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tacra

Cite this: eDIL s.v. tacra or dil.ie/39422

Forms: tacre, tacrae, teagra, thagra, teagradh, tacrad, tacru, tacrae, tacrai, tagra, tagra, tagartha, tacarta, tacartha, tacrad

n io, n., later also f. vn. of do-accair. tacre, Wb. 25b14 . tacrae, H 3.18, 192a ( O'Curry 347 ). Perh. infl. by frecra in: teagra, BNnÉ 161.9 , 12 v.l. thagra (: freagra), RC xlix 174 § 36. teagradh, O'R. tacrad, Lat. Lives 15.7 . LU 2183 . d s. oc tacru , Trip. 128.3 v.l. n p. tacrae, Tur. 81 . tacrai, Goid. 66.6 . Fem. in: tagra fheasach, Content. xviii 12 . g s. na tagra , PBocht 18.9 , 22 . g s. tagartha, Dánfhocail 227 . n p. tacarta, Laws v 252.6 . a p. tacartha, PH 2178 (cf. tacrad supra and Mod. Ir. tagairt). IGT Decl. § 3 (44.z) . tagra quasi dāgra .i. dā n-agra bīs ann, Corm. Y 1259.

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(a) In technical legal sense of pleading, law-suit: eolach in cach t.¤ , Laws i 84.19 Comm. t.¤ a caingne, ii 84.22 Comm. secht tacarta ... t.¤ im reir conid n-acobur ... t.¤ la deorad De, t.¤ im leas mna nad eda urlabra, t.¤ la fear ... t.¤ la leath-ard n-ae, v 252.6 ff. dofét tagra freagra, H 3.17, 496b ( O'D. 677 ). caide tacrae ? tacarthae insin fó bith as tacair do neoch ruc a deriug ani ima tacair, H 3.18, 192a ( O'Curry 347 ). cach días itir a mbí cúis nó tagra, Maund. 151.

(b) In more general sense of a pleading, pleading for, on behalf of: ruc Íth de brithemnaib h-Erend | ar amainse ┐ ar th.¤ , LL 12a17 . oc taccra de chind Georgi, PH 1391 . ic t.¤ tar a cenn, CCath. 529 . tagra linn gidh doiligh dheit `though it is difficult for Thee to plead for us,' Dán Dé xv 1 . ag tagra do Chorc `pleading for C.' Content. iii 30 . do thagra féin ar Niall náir `your plea for N.,' iv 2 . tagra don taobh i bhfus `pleading for this side,' viii 7 . ag tagra go tuirseach doiligh ré Dia, TSh. 4208 . seasuidh an Tighearna suas do thagra, Isaiah iii 13.

(c) pleading for the defendant, defending, defence: cia batar degtacrae les `though he had good arguments' (in his defence), Tur. 81 . a breith for leth tagrad .i. for sgel in dara fir to judge it according to the defence of one party, Laws v 352.6 . dá n-agra coir nar gcoinne | tagra ní ḟoil againne, Timth. vi 19 § 4 .

(d) accusing, accusation: na tacrai dorata for crist gl. obiecta, Goid. 66.6 . ro-díchuir ... a tacartha rebutted their accusations, PH 2178 . taccra claon ni bi 'na bhél, BNnÉ 280.23 .

(e) alleging, allegation: tagra moráin nach bia ceart, Content. xvi 182 . náir an sgealsa ... tagra na lāimhe nach doibh o chert ... do chlannaibh Róigh to allege (in their defence) the (Red) Hand which is not theirs by right, Rel. Celt. ii 293.8 .

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(a) In general sense of arguing, disputing, dispute: ni asse tacre na tairissem fris `not easy to gainsay or withstand it,' Wb. 25b14 . co mbu hē fochun a báis tacrad do Pátraic disputing with P., Lat. Lives 15.7 . slúaig demna ... ┐ siat ic sírth.¤ friú, LU 2183 . t.¤ co fásaigib `pleading (arguing ?) with established maxims,' Tec. Corm. 3. 43 . cuirset Iudaide draide farsaide do thaccra fris `to dispute with him,' PH 2256 , cf. 2435 . taoi re tagra silence in the face of arguments (?), ML 100.23 . tagra ris is deacair dhamh `it is difficult for me to argue with him,' Content. vi 175 . oc t.¤ co fírglicc ... friarole, Stair Erc. 1316 . ar sgur dhá dtagra dhóibh, Acts xv 13 . Hence in military sense parleying: taréis ... moráin tagra do denamh ... doib, AU iii 556.18 .

(b) speaking, uttering (?): ic tagra á taiblib a thengad (i.e. the Fury Megaera from Conall's tongue), MR 168.5 . ic tagra a thechtairechta, 180.21 . tagra borb haughty words, Oss. vi 112.18 .

(c) threatening (?): gur dhearbh libh nach biadh do gheall | le tagra ar gceann do bhreith leat `by talking of taking (threatening to take ?) off our heads,' Content. xxvii 7.

III With sense of agra (q.v.) suing, exacting (?): at comren ma t.¤ (ma[d], Laws Gloss.) `he pays if sued,' Laws iv 326.4 . teagra córa, BNnÉ 161.9 v.l.. Cf.: tairse ag tagradh ad cheann gleó claiming your position as leader in the fight (?), Oss. iv 186.4 .