Gary Ingle wrote:
> cródacht -- DIL headword: earlier meaning "cruelty,
> bloodthirstiness," later meaning "bravery"
"Crógacht" i nGaeilge an lae inniu, a chiallaíonn "bravery, hardiness".
It's an interesting semantic slide, from negative to positive. It
might be interesting to examine more words like this, to determine
whether there is a pattern, an across-the-board reinterpretation from
"(negatively viewed) violence" to "(positively viewed) bravery".