oirce

Cite this: eDIL s.v. oirce or dil.ie/33694

Forms: orcae, oirc

n io,m. O.Ir. orcae; the form oirc also occurs.

A pet dog, a lap-dog : horcae milchu, Thes. ii 48.31 ( Philarg. 121 , gl. Hylax, Eclog. viii 107 ) = horce, p. 363 . orci, LU 2967 . oirc .i. cú beag no measchú, O'Cl. trí airfite dála .i. druth, fuirsire, oirce, Triads 241. oirce no cait (among the `esrechta maccru'), Laws i 138.33 . orcca, iv 326.13 (pets of the wife of an `aire túise'). Mugh-eme ainm in c[h]etna oirce ceta-rabae ind-Heri, Corm. Y 883 ( p. 75.8 ; = in cetna orce LB, Corm. p. 29 = in cetna oirc, Bodl.). ba banc[h]ú tra in t-orci, ib. ( p. 76.20 ). cloicend ind orci, ib. ( p. 77.6 ) = in oircne, Corm. p. 30. dael . . . méitigther oirce, Fél. p. 42 z ( Jan. 15 ) = orcni, Fél.2 xxxiv . Con-ogam . . . oirci ar aicme ailme, Auraic. 5748 (a species of Ogham).

See oircne.