dorchae

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See also: dorch-

Old Irish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dorchae (comparative dorchu)

  1. dark, gloomy
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 30a14
      inn-aithchi dorchi
  2. obscure
  3. gloomy, morose

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Noun[edit]

dorchae n (io-stem)

  1. darkness, gloom
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 140c5
      is Dǽ int soilse amal as nDæ inna dorche
    • c. 845, St. Gall Glosses on Priscian, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1975, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. II, pp. 49–224, Sg. 183b3
      dond fritobairt fritataibret na dorche don shoilsi
  2. (figuratively) obscurity, mystery

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in the plural, especially in early texts. Probably from influence of Latin tenebrae

References[edit]

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