cnáim

Cite this: eDIL s.v. cnáim or dil.ie/9712

Forms: cnáimh, cnámh, chnámh

n i, m. cnáimh m., IGT Decl. § 41 . a s. cnámh, TSh. 6193 . d s. chnámh, Butler Poems 1478 . bone : intí dothuit foir con-boing a chnámi, Wb. 4d15 . ind feúil forsnaib cnamaib gl. ossa, Ml. 22d7 . ní ticed scís mo chnamai, 41d9 . ho aisndis inna cnamae, 44d3 . armu chnamaib, 58a11 . o ch.¤ gl. ex osse, Sg. 106a4 . seisid ... isin nerball go cnaim, Laws iii 370.9 . fubta[d] ... dia cuimgither cnamu, v 138.14 .i. brisiud cnam tic de, 23 Comm. dognid comrac do ... do cendaib a cnama (of díchetal di chennaib), i 44.4 Comm. im com[r]orguin cnama, 202.1 .i. ac tabairt a smera eisib do upthaib, 31 Comm, ? ni fuillend cond cnaima (sic), 102.24 . da chnaim gortai ┐ cethri cóidh . . . aiss (meaning uncertain), O'C. 880 ( H. 3. 18, 394b ). cuímm ch.¤ see coim. conna deochaid cnaim de friaraile hi talam (of diseased person), LU 9642 . srengais in n-ól don ḟídba chnáma jawbone, 6458 (TBC). a c[h]naim senbuide (St. Patrick to his tooth), Trip.² 1625 . adnaid in ben aithni fria chnāmaib recognised him by his figure (of long-lost husband), ZCP xiv 156.11 . dobeired a māthair criaid fo chnāmai (of Colla Fochrí), ZCP viii 319.33 . snám, léim ... / ... cluiche cnáma (in list of games), ZCP iv 468 § 9 . cnáimh gan smúais, IGT Decl. ex. 1076 . fithcheall ... do chnámh (: dán) (of bone as material), Butler Poems 1478 . daonnacht Mic Dé bhí / is cnáimh dár gcnáimh, PBocht 2.2 . cnámha an scéilsi skeleton of this story, Flower Cat. 353.19 . ro raith fothúaid a nnirt a cnám as fast as his legs could carry him, LL 22021 . adacht F. tren foa chnāmæ sech F. (do.), Corm. Y 1084 . in c.¤ i m-bel na con (prov.), MR 40.20 .

Hence body : ar cnaimh / do lecciud ind úir, Ériu xix 10 § 3 . aisiuc in cnamha, ... ┐ as é cnam atbeir sund rí báiter for srothuib, Laws i 204. 21 Comm.

With follg. gen.: cnāim bratāin, Corp. Gen. 121.40 . c.¤ cocaidh bone of contention, Ann. Conn. 1315.8 . an saor- bhrugh ... / 'na chnámh spairnne aca, Keat. Poems 1572 . 'n-a cnáimh choingleaca, Keat. ii 1210 . gabhthar geall ag [na] mnáibh muile / re cnáimh coire, DDána 111.25 . no falaigead cnaime cuile / caine caíde, IT iii 78.4 . cnaim craidhi in fiadha `bone of stag's heart', Rosa Ang. 100.15 . do chámaib elefinnte ... dorónta na doirsí of ivory, Alex. 591 . ibar .i. ab ebore .i. ō cnaím elefante, O'Mulc. 700 . cnaim imoire ivory, Rosa Ang. 286.7 . cen ch.¤ lessi . . . do brisiud thigh-bone, LU 6530 (TBC). cnaim mullaich `top- bone', Auraic. 1825 . c.¤ smeara marrow-bone, MR 70.2 .

In compds. not always readily distinguishable from cnám q.v. With nouns: ata[t] .uii. cnamcoma(i)gh as sruithiu `fractures', Bretha 2B . cnamhcomach arna cura- daib, Caithr. CC 74 . dubchrecha ┐ chnáimchrói, Cáin Ad. 46 (for -chnaí?). pisoca isin lepuidh .i. cnam cosait, Laws i 180.24 Comm. a cnaimeruic body- éric, L.Chl. Suibhne 25 . cnáimhfhiach curellus (leg. corvellus? Ed.), Ir. Gl. 503 . Tait- lech, .i. cnamḟiach na clainni, Hy Fiachr. 418.8 . pípai, fidli ... / cnámḟir ┐ cuslennaig `bone-players', Met. Dinds. iii 20.258 . fosceird in cnamfros sin inde ... [unde] Cnamros dicitur , Dinds. 31 ( RC xv 333.16 ). dom chognam ┐ dom chnaimhgearradh, Ériu v 80.18 . béim ... crūadh cnáim- letartha, Fianaig. 96.12 . an Fraoch ... / isan charn 'na chnámhluighe, Celtica ii 157 § 4 . cnamrébaidh, CCath. 2108 v.l. (-brétaigh, text). cnaimhrédheadh ... do dhénamh dia chnamhaibh la cúl tuaighe, FM v 1818.13 (cf. cnáim- redach?). in mac ... / bái 'n-a charnail chnám-rossa ... `was made like a heap of scattered bones', Met. Dinds. iii 128.16 (see Dinds. above). spadumus, ┐ cnaimspetan bone-spavin (?), Celtica ii 38.94 . labrum anois don cnaimspedac (cnamspedan, v.l.) Celtica xvii 115 § 2 . ceol is cnámhthoirt `joints of meat', Ó Bruad. ii 82.12 . With adjj.: a dtrí muinéil chnámhaltacha, SG 307.2 . corp cnámharrdhachta, Párl. na mB. 37 . gomba cnámhathchumtha a ccuraidh, Hugh Roe² 336.8 . mac ... / cnáimfhéil meic cnó-messa (comic n. pr.), Aisl. MC 34.5 . a[c] cruinniugudh ... na curp cnámgerrtha, ZCP vi 57.5 . cosa ... cnámh-loma, ML 120.10 . ima chorp cnáimhremhar curata, Ériu v 174.199 . ina chotchoibh cnamhroinnte, FM v 1776.3 . With vb.: an lámh chédna do chnáim[h]theasg (of hand of Fráech), Celtica ii 171 § 56 .