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2 cairche

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 cairche or dil.ie/7880
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Forms: cairce

n g s. in cairce , Acall. 1730 . Perh. same word as 1 c., but exact meaning not clear, and editorial translations vary. See also s. coircedaib (infra). Meanings hair, tail ( EIF 558 ), tongue of flame would suit a number of exx. forgab itir dá cair . . . c.¤ in aéil .i. c.¤ in loinedha `tail', O'Dav. 983 = itir di chairchi . . . hite in da chairchi, ael ┐ losat, O'Curry 876 ( H 3.18, 393a ); 'sound' Studia Celto-Slavica ii 87 . ní boingfed cairc[h]e (.i. finna) assa nāt (.i. asi thōin) hair, ZCP v 483 § 2 (B. na f.). ni bhuingeadh gaoth c.¤ a hindlibh `a hair off the cattle', AFM i 90.7 . do chuiredh . . . c.¤ teinedh as a bheol, Acall. 1665 `blast of fire', SG ii 142.15 . chuireas Find in brat corcra . . . a n-agaidh in cairce tongue of flame, Acall. 1730 . do ṡéidedh a anáil fon c.¤ teinedh, 1668 . conach bui ind alt na áige . . . dó na derna c.¤ cumuscda `confused mass', MR 232.3 . ? Cf. in goeth . . . / tairbir fidu na caircheid (donach airrged, v.l.) (? leg. 'na cairchib: aidchib), Fél.² xcviii 15 knocks down woods in masses(?).

See cuirce.