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crólige

Cite this: eDIL s.v. crólige or dil.ie/13097
Last Revised: 2013

n n. later m. Ériu lix 25 . (1 crú + 1 lige) (perh. orig. crolige , see Ériu xii 136 ) lying in gore, state of being severely wounded, bedridden . In title of tract Bretha Crólige `judgements on Blood-lyings', BCrólige 1 . i mmessaib crolige , 5 . da secht cumal crolighe cach rig ┐ cach epscuip `[the penalty for] the blood-lying', 2 . eneclann co leth in cach crolighi cuaird, Laws iii 538.27 Comm. dursan dFionnachta . . . laighe i ccroilighe, TFrag. 96.3 . co ro loitsiot, ┐ gur bhó crólighe dhó `was lying in the agonies of death', AFM ii 1000.8 . at condairc a croligiu, Blathm. 133 (a chrólige: nime, Ed.). maraid inad a thige / irraibe 'na ch.¤ , ACL iii 304.1 . co tarladur dhó arachinn i crolighi, Lism. L. 3123 . ar mbeith i bhfad i gcróilidhe dhó `in a wasting condition', Keat. ii 2681 . Cf. airm hi fail a crōlighe, Fianaig. 12.9 . i gcróthluighe leapa, Maguires of F. 25 .

Legal phr. c.¤ báis orig. state of being mortally injured; deathbed; mortal wound. Later legal meaning injury incurring highest mulct (see Binchy, Ériu xii 130 f. and Peritia xvi 345 . See also (of Máel Sechnaill who died 1022): cor bo crolighi báis dó, AU i 512 (s.a. 1004) . direnar crolige mbais caich fo miad `mortal blood-lying', BCrólige 1 . crolí (sic) bais brighther do cach iarna miadh `(a fine) for death-maim', O'Dav. 268 . go raibh a ccrolighe báis, CS 318.5 . Loosely wound, gore : mórán do . . . créchtaibh ┐ do cróshlighibh báis air, CF² 1292 ; cf. crólighe do chuirp ┐ cholla féin gore, Acall. 7172 . Contrasted in Laws with c.¤ cumaile (see Binchy, ad loc. cit.): ba a croslighe (sic) cumaile . . . ┐ a ba a croslighi (sic) bais, O'Curry 293 ( H 3.18, 161 ). an croligi cumal . . . co tic de dul asteach coitcinn ┐ neach fo láim . . . an crolighi báis . . . nocha ninntaiginn don taibh ara chéile gan neach ag a togbail, 305 ( H 3.18, 167 ). in tan ro fearus in maithir crolighi cumaile ar in lenam ┐ sé ina broinn, 1384 ( H 3.18, 629b ). Of animals: masa croligi bais roferadh arin rop . . . masa croligi cumaili ro fearad air, 729 ( H 3.18, 349 ). leith diri in ruib ina croli[ghi] bais ┐ . . . da trian in leith diri ina croligi cumaile, Laws iii 358.11 Comm. fleg cro-lige funeral feast, Laws v 432.15 Comm. cuna beith deithbir nó fleidhe crolighi sin o cach gradh, O'D. 2374 ( Rawl. B 506, 45b ). cin leth fiach la leth fleidhi croli[ghi] .i. cuig fir deg is í an croli[ghe] deichnebar ar fhichit, O'Curry 1774 ( 23 Q 6, 37 b ).

Cf. cro .i. bi[d] doigh cum[b]a[d] ainm do uir, ut est cét-muinter croligi, O'Dav. 483 .