crem

Cite this: eDIL s.v. crem or dil.ie/12849
Last Revised: 2019

Forms: crim, cremh-caille

n u Also crim (see GOI 52 ) wild garlic : don chuain chneamha, Ó Bruad. iii 204.11 . `dog's leek, wild garlick leek, gentian, buckrams', Hogan Luibhl. ma ro metha[d] crimés . . . .i. antan ticc in crimh .i. féis do berur a naimsir in creamha don flaith .i. maothla ┐ loim, O'D. 520 ( H 3.17, 422 ). maith a crim, Acall. 497 v.l. gais chrema, LL 13579 ( Irish Texts i 32 ) = Corm. Y 688 . bert crema, Anecd. i 48.5 . dlochtan cremha, IT iii 82.21 . a n-aill crema, O'Curry 894 ( H 3.18, 399 ). a chaora ┐ a chreamh, BS 22.20 . ard a crimh, geal a gasáin, IT ii2 128.163 . gur ḟas an duille ┐ an crim ann, CS 242.25 . creamh, ┐ sealgán, ┐ luibhe `garlic', BNnÉ 165.31 . Used as tinder: ag a losgud . . . amail c.¤ oghin, Aisl. Tond. 97.5 .

As n. pr. C.¤ Marda, Dinds. 17 . Cluain Crema, see Hog. Onom.

In compd. plant-name : creamh na muice fiadh, Hogan Luibhl. crim muc fiadh `hart's tongue', Rosa Angl. 260.19 . crim mucc fiad = scolopendria, 286.18 . crim muicce fiada ar āth n-aba (of chieftain), Bruchst. 167 ( IT iii 100 § 178 ).

Compds. Mael Cruind a Cremchaill (n. loc.), LL 37988 ( SG 365.27 ). cremh-caille (g s.) gl. Ernin, Gorm. June 31 . Cf. mar chanach [gCreamhchoilleach] (:gealchoilleach), DDána 114.20 .