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céir

Cite this: eDIL s.v. céir or dil.ie/8485
Last Revised: 2013

Forms: céra, cíara, ciarach, chéir

n (Lat. cera? See Éigse xxxiii 71-74 . Cf. 1 cíar) f., IGT Decl. § 42 . g s. ¤e, céra, cíara, ciarach wax (somet. also of other malleable substances): cēir a cera , Corm. Y 254 . cera .i. ceir , ACL i 332.51 . haec cera c.¤ , Ir. Gl. 225 . iar n-aisṅdis dun cér (rectius chéir, edd.) `after speaking of the wax', Ml. 76b7 . cian ┐ ceir ┐ uull ┐ aball, Auraic. 982 . dia nderna donchríaid ch.¤ / comba rosc roglan roréil plaster(?) ( John ix 6 , 15), SR 7683 . ola ┐ cheir fo chomlés (of tapers), 4370 . ceir do legad na cluasaib, LL 198 . mac na cerda cosin c.¤ `let the potter's son take to the clay', Ériu ix 49.6 v.l. ( LL 18785 ). do pic ┐ do geir[id] ┐ do c.¤ , CCath. 2144 . tapar cíara i n-a c[h]luasaib, Anecd. iii 1.18 . acht da nubhall chiara `two balls of wax', BNnÉ 92.25 . c.¤ ag tál le slatchoill slimfheoighe sap(?), DDána 83.17 . baladh céire, IGT Decl. ex. 1206 . mar táithtir truaill cuilg re c.¤ as sword scabbard is welded with wax, DDána 119.35 . bít ag imchar chéri as chopán, IGT Decl. ex. 101 . a comdhathadh do chíaraigh, 1175 . lasuidh c.¤ ghorm `a blue taper gives light' (notes), O'R. Poems 2543 . scribenn i ceir `writing in wax', Lism. L. 4050 . amail ciaro (sic) tré línanairte sicut cera per pannum (gloss.), Aisl. Tond. iv § 2 . imdēnomh cíera `a coating of wax', Fl. Earls 50.17 . ris an cciaraigh mbuig, Desid. 2590 . coinle ceire ┐ geire, Luc. Fid. 3252 . For phr. cúach cera (céra?) see 1 cir.