crónán

Cite this: eDIL s.v. crónán or dil.ie/13112

n o, m. (cf. Engl. croon(?), Plummer MS. notes) hum, purr, drone; crooning : cia doneidis cronan coir, ZCP xiii 264.4 . aidbsi . . . ainm in chíuil nó in chronáin dognitis irmor fer nErenn, ACC 49 . cronan canas [úasa] chreit (of Cú Chulainn), LU 3804 ( SC 37 ). ceol bec .i. cronan no certain bec, Auraic. 1474 . tógbhaid coimh-shéis crónáin i n-a gcoinne, DDána p. 384.18 . do ch.¤ san g-cill níor shámh ` humming ', Oss. iv 214.12 . c.¤ snagach, v 90.25 (see n.). fear crónáin a gcluais a mhic, PCT 160 .

Of animals: cronan ina inde (of a cat), O'Dav. 241 . ar mhatha leis féin ghnidheas an cat c.¤ , Oss. v 90 n. cronán dhaimh dhuinn ` belling ', Buile S. 58.16 .

As vn. coicetal na mara . . . ac c.¤ ┐ ac congháir, SG 265.29 . batar . . . ac c.¤ fo'n samhuil sin `singing the Cronan', Oss. v 92.4 .