cáera

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cáera or dil.ie/7645

Forms: c(a)ura, cairib, caire, chuira, cáora, cáorchaibh, cáoirib

n also c(a)ura (cf. Éigse xi 231 ). k, f., Thurn. Gramm. § 319.2 (b) . d p. cairib, Thes. ii 239.19 (Ardm.) due to secondary iā-inflexion, § 320 . Note also n p. caire, Laws iv 96.y . n du. dia chuira , 100.23 Comm. and further exx. infra. cáora f. (d p. cáorchaibh, cáoirib), IGT Decl. § 202 .

Sheep : ói .i. cauru (caora, caera v.l.), Corm. Bodl. 26 . ass cáirech, ib. caura, Bretha 8 . oc augairecht oc cairchaib sescaib `shepherding with barren ewes', Ml. 100b15 , 18 . boe oenchauru ṁblicht and, Vita Br. 46 . liar cærchu, 48 . argairt . . . cáercha (coercha, cáircha, v.ll.), Thes. ii 335.2 (Hy. v.) súil cháirech eter da rethi, IT i 82.1 (Lg.). lías caírech, Críth Gabl. 156 . meclach caireg, BCrólige 23 . cauru co lí, Laws i 122.11 = cura, O'D. 498 ( H. 3. 17, 402d ). caera do gairid .i. caera is fiu da screpall, Laws v 84.20 , 23 Comm. is dochu dotuitet caire . . . .i. is tusca tuitit caire na[i]d ba, O'Dav. 738 . ni bi i mbantellach acht co coirib (i.e. sheep are the only animals that may be used in a woman's entry on land in order to claim possession, Plummer MS. notes), Laws i 148.1 (see also Ériu ix 111 § 28 ). techta fuillema gill cairech . . . acht at cairig do tiagat in muin na aile, v 404.9 . im reithi for caerchu, i 126.8 . an gabhar do beith amail in caera, iii 378.9 Comm. robatar ann . . . / 'coa cáirib hi timmarcain, SR 3754 . tréta móra di chairib, LU 1729 . ro laiset bricht i mbélaib a caírech i n-úair a comperta dona caírib, LL 30928 (TTr.). sartan .i. . . . olann bliadnæ bis for cairib, O'Mulc. 845 . caera immda isin loch conuatar, Alex. 752 . cūra cach fir bale, BColm. 88.12 , 94.9 . ad-mestar cāercha asa cottuge, ZCP xi 95 § 44 . nirbot massech mani bet caircha lat, LL 344a20 (minba cháerchach, Tec. Corm. § 11.8 .) caoíre na Midhe . . . do dhul is in muir, FM iv 1174.12 . amail coerig cendais, PH 170 . tuc . . . .xxx. caora dona caeirib, St. Ercuil 369 . cúig céad caora, Keat. iii 381 . gan bhó gan caoire, ZCP v 214.386 (Midn. Court). greadóg don chaoire, Dánfhocail 239 . meiligh na ccáorach, Eg. Gl. 449 .

Fig. of people: essreudh . . . / do buith for anglanchairibh (: doinibh), Blathm. 127 . a choera cennais (of Christ), Hib. Min. 43.14 . a chaoirigh do chor ar iul (of monks), PBocht 20.5 .

Compd.: for maigib na cairechtrét, SR 6348 .