cathach

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Old Irish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From cath (battle) +‎ -ach

Adjective[edit]

cathach

  1. bellicose, warlike
  2. vehement, forceful
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cathach f (ā-stem, plural cathacha, genitive cathaig)

  1. relic, reliquary (from the use of relics in battle to ensure victory)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

cathach f (ā-stem plural, caithche)

  1. (law) trespass

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin [1]