cethrae

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cethrae or dil.ie/8925

Forms: ceithri

n , f. (cethir) collect. Cf. a s in ceithri , TBC² 1718 . Freq. with pl. inflection and/or verb, and the forms from Ml. 69 cited below could, among others, also be taken as pl. of cethir. animals, cattle, flocks, herds : cethra .i. cae doib ithra, ut est áin cethra as do gort, O'Dav. 513 . ceathra .i. áirnéis, O'Cl. amal ara-mberat biuth inna cethrai . . . inna sástu `as the cattle enjoy', Ml. 69a19 . fo chosmailius c.¤ `after the fashion of a beast' (beasts ?), b3 . in n-intamail inna pecthach fri cethrai `with cattle', c7 . oc ingaireu na cetra, Vita Br. 12 `herding the cattle', Irish Hist. Studies i 124.6 . amal mart forrecar la cona no mucca no c.¤ , Laws iv 178.18 . adgainethar húad do chách besa ch.¤ in dá n-e(i)rrech ndédenach, Críth Gabl. 563 . dul fo . . . chobuir cethre ar chonaib . . . ingaire cethræ `to help cattle against wolves . . . to herd cattle', Ériu xx 160.14 . cacha cethri i críchaib cach ḟlathemon, ZCP xi 83 § 28 . as ai allta ┐ cethrai (: ad-chí), Blathm. 194 . a mbaí di cethrib and, LU 1627 . rocarsat a cethre hé, RC xv 308.8 . do cethraibh cáich, Ériu xiii 32.26 . an chethra as mó cia dú a biät, Immrama 61 § 66 (= Anecd. i 58 § 66 ). fæl . . . iter ceithrib `wolf . . . among cattle', TTebe 1603 . d'fhionn-fhuaradh ceathra is daoine, Content. vi 72 . ainmhidhe as gach cethra, Ériu v 94.12 . galair imdha eli ar dainibh ┐ ar cethra, BCC 156.13 .