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Cite this: eDIL s.v. attach or dil.ie/4928

Forms: atach, ataig, atuch, attug, attuch, -attoch

n o, n., later m. vn. of ad-teich. IGT Verbs § 52 . n s. atach, Ml. 40b13 . g s. ataig, 40b12 . d s. atuch, 121d10 , 121c21 . attug, Anecd. i 41.2 . attuch, LL 243a6 ( TTr. 1947 ). -attoch, RC xx 136.16 (ACC).

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(a) refuge (perh. orig. meaning). In Ml. regularly glossing Lat. effugio ( Ml. 40b12 , 13 , 121d10 ), effugium ( 54b21 , 107d1 ), refugium ( 49d14 , 66d1 , 121c21 ). Note also: isedh is a.¤ and, a radh ataim for comairce, O'Curry 2034.4 ( H 4.22, 57a ). Cf. atach .i. radh, ut est atach faesma .i. a rad ata faosam form, O'Dav. 143 . atach comairce, atach faesma (`to plead protection; to plead sanctuary'), Laws v 310.5 .

Hence (b) in phrase cathir attaig a city of refuge: sé cathracha attaig úaig (sex refugii civitates, Joshua xx ), SR 5195 . caithir dína ataig, Fél.² xxxiii § 4 . conid sí cathir attaig as dech fil la Grecu, LL 280a40 ( RC viii 154.x ). bidh cathair ataigh do cell thy church will be a city of refuge, Anecd. ii 38 § 14 . isna .x. primcatrachaib ataigh, H 3.18, 366b23 ( O'Curry 783 ).

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(a) act of invoking (the construction is a.¤ x fri y act of invoking, appealing to x against y, in order to obtain someth. from y): a.¤ trócaire frib gl. obsecro itaque uos . . . per misericordiam Dei, Wb. 5c17 . digbail neich den praind ┐ attag nde fris to take away part of the meal, and to invoke God in the matter (i.e. by praying ut ne nos inducas in tentationem, etc.), Mon. Tall. 149.1 (§ 58) . iar natach anma dé do'n rechtairiu fris, SG 67.25 `after he (the steward) had adjured him by the name of God', Plummer MS. notes. a.¤ ṅdaibri ┐ dibi ┐ dothchernais fri diaid in domain dedenaig .i. ragaid cách i mmunigin a daidbri ┐ a dothchernais i nderiud domain, LL 24753 .

In phrases with follg. g s. a.¤ nuilc lit. an invoking of evil, used of curse, imprecation: ba hatach n-uilc ac cách dia chéle díb fria ré fotta iarsin `for a long time afterwards it was a form of cursing one another among them', BColm. 58.14 . The sense of a.¤ drochbérlai is not clear: se comartha déc droch-thacrai .i. . . . a.¤ droch-berla ilar nathise, LL 345e6 . atach ndroichbhérla .i. bheith anchainnteach, O'Cl. Perh. also in: ocht dtrátha ar atach árach `eight hours to implore safeguards', Dán Dé xxiv 2 .

(b) act of praying, beseeching (with gen. of God, person): oc atach dé `praying to God', Mon. Tall. 130.12 (§ 7) . dia degattoch, RC xx 136.16 (ACC). atach cāin an Coimdi, ZCP x 347 § 17 . ac atach ┐ ac etarguidi in Comded, YBL 84az . rachuaid ... d'attuch Priaim, LL 243a6 ( TTr. 1947 ). t'atach ┐ do molad to pray to thee and to praise thee, Rawl. B 512 f. 41d (Plummer MS. notes). déana atach Dé dom dhíon, A. Ó Dálaigh xxvii 1 .

With IMM of thing prayed for: oté diar n-attug im chobair doib, Anecd. i 41.2 . ag atach an duilem (sic) im furtacht, ZCP vi 51.22 . ag techt chuige . . . da atach um reite riu, Rel. Celt. ii 204.18 .

(c) prayer, request. In Laws, plea, demand: uaisliu thernaightisi ┐ tresi tu attaig the strength of thy prayer, LB 260a47 (cf. RC xxvi 368.15 ). issed attach adessam, Thes. ii 300.2 ( Hy. i 4 ). dosgnit duthracht nataigh (guidhe, v.l.) forsan cCoimdhe, BNnÉ 324 § 37 . dob feirde dó an tatach sin, AFM v 1570.17 . Legal: aircsi ┐ atach ┐ taircsiu dlighidh, O'D. 2352 ( Rawl. B 506 f. 40c ). dul for atach ndícumaing, O'D. 543 ( H 3.17, 435 ). ? atach rig rindad ramud `the demand of a king for the cutting of his roads', Laws iii 306.7 Comm. Transfd. of God: is e bás ┐ crith ┐ atach na ndúl he whom the elements beseech, Todd Lect. vi 69.2 . Note also: ar atach (aslach, v.l.) ndiabail at the Devil's request, instigation, BNnÉ 321 § 26 .

III Various: a.¤ dā derbrāthar inso (fanciful description of wound), TBC-I¹ 2837 . athach (sic) da dearbhbhrathar .i. íarraidh dá dearbhbrathar, O'Cl. trí fóindil drochbanais: foindil scél ┐ ataid ┐ airberntais (oppd. to the trí fostai dagbanais . . . gensa . . .), Triads 181 . do dénam síd ┐ attaig `intercession of peace', Arch. Hib. iv 204 . In legal phrases: a.¤ saíre `Bitte um Freiheit', plea for freedom, appar. used concretely for a number of people wishing to become free tenants of a lord, cf. in fichitmad rann do ina atach sechtar crich for his prayer (i.e. for those who ask him for friendship) (Thurn.), Ir. Recht 51 . int atach saíre co seotu no cen seotu, ceithri beimmena forro sidhe `die ''Bitte um Freiheit'' mit Wertgegenständen oder ohne Wertgegenstände', 50.2 , 13 . ? crō armedōn .i. téit mōrtūaith īarna n-atugh do sochrait aiccme bīs hūadhaib hi céin, Ériu i 215.4 . In chevilles: ní ha.¤ ṁbille, Fél. Aug. 8 (p. 175) . fri a.¤ n-án, SR 6705 .