cuilén

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cuilén or dil.ie/13507

Forms: culían, -é(o)in, -íoin, -íuin, -én, -ian, coileán, cuilen, cuilenu, cuilen

n o, m. (cú ?) IGT Decl. § 35 . Somet. also culían. g s n p. -é(o)in, -íoin, -íuin. v s. and g s. also -én, -ian. Treated as syntactical f. in: cuilen mhiadhach, IT iii 72.25 . an culēin fear-chon . . . gach ēan-ruibe dā raibh uirri, Feis TC 1043 (referred to by ris, 1046 ). ? cnesbruinne in chuilein caemh- gnimaigi sin, MR 300.3 . Later coileán.

Pup, whelp, cub; kitten : inna leon mór son lasa mbiat in chuliuin, Ml. 75b2 . cuilen, Blathm. 209 . cáin cech culēn fó ṡaidh (prov.), Cáin Ad. 8 . culian .i. c.¤ .i. cú lénas cách, Thr. Ir. Gl. 13 . ní boíd ind imbert moithchulióin sin, LU 5701 (TBC). culén din chúani chétna, 5026 (TBC). cano .i. cuilen mic tíre, O'Dav. 529 . ro lāmnastar cethri cuilēnu, Corp. Gen. 196.7 , 8 . aiste in ch.¤-sin `the nature of that whelp', PH 3438 . a cuilenu (n p.) (of wolf-cubs), Ériu xvi 83.40 . tescaid a cuilena a bruinn (of a lynx), CCath. 4143 . cuilen mílcon, MR 14.7 . i ndegaid in cuilein, Grail 2029 . coileán con, Oss. iii 100.z . cuileáin cuaine cath-leomhain, Keat. Poems 1046 . mathghamhuin ar ccaill a cuiléan = robbed of her whelps, Prov. xvii 12 . cuilen gl. catulus, Ir. Gl. 498 . c.¤ caitt, LB 164 marg. inf.

As laudatory term of warriors: bruth ┐ barand in chulíuin se (sc. Etarcomul), TBC 1932 . cuileoin in chaille, LL 1265 (of the Túatha Dé). a meic Medba . . . / a chulian ard ardenig, TFerbe 445 . a chuiléin ghaiscid, SG 353.11 .

As term of endearment: mu buidhén on bhrudh, / mu c.¤ mu cean, RC vi 178.128 . mo ch.¤ carthach, Ériu xiii 19.24 .

As n.pr. m. im Cuilen mac Etighen, RC xvii 351.21 (Tig.).