4 erc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 4 erc or dil.ie/20226

Forms: ercce, ercca, n-earc

n (2 erc ÉC xxiii 49 ) a spotted or red-eared cow; a cow: earc .i. bó, O'Cl. (cf. under ercne infra). g s. (?) co n-ubullrosc ercce IT iii 247.111 . pl. ercca Iuchna, amnus buar (with gl.: .i. tri bae) RC xxiii 325.21 ; 306.31 . earca iuchna .i. cenél bho .i. ba fionna ódeargha .i. cluaisdearga white cows with red ears O'Cl. im na teor[a] herca Iuchna, Ériu ii 20.5 . g p. na mbo .i. na n-earc 20.6 . gáir graifni ┐ gáir erca, Acall. 452 = gair ercca (.i. bó) LL 206a37 (= g s. ?). ined erc 'suitable place for cows' Ériu xxxix 136 . Cf. earca rainn .i. do bheireadh bo ar rannaibh, O'Cl. (see 2 ercaid).