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2 fochla

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 fochla or dil.ie/22447

 

Forms: fochlai, ochlai

n m. (but g s. fordorus na fochlai , CCath. 3086 ).

(a) digging, rooting, burrowing: im rubu foichlige ... .i. im na robaib bis ar fochlae `which scrape' (e.g. young pigs or cocks) Laws i 190.15 Comm.

(b) a cavity, hole (in the earth): co n-acadar fochlui mar amail bid beolu uama, Otia i 115 § 6 . airm na bia f.¤ freim [sic] `where there is no place for the root' (i.e. no pit dug) Laws iv 382.29 . ar mothuittet eich i fochluib, LL 120a29 . Maol Maedhócc ... do chendach Bachla Iosa ┐ dia tabhairt as a f.¤ `from its cave' (i.e. the place where it had been buried or hidden in troubled times ?) AFM ii 1048 . Esp. an animal's burrow or den: f.¤ leomhain .i. tochailt, uaimh no poll leomhain, no f.¤ .i. ionadh suidhe leomhain, amhail atā f.¤ feinneadh, O'Cl., (probably ref. to: in foc[h]la leoman, CCath. 4903 ). foran bf.¤ leomain, Hugh Roe 156.3 (f. 41b) . tic in dael assa fochlai, Fél. 44.2 . tócaibtís ind anmannai ... a cenna asa fochluib LU 1692 ( RC ix 474 ). isin fochlae talman i mbi nathir, CCath. 3084 . v s. a ochlai dorchai na sinnach !, PH 8246 = a fhochlaig, YBL 162b40 . Excavation, trench: clasacha ┐ uamh-fhochladha talmhan ro claidhset ... for ciund na nGall, Hugh Roe, 170.15 (f. 45b) . Cf. dorónta fochlói ┐ rátha móra [im in Trói] `casemates' TTr.² 197 .

See 1 fochlach and fochlaid.