canamain

Cite this: eDIL s.v. canamain or dil.ie/8130

Forms: -amna, c., canamhain

n f., g s. -amna. c.¤ f., IGT Decl. § 10 . Late vn. of canaid. canamhain, IGT Verbs § 73 . cechla .i. c.¤ , O'Dav. 380 . teinn .i. radh no canamuin, Ériu xiii 54 § 5 . Cf. tenn .i. c.¤ , O'Dav. 1547 .

(a) As vn. act of singing, chanting : fáth far' chnesda a c.¤ `why it is seemly to sing of it', Metr. Dinds. iii 58.60 . ? ciol is cle re a ccanamhain, Metr. Gl. D.41 . eala ag canamhain ceoil, Aithd. D. 5.22 . canamhain na salm, Mac Aingil 3601 . Of speech: iolair na haghaidh . . . do chanamhain that many should speak against it (i.e. truth), Content. viii 21 .

(b) chant; less precisely speech, word: lenis cantus .i. c.¤ mīn ālgen do Dia chanting, ZCP v 497.20 . is canamhain choitcheand dictum, ITS xxix 114.8 . `gutha', `consoin', nō a lethēd ele do chanamhnuibh words, Celtica i 96.273 . don airdréim chleachtar i gcanamhain Ghaoidhilge, Hackett² xviii 2 . canamhuin is measardha ná dlíghe na ndámh, Párl. na mB. 2350 (`canon' (?), Gloss.).

Gramm. `anomalous form' ( IGT Decl. Introd. iv ): canamhain ag cuid díbh (of list of nouns), IGT Decl. § 41 . fregra (acht canamhain aige), § 1 . úaibreach do chanamhain atá, úabrach an cert, § 17 . eadradh . . . na headarthacha leis aigi ó chanamhain (i.e. besides the regular n pl. eadraidh and eadartha it has eadarthacha), § 49 . As descript. gen.: comhfhocal canamhna (not to be used as a prefix), Introd. § 100 . bádhadh guthaidhe comhfhocuil canamhna (of formation dáonfhoghaitsgíath etc.), § 144 . Note also: gan ēirghi do ch.¤ ghnáthaigh achd le deimhin bhfoirceaduil as fearr inás í not to depart from ordinary usage(?), § 102 .