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Cite this: eDIL s.v. cepp or dil.ie/8719

Forms: cip

n o, [m.] n pl. cip.

(a) tree-stump, log, block : dobert buille don c[h]ip bói isin étach (i.e. as dummy body), Corm. Y 690 (p. 57.19) . c.¤ ina láim chlí i rraibe ere .xx. cuinge do damaib, LU 9189 ( FB 91 ). cep ferna, Death-tales 28 § 10 . ar ceapaib ┐ ar coirthib in talman, ZCP viii 553.22 . for bennaib sleg ┐ c.¤ ┐ cuaille in baile, LB 156b19 . do cheppaib ┐ do chorr- ḟótaib ┐ di ḟuatnib talman, LL 12811 . cep gl. cepus [cippus?], Ir. Gl. 480 . adaich . . . a braghaid tar in cep chopping-block , RC xiii 30.10 . ceap críonchonnaidh, DDána 50.21 . do shín a muinél . . . co humhal . . . ar cep no ar clar (= truncus), Smaointe B. Chr. 1994 . amharc daill idir cheapaibh (rith daill . . . , amharc daill ideir cranuibh, v.ll.), Dánfhocail 68 (prov. for a useless proceeding). ní dhéan adhradh don cheap do róine mo cheard féin, Keat. ii 5395 . cip thuislighthe stumbling blocks, Jer. vi 21 . By extension: olc do dhíol isan chiop chriadh `earthly stock' (of the body), Aithd. D. 62.16 . an ceap nach bia binn go bráth (disparagingly of a harp), Measgra D. 7.96 . fán gceap oireas don chonntaois shoe- maker's last, Ó Bruad. i 136 xiv . Cf. ceap mo dhuaine, ii 86.x (`burden of my poem').

(b) anvil-block : mad si a indeoin do cuaidh as in cip, O'C. 926 ( H. 3.18, 406 ). Prov. of taking up permanent residence: c.¤ i clandta do indeuin, Mon. Tall. 134.7 (§ 19) . t'indéin do béimim i c.¤ / buith i foss co bás `a striking of thy anvil into the block', Ériu iii 108 § 53 (cep, cip, v.ll.).

(c) stocks (for confinement), pillory, log to which a snare or trap was attached: i cip gl. in ligno (Acts xvi 24), Thes. i 497.27 (Ardm.). in ceap ┐ in cuithe ┐ in slabradh co pein . . . sarcomrac cip no cuithe, O'C. 2384 ( Eg. 88, 30 (31)a ). gebend carcar c.¤ , LL 18642 . mar chimid i cip, ZCP vi 263.12 . i carcair ┐ c.¤ dar a chosa, PH 1170 . chum smachtuighthe an chip, Prov. vii 22 .

(d) genealogical stock; ancestor: D. . . . is ceap do shíol gCeallaigh uile, Hy Maine 165.16 . ceap Í Domhnaill Dhúin na nGall, DDána 93.24 . do chrú na gceap i gCaisiol, Ó Bruad. ii 202 lxviii .

In comic name: Dorn Ibair hua Cipp Goband, CRR 18 . In n. loc. maidm Atha-in-Chip, AU ii 342.13 .

In sense of cippe q.v.: cep mór brathar a large body of friars, AU iii 524.12 . a chip catha, Duan. Finn ii 312 § 51 . ? cnoi . . . daberar lan coid dib i monaid, gu n[d]enand ceap dib and `a stock(?)', Laws v 408.19 Comm.