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Cite this: eDIL s.v. crob or dil.ie/13030
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: crobhanna

n o. Treated as f. (a dí ch.¤ ), MacCongl. 103.1 (see also O'Dav. 422 cited below). g p. crobhanna, Trompa na bhF. 3150 . See Vendryes, ZCP ix 292 . hand, claw, grasp : gnath cenn i crub Con Echtga, RC xx 150.16 ( ACC 1 Comm. ). ni iodhnaig nach codhnach a chrobh i ngrís, Ériu xiii 21.25 . beara nach lang is cūar crobh (.i. glac), ZCP v 484 § 6 (B. na f.). i crobaiph bidbad in the hands of enemies, RC xii 98 § 132 . See O'Brien, Ériu xii 239 § 5 . sgīth mo c[h]. ōn scrībinn, ZCP xiii 8.5 . ar gcur a chrobh 'n-a chéile, DDána 102.25 . cruib garbha glacremra ` claws ', Stair Erc. 769 . a chrobh ó alt go halt fá bhráisléidibh forearm (?), Celtica iv 106 § 2 . gabhais C. ar chael cruibh hí by the wrist, CF² 1387 .

Of birds, animals, insects paw, claw(s): a crobaib ségae, LU 1354 . co crobhaibh derga acu .i. na hilair, Ériu xiii 54 § 12 . a mbertae eóin úaib inna crobaib, LU 1455 ( MU² 930 ). i cropaiph en, CCath. 5288 . co mberad cuil i na crub / na fil do chul i mMaeldub, LL 348.z . slan dona robaib in caebad doniat as a crobaib, Laws iii 262.22 Comm. ? fiadnaib crob[aib] (of a pig), IT i 109.3 (emended to cródaib to rhyme with nónbair, Sc.M² 22c and note). tuc in culéin scrīob dā c[h]robh, Feis Tighe Chonáin 1047 . ? nia tren trean o croibi[b] `strong of his claws' (o cruib é v.l.) (of a cat), O'Dav. 422 . crobh (cat's) paw, TSh. 2348 . Of horses' hoofs: slan do na robaib in caebad do niat as a crobaib 'the animals are exempt from fine on account of the clods which they throw up with their hoofs' Laws iii 262.22 .

As unit of measurement: a tomhas triocha c.¤ conairmhid slán, Ériu xiii 28.6 . in bo ┐ tricha c.¤ ina tacmaisi `thirty hands', Laws ii 252.21 Comm.

Legal. Meaning unclear in: orba feirtsi .i. orba craib no sliasta a mathar, Laws i 148.5 Comm. orbu cruib no sliasta, iii 48.1 Comm. in orba cruid no sliasta a mathar, iv 14.26 Comm. mad orba cruib no sliasta no dilsigthi dathair dia íngin ar duthracht . . . , 14 Comm. manib orba cruib ┐ sliasta don mathir he, 44.x Comm. orba cruib ┐ sliasta ranntair ísunn amuil ranntair cinaid romaind .i. bancomarba dono anísiu . . . , 46.4 Comm. Perhaps property won by the woman's own labour, and not identical with the orba sliasta coupled with it, Plummer MS. notes. Of an aire forgill: aire forgill a dualgas a cruib sin, O'Curry 273 ( H 3.18, 151 , half-leaf p. 11). In n. pr. C.¤ Criad a ainm-sein, BColm. 74.5 .

Compds. With nouns: See croibnert. rún crobhluit ar cóir troda, DDána 78.21 . ó chroibmearlúdh bhoirrthe each n-ingeinghéar (: loinnearmhúr), 70.13 . With adjj.: see croibnertmar. re conairt 'con (leg. con) crobhcubhaigh (-aidh), Acall. 1790 v.l. Óengus crobderg, Corp. Gen. 204.9 (= Ält. Ir. Dicht. i 60.6 ). do coin croibhderga, LL 385b36 `thy redfooted hounds', Leb. Cert.² 153.25 . coigid Concubur (sic) crobdhuind, BB 31b24 . an cú cumtha croibhfheardha, DDána 112.5 . deich ffailge innte d'ór Fhinn / ┐ a deich le Croibhfinn, Duan. F. i 16.22 . ilchoin . . . crobgéra, LU 2419 . da ngadhraib . . . croibglica ` nimble-footed ', Fianaig. 64.9 . co bealach Con glais crobhluim, BB 31b30 . muilleoir . . . garb croblom cringranna and, RC ix 482 n. 9 . é corpreamar cliabhlethan crobhremar, Stair Erc. 239 .