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Cite this: eDIL s.v. oirchisecht or
Last Revised: 2013

n m. and f. (late form of airchissecht (A 176.27)) a small portion; a pittance (of food). an t-oircisecht do chuir m'oide cugam d'ūir na Romha, BNnÉ 173 § 20. fuair oirchisecht da meis a pittance from her table, ZCP vi 98.28 . oircheasacht Bhenia- min, Gen. xliii 34. Esther ix 22 .