clesamnach

Cite this: eDIL s.v. clesamnach or dil.ie/9445

 

adj (clesamain)

I o, ā feat-performing : in cur cetach clessamnach cathbuadach . . . Cuchulaind, TBC-LL¹ 3299 ( LL 10285 ).

II As subst. o, m. juggler, acrobat : cu[i]slennaig, cornairi, clesamnaig, Críth G. 590 . bla clesamnaig cles, .i. slan don ti eamnas na gō clis innairdi, Laws iii 284.19 . aes ciuil ┐ oirfidid, . . . cleasamnaig ┐ fuirseoire, v 108.22 . fer arbite do (leg. no) clesamnach, no nech bes cosmail, O'Curry 882 ( H 3.18, 395a ). daernemid tra . . . ┐ comhenechlann iad ┐ na pipairedha ┐ na clesamnaig ┐ na cornairedha, Manners and Customs iii 336 n. Cless ┐ Clissíne ┐ Clessamun tri clessamnaig ind ríg, LU 7645 . caniter drechta ┐ agat clesamnaig, 3242 ( SCC 3 ). asbert ind flaith . . . frisin clessamnach cotráncammár órbat mac bec ┐ ni ralá do cless n-airiut cosinnocht, 7561 ( BDD² 1173 ). cruitti, clíara, clesamnaig, SR 3420 . clessanaig, LL 3655 = clessamnaigh, Petrie's Tara 186 § 31 . clessamnaigh sceo ḟuirseoire / soinmech a ngradh ngloir `jugglers . . . pleasant their noisy calling', 179.22 . clesamnaig fri clesaib ┐ lúthléimendaib, Alex. 469 .