crannach

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Forms: cran(n)cha

n m. and f. (crann). a d s. also cran(n)cha, O'D. 2409 - 10 cited below. c.¤ f., IGT Decl. § 37 . trees, grove, wooded place : siriu cliabaigh . . ./ fo crannaigh, Ériu xiii 76 § 212 . ag dol dó 'na rúaig fán ccrannaigh, BNnÉ 138.31 . co crannaig Moighe G., Arch. Hib. i 3.8 `the wood of M.G.', n. ? on chrannaig . . . / on mona cum na habhann, Fen. 76.15 . Of array of spearshafts: tri nói cath a crannaig cáil `with his line of slender spears', Metr. Dinds. iii 266.11 . gurbo c.¤ réidh . . . mar do seóladh . . . na hairm, ML² 1721 .

Of various objects made of wood: re sraitsligidh crandcha comairdi `of equally high wooden structure', CCath. 5823 ('of log-paving of a road', Plummer MS. notes). fidba innraic . . . ordlach lethit a cuil oca c.¤ , O'Curry 883 ( H 3.18, 395a ) ` handle (?)', Plummer MS. notes. ? ro bháoi a crandach forra, ┐ an iaronn na ndheaghaigh ` plough-gear ', BNnÉ 39.14 . glac mar Dhonn ar chrannaigh cheolmhair `tuneful music-branch', Ó Bruad. iii 210.23 . Maol mín Cobha gan ch.¤ , DDána 113.13 .

Of some wooden obstacle or danger to cattle: faill imchoimheta i lleth re tonn[aig] crithaigh ┐ re cranncha (see 2 tonnach), O'D. 2409 ( Rawl. 506, 52b ). brissiudh i crancha no badudh i tonna[ig] crithaigh, 2410 ( 52c ). fo cechair .i. tondach for a huachtar .i. tonn crithech .i. crandach, Laws v 138.19 Comm. `wooded place (?)', Plummer MS. notes. ? gin biad . . . ┐ crannaig cana darí (= Dári) ┐ Moling .i. cen crand ar lias dona laegaibh, O'Curry 343 ( H 3.18, 190b ). cín . . . do crandche `of thy stake-fence', Laws iv 140.27 Comm. Cf. mar gabar . . . an mactíre ón crandaig, De Contemptu 1066 ` trap ', Gloss.

In n. loc. Clúain na Cranncha, BNnÉ 35.33 .