creccaire

Cite this: eDIL s.v. creccaire or dil.ie/12789
Last Revised: 2013

x (crecc- may be of onomatopoeic origin, Ériu xxxvii 185-86 ) a person who entertains his patrons with raucous chatter: creccoire, ocus cleasamnaig (in list of inferior occupations) Laws v 108.21 = CIH vi 2334.2 . creccairi camchnaim doib, LL i 3653 . Cf. 'Kreahkirin i.e. such as could discourse on anie short & transient subject, told newes and such modern things Kreahkish, properlie signifieing anie discourse' SGS viii 22 .