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Cite this: eDIL s.v. carn or dil.ie/8241

Forms: carnn, carnd, card, cartt

n o, n. Also carnn, carnd. card, LU 3668 , 3670 , 7031 . cartt, ZCP ii 314 . heap, pile, cairn .

(a) Of grave: co fil a charnd for Maig Rois (of slain Eochaid), ZCP iii 44 § 18 . imchomarcair C. . . . cia carnd ngel in so thall, LU 5103 (TBC). coro ládh a carnn and .i. cloch cach fir bái la Lugaid, Dinds. 88 ( RC xvi 38 ). as chaill chairn, MU² 427 . geguin . . . Maccu Buáchalla ocá carnd (i.e. at the c.¤ subsequently raised over their grave), LU 5815 (TBC). is c.¤ dia raibet .u. clocha nó a sé and, O'Mulc. 131 ( Ériu xiii 54 § 6 ). c.¤ cloch, TSh. 5758 . Of cairn built before battle as tally: dorigset a carnd . . . co fintaís a n-esbada . . . cach óen no thicfad slán . . . no berad a cloich asin charnd. Co farctais . . . cloch[a] in lochta no mairfitis, LU 7034 ( BDD 68 ).

Of cairn as sign of agreement: c.¤ cotaig ┐ oentad, LB 114b24 ( BB 237a33 ).

(b) heap of any material: carnn mor connaigh, LB 279b65 . da ch.¤ nó dá mhul . . . don snechta, BNnÉ 34 § 56 . do ch.¤ chriadh na colna, TSh. 892 . Iob san ch.¤ aoiligh dunghill, 6922 . ro bad c.¤ cuma, TBC-LL¹ 4500 (St.). Of bodies, heads: co ndernae óencharnd díb eter cendail ┐ fodbu, LU 9096 ( FB 84 ). tinoaliter a cind co ndernad c.¤ díb ar brú na Berba, RC xiii 52.7 . do-rinne cairn (? leg. c.¤ , Ed.) dá ceannaibh ┐ duma dhá collaibh, CF² 529 . Gramm. group, cluster (of consonants): c.¤ do chonnsuinibh édtroma, IGT Introd. 31.13 .

(c) In follg. appar. mound, hillock : connici in car[n]d, LU 3668 ( SCC 33 ). Cf. 1 crúach, cnocc, c.¤ , Eg. Gl. 161 .

In sobriquet: Níad in Chairnn, Cóir Anm. 276 , whence c.¤ .i. cath . . . Cormac nia in Cairn, O'Curry 1181 ( H 3.18, 468 ). buaid cáemcheneóil / for Cerbaill in Ch., LL 6704 . da Chaech ingen Chicuil Ch., 22455 . co Conchobar Cairn, CRR 22 . Whence perh. c.¤ .i. cúigeadh, O'Cl.

In nn. loc. see Hog. Onom.

Compds. With nouns: a carn-ḟolt caomh-ghlan heaped hair, Keat. Poems 68 . a daill charnmuighi / a gerringní gamhnaighi galair, IT iii 102 § 188 . Cf. carnrannaigecht, IT iii 131 (see 1 corr). carnmaig ós chāch, Corp. Gen. 13.33 . With adj.: docraib carnbhuide (: glanbhuidhi) yellow-tufted , IT iii 99 § 167 ( charrbuidi, Bruchst. 150 ).