2 cerb

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 cerb or dil.ie/8741

adj (-p) o, ā

I keen, sharp, cutting . See Ériu xxii 48 . Freq. with cath: crothid conchend catha ceirp (: deirg), LU 3629 ( SC 31 ). cingid catha cerba, ZCP iii 38 § 4 (`champion of fierce battle', SC 429 n. , q.v.). ro mebaid in cath c.¤ / for A. slegdergg, SR 6913 . búaid catha cirb claidebrúaid, LL 6705 . hi cath Crundmóna nār c.¤ , Fian- aig. 74.29 . In other applications: creitis M. cerp, Trip.² 2470 (cearb, Corp. Gen. 368.7 ). ilar cuan ṅgér, ciasta, c.¤ , SR 891 . dluma . . . gura, cerpa, 8087 . buaile curadh, ersce cearb (of a shield), ITS v 116.15 . ? fer c.¤ name of a bird (?), see LL 212 marg. sup. below.

With caill: caill c.¤ (: bedc), Four Songs 20 § 6 (`the live wood'). imme c.¤ caill crāib `the boughs of the wood are a thicket', 8 § 2 (i mbi c.¤ caill chraíb `during which branchy wood is lacerated', Murphy Lyrics 52.2 ). gairid lon dron do chaill chéirp / i fail feit fir chirp, LL 212 marg. sup. (dip. ed. p. 1036).

II As subst. o, m. act of cutting, a cutting stroke; a butcher(?): cirtis cerpaib in cath cron with cutting strokes(?), SR 4767 . mac in chírmaire a llus chír / mac in chirb is é a bés guin, LL 18798 (`the butcher's(?) son, his work is slaying', Ériu ix 54 § 33 ). cerp .i. teascad, ut est gormclaideb [cerp] cinntech `a blue sword, sharp, decisive', O'Dav. 379 . `cearb' ciorrbhadh, `c.¤' tesgadh tren, Met. Gl. p. 25 § 20 . Art Cearb .i. Art tesctha, nó cirrthi, namh cearb cirriudh dicitur, ar is cirrthi robhói, Cóir Anm. 171 .

Compd. gur ben barr in da cluas de; co bhfuil gach cat o sin ille citach cerbchluasach `having jagged . . . ears' (Gloss.), Tromd. Guaire 744 .