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corcra

Cite this: eDIL s.v. corcra or dil.ie/12453
Last Revised: 2019

 

Forms: carcra

adj (attrib. g s. of corcair?) purple, crimson , cf. corcarda. carcra, ML² 534 . Often in vague laudatory sense. Of dress and dress ornaments: ti corcrae `purple cloak', Blathm. 52 . a lleind ch.¤ , LU 3675 (SC). ina lennaib corcraib, Fing. R. 550 . brat corcra , LU 3286 ( SCC § 8 ), LU 68b8 = TBC-I¹ 1156 . brat cas corcra a woven crimson cloak, BDD² 7 . broitt chorcra, TBC-I² 17 . fúan caín corcra , LU 8601 ( FB 45 ), IT i 80.21 . co n-inaraib corcraib, TBFr. 259 . lénti ... co n-esnadaib corcraib, TFerbe 1 , IT iii 239.137 . co lubun chorcrai, LU 7608 ( BDD 115 ). ediudh corcrudh . . . do macuib rig, Laws ii 146.13 Comm. Other applications: a gnuis c.¤ (of Mary), Ériu xix 12 § 3 . rothnúall c.¤ , TBC-LL² 2179 . tibre c.¤ , LU 6549 (TBC). a hUi caín corcrai Conaill, MacCarthy 128.12 . [i mbeirn] ch.¤ an chígh (of pierced side of Christ), Aithd. D. 63.18 . Oilen na Caerach C.¤ , Stair Erc. 1000 .

In specifically unfavourable contexts: a ṡechi corcra! a chac ar maslaidh, IT iii.1 88 § 106 (terms of contempt). teóra bolga corcra for a grúaidh, Ériu xiii 46.14 . no ássad bolgg corcra assa etun 'a purple boil would grow out of his forehead', Ériu iv 32.3 (of Bricriu)

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