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corcair

Cite this: eDIL s.v. corcair or dil.ie/12448

Forms: c., c., co[r]cuir

n (Lat. purpura, see Thurn. Gramm. 570 ). In O. Ir. corcur ā,f. c.¤ (as saltair g s. saltrach) f., IGT Decl. § 185 . c.¤ haec purpura , Ir. Gl. 224 . co[r]cuir gl. murex (purple-fish), Sg. 68b14 . Of dye-plant, lichen (giving crimson dye): dilus bis forsnaib caircib dognither inchorcur buide gl. porpora induitur . . . quae de scopolís collecta est maris, Tur. 115 ( Mark xv 17 ). c.¤ ┐ ruu (in list of dues), BR² 1622 . díoghlaim chorcra ar a cairrgibh, Measgra D. 40.17 . With defining gen. conár dheircce ch.¤ liag, Ériu v 105.4 , see 1 lía (L 143.40). Of red-flowered plants(?): is c.¤ maige cach maín, LU 10852 ` gilly-flower (?)', Ériu xii 181 (`a crimson or purple flower . . . unidentified', note) (differently Murphy Lyrics 41.3 ). com- derg re c.¤ chaille, Acall. 6637 . a snuadh mar chorcar (: moltar) coilleadh, A. Ó Dálaigh xxvi 5 . Prob. plant- name also in follg.: c.¤ co n-aldi datha / samail grúadi Labrada, LU 3627 ( SC 31 ). condergi amal ch.¤ , PH 7202 . gruadh mar ch.¤ , Magauran 3633 . c.¤ as bhuan seadh ┐ súgh, Aithd. D. 1.25 . Of crimson or purple cloth : maith a mná nach caith acht c.¤ , DDána 111.42 . cort[h]air (leg. c.¤ ?) immon cumail, Arch. iii 241 § 7 . The colour purple: eterna da ch.¤ .i. c.¤ a grúade ┐ c.¤ a étaig, LL 32365 (TTr.).

Compds. With noun: mur . . . dichorca(i)rglain red crystal, SR 352 . anniab amal chorcarghlain, 4270 . tri bile do chorcorglain (sic leg.), LU 3695 ( SC 33 ). cathbarr de chorca(i)rglain (sic leg.?), Airne F. 98 . With adjj.: do sciathaib caemae corcurderga, CCath. 5350 . graig n-gabor n-glas . . . / is araile corcordond, LU 3693 (SC). sleg . . . corcarglan, MU² 537 (see above). With adj. derived from noun: lainne a chuaird corcorgemmach, LU 7400 .