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1 eó , eú

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 eó , eú or dil.ie/20128
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: eo, iaich, eó, iach, eo, iaich

n k, m. ( Thurn. Hdb. 196 ; RC xv 99 ; cf. 4 é) a salmon: n s. eo .i. bratan, TBC-I¹ 1045 (éu LU). O'Cl. `eo' éigne, LL 395a8 = Metr. Gl., Ff. § 5 . eó Banna the salmon from the Bann TD 17.35 = O'Gr. Cat. 429.10 . iasc ... .i. leth-eo cednama [cf. Anecd. i 1.13 cited below at gp.] no eo colgnama (the complement of fish for an allowance of twenty cakes), Laws v 40.23 . g s. (a) focress i mmuir ...co frith i mmedon ïach, Hy v 72 (with gl.: .i. bratan, Thes. ii 345.14 ). focheird cor n-iach n-erred de, FB 87 . LU 19b12 = MU 48.27 (see below at as.). bás iach, Triads 92 . (b) i rricht iaich , LU 40a16 . i rricht iaich abae, Imr. Brain ii 292.14 = LU 16b39 . cnaim inn iaich snamha RC xviii 382.20 ( = bratain, l. 17 . Keat. ii 5404 ). (c) eite eó , Gleanings from Irish manuscripts 17 § 20 . a s. fochiur an ich issan saile, Anecd. i 73.6 ( = bratan, 73.3 ). dobert iach (perp.) 73.7 . Esp. in phr. (foceird) ích n-erred makes a hero's salmon-leap (?) FB 24.51 . IT i 310 y . RC xi 452.138 ; 448.77 . cen ich n-errad, Ériu i 116.26 . itir ubull-chleas...┐ ith n-errath, TBC-I¹ 1502 (ích n-erred LU). Cf. dober for a rinn eeich brecai a Bōinn, ZCP viii 120.20 , where the adj. is apparently pl. but see ZCP xxix 313 n. 54 . Later form: as tú an beó... | do-ní idir eó ┐ énlaith, IGT, Decl. ex. 651 . d s. tri saegail an eoinsin ... | don eo baill-bric, don bradan, B. Fermoy 156b8 . n p. no lingtis suas frisind eassam...iaich thruim tolgaidh, Snedg. u. Mac R § 11 = YBL 12a23 (eas-sain ?). iaich breca bedcaca ZCP xiii 278.5 . iaich Berba bruinne, LL 297a34 . lingit ich bricc, Imr. Brain 38 . g p. oc teluch na n-iach cet[s]nama [cf. cit. fr. Laws v 40 above ], Anecd. i 1.13 . aclaid iach ZCP xiii 278.3 . Cf. trenasc iach treiach eo, BB 14a14 = ZCP v 184 (where eo = ibar, cf. Lism. L. xli 14 ).

Special use: eó fis salmon of knowledge (an item of Irish mythology, see Dinds. 59 , and cf. secht mbliadhna do F. for Bóin oc urnaige iach Linne Feic, air dobuí a tairrngire do eo Féic do tomailt, ocus cen ní 'na ainfis itir iarum. frith in mbradan, etc. Oss. iv 300 x = RC v 201.20 ). ni thig dīnd āiream a sciath... | muna ethaind in t-eō fis | ni ḟētfaind beath ris..., ZCP viii 227 § 11 . As epithet: eó fis forlámaighthe gacha feasa,...eadhon Fionntán fáthach... ML 96.7 .

pn Freq. as complimentary epithet of hero or leader: a éo óir, a Ḟir diad, TBC-LL¹ 4066 . in t-éo óir, Find mac Cumaill, Acall. 2531 . an t-eó a fionnchaladh Fréamhann (of Conn O'Donnell) TD 1.52 . leis an eo ó easaibh Leamhna, Ó Bruad. iii.48.3 . In religious contexts this epithet may have a mystical significance: in t-éo flaithemhnais... .i. Pátraic, Acall. 64 . in t-eō sēnta cas corcra (of Christ), ACL iii 245.8 . eo na dtrí dtobar (of same), Dán Dé xii 4 .