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1 clam

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 clam or dil.ie/9354

 

adj o, ā

I leprous, scurfy; of animals, mangy (on the Irish connotations see Ir. Hist. Stud. vi 186 - 8 ): i[n]dara huair dí ba c.¤ / ind uair aile ba gléglan (of the hand of Moses), SR 3819 . ité clama bodra `scabbed', Metr. Dinds. iv 304.12 . im cairid claim `a mangy sheep', Laws i 188.17 Comm. do-badus-[s]a c.¤, ┐ ro-m-slanaig Ísu, PH 2790 . mná deaghumhla . . . / fearumhla ináid fir cinn chloimh `sturdier than scurvy-headed men', Bard. Synt. Tr. p. 14 § 25 . capall clamh, TSh. 2558 . [duine] bhías clamh nó gearbach, Levit. xxi 20 .

II

(a) More freq. as subst. o, m. and ā, f. leper : c.¤ .i. occultus, ar doeim in gainem (leg. -ech) a chorp, O'Mulc. 198 . alali c.¤ dia tuititis a baild, Vita Br. 25 . an claimh do choemhclodh cuirpghloin, Blathm. 147 (in chlaim, ed.). in c.¤ gáde ailgis dí, Thes. ii 339.5 ( Hy. v 49 ). don ch.¤ , 43 (Comm.). dia tubert in ṁbréit don chlum, LL 370e23 . im dingbail mic . . . di claim, Laws i 124.y . mac claime, ni comail mathair ar nach ruilli aillsi uaithi son of a leprous woman, O'Dav. 1364 . boí debaid in tan sin dia claum fri Patraic, Trip.² 914 . hi richt claim, BColm. 102.30 . Lia in Chlaim (at Tailtiu), LL 27890 . linn muilind . . . na daine no-dos-fotraic inti . . . dogni clumu dib, Todd Nenn. 200.5 . d'innmad chos na c.¤ , LB 228 marg. sup. atchí . . . Ruadhan clomha ina dhiaigh. Ro ailsiot na cloimh almsain fair, BNnÉ 325 , 326 § 44 .

As epithet: Laignēn clamh, Corm. Y 180 .

(b) ? In pl. scurvy, mange : air a mbía . . . claimh no gearba = scurvy, Levit. xxii 22 (or leg. claimhe).

Compds. With adj. Conall Cernach t'ainm gusaníu, Conall gran[d]a clamtruath tu budesta, ZCP i 104.35 v.l. (cloentruag, text). With noun, see trusca(e) (` smallpox ', Ir. Hist. Stud. vi 183 ).

2 clam

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 clam or dil.ie/50109
Last Revised: 2019

 

n m. the plant dodder : min cogail ┐ tuis do losgad ar clam derg ┐ a dé do ligen fuithi, Irish Texts v 72 § 59 . neift do berbad ar fin no ar uisci ... no a loscad ar clam derg, Irish Texts v 72 § 59 .