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canach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. canach or dil.ie/8122

 

n o See Études Celt. i 320 , RC xlvii 200 . woolly substance, down of plants, etc. : lanugo .i. c.¤ , Thes. i 1.35 . dil lasna ceathra in lem ar a blath ┐ ar c.¤ , Auraic. 5620 . lut[h] bech .i. sail sin ar a blath ┐ ar a c.¤ , 5624 . do clum ┐ do c.¤ na peisti sin .i. salamandra , Celtica ii 123.91 . Applied esp. (often defined by g s. sléibe, mónae) to several species of cotton-grass (Eriophorum) (see JRSAI xcv 104 ff. ): findithir c.¤ slébe cach finda ásas triana chend, BDD² 1164 . cluim no c.¤ móna, LB 127a5 . slemonciortor m'folt a canoch fhionn- mhonae, JRSAI xcv 105.19 . ro figdírged a canuch cetamuin do cach laech fo leith, LL 12800 ( RC xiv 416 § 30 ). cearbaid sam . . . / . . . / lethaid folt fada fraích / forbrid c.¤ fann finn, RC v 201.x (c.¤ a gloss incorporated in text, Ériu xvii 89 ). dias . . . / gilithir gēis nō c.¤ , ZCP xiii 256.21 . Of other varieties of plant: c.¤ `a general term for moss and other mountain and marsh plants but esp. applied to the Hypnum cupressiforme used for dyeing', Manners and Customs i cccci . do chuir c.¤ ┐ cneasugh a mbéal na gcneadh sphagnum moss(?), ITS xxiv 74.4 . ? slios caomh cladhach / do thaobh mar ch.¤ [gCreamhchoilleach] (of a woman), DDána 114.20 . ? Cf. connach a chuirp im chanag rind a ruisc, BDD² 1266 = connách a chuirp, LU 7732 .