íchtarach

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Forms: ichtarchu

adj o, ā (íchtar) lower, lowest, low, below: forsin testimin ní.¤ `on the text below,' Ml. 47c5 . i nglennaib ... ichtaraig ifirn, IT i 191.29 . coica cubat ... isin taibled i.¤ , SR 2450. for brú Banna iochtaraicche `of the lower Bann,' Gorm. Jan. 22 n. 4 . findruine for ind leith i.¤ , TBC-LL¹ p. 766 n. i . in t-inne iachtarach (gl. líén) `the lower gut,' Ir. Gl. 1013. isin treibh n-īchtaraigh (i.e. hell), ZCP viii 212 § 62. isin dorchatu i.¤ , PH 7759. cúich aittrebus isin tabernacul íchtaraig, 8084 . go grinneall an ionaid íochtraigh, Keat. Poems 684. co nuic an ponc medonac i.¤ fo talamh `to the central lower point beneath the earth,' ITS xiv 76.z . uisgeadha an luig íochtaruigh, Isaiah xxii 9. Compar. ind ichtarchu gl. inferius, Ml. 24d30 .

As subst. o, m. the lower (one): tacmaicead a fés in t-ichtarach co rrici a glúin, BDD² 540. girru cach n-ūachtarach lais, ocus libru cach n-ī.¤ (of garments), MacCongl. 43.24 .

Fig., oppd. to úachtarach and úasal: of status, character, inferior, low, lowest: ótha in fer iachtarach in geilfine co roige in fer úachtarach `from the lowest man of the geilfine division ..., Laws iv 258.22 Comm. uasal i fre[s]cisin na suthaine, í.¤ isin dérchóiniud `noble in the hope of eternity, low in despair,' PH 3999. ar na rannaib íochtaracha, mar atáid ... na cúig céadfadha corpardha, TSh. 3349.