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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.

fíacail

Cite this: eDIL s.v. fíacail or dil.ie/21870

 

Forms: fíacal, ḟiacail, ḟíacla, fiaclu, fíaclai, —ḟiacli, fiaclae, fiaclai, fiaccail

n i, m. and f. (but g p. fíacal, LU 7287 ). n s. ind ḟiacail , Trip.². 2314 (but g s. ind ḟíacla ib. = na fiaclu , Lism. L. 473 ). is hē fiacail dian duit rí, Fianaig. 36.16 . n p. fíaclai, LU 4518 . a p. —ḟiacli, Thes. ii 255.18 . g p. inna fiaclae , Ml. 54d22 . fiaclai BDD 94 Y (fíacal U). (fíacal) IGT, Decl. § 10 .

A tooth; a tusk: hua détnaig a fiaclae fri alailiu (gl. attritu dentium) Ml. 56d4 . dona fiaclaib (gl. dentibus), Gild. Lor. 126 . In Corm. Y 613 and O'Mulc. 507 derived fr. Lat. figere (i.e. a mouth-fixture). indala f.¤ airthir a chinn one of the front teeth Thes. ii 248.9 . fo culḟiacli under the back teeth 255.18 . cláir-ḟ.¤ incisor; f.¤ fostóigh canine tooth: atait tri gneithe dona fiaclaib .i. clair .f. le ndentur gerradh ... et cainine re n-abur fostogh. et molares , YBL 343b18 . a dho fo dhó .f. fostoigh ib. 26 . mó a clarḟiacail anda fianchlár fidchille (of an unsightly hag) LL 210a56 ( Metr. Dinds. iv 138 ). a clarḟiacla uachtair ┐ a culfiacla ichtair, LB 154a52 . co tuc tri cláirfīacla asa charpat uachtarach, Acall. 1352 . fiacail airisi .i. in tres f.¤ iartharach don mil mór back-tooth O'Dav. 938 . tri luirg fíacal (fiaclai v.l.) rows of teeth BDD 94 . beoil ┐ sróna cáich díb i ndétaib ┐ i fiaclaib a cheile (of fighters) TBC-LL¹ 4524 . fil anmann ... ann ... dí fhiacuil in cech dhēd two teeth in each jaw (?) Marco P. 43 (`tusk' Stokes). atchonncadur in mucc ... ┐ .ix. fiacla asa carbut uachtarach ┐ náe fiacla assa carpat ichtarach, Acall. 2225 (`tusks', SG ii 158 ). [in mucc] ┐ a fíacla faidi fírgráinemla don tóeb [a] muigh da mórchend, Fianaig. 64.15 . in torc ... cusna fiaclaib bir-athi `spiking teeth' (tusks ?) Laws v 444 . fiacail nimhe ... tuirc, Oss. iii 198.21 . dia rodáil dó [sc. Samson] Dia dig ... asind fíaccail, SR 5360 (A peruit Dominus molarem dentem in maxilla asini, Judic. xv 19 ). Transf. a spike: sondach umhuidhi ... ┐ līn ... ar scarad ara fiacluib sechtair RC xiv 46.14 . fiacla cirí, IT iii 101.5 (= fiachail círe , Thurn. Zu Ir. Hss. i 70 ; teeth of a comb, see Contribb s.v. cír). mathghamhain ... trí cíora fiacal 'na chionn, TSh. 1025 . In: cōic cēt fiaccail cech oenchind, SR 886 it may be collect. `five hundred (in) the set of teeth of each head'; or n s. for g p. after cét.

Compd. ¤chorrān tooth-sickle: of a belt-buckle: fiacal-corrana ... creduma isin dara cind de, stuagluba dar braighdibh na corrán sin isin cinn araill sharp (?) hooks CCath. 5234 .