1 ceó

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 1 ceó or dil.ie/8696
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Forms: ceo, c., ceoa, ceu, ciá, chia, cíach, cíaich, -g, cíachaib, cíach, ciach, ciaich, chiaidh, chiach, ceó, cíach, ceoa, ceoand, ceouib, ceu

n us. f., later(?) also m. (g s. ceo dermair, CCath. 3694 , in c.¤ , Smaointe B. Chr. 4851 , an ceoa , Rosa Angl. 280.11 ). n s. ceu, Corm. Y 226 . a s. ciá (= cia : dia), Blathm. 100 § 31 (see p. 161), c.¤ (= cia : dia), RC xvii 143.17 (this form also found as g s., GOI 204 ), d s. chia, Ó Bruad. iii 202.12 . In mid. Ir. us. as k-stem (g s. cíach, a d s. cíaich, -g, d p. cíachaib), but also freq. with ceó throughout sg. In late texts somet. with n s. cíach ( cíach .i. ceo, O'Cl. ciach, Anecd. i 79.5 , in ciaich , Marco P. 10 , ? g s. an chiaidh (: diaidh), Arch. Hib. i 83 vi , d s. chiach, Hackett² xlvi 17 ). ceó f. (g s. cíach), IGT Decl. § 97 , m., § 108 (undecl. in sg., pl. ceoa, cf. g p. ceoand, Rosa Angl. 50.8 , d p. ceouib, O'Gr. Cat. 254.24 ). Composition-forms cíach-, ceó-. See ZCP vi 437 .

(a) mist : ceu graece ceus .i. nubs (= nubes?), unde bith cē, Corm. Y 226 , O'Mulc. 219 . ro artraig in ceo druidechta, LU 8531 ( FB 39 ). is iat dodróni in smúitch.¤ ndruidechta sin, 6749 . con n-accamár . . . in tromchíaich máir, 9244 . dech do ṡínaib ceo, LL 345a14 . cid at-chíu / tresin céo (: gléo), MU² 415 . búi do mét na cíach, CCath. 471 . cona ceō uscaide, MacCongl. 123.15 . tre chiachaib, TTebe 597 . dorn im cheó (prov.), Laud 615, 23 (cited Meyer Contribb.).

With prep. I N- of confusion, perplexity, uncertainty : nim lot i ciá (restored as ní imlod i ciä) `I was not befogged', Blathm. 100 § 31 . urcur anfis fir hi céo, LU 3864 ( SCC 38 ). gubreth i céo, RC xiii 462 § 65 . tria cheó ngó (: beó) `cheating illusion', Metr. Dinds. iii 220.51 .

Attrib. g s misty, impenetrable : in dorcha ciach, CCath. 3962 . na trí neoil chiach, SG 230.34 . tromfhlechadh ciach, Stair Erc. 481 . i coepaib cíach cíar in masses of dark mists, Ériu iv 132.10 . inis na cuantaoibh ceo, Keat. Poems 325 . Fig. scaoilfead aithcheódh ciach na gceast, Celtica ii 179 § 82 . See dall.

(b) fault, stain, blemish : nír fhás . . . ceo ar do chlú, DDána 21.30 . mé ó chiaigh na fola fóir, A. Ó Dálaigh xxi 11 . Freq. in phr. cen ch.¤ of persons, etc.: in corp rolaad . . . / for lige lór Helessé / atraracht cen cheo unharmed , SR 7183 . rítheagh geal Coimdhe gan cheo faultless , Aithd. D. 62.18 . ro cherbhus in láoch gan chíaidh, Duan. F. i 19.17 . gnáthchuimhne air sin diagh a ndiágh / coimed gan ciaigh iad duinn, Ó Héodhusa 247.16 .

(c) gloom, sadness, grief : coe (ceu, v.l.) bachi dī .i. mor uar (leg. monuar) a bachi, ł dirsan sain a bachi 'the grief of Bacchus, then, i.e. 'alas, O Bacchus', or 'that is sad, O Bacchus' ' CIH ii 610.30 , iii 1072.3 , O'Mulc. § 213 , CMCS lix 29 . tréig do mhaoithchiaig `quit dejected melancholy', O'Gr. Cat. 457.9 . re béin cloinne a ciaigh, A. Ó Dálaigh viii 8 . damhna ciach, Ériu xvi 133 § 21 . máthair chúisi mo choimhchiadh, Ó Bruad. ii 120.23 .

(d) Various Fig. and extended applications: ceo crini `a mist of withered eld', TTebe 2705 . glenn . . . iarna dorchuguth do chiaich an báis, Aisl. Tond. 96 § 1 . amal chíaig do rigbrudin smoke, LU 6476 (BDD). fó cíaigh fó corthair thened, TTr.² 156 . crú an bhuinnse . . . / 'n-a cheo ar do chronn `covering', PBocht 5.23 . beanaidh ciaigh don fhíoch fholaigh, O'R. Poems 3486 . ar luighe ceo ar ghrís `when dust had settled on embers', Content. xiv 19 . céo for a derca (of the soul in hell), Aisl. Tond. 99 § 3 . th'airm curadh go gceo nimhe. DDána 97.39 . ná tréig an Coimdhe ar cheo for what is illusory, 45.10 .

Compds. With nouns: nó go dtuitidh an ciach-bhrat . . . anúas orainn (i.e. the sky), ML 102.27 . ciachbrat codalta, Ériu iv 50 § 5 . le ceóbhrat tinnis scale (on the eye), Párl. na mB. 3447 . térnam ó chiachbrot chumad gloom , O'Gr. Cat. 476 . ? dememsatár claidib cech uí muinter céochlessaib imbret . . . (rhet.), LU 5467 = coechlesaib, TBC-I¹ 991 . ós cheochuan `misty bay', O'Hara 4051 . ? la ciamdorcacht na hoidhchi, Grail 1212 (ciaid ndorcha, v.l.). tug ar chroidhibh ceoidhiamhair, DDána 118.1 . mo cheotuirse cléibh, Keat. Poems 93 . With adjj.: tar chisealaibh . . . ciach-bhraonacha na g-caladh `misty-dripping', ML 46.31 . crábhadh nár cheodhoilbhthe clouded by mist, Ó Bruad. iii 48.2 . fo cnocuibh ciachdorcha, Stair Erc. 1608 . a chraoisioch . . . ceoi-neimhneach, MR xiv 32 . Note also: ceóbera di far mór-dí belgib brassaib (rhet.), LU 6642 .