5 eochair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 5 eochair or dil.ie/20142

Forms: eochair, Ochair, Ochair

n one of the lower flanges of the triangular or leaf-shaped spear-head (?): ro gab Aengus in crimall [a spear] anuas da healchaing ┐ tuc buille di a Cellach cor marbustar he; cor ben a heochair dar suil Cormaic coro lethchaech hé ┐ ro ben a hurlunn a ndruim rechtaire na T. aca tarraing a Cellach, Laws iii 82 z ; cf. other versions of the story: og tabairt do an gai a broind an maic taraill in slabrad (brefe na slabraidi LU. brefne a slabradige H 3.17 ) dar suil Cormaic...┐ conecmaing a hirland a n-edan an rechtaire, Anecd. i 16.13 (similarly Ériu iii 136.3 ). atroeraid Oengus in tsleig triit. bi dano indala slabrad suil ind rig ... in tan do sreng in sleig a dochum rodbi fochoir na sleigi triasind deogbaire, Rawl. 131b31 (where fochoir seems a by-form of eochair). This passage in Laws iii 82 is apparently referred to in: eochraib aithre [leg. áithe ?] aithighi, in an obscure rhetoric on A.'s crime, Laws v 266.8 . Cf. also, perhaps: no thorc n-eocraide (a chattel liable to seizure in certain cases), with gl.: in torc cusna eochraib aithi, cusna fiaclaib bir-athi .i. muc corusa fine .i. amail eochra aithe a fiacla v 444.16 Comm.

Cf. (e)ochair-gér under 7 eochair.

pn Here perhaps: Ailill Ochair Aga LU 22a32 = RC ix 452.4 , where Stokes takes Ochair as g s. and translates `A. of the edge of battle,' but the word, whatever its meaning, is possibly in apposition to Ailill, despite the fact that it does not alter with the gen. in : mac Ailello Ochair Aga, Anecd. i 51.7 .