creth

Cite this: eDIL s.v. creth or dil.ie/12885

Forms: cretha

n g s. cretha. craftmanship, skilled work (somet. with idea of `magically transforming', Watkins, Celtica vi 214-5 ): do breth c.¤ do iosebh `piece of craftsmanship', Blathm. 104 § 47 . cretha ciara granaigter / gnimaig for cinn na casra, SR 8307 . ? cern eter crethaib, LU 8645 ( FB 48 ). Most freq. of poetical compositions, the poetical art : c.¤ cona dire, Ériu xiii 30.8 . coicclighe cretha, 25.13 . issed ro legus roth (.i. cuaird) c.¤ (.i. na eicse), RC xx 44. 20 (ACC). i n-airm c.¤ chetail, xxvi 14 § 5 . fetar mo choll c.¤ , 50 § 270 ? itir diabla c.¤ coimperta, O'D. 2214 (Nero A vii, 147b). ? gan dire do chreith caoinṡrothaibh, Ériu xiii 17.13 . do creath caonsrothaibh, 42.24 . lūagh nátha do gach fer creath (.i. eladna), ZCP v 486 § 10 (B. na f.). as a ós is cearr gach creath, ZCP iii 378.15 (B. na f.). ba di crithaib eicisi, IT iii 52.7 . dodonairb iar cetul ch.¤ (leg. cetulch.¤ ?) .i. . . . iar cantain a aí, LL 24261 ( RC xxvi 14 § 2 ). creth-mon .i. mon cles ┐ c.¤ ēxi, Corm. Y 237 . c.¤ .i. eigsi, Cóir Anm. 67 . creath .i. áoi no ealadha, O'Cl.