IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
craobh, f. (gs. -oibhe, pl. ~acha; gpl. ~used in certain phrases).1. Branch, bough; tree. (a)~ crainn, branch of tree. Ar bharr na gcraobh(acha), on top of the branches; on the tree-tops. S.a. ogham 1. (b)~ troim, liathchorcra, elder, lilac, tree. S.a. sú2. (c) (Vintner’s) bush. ~ aonaigh, centre of attraction, cynosure. (d)~ ghinealaigh, choibhneasa, genealogical tree, pedigree. (e)Dul, imeacht, le ~acha, to go wild, mad. Tá sé ar, le, ~acha, he is raging mad. (f) Palm, laurels. An chraobh a bhreith leat, to bear (off) the palm. Tugadh an chraobh dó, he was awarded the palm, declared the winner. Lig siad an chraobh leis, they yielded the palm to him. ~ choscair, battle laurels, victory. ~ óir, airgid, golden, silver, wreath (of distinction). ~ na hÉireann, an domhain, the championship of Ireland, of the world. S.a. cluiche 1 (a).(g)(Of person)~ chosanta, chief defender, champion. (h)(Of organisation) Branch. ~ de Chonradh na Gaeilge, a branch of the Gaelic League. 2. Hort:~ altrama, stock. 3. ~ eolais, sign-post. 4. (a)~ cheoil, woodwind instrument. (b)(pl.) Embellishments (of music, speech). 5. ~ (ghruaige), tress, flowing lock (of hair). 6. Bot: Ling, Scotch heather. 7. Arbhar, coirce, craoibhe, reared corn, oats. Tá an coirce i g~, the oats are in the ear. Thug sé coirce craoibhe do na ba, he fed eared, unthreshed, oats to the cows. 8. (In phrase) Tá ~ fhliuch ar an lá, the day portends rain. (Var:npl. ~a, gpl. ~)
IN FOCLÓIR GAEILGE—BÉARLA
Craobh, slat, a bhaint, to cut a branch, a rod.
Rug sé an chraobh leis, he won (the match, etc.).
~ an chraobh, bend down the branch.
~ ceannais, craoibhe, final, championship (game).
Craobh choibhnis, genealogical tree.
Craobh chrom, drooping branch.
Craobh a chromadh, to bend a branch.
Craobh chumhra, green bough.
An chraobh dá mbaintear é, the branch from which it is cut.
~ na gcrann, na gcraobh, the leaves of the trees.
~aim an barr, an chraobh, agat, I’ll give you best.
Thug sí craobh na ~ léi, she was the fairest of women.
~ craobh, fód, éadaigh, cutting of branches, of sods, of cloth.
D’~ siad an cluiche craoibhe ann, they played the final there.
Craobh, fleasc, labhrais, laurel branch, wreath.
Ní ~ luibh i ngort, éan ar craobh, braon san fharraige, (ná), the herbs in the field, the birds on the bough, the drops in the ocean, are not more numerous (than).
~ chraobh, ogham lettering named from trees.
Craobh olóige, olive-branch.
Craobhacha ~, lopped branches.
~ craoibhe, (charred) stalk of long heather.
Crann ~, craobh thoilm, dair thoilm, holm-oak.