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Cite this: eDIL s.v. ocuben or
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: rocmi, rocma, ocubiat, occurobae, ocubether

v compd. of subst. vb. and prep. oc; in absolute forms ocu- represents prep. + 3 n s. pron. ( Pedersen Vgl. Gr. ii 298 ); in conjunct forms oc- is used, eclipsing the follg. consonant, ocmb- be- coming ocm-.

(a) touches : pres. 3 s. (with ro-) nícon-rocmi (gl. non tangeret), Ml. 76a12 . fut. pr. 3 s. nual nad rānic nad rocma (.i. sechi ni ranic ni ricfa), Rawl. 106b35 (possibly subj.). 3 pl. ocubiat, 126b12 (gl. continguescant, by glossator taken as = contingant). pret. 3 s. occurobae (gl. saepe contingit), Ml. 98d8 . Pass. pres. pl. indí ocubendar ho throgaib who are touched by miseries, 54a12 . indí nad ocmanatar, ib. fut. ocubether (gl. contingetur), 53b17 . occmo-bhí, ni hoccmaither 'er berührt, er wird nicht berührt', Akten Linz 137 § 5 ( Ériu xiii 37.20f. ).

(b) transf. of sexual intercourse: cen co rochmaither [leg. rocm-] nechtar da lina riam .i. gen [co] ro ellnedh nechtar de in dā lanamuin reime, O'Dav. 1373.

Vn. ocmad q.v.