In a message dated 6/20/02 6:32:05 PM Central Daylight Time,
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<< Crúach can mean bloody or slaughter, but also stack of corn or conical
pile, as in Crúach Patrick. (All definitions from DIL.) >>
<< I am not particularly inviting speculation on this
identification, but I'd like to know what the language experts think of
the possibility that the name Crom Crúaich can be legitimately
translated as "a stack of corn with a curving design". >>
Feasgar math, Richard.
I wouldn't by any means call myself an "expert" on Old Irish, but I thought
that one of the interpretations of "Crom Crúaich" was "Bent One of the Mound."
Croman ("Hawk," or "Little Crom," among other meanings)