críth

Cite this: eDIL s.v. críth or dil.ie/12998

Forms: crenaid, crithcaoine

ā, f. earlier vn. of crenaid (see cre(i)cc) act of buying, purchasing : crith .i. íc . . . no cendach ut est . . . dia crith sidhe dia fini, O'Dav. 425 . dogrinn co teora crith comnadma `till it reach the payment of a joint contract', 570 (see s.v. ceirtle ). In title of tract: C.¤ Gablach `the branched Purchase', Críth G. xvii `settlement', Plummer MS. notes. For a suggestion that the original word in this context may be crích (which occurs) see Meroney, Jn. Celt. Stud. ii 192 - 3 . sé aidecha na crithi gablaigi . . . co napair isin crith gablaigh, O'D. 969 ( H 3.17, 679b ). in bó fil isin crith gablaigh, 931 (658b). Variously expld.: cid ara n-eperr C.¤ Gablach? . . . arindí crenas in fer túaithe dia degḟoltaib, Críth G. 1 . crith gablach .i. aigech[t] (= aiccecht ?) .i. ar a ní concerta gabhla na ngrad, O'Curry 96 ( H 3.18, 67 ). crith gablach graece crisis .i. iudicium, nomen aiciuchta bēlrai, O'Mulc. 229 .

Compd. crithcaoine ` exotic merchandise ', Blathm. 120 .