2 cúan

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Forms: cuanta

n o, m. c.¤ m. (ón ḟairge, acht canamhain aige), IGT Decl. § 96 . Note n p. cuanta, Celtica i 114 . haven, harbour, bay, gulf (?); expanse or stretch of water, sea, river, waters: allgotha na stiurusmand ic (sic leg., see note) cosnam chúain (`contending for a haven', TTr. 1428 ), LL 32238 . gur gabhamur c.¤ ┐ caladhport a mBeind Ē., Feis Tighe Chonáin 1041 . longa ar cuid . . . don c[h]uan, ML² 1019 . coimét na cūanta don [t]æibh thes do t-[Sh]axanaibh `charge of the harbours', ZCP vi 90.16 . hi ccuan na nCeall mBeg `harbour of Killybegs', Hugh Roe² 120.19 . ō rian Lēime Con na gcuan of the bays (?), ML² 1281 . geisid cuan / ós buindi rúad Rinn dá bharc, Acall. 843 `the haven roars', Murphy Lyrics 49.1 (rather sea or water ?). gurbo lēibenn cobsaid an cuan the sea, ML² 717 . gach abhann chiúin budh cuan mear `a raging sea', Dán Dé xxxi 30 . ó Boind . . . / co cétaib c.¤ , Ériu iv 152.25 . lán cairthi chúain na Suca of the waters (?) of the (River) Suck, IGT Decl. ex. 243 . ? imain fo cumar cuan, Laws v 138.12 .i. in bail in commortaithit cuana, 19 Comm. `driving to the resort of companies' perh. junction of havens or of rivers, etc. Fig. deoch domluis . . . / do ibhis dar gcomhdha i gcuan (to Christ), Aithd. D. 95.19 . arthraigh na hanma . . . i gcuan an chrábhaidh, TSh. 2373 . cunnradh cuain, DDána 48.14 . cuan ghabála, CF² 121 , see gabál . a gcuan einigh . . . Pilip an long `in the harbour of generosity . . . P. is the ship' (Gloss.), O'R. Poems 1901 .

Meaning doubtful (vessel ? vat ?) in: súgh cuain, DDána 103.19 . bean don fhuil Uidhir-se ag cuan / . . . gémadh (leg. gomadh ? notes) aithghearr í fa fhíon, 24 . id bhruidhin . . . fíon fuar . . . [ód] chuan, 114.31 . luchd cuain ar chuid a bferuinn (ar do chuid ḟerainn, v.l.) / do ṡreabuill buig úair inill (ubhuill, v.l.), IGT Decl. ex. 517 .

Compds. With nouns. for cúan-bla clíach ┐ crích, Metr. Dinds. ii 22.13 ` resort ' (perh. 1 cúan). os gach cúan-bla `above all places of resort', iii 336.29 . dul . . . ar ceand caer in cuanlocha (of Fraoch), Celtica ii 166 § 40 . uman troigh gcuantais gcneisréidh, Celtica iv 110 § 13 . ba cith-anfad cuan-trachta calaid, MR 236.19 . cuantráigh, Acall. 4690 v.l. With adjj. ó Éirne chuainealaigh with swanhaunted harbours, DDána 70.9 . achadh cuaingheal (sc. Connacht), 92.8 .