2 cern

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 cern or dil.ie/8771

Forms: cerna

n ā, f. Also cerna. Perh. same wd. as 1 cern. dish or receptacle (of fixed capacity): puincern didiu .i. c.¤ tomaiss sella ┐ med tomais indile .i. in med inbech, Corm. Y 1053 . puingin .i. selland imme .i. selland cernae a s. as measured by a c., 1051 . cethri lan na huighi sin í cerna, issed lan na cerna sin a seallann, O'Dav. 1484 . `arco fuin imondaire' / ar thossuch c.¤ i.e. before meals, Ériu iii 100 § 21 . com . . . cingitib ┐ com cearnaib, RC x 84.8 (ICM). c.¤ .i. mias, ut est: cen colt for crib cernine .i. meisine, O'Dav. 372 . naoi méich nó naoi gcearna arbhair `measures', Keat. ii 5232 . Hence: `c.¤' caitheamh, Metr. Gl. 27 § 36 . cearn .i. caitheamh, O'Cl. Cf. ceirnín(e).