eólchaire

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n io, n. (?) (eól; possibly abstr. of *eólchar; cf. Imr. Brain i 41 ).

(a) longing, yearning; esp. longing for home: eolchaire .i. ima tir ┐ cuma .i. a ndiaigh dáine (different kinds of grief), ACL iii 139.33 . nach tan nosbert eolchaire n-oll fo rian roglass | nosbert for cūl... ben bán as often as their great longing for home drew them forth...the fair woman drew them back Anecd. i 69.1 . gabais éolcaire fer díib, LU 121a6 . gabais éolchaire íarom Connle immun deilb inna mná ad:condairc, Echtrae Chonnlai 122 § 8 . táth-ut ... fri toinn t'éolchaire óadaib 'you have your longing towards the sea (and away) from them', Echtrae Chonnlai 123 § 14 . eolchaire mo mhendatain | dorala ar mo chéill `longing for my little home' BS 64.1 . becc ná romúchda dóine oc eólchaire, oc imbáide | ar ind Niall-sain... with yearning or emotion over N. Ériu iv 96.18 .

(b) regret, grief in general; mourning, lamentation: eolchaire .i. doilgheas no dobrón, O'Cl. eolchuire wailing Kirk ( troscadh ┐ gul ┐ éolchuire, Esther iv 3 ). biaidh m'fhaoilte 'na heólchoire, Tadhg Óg, Studies 1924, 87 ; 88 . ag eolchuire ┐ ag tuirrsi am diaidh, BCC § 189 . guil ban is eolchuire ḟear, Ir. Monthly 1921, 245 . do-níd eólchaire = lamentantur TSh. 6433 . gol-gháirthe...┐ eólchaire éagcuibhdheasach do dhéanamh, 5575 . Leabhar na hEólchaire = Lamentationes Jeremiae 1425 .