congbáil

Cite this: eDIL s.v. congbáil or dil.ie/12155

Forms: -máil, cunnmáil

n (-ál ā, f.) vn. of con-gaib. Also -máil, cunnmáil. c.¤ , IGT Verbs § 68 .

(a) act of containing, keeping in; keeping, holding, maintaining, sustaining, entertaining (in later lang. in uses similar to those of Engl. keep): cid ansa don curp . . . a congbal `to contain itself', Mon. Tall. 149.23 . cethri clair . . . / o[c] coṅgbáil na sanctare surrounding, SR 4257 . ri coṅgbáil catha for doing battle, LL 32499 ( TTr. 1686 ). clechtach im ch.¤ `skilful in defence', Met. Dinds. iii 74.94 . congbail in cadusa `preserve', CCath. 803 . cath . . . aga cunnmail ina agaid, ZCP vi 44.4 . dessid . . . i congbail in tige `keeping the house', PH 1314 . ar chongbail na haithne, 7413 . gur theannobair do leabhruibh an bheatha a ccong- bhāil, Celtica i 96.253 viz. quae fecit Jesus, Johann. xxi 25 . ydoripis o chongbail an fuail, Reg. San. 23.y . tegh aidheadh coitcenn do c.¤ , FM iii 264.3 . nar bhéidir don bhás a chung- mháil, Acts ii 24 . mo galar do chonnmhail to check, Laud 610, 23c cited Plummer MS. notes. ? Cf. uilideacht congmála, O'Gr. Cat. 241.4 (of diseases). an tarbha puiplidhi do ch.¤ suass, Fl. Earls 92.17 . do chongbháil na caibidli sin = to hold the said Chapter, RSClára 99a . fer cúisi do chongbail gl. causidicus, Ir. Gl. 434 . With ó: a congmail doib o lanamnas, Mon. Tall. 146.1 . da ccōnmhail o brisdedh do ghabháil (in battle), Rel. Celt. ii 188.2 . iad fén do chongbháil . . . ón uile chaithemh aimsire = abstaine from, RSClára 116b . In more concrete sense: anté dorindi in connmhāil sin who grasped it thus. ZCP xiii 180.18 . meabais a cercaill ┐ a congbala 'na timchill bands, viii 538.26 . amail no biad cin congmail fair as if there was nothing to hold it, Grail 163 . Hence in calque on syllaba: congbail .i. silledh nach son aon congbalach, O'Dav. 381 , leg. sillab, Marstr. D 196.16 . See trechongbálach.

With follg. qual. gen. fer congbala cind capaill dar fethi (i.e. survivor), Cog. 72.10 . Of warriors etc. cú congbhála cáich, ML 86.6 . post congmhala dámh ┐ deóradh, FM vi 1908.7 . fear congmála cuinge crábuid do Críst (of priest), Ériu ii 82.11 . flaith congbāla co slōgaib dianechtair a prince maintained by foreign forces, ZCP xi 97 § 61 . T. B. cona cethern congbala ` mercenaries ', Ann. Conn. 1367.7 . trí ceardchadha congmhála / do dhreamuibh dile re dán, Irish Review 1913, 594 § 8 .

In phr. for (ar) c.¤ preserved, available : ata ar congbail agoinn, Leb. Gab. 126 n. 2 . ansa Íosa . . . / ar congbháil i gcridhe Eoin, Arch. Hib. i 99 § xvi . ar congbháil ag Dia kept, TSh. 2783 .

(b) In legal and quasi-legal contexts. Meaning uncertain in: congbail (in list of items for which there is `athgabail treisi'), Laws i 156.27 . trí congbala . . . congbail rig oc denam . . . cairde . . . congbail tsenad na hEaclaisi . . . cong- bail tuaithi (`assembly'), 158.18 Comm. biathad congbala fri sochride tuaithe, iii 20.21 . In follg. appar. maintenance, entertainment; legal right or obligation as regards entertain- ment (cf. coinnmed): tir . . . cen chis, cen congabail `without rent, without seizure', Cymmr. xiv 118.18 . leth norba an athar dia íngin iar ndibadh, cen sloiged, cen cis, cen congbail, Laws iv 46.20 Comm. gl. cert orba mboairech, 44.9 . c.¤ bliadhna co dá cet / . . . / ar do cleircibh, BNnÉ 288.13 . congbháil buannachta `free quarters', Keat. iii 2917 . conn- mail mar in connmail do rad dúinn `entertainment', Oss. v 108.6 . Note also: T. Ó M. do dhul ar congmháil hi ccúicceadh Uladh `on military service', FM iv 814.1 (see n.).

(c) (monastic) foundation; habitation; establishment: ba samlaid . . . no fothaiged-som na congbala, Trip.² 2808 . nabad mor a congbail i talmain, 829 .i. eclais, Arch. iii 18.32 . a conāch ┐ a crīch ┐ a coṅgbāil hi ferund `their landed estates', Fianaig. 78.16 . a cobsaidi, a coṅgbála `her stability, her establishment', Ériu iv 148.26 . congbail .i. áras no baile, O'Cl. Cf. coṅgbáil Dísirt Diarmata `the foundation of D. D.', Ann. Inisf. 122 § 812 . ? Fig. an fer batar congbhala / legios do chorpaib . . . `whose attributes were . . .', Blathm. 42 .

For congraimm in: congmail .i. écosc ut est T.E.: congmail ríghna leó, Ériu xiii 66.66 = congraim, ZCP iii 236.w .