croba(i)ng

Cite this: eDIL s.v. croba(i)ng or dil.ie/13033

Forms: crobhaing, -ang, -aing

n (crob) gender and infl. uncertain, crobhaing .b., IGT Decl. § 13 (66.10) in section listing fem. nouns appar. implies existence of a masc. -ang also in class. verse, cf. DDána 9.6 infra (leg. -ang ?), IGT Decl. ex. 1222 infra (g s. -aing). See Marstrander, ZCP vii 397 and Festskrift til Prof. Alf Torp, 239-252 (Best Bibliogr. ii no. 338).

(a) cluster, bunch (of nuts, fruit, etc.): crobung iii n-uboll, RC ix 468.z (ICM). cét cróboing for slait, cét cnó in cech cróboing, Airne F. 354 - 5 . o chall cháin na crobang cas ` nut-clusters ', Fen. 396.11 . gan chnaoi ccaoich 'na chrobhoingibh `in whose clusters was no blind nut', Bard. P. 27.4 .

In generalised sense: gur' thoit 'n-a crobaing 'san cath `until fell he destroyed in the battle', MacCarthy 418 § 6 .

(b) More freq. in transfd. meaning of family, race, kindred etc. in laudatory sense: in crobang . . . / Tuatha De Danand do chéin, LL 974 (= crobhaing, BB 31a41 ). na trí Ruadcind . . . / láechda in crobaṅg, LL 6433 . C., S. . . . / co coibne na crobung, Gorm. May 15 . fiú an chrobhaingsin nochar chin / riú a comhaimsir a ceirdibh the equals of this band (see F 158.81 ), IGT Decl. ex. 1222 . don chrobhaing ghlan (: Athar), DDána 9.6 (see above). crobhaing dhileas dhron, Duan. Finn ii 184.5 . M. cnú ós crobhaing `renowned above heroes', FM v 1636.7 . crobuing oir, LL 394.1 . caem crobung (chev.), Gorm. Nov. 8 .

Compds. With adjj. mes crobang-caomh, Bruss. 2569, 66a (cited Meyer Contribb. 523 ). barr cnúais ar chraoíbh chrobhuinnghil, O'R. Poems 594 . With vb. gach sgaoi cnuais do chrobhuingéirigh, DDána 89.21 .