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crét

Cite this: eDIL s.v. crét or dil.ie/12881

 

Forms: cráet

interr. (see 1 cía and rét). créd . . . cóir, IGT Introd. § 16 . cráet, Corp. Gen. 405.5 , etc.

(a) what ? With copula: c.¤ sút ?, LU 4019 ( SCC 47 ). crāet adbar bar n-anūabair ?, ACL iii 238 § 1 . créad an fáth ? ` why ' ? Dán Dé xxii 4 . créad dó (sic leg.) what had he to do (with) ? Content. v 88 . créd agaibh aoidhigh a gcéin `whence comes it that ye have guests from afar', Bard. P. 20.1 . do fhíarfaidh . . . de cred é in duine sin, ZCP xi 124.14 . bídh a fhios ag an liaigh créad aní is folláin . . . iarras an t-othar quid salutiferum . . . petat aegrotus, TSh. 8214 . cret is lepuidh ar leith ? Laws ii 178.z Comm. With other verbs: cret ticc ritt what is the matter with you ? IT i 122.1 ( TE 7 Eg.). craet dofaeth don gaiseo ? RC iii 178.22 . ní chluine créad chanaim-se, Timth. 1917, 61 § 8 . créd atá na ndefhoghrachuibh which of them (the vowels), IGT Introd. § 1 (1.11) .

(b) why ? (expld. as cia ar rét, RSClára Introd. p. 30 ). cræd fofrīth litir? why were letters invented? ZCP xii 294.16 . [nimh] do chneadh créad nach caoinfinn?, A. Ó Dálaigh xxviii 10 . créd nach naithninn a chúl cas?, Rel. Celt. ii 242.25 . créad mar do choisgis dod reabhradh?, DDána 105.20 . an bhreath créad nach cuimhnighim?, 11.8 . crāed 'mar mill[is]-siu mo reacht? why hast thou violated my law? Ériu iv 176.10 . For c.¤ rendering wherefore (= for that reason) see Ériu xv 182 (RSClára).

(c) As indef. gidh créd do íar whatever he asked, IGT Decl. ex. 1377 .