ocus

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Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *onkus-tus, from Proto-Celtic *onkus (near).

Adjective[edit]

ocus (u-stem, comparative oicsiu, superlative oicsi)

  1. near
    • c. 845, St. Gall Glosses on Priscian, Sg. 138a2, 3
      écndairc cian ... ecṅdairc ocus
      (gl. personae absenti vel quasi absenti; lit. "absent near", i.e. though present regarded as absent)
  2. close (of a relationship)
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, Wb. 9c32
      is acus a coibdelag
      near is their kinship
    • The Martyrology of Óengus the Culdee
      is ocus ar cundu
      close is our friendship

Usage notes[edit]

Often followed by preposition do.

Descendants[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ocus

  1. and

Descendants[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ocus m (u-stem, plural oicsi, genitive oicse)

  1. nearness, proximity
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, Wb. 23b41
      imb i céin fa i n-accus beo-sa
      whether I be far or near

References[edit]

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