cnúasach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cnúasach or dil.ie/9779

Forms: -aigh, chnuaisge, cnósach

n (cnúas). m. (g s. -aigh), IGT Decl. § 55 . g s. chnuaisge, LBranach 4066 . Also as vn. of cnúasa(ig)id, IGT Verbs § 51 . Later cnósach (infl. of cnó?).

I Cluster, collection, produce : canasa tucais in cnuasach, Acall. 474 . co mbrosnaigib uath .i. co cnuassaigib, ZCP iii 224 § 11 (B. na f.). gan do bhiadh aige acht cnuasach na coille, BNnÉ 156.24 . cnuasach glan déas ndíoghloma (of contents of manuscript), Studies 1919, 438 § 3 . tráigh ar a dtiomsaightear cnuasach (applied to Mary), DDána 32.19 . tá na coillte gan puinn cnósaigh, Keat. Poems 146 . do chum cnúasaigh sbioradālta do dhéunamh recollection, Parrth. Anma 4549 . Attrib. g s. croebh cnuasaigh na Canoine `fruitful branch' (of bishop), AU ii 174.10 ; iii 428.25 . mo choill chnuasaigh, PBocht 1.21 `clustering'. bile cnuasaigh clíar mBanbha (of chieftain), O'R. Poems 1125 .

II As vn. act of gathering (produce); gleaning, collecting: c.¤ mara nó tíre i n-domnach `gleaning of sea or land', Ériu ii 206 § 24 . a[c] cnuasach cno, IT iii 88.x . greit cnosaig zest for the harvesting, ZCP xiii 276.12 . do gobadar son ara cnuasach ┐ ara caithem (of fruit), RC xxvi 160.13 . clocha búadha . . . do ch.¤ , Maund. 179 . lucht an cnūasaidh misers, ZCP x 50.21 . cnuasach peacadh, Aithd. D. 61.7 . With follg. prep.: ar chnuasach do Shául ar armáil iomarcaig, Trompa na bhF. 4840 - 1 .