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úachtarach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. úachtarach or dil.ie/42583

adj (earlier óchtarach, q.v.) o-ā (úachtar, óchtar)

(a) upper, higher : in pars ochtarach, Thes. ii 255.1 ( Stowe M. 65b ). [co ruc] a chléthe n-óchtarach din tig, LU 1476 . is assu de tabairt in ferso huachtaraig the preceding verse , Ml. 107c16 . coica cubat, ... | isin taibled ichtarach, | ... | is in tricha 'sind uachtaruch (of dimensions of Ark), SR 2452 . are .i. rē ū.¤ in duine, Corm. Y 44 . in cend n-u.¤ the upper end (of a pillar-stone), MacCongl. 47.20 . tair dond áth u.¤ , LU 6192 . ciṅgis C. co mbái for ind u.¤ in bera, TBC-LL¹ 1948 ( LL 72b33 ). benais béim ... don charput u.¤ fora forcli, LU 6460 . sé ar sgáth an sgéith úachdaraigh, IGT, Decl. ex. 472 . seomra uáchdarach, Acts i 13 . annsa chleibhín u.¤ , Gen. xl 17 . lottar ... P. ┐ C. iar conair thís, Ó. ... iarsiṅ chonair uachtaraig, Trip. 134.16 . tres na rannuibh uachdarach `through the upper coasts,' Acts. xix 1 . a mullach na craóibhe úachdaruigh, Isaiah xvii 6 . Of the body : in leth uachtarach (uactair, v.l.), CCath. 2092 . pl. tri leca ... ┐ a llethe úachtarcha ina lócharnaib, LU 2055 ( FA 13 ). go sráid Shión uachtaraigh, ad plateam supernae Sion TSh. 7997 . smúainedh ... ar ... glōir ... in flaithemnuiss uachtaraigh `of Heaven above,' Fl. Earls 156.6 . gusin ffaithemnus uachtarach , 210.17 . ic a srained a n-ifernd as na sostaib uachtarachaib (of St. Michael driving out the wicked angels), PH 6271 . Cf.: do thiomchuil, ..., | ciorcla na gcorp n-uachtarach, | an dá pholas tuaidh is teas, | ... | `he traversed ... the circles of the heavenly bodies,' Studies 1918, 282.13 . etach u.¤ `upper garment,' Thes. ii 336.37 ( Hy. v Comm. ). As subst.: girru cach n-u.¤ lais `upper garment,' MacCongl. 43.23 .

(b) superior (in rank) oppd. to íchtarach: co roige in fer ú.¤ `uppermost,' Laws iv 258.22 Comm.

(c) final, decisive : tug Conghal an chreacht uachtarach uirrisi .i. do bhen a ceann d'a coluinn, ITS v 142.24 .

Compar. and superl.: as uachtarchu (gl. [caelum] superius), Ml. 130b4 . huachtarchu, ib. 42b19 . as ailliu cach gesca as uachtarachu, the higher a branch, the more beautiful it is , ZCP xiv 16.17 . is uaisli cach grad anas (leg. as) uachta[ra]chu dib, 17.1 . tri graid his uachtarchom dib (of the angels), SR 669 . an dís sin dob uachtaraighe no fa sine, `senior in standing,' Rule of Tallaght § 94 .