1 crosán

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n o, m. (cros) buffoon, jester, reviler; poet whose metre is crosánacht. Orig. crucifix-bearer in religious processions, singer of satirical poems, Todd Nenn. 182 (cited also GJ iv 108 . `Kruzifixträger', ZCP ii 582 - 3 ). Cf. Moyle Issa called Crossan ffyn, a king (leg. O'King) and arch-poet of Ireland, in that kind of meeter which is called Crossanaght, ZCP vii 287 (citing Annals of Clonmacnois A.D. 1137). See also Féilsgr. Tórna 51 . hic scurra .i. crosan, Ir. Gl. 14 . grellach .i. ech crosāin, O'Mulc. 644 . crossan liath aglind, IT iii 84.7 . crosain machaire ic merle, 85 § 83 . tréde neimhthigedar crossán: rige óile, rige théighe, rige bronn, Triads 116 . iar na dichur a h-Erind ar na Crossana do marbadh, Todd Nenn. 182.1 . ticfaittit na crosana `buffoons', Fen. 302.5 . fer do commolad le cliaraib Erenn ┐ le crosanaib in fer-sin, Ann. Conn. 1393.6 i.e. who was praised by all = ALC ii 76.24 . nōnbur crosān . . . ac clīaraigecht, amal is bēs do chrossānaib, ZCP xii 290. 11 - 12 = Keat. iii 3397 - 9 . eiric giunta co lomad a ciabaib na crosan `for the false locks of the poets', Laws iii 354.6 Comm. , cf. geibhidh greim fuilt dóibh a ciabha . . . uair is ecosg inddlighthech, O'D. 1964 ( Eg. 90, 8(9)a) . cliar crosan `a party of jesters', RC xiv 38.9 . atbert Brenainn frisin crosan, Lism.L. 3748 (= praeco, Plummer MS. notes). a tri crosáin . . . / Cles ┐ Cinnmear ┐ Cuitmhedh, Duan. Finn i 27.18 . seoltar mé mar ch.¤ chugaibh, Ó Bruad. ii 56.7 (see note). móid na gc.¤ gcuirpthe ` villains ', 278.19 . Note also: foirceadlaidhe fear aga mbí gramadac crosan ┐ siollaba `criticism', Ms. Mat. 494.33 . Enri Mac-in- Crosain, AU ii 434.2 .