> Bui i tarngire do Bec teora goa do labra re techt do ecaib, ar ni epert goi riam co
I have --
It was prophesied for Bec to speak three lies before dying, since he never said a lie before
tairngire -- 'promise....prophesying, prophesy...frequently at-tá i tairngire, has been
teora - three
goa -- accusative plural of 'gaú..lie' DIL lists 'gói' as accusative singular.
labra -- verbal noun of 'labraithir..later labraid..speaks, utters'
re - before
techt - verbal noun of téit
ecaib -- looks like dative plural of 'éc..death'. In Modern Irish, a similar expression 'dul in
éag' translates 'to die'. The DIL entry for 'éc' has a few examples of dative plural 'écaib'
rederring to the death of a single person.
epert - 3rd singular preterite conjunct of 'as-beir..says'
comments welcome, Liz
Neil wrote -
>Egerton 1782 = Silva Gadelica 80.28f --
>ro bói i tarrngairiu do Bhuic trí góa do radha ria techt do écaib .
>ar nidébairt gaoi raim gusan uair sin.