echrad, echraid

Cite this: eDIL s.v. echrad, echraid or dil.ie/19537
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: echradh, eachraid, echraide, echraid, echrai, echraide, echrada, echradh, eachradhuibh

n (eochr—) f., rarely m. See KZ xlviii 64 . n s. echradh, IGT, Decl. § 12 . eachraid, § 13 . g s. echraide, TBC-LL¹ 1341 , etc. Acall. 3887 . Fl. Earls 20.10 . a s. echraid, TBC-LL¹ 639 , etc. d s. echrai, Metr. Dinds. iv 126 . n p. echraide, TBC-LL¹ 5950 . RC xxii 393.8 . echrada, RC xxii 392.31 . echradh, Acall. 3890 . CCath. 604 . d p. eachradhuibh, ZCP x 293.30 . Cf. eochraide inna nUlad, LL 123b34 .

I Steeds (primarily of two horses yoked to a chariot; in pl., of sets of such teams): fuaim n-echraide, LU 85a15 = BDD 50 . indnaig brot forsin n-echraid, TBC-I¹ 686 . TBC-LL¹ 670 . Acall. 2201 . fodail in n-echraid ┐ discuir in carpat LL 108a12 . tucsam...a n-eich ┐ a n-echrada, TBC-LL¹ 5699 . go 'morala srian-mhaidhm ngreadha d'eachradhuibh bfer nErenn gur meadhbaidhior [sic] a ttéta ┐ a n-urchumhuil diobh, ZCP x 293.30 . ca fuinn fhérmura geltfuit ar n-almha ┐ ar n-innile ┐ ar n-echradha?, CCath. 604 . 3507 . do brisedh eachlusc uirri | bar n-eachradh ní hullmaide, IGT, Decl. ex. 554 . gabhsat aitherrach eachraidhe a change of horses Fl. Earls 20.10 . ar eachraidh mounted 20.4 . As o, m.: dá mbrígh threabhthair ar dtírne | sgríbhne rígh eachraidh Éirne, IGT, Decl. ex. 1345 . The follg. may belong here, if not cases of confusion of nom. and acc.: co faccae ní, inn echrad ndirecra ndermór, TBC-LL¹ 5100 . radis fria araid arconragbad in n-echrad, 638 . geib lat dún ind echrad, 1199 .

II Sometimes apparently a chariot-riding host, a cavalcade: na tuid na hechraidi do not lead the cavalcade TBC-I¹ 234 . Cf. at-chíusa echrada ána, LU 85a17 = BDD 50 . eochraide inna nUlad, LL 123b34 .

COMPDS.: ¤glan of bright steeds: fa ráith n-eachradhghlan nOiligh, TD 24.42 . ¤graig flock of mares: tug tír d'ar ar eachradh-ghroidhibh, Ir. Monthly 1920, 317 .