1 cúach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 cúach or dil.ie/13300

n o, [m.] ? The form cúaiche, LU 9276 , 10234 cited below may be a deriv. rather than n p.

(a) fastener, hook, buckle for cloak, hair, etc. See cúach(ṡ)naidm and cf. túagdúnad, túagnaidm (túagnaidm). co slonduth meic rí[g] laís .i. brat corcra co c.¤ oír ann `cup of gold', Cóir Anm. 55 ( brooch, clasp ?). roscuch in c.¤ (fuan, other MSS) corcra cain / dia cíchib sís `crimson mantle', Metr. Dinds. iv 142.117 (clasp ?). (n p. ?) cúachi di ór fora díb cúladaib hi taircellad a folt, LU 10234 (Tochm. Emire) = cuaiche, ZCP iii 233.19 . cuache, LU 9276 . andiu cia chenglaid chuaca / in rí crínliath cen déta, LL 39098 ( RC xiii 113 § 154 ) i.e. accoutres himself or makes ready (?). See RC xxvii 298 § 65 , TFrag. 82.3 . ? gilech c.¤ cóicrind ara dur[n]d derglassid (fastening on a sword-hilt ?), LU 8603 ( FB 45 ). fuath do raighnibh chuach gceangail, / fuath d'fhailghibh is d'fhithcheallaibh `bowls of interlaced ornament (?)', Aithd. D. 23.20 (clasps or buckles ?). ó chlachaibh ceangail gach cuaigh, LBranach 4406 . ? nir gradhaidh . . . naigm a claideam / na cuach mbreac na bhrad no laed, Magauran 4386 .

(b) lock of hair, tress; hair: cú Osgair na gcuach gcam, DDána 112.10 . do ch.¤ dearg doṡnadhma, IGT Decl. ex. 317 . donn a cuach `brown is her curled hair', Aithd. D. 1.34 . ar mhnaoi na gcuach n-óir `of the golden curls', Oss. vi 4.22 . i ngach ruibe dá buidhe-chuachaibh `yellow locks', O'Rah. 18.5 .

Compd. moṅg casdrumnech barrbuide i cuacris imma cend, TFerbe 121 `Strähnengürtel (?)'. See note p. 534 .