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cétluth

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cétluth or dil.ie/8940

Forms: -ud, -úd

n (2 cét- + lúth. See Stokes, KZ xli 382 . Also -ud, -úd) sexual activity, wantonness, cohabiting : bǽs cēdluda, ZCP iii 25.6 . forroimled mo chētluth, Otia i 125 `my wantonness has been used up', Lament 17 . bith icétlud / . . . foainétgud (David and Michal, 1 Sam. xix 13 ), SR 5979 . dofitir si in cetlud (Medb, Ailill), ZCP i 104.15 . in ingen gid cáem a cruth / nochos tibrea re c.¤ , LL 10479 (TBC). Cf. cetsoman .i. cetsámsin .i. cétlúd síne samraid, Corm. 11 (Y 290).

In wider sense state or act of being a bedfellow, boon companion, esp. to a king (see lepaid ); alliance (with), proximity (to): cetlad do fri ríg, Trip.² 2473 i.e. `to be the king's fer leptha', Plummer MS notes. rí Ulad . . . hi cētlud rīg Fochla, ZCP viii 108.6 ( Ériu v 232.25 ). rī Caisil . . . / rī Laigen . . . / hi cētlud fri suidhe, 4 . cétlath fri ríg Cassil, LL 293a3 . c.¤ fri cách, 344b40 . ? ní ro lensat do mícomhull na [do] cédludh a ceneóil Grecdha, CCath. 1647 . Cf. cédla .i. míchomhall, ut est Tecosc Righ, cédla fri cách. Ocus mar adeir sa Chath Chatharrda: ni ro leachtat (leg. lensat) do mhícomall no chédla, Ériu xiii 67 § 72 . ceadluth .i. tosach no míochomhall, .i. cédluthgháire, O'Cl.

In chevilles: cen ch.¤ ṅgle (: chetchruth), SR 163 . fri cetlud ṅglan, 7287 . Cf. 2 cétlach.

Various: co cétlodaib salm slechta (: étgodaib), SR 6871 (deriv. of cétal, Plummer MS notes). Cf. cetlud frislighi, IT iii 63 § 128 (name of a metre, see p. 119. cetal, §§ 125 - 6 ). gé thís uaim aniu co mblad / is cetlud duit ceilebrad, Acall. 3882 = SG 180.2 `a matter of rejoicing', cf. O'Cl. cited above. .x. mbuair mbecfolad no mbec-alma batar cetlud (sic leg.) `rejoicing', Ériu ii 4.11 and p. 8 . ? nert cet cedluid cechtar a da righid, RC xiii 29.28 . See also RC xiv 452.4 .