úachtarán

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n (somet. úachtrán) o, m. (úachtar)

(a) a head, a leader, a chief : Rosa Failghe an crotha caoimh | uachtaran cloinne Cat[h]aoir, LL 394.9 . Tomás mac Sémuis mic Piaruis ... uas Builtéraibh 'na u.¤ , L. Cl. A. B., 2.28 . ardthrétuir, ┐ u.¤ lochta aidhmillte chóiccidh Chonnacht leader of the plunderers , AFM v 1818.12 . bíd ullamh chum bheith 'na n-uachtaránaibh (of people born under the planet Sol), Corp. Astron. 80 § 21 . clár nocha bí gan bhranán, | ní bhí ál gan uachtarán `there is no brood without a leader,' Studies 1924, 243.15 . úachdaráin na sagart the chief priests , Matthew xxi 15 .

(b) a president or governor : baoi U.¤ ... ós cionn Tire A. ..., mar uachtarán `as a president,' Hy Fiach. 328.8 . búi i n-a árd-guibernōir ┐ i n-a ú.¤ ō rīgh na Spāinne uassan gcathraig sin, Fl. Earls 94.16 . guibernōir Spāinneach ba huachtarān sa mbaili, ib. 44.4 . dála an Uachtaráin ... | chum a déinsi ag reic mo sgéal, TD 22.14 .

(c) a ruler, overseer : feadhmannach, nó ú.¤ overseer or ruler , Proverbs vi 7 . déna u.¤ díobh ós cionn máirnéisi, Gen. xlvii 6 . an uáir phécaidheas u.¤ , Levit. iv 22 .

(d) a religious superior : maille le húmhlacht a uachtaráin `in obedience to his Superior,' AFM i lxviii 8 . ar aithne m'uacthráin, MS. Mat. 550.14 . daoine riaghalta; ... go mbí a dtoil ceangailte ar thoil a n-uachtaráin, TSh. 5116 . neach díbh do bheith ina u.¤ i mainistir ele, ITS xvi 34.10 . aroile canānach·ba huachtarān issin sēpēl, Fl. Earls 136.4 . cuiriss ... teachtaireacht go huachtarān na heguilsi, ib. 50.18 . an fhírinne do cheilt air ar nu.¤ dlisdionach `lawful superior,' Donlevy 72 . persecution ... a ndeghaidh prinnsa ┐ uachtarāin na n-apstal naomhtha .i. Petar, Fl. Earls 206.17 . Somet. qualified by gs. cille: iarradh an taisiocóir comhairle air an uachtarán cille spiritual superior , Donlevy 106 . an tan do bheirid na huachtaráin cille cead uighe d'ithe, ib. 118 .

(e) Freq. in religious poetry: u.¤ naomh-ógh nimhe `the Lord of Heaven's holy virgins,' A. Ó Dálaigh xv 5 . is é as u.¤ orra (of St. Michael), Dán Dé xiv 12 ( YBL 371b ).

(f) a master, a teacher : náir dhúinn 's ní dúinn as ranáir | mo sgol más iad m'uachtaráin `my scholars being set above me,' Ir. Monthly 1923, 586.8 .

Oppd. to íochtarán: idir u.¤ ┐ íochtarán, both high and low (of upper and lower grades of society), TSh. 82 .

In: an lá so d'aois an uachtarán `this day of our era' O'Rah. xlii 32 .

With a gs. denoting some abstract quality (in which a person excels): Conn ... uachtaran einich ocus engnamha Ghaoidheal Laighean, ALC ii 174.8 .