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1 cern

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 cern or dil.ie/8770

 

Forms: ceinn

n [ā, f.]. Also dental endings in pl. Perh. same wd. as 2 cern .

(a) angle, corner, recess (in various applications): do sírégem cecha cúli ┐ cecha cerna de (of a helmet), LU 6436 (TBC). ? dabach aircit co cerclaib ōrda impe, ZCP iii 459.23 (cernaib, v.l. Rawl. B 512 ). a cuachán cruinn cheithre ccearn, Atlantis iv 140.14 . dar múraib ┐ dar cernaib in betha, MU² 499 . sechnad cera ó cheirn do cheirn / ac imthecht le droichcetheirn from one remote spot to another(?), SG 52.8 (`from table to table', O'Gr., as if 2 cern ). i cúil ┐ i cernaidh Fheadha Gatlaidh, Miscell. Celt. Soc. 30.6 . cia hí an chearna don domhan i n-a dteabhradh iarraidh air G., ITS xxiv 104.12 . itir chuan ┐ chúil ┐ chearn ┐ charraig (the sea), CF² 74 . do chuirset na cruite i cernnadaib na colbad, Acall. 7194 . aingeal in gach cearnaich don taich, YBL 148a42 (? leg. -naid). ós chionn a chearn (of a castle), DDána 119.27 . do bhris [soighnéan do ghaoith] cheathra chúinne nó cearna an tighe, TSh. 2503 . Freq. of battle-positions: nara cloitis cernada na cath, LL 32504 (`the angles of the battalions', TTr. 1702 ). ro rannsat . . . a bfianlach . . . fora chernaibh cosnamha `points of defence', Hugh Roe² 312.6 .

(b) Of a swelling, excrescence on the body: Conall Cernach didiu .i. cearn robói assa lethchinn bá meítither fría cobhraidh sceíth, Cóir Anm. 251 . c.¤ doroine in darb dael . . . baí ina laim iga breth, BB 250a50 . Cf. nocon érnába c.¤ ná cárna dít, LU 6972 (= cerr, BDD² 547 ) (Stokes, RC xxii 58.5 , would read ceinn and translate fell). Attrib. g s. for uaitne cerna in cholbai `on the corner pillar', RC xiii 104 § 134 .

2 cern

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 cern or dil.ie/8771

 

Forms: cerna

n ā, f. Also cerna. Perh. same wd. as 1 cern . dish or receptacle (of fixed capacity): puincern didiu .i. c.¤ tomaiss sella ┐ med tomais indile .i. in med inbech, Corm. Y 1053 . puingin .i. selland imme .i. selland cernae a s. as measured by a c., 1051 . cethri lan na huighi sin í cerna, issed lan na cerna sin a seallann, O'Dav. 1484 . `arco fuin imondaire' / ar thossuch c.¤ i.e. before meals, Ériu iii 100 § 21 . com . . . cingitib ┐ com cearnaib, RC x 84.8 (ICM). c.¤ .i. mias, ut est: cen colt for crib cernine .i. meisine, O'Dav. 372 . naoi méich nó naoi gcearna arbhair `measures', Keat. ii 5232 . Hence: `c.¤' caitheamh, Metr. Gl. 27 § 36 . cearn .i. caitheamh, O'Cl. Cf. ceirnín(e).

3 cern

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 3 cern or dil.ie/8772

 

n o, m. victory, triumph; exploit, spoils(?): c.¤ .i. buaid, unde Conall Cernach, Corm. Y 293 . So also Cóir Anm. 252 . `c.¤' búaidh, Metr. Gl. 12 § 18 . is tú láech na cernd ┐ na comram (to C. Cernach), LU 8135 ( FB 10 ). caín tintaí chucum co cernaib co cennaib (of C. Cernach), 8310 ( FB 23 , rhet.). granne genite cruan c.¤ Con Culaind cathbuadaig, LL 14234 (rhet.). cīallḟlaith immurgu, con-gaib side a chrícha cen choscru cen chernu, ZCP xi 86 § 46 . mór a cearna fria tuireamh, Hard. ii 296.4 (.i. a bhuadha). do cernuib Conrui (.i. do buadhaib nó do ghnímuibh), Ériu ii 5.12 .

Obscure: c.¤ eter crethaib / curethar crúaid, LU 8645 ( FB 48 , rhet.). conid fri cernu crúadchassa / tri .c. chorae comlána / úasind rurig rathrúanaid, 7424 (BDD rhet.). cuinnfi .i. co cubhaidh, ut est direnar cuinnfi cuchta cerna `men's faces', O'Dav. 346 . is lán Heriu dia clanna[i]b / c.¤ co soírḟuil, LL 4880 . Cing co cerrnn dia cerrn-seomh / im mac Perrnn a n-ainmseomh, Todd Nenn. 142.5 .

cearn .i. fear, O'Cl. (prob. an inference).

? Compd. rohīr dam . . . .x. saine cernd claidhem (leg. cernd-chl. ten kinds of victory-swords?), Ériu ii 3.12 (.i. coscrach nó búadhach, H.3.18; cern , v.l.).