críathar

Cite this: eDIL s.v. críathar or dil.ie/12904

Forms: criathar, criathar

n o, m. sieve, riddle : criathar gl. cerebrum, Sg. 48b2 (see n. and ÉC xi 102 , 106 ). c.¤ atho gl. cribrum areale, Thes. ii 235.7 . hoc cribrum criathar , Ir. Gl. 700 . creithne .i. criathar, Goid. ( Dúil Laithne 78 ). losad, criathar, certḟuine, Laws iv 8.23 = O'Dav. 526 . criathrad tre criathar, Laws v 486.15 . nesam he . . . re denam cul criathar (of bones of whale), i 134.30 Comm. bid intechta tría c.¤ n-átha, LU 7755 `through the sieve of a cornkiln', BDD 131 . cuimri raid . . . rusc immi ┐ criathar arba . . . emilt rusc im imim ┐ criathar im arbor, Auraic. 636 - 7 . amhuil . . . arbhar a cc.¤ , Amos ix 9 . As measure: aonchrīathar grāin eorna, BColm. 58.6 . oencriathar bracha `one sieve of malt', Lism. L. 1357 . an criathor mealo ` honey-comb ', Blathm. 216 . sumu cruoeb, creithir mealu, ZCP xiii 276.14 . usce for tóin créthir (an impossible task), Aisl. MC 73.3 . Of bodies riddled with wounds: gurbo crēithir c[h]om-tholla na cuirp ō imghonuibh, ML² 1845 . co nderna criathar focha de, Fing. R. 248 `a wasp's honeycomb', Ériu xii 237 . TTr.² 1324 . ro ba criathar toll . . . / do thaobh (of Christ), Aithd.D. 70.25 . Of land in meaning of críathrach: ropo criathar lee co hAlbain (of destructive pig), Dinds. 74 = ḟasach, LL 22223 . fedha ┐ criathra . . . go Cill mic D. ` swamp ', BNnÉ 187.35 . In n. loc.: Domnach Mór Maige Críathair, Trip.² 2260 .