caithir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. caithir or dil.ie/7999

Forms: caithre, -rech, cathair, -er, caithir

n f., g s. caithre, -rech. Also cathair, -er. For g s. caithir, see Eachtra Uill. 4012 below. hair (except that of the head), body-hair: findfad . . . no c.¤, no fesoc, Laws iii 354.8 Comm. caidi deithbir . . . itir c.¤, ┐ i bail ita lomrad (sic leg.), Laws iii 354.1 = in baile ata, O'D. 1964 ( Eg. 90.8 1a ). ulcha deghgablanach . . . co corrán a chaithrech, Acall. 3642 v.l. hua chind a chaithre co clár a hochta, ZCP iii 3.16 v.l. tuidecht ar ceand in gillai cen ulcha cen caither `the unripe beardless youth', Ériu i 116 § 5 . lomortar a caither frithrosc, Harl. 5280, 67 cited Meyer Contribb. s.v. cather. i cathair a ruisc `lashes', Laws iii 354.7 Comm. caoin a ch.¤ ┐ a chaoimhfhionnfaidh (of wolf's fur), Eachtra Uill. 4012 .

In legal phrases in metonomy adult : screpul cach ṡróna; uṅga gach cathri (`seat'), RC xiv 430 § 56 ( cacha cathri, LL 13005 ) = cacha caithre, 434 § 56 . screapal gacha caithreach, SG 87.33 . sgreball caethrech edir mnai ┐ fir, Hy Maine 80.6 (`ovine', n. ib.). See under caithrech.