cloc

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cloc or dil.ie/9540

n o, m. (Late Lat. cloc(c)a, otherwise Thurn. Gramm. p. 87 )

(a) bell : clocc ┐ menstir ┐ bachall, Thes. ii 241.16 (Ardm.). na gobaind ócc dénum na clocc, Trip.² 2959 . es .i. ēcc; unde eslēne ┐ clog estechtae knell, Corm. Y 573 . an clog mairb, ZCP viii 559.17 . ceall o teit c.¤ ┐ salm, Laws v 118.5 . issi in faithchi techta la Feine ni ro saig guth cluicc no gairm cailig cercc, iv 194.2 . do tiscail a chluic aire, 364.7 (a form of outraging a bishop). aistreoir . . . ic buain cluig ┐ ic oslugud tempaill, v 22.7 Comm. clog cloigtige (opp. to lam-clog), 22.8 Comm. im ch.¤ focain cethra .i. focanus im braigit na cethra, i 126.3 ; 142.13 Comm. ma[d] cú foilm[n]ech bid urfogra cluic nó clothra fo a bragait, O'Dav. 471 . co clug taitnemach, IT i 39.22 . or[oit] do Domnall U Lachlaind lasi ndernad in c.¤ sa . . . ┐ do(d) Chathalan . . . do maer in chluic (inscription on a bell-shrine), Petrie, Christian Inscriptions ii 109 . nocha tēigim fo guth cluic (said by one lying ill), ZCP vi 263 § 10 . ro escain in clerech Conall co mbenta ix.iii. ceolán fair atberait aroile is duine fogeib clúgu Conall, conid de sin rolil C. clogach, LB 238[d]a10 . duirtech . . . áit a cclunidis clucca, BNnÉ 317 § 6 . c.¤ tinōil `the chapter-bell', Aisl. MC 31.22 . clocc proinne the dinner bell, BNnÉ 301 § 7 . caillech fri clog `a nun as bell-ringer', Aisl. MC 73.14 (in a list of useless things). a rún thuigeas teangtha clog `that understands what church- bells say', Aithd. D. 97.29 . glór an tsionnaigh ris an gclog (proverbial saying?), Content. xxvii 4 . benad clog oibre `they may ring unto worke', RSClára f. 116b . comhluath is chluinid comhartha an chluig, f. 99b . ciombal .i. clog, Eg. Gl. 154 . By synecdoche of the church: ná bí ar tí chagaidh ar chlag `be not inclined to war against the church', Studies 1924, 244 § 27 .

For powers attributed to saints' bells see V.SS.Hib. clxxvi f. and: gach teidhm . . . thiocfus in bhar ttír, díneach mo cluicc . . . da díochur eiste, Misc. Hag. Hib. 44 § 65 . a bhroicseach borb, na druid aníos, / anal mo chluicc im cend do cráis, 40 § 58 . trí fáoidhe mo cluicc romhaibh a ccath, 45 § 66 .

Used in cursing: ben clucc ar Cellach Carmain / co raib i talmain rīa ciunn blīadna, Cáin Ad. 18 . tucait gáir c.¤ ┐ esgaine ┐ mallachtan don méirrlech, SG 45.14 . do fuaras gáir clog ┐ caindell ┐ mallachtain fírénach (i.e. was excom- municated), 43.27 . Cf. also: do tabairt clocc ┐ mionn da cele imma ccaradradh do comall `had taken vows by bells and relics', FM iii 426.15 .

Many bells had proper names. See V.SS.Hib. clxxvii n.16 and perh. also: nī ruc Adomnān claideb les dochum in chathai, acht clocc na fferce Adomnāin .i. cluicīn mēsi Adomnāin, Cáin Ad. 17 . in Clog Padraic (.i. in Udachta), a bell supposed to have been bequeathed by St. Patrick, RC xxiii 404 § 12 . Solamh Ó Meallán maor cluig an edhachta, FM iii 608.13 . do rat Patraicc a chlog feisin do Chaillin . . . Clog na rig nomen in cluig sin, ar is mór di riguib Erend ro baisted as, Fen. 232.7 , 12 . trí lán chluig na righ d'offráil airgid (given to the comarb of Caillin), ALC i 364.19 .

Attrib. g s bell-shaped : in cua[dh] cluic, Laws i 134.5 Comm. at cluic gl. galea, Ir. Gl. 26 .

? cetna gnim gnisset mar chloc / dabach humai istudloc, SR 4197 .

(b) Used to indicate the hour, hence clock (but see Stud. Celt. x/xi 312-13 ): a cinn cúig mbuilli don clog `at five o'clock', St. Ercuil 2093 ; 'at five strokes of the bell (or clock)' Stud. Celt. x 312 . dā uair in chluig riassan lō do shoillsiugadh, Fl. Earls 130.16 . ar a thrí do chlog i ndiaidh mheadhóin laoi, TSh. 10247 .

Compds. With noun. ¤thech belfry (used of the round towers often connected with Irish monastic buildings. See Petrie's Round Towers): cloicthech Sláne do loscadh . . . Bachall ind erlama ┐ cloc ba dech di clocaibh . . . do loscadh, AU an. 950 . cloicthech Mainistrech . . . co n-a lebraibh ┐ taiscedhaibh imdhaibh do loscadh, an. 1097 . leim tar chloicech (in a list of impossible conditions), O'C. 981 ( H. 3.18, 423a ). clocthige ós chella, LL 308a16 ( SG 388.31 ). cloictheach Thelcha nIonmainde . . . do dluighe do chaoir theineadh ┐ cloch do sgeinm as an ccloictheach isin, FM ii 1012.y (A.D. 1121). By extension of a tower used merely for defence: doronsat cloicteach dhoibh fein ana coideldais ar ecla ilphiast in fhasaigh, BLism. 119 va25 . With Vn. foghar sailm-cettail Ruadhain . . . ┐ a claicc-beim . . . occ esccaine fair bell-ringing , BNnÉ 324 § 38 . With adj. co h-I cloigbinn, KMMisc. 320.4 .