colba

Cite this: eDIL s.v. colba or dil.ie/10487

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(a) In freq. use of part of the structure or equipment of a house, but precise application not always clear. In some contexts appar. platform, dais along inside walls; seat, bench; in late texts, outer edge of bed: c.¤ .i. coel-fí .i. cōel-fithe, Corm. Y 286 . farr .i. c.¤ leptha, ut est faebar tar farr .i. faobar na sgene no na tuaighe tar farr in c.¤ , O'Dav. 1009 (`bedpost'). c.¤ do lepthaib cróda, LU 3686 ( SC 33 ). a c.¤ ┐ a n-urscair, Laws i 166.8 Comm. (`its benches and furniture'). ainm cuile no scrine bis iar cul colbu, O'C. 790 ( H. 3.18, 368b ). do chuirset na cruite i cernnadaib na colbad, Acall. 7194 . lotar . . . dochum a mban ┐ deisitar for c.¤ in tigi, Arch. iii 224.30 . dorad coicer ar mo cholbae, Anecd. i 48 § 14 . suidhis Cond ar colbha na bruidhne ┐ fuair a frithalamh ┐ a ḟósaig, Ériu iii 156 § 10 (`bedside'). is for c.¤ a thaigi fein ro sirfead coir fair, Cog. 146.5 . dorug si Bibus le da leigus ┐ docuir na suidhi ar colba a himduigi he, ZCP vi 282.2 (`seated him by the post of her bed'). for uaitne cerna in cholbai, LL 38973 . inniset ar colbo Ailig / in dáil imma tíagatsom, 38445 ( SG 373 . x.). ar cholbha tigh[e] an n-athar, RC xiv 28 § 7 . roṡuid ar in c.¤ , ZCP v 500.10 . do s[h]liss fri c.¤ findgel ferna, Aisl. MC 97.1 (`rail of alder'). a cath- bairr ar a colbadhuib ┐ ētrom a n-arm ar a n-aidhlennuib ┐ lāmh-arm gacha laích ina lebaid, ML² 1075 . ro coirgedh íett na suidhe ar in gcolbha ngloinídhe (of a fairy dwelling), Duan. Finn i 42 § 63 . tar colbha na tuilgi `over the bed-rail', Buile S. 62.10 . c.¤ ciúil dais for musicians(?), Acall. 5058 . 5527 . 5667 . colbha na slógh sleagh 's leanna, DDána 113.27 (`their couch(?) a spear and tunics', Ir. Monthly 1924, 588 ). ? ri roruadh ruamna gormga / im colbha soludh Sadhbha, BB 298a6 .

(b) Fig. support : an cólbha foráis ┐ an inneóin oirechúis (of Patrick), Acall. 64 v.l. (cf. inneóin ḟorais, F 372.78 ff.). rig feallus for a einech .i. . . . for a comuirce no for a c.¤ , Laws v 174.5 Comm. (`protection', Plummer MS. notes). (Cf. corop é in fer bas chommairge dóib co rrosset colbo C., LL 8553 ). fell for c.¤ (sic leg.) (`auf (dem eigenen) Lager'), ZCP xv 342 § 33 Comm. (With three preceding exx. cf. lepaid I). tréan ar colbha Crist ron ain, FM i 508.6 . Cf. ar colbha chloinne Mórna `on the side of', Duan. Finn ii lxviii 30 .

(c) In various applications. Of land, bank, ridge, border, brink(?): cor' tṡuidhetar ar corraib ┐ ar colbadaib in tṡída (of birds), Acall. 7209 . iar colbaibh Cualand ridges, low hills (?), BB 36b21 . cuain ghorma . . . 'na gcolbha dfearann Uilliam `boundaries', Ériu v 64.184 . an corp ar [chalbha] na huaighe brink, DDána 36.6 . ar colbha na críche, Aithd.D. 28.22 . um cholbha cuain `along the beach', O'Hara 2415 . tar colbha an champa amach, FM vi 2030.17 . cholbha na sreab, Rel. Celt. ii 226.36 . Cf. nochtch. nemda, LL 1289 . Of water: conerracht in muir . . . ina immairib . . . ┐ ina colbaib gorma, LL 31012 ( TTr. 194 ). tar colbaduib corracha na cnoc-bōchna, ML² 688 . Of hail : colbadha cladharda . . . cloichshnechta, Hugh Roe² 22.26 . Of hair: ar t cholbhudh (leg. ar cholbhaibh, ed.) do chiabh ffáinneach, O'Hara 3192 . dreagain 'na cholbha on its edge(?) (of a cup), Aithd. D. 9.8 . dlúthmhong cheart 'na dá colbha (of eyelids), DDána 99.32 . is an gcolbha reann `against the spears' array', Aithd. D. 5.8 .

(d) pillar, post (cf. columa): na tuirida ┐ na colbada ┐ uaitneda in rigtige, BB 443a42 . ro chumrigh a ḟolt dona cholbaib ┐ dona tuireadhaib, Ériu ii 24 § 6 . do chum an cholbha chloiche, Smaointe B. Chr. 3599 . By extension staff, sceptre, mace : cethror marcach . . . go gcolbhaip com- mōra airgit, Fl. Earls 254.31 . an rīoghcholbha do cuiredh ina lāimh (of the Passion), Parrth. Anma 5584 . 's dual colbha ag saoi na seanmo (sic) the sceptre belongs of right to the master of melody(?), Hackett xlvi 40 . colbha = sceptre, Ps. xlv 6 .

(e) shafted weapon : frasa . . . do shaighdibh . . . ┐ do cholpadhaibh cruaidhe . . . a ccrom-stuagh . . . na mbogha `bolts', CRR 84.20 . dob fhearr reimhe a cur 'na colbha, / teine ag dul ón omna ann (of a spear), LBranach 3703 .

Cf. colb.

In nn. loc. a Colbu, a Cnodbu, a Cuillind, Ériu iv 148.z . See also Hog. Onom.

See lethcholbe, L 134.11 ff.