colpthae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. colpthae or dil.ie/10536

Forms: colpa, calpa, calpa

adj io, iā. Also calp-.

I stout, sturdy, stalwart (?): buind cholbtha remra leó, BDD² 936 (`read buinni colbtha `ankle- rings' ?' ed.). As epithet: Aed Colpdai, ZCP viii 304.25 . Dond Colptha, LL 16061 .

II As subst. io, m. colpa calpa m. IGT Decl. § 2 (p. 39.16) . calpa m., Met. Faults § 147 . thick part of leg between knee and ankle, shank, calf of leg, shin : trilis tara haiss síar. co mbenad a da colptha inna díaid, LU 4520 (TBC). glūne fer la colp[th]a, colpthai fer la traigthe, TBC² 3551 . druth dala / . . . / colpa saillighi itir da saith, IT iii 103 § 194 . díochuimrigh a cholptha, Ériu xiii 40.6 . etir a glun ┐ colpa, Anecd. ii 79.y . a cinn an c[h]olpa, z. batar inndelldirghe a dha colptai, IT i 120.7 . co mboí oc tīrad a cholptha frisin tenid, Fing. R. 122 . tarrustair a muinter féin for dá col- padhaibh `seized him by the calves of his legs', CCath. 2087 (for da cois cholpta, colpthae, v.ll.). mo dī cholpa ro-clāi dath, Arch. iii 233.10 . ō fhosadh a chinn co a c[h]olpa, ML² 1472 . colptha córa cutruma, traigthe tana tónngela, Aisl. MC 97.15 . arna calpadaib, Rosa Ang. 34.8 . gemhel . . . / ac snas chúiledh calpthadh `marks the backs of (wrong- doers') legs', Studies 1920, 418.24 . deargcna cleath go caol gcolptha bending down to the ankle(?), O'Hara 4062 .

(b) shank of an animal: la gabail a c.¤ na muicce . . . conda farggaib . . . in croccand inna láim cossin cholpdu, LL 37251 -3. Of the distribution of joints at a feast: laarg do righ . . . colp[th]a ogtigern, IT iii 188 § 10 . colpta, Laws i 48.13 Comm. druid ┐ aire désa / . . . / dlegait colptha caem, LL 3745 . Hence: colpa gl. tibia, Ir. Gl. 146 . cusna colpthaib gl. cum tibiis, Lor. Gild. 188 . ? fecht and dī oc soud ind eich dar colptha. Docuridar in t-ech fót mór da díb croib, LL 13342 `while turning the horse over shanks(?)', RC viii 50.17 .

(c) leggings(?): troighthīni édaigh ┐ colpt[h]adha nó gamaisi (`sockes and quiltes'), RSClára 21b (`for colcadha?; ed.).

As n. loc. see Hog. Onom. s.vv. colpde , colptha , inber.