2 coll

Cite this: eDIL s.v. 2 coll or dil.ie/10501
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Forms: coll, call, colla, coill, caill, cailli, coill, caill, coll, call

n Orig. appar. o, n. ( c.¤ ngisse, LU 5115 ), later variable in form, gender and inflexion. coll call (ón phearsain) m. g s n p. colla, IGT Decl. § 95 (127.8) . coill caill (ón phersain) f., § 14 (69.7) (cf. g s. cailli, Mac Aingil 1002 ). coill, caill, coll, call, Verbs § 77 .

(a) destruction, spoiling, injury; later loss ; as quasi-vn. act of destroying, injuring; losing : mór c.¤ ceille . . . / beith fo étoil Maic Maire great folly, Thes. ii 296.8 . ni frīth c.¤ and dó `no hurt was found to him therein', 343.3 (Hy. v). ? uirum luscum no c.¤ oculo dextera , 236.3 (or read goll?). ar c.¤ a roisc, LU 4058 . coll etha, 7453 ( BDD § 101 ). rosiacht c.¤ do chombár injury has come upon the nape of your neck(?), 6034 . amal bis ethaid foluaimneach im net ar na ch.¤ do nathraig impi, TTebe 2100 . ar c.¤ mo cloidhimh-sea, MR 302.15 . acá coill, O'Gr. Cat. 213.32 . gul Gaillsighe ar gcall Gaill on the death of, Dánfhocail 271 . i ndiaidh ar gcarad do chaill, DDána 63.2 . c.¤ .i. milleadh, O'Cl. súil nó chos nó lámh do chaill, TSh. 5433 . ar gcaill do lúith ┐ do mheisnigh, Maguires of F. 94 . mo chall `my misfortune', O'Rah. 26.6 . d'a nach bhfuil fós breith na caill who has nothing to gain or lose, Donlevy 332.27 . caill na glóire the loss of glory, 186.8 . íar ccaill a fhola, Parrth. Anma 782 .

(b) castration : ag . . . slan o cull, ZCP xiv 351 § 9 ( Laws ii 244.x ); 'sound (i.e. in good health) after castration' ZCP xxxvii 6 . na laoigh, na cullaigh ┐ na huain fireanna do chaill, Corp. Astron. 52.7 .

(c) deflowering : ar is leis c.¤ cetingen (sic leg.?) ria nUltaib do gres (of Conchobar), LU 10476 = jus primae noctis the deflowering of the first maidens, the first deflowering of the maidens Comp. CC 64, 152 . caill a nn-oigi ┐ a n-ingenais, TTebe 727 . go raibh sí na máthair . . . gan caill a hoghachta, Donlevy 386.13 .

(d) violation (of a law, taboo, etc.): c.¤ geisi ┐ cána, Trip.² 447 . bid aithrech c.¤ cid īar tain / fo[r] foīsam maic Roig rogmair (i.e. the violation of Fergus's guarantee will be regretted), LMU² 65 . a enech do ch.¤ , Cóir Anm. 239 . gin c.¤ cana P., Laws iii 388.4 Comm. toigheacht tar c.¤ cairdeas (sic) dom iondsoighidh, ZCP x 293.20 . c.¤ creidimh, DDána 55.5 . call eagna, Content. viii 11 . nach guais coill a comuirghe `whose safeguard is not in danger of violation', O'Hara 656 . tré ch.¤ a smachta, AFM v 1480.17 . tré choill reachta na Teamhrach `for having transgressed', Keat. iii 1382 . ní heól uainn gan chall na cánadh no one of us is known not to have violated, IGT Verbs ex. 698 .

In phrr. i cca(i)ll, ar ch.¤ in need, in misfortune : bíodh gur léir léigis me i gcaill ar lár, Hackett xxi 6 (accaoill, v.l.). ar núaisleacht chineil ar call, Rel. Celt. ii 254 § 36 . oc c.¤ ar (= for): gnáth é [sc. an saoghal] ar a chaomhthach ag call `always it fails a companion', Celtica iv 111 § 1 . cen ch.¤ without fail, complete: nai mbliadna ┐ cet gan c.¤ , MacCarthy 312.w § 2 . trian ele an chiosa gan chaill, BNnÉ 259 § 219 . dobhér sa da chionn gan caill / nert, is umhlacht, is oirrim, 271 § 243 . abla tīre Barsābe / ubla orro gach rāithe, / dia domnaig tīagaid dia c.¤ (coill, MS) / 's nī bí orro aenuball, Ériu iii 145 § 27 (`to steal them').

? Compd. tri capall a collbuilg .i. cuaball .i. derc a tona, O'Dav. 572 (`foul belly').