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Cúa

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n. pr. = Cú Chulaind: is cródatta in cua , TBC-LL¹ 3331 . Cua , LL 13934 . Hence hero : dia clorsa do chui / bid comrac da cua , LL 18488 `a duel of two warriors', PRIA xix (1895) 546 . troethais cū Essa Ruaid (for cuu acc. pl. of c.¤ , Ed.), Arch. Hib. ii 72 § 26 .

1 cúa

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adj io, iā. Contribb. 540 , LEIA C-258 , Ériu xlvi 40 .

(a) hollow, empty : ceppan caue crín (crinn, MS) dara (a coffin), Anecd. ii 17.16 . quae cauata est ( Etym. xx 4 , Ed.) is cuae, O'Mulc. 603 . cuad .i. fid cua . . . uas uíní, O'Mulc. 249 .

As subst.: cuae graece chaos , O'Mulc. 253 . ? cūa ainm na clāine isin tsen-gaidilc, TBC-I¹ 2610 (explaining why Cú Ch. was called C. or Cú; 2 of his 7 pupils squinted: dā mac imleasan ... ┐ sīat clǽna ).

(b) = cúad: in cua cluic ` bell-shaped cup ', Laws i 134.5 Comm. in bith, / is ē sin in cua ar crith, Ériu xvii 70 § 54 ` bowl (?)'.

(c) a nut, nutshell (?): cuae uinn (rhet.), LL 13588 = cūe (.i. cnú) huindi, Corm. Y 690 (item in list of mock (?) food-stuffs). See 1 onn. cúa uinne .i. cná cáocha. c.¤ .i. cnú. uinne .i. cáoch, O'Cl. .

? As n. loc. is marb Conn Cētchathach cūa (: úa), Fianaig. 42 § 3 . `Conn C. C., hero of C.', Murphy Lyrics 37.3 (cf. Cúa ). a ḟedaib Cua , LL 37946 (Bórama). See Hog. Onom.

Compd. ? cúachléthe vaulted roof (?) MU² 112 , Emania xii 23: hi tech ndarach cúachlét[h]e, MU² 913 . See cáe (d).

2 cúa

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n = cáe (q.v. for exx. of c.¤ in well-attested meanings). Note also:

(a) Expld. as flesh , prob. an inference fr. cáe (a): c.¤ .i. féoil. sleagh ch.¤ rinne .i. sleagh fheolmhar, O'Cl. (B. na f.) fédhnach eidigh is tearc cua .i. feoil `sparest of flesh', ZCP iii 378.14 and gloss. p. 380 = tearc cūadh .i. feoil, v 484 § 6 and n. 10 . bid crōderg do chūa / ūas anālaib t'ech, TBC-I¹ 2619 = da chrua, TBC-LL¹ 3411 , cua Fleisch ?, p. 494 n. 4 . ro fetar mo chorp is c.¤ `I know that my body is flesh', Ériu i 72 § 1 ( LL 29416 ).

(b) = cáe (b) or (c) ? marbh Tatha gidh truagh an cua (: nua), Dán Dé xxvi 50 `sad story!' (?).