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Cite this: eDIL s.v. cnes or dil.ie/9748
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: cnis, cneis, cneas

n o, m. g s. cnis, later cneis. cneas m., IGT Decl. § 63 .

(a) skin (of body): surface : .u. seotu comdire cac cnis `for every skin', Bretha 27 . ni forbai ima c.¤ (with sword), LU 5677 (TBC). taídlech a cniss ┐ a colla, TBC-LL² 193 . ? cein ala c.¤ cottaighe, Ériu xiii 17.2 . iar cnis chlochair `the surface of a causeway', Metr. Dinds. iv. 104.54 . glaisium cnis .i. beithi sin in ogaim, Auraic. 5615 . masat carggi crúada cniss, MU² 481 . do tslūagh Grēg co soillsi cnis, ZCP vii 302.26 . uisge . . . / ag snige re a chness anúas, BS 136.4 . an bhfuil sróll . . . fána chneas san uaigh?, TSh. 4216 . Attrib. g s. inar cnis do chroicenn an leoghain, Stair Erc. 454 . an dá chóta cnis `vndercoates', RSClára 72a . cú cnis beloved, DDána 118.21 . tar nuachar cnis `a wedded wife', Ó Bruad. iii 176.15 .

(b) In extended application body, flesh; bosom, breast: li sula a ch.¤ isin tres, LU 3633 ( SCC 31 ). ar na aicthear a c.¤ , Laws ii 146.9 Comm. liach . . . / Ulltaig ac comrainn a chnis `alas that the Ulstermen should mutilate his breast', Stud. Hib. iv 72 § 61 . silfid crú a cnessaib curad, TBC-LL² 272 . a Christ cain co caeme chniss, LL 853 . gur s[h]āidhedar a ndá c[h]raísig catha isna cnesuib, ML² 1225 . cruth bhur gcneas your bodies' beauty, O'Hara 3569 . gan chneas bhfir i gcarcair chlach nobody in prison, TD 9.24 . gearradh cneis surgery, TSh. 8223 .

In eulogy of chieftain etc.: a chneas áluinn oighreada (to a prince), TD 1.13 . A. Ó C. cneas mar bhánchuip, DDána 64.30 . U. Ó C. cneas sheang `graceful form', Ériu v 54.1 .

(c) In phrases with prepp. gabsat or in mara móir / . . . / anair noco chlé da cniss (cheville), LL 16290 ( Rawl. 78a35 ). M. co maithib C.C. fa chneas about him, MR 142.13 . docer Cu Chulaind . . . / for cness Corthe Crumtherí across(?), LL 4028 ( for Cness, RC xxiii 306 § 11 ) = im C.¤ (leg. c.¤ ), RC xxiii 319 § 11 . for c.¤ na caille, BLism. 160b29 ( SG 347.22 ). senchodal fría ch.¤ dressed in, LU 9186 ( FB 91 ). léni . . . i caustul fri c.¤ dó, MU² 748 . léine . . . ṡróill ré a chneis (chneas, v.l.), CRR² 23 . Ruirthech ria chness beside it (of Howth), Metr. Dinds. iii 104.6 . mur n-óir fri cness na cathrach around (of heaven), SR 350 . re cneas connsuine bhuig in contact with, IGT Introd. § 27 . croicenn leomain ro buí re c.¤ ris `next his skin', Stair Erc. 998 . c.¤ re crosaibh slemnai in sūi, ACL iii 306 § 8 . mo lūirech humi / im ch.¤ mo charat, RC xxxvi 263 § 28 . atá in muir imma mórchness, LL 16185 . im chocricha c.¤ `about the neighbouring land', BColm. 32.17 . i cnessaib . . . a caipdel at the sides of the chapters (of a hymn or psalm), Lib. Hymn. 65.20 . ro-faémsat bith cness fri cness | ciaro-chlaínsat in cardes 'though they were violating (God's) covenant thereby, they agreed to mate with one another', Sex Aet. 98 § 70 (2) (of the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve). Adv. cāch c.¤ fria c.¤ , ZCP viii 199.36 . gurab ch.¤ re 'roile fuarus an dá ní `close to one another' (of two texts), Ir. Lit. xviii 14 . rem chridi is rem chnes 'through and through' SCC 373 , Jn. Celt. Stud. ii 244 .

Compds. With nouns: do rindetar . . . cneascáimtigh dá claidhmib `naked bedfellows', Caithr. Thoirdh. 99.2 . cneischéile Muire maighdean (of Christ), DDána 39.29 . ? cnes cealtair comdha tairis (of Fráech), ZCP xiii 175.6 . le géarshearc sámh dá cneas-chlí `complexion', O'Rah. 12.9 . dhá chneas-doigh pangs (of death of two noblemen), Keat. Poems 1071 . gúais leam cneasghuin a chinidh, O'R. Poems 243 . cneslénti . . . cíardai (of battledress of Cú Chulainn) `shirts', TBC-LL² 1482 .

With adjj.: do thaobh chneasaolta (of lady), Aithd. D. 41.19 . cind chnesbána, LL 15615 . tocbail Finniain . . . / in cnesbuicc `the soft-skinned' (as subst.), Gorm. 27 . fa dúire crabhuidh cneschæil emaciated, Lism. L. 4750 . cathmarcsluag cneis-éidigte `mailed horsemen', Caithr. Thoirdh. 71.36 . C. chend-ḟind chness-étrocht `radiant of skin', Metr. Dinds. iii 210.20 . casracha cneisgeala, ZCP viii 200.3 . C. cnesodur `dun-skinned', CCath. 4178 . do shíol chneisseang í Ch., Aithd. D. 2.6 . ōen-ingen . . . chnes-[s]olus, Aided M. 8 .

With vb.: raon sean-sgríbhneadh na sean / lér cneasdírgheadh gaol Gaoidheal `straightly traced', Content. xxix 8 .