Neil McLeod wrote:
> >>>> ro lionsad lathcha lóchlada.
> So I think perhaps Dennis's idea of 'lóch-', might be better. Perhaps
> 'lóch-láige' (bright-spear), referring to Eochaid?
> I don't know what declension 'láige' is - it looks like a dental stem
> from the examples in DIL, but perhaps that is a later development?
Yes, this is a common pattern for OIr. yo/ya-stems to acquire dental
inflection later on.
What about a compound of "lóch" (or even "loch" - the lengthmark is
sometimes wrongly put on vowels) + "loth" "mud, mire"? The latter
could be reduced in unstressed position.