1 cúa

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 cúa or dil.ie/13293

n (a) hollow, cavity; (empty) expanse : ceppan caue crín (crinn, MS) dara (a coffin), Anecd. ii 17.16 . quae cauata est ( Isidor. xx 4 , Ed.) is cuae, O'Mulc. 603 . cuae graece chaos , 253 .

(b) = cúad: in cua cluic ` bell-shaped cup ', Laws i 134.5 Comm. in bith, / is ē sin in cua ar crith, Ériu xvii 70 § 54 ` bowl (?)'.

(c) a nut, nutshell (?) Meyer Contribb. 540 , LEIA C-258 , Ériu xlvi 40 n. 157 : cuae uinn (rhet.), LL 13588 = cūe (.i. cnú) huindi, Corm. Y 690 (item in list of mock (?) food- stuffs). See O 147.39-42 . cúa uinne .i. cná cáocha. c.¤ .i. cnú. uinne .i. cáoch, O'Cl. ? cūa ainm na clāine isin tsen- gaidilc (explaining why Cú Ch. was called C. or Cú; 2 of his 7 pupils squinted: dā mac imleasan . . ┐ sīat clǽa), TBC² 2610 .

? As n. loc. is marb Conn Cētchathach cūa (: úa), Fianaig. 42 § 3 . `Conn C. C., hero of C.', Murphy Lyrics 37.3 . a ḟedaib Cua, LL 37946 (Bórama). See Hog. Onom.

cuad .i. fid cua . . . uas uíní , O'Mulc. 249 .

(d) As adj. hollow Meyer Contribb. 540 , LEIA C-258 , Ériu xlvi 40 . Compd. ? cúachléthe vaulted roof (?) MU2 112 , Emania xii 23: hi tech ndarach cúachlét[h]e MU2 913 . See cáe (d).