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cuäch

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cuäch or dil.ie/13299

Forms: cuach, cúach, caue, coach, coch, cauich, cuich, cuuch, cuch, cúach, cuich, chúagh, cuaich, cuacha, cúach, chúaígh, cuacha

n o, m. Also cuach , later cúach . Also [ā], f. (cüa, see 1 cúa. So Meyer, Misc. Hib. 29 citing earlier caue, disyll.; Lat. caucus, Ling. Val. Ir. Ann. 72 , cf. NED s.v. quaich , quaigh ; not a loanword, Jackson, Language and History in Early Britain 322 n.3 ; also appar. of present wd., O'Rahilly, Ériu xiii 161 n. 4 ). n s. coach, AU i 52.y . a s. coch, BB 259b45 ( RC vi 175.42 v.l.). g s. cauich, Laws v 412.11 . cuich, 13 . d s. cuuch, 11 . cuch, Vita Br. 25 . a d s. cúach (dissyll.), SR 6388 , -90 . n p. cuich (monosyll.), SR 4345 . g p. cúach (monosyll.), SR 4357 . n du. m. da chúagh , Airne F. 358 . Later also with a d s. cuaich, Ériu xviii 62 § 21 . O'Dav. 668 . n p. cuacha, Oss. iii 204.3 . cúach m. with -gh, -ch in g s. (an chúaígh , v.l., n. 7) and n p., IGT Decl. § 75 .

(a) cup, goblet, bowl : c.¤ gl. scyfum, Thes. i 4.8 . cuacha (a p.), Ériu ii 4.2 . dail-sium deogaib cormaib cuich sgeo fin, 5.10 . atnaig usce ina chúach, LU 4261 . asa chuch forodail dig / don mnaí, LU 4297 (= LL 18230 ). cuach carpat calg tricha bó bró fiánn Fiacho (rhet.), LL 14608 `ein Becher', ZCP xii 275.27 . cúach findruini . . . ┐ én óir fora lár, LU 8800 ( FB 60 ). ibid C. Ch. . . . a llán ro boí isin cáuch, 8827 (printed cúach , FB 62 ). cuach deoghbhaire, Ériu xiii 30.13 . an robhaidh uile ni[con] rug cidh liagh ná cuagh na luagh fás-truaille cloidimh le, 13.7 . fri gell chuaich rig `the pledge [consisting ?] of the goblet of a king', Laws v 412.1 . cuach co medh, K. and H. 16.22 (sic MS). in dun timchell ana cuach , Anecd. i 13.19 ( SCano 439 ). a mheic na ccuach, Ériu xvii 18.1 . ós línibh cuaigh `over engraved wine-cups', O'Hara 2557 . aidme altoire .i. cuach ┐ cailech, Laws i 234.28 Comm. Fig. cuach searbh bitter drink, DDána 31.24 .

(b) In a few contexts appar. also of larger container cauldron, large vessel (or simple hyperbole ?): in cuach órdae C. i mberfide dam co tinni, LU 7890 ( BDD 148 `cup', ` bowl, cup ', BDD2 Gloss.). cūach Gūaire. Muc ┐ ag doberthea and, ceithri drolaim ass, ┐ dā sab fōe da breith ar a bēlaib, Ériu i 44.x (= RC xxvi 374.16 ). na dā aingel imon cūach , 46.5 (= `Quaigh', RC xxvi 374.23 ). secht gcuaich mhéich (sic leg.) seven vessels of a size to hold a bushel, Ériu viii 136.28 . For phr. cuach cera see 1 cir.

Compd. cūach-s[h]rann ` hollow sound ', Duan. F. i 8.10 (a snore like that of one in his cups ?). Cf. also breac-chuach, iii xiii n. 5 `common name for Fionn's ship in folk-tradition'.

1 cúach

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n o, [m.] ? The form cúaiche, LU 9276 , 10234 cited below may be a deriv. rather than n p.

(a) fastener, hook, buckle for cloak, hair, etc. See cúach(ṡ)naidm and cf. túagdúnad, túagnaidm (túagnaidm). co slonduth meic rí[g] laís .i. brat corcra co c.¤ oír ann `cup of gold', Cóir Anm. 55 ( brooch, clasp ?). roscuch in c.¤ (fuan, other MSS) corcra cain / dia cíchib sís `crimson mantle', Metr. Dinds. iv 142.117 (clasp ?). (n p. ?) cúachi di ór fora díb cúladaib hi taircellad a folt, LU 10234 (Tochm. Emire) = cuaiche, ZCP iii 233.19 . cuache, LU 9276 . andiu cia chenglaid chuaca / in rí crínliath cen déta, LL 39098 ( RC xiii 113 § 154 ) i.e. accoutres himself or makes ready (?). See RC xxvii 298 § 65 , TFrag. 82.3 . ? gilech c.¤ cóicrind ara dur[n]d derglassid (fastening on a sword-hilt ?), LU 8603 ( FB 45 ). fuath do raighnibh chuach gceangail, / fuath d'fhailghibh is d'fhithcheallaibh `bowls of interlaced ornament (?)', Aithd. D. 23.20 (clasps or buckles ?). ó chlachaibh ceangail gach cuaigh, LBranach 4406 . ? nir gradhaidh . . . naigm a claideam / na cuach mbreac na bhrad no laed, Magauran 4386 .

(b) lock of hair, tress; hair: cú Osgair na gcuach gcam, DDána 112.10 . do ch.¤ dearg doṡnadhma, IGT Decl. ex. 317 . donn a cuach `brown is her curled hair', Aithd. D. 1.34 . ar mhnaoi na gcuach n-óir `of the golden curls', Oss. vi 4.22 . i ngach ruibe dá buidhe-chuachaibh `yellow locks', O'Rah. 18.5 .

Compd. moṅg casdrumnech barrbuide i cuacris imma cend, TFerbe 121 `Strähnengürtel (?)'. See note p. 534 .

2 cúach

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x see 2 caí.

3 cúach

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x = góach: mad guach (chuach, v.l.), IT iii 190 § 15 .

4 cúach

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x = coach: cūach (.i. rúathar, v.l. add.) Dīarmada do Breg barainn, Corm. Y 950 .

cúach(ṡ)naidm

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Last Revised: 2013

n (1 cúach see also cuäch + naidm(m)) buckle, cup-fastener (?) ZCP li 107 n. 57 = túagnaidm: cūachnaidm .i. tūag-dūnad, Corm. Y 382 . atcíat in t-óclach . . . ┐ cuachshnaidm ar a fholt, Acall. 1564 . cuach-shnaidhm comhdhaingean curadh dá fholt im a chúl, CRR² 16 . ro-buid[i]ded a mong, . . . ┐ ro-ladh cuachsnaidm di[na] fri[a] ceand aniar `ein becherförmiges Fadennetz', ZCP xiii 282.10 . Of hold, grip in wrestling: cuachshnadmanna dá cosaibh tréna chéili with their legs firmly locked together, CF² 712 . dobert cúachsnaidm curad ar cach laech fo leith, RC xiv 416 § 30 .