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droman n.m.

[Cf. eDIL 1 trom]

forms

singular

nominative

genitive

senses

  • I.1. The elder tree; an elder tree.
    • 1883
      Gaelic Names of Plants 34
      Sambucus nigra — Common elder [...] druman or droman.
    • 1908
      An Deo-Greine IV No. 2. 24
      Dathan gaidhealach [...] Druman, elder, with alum. Gorm, blue.
    • 1938
      Gaelic Riddles and Enigmas 68
      Ciod iad na tri comharraidhean air laraich mhallaichte? —deanntag, droman, agus trian-ri-trian.
    • 1959
      Gairm 28 365
      Tha an droman glé chruadalach oir fàsaidh e ann an ionadan a tha ro fhuasgailte do ghaillinn, fuachd is siaban mara.
    • 1973
      Criomagan Ioma-Dhathte 92
      Chan fheum sibh ach glé bheag airson am fìon blasda so a dheasachadh:— Trì puinnd de dhearcan an drumain, làn-abaich agus air an tarruing far am bunnan.
    • 1999
      Gairm 188 359
      Chunnaic an sgrìobhadair post far an robh sgrìobhte ‘A ailm – elm’, agus dealbh duilleag an leamhan, mar a tha a’ chraobh ainmichte an-diugh agus gach litir san aibidil Ghàidhlig gu ‘R ruis – elder’ no mar a theireamaid a-nisd ‘droman’.
    • 1999
      Gairm 189 28
      Mheasgaich i dearc an dromain le ailm gu dath gorm a chur an sàs.
  • II. As a modifier.
  • With crann n. and craobh n.: the elder tree; an elder tree.