cáith

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cáith or dil.ie/7988

 

Forms: cáid, cáithe, cátha, caith

n f. Also appar. cáid (see below). g s. cáithe, cátha, IGT Decl. § 42 . chaff, husks : caith gl. furfur, Thes. ii 226.36 . c.¤ no cáithlech gl. acus, Sg. 68a4 . c.¤ bed ṡrethi gl. acus subster- nendum. 5 . a samuil . . . fri cāith ar a fāisi ┐ a édtort[h]ige, Corm. Y 217 . bid caith cách .i. bid éttarbach, Harl. 5280, 41b cited Plummer MS notes. ? co freisce cuile caith, Laws iv 352.13 Comm. a cait lín i lladaír fiaích, IT iii 80.13 . ina mhin cona caith, LB 155b21 . corbam cruithnecht it it[h]lainn / i lō loiscthi na cātha (: brátha), Ériu iii 31 § 24 . boith a d-tómhaistear an cháith choirce `oaten chaff', Tribes of Irel. 58.11 . arán . . . / 's a lán cáithe 'na chreataigh, 68.2. búain na cátha risan ccrui[th]neacht, Jeremiah xxiii 28 . leabaidh cátha nó lócháin `beddes of chaffe', RSClára 21b .

In more general sense rubbish, waste : caith chaillighi cac na ndruth, IT iii 103.9 . ? tocbaith caith ortbaígh, BB 266b49 . tre chátha cend (of site of slaughter), Metr. Dinds. ii 22.69 . tír do-bhéara ar bheagán ch.¤ (of hosting) `will reduce the land to a handful of chaff', Magauran 2993 . ni bhfuil acht c.¤ id chruthughadh, Luc. Fid. 4962 . Transf. of moral fault, stain: cáidh mo cholla / báidh le tonna na trócaire, Dán Dé xxx 10 = IGT Decl. ex. 50 . coinfeasōir gan choir gan chāidh (: láimh) (of St. Anthony), Celtica iv 139.101 . gan chluain . . . gan ch.¤ , Hackett² iv 16 .

See 3 cath.