cuithe

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cuithe or dil.ie/13734

Forms: cuithi, cuitedha

n io (Lat. puteus) g s. na cuithi , O'Curry 1643 ( 23 Q 6, 19 a ). n p. cuitedha, Laws iv 222.4 Comm. See Vendryes, Études Celt. iv 327 - 9 .

(a) pit : c.¤ gl. lacunar, Études Celt. xi 130 . c.¤ .i. cūa ┐ tē, ut dicitur cūad cōi-fid .i. fid cūa co cāe fās and, Corm. Y 338 . putte a putteo .i. cuthe, 1060 . do chuithiu ref. to inferno , Ml. 49a27 . cuidi tirmaidi `dry pits', 123d3 . búi c.¤ isin dún, LU 9391 . cúithi salaind `saltpits', ZCP xvii 232.21 . slocaidh amal chuiche, Ériu iii 6.15 . méit cuthi cach lattrach léig, LL 29443 ( Four Songs 18 § 3 ). for ur in chuthi, PH 1225 . a cuithi = fossa, Smaointe B. Chr. 4254 . ar ch.¤ nó ar chuas an chroidhe, TSh. 1855 . assin chuithi leoman `den of lions', Fél. Ep. 500 . a cuthi na leoman (Daniel), SR 7378 . cenn i cc.¤ leomhan (i.e. a risk), Hugh Roe² 286.14 .

Fig. of hell: isin mor-chute nísel, Lib. Hymn. 101.6 . a broid an ch.¤ chríonúrlaigh `the fagot-fringed ancient pit', Ó Bruad. i 22 § 6 .

(b) pitfall, trap for animals . See Plummer, Ériu x 117 . a seillacht bir no c.¤ `looking on at cattle on the brink . . . of a pit', Laws i 272.35 Comm. a fochruibh ch.¤ , ii 58.6 Comm. ma ruc in fiad leis in cep no in cuichi as a inad `trap', iii 456.14 Comm. ma rucastar in tos in cep no in cuithi les as a inad, O'Curry 1643 ( 23 Q 6, 19.a ). da chuichi cuchairi `two traps of hunters', Laws iii 456.17 Comm. on cuithi cuchairi etechta, O'D. 1514 (E 3.5, 53a). in ceap, ┐ in c.¤, ┐ in slabradh co pein, O'Curry 2384 ( Eg. 88, 30a ).

(c) prison, dungeon (see Ir. Recht 77 ): gola .i. c.¤, ut est fuidir crui ┐ gola .i. o cuithi donesairg, ┐ dom doigh is e sin in prisun, O'Dav. 1052 . on ghola, on c.¤ , Laws iv 246.19 Comm. o gebind co cuthi ó chuthe co croich, PRIA xix 552.41 ( LL 18645 ). tria . . . carcair ┐ cepp ┐ cuthi, PH 4201 . cuiritt hi cc.¤ na ngiall he, BNnÉ 4 § 5 .

(d) well, pool, whirlpool : toichredh a chenn 'sa ch.¤ `he would plunge his head into the well', ZCP i 66 § 113 . C., hi lomaind do cum c.¤ `approaching the pool', AFM i 480.13 = dochum cuithi `zu Grabe', Bruchst. 46 § 103 ; cf. demersus est in lacu crudeli morte, AU i 358.14 . Coire da Ruad . . . / is mor bruitheas a ch.¤ , Anecd. i 12.z ( SCano 403 ). isna saebchuthib in die Strudeltiefen, Alex. 680 . eol dam senchas na sruithe / for trebthas in trén-ch.¤ `of the mighty whirlpool's home', Metr. Dinds. iv 82.34 .

(e) Various: dariṅgned a cluchi caíntech. im chuthi grave , LL 32601 ( TTr. 1805 ). ar bru mona no chuithi morass (?), Laws v 330.13 .