cloth

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cloth or dil.ie/9602

Forms: clotha, clotha, cluith

n o, [n., Meyer Contribb.] n s. clóth nell, IT i 78.13 ( LMU 17 ). n pl. clotha, LL 20494 . a pl. clotha, Ml. 129a13 . ZCP xi 86 § 43 . Anecd. iii 11.11 . BB 299a24 . ? Also: n pl. cluith, ZCP x 53.25 . Blathm. 993 (cloth, MS.: ¤croich). Usu. pl., esp. in early texts.

(a) report, rumour, tidings : airisen oll a clotha / tomaidm lond Locha hEirne, BB 37b29 . topur . . . / feib arslunnet a clotha / ar a (for asa) mbruinnet .uii. primṡrotha, LL 20494 . In pejorative sense: clotha gl. (manet aduersus omnes) rumores (interritus), Ml. 129a13 .

(b) fame, reputation : ní ria clotha ar bíad [ar is ferr dín c.¤ oldás dīn bíd], ZCP xi 86 § 43 . c.¤ glangel, Thes. ii 353.7 (Hy. vi). comba luiet mo gnima eter clothaib neirt n-erred, LU 10272 . for réli do chluith / biat forscailtech raith, LL 18547 (perh. in meaning (c)). ni bia ainech . . . na c.¤ ac neoch contuasi ri drochmná, 345a4 . Crīst na c.¤ , BColm. 100.18 . c.¤ co mbúadhuibh, ZCP viii 197 § 13 . mac flatha dorat cul fri clotha, BB 299a24 . cen chlotha do chāemrannad `his fame was unshared', Ériu xvii 48 § 52 (? without attaining to his fair share of fame) see note. ferrdi c.¤ cuimhniughadh, MR 158.x . an ben robe ferr clu ┐ c.¤ , Ann. Conn. 1403.6 .

famous (perh. an old part. but g pl. acc. to Contribb. 393n. ): rop cathāer c.¤ Connacht do chrīch, Corp. Gen. 317.y (line hypermetric). ? dígrais c.¤ `excellent the fame', Thes. ii 344.3 (Hy. v) (.i. clothach in gnim). Cōemgen c.¤ , 331.4 (Hy. v) (.i. clothach .i. airdirc). medhamhain c.¤ , Ériu xiii 24.2 . Hence: c.¤ .i. oirrdric, Stowe Gl. 260 . ? arad c.¤ caín in réim riadait bí (.i. ut dicitur i nImacallaim in da Túarad .i. altram c.¤ .i. foglaim ecse. cluith do thur .i. intí ica mbí a enech do thúr), LU 358 . Cf. árad clod .i. enech, RC xx 44.24 (ACC) (`ladder of hospitalities', Stokes).

Hence (c) generosity : do-llēce dochell do chlothaib, ZCP xi 96 § 54 f. cluith do thúr .i. in lucht in mbí enech do thúr, LL 24406 .

? seissiur for coe, caemthuit cluidh `scholars of renown', Auraic. 2233 . ifirt cloidimh c.¤ cen ḟaighdhe (immirt cloidib clud faigdi, v.l.), IT iii 14 § 29 . bat finna ic tocht issin loch / corcra co c.¤ ciṅgtís uad, LL 28310 (perh. for ro cloth) (`famously', Metr. Dinds. iii 328.56 ).

Compds.

(a) With nouns usu. in meaning famous . tri athchomairc cech doruis, / . . . / fri cach clothalt (1 alt), SR 463 . fo chéimim chlothalt, LL 769 . Mo Chua . . . clothbarr, Gorm. June 4 (-bair, MS). Cr[ist] cain ar clothbile, IT iii 56 § 105 . ina c[h]lothbili chongbāla catha, Fianaig. 86.7 . at clúm claisse co clothblad, LL 2566 (to Emain Macha). Clothchu, epscop . . . Cluana Ioraird, AFM i 398.10 . clothdelgg n-unga[e] `precious brooch' (Gloss.), Críth G. 346 . Concobair . . . / clothrig clothEmnae, Ériu viii 172.22 (rhet.). cloitherr, Leb. Gab.(i) 108.8 . athesc clothḟir, LL 20724 . cloithghein, BB 37b7 . clothgnima C., MR 150.23 . for Coin Culaind for clothmaccaem Croebruade, LL 12567 . os cach clothmaig, SR 7031 . Cloithnia, comharba Ailbhe, AFM ii 852.20 . macc do Chairind cloth-Níall `famed Niall', Ériu iv 92 § 6 . clothond oc buaid (.i. robo ail [i cath] he oc breith buada do cach no clothond .i. cloch cloithi), LU 922 ( ACC 77 ). do clothand chineoil Fheargna, Hard. ii 288.z (cloth (eadhon) clú, clothonn (eadhon) carrtha cliuthech). clothrī Insi finni Fáil, Rawl. 88b9 . Erc mac Cairpri clothrí Herend, LL 6435 . fri Conall clothriatha (1 ríad), LU 8908 ( FB 68 , rhet.). clothruire (of Christ), Blathm. 144 . clothruire Tuaighe Inbhir, AFM ii 572.2 . nirbat dergnat chormthigi / nir ḟacba do chlothuide your wonted way(?), LL p. 124 marg. sup.

(b) With adj. im Concobur clothamra, LU 8404 ( FB 28 ). hua Conaill Cuirc clothamri, ZCP viii 307.13 (rhet.). cáemṡenchas Carmuin chlothaird, LL 25124 . coemainech clothbán (sic leg.) (of Derdriu), IT i 70.2 ( LMU 5 ). Clothbeo ingen Conchobair, LL 373a1 . co clú clothbind `of sweet report', Arch. Hib. ii 73 § 55 . dagḟir Cruachna clothbuirre of swelling fame, LL 20331 . o ríg Cruachna clothchóir, 20548 . slóg na Crúachna clothchuirre `eminent in fame', Metr. Dinds. iii 370.60 . ós brúachaib Carmuin chlothmaith `well-famed', 12.134 . Blod mac C. meic Caiss clothmín, ii 54.8 .

(c) With adj. derived from noun. a Chūchulaind clothmīadach, TBC-I¹ 2380 (verse).