crúas

Cite this: eDIL s.v. crúas or dil.ie/13200

Forms: -is, cruais

n (crúaid) m., IGT Decl. § 38 (87.17) . Abstr. Nouns § 61 . Earlier (?) with a d s. -is: cruais (: uais), Corp. Gen. 284.30 ( ZCP viii 218.19 ). fri cruais (: clúais), Imr. Brain 9 . Cf. corochrúais (: uais), SR 6022 . hardness, stiffness, rigour : Conall Cernach, crúas fo thuind `hard of thews', Metr. Dinds. iii 442.31 . cnes . . . gen chrūais (: ūais), ACL iii 308 § 33 . cruas ┐ tighi cuirp, Rosa Angl. 42.4 . cruas na cloichi, O'Gr. Cat. 271.2 . Transf. cruas secda . . . do pecadh, Grail 1446 . tan nosticed cith nó ch.¤ hardship, Metr. Dinds. ii 36.21 . ó ch.¤ do chaingne, IGT Decl. ex. 1373 . a hainm ní chuireabh i gcruas I shall make no difficulty about, Dánta Gr. 89.14 . d'fuasgladh an chruais do bhí air fán gcáisg perplexity , Mac Aingil 5970 . cruas ná docamhal na n-ealadhan = difficultas scientiarum, TSh. 2904 . ó do chóidh i gcruas, A. Ó Dálaigh viii 7 . a cc.¤ na riaghla, Beatha S. F. 2372 . in gach . . . throsgadh, ┐ ch.¤ oile, Rial. S.F. 552 . Gramm.: v fri buga ┐ a v fri cruas (of vowels), Auraic. 1073 .

Of personal qualities valour, bravery; brave deed : a chumachta a c.¤ (of Cú Chulainn), LU 4845 (TBC). at mathi . . . Fir Breg . . . im c.¤ , LU 4265 (TBC). M. ba muir ar crūais, ZCP viii 299.34 . a c.¤ a coicthi, a congala, Ériu iv 146.22 . ar fhéile ar chruas ar cheannas, O'Hara 3466 .

With dep. gen.: cruas comlaind, LL 29342 . co c.¤ chórad `champion's strength', Metr. Dinds. iv 102.30 . cruas craidhe, CCath. 2066 . atbath Corrcend co crúais chuirp `travail of body', Metr. Dinds. iv 96.53 . c.¤ mór miled, LL 14368 . Cf. imasoich crūas ciūil crōich `loud melody', Four Songs 10 § 8 .

In phr. do-gní c.¤ acts, fights bravely : da ndernta cruas, CCath. 2706 . cen chruas do dénum, SG 390.27 . In difft. sense: mac Dé nach déanann c.¤ `is not hard', Dán Dé xxxi 43 .

In pejorative sense: nithánicc . . . fer bud amru manipad do chrúass (said to St. Patrick) inflexibility , Trip.² 1370 . co condailbi cen nach crúais `without any harshness', Ériu iii 98 § 15 . na sliasta iarnaide . . . flaithius Roman sin ar cruass a thossaigh, ZCP xxx 100.42 . cruas cirt nō caolagarthaighe, Parrth. Anma 3180 . Ó Héodhusa 226.3 . C. nar char crūoss ` niggardliness ', Ériu xix 78 § 6 . cáithleach cruais ┐ lóchán lochta, TSh. 10091 .