1 crech

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Forms: crich

n ā, f. See O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 168 . ? d s. crich, Ériu iii 137.48 (if not for crích). plunder, booty: plundering expedition : crecha maílduín / berttair iceín, IT iii 84 § 72 . cen chreich, cen gait, Airne F. 339 . aisic a chreiche ┐ a einich, Anecd. ii 73.2 . ? coirm c.¤ cruit (`cup'), Cóir Anm. 121 . mili dam . . . / nír íc creach `they were never the reward of raiders', Leb. Cert.² 175 . tusa an chreach . . . ┐ as misi an toir (Cú Chulainn to Fer Díad), ZCP x 285.32 . lucht na c.¤ plunderers , PH 7559 . Bert crechi (nickname) `Load-of-Plunder', RC xvii 381.25 (Tig.). macsamla na crichi se (sic), ZCP iii 23.29 . dogebhair admáil it creich you will gain recognition for your forced gift (i.e. to a church), BNnÉ 146.36 . crīch B. i n-a comar creach a mêlée of raids, ML² 1132 . ro la creich . . . uadh hí S. nA. threw out a skirmishing party, AFM ii 1126.4 . ro chuaid . . . ar creich innuib Findgenti, Cog. 102.10 . creacha an tíre do theichemh rempo `spoils', AFM v 1266.2 . c.¤ lá hUa Néill, ii 840.2 . leómhan ar a mbiadh inneall creiche = paratus ad praedam, TSh. 4157 . As vn.: níor bh'uamhan liom aon dom chreich, Ériu i 95.19 .

With follg. qual. wd.: géill na Cásg ní creacha ar shíodh `have not been captured without a fight', Aithd. D. 58.18 . ní do chreic[h] bó ná búailead (of hosting of death), Bard. P. 53. 12 . ? eneach in righ ni creach cluig / da dhil neach in gach Nodhlaigh (sic), IGT Metr. Faults§ 151 . c.¤ choblach lá hU. sea-raid , AFM ii 1182.14 . creach dhíghla, ALC i 250.21 . c.¤ folama, AU i 494.13 (see ? folama ). ar creich loingsi `on a plundering voyage', Stair Erc. 646 . c.¤ mhórmheabhla `treacherous depredation', ALC i 510.z . a c.¤ rig do denam do ar Uib Falgi `king's raid', Ann. Conn. 1265.8 . crecha urradhais .i. in creach i n-aigidh creichi, O'D. 2412 ( Rawl. B 506, 53a ). Of harrowing of Hell, see s.v. Cásc .

Predatory party : c.¤ marcach rempu, AU i 506.19 . omna .i. ria creich, no re coibdin, Laws iv 94.5 Comm. ? da fagbaidh . . . in c.¤ no in galar ní aige, Laws iii 368.15 Comm. gur lecadár creach mor imach, O'Gr. Cat. 7.21 . ár a creiche íme, AU ii 112.11 . creach .i. sluagh, O'Cl.

In vaguer sense ruin, calamity, desolation : mór an c.¤ , BColm. 100.17 . c.¤ ṅgúr (cheville), SR 7899 . cion an fhormaid / . . . is creach dhóibh, Dán Dé xxxi 39 . is creach . . . dá cháirdibh (of death of nobleman), Keat. Poems 133 . mo chreach chráite . . . alas! Celtica i 93.167 . mo chreach don bhuídhin (imprecation ?), Párl. na mB. 2378 .

Compds. With nouns: crodh ┐ creachairgthe na criche, Hugh Roe² 192.y . Tír Mac C. na ccrechár, Top. Poems² 491 . ar an ccreachgoid, IGT Introd. § 103 . fri crechbhrath, Gorm. 6 . crechdighail mor `retaliatory depredation', AU i 520.7 . creach ghabháil la C. dar Sh. nA., AFM ii 922.z . ar dháigh chreachlomtha pillaging, v 1566.5 . crechloscad na Cundai, Ann. Conn. 1405.4 . ? tenn in chrechmuirn (of a horse), RC xxxvi 263 § 23 . ar cuairt crechól `a foray of plunder and drinking', BCC 290.27 . D. mac C. na ccreac[h]ród, Caithr. CC 45 . dol doib . . . for crechruathur, Ann. Conn. 1386.6 . eng ┐ foillecht an chreach-shloigh, Hugh Roe² 82.23 . crechsluaghadh `a foray hosting', AU ii 114.10 .

With adjj.: i n-Óe Cúalann crech-adbail, Metr. Dinds. iii 114.64 . inghean Cathail chreacharnaidh ` bold-raiding ', Magauran 4168 . rí . . . creach-beodha, Hy Maine 133.y .

With adjj. derived from nouns: ri croda creachdimsach, BB 411b40 . la Ingcél Cáech crechdulig by Ingcél Cáech [who was] unyielding in plundering, Three Historical Poems 152 q. 122d . itt . . . .é cendbeca . . . crechfobdi, LU 6911 = crechḟoibdidi, BDD² 465 `swift to raid(?)', Gloss. ri . . . creach-indsaightheach, Hy Maine 138.9 . mac C. creachlaemdha, BB 61a45 . fer . . . crechlinmair, ALC ii 188.2 . ind ḟir chairdig crechloṅgaig of the plundering ships, LL 17683 . mac tairsigh . . . chrechnoisigh plunder-famous, O'Curry 1468 ( H 3.18, 652 ). sladaighe creach-reilgeach = un voleur sacrilege, Trompa na bhF. 584 . in righ croda creachuathmur, BB 418b22 .

With vbs.: creachloisscid crīoch C. co léir, ZCP xiv 221.2 . ro creachoirgeadh . . . a n-ermhor, AFM iv 764.10 .