7 eochair, ochair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 7 eochair, ochair or dil.ie/20144

n (the latter form is the usual one in early texts and is probably the older; cf. 2 fochair) an edge, border, rim: eochair .i. imeal, O'Cl. dessid Moisi ... for ochair na conaire SR 3746 . 6578 . fo eochair na habhunn, Acall. 1839 (a fochur [leg. -uir ?] na ha. v.l. ). conici leth-eochair in feraind boundary, limit Laws iv 20.21 Comm. amal timchellas tond mara moir ochra (eochra v.l.) cuan ┐ calad, Celt. Rev. x 314.21 = TTebe 3093 . Duma na mban... ar a ochair uachtarach BB 351b43 = innell, Met. Dinds. i 18.62 . Bile Tortan...doruart mor sin dia ochair BB 410a38 (= eochair, Met. Dinds. iv 240.12 ). doronait ochra ammalta i cosmailius bili bernaig do bordaibh in catha cechtarda `serried edges' CCath. 5838 .

COMPDS. (in some of the exx. given below the meaning of (e)ochair is doubtful): ocharbádud?: do batar fora n-ocharbádhudh (imbaghadh v.l.) `were shipwrecked' CCath. 2116 . robúi for ocharbadhudh (imbadad v.l.) `drowning' 2149 .

¤bél edge of mouth, lips (?): in cuvur-uanfadh ic tepersain a gingobaibh ┐ a heocurbelaibh na n-ech `muzzles' CCath. 4957 . Cf. áth Unchi Eochairbéoil, Met. Dinds. iii 98.24 . U. Ochairbél...is de asberar ochairbel de, fo daig ni labrad Unci acht tri lathi ┐ tri aidchi ria Samain ┐ iar Samuin LL 193a14 .

¤bláith smooth-edged: a haighleannaibh iomdhoimhne eochairbhláithe na n-oirear `deep, clear-winding creeks' ML 44.27 .

¤bord edge, rim: corrthar ... immá ochorbord inn inair sin LL 237b22 (= TTr. 1536 ). rasudigit sretha...di ruadramaib ara ochorborddaib (of a ship) 219b31 = TTr. 109 (`bulwark-edges'). dar eochar-bordaib in aigeoin, TTebe 1167 .

¤brecc (?)-speckled, epithet of salmon: éicni áilli ochorbrecca LL 219b40 = TTr. 196 . na héicne áille eochurbrecca, Acall. 3762.2476 (`in their graduated hues' SG ii 165 ). 2332 (`in their diversely shaded hues' SG ii 161 ).

¤chimas fringe (?): fri hocharchimsaibh an cathbairr, CCath. 5276 . dar ochurchimsaib na n-assan iarnaidhe 5867 .

¤chless name of a feat (?): oc imbert chless .i. eter ubullcless ... et rothcless et ocharcless ... ZCP ix 155.22 = ochtarcleas TBC² 1504 (otar LU). ragabsatar dá sciath- chliss ...┐ a n-ocht n-ocharchliss TBC 3556 (n-ochracha cliss St). docuadar ara clesaibh gaile ┐ gaisgid .i. seacht n-ocaircleasa, etc. ZCP x 302.18 .

¤chróebach? do roighne sgiath n-órdha n-eochuircrao- bhaigh ML 128.16 .

¤druimm outer-ridge: cona cruinnchimsaib ... arna coimeccur inn ochur-druimnib a n-uamann (of quivers), CCath. 5456 .

¤gér sharp-edged: do slennaib aithi ochurgera na slegh, CCath. 5899 . Cf. 5 eochair.

¤glan clean-brinked: srotha eocharglana, Lism.L. 3709 .

¤glas green-edged: a haibhnibh aillib ochurglassa, CCath. 5221 . ceithri bliadna Crimthaind cais | osan Erinn eocharglas [sic] BB 47b16 = immelglais LL 129a13 .

¤gorm blue-surfaced (?); when used of the sea blue- rimmed would suit very well, and might be suggested by the horizon line, but when applied simply to spring water the meaning is not clear; it would seem that the epithet has in such cases been carried over mechanically from contexts where blue-rimmed is suit- able: ind ḟairgge eithrech ochargorm TBC 5028 (eochair-g. St) 4755 . 5976 . tipra Chonnlai... | bói fon aibeis n-eocharguirm, Met. Dinds. iii 292.10 . ic mall- ascnam in mara eocairguirm, CCath. 3352 (ocur-, ochur- v.l.). for tencaisin na haibheisi eochairguirme 1447 . táinic ródbhuindi d'uisqi eocharghorm asin carraic, Acall. 3629 . in dabuch do línad d'uisci eocharghorm 419 . do chuir in t-uisqi eocharghorm im a ghnúis 1834 . tipra...dobérsa duib for a lár | usce eochargorm 3607 (`sparkling' SG ii 195 ). ar uiscidhib ochargorma 7229 n. criochaib eochair- ghormai na hAlban RC xxix 110.17 .

¤immel outer edge: eochair-imle an mhara .i. imil ┐ uilleanna an mhara edges and angles (?) O'Cl. s. eochair. uas eochair-imlib mara Toirrian TBC² 2493 . go heochair-imlibh na habonn TBC 3877 (St). TTebe 875 . a heocharimlib tṡleibe Fuait, Acall. 5322 . 6591 . 7297 . in curchin...ind eochar-imill in lochai, Aisl. MC 119.31 . fa eochairimlibh an mhara RC xxix 140.15 ; 144.30 . ZCP vi 50.30 . caistiall baoi for eochair-imeal an chuain, Hugh Roe² 17.14 (f. 9b) . a fhir ocharimmil chuicid Ulad `of the march' RC x 365.31 . Cf. bratt...co n-achárimlib argit LL 267b31 = MU 38.12 .

¤snám swimming or floating by the shore (?): bet san chorn ar eocharsnám SG 239.20 . for ochursnam ina cru fein, CCath. 5126 , cf. 6116 . do cing in lan mara fona rathannaib go mbadar for ogursnam (ochur~ v.l.) for ur na hinnsi 2642 .