o (acc. to
Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 621 derived
from the verbal root sech-
compounded with ro; cf. cosc, tásc, aithesc) apparently
a short poem, ode or chant
, of which two supposed exx., taken
from a 16th cent. MS., are given in
ZCP i 133
; both composed
in syllabic verse, without rhyme but strongly alliterated.
(The abbrev. .r. often added in the margin of MSS. over
against a rhapsodical utterance, and by
assigned to this word, more probably stands for
Heldensage p. 54
LU p. 108
. The word does
not seem to occur in this sense in early Mid.Ir. lit., and
Thurneysen (l.c.) suggests that the use is due to a misunderstanding of the abbreviation):
itbert an rosg,
(Stowe) = rábert na briathra, LL.
dichetal for otrach .i.
adhbhal-cantainn le rosg nó orrtha,
Triads p. 39.4
Oss. i 156
Celtica x 148 n. 22
(b) a legal maxim or award
(= roscad): .u. ernaile as[a]
mberar in brethemhnus, a rosc, a fasach, a testemain,
Cóic Con. 59 § 139
Cf. árosc, 1 indrosc and roscad.