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Cite this: eDIL s.v. clith or dil.ie/9511
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adj (vn. of ceilid; cf. 2 cleth Sages, Saints and Storytellers 27 ) I

(a) Of cloth, concealing, protective: c.¤ .i. clúda, ut est rofes cid dech étach: c.¤ alainn étrum `close(?), beautiful, light', O'Dav. 554 . c.¤ n-ālaind n-étrom do étach thana thirmaide, MacCongl. 29.24 (`suit', but perh. noun omitted before c.¤ ) . Cf. c.¤ .i. dluith no fir, amail aderr biat iar tagraib clithaib `after close(?) pleadings', O'Dav. 340 . O'Cl.

(b) Of the monastic life, hidden, inviolate(?): cuma limsa ní don bith / acht rop cleircighi [leg. cléirchide, ed.] rop c.¤ / is cuma lim gidh bé dhe / acht rop c.¤ rop cleirchidhe, Ériu ii 229. 5-6 .

II As subst. hiding place, hence protection: á chlid gl. latibulum suum, Ml. 40c10 . ar crúan ṅgrinn, ar c.¤ comnart (of God), SR 5686 . is fót c.¤ tánacsa, LU 3903 ( SCC 41 ). doberat . . . a n-ingena d'uaislibh na Tartraidech mar cleith fora bhfích ┐ naimdinus, Marco P. 46 . co losccadh cathrach cen c.¤ | mic aird Calprainn unprotected, AFM ii 734.17 (an. 995). ? ticfa in find feíg . . . c.¤ na crich, BB 266b48 .

Other exx. are obscure: ? ata-midiur arm cheneul c.¤ `wegen des Erlöschens (lit. `des Sich-Verbergens') meines Geschlechts', ZCP xi 88 § 54 . 91 § 2 but cf. Ériu xxix 157 . Freq. in chevilles: acht claind Moathaire maa c.¤ who do not need protection(?), viii 308.8 . réim cen ch.¤ , Rawl. 84b27 . cétna breithem, bág cen c.¤, / ruc cen chinaid in cétbrith, Ériu iv 134 § 12 (cleith, v.l.). ní boí rind / . . . / for gáib garga cen ch.¤ cain / acht a mbith mar ithcrannaib, LL 927 (= chleith, Cóir Anm. 268 ). reraig buidne ba mó c.¤ / for Mac Tri Con for Lugthig, 14068 . c.¤ .i. tinol, [ut est] sochla triar araclith, O'Dav. 407 (leg. arachlich, Meyer, ZCP x 350 § 340 ).

Compds. With noun: huas clithe clithbuírg protective fortress, BB 37b8 . im chét mbrat cuṅgas clidetach `sheltering garment'(?), BDD² 268 . os clitheiscir uill sheltering ridge, 23 E 26, 27.1 4 . a cléthib clithnimi, LU 1169 . inmain cathir is chlithrúaim / cos tictis maithḟir mochrád, LL 28041 (of Cell Chorbbáin). With adj. fuath-nell . . . d'ár ceiled in cleithi . . . clith-fairsing, MR 240.5 (tr. `expansive welkin'). With adj. derived from noun. cuairt glórach, ni clithchoimmsech powerful to protect(?), SR 8259 (: bithtoirsech). ina cró chobsaid, chengailti, clithfhoscadach curad sheltering, MR 214.19 .