lárac

Cite this: eDIL s.v. lárac or dil.ie/29581

Forms: láarg, loarc, lorac, larac, ládairg, loarc, laarg

n ā, f. also láarg, loarc lorac, larac, ládairg. For discussion of forms see O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 123 - 24 , who regards loarc, laarg as the earlier forms. IGT Decl. § 57 . Upper part of leg, thigh, hip (`fork, thigh', O'Rahilly).

(a) Of animals haunch: lón lairci lecht miled (meaning uncertain), Dinds. 42 ; hence lon lairge .i. lon no leis ┐ lá-arg, O'Cl. rochuir a láraic de co Port Large (of Findbennach), TBC 6194 . tuc leis co Ath Mór 'mo anait (moraid v.l., leg. márait?) / a lón ┐ a láraic, Met. Dinds. iii 372.80 . cnam larach is leas corach, BB 257b14 . ar mbuain na carr do largaib na nech, O'C. 737 ( H.3.18, 353a ). Regarded as noble and choice portion at a feast: larac do rig ┐ espoc ┐ sui, Laws i 48.12 . dorecmaic a tēchta do chāch ass .i. laarg (larac v.l.) do righ ┐ d'ḟilidh. IT iii 188.7 . láarg .i. . . . leo ball ┐ arg loech. leo ball no áige no cuibrend do dhaglaech indsin, Corm. 26 ( Corm. Y 804 ). dobér do ḟilid ollomun / ┐ do airig ard / loarg maith mín, LL 3732 = larac, YBL 419b9 . briuga ┐ aire desa . . . / dobér doib . . . / loarg, LL 3737 = larac, YBL 419b10 . ollam filed loarg doib, LL 29a15 . láraig (laarc v.l.) ┐ lón-chrochit (the portion of kings, poets, sages, and yeomen), Met. Dinds. i 24.156 . bíid loracc cona timthucc ┐ chilórnd cormma ara chiunn ar cach Cáisc, Trip.² 1385 . ag fudáilfide la ríg Laigin . . . indala loracc don rig, alaili do ríg Óa nErcán, 2211 . atracht espoc dib . . . ┐ as ed dorala ana laim cnaim na lairge [th]air, Lism. L. 2080 . in cethramad rand . . . loirgi (leg. lairgi) . . . gamna scamche, Hib. Min. 66.27 .

(b) Of persons: co ndúatar na biasta é . . . coro ḟaide in muir a da láraic cosin port út, LL 22396 (Dinds. of Port Láirge) = a laraic, BB 372b37 , láairg, Dinds. 42 . día laragaib (of warriors), TTr.² 542 . re tesgadh cenn ┐ cnámh ┐ colann láarg (larag v.l.) ┐ méidhi ┐ mhuinél, TBC p. 377 n.11 (H.2.17). laorg (g p.), Fianaig, 94.24 . fri lairge luthain .i. . . . fri toin na gabla, O'Dav. 1204 . mana leóin do ládhar- guibh / dá ragha a ndeóigh díbhearguigh, IGT Decl. ex. 568. isna lochaib blen ┐ isna lairgibh, Rosa Ang. 184.12 . do bhuail sé íad leis ┐ ladhairg he smote them hip and thigh, Judges xv 8 . thúg an daigéar óna ladairg dheis, iii 21 . Note also: sithbe iairn a dí loairc / lathar n-amra, LL 4984. Humorously in mock genealogy: a c[h]lérig . . . meic láirce, meic lūabann, Aisl. MC 33.22 . Of the whole leg: co riacht anair . . . l.¤ ós bund `thighbone from the sole upwards', Met. Dinds. iii 192.39 . tindlis a láim, a láraic, / a chois is a chóel-brágait (`ankle'), iv 124.1 . isna lairgibh in tibiis, 23 K 42, 292.4 . ro bris sé muiníl na miledh ┐ lairgi na laechraidhi `legs', St. Ercuil 829. lámha ┐ leithchind ┐ laarga na loechraidhe, Hugh Roe² 228.30 .

In phrases: mell a (dá) lárach buttocks: gerrchocholl co mell a ndá l.¤ , LU 6960 ( BDD 60 . a dá lárcc, Y). tuargabsat a lénta co mellaib a l.¤ , LU 8257 ( FB 20 ). gabaid a lēnid i n-ard-gabāil ōs mellach (leg. mellaib) a láruc, Aisl. MC 9.25 . Cf. tucc buille . . . i mullach (mellach?) lairge T., ZCP x 10.11 . log na ladhairge the hollow of the thigh, Gen. xxxii 32.

In gramm. term: lorga fuach .i. lairce lorchaine, Auraic. 1692. See lorga.

(c) bed-post: dí loairgg direna(i)tar séot `posts' (Glossary), Críth Gabl. 236.

In nn. loc. See Hog. Onom. s.v. áth. Cf. Vadum Duarum Furcarum id est da loarcc, Thes. ii 266.14 ( Ardm. 12b ).