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cnám

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cnám or dil.ie/9725

Forms: cnáma, cnámh

[u, m.] vn. of cnaïd, g s. cnáma. IGT Verbs § 42 . cnámh m., IGT Decl. § 95 . act of gnawing, wasting : in loiscend .i. cū cnāmha, Corm. Y 257 . ro gab int oircne for c.¤ na hemi, Corm. 30.13 (cocnam, Y). c.¤ cárna, bronnud bánbíd `gnawing of flesh', MacCongl. 92 .z . is cudruma . . . an diansgailedh ┐ in cnam consumption (i.e. of tissues), Rosa Angl. 20.9 . ac cnam ┐ ac cerrbad (of monsters in Hell), RC xxviii 320 § 39 .

By extension of territories etc., laying waste : ag cnam cach comursann ravaging , Ann. Conn. 1315.7 = ALC i 568.6 . nir chaicletar Gaill . . . cill . . . cen cnam ┐ cen commilled, Ann. Conn. 1315.3 = ALC i 564.17 . geg cosgurach / cnam gallbaile (of warrior), IGT Metr. Faults§ 71 . See cnámtha.

Compds. (see cnáim). With nouns: na trí chnamh-aillse (fig. of enemy fortresses), ML 80.7 . sgur dod mhurmur ┐ dod chnaimhcheol oirne, Luc. Fid. 4726 `grumbling', Gloss. itir gerradh ┐-césadh ┐-cnámloscadh (describing Hell), RC xxiv 381.13 . With adj.: creabair . . . cnamhghobacha, Lism. L. 3652 .