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claidheamh

-eimh, pl. claidhean [claidhmhnean *claidhmhichean & **cloidhean] sm Sword. 2 That part of a spinning-wheel which connects the footboard and crank. Claidheamh-caol, a small sword, rapier; claidheamh-crom, a sabre, a scimitar; claidheamh-mór, a broadsword, claymore; claidheamh-cùil, a back-sword; claidheamh-leathann, a broadsword; claidheamh dà-làimh, a two-handed sword, properly claidheamh-mór. Chan eil fios ciod an claidheamh a bhitheas san truaill gus an tàirnear e, it is not known what (kind of) a sword is in the sheath till it is drawn; seasamh claidheimh, standing on one's head — children in school see who can stand longest on their heads — có as fheàrr a sheasas air an ceann. — Fionn.
Parts of a sword:
1 Lann, blade.
2 Truaill, sheath.
3 Bàrr, rann, point.
4 Dòrn-chuir, dòrn-bheirt, ceann, hilt. Ceann-aisneach, a basket-hilt; ceann-Ìleach, an "Islay"-hilt.
Crambaid, ferrule on sheath.



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