cíartha

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cíartha or dil.ie/9023

adj [io, iā] (cíar, see céir) waxed, polished with wax : fom curchan cíardha, Anecd. i 73.1 . a n-uaimm . . . do shnath ciartha waxed thread, LB 156b60 . for srengsnáithib ciarthaib . . . fidbac, CCath. 5550 . forsna claro ciartha (of writing tablets), Auraic. 1757 . clar ciartha, Lism. L. 3698 . Cf. ro báided Níall . . . í n-uisciu chiartha Challand murky, LL 15927 . Of warriors' battle-dress, in stock descriptions: secht cneslénti fichet ciardai clardai stiffened with wax, TBC-LL¹ 1708 . .vii. cneslesti (leg. -léinti) fiched c.¤ clártha, LU 6413 . Of veil covering Colm Cille's eyes: bréid c.¤ `cere-cloth', BCC 342.28 ( LB 238cb66 , Anecd. iii 1.14 ). Of candles: soilsidir caindle c.¤ `lustrous as waxen tapers', Ériu iv 94.14 = soilse nat cainle ciartha, LL 4482 . ol fri coindlibh ciartha to drink by candlelight (one of the prohibitions of King of Ireland), Leb. Cert. 4.7 = coirm fri coíndle ciarthaigi, BB 267a17 .

As n. pr. see Ciardae, Corp. Gen.