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Cite this: eDIL s.v. can or dil.ie/8117

adv conj (cf. sanchan and GOI 289 ) whence : c.¤ gl. unde, Ml. 34b3 . c.¤ uel disin gl. unde, 44b27 - 8 . 127a8 . Enchir. Aug. 82a ( ZCP vii 484 ).

(a) With follg. noun whence is ? (see O'Brien, Féil. Mhic Néill 88 ): ni fes c.¤ a genelach from whom he is descended, Dinds. 125 ( RC xvi 77 ). co fesamar . . . c.¤ do chenél, Ériu i 116 § 4 . c.¤ so a ingen ?, Anecd. i 22.8 (see GOI 684 ). ? c.¤ derbh Doidhéin, Ériu xiii 21.17 . As quasi-subst. cid Tuirbe . . . / ni fess c.¤ nó chenél, Metr. Dinds. iv 226.12 . ni fess a ch.¤ . . . fir na cless `whence he came', y. With sense of indef.: cipé ch.¤ `whencesoever it be', CRR 19 .

(b) With follg. prep. DO: c.¤ duibsi gl. cuiates estis ? Sg. 242a2 . c.¤ duid ? ol C. ara Orlaim . . . ┐ tusu ? ol int ara who are you ? TBC-I¹ 786 . c.¤ dó no cuich a tigerna, IT i 272.19 ( FB 38 Eg.).

With prec. cía: cía c.¤ duib ?, Trip.² 1113 . ni festar cia can a cetracha fris `whence [comes] a forty-year period for it', Ériu xvii 68 § 9 gl. 8 . fiarfaighis in rí dibh ca c.¤ doib, KMMisc. 318.21 . With pret. of copula (see O'Brien, loc. cit.): im chomarcar cía bu ch.¤ dóib, TBFr. 65 . imcomaircter di cia bo c.¤ a cinel `asks her whence was his race', RC xii 72 § 42 . Apparently also in somewh. different sense (if not difft. wd.) cia-chan tra beth oc a tuirem na slog why attempt to count? LB 154a7 . ga ch.¤ duit a ḟuirech?, TBC-LL¹ 3068 . ga chana dam menma mór `woher?' 3981 . ca c.¤ dam-sa erghe?, TBC St. 3297 ( can profit, advantage, Gloss.). c.¤ (.i. ca tarbha) a cetal go gnāth what boots it to sing his praise continually? ZCP v 487 § 13 . na hairm as airm dhamh 'na dháil / ca ch.¤ gan a n-ainm d'fhaghbháil (of devil), Dán Dé xxiv 7 . Cf. cid do chana duit in bréc do imbirt form?, LU 5053 = TBC-I¹ 565 `what avails it? apparently a rel. verb; in Mid. Ir. also cid do-chanas, Stories fr. Táin Gl. 64 . ca ch.¤ duit .i. cá tharbha dhuit, O'Cl. ga c[h]an, Bard. Synt. Tr. 45.z .

(c) With verb other than copula: c.¤ rofesta-su íccfe in mnái `whence shouldst thou know that thou wilt save the woman?' Wb. 10a10 . ní fitemmar c.¤ doberr `whence it is brought', Sg. 32b5 . c.¤ rohainmnigedh do anainmsi whence did it get that name? Hib. Min. 1.9 . c.¤ atá (can as atá, v.l.) aní as titalus?, 269 . ? c.¤ a fuil siat `where they are', Laws v 334.8 Comm. log-enech fuidre . . . c.¤ mittir?, 516.1 . c.¤ do dechobair?, Trip. 100.6 . c.¤ donluid?, LU 3329 ( SCC 12 ). c.¤ tic inti nat aithgenamar?, RC xiii 222.32 . Exceptionally: c.¤ do choid mo dalta where has my fosterling gone? Lec. 166 vc10 .

Freq. with follg. as, asa: c.¤ ata anní istitalus, Hib. Min. 8.269 (canus, v.l.). c.¤ as rothucais-seo sin whence hast thou acquired that? Ériu iv 138.18 . co fesamar c.¤ as tucad, Ériu i 46.10 . canas tángais a laich?, MR 72.8 . c.¤ .i. canas tig . . . no canas tecaid, Laws v 6.3 Comm. c.¤ asa tecait na fir, LU 10442 . c.¤ assarogabsat anmann, Rawl. 69a19 . canas a ngabar etc., Laws iv 168.1 Comm.

can-

Cite this: eDIL s.v. can- or dil.ie/8118

adj In phrase can mair see cían.