1 crithir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 crithir or dil.ie/13008

Forms: crithre, crithri, -ther, criothar, crithel, crithir, crithear

n (crith ? Cf. GOI § 265 (a) ?) g s. crithre. Pl. crithri. Also -ther? criothar, PBocht 11.16 . crithel, TTebe 4358 . crithir f., IGT Decl. § 163 . crithear f., § 162 (in both cases also with velar infl. in g s. and in pl.).

(a) spark, flash, spurt of flame : hi crithri gl. in fauillas, Ml. 49c4 . fūadait (leg. lūadait ? Ed.) crithre, ZCP xi 108 § 5 . ǽncriter di (of fire of hell), RC xxiv 381.22 . crithri in íaraind ┐ in tellaig, Laws iii 190.1 Comm. amal crithri cærtheinigh, ZCP xiii 171.34 . ? cáera crethir comraicthe (rhet.), LU 7401 ( BDD 100 ). a crithri im chealla (term of opprobrium), IT iii 101.2 . grís ar cur a crithri di dying embers, Cóir Anm. 34 . c.¤ crithes crothos cuan lightning flash(?), Auraic. 5260 . ? plág na cammralann (caumur lann, MS.) do chur hi c.¤ `the plague of the trembling of the privies', Celtica iv 24.330 (reading and application uncertain. Cf. tene ┐ torann, SR 3936 , cineris, Exodus ix 8 . ) crithear a fheirge d'fiuchadh, IGT Decl. ex. 2035 . pian gach c.¤ dá gcuir di (i.e. hell fire), Dánfhocail 125 . a chrithear do chruaidh nimhe `spark of fierce steel' (of chieftain), Aithd. D. 46.23 . crithre .i. drithleanna teineadh no splangca, O'Cl.

(b) In more general sense of particle, drop, small quantity: c.¤ fola fora crund drop of blood, LU 8337 ( FB 24 ). crithrib cró (chev.), TBC-LL² 434 . Cf. c.¤ mela = aliquod favi, Ériu iii 112, n. 30 (leg. críathar ?). c.¤ do luaithreadh particle , TSh. 7188 . criothar d'fheart an éarlomha `another of his miracles', PBocht 11.16 . do ghabh an ch.¤ cumhadh, Aithd. D. 23.14 (`the palsy of sorrow'). ar chríon dom chrithribh. DDána 24.25 `beodhacht cuirp', Gloss. an t-eolas gan cheo gan ch.¤ , Ó Bruad. ii 176.6 . crithre corphort `sparkling melodies', Bard. P. 46. 11 . crithre an chosnaimh (of faithful defenders), Hackett² xxxii 28 . nár chéim crithre `twas hard', Ó Bruad. ii 120.5 .

Compds. (some or all to be referred to 2 c. ?): mo chrithirdalta craide, MR 122.11 . d'ænbuilli crithir-cloidhim, ZCP viii 539.16 . go lúthmhar crithir-mhear, Keat. Poems 283 . do ghruadh . . . chrithirthe, DDána 74.62 .