1 cairche

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 cairche or dil.ie/7879
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n m. Perh. same word as 2 c.

(a) Appar. some kind of stringed musical instrument: mo tīag lethoir, mo cairchi `musical instrument', K. and H. 12.4 . With follg. gen. ciúil: a ḟeadán ┐ a thimpan ┐ a chairchi ciuil, Acall. 1755 . cid cúach, cid c.¤ ciúil chóir (in list of objects made by a wright), Metr. Dinds. iii 260.22 . in ceol sin ro chanad in c.¤ cíuil, Acall. 6594 . tri fir in chairchi . . . ┐ tri cairchi chiuil accu, 6591 - 2 . Perh. bell in: minn oir . . . co ndib benncobraib . . . co ndeilb uvuill . . . cona cairc[h]i ciuil . . . for inn cacha benncobair . . . binnḟoghroghudh na n-ubullcairc[h]i-sin, CCath. 4704 - 11 .

(b) Of music strain: coirchi ciuil atcluinim-si, Anecd. ii 23 § 4 `melodious music', Murphy Lyrics 44.4 . crét dorigne in c.¤ cíuil atchualamar ?, Acall. 7203 . cairci ceoilbind ciuil aga seinm `melodious strain', Stair Erc. 664 . a bhfeidhm féin ag coirche cheoil `strains of music', O'Hara 2610 . gan gháir fhleadh, gan choirche ciúil, L. Cl. A. B. 258.5 . ceol coirche, Éigse vii 85 § 3 . In descriptions of effect of music: rocachainté ceóil, corba chairchi ciúil uile in teg-sain rang with music, RC xiii 48.7 . co mbí an t-istad uile 'na cairchi ciuil, Marco P. 79 . seafnuis an saoi . . . gur vo coirche ciúil chodaltach an cathmhīlidh, Cath MT 122 `was sleepy from strains of music', note.

In mock n.pr.: Cóirche Ceoilbhinn . . . ollamh timpanachta na tromdhaimhe, Oss. v 98.18 .

(c) Of other sounds : cairchiu ┐ grindegur na saicidbolc 'the clatter and rattling of the quivers', CMT² 58 § 131 . cairchi ┐ grinnigur na saigedbolc ┐ na srian, Ériu v 238.96 . grith cairchi (? leg. grithcairchi) na cathbarr ica crothach, LL 32231 ( TTr. 1421 ).