1 loch

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 loch or dil.ie/30427

Forms: lach, locho, loch, locha, loch, locha, -locha, loch, Lake, inlet, sea, pool

n u, n. Later m. The form lach not uncommon but inadmissible in bardic poetry: lach lochtach, IGT Decl. p. 81 § 29 (but: lacha ┐ luathaibne, ZCP viii 211 § 59 . ar lachaib Éirne, Ériu iv 100.2 . lacha ┐ aibne, PH 4285 ). n s. Loch nEchach, BDD² 1466 . Loch nOrbsen, ibid. g s. locho, Thes. ii 271.8 (Ardm.). Locha, Fél. Feb. 7. n du. dá loch , BDD² 828. g du. dá locha , Fél. Prol. 196 . da loch , Thes. ii 332.1 ( Hy. v 1 ). n pl. locha, Airne F. 162. a pl. -locha, LU 7933. g pl. loch, Met. Dinds. iii 168.1 .

Lake; inlet of the sea; pool: l.¤ gl. stagnum, Ir. Gl. 781. co mbíth l.¤ foraib ar meit inna tepairsen, Ml. 129d15 . Glenn dálach dá locha, Fél. Prol. 196 . ete ┐ fianlaighi iar L.¤ Echoch, AU 818 . is crann fo l.¤ (proverbial phrase used of someth. impossible), O'C. 2458 ( Eg. 88, 37b ). do(t)luidsium iarom co mbui forsan l.¤ `on the surface of the loch', Ériu xvi 39 § 8. dá l.¤ im ṡlíab, BDD² 828 . co cúala cumgabáil in locha i n-airddi, LU 9098 ( FB 85 ). usce do l.¤ (of a superfluous undertaking), LU 274 . dublocha ┐ dubaibne (in Hell), 2213 . co n-accatar in lungine crédume forsind l.¤ , 3357 ( SC 15 ). co traigtis locha is aibni fria dan duilig diainmi, YBL 179b16 . indsi ás (= ós) lochaib, TBC 5043 . a l.¤ teineadh . . . .i. a pein t-suthain ifrinn, ITS xxix 188.6 . san l.¤ íochtarach (in lacu inferiori), TSh. 4150 . l.¤ da ngoirther a nEabhra Bethesda, John v 2 . By extension of the sea: is ionann Lochlonnach ré rádh is duine láidir ar fairrge; óir is ionann lonn is láidir ┐ is ionann l.¤ is fairrge, Keat. iii 2462.

In loch ochsal the armpit and loch bléine (blén) the groin (? recte loc, see 1 loc), hollow : locha ochsal gl. reniculos, Gild. Lor. 216 . a cur amal ceirin fo shliasuid deis na mna, a ngoire da l.¤ bhleine, 23 K 42, 363.1 . da mbeid na nescoidi isna lochaib blen, Rosa Ang. 200.12 .

Compds. With noun: ¤aile fence or dyke made to confine a lake : l., Laws v 270.15 , .i. donither isin loch .i. trascrus loch in geimhridh, 25 . galam .i. gal do eim [.i.] in l., O'D. 2263 ( Rawl. B 506, 22a ). in lochaili lod .i. inní luas in sruth- aili uad, O'D. 1569 ( H. 5.15, 4 ). ¤lind brimming pool(?): án sin, a lachu línech, / lochlind (sic leg.?) lethas fot bruinnib, RC xxii 400.2 . carois il-lochlinnip (of an ascetic practice of Cainnech), Arch. iii 220 § 3 . ¤mag marshland: reisg ┐ lochmhoighe, ZCP x 293.31 . ¤maidm bursting forth of a lake : loch-mhaidhm millte machaire, Content. xxx 28 . ceithre loch-mhadhmanna i n-Éirinn i n-aimsir Neimheadh, Keat. i 176.1 . ¤muir the sea : ro báided C. . . . / forin l. lindamnas, LL 1345 . iúl ag sduaigh leamhna ar lochmhuir, RC xlix 173 § 33 . ¤ṡroth: sligti uisccemla in tire ┐ locsrota E. wide or brimming streams(?), CCath. 4892 . ¤thipra brimming well : i linntibh, no i loch-thiprataibh lán-doimnibh, MR 102.4 . ¤thopar = prec.: conḟacaig in lochtobur cáin alaind ar lár in dithruib, RC vi 175.2 . lochtobur legis, Ériu viii 30.16 . Fig. of Blessed Virgin: l. lán, PBocht 2.32 . ¤tho- maidm bursting forth of a lake : lochthomhadhmann .i. maidhm no briseadh loch as talmhain, O'Cl.

With adj. ¤domain deep as a lake : hic lochaib lochdoimnib lindglanib, Bodl. Dinds. 14 . ¤mall: tar an sál lachmhall lodur, / go clár Rachlann rángadur, L. Cl. A. Buidhe 159.167 .

Common in nn. loc. See Hog. Onom.