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1 arracht

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 arracht or dil.ie/4246

Forms: a., -aicht, -achta, a.

n ? Orig. o, n. (ar + riocht, P. O'C. See Vendr. Lex.). Later m. a.¤ m. (g s. and n p. -aicht, -achta), IGT Decl. § 25 . Note also inna dí a.¤ déacc (na da a.¤ v.l.), Trip.² 1013 . a.¤ : gallacht, Metr. Dinds. iv 22.56 .

(a) idol, idolatrous image: cid na arrachta .i. iudula , Ml. 42a11 - 12 . delba ┐ arracht[a] na [n]dūlæ dognītis in geinti, Corm. Y 751 . na huili arrachta na n-ídal, Trip.² 334 . bátar inna arrachta (innarrachta anarrachta v.l.) huili inna ligib, 2288 . tempul ídal ┐ a.¤ , 46 . d'adrad idal is a.¤ , SR 2408 . nech tober epthai nó dogni a.¤ `bogey', Ériu vii 168.1 . ra h-acailait a ndei . . . ┐ a n-ana ┐ a n-arrachta, LL 219b11 . i sollomnaib a ndée ┐ a n-a.¤ , TTr.² 485 . roíarfaigset scela dond a.¤ , 691 . co tucsad a.¤ Menerba leo, Aen. 470 . ? `curson', senainm d'árracht de, Metr. Gl. 21 § 71 . arr[acht] .i. dealbh, O'Cl. a.¤ .i. dealbh nó fúath, P. O'C.

(b) apparition, spectre, monster (in later lang. often simply in vague pejorative sense): ni ha.¤ na urchóit mhisi, ZCP xi 40.19 . meglech na n-a.¤ ndemhon (of spirits in hell), xii 389.18. re h-abaisib na n-a.¤ , MR 230.23 . ag airlech in arrachta, SG 251.28 . gabsat . . . na nēil ollchoicthe a.¤ / for slēib conmaicne Connacht (of the coming of the Túatha Dé D.), ZCP xiv 174 § 3 = na neol olcoichthe a.¤ , LL 1200 . connacatar . . . a.¤ duine truaigh diblighi, Aen. 146 . conacca . . . in n-a.¤ ṅdóer ṅdochraid . . . for lar in tige (of a hideous child), LL 13582 . is amlaid robúi sí . . . ina ha.¤ aidhgill (of a wild pig), Fianaig. 66.4 . ní rofagaibset Greic int a.¤ -sa gan indell uilc ecin and (of the wooden horse), Aen. 435 . in t-a.¤ (of Hydra), Stair Erc. 1351 . ná fulaing mé i ngalar a bhfad / fá chumas na n-áracht ṅduairc `under sullen demons' sway', Ó Bruad. i 4 § iii .