss | ni hétig cocetul friss, IT i 218.22 . monúar...a gheilt... | do ueth eittigh imṡniomhach, BS 48.10 . Cf. nirb étig ria hail, Metr. Dinds. iv 236.11 . pl. it etchi na mná, Alex. 983 . fri án teóra drecha éitchi, LU 95b24 = BDD 130 . ria ndaerbásaib éitchib anaebdaib, Alex. 180 . Cf. piasta ifrinn éidighe, TSh. 6192 (quot.).

Compar. and superl.: cid caem lenn in leth fail frinn | ...in leth aili... | nocon eitchiu, SR 276 . éitchi indát fúatha Hérenn uglier than (all) the spectres of Ireland Ériu iv 100. 15 . cusin ndeilbh ba hetchi don tslúagh doirchi, Aisl. Tond. 96.5 = fa granna, 123.4 . is alaind do cluichi..., ar C. ní ba frit bus etchiu, Ériu i 116.36 .

In moral sense: rasuc C. ar écin | ingin Taidc cer gním étig , Metr. Dinds. ii 74.30 . étig in gnim daronsat (a murder) LL 207b36 . in uair berar airm Congail | a tír aniúil, fáth n-éidig unseemly cause FDG 443 = MR 54.14 . robo éidigh damsa...inni aderaid rium do dénam it would be unseemly for me CCath. 1700 . Cf. is e fath fodera...a eididh lasin ugdar comad mo eneclann, etc., the author's repugnance that the honour-price should be, etc. BB 348b28 = Laws v 114.3 (perh. to be read adeitig, as Laws v 92 w , or aeididh = édig).

With broad cons.: is étach for cluichiu `your playing is ugly' Ériu i 118.22 (cf. 116 . 36, cited above). Cf. étoich.