baccán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. baccán or dil.ie/5083

n o, m. (bacc) hook; applied to a variety of hook-shaped or angled objects: brefe .i. corran no bacan no drolam, O'Dav. 272. bacan dron . . ./. . . for cech noenḟolaig a strong clasp on each covering, SR 4295. na mbaccan oir . . . no bidis a cimsaib na n-anairt, BB 242a14 . ina chathcarpat . . . cona baccánaib ┐ cona bircrúadib (hooks as offensive weapons), LU 6480. coíca echlasc findruine co mb.¤ órda for cinn cech áe, TBFr. 32. Cf. TFerbe 37 . sutralla glonide for lasad . . . for . . . baccanaib, ZCP xvii 231.20 . bacan na bainfighidh baoi hi llaimh E. `distaff', BNnÉ 191.4 . bacán siuil bainfighidh, Mart. Don. 32.8 . coíca gabhar . . . go srianaib ┐ go mbacánaibh créumha, xxxv 26 = muncib, LL 7276. fuaid lethar ar bacanuib an tsrein `on the hooks of the bridle', Celtica ii 48.36 . Of bend of arm, leg, etc. (cf. 1 bacc): do gái-se . . . tarrsna ar bacánaibh mo lámh, SG 66.8 . a mbacán m'iosgaide, Dhá Sg. Art. 1715. b.¤ áe some part of the liver (?): fearg sa domlus áe, saint sa bacan áe, Ériu ix 63.4 . intan adearar in grad do beith on bacan áe is do bacan áe na n-en tuicir é, 24 (cf. saint i mbaccaib óe, Arch. iii 223.9 ).