1 coirthe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 coirthe or dil.ie/10414

n io, m. Cf. dí chorthi, LU 5878 (TBC), LB 124b31 (infl. of cloch). Also ca-. rock; pillar, standing stone : ni airigestár in corthe már bái inna ḟarrad comméte friss fessin, LU 5749 (TBC). im cháel in chorthe . . . remur in chorthe, Táin 459 - 60 . cluid ┐ c.¤ ┐ carrge, 2319 = cairthe ┐ carrce, TBC² 1989 = LU 6502 . thugadh mind oir A. arcairthi, RC xv 75.28 . corthi cumdachta . . . dí or isin tegdais pillar, Alex. 595 . rosaithset a cairthedha, Ériu viii 44.13 . cairthe nach cumhsgaigthi (of warrior), O'R. Poems 1065 . c.¤ cech rēid caill cech mōin, Four Songs 18 § 3 ( LL 29444 ). buailtear an long . . . fá chairthe nó fá charraig, TSh. 3768 . tug tonn Clíodhna cuim do charthaibh `beats its breast against the boulders', Ó Bruad. ii 244.12 . saighet a cairthe (of impossible task), Anecd. ii 72.7 . In phr. fer coirthi waif : fear eclasa; fear coirte (`rock man'), Laws v 132.4 .i. gan fearann .i. do cuirtear ar beind croisi . . . no ar clochan, 134.16 Comm. fer corrthe .i. mac tochair, O'C. 836 ( H. 3. 18, 382a ). Of memorial stone, grave-stone: la side rochētecbad corthe, ZCP viii 303.2 . rochuir aile (leg. ailche, Ed.) cloch a corthib `rocks of stones were put by him into menhirs', Cóir Anm. 12 . atat a ndí chorthi and .i. corthi Findabrach ┐ corthi in druith, LU 5878 (TBC). coirthi no clandaitis in tan ba maidm n-imairic, BDD² 623 . co fuilet fáe na tri carthadhaib . . . uath[a] ainmnighther na cairthedha, Acall. 7342 - 3 . Of boundary stone: tir . . . i curtar lia, Laws iv 6.12 .i. corthe . . . lia ┐ coirtha flatha ann co festar a cuid and, 8.6 Comm.

With defining element: corthi curad `a warrior's pillar- stone', Aisl. MC 47.18 . cort[h]ie cethorc[h]uir, ZCP viii 120.21 . ós an chairthe chuil the accursed stone, Magauran 189 . Ceann Cruaiche, cairthe na n-éacht, 1064 . diasai inmnái icoirthi salaind (of Lot's wife), SR 2810 . c.¤ cloiche pillar-stone, flagstone : do choemnacair c.¤ cloche fo chossaib Mic C., LU 7944 (BDD). in corthi cloichi, MU² 646 . sáthadh dhá carrtha chloch n-dileann, ML 140.20 . Of particular standing stones: a mbun Cart[h]i na nGīall (at Tara), BColm. 72.20 . coirthi Chnāmchaille, ZCP viii 332.23 . corthe críche (name of a game), Celtica viii 149.10 . In nn. loc. see Hog. Onom. s.v. Cairthe , etc.