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Subject: o/clach
From: Dennis King <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scholars and students of Old Irish <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 27 Nov 1999 11:17:52 -0800
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Old Irish "óclach" (= young man, young warrior; Mod. "óglach")
is often written "óclaech" or "óglaoch" from Middle Irish down
to the modern period, showing that it was thought to be a
compound of "óc" (young) and "laech" (layman; warrior; < Lat.
"laicus").

This native analysis is discounted in the DIL.  Is it possible
that it is nevertheless correct?

Dennis King

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