cuäch

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cuäch or dil.ie/13299

Forms: cuach, cúach, caue, coach, coch, cauich, cuich, cuuch, cuch, cúach, cuich, chúagh, cuaich, cuacha, cúach, chúaígh, cuacha

n o, m. Also cuach, later cúach. Also [ā], f. (cüa, see 1 cúa. So Meyer, Misc. Hib. 29 citing earlier caue, disyll.; Lat. caucus, Ling. Val. Ir. Ann. 72 , cf. NED s.v. quaich , quaigh ; not a loanword, Jackson, Language and History in Early Britain 322 n.3 ; also appar. of present wd., O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 161 n. 4 ). n s. coach, AU i 52.y . a s. coch, BB 259b45 ( RC vi 175.42 v.l.). g s. cauich, Laws v 412.11 . cuich, 13 . d s. cuuch, 11 . cuch, Vita Br. 25 . a d s. cúach (dissyll.), SR 6388 , -90 . n p. cuich (monosyll.), SR 4345 . g p. cúach (monosyll.), SR 4357 . n du. m. da chúagh , Airne F. 358 . Later also with a d s. cuaich, Ériu xviii 62 § 21 . O'Dav. 668 . n p. cuacha, Oss. iii 204.3 . cúach m. with -gh, -ch in g s. (an chúaígh , v.l., n. 7) and n p., IGT Decl. § 75 .

(a) cup, goblet, bowl : c.¤ gl. scyfum, Thes. i 4.8 . cuacha (a p.), Ériu ii 4.2 . dail-sium deogaib cormaib cuich sgeo fin, 5.10 . atnaig usce ina chúach, LU 4261 . asa chuch forodail dig / don mnaí, LU 4297 (= LL 18230 ). cuach carpat calg tricha bó bró fiánn Fiacho (rhet.), LL 14608 `ein Becher', ZCP xii 275.27 . cúach findruini . . . ┐ én óir fora lár, LU 8800 ( FB 60 ). ibid C. Ch. . . . a llán ro boí isin cáuch, 8827 (printed cúach, FB 62 ). cuach deoghbhaire, Ériu xiii 30.13 . an robhaidh uile ni[con] rug cidh liagh ná cuagh na luagh fás-truaille cloidimh le, 13.7 . fri gell chuaich rig `the pledge [consisting ?] of the goblet of a king', Laws v 412.1 . cuach co medh, K. and H. 16.22 (sic MS). in dun timchell ana cuach, Anecd. i 13.19 ( SCano 439 ). a mheic na ccuach, Ériu xvii 18.1 . ós línibh cuaigh `over engraved wine-cups', O'Hara 2557 . aidme altoire .i. cuach ┐ cailech, Laws i 234.28 Comm. Fig. cuach searbh bitter drink, DDána 31.24 .

(b) In a few contexts appar. also of larger container cauldron, large vessel (or simple hyperbole ?): in cuach órdae C. i mberfide dam co tinni, LU 7890 ( BDD 148 `cup', ` bowl, cup ', BDD2 Gloss.). cūach Gūaire. Muc ┐ ag doberthea and, ceithri drolaim ass, ┐ dā sab fōe da breith ar a bēlaib, Ériu i 44.x (= RC xxvi 374.16 ). na dā aingel imon cūach, 46.5 (= `Quaigh', RC xxvi 374.23 ). secht gcuaich mhéich (sic leg.) seven vessels of a size to hold a bushel, Ériu viii 136.28 . For phr. cuach cera see 1 cir.

Compd. cūach-s[h]rann ` hollow sound ', Duan. F. i 8.10 (a snore like that of one in his cups ?). Cf. also breac-chuach, iii xiii n. 5 `common name for Fionn's ship in folk-tradition'.