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lachu

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lachu or dil.ie/29275

Forms: lacha, loichen, lochain, lacho

n n, f. Later lacha, IGT Decl. § 6 . g s. also loichen (lachan, v.l.) Corm. Y 1231 = Corm. 43. a s. lochain, Anecd. i 6.6 . (v s. lacho, 7 ). Cf. loichnech s.v. lachnach. duck in general, female duck: ro éirig in l.¤ reime don usciu, BDD 156 (Eg.). lacha .i. lichiu quam aliæ auess , Corm. Y 829 . l.¤ (of Bird Ogham), Auraic. 5693 . lachain lindi Senbotho Colmain, Todd Nenn. 216.13 ( BB 257a37 .). is 'na cill atát na lachain, Fél. 228.27 . is iat rusmaruh na lachuin ┐ na corrai tria na n-escuini, Flower Cat. 321.30 . lacha is bardal, Iar Conn. 290.3 . lachain i laoibh sneachta / ag snámh eighridh uaine, DDána 98.2 . mar lachain . . . / . . . na lachan, Irish Texts ii 81 § 26 . coilech lachan wild drake, Corm. 43.

With descriptive adj. or phrase: a l.¤ linech, BDD 156 (Eg.). lachain chenn n-úaine, IGT Decl. ex. 1009 . As complimentary ep. of a woman: a lacha áluinn aoidheadhach, DDána 114.30 . In phrases denoting painful or impossible separation: fa dedhail mná rea mac . . . no lachan re linn, BNnÉ 267.14 . búain áil lachan do linn, IGT Decl. ex. 351 . scara lacha fri tuinn, ┐ cu fri cnam, O'Curry 2309 ( Eg. 88 fo. 23 ). Proverb: snámh an dūthchos don lachain, O'R. Poems 2128.