caismert

Cite this: eDIL s.v. caismert or dil.ie/7978
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Forms: cosmart, caismirt, -rtha, c.

ā, f. Also cosmart, caismirt and later with g s. -rtha. c.¤ f., IGT Decl. § 12 .

(a) signal, usually by sound: is cosmart do rétaib ind fet gl. sibili `the whistling is a signal by things', Sg. 3a7 . cosmert gl. signum (of sign of Judas), RC viii 369.3 . roairich feit do c.¤ a n-oidci `a whistle for signalling at night', xii 96.2 . tuc aichne for in teine caismberta ` signal-fire ', CCath. 3721 . i dtráth chaismirte an chluig bhinn 'when the melodious bell tolls', Giolla Brighde 202 § 43 . Frequ. of battle-cry : ra canait a cosmerta, LL 32505 ( TTr. 1703 ). ro gairsetar a commairc . . . ┐ a caismerta comtinenais `whoops of rout', Cog. 190.28 . do gair a chaismirt fen co hard, Fier. 69 . gairmther caismirt rēidh mo rīg, ZCP viii 224.32 . re caismertuib . . . a curadh, ML² 1714 . gille ag gabháil a mbeirteadh / fir ag fregra chaismeirteadh / . . . caismerta and ga n-adhnadh, IGT Decl. ex. 1227 . gan comhghairm c.¤ , Hugh Roe² 200.25 . a cuirn comairc ┐ caismberta catha, CCath. 5615 . adarca aigh ┐ caismerta catha, Grail 3305 . rogairsit a caismerta catha `war cries', Marco P. 33 . caismirt chogaidh do chluinsion, Jeremiah xlix 2 .

(b) din; conflict : caismirt ┐ cuinnsgleó a bfhiacul bfhraisreamhar, PCT 488 . acht / ængair clog ┐ comhurc ┐ caismirti (`lamentation'), ZCP vi 296.3 . míleadh nár chlaoidhte i n-am caismeartha an ghleo `conflict of battle', O'Rah. 188.5 . glór chaismiortha na Féinne, Oss. iii 266.z . In sense of discussion : er eólas . . . ar chaismirt, Hackett² xiv 42 . spóirt is aiteas, glór is caismirt, Iar Conn. 289.5 .

(c) As vn.: a's a chliar cantaireachta ag caismeart, Oss. iii 236.20 . cloig ag casmairt, iv 122.8 . fraoch na fairrge ag caismirt le feorainn `struggles with the shore', O'Rah. 118.6 .