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cír

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cír or dil.ie/9187
Last Revised: 2019

n ā, f. See also s. cuirrél.

(a) comb, rake : c.¤ nó slind gl. pecten, Sg. 63b12 . cir chuirréil aircit connecor di or aici, IT i 119.12 ( TE 3 ). mac in chírmaire a llus ch.¤ let the comber's son follow combs, Ériu ix 49 § 33 . cirmairi . . . do niat na cira, O'Curry 2131 (H.4.22, 86½). slicht a chíre ina ḟolt (one of the signs of a fop), Triads 103 . c.¤ aga cur a cend Adhna / míl seng dubh gach ladhra lé, IGT Decl. ex. 967 . ? Cf. a chir i cuile / a chreabhair cuiligh, IT iii 91.12 ( BB 293a14 ).

Transf. set of teeth : in uair is aimser dona fiaclaib fás dlighid na banaltranna im do coimilt do cir in leinim, Irish Texts v 46 § 30 . ? fiacla cirí cleth icurghais, IT iii 101.5 . is mé do coguin fam ch.¤ / dá én lánméthi Léithín, Eg. 1782, 49a2 (cited Meyer Contribb.). beathadhach . . agá rabhadar trí cíora fiacal, TSh. 1025 . Hence cognaid in c.¤, a ch.¤ chews the cud : ac cognam a cīre, Corm. Y 603 . gach uile bheathach . . . chognas an ch.¤ , Deuteronomy xiv 6 = chognas a chíor, Levit. xi 3 . Of honey-comb: is cíor mheala bríathra millsi, Proverbs xvi 24 . cuid do ch.¤ mheala, Lk. xxiv 42 .

(b) crest, tip : cóica urla . . . amal chir ṁbethi no amal brethnasa bán óir, TBC-LL¹ 1376 (see n.). cunid samalta ra c.¤ ṁbethi ra dered fagamair . . . glantaitnem a fhuilt (of warrior), MU² 586 . c.¤ draigain fair `blackthorn crest' (of a hedge), Laws iv 112.15 . fo urcomair na ciri draigín, 114.4 = círe draighin, O'Dav. 868 . erbi imme oc imaire / fo ch.¤ blonci bratgile `under a blossom of white-mantling lard', MacCongl. 37.34 . Of helmet: co facaidh cira na ceinnberta, ZCP vi 35.x . do tulaibh na scíath ┐ do círaibh na cathbharr, CCath. 1878 . In phrase c.¤ thuathail: go ndiongnadh féin cíor thuathuil don teagh that he would turn the house topsy-turvy, PCT 644 . Cf. ac cumtach c.¤ im chorraib na luṅgi, LL 30952 = c[o]ír (untranslated), TTr. 134 .

As n.pr. m. dá Ch., LU 6521 . In nn. loc. see Cúl Círe, Hog. Onom. Cf. a C.¤ a Currel na mná `the Comb', Metr. Dinds. ii 22.53 .

Compds. (see also cír ). With nouns. ¤baccán see círach. scéith . . . co círbachlaib, TBFr. 39 (`crest-stave ? some ornament on the shield, apparently rods (of metal ?) inlaid with bronze', Gloss.) = ZCP iv 33.x (cirbaccanaib, v.l.). a cuicela ┐ a cirbolga ` comb-bags ', Laws iii 290.3 Comm. is and rogab a chírchathbarr . . . im a chend crested helmet, LU 6434 ( TBC-I¹ 1921 ). ar cir-ciomsaib cathbharr ` crest-borders ', CCath. 3617 . batar fo chircolggaib cath / i crinchumgaib na catrach (of Paul and Silas in prison), SR 7415 . banchoimhedaid do chir comraraib Meadba comb-caskets , Folklore iv 58 § 56 = do cirib ┐ do chleraibh, BB 391a23 . cét cailches círchrotha, Airne F. 101 . tairthe . . . ar gcíordhubhadh (: míon-Mhumhan) ` dark-crested ', Aithd. D. 4.7 .

With adjj.: co ccathbharraibh cíorchroma ` curve-crested ', Hugh Roe² 148.31 . do bháindéad eagair 'na chaiseal tiugh cíor-dhruidthe, Hackett² 16.41 . a gcorráin cama cír-ghéara, DDána p. 382.27 . See círdub, círgal.

1 cir

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n (-í- ?) ` jet ', Meyer Contribb., GOI 573 . a ndí ṡúil . . . batir dubidir c.¤ as black as jet, ZCP xviii 296.2 . Appar. also in phr. cuach cera (if not g s. of céir): dorigni cúach cera da gnúis ┐ da agid fair, LU 6453 ( TBC-I¹ 1939 ) = TBC-LL¹ 2602 `red bowl', Faraday 90 . duibighthir cúach cera a gnúis, ZCP iii 247.y (see note). Cf. the compds.: leomain geala ┐ cirmonga foraib ina seasum dark manes, BB 495a18 . ¤chorcra, Airne F. 101 v.l. See also círdub, círbachall ( cír compds.). Cf. 2 cera.

2 cir

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x see escir.

3 cir

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n .i. dlúith, Eg. 1782, 43a (cited Meyer Contribb.).