2 caí

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Forms: caí, cúach

n k, f. caí (on eón) f., IGT Decl. § 97 . In later lang. also cúach ā, f. cuckoo : cói menn, Thes. ii 290.9 . a. sg. cauig gl. cuculum , Études Celt. xxiii 106 . gairid cāi crūaid den. Four Songs 8.2 . cai(?) for barraib bind a guth, O'Mulc. 830e . dogair in chuí din chaill chaiss, LL 356 marg. sup. cūghaire dochūalamar / la cæi Leitrech B., ZCP xii 396.1 . coicetal na cūach don ḟidbaid / ar cinn ṡamraid, ZCP vii 310 § 8 . foscain cūach, K. and H. 27 . an cuach do gairm aghaid nollag, ALC ii 456.18 . guth na cuaiche, BNnÉ 116 § 18 . siansa . . . / nach binne caoi Céideamhna, Studies 1920 99.11 . giolla ┐ cáoi os a chionn, IGT Decl. ex. 1772 . re ré na gcuach ná an chadhain / ní thabhair sé fhuath d'fhoghail, Aithd. D. 15.33 . an chúach, ┐ an seabhac, Deuteronomy xiv 15 . cai no caoi .i. cúach.¤ Dognidís cái cuchaireachd ar beannaibh na mbó, O'Cl. fid-chúach falcon (?), see fid compds. Fig. ar gcaoi i gcéiteamhain (of Mary), Aithd. D. 72.2 . `a bhrog na cuach cain' inann son ┐ peata cuach ar ni bi a tigh peata is measa innas (satirically to a person), Oss. v 28.1 . go cuachaibh Pharrthais, Hackett² v 39 .

Compd.: don chuachmaig, LL 17722 .