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escir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. escir or dil.ie/20454

 

Forms: eiscrech, Escrach, Easccrach

n k(?), f. a ridge, an elevation (separating two plains or depressed surfaces): eiscir .i. cir oc eisc, ar ni bi ard cen fan occa, nó eiscir .i. ni gnīm lām acht is Dia dorigni in tocbail sin (ref. to χείρ), O'Mulc. 434 . conucbud in talam súas fó P. isind áth ┐ fogobat ind eolaig beos ind eiscir sin `that ridge' Trip. 92.19 . gleand cumung go n-eiscir uraird dara lar, CCath. 2408 . rathuitt ac Escir na Fian, LL 205a20 . sab rainne Hérend i ndó | Escir Riadda..., Metr. Dinds. iii 282.90 . san Gairbh-eisgir, AU 1475 . pn g s. maidhm na Gairb-eiscrech , L. Chl. S. § 49 . caislen Escrech Abhann, AU 1512 ( Eiscreach, AFM ). Cf. Ath Escrach Cuan, 1307 = Ath Easccrach Cuan `the ford of St. Cuan's esker or ridge' AFM .